There’s been some discussion in the blogosphere recently about MMOs being targeted primarily at a male audience. People seem to be under the crazy impression that MMOs are targeted at the more testosterone-laden members of society. This is heresy deserving of a poking with the softest of pillows whilst being seated in the most appallingly comfy chair! Why only today I was directed to the free to play online multiplayer RPG Nodiatis via a banner advert, and here’s what greeted me when the site eventually loaded:
Now to conform fully to standard scientific rigour it should be noted that the woman in the screenshot was panting somewhat, forcing her chest to rise and fall in a vaguely hypnotic rhythm. Or so I was told by my team of highly trained laboratory technicians.
It seems immediately and abundantly clear that what this introductory screen is saying is thus:
“Women of Planet Earth welcome to our game and take heart! For in this otherworldly place of fantasy that we gift to you, we give you evidence that all the bimbos have been rounded up and chained to rocks with their arms above their heads until they either suffocate under the weight of their improbably large breasts or choke to death on the bleach fumes coming from their hair.”
I honestly don’t see what the problem is.