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  • DubhDubh "< Registered User regular
    I'd be making a run at getting hired at Bioware before now if my brain wasn't such a mess

    after seeing this? good god they need actual trans writers that are in a position to strike this down

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  • DubhDubh "< Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    my ideal romance:

    "Hey, let's fuck."

    "Just to get it out of the way, I have a dick."

    "So... We still gonna fuck?"

    "Sure, why not?"

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Dubh wrote: »
    I'd be making a run at getting hired at Bioware before now if my brain wasn't such a mess

    after seeing this? good god they need actual trans writers that are in a position to strike this down

    So far as I'm concerned it's perfect evidence for why diversity in game characters or cast isn't enough.

    The writing staff needs to be diverse too, because laird tunderun jaysus

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    That's basically like the trans character in Baldur's Gate expac, yeah?

    You meet them and appropos of nothing they're like I'M TRANS

    This is what it looks like when an allies try

    Like, hey, they're trying. But, y'know, maybe some diversity in the ole writing staff there might uhhhh make that a little less kludgy

    The Baldur's Gate character was at least slightly less poorly done if only because they didn't immediately deadname themselves when asked about their name.
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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    Honestly avoiding that level of completely stupid writing shouldn't even need a trans writer. Just one that's even vaguely interacted with the trans community.

    Even if someone is gonna be up front about being trans they aren't going to dead name themselves ever.

    EDIT: The one really good read on this is that if this was the B-team for writing then they at least got the combat loop down flawlessly and if the A-team comes back for the sequel it'll finally be an ME game that doesn't have something really noticeably bad about it.

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Ever been in a D&D game where one player unprompted decides to recite their character's entire tragic life story, in character, up to that point?

    its like that but more offensive.

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    My table top group has one guy who is allowed to play female PC's but is not allowed to dictate any of their backstory.

    Because if we let him it falls into cliche's that are both painful and often sexist. Not because he's a shitty guy (well, sometimes because of that) but mostly because he's not the most creative and terrible cliche's are what he falls back on.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
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    Ryder is kind of an asshole.

  • DubhDubh "< Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    ryder doesn't share her deadname everywhere

    why does random NPC do it

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  • -Tal-Tal The history of Hyrule is the history of the Calamity Ganon. Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    Yo do I even want to know what hainly's voice is

    Is she voiced by a fella

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    My table top group has one guy who is allowed to play female PC's but is not allowed to dictate any of their backstory.

    Because if we let him it falls into cliche's that are both painful and often sexist. Not because he's a shitty guy (well, sometimes because of that) but mostly because he's not the most creative and terrible cliche's are what he falls back on.

    so he's Hollywood basically

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    In DAI you have the option to be an ignorant prick to Krem about his gender

    Both Krem and Bull are like "fuck you dude" for it

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    Except mostly motivated by popular youtubers that are very big on Opinions and Hot Takes.

    Also tends to strongly parrot those opinions without self reflection or examining the subject of them himself. Which leaves him going from sounding like a reasonable person one second to endorsing idiocy the next.

    He's... kinda a trip? I'd probably dislike him more but he's genuinely so clue less that it'd feel like kicking a puppy.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Like I don't mind the protag in a video game about dialog options to have a dialog option to be a dingus

    Especially if it is a dialog option that leads to like, challenging that viewpoint and like, a teachable moment?

    But A.) it has to be well executed, which in this case lol, and B.) it's super important that this doesn't just like turn into a licence to be a hateful shitbag fantasy game

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I ended up choosing that option when talking about Krem with Bull completely by accident because I'm a dumb dumb who didn't pick up context clues my first run through and I felt like a magnificent shitheel when I realized what had just gone down.

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  • OghulkOghulk Be Humble Sit DownRegistered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    I ended up choosing that option when talking about Krem with Bull completely by accident because I'm a dumb dumb who didn't pick up context clues my first run through and I felt like a magnificent shitheel when I realized what had just gone down.

    So like, I didn't pick it, but I think that's actually kind of a good way to put that in a game? Like option A is obviously not be an asshole, but if someone is an asshole and picks option B the narrative then makes them feel like an asshole. Maybe it causes introspection and they change their views, maybe it helps them get off, who knows, but it seems like a kinda decent way to handle it.

    But I'd definitely defer to people who is actively affected by this kind of thing rather than stick to my own view.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I had no idea about Krem until I'd talked with him like five times, because I am exactly as worthless at picking up on that sort of thing in vidyagames as I am in real life

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    You can also ask Krem if he would get basically a magic version of SRS, if such a thing would be possible

    And he's like, what the fuck, no

    Because that kind of permanent body-modding would be blood magic, which for most people in Thedas is profane but Krem is from Tevinter. So for him it's not just fucked up but also the literal power of the oligarchy, he'd be using the thing that the oppressive, enslaving, demon-summoning maniacs that rule his country use in order to mod his body.

    And he's like "fuck that shit"

    He still has some dysphoria, but he'll deal with that with some packing. There's cultural baggage with throwing magic at the problem.

    And I thought that was a sort of nice way of addressing how SRS isn't the be-all end-all of transition and not something all trans people want or should strive for at any cost, and that its an individual decision.

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  • TurambarTurambar Avocado at law Registered User regular
    I don't like the matchmaking

    It's obviously programmed to prioritize putting people into matches that are already going instead of into waiting lobbies

    So when I try to join matches I only get matches that are already going, and when I try to host I sit there for 10 min without anyone getting put into the lobby

    I don't want to join matches that are already going because chances are whoever left did so because the host is laggy

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Any notes on that patch that just installed this morning?

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Turambar wrote: »
    I don't like the matchmaking

    It's obviously programmed to prioritize putting people into matches that are already going instead of into waiting lobbies

    So when I try to join matches I only get matches that are already going, and when I try to host I sit there for 10 min without anyone getting put into the lobby

    I don't want to join matches that are already going because chances are whoever left did so because the host is laggy

    This was an issue with ME3's multi idk they didn't fix it

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  • DubhDubh "< Registered User regular
    this is officially two game purchases saved by ME3's multiplayer

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  • Well, my copy shipped early, according to Amazon . Dunno if I have time to play it tonight, but

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    yeah a lot of people who preordered with amazon are getting their copies today, myself included

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    App is out now if you want to start sending you duders on apex missions or messing with your multi gear set up. Apex HQ.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Austin Walker says he's over 30 hours into the game and he's still waiting for it to start feeling like Mass Effect

    He says he's been told the characters get really good "later," which is starting to sound like some Final Fantasy 13 stuff

    I put eight hours into it and it felt like Mass Effect pretty early.

    I guess it depends on what you think Mass Effect feels like.

    Mass Effect is basically 'can i fuck cute aliens?' and how many cute aliens there are to fuck and whether they are funny or not.

    Also Garrus.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    yeah a lot of people who preordered with amazon are getting their copies today, myself included

    Fuck you guys. Mine comes by 8pm tomorrow

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    So new NVIDIA drivers out. I was getting 60 fps on Medium with GTX970. Hopefully I have enough minutes to try out High and see if I can get something above 40 fps.

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  • TurambarTurambar Avocado at law Registered User regular
    Woo, got the Mattock in multi

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Still I am going to wait and see
    I am curious about it but have little interest in the multiplayer

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    I decided to preorder at the last minute, preloading now.

    I don't have lofty expectations for the single player anymore, but I'm willing to put money down for more multiplayer.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    Super neat that I can download the pre order bonus but am not able to pre load the dang game itself onto my PS4

    Suuuuper neat

    EDIT: nevermind, apparently I can, but the only way to do so is by searching for it in your library. Just going to the listing in your library won't let you.

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  • -Tal-Tal The history of Hyrule is the history of the Calamity Ganon. Registered User regular
    The first contact scene in this game really sucks

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  • metaghostmetaghost Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Super neat that I can download the pre order bonus but am not able to pre load the dang game itself onto my PS4

    Suuuuper neat

    EDIT: nevermind, apparently I can, but the only way to do so is by searching for it in your library. Just going to the listing in your library won't let you.

    Yeah, I was pretty baffled by why it worked via the search function.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I don't like that cryo blast and I assume flamethrower changed to channeled abilities instead of just a sweet ball of techno magic fire/ice

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  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    The first contact scene in this game really sucks
    Probably because first contact happened 2 years before you arrived.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    I don't like that cryo blast and I assume flamethrower changed to channeled abilities instead of just a sweet ball of techno magic fire/ice

    Flame thrower was always a channel? Incinerate is still fire and forget.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    I don't like that cryo blast and I assume flamethrower changed to channeled abilities instead of just a sweet ball of techno magic fire/ice

    Flame thrower was always a channel? Incinerate is still fire and forget.

    I just know I have to hold down the button to freeze fools on the basic engineer in multiplayer and its annoying

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    I don't like that cryo blast and I assume flamethrower changed to channeled abilities instead of just a sweet ball of techno magic fire/ice

    Flame thrower was always a channel? Incinerate is still fire and forget.

    I just know I have to hold down the button to freeze fools on the basic engineer in multiplayer and its annoying

    Now you're throwing cold. So make sure to say "ICE TO MEET YOU!"

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