Hah. I was levelling my monk today, doing dungeons as tank for faster queues, and actually got a somewhat talkative group. One of the dpsers said his girlfriend hated WoW because he played too much, to which I jokingly replied that my ex broke up with me over WoW. So of course someone had to insert the obligatory comment about women. Except my ex was a man, which I told them along with a similar silly statement about "gah, MEN!". Silence from dpsers. Healer suddenly starts agreeing with me.
Honestly, people need to stop treating people like they act a certain way because of their sex. We're all individuals. Personally I've mained a shadow priest, bear druid, elemental shaman, holy paladin, elemental shaman again and currently holy priest simply due to the fact that all the healer trials kept failing. Being a woman doesn't really have much to do with my choice of class and spec.
When writing things that can apply to either males or females, a person often arbitrarily chooses he or she - to avoid assuming all gamers are male, this person used the feminine pronoun. I don't think it meant ALL healers are female.
I am playing a ret paladin as my main and trying to decide my offspec, I was thinking I wanted a role that is different from dps-ing and healing seemed that, much more than tanking. I also asked in these forums who gets fastest LFR queues and was told healers.
However, while trying to decide between both roles which I am genuinely interested in, I found a lot of people saying jokingly "chicks dig tanks" which seemed like a funny and harmless statement. However, while I searched I found wow wiki and the: http://www.wowwiki.com/Choosing_a_class
The final sentence in the article about the the healer grabbed my attention:
"It is possible for a healer to derive most of her XP from dungeons, as opposed to PvE"
Assuming all healers are female!!!
I mean one of the reasons I am inclining towards a healer is that I was mostly tanking during wrath and was only healing during cataclysm and I found out that when I was healing I was much more in control of the raid compared to tanking. To me when tanking you are standing in the face of the boss, maintaining your aggro while in healing you are standing behind, looking at the whole raid, and its easier for you to navigate things and let someone know when he/she is making a mistake. That's much like a general in irl if you ask me. Also once you know the mechanics of a fight tanking is pretty much the same imho, while healing is much more reactive (dynamic) and you must correct every mistake a dps, tank or another healer makes.
So, imho healers jobs are as much manly compared to tanks if not even more.
What do you guys think?
PS: Not that I care too much about other peoples opinion, but I am social enough to still care to some extent...
This is just for fun but I think tank/healer/dps are more broken up into personalities rather than sex. Tanks are more OCD and control oriented. Healers are cerebral and have a drive to feel important. DPS are selfish and single minded. That being said I don't know many women that are OCD and control oriented but there are a few and they would make good tanks.