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April 4, 2014

AFR #286 – Distaff dissed

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If you’re a female lore figure in World of Warcraft, expect to have your family and friends brutally slaughtered in front of your eyes.  It’s a rite of passage, like getting your driver’s license.

Even Donna, the little girl in Stormwind, is on her own child-sized version of a rampage of revenge against William for stealing her dolly.  It’s like Blizzard doesn’t know what else to do with female characters.  (Other than, of course, have them pop out a baby or two and then disappear entirely.)

10 Comments »

  1. Moira FTW

    Comment by Fleurexq — April 4, 2014 @ 8:34 AM

  2. Less sinister than Moira is Shandris Feathermoon. She whooped up on Cho’gall, but wasn’t revenge or even really a rampage (now if only we had Linda Richman of ‘Coffee Talk’ to set it up for us as a topic to discuss).

    Comment by SneaksyRanger — April 5, 2014 @ 12:11 AM

    • There was Fiona as well. She did point a gun at the bad guy at the end, but don’t remember her fighting.

      Comment by SneaksyRanger — April 5, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

      • Good points, too.

        Comment by wowafr — April 6, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

  3. OH GODS, YES. Someone ELSE has noticed that!! You’d think by now that the Game Developers & Companies would realize that half their player base IS female…with money of our own to spend (I mean, I spend more on games than my husband does)…and start focusing on realistic, engaging female stories. And NOT popping out babies, either — man, I’ve been wanting to shove Aggra over a cliff ever since running into her in Cata.

    *applauds AFR*

    Comment by Arugadh StoneReaver — April 6, 2014 @ 6:26 PM

    • Thank you, glad to know there’s someone else out there who’s noticed this and been bugged by it.

      Comment by wowafr — April 7, 2014 @ 7:54 AM

  4. It would seem such a grave offense that I wouldn’t be surprised if Alaxia went on a rampage of revenge.

    Comment by Serenais — April 7, 2014 @ 2:18 AM

    • No one knows how she suffers!

      Comment by wowafr — April 7, 2014 @ 7:53 AM


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