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Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 11:02PM "Especially when she's a *pandaren*, not a Blood Elf? It's the same stupid story. "

I love what this says about your standards of beauty without you meaning it to.

Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 11:01PM I think this article is either exaggerating to a great extent or the author has had a LOT of bad experiences with sexist idiots. There is also another problem with the article, namely that the treatment of female characters by presumably male players is equivalent to institutional sexism in World of Warcraft, which isn't anywhere near the case. The two are conflated together in this article, and the latter notion isn't given any support other than "well, I say it's happened to me."

Poor form, really.

I have a female toon. Blood elf warrior. I can think of ONE time when people reacted to my toon as possibly being female; during Brewfest last year, I mentioned to a group that I hadn't seen the DPS trinket drop yet, and the group as a whole kept re-queuing until I got it. (And I'm only assuming that was the case, I could have just ran into a group of nice people.) I've never been given a sexist insult because of my BE female warrior. Never been hit on. Never been treated badly because people believed I was female. Any idiots I ran into in LFD or LFR would have been idiotic to me if I was Jesus Christ or Ghandi. I think you have definitely applied things that occurred to you in a fashion that may not have been accurate, or you're exaggerating.

The armor issue is pretty interesting too, in that I have seen LOADS of toons that I know the player of them personally, and know that they are female, who have sought out the plate bikinis and thigh highs because they like how they look good. My warrior has an absurdly revealing transmog, and I more than once have thought I should change it to something else. I showed it to two of my female friends, one of them my ex-GF who is one of the most stridently feminist women I know. Both of them LOVED the mog, and in fact both suggested I stop showing the toon's cloak because it made the outfit even MORE revealing.

As for the NPC...honestly, you're reading WAY too much into it. I actually think it's more a comment on how female players can find themselves surrounded by crowds of admirers than to suggest "HURR DURR YOU'RE SO SEXY GUYS WILL TRY TO JUMP YOUR BONES!" There are several women in my guild. None of them are single, several are married. And all they have to do is log on and ask for favor and half the guild volunteers. That is as much a valid interpretation of "can't keep the men off you" as "guys will try to make you have sex with them!" At worst, it's a cheesy, bad pick up line by a character that seems to be a bit on the clueless, overenthusiastic side.

Lighten up. There are legitimate areas where sexism is a problem. This isn't one of them.

Servers are now up, but Newfoundland is forever {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:36PM The WoW forums: massive QQ and general anger over this issue earlier today.

WoW Insider: ALL ABOUT NEWFOUNDLAND.

I love this place. :D

Server maintenance extended to 3:00 p.m. PDT {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 4:44PM This is standing between me and capping my valor and turning it into conquest!

Yeah, I don't have a lot left to do now that I've cleared Dragon Soul and my guild's getting the pre-expansion blues...

Breakfast Topic: Do you like PvP? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 10:32AM I'm pretty good at PVP. I know my class mechanics and I know how it works. I've beaten every class there is one on one. I know the winning strats for every BG.

That doesn't mean I like it though.

WoW PVP is a bolted on add on that causes balance issues in PVE too often, the province of far too many people with little patience for those learning or those who have less skill at an aspect of the game. A skilled player with merely decent gear can overachieve in PVE. In PVP they're target practice.

And it seems like far too many people who do it have the superior elitist attitude that you do.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Beware of Darkmoon Rabbits {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 9:57PM That rabbit's DYNAMITE!

WoW Moviewatch: Caution Jig! {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 6:21PM Okay, it wins for the Heigan appearance. Total victory there.

Two Bosses Enter: Mannoroth vs. Lord Godfrey {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 5:30PM While I think Godfrey should lose a lot of the fights that he's won (with the exception of Arcurion, because, yeah, it's Arcurion) and I find him inexplicably popular in these things, I will try to be objective here.

Yeah.

Mannoroth doesn't even break a sweat here.

The Queue: That one drop {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 11:42AM Worldcarver, from Ignis in Ulduar.

Actually, two handed weapons in Ulduar PERIOD.

Blizzard Entertainment introduces Blizzard Kidzz! {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 10:42AM Oh, I would play the hell out of Westfall Trail. If it was an in-game mini game I'd never log out.