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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
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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.
 
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