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August 18th, 2013, 11:57
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I've been in psychological therapy for 3 years now for harassment/bullying that was done to me 20 years ago. It led to a sociophobia in my case.
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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Someone taking things so lightly with an "oh, she's still mad about that" is to me someone who isn't considering the consequences of harssment.
But you just said you yourself were mad. Who would insult themselves to such a degree? Obviously you know mad in this case is just a synonym for angry. I can't stand it when people get too literal with language, and hardly anyone uses mad in that way any more. Few people use the word angry, either. Colloquialism, proof of racist homophobic misogynist leanings since 1979.

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
And, consequently, such a person who isn't aware of the consequences of harassment to a singly person just isn't mature enough to me.

Because "matureness" implies to me being aware of the consequences of the own deeds.
So when she calls the people who play her games dickless misogynests, it's ok, though?

Again we get back to it, you can't just scream like a baby to get what you want. If you engage people and insult them as she has done countless times they will fight back, and that's all bioware does to its fans. Not just insult their intelligence like most game devs, they literally hurl insults and call press conferences just to hurl insults.

Think about that for a minute and tell me if it's mature.

And realize this is all scripted stuff, no one just answers a question without coaching, they wanted her to say that.

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
But shrugging harassment off with an "she's still mad about that ?", with the word "mad" implying in mentally insane person (or at least state), not implying a sane, mature person being able to properly think, is something I just cannot tolerate. Calling her "mad" is in insult.

And yes, now he's going to call me "mentally ill" as well, because I'm "outed" myself as having been in therapy for harassment. He will even go so far as to throw me out from these boards because "mentally ill people have no place here". If I had been a member of the staff, he'd demand to throw me out of that as well, because "mentally ill people" just "shouldn't do reviews".

That's the behaviour I'm expecting from him right now.

And - to be frank - in such an hostile environment like the Bioware forums during DA2 height times, my "outin" would have been an more than welcome fodder for the harassers ! They'd try their VERY BEST to fid out who I am - and mke a Gustl Mollath out of me !
And again I'll go back to what I said about kids and internet. Young people should NOT be on the internet at all. People who have emotional issues, double that.

I'm sorry people have not treated you like you want them to. At least in your case unlike mine they have not actually broken the law or outed you. But if you have a thin skin you should just avoid the internet, or stick to a blog where you can moderate comments and make posts viewable only by friends - and keep it anonymous.

In all seriousness I don't think the internet is positive except for information retrieval. Social media sites are a horrible influence on society and forums are just a big waste of time. The only reason I started to post again was like the godfather - every time I get out they pull me back in.

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Had she been making Adventure Games, then they would have been perfect for her - but unfortunately she ended up in a company making Action-RPGs.
I like writing romances I just hate all these stupid puzzles! Man there's nothing more boring on earth what kind of stupid twit would waste their time like that?

I would be much more incensed to hear that from someone making puzzle game. You can't make good puzzles by tacking them on.

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
And - to be honest - who does Adventure games nowadays ? Apart from a few european companies ?

No-one.

Because "Action" always trumps "Story" nowadays.
On what planet is that exactly? I can't remember the last time I played a semi mediocre action game or shooter, and it used to be the case lots of different types of action games were around and most of them were pretty good.

Story is all that games provide, and it's generally terrible, catered to tiny children or creepy perverted middle aged folk.

Maybe you are mistaking the fact people are unhappy about lack of gameplay with thinking they want action, which I never see anyone say, ever, especially on an rpg site.

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
And that's why "Action" lovers will ALWAYS harass "Story" lovers nowadays

I call this total focus on "Action" the "degeneration in PC gaming". The Action crowd has won and harassed all of the storytellers out off the industry. Hooray.
I don't recall Chris Avellone getting "harassed". I don't think I've ever heard a negative word about him. Same with the guy from betrayal at krondor, or anyone who had a part in any games with a great story.

Also Chris Avellone is a very accomodating, friendly, and humble guy. Also open and honest. I suspect the personability and honesty he displays to people have something to do with how well liked he is, not the fact he has a penis.

And obviously if you really don't care about anything but story, read a book, or make a choose your own adventure. Don't lure people in by claiming to make an RPG or true adventure game and then give them a poorly disguised girlfriend simulator.
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