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Fri May 12, 2006 2:54 pm Reply and quote this post
From: http://www.geocities.com/blackhatmatt/girlgamers.htm

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The Top 10 Myths about Girl Gamers

By

Mercurial

Girl gamers. Evidently, we’re difficult to figure out. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled this nifty little handbook to give you some hints.

We want to control the entire game... and you.
You think we want control of such a rag-tag group of guys? I’d rather go bobbing for apples in a deep fryer. If I wanted to control you, I’d show up at the game with a chair and a whip. Sit and ponder that, friend.

We’re there because you’re there.
A girl gamer, a REAL girl gamer, is there because she wants to be. Let me ask you this: Do you think you’re charming enough to make a girl unwillingly spend an entire evening with a bunch of people who get that excited about rolling dice? I thought not.

We make an effort to date every gamer in the group.
You got us there. We actually keep lists of the gamers we haven’t dated yet, and we check them off as we go. I got extra Girl Gamer Points (GGPs) because I dated all the eligible guys in our group and then managed to cause a major schism, causing half the people to quit talking to the other half. I traded my GGPs in for some rulebooks and a new dice bag and now I’m on the lookout for new victims… Get real.

We should be in charge of dinner and/or cleanup.
The next time you think about saddling the girl gamer with dinner preparations, consider her character first. If she’s playing a bitter extraterrestrial terrorist who hates everyone without provocation and dabbles in torture on the side because it’s fun, it’s probably not a good idea to ask. If her character is primarily engaged in kissing up and crocheting, go ahead. Ask.

We’re only interested in playing sex kittens or innocent ingénue-types.
Hello, Pot. I’m Kettle. You’re black.

Sure, girl gamers have schticks. So do you, Mr. Lone Wolf… and you, Mr. Combat Monster. And, while we’re at it, let me ask you a question… How many of your characters wear black trenchcoats? Whose brilliant idea was it to give all the bad-asses black trenches?

We are utterly incapable of understanding the rules.
Once, I heard a gamer comment, “Hey, man, she’s a girl. Girls don’t get the rules; it’s like a math thing or something.” Buddy, I’ll out-math you any time… and then I’ll tear you into tiny little pieces and eat you for breakfast. We are quite capable of understanding the rules, if you’d explain them in something that approximates English, or loosen your death-hold on the rulebook and just let us read them for ourselves.

We flutter our eyelashes at GMs to get our way.
I did that once. The GM very politely gave me what I wanted and, then, I realized I didn’t want it after all (because, as we all know, a good GM gives you what you want and then makes you regret having ever asked). The end result was that I had to extract my foot from my mouth. If you let girl gamers walk all over you as a player or a GM, more fool you. You need to get out and date more, friend.

We hate other girl gamers.
Well, sure! Why not? After all, other girl gamers might hog all the GGPs and then we’d be out some valuable prizes. We have to protect our territory, after all. Get real. If a true girl gamer can’t stand another girl in your group, it’s either a personal thing or maybe that girl is one of those fake-scheming-break-up-the-group types we’ve been discussing.

We don’t appreciate a good combat.
Correction: We do appreciate a good combat. What we don’t do is a) get sexually aroused over it or b) spend hours upon hours memorizing the caliber and number of shots for a revolver that was last used with regularity in the 1950s. We’ve got better things to do than memorize gun statistics. Like planning out how to spend out GGPs, for instance.

Because we are girls, you cannot hope to understand anything about us, including our roleplaying.
Well… maybe there’s a bit of truth in that one, after all. J

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Fri May 12, 2006 10:14 pm Reply and quote this post
Well it is true that girls are starting to show bigger numbers in gaming but Gameing in general has always been a boy thing but I guess girls game alot more now too.
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Sat May 13, 2006 1:00 pm Reply and quote this post
i personally think having more girl gamers is one of the best things that happened to this industrey ;cause when i spend to much hours playin my girl aint gonna b*tch about it cause she may be an even more hardcore gamer .plus this does create a gr8 new way to meet chicks...
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Sun May 14, 2006 5:37 pm Reply and quote this post
I found this article quite amusing. Though, I have met and seen a lot of girl gamers and there are quite a few skanky ones. You can deny it all you want, but deep down girl gamers are the exact same thing as guy gamers. A gamer, and we all game for the same reasons.

I'm going to spend the rest of thenight stuck on that word...Game. game, game, game...Game...

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Mon May 15, 2006 3:33 pm Reply and quote this post
well hello boys

hehehehehehehehhe :

i am a lady gaming for along time now diffrent games all shooters,
have my own clan 8 years now

i play and played

CS till 1.6
UT
ut2003
ut 2004
waiting on ut 2007

mods on unreal
TO
STrikeforce

now
CSS got my clan total on this game now
check siggy

also playing a adventuregame Guildwars
euhm played battlefield
played mohaa
played dod

ravenshield 3

and some more i cant remember

EDit : DOOOOOOOOM rocked back then
doom 3 to


ooooh i am not a girly girl heheheheh i hate makeup and skirts so .. well anyway

hi

greetz
yuna aka bianca

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Tue May 16, 2006 2:51 pm Reply and quote this post
Really there are very few girly girls who seriously game. :d
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Tue May 16, 2006 3:33 pm Reply and quote this post
i know a few  welli can say i am a bad player but they are worse
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Sat May 20, 2006 9:37 pm Reply and quote this post
If I had a broadband connection and a little better computer I would take you all on in Quake 4 and Doom3 multiplayer matches and blow you all away. If any of you have warcraft 3 frozen throne meet me on battlenet sometime Ill take you all out. The name is Nex-Atomic77. See ya.
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Sun May 21, 2006 6:40 am Reply and quote this post
I would love to only problem is i play diffrent games

if yah wanna fight me join me on

UT_SF ( ut 2004 mod strikeforce)
Counterstrike Souce

hehehehehe

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Wed May 24, 2006 5:34 pm Reply and quote this post
So yuna, your a tomboy? Do you fit in to that article above?  
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Thu May 25, 2006 1:14 am Reply and quote this post
Starting with the first thing

Quote:
We want to control the entire game... and you.
You think we want control of such a rag-tag group of guys? I’d rather go bobbing for apples in a deep fryer. If I wanted to control you, I’d show up at the game with a chair and a whip. Sit and ponder that, friend.


i am clanleader this is already so not me i prefer to be there for my boys  oyes and 1 girl in the clan next to me.. hehehehehe


tomboy? explain plz

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Fri May 26, 2006 3:50 pm Reply and quote this post
Tomboy... well "a girl who behaves in a boyish manner"

Next Point then?

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Sun May 28, 2006 4:07 am Reply and quote this post
ok lets skipp no 2 for a while since i just need to think about that one

lets step over 2 and go to point number 3

Quote:

We make an effort to date every gamer in the group.
You got us there. We actually keep lists of the gamers we haven’t dated yet, and we check them off as we go. I got extra Girl Gamer Points (GGPs) because I dated all the eligible guys in our group and then managed to cause a major schism, causing half the people to quit talking to the other half. I traded my GGPs in for some rulebooks and a new dice bag and now I’m on the lookout for new victims… Get real.


NOWAY why i wanna date guys all over the world? well maybe some i want to but oh no this thing is bullshit and so not me

Who wanna date?

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Sun May 28, 2006 4:50 pm Reply and quote this post
I think Andurion loves you!
  Next point! (The tuth is revealed)

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Sun May 28, 2006 5:02 pm Reply and quote this post
Its great that girl gamers are getting into gaming, also its great news for gamer makers aswell cause they get more money, and its great for online communities like this one because although a large percentage of people on this forum are male we are getting more females such as Yuna. Also I think boys have to look away from the stereotypical view that girls are crap at computers and games because this is just simply not true, A BBC poll actually showed that girls used more technology than boys and this relates directly into games as more girls are playing more games for longer hours.
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