Allakazaham has posted an interview
with "Jennicide," who, as we reported previously
, is not only a poker player and Playboy poser, but plays World of Warcraft
as well. Unfortunately, she doesn't sound all that into the game (she does claim to have raided during a poker match, which is pretty awesome if true), but she does make an excellent point about Blizzard's marketing: as cool as William Shatner and Mr. T
are, their ads could use a little more feminine touch, and they could certainly acknowledge all the women playing this game a little better.
She also says that "guys need to be more accepting of women in game," and unfortunately she doesn't offer any solutions on how to make that happen, but it's good to hear someone say it -- just ask any girl who's been afraid to come on Ventrilo for fear that creepy guys will come out of the woodwork.
All in all, Jennicide sounds like she's got a good head on her shoulders (and she does actually win a few nerd points for playing The Realm
). Maybe she's right -- more high profile female players might help turn the image of gender in game a little more close to equal.
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