I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
So apparently....If you want to be a competitive gaming champion, it pays to either be single, unemployed or a woman.
Purely statistically, it isn't too surprising, although I'd have expected less advantage purely for being female, I suppose, but it's got to be time spent as the former, and purely some kind of natural talent predominant to women in the latter?
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
Well, 1 out of 3 ain't bad I guess...
22nd December 2007
Interesting use of statistics. Take one specific game wherein only 4% of the sample is female, ask how often they win, see that the number is higher, and extrapolate that to the 48% of all gamers who are women. I think there is an outlier here that needs to be investigated further before jumping to such conclusions. If 48% of all gamers are women and women are in fact more talented in gaming than men, I'd expect a roughly 50% win rate for top tournaments by women. But this whole girl power vs. boy power thing is just silly IMO. Just do what you like. If you've got talent in a certain area, go for it, and don't let anyone judge you.
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Last edited by Superfluous Curmudgeon 2 months ago
By the way, it's interesting to me too.
Starfleet Command III mod developer/troubleshooter
23rd January 2019
Statistically, I question the verity of the in depth reporting...thousands of years ago when I was an aspiring college student, I was introduced to the 5 problems with statistics along with a clear point - use statistics as a means to enhance an already established fact or don't bother. Statistics are a tool used by an argument that can't back itself up with facts.