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Other Gender Option?

Postby Skylar129 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:01 pm

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As I've been playing the game, every single time I die, it always says "he". It's always bothered me that there's no "Other" gender option. I think it would be fairly simple to code, as after all, all you would need to do is replace he/she with they. Anyways, I think this is a reasonable request.

(Also I'd really like to change my username to something that isn't related to an anti-violent video game lawyer)
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby jacobm1122 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:31 pm

Can't remember, but female character would change it I think?

Also devs only do username changes in exceptional circumstances such as people using your name or something close to it to attack other people and hurt your reputation or if you chose an extremely vulgar username.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Nellyfox » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Female skins change the gender to she/her.
I'm not against people who go by they/them pronouns but this is only a game and really, it's a character, not really you...

But to each their own I guess.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby enderitem » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:54 pm

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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Skylar129 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:40 pm

Nellyfox wrote:Female skins change the gender to she/her.
I'm not against people who go by they/them pronouns but this is only a game and really, it's a character, not really you...

But to each their own I guess.


It is, but still, I feel that my character is a basic representation of my own self in a virtual environment, and I want the game to be use the same pronouns that I use and not have people misinterpret my gender [identity].
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby parkerparkour » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:47 pm

I feel it's probably unnecessary since it only applies to a small demographic (and the tumblrtards, but I don't count them as people), but if the devs can find an easy way to make it work I have no problems.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby iggyvolz » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:50 pm

Really a failure of the English language more than anything... "he" is generally used as just a generic if the gender is unknown. Change it to "they" and the grammar nazis will be after you.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Alzar » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:12 pm

Other gender option is something I'd be in support of. Why are pronouns attached to skin anyway?
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Gobln » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:21 pm

Alzar wrote:Other gender option is something I'd be in support of. Why are pronouns attached to skin anyway?

because the majority of them are obviously male and female.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Alzar » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:27 pm

Yeti doesn't need a gender. Yeti is a gender in itself.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Gobln » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:31 pm

Alzar wrote:Yeti doesn't need a gender. Yeti is a gender in itself.

thats why i said majority, im not one for getting into the idea about "yeti genders" because thats really stupid.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Skylar129 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:34 pm

iggyvolz wrote:Really a failure of the English language more than anything... "he" is generally used as just a generic if the gender is unknown. Change it to "they" and the grammar nazis will be after you.



Actually, you would be wrong. For instance, the grammatically correct form of "They is dead" would be "They're dead." and so on and so forth. They/them doesn't just stop at they/them. It also includes they're and their. So no grammar nazis would go for your head if there was an other option for gender. Of course, with this new gender option, the devs would also have to allow gender changing within the profile itself, which should be a feature in the first place.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby InsaneSmile » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:11 am

parkerparkour wrote:I feel it's probably unnecessary since it only applies to a small demographic (and the tumblrtards, but I don't count them as people), but if the devs can find an easy way to make it work I have no problems.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby parkerparkour » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:01 am

Gobln wrote:
Alzar wrote:Yeti doesn't need a gender. Yeti is a gender in itself.

thats why i said majority, im not one for getting into the idea about "yeti genders" because thats really stupid.

umm excuse you i identify as Abominable-snowman-kin and i would appreciate that you checked your privilege. my pronouns are yeti and yeti-self thankxxxx
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby LevinSnakesRise » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:50 am

We've had this discussions somewhere (I can't be bothered to go dig it out), it's not necessary, and more than likely won't be added. End of story, really.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Skylar129 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:46 pm

Naru2008 wrote:We've had this discussions somewhere (I can't be bothered to go dig it out), it's not necessary, and more than likely won't be added. End of story, really.



but but but...

It's simple coding... couple word changes and it can be added to the options.... I'd think this would've been easier...

And besides when the time comes this game may have media all over it about it being cissexist. If they add this it's not going to create controversy.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby LevinSnakesRise » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:53 pm

JackThompson wrote:
Naru2008 wrote:We've had this discussions somewhere (I can't be bothered to go dig it out), it's not necessary, and more than likely won't be added. End of story, really.



but but but...

It's simple coding... couple word changes and it can be added to the options.... I'd think this would've been easier...

It's also easy for GameFreak, the ones who produce the Pokemon Games, to add such into their games, but I have yet to see them implement anything similar, and they've been around longer than we have.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby InsaneSmile » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:56 pm

Naru2008 wrote:
JackThompson wrote:
Naru2008 wrote:We've had this discussions somewhere (I can't be bothered to go dig it out), it's not necessary, and more than likely won't be added. End of story, really.



but but but...

It's simple coding... couple word changes and it can be added to the options.... I'd think this would've been easier...

It's also easy for GameFreak, the ones who produce the Pokemon Games, to add such into their games, but I have yet to see them implement anything similar, and they've been around longer than we have.


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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby orangeandblack5 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:56 pm

JackThompson wrote:
Naru2008 wrote:We've had this discussions somewhere (I can't be bothered to go dig it out), it's not necessary, and more than likely won't be added. End of story, really.



but but but...

It's simple coding... couple word changes and it can be added to the options.... I'd think this would've been easier...

And besides when the time comes this game may have media all over it about it being cissexist. If they add this it's not going to create controversy.

ToS? Cissexist? HA! Have you read ANY of the forum posts?

Although adding an option to swap female/male pronouns in the options menu is an actual solution to this "problem", if it bugs you that much just use a skin of whatever gender you want the game to refer to you as. Not hard.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Arckas » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:57 pm

One of the things is that this game RPG or Role Playing Game. Your character doesn't reflect yourself, it reflects the character your playing as.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby orangeandblack5 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:58 pm

Arckas wrote:One of the things is that this game RPG or Role Playing Game. Your character doesn't reflect yourself, it reflects the character your playing as.

dat gramer dou :lol:
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Skylar129 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Arckas wrote:One of the things is that this game RPG or Role Playing Game. Your character doesn't reflect yourself, it reflects the character your playing as.


Maybe I want the character to be a genderfluid person :P
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Gobln » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:05 pm

This is ridiculous, just get over it.
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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby Skylar129 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:06 pm

Gobln wrote:This is ridiculous, just get over it.


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Re: Other Gender Option?

Postby orangeandblack5 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:08 pm

Welcome to the forum, BTW.
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that is the dumbest idea I think I have heard.

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Sarah Thorpe wrote:Role Ideas is great for masochists.
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