I posted on the Bioware forums for a while when Mass Effect 2 was big, and I'd say a charitable estimate would be that it was about 60% this shit. People were seriously divided into camps by which one of the characters they had boned in game ("Talimancers" for example), there were complaint threads from people who either demanded certain characters be made bone-able or who had counted the minutes particular romance sidequests had devoted to them and then complained that their particular object of desire's romance quest being half as long as that of one of the more popular characters was clear and solid proof that Bioware had sold out and EA ruins everything. This was the first time I encountered this sort of thing, so needless to say, I was horrified.Eight Bit Alien wrote: ↑Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 pm Yeah these people are a thing. It's weird but there's fucking millions of them. The recipe is like this, they're obsessed with
1. Identity politics
2. Being traumatized and having mental problems
3. Young adult/children's genre fiction media
They are usually really fixated on a shipper relationship and dedicate a lot of energy/life to their chosen pairings.
A lot of people I know in the fiction game are becoming increasingly scared of them. They're really vocal and unpredictable. There's a few authors who have gone through absolute hell after pissing off some mob of these weirdoes.
I imagine every single one of them as Kathy Bates from Misery.
The really uncomfortable part is how much of this shit ended up affecting Mass Effect 3, though, because if you'd been reading the forums, you could tell pretty much exactly where they were doing things that these creeps had suggested.