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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 12:43:07 PM »
Wil "Boy Gamer" Wheaton.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 02:28:57 PM »
If Will "boy gaymer" Wheaton weren't a dude we wouldn't even notice him. Why is it every time a hot manly man shows up it turns into a huge circus. God you roguelike sissies need to get out more. Gawl.  :-*

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 02:34:57 PM »
Here's Wil Wheaton recommending Dreadmor: https://twitter.com/wilw/status/409767483084525568

I trust you guys will shower him with an equal level of disapproval?

I certainly would if someone made a thread saying "Wil Wheaton says he likes a roguelike!  Wow!"

Felicia Day can say whatever she wants.  I don't care.  It's the the celebrity worship that bothers me.  People don't care about what Felicia Day says because she has any particular knowledge or because what she said was interesting or worthwhile in any way.  They care because it was Felicia Day-sama who said it.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 02:35:51 PM »
If Will "boy gaymer" Wheaton weren't a dude we wouldn't even notice him.

We didn't until he was brought up to prove a point.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2014, 03:11:52 PM »
Vangard, this thread started as a positive message.  I hesitate to respond, but for the record, Felicia Day's post is more substantial than you make it out to be.  She discusses specific aspects of Tome 4's game mechanics that make it fun.  You dismissed all that and focused instead on her gender and sign-off message about grinding.  We all have different tastes, and you needn't be bothered by what others say and think.  You have the liberty to be more fun and friendly, and I invite you to try it.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2014, 04:39:42 PM »
We all have different tastes, and you needn't be bothered by what others say and think.  You have the liberty to be more fun and friendly, and I invite you to try it.

This is good advice that I don't follow nearly as much as I should.

With that said, it's still stupid to place more value on a celebrity/woman's opinion because they are a celebrity/woman.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2014, 04:53:36 PM »
Wow. The sexism in this thread is...completely unnecessary? But sadly not that surprising...

I didn't see the OP as saying her opinion was more valid or getting excited because she's a woman. But considering roguelikes are generally a pretty niche genre, it is kind of cool to see someone famous posting about a roguelike (an ACTUAL roguelike, too, not just a "roguelikelike" such as FTL or Isaac) especially someone famous for talking a lot about games. Doesn't mean her opinion is more valid, but let's face it, famous people's endorsements carry weight with a lot of people (that's why they're so many commercials), so chances are it'll expose the game/genre to more people who otherwise wouldn't have even heard of it, let alone been interested.
Of course, there's certainly some people around here who would see more people coming in as a bad thing, that a bunch of people who aren't "real" roguelike fans (or god forbid just a bunch of girls who like to play with dolls) will somehow dilute the brand, but if you like to play roguelikes, more attention on them is a good thing because it means people will be more likely to make them to tap into that market. If you like to make roguelikes, it's even better because the potential players for your game increases.

So, anyway, thanks for posting this, bencollver.
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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2014, 05:07:46 PM »
With that said, it's still stupid to place more value on a celebrity/woman's opinion because they are a celebrity/woman.

Sure, but it's equally stupid to completely dismiss a celebrity/woman's opinion because they are a celebrity/woman.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2014, 05:44:04 PM »
The original character in rogue, was a woman named Rodney.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2014, 05:58:34 PM »
Sure, but it's equally stupid to completely dismiss a celebrity/woman's opinion because they are a celebrity/woman.

Agreed.  You wait and see if they say something worthwhile or if they just go "BACK TO GRINDING!" and then dismiss.

Maybe the OP's original intention was let us all know that Tome and roguelikes are getting some extra exposure.  I read it as "someone said something insipid but we should care because she is Felicia Day."

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2014, 06:11:51 PM »
What if I would say those things about Tome? Everyone would say I'm a moron and don't know anything about the subject. But when a pretty girl says so it's suddenly clever. Yeah, like, right.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2014, 06:29:20 PM »
More to the point, if you did and then someone posted a thread about it entitled "Krice endorses Tome 4" no one would think it was worthwhile.

But again, I may have misinterpreted this thread's purpose.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2014, 08:55:44 PM »
I'd just like to say thanks to the OP for posting this thread.  When someone from outside of the roguelike community with a very popular following recommends an actual roguelike to the people who follow her, I think it's definitely something of note.

All this negativity and bickering is somewhat embarassing IMO.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2014, 09:47:07 AM »
All this negativity and bickering is somewhat embarassing IMO.

Only if you are an american. They are not allowed to be negative. But all things considered, this thread has nothing to do with roguelikes and as such I shall retreat from this nonsensical discussion.

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Re: Felicia Day endorses Tome 4
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2014, 07:37:23 PM »
[…] a doll simulator where you get to dress your characters […]

That, if anything, sounds like a RL to me ;)

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