August 11th, 2013

argh, mini-diablo, diablo

Why you do not 'rape' a boss (and why players do not 'rape' NPCs) in WoW …

If nothing else, WoW is not one of those games that have actual rape content (like GTA*). I give up trying to find a WoW guild that does not allow rape-culture jokes. This one supposedly has rules against this stuff.

I know I watched a video recently about the use of the word "rape" to mean "kill violently" in video games. I thought it was Will Wheaton and on YouTube but I am probably mis-remembering. Anyway the cut shows the screencaps of the conversation on /g on Aggramar today:

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Yeah, so I just log out now (and/or change server or to a toon that is not in that guild) when this stuff happens.
argh, mini-diablo, diablo

Copy of a post to the guild's FB page

"Why you do not 'rape' a boss (and why players do not 'rape' NPCs) in WoW …"
An example of rape-culture alive and well in our guild.

My earlier thoughts about WoW guild rules:
"New/old WoW server and a new guild to try out with a new character:"

I am reconsidering rejoining this guild.

ETA: I realised something today. From having to explain MS to doctors and non-MS-specialists SO many times, my default 'hat' is my "try to explain" 'hat' and many boys/men feel that a woman (or anyone to be honest!) trying to explain *anything* to them is that person being aggressive.

I wish I could change my default hat but I was born with it. I can still remember trying to explain (at the age of three or four) that, "If you don't stop crying I will give you something to cry for!" did not make sense because, if they did, I would just cry more!