Warning: slighty annoyed and probably nonsensical rant incoming
Not too much makes me cross but sexist and racist comments get my back up. Sexist comments in particular. Even if they are pretty tame stereotypical comments they peeve me right off.
Particularly in relation to a video game; here differences in physical size or whatever baloney people use to justify why one sex is better than the other are pretty much put aside. Personally, imo, behind the screen your sex doesn’t matter in your player skill and enjoyment of the game. There are good girl players and good guy players and bad of both.
So what annoyed me was a particularly annoying guildie was talking in gchat about all his level 90s toons and unfortunately I let myself get involved by mentioning my own toon’s progress. First mistake right there.
Now what he said wasn’t particularly offensive, but it raised my hackles considerably. Girls like to level? All girls have a billion 90s? Hmm I sure do have a lot of alts, but I know plenty of girls that don’t as well as knowing plenty of guys that do.
What utter tosh, I don’t think being a girl means you like to level anymore than a guy likes to level, it just seems like such a stupid stereotypical thing to say and I can see that it’s fairly innocuous but seriously.. girls like to level wtf? I’m surprised his next comment wasn’t that girls always play healers or always have maxed out cooking.
This is probably silly but it seriously annoyed me and I wanted to share.