Rimworld

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01 Mar

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Originally posted by SirToastymuffin

As a bisexual guy, yeah it was pretty disappointing, prior to his little shit parade I was like "whatever, he just wasn't thinking of it" then he went to defending weird and offensive stances and as much as I separate art from artists, kinda leaves ya feeling burned.

Don't know if he ever had a real response about it or just quietly hoped the years would wash it away. I'd love for him to have understand where he was wrong and the reality of sexuality instead but... I've come to accept it's a game I really enjoy made by a just another guy who would think I live a lie. There are some great mods that fix the sexuality with something better, though, like Psychology which is a great overhaul of everything... psychological, and replaces sexuality being a handicap to steal a slot with a Kinsey scale, variety in orientation, and more logical relationship mechanics.

I'm happy to answer for my words and beliefs, but all through this discussion thread there are vague summaries of things I supposedly said which are simply, provably, absolutely false.

Not much else to say about those except to ask everyone to please check your facts and reconsider what sources you trust. You should just note that when people claim I said some horrible thing they'll never actually quote-link it. The reason is because I never said anything like that.

E.g. I'm accused of saying "bisexual men don't exist" when my actual statement was "bisexual men exist".

Here's the post I made two days after the RPS article attempting to clear up some of the falsehoods that it generated:

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Originally posted by Thyrotoxic

I don't get the backlash tbh. It was an interesting article and a fairly unique take on how sex and sexual preferences are portrayed in media, often simplified into stereotypes, and how that applies again to a fairly unique game. Sure it was a critique, but it's perfectly possible to critique media through a lens and still really like that media!

Tynan could've quite easily explained why he made the decisions he made, from a practical coding point of view, and from a cultural point of view, all without getting super ridiculously defensive and making some pretty homophobic statements (and I agree they were probably from a position of ignorance rather than hate). For some reason video game creators and audiences have still not matured to the point they can understand more indepth, academic, critique without going absolutely crazy about it-unlike literature, TV, film, music etc. But it's also an extremely young art form, that I'd argue doesn't really have traditional roots in ...

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Tynan could've quite easily explained why he made the decisions he made, from a practical coding point of view, and from a cultural point of view, all without getting super ridiculously defensive and making some pretty homophobic statements

I did explain: https://www.reddit.com/r/RimWorld/comments/5ax9a9/some_notes_on_recent_controversies/

Regarding "homophobic statements", I'm happy to answer for anything I've ever said, but I've never said anything like this. It's simply not true, never happened, 100% zombie meme lie that gets passed around. This is why it's always noted in summary, and n...

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Originally posted by IllCaesar

Tynan dug himself thaf hole. An article outlined emergent story telling in Rimworld and how it manifests from code. It wasn't defamatory, it was quite matter-of-fact and the sort of example you'd use in a game design course to demonstrate how a game can imply something in its mechanics, intended or not. The article even went out of its way to pre-emptively defend Tynan, saying that it's almost certainly the result of placeholder values sue to be an unfinished and unbalanced game.

Instead of seeing the article for what it was, which was mostly lauding the game, Tynan got defensive and instead of leaving it be he started making foolish statements. He started going on about how there's no such thing as a straight or gay woman, that all women are actually bisexual, and that there's no such thing as a bisexual man. In the LGBT community we call that lesbian erasure and bi erasure. The first being the idea that any self-proclaimed lesbian just needs a good dicking from a straigh...

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Just in a (probably hopeless) attempt to kill these zombie memes, let me just correct the record.

He started going on about how there's no such thing as a straight or gay woman, that all women are actually bisexual, and that there's no such thing as a bisexual man.

I never said or believed any of these things. They're pure and simple lies. Never happened. Not true. Provably false.

In fact I said the exact opposite and, for example, even *linked a discussion I had with a bisexual man about the game's modeling of sexuality* in my first response to the RPS article.

Wherever you got this information from, please consider re-evaluating how much you trust that source, because they're lying to you.

Edit: Here's the full info: https://www.reddit.com/r/RimWorld/comments/5ax9a9/some_notes_on_recent_controversies/


27 Feb


19 Feb

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This comic is just strip after strip dunking on the bizarre sacrifices of realism I had to make to get the game mechanics to function well. There are reasons for these things I swear!

Not that I don't love the comics.


16 Feb

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Originally posted by Down_To_My_Last_Fuck

Modder term?

Surely you don't mean pawn.

Pawn has been in the game lexicon since the beginning.

[Edit] I meant "game" in general, not Rimworld specifically. Playing pieces are often called pawns in other games.

The only way anyone found out about it was by decompiling and reading the code, though. The word never appears in the player-facing game text.

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Originally posted by The7thNomad

I know your inbox is flooded by replies but I just want to know if you browse this sub regularly and if you like our crazy rantings here.

Yes.

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I agree, which is why the term "pawn" is not used in the game.

Also keep in mind all colonists are pawns, but not all pawns are colonists. Squirrels and scythers are also pawns. Pawn is a concept from the code; we use it because it's correctly general and it's only 4 letters.


15 Feb


14 Feb


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10 Feb

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Originally posted by Naes895

A colonist died of infection and one of my dogs got to burying him first. I immediately checked and saw that my labrador retriever made some 'good' art on his memorial.

This is one of the funniest bugs I've seen in a while. Not sure if we should fix it.

Or maybe change just add, "The image is rendered in crude scratch marks."


07 Feb

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Originally posted by Peppsen

Hey there, I'm the artist. Thanks for posting this and glad you're enjoying it! This was just something I did for fun in my teens and completely changed my life. I'm now studying video game sound and hope to some day have my own OST. As for the comment that the quality isn't as good as the original OST, you're right. I'm not a professional, yet! ;)

This one really reminds me of the Hong Kong music from Deus Ex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-dMN6ESf1g


06 Feb


05 Feb

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Originally posted by PBLKGodofGrunts

I can test it for you tonight. Latest proton allowed you to run the Windows version even if a Linux client exists.

I look forward to learning the result!


04 Feb

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Originally posted by radgh

Can't Linux run everything windows can using that emulator that claims it isn't an emulator?

I read about that, I'd be curious to know how well RimWorld runs under it. Should be fine, given the simplicity and lack of DRM.


25 Jan