There aren't many female NS players sadly. They do exist, but are rare.
Of the current "regular NS player" women I know of playing NS currently: Vixen <BAD> Southern Girl Katie
As I said not many, but they are around. In fact, I'd say we have more than we used to. (referencing 2.01 mostly)
So what I want this thread to be about is brainstorming collectively ways to increase our appeal to our female audience. Just as a warning, let's use caution against the stupid stereotypes.
I see there could be an in-game experience issue with the male players being jerks, that is out of development control but we should talk about that in this thread too.
But as for development, how about paying attention to design elements. For example, what about taking a hint from HL2 Deathmatch in where you can choose your character's appearance and there are female models. (and different races too) I don't see why we couldn't do this. It adds a nice personal touch, better than any spray and even gives better variety in the models you see in the game. Better for immersion too. I don't know a single retail RPG or MMORPG out there that doesn't let you choose your character's gender and customize to some degree. Besides it looks stupid seeing the same cookie-cutter staple male marine in every game. That's understandable for a free mod I suppose, but in a professional game? UNACCEPTABLE!
Art: Nova by Jason Chan (Evil Gerbil King)
PS: If you know of a lady who plays NS please invite her to give feedback on this thread.
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Coined the qualitative attribute entropy in reference to game maps. Do not eat the dark energy balls, please.