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If Women Ruled World of Warcraft

A bunch of World of Warcraft community Youtubers and Machinima makers (Machinimists? Machinimators?) got together to give us all a look at what personal interaction in WoW might look like if gender ratios were reversed and men were treated to some of the same stuff that many female players are now.

…I love my current guild and and very grateful that I was able to find another online home where I didn’t get asked “Ugh. Why do you play a female dwarf?” on the monthly.

(via WoW Insider.)


  • Donna Dickens

    I played WoW for six years and NEVER ran into this problem. Does this shit actually happen or is it just an urban legend propagated by old gamer stereotypes?

  • Anonymous

    I encountered a few of these problems during my time on WoW. They were pretty rare though since I usually played with friends who gave me respect. I did also receive a few jokes about how I didn’t exist because I played a female dwarf. The most annoying thing was random guys whistling at me on my walks through Stormwind. But I guess that’s bound to happen both in and outside of WoW. I think the video here was touching upon mostly stereotypes and what people may be thinking. Luckily I never encountered such a situation as the guy in this video. I do appreciate the role switch though.

  • Kristin Frederickson

    It happens to me all the time when I play games where I have to use a mic. For the two years I played WoW though, the “special treatment” was pretty tame compared to other online communities… though that’s not to say I wasn’t harrassed at all.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve played WoW forever and ever and I have had quite a few moments like this.  Mostly because my player name is my actual name and when guys see me in their raid, I need to answer 20 questions like, “Are you REALLY a girl?” “What do you LOOK like?” “Dude, if she’s really a girl, she’s probably ass-ugly.”  ”No way that’s a girl.”  And so on and so forth.  Before I even say hello, I get the inquisition.  It’s irritating.  This is why so many of my female friends play boy avatars.

  • Danielle

    I run into it on Halo and CoD games.

  • Danielle

    I run into it on Halo and CoD games.

  • JoAnna Luffman

    All multiplayer games are like this. My screen name is Shewolf, so of course, the clever kids come up with shemale. And as you can see, I’m a grossly overweight bull-dyke. Because that’s what all female gamers are. 

  • Anonymous

    “…play a female dwarf…’”


  • Rebecca Koh

    If anyone asks whether I’m a girl, it’s easy to shut them up. “Call me – it”

  • Anonymous

  • Crystal Schwartz

    When i play my mmorpgs i usually use a mic and as soon as they hear a female voice in an all male room they either start hitting on me in which case i shoot the fuck out of them or the notice im you know, actually good and they should just treat me as part of the team. luckily i’ve had some good luck playing with random people and finding good ones who dont treat me like im just a vag. But, yet when i first started playing years ago they treated me like the dudes in that vid.

  • Anonymous

    I would join a guild named “Grossly Overweight Bull Dykes” in an instant (if I still played WoW.)

  • Anonymous

    Yes. I did play on a fairly aggressive PvP server, however (Illidan). Lovely when you’re running around trying to finish quests and some random individual is sending you harassing whispers after you’ve refused to go across six zones to port their sorry ass (and for free, yet.)