Rivs has started out a small project. He started a female dranei and is now trying to figure out if gamers react differently to female gamers then they do to male gamers.
My personal experience is that it generally doesn't make too much of a difference, but sometimes you have those idiots...
It goes something like this:
"R u a grl irl?"
I don't know why, but the people who feel the need to ask these silly questions hardly ever seem to be able to type full words.
By that time they run out of stuff to say or they start telling me how sexy I am.
"Ur so hot!"
"Really? you go for pixelated then?"
This is when you can almost hear them think what on earth that difficult word is.
"Yah, go learn some English before you try to chat up intelligent females"
If it does get to this point, generally they are getting annoyed with me or they wander off. I've had from ignores to "Biotch" things happen.
Oh, and then there is the vent stories...
My native language isn't English, though I speak it fluently, so yes, I speak English with an accent. So sometimes there are men (rarely women) who feel they should comment on how sexy my accent is on vent. I pug, quite a bit, and in my guild I've never had this problem, but on the pug vents I still run into this sometimes.
And yaknow, if it would be once just to figure out where I come from, "Cool accent, where are you from?" type of deal, I would be totally cool with it. But there are a couple who keep drewling over it. I'm woman enough to ignore them. I am there to raid lead, but when it does get out of hand I do call them back and ask them to keep it in.
I also once had a guy who went completely off his rocker with the /lick command. I suddenly knew where to find the /slap command as well. Which is a thing I would actually do IRL as well. There are just things that I cannot accept.
Lets face it, most women know that they can expect some oddness from the male species out there once it's known that they have boobies. But generally it's not too bad, or if it does really bother you, all you have to do is say nothing ;)
It's an interesting project Rivs has going, go read it ^_^