Recently I’ve tried to get back into League of Legends, with moderate success. I’ve never been much for PvP, so the last time I played I gave up only after a few short hours. This time around I got a little further, but in the end the sheer weight of the game coupled with a certain something that seems to be missing from the gameplay experience had me flustered. I like LoL, I want to enjoy my time in it, and half the time I really do. But I play games for different reasons than the target audience — a young, predominantly male player base. A young male I am not, and yet I represent a growing segment of the gaming population that is definitely worth courting — no pun intended. Thus I find myself contemplating the problem of gender equality in League of Legends.