Browsing the Warcraft forums this afternoon, I ran across a post
advertising a WoW Gurls
, a new forum for female Warcraft players.
The response it's getting ("a/s/l plz" and "300 cooking is a prerequisite") does
not surprise me, considering the venue, but it's still sort of disappointing. Another poster pointed out a more
established forum, Women of Warcraft. While these forums
theoretically provide a safe haven for female gamers to come together and talk shop, it sometimes seems that the
establishment of a site for women merely attracts and encourages all of the typical forum trolls. Is this
behavior simply to be expected when you mention women to Warcraft's target demographic?