Playing a game should be fun and relaxing. I should not log in to World of Warcraft and have to hear “I hate women” and “men are intellectually superior”–and this in the nicer guilds with the more mature players and a larger proportion of female players than most of the others I’ve seen. Funny how the people who know better than to say things like that about other races still think it’s fine and dandy to say it when it refers to gender, and get high-and-mighty about it if you even calmly and nicely ask them to cool it or take it to private chat with their friends.
‘Course, just to be clear, I’m not somehow saying this is a problem with WoW. It’s a people problem, and one that crops up everywhere, particularly on the internet where there’s that whole “these people can’t see me so I don’t have to be polite/nice/responsible” thing going on.
Anyway, I’m going to end this before it really turns into a rant. I mentioned that cranky thing, right?