This is hysterical, Richard Garriot is making fun of President of the United States in his game.

blorpykinsblorpykins Member RarePosts: 311
I can't believe he'd use his development and publishing company to play politics and make fun of the POTUS, but that's exactly what he's doing. See for yourself, in the dialog "Phineas Drumplemouth" is the NPC.



Eldurian

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,221
    As a point of note, for those people out there who like to shout "freedom of speech" this is an example of "freedom of speech".

    Whether it's a wise business decision to do this in a paid product/service is another discussion.
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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIMember RarePosts: 1,713
    edited October 11
    This is coming from the guy who tried to sell his own blood via eBay. How cocky can one get?

    https://kotaku.com/richard-garriotts-blood-pulled-from-ebay-probably-beca-1783400017

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  • goobsnewsgoobsnews Member UncommonPosts: 190
    Pretty top tier comedy coming from a dude who sold vials of his own blood to fund his horrible game.
  • some-clueless-guysome-clueless-guy ItalyMember UncommonPosts: 79
    Makes me wonder: if the game was released 5 years ago and for some reason the developers wanted to "make fun" of the previous president, what would they have had to do? The NPC would have had to speak like a cohesive, rational and well educated man. 

    Phineas Drumplemouth instead talks like a deranged, illiterate and self-centered man. What stands out to me is that, even without any actual reference, just by the way he talks, it seems so obvious that he's inspired by Trump. 
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,221
    Dauzqul said:
    This is coming from the guy who tried to sell his own blood via eBay. How cocky can one get?

    https://kotaku.com/richard-garriotts-blood-pulled-from-ebay-probably-beca-1783400017

    ew



  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXMember EpicPosts: 9,252
    I don't see any issues with it. 
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  • blorpykinsblorpykins Member RarePosts: 311
    That was pretty weird, the whole blood thing.  Now he's trying to sell his hair.  No one knows what he'll sell next but there have been some really weird requests from his followers (poop, toenails).
  • drachennwolfdrachennwolf Waterloo, WIMember UncommonPosts: 23
    I mean, I can't boycott a game I had no intention of ever playing anyway. Lord Autism British can keep doing what he wants with other peoples' money, that's coo.
  • RaizzeennRaizzeenn Member UncommonPosts: 16
    edited October 11
    Liberal americans are such attention whores loving to hear themselves talk. It is so nice the world is putting them on ignore more and more.

    Richard is also a washed up bum that is incapable of producing a good game which is why he's so mopey all the time.
    Post edited by Raizzeenn on
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  • WellspringWellspring Charlotte, NCMember RarePosts: 489
    Making fun? Idk, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
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  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 21,020
    Making fun of political leaders isn't exactly something new, been done since Roman times and I notice that the same people who get upset when someone make fun of a leader they like tend to laugh when they make fun of someone they don't like.

    No matter who is the President he will have to live with stuff like this (MAD magazine have been doing it for a long time with every president) and so will you have to. Just ignore it if you don't think it is funny.
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  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,508
    To be honest, our president does talk like this.  Its quite embarrassing.
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  • RaizzeennRaizzeenn Member UncommonPosts: 16
    Talonsin said:
    To be honest, our president does talk like this.  Its quite embarrassing.
    As a Swede I can tell you that people are more annoyed by all your worthless liberal trash and your constant attention whoring on social media. Wah wah wah not muhh presiduuunttt. I hope the EU goes through and blocks Facebook and Twitter.
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  • blorpykinsblorpykins Member RarePosts: 311
    Loke666 said:
    Making fun of political leaders isn't exactly something new, been done since Roman times and I notice that the same people who get upset when someone make fun of a leader they like tend to laugh when they make fun of someone they don't like.

    No matter who is the President he will have to live with stuff like this (MAD magazine have been doing it for a long time with every president) and so will you have to. Just ignore it if you don't think it is funny.

    The satire is pretty spot on, the problem with the game doing this though is the quest and the virtue consequences a person will suffer if they go against the President, (I mean the NPC Drumplemouth). Depending on what you do (if you do what Trump wants or if you do something else) your gameplay experience could either be promoted or penalized.  It's a heavy political call out and something that is immersion breaking.

    Eldurian
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Cambridge, MAMember UncommonPosts: 1,058
    Raizzeenn said:
    Talonsin said:
    To be honest, our president does talk like this.  Its quite embarrassing.
    As a Swede I can tell you that people are more annoyed by all your worthless liberal trash and your constant attention whoring on social media. Wah wah wah not muhh presiduuunttt. I hope the EU goes through and blocks Facebook and Twitter.
    True or false? You post on Breitbart?

    Cryomatrix
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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 26,116
    While this is an in-game thing and so forth, it's still politics. My guess is that there are Reddit threads and SotA threads that are discussing this. My suggestion is to head to one of those.

    Closing.
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