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bugrimmar said:
1. Good example: any character that was LGBT by design as conceived.
Bad example: any character that was changed into LGBT despite being straight originally. This is the disease plaguing entertainment today.

2. There shouldn't be a fucking quota. There shouldn't be a checkbox for developers to add an LGBT character just for the sake of diversity. It should be organic. If the situation calls for it, good. If you're just adding one for a checklist, fuck off.

3. Representation for the sake of representation is bullshit. Just like battlefield 5's forced inclusion of one armed women on the front lines of world war 2 just for the sake of inclusion at the expense of logic and accuracy, it's freaking stupid. Add characters if they make sense, not to fulfill a quota.

100% this.



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LuccaCardoso1 said:

Hey, I'm going to write an article on LGBT+ characters in video games, and I need some help. Can you help me remember some of them?

1) What do you think are some good and bad examples of LGTB+ representation in video games?

Good:

Bill. The Last of Us.

A very organic character who can be any average person. 0 emphasis on the sexual orientation to his story because it's not something to be glorified as it is nothing special. Very down to earth.

Bad:

Ellie TLoU1/TLoU2

Kinda shoe-horned in Left Behind. A fully realized weapon for identity politics agenda in TLoU2.

2) How do you feel about the quantity of LGBT+ characters in video games? Do you think there should be more, less or do you think there's enough?

I think they should focus on making an organic character that sticks well to the story. Not some shoe-horned LGBT+ representation just to do Virtue Signaling or to be "progressive" like everyone should be.

3) Do you think that, in general, LGBT+ characters are well represented in games?

No. Not even in the mainstream media. Some just want to live a normal life and don't want to be glorified.

4) Are you LGBT+? (feel free to not answer this question if you don't feel comfortable)

No. Straight Male. I have no qualms with them.

Last edited by iron_megalith - on 12 September 2018

iron_megalith said:

Good:

Bill. The Last of Us.

Organic human being who is just like everyone else. 0 emphasis on the sexual orientation to his story because it's not something to be glorified as it is nothing special. Down to earth.

Bad:

Ellie TLoU1/TLoU2

Kinda shoe-horned in Left Behind. A fully realized weapon for identity politics agenda in TLoU2.

Haha, I said this as a joke ... but you actually believe this? Oh boy. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
iron_megalith said:

Haha, I said this as a joke ... but you actually believe this? Oh boy. 

Sorry commie. People have different views.

Summoning a Mod to ban me.



iron_megalith said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Haha, I said this as a joke ... but you actually believe this? Oh boy. 

Sorry commie. People have different views.

Even as a joke, that's one very ironic reply.  



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
iron_megalith said:

Sorry commie. People have different views.

Even as a joke, that's one very ironic reply.  

If it helps you sleep at night. I really don't care.



iron_megalith said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Even as a joke, that's one very ironic reply.  

If it helps you sleep at night. I really don't care.

Actually, what would help me more is if you took that back. Please, i'm a full blooded capitalist! Take it back, please! I want to sleep tonight  



Now what hell is LGBT PLUS? Does this include furries?



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Zoombael said:
Now what hell is LGBT PLUS? Does this include furries?

No. 

You can add everything that isn't heteronormative in the "PLUS" though.

Sub-cultures aren't includable.



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Please don't. The biggest issue with LGBT integration is the constant singling out. Sexuality is not a character trait. Sexuality, especially in video games, has little to no actual meaning to the story. So even mentioning it comes off as attention grabbing rather than being progressive. If you want to have LGBT characters in games, great. Advertising it as if it's a big deal is simply exploitation.

I was always under the impression that the greatest goal for LGBT people is to be accepted as equals in the community. How are we gonna do this if you are constantly singling them out as if they're special? News flash, having a sexual orientation or gender does not make you special. It makes you equal to everyone else. Pointing out certain sexualities is helping no one but desperate attention whores. That includes all people and especially the media. You're doing a disservice to everyone.

Sexuality and gender does not matter and as soon as people get that into their thick skulls we can move on with our lives and actually improve society instead of trying to split it at every opportunity.



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