I am not a dedicated raider, but I love raiding. Since I can never commit to the raiding schedules that guilds require of their raiders, I am in a constant state of pugging. When I'm not actively in a pug, I am scanning the trade channel looking for one that will have all the qualities required to be successful- gear, experience, patience, and maybe a little bit of luck. When I find such a group, I'm ecstatic. But more often than not, I face group after group of impatient, inexperienced, and under geared scrubs who simply want to be carried to the final boss so they can get their [EPIC LOOT] Those groups often end in a way that everyone who has ever pugged is familiar with- people getting frustrated and leaving. But every now and then, there is a group that fails so bad, the fail is almost a win, in and of itself, for being such a unique level of fail.

Those are the groups this blog is about.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Why girls don't play wow

Really, guys, really?
In reality, we do play. There's a lot of us who play and we're pretty decent, too. We just don't tell you that we play. There's a reason, too. Lots of reasons, actually.
  • Why don't you get back in the kitchen?
  • Where's mah sammich?!
  • Well, yeah. you're a girl, but you must be some hideous beast living in your parents basement.
  • You're not really a girl- you're just some creep using voice changing software.
  • Tits or gtfo!
  • Where do you live?
  • How big are your tits?
  • Do you have a boyfriend?
  • *heavy mouth breathing*
Do any of those sound familiar?

We don't tell you boys we're girls because when we do we get bombarded by the above. We don't get it from all of you, probably not even from a majority. But the ones who do say that crap are so annoying that it sticks.
Like this guy:
Just makes you think.... wtf?
Thank goodness, that cretin was kicked out of the guild like... less than an hour later.

Imo, you guys take the whole "anonymity on the internet" thing way too seriously. Just because you're behind a screen doesn't mean that behaving like an asshole is acceptable. Some of the things you boys say... if you were really so stupid as to say them in real life to a girl, do you think that your jackassery is somehow going to make her like you?

Hell. The shit you guys say to try and be funny isn't even something close knit groups say to each other, much less random strangers.
Yes. It's creepy.
It's not funny. It's not ironic. It's not even vaguely entertaining. Highlighting the fact that you are a total social imbecile isn't even vaguely humorous. It's sad, pathetic, annoying, and yes- creepy.

So the next time you get pugged with a girl, or discover that one of your guildmates is female, reign in your immaturity, resist the urge to ask for naked pictures, and just say hello. You'll get a lot further being polite than being creepy.

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