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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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All I can say is "wow" to the fired developers action and I'm not really surprise to how the media (gaming in this case) is playing this.

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Aeolus451 said:
Aura7541 said:

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.

You're in luck. 



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.

Yea, but all it will take is one idiot to give our entire argument to look bad.

Take politics. You could have some conservatives arguing all proper and good with facts and articulated language. Then somebody comes in and says something like "Yea he is doing much better than that ape Obama." It's like great, now were all racists. Good job one random idiot out there.



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.

She isn't being silenced. She can say what ever she wants. There are consequences to speech as people can respond or wish not to associate with you.  Any business can fire an employee if said employee brings bad press with such negative customer interactions.

People have to learn, social media is an open platform. Slag your boss or customers off to a friend over a drink in person, fine. State it on the internet for everyone to see and expect to be fired.



Machiavellian said:
I believe the key to all of this is that social media, forums and other places where you can give your opinion is not your friend. Everyone can be an Ahole. It takes one bad day one bad facebook remark, one bad tweet you name it and next thing you know people are associating you with their company and firing you because you post your thoughts public. In the end, this is no different then the Roseanne Barr situation. Your words can cause you to lose your job so its best just to not respond especially if you are going to go on that negative route.

It is all thanks to the many fiasco's over the years that social media to me looks more of a double edged sword and a deadly weapon when used by either side.

 

The dev acted out of place, she got fired and that was that, but she said a few things and now Yong and many other tubers have taken arms to rally against her, while she rallies her own angry mob. Both sides fight for their own version of "justice", yet both sides are doing the same thing, fighting for one cause they believe is true, while also trying to validate their rallying together and the actions that occur afterward.

As much as I like Yong's content sometimes, I do find that he and other tubers are unknowingly becoming a core part of the problem. The bigger they become, the more power they have and the more power they have, the more they can often abuse it, and no one and I mean no one on this earth is completely immune to corruption or making bad decisions and actions. 

While Polygon and Kotaku have their power and their podium, so does Yong and Legacy. Both sides have their own form of power and are willing to abuse it in the name of "justice". Yong even claims "I hope this will be my last video on the subject", yet I can guarantee that he will make another video, because he wants more ramblings to ensue because it gives him more of a reason to ramble on and abuse his own form of power. he wants conflict just as much as that dev does (whether anyone disagrees or not). if he didn't want any form of conflict, he would have made one video, throw in his two cents and then be done with the subject.



                                 

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Chazore said:
Machiavellian said:
I believe the key to all of this is that social media, forums and other places where you can give your opinion is not your friend. Everyone can be an Ahole. It takes one bad day one bad facebook remark, one bad tweet you name it and next thing you know people are associating you with their company and firing you because you post your thoughts public. In the end, this is no different then the Roseanne Barr situation. Your words can cause you to lose your job so its best just to not respond especially if you are going to go on that negative route.

It is all thanks to the many fiasco's over the years that social media to me looks more of a double edged sword and a deadly weapon when used by either side.

 

The dev acted out of place, she got fired and that was that, but she said a few things and now Yong and many other tubers have taken arms to rally against her, while she rallies her own angry mob. Both sides fight for their own version of "justice", yet both sides are doing the same thing, fighting for one cause they believe is true, while also trying to validate their rallying together and the actions that occur afterward.

As much as I like Yong's content sometimes, I do find that he and other tubers are unknowingly becoming a core part of the problem. The bigger they become, the more power they have and the more power they have, the more they can often abuse it, and no one and I mean no one on this earth is completely immune to corruption or making bad decisions and actions. 

While Polygon and Kotaku have their power and their podium, so does Yong and Legacy. Both sides have their own form of power and are willing to abuse it in the name of "justice". Yong even claims "I hope this will be my last video on the subject", yet I can guarantee that he will make another video, because he wants more ramblings to ensue because it gives him more of a reason to ramble on and abuse his own form of power. he wants conflict just as much as that dev does (whether anyone disagrees or not). if he didn't want any form of conflict, he would have made one video, throw in his two cents and then be done with the subject.

To be fair, I believe most of Yong and others videos are in response or counter to the Kotaku/Ect's article.

They are seeing a completely one sided/bias article coming out and thus feel the need to further elaborate on the situation.



shikamaru317 said:

You're in luck. 

Wooow, she accused Mike O'Brien for "blaming the victim" even though it was downright obvious that Price was completely rude. This is her second critical error in just over a year, the first being the "garbage human" incident and her bullying of Boogie2988 at Vidcon 2017.



irstupid said:

To be fair, I believe most of Yong and others videos are in response or counter to the Kotaku/Ect's article.

They are seeing a completely one sided/bias article coming out and thus feel the need to further elaborate on the situation.

Don't get me wrong, it's completely up to Yong to go off against those two sites, but in doing so he just proves that both sides will willingly create themselves an angry mob to square off against one another. Neither side is correct to square off since both sides end up doing what they claim to fight against, and their form of justice is entirely subjective. Justice itself is subjective in general, as one can call for a beheading, while another can call that needlessly barbaric.

From what I'm seeing, one dev took things way out of proportion, but at the same time, her firing and then another dev's firing for simply siding with that other dev has created an imbalance. Now we're seeing one side getting riled up on purpose just to counter the other side in the name of justice, while the other fights for "social justice". Both sides are getting incredibly mad at one another and it's just becoming more of an eye for an eye at this point. 

She was fired and that should have honestly been it. Everyone should have ignored her insane ramblings and Twitter should have dealt with her since the comments she made about TB. Instead we've got Yong and co claiming they don't want to start something or carry it on, but they are willingly carrying it on because it gives them power, clicks and money. It's been such a long time since Yong actually focused on something positive in the industry, rather than negative and giving himself reasons to shout loudly and gathering an attention mob (which apparently seems to be the go to tactic to make money these days on youtube).



                                 

I AM glad some people have the balls to call out poligon, kotaku and waypoint. Not a single fucking gaming website Bounce opinion on favor of arenanet, i bet There are tons that agree with firing but are too afraid too speaking up cause they Will probably get on trouble sinceramente most média is fucking crazy and far far far left. Gaming média Will be always against youtubers and stremers. They are too afraid of them. Kotaku and waypoint Will be closed, people had enough of their Na


 

Fucking phone, wtf hapen to my Reply up There xD