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    Re: Girl Gamers

    *jumps and waves* I'm an old-fashioned Pennslyvanian girl, currently 24, and I've been a gamer since I got a nintendo one christmas and I haven't looked back! XD This is definitely my favorite game (despite the nerfs that have been done to my main), and I'm gonna stick around for a long time!

    I can't wait till we can visit and walk around Minas Tirith and jump off the tower of Ecthelion (sp?) and then later, jump in the Cracks of Doom! It'll be even more fun than the suicide jumps off of Weathertop!! XD XD
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    Funny story about that...we actually built her as a puppet for our Kin leader to use as his Captains herald but we needed another Minstrel to raid so we got Gandalf to make her real...
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    Another girl gamer here who swore she'd never play an MMO ... until LotRO came around. Who could possible resist Middle-earth? I completely agree with Bob ... this game is extremely addicting. I even got my hubby hooked on it so now we can play together!

    And, while it's true that not every female avatar has a gal behind her, the same can be said of the male characters. I play a variety of toons, both female and male, and enjoy them all. In fact, I recently created a kinship for people who like to play alts, because I find it so much fun. </shameless self promotion>

    Since I've never played any of the other MMO's, I can't comment on the maturity levels there, but I've been most please with the community on Elendilmir. I find the majority friendly, helpful and lots of fun. The exceptions are fairly easy to /ignore so all-in-all I must say I've been pleasantly surprised by my first MMO experience.
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    Another girl here and thanks for starting this thread. This was my first MMO and I too worried about the addictiveness of the game. I play tabletop DnD and enjoyed PC rpgs a lot. But I was never tempted to do the online thing until LOTRO. I am a huge Tolkien fan girl. I can still remember the wonder of it all; riding across the Brandywine Bridge while the music starts up; going into the Prancing Pony for the first time, seeing Rivendel - it has been an awesome experience. And the community has been great and that's what really hooked me (lifer now). I love my kinship. It is interesting though to still come across some of the players' reactions - wow you are really a girl? Have some other girls that have now joined my kin and they too have experienced some incredulity. And yeah, love the Ettenmoors (when I am not being ground to a pulp by a pack of wargs). ;=)




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    Girl Gamer here. 32 years old and I started way back on the apple 2e and the commodore 64. Old school adventuring. First real game I geeked out on was transylvania text game. Where there were no pictures you just had to type Go West and hit return (because thats what it was called). You name it and I have played it. I jumped from those two comps up to the Amiga, so on and so forth. (I still have those comps and their games retired in my parents attic)

    I was really into Diablo and any shoot em up game that started with and after Duke Nuke em. I got hooked on Morrowind for a while and liked their concept of placing things in your house. I like that any item when thrown on the floor is either in a case or hung on a dummy.

    My big thing was EQ where I played a barbarian shaman up until EQ 2 then took a break to have a life as it really was more aptly named Never Rest. I tried WoW and hated it. City of Heroes, Guild Wars etc. Natural progression to this one. I really loved the books and the movies so thought I would give this a shot.

    I play a hunter and a minstrel both at max level or close though in truth I have always leaned towards burglars in every other game. I started back in beta and have taken breaks but always come back.

    I'm always up for a group or fun or a taxi ride if you need just send a tell to Seladona.

    P.S. as for the voice chat and people actually hearing I'm a female, like you I have had some shock and awe from other players. I was in a group of all men, half playing women and I stayed off mic for our entire gallavanting. Then when we were going to split up I got on mic and said thanks and look me up in the future if you need help.

    I got tells right away and added to friends lists once they realized I was in fact female.
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    A lot of people thought I was a chick when I first rolled Button.... does that count?
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    I'm a girl! I'm 25 and live in Ohio. This is the first MMO, RPG, online game I have ever played. I've always been a big Tolkien fan. I actually have a collection of stuff from the movies and at least 3 different complete sets of the books. This is the only reason I got started on this game. Now that I'm in, I'm hooked! I've never played in the moors though.
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    Button, quite a few of the creeps still think you're a girl. There's always someone saying "Let's get her!" in between us yelling "Press the button."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis_Starfire View Post
    Spoken like one of the people I was referring to..Thanks for making my point.

    True, there is immaturity in WoW but I have found more mature player there than I have here.

    And I have been playing MMO's since day one (I was on BBS's and playing Trade Wars and BRE before the internet was even made public) and I was on the internet before the web was even around (and only nerds knew about the internet) playing the first MMO's, we called them MUDS
    This was like reading a post I wrote except I didn't write it

    Female gamer (40 something..or 39, again)... started way back on BBS
    games like Trade Wars, Mutants and Kyrandia. Moved to Muds and then
    Ultima Online beta. I loved UO for 6 years when my friends all left to try
    out DAOC (which I loved - the RVR was awesome and my house!) then
    WoW where I learned I am very competitive and I like to raid In between,
    a bunch of short tries at some games I didn't like from the start:
    Star Wars, vanguard, Horizons, Tale in the Desert, There, The Sims Online.

    Thats when female gamers were really rare... except true geeks.
    Yay geeks! I still remember seeing my first webpage and being unable to
    find a book about how to write one. The first book taught me how to do
    it in Notepad (which I still use).

    LOTRO is one of the first MMO's I've found where there is actually a huge
    female community. It's also one of the first with so many first time
    MMO players -- which is a good thing -- but I think its also dumbed down
    a bit and very easy - maybe because of the level of MMO experience of
    its player base.

    (Dear boys who are lurking: There are some games with way more women
    than men - check out The Sims Online or Second Life)

    I too found the community in WoW to be much more mature.
    Most of my guild was over 30 and very dedicated. I think many of the
    WoW stereotypes come from people who played Alliance.
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    Oh man the bbs days! I'll never forget that sound of the modem connecting. I used to do alot of table DnD also along with Legends of the Five Rings and Rage.

    As for the Moors they were great fun right before the exspansion. A group of 6 hunter and burgs lurking around in stealth, hit and hide. Those were the days. Alas it seems as though LOTRO staff is trying to weed out some of the hunters as there are so many of them.

    I will find some new way to engage you creeps!

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    Re: Girl Gamers

    I'm a female gamer as well.

    I started playing online roleplaying games about 11 years ago. I started with a text roleplaying game called DragonRealms. I then moved on to: Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, City of Heroes, Final Fantasy XI, Everquest II, World of Warcraft, Dungeon and Dragons Online, and LOTRO.

    I still play City of Heroes and LOTRO.

    There is still a perception out there that girls don't game. It really, really annoys me when male characters call me "man, dude, sir, etc" even though all my characters have been female. At one point, I got so fed up while playing World of Warcraft that I started calling guys "girl" or "chick" when they called me "man" or "dude."

    I don't understand why guys think that girls dont' play online games because I've met LOTS of other girl gamers in most of the MMORPGs I've played. Well, anyways, three cheers for all of us girl gamers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoxo View Post
    Button, quite a few of the creeps still think you're a girl. There's always someone saying "Let's get her!" in between us yelling "Press the button."

    ~Wheels
    I can confirm Button most definitely does not sound girlish in voice-chat.

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    So ummm... when does the photo sharing start? I need to know who I should start stalking!

    Though I already have my eye on that Negativeburn chick (this is going to go over all of your heads so don't even bother getting offended by it).

    I play two high level female named characters and one high level male character. This raised quite a few eyebrows the first time I talked on mic with people I had grouped with for a while and they expected a softer voice and got someone that sounded more like a dwarf than a girl hobbit.
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    Re: Girl Gamers

    Multi-quote FTW

    Quote Originally Posted by Megshin View Post
    I can't wait till we can visit and walk around Minas Tirith and jump off the tower of Ecthelion (sp?) and then later, jump in the Cracks of Doom! It'll be even more fun than the suicide jumps off of Weathertop!! XD XD
    OMG! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who looks forward to this! I love my suicidal jumps off of Weathertop, the High Moors, and in Nan Gurth... Mt Doom and Minas Tirith are two deaths I'm really looking forward to! And you spelled Ecthelion correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasmo View Post
    So, like, where are all the pics?
    Stickied picture thread. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Negativeburn View Post
    P.S. as for the voice chat and people actually hearing I'm a female, like you I have had some shock and awe from other players. I was in a group of all men, half playing women and I stayed off mic for our entire gallavanting. Then when we were going to split up I got on mic and said thanks and look me up in the future if you need help.

    I got tells right away and added to friends lists once they realized I was in fact female.
    LOL. This is hilarious. I personally like claiming I'm a girl (if the topic comes up), letting people laugh, and then proving it when I use VC at the end of the quest :P You can just hear the "..." from them.

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    Re: Girl Gamers

    More multi-quoting FTW because I like to gab.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starzia View Post
    I'm a girl! I'm 25 and live in Ohio. This is the first MMO, RPG, online game I have ever played. I've always been a big Tolkien fan. I actually have a collection of stuff from the movies and at least 3 different complete sets of the books. This is the only reason I got started on this game. Now that I'm in, I'm hooked! I've never played in the moors though.
    Ditto. My room is a *shrine*. I'm the typical midnight showing, convention goer, met at least 20 people who worked in the films type of person. Only reason I joined this game. But I'm hooked now for both the lore and gaming aspect of it. You should check out the Moors, they are a fierce, but fun place.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarrowMunchers View Post
    So ummm... when does the photo sharing start? I need to know who I should start stalking!
    Sorry, Krows/Cortes the warg already has dibs And some others... :P

    Quote Originally Posted by packrat_teddy View Post
    A lot of people thought I was a chick when I first rolled Button.... does that count?
    You aren't a chick? I always thought that you were the son of a hen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Laire View Post
    Sorry, Krows/Cortes the warg already has dibs
    More pics? I dunno if my computer has any room left, lots of lotro girls keep sending me pics, must be my accent that keeps attracting them, that and my charming personallity and wargish good looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkan View Post
    must be my accent that keeps attracting them, that and my charming personallity and wargish good looks.

    cortes for hottest warg in the moors award! xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithika View Post
    cortes for hottest warg in the moors award! xD
    He makes the minstrels swoon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkan View Post
    More pics? I dunno if my computer has any room left, lots of lotro girls keep sending me pics, must be my accent that keeps attracting them, that and my charming personallity and wargish good looks.
    Oh yes. You must upgrade your PC, then. Whatever would we do if you could not get our pics anymore? :0

    I must admit I have never heard you in VC- what type of accent? Edit: Just read what country you're from. Scotland. OMG. *dies*

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    Re: Girl Gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by Laire View Post
    I must admit I have never heard you in VC- what type of accent? Edit: Just read what country you're from. Scotland. OMG. *dies*
    Cortes is a lucky dog....(pun intended)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Laire View Post
    You should check out the Moors, they are a fierce, but fun place.
    I'm kinda scared to go to the moors.. I was there once a a few months back and since the hunter nerfs, I wouldn't be able to walk around out there by myself.

    Can a big, brave, strong guy here escort poor little ole me??
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    Re: Girl Gamers

    I'm out there quite a bit Ms. Megshin be glad to show you around a bit.
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    Re: Girl Gamers

    Another female gamer here, been playing MMOs for more years than I care to admit..

    I'm a bit of an oddity in that I generally play male toons though, just easier! Think this comes from the early days when there were so few women playing MMOs that the moment the guys found one, you were either dismissed as not knowing how to play, looked at as fresh meat, or at the least treated as some freak..

    I just wanna come on, play and not be hassled with male adolescence.. so playing male toons works for me..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Megshin View Post
    Can a big, brave, strong guy here escort poor little ole me??
    What about a cute and furry little warg, would that work too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkan View Post
    What about a cute and furry little warg, would that work too?
    Lol only if you don't eat me! And I could put a leash on you!
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