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Guild Wars 2 Writer Fired Over being a complete idiot on twitter, Gaming "press" defends her xD

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Mummelmann said:
Aura7541 said:

What's also interesting is the timing of this. Jessica Price did not wait for the flames to die down and went straight to shitting on ArenaNet. After she got fired from Paizo, she waited for about 4 months to shit on the company. I'm not sure what she's thinking, burning bridges with ArenaNet like that when the fiasco is still fresh in most people's minds. I guess she expected that getting (undeserved) support from the gaming media would be good enough and net her sympathy points, but then you see YongYea, who has a pretty big fanbase, calling out Polygon and other sites for their blatant bias.

In cases like this, it's interesting to see the vast chasm splitting reports, some sites are presenting only half the story and appear to actually be siding with her. In an incident where it's so easy to dig up the full story and chain of tweets, and in a case where a person has been behaving poorly against others on twitter for some time, this isn't exactly a clever strategy. Individuals on youtube and blogs have such influence over public opinion today, these sites backing this woman could pay dearly for it. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of any site that has a clear and obvious bias, regardless of the topic, I've already stopped reading quite a few a while back due to this.

Let's hope some developers voice their open support for ArenaNet as well, people like her need to put in their place and having journalists and "journalists" running her errands and spreading nonsense is damaging for everyone in the long run. I'm quite simply astonished that she doesn't have the decency to even apologize after all this. Wow.

I agree with you. It's why I avoid Kotaku and Polygon as much as possible. Rock Paper Shotgun is now on my list too.



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You are all grasping at straws at her character assassination. Stinks of gamergate. She has the right to an opinion too and Arenanet played censor by firing her. She should litigate on first amendment grounds. Corporations can't and don't have the power to silence individuals. Freedom of speech shall not be censored.

Aeolus451 said:
Raven722 said:
I like how some people on Twitter and certain forums are trying to label anyone who agrees with her firing as a scumbag GamerGater. Because apparently there is no other reason for her firing besides a bunch of no-lifers who hate women. I even saw someone on Twitter acting like getting fired for being an ass to a customer and partner has never happened before and "a dangerous precedent is being set here". Ignorant fear mongers.

This will likely become a new gamergate if game media keeps backing her but they will easily lose because people are keeping track of everything being said or written. I hope Anita jumps on the sinking ship too.

Her ship is already sinking. Her channel's viewership is terrible considering how many subscribers it has.



HouseEorl said:
You are all grasping at straws at her character assassination. Stinks of gamergate. She has the right to an opinion too and Arenanet played censor by firing her. She should litigate on first amendment grounds. Corporations can't and don't have the power to silence individuals. Freedom of speech shall not be censored.

I’m sorry, but a company 100% has the right to fire an employee that is being rude to customers and driving away business. Do you think a grocery store wouldn’t fire a bagger if they told off a customer who gave them tips on how to be a better bagger? This is the same situation, a fan tried to have a civil discussion with her about writing in video games and she told them off. And this is far from her first offense, her Twitter history has plenty of instances where she was snappy and rude to fans, not to mention the incident where she celebrated John Bain’s death on Twitter.



Aura7541 said:
Aeolus451 said:

This will likely become a new gamergate if game media keeps backing her but they will easily lose because people are keeping track of everything being said or written. I hope Anita jumps on the sinking ship too.

Her ship is already sinking. Her channel's viewership is terrible considering how many subscribers it has.

But she's still brought in by video game companies as an consultant or guest, still a darling of media, still attacks video games/films/anime. I hope that she hops on board and destroys her career/credibility to the point that no one listens to her ever again.

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Did I miss the part where she apologized and said she made a mistake?

“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

HouseEorl said:
You are all grasping at straws at her character assassination. Stinks of gamergate. She has the right to an opinion too and Arenanet played censor by firing her. She should litigate on first amendment grounds. Corporations can't and don't have the power to silence individuals. Freedom of speech shall not be censored.

If you did really any level of research, you'd find that she's just an awful person and Deroir was being beyond respectful.



Porcupine_I said:
Did I miss the part where she apologized and said she made a mistake?

You didn't, because she's on record with Polygon saying she regrets nothing except the use of the term asshat.



HouseEorl said:
You are all grasping at straws at her character assassination. Stinks of gamergate. She has the right to an opinion too and Arenanet played censor by firing her. She should litigate on first amendment grounds. Corporations can't and don't have the power to silence individuals. Freedom of speech shall not be censored.

Oh? You dont say?

So, if i start slandering you here i won't be banned? Oh i will?

Maybe there are consequences for your actions? Don't confuse Freedom of speech with Freedom to slander other's characters in public.

 

She assassinated her own character. No one needed to do it for her.



HouseEorl said:
You are all grasping at straws at her character assassination. Stinks of gamergate. She has the right to an opinion too and Arenanet played censor by firing her. She should litigate on first amendment grounds. Corporations can't and don't have the power to silence individuals. Freedom of speech shall not be censored.

So, it wasn't OK to fire Roseanne Barr?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2018/05/29/roseanne-went-on-a-vitriolic-and-racially-charged-twitter-rampage-now-shes-apologizing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.06c063867553



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