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12-22-2010 @ 3:21PM
Even though I'm a girl playing girl characters with girl names, I find other players often say "he" when addressing me, lol. Probably because there are so many dudes playing girls : /On the flip side, when someone tries to get frisky, I always tell them I'm a dude XDI find myself in the minority among girls I guess because tanking and melee DPS are my fave roles.Some of these answers were surprising.
12-22-2010 @ 3:27PM
I agree. Tanking is fun! Though I'm more the type that, if I'm not tanking, I want to be DPSing at range, so I guess that part is true with me. =)
12-22-2010 @ 4:45PM
I wonder if the fact that the average woman has less spatial reasoning ability than the average man might factor into this. Positioning is highly important in melee DPS and tanking, less so in ranged DPS and much less so in healing. I find melee DPS extremely difficult as I have trouble keeping myself in range of mobs and not being overwhelmed by what's happening around me when on the rogue or warrior, while my mage and resto shaman can handle anything I need to do. Obviously, statistics aren't destiny, but even a small innate preference will cause noticeable effects in a population as large as WoW's.
12-22-2010 @ 6:02PM
@AMy Interesting point but i highly doubt spacial ability comes into play when you are at the char generation screen :) Since most ranged DPS are chosen by class and not spec (Mage Lock hunter) I think we can call that theory busted.
12-22-2010 @ 6:14PM
I think most people create a class of character with a particular role in mind. I think there may be merit in her thought though. Studies have shown that women do have lower spatial awareness than men. I don't see why that wouldn't translate into role selection while playing a game that relies heavily on such skills.She's right though. WoW's population is large enough where a correlation (if there is one) can be made.
12-23-2010 @ 11:22PM
I have to say when choosing my rogue I never even considered positioning or role. I just always play rogues. She is still my main and I my only toon above 80.I've quested with her, PVP'd with here and raided with her.Hunters, mages and healers just don't have the same draw as my little rogue :DGuess I'm not a typical girl /shrug./stabby
12-31-2010 @ 5:54PM
I get called "he" a lot too. Even after they see my female toon, and hear me in vent, I still get amusing comments like "Girls play warriors?" and "Isn't Drrum a guy's name?"
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