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Aggressive TWD comments on TTG blog in entries for entirely different franchises

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Let me just say something first. I love The Walking Dead so far. I think it's the best thing Telltale's done since The Devil's Playhouse, and I'm not complaining about the game itself in any way.

However, it seems like the game is bringing in a lot of people who, what's the nicest way to say this...aren't interested in being part of the community.

You're unhappy with the release schedule? Fine. I admit Telltale needs to communicate stuff like this better myself. But it seems like that's all that's ever discussed anymore. It'd be nice if we could at least keep that stuff contained to a single "release date bitching" thread.

But what really gets me is how the blog posts about the Sam and Max/Monkey Island sales got flooded with comments going "Don't care, where's the next Walking Dead episode?" Maybe it's just because I love Sam and Max and Monkey Island, but that kind of stuff just really rubs me the wrong way.

I mean, let's be fair, everyone's new at first. You don't need to have an in-depth knowledge of Telltale's library to be here (though it helps ;) ). And no, you don't have to care about those games. But keep it to yourself, especially if you're going to use it as an excuse to segue into something completely irrelevant. What would you think if, the next time Telltale did a Walking Dead-related blog post, I went "Don't care, where's Sam and Max Season 4?" Or how about I go into every single thread you make and say "Don't care, go buy my new book?" You'd probably think I was a huge jackass, and you'd be correct. Since apparently apathy needs to be broadcasted, I really don't care that you don't care.

Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get this off my chest.

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  • @Cheeseness said:
    Are you denying Vainamoinen's account of people being stalked? Are you denying lucidity02's account of being attacked on these forums? Are you denying that comments like "walk off and die," "It shows how pathetic and imapteint you are," "So shut your mouth and go play your stupid dog and rabbit kiddie game," are more hurtful than saying that people who say that sort of stuff are "huge jackasses" (as if being accused of being a large mule is particularly offensive anyway)? Are you denying that comments like "All these people saying they don't care about Sam and Max make me want to cry. :(" are evidence of people feeling offended and hurt?

    Is this like when the fantastic better-than-the-average-gamer old school TTG community said they wanted to kill me in this very thread?

  • @Red Panda said: Lie.


    Look, I don't know what your problem is, but your attempts to label me as a liar are ridiculous. All they show is that you don't read what others say. Here's where I started to talk about it.

    @Red Panda said: As somebody who's been vaguely present member of the Telltale community over the past 5 years, I feel that it's up to me to correct you in your false belief that things weren't any better before. The kind of behaviour that the OP is talking about is uncivilised, and we had none of it (certainly not of the voracity that we've seen recently) before the Universal deal started to bear fruit.

    @Red Panda said: Nobel cause. Maybe you can cure cancer next.


    If cancer were a social trend, then I'm sure it would have been cured by now. How are you even drawing parallels between those?

    @Red Panda said: You don't need authority to give an opinion.


    Yet you say that I need an authority to hold my opinion that this needs to stop?

    @Red Panda said: No it isn't.

    Again, you've ignored what's been said. I specifically mention the incidents of stalking, and you tell me that I'm talking about release date complaints? Seriously.

    @Red Panda said:

    Your ability to misinterpret, misconstrue and misappropriate the words of others almost seems intentional.


    Passive aggressive much?


    That's not passive aggressive. That's a sincere statement.

    I am starting to believe that you are being intentionally abrasive and putting words in others mouths (like when you just accused me of lying). Based on your attempted manouvering in trying to get me into a position where you could tell me "Yeah, sorry. That's what you're choosing to believe, not what's there," I imagine that you are trying to incite some aggressive behaviour so that you can claim that those who disagree with you are exhibiting the same behaviour highlighted in the first post.

    @Red Panda said: Back at you. See above.


    I have been very polite towards you, much more polite than I believe you deserve, and certainly far more polite than you've been to me. I don't expect you to acknowledge that, but I hope that others will.

    Even if I haven't, that's no reason for you to not reconsider how you present your arguments if you are not intentionally being inflammatory.

    @Red Panda said: Is this like when the fantastic better-than-the-average-gamer old school TTG community said they wanted to kill me in this very thread?

    Sure, definitely. This isn't about old or new, it's about people behaving like "huge jackasses". Whilst that behaviour is new, I don't deny that it's coming from both sides (if there are indeed sides). Some of the quotes I included there have come from fans of older games.

    @Red Panda said: So you finally admit it's offensive. Good for you.


    I never denied that people were offended by it (please stop putting words in my mouth). I denied (and still do) that it was the OP's intent to offend (so, people were are offended by it didn't need to be), which was clear from what I had said previously.

  • @Cheeseness said: we had none of it (certainly not of the voracity that we've seen recently) before the Universal deal started to bear fruit.

    See how you qualified that? Recently, meaning TWD? See? Lie. You were obviously mainly referring to TWD or purposely putting out vague positions so you can shit easily.

    If cancer were a social trend, then I'm sure it would have been cured by now. How are you even drawing parallels between those?

    The parallels between the two is it's hard to stop them; practically impossible. The difference between the two is one isn't even worth trying to stop. Guess which one.

    Yet you say that I need an authority to hold my opinion that this needs to stop?

    No, but you didn't give an opinion. You issued a proclamation. Big difference.

    Again, you've ignored what's been said. I specifically mention the incidents of stalking, and you tell me that I'm talking about release date complaints? Seriously.

    No. Plus I was being stalked on the forums by old school users. Shame, really.

    That's not passive aggressive.

    We'll have to agree to disagree.

    I have been very polite towards you, much more polite than I believe you deserve, and certainly far more polite than you've been to me. I don't expect you to acknowledge that, but I hope that others will.

    Me too.

    Even if I haven't, that's no reason for you to not reconsider how you present your arguments if you are not intentionally being inflammatory.

    Are you saying I'm flaming? Wow. All this talk about insults and you say that, just because I'm in San Francisco. You need to drop the stereotypes. I'll forgive though because I'm a nice person.

    Sure, definitely. This isn't about old or new, it's about people behaving like "huge jackasses". Whilst that behaviour is new, I don't deny that it's coming from both sides (if there are indeed sides). Some of the quotes I included there have come from fans of older games.

    Shifting positions again. Now it's new behavior and not new people. I guess you can do that when being vague in the first place.

    I never denied that people were offended by it (please stop putting words in my mouth). I denied (and still do) that it was the OP's intent to offend (so, people were are offended by it didn't need to be), which was clear from what I had said previously.

    That's the same thing as denying it. In fact, it's even more offensive way of denying it. You're implying people are only offended b/c they're too stupid to understand what they're reading. And what does the writers intent matter to how other people are offended? It doesn't work that way. Ever.

    You talk all this shit about I don't respect you blah blah blah but I never intended to disrespect you. Still, did my intent matter then? No. I guess intent in relation to respect only matters when you're trying to prove a point.

  • So many cool stories, most of which are getting beyond rational discussion (I notice that we're getting a bit more inappropriate language, and I'd like to see that stop). You have some interesting outlooks on life and social interaction that I don't share and am glad aren't practiced anywhere I've lived/visited, but if they work for you and aren't unpleasant for those around you, then that's great.

    I will highlight this though, as I think it is very revealing about the dissonant nature of our discussion.

    @Red Panda said:

    Even if I haven't, that's no reason for you to not reconsider how you present your arguments if you are not intentionally being inflammatory.

    Are you saying I'm flaming? Wow. All this talk about insults and you say that, just because I'm in San Francisco. You need to drop the stereotypes. I'll forgive though because I'm a nice person.

  • @Cheeseness said: You have some interesting outlooks on life and social interaction that I don't share and am glad aren't practiced anywhere I've lived/visited, but if they work for you and aren't unpleasant for those around you, then that's great.

    Passive aggressive. It's such a thinly veiled insult I don't see why you just don't come right out and say it.

    @Cheeseness said: I will highlight this though, as I think it is very revealing about the dissonant nature of our discussion.

    lmao! You would point that out.

    But yeah, I'm done for real this time. Nothing left to add.

  • @Red Panda said: lmao! You would point that out.


    Of course I would point that out. I never once employed a sterotype against you, and I did not know (or care) that you are in San Francisco. There is obviously some disconnect at work that is letting you see these things :(

    At any rate, I hope that discussion of (other?) inappropriate aggreesive behaviour can continue.

  • @Cheeseness said: Of course I would point that out. I never once employed a sterotype against you, and I did not know (or care) that you are in San Francisco. There is obviously some disconnect at work that is letting you see these things :(

    At any rate, I hope that discussion of (other?) inappropriate aggreesive behaviour can continue.

    It was a joke. It was a play on words. I don't always joke, and I haven't been, but that time I was.

    I hope the discussion can continue also. But I'm done.

  • As near as I can tell, Red Panda as a whole was a joke who has been flaming you the whole time in this thread. Why it has been allowed to continue is beyond me as the "confused" nature in their postings has been very deliberate. All they've done is convolute and twist others words, and it needs to stop whether they are truly done with this thread (which I highly doubt, as I fully expect a response from them for my posting here) or not.

  • @jweir said: As near as I can tell, Red Panda as a whole was a joke who has been flaming you the whole time in this thread. Why it has been allowed to continue is beyond me as the "confused" nature in their postings has been very deliberate. All they've done is convolute and twist others words, and it needs to stop whether they are truly done with this thread (which I highly doubt, as I fully expect a response from them for my posting here) or not.

    This is super off-topic. Since you wrote all these nasty, untrue accusations and "fully expect a response" (yeah, who wouldn't?) I'm assuming you're trying to flame me.

    Nothing you say is true and I don't appreciate it, this isn't the place to air your frustrations, and I would appreciate if you would send me a private message or find a more constructive way to deal with your frustrations. Thank you.

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