April 22, 2010

Chica's making pew pew?

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What could CCP Games do to attract and maintain a higher percentage of women to the game. Will Incarna do the trick? Can anything else be done in the mean time? Can we the players do our part to share the game we love with our counterparts, with our sisters or daughters, with the Ladies in our lives? What could be added to the game to make it more attractive to them? Should anything be changed? Is the game at fault, or its player base to blame?


I don't have much to write on the subject. As the game stands today, I don't think it has much to offer to the general female player base. IT Alliance has quite a few female pilots... in relation to the rest of EVE. That being said we are still talking about a dozen tops.

As others have commented, the games that women generally (GENERALLY) seem to enjoy are those that involve creation and construction. Genetic? Perhaps. SIMS, Myst, etc.

So maybe CCP will take a step in that direction with Tyrannis. With DUST... who knows.

Until EVE is less about pew pew (or mining/production/hauling) I don't think that ratio of guys to girls is going to change much.

That is all.

PS: Don't enter me into the contest.

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