Well, maybe an overreaction, but I am a little sad... It gave him a bit of personality and I really laughed hard when he started macking on my panda...
I mean, we've got Stern-and-Battlready Varian, we've got Bleeding-heart "If I could only give more for my people" Genn, we've got the total zit-head that's Garrosh. Each NPC has this thing that really defines them in a way they talk and act.
Ji and his philosphy are all 'act now' and 'only regret not taking action' and I think the somewhat carefree compliments and such he was throwing around fit very nicely into that personality. I mean, nine times out of ten he'd get a slap in the face for his flirting... but what if the tenth liked him back and would've never acted if he never started?
Yeah... over-analyzing that there, but it just felt natural between the two major NPCs. Aysa was calculating and reserved, Jin outgoing and a bit of a flirt.
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Holy crap...did someone truly complain about a videogame character's innocent flirtatious comment? Not like Ji asked for a blowjob or anything.. or "hey, nice tits,lets hook up" ..good god.. How frustrated can a person be to make an issue out of something like that. The person who complained about it needs to get laid..BADLY. And for the record, I'm a female and think its a shame they changed his lines, the original text made me chuckle.
Acknowledging difference is not automatically reinforcing inequality. Being blind to the fact that differences exist, in fact, is counter-productive, because without acknowledging difference, there can be no meaningful efforts to minimize and eliminate inequality.
And I think in this specific case, are we not allowed to have characters who are not perfect ambassadors of political correctness ? Nevermind we're trying to apply American values to a fictional culture in a videogame.
So, where does it end ? Let's assume for a second, for argument's sake, that Ji's original line is sexist. Are we not allowed to depict negative qualities in fiction anymore ? How many classic works of literature, film, song, poetry, would have to be banned, or re-written ?
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more and more, blizzard just keep listening dumb ppl...
first the theralion voice (wich was awesome) and now this.
sexism is the base for machism and feminism, why do you need to do specific rules for each gender? (please make clear i'm talking of this example, don't go on and read whatever you want, so you can later treat me as i am somekind of woman hater or whatever your lil minds could make of with that, PLEASE...)
WB:"oh this offends me as a woman. i want it changed"
WB:"why don't you treat me like equals?, I have the same rights, blah blah blah"
and btw, yeah, we have plate bikinies, but this line is offensive...
(and yes WB, is for whiny bitch)
I'm pretty sure I remember Goldmine (goblin shaman in deepholm) going "hey toots can ya give me a hand" to my female characters.
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the first thing I said in this thread was; whine about this in an equal world. I stand by that, as it stands accept that positive discrimination is the only effective method of combatting the prejudices inhererent in our attitudes and behaviours.