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Seriously if you watch Battlefield V's videos on Youtube in nearly all comment sections you will see people whine and complain about "SJWs". How fragile is your masculinity if you feel offended or threatened that a private company is going to allow gamers to play as females.  There is an argument made that there were no female combatants in WW2, this is absolutely false as there were thousands of them especially in the Soviet Red Army. And even if that were true,  games are supposed to be a form of entertainment they are not meant to be historically accurate. Most people do not play games for a history lesson.

I feel like the ones that are calling SJW's intollereant are actually intollerant themselves and they need to really chill out. 

What are your thoughts?



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It's a very small section of people. Stop giving them a platform.



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You do realise most countries except for Russia did not allow women in the front or many countries not even into combat positions. Usually women played support roles in Ww2 they handled AA Guns, planned out strategies and spotlights and many women enlisted where nurses. Also the red Army had 10.000's of female combatants, mostly in 1941 since they practically enlist any capabele make but still. There where millions of male combatants and in Total the Russian Army move almost 30 million units. So the percentage of women on the front was rather small. It was much bigger in resistances especially the France resistance. The problem I have with BF5 except that I am not a particular fan of shooters to begin with is EA is attitude about it. There is a valid point in saying I want a game based on WW2 to be as accurate as possible and chances of fighting women on the front where rather very small. Though in BF1 you could repair a horse with a wrench and had prototype fully automatic weapons so BF never gave a fuck about historie/realism to begin with.

But to claim women played an integral part on the front like EA suggested and calling everyone who doubted or disagreed about that ignorant and uneducated isn't the way to go. Women made sure there was a country left to fight for and basically made sure the fabrics kept working and that food, ammo and cetera could be send to the front. Also without women the amount of causalities could be easily twice as high since many nurses where enlisted. But on the front its a comparison between hundredthousands women at best against tens of millions men. So statistically complainting gamers had a point.

If EA just said we want our players to play with a character they can most relate with whether that gives an accurate depiction or not totally fine. But if you are going to call your fanbase uneducated and litteraly say to them accept it or don't buy it, don't act all victim like if people don't buy your lootboxed filled crappy games. For all I care you could only play with females in the SP mode where the war tale of a Russian female only squad. I would even argue that would be the most interesting SP shooter campaign since Killzone 2.



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In the case of BFV, I think it is more EA's response and how they disrespect their consumers on the matter than the female character itself. Even now, everytime they say something about the subject, it comes off as trollish.



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FattyDingDong said:

Seriously if you watch Battlefield V's videos on Youtube in nearly all comment sections you will see people whine and complain about "SJWs". How fragile is your masculinity if you feel offended or threatened that a private company is going to allow gamers to play as females.  There is an argument made that there were no female combatants in WW2, this is absolutely false as there were thousands of them especially in the Soviet Red Army. And even if that were true,  games are supposed to be a form of entertainment they are not meant to be historically accurate. Most people do not play games for a history lesson.

I feel like the ones that are calling SJW's intollereant are actually intollerant themselves and they need to really chill out. 

What are your thoughts?

If this was the issue, then Metroid nor Tomb Raider wouldn't be huge successes.

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That's not true for the most part and so typical of the left to color an opposing view that way. 🙀 Saying that male gamers are complaining about women in video games is a vast mischaracterization of the complaints. It's so the complaints don't have to be challenged on their own merit. It's a pathetic tactic to use. It's not about women in video games in any sense.

The battlefield games were the more realistic of the shooters and didn't have anything whacky in it. The complaints are about unrealistic things (like a british soldier with a katana on his back or a woman with missing limb replaced by a cybernetic limb being in battles) being added into the game for whatever reasons including the sjw ones.. The backlash is also about the response from the game devs to the complaints. It was idiotic to attack the fans and dismiss their complaints as sexism. People in general don't like to called uneducated or inferred to as sexists.



vivster said:
It's a very small section of people. Stop giving them a platform.

Glad you posted here, since you're an example of a gamer that whines about male characters. It goes both ways you see

 

Personally I don't care too much whether characters are male or female, although I do prefer non-human characters, so I'm still liable to complain every time there's humans...

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I have been playing The Last of Us multiplayer and I don't like that my character sometimes is a female, they don't belong there, it's a man's game, they were not in the story mode, why bring them in multiplayer, na mean?



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