So the secret’s out .. girls actually DO play video games. (I know fellahs, it’s a shocker) …
But I was more curious about those of us who WvW. Traditionally, I would never have ever set foot in anything pvp-related, but I’ve found myself developing a certain fondness for WvW because it involves strategy and a strong sense of teamwork.
We were talking about this on our forums tonight and I’ll pilfer this data from another server-mate about stats:
Computer/Video Game Industry Demo Data:
- The average gamer is 30 years old and has been playing for 12 years.
- Sixty-eight percent of gamers are 18 years of age or older.
- Forty-seven percent of all players are women, and women over 18 years of age are one of the industry’s fastest growing demographics.
- Today, adult women represent a greater portion of the game-playing population (30 percent) than boys age 17 or younger (18 percent).
For MMORPGs in particular, it’d be a safe estimate to say women make up around a 3rd of the playerbase, though many factors can skew that number for any given game, including genre, level of player-generated content, representation of avatars, etc.
So I’m curious ladies; why do you WvW? And if you do, what role do you find yourself in: support, supply, or out on the front lines bashing some heads?
What most out there should realize is that the “guy” beside you could just be female … and likely kicking your butt
Girls-only thread! Fellahs keep out!