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4-03-2012 @ 4:16PM
I play exclusively female characters and am female myself. I have NEVER had anyone act inappropriately or proposition me in game(nor give me free stuff either). If I screw up in a raid I own up and take the (usually) good natured ribbing that ensues (wiping the raid when I healed a tank after forgetfully 'baconing' Valithra Dreamwalker and accidentally starting the event... not my finest hour). I do talk on vent, but again, haven't received any weirdness from my guildies.I also love the plate bikinis. Maybe it's because my dwarfadin looks hideously awesome wearing them, but it truly doesn't bother me one iota. As for Mr. Creepy Panderan, I find it kinda funny. I'm certainly not offended by it. I am a little annoyed by Tyrande 'Malfurion's shadow' Whisperwind and her lack of kick-assery in WoW, but mostly because it's such a departure from her earlier incarnation. I guess what I'm trying to say is not all male WoW players are hormone crazed wierdos, some female gamers actually like the dodgy bikini armour and life's too short to worry about Mr. Creepy Panda:)
4-03-2012 @ 4:19PM
I should add, I almost exclusively play dwarven lasses where class/race combo allows, perhaps this is why I've never had to deal with creepy comments/inappropriate attention... just a thought.
4-03-2012 @ 4:32PM
Well, lucky you. Just because it hasn't happened to you, doesn't mean it doesn't happen.My guild is about half women, most of whom flocked to our guild because we forced the males to be respectful. Once they found a guild where they weren't going to hear all that crap, they stayed.
4-03-2012 @ 4:41PM
Moar dorfladies! Its nice that you've never had to encounter these situations in your playing Daisy, maybe the dwarf is something to do with it, perhaps its also related to how much time you spend with your guildies v's the 'great unwashed'. Within my own guilds I don't experience this sort of abuse/favouritism/sexual attention, but it is something that has happened when in a wider setting or changing guilds. I'm very confident and outgoing and a real talker RL - but still experience has taught me to wait a while before speaking on voice chat with a new group, and I'll never use a public or pug voice chat. Ever. Could be specific to having an accent that some find appealing with a female voice, and sure its easy to avoid it by remaining quiet, but its a shame it has to be that way.Its great you haven't encounter this sort of bull at all, but I think you're probably a minority and its important that we not take away from those who do experience it in an ongoing basis.
4-03-2012 @ 6:08PM
What Daisy said. As a woman, I've been playing almost exclusively female toons since the beginning of Wrath. I don't think any pugs have ever made the assumption that I'm a woman or if they have, they haven't said anything about it. My guild has several female raiders and I haven't encountered any sexism in guild. Sexist WoW players are mainly young adolescent boys or blatant trolls. And let's face it, these are two demographics that spend a lot of time on MMOs. And I do see them in trade chat. I'm not saying "deal with it, ladies," but female WoW players can avoid these people the same way male players do: /ignore dumb people and join a guild that screens for immaturity.
4-03-2012 @ 9:02PM
You're very lucky. My time in WoW (vanilla player, here) has not been so nice. I've been forced to leave a guild because a guild mate openly propositioned me to strip on webcam for him, in raid and the guild leader told me to "lighten up" when I got angry. I've been stalked and harassed by strangers because the found out I was a female player. I've been mocked, insulted, and harassed by people I was healing, tanking for, and out dpsing. Just last week, I had a rather uncouth comment leveled at me when healers let me die on normal Rag 10 about "don't you have unlimited rage with PMS?" I get asked to repeat angry responses to unwelcome comments because "I sound sexy when I'm angry". The harassment is there, and many women experience it.
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