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[–] shrink 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I've seen some early warning signs with CDPR in regards to progressivism. I won't say more about it or get specific since you should form your own opinions, but I'd caution against getting too...cheerleadery about them, or whatever.


[–] SexMachine 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Caving to social justice pressure and adding niggers to the DLC for Witcher 3 tells me that they're willing to cave for the trans-cry babies. Wouldn't surprise me if they added a tranny to the next game in the series.


[–] intrepiddemise 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Where are these "niggers" you're talking about in Witcher 3? Are you talking about the new Ofieri traders from the Hearts of Stone DLC? They're basically fantasy Arabs, and they fit just fine in the Witcher world if you understand that the Witcher story acts as an analogue for international relations from the viewpoint of Europeans (and especially Eastern European Slavs, such as those in Poland, where the story was written) in the European Early Middle Ages (5th - 10th Century).

An analytical reading of the books with European history in mind will make it clear to the reader that "The North" is an analogue for Western Europe, with its politicking and warring monarchical principalities and feudal proto-states. Nilfgaard is an analogue for the Byzantine and Carolingian Empires, the successors to the former Roman Empire that had collapsed in the West. Toissant is an analogue for what would become France in the Early Middle Ages, which was actually a vassal state to the Carolingian Empire before the Vikings invaded and fractured it into a bunch of nearly-independent duchies. The Skellige Isles are an analogue for the Scandinavians of the era, in the form of Vikings and Viking culture.

The Ofieri, then, would be Arabs from that time period, a culture which had grown prosperous from trade with the rest of the Orient...prosperous enough to send traders and craftsmen to far-flung shores, such as the northernmost parts of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, where they met the Frankish peoples, the Germanic peoples and the Slavs (they already knew the Latin peoples well, due to extensive trade with them for hundreds of years during the reign of the Western Roman emperors). Zerrikania is basically North Africa, and it is mentioned in the books and in former games, so it's not like seeing a few traders from "The South" should raise eyebrows.

And, btw, there's already a transvestite in the game (though he is not transsexual) in the form of a cross-dressing elven tailor outside of Novigrad. It's almost like you didn't even play the game and just want something to bitch about.


[–] shrink 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't which game it was in, or maybe one of the expansions, but I've seen the webm floating around wherein Geralt has a short dialogue with some woman after (I believe) losing to her in a fight, or something. She asks him if he won't have some snide comment about how she's a woman and he unironically says "It's the thirteenth century," and proceeds to claim that such views are outdated. I suppose you could argue it was meant to be a parody, but they played it perfectly straight and it certainly didn't seem framed as such.

edit: here's a video for proper context, he beats a woman who was posing as a man