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Just some facts about female gamers

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Just some facts about female gamers

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Kirameki
03.31.2012 , 02:09 PM | #11
I as female gamer still wonder why some people still feel the urge to make these kinda threads.

Majority of the female gamers dont feel the need to go "im female, lets make a thread about female gamers". We're gamers like everyone else and making a threads like these is pointless.

If there are boys having issues with female gamers, ow look ignore function. There's no need for again another thread with "so called female gamer facts". We're not a rare species nor do we need a thread to point out we're not so rare.

Dont take this as offensive but making threads like these is what making some male gamers being reluctant towards the female gaming community and go like : *Ow look another female that wants attention".

99% of the players I meet ingame will never know whom plays the char and I might hope you dont go like "hi im female" to every person you meet ingame...they should not care so should not even need that info. Only people that know what I am is guild/friends. I could not care less about other gamers, they dont need to know what I am, where I am from, etc etc. The only thing they need to know is how I play no matter what's in between my legs.
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03.31.2012 , 02:13 PM | #12
My wife plays and she hides her identity not because of being hit on or insulted, but because of the IWK.

Internet White Knights.

Her theory is that it's much easier to chivalrous in the game than it is in real life (where white knighting could be mistaken for flirting, and be turned down). IWKs are obnoxious, constantly defending a female's honor, endlessly groveling for favor, and treating the female as if she has deficiencies which only the IWK can overcome. She can't defend herself or take criticism (especially valid) without a IWK to fall on a sword for her. Woe to the person that doesn't treat the female exactly as the IWK thinks is proper.

Unlike jerks and pimply teenagers, who take the hint when their advances are rebuffed, the IWK will keep at it forever.
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Stugotz
03.31.2012 , 03:12 PM | #13
IWKs, that's pretty good, I had never thought of that but now that you mention it I can see where that could annoy a gal.

Pretty funny

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VordakGef
03.31.2012 , 05:27 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Tiresias View Post
This thread is not going to end well.

Mostly because the majority of the male population loses all sense and reason when confronted with interacting with a member of the opposite sex.
Now that is funny, a bit of a stereotype, but still funny.

As to the sex of a player ... to borrow from Lemmings "Long hair... Short hair... Whats the difference once the heads blown off!" In this case make it, "Male ... female ... What's the difference ...."
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Chewdatbacker
03.31.2012 , 06:14 PM | #15
Why did you post this thread? No one gives a crap about you being a female, and no one cares about your "facts" about them.

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Brimmer
03.31.2012 , 06:14 PM | #16
The OP's post seems a little bias, towards her own styles as a gamer. A high percent of my gaming friends are females, and it shouldn't be a mystery that male and female gamers are very similar. By that I mean that we are all "different" and gender doesn't play the largest role in how we determine how we will act in life.

I've seen many females vastly more crude than male gamers, as well as many males into decor more so than female gamers. My point is it's kinda silly to tag somebody as a male or female gamer; they are gamers that's it.

*shrug* Just my view on the whole "male / female gamer" thing; we're all just gamers. whats the big deal?
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Kabjat
03.31.2012 , 06:30 PM | #17
To the OP:

males who are age 12-20 form a sizable portion of the population in a game like this. While you and I, as women, may nod in agreement with all of the points you presented, the fact remains, I'd wager that that particular demographic knows very little about women or females outside of their sisters or moms.

To them, we do not exist, nor do we utilize marvels such as the 'internet'. The idea that actual females populate this domain and quite likely whip their tail in pvp is not a pleasant thought to them.

I say, let them remain ignorant. It's for the best.

EDIT: I'm being sarcastic, by the way. Not a jab at the OP NOR is it a jab at males of any age. Just my poor attempt to be silly. >.<
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Invictos
03.31.2012 , 06:31 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Kirameki View Post
I as female gamer still wonder why some people still feel the urge to make these kinda threads.

Majority of the female gamers dont feel the need to go "im female, lets make a thread about female gamers". We're gamers like everyone else and making a threads like these is pointless.

If there are boys having issues with female gamers, ow look ignore function. There's no need for again another thread with "so called female gamer facts". We're not a rare species nor do we need a thread to point out we're not so rare.

Dont take this as offensive but making threads like these is what making some male gamers being reluctant towards the female gaming community and go like : *Ow look another female that wants attention".

99% of the players I meet ingame will never know whom plays the char and I might hope you dont go like "hi im female" to every person you meet ingame...they should not care so should not even need that info. Only people that know what I am is guild/friends. I could not care less about other gamers, they dont need to know what I am, where I am from, etc etc. The only thing they need to know is how I play no matter what's in between my legs.
Well said.

There will always be a portion of the gaming populace that acts awkwardly around girls, but that's not because the general culture (for lack of a better word) has failed to adjust; it's because prepubescent boys are awkward around girls, and prepubescent boys like to play games.

Most of the rest of us are not only accustomed to the idea of female gamers; we don't care what sex you are.

I'd suggest liberal use of the ignore function for the former group, and a healthy dose of minding your own business around the latter group. After all, the myth-and-stereotypes thing swings both ways, and people are apt to label you as an attention-seeking waste of time if you volunteer too much unsolicited information.

In the immortal words of Dr. Seuss, "Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

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Eanelinea
03.31.2012 , 06:42 PM | #19
The only time I mention to my group mates that I'm a girl gamer and not a guy is when I say something like 'sure, hon.' or 'thanks for the help, hon'. Most times what I say and do (hey my husband wants to get on the computer now) is a clear give a way I'm female, or an assumption that I'm female.

Plus, I play the sex I am. So all my characters are female.

But I've never, and I mean NEVER, had anyone I've grouped with (mostly guys surprisingly) ever say anything weird or bad about them finding out that yes indeed I'm a woman. Not only a girl gamer, but a married girl with a soon to be 14 year old son.

And I agree with the OP, I try to find armor that I can use (heavy for my bh or sith war) that looks sexy and girly.

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SirTanne
03.31.2012 , 06:43 PM | #20
Well me personally when I sign up to play an MMO I play an MMO.

I'm not signing up for an MMORPG (Might Masterbates Over Real Playing Girls)

I'm here to play a game and get to know the community who I'm playing with, if you're female well pat yourself on the back, you're part of the smaller population of gamers but do I care? no

I've dated online female gamers and as a pre warning to most guys reading this, sadly they kinda contradict themselves and usually turn out to have alot of mental issues.