WoW player stereotype?

By Leca
@lecanis (16664)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
January 17, 2007 7:28pm CST
I've been playing WoW on and off for a couple of years now, and there have been a couple of things about the players that have astounded me. I've met very few that are female adults, and even fewer that would believe that I was a female adult, especially one who was married and had a child. It's been a little awkward for me trying to play with other people, because most of the people I've been in guilds with don't seem to understand that I can't play 24/7. I have a job and a child to think about. And a husband who wants to play on our one computer as well. So I haven't really had any luck in guilds yet, because if I don't log on for two days straight everyone is saying "Where have you been? Why haven't you been on?" Is the stereotype of Wow players as kids who have nothing else to do right, or have I just not yet met the right people?
8 responses
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
I think you're just in a "bum" dominated realm. Most of the players in my realm, specifically the guild that I'm in, are people who have lives outside WoW. I mean most of my guildies have families, kids, and most importantly jobs. That means majority of us in the guild are adults. I guess you just have to look for the "right guild."
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Jan 07
Thanks! That gives me a little bit of hope. I do love playing the game, but I obviously just have to find the right people to play with yet.
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@ivesyono (131)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
they might not be adults i have friends who get the game young and once they turn 15 they search for a job. their not adults yet but still they play i'm 17 and i work full time at a crappy gas station but it get me money and soon a laptop hopefully.
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Well, I am a female adult, and I have met quite a few adult females who play the game. You have to do your research when it comes to joining guilds. The hard core raiding guilds seem to be the most demanding in terms of players' time in game. You might seek out a guild with "mature" players who are "casual" players as opposed to our more driven members of the World. Try communicating with them. I believe you will find there are many more like you inhabiting the lands of Azeroth (smiles). As to the questions, folks do become attached to you, and as they log in, you will be asked repeatedly "where have you been." This could be avoided by simply visiting your guild's website and making a simple post to inform your guildmates of "developments."
• United States
18 Jan 07
Omg could you please help me? My boyfriend plays this game and i really dont understand how he can play it for hours and hours but he does and he loves it. Do you constantly chat with other players while your playing? Are you always playing against other people online? And what kind of accessiories if any could i look into getting him for the game? I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me a little here. Thanks in advance
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@egc65791 (82)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I am in a guild on yersa server and our youngest member is me and my wife at 22 and we have close to 40 active members. So I would say that u just haven't found the right guild and its not that if your young you will not get in our guild its that if you are imature then you will get kicked out now a lil fun and stuff is okies but if you beg for to much or get annoying to 51% of the guild you get booted and yes I have a wife and my 5 month old boy and i only get on maybe an hour a day and sometimes I dont get on for a week and they don't bother me about it. They ussually ask how me and miss and the baby is doing and if everything is okies so u just gotta search a lil. We the few are out there and we bind together. If your ever on yersa look me up name is msrmoomoo horde kies.
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• Spain
18 Jan 07
You are just in a world of the new generation, dominated by kids underage, and addicted to this gaming world. That does not mean everyone falls in this group. In fact, you were right, meeting nice people on such a big network is hard. I used to be the leader of my guild, I must admit, I wanted to make my guild most popular, to a point, in which I think lost my mind, hunting for items on instances, telling people to reach higher levels and the ultimate goal, to kill Onyxia. Saying this, WoW is a big world where you can meet all type of person.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
In my opinion, u have just met the wrong people. I have been in guilds with female adults and kids that couldn't be on ALL the time and they were very flexible and most were older than like 18 years old or so. I guess u just got pretty unlucky.
• United States
10 Feb 07
yea the people here have hit it on the head. you just need to find a good guild. there are even guilds that have an age limit on some servers. if you're horde and you're willing to transfer servers, on Shattered Hand, there's a guild called Fossils of War that require you to be atleast 25 ish to avoid immaturity. there are guilds like that all over the place. and it may be that you're alliance. for some reason many immature players are drawn to the alliance cuz theyre the good guys, etc. just helpin out tell us how it goes
• Australia
21 Jan 07
Just get into a casual guild, that doesn't do a whole lot.