My friend Haley and I were playing some Modern Warfare 2 when we ran into a guy who wanted to educate us… on ourselves.
RMP 1: Hmm… two chicks that play xbox. Well, you’re fat…
Haley: Yeah, we’re super fat, OF COURSE…
RMP 1: Annnnd… uh, you have no lives… um.
Me: So what does that say about you? You’re playing xbox too.
Haley: Right? [laughter]
RMP 1: No, I’m pretty sure I’m ranked…. [unintelligible] Um, no.
Posted by J.Haniver at 9:58 PM Email This
Share to Twitter
Share to Facebook
Labels: devastated ego, fat
mondern warefare AKA Anger managment for some people. The game’s like a virtual stress ball or a way for some psycho’s to take their anger out on. This game can really show how messed up some people are and the messed up thoughts their actually thinking.
November 8, 2011 8:34 AM
RMP 1: No, I’m pretty sure I’m ranked too… Um, no.
It would appear he was being sarcastic.
November 8, 2011 11:30 AM
I play halo pretty often, I’ve been called a cocksucking bitch, whore, faggot, dumbfuck, etc. I don’t have a mic on usually, since when I try to teamplay I just get laughed at.
Just because I do well, often I get team killed for playing it strait, for example if I pick up the Sniper rifle with invisibility, it makes sense, but the guy with the jetpack wants it so he kills me and teabaggs my corpse because I had what he wanted.
But I am a guy, so I guess that isn’t abuse.
November 8, 2011 11:32 AM
I’m sure you’re being sarcastic, and I shouldn’t even need to say this, but yes it’s still appalling verbal harassment if you’re a guy. While my blog focuses on the female perspective (because I am obviously a female myself), it’s kind of meant to shed light on the issue of rude behavior in online gaming in general.
The harassment is not limited to gender, or race, or age. Anyone can face this kind of trash talking. I’m just choosing to expose it when it happens to me.
November 8, 2011 12:33 PM
The specificity of the site is what bothers.
This isn’t geared towards you as an individual, but you as a woman.
“Audio recordings of men reacting to a female playing Call of Duty.”
Very specific in it’s tone and voice (the background image for example). Although you do point out that women can also be abusive (such as in the ‘girl on girl’ incident) your focus is on men, and can easily misconstrued as to how their identity as abusers are tied to their gender.
A better commentary would be on how the distance of online play allows for individuals to lax their social mores and abuse others regardless of gender.
There of course isn’t anything wrong with being specific, a crusader of your particular woes. As a female you are reacted to differently, but don’t forget to be public in your entire view on the subject. It is easy to assume people will understand you, (after all YOU understand you) but people are often blind to your motivations unless you make them blatantly clear. If what you want is equality, then focus on that, not on the inequality. By perpetuating the feminist stereotype you will only further ostracize your target demographic.
I really do support you in this, my intention is only to offer debate. I believe you have good intentions, but I disagree with your reactions to the hate, it is easy to combat abuse with the same and see it as justified.
Steppin’ down from the soapbox now.
November 8, 2011 1:11 PM
What the person here above me just said. Only I would have put it more bluntly. Interacting with human beings will at some stage result in abusive behaviour towards you. Get over it and yourself and get on with the game.
Btw I am also a female gamer and know how to take what comes with a pinch of salt. Also I cant get your audio clips to work. Any suggestions?
November 8, 2011 2:09 PM
My wife hears the fat thing all the time when she plays Halo. Her response? “I’m sorry, I can’t understand you through all the fat in your cheeks so get the Twinkie out of your mouth and enunciate”!
November 8, 2011 4:13 PM
Hello anonymous who can’t get the clips to work! I don’t really have any tips, I checked to make sure I still have enough bandwidth and everything seems to be in order. I do know that they do not seem to work on mobile devices, so maybe that’s the key?
As for getting over it and getting on with the game… I’ve done that. I’m just choosing to document the behavior as well! It doesn’t bother me.
November 8, 2011 5:27 PM