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Paganism in TMI?

posted by lmi on - last edited - Viewed by 585 users

i'd like to start this thread with an apology to the Telltale Games crew. it seems i overdid it with some comments about the mi game being in the process of production. sorry if i offended you in any way with my previous posts. im honestly excited that theres going to b a new mi game.

i kno u've been taking a lot of pressure recently from MI fans complaining about the game ur making. must've been a lota stress.

i think i know why the people like Monkey Island. it is for the game's atmosphere. the atmosphere of magic, the atmosphere of humour, the atmosphere of love and romance. i'm sure, we all want to keep that atmosphere, that's why everyone's worried about the game. it just means too much to us.

i'm not too worried about the type of graphics, control or the looks of characters or etc.. i have just one major concern (which i've stated before).

so... this isn't a complaint... nor is it a statement. i'd refer to it as a petition. i've watched an interview with you guys recently, and i believe that your intensions are good. perhaps i used a rather rude way to draw ur attention the first time...

as you know, my concerns are caused by the title of the fifth episode of TMI. of course, i discern nothing about the plot... i am vexed about the matter, though...

i'm asking you to leave this poll open for the sake of all the MI fans out there, who share my concern. if our point of view doesn't make it to the top, do as you please. but if it does, consider this a petition from us to free TMI from becoming just another pagan game.

let it stay religiously neutral as before (of course stuff like silly 'cannibals' and 'voodoo' magic doesn't count).

hoping every1'd share their opinion with us!

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    @tpm1999 said: The original poster is insane...in a funny way...not in a bite your face off way.

    LOL

    @tpm1999 said: Are you still here?

    y shouldnt i be?

    @tpm1999 said: makes me really want to question your tin-foil-hat status, but I'm gonna try and back off...

    im fine))) just expressing my opinion bout continuation of my favourite game series.

    @tpm1999 said: Frankly, if you are afraid to be exposed to anything that contradicts your belief system

    ur wrong! as a matter of fact there's been a number of times when i discussed religious matters with different people, who have different beliefs. moreover, i feel that every1 has the right to choose their faith, and, i respect that right. all i want, is the game to be free from stuff, that perhaps (maybe i even got the wrong picture bout the title as some ppl say) is in this new part. thats all.

    @tpm1999 said: But in a game like this, we should expect a lot of mysticism and fantasy

    thats not a problem with me. i never said im against it. its probaply what makes a good game stand out.

    @tpm1999 said: Voodoo, as it were, is a legitimate religion (not something silly)

    i never called it silly... the "silly" in what i've written refers to 'cannibals' only. u dont actually happen 2 b a cannibal, do u?)))

    @tpm1999 said: and god is capitalized merely because that follows the grammatical rules for capitalization in titles.

    well, if thats the case...

    i dont recall using the word 'offensive', so whyd u keep saying i find something offensive, when i didnt say so. all i said was, that i want it to b religiously NEUTRAL (and by that i didnt mean for it to exclude any mentioning of religion). thats all.

    u dont have 2b so aggressive with me. i can somewhat comprehend what ur saying. by "sharing opinion" i really meant what i said, not "start an endless fight".

    there's nothing wrong with som1 sharing his opinion about his favourite game series' future. or, maybe, you think there is?

    just take it easy a bit. and if the problem is as ridiculous as u say, then why are you so uptight about it?

  • Making voodoo dolls was fun. And voodoo is a kind of paganism.

    So I guess the question is rather wrong, since it assumes the previous games were without paganism, even though they were. Probably all of them.

    I looked it up and in Monkey 2 its even a real voodoo doll recipe! :D Okay maybe not.

  • This thread needs to be sacrificed to the Forum God before the Forum erupts - let's just hope it doesn't contain too much cheese... :D

    np: The Postal Service - Brand New Colony (Give Up)

  • "You fool! You gave cheese to a lactose intolerant volcano god!"

    Meh, paganism/voodooism, its all part of the popular stereotype of the golden age of piracy, and is perfectly acceptable in a humorous pirate game. I never saw any complaints about Tia Dalma and Calypso in Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • @S@bre said: "You fool! You gave cheese to a lactose intolerant volcano god!"

    Meh, paganism/voodooism, its all part of the popular stereotype of the golden age of piracy, and is perfectly acceptable in a humorous pirate game. I never saw any complaints about Tia Dalma and Calypso in Pirates of the Caribbean.

    I complained bitterly to everyone I knew about that, just because the third pirates film was so dreadfully disappointing.

  • @lmi said: i never called it silly... the "silly" in what i've written refers to 'cannibals' only. u dont actually happen 2 b a cannibal, do u?)))

    I Am! And I am highly offended by your post :p

  • @JackBurtonMe said: I complained bitterly to everyone I knew about that, just because the third pirates film was so dreadfully disappointing.

    Oh, I admit it was a crappy plot point, but what I mean is I never saw anyone complaining about the presence of pirate gods in a similar fashion to the complaint about pirate gods here.

  • I missed this, and don't care to read (tl). can anyone tell me what happened in this topic?

  • I kind of missed how paganism would come into TMI? What is the paganism part that this is all about? What exactly is more pagan than voodoo? (which of course is a must in Monkey Island games).

  • I've had to delete a few hate posts in this thread, and I think the discussion itself has run its course. Thanks for bringing up your issues. Closing the thread now!

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