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I’ve never played League properly in a while. It disgusts me whenever I play normals and someone steals my role and I get tilted around the clock. 3 spins. Now, I lost my will to play more League but I don’t want to let it go. As of now, I am playing Overwatch, Heroes of Newerth, and Warcraft 3 Mods. I really need help. :(
I’ve been playing video games my whole life. It wasn’t until the advent of online voice chat that I realized gaming communities were incredibly sexist. What disturbed me most is even though I had been a girl playing Ever Quest and Warcraft II my male counterparts didn’t think I existed until they could hear me.
The first game I got really into with voice chat was Left 4 Dead. I’d experienced sexism before from gamers, for example guys at parties not letting me hop into a fighting game turn cycle. This was something else. The verbal abuse was terrible. But worse guys would THROW THE GAME in protest of having to play with a woman. They’d throw the game if I didn’t accept their friend request. They’d vote to have me kicked from the server. It is possible to shrug and say “It’s just a game” and move on, but the fourth or fifth game in a day this happens it feels like a waste of time. Why play at all?
Well I kept playing. I found a group of steady players that kept the sexism to a minimum. It was all very fun until my steady group of friends wanted to switch to this new game, Heroes of Newerth. They wanted me to join. They’d teach me. It’d be fun.
That was my intro to MOBAs, and the end of life as I knew it. I love this genre of game.
Since I have switched to DOTA 2 as my main MOBA. It is a fantastically made game. Its only flaws are lack of diversity in character design and its community. The sexism I’ve witnessed in DOTA is nothing like I’ve ever seen before.
To help myself deal with the bigotry in DOTA I started this Twitter account recording the sexist nonsense people say while we play together. It is important to remember in DOTA only your own team can hear voice chat, so unless otherwise stated these comments are made from people ON MY TEAM.
Recently, I’ve begun illustrating these comments. It is important that the sexism women who game experience is visible to the rest of the community. I respect Valve, but I do not feel enough is being done to combat misogyny in gaming. The first step is acknowledging it is a problem. I hope my Twitter account, and my illustrations add to the volume of voices proclaiming enough is enough.
The illustrations are of the hero the sexist person was playing when the comment was made. I like to think that emphasizes the absurdity of the situation.
As of this post, we are currently a handful of files away from placing 6,000 lines in Backstage Pass. If you’ve been following our progress on Steam, you’ll know we’ve been getting close for a while. It’s been a long journey with many hiccups (probably enough to make an entirely new visual novel about making a visual novel), but we’re delighted that the end of the road is near. This January, we’ll be releasing a voice update with the main cast (sans Sian). While we do intend to have Sian voiced eventually, work scheduling has made it impossible for it to happen soon, and we’ve already kept you guys waiting long enough.
As a quick refresher (and just to have everything in one place), here’s the cast you can look forward to hearing:
Adam Eaton - Micah Solusod
(Noragami, Seraph of the End) Benito Kouyama - Casey Mongillo
(Time of Eve, Zetman) John Brandon - Ian Sinclair
(Space Dandy, Blood Blockade Battlefront) Matthew Partridge - Joel McDonald
(Fairy Tail, Space Dandy) Lloyd Newton - Lucien Dodge
(Pokemon Origins, Sailor Moon) Rachel - Terri Doty
(Laughing Under the Clouds, A Certain Scientific Railgun) Celina - Sarah Williams
(Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) Allison - Erica Mendez
(Sailor Moon, Kill la Kill) Madeline - Karen Hayman
(Stick it to the Man!, Apotheon) Nicole - Monica Rial
(Watamote, Yurikuma Arashi) Dale - Matthew Curtis
(Ninja Adventure, Heroes of Newerth) Professor Couvalt - Kevin M. Connolly
(Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist) Professor Meridia - Kimlinh Tran
(Skullgirls, Cryamore) Alvin - Austin Tindle (Tokyo Ghoul, Assassination Classroom)
Why do so many devs keep on trying to make WoW/DOTA clones, when it is painfully clear that anything besides the big boys (WoW,ArcheAge,DOTA,LoL) in those genres just gets stomped on?
Recently, Warner Bros. announced that the Infinite Crisis moba is shutting down in August, giving it an actual lifespan of only four months. In November of last year, EA’s Dawngate moba was also shuttered even before they could officially launch. Yet we see huge numbers for games like League of Legends and Dota, and we saw the same thing play out before with MMOGs like World of Warcraft. How could EA or Warner Bros. even think of green lighting a surefire loser like this?