I think that since I've started playing WOW, my use of the phrase WTF has increased (perhaps even exponentially Jess). Today, a good WTF and a bad WTF.
Good WTF: You guys are impressive
I think that I've mentioned before that once you start blogging, comments become like crack, dangerously addictive. Well, I will admit here that another piece of blogging that I quite enjoy checking up on from time to time is my site statistics. Specifically, I am intrigued by those of you who choose to check out this blog. And do you know what I find? I find that you guys work at the world's top universities, banks, technology companies, consulting firms, and government agencies.
Its very very impressive, though I mean come on, of course you folks are smart if you choose to read this blog (hahahaha). I've had Blizzard addresses pop up as visitors, which is always interesting. I've also had more scary addresses pop up, including the FBI and IRS. I swear! I'm current on my taxes and I am totally innocent!
But seriously, when the media or general public talks about gamers being these depressed and overweight losers playing in their parents basements, I kind of want to show them how widespread we are in society, at some very very impressive institutions. We are taking over the world! Muahahaha.
Bad WTF: Chromosome beat down
That first subject was sort of a good WTF, this is a more WTF WTF. Let me just show you a screenshot from the recruiting info of one of the top guilds in the world:
Ok first you notice the guild name, then you see the first requirement, "Have a Y chromosome (seriously, no chicks allowed)". Seriously? Guilds still purposely exclude female players? Why? Is it really around pure skill or are they so scared about girls creating drama? Girls oohing and aahing over the pretty kitten or the dress? The boys getting distracted by the female on vent? Or are they really scared that we will actually outplay them?
I really really just don't get it. I am not a serious 25 man raider, but its still a slap in the face to see something like this. I wish my second X chromosome could kick these guys' Y chromosomes asses.