Last week, a random person on Twitter was offended by a poem written on a tombstone in the new RPG Pillars of Eternity. It was a joke about a straight man running off a cliff because he slept with a man who he thought was a woman. The SJW army came out in full force demanding the removal of the tombstone, while true gamers everywhere fought to keep Firedorn’s tombstone in the game. From a logical standpoint, there was no ground for removing the poem.
Today, the battle over Firedorn Lightbringer’s tombstone has concluded with the latest Pillars of Eternity patch. Firedorn Lightbringer’s memorial was removed from the game. Worse, the removal was not included in the patch note: gamers have to confirm the removal themselves by firing up the game.
— Yayifications (@ExcaliburLost) April 3, 2015
The majority of gamers are against removing Firedorn’s tombstone. There is a thirty page thread regarding Firedorn’s tombstone on Pillars of Eternity’s official forum. Here are some of the comments from the thread.
I made an account just for for this. This is absolutely ridiculous. These chronically offended people need help. Real help. Obsidian, please stand behind your decision about light-hearted jokes and have some confidence – just because some people demand you walk on eggshells around them doesn’t mean you should. You don’t need to adapt to what every keyboard warrior finds offensive. Especially when they’re this bat**** crazy. And I am not sorry if I hurt someone’s feelings by writing this.
Transphobic isn’t a word
Talk about being overly sensitive. Also, “transphobic” isn`t a proper word. And even if it was it doesn`t apply here. A phobia means an irrational fear of something. Making a joke at somebody else`s expense therefore does not make you phobic. Sigh…Can`t you at least get a dictionary before you start complaining about nonsense?
The thread is now locked for “length.” When was the last time you saw a thirty page thread closed for being too long? Obsidian is so afraid of hurting SJWs’ feelings that they are willing to censor all discussions by shutting down the thread. Obsidian not only caved to SJWs completely, but they also show that they have no backbone by not including the removal of the tombstone in their patch notes. People who bought the game after the 1.03 patch won’t even know about the tombstone’s existence.
Obsidian ignored their core customers: male gamers. They instead choose to listen and believe those who probably don’t even own the game to begin with.
Nevertheless, Obsidian has plan to reinstate the tombstone. Firedorn’s new tombstone now looks like this: a joke making fun of the controversy.
SJWs have already begin to celebrate with their latest victory. The Mary Sue published an article “Obsidian Entertainment Removes Transmisogynistic Joke From Pillars of Eternity at Gamers’ Urging.” Ice Queen Erika, the original Tweeter who started the movement to remove Firedorn’s memorial, made the following tweet after hearing of the news.
Aaa! I did it! I spoke up and I made change! I changed things! I did a good thing! I'm a good person! Yaaaaay @Quinnae_Moon
— Erika Victorious (@icequeenerika) April 3, 2015
No Respect For Gamers
It’s no secret that no one respects or cares for gamers as a group. The rest of society views us as socially awkward, weakling nerds. Gamers as a group are at the bottom of society. We have no political power, compared to other groups such as the transgender lobby. Gamers are repeatedly thrown under the bus by the mainstream media. To this day, they claim that GamerGate is still about harassment of women and death threats. ABC insulted gamers to improve their ratings. Law & Order: SVU portrayed gamers as terrorists who can’t distinguish between reality and fiction. “Gamers Are Dead“ articles were published simultaneously by multiple mainstream websites to convince the public that gamers are, in fact, dead.
Lastly, Obsidian chose to side with SJWs over their own audience by sneakily modifying the tombstone. Yes, It’s gotten to the point where gamers can’t even defend their own preferences in their own homes against the marauding SJWs.
Time to boycott
Politicians usually don’t get re-elected when they go against the will of the people who voted them in position to begin with. Developers like Obsidian need to be taught a lesson that there is a consequence for neglecting their core audiences. Gaming companies like Obsidian wouldn’t exist without gamers buying and supporting their games from the very beginning. To cave in to SJWs’ demands is a slap in the face to real gamers everywhere. SJWs don’t buy games, so catering to their feelings is a huge mistake. It’s time for gamers to stand up for themselves as a group and boycott Pillars of Eternity.