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Outage In Stardew Valley Over Using Mods To Alter Race
Posted 3/30/16
http://steamed.kotaku.com/stardew-valley-player-mods-game-to-make-characters-more-1767554763



But there’s also been debate brewing around a certain form of character alteration: ethnicity/background. It began shortly after Stardew Valley launched, with one player releasing a mod that made Maru, a young woman with a black father and white mother, look whiter. They ultimately took down the mod after a storm of backlash, and then backlash to said backlash. (Other players have since posted their own takes on that mod, however.) The gist was that many people didn’t get why somebody would want to turn the game’s only non-white marriage option white. At the same time, though, other players were confused as to why making Maru lighter was a problem, but modding Alex, the lone jock in a town of gentle green thumbs, to be more Hispanic-looking wasn’t.



Jesus Christ, we're now harping on what other players do to their computer sided single player games? Denying mods such as these denies the fact of racially based attraction...which is a thing. Most mods affect only the player who uses it so I see no problem with letting people act of their own accord, nor the people who service to them. I don't see this as a flagrant display of racism, but simply catering to the preferences of people who find lighter skin attractive. It is not racist to be attracted to one race over the other, and in many cases people can't merely change it like that.
Posted 3/30/16 , edited 4/1/16
But having sexual preferences is obviously racist.
If I had a harem it would be filled with white or asian women and I'd like my games to reflect that.
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Posted 3/30/16

Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

But having sexual preferences is obviously racist.
If I had a harem it would be filled with white or asian women and I'd like my games to reflect that.


If your part European and not gay/trans you are a cis racist homophobe NAZI. The only way to correct it is to go trans and attempt to mate with a minority (Source: Tumblr).
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I have only one preference-- be up for sexy time.

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Posted 3/30/16
If I was the modder, I'd be like, "fuck you, I do what I want bitch".

Racist I tell ya.
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Personally I'd be fine with allowing these mods, however I personally don't like altering characters so...
I honestly don't get why this is such a big deal.
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Posted 3/30/16
You don't have to download the mods if you don't want to, so why is this a problem?
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No one complained when Doom II let fans make mods to replace the sounds with Star Trek sounds, why is "race" now the big hot-button?
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Posted 3/30/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Jesus Christ, we're now harping on what other players do to their computer sided single player games?


Well, the backlash isn't that a player did this thing to their one copy of the game. It's that a player made it easy for all players to do that thing to their copies, and then used an official distribution channel to make it available to those players.

It's still a stupid complaint, since it was like ten minutes after Fallout 4 got released that someone made a Steam guide on how to put your character into a same-sex marriage during the five minutes of the early game where it's relevant. Nobody's complaining about that.
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Posted 3/30/16
No one is complaining about that because then they would be attacked as being the villains for objecting to "same-sex marriage".
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I agree with everything you posted in the OP, PV.
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More of the usual. The world revolves around these people.
Posted 3/30/16 , edited 3/30/16

cdarklock wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Jesus Christ, we're now harping on what other players do to their computer sided single player games?


Well, the backlash isn't that a player did this thing to their one copy of the game. It's that a player made it easy for all players to do that thing to their copies, and then used an official distribution channel to make it available to those players.

It's still a stupid complaint, since it was like ten minutes after Fallout 4 got released that someone made a Steam guide on how to put your character into a same-sex marriage during the five minutes of the early game where it's relevant. Nobody's complaining about that.


I was also complaining about that, my complaint being that people are overreacting as if no one can mod their one copy of the game, because as far as I know, it's just their one copy, instead of ConcernedApe making her light skinned. It is essentially a difference between a play production at home and a movie at large, that being that we're grossly underestimating the freedom of action a person has or should have over his own property. Why should a person care if it is easy? I don't see the bodily harm in all this nor a "reason" to prevent minors from using it, much less fully grown adults.


I essentially took this drama as complaining about people using those mods in the first place, as well as the person who made it. Hence my dissertation about the people who service this, which is part of a larger denial that racially based attraction is a thing.
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Posted 3/30/16
And this is why I want to climb a clock tower with Cassandra in hand, what is wrong with you human race?
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And this is why I want to climb a clock tower with Cassandra in hand, what is wrong with you human race?


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