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  1. I'd expect that folks will play bleeding hearts for days and pretend like they are personally victimized by the attacks. People in power would likely take harder stance towards Muslims after this anyway. They'd be a fool not to, although they are foolish in the first place by accepting so much immigrants coming from war torn places, do they really think average people coming from impoverished countries will be nice and orderly?
  2. I care more about the story, and I think Pillars is a great opening chapter to Eora, they've introduced all elements of Eora perfectly, from reincarnations to the pantheon. However I think the writing can be very confusing, I find myself scrolling back and forth to previous paragraphs often, and the weird hard-to-spell names and its sheer amount don't help. I seem to fare much better on Obsidian's previous games like KOTOR2, Mask of the Betrayer, Alpha Protocol, or New Vegas, but I'm not a native speaker, so my opinion on this might be invalid
  3. I missed this reply. And this overreaction is the issue... Someone kills themselves because they realise you are you? Not a fun thing to read. Assuming they are both valid, if one involves some people being hurt by the poem and one involves no hurt, why not play it safe and go with the one where people are insulted? Are there other times where the game has something that mocks a repressed minority? If so, and there are people who were hurt by that then maybe. If you game had some (real-world) racism in it (such as the n-word) and the use of it added nothing to the story /
  4. @brucevc: Sorry, on mobile, don't know how to quote. What I meant is not "Ach! I'm being rude! I should kill myself for that" *jumps off cliff. But what I meant is that he killed himself from overreaction, presumably because he's homo/transphobic and so he overreacts. The moral of the story is, don't be whateverphobic and you won't overreact and run off the cliff. Certainly that's a reasonable take if you read the poem at face value.
  5. Hahahahahaha, I love these kinds of comments. Let me do the obligatory reply: You certainly care enough to comment and gave an accurate description on what happened to erika and Obsidian.
  6. Not for me, he killed himself for being transphobic/homophobic/etc. The moral of the story is don't be like him if you don't want to die silly. You see, there are many interpretations one can take from this poem. Some people think it made fun of transpeople, some people like me read it at a more face value (a man killed himself from overreaction). Guess what? Both are valid. Why should Obsidian prioritize one view from another? Besides, the game can be even *more* offensive than the poem, should the game be "deservedly edited" as well?
  7. Sure that will do, although I'm not really looking forward to the day Obsidian giving me their problem and I have to choose if my favorite studio will get sh*t from outrage media or if I like my content better than Obsidian, but sure. That is totally desirable.
  8. Although the change is regrettable, at the very least it's not Obsidian's content. So there's that. This, however, doesn't instill confidence in their future kickstarter effort. After all, why should I back higher tiers if some outraged tweet can change it? Especially if the tweet is coming from people who take offense to anything. If anything the original poem is about a drunk being homophobic/transphobic (or just being in stupor) and killed himself in panic, how can anyone take offense in that? The fictional man got his punishment already. What's worse, they replaced it with a mocki
  9. I think it's a combination of a budget, time, and engine limitations. Obsidian has to fulfill all their backer promises while working on a brand new engine from scratch. So it might be that the engine isn't capable of running very complex quests, or rendering a very complex scene, and in need of further development. Obsidian might not have the time or budget to design complex gameplay, quests, etc, because they have to design basic battle, basic conversation, basic crafting system, basic stronghold, basic prison system, and many things new. Remember that this is not AAA budget game.
  10. Sorry for triple post, I don't know what went wrong when I submitted my comment and I can't delete the extra posts...
  11. Hello, will this patch fix crash at the beginning of the game? Mine crashed after scripted interaction where you help Heodan while you are running from Biawac. More details here: https://forums.obsidian.net/topic/72035-crash-when-transitioning-from-starting-area/?do=findComment&comment=1606401
  12. Hello, will this patch fix crash at the beginning of the game? Mine crashed after scripted interaction where you help Heodan while you are running from Biawac. More details here: https://forums.obsidian.net/topic/72035-crash-when-transitioning-from-starting-area/?do=findComment&comment=1606401
  13. Hello, will this patch fix crash at the beginning of the game? Mine crashed after scripted interaction where you help Heodan while you are running from Biawac. More details here: https://forums.obsidian.net/topic/72035-crash-when-transitioning-from-starting-area/?do=findComment&comment=1606401
  14. Stop hitting yourself. If you're not into inserting **** to transwomen, you're not guilty of transphobia. Male gay people are not guilty of misogyny for not wanting to bone women. Don't be silly, you can never *ever* please everyone, especially professional whiners. They will find something else to whine, and there are few moments of good ol' "forced conceptions" in PoE. What's more, it's fiction, not reality! No one is harmed! If they don't like it, they can buy something other fictions or write one themselves, not ruining something that other people enjoy.
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