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It's almost as if starting a war with people who feed your paycheck is a really ****ing stupid idea that only mentally unstable people would consider worth fighting or something.

Or people who don't know that in order to get money you need to actually put effort, as it comes from other people other than Mom and Dad.

 

I really can't get past over MacIntosh calling me a "privileged ****lord" from the artificial Island he has made out of Boats...

 

So much this

 

But hey, you have a Legion of WK's trying to make them keep living the dream without doing anything resembling a job. Remember Brianna Wu getting about $16.000 in her patreaon per month or some **** like this for...twittering?

 

 

I never saw his islands, got any screenshots?

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King of the SJW Journalists Kuchera: http://pastebin.com/SRhC5stD

 

Various nasty comments by him. L0L Feminism = peace & love :p

Ben Kuchera managed to make /pol/ look like nice guys.

"Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman run the 21st century version of MK ULTRA." - majestic

"I'm gonna hunt you down so that I can slap you square in the mouth." - Bartimaeus

"Without individual thinking you can't notice the plot holes." - InsaneCommander

"Just feed off the suffering of gamers." - Malcador

"You are calling my taste crap." -Hurlshort

"thankfully it seems like the creators like Hungary less this time around." - Sarex

"Don't forget the wakame, dumbass" -Keyrock

"Are you trolling or just being inadvertently nonsensical?' -Pidesco

"we have already been forced to admit you are at least human" - uuuhhii

"I refuse to buy from non-woke businesses" - HoonDing

"feral camels are now considered a pest" - Gorth

"Melkathi is known to be an overly critical grumpy person" - Melkathi

"Oddly enough Sanderson was a lot more direct despite being a Mormon" - Zoraptor

"I found it greatly disturbing to scroll through my cartoon's halfing selection of genitalias." - Wormerine

"Am I phrasing in the most negative light for them? Yes, but it's not untrue." - ShadySands

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I feel the worst things in gaming journalism are

 

- neo gamer columnists (people who missed classics and think Skyrim is the top of the hill. usually they are also hipsters though this is irrelevant)

- paid reviews (always have been.... luckily its fairly easy to detect)

- focusing on hyper-produced trash titles (mostly FPS and online cross-genre hybrids. they also often happen to be AAA titles)

 

 

-People who are not interested in gaming but in yellow press, but no bloody media outlet would hire their lazy asses so they stick with the one with zero requirements (Game Journalism, which up to this point has been basically blogging)

 

 

 

Couple of those write pseudo-gamer articles at forbes.com .....

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Before he went down the ****ter


In its demise he wasn't missed


Because there were bugs to be fixed."


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It's almost as if starting a war with people who feed your paycheck is a really ****ing stupid idea that only mentally unstable people would consider worth fighting or something.

Or people who don't know that in order to get money you need to actually put effort, as it comes from other people other than Mom and Dad.

 

I really can't get past over MacIntosh calling me a "privileged ****lord" from the artificial Island he has made out of Boats...

 

So much this

 

But hey, you have a Legion of WK's trying to make them keep living the dream without doing anything resembling a job. Remember Brianna Wu getting about $16.000 in her patreaon per month or some **** like this for...twittering?

 

 

I never saw his islands, got any screenshots?

 

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The residential Area he lives in. With his parents btw. And the pier with the totally non privileged yatches.

 

But is ok because 

 

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Example of clueless biased pseudo-gaming journalism..... Selectively quote from twitter, everything except the genocidal and hysterical quotes ofcourse! Ha!

 

 

http://www.themarysue.com/pillars-of-eternity-joke-removal/

"There once was a loon that twitter


Before he went down the ****ter


In its demise he wasn't missed


Because there were bugs to be fixed."


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Example of clueless biased pseudo-gaming journalism..... Selectively quote from twitter, everything except the genocidal and hysterical quotes ofcourse! Ha!

 

 

http://www.themarysue.com/pillars-of-eternity-joke-removal/

You must be new here mate, we archive stuff from **** sites to avoid giving them clicks.

 

Paste the link address at archive today.

 

http://archive.today/

"Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman run the 21st century version of MK ULTRA." - majestic

"I'm gonna hunt you down so that I can slap you square in the mouth." - Bartimaeus

"Without individual thinking you can't notice the plot holes." - InsaneCommander

"Just feed off the suffering of gamers." - Malcador

"You are calling my taste crap." -Hurlshort

"thankfully it seems like the creators like Hungary less this time around." - Sarex

"Don't forget the wakame, dumbass" -Keyrock

"Are you trolling or just being inadvertently nonsensical?' -Pidesco

"we have already been forced to admit you are at least human" - uuuhhii

"I refuse to buy from non-woke businesses" - HoonDing

"feral camels are now considered a pest" - Gorth

"Melkathi is known to be an overly critical grumpy person" - Melkathi

"Oddly enough Sanderson was a lot more direct despite being a Mormon" - Zoraptor

"I found it greatly disturbing to scroll through my cartoon's halfing selection of genitalias." - Wormerine

"Am I phrasing in the most negative light for them? Yes, but it's not untrue." - ShadySands

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Gotta rant here since I can.

 

 

This whole Obsidian debacle....Of course I watched it close, as I'm sure you all did. Moment we got news it was Firedorn that opted to remove it with no pressure or force telling him to do so, I took that info and ran to KiA to try and calm people down. The snippet quoting Firedorn in the Obsidian megathread is thanks to yours truly for getting in touch with the mods ASAP. (pat on back for my minimal effort job)

 

  What's frustrating though, is the sheer amount of people that didn't give a damn and wanted to remain mad cuz being mad is fun. Holy hell, I mean check this out:

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/31dqxo/obsidian_consulted_with_the_backer_before/cq0oh0k?context=3

 

Check the guy at the bottom.

I mean wtf.

 

In a way I expected this. No group is flawless, both sides have derptards who just love drama. But having to go toe-to-toe with it and see how relentless it is yourself? Pretty disheartening. It's frustrating because it's like how many people have visited KiA, been greeted by THESE idiots, and then quickly ran away never to return with the belief that the whole of GamerGate is a bunch of overzealous reactionary jerks.

 

I REALLY wish there was a way to just weed out idiots in general. So annoying to have to deal with.

 

 

Also inb4 Bruce saying "MAYBE NOW YOU'LL SEE THE LIGHT LONGKNIFE." No I'd expect the exact same from Ghazi.

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Gotta rant here since I can.

 

 

This whole Obsidian debacle....Of course I watched it close, as I'm sure you all did. Moment we got news it was Firedorn that opted to remove it with no pressure or force telling him to do so, I took that info and ran to KiA to try and calm people down. The snippet quoting Firedorn in the Obsidian megathread is thanks to yours truly for getting in touch with the mods ASAP. (pat on back for my minimal effort job)

 

  What's frustrating though, is the sheer amount of people that didn't give a damn and wanted to remain mad cuz being mad is fun. Holy hell, I mean check this out:

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/31dqxo/obsidian_consulted_with_the_backer_before/cq0oh0k?context=3

 

Check the guy at the bottom.

 

I mean wtf.

 

In a way I expected this. No group is flawless, both sides have derptards who just love drama. But having to go toe-to-toe with it and see how relentless it is yourself? Pretty disheartening. It's frustrating because it's like how many people have visited KiA, been greeted by THESE idiots, and then quickly ran away never to return with the belief that the whole of GamerGate is a bunch of overzealous reactionary jerks.

 

I REALLY wish there was a way to just weed out idiots in general. So annoying to have to deal with.

 

 

Also inb4 Bruce saying "MAYBE NOW YOU'LL SEE THE LIGHT LONGKNIFE." No I'd expect the exact same from Ghazi.

Yeah I was there too. Over at 8chan they're sperging out and screaming shill like dumbasses.

 

Some people just like being mad I guess.

"Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman run the 21st century version of MK ULTRA." - majestic

"I'm gonna hunt you down so that I can slap you square in the mouth." - Bartimaeus

"Without individual thinking you can't notice the plot holes." - InsaneCommander

"Just feed off the suffering of gamers." - Malcador

"You are calling my taste crap." -Hurlshort

"thankfully it seems like the creators like Hungary less this time around." - Sarex

"Don't forget the wakame, dumbass" -Keyrock

"Are you trolling or just being inadvertently nonsensical?' -Pidesco

"we have already been forced to admit you are at least human" - uuuhhii

"I refuse to buy from non-woke businesses" - HoonDing

"feral camels are now considered a pest" - Gorth

"Melkathi is known to be an overly critical grumpy person" - Melkathi

"Oddly enough Sanderson was a lot more direct despite being a Mormon" - Zoraptor

"I found it greatly disturbing to scroll through my cartoon's halfing selection of genitalias." - Wormerine

"Am I phrasing in the most negative light for them? Yes, but it's not untrue." - ShadySands

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The snippet quoting Firedorn in the Obsidian megathread......

 

 

Where ? Im new here

"There once was a loon that twitter


Before he went down the ****ter


In its demise he wasn't missed


Because there were bugs to be fixed."


~ Kaine


 


 


 

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The snippet quoting Firedorn in the Obsidian megathread......

 

 

Where ? Im new here

 

That's on reddit mate.

"Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman run the 21st century version of MK ULTRA." - majestic

"I'm gonna hunt you down so that I can slap you square in the mouth." - Bartimaeus

"Without individual thinking you can't notice the plot holes." - InsaneCommander

"Just feed off the suffering of gamers." - Malcador

"You are calling my taste crap." -Hurlshort

"thankfully it seems like the creators like Hungary less this time around." - Sarex

"Don't forget the wakame, dumbass" -Keyrock

"Are you trolling or just being inadvertently nonsensical?' -Pidesco

"we have already been forced to admit you are at least human" - uuuhhii

"I refuse to buy from non-woke businesses" - HoonDing

"feral camels are now considered a pest" - Gorth

"Melkathi is known to be an overly critical grumpy person" - Melkathi

"Oddly enough Sanderson was a lot more direct despite being a Mormon" - Zoraptor

"I found it greatly disturbing to scroll through my cartoon's halfing selection of genitalias." - Wormerine

"Am I phrasing in the most negative light for them? Yes, but it's not untrue." - ShadySands

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Moment we got news it was Firedorn that opted to remove it with no pressure or force .....

 

 

EDIT: YEah I saw that. But Then why the hell Feargus said the real reason was "this escaped initial vetting" ???

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Before he went down the ****ter


In its demise he wasn't missed


Because there were bugs to be fixed."


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I call bs on it escaping initial vetting. No sensible person would have found any fault in it to begin with. Its not that it wasnt vetted, its that it passed. They're just being diplomatic because they want it to go away because its retarded. Its a non-controversy.

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Moment we got news it was Firedorn that opted to remove it with no pressure or force .....

 

 

EDIT: YEah I saw that. But Then why the hell Feargus said the real reason was "this escaped initial vetting" ???

 

 

 

Because PR. It's that simple.

 

We don't know how serious of a vetting process occured, we don't know if said process initially conciously OK'ed his limerick or if some new worker who didn't know that kind of thing wouldn't be allowed OK'ed it or if it was legitimately looked over because all they did for "vetting" was scan the graves for offensive language or porn or something.

 

It's an empty statement that PR is safe to make because you cannot realistically investigate the truth of the statement. Even if we had video of an Obsidian employee vetting this specific limerick, laughing his butt off, liking it and giving it the OK before continuing with his work, PR can claim that that guy actually did not have the authority to make that decision or whatever.

 

 

This is PR, plain and simple. They claim it escaped because that looks good for the people who complained. They claim the removal of it is just very normal because that looks good for people who complain about the removal.

 

 

Regardless, Firedorn confirms for us how it went down, and how it went down is a method I for one find very acceptable. The people that continue complaining are essentially saying "A PR EMPLOYEE WASN'T STRAIGHTFORWARD AND DECEIVINGLY VAGUE IN HIS EXPLANATION AND THEREFORE SOMEWHAT DISHONEST TO A TINY DEGREE?!?" No derp dude, that's PR. That's what they do. There's no reason to hold Obsidian as a company accountable for this more than any other company. EVERY company would have a PR guy that would do something like this.

"The Courier was the worst of all of them. The worst by far. When he died the first time, he must have met the devil, and then killed him."

 

 

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Most likely 'escaped vetting' or whatever just means that whoever read through it didn't see any negative interpretation. 'Escaped vetting' or similar is probably a bit of a disingenuous description in that case since it implies that the negative interpretation should have been caught when, really, you have to be looking to be offended by it to be offended. Still, it is certainly politic to say that since it implies it won't happen again, and I'd be certain they wish they had caught it earlier as this whole situation is lose/ lose for Obsidz whatever happens.

 


  What's frustrating though, is the sheer amount of people that didn't give a damn and wanted to remain mad cuz being mad is fun. Holy hell, I mean check this out:

 

I don't think it's as bad as it seems. That sort of thing is always self reinforcing, because those that don't care much about it may only post once or twice- they don't care much, after all- but those that are outraged will post more often and are also encouraged to post more often by seeing others who agree with them doing so, or to dispute with those that don't care much. While it's a bit subjective and based on what I've seen only (and I ain't systematically reading through 40 odd pages, for my sanity) most of those who are expressing outrage/ boycott/ money back demands here don't even have kickstarter or PoE badges. And at least the replacement poem has a decent amount of properly directed snark, too.

 

And as for anyone expressing the desire to boycott Obsidian over it, well, you can always cheer up and have a look at the boycott CoD steam group jpgs to see how well the average gamer sticks to boycotts.

 

(Hope c2b was just brofist harvesting on the 'codex, where else would I get my Obsidian news?)

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I call bs on it escaping initial vetting. No sensible person would have found any fault in it to begin with. Its not that it wasnt vetted, its that it passed. They're just being diplomatic because they want it to go away because its retarded. Its a non-controversy.

 

 

Yeah youre right

"There once was a loon that twitter


Before he went down the ****ter


In its demise he wasn't missed


Because there were bugs to be fixed."


~ Kaine


 


 


 

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I call bs on it escaping initial vetting. No sensible person would have found any fault in it to begin with. Its not that it wasnt vetted, its that it passed. They're just being diplomatic because they want it to go away because its retarded. Its a non-controversy.

 

That's the thing: "escaping initial vetting" is vague. Purposefully so. That CAN be interpreted as them not finding it offensive initially, or any number of ways.

 

PR in a nutshell.

"The Courier was the worst of all of them. The worst by far. When he died the first time, he must have met the devil, and then killed him."

 

 

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I just don't think you guys understand how proofreading really happens.  What were there, 1000 of these things?

Around 500-600.

"Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman run the 21st century version of MK ULTRA." - majestic

"I'm gonna hunt you down so that I can slap you square in the mouth." - Bartimaeus

"Without individual thinking you can't notice the plot holes." - InsaneCommander

"Just feed off the suffering of gamers." - Malcador

"You are calling my taste crap." -Hurlshort

"thankfully it seems like the creators like Hungary less this time around." - Sarex

"Don't forget the wakame, dumbass" -Keyrock

"Are you trolling or just being inadvertently nonsensical?' -Pidesco

"we have already been forced to admit you are at least human" - uuuhhii

"I refuse to buy from non-woke businesses" - HoonDing

"feral camels are now considered a pest" - Gorth

"Melkathi is known to be an overly critical grumpy person" - Melkathi

"Oddly enough Sanderson was a lot more direct despite being a Mormon" - Zoraptor

"I found it greatly disturbing to scroll through my cartoon's halfing selection of genitalias." - Wormerine

"Am I phrasing in the most negative light for them? Yes, but it's not untrue." - ShadySands

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I have to admit that i'm still disgusted by the genocide advocate who first complained about this having their whining accepted and Mr Keldorn's limerick censored, i'm a little biased because after church this Sunday i'll be visiting my grandfathers grave, a quiet, brave and good man who served in the war and carried the scars to his grave. Such a victory of censorship by an immoral and ungrateful idiot just seems to spit on his and so many others sacrifices against genocide, but then again I suppose this may be me being too sensitive, and may be my Achille's Heel.

 

I still maintain that such people should never be catered to, but i'm going to relieve such feelings with a few miles of tabbing and some quality time on the heavy bag. Good morning all, have a nice Easter.

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I stopped reading after the first 4 or 5 gravestones. :D

 

 

/Edit: If I would have been responsible for proofreading that stuff, I'd fly over everything and scan for offensive language only. After probably max. 1 hour I'd be done with the 500 entries and then would never think about it ever again.

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Well today i learned that it is common sense, modus operandi, or whatever you might call it to listen to the whims of people who support KILLALLMEN, rather than the core customers.

 

What a world to live in, we are letting the demons run amok.

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Well today i learned that it is common sense, modus operandi, or whatever you might call it to listen to the whims of people who support KILLALLMEN, rather than the core customers.

 

What a world to live in, we are letting the demons run amok.

 

It's standard for a company, dude. A company will always search the middle ground that pleases all sides if possible.

 

Personally I'm happy knowing that Obsidian gave Firedorn to leave the limerick in place exactly as it was and that he was the one to decide to change it for their sake. I don't think it's realistic to expect more than that from a company. That's just how it is.

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"The Courier was the worst of all of them. The worst by far. When he died the first time, he must have met the devil, and then killed him."

 

 

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