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Chinese WoW Player Sleeps With Guild Members “For the Alliance”

Chinese WoW Player Sleeps With Guild Members “For the Alliance”

| February 2, 2013

 

World of Warcraft players have gone viral in some pretty weird ways in the past, but a Chinese gamer may have created a new piece of Chinese internet history recently when he told guild members that he had had one night stands with several of the guild’s female members “for the Alliance.” His chat with another WoW player about his exploits has since been posted to a number of gaming sites (including QQ Games) and has attracted hundreds of comments. After an extended discussion, the other player asks “So you switched servers and came into our guild just to do our girls?” and the first gamer responds simply: “For the Alliance.”

Some netizens are clearly amused. “For the Alliance, I’ve got to upvote that,” wrote one commenter in Anhui province. “Fighting for the Alliance both online and off; all Alliance players should support this.” “Wow, what a badass response,” wrote another commenter in Zhengzhou.

It’s not all a joke though, as the chat and comments threads have both raised a lot of questions about the way women are viewed and treated online. The player who slept with the girls, for example, argued that everyone involved was an adult, and there was no reason to publicize or make a big deal out of his sex life or the sex lives of these female players. But the guild member he was chatting with berated him for refusing to “take responsibility” for his actions.

Some of the comments on the story are also blatantly sexist. One Guangxi commenter wrote, “I’d dare to say that any girl who plays games all day is a mess and smokes cigarettes. If you treat girls in the game as prostitutes it’s fine, but don’t take them at face value; they act very innocent in the chat but their professional skills under the sheets are world-class.”

Luckily, it seems that the identity of the girls the WoW player slept with — if his story is actually true — haven’t been revealed by him or by the angry guild member he was chatting with. In the midst of this strange story, that certainly seems to be the bright spot, especially since there’s no real evidence the story is even true. But the online controversy over it has brought the issue of sexism in China’s gaming community boiling to the surface once again, and the picture isn’t pretty.

Sexism in the Chinese gaming community is an issue we will be looking into in more depth over the next few weeks. If you have a relevant story to share, or if you’re a female Chinese gamer and would like to offer your opinion, please leave a comment or get in touch with us!

(via QQ Games, image source)

 

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  1. Barolo

    This is crazy. Its another wtf china. Good choice of pic Charlie.

  2. CJ Young

    As a female player of World of Warcraft I know for a fact there are two different types of women that play. One is the girl who just loves gaming. Then there are the wow-whores that literally only play to find a hookup. Me? I am a happily married gamer to the core.

  3. Zingyou

    Female or male doesn’t matter. Skills matter

  4. dred

    amazing :)

  5. I am a happily married gamer to the core

  6. I smoked the WoW pipe for a LONG time. Still get flashbacks every now and then of Arena Pwns and such. I ran into a lot of American wow girls who loved to talk dirty while grinding … one was guildmaster along with her hubby, kept asking me how big my package was. using all sorts of awesome WoW puns. Good times.

  7. Captain British

    I don’t see the big deal, one night stands are a very, very common thing. Why are we making a big deal out of this as if he is some sort of criminal? Everyone involved, if this DID happen, was a consenting adult and has every right to sleep with whomsoever they damn well please. There is no issue of sexism here what-so-ever.

  8. @ Captain British: I think you missed the point, which is that it’s sexist that some Chinese gamers are making a big deal out of this and how he’s “ruining the reputation” of the women he slept with. The issue of sexism isn’t with what he did, it’s with home the game community reacted as though women having a one night stand is equivalent to them being “ruined”.

  9. Bobathecylon

    Charlie, as a games industry professional, I can tell you this is a common topic in the west (sexism against female gamers), so I’m not all that surprised (though I think many accusations in the west are unfounded). Also, this sort of attitude is not unique to Chinese gamers, but most Chinese males I have run into in the past.

  10. Kabukicat

    “Some of the comments on the story are also blatantly sexist. One Guangxi commenter wrote, “I’d dare to say that any girl who plays games all day is a mess and smokes cigarettes. If you treat girls in the game as prostitutes it’s fine, but don’t take them at face value; they act very innocent in the chat but their professional skills under the sheets are world-class.””

    Wow..should I be hurt? I am a female gamer, and never do one night stands. And am Chinese too. I never thought gaming is a sin. If they wanna sleep with each other that is their choice, but stating that female gamers are such is prejudice. I should be wary then, even if I’m just playing my hobby.

  11. friv

    what is the game….

  12. LI Cheng Gong

    As always, only the males are being criticized. Anybody asking what those girls are up to, why, and what it says about them? Of course not.

  13. @ Li Cheng Gong: No, because what those girls are up to and why in their private sex lives is NONE OF YOUR GODDAMN BUSINESS. Neither is what the guy is up to in HIS private sex life, by the way. It has nothing to do with gender; the people being criticized here are those who are passing judgement on others’ private lives when they have no right to do so.

  14. 李成功

    Thanks C. Custer, just to clarify I could care less about either gender’s private sex lives and don’t want to know. It’s obvious from the piece that males are being criticized, females are not. Shades of western feminist sexism and bullshit.

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