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I'll be taking a break from the site, at least until it finds a new punching bag than feminism. I want to keep fighting the good fight, but I'm tired. To paraphrase Theoden, what can one do against such reckless hate? I came here to be entertained, not to have to defend women's rights and basic common sense on every third post. This isn't quitting in a huff, it's that can't keep commenting, but I can't in good conscience be on the site and say nothing. Goodbye admin, goodbye all, for the moment.
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#171 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/22/2014) [-]
so as long as we stay invisible it's ok? and it doesn't even matter what we say/don;t say. I don't go around saying "hey I'm a girl gamer look at me" yet I still get dick pics and shit-talk, not just normal trash-talk like "you suck at games", I mean rape threats and how I'm an inferior being because I was born with a pussy instead of a dick. I'm just trying to communicate with my team, sometimes I don't even have to be talking, I changed my avatar to be more "masculine" (it was a black cat), but you guys can still tell by gamertag/online ID and I'm not willing to change that because I have the same name for all my gaming devices and you can't change it on PSN without starting your trophies over.
#172 - ripgeckosncherios (05/22/2014) [-]
I don't know what game you are playing and I may not be the most qualified in this matter, since I do not play a large variety of games, but I never experienced this ever. Your gamertag would have to be something close to FemaleGamer1992 for people to straight away decide you are female based on your name.
I also don't see why anyone would go from cat avatar to a girl playing behind that avatar o_O
And it seems that you are mostly talking about voicechat games, and as I said, sadly I dont have any experience with those. In other games, mostly LoL, I don't believe that this type of abuse exists.
I mean sure, what does happen is taht you thought someone was funny and added them after the game, maybe using a voice connection after a couple of games, but by then most people would actually know you and I doubt they would react negatively.
I guess my experience pool is at the end jsut to limited to really contribute to this
#179 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/23/2014) [-]
1) My ID involves my name so yes they can tell I'm a girl without it being "grill gamer"-like.
2) I don't see a lot of guys with cat avatars, it's pretty safe to assume that someone with a cat as their avatar is going to be a girl.
3) So because you have never experienced it, that means it doesn't exist? Especially after admitting that you don't play much other than LoL. Have you not seen women posting online the kinds of messages they receive when playing on Xbox LIVE?
4) I'm not even sure what you were getting at in the second to last sentence, but I don't add people AND THEN they say horrible things. It's usually when I'm waiting in the lobby of a multiplayer match, you know with people who AREN'T on my friends list.
#184 - ripgeckosncherios (05/23/2014) [-]
1) Okay fair enough, I understand how that would be a problem, on a side note, why? I dont know anyone that has their name in their ID. But if you dont want to change it taht is understandable
2) Personally I think cats are pretty genderneutral, not that this matters really
3) Yeah as I said, I never noticed anything happen like this in any games I played. But as I said my experience is probably to limited, and no, I have never seen messages of xbox live posted online. Speaking off xbox live: voicechat. The main reason why I think this problem exists if it does, which is something you have convinced me of by now
4) Well here we are again at voicechat, I guess the games you play have voicechat in the lobby. My point was: If there isnt voicechat in the game you are playing, then i dont think people wil react negatively, and you could THEN use personalised voicechat, whcih I do commonly with people I know. If the voicechat is public however I understand how it could be a problem.
#102 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/22/2014) [-]
Thank you twistedwoodthing for speaking up. I don't really care about female characters clothes or how many female leads are in video games, but I do care about the amount of hostility and verbal abuse us female gamers get. People say we should just accept it, but that's like if you guys wanted to learn to play guitar and whenever you went to guitar class or starting strumming in the park, a bunch of females would come up to you and say "you can't play guitar!", "you're just playing because you want our attention", "do you even know who invented the guitar?".and ya at first you just brush it off, but if it happened 80% of the time you picked up the guitar, year after year, don't you think it would start to wear you down and that maybe, just maybe, you'd want it to change?
#13 - seymion (05/22/2014) [-]
You can get free stuff on MMO's by pretending to be, or by being, female. Girls who write reviews or complaints get either ignored or downright hated upon just because the writer is female and therefore trying to ruin video games for everyone else.
So yea people seem to give a shit, at least the loudest of the howler monkeys do.
Girls who the the "imma girl" thing are annoying though I'll give you that
#6 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/22/2014) [-]
So you didn't look at the picture carefully enough? It shows, and I can confirm it having grown up in the 90s, that anyone who played video games up untill maybe10 years ago were considered nerds of the highest caliber. So it's more like the 'nerd culture' is giving back what was handed to them for so many years.
#106 - jarelk (05/22/2014) [-]
Honestly sounds to me like beta reasoning. How about just let everyone enjoy whatever the fuck they want to enjoy without labeling them?
#30 - buriedstpatrick (05/22/2014) [-]
This sort of mentality is what starts wars, you know.
It shouldn't be girls that are interested in a subculture's fault that the previous generation was hostile towards that culture. Fucking imbrace it like a man. Or maybe you deserve being treated like shit, when you treat them like shit.
#14 - seymion (05/22/2014) [-]
It changes from person to person and place to place I think, I've gone to several different schools in different countries and the opinion ranges from downright nerd bashing to being the norm.
The perceived persecution has become an integral part of the gamer Oh how I loathe that word culture mindset.
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#18 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/22/2014) [-]
Man fuck you. Am I trolling yet?
Seriously, why is everything called trolling lately? Like, maybe some people just have shit opinions and don't care what anyone thinks.
#49 - twistedwoodthing (05/23/2014) [-]
I didn't call you a troll for disagreeing with me about a band, you literally said women are good for nothing but cooking and sex. That can only mean one thing:
1) it was a very bad attempt at sarcasm
2) you're trying to get a rise out of people
3) you're so stupid that you actually believe that.
Frankly, calling you a troll is a compliment because it means I just think you're being obnoxious for fun, rather than being enough of an idiot to believe what you say.
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Seeing as the party COMPLETELY ignored this task, in favor of doing something more trivial, the person was successful in becoming a Lich and was able to summon his army of undead, and armies of undead usually go around killing every living thing, thus why the town was, well, killed by an army of undead
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