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Borderlands 3 asks you not to misgender...

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Elcid

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mod edit: dupe thread, https://www.neogaf.com/threads/using-unsanctioned-prounouns-for-fl4k-on-the-borderland-3-forums-will-get-you-banned.1498486/unread
























Apparently Gearbox is banning people for this.

"In an apparent effort to promote nonbinary acceptance, the developer behind Borderlands 3, Gearbox Software, announced that it will ban anyone from its forums who intentionally misgenders a nonbinary character.

A moderator of the Borderlands 3forum wrote in a post on Aug. 12 that the character FL4K was written by a nonbinary person, and the company is asking forum posters to respect the creator’s wish that FL4K be referred to with they/them pronouns. Honest mistakes will not result in a ban, the moderator said, but intentional misgendering of the character will have consequences."

Amazing how easy they can make something political and fuck things up. If this isn't a honk honk I don't know what is.
 
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As much as I dislike the whole pronoun thing. If we're gonna boycott every company that supports it, we're going to end up never consuming anything anymore. The company I work for is a pretty big employer and they go all into this stuff, and I'm hearing many other large corporations are adopting it too. It's already adopted by a lot (if not all) of universities/colleges in the west.
 
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Elcid

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Sucks cause I was legit planning on getting this day but I knew something like this shit was inevitable in clown world.
 
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You learn something new every day.

I always thought the word "they" meant something plural in quantity, not traits.

But since the FLAK robot is akin to being "It's Pat", who knew you'd use a word traditionally associated with pluralism as a substitute.
 
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So I can get banned if I post on a forum I didn’t even know existed about a character I don’t give two shits about? Cool. Still will buy, enjoy, and call him whatever I damn we’ll feel like. I’m not missing a game I’ve been looking forward to for years over some nonsense, by a nonsense human being, he, she, or whomever, cause I will never call a single person them or they for the simple reason of “I’m not insane”
 
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So I can get banned if I post on a forum I didn’t even know existed about a character I don’t give two shits about? Cool. Still will buy, enjoy, and call him whatever I damn we’ll feel like. I’m not missing a game I’ve been looking forward to for years over some nonsense, by a nonsense human being, he, she, or whomever, cause I will never call a single person them or they for the simple reason of “I’m not insane”
You got that right.

Calling a ROBOT a he, she or it will get you banned.

I wonder how many of the 7 billion people in the world would know the correct term to classify a hunk of metal in a video game would be "they".

However if you look at the pic, it's pretty obvious this robot character would be a "they". /S

LOL

 
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This shit sad man. If this was wokesetera I'd be banned already. This is disgusting bro. I'm all fir equality but now alot if this shit us brain washing.
Well it's 2019.

Were now into classifying robots with genders or nonbinary "they" terms.

I just heard from a friend kitchen appliances are next. He said Black & Decker's new toasters will say this on the box:

- Convection heating
- Up to 450 degrees fahrenheit
- Chrome exterior
- Non-binary
 
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Well it's 2019.

Were now into classifying robots with genders or nonbinary "they" terms.

I just heard from a friend kitchen appliances are next. He said Black & Decker's new toasters will say this on the box:

- Convection heating
- Up to 450 degrees fahrenheit
- Chrome exterior
- Non-binary
Lol seriously beige I feel u. Where does it end?
 
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Yikes at the replies here. People committing to not buying a game they were looking forward to or pre-ordered, over some strange desire to disrespect the wishes of people who don't like being called he or she. Still don't understand why the f someone would care if a person wants to be called shclee or whatever other pronoun if it makes schlee happy given that it's a pretty trivial thing to accommodate, and certainly more baffling that someone would not buy a game they want over it.

Getting more and more embarrassing than SJWs IMO.
 
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Yikes at the replies here. People committing to not buying a game they were looking forward to or pre-ordered, over some strange desire to disrespect the wishes of people who don't like being called he or she. Still don't understand why the f someone would care if a person wants to be called shclee or whatever other pronoun if it makes schlee happy given that it's a pretty trivial thing to accommodate, and certainly more baffling that someone would not buy a game they want over it.

Getting more and more embarrassing than SJWs IMO.
The interesting thing about this news, is that it must have just been recently forced down the developers throats, as during demos at Gamescom they referred to FL4K as a male.
 
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The interesting thing about this news, is that it must have just been recently forced down the developers throats, as during demos at Gamescom they referred to FL4K as a male.
Maybe the change originated from the developers. Vast majority of developers are young and don't really have hangups about accommodating this stuff, or even supporting it. If they are part of a large company, they probably know people in their circle of friends who are non-binary.
 

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Maybe the change originated from the developers. Vast majority of developers are young and don't really have hangups about accommodating this stuff, or even supporting it. If they are part of a large company, they probably know people in their circle of friends who are non-binary.
I mean I guess. There's a lot of retards out there these days.
 
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So a team that is led by Randy Pitchfork,is doing that,I've seen it all,actually I didn't ,every day I'm surprised by humanity,and not in a good way
 

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Yikes at the replies here. People committing to not buying a game they were looking forward to or pre-ordered, over some strange desire to disrespect the wishes of people who don't like being called he or she. Still don't understand why the f someone would care if a person wants to be called shclee or whatever other pronoun if it makes schlee happy given that it's a pretty trivial thing to accommodate, and certainly more baffling that someone would not buy a game they want over it.

Getting more and more embarrassing than SJWs IMO.
Mental illness is a serious issue, accepting their fantasies does not help them.
 

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I mean I guess. There's a lot of retards out there these days.
Basically, the way it works is:
1. Meet a non-binary person
2. Realize they are just a person going through their own stuff just like everyone else
3. Realize that you can make their day just a bit better by doing something trivial like using the desired pronoun, so you do it
4. Realize that the world hasn't ended because you have called someone with a penis "they".
5. See a small handful of internet people in an echo-chamber trying to bark disproportionately loudly with words like "retards" to compensate for the fact that the battle is already lost for them, while simultaneously seeing industry promoting the progressive ideas both from the grass roots and the top down. The contrast of this cements in your mind that this is a better way forward.

So yes it's extremely likely the change originated on the dev side because most devs support this stuff. Honestly this forum is one of the last gaming-specific strongholds of people who are actively against this. I can understand not actively supporting it, but it's SJW levels of cringe to actively rant and rave against it and boycott games.
 

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Mental illness is a serious issue, accepting their fantasies does not help them.
The "faux concern" comments are by far the most cringe. I'm sure you know this, but it's highly unlikely that you are a mental health professional, AND it's also the case that people who ARE mental health professionals disagree, which is why we are were we are today.

Labeling things "fantasy" isn't particularly interesting since there are a myriad of reasons as to why someone may be non-binary, ranging from very physical to very mental. If you really care bout helping them, it's probably best for you to use their desired pronoun to make their day better, and let their therapist, if they feel they need one, figure out the best treatment options for them.

But that isn't what you really care about, is it?
 
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There are only 2 genders, FACT. Its not healthy to pander to the delusions of snowflakes. I could identify as a Kilingon lesbian Jedi from the planet Naboo, it doesnt make it true though.
Yup.

Best thing to do is ignore silly requests. Do it enough and they go away.

No different than walking downtown and bums are around, walking into a commission based store with sales reps vulturing around you, or waiting at a red light with a squeegy kid. Or taking the subway and you get that mad ranter preaching bible quotes.

Ignore. No eye contact. No recognition. Just keep walking doing your own thing. If they walk faster than you and make contact, just say no thanks and they go away.

The second you give a hint of interest or make eye contact, they come running with their hands out looking for attention. Then you got to get rid of them.
 
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So a team that is led by Randy Pitchfork,is doing that,I've seen it all,actually I didn't ,every day I'm surprised by humanity,and not in a good way
Randy going after woke bucks just as everybody is starting to see that's not profitable. Anything to distract them from the alleged USB Stick with child porn on it or any one of the numerous shitty things he's done that could sink this games reception. Ion Fury got them sweating.
 
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