Some gamers decide a BATTLETECH is not a good game because of gender options. Really?
"To put it in the most vulgar way, what is between your legs does not define who you are, you choose to define who you are." See that right there is where cognative dissanance plays it's role. You have the FACTS (what is between your legs, or really what cromozones your DNA have) and then you have people feelings. I like to live life by the facts. A racist can identify as a none racist but if the facts say otherwise... A scitzophrenic can identify as normal but if facts say otherwise. Sex and Gender are only different because people's feelings got hurt and political correctness forced a splitting of the two words, if you don't believe this then go pull a dictionary from the year 2000 and look under synonymous section for gender and you will find "sex" why because they are the same thing and only removed because people started "identifing" themselves as whatever they wanted and mad when people said gender and sexuality ARE the same thing. Does any of this matter, on a day to day basis nope, who cares how someone else identifies. On an overall basis when you are trying to have a discussion and you get called out for being phobic or bigoted even though you hold the science and facts because you are hurting feeling then YES it's a very big deal and a very big problem. Should this matter in a video game? Well if you don't support people who don't support the facts it might. Lots of people down vote games for other personal feelings like the dev making a statement on their Twitter account that people don't like and all the sudden the game they made is bad... Welcome to 2018 get used to this it's not going to get better for a long time.
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Gender neutrality is a myth, made up by attention seekers so they can be offended or play the victim at any given moment. Funny how very few developers allow people to create haemaphrodite characters, which is scientifically possible, but cater to this new fad that is just for people who want to abuse the benefits of being male or female depending on their mood on any particular day. Transgender even identify themselves as male or female exclusively, and tend to stick to that. Its a total farce and based on fantasy, not fact.
"Gender neutrality is a myth, made up by attention seekers so they can be offended or play the victim at any given moment. " That doesn't really make sense though. Gender is just a word that pertains to characteristics associated with sex. Saying that it's a 'myth' doesn't really mean much. Seems like semantics more than anything. It's not a 'myth'. It's people changing the definition of a word to include more people etc etc. If you don't like that because of it's effect on the language and practical use, fine. But it's not a 'myth', as if it were some scientifically refuted thing. It's not like they are claiming something that is biologically untrue. This whole thing has only to do with semantics. The argument here is about gender, not sex.
Gender was always the definition of sex not so long ago. Doctors in maternity would ask the nurse to document a newborn child's gender at the birth... Did the nurse ask if it was to assume the gender based on the child's feelings at that moment? No... Because whatever you choose to believe, gender = sex in factual definition. The physical appearance and traits of a living creature. Choosing your gender by skewing it's definition is as fantastical as calling your cat a dog. It's all guff.
I think it's silly, but still a good game regardless
the game is offensive because ONLY offers a gender neutral character, I personally identify as a Felis silvestris, and they refused to give me an option. This is why I currently play FFXIV, they have some options to make me feel more like myself.................
I literally tried it last night and was admittedly turned off by it. You can create an avatar for some reason but all the characters were hideous, androgynous looking with no sexuality. I created the closest thing I could to a hot female, and scrolled past the "they" gender and started the game. It was a little too low budget looking for me, combat seemed solid but I ended up returning it. The options at the beginning were harmless.
"Some gamers decide a BATTLETECH is not a good game because of gender options. Really? " I have a better question. Who gives a f*** what "some gamers" think really? Pro-tip to those with a black hole between their ears; you will never please everyone. This is common sense of course, but we all know the truth about common sense. Giving attention to this stupid garbage just makes it far more relevant than it should be. It's about time snowflakes are just left to stew in their own b*****it, and deal with their own self inflicted misery. Beyond tired of reading that some a**hat somewhere was "offended" by whatever meaningless trash they choose to be offended by on any given day, and I'm sure I'm not alone.
It does suck that people can't let themselves enjoy a game because of such a minor thing like sex, gender, or race--but at the end of the day that's their prerogative. I mean, yeah, going to the game's official forums to complain about a gender-neutral option for your avatar is like complaining of there being an option to make your character black. You don't want to play a game for whatever reason? Fine, go put energy and attention into something else.
No where near the same thing. Race is something that you are born as. The only person this would apply to is hermaphrodites which are like 1 in 100,000 or something like that. There is male and female, that's it. You wanna be a feminine man, go for it, a masculine female, again go for it. But you cannot change science and biology.
What you're born as is hardly relevant in a discussion about avatar options in an interactive medium. The silliness is complaining about an option at all when it has zero impact on your personal gaming experience. I mean the game doesn't DNA scan you and force you with a 1:1 representation--you can chose. Which means you have agency. Which means why complain about one choice that doesn't affect you when there are other choices which don't affect you. "Born as" = did not have a choice. Gender alignment isn't a choice no more than an allergic reaction is a choice or growing hair on your chest is a choice, neither of which you're born with but is instead simply your biology. You can't help how you feel and how you feel is determined by biology. The same biology that said I would be born with a penis is also telling me there's been a terrible mistake. Which, I understand, is kinda hilarious. Gender expression, however, does have agency to it, which is why it's nice to be given the option in a game where you create custom avatars to be seen in the game world as "she / he / or they" meaning everyone can play and have some representation that helps them to enjoy it more. Nothing wrong with that in my book~ And a person actively trying to remove someone's enjoyment of the game doesn't deserve to play the game--or games in general for that matter.
@swiftfox Doesnt really matter biology is biology. Do you see animals trying to make themselves special like these snowflakes? And that's all this is, it's people saying, "look at me I'm different and I'm special."
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