5 Reasons Why Women Love World of Warcraft
Women in WoW-A Myth?
Men who have played the mmorpg World of Warcraft since its inception have seen many nubile toons running across Azeroth, yet how many of these avatars really belong to females? Judging by the incredulous looks on the faces of those men I have confessed my love for WoW to, I would have to say most males believe ever female toon in game is really just a many who likes to look at a nicely swaying posterior for hours on end. In reality though, there are plenty of women out there who love World of Warcraft. As well we should! In addition to addictive gameplay, women in WoW also enjoy the following activities...
1. Being Rewarded for Being a "Crazy Cat Lady"
The collection of cats and various other animals in excessive numbers, while frowned on in real life, is celebrated in World of Warcraft. Any gal with a secret desire to become the "crazy cat lady" can have a pink-pig-tailed toon with five cats, four frogs, a prarie dog, dragon hatchling, six moths, and a cockroach, and people will celebrate that! Try doing this in real life and you may have the humane society, as well as the folks from the local mental hospital knocking on your door. Get enough pets and you can even earn "achievements" and rare pets associated with your critter collecting frenzy. Who doesn't want a skunk?
2. Beat up and Mortify Males
In the real world if you were to take an axe to the guy who cut you off and cussed you out in traffic, you'd probably be spending quite a few years in jail. However, in WoW if some snotty Death Knight starts measuring his epeen and trying to be the big man you can challenge him to a duel and wipe the floor with him. The best part? Hopping on voice chat to prove you really are a girl, and watching the embarrassment unfold.
3. Earn Achievements for Being your Loving Self
Of course, if blood and tears aren't your thing, that's ok too. Women can cater to the inner nurturer in themselves by working towards achievements that focus on love rather than hate. Do you love critters and fancy yourself a regular Snow White? Prove it and /love a wide variety of critters throughout Azeroth to earn the achievement "To All the Squirrels I've Loved Before". Like PvP but feel guilty for beating up other players? Earn the "Make Love, Not Warcraft" achievement by hugging a rival dead player's corpse. It's nice to show off your sweet side sometimes ladies.
4. Gender Roles are Different in WoW
Have you ever wanted to just let your ugly side show? Would you like to release the urge to backstab and poison others, or perhaps suck the life right out of them? Wouldn't it be nice if it WERE acceptable to look like a cow, or be a bit...rotten? In World of Warcraft ladies don't have to wear makeup and high heels, instead they can be undead biddies who don't count calories except for when they are cannibalizing the dead...Or a handsome pinto tauren with large horns (no no, on the head!)...Or even a fetching night elf with eggplant-shaded skin. You can heal, protect, or smack the heck out of the bad guys. It's a world with expectations based on whether you are a pally or a priest, not a guy or gal.
5. Ditch the Old "I Have a Headache" Excuse
Looking to put the loving husband off tonight, but really can't claim you have a headache without being taken in for an MRI (gee... you have them so often)? Try this line, it's much better: "But honey, I'm in Ulduar!" Not only will you have a fresh new line to use, you'll also get his jealousy and curiosity roused. Who or what is this Ulduar and why is it so fascinating? Overtures for the return of love and conjugal affection may (should I think) include chocolates, wine, and foot rubs. Beware though, if your man gets sucked into the game, he may never emerge. At least you'll be happy in Azeroth together...unless one of you is Horde and the other is Alliance. Say, conflict can spice up a relationship, right?
World of Warcraft may be a universe largely populated by males, but trust me, we ladies handle ourselves just fine. And gents, remember not every gal out there in Azeroth is a teenage boy. Just FYI.