Apparently, there’s a Guild Wars 2 Girls website!
So I checked it out and joined as well. You can head over to the website and check the group’s aim of creating such community. Guys are of course welcome too!
Site here ==» http://www.guildwars2girls.com/
If you have Facebook, you can join the group as well!
They do things that normal GW2 players do…
…BUT WITH VAGINAS.
Seriously, can we just… stop this, please? Is it true that statistically speaking, more men play most video games than women? Yes, yes it is. However, that doesn’t mean that having a vagina and playing video games makes you some super sugoi special snowflake and that everyone with a vagina needs to huddle in their secret treehouse NO BOYS ALLOWED TEEHEE.
In the gaming scene girls are way underrepresented, and often you might wonder what it would be like to play with other girls.
The year is 2012, not 1998. The gaming community might still be predominantly male, particularly in certain genres, but for fuck’s sake finding a woman in a game isn’t like sighting the Loch Ness Monster wearing a fucking feather boa anymore.
Furthermore, do you know what it’s like to play video games with other girls? SPOILER ALERT: NO DIFFERENT. This might come as a surprise to all six of you who still think your ability to birth humans from your given/chosen genitalia makes you some sort of gaming unicorn, butno one over the age of twelve gives a shit.
My WoW guild is predominantly female. No1curr. One of our bestest guild friends in WoW has predominantly females in their officer positions. Some of the best raiders I’ve ever met are female. One of the best RBG Prot Warriors I know has a vagina. Newsflash: Nobody cares that anyone has a vagina over the age of 14 and if you think your vagina still makes you special you need to get the fuck out of the gaming community.
If you really need to be worshipped for being a rarity on the internet go be a goddamned transethnic German otherkin or some shit.
Hello there. I appreciate your reaction on this matter, but you might have mistaken why this group/website exists. As member of the group (just joined recently), I’d like to respond to your concern in a nice way.
1. There’s no way we need to be worshiped. In fact, we highly acknowledge the presence of female gamers in gaming, and thus one of the purpose of the website. It is a “a community where girls can find other girls to hang out with and share their love for playing Guild Wars 2”. I suggest you go over the website first and read its purpose. :) http://www.guildwars2girls.com/
2. I don’t see why you need to point out the “guild is predominantly female” and “females in their officer positions”. You just said that having a vagina doesn’t make us special, but those statements does indeed suggest female gamers are special. But yes, I definitely agree that we are equal with guys in all aspects. We can make a guild of females or we can run a guild even though we’re female (I was, in fact, a guild leader for 3 years, where only 10% of the members were girls). It doesn’t matter! That’s not the reason why GW2Girls community is created.
3. We, female gamers, don’t want to be judged because of our gender. We play a game to have fun with other people, no matter what their gender is. But the way you reacted, you misrepresented us. Please don’t group this community with the “kind of female gamers you have pictured in your mind”.
4. A quick reminder: We need respect too, just like every other human being.
I hope this doesn’t offend you. I just felt the need to respond.
This is probably one of the reasons why ArenaNet’s Community Manager Ms. Regina Buenaobra will be speaking on “Go Make Me A Sandwich”: Barriers to Women’s Participation in Online and Fan Spaces in GeekGirlCon. (haha. segway lol)
Hey! I recently joined this guild (see: today) and for the most part, the ladies involved are pretty neat. And I think gamettescribe has it right: a lot of people misunderstand why this guild was made.
I was skeptical myself, at first, in case the point of it was to make a big deal about being girls who play games for the sake of being girls who play games. But so far, all I’ve seen is a lot of discussions about “What are you going to roll at release?” “What server are you going to be on?” “Who’s interested in PvP/WvW?” and so forth. This is a safe space for the girls who play GW2, rather than a girls-only man-hating club filled with the really bad stereotype of gamer girls.
You know the ones I’m talking about - “Buy me armor! I’m a girl!” I’m as annoyed as you, though I’m just as annoyed at the men who treat women who play games like something helpless and buyable. Both parties need to calm down and relearn social interactions. But I’m off-topic now, because I haven’t seen a single girl who thinks that way in this whole guild!
I think another big goal is to be seen. Usually, gamers assume every other person is a guy, which just isn’t true. It would be nice if people started noticing the women who are just doing their own thing, rather than only being exposed to the women who are announcing that they are women for the sake of getting preferential treatment (generally speaking). Surprisingly, men who are doing their own thing and women who are doing their own thing act exactly the same, which ultimately makes the women invisible.
If I can do something that shows the gaming community that hey, there are actually a lot of women out there, and hey, they’re playing the same way men do - then I’ll do it. And if this guild goes where I hope it’s going, it’ll do exactly that.