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Why don't more girls play RTS games?

2 Jul 2016, 13:17 PM
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2 Jul 2016, 13:40 PM
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Great analysis actually. Learning curve is too hardcorish indeed. And lack of team cooperation too, that "feeling of involvement".
2 Jul 2016, 18:41 PM
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Maybe its just because most girls just dont find rts games appealing or don't know about them. There's no need for a in depth look at this
2 Jul 2016, 19:19 PM
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someone could write the answer here please. Somehow i dont want waste 11 minute of my life :/
2 Jul 2016, 20:34 PM
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Offtopic post invised.
2 Jul 2016, 21:10 PM
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Maybe its just because most girls just dont find rts games appealing or don't know about them. There's no need for a in depth look at this


Quite clearly, most men don't either; that explains nothing.
2 Jul 2016, 21:45 PM
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There was quite a few in vCOH, not so much in COH2.
3 Jul 2016, 03:17 AM
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Maybe its just because most girls just dont find rts games appealing or don't know about them. There's no need for a in depth look at this
No, there absolutely is a need to look at these issues critically instead of just relying on common psuedoscience.
3 Jul 2016, 04:39 AM
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jump backJump back to quoted post3 Jul 2016, 03:17 AMTalore
No, there absolutely is a need to look at these issues critically instead of just relying on common psuedoscience.

Whaa?? Girls playing less video games and especially less RTS games is not an important issue. Not very many men watch The Bachelor...we don't need a formal investigation in to the matter.


And to directly address the content of the video I don't think that the learning curve or lack of teamwork has much to do with it. I don't know nearly as many girls irl that own gaming systems. The ones that do own consoles have them for entertaining guests. Mostly Nintendo games that are great for playing on TV when friends are over (eg. Mario Kart or Just Dance), not so much for their personal entertainment. Only one girl I know could be considered a "gamer" and she likes story driven games, not so much competitive multiplayer. So when you consider that most girls aren't in to competitive games period, it shouldn't come as a surprise that very few of them are in to the niche subcategory of RTS games that require investing significantly more money to get a gaming PC.

Generally speaking girls are less competitive and/or less inclined to like cognitive activities, which is why there aren't very many girls at university getting degrees in physics or engineering but rather education or biology. The ones that are more competitive typically invest all their competitive drive in sports. How many guys that are in to athletics also like to game? A lot of them. Girls that are in to sports play very little if any video games.
3 Jul 2016, 08:00 AM
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My ex girlfriend (still) plays Coh2 quite often, but she is terrible at it.
3 Jul 2016, 09:23 AM
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Jesus wept.


Generally speaking girls are less competitive and/or less inclined to like cognitive activities, which is why there aren't very many girls at university getting degrees in physics or engineering but rather education or biology.


Inconveniently for your argument, there's a lot of evidence that something else is going on. Repeated studies have shown that girls exhibit the same degree of interest in "hard" sciences as boys, at ages below 12-14. After that point, interest and participation in STEM topics declines rapidly. Most people interested in the topic don't believe that this is some sort of cosmic accident, seeing as it correlates so neatly with the onset of social pressures to conform to gender stereotypes.

It's not as simple as you depict; there's much more going on than just some sort of assumption that everything we see is the way it "should" be.
3 Jul 2016, 10:50 AM
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Nice vid, it brings up plenty of good talking points.

One addendum tho - I don't think referencing SC2 player Scarlett as evidence of female RTS capability is so clever, considering that she is trans-gen. Unless you wanna open up a whole other conversation! ;)
3 Jul 2016, 11:21 AM
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jump backJump back to quoted post3 Jul 2016, 08:00 AMofield
My ex girlfriend (still) plays Coh2 quite often, but she is terrible at it.


Ex is always terrible at everything
3 Jul 2016, 13:55 PM
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Rita isn't woman she(or he) said that in twitch chat ;).
3 Jul 2016, 14:11 PM
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jump backJump back to quoted post3 Jul 2016, 13:55 PMNEVEC
Rita isn't woman she(or he) said that in twitch chat ;).



Mever said anything like this, if you are talkin about me.
3 Jul 2016, 14:16 PM
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I dare you to insult Rita or you will trigger a Teuton
3 Jul 2016, 15:44 PM
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One addendum tho - I don't think referencing SC2 player Scarlett as evidence of female RTS capability is so clever, considering that she is trans-gen.

The only female pro player in LoL LCS was a trans-gender aswell. very interesting ?pattern?!


Inconveniently for your argument, there's a lot of evidence that something else is going on. Repeated studies have shown that girls exhibit the same degree of interest in "hard" sciences as boys, at ages below 12-14. After that point, interest and participation in STEM topics declines rapidly. Most people interested in the topic don't believe that this is some sort of cosmic accident, seeing as it correlates so neatly with the onset of social pressures to conform to gender stereotypes.

woot? the onset starts at 12-14??? i dont know what "scientists" made that up, but the social pressure starts much earlier (the princess playing with barbies (age5), etc)
12-14 is rather the point where puberty hits, so hormones come into play. but of course, most genderstudy antiscientists dont like the word hormones or anything that has to do with biology=real science
3 Jul 2016, 17:20 PM
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Whaa?? Girls playing less video games and especially less RTS games is not an important issue. Not very many men watch The Bachelor...we don't need a formal investigation in to the matter.

It is important to women playing video games, and those who are interested in seeing more women play video games.
Nice vid, it brings up plenty of good talking points.

One addendum tho - I don't think referencing SC2 player Scarlett as evidence of female RTS capability is so clever, considering that she is trans-gen. Unless you wanna open up a whole other conversation! ;)
That doesn't matter one bit. I'm a trans woman. It doesn't matter if I'm trans or not to the fact that I, a woman, play video games.
3 Jul 2016, 17:34 PM
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lol, you explain a lot, why RTS games are not so popular. And you largely avoide the topic of boys and girs in my view.
It IS a touchy subject, as the only rease would be: women are different.
Judging from your video I would guess men are more competitive, more analytic, more endurance to learn a compley environment........
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