The da community is so twisted in what they believe and the fact that most of the community on twitter (im only on twitter) come from tumblr (i do not associate with that site. Its toxic and gross) does not make things better.
What i believe:
1) anyone is allowed to do whatever the hell they please in their free time. Its not my life and no matter how weird it is or how much I or anyone else criticizes, it is not my decision to make and therefor i have no real say.
2) video games are 100% fake and should be taken as such. There is no real da universe and there are no real da characters. I am living in real life and whatever happens in a fake made up world has no impact on my own.
3) in video games, since they are fake, have no effect on me, and that is the owners decision to do whatever they please in there free time, owners are 100% allowed to mod their game as they so choose.
Ok. My problem:
The da community has double standards that they apply to anyone that:
•plays the game un modded with straight characters
•plays characters that can be romanced by either gender, as a straight romance
•mods their game to make straight characters
Their standards do not apply to those in the community that:
•mod straight characters to be gay characters
•play romances that can be straight or gay as gay
This community tells people constantly that anders, a character able to be romanced by both genders, is in fact gay. That there is no question about it and that if you so choose to romance him with a girl then you are a bigoted asshole that is blocking the writers true intention while making anders. They also tell people in rather violent and rude ways that dorian, a gay character, should not at all be modded to be romanced by a female, otherwise made straight. They give reasons such as they are able to relate to dorian in that they identify as gay as well or that the player is then smothering gay characters in media foe their own selfishness.
Fine. They are allowed to think as attackingly as they please. However, once they start throwing insults at people for playing they game how they would like in their own time, it becomes a problem. Heres why.
The same people that claim players are smothering writers interpretations are modding their own games to make straight characters gay. How is this not exactly what you are saying not to do and threatening others for doing?
Again, i really truly do not care. It is not my game and i can delete twitter anytime. Its just immensely frustrating to have clear double standards that only apply to some people.