As you know, yesterday I owned the shit out of Dungeons of Dredmor. The stats on Steam say only 1% of players have beaten the game on Going Rogue w/Permadeath, and 0.6% have beaten it on any difficulty with a random build. Even though there are no stats for the overlap, I may be the only person in the world who has beaten the game on BOTH (GR/PD + random).
Even still, apparently, to this helpless starving infant on the Gaslamp Games forum my only role is making kitchen food for baby boys who still can’t do it themselves.
For some perspective on this, I’ve been on the Gaslamp forums for LITERALLY one day. I’ve never interacted with this individual before, and his typing-vomit directed at me was completely unprovoked. In case you don’t believe me, and you still think maybe I did something to warrant this interaction, I’ll tell you what happened. It’s a very short story, actually.
When I posted in the “Introductions” thread, I said “Hello! I’m a 30-year-old woman, I play PC master-race games, console games, and board games. I enjoy strategy, roguelikes, RPGs, and adventure games (like Myst). I have a goal of defeating as many roguelikes as possible.” I also made a separate post (in which this person did not participate) detailing my conquest. I made the account to talk shop with some of the biggest fans of Dungeons of Dredmor, and I thought utterly DESTROYING the game would earn me being at LEAST treated as a person. Man, I sure know now. If I’m “existing while female” there’s no hope for that. I better quit being really good at roguelikes and just devote myself to making sandwiches for any boy who asks.
Before this, I would have thought that indie gaming fans were above this kind of behavior. That roguelike gamers would be better than this. I bet there are people right now who still don’t know othering fem gamers isn’t something that happens only on high-sass games on XboxLive. Nope. Apparently it happens to ladies no matter what the game is, or how good at it she is. “Hi, you’re a woman? Let me invalidate you, as is my right and duty.”
And if you didn’t know yet, sometimes I’m a dick to people. If you want to see how I replied to this idiot and use it as inspiration here is my reply to his post: