@Nuebot said in Slave Weapon Name Change:
@Alineah said in Slave Weapon Name Change:
You can look at whats happening with Persona and with what happened with Tracer in overwatch in which they changed their pose for example.
Still asking for some actual citation here; give me some hard evidence these were capitulations and not developers choosing to change their product willingly in the face of criticism. Because people constantly demand media change to suit their whims - like how people demanded a new ending for Fallout 3 and Mass Effect 3. Or how even now there's an expansive petition demanding they re-write The Last of Us 2 entirely because people are offended by how the story progressed. That kind of attitude has always been persistent, from these modern events to christian parental groups crusading against violence in video games or satanism in D&D, or even older still because everyone knows that rock music coming through the radio would turn the youth into wild anarchists.
However; criticizing media is also not "Cancel Culture". "Cancel Culture" has become a politically loaded bogeyman despite the fact that literally no one who's been "canceled" has ever actually faced any long standing consequences. There's literally nothing wrong with looking at a piece of work and pointing out the flaws in it; art can only improve through effort and critique and any artist that exists solely in an echo chamber will never produce higher quality work and as long as media goes unquestioned and uncriticized culture will never change and, instead, stagnate.
People are free to voice their displeasure with something just as you are free to voice your pleasure with it, to disagree with them or agree with people who support your opinions. You will, however, notice that the people you disagree with aren't the ones stomping into threads and demanding anything they disagree with be deleted or muted and personally attacking people rather than attempting to point out why they disagree. You complain about "twitter mobs" as a dismissive catch-all for people you don't agree with, yet seem to think the people you do share views with aren't just as guilty of the same mob mentality you pin on your opponents. Which leads to this;
@Alineah said in Slave Weapon Name Change:
also i find people that complain about the said "name" of a weapon because it triggers them or offends them
You, and many others, make several mental leaps to not only ignore what other people express about their own opinions: but outright assume and project when they don't say anything at all. You are always quick to go on and on about how triggered and offended the people who point out that maybe X thing is insensitive are; but what of the people who spend page after page frothing at the mouth solely because someone had a dissenting opinion? Because, yo, someone is definitely mad and triggered but it isn't OP who made one devil's advocate post and it's like that in every single one of these threads.
Because you'll note that no one ever actually demanded that anything be changed or removed. Even OP simply said;
@Varicose00 said in Slave Weapon Name Change:
I would love if there were some sort of petition to change the name more fitting of a weapon that goes in line with Nemesis.
Yet every person barging in - and even you, attributing so much malice to random people on twitter - seem to think that there are unknown masses holding knives to developer's throats trying to not only force, but demand, change rather than simply stating what they think would be better, which is something most people do when it comes to the media they consume.
Persona and Overwatch count, if you think they dont then this will be my last post here because im not going bother arguing someone in denial, willingly or not they changed or removed content because a few people complained about it. You also listed games that masses also complained about, from journalists to gamers, and metacritic scores more or less can reflect that as well as the second week of the games sales.
You can criticize other people's opinions as well, did you forget that? because thats what people seem to be doing here too, criticizing. Or does it only bother you if it comes from one side? i have chosen my side and thats why i criticize other people's views to change this because i DO NOT want it changed, simply as that.
I had multiple family members of mine been shot and stabbed as well, but im not calling for the removal of swords, partisans, or bullet-based weapons because of that, if the name "slave" is that triggering for you seek therapy then, is not the game's fault or anyone elses that a word that has no context or completely different context to what you're referring to it happens to be something you find so deeply offensive that you want it removed.
And just as much as everyone else is free to voice their displeasure about something in attempt to convince devs and publishers to change things i also have every single damn right as they do for me to tell them why it shouldn't altered or changed and even tell the person why they could be wrong, so what's your point?