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  1. #76
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Unironic use of 'normie'. Okay, then.

    Ubisoft isn't a shining example given that their games like using political hot button topics as jumping-on points. Not taking a stance is a stance, because like it or not, politics is unavoidable - and they're using it for simple capitalism. It's pretty disingenuous, and I suspect even 'normies' can cut through the poor storytelling to understand that Ubisoft's mastery of equivocation is why their games end up feeling like unfocused messes.
    Last edited by Sulphur; 17th Jun 2019 at 07:01.

  2. #77
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Huh, so today I learned TTLG has a working "Ignore" function.

  3. #78
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: The Plateaux Of Mirror
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    Probably the silent majority
    Spoiler: the silent majority don't give a shit about any of this. If the game looks rad and is marketed heavily people are going to buy it.

  4. #79
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    I always feel that if any social environment gets to the point where you need to mute someone, then the moderation of that environment has already failed.

  5. #80
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Even if it is financially more profitable to make bland and non-committal games like The Division over titles like Metal Gear, how much money something makes is not necessarily a measure of how good something is. And if you really are a developer who wants to (or has to) make games for the widest possible audience and chase the mass market, I pity you.

    Also, not committing to anything because you're afraid what people might think of you is little more than moral cowardice. And not everything is subject to moral relativism either. There are not always fine people on both sides and there are unambiguously evil things.
    Last edited by Starker; 17th Jun 2019 at 09:49.

  6. #81
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    I always feel that if any social environment gets to the point where you need to mute someone, then the moderation of that environment has already failed.
    I dunno, I think it's a pretty sensible option to have. If a user finds themselves being wound up by another poster, having an option simply to not see their content makes life easier for them. It's also less likely to generate flamewars if the material in question simply isn't seen, which in turn makes the life of the moderation team easier.

    Also, one person's irritation with another user, to the extent that they end up muting them, may seem irrational when considered by other users. Nobody else may understand why person X needs muting at person Y's insistence, so once again, an ignore option tied to a user's preference is probably the best solution.

    I would note however that moderators should not be able to ignore any poster, as they could potentially miss harmful material. Like that time early in the life of another forum I visit where industrious, inventive and "mischievous" users* figured out how to force the message board to display pictures in topic headings, resulting in a traumatising panoply of tubgirls and ******s.

    By the way, if you are sweet and innocent enough to not know what I refer to in that last sentence, please, DO NOT google those words.

    *read "Assholes".

    Edit: It's good to see that TTLG automatically censors that last word I posted

  7. #82
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: The Plateaux Of Mirror
    Game developers just need to hire lots of nihilists. Here is this creative thing I'm pouring my heart into, it expresses nothing, it represents nothing, it stands for nothing.

  8. #83
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Not sure if Jason is trolling or... whatever the hell it is he thinks he's doing.

  9. #84
    Taking the Death Toll
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    silent majority
    Imagine thinking gamers have ever been silent about anything.

  10. #85
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    I always feel that if any social environment gets to the point where you need to mute someone, then the moderation of that environment has already failed.
    And what has Eva done besides offer his opinion, incredibly obnoxious though it may be?

  11. #86
    Taking the Death Toll
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    I find it difficult to believe you don't already know the answer to that question.

  12. #87
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Quote Originally Posted by Malf View Post
    Edit: It's good to see that TTLG automatically censors that last word I posted
    If you're referring to what I think you are, then that refers to one of TTLG's more storied legends. In the run up to Bioshock, Irrational held a contest for Bioshock fan art, and our own Vigil won (IIRC) with this cool metallic Bioshock logo thing, and then Irrational posted it all over the place as the winner. I was definitely cool looking and all, but if you looked closely enough, it was also clearly an icon-ified version of ... that. And once you saw it you couldn't unsee it. It was one of the best trolls we've ever had. But he really didn't expect to win so it was kind of a throw away joke for him. (Edit: In case you didn't already know the story. Maybe all or most of you do.)

    Sorry that's OT, but this topic is already kind of derailing anyway. Looks like we're well in that stage in a game's development where there's not much to talk about so we have to take sides over things we don't even know are in the game or in what way yet.

  13. #88
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    I've been posting here for years. How did I not know this story?

  14. #89
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    If memory serves, it didn't actually win, but it was one of the runners-up.

  15. #90
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by june gloom View Post
    I find it difficult to believe you don't already know the answer to that question.
    I won't ban people simply for occasionally voicing unpopular opinions, baseless though they may be.

    Now if he and some of the other usual suspects started trying to flood the forums with said unpopular opinions, popping into every thread that gave them chance to do so, generally making an all around mess of things in the process, that'd be a different story entirely. I'd be there with the hammer first thing, ready to strike some heads, and all the screaming about the 1st Amendment wouldn't stay my hand. There's only some much political bullshit I expect other people to tolerate, especially on a forum dedicated primarily to videogames.

    ...but you all know what Evaunit's like. He's full of himself, not nearly as smart as he thinks he is, and will occasionally go off on some weirdo tangent because he's been watching too much of the Youtubes. He doesn't do it often, but he does do it. You can either ignore him, give him a flippant response, then move on, or do the word fight thing up in commchat. For the rest of the time when he's not posting some vapid screed, he does contribute to conversation here.

    I see my job primarily as maintaining a smooth flow of conversation. I cannot, nor will not create an environment that assures everyone's sensibilities are forever protected. If I did that, the only person who wouldn't have been permabanned by this point would be Henke.

  16. #91
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    That sounds like the only correct option, really.

  17. #92
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London

    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    That sounds like the only correct option, really.
    Yup, that henke's a MENACE.

  18. #93
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    One day, we will all look back on the Henke Singularity, the point at which the only person not permabanned from any community forum or social media will be henke.

    When that point was reached, the sound of laughter was heard, and of wheels spinning in mud. And a gigantic pair of stilts blotted out the stars, forever.

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