All girl gamers have been there- that moment of unpleasant, uncomfortable actions from male gamers. They act as if we are a rare species that they can freely harass, taunt and pick-on with no consequence. As most online bullying has no consequence, neither does the actions of rude males towards female players. Over the years ladies have gotten much tougher with dealing with these criticisms and now find these everyday interactions more annoying than hurtful. There are hundreds of different ways male gamers offending girl gamers but which do the lovely ladies of the community find the most annoying?
5. Send Nude Pictures
One of the lesser common annoyances in gaming between males and females are nude pictures. The craze of males taking pictures of their private areas and sending them to every random female they met online started back when the Xbox 360 came out with its vision camera. Since then we can comfortably say the craze has died down but yet still poses as one of the top annoyances online.
One thing guys need to get straight when playing games, every girl you run into online most likely doesn’t think your all that and most likely doesn’t want to see what your packing. Girls join games to play games not to get sexually harassed with indecent exposure over the internet. Luckily the smart women out there that doesn’t want to view the photographs from random players they meet online can open a message and use common sense about what the image might be and simply ignore the message without opening the photo. We should also not fail to mention video chats… and please ladies dont join a game of late night Uno!
4. Call us unpleasant names just for being female
Name calling has been a resort for online players since online gaming got popular. This effect both genders to some extend but males tend to take it a step overboard when they are playing with a female player. Girl gamers tend to get the worse of the worse bad names and sometimes even made up stories to go along with their names. This trend commonly uses words such as “slut” and “whore” when a male is negatively confronting a female player.
The sad thing about this is that it is something that can actually hurt the ladies feelings. A male player can be playing a game with a female who is as nice as could be and be called names such as these which will make her feel bad about herself. Also when one male in a certain game decides to pick on a female in the game it is likely that the other males in the game will begin to taunt as well. Girls are commonly ganged up against and constantly being out numbered can really get on our nerves; hence the reason a lot of girl gamers travel in groups.
3. Think they know what we look like
When guys see a girl online the first thing they do is paint a picture of how they imagine her looking. This can get annoying in two different ways. One way is when the guy is harassing us and calling us ugly or fat while the other ways is the male is automatically thinking we are sexy. It is very annoying when someone is speaking of your appearance when they can’t see you because they really have no clue what you look like.
It is hurtful to anyone when they are called ugly, more annoying when they have no clue but it is also equally as annoying when a random person assumes you’re a sex goddess. Attitudes like this provoke taunting behavior and an all-around unpleasant game. It is distracting to the girls who are involved in the assumption and in most cases the offender will not drop it.
2. Assume we suck
Before the game starts and before there is proof of the skill level of any gamer in that game male’s players tend to automatically think a female player sucks at the game. This is literally maddening because girls are picked on just for being a girl despite the possibility that she is actually good at the game. Girls have every capability of being just as good if not better at any game then guys do and yet male’s hang on to the last hope that he can bet girls at video games.
When it is looked at as a whole gender plays nearly no role in the skill level of any player. No matter the statistic or which gender you are in favor of it is just plain ignorant to believe that a guy is better than any girl just because he is a guy or vice versa. It is dependent on the player and how much time they send playing the game not about whether you were born male or female.
1. Overly try to get our attention
The most annoying thing a guy can do to a girl in an online game is overly try to get her attention. Before anything is said by either player the male takes note of the female’s gamertag of ID and goes absolutely crazy. This is the guy that cannot keep his composure and that repeats himself over and over again in hopes of getting some kind of response from the girl. He is most likely squealing saying somthing like “It’s a girl”, “Did you know there is a girl in this game” or saying her gamertag or ID multiple times.
Even if the girl does not respond to the menace he continues trying his hardest to get her attention for the entire game. The girl can do her best to ignore him but that won’t stop this guy from sending her friend requests and messages after the game. These are the guys girl gamers try to avoid at all cost, the guys that won’t get a spot on the ladies friends list and the ultimate annoyance for girls in gaming.