Leader of Shrodingers Cat Support Group a Husband and Wife guild on Orien.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill
unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power
With the fact that part of the discussion is about homophobic comments I will say that a social majority (in this case being straight) is a form of power/authority and that some of what happens to homosexual teens is cruel and thus it falls under the definition of oppression. Words have power, look at the horrible things demagogues have caused throughout history.
Don't forget that there are literal children playing this game and that internet bullying and cruelty has caused some kids with other problems in their life to commit suicide. This is a serious issue.
The most vulnerable of our society do find it oppression and it does have a power over them. That is the problem.
So your statement that the only thing that is important is what you feel is appropriate, is false. The entire reason harassment laws are written without clear defining lines as to what is and is not harassment is because people do not agree on what is appropriate in the first place. There would also be those who dance the fine line purposely.
Questionable orientation? LOL - dont forget to set your clocks back 50 years before going to bed tonight.
Advocating repeated nerfs in the name of "balancing the game" then complaining about how DDO is moving away from D&D, is a direct contradiction in logic - D&D 3.5 (what DDO is based on) is not a balanced game. We can either have a balanced clone MMO with homogenized classes, or we can have a D&D game. We cant have both.
There is also far too much post feminism ingrained into society that rears it's ugly head anytime someone brings this real issue up (especially in the gaming community).
This thread is an example of what is wrong with society...
People expend SOO much effort trying to be offended, when it would be so much simpler and less stressful to just acknowledge jerks as such and look the other way. Ultimately, each person has the POWER over what they let offend them. You don't HAVE to be offended-- just laugh it off when someone tries to insult you, and think to yourself that they much possess a vastly inferior intelligence to resort to that kind of language.
Political Correctness is a plague to society, there's very little you can say anymore that someone won't find offensive. The "stupid" is offensive to people with "special needs" children is a great example of that.
More directly on-topic, this thread should not have gotten to seven pages. This is an MMO, and every MMO out there has an "ignore" feature. If someone in DDO is being "offensive" to you, type /squelch add <name> and you will never hear from or have to group with that person on that toon ever again.
It's that simple.
Last edited by djl; 08-07-2013 at 09:42 AM.
Hard to see how 50 years ago we had a more calm and integrated society than we currently have. The younger generation today like to toss around a lot of catch phrases that cause emotional response for or against...when in reality their causes are quite pettty in compared to those causes they are attempting to associate themselves with.
You just THINK you know what oppression is if you are trying to use it in this setting.
It's claiming that because some go to one extreme it's not worth trying to protect others from the other extreme either. It's an argument that does nothing but support harassment, bigotry, and prejudice via the inaction it promotes.
This thread has long since moved into the realm of political discussion. If you feel you are being harassed in-game, please use the reporting tools available to you.
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