I apologise again; it might seem something like I am just throwing these apologies out of the blue, but I mean them. It's just that from where I started reading (1,2 then 8 and onwards) most of the talk has steered away from the gaming industry, only some snippets of pointing towards them. And that, unfortunately, had formed my views about the discussion that had been going on in these threads.DragoonHP wrote:But you did, and you wouldn't be the first to do it. Games are generally geared at males. That is why people are saying men have the benefit in this aspect. It's also very hard to change because people sometimes don't see a problem where others do. Read this, I really mean it. These are the attitudes against females having a part in games, and is generally what we are talking about. It's not reprsentatory of all men, or all gamers, but it does exist. Once you read a couple of the posts you can probably get an idea of what is going on against female game development. All I am asking for is a little understanding of the situation as a whole (talking purely about games).
And I agree; stereotype had formed in every industry about almost everything and female portrayal is unfortunately one of them.
Call me an idiot, but posting anything sensible here that opposes the women makes it out-of-topic. Do you think you can have a sensible discussion without someone providing you arguments you can actually think on.Mink wrote:@DragoonHP: ...You're really missing the point. We're talking about women here because that is the TOPIC. If you want to start a topic about men how hard it is to be a man, or problems men face, fine, go ahead. That is not the topic here.
Or is this supposed to be some kind of one-sided discussion where you either agree or don't post. If this is indeed that type of thread, I don't know what to say.
And I never intended to talk about how hard it is for men, because it is err... stupid, foolish, waste of time. Everyone have some hardships they need to go through, let it be male or female. But making an issue out of it is a problem.
The thing is, I didn't bother reading past that; humans have a weird habit of making assumptions and I made my assumptions after reading the first line.Mink wrote: But yes, disregard the entire post because of that one line; I'm sure next I'll get something along the lines of the 'tone' argument, and how I should be nice or polite, even though up to this point I've had the patience of a saint.