Feb 19th 2010 6:38PM I think a lot of the trolls are really missing the point.
Let's start taking the WNBA apart, then. How is an all women basketball league different from an all girl gaming team? There's still the NBA for guys. Just like there's still H2O and other clans for guys only. :)
Last I checked women can't join the NFL, MBL, NHL, and many other ALL MALE leagues.
Feb 18th 2010 7:44PM Well, here's something to consider.
Technically, yes, PMS is an "all girl" clan. However, we have a male counterpart known as H2O. That being said, our community is technically co-ed.
Yes, we pride ourselves on providing a safe and competitive environment for female players but we love playing with guys, too. :) Take our WoW division, for example -- it's one of our co-ed divisions and it's predominantly male.
The idea of PMS is to really just have a community where girl gamers don't have to worry about being bashed constantly and can just have a place to game amongst friends. How many times have you heard someone spout off something offensive to a female in the middle of matchmaking or in trade chat? Probably tons. That being said, PMS really is the community where you don't have to worry about it. And there are tons and tons of guys who can respect that and love gaming with us, too. :)
Feb 18th 2010 4:51PM I'm the co-GM of Pandoras Mighty Soldiers on Darrowmere, and have been a PMS Clan member for 5 years. Amy (Valkyrie/Athena) is one of the BEST gamers I know. She was on a TV show called WCG: Ultimate Gamer and did very well. I've learned a lot from her and also her sister Athenatwin over the years about the gaming industry.
If there's one thing I know for a fact it's that she's not a "fake gamer" as IvanZephyr claimed. She may be employed by Ubisoft, but she's involved in gaming in a whole heck of a lot of other ways.
Also, just because she's a Frag Doll doesn't mean she doesn't kick butt. In fact, one of the screening factors in becoming a Frag Doll is skilled. Check out the YouTube videos of the recruitment process for the Frag Dolls... you've gotta have some skill because they also compete.
That being said, Athena and Athenatwin amongst a few others have created an amazing gaming organization with PMS Clan and I'm proud to be a loyal member for so long. I think many people within the gaming industry can definitely agree to this.
I wouldn't want to game anywhere else.
In other news, we are recruiting for WoW. It's a co-ed division, so guys are definitely welcome. My ingame name is Ripleyy and we are, of course, on US-Darrowmere.