Gauss & Safiree
Mostly Epic Saturday's
Hello all, as always hope your week was an easy one. Mine was quite different than usual, but good. This week, I wanted to dedicate a post to a very sweet woman, one who was brave enough to do what most girl gamers have trouble with one time or another, is no longer a hindrance. I don't want to take from what I was sent because I feel it is perfect enough in itself.
" I just wanted to share my experience as a female gamer. For years I played WoW without telling anyone in my guild I was a girl. I didn't want them to treat me differently or say that I was "good for a girl". I wanted to just be a player like everyone else. Sure there were other girls in the guild and all the power to them but I could tell some of them used the fact they were girls to get some of the guys to do things for them. I would always be on vent listening and I always felt like I wasn't really a part of the guild because no one knew who I was. They assumed I was a guy and I let them. This went on for over 2 years and 2 expansions until I decided when wrath was coming out that I was going to let everyone know.
It was the first day after the launch and so many people were on vent because there where leveling groups I hopped in one of the channels and after 5 to 10 minutes of starting to talk and then not taking I finally just let it out. "So what we doing next guys" This was followed by quite a few "who is that?" comments until I said this is "Jewelsee" and everyone was like "You're a girl" guild chat couldn't believe it. Everyone was saying how did we not know did you just get a mic. I just kept saying I didn't want to be treated any differently because I was. I wanted to be like everyone else.
I know it's silly and stupid and I felt like I was being dishonest but in the end I don't think it mattered as much as I thought it would. I was just myself and they respected that. Sure I could have exploited the fact but I chose not to and I think I really could have done that from the start. So thats my story don't know if you feel the same or have a similar story. Either way you are an inspiration and I wanted you to know that."
Thank you for sending Jewelsee, it made my day reading that.