Bethesda Bans Fallout 76 Players for Life after Shocking In-Game Homophobic Attack

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  1. RPGWiZaRD

    RPGWiZaRD [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just a normal session in Rust.
     
  2. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    Do you even know what "triggered"means? Triggered is an actual psychological condition in which a person who has experienced a VERY traumatic experience (i.e. rape, kidnapping, etc) has the same physical response over again when a "trigger" reawakens the memory of that event. It most emphatically IS NOT to be used when you feel offended or butt hurt. Doing so belittles those people who have actual real mental issues to deal with.
     
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  3. WorldExclusive

    WorldExclusive [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Haven't spoken to anyone online since 2009, when I owned consoles. Started PC gaming and I only use the chat screen.
    I get where things are going in the match and I flow with it. No need to listen to people whine.
     
  4. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    I play online games ALL the time
    Audio chat...turned off

    Why the fuck would you want that toxicity in your earholes

    text chat...I ignore mainly...unless I get a good kill and someone bitches...then i lol lawl whatever

    :D
     
  5. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    Yeah nothing ruins immersion more than hearing some whiny 10 yr old boys voice come out of a hot chick avatar...
     
  6. HockeyJon

    HockeyJon [H]ard|Gawd

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    For everyone here saying “that’s just gaming culture”, well, maybe it shouldn’t be. Maybe we can all be better as a species and not be total assholes as soon as people don’t know who we actually are. Are people these days way too soft and probably need to man up? Yes, 100%. Does that mean companies like Bethesda need to, or should, tolerate griefers creating an environment in their game that makes people (who apparently have decided it doesn’t suck ass despite popular opinion) no longer want to play? No.
     
  7. nightanole

    nightanole [H]ard|Gawd

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    How about a simple setting in the game. Troll or troll free zone, or a selection box for what type of players you want to be around. Id love to not play with 10 year olds, or people who are "so high right now".

    It sounds wonderful:

    Drunk bubble
    High bubble
    gradeschool bubble
    marginalized bubble
    female bubble
    male bubble
    rage bubble
    n00b bubble

    It would just be like chat rooms.
     
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  8. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    How about a mute button? or /ignore.

    Oh wait those are all there in almost all games...
     
  9. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    I always wondered, if those 'im so high right now' people say that at the start of every random match. I think the lowest i have had was a 9 or 10 year old told me they were going to rape my mom.
     
  10. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    Some games have ignore list limits. They should also make it a quicker thing to do. Some are a quick click others you have to browse their profile and go down. taking long enough to idle out of a match.
     
  11. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The RAND group also said we were winning the Vietnam war and it would be done in less than 2 years....see how well that turned out. But go ahead, pick data that agrees with your viewpoint and then use it as a club. Better yet, take the data out of context and use that as a club..that is going pro level by far. Maybe get a job at CNN or Fox?
     
  12. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    Excuse me but what makes you think I was invovled with picking the data? I am simply citing the same study that Mattis referred to in his decision paper. Maybe you should actually read the decisions your government makes rather than just casting aspersions about individuals?
     
  13. silentsod

    silentsod [H]Lite

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    The player being banned is perfectly fair (there are no dedicated servers for individual banning from his home/favorite server); this being news is absurd.
     
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  14. schmide

    schmide Limp Gawd

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    Fuck that. Fucking strawman. Fuck Fuck Fuck. Wrong fucking wrong.

    I judge the situation on the actions of a weak ass bully from a family of hate where the mom and brother have both gone to jail for racially charged crimes. You propped him up as an innocent victim and I corrected you. That's it. Almost everything else here is you pretending I'm saying something I'm not. Oh and a few history lessons as well.

    He's a product of the problem. Only his apology will make him a hero of the problem.

    I grew up in the 80s, bullying was common. I had my share of fights. However, I never kicked the shit out of someone. I held back.

    This explains a lot. I don't think you ever got over your rage and hate and seem to pride yourself on the fights you won rather that the fights you mitigated.

    Don't be the bully.
     
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    TordanGow [H]ard|Gawd

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    Ultimately Bethesda has the right to run their private service as they see fit. I have a right as a consumer not to purchase their services/products if I disagree with them. I didn't buy their product for a couple reasons. A: the product sucks. B: censoring people, I believe in complete free speech even if offensive or abusive. C: No steam.

    Personally I'm not one to care about feelings, and I think most people are far too soft. If you can't handle people saying mean words you need to grow up quite a bit.
     
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  16. Draax

    Draax [H]ardness Supreme

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    This ... so much this. If this kind of behavior is "gaming culture" than gaming culture sucks and it needs to change.
     
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  17. YeuEmMaiMai

    YeuEmMaiMai [H]ardForum Junkie

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    online gaming has been bad for a while...nothing new here...
     
  18. Darunion

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    I do feel everyone should have the freedom to be an asshole, just wish they wouldn't do it. Controlling people does not make the problem go away, it just bottles it.

    That said, I have probably 95% of my games set for friends voices only or none if that option does not exist. I was annoyed at the loud music people blast into their mics or the cussing kids so I just muted everyone so that I could enjoy my gaming experience.

    That and I usually have music playing so there really is no room to hear anyone on voice lol.
     
  19. STrooperTK421

    STrooperTK421 Limp Gawd

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    A-Fucking-men to that.

    There was a time where my attitude about MP games was much much different. Back in the days of Descent 3, Rocket Arena 3, Unreal, etc., there just didn't seem to be as much horseshit as there is today. I want good people to play with, people that are willing to both teach and have fun and for the group of us to learn to work together during matches. That to me was the best gaming of all, but like everything else in this life, there has to be that small group of cunts who take it upon themselves to pooch it up for everyone else with their bullshit.

    This is why I ignore violence or other forms of mistreatment aimed at this particular group of cunts as I feel they 100% deserve every bit of misery they get.
     
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  20. magnetik

    magnetik Moderator Staff Member

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    pretty soon we'll see Safe Space DLC's available for purchase. It'll be where they can go there an not get offended at playing an online game while playing an online game.
     
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  21. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    You mispelled Single Player
     
  22. schmide

    schmide Limp Gawd

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    There is a lot of hate. Those who took their rage to far are guilty of crimes. If it rises to the level of terrorism, that is for others to judge not us. You are not due process. Remember that.

    I used to respect the right. But lately they seem to accept the far right more than the moderate right. Evil is evil hate is hate. They need to expel or disavow it.

    I'm against Antifa. If they every formed a sizeable presence in any party. I would fight against it.

    Fine as stated above. I disavow any violent protests against the bully as well as the hate from the bully.

    The other side is hate.

    Many people see it, others ignore it. It could be benign if the other evidence from the bully and the bullies family wasn't there.

    Ignore it as you wish.

    Yup racism is over, do i need to state that I'm being sarcastic?

    And wow did you just use they? Subliminal racism is still racism.

    Is it unrelated? You propped up the other side softened the presence of Tommy Robinson.

    Apologies are very related to solving this situation. Unless you feel the situation works for your political benefit. Do you?

    You don't get it and you never will. Choose your heroes wisely.
     
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  23. TordanGow

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    100% agree.

    If "mean words" are your worst worry you have it sooooooo easy. Our ancestors had to worry about a lion jumping out of the bushes and feasting on them or a big windstorm blowing down their grass hut. Want something more current? There are *BILLIONS* of people in the world right now that don't have access to clean water. Malaria is a real thing. So is forced sex work slavery. How about this: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/01/africa/south-sudan-women-raped-msf-intl/index.html I bet all of those people would love to have their biggest problem be, "they said mean things to me while I was sitting in my climate controlled home drinking a Mr. Pibb while playing a video game from the comfort of my couch".
     
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  24. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    The only logical explanation is that there are a lot of "dumbass kids" on this forum. Or at least "dumbass kid" apologists. :p
     
  25. schmide

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    His last words. "Gay eliminators out"

    Like others: He doesn't get it and he never will.
     
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