@SalutexMO said in I am very disapointed in PSO2 for having this Independence Day event:
@Lorient said in I am very disapointed in PSO2 for having this Independence Day event:
For the love of god, can we please keep politics out of this forum. Take it to Discord if you want to debate US history.
@GM-Deynger Can this thread go the way of the dodo, please?
This forum is about pso2. Pso2 which currently has american flags, statue of "liberty" and uncle sam garbage shoved down everyone's throat. Of course discussions will be heavily political
A less diplomatic but very precise and efficient summation of my point, thank you. The first act of bringing politics into this video games was not by my hand, but by SEGA. I signed up to go to a space fantasy setting and play a space wizard and blast space dragons with my space fireballs, not wade through a US proaganda pamphlet brought to life every time I want to hand in a client order.
Now (and the rest of this isn't directed at you, @SalutexMO, but to the general audience) I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that it was well intentioned, but at the same time we have to acknowledge that these symbols mean different things to different people, and sometimes the meaning of those symbols makes people uncomfortable, which I why I would urge caution in using real world symbols when it's not necessary to avoid such things.
If a game takes place on Earth or a reasonable facsimily thereof, fine, use those symbols, Earth is a complicated place and I don't get upset (well, not very) when I see someone with an American flag or Uncle Sam t-shirt or whatever because there are all sorts of perfectly benign reasons why someone could have those things in the real world or a fictional counterpart. However introducing these things into a previously apolitical fantasy world (I know, everything is political, just pretend it isn't for now) is a problem, because it's an intentional injection of something loaded with so much bagage and if presented uncritically acts as a tacit endorsement of said baggage.
Now again, I'm not abscribing any nefarious intent to SEGA. Indeed, I want to praise them again for trying to do something nice for us, but l feel that it's important to speak up when you feel like someone is perpetuating harmful ideas or symbols, even, or perhaps especially, if it unintentional, otherwise how is anyone ever going to know if anyone has a problem with it?
@Seed-Faux said in I am very disapointed in PSO2 for having this Independence Day event:
there is a las vegas quest too, ya wanna complain about that as well?
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and so will any complaints I have about it (which aren't many as it's mostly the two out of context symbols of the US flag and Uncle Sam that I have a problem with). Any US flags or Uncle Sams inside the Las Vegas area are also not much of a problem, since that falls under the representing a real thing that exists or presenting something that is meant to resemble a real thing that exists category that I mentioned above.