Female EQII Players Still Not Honest About Logging More Hours

Men may be the more stereotyped hardcore gaming gender, but a study of Everquest II players published in the Journal of Communication says that women regularly out-MMO men - but that women aren't as honest about the hours logged gaming.

Those findings back up a study from the University of Southern California published last year, which said that women played "more intensely" than their male counterparts. In hourly terms, according to Scientific American the women surveyed played EQII an "average of 29 hours a week, versus 25 for the males."

Hardcore players more than doubled those numbers, with women still in the lead.

But The Journal of Communication says that women tended to lie about (or lowball) their EQII addictions. USC's study said almost the same thing, and we're starting to see a trend here - Everquest II player surveys simply cannot be trusted.

Gal Gamers Geekier Than Guys [Scientific American]


    Then why are there so many man-virgins hanging around on IRC 24 hours a day 7 days a week? :P

      Cause even though women may be geekier than men sometimes, the ratio of men to women has to be at least 4:1. I would think so, judging by my experience of WoW.

        more like 20:1, most "Girls" on WoW are either 12 year olds from Korea or 45 year olds from Canada

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now