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"Hey Widow, Can You Switch"Kyleran said:Excellnt use of hyperbole to make your point but there is no need to praise them.Darksworm said:No. There's a difference between bullying and being hateful, and simply being blunt without phrasing everything in a way that makes someone feel good about themselves.Amathe said:I find that people who claim the whole world is offended are often folks being called out for things like bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, etc. They miss the days when they could use hateful, bullying language and no one would speak up on anyone else's behalf. Nowadays, they will speak up. I know I will.AlBQuirky said:Anything you say these days has a chance to offend someone, somewhere. Humans seem to be carrying HUGE boulders on their shoulders these days, just waiting for people to try to knock them off. It is getting beyond ridiculous. ToS doesn't seem to matter. If someone cries, "I'm offended! BAN THEM!", chances are good that the one reported will get banned.Kyleran said:Same question, what topics are you finding this to be a problem with?
I shouldn't have to say "You know... you're a good player, but..." before I ask someone to switch their hero in Overwatch when they're being hard countered and shut down - to avoid them calling me toxic, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist, etc. etc. etc.
Right now, it is taking 30 words to communicate what should be said in 5 simply because every single word you have must be accompanied by a 5 word disclaimer to make sure any hint of nuance is obliterated and remove the chance that they will choose an interpretation damning to you if they choose to be offended by what you say.
It's too much ******* work to communicate with these people, and it's practically a linguistic minefield.
ID Politics is also really big in gaming communities now. People will claim to belong to protected groups for the sole purpose of claiming discrimination when they are faced with criticism that they do not like. 'obias and 'isms have been weaponized, and people are labeled with these terms simply to delete their credibility and justify treating them in amazingly awful ways.
It's okay for them to be "toxic," because that other person is being "racist/sexist/etc."
EDIT: Word choice.
While it might take a few extra words to ask someone to make a change and explain why in the long run more people are likely to go along with your suggestion, I know I would and probably thank you for the tip.
Now if you say in 5 words, "Hey dumbass, quit playing sniper" I assure you, things will go downhill at that point.
I've started 2 months ago on this game, reached max level on few jobs but i don't think i'm ever going to touch the harder stuff. After my encounter with Shinryu normal for the first time it was clear i'm not cut out for the hard stuff like savage. To me it doesn't look like fun at all but frustration.