lmao the flood of overly zealous, negative responses to someone simply asking for more civility in an online game shows how much further the online community has to go.
Yes, there are still Nazis around, you see them at marches and gatherings waving nazi flags. Being vigilant and taking strong actions against hate speech isn’t ‘pandering to the perpetually offended,’ it’s simply striving for a more equitable community that ANYONE can participate in. And arguably, the true snowflakes are the racist and misogynists who absolutely lose their shit when a woman, or a non-white person are put into a video game, which has no tangible effect on their lives.
Saying that hate speech and racist language in an online game has “no bearing on the gameplay” is actually an opinion. The exchange rate of the dollar to the yen has no bearing on my life personally, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to a large number of people. Same thing here. Might not affect you personally, but doesn’t mean it’s not important. Is it really so much to ask for people to maybe play the actual game, and not be unnecessarily racist or offensive? The complete lack of self-awareness in people saying “stop being so offended” yet being so offended by a pretty simple ask. You’d think by these replies, they were asking to make Chiv2 into an on-rails shooter or something.