Remember when the standard of bigotry was how the victim felt about it? Now we have to respect the feelings of a videogame character as a proxy for the group of developers who made it. This is a new level of shutting down criticism. Can't wait for this to infect review scores, too.
"The reviewer didn't take into account the inner struggle of our well-written characters when they marked down our game's Story score. That's bigotry".
You couldn’t pay me enough money to play this game, let alone get to consider spending my own hard-earned money on it. Between Randy Pitchford being an awful human being, the game’s publisher sending private investigators to people’s houses over it, and now shitty virtue signaling...
Naw, BL3 doesn't have dedicated servers as far as I know. If it was online only...yeah, it probably would. So each game is hosted in isolation, outside of Gearbox's control, which means they don't have to enforce squat.
My issue with fake or incorrect pronouns is not that people want to refer to themselves with such pronouns, but rather the fact that they think they have the right to force other people to use them. Forced speech is disgusting and enforcing it is draconian.
I was never taught that And I have genuinely never encountered an individual person adopting the pronoun. It would be so difficult to maintain in conversation. Language cannot be marshalled like that.
I'm an old boy, so leaned grammar via the joys of Latin and Greek. You're right that 'they' is neutral, in as much as it isn't automatically associated with either male or female. In many ways, it's the plural of 'it'.
They wouldn't be able to use the third person plural in French though, as Ils and Elles do hint at gender. Or maybe they use an other term?
This world is fucked, this is humankind's jumping the shark moment. We are fucked people, make no mistake about it. Shit like this is why humanity is guaranteed to make itself go extinct. We are some dumb motherfucker's to care about shit like this, fuck you humanity, you should rise above bullshit like this but you cannot or will not, dumb fucks.
There has to be more to the story right? Did the issue get so contentious among forum members that the mods had to step in? So the bans would be for dredging up a divisive issue rather than misgendering.