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Drama Mamas: Namecalling {WoW}

Aug 26th 2011 11:17AM I tend to use class titles when referring to a job that the class does (rogue, can you sap? Hunter, trap square please) which is mostly what's said in dungeon finder pugs. And tank and healer for those roles. It's just reads off nicely. Not saying that people are so stupid that they'd get confused with names, it's just automatic. Kind of like referring to people's job titles.

But if it's something about the person, I use names.

Drama Mamas: Rivals for love {WoW}

Jul 30th 2011 9:40PM Actually, I'd say the male/female ratio is different when you get to upper level raiding. of course 'guilds that I have raided with' are not really a large sample size to make any conclusions about gender ratios with. In my guild, there are usually about 30 men and about 3 women. I don't think it's got to do with skill but adhering to raid times. The further the progression, the less casual it is.

My assumption from my experience is that men seem to do more 'organised' things like playing on a sports team or online gaming. Or maybe it's because they are competitive? Where as with the girls its dinner or a coffee. Again, this is just me thinking over the gender ratios in my social life activities.

Drama Mamas: Raiding while female {WoW}

Oct 23rd 2010 9:32AM Actually, I would like to know what 'drama' women cause. I remember this discussion a long time ago when Nihlium or whatever said 'females need not apply' and people said 'well yeah, top guilds don't need the drama'. When really, they just forgot to put the female option in the application form.

From skimming through the comments I saw:
"Flirting". This makes sense as usually there is lot more men vs women on WoW, especially as seen in progression guilds. For a time we were raiding with about 23 men and 2 women. So obviously the women are a minority and because of that more likely to be involved in flirting. But what I don't get... it takes two to tango! In my experience I've rarely seen a woman come on to a man hardcore (actually, I don't think I've ever seen it... but just because I haven't seen it doesn't mean it doesn't exist). I've seen the other a lot more, but that's likely biased by my experience again. Anyone wants to flirt with me gets told I'm an 11 year old boy, that's why I sound like a girl. Seriously, if girls are coming in to your guild and causing drama by flirting, call them out for sexual harassment! Oh, you like it? That's your problem lol.

"Being emotional". What you mean emotional? You mean sensitive and easily get their lil' feelings hurt? Maybe. I don't know. But if that's what you're worried about, put 'must be able to handle criticism'. If you have a cry because someone calls you out on your subpar DPS or because of your shitty raid awareness, that's your problem.

"Preferential treatment". You might notice that some people's mistakes are more easily forgiven for one person than another. This actually has little to do with gender directly, but more to do with social skills and being part of a clique, or core group. I've gotten away with wiping the raid, where as someone else making the same mistake got raged at on vent. There are a lot of factors at play. Usually the biggest one is how often the mistake is made. If someone who rarely fucks up does something stupid, it's funny. But the dude stands in the shadowtrap every time is not funny if he does it again. Even less funnier if no one really likes the poor guy.

IMO, your position on the social ladder is what causes drama, not your gender, but perhaps women are usually higher up on the social ladder? I don't know from experience, what is everyone's opinion?

Breakfast Topic: Create-your-own titles {WoW}

Jun 27th 2009 11:20AM I want Killer on my rogue.