Female Players - A Quick Story

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Metaphisto

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10-07-2012

Bob does your wife still leave the house? I only ask because as Bilbo Baggins says "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door." Do you post notes on random telephone poles asking people to be nice? I've had people attempt to harm me in real life, I'd expect nothing less from our 'friends' on the internet. Thick skin is a godsend, friend.

As to women not playing in a toxic community, well let's just say that they are part of this toxic community even if internet memes say they are not.

To play the devil's advocate with your points:

1. Half this game is not cooperation. Half this game's player base is children or people who behave like children. This is what I call "internet syndrome." And, really, with a name like RainbowUnicorn I would think the player would be male and has a male partner.

2. LoL has a relatively simple learning curve for learning the basics. Play DotA 1, 2, or HoN and see what a learning curve really is. Yeah, that isn't the best argument because what I think is difficult someone else will think is easy and so on, but that is the argument you'll get on GD. Also, youtube, I have been told, has a plethora of videos on laning, farming, zoning, and so on. It may help. Also, nice plug on letting us know who wears the pants in your marriage :P

3. Create something women can attach to...hmmm....The only thing I can come up with is to have Garen and Lux make a baby champion or for Ezreal and Taric to adopt a caster minion that makes his way to a league champion. Would they work? Or maybe a rainbow unicorn since it is very similar to your wife's user name? The point is different women attach to different things. Some may like Nasus, others may like Lux. Even more might hate the game because they think it sucks. What can every single woman attach to? I'll let you think a minute and then give you the answer....................................NOTHING.

4. This will create more problems than not. Seriously, if a league just for females is created you, Riot, and everyone who supports it is saying that females are worse at video games than men. Plus, if you were to ask females they most likely wouldn't want to be segregated. And if only females can play in both leagues and males cannot a ****storm will appear. I see it now:
"Welcome to Internet Gender Wars 2012! Because women still need to be reminded they should be in the kitchen!" This is suicide.


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Efstratios

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10-07-2012

No women in the pro leagues? Maybe because there is no pro female player yet.


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Eletale

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10-07-2012

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Originally Posted by fishFUNK View Post
Female players - If you TLDR the above post, I would like to play LoL naked with you all day... I am dreamy.
This is the reason we can't have nice things.


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xxJerryBerry

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10-07-2012

Women are not as great as brushing insults off...? What? And as a female myself, I wouldn't like a separate league. If women want to compete, they can join the regular tournaments. Do not set us apart please, it will only make room for more insults.

And if your wife doesn't tell her team mates that she's female, then how do they find out? Because if you're just saying she's being insulted and because she's a woman she can't take it, this is a dumb post.


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Bittlez

Senior Member

10-07-2012

All of you flamers, derailers, and QQrs about how it's sexism for a womens league need to be spaded, shot, and cremated.

Seriously.. the insults thrown around because of a well written post that involves women? God help us if gamers rule the world.

****ing disrespectful c.u.n.ts


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Olaeceae

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10-07-2012

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Originally Posted by Metaphisto View Post
Bob does your wife still leave the house? I only ask because as Bilbo Baggins says "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door." Do you post notes on random telephone poles asking people to be nice? I've had people attempt to harm me in real life, I'd expect nothing less from our 'friends' on the internet. Thick skin is a godsend, friend.

As to women not playing in a toxic community, well let's just say that they are part of this toxic community even if internet memes say they are not.

To play the devil's advocate with your points:

1. Half this game is not cooperation. Half this game's player base is children or people who behave like children. This is what I call "internet syndrome." And, really, with a name like RainbowUnicorn I would think the player would be male and has a male partner.

2. LoL has a relatively simple learning curve for learning the basics. Play DotA 1, 2, or HoN and see what a learning curve really is. Yeah, that isn't the best argument because what I think is difficult someone else will think is easy and so on, but that is the argument you'll get on GD. Also, youtube, I have been told, has a plethora of videos on laning, farming, zoning, and so on. It may help. Also, nice plug on letting us know who wears the pants in your marriage :P

3. Create something women can attach to...hmmm....The only thing I can come up with is to have Garen and Lux make a baby champion or for Ezreal and Taric to adopt a caster minion that makes his way to a league champion. Would they work? Or maybe a rainbow unicorn since it is very similar to your wife's user name? The point is different women attach to different things. Some may like Nasus, others may like Lux. Even more might hate the game because they think it sucks. What can every single woman attach to? I'll let you think a minute and then give you the answer....................................NOTHING.

4. This will create more problems than not. Seriously, if a league just for females is created you, Riot, and everyone who supports it is saying that females are worse at video games than men. Plus, if you were to ask females they most likely wouldn't want to be segregated. And if only females can play in both leagues and males cannot a ****storm will appear. I see it now:
"Welcome to Internet Gender Wars 2012! Because women still need to be reminded they should be in the kitchen!" This is suicide.
This. Too damn true.


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xxJerryBerry

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10-07-2012

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Originally Posted by TehPumpkin View Post
All of you flamers, derailers, and QQrs about how it's sexism for a womens league need to be spaded, shot, and cremated.

Seriously.. the insults thrown around because of a well written post that involves women? God help us if gamers rule the world.

****ing disrespectful c.u.n.ts
Some of us disagreeing with the post are females ourselves. I have nothing against my own gender and I'm am not disrespecting anything. I am DISAGREEING with it. Everybody has their own opinion, and I believe that this would spawn more insults and sexist comments.

WOMEN DO NOT NEED THEIR OWN LEAGUE. They are capable of competing with male gamers. This is a video game, not basket ball or soccer. We are all on an equal playing field.


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Malak al Maut

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10-07-2012

Do you escort your wife everywhere for fear of her getting harassed by males? It's a video game, not a test of physical prowess. The game just so happens to be on the internet; where people are often at their worst. Honestly, bad attitudes just come with the turf. She has to be prepared to deal with it, for her own sake. Your suggestions, though well intentioned, will ultimately set the cause of women in video game culture back.

"They are women, dainty, weak, inferior - they require protection from us men". That is all I'm getting out of your post.


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MasterofSFL

Senior Member

10-07-2012

And another ignorant player hits the forums, again.

Look buddy, far be it from me to sit here and tell you to not care about your wife's feeling, but this is the internet. Ya, it's a place full of anonymous individuals who feel the need to vent their frustrations out on others because they know there is little to no repercussion to doing so. This is like Basic Internet 101.

If your wife is having trouble dealing with this, well, she has two options, learn to cope or stop playing. There are two measures she can take in order to keep the large majority of players from ever even reaching, /All chat block and mutes.

The fact that she is a woman should play no part in any of this, the instant she logs on her gender is moot and trying to create a "woman's only" branch only reinforces this idea that woman need to have their separate everything because "They can't be as good" or "can't take the punishment."

In the end, you need to tell her to grow up, stop taking what pricks say so seriously and play the game. If she can't do that, she needs to find something that doesn't entail being insulted. You need to stop playing white knight for her and also grow up, her being a woman doesn't instantly mean she needs you to fight the world to make it a "safer" place for her to play, she's a grown adult.


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Metaphisto

Senior Member

10-07-2012

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Originally Posted by TehPumpkin View Post
All of you flamers, derailers, and QQrs about how it's sexism for a womens league need to be spaded, shot, and cremated.

Seriously.. the insults thrown around because of a well written post that involves women? God help us if gamers rule the world.

****ing disrespectful c.u.n.ts
GD never fails to prove my arguments correct.


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