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GamingThread CONFIRMED: Pokémon Sword/Shield Dropped GTS; Contains Multiplayer Code From Let's Go
Reason User banned (duration pending): Hostility towards moderation. Inflammatory generalizations.
I don't buy this bullshit. People got mad that others were criticizing their favorite toy company so they decided to send unearned praise to them in the face of the shit show that is Pokemon SwSh. They then tried to take the moral high ground and proclaimed much of the criticism to be "toxic" while shouting "we forgive you, king" as loud as they could to drown out the "haters." Then, moderators of ResetEra, who allow "Capcpom is baaaaack," fuck EA, fuck Activision, fuck Ubisoft, fuck Konami, Fuck Bioware, Fuck Bethesda, and so, so much more decided it would be a Galaxy Brain move to warn people off of criticising miniscule indie developer GameFreak, because it would just be unfair to hold them to the same standard that literally every other game developer has been held to on this site. Handwaving away concerns because "the game isn't out yet" despite the whole thing being leaked and streamed is just peachy keen. Lobbing a sarcastic softball that calls out the corny protectiveness of a fanbase that is coddling a company that produces a multi-million selling entertainment franchise because people suddenly realized that being assholes online may hurt the developers' feelings in this instance and this instance only because only GameFreak has real people working on their games (unlike Ubisoft and Bioware and Bethesda and Activision and EA) is the farthest thing from what should be moddable action, especially in a forum where routine veiled accusations of shilling for companies or a lack of moral scruples due to a poster's unwillingness to comply with the boycott du jour are levied against people with no mod action in sight. There has been exactly zero mod response to their actions in this thread, while they apparently have time to heavily moderate other Pokemon threads. Are we gonna see the bullshit warnings reversed? Are we going to get any transparency at all for the power tripping warning wave for a hilariously innocuous sentiment that pales in comparison to previously tacitly endorced toxicity surrounding other game releases? I thought this place was supposed to be different from the old one, with more consistent and transparent moderation, but in practice it seems like there's a list of "prominent developers" in addition to the prominent members list that absolves you from criticism and must be sheltered through strict tone policing