I don’t play WoW, but I find this to be true for most online gaming. I know I refuse to use a mic and talk while playing most online games. I’m not saying it is that way for everything, but for some.
The same with a lot of multiplayer games, Once In LOL while playing Morgana, I was asked my gender and I answered female, the rest of my team sans my partner started to ask me to suck their cock and message them after game to arrange skype cam. It’s degrading, what’s worst, I was blamed for the lossing of the game. While the boys were busy typing they got killed and said I distracted them.
So now I just say male, or don’t answer, but my main is Sokara, a healing based player. I’m congratulated as a male for taking on a role no one wants, and it’s so unusual that a guy would want that.
So when guy’s complain about there ‘not being many girls’ in gaming, I want to slap them in the face, then print out ever instance of a female getting harassed for her gender and dump it on his head, and lock him in a room where he can only hear the shitty comments over mic that have been spoken.
I took my girlfriend to an improv show the other night and during intermission we were passionately arguing over whether half a 5 Hour Energy shot would give you 2.5 hours of energy or 5 hours of half-assed energy so we turned around to ask the opinions of the three people behind us and one of them said “Are all your arguments like this because we heard you in the lobby earlier fighting over the right way to pronounce ‘egg’?”