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Do girls play civ?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by stoferb, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. stoferb

    stoferb Chieftain

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    It seems most that play civilization are guys. But I'm curious as to what the ratio is. Do we have any female civers in this forum?
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    It's about 9:1 according to most polls.

    And at least one girl plays for the other team ;) But we all love her, bless her cotton socks.
     
  3. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam GiftOfNukes

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    Yes. I play with a few almost weekly :p.

    This genre doesn't have the female #'s a lot of other gaming genres have though. The only ones I can think of that are comparable/worse are RTS and Shooters.
     
  4. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Yeah, but they are lady-boys, TMIT.
     
  5. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam GiftOfNukes

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    Should I tell them you said that?
     
  6. duckstab

    duckstab Child of Noble Family

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    C'mon guys, are you all forgetting PolyCast has almost always had two regular female co-hosts, not to mention the 2007 Xmas special: "Girls Playing Civ"?
     
  7. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Not into your drama

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    There is me, KMadCandy, AimeeandBeetles, Kathy, the girls from Polycast... There are quite a few of us. :D

    I only wear cotton socks at work, Mr. Mouthy-Pants. :p

    But it's nice to know you love me, socks and all. :)
     
  8. nfw

    nfw Chieftain

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    They only play always peace sim city style games.
     
  9. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Misotu doesn't - she's like #3 in the Hall of Fame... and that's not counting Moonsinger, Queen of the Quechua rush... before she retired from playing civ (although she still has a lot of #1's in the hall of fame on deity).
     
  10. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Not into your drama

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    Only if they're afraid of breaking a nail. :p
     
  11. squall78

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    women dont exist on the interwebs.... they are all dudes.
     
  12. krikav

    krikav Theorycrafter

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    My girlfriend plays every now and then, but she enjoys simcity games way more.
    And to be sure, that is the way she preferes to play in civ as well.

    I think that it is awesome that cultural/diplomatical victories has been added, it makes the game more diverse and more people can enjoy it.
     
  13. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 A Gentlecolt and a Bard

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    Never mind.
     
  14. Mylene

    Mylene Chieftain

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    You'd be surprised what games we play ;)
    In my mmo raidguild we are ~30% girls out of ~80 members.
     
  15. Ataxerxes

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    This is the answer I remember from the polls. Of course, that's forum members but it seems a pretty reasonable approximation. The poll got sidetracked pretty quickly but he got the answer fast.
     
  16. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    I don't know any personally, but I know there are some on the forums who have already been mentioned. I do know some girls who play Age of Empires...
     
  17. vorlon_mi

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    There are also some active female forum members in the Civ3 section of CivFanatics. I would guess the ratio there is similar to here.
     
  18. Ataxerxes

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    I think so. I look in the Civ3 forum and there are some females. Actually, the highest scoring CivIII HOF game ever was by a woman, Moonsinger. She also put up some high scoring HOF games in vanilla CivIV. She hasn't been around for a few years, however.
     
  19. twansalem

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    My wife used to play CIV, but she decided it was too addictive after staying up too late a few times due to "one more turn" syndrome. She considered that to be a problem, while most people on this forum probably think that's normal. But she pretty much quit cold turkey. I haven't seen her start up CIV in a couple of years.

    The wife of one of my friends has also been known to play CIV, but I think it's more of a social thing with her. Since the rest of us are playing, she'll play too. Since she plays a couple of difficulty levels lower than the rest of us, she always beats everyone to the early wonders.
     
  20. Ambidexter

    Ambidexter Edjumacated Idjit

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    Both my daughter and my wife play Civ.
     

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