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i was wondering how you felt about all the dudebros claiming that BW is alienating their fanbase by including LGBT characters?
Which fanbase? The “dudebro fanbase”? Is that a thing? If someone comes to us and says, “you’re alienating those of your fans who expect to be catered to exclusively,” I have to say it’s a bit hard to feel bad about it. It’s not as if they don’t have other choices out there, after all, if it means that much to them. Certainly there are plenty of guys who don’t expect that, despite the willingness of these few to speak on their behalf.
Other thoughts that come to mind:
1) BioWare has been doing this for some time. If one was actually alienated by the inclusion of LGBT content, I think they’d know by now and have moved on.
2) It’s pretty clear that what bothers some of these gentlemen is not that there is a group of players being “catered” or “pandered” to—but that anyone other than them is receiving said catering and pandering. The mere idea that there is even some content included which was made without them in mind and without consulting their opinion is evidently insulting. Perhaps they can ask for advice on how to come to grips with that notion from fans who experience that elsewhere as a matter of course?
3) They talk about and think about this content way more than BioWare ever could, especially compared to how much of it is actually in the game. Maybe once they play, they’ll see that there’s plenty of other game for them to enjoy… unless they go specifically looking for stuff they don’t enjoy, which I guess they might. Some people are masochistic that way, I suppose.
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