Especially as female gamer in a voice chat centered game, I was scared ♥♥♥♥less.
I usually played games where I could avoid being identified as a woman, obviously, because video games are still a very hostile environment for a female identified creature.
Guns of Icarus surprised me.
Maybe because it's a team effort game.
Maybe because valuable exchange of information and getting along is the only way to make any progress at in GoIO all.
Maybe because the developers are actively engaging with us constantly.
Or maybe because it's hard to single people out, since everything stays a group effort or a collective failure.
This game has been proven over and over again, to be about teamwork and helping each other out.
Never have I seen a community welcome beginners so warmly, teaching newcomers is almost exciting to us. I have seen experienced players leave a full lobby, just to show a new player the ropes in the Practice Match (called Sandbox), and I am very proud to admit to be one of them.
If you are gonna start this game you are gonna make a lot of friends.
That's not a warning. That's a treat!
Also, hit me up! I'm B'Elanna.