I've done some research online and came to the conclusion that there is no consensus on the number of males and females actually play this game. I'd love to know how many girls are actually playing because it seems like I almost never encounter girls in the game. It's obvious that a lot of males play the game. Everytime I join a lobby, it is filled with, who I believe to be males.
That being said, it is never a guarantee that the player is actually a female--or male for that matter. We have males who sound like females and females who sound like males. With Black Ops 2's unique customizable emblem and new special girlie camo, determining a players gender makes it even more an mysterious task.
When I cross lobbies with a girl player (or who I assume to be a girl) on Black Ops 2, at first I am really excited to be joined with someone else who shares the same gender as I am. Those happy feelings are quickly overrun by ruthless feelings of competition as I frequently get gunned down--by the other female player. When things switch over and I find myself on the same team, I feel my toes driving at the edge of sanity as I go into try-hard mode to get a better score. Tension, does not quite explain the emotions that run through my mind... Until the final kill cam shows...
That moment my muscles relax again, all I think of is, "I want to be friends with her," and sob in the corner of my room because I never request friends out of the blue.
How often do other players encounter girls here? Is it a rare occurence, like it is for me?
I used to have a females only chapter with in my clan back in the days of MW and MW2. It was quite a selling point to cool girls i met that there was a female only chapter for networking amongst female gamers. Maybe i should contact them and see if they want to put it back together for them. Honestly these types of threads have been becoming very requent.
I met my girlfriend through xbox way back on Rainbow 6, and we've been happily killing each other through all subsequent CODs.
So to answer your question, lucky ole me gets to play with a real girl almost every night unless she gets that headache again
One thing we have noticed a lot more playing BO2, is the amount of hatefull messages she receives. Some have been truly sick and vitriolic. I can understand a few bruised ego's here and there but some people are wound just a little too tight imo.
I've ran into some, I feel like partychat though may stop some girl gamers from talking in public just because of all the immature kids/teens and even adults. Example like "Oh you should be in the (stereotype) kitchen right now making me a sandwhich" OR "you're probably fat, what type of girl plays cod?"
Ever since MW2 that's what i've heard thrown at girl gamers when i'm in lobbys with em. (I don't do any name calling as I don't talk much except for friends I know.) and i would understand why some won't even talk to be honest, who would want to deal with that?
Anyhow as I end this, I have ran into more girl gamers on Black ops 2 so far, maybe because the series gets more known ever year or more girls are starting to game, I personally don't know any yet, and may not since I don't want it to seem like "Are u a gurll?? wan be my fwiend cos ur a girl?" by sending a FR.