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2013-03-19 12:23:01 PM  
Yep, everybody reporting from the same newswire story. Meh.
 
2013-03-19 12:38:41 PM  
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2013-03-19 12:59:58 PM  
Success!  My online girlfriend is now more likely to not have a penis!
 
2013-03-19 01:00:47 PM  
What you say!!
 
2013-03-19 01:02:50 PM  

jack21221: What you say!!


i291.photobucket.com

Now with picture goodness.
 
2013-03-19 01:08:20 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 350x256]


Newsstands and bookstores must give you aneurysms.
 
2013-03-19 01:11:52 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Success!  My online girlfriend is now more likely to not have a penis!


Nope.
 
2013-03-19 01:15:05 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 350x256]


Uh, about the text in that image...
 
2013-03-19 01:18:28 PM  

ProfessorOhki: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 350x256]

Uh, about the text in that image...


What about it?
 
2013-03-19 01:27:25 PM  

jack21221: What you say!!


Hit the road jack...
 
2013-03-19 01:31:43 PM  
images.inquisitr.com

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.
 
2013-03-19 01:32:08 PM  
Girls play video games until they say something over voice comms. Then they log off due to all the guys on voice comms who have never met a female not named mom asking them to go private.
 
2013-03-19 01:35:28 PM  
Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.
 
2013-03-19 01:36:53 PM  

SMB2811: ProfessorOhki: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 350x256]

Uh, about the text in that image...

What about it?


Every word (and letter) is capitalized. Just sayin'
 
2013-03-19 01:37:27 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.


Okay.

v019o.popscreen.com

/Kim Horcher
 
2013-03-19 01:47:15 PM  

Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.


The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.
 
2013-03-19 01:51:33 PM  
I'm more confused by the phrase "the video game craze".  I'm pretty sure that when something's been going on for half a century and had popularity on par with movies for three decades that that phrase doesn't really apply anymore.  No one talks about the CD craze or the internet craze or the "rock and roll" craze.
 
2013-03-19 01:58:48 PM  

Jim_Callahan: I'm more confused by the phrase "the video game craze".  I'm pretty sure that when something's been going on for half a century and had popularity on par with movies for three decades that that phrase doesn't really apply anymore.  No one talks about the CD craze or the internet craze or the "rock and roll" craze.


I think it's only been that popular among the younger generations (mine and later), so the stereotype that games are for geeky teenage guys are still common.
 
2013-03-19 01:59:03 PM  

Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.


I was in a guild where it was one step worse. The main tank was the father, the raid leader/deeps was the son, and the main healer was the son's wife. My two friends convinced me to join the group since they could use a warlock. What a mistake. If one of the family couldn't raid, no one could. My 2 friends and I ended up getting kicked out of the guild because we decided to say fark it and did the raid with other people that week. When we finished it and were locked out for that week and the wife decided that she could indeed now raid, she threw a hissy fit at us that just spread to the leader and the tank.

I may or may not have called her a twat on a chat channel that was a little too public. I'm sure that didn't help...
 
2013-03-19 02:01:31 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

I was in a guild where it was one step worse. The main tank was the father, the raid leader/deeps was the son, and the main healer was the son's wife. My two friends convinced me to join the group since they could use a warlock. What a mistake. If one of the family couldn't raid, no one could. My 2 friends and I ended up getting kicked out of the guild because we decided to say fark it and did the raid with other people that week. When we finished it and were locked out for that week and the wife decided that she could indeed now raid, she threw a hissy fit at us that just spread to the leader and the tank.

I may or may not have called her a twat on a chat channel that was a little too public. I'm sure that didn't help...


Ugh - that sucks. I raided for a while with a family but we were much more easygoing; if anyone couldn't raid due to lockout we found someone else or ran with alts to get around lockouts.
 
2013-03-19 02:03:46 PM  
The reality:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.


The Dream:
images.inquisitr.com
The reality:
vixtravels2.blog.com
 
2013-03-19 02:05:46 PM  

Jim_Callahan: I'm more confused by the phrase "the video game craze".  I'm pretty sure that when something's been going on for half a century and had popularity on par with movies for three decades that that phrase doesn't really apply anymore.  No one talks about the CD craze or the internet craze or the "rock and roll" craze.


In their defense, MLG and spectator video gaming in general is sort of a new thing in the US. Sure, it's been around, but it's definitely enjoying some rapid growth right now.
 
2013-03-19 02:06:06 PM  

Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.


This.  Any guy I've seen running around playing a healer is usually a bit odd(not the character, the guy at the controls).  The exception, a healer tweaked out to kick ass more than heal/support, and games that include a Dwarven or Paladin sort of character which naturally mix in some kick-assery(or tank ability) by default.

Ditto on a couple leading a guild.  It always felt dirty to me, because you know they did it in the fashion of making themselves royalty, and it certainly showed at times

/yeah, I've played a lot of various mmo's
//Shadowbane was a favorite for sheer variety and balance..I think I'll go check out the private server project(it's been years "getting close" though..)
 
2013-03-19 02:06:31 PM  

Giltric: There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.


Studies are usually pretty restricted to WoW, and thus not really valid for "gamers" as a whole (many WoW players don't actually play games in general, just WoW).

Also, speaking as someone that usually got stuck playing the healer, that association of women with healers is... rather incredibly uncomplimentary, actually.  It's kind of the role where you can set at most a couple targets and a few hotkeys and watch TV on another monitor while you do your part in the raid.
 
2013-03-19 02:08:12 PM  

Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.


That's not surprising really if you think about it. It solves the two biggest issues with MMO gaming

1) finding healers
2) losing contact with your friends and family
 
2013-03-19 02:17:29 PM  

stuhayes2010: The reality:
Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.

The Dream:
[images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]
The reality:
[vixtravels2.blog.com image 250x321]


cache.g4tv.com

Aisha Tyler (of Archer fame) would like a word with you

From her Facebook:

I play.

I've played since I was a little kid.
Since I begged my dad to buy me a Nintendo LCD Donkey Kong, Jr.
Since I blew through three weeks' allowance playing Defender at the laundromat.
Since you were a twinge in the left side of your daddy's underoos.

I've been a gamer since I made friends with a girl in the 5th grade just to get at her Atari.
Since I missed the bus playing Galaga after school.
Since I missed the start of Return of the Jedi playing Tempest in the theater lobby.

You think you know. You don't know.

I've been a gamer since before you could read.
Since I aced midterms after staying up all night playing Evil Tetris.
Since I became dorm champ at Leisure Suit Larry.
Since I double-wielded on Time Crisis 3 at Fuddrucker's.

I was a voice in not one, but two major video game titles.
I hosted the Reach Beta tutorial.
I was a Gears of War superfan panelist at ComicCon.
I hosted the Ubisoft presser at E3 2012.
I didn't do any of it for the money.
For most I got paid next to nothing, and for some, less than that.

I did it because I love video games.
Because I've dreamt since I was a kid of being in one of the games I love.
How many games have you done voices for?
How many cons have you repped at?
Your buddy's Unreal Tournament garage deathmatch doesn't count.

I go to E3 each year because I love video games.
Because new titles still get me high.
Because I still love getting swag.
Love wearing my gamer pride on my sleeve.
People ask me what console I play.
Motherfarker, ALL of them.

I get invited to E3 because real gamers know I'm a gamer.
I don't do it for the money.
I have plenty of money.
I don't do it for the fame.
fark fame.
I do it because I love video games.

I don't give out my gamertag because I don't want a mess of noob jackholes lining up
to assassinate me on XBL.
I don't give a shiat what you think about my gamerscore.
I don't play to prove a point.
I don't play to be the best.
I play because I love it.

I play.
I've been playing my whole life.
I'm not ashamed of it.
I don't apologize for it.
It's who I am.
To the core.
I'm a gamer.

So to all the haters out there who claim I don't play;
To the GAF dicks,
Gamespot trolls,
To every illiterate racist douchebag on Youtube:
Flame away. Go nuts.
Post every jackass comment your heart desires.
I'll still be playing when your mom's kicked you out of her basement
and you have to sell your old-ass console
and get a real job.

For now, I say to you respectfully,
and I mean this from the bottom of my heart,
GFYS.
 
2013-03-19 02:17:45 PM  
No shiat sherlock

/girl gamer since childhood
//My Mom and I used to fight over the Nintendo
 
2013-03-19 02:21:44 PM  

palelizard: SultanofSchwing: Success!  My online girlfriend is now more likely to not have a penis!

Nope.


(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
2013-03-19 02:26:13 PM  

omeganuepsilon: This. Any guy I've seen running around playing a healer is usually a bit odd(not the character, the guy at the controls).


I've known several healers, male and female. Haven't really noticed any significant difference. Not sure what the overall average is regarding this.
 
2013-03-19 02:26:18 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: If one of the family couldn't raid, no one could. My 2 friends and I ended up getting kicked out of the guild because we decided to say fark it and did the raid with other people that week.


The family that slays together, stays together.
 
2013-03-19 02:30:35 PM  

TFerWannaBe: Jim_Callahan: I'm more confused by the phrase "the video game craze".  I'm pretty sure that when something's been going on for half a century and had popularity on par with movies for three decades that that phrase doesn't really apply anymore.  No one talks about the CD craze or the internet craze or the "rock and roll" craze.

I think it's only been that popular among the younger generations (mine and later), so the stereotype that games are for geeky teenage guys are still common.


I'd be curious as to what your generation is that you think invented playing video games.
 
2013-03-19 02:35:41 PM  
My name is Lady Beryl, and I have the Insane title.

/still debating whether or not I should put that on my resume.
 
2013-03-19 02:38:43 PM  
The best part of raiding with your gf/wife was that you KNEW you at least, were going to get heals.

Back when WoW was fun, my pally had Divine intervention macro'd to my wifes priest. When i was about to go tits up i mashed my 'no repair fee for me' button and saved us both a loooooooong walk back.
 
2013-03-19 02:43:40 PM  
My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.
 
2013-03-19 02:44:21 PM  

Gergesa: omeganuepsilon: This. Any guy I've seen running around playing a healer is usually a bit odd(not the character, the guy at the controls).

I've known several healers, male and female. Haven't really noticed any significant difference. Not sure what the overall average is regarding this.


Some of what i'm talking about comes down to "Man, I can never get into groups/parties, so I HAD to make a healer"  when the game perfectly supports solo non-healer play.  In that case it's a kind of desperation.

In other cases, the guy is either way to serious in his role playing, or more or less actually has a creepy catholic priest persona.
in my experience, the guy is the type to over-share  invite himself along, or leech xp while you do all the work not even needing healing, or consistently ask people with competent characters to help him do the most long and boring and involved quests he's perfectly capable of doing himself.

I think personality has a lot to do with what kind of character people build, and while some healers can do well, many less than desirable people are drawn to that archetype because it enables them to carry over their attitudes into play.

Much the same way being a teacher or priest, by nature of the profession, will draw people who wish to take advantage of the situation along with people who are more honorable in their intent.

A construction worker or soldier doesn't necessarily have as high of a rate of that sort of thing.
 
2013-03-19 02:44:23 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

May as well contribute something.
 
2013-03-19 02:45:34 PM  

meanmutton: TFerWannaBe: Jim_Callahan: I'm more confused by the phrase "the video game craze".  I'm pretty sure that when something's been going on for half a century and had popularity on par with movies for three decades that that phrase doesn't really apply anymore.  No one talks about the CD craze or the internet craze or the "rock and roll" craze.

I think it's only been that popular among the younger generations (mine and later), so the stereotype that games are for geeky teenage guys are still common.

I'd be curious as to what your generation is that you think invented playing video games.


That may have come across more sarcastic than I wanted it to.  To give you an idea of how long video games have been huge, in 1982, home-based video games had a total of $3.8 billion in revenue.  That year, pop music had a total of $4 billion and Hollywood movies had a total of $3 billion in revenue.  Arcade games were even more popular -- the arcade industry had $8 billion in revenue that year.

That was over 30 years ago.  Even assuming that the were only "geeky teenage guys" playing them, they'd all be well into their 40s now.
 
2013-03-19 02:47:21 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: My name is Lady Beryl, and I have the Insane title.

/still debating whether or not I should put that on my resume.


Hi5 "The Insane" crew.
 
2013-03-19 02:48:30 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Giltric: There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

Studies are usually pretty restricted to WoW, and thus not really valid for "gamers" as a whole (many WoW players don't actually play games in general, just WoW).

Also, speaking as someone that usually got stuck playing the healer, that association of women with healers is... rather incredibly uncomplimentary, actually.  It's kind of the role where you can set at most a couple targets and a few hotkeys and watch TV on another monitor while you do your part in the raid.


Don't you ever farking heal my raid.

Healing takes constant attention because the deeps always farking stand in the farking fire/poison/whatever. And the Tank always gets some burst damage from the mob which will kill him unless you're watching with your finger on the button.

/Plays WoW and many other games
//Yes, I'm usually the healer
///Yes, I'm a woman
 
2013-03-19 02:49:36 PM  

LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.


I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.
 
2013-03-19 02:49:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Giltric: There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

Studies are usually pretty restricted to WoW, and thus not really valid for "gamers" as a whole (many WoW players don't actually play games in general, just WoW).

Also, speaking as someone that usually got stuck playing the healer, that association of women with healers is... rather incredibly uncomplimentary, actually.  It's kind of the role where you can set at most a couple targets and a few hotkeys and watch TV on another monitor while you do your part in the raid.


yeah, i never played WoW (I gave up on mmorpgs back when ultima destroyed itself by splitting into a cupcake world and a player killer world back in the 90s).  but, in regular multiplayer games, i don't see a gender correlation to healers.  fark, i play healers in TF2 all the time.  every team needs one (or more).  if i join a server and there isn't one, i go healer.  pretty simple.  the choice is made for me.  and, on the very rare occassion there are females playing, the are just as likely to play any other class.  though, it seems soldier is the least likely... maybe women don't like rocket jumping or something.
 
2013-03-19 02:53:19 PM  
Been running a WoW guild for about 7 years and I can attest to the notion that a lot of healers are women.  We've had maybe 10 or 11 women from 18 to 40 in the guild throughout that time and all but 2 were healers.  I've also had 2 healers in that time who are gay, idk if that counts too.
 
2013-03-19 02:54:22 PM  

Pixiest: Jim_Callahan: Giltric: There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

Studies are usually pretty restricted to WoW, and thus not really valid for "gamers" as a whole (many WoW players don't actually play games in general, just WoW).

Also, speaking as someone that usually got stuck playing the healer, that association of women with healers is... rather incredibly uncomplimentary, actually.  It's kind of the role where you can set at most a couple targets and a few hotkeys and watch TV on another monitor while you do your part in the raid.

Don't you ever farking heal my raid.

Healing takes constant attention because the deeps always farking stand in the farking fire/poison/whatever. And the Tank always gets some burst damage from the mob which will kill him unless you're watching with your finger on the button.

/Plays WoW and many other games
//Yes, I'm usually the healer
///Yes, I'm a woman


That's exactly the phenomenon I was talking about.  If you're going to play, you should actually play the game, not be a leeching bastard.
 
2013-03-19 02:54:51 PM  

omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.


yeah, i just pick the outfit and weapons that look the coolest.  once your smithy/enchantment is high enough, there is very little difference between the armors.  but, yeah, pen and paper play definitely infiltrates rpg game play.  i always end up trying to be a good person.  while, in regular action games, i just kill everything, even the friendly dogs.
 
2013-03-19 02:56:52 PM  
Do we want a Ric Romero tag for when sh*t is this friggin obvious? Maybe just replace obvious?
 
2013-03-19 03:02:17 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

I was in a guild where it was one step worse. The main tank was the father, the raid leader/deeps was the son, and the main healer was the son's wife. My two friends convinced me to join the group since they could use a warlock. What a mistake. If one of the family couldn't raid, no one could. My 2 friends and I ended up getting kicked out of the guild because we decided to say fark it and did the raid with other people that week. When we finished it and were locked out for that week and the wife decided that she could indeed now raid, she threw a hissy fit at us that just spread to the leader and the tank.

I may or may not have called her a twat on a chat channel that was a little too public. I'm sure that didn't help...


Hah that sounds like a former guild of mine, and I was the Warlock to boot.

EQ2/Nagafen
 
2013-03-19 03:03:24 PM  
Pixiest:

Don't you ever farking heal my raid.

Healing takes constant attention because the deeps always farking stand in the farking fire/poison/whatever. And the Tank always gets some burst damage from the mob which will kill him unless you're watching with your finger on the button.

/Plays WoW and many other games
//Yes, I'm usually the healer
///Yes, I'm a woman


You.  I like you.  Another woman healer here; I do it because I'm a contentious asshole that likes to have an excuse to drink.  I mentored my first healer with two other healers (dudes) in Burning Crusade and somewhere in there, I learned the most valuable piece of wisdom that carries me and my contentiousness to this day: As a healer, the boss of any fight isn't the giant farking thing the team is whaling on, it's your own farking raid.

I love healing, I genuinely do.  I've tanked, I've DPS'd, I always go back to healing.  On a good fight, there's nothing more complicated and it's always the healers cleaning up your shiat.
 
2013-03-19 03:04:56 PM  

LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.


Huh... that's how I play Skyrim. Never thought of it as Barbies though.... :S
 
2013-03-19 03:07:24 PM  
I actually cut my teeth MT healing. My first toon was a Paladin and little did the description boast that the only end game content YOU were going to see was a bunch of stamina bars going up and down as you frantically smashed 'flash of light' and hoped your mana per 5 was sufficient.

The plus side was that there was little AOE damage back in the day so i didnt get yelled at when the DPS died. They shouldnt have been taking damage standing in void zones like retards. Wasnt til late BC that i started tanking and the formidable healing duo that was my wife and I took a more interesting turn.

/priest need to learn to farking fade....
 
2013-03-19 03:09:09 PM  

meanmutton: meanmutton: TFerWannaBe: Jim_Callahan: I'm more confused by the phrase "the video game craze".  I'm pretty sure that when something's been going on for half a century and had popularity on par with movies for three decades that that phrase doesn't really apply anymore.  No one talks about the CD craze or the internet craze or the "rock and roll" craze.

I think it's only been that popular among the younger generations (mine and later), so the stereotype that games are for geeky teenage guys are still common.

I'd be curious as to what your generation is that you think invented playing video games.

That may have come across more sarcastic than I wanted it to.  To give you an idea of how long video games have been huge, in 1982, home-based video games had a total of $3.8 billion in revenue.  That year, pop music had a total of $4 billion and Hollywood movies had a total of $3 billion in revenue.  Arcade games were even more popular -- the arcade industry had $8 billion in revenue that year.

That was over 30 years ago.  Even assuming that the were only "geeky teenage guys" playing them, they'd all be well into their 40s now.


Think of how many decades it took for popular media to grasp the concept that comic books may not be just for kids.
 
2013-03-19 03:10:03 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Been running a WoW guild for about 7 years and I can attest to the notion that a lot of healers are women.  We've had maybe 10 or 11 women from 18 to 40 in the guild throughout that time and all but 2 were healers.  I've also had 2 healers in that time who are gay, idk if that counts too.


Women, possibly effeminate male types, gravitate towards the nurturing classes. Has something to do with the natural caregiver instincts of the female half of the two genders.

can't find the study yet.
 
2013-03-19 03:14:10 PM  
If I wanted to watch second rate competition, I'd watch the WNBA.
 
2013-03-19 03:15:46 PM  

LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.


My siter in law used to play it like it was a shopping simulator. She'd steal anything that wasn't nailed down, sell it and then buy new outfits. I'm not sure if I ever saw her actually fight anything.
 
2013-03-19 03:15:53 PM  

Giltric: SultanofSchwing: Been running a WoW guild for about 7 years and I can attest to the notion that a lot of healers are women.  We've had maybe 10 or 11 women from 18 to 40 in the guild throughout that time and all but 2 were healers.  I've also had 2 healers in that time who are gay, idk if that counts too.

Women, possibly effeminate male types, gravitate towards the nurturing classes. Has something to do with the natural caregiver instincts of the female half of the two genders.

can't find the study yet.


It honestly wouldn't surprise me, they're all usually pretty decent at it too.  The non-healer ones, not so much.
 
2013-03-19 03:16:54 PM  
ironyca.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-19 03:18:50 PM  

Giltric: Girls play video games until they say something over voice comms. Then they log off due to all the guys on voice comms who have never met a female not named mom asking them to go private.


CSB time

So I'm hanging with my roommate as he's playing CounterStrike one day.  He's using the speakers and I'm listening to the conversation.  At one point a noticably femenine voice calls out a few orders and somebody pipes up "Dude what's wrong with your voice?"  After a brief pause(due in part to facepalming I'm guessing) a teammates responds "That's a girl you idiot."  Another pause and then our freind speaks again "Really?  That is so hot."

There are days I wish I was making that up.
 
2013-03-19 03:19:47 PM  
Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis
 
2013-03-19 03:22:47 PM  
Everyone I know under the age of 40 plays games, in one way or another.  And a few that are over.  Gender is not a factor.
 
2013-03-19 03:23:12 PM  
Can't say there's ever been a shock when it came to hearing a female voice on ventrilo/mumble...mostly because we're all normal goddamn adults.  The only voice chat tendency we have is to label nationalities or character traits based entirely on how they sound the first time we hear new members, even if they are 100% inaccurate.  It just becomes who they are and they have no choice but to accept it, some of them have continued for years and all in good fun/humor.
 
2013-03-19 03:24:13 PM  

MrEricSir: Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis


I like to play a game called "23vbdfgvb " and then let people guess what typed it.

/you do need one for that game
//cuz that's the joke
 
2013-03-19 03:28:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-19 03:28:55 PM  

KhamanV: Pixiest:

Don't you ever farking heal my raid.

Healing takes constant attention because the deeps always farking stand in the farking fire/poison/whatever. And the Tank always gets some burst damage from the mob which will kill him unless you're watching with your finger on the button.

/Plays WoW and many other games
//Yes, I'm usually the healer
///Yes, I'm a woman

You.  I like you.  Another woman healer here; I do it because I'm a contentious asshole that likes to have an excuse to drink.  I mentored my first healer with two other healers (dudes) in Burning Crusade and somewhere in there, I learned the most valuable piece of wisdom that carries me and my contentiousness to this day: As a healer, the boss of any fight isn't the giant farking thing the team is whaling on, it's your own farking raid.

I love healing, I genuinely do.  I've tanked, I've DPS'd, I always go back to healing.  On a good fight, there's nothing more complicated and it's always the healers cleaning up your shiat.


On a side note, I hardly ever play healers because of the whole "girls are healers" trope, I tend to play wizards or sorceresses though.

I did met my husband on WoW, I was a fire mage and he was an ice mage. :)

I did create a cleric of Sarenrae for the Fark pathfinder group and I am having a fun time as a warrior-nun.
 
2013-03-19 03:29:46 PM  

MrEricSir: Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis


You'd be shocked at what Japan is coming out with. One is a controller shaped like a plush toilet paper roll, let your imagination go from there.
 
2013-03-19 03:30:06 PM  
Chicks play games everyday.  For example, the other day, I was in the grocery store.  This girl over in the meat section was smiling at me.  I smiled back and i can tell she kind of giggled.  So i went over there, grabbed her ass, and asked if she liked sausage.  She straight up farkin punched me in the face.  Always playing games.
 
2013-03-19 03:30:33 PM  

Giltric: Girls play video games until they say something over voice comms. Then they log off due to all the guys on voice comms who have never met a female not named mom asking them to go private.


This is very true.  I am a huge L4D fan (if you couldn't tell by my tag) and the game pretty much requires online communication if you play multiplayer.  I would try to remain as quiet as possible until it was necessary to talk though, but sure enough, as soon as I would the "harassment" would start.  Either it was unwanted sexual attention and private messages about chatting alone or it was "ugh we don't want a girl on our team" attitude.  I would play with friends or my husband in versus and I swear after almost every single match I would get at least 1 friend request, even people from the other team, and no one I even talked to so it was random.  The reason this is odd is because my husband or friends wouldn't get it, so they were definitely singling me out.

On the other hand MMO's have lots of women so I'm fairly comfortable revealing my gender.  I definitely got a lot of "harassment" when I first started playing (Everquest), but I quickly learned out to deal with the unwanted attention and it was a lot easier in those games because your reputation follows you and people in general get to know each other so they are less likely to be a jerk.

Also I can attest to the husband and wife duo thing.  I've done it  and I've run guilds in EQ and WoW where it's extremely common.  The thing is that I'm apprehensive about it despite myself being one of them only because it has caused a lot of drama in some of my guilds - in EQ in particular.  Basically it was almost always a healer wife and a tank or dps husband.  And the wife would use her position as healer to try and control the guild.  If her husband was a main tank (or enchanter in EQ) this became even more of a problem as now 2 key members are causing some sort of drama.  The wife would inevitably get upset about something, whether it be some other (female) member pissing her off, her not getting loot she thought she deserved, or whatever.  At one point in EQ we had ~10-15 clerics where over half were wives of other members of the guild and all but 1 were female.  They formed 2 cliques that hated each other.and if 1 member of a clique got upset, then they would cause a war with the other clique and both would rage log or at least one clique would rage log, plus all their husbands.  It was a nightmare and it soured me on dealing with women in guilds again.

Then I played WoW and the first woman I encountered in a raid guild manipulated the leader into letting her always be part of the raid despite her being the worst healer I've ever seen and then would cause him to rage log on the raid almost every week.  Then I really vowed to never deal with women in guilds again and the entire core of the guild left that guild and formed our own and we were awesome.

I'm really not trying to be a betrayer of my gender, but in my experience they cause a lot of drama.  Not all of course, but the loudest/worst ones make us all look bad.
 
2013-03-19 03:31:38 PM  

stuhayes2010: The reality:
Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.

The Dream:
[images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]
The reality:
[vixtravels2.blog.com image 250x321]

imageshack.us
 
2013-03-19 03:31:59 PM  

Inigo: [i.imgur.com image 671x367]


You'd think an earl would know the difference between 'to' and 'too'
 
2013-03-19 03:32:41 PM  

jfivealive: Chicks play games everyday.  For example, the other day, I was in the grocery store.  This girl over in the meat section was smiling at me.  I smiled back and i can tell she kind of giggled.  So i went over there, grabbed her ass, and asked if she liked sausage.  She straight up farkin punched me in the face.  Always playing games.


See the correct approach would have been to grab a meaty summer sausage and hold it up to your crotch while making tongue gestures at her.

That way you can keep your distance...
 
2013-03-19 03:34:18 PM  

Flappyhead: Giltric: Girls play video games until they say something over voice comms. Then they log off due to all the guys on voice comms who have never met a female not named mom asking them to go private.

CSB time

So I'm hanging with my roommate as he's playing CounterStrike one day.  He's using the speakers and I'm listening to the conversation.  At one point a noticably femenine voice calls out a few orders and somebody pipes up "Dude what's wrong with your voice?"  After a brief pause(due in part to facepalming I'm guessing) a teammates responds "That's a girl you idiot."  Another pause and then our freind speaks again "Really?  That is so hot."

There are days I wish I was making that up.


My wife and I used to play COD on xbox live with another couple pretty regularly. We would encounter this often. Once my wife said something and some twit was astounded, so the other woman in the group said something and blew his mind. TWO girls! It's really fun when they start trolling to women too. See despite the bad rap that most COD players get at least half of them aren't complete morons and will dog-pile on the idiot kids.  It's not really even a matter of being a good community everyone hated 13 year old kids, and anyone making fun of girls was showing their youth.
 
2013-03-19 03:35:18 PM  

SultanofSchwing: jfivealive: Chicks play games everyday.  For example, the other day, I was in the grocery store.  This girl over in the meat section was smiling at me.  I smiled back and i can tell she kind of giggled.  So i went over there, grabbed her ass, and asked if she liked sausage.  She straight up farkin punched me in the face.  Always playing games.

See the correct approach would have been to grab a meaty summer sausage and hold it up to your crotch while making tongue gestures at her.

That way you can keep your distance...


You're like the strategy guide of life
 
2013-03-19 03:38:51 PM  

jfivealive: SultanofSchwing: jfivealive: Chicks play games everyday.  For example, the other day, I was in the grocery store.  This girl over in the meat section was smiling at me.  I smiled back and i can tell she kind of giggled.  So i went over there, grabbed her ass, and asked if she liked sausage.  She straight up farkin punched me in the face.  Always playing games.

See the correct approach would have been to grab a meaty summer sausage and hold it up to your crotch while making tongue gestures at her.

That way you can keep your distance...

You're like the strategy guide of life


For $9.95 you can gain unlimited access to additional chapters.  Chapter 2 covers tips and tricks for kiting her raging ass around the supermarket as well as potential loot drops.
 
2013-03-19 03:39:32 PM  

PillsHere: I'm really not trying to be a betrayer of my gender, but in my experience they cause a lot of drama. Not all of course, but the loudest/worst ones make us all look bad.


I'm playing the secret world now and will take a poll among my cabal members what their opinions on this are.
 
2013-03-19 03:40:00 PM  
You mean they somehow got past that sign that said N0 GERLZ ALLOW3D
 
2013-03-19 03:42:11 PM  

SultanofSchwing: jfivealive: SultanofSchwing: jfivealive: Chicks play games everyday.  For example, the other day, I was in the grocery store.  This girl over in the meat section was smiling at me.  I smiled back and i can tell she kind of giggled.  So i went over there, grabbed her ass, and asked if she liked sausage.  She straight up farkin punched me in the face.  Always playing games.

See the correct approach would have been to grab a meaty summer sausage and hold it up to your crotch while making tongue gestures at her.

That way you can keep your distance...

You're like the strategy guide of life

For $9.95 you can gain unlimited access to additional chapters.  Chapter 2 covers tips and tricks for kiting her raging ass around the supermarket as well as potential loot drops.


Im gonna have to get some resistance gear too because I think she had a unique lightning cleave ability because everyone around me looked pretty shocked
 
2013-03-19 03:48:00 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.


Know what stands out to me about that picture? She has hair sorta like Lara in the new Tomb Raider, if you were to put it up in a pony tail...also, Futurama is on!

PillsHere: They formed 2 cliques that hated each other.and if 1 member of a clique got upset, then they would cause a war with the other clique and both would rage log or at least one clique would rage log, plus all their husbands.


Wow, I would've loved being in that guild. I love big overblown drama that doesn't involve me. I would've been laughing so hard the entire time. That's really the one thing I miss about modern MMO's is the ridiculous levels of drama the guild members bring in. I've come to despise raiding though, just can't do it anymore. New content with some smart people that push limits and test new theories? Awesome. Running the same shiat for the 100'th time so Dramallama2 can get their Holy Sword of Lesser Greater Demon Smiting (it's totally an upgrade from the Holy Sword of Lesser Lesser Demon Smiting I'm currently swinging!)? fark that.
 
2013-03-19 03:48:26 PM  

pute kisses like a man: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

yeah, i just pick the outfit and weapons that look the coolest.  once your smithy/enchantment is high enough, there is very little difference between the armors.  but, yeah, pen and paper play definitely infiltrates rpg game play.  i always end up trying to be a good person.  while, in regular action games, i just kill everything, even the friendly dogs.


I do the same.  It adds to the game when you set a challenge for yourself(skyrim's evil/good, like most other games, has about zero impact).  I do have a tendency to fall into a trap though, I steal everything in sight for the first few levels.  That part of the game can be tortuously tedious from being broke.
(I haven't even played it through once yet, just continuously start over because I didn't like where I'd spent points, or wanted to try something different.)  I've got what I want my character to do now and have begun playing it through seriously just recently. I just finished the assassin's guild so I can use the followers and the horse.  I figured that was a necessity after getting Lydia killed very early on this time around.

I'm the same way in regular games, I'm a completionist, or rather extremely thorough, so everything dies.  Seen too many NPC's get hostile for whatever reason and attack me from behind.

Even in Fallout New Vegas(more of an open world FPS imo than RPG) I kill the crows.  1xp is worth 1 cap for the ammo.(once you find dealers that carry in bulk).
 
2013-03-19 03:56:20 PM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.

Know what stands out to me about that picture? She has hair sorta like Lara in the new Tomb Raider, if you were to put it up in a pony tail...also, Futurama is on!

PillsHere: They formed 2 cliques that hated each other.and if 1 member of a clique got upset, then they would cause a war with the other clique and both would rage log or at least one clique would rage log, plus all their husbands.

Wow, I would've loved being in that guild. I love big overblown drama that doesn't involve me. I would've been laughing so hard the entire time. That's really the one thing I miss about modern MMO's is the ridiculous levels of drama the guild members bring in. I've come to despise raiding though, just can't do it anymore. New content with some smart people that push limits and test new theories? Awesome. Running the same shiat for the 100'th time so Dramallama2 can get their Holy Sword of Lesser Greater Demon Smiting (it's totally an upgrade from the Holy Sword of Lesser Lesser Demon Smiting I'm
currently swinging!)? fark that.


Before starting my own guild I was in one that was run by a husband/wife combo and that wasn't even the bad part..even though she wore the pants but he was the GM...it more often than not turned into an amusing sideshow where she was emasculate him with impunity while we all listened and laughed.  But the real kicker was there was a father/son team and the son was like 46...so the father I presume was in his 70s.  Not only was he the worst person in existence he was also pretty much the worst video game player I have ever witnessed...and I have a cousin with Cerebral Palsy who loves his Xbox.  One day I couldn't take it anymore and said one innocuous comment about how he's old as mummy farts and terrible...what followed was about 2 hours of the biggest shiat-nado of all time and beyond the initial comment I had no involvement in it at all.  It was total bedlam and I just watched it unfold.
 
2013-03-19 03:56:29 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

This.  Any guy I've seen running around playing a healer is usually a bit odd(not the character, the guy at the controls).  The exception, a healer tweaked out to kick ass more than heal/support, and games that include a Dwarven or Paladin sort of character which naturally mix in some kick-assery(or tank ability) by default.

Ditto on a couple leading a guild.  It always felt dirty to me, because you know they did it in the fashion of making themselves royalty, and it certainly showed at times

/yeah, I've played a lot of various mmo's
//Shadowbane was a favorite for sheer variety and balance..I think I'll go check out the private server project(it's been years "getting close" though..)


I was about to take offense at that remark, but, hell who am I kidding?  I am a bit odd.

/dwarf priest
//Nathrezim server
///clean since just after Burning Crusade
////specced for healing from the start (even did the grind to max level in TBC specced pure heals, guess I am a masochist)
 
2013-03-19 04:08:28 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: My name is Lady Beryl, and I have the Insane title.

/still debating whether or not I should put that on my resume.


I would hire you in a flash because I would know that I could give you the crappiest, most boring assignments and you'd love them.
 
2013-03-19 04:10:35 PM  

worlddan: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: My name is Lady Beryl, and I have the Insane title.

/still debating whether or not I should put that on my resume.

I would hire you in a flash because I would know that I could give you the crappiest, most boring assignments and you'd love them.


"Insane in the Membrane" should be replaced with "I forgot to take my Paxil"
 
2013-03-19 04:11:05 PM  

Subtle_Canary: I actually cut my teeth MT healing. My first toon was a Paladin and little did the description boast that the only end game content YOU were going to see was a bunch of stamina bars going up and down as you frantically smashed 'flash of light' and hoped your mana per 5 was sufficient.

The plus side was that there was little AOE damage back in the day so i didnt get yelled at when the DPS died. They shouldnt have been taking damage standing in void zones like retards. Wasnt til late BC that i started tanking and the formidable healing duo that was my wife and I took a more interesting turn.

/priest need to learn to farking fade....


My priest had a macro so that whenever I cast Fade I also did the /helpme emote.
 
2013-03-19 04:15:51 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Giltric: Boeheimian Rhapsody: Female gamers exist in the same world as unicorns and dinosaurs.

The best healers I have ever played with have been women.

There was some sort of study done by a student that talked about how alot of guilds are run by husband/wife or bf/gf teams. The male usually taking the tank role and the woman almost always being the healer.

This.  Any guy I've seen running around playing a healer is usually a bit odd(not the character, the guy at the controls).  The exception, a healer tweaked out to kick ass more than heal/support, and games that include a Dwarven or Paladin sort of character which naturally mix in some kick-assery(or tank ability) by default.

Ditto on a couple leading a guild.  It always felt dirty to me, because you know they did it in the fashion of making themselves royalty, and it certainly showed at times

/yeah, I've played a lot of various mmo's
//Shadowbane was a favorite for sheer variety and balance..I think I'll go check out the private server project(it's been years "getting close" though..)


As a dude, I've pretty much always played a pure healer.  And yes, I'm a bit odd.

I did the vanilla WoW 1-60 grind as a holy/fort, left before BC, came back a few months into BC then kicked myself when I switched to pure Shadow to level to 70.  So much easier and more fun.

Haven't really been back to WoW for years, since the guild I was in wanted to go "leet raiderz", and the MT, MH, and bulk of the DPS did a /gquit in ZG right after downing the first boss and divvying the loot between themselves.
 
2013-03-19 04:24:29 PM  

Giltric: Women, possibly effeminate male types, gravitate towards the nurturing classes. Has something to do with the natural caregiver instincts of the female half of the two genders.


When i last played WoW i went healer just because it took 8 people to kill them in PvP.

/PvP balance in that game is a joke
 
2013-03-19 04:24:41 PM  
Honestly, the condescending thing is this mythical idea that the mere act of playing video games makes a girl "so frkkin hot".  I dunno, I would think being good at them (as one part of a well-rounded personality) would be what makes it attractive.  You know, sharing a common interest, but still being a half-interesting human being.

Giltric: Girls play video games until they say something over voice comms. Then they log off due to all the guys on voice comms who have never met a female not named mom asking them to go private.


The problem is that this is portrayed as a video game thing.  It's not.  It just happens to be one of the many, many behaviors that the internet allows us to fester with some degree of anonymity.
 
2013-03-19 04:26:23 PM  

HallsOfMandos: I was about to take offense at that remark, but, hell who am I kidding?  I am a bit odd.

/dwarf priest
//Nathrezim server
///clean since just after Burning Crusade
////specced for healing from the start (even did the grind to max level in TBC specced pure heals, guess I am a masochist)


You did say dwarf though, and that was one of my exceptions.

I have no idea what your slashies mean otherwise, lol.  WoW?  I only played WoW about a month, on a private server.
I don't care much for grind-style games where it takes months or years to level.  Artificially compels people to stay playing, as where good game play in other games is more natural drive to play.  It should be fun and entertaining, creative, etc.  Not so much a psychologically designed thing to keep you paying fees.(incremental rewards, a feeling of being behind other players(status), et)

Of course, I also prefer a more open and accessible PvP.  Not rolling low level noobs, but challenging effort.  Sure, it's good to know your character inside and out, but it shouldn't take such extreme lengths of time to catch up enough to partake in the fun and stand a chance of winning.

In a nutshell
I hold distaste for games that are based on seniority = power, instead of a skill and tactical sort of base premise. I don't like to have to rely on being in a party either, that tends to lead to politics/drama that I don't find entertaining.  When it becomes more like real life and actual work, I'm not so keen on playing it.

I can understand people playing in a group for better advancement, and even rewarding it.  In a game that requires such things(as raids), you'll likely see more sensible Healers that earn their keep(at least at higher levels, low levels there are always leeches, and organized people tend not to let leeches tag along so much), so my stated experience has that loophole as well.
 
2013-03-19 04:29:17 PM  

PillsHere: Giltric: Girls play video games until they say something over voice comms. Then they log off due to all the guys on voice comms who have never met a female not named mom asking them to go private.

This is very true.  I am a huge L4D fan (if you couldn't tell by my tag) and the game pretty much requires online communication if you play multiplayer.  I would try to remain as quiet as possible until it was necessary to talk though, but sure enough, as soon as I would the "harassment" would start.  Either it was unwanted sexual attention and private messages about chatting alone or it was "ugh we don't want a girl on our team" attitude.  I would play with friends or my husband in versus and I swear after almost every single match I would get at least 1 friend request, even people from the other team, and no one I even talked to so it was random.  The reason this is odd is because my husband or friends wouldn't get it, so they were definitely singling me out.

On the other hand MMO's have lots of women so I'm fairly comfortable revealing my gender.  I definitely got a lot of "harassment" when I first started playing (Everquest), but I quickly learned out to deal with the unwanted attention and it was a lot easier in those games because your reputation follows you and people in general get to know each other so they are less likely to be a jerk.

Also I can attest to the husband and wife duo thing.  I've done it  and I've run guilds in EQ and WoW where it's extremely common.  The thing is that I'm apprehensive about it despite myself being one of them only because it has caused a lot of drama in some of my guilds - in EQ in particular.  Basically it was almost always a healer wife and a tank or dps husband.  And the wife would use her position as healer to try and control the guild.  If her husband was a main tank (or enchanter in EQ) this became even more of a problem as now 2 key members are causing some sort of drama.  The wife would inevitably get upset about somethi ...


I had a lot of the same issues with guilds, but usually it was a mix of genders starting drama, there wasn't a lot of girls in my WoW guild so guys started the drama over raiding a lot.

In short, everyone wanted to be a hardcore raider without putting in any of the time.

Turned me off MMOs forever, I stay in contact with the non-assholes I met and just washed my hands of it.
 
2013-03-19 04:29:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [images.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

Hot gamer chick thread, I can haz.



Holy shiat. I'm pretty certain that is a picture of my "it's complicated" girl's sister.
Her face is identical to the girl I'm dating, only her body isn't anywhere as good looking. I need to go stalk her Facebook for a picture.
 
2013-03-19 04:36:58 PM  
My only problem with girl gamers are the ones that can't shut up about the fact that they're girls.  Maybe its a COD thing, but all of them need to have the word girl (usually spelled gurl) and with every kill they need to remind you that a girl killed you.  It's a numbers game, don't get cocky kid.
 
2013-03-19 04:41:30 PM  

thecpt: My only problem with girl gamers are the ones that can't shut up about the fact that they're girls.  Maybe its a COD thing, but all of them need to have the word girl (usually spelled gurl) and with every kill they need to remind you that a girl killed you.  It's a numbers game, don't get cocky kid.


I confess I did that, however I was a dumbass teen and learned that I wasn't a special snowflake later.

Considering a lot of COD players tend to teens, it's understandable. They'll learn.
 
2013-03-19 04:44:25 PM  
I brought my wife into WoW when we first got together. Her first toon and main for WoW? Rogue. Second toon was a warlock.

She's a school teacher, and the rogue appealed to her b/c she really, really liked sneakin' and stabbin'. As she put it, she liked to imagine she was occasionally ganking some of her students in pvp, and she really wished Sap was a real life skill she could use in the classroom.

I formed our small guild before she came around, and it's always been almost an even split of male/female. We are all unrepentant altoholics, so there was never any one class preference.

In my experience guild drama comes from unstable/unhappy/assholish people not from any particular gender. Things are nice and calm when you minimize those types in your guild.
 
2013-03-19 04:45:36 PM  
I had an ex a long long time ago who was into video games and web culture and shiat like that, very artsy, did graphics and whatever.  Got irritating that she felt she had to remind me that she was "so nerdy" and a "gamer girl."

Luck would have it she was also a whore and a slut which made getting rid of that nightmare incredibly simple.
 
2013-03-19 04:51:16 PM  

meat0918: As a dude, I've pretty much always played a pure healer.  And yes, I'm a bit odd.


My last post will serve as a reply to you as well.

I should have more clearly stated my gaming experience is more in games unlike WoW where solo play(even as a non-healer) is a viable alternative to playing in regular and familiar groups, even when it comes to obtaining high end / end game gear.(max stats at any rate, I am fine with the "ugly" weapons and armor that's typically available usually has enough variety in appearance.)

Guild Wars was a near perfect game(but wasn't open world enough, and not pvp in the world) for my tastes.  Fast leveling, good variety of characters.  GW 2 was better(tiny grind though), but still not open pvp.

That is what was great about shadowbane.  Open PvP, you could actually destroy and build towns/castles, fight over tangible resources, wars were massive.  Factions were highly dynamic, though by the time I played it was about a thousand Chinese care-bears(very little pvp) vs a hundred english speaking players(more probably Hundreds VS Tens.  Of course, you had English clans that sided with the carebears so that they didn't get zerged, which made the odds worse for people who liked the pvp.
(that's how my server was towards the end before the game shut down anyhow)

But still, the funnest "end-game" content, getting there was just the beginning, not the end.  LOTS of races and classes.  Something like 20-40 towns to fight over, with 2-3 resources each.(IE a mine)  Towns ran cheap, so unless you were short on a specific resource, it paid to help allies out with gear from your vendors(players controlled town NPC's as such and could make them "roll" a new inventory at the cost of resources).paid to help allies that were in trouble, be it a seige or a leveling party or lurking pvp'ers.  None of it artificial, your whole faction benifitted when you pvp'd, and it would pay all the way down to the noobs if done regularly enough.

More like actual politics / warfare, less like drama.
 
2013-03-19 04:52:17 PM  
Oh and we've since moved on to GW2. There aren't really any dedicated healer classes in it so nothing to tell there. The missus has leveled a Mesmer and a guardian to 80 so far, I think her necro is getting close too.

For the folks saying they like MMOs but hate the raid or die mentality, I'd highly recommend Guild Wars 2.
 
2013-03-19 05:02:10 PM  

Boudyro: Oh and we've since moved on to GW2. There aren't really any dedicated healer classes in it so nothing to tell there. The missus has leveled a Mesmer and a guardian to 80 so far, I think her necro is getting close too.

For the folks saying they like MMOs but hate the raid or die mentality, I'd highly recommend Guild Wars 2.


Me too, you can even level in the new pvp system.  They really came a long way with that, certain mmaps are entirely open pvp(just not the entire world).  It will scale a noob character to max level and sub in max stat gear for when you do the PvP zones.  Groups run strong so you have to run with others at times, but you don't have to party with them, if you contribute to kills there you'll get a bit of XP.  Pretty innovative system in all actuality.  Many buffs and  heals are AOE and will hit a LOT of people, so the need to be in a party, aside from coordination with friends, is very little.
PvP is interserver.

Wasn't well doccumented and not extremely intuitive when it first came out, but I'm sure there are more resources out now.

My computer lags a bit though : (
May return to playing it when I get a new one soon.
 
2013-03-19 05:04:01 PM  

omeganuepsilon: I think personality has a lot to do with what kind of character people build, and while some healers can do well, many less than desirable people are drawn to that archetype because it enables them to carry over their attitudes into play.


This this this. Whenever my friends try a new MMO, without even knowing if someone's going to play yet, what their character will be. Luckily, two love healing. Finding a tank on the other hand...
 
2013-03-19 05:05:12 PM  

PillsHere: Then I played WoW and the first woman I encountered in a raid guild manipulated the leader into letting her always be part of the raid despite her being the worst healer I've ever seen and then would cause him to rage log on the raid almost every week.  Then I really vowed to never deal with women in guilds again and the entire core of the guild left that guild and formed our own and we were awesome.
I'm really not trying to be a betrayer of my gender, but in my experience they cause a lot of drama.  Not all of course, but the loudest/worst ones make us all look bad. I'm really not trying to be a betrayer of my gender, but in my experience they cause a lot of drama.  Not all of course, but the loudest/worst ones make us all look bad.


We both obviously know it's not just women. It's a combination of men with poor judgement and women who want attention/control.

A lot of the men that play video games are teenagers or early 20's and a lot of them haven't achieved much maturity in life yet, especially when it comes to the opposite gender. For the record, I was a lifelong chubby, video-addicted, nerd who took computer/technology program in a small college. Needless to say, there weren't many women in my life at all back then. Which pretty much meant that any woman who was my life, digital or otherwise, could walk all over me and I'd smile while they did it. C'est la vie.
 
2013-03-19 05:08:58 PM  

Boudyro: Oh and we've since moved on to GW2. There aren't really any dedicated healer classes in it so nothing to tell there. The missus has leveled a Mesmer and a guardian to 80 so far, I think her necro is getting close too.

For the folks saying they like MMOs but hate the raid or die mentality, I'd highly recommend Guild Wars 2.


I've been thinking about it, but I have a huge backlog of games, summer is coming, and I'm feeling burned by most MMOs lately.
 
2013-03-19 05:10:48 PM  
I think the stereotype of the female healer (and the husband/wife healer/tank combo) is actually somewhat common, even in non-MMOs-I see it in TF2 occasionally, with Medic/Heavy or Medic/Soldier combos that are obviously a couple.
 
2013-03-19 05:14:56 PM  
Good. Now can we stop linking entertainment preferences with a whole load of stereotypes and smug bigotry?

If someone claims to enjoy a form of entertainment, there should only be 1 of 2 replies:

1. Oh, I do that too, maybe we can do that together sometime.
2. Oh, I don't do that but it's cool you find it fun.

We really need to move past the idea that "Oh, you like X, then you MUST be this 1D character".


/yes, with obvious exceptions to people who call murder, arson, etc their entertainment.
 
2013-03-19 05:24:34 PM  
My sister in law got me into League of Legends.

This isn't news.
 
2013-03-19 05:29:08 PM  

HallsOfMandos: My priest had a macro so that whenever I cast Fade I also did the /helpme emote.


Play Disc and macro smite with a /yell of BY THE POWER OF CHRIST I COMPEL THEE! They will love you.
 
2013-03-19 05:31:09 PM  

Girl Pants: Good. Now can we stop linking entertainment preferences with a whole load of stereotypes and smug bigotry?

If someone claims to enjoy a form of entertainment, there should only be 1 of 2 replies:

1. Oh, I do that too, maybe we can do that together sometime.
2. Oh, I don't do that but it's cool you find it fun.

We really need to move past the idea that "Oh, you like X, then you MUST be this 1D character".


/yes, with obvious exceptions to people who call murder, arson, etc their entertainment.


3. Oh, I do that too, maybe we ca- wait, what faction do yo- DIE SCUM!
 
2013-03-19 05:43:19 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Giltric: Women, possibly effeminate male types, gravitate towards the nurturing classes. Has something to do with the natural caregiver instincts of the female half of the two genders.

When i last played WoW i went healer just because it took 8 people to kill them in PvP.

/PvP balance in that game is a joke


Yeah part of the problem with PVP balance in raid type PVE games is that the healers are built to keep a group of people alive.
 
2013-03-19 05:44:38 PM  

LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.


I have several different sets of armor/clothes depending on what I'm doing, all have different stats and enchantments. I have several sets of armor, a mage outfit, a stealth outfit and if I'm just running around the village I wear regular clothes. I even have an outfit specifically for blacksmithing and another for alchemy. I think you'll find your daughter isn't alone on this, that's why they call them role playing games.
 
2013-03-19 05:47:22 PM  

Girl Pants: Good. Now can we stop linking entertainment preferences with a whole load of stereotypes and smug bigotry?


No, because there will always be some truth to it in some way or another, a minority of people will always take that too far and say things they shouldn't be so confident about.

Statistics and psychology...

*shrugs*
 
2013-03-19 05:54:11 PM  

SultanofSchwing: I had an ex a long long time ago who was into video games and web culture and shiat like that, very artsy, did graphics and whatever.  Got irritating that she felt she had to remind me that she was "so nerdy" and a "gamer girl."

Luck would have it she was also a whore and a slut which made getting rid of that nightmare incredibly simple.


I think we dated the same scumbag.
 
2013-03-19 05:55:28 PM  
gamebane.com
 
2013-03-19 05:55:44 PM  
oyster.ignimgs.com

oblig.
 
2013-03-19 05:56:47 PM  

LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.


I thought in one of the elder games (morrowind or oblivion) what you wore would affect your speechcraft or how other npc liked you. If you wore rich clothing they liked you better than if you were in rags.
Maybe it was a core mod that added this though.
 
2013-03-19 06:01:40 PM  
Egoy3k:

My wife and I used to play COD on xbox live with another couple pretty regularly. We would encounter this often. Once my wife said something and some twit was astounded, so the other woman in the group said something and blew his mind. TWO girls! It's really fun when they start trolling to women too. See despite the bad rap that most COD players get at least half of them aren't complete morons and will dog-pile on the idiot kids.  It's not really even a matter of being a good community everyone hated 13 year old kids, and anyone making fun of girls was showing their youth.

Heh, the wife of one of my PSN buddies is a member of a pretty hardcore COD clan and they take a lot of pleasure in gang-stomping anybody who starts that kind of nonsense with her.
 
2013-03-19 06:02:35 PM  

WhippingBoy: [oyster.ignimgs.com image 651x1500]

oblig.


Yeah pretty much that.  It's not like gamer girls are smashing some social barrier like the right to vote or equal pay.  Shut up and play the game.
 
2013-03-19 06:08:16 PM  

andrewabc: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I thought in one of the elder games (morrowind or oblivion) what you wore would affect your speechcraft or how other npc liked you. If you wore rich clothing they liked you better than if you were in rags.
Maybe it was a core mod that added this though.


A lot of games have had that. I know the biatch clothing saleswoman in Skyrim would be a lot nicer to you if you were wearing the clothing she sold, otherwise she would treat you like dirt (unless you were of the same race). They mostly worked on what race you were though.

Fallout: New Vegas had faction armor that would give you approval ratings for wearing their gear around them, but would also get you immediately shot at in other places (like wearing NCR armor around Caesar's legion).
 
2013-03-19 06:10:59 PM  

PillsHere: Then I played WoW and the first woman I encountered in a raid guild manipulated the leader into letting her always be part of the raid despite her being the worst healer I've ever seen and then would cause him to rage log on the raid almost every week.  Then I really vowed to never deal with women in guilds again and the entire core of the guild left that guild and formed our own and we were awesome.I'm really not trying to be a betrayer of my gender, but in my experience they cause a lot of drama.  Not all of course, but the loudest/worst ones make us all look bad.


Ive been playing WoW for going on 7 years now. Ive known a lot of women in the game, many competent players. Ive also known a handful who were terrible players but still got invited to raids because they sent naked pictures to the GM. The few who wield their gender as an advantage "I just posted some pics from the beach on the guild forums, who wants to run me through a few dungeons? Teehee." give the rest a very bad name. Ive had guilds break up over scheduling conflicts, lack of interest, various things, its generally amicable. Ive never had a guild break up from drama that wasnt caused and perpetuated by the women.

"Well, im sorry youre not geared enough for naxx with the rest of us, but were not at the point we can carry anyone yet. Uh, no we cant/wont run you through dungeons during the day, we all play at night because the rest of us arent bored housewives. No were not going to run you through dungeons instead of raiding, if you want in, PUG stuff. No its not because youre a woman... Yes the young flirty girl gets people to run her through dungeons, no, i cant make anyone do the same for you..." That biatch broke up a 3 year old guild in the course of a few weeks... still bitter.
 
2013-03-19 06:15:22 PM  

SultanofSchwing: I had an ex a long long time ago who was into video games and web culture and shiat like that, very artsy, did graphics and whatever.  Got irritating that she felt she had to remind me that she was "so nerdy" and a "gamer girl."

Luck would have it she was also a whore and a slut which made getting rid of that nightmare incredibly simple.


That pretty much describes most gamer girls. The drama that occurs when girls enter into the gaming circles is quite hilarious. They are either desperate whores, or whore, whores. We had 2 actual pornstars in our guild in WoW, back when Top 10 US meant something. Oh the stories and how fun vent was.
 
2013-03-19 06:21:44 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: SultanofSchwing: I had an ex a long long time ago who was into video games and web culture and shiat like that, very artsy, did graphics and whatever.  Got irritating that she felt she had to remind me that she was "so nerdy" and a "gamer girl."

Luck would have it she was also a whore and a slut which made getting rid of that nightmare incredibly simple.

That pretty much describes most gamer girls. The drama that occurs when girls enter into the gaming circles is quite hilarious. They are either desperate whores, or whore, whores. We had 2 actual pornstars in our guild in WoW, back when Top 10 US meant something. Oh the stories and how fun vent was.




Am I the only one here that wouldn't mind playing video games with desperate whores?

/can't seem to find any whores that are into black ops, mass effect.
 
2013-03-19 06:27:47 PM  

way south: the money is in the banana stand: SultanofSchwing: I had an ex a long long time ago who was into video games and web culture and shiat like that, very artsy, did graphics and whatever.  Got irritating that she felt she had to remind me that she was "so nerdy" and a "gamer girl."

Luck would have it she was also a whore and a slut which made getting rid of that nightmare incredibly simple.

That pretty much describes most gamer girls. The drama that occurs when girls enter into the gaming circles is quite hilarious. They are either desperate whores, or whore, whores. We had 2 actual pornstars in our guild in WoW, back when Top 10 US meant something. Oh the stories and how fun vent was.

Am I the only one here that wouldn't mind playing video games with desperate whores?

/can't seem to find any whores that are into black ops, mass effect.


Well to clarify I meant "whore" as in "cheating whore."  There's rarely "good whores" in the flock, but there might be.  Then there's a good subsection of normal ones.  The remainder are typically hose beasts or incredibly volatile.
 
2013-03-19 06:38:01 PM  

MrEricSir: Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis


They...they don't? Jesus, I wish someone would tell me what this thing is for cause I'm totally clueless at this point.
 
2013-03-19 06:54:45 PM  

WhippingBoy: [oyster.ignimgs.com image 651x1500]

oblig.


If you're feeling a bit cruel and like stoking fires, a simple, "huh, didn't notice; you sound like a dude" would probably work well.

MrEricSir: Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis


Well, there was a company that created an abomination that looks like a PS Move mated with a fleshlight. Stuff of nightmares, that one.
 
2013-03-19 07:03:12 PM  

YodaBlues: MrEricSir: Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis

They...they don't? Jesus, I wish someone would tell me what this thing is for cause I'm totally clueless at this point.


it's a joystick for some one else to use to play you
 
2013-03-19 07:03:28 PM  
OLD NEWS.

EVERYONE has been playing video games since the late 1970s and early 1980s. We used to have these places called "arcades", and in these "arcades" they had all sorts of video games. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Man Jr., Asteroids, Space Invaders, Centipede, Millipede, Q*Bert, Dig Dug, Galaga, Vanguard, Bag Man, Super Bag Man, Joust, Dragon's Lair, Pole Position, Donkey Kong, Space War, Mr. Do, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros., Zaxxon, Amidar, Pooyan, Bubble Bobble, Mappy, Mappyland, Crystal Castles, Berserk, Elevator Action, Duck Hunt, Wild Gunman, Tapper, Qix, Tron, Gorf, Wizard of Wor, Venture, and many, many more.

At these "arcades", people of all ages and genders would put round shiny things called "quarters" or sometimes "tokens" into these video games. Boys, girls, men, women, transvestites, transsexuals... Everybody played these video games... And they kept on playing them at home. Pong, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Odyssey2, Intellivision, Colecovision, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Gameboy, and on and on. People kept playing these games.

Why, there were even hit songs on the radio about video games (Pac-Man Fever), and movies in the theaters about them, too!

When tablets, home computers, cell phones, and handheld gaming systems became popular, people kept playing these games. Men, Women, children. All ages. All sexual orientations. All shoe sizes.

Video games have been popular, mainstream entertainment since the late 1970s. By the 1990s they started made more money than Hollywood movies-- Another mainstream form of entertainment.

Girls playing video games is not remarkable or new. Your mom and grandma play video games. Your boring aunt plays video games. Unless they have some moral opposition to video games, most people in America play video games at least sometimes.

I do not understand why this "news" keeps coming up every few years. It's about as dumb as if they'd announce "Women Watch Movies!", "Women Enjoy Driving!" or "Girls Read Books That Aren't About Kissing!"
 
2013-03-19 07:03:32 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Well to clarify I meant "whore" as in "cheating whore."  There's rarely "good whores" in the flock, but there might be.  Then there's a good subsection of normal ones.  The remainder are typically hose beasts or incredibly volatile.


Depends on one's wallet.  With the size of mine, there are no good whores.  Sluts on the other hand, being free and all....

Yes please.

YodaBlues: MrEricSir: Breaking news: most video games don't require a penis

They...they don't? Jesus, I wish someone would tell me what this thing is for cause I'm totally clueless at this point.


Many games may as well, as they do require a competitive streak that tends to reside more in people who have a penis as part of their anatomy and the relevant hormones.

That said, competitive chicks are HOT, and as it ties in above, often slutty in my experience.  Indeed, studies show that couples that participate in stimulating activities (sports/rides) are more....stimulated in other areas as well.
 
2013-03-19 07:08:33 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I do not understand why this "news" keeps coming up every few years. It's about as dumb as if they'd announce "Women Watch Movies!"


Not really, a great portion of society still looks down on adults who play games in general, and women more so.

A news story oft repeated drills it in that it's perfectly ok for girls to play games.  There is a purpose to be served.

As much as you'd like to pretend otherwise, people who disagree with you and/or are less informed than you do still exist.
 
2013-03-19 07:21:09 PM  

omeganuepsilon: ZeroCorpse: I do not understand why this "news" keeps coming up every few years. It's about as dumb as if they'd announce "Women Watch Movies!"

Not really, a great portion of society still looks down on adults who play games in general, and women more so.

A news story oft repeated drills it in that it's perfectly ok for girls to play games.  There is a purpose to be served.

As much as you'd like to pretend otherwise, people who disagree with you and/or are less informed than you do still exist.



I was there in the arcades. I've seen adults of almost every social class playing video games. I've seen adults playing video games in bars, too, with little social stigma. Places like Dave & Busters STILL exist to cater to the adults who want to play a variety of video and arcade games, and they're quite popular.

arcadeheroes.com

img.gawkerassets.com

Women, men, different ages... GASP! What pariahs they must have been !!!!
 
2013-03-19 07:31:56 PM  
Oh, stop being a dipshiat.

Like I said, there are OTHER people who don't know.  That's who the "news" is for.  there exists a large population of people who's only real exposure to the world around them consists of the "news".  That's why it's called news, because for most people who see it, it is...ready for this...NEW.

If you know better, congrats, you've achieved being average, indeed, you may dip far below it in some areas, like intelligence and social skills.  You should be proud, you've come a long ways since you stopped trying to touch everyone in the arcade with your willy.

Come back next week sparky, maybe I can get some other people to help out, but I think we can teach you basic single digit addition, maybe explain how people other than you know things that you do not.  who know's, maybe by the time you are old enough to collect social security you'll not only be self aware, but recognize the fact that other people exist and live entirely different lives than yours.  The sky is the limit!

/or not  I don't have that much faith in fark's teaching ability.
 
2013-03-19 07:36:22 PM  
I had an ex that I thought would be interesting because she said she liked video games and wanted to play against me in SC4 (note I hate fighting games in general).

With the biggest handicap (me with lowest health, her with highest), I still killed her every match.

Then she got in a huge fight with me cause I told her friends where one of the hidden treasures in GoW3 was, WHILE THEY WERE READING DIRECTLY FROM THE PRIMA GUIDE.

It didn't last very long.
 
2013-03-19 07:46:55 PM  

hammer85: I had an ex that I thought would be interesting because she said she liked video games and wanted to play against me in SC4 (note I hate fighting games in general).

With the biggest handicap (me with lowest health, her with highest), I still killed her every match.

Then she got in a huge fight with me cause I told her friends where one of the hidden treasures in GoW3 was, WHILE THEY WERE READING DIRECTLY FROM THE PRIMA GUIDE.

It didn't last very long.


I mentioned competitive women above.  What you had was not a competitive woman, but a woman who expected to win.  There's a huge difference between the two.
 
2013-03-19 07:51:11 PM  

hammer85: I had an ex that I thought would be interesting because she said she liked video games and wanted to play against me in SC4 (note I hate fighting games in general).

With the biggest handicap (me with lowest health, her with highest), I still killed her every match.

Then she got in a huge fight with me cause I told her friends where one of the hidden treasures in GoW3 was, WHILE THEY WERE READING DIRECTLY FROM THE PRIMA GUIDE.

It didn't last very long.


It's the rule rather than the exception.  In online gaming, no one should know the person's gender, only that they are good or bad.  Problem is girls love to attract attention to the fact that they are girls.  Why?  Because it allows them to manipulate others for their own benefit.
 
2013-03-19 07:54:35 PM  
Possibly relevant CSB?

When I play an MMO I usually pick up a healer/tank class, because the easiest way to get a group is to...heal. DPS is ok, but there are billions of them, they're interchangable. Tanking is actual work, have to know where you're going, etc. So I heal. Because I'm lazy and it's the easiest way to get a group in most games that don't have decent cross-server LFG tools. It's not because I particularly love being support, it's just easy.

I do tend to pick the paladin types though, high armor/HP and healing over burst damage, but I hate dieing.
 
2013-03-19 07:56:33 PM  
We have a lot of women  in my Rift guild including two Australian women. Only one is a healer and none cause any drama. But then we are mostly over 25 which may play a part.
 
2013-03-19 08:21:55 PM  
To hell with that MMO crap. I want a woman who can play Contra with me without stealing my lives.
 
2013-03-19 08:38:29 PM  

omeganuepsilon: hammer85: I had an ex that I thought would be interesting because she said she liked video games and wanted to play against me in SC4 (note I hate fighting games in general).

With the biggest handicap (me with lowest health, her with highest), I still killed her every match.

Then she got in a huge fight with me cause I told her friends where one of the hidden treasures in GoW3 was, WHILE THEY WERE READING DIRECTLY FROM THE PRIMA GUIDE.

It didn't last very long.

I mentioned competitive women above.  What you had was not a competitive woman, but a woman who expected to win.  There's a huge difference between the two.


You know, I fully intended to let her win like I do occasionally with my wife, but she kept talking so much shiat that I just had to bury her.


Also, in the mmo world, the best healer I've ever seen was a chick, the best boom kin also was a girl, and I was their tank protector who would pretend to be them when puggers started getting lewd.

Also created the guild drama by causing a breakup between the gm and his gf, then sleeping with said gf, and then promptly getting kicked out of the guild, taking half of it with me.

I'd like to say it was worth it. But it wasn't.
 
2013-03-19 08:39:47 PM  
Click on my profile and scroll down.  The cute red-head is an avid video gamer.
 
2013-03-19 08:58:49 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Oh, stop being a dipshiat.

Like I said, there are OTHER people who don't know.  That's who the "news" is for.  there exists a large population of people who's only real exposure to the world around them consists of the "news".  That's why it's called news, because for most people who see it, it is...ready for this...NEW.

/or not  I don't have that much faith in fark's teaching ability.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

He's spot-on and you're a dipshiat.
 
2013-03-19 08:59:51 PM  
These pictures of arcades remind me that I must take a trip to Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR ASAP.
 
2013-03-19 09:01:41 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Oh, stop being a dipshiat.

Like I said, there are OTHER people who don't know. That's who the "news" is for. there exists a large population of people who's only real exposure to the world around them consists of the "news". That's why it's called news, because for most people who see it, it is...ready for this...NEW.


I think you're missing the point, chief.  It's that even if someone doesn't know about this, it still makes the news look ridiculous.  It's just not a story, and they chose to frame it in the stupidest possible way.  The 'Women are playing more games' story is stupid because, who cares the proportion of people playing games?  It's stupid because women have always been a pretty decent percentage of gamers.  And it's stupid because more men, and more of every demographic, are playing games.  They're trumping this up like there's something special about it, and there just isn't.

This isn't news, it's just a cheap ploy for ratings like most of the rest of the news.  They're lazily playing to stereotypes.  So besides being stupid, it's also a little annoying and pandering.
 
2013-03-19 09:15:35 PM  
Dear Aisha Tyler,

Nice poem there. But I don't understand one part. "Since I became dorm champ at Leisure Suit Larry. " Hmmmm. I never knew that LSL was a competitive game to become 'dorm champ'at?

/you still are an attention whore
/don't care if you are a 'gamer'
 
2013-03-19 09:34:46 PM  

IrishFarmer: The 'Women are playing more games' story is stupid because, who cares the proportion of people playing games?


No, informed society members know and don't care.  We are still the minority for now.  The "news" is not for us, hell, most of us don't even watch TV(Fark geek/hipster trope)..

You people place far too much faith in the unwashed masses, far too optimistic of their views of women and video games.

Does anyone not recall very recent blaming of video games(yet again) for acts of violence?  There are a LOT of people who buy into that bullshiat.  We almost need lighthearted news just to not scrape by the skin of our teeth when some lump of old conservatives decide they want to do something about these evil video games.

We even see many Democrats call into question violent video games(as did a tacky reporter in the video).  These are people "we" elected, regardless of party because all parties have some of this nonesense.

Also, as far as the point I "missed"

ZeroCrpse: EVERYONE has been playing video games since the late 1970s and early 1980s


ZeroCrpse: Everybody played these video games


See the absolutes?  Sure, "many" even "lots" of people were in arcades.  All of them?  Not so much.

Even today there is a "video games are for kids" mentality floating around.  Of course, some of that is largely dependent on where you live, so I can't blame you for not having exposure if that's the case.  That is why I went on about how one's experiences aren't the limit to the variety out there, not even necessarily indicative of a tendency.

We live in a society where people still rally in large numbers to the cause of barring vaccines because they cause autism, holocaust deniers, think gay marriage should be illegal, people who are racist, or think women's vagina's should be regulated, etc etc etc, and you all are going to defend the populace as a whole for being more up to date and in general, being sharper than I suggest....

I laugh at your terminal optimism.
 
2013-03-19 09:38:22 PM  
 
2013-03-19 09:45:18 PM  

Pixiest: Healing takes constant attention because the deeps always farking stand in the farking fire/poison/whatever. And the Tank always gets some burst damage from the mob which will kill him unless you're watching with your finger on the button.


Maybe you're just... bad?

I mean, not that there's anything wrong with that, room for all kinds in social games.

Or potentially your teammates are bad, that can do it too.  We used to intentionally invite some girl's kid brother to be the third healer on our raids just to give us something to do (he could somehow take damage even in single-target encounters where the tank had control, and he healed like a first-expansion druid despite WoW being on expansion four at that point).

It... it takes a lot of fail to overcome the sheer number-to-number advantage that healing has over PvE damage in the vast majority of MMOs, though.  WoW especially, you can essentially (or, depending on patch number, sometimes literally) render one target almost entirely invulnerable while not decreasing your output on another.  There's a reason why the 'straight healer' meta-design is being phased out entirely in modern MMOs like GW2 or Rifts in favor of hybridized restoration mechanics and map squad games like LoL base the support meta on crowd control and active buffs, the healer thing is far too simplistic to be all that much fun beyond the entertainment value of your group steamrolling another in PvP situations where your opponents don't have one, and that wears thin pretty fast.

//This is the running beef I had with WoW's game design that caused me to quite in spurts and then permanently, if that's not obvious from the rantiness.  I understand the accessibility concerns where they didn't want a priest dropping the ball or being new to ruin the game for everyone else, but that doesn't excuse how absurdly overpowered my priest, who wasn't even specced for healing until dual-spec became a thing, was in PvE since basically launch.
 
2013-03-19 10:06:43 PM  

Jim_Callahan: There's a reason why the 'straight healer' meta-design is being phased out entirely


To me the appeal of the healer was the things you could do to support your group beyond just healing. CC, debuffs, doing some extra damage.
They seem to understand that the tank has a role in doing extra damage too, but there doesn't seem to be much space for healers to do extra damage yet.
 
2013-03-19 10:34:02 PM  

spamdog: Jim_Callahan: There's a reason why the 'straight healer' meta-design is being phased out entirely

To me the appeal of the healer was the things you could do to support your group beyond just healing. CC, debuffs, doing some extra damage.
They seem to understand that the tank has a role in doing extra damage too, but there doesn't seem to be much space for healers to do extra damage yet.


What I saw with Rifts did it ok.  I'm really tempted to finally buy it and sub for a while.  Most fun I'd had in an MMO since WoW released.

//I'll probably get GW2 though.
 
2013-03-19 10:34:27 PM  

spamdog: Jim_Callahan: There's a reason why the 'straight healer' meta-design is being phased out entirely

To me the appeal of the healer was the things you could do to support your group beyond just healing. CC, debuffs, doing some extra damage.
They seem to understand that the tank has a role in doing extra damage too, but there doesn't seem to be much space for healers to do extra damage yet.


I know firsthand that healing shaman in wow regen mana from dealing damage (telluric currents), i think theres also something that a DoT (flame shock) will proc increased healing throughput. I switched to ele since mists though, so i could be wrong. Im pretty sure that sort of thing is one of the design focuses behind the Monk class, and im 99% sure Disc Priests and Palys have their own damage into healing things.
 
2013-03-19 10:40:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Inigo: [i.imgur.com image 671x367]

You'd think an earl would know the difference between 'to' and 'too'


Earls aren't that bright.  They don't need to be; they just show up, and everyone tells them how great they are.

/they also can't parallel park worth a damn.
 
2013-03-19 10:52:13 PM  

Cyno01: spamdog: Jim_Callahan: There's a reason why the 'straight healer' meta-design is being phased out entirely

To me the appeal of the healer was the things you could do to support your group beyond just healing. CC, debuffs, doing some extra damage.
They seem to understand that the tank has a role in doing extra damage too, but there doesn't seem to be much space for healers to do extra damage yet.

I know firsthand that healing shaman in wow regen mana from dealing damage (telluric currents), i think theres also something that a DoT (flame shock) will proc increased healing throughput. I switched to ele since mists though, so i could be wrong. Im pretty sure that sort of thing is one of the design focuses behind the Monk class, and im 99% sure Disc Priests and Palys have their own damage into healing things.


Death knight blood tanks are also awesome healers.

I ran death strike + rune tap (+glyph) and would keep my entire party alive during safety dance.
 
2013-03-19 11:15:23 PM  
All of that and nothing about any specific girl gamers?  No Acer Scarlett or MegumixBear or anything like that?  Why not advertise some of the actually talented girl gamers instead of having a generic piece exclaiming what most gamers already knew about.
 
2013-03-19 11:29:39 PM  

PanicMan: Everyone I know under the age of 40 plays games, in one way or another.  And a few that are over.  Gender is not a factor.


Not me. But in either case, playing games and being a gamer are two different things. I like to go bowling every once in a while. But with frequency of doing so and my level of skill I wouldn't call myself a bowler.

And because this is Fark, keep your Scotsman stuff to yourself. Don't be "that guy" and you know damn well what I mean.
 
2013-03-19 11:40:12 PM  
In WoW I do all 3 roles. When leveling I tend to tank or heal because getting groups is faster. Also, so many tanks and healbots are awful. "You suck, I'll just do it myself", basically. I have 4 tanks and 3 healers. I get regular compliments for both roles. Green-bar-whack-a-mole can be fun but it's usually fairly uninteresting.

I love it when girls are gamers who can match me. Sitting next to a girl who can match or beat me in games is, to be honest, attractive. You like Tetris and The Sims? Kinda cool. You can match me kill for kill in Halo and Smash Bros? Hot. It's too bad that girls like that are rare as hell and are even more rarely single. Blah.
 
2013-03-20 12:04:17 AM  

CtrlAltDestroy: And because this is Fark, keep your Scotsman stuff to yourself. Don't be "that guy" and you know damn well what I mean.


By the way, that wasn't directed at you, PanicMan. Just people in general. Mea culpa.
 
2013-03-20 12:23:17 AM  

omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.


I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?
 
2013-03-20 12:38:40 AM  

CtrlAltDestroy: PanicMan: Everyone I know under the age of 40 plays games, in one way or another.  And a few that are over.  Gender is not a factor.

Not me. But in either case, playing games and being a gamer are two different things. I like to go bowling every once in a while. But with frequency of doing so and my level of skill I wouldn't call myself a bowler.

And because this is Fark, keep your Scotsman stuff to yourself. Don't be "that guy" and you know damn well what I mean.


Gamer =/= occasional player of games.

IMO, a gamer is one who plays a lot of games, and frequently.
Hmm, since we're playing the analogue game..
Same way
A guy who marries his first love and has only had sex with her is not a womanizer.  He is also quite likely to have no idea what he's missing, may be married to a total super-biatch and be none the wiser.

Playing Mini golf does not make you a golfer.
Playing guitar hero does not make one a musician.
Driving a vehicle with a manual transmission does not make you a professional racecar driver.  It's a hatchback dude, give it up already.
Playing with Legos(awesome as it is) does not make one an Architect.


You've got to play enough games(and know the mechanics well) within a genre to be able to make an informed decision based on your tastes and the merits and flaws of a variety of games.

As some say, WoW has a huge following, but that's the first and last game many of those people will ever play.

I laugh when gamer friends and family are all talking about various games, and some random non gamer keeps bringing up about WoW because that's all he's ever known, well, besides angry birds and farmville and sudoku.

You know who does that?  Children.

No offense to WoW players that are possibly fledgling gamers, but I strongly encourage that you expand your horizons asap.  There are hundreds of games out there that won't suck the life out of you.

No offense to people that don't want to move on.  Sometimes you get lucky and WoW is perfect, or you don't have time to move on to other games.

No offense, but you are not gamers. The beauty in it is that you don't have to be.  Gamers are no better than anyone else.  Sure, same with all groups, you get elitist assholes, but no more here than anyone else.  Having played more games is not a status symbol of any sort.  Being a gamer only represents the ability to engage others on a wide variety of games.  That's it.

The only reason a lot of gamers take issue with non-gamers, is that, in my mind, when non gamers use games for small talk.  It's akin to saying "Hot enough for ya'?" No, I'd prefer it be over 110, god damn morons.

YMMV, but small talk like that is a pet peeve, more so when it comes to a hobby I actually take interest in.  I have some "almost" gamers in my family.  They play a lot of games, but never really get to know them.  They may be in the middle of a discussion about the game, and the mere whisper of anything else from someone in the background and it's as if the house caught on fire, couldn't care less about gaming at that point in time.  Boom, off to watch a movie, or step out side or anything, as if they were saved from talking about video games, oh the horror.

THAT is what bugs me about a lot of people that call themselves gamers who really aren't, and why I like to make the distinction.  They simply don't care, but like the geek chic image it gives them, to them it is a status thing almost.  They can brainlessly play a game like people turn into zombies and fall asleep with the tv on.

If you're not interested in talking about other games, don't horn in on the discussion just to desert it the second something else comes up.  That's not being a gamer, that's being very lonely and needy.

/rant

My bad, just got to rolling and it went.
Well, I finished my snack..about 5 minutes ago, back to Skyrim.
 
2013-03-20 12:50:21 AM  

razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?


They encourage it in WoW.

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2013-03-20 12:56:41 AM  
Story keeps moving up in the tab, stealth sponsored link?  Cuz I ain't clicking on Kotaku.
 
2013-03-20 12:58:21 AM  
yeah, but the don't play FPS or RTS because you can't play dress up with magic spells.
 
2013-03-20 01:17:58 AM  
I remember a friend's girlfriend characterizing Diablo 2 as "Fashion accessorizing for boys". I still get a chuckle out of that even today.

Also, can I just play video games without having to justify it as being "art" or "not just for children" or "not just for males"? Some people have a real political bent when it comes to games and it is pretty much the antithesis of fun.
 
2013-03-20 01:28:01 AM  

spamdog: I remember a friend's girlfriend characterizing Diablo 2 as "Fashion accessorizing for boys". I still get a chuckle out of that even today.


No, that's Team Fortress 2.

/hats
//HAAATTTTSSS
 
2013-03-20 01:37:52 AM  

Geotpf: Team Fortress 2.


How anyone still plays that, I don't know.
 
2013-03-20 01:44:17 AM  

Geotpf: spamdog: I remember a friend's girlfriend characterizing Diablo 2 as "Fashion accessorizing for boys". I still get a chuckle out of that even today.

No, that's Team Fortress 2.

/hats
//HAAATTTTSSS


That feel when you played Rockband until your eyes glazed over so you could complete your guitarists outfit.
 
2013-03-20 01:52:08 AM  

razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?


Well... once I found the female Forsworn armor, there was no need to wear anything else ever again.
/Which reminds me, I should GIS some cosplay
 
2013-03-20 01:54:24 AM  
As someone who has been playing video games since I could crawl, I feel like I should care about this story. I've got two nieces that play games, as well as multiple female friends. It's just old news.
 
2013-03-20 03:05:45 AM  

Cyno01: razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?

They encourage it in WoW.

[i.imgur.com image 301x148] [i.imgur.com image 333x249]
  [i.imgur.com image 335x285] [i.imgur.com image 330x280]


Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?
 
2013-03-20 03:39:42 AM  

razyjean: Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?


It's useful in WoW.  Let's you cook food that, as long as you eat it for long enough(like 15 seconds usually) it gives you a buff of some kind that lasts an hour.  It's not required by a long shot, but it does help.

There's a small handful of women in my wow guild.  I only really get along with one of them.

/doesn't have much to add
 
2013-03-20 03:52:49 AM  

razyjean: Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?


Depends on the game, though many do have the options.  I can't recall rightly for WoW though, someone else will have to field that.  I think Dev's over all are realizing that some people like it, but others hate having to do gathering and crafting to get what they want.  It's often overcome with auction houses, or being completely not needed but included for people who dig it for it's own sake.

Typically, food is more or less useless compared to potions in normal game play.  I've never been tempted to play "hardcore" where I have to eat and drink to survive(New Vegas had that...doesn't sound fun), but that's usually not within the scope of mmo's either.

Guild Wars 2 made food more of a buff item(+ magic find, and various stat/skill buffs).  Not sure it's worth tedious craft grinding though.

I tend to skip all crafting if able.  A guy can farm for drops, vendor the crap and sell good stuff in auction houses and buy what he needs in a LOT less time.  That goes for most mmo's I've played anyhow.  Never had currency be a big issue in such games.
 
2013-03-20 04:07:33 AM  

Scruffinator: razyjean: Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?

It's useful in WoW.  Let's you cook food that, as long as you eat it for long enough(like 15 seconds usually) it gives you a buff of some kind that lasts an hour.  It's not required by a long shot, but it does help.

There's a small handful of women in my wow guild.  I only really get along with one of them.

/doesn't have much to add


WoW has a wide variety of cooking recipes, too.  You can fish (and grow crops now, in Mists of Pandaria), so ingredients are pretty easy to come by.  WoW has a whole lot of things you can do for fun besides killing monsters and visiting dungeons.

/Played a damned good cleric in EverQuest.  A female gamer friend of mine (not a grrl) who also played EQ jokes that it was like the Harvard of MMOs because grouping skills were so crucial and each group member had to be good at their role.  She and I have played several other MMOs together since then including WoW, and when we've grouped with other people we would get complimented on how well we functioned as part of a group.
 
2013-03-20 05:18:01 AM  
Thats funny.
My was our MT and I healed until joint issues made sitting and button mashing for extended periods just to painful.
Sucks because she actually loved progression raiding but didn't want to raid once I stopped.
 
2013-03-20 05:19:43 AM  
My wife*

Damn, time to put the Maker's down for the evening.
 
2013-03-20 05:23:01 AM  
The 3 women in my EVE Corp are ruthless biatches. We love them.
 
2013-03-20 11:39:12 AM  

omeganuepsilon: razyjean: Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?

Depends on the game, though many do have the options.  I can't recall rightly for WoW though, someone else will have to field that.  I think Dev's over all are realizing that some people like it, but others hate having to do gathering and crafting to get what they want.  It's often overcome with auction houses, or being completely not needed but included for people who dig it for it's own sake.

Typically, food is more or less useless compared to potions in normal game play.  I've never been tempted to play "hardcore" where I have to eat and drink to survive(New Vegas had that...doesn't sound fun), but that's usually not within the scope of mmo's either.

Guild Wars 2 made food more of a buff item(+ magic find, and various stat/skill buffs).  Not sure it's worth tedious craft grinding though.

I tend to skip all crafting if able.  A guy can farm for drops, vendor the crap and sell good stuff in auction houses and buy what he needs in a LOT less time.  That goes for most mmo's I've played anyhow.  Never had currency be a big issue in such games.


They made it easier to level cooking in WoW by adding a catch up mechanic needing materials that can be purchased for a few gold up to a certain level, eventually emptying into current-level cooking. Afterward, you can put the time in to get up to max cooking for 300 stat foods or just stay at the barebones level and get 250 stats, it's not too big a deal. There's also feasts that give up to 275 stats that feed multiple people, so one person in your guild could potentially provide stat buffs for everyone with relatively minor input on their own part. I haven't actively farmed for ingredients since I took the time to level up my cooking (all 6 [!] branches of it) and I've still got feasts I'm trying to get rid of from 3 months ago. As for people using the auction house to skip professions, that's a definite thing. I get a few 300 stat foods from free daily food bags which I hold onto some for guildmates who want it, but sell most of it for decent prices. Not bad for the only effort being remembering to click an item in my bags once a day.
 
2013-03-21 01:00:05 AM  

razyjean: Cyno01: razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?

They encourage it in WoW.

[i.imgur.com image 301x148] [i.imgur.com image 333x249]
  [i.imgur.com image 335x285] [i.imgur.com image 330x280]

Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?



Cooking was awesome in Star Wars Galaxies.

SWG had possibly the best trade/crafts and resource set up in any MMO ever.

You actually had to find resources and track them down rather than going to the same place time and time again. Some resources would spawn for weeks while others would spawn for a few hours.

Even the resource gathering mini game was pretty awesome. It was truly a game where you could be a Luke Skywalker type or a Moisture farmer making billions in credits gathering and selling resources.
 
2013-03-21 12:30:01 PM  
Water wet, as a short male I have fewer dating opportunities and fewer career opportunities.
 
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