I know, like, at least 5 people want to kill me now.
For the last two weeks+, I've been obsessing over World of Warcraft and it's humongozoid amount of players. Trying to catch up on the lingo&slang is kind of like cramming for a biology test; nerve-wracking and dizzying. Tank? PuG? Raid? Nelf? Add to the fact that my clumsy fingers can't seem to dance flawlessly over my MacBook's keyboard and I practically scream n00b.
And, while this could be my own point of view, but I keep feeling like I have to prove myself to other players, because I'm a new girl player. Girl geek/gamers are suddenly all the rage in the mainstream, and it's kind of difficult to shrug off the eclectic hipster attitude of girl gamers to reveal a true gamer instead. I often find that I need to put in more effort than a simple casual player might, simply because I want to prove myself in the gaming world.
Has any other gamer/geek/nerd had this problem?
Have you felt the need to prove to the other Klingons in your group that you're just as ferocious as them? Do you want to smack someone in the face when they make stupid comments about girl gamers? I'd like to hear them!