There are several things that annoy me in e-fedding. One of those things is the proclivity for some folks to take things more seriously than they are. I'm not talking about those who take wins and losses seriously, like those I described in a previous rant here, but those who actually treat it like it's a business. People who populate the Advertisement forums of FW, posting profiles for their characters as "free agents" waiting for people to fawn over them like they were Kevin Nash in 1996. Or people who will seriously angle politics for pushes like they were Triple H.
Or my favorites, those who push for über-realism in e-feds. Like, no stip matches, dry writeups, and my personal favorite... no women competing with men.
Those people crack me up. It's like, we're doing this thing called "fantasy wrestling" but you take the fantasy out of it. It's nuts. No imagination whatsoever. The first two offenses I listed there aren't as bad. However, it's the no women thing that drives me up a wall.
Seriously, what's the big deal if someone can handle a woman character well enough to win a match? Are people that insecure that losing to a girl would be that much of a shot to their egos? I mean, it's not like they lost to a girl in football or weightlifting. It's all linguistic.
There is no natural gender barrier in e-fedding. Why create one artificially? Why exclude people because they don't want to handle a male character when they're female? Why should Lindsay Troy be at a handicap in NFW when she's one of the top players on the East roster? It's mind-boggling.
If you can't allow yourself to suspend just a little disbelief and have a little fun, what are you doing in this hobby anyway? Women competing with men is no more unusual than some of the gimmick matches that I've seen around all the feds I've been in.
That's why they call it fantasy wrestling. So what's the fun in keeping the fantasy away from it? Especially when those afflicted are among the best in the hobby?