Bloodbraid will be reasonable irrelevant and just make up decks (like Temur) that wouldnt stand a chance right now anyway.
Jace is as annoying as it gets, and i call it, it will get banned again like 1 year from now, its not legal in modern anymore.
Its not even for the sake of being downright OP , its just an incredible frustrating card to play against and it invalidates so much cards (its existence just makes the delve creatures worse, and all other cards that do not cost 1-2 mana).
Anyway, its a quick and dirty money grab, sell some packs for the card that is doomed to jump in price high and thats as far as WotC thinks.
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Feb 12, 2018TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement Feb 12 JtMS unbannedPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Feb 10, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from idSurge »
How often do we get format redefining cards?
Not very often thankfully. :]
That does not mean as the post above me illustrates, that cards are not making it into Modern decks, even if they are below Fatal Push levels of power.
Its not wrong what i said, just make sure you read it right.
I never said no card is making it into modern, if all checkboxes are checked, and you have a card that fits an existing deck, why shouldnt you add cards.
Almost all 2 set blocks have like ~1 real card thats relevant for modern and a bunch of specific deck archtype addons.
Any somewhat useful artifact might be a consideration for the Robots deck, any remotely playable burn spell might be something for a burn deck.
Specific cards like the Hollow One require specific decks, thats fine, but these cards are so narrow that they are nothing fancy in a set.
Modern became quite a format of decks that have very narrow strategies , so universally good cards are even harder to see the light of day (and it happens very rarely, thats the entire point of the initial comment).
Fatal Push is a format defining card, as its efficient enough that decks want to play black and it competes against other format allstars like Lightning Bolt and Path to Exile, which is a pretty stand out card, nobody could deny that.
So it comes down to universally good cards, or specific cards for specific combos (as almost any cheap junk card could be useful if a combo exists thats efficient enough, and if that slots into existing powerful cards like Collected Company the synergy alone makes this into a viable deck, reason enough that all the creatures under 3 mana are more relevant than 4+ mana creatures, thanks to Collected Company alone).
It never was much different that a set didnt have more than 1 to like 5 cards at max (most of the time some cycle of lands, or the like) that mattered in older formats.
Cards need to be very powered and relevant for the specific needs of these format to shine.
Eldrazi are a prime example of cards that on their own wouldnt stand a chance, but the lands pushed them into viability and the ability to run Chalice of the Void is always a welcome benefit that is very relevant to modern (a format filled with 1-2 mana cards).
Humans also only exists in its form as it got the critical mass of 5color lands to support it.
Statement still stands, if they wanted to print MORE Fatal Push like cards per set, they totally could do so, but they just choose not to.
If you look at something like Glorybringer, which is downright stupidly overpowered for its manacost, its the kind of card that simply cannot really work in modern, as its still too expensive and its effect is also not relevant with the creatures in it.
Same problem applies to other cards that wanted to push like The Scarab God. The new bunch of planeswalker are also pretty much universally too bad for modern, simply because they choose to design the cards to not be relevant in modern.
In the end you could even argue that modern is filled with "mistakes" of design and cards that are specificly pushed to a limit that makes them good enough.
And the other kind of decks require very specific cards and just need to wait for a set to catch that specific theme and add a handful of cards to it.
Nothing inherently wrong with that, you just dont have to like it.
Feb 9, 2018Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Or they simply print NEW good cards that compete against them.
They just dont deliver on that front , and the random Delve mechanic cards that do are outright banned ... so GG.
Theres really no need to massivly reprint cards, if theres a somewhat constant stream of NEW good cards.
But if we get like 1 Fatal Push per 2 set Blocks, almost nothing new gets added to older formats.
If they want to power down new sets, its the price they pay , cards are just too bad for modern.
Feb 8, 2018Mechanically dinos work quite well, but they just printed not enough actual "good" cards to make it into a competitive deck (mainly because the lack of 1-2 drops or good utility ; see Contested Cliffs for Beasts and Birds of Paradise.Posted in: New Card Discussion
Enrage is a fine keyword that offers a lot of room to make it good. Doing a lot however makes all damage based removal incredible bad and in constructed a lot of removal outside of red will just not deal damage anyway.
In Limited enrage can be very annoying for the opponent, while its almost blank in constructed, unless you play against Mono Red or tokens.
Still dinos feel like a real tribe, even while weak.
Vampires had a lot going for them, but the design of BW vampires in Ixalan is just terrible executed, as they gain a bunch of life here and there, make a bunch of tokens here and there, but theres very little to actually use all that lifegain for something that gives the tribe an identity and they feel extremly weak for being "vampires" (1/1 vampire tokens are just WRONG as a vampire shouldnt be that weak ever, if a random pirate is already stronger).
What bothered me the most in Ixalan is that they had no crossover of the tribes.
Especially vampires ... Why no vampire dino ? ... Vampire Pirates ... A vampire merfolk would have been pretty cool (maybe push them in some UGB direction in a "corrupted" form).
Some color combinations didnt have a tribe or actual working theme for them. While the "explore" deck would have been BG, that was just terrible executed as way too many of the cards that supported that are in the uncommon slot and all the explore cards are just good outside of abusing them further, so that deck pretty much never worked out, as you never got it at all and the payoff was also too small (the -2/-2 explore trigger was just way too weak).
Maybe we might get all of that in a possible Return to Ixalan.
Pirates with the "raid" mechanic are doomed to be terrible in constructed.
Raid is just a snowball mechanic. If you can attack, you get benefits, and you are probably in a good spot anyway, as you are attacking.
The moment you cannot attack, you get penalties and it will just doom you do never come back out of that situation ...
Treasures had the issue that they wanted to make it WAY too save. Theres pretty much no remotely playable card at 1 or 2 mana that makes treasures, and all the "fun" starts with 3 mana, but thats just way too late for constructed.
The fact they added a "tap" symbol to treasures killed all the potential cool interaction with Improvise (to get double mana out of them to cast these spells). If they didnt do that, treasures could maybe be a thing (Battle at the Bridge, Herald of Anguish, Whir of Invention, together with Tezzeret could all have been much more playable, but they just went WAY too hard on it, so these cards just couldnt live up to what they could have been ; the deck just saw some glimpses of play, as it wasnt unplayable, but just couldnt compete against the other pushed mechanics).
Feb 5, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Ryperior74 »
so by what im seeing are you saying its going to be like $7-$12 after this (this is a guess of how low you think it might go.)
in that case why is it so expensive?
besides very low amount in the print run.
EU market already tanks pretty pretty hard on the card as its going to see a reprint.
Easily a 50% down and the card might get down to a ~10$ card, as its "real" demand is just that small and all the cards value was focused in its low print run.
Foils might go up in the end and not be that drasticly impacted, as they are still fairly rare even with a reprint.
Feb 5, 2018They SHOULD simply give out TOKENS AND FNM Promos, so everyone gets something.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Just doing one or the other is doing nothing better than it was, its just back to how it was, but hardly any improvement, its like they learned nothing from it ...
Its a panic move and just shows how terrible the "experiments" are they do and how short sighted they act (its like they look 6 months in the future, but thats about it and completely aboard ship with the feedback they get , which is good as some moves are so downright insultingly stupid, that you have to question who actually thought they are even remotely good ideas).
at this point we have to be grateful they dont mess up even more ...
If they have an idea, simply post that idea on a Twitter message before doing it, and look for responses , much cheaper than doing experiments in production ...
Feb 4, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Ryperior74 »
Yea but there's no way it's not going under the orginal $9 (where it's lowest price was)
Probably $17-$23 is where it's going to sit.
It's mythic and could also could go back to original price it happened with cavern of souls despite the reprint in MM3
EDIT: scratch that it's not going to go back the ORGINAL price just got word (rumor) that masters 25 will get a similar print run to iconic masters and that's being found at Walmart and target.
The realistic "demand" in this card is so low, that theres no way it keeps the high value.
Caverns is a particular bad example, as its a card that has a very real demand in constructed decks (and easily a 4-of in these).
This one here however, is very very specific and putting just a couple thousand more copies in the system kinda "drowns" out all the demand there is for it.
Would be very surprised if these stay expensive (foils might still aim high for sure).
If the set contains some other high value cards it will also contribute to tank the value of all the other cards.
Feb 3, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from motleyslayer »pretty cool reprint, didn't realize it was so expensive
Its a casual players dream.
The card never really got its time in constructed, even with all the crazy upside it provides, it still lacks a lot in constructed and surprisingly dies to almost all removal that isnt lightning bolt (due to costing 4 even to Fatal Push).
The casual players that want the card pay a premium , and casual players tend to not sell the card if they have it.
In terms of constructed the card should be pretty much worthless.
Feb 3, 2018If you like artwork, check out the artists pages.Posted in: Magic General
If you want big printouts you can call them, mail or for some directly buy it from a homepage/shop.
Some artworks in magic have a way way bigger original image they just crop from.
Feb 3, 2018Posted in: Magic Generalniblis of frost and the one pack of kaladesh had a Concealed Courtyard.
That was double burn in one day. Case in point people: Don't buy repacks and start complaining to gamestop about their product labeling.
The pack of "basic" lands is something you should reclaim in the store, as its more like a Fake product.
It happens, as they put all kinds of packs in these things and some contain a lot of basic lands.
Anyway, everyone i know of that reclaimed the product in the store got a new one, as "basic lands" arent even funny, thats just borderline a scam and you should be angry about it, and they just wont give a crap to argue with you.
Theres a potential to get a repack that in fact contains a commander deck and other good value, even some promos that are worth something on top of it.
But its quite a gamble, and its the kind of product that shouldnt ever exist in a "normal" world that has enough LGS to play.
But for the sake of it, reclaim the basic land box (doing that 1 time shouldnt be an issue, if you try to do that multiple times they might become somewhat suspect of you).
Feb 2, 2018Posted in: Magic General
Well a potential value and what you actual get for them is quite different.
In the end, A LOT of boosters will just fail to compensate the money , if they would actually make you money opening them even in the majority of time, the shop would be downright stupid to sell them and not get the money themselves (as a store should have a much easier time selling all the cards online and in the shop itself as singles).
Anyway, doesnt mean you cant be satisfied, but its far of from being good.
Iconic masters simply sells terrible bad, so lots of stores sell them for cheaper, even with the best possible pulls, lots and lots of the cards are just not sought after at all (and theres just that many Mana Drain people want for some random EDH decks etc. etc.).
A much bigger value is in foils, but getting one that is a rare is already a stretch.
Jan 31, 2018TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Is this card playable in tournaments like SCG or GPs even though it's slightly ripped on the top right hand corner?Would be surprised if this wouldnt be ok.Posted in: Magic General
If you have it in sleeves and theres nothing to see it stand out from other cards, it shouldnt be an issue.
As it looks, its damaged by not like its not playable in sturdy sleeves.
To remove all doubts, ask a judge before the tournament starts in that tournament if the card is "ok".
Jan 30, 2018Commander product kinda "cheats" the rarity system, as it doesnt work the way it does in regular booster products.Posted in: Magic General
All the pushed cards are somewhat not "common" by design, but just old cards, or downright mistakes, which are relevant because they are so much above what all the commons normally would be.
As of right now, a card is fine if it was at some point printed as common in any product.
WotC has a hard time promoting pauper as they earn pretty much no money with it, at least in the sense of new cards.
The more expensive old commons get currently more and more expensive, as nobody would really bother sorting them, or even keeping them, as opening so much product and not getting rid of tons of commons is just unreasonable to handle, as space can be pretty expensive, and you want to not waste it.
A bunch of pauper cards are RIGHT NOW on a very big up spike in value.
So if you have a lot of them, sell them RIGHT NOW , as theres not enough people that even have them without searching through endless amounts of unsorted bulk piles (which is quite a time investment, even if you have the cards).
I just cannot see WotC ever actively promoting the format, its so much against what WotC business model is, unless that changes drastically for paper magic.
Could still be a thing for something like Magic Arena , to get some decks without the need for more expensive rares etc. especially for beginners that dont have any big card pool at all.
Jan 29, 2018Posted in: Magic General
And if wizards designers would wake up, those cards could actually come back into standard. It's what everyone is hoping for with Return to Dominaria and if they don't it's going to represent the tipping point for MtG as a whole.
Theres no way they reprint these cards, its simply completely against what their new design idea is.
But maybe some "fixed" versions or happy little accidents, like almost all the cards that matter in modern ...
Jan 29, 2018The bad part of pauper is that its still an "eternal" format.Posted in: Magic General
Thats a plus for some, but its pretty much irrelevant for any new set, almost all the strong cards are either synergistic tribal stuff or just old spells that currently are ramped up to uncommon or even rare.
So it doesnt have a bright future, but for a time people might jump on the "hype" train that some unnamed youtube dudes spread.
Drastic increases in card prices are already visible and it just shows the terrible face of what it means to be a "played" format, which also means the bad decks will be clearly visible as inferior and if its some kind of tournament rather than just playing casually, you better dont run any other decks than the best.
If they would make actual somewhat useful commons in standard legal sets, they could indeed make a standard pauper ; but thats probably just a very very newbie friendly option and hardly relevant as they ramp up rarity of so much cards that you just get the crap stuff in common.
If you happen to have some of the commons around, sell them now, profit from the hype.
But dont count on it to be meaningful in 1 year from now, its back to casual again.
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Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemThe deal with being in public and somewhat called "harassment" (and i clearly distinquish between a from a court defined harassment and a person just feeling they are harassed) , is that its really different pieces.Posted in: Articles
As a private person you have no impact on public that even remotely justifies that anyone attacks you directly.
However, as a public person, like a politician or as we have here, a cosplayer that actively presents their body in public on public events to players, its in your right to criticizes exactly that, which is the body, its presented in a sexualized manner, so commenting in that way is not even inappropriate (might not be your personal taste, but thats a different deal).
If a private person gets mails from random persons theres zero reason or justification, so thats an entirely different matter compared to someone that publicly pushes themselves into public opinion.
Its a really important part of projecting this matter to the context its presented in.
If i see a women feeding a baby and i tell her "You are a 6/10, i wouldnt even rape you" , it would be an unbelieavable inappropriate thing to say , but to someone that in public makes money by presenting their body ? If i tell that to a stripper ? Inapprioriate for sure, but still an entirely different deal, as context matters, the environment matters and if you do not want to expose to that, you are not forced, you can simply not do that job.
If you go to the extreme and outlaw any potenially rude comment, you restrict language by a great deal, so much that people cannot express anything without fear somebody will feel hurt or insulted, and if that justifies that your social media gets permanently flagged and you suffer for it, its a way more extreme response than the "rude comment" started out as.
The adult option would be to point the rude comments out and keep it on a apprioriate level of response, you can talk stuff out and discuss it to proof a point without going to war directly , and still keep in mind, that no person is outright evil, for such things.
And yes, the real sick people are the ones that perform the threats, thats just downright cruelty and has no other reason than pleasing a sadistic pleasure, and that is absolutely nothing a society has to, or should accept, but its a completely different animal to a critic from an public figure.
I am on the side to promote that individuals are responsible for what they are doing.
Jeremy didnt incite harassment, he did poorly phrased comments sure, but thats hardly crazy evil, its just rude and if you talk to him about that, yes ofcourse he knows himself its rude, and thats about it, you can stand above it and realize that something thats already enough, realize you gone a bit to far and the moment you are told so, you can better yourself, problem solved ; the sick people that continue to threaten , thats what remains, but thats adults, responsible for their actions, and any adult that isnt insane should have enough intelligence to not even do that to begin with.
Racist comments are a special kind of deal, just as gay-topics etc. etc.
Its highly controversial to many people and especially your work place is a context with special meaning here.
If i make a racial comment in private, thats it, nobody cares. If someone is insulted they can sue me, i get appropriate punishment, and/or we settle the topic before it escalates, thats the potential for discussion and understanding that is much more valuable than taking every little comment and blow it up like its a death threat right away ; its clearly not.
In your context part you clearly see context matters so much.
Context is key for this here.
All the screenshots are mostly out of context and look entirely different if you get the big picture.
Yes people are offended a lot, but its undeniably a thing you have to be able to deal with if you have any kind of public job, or open yourself up to that (and if you cannot deal with it, its simply the wrong job for you, as theirs issues with lots of jobs and you cannot just blame others for that, self-responsility is a thing, its not that others are always to blame for anything you do and anything you do will have an effect on others, if your job is in public, thats a given).
I think america in special a lot of people are highly influenced by what some special individuals say , so they build up some form of responsibility for what they say, simply because of that.
And i think, it again depends on context and what group you talk to.
In the case here the group of people is the magic community, people that watch Jeremys Channel, thats already a very small subsection again and people that enjoy trollish comments, so they are already open to that and have their own problems why they cannot control what they are doing (as no sane person would write a death threat email to anybody, but lots of people do, especially in heated discusions and extreme topics).
But here Jeremy cannot be at fault for what individuals end up doing, the targeted audience are adults, and should totally be able to control themselves.
Your last part.
I also think he could be much less rude in his comments and from his latest comments he acknowledges this, as often you have to be told you are going over the edge, and if its good to think about it (but again, its about critic and staying on a non-extreme course, you want discussion and not open war).
Lots of stuff i can relate to and the topic is simply overblown by extreme margins.
In the end, people said some mean things and others reacted to them ; thats actually all that happened, thats rude at best, but its not downright evil.
This topic would much easier and smoother be solved in a much smaller circle, or in private between these two.
Pulling it to public just makes things worse, by a lot and it doesnt serve anybody, be they right or wrong, in the end, this open warfare just damages the community and people will bunker themselves into even more extreme sides and become even more unable to discuss anything without directly insulting each other.
But one thing is guaranteed, this will be a hot topic for the rest of the week and probably the next one, and at some point, nobody will care anymore and just play Magic again.
Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemThe fact that a comment makes someone feel harassed doesnt mean it is harassment.Posted in: Articles
Just because someone feels insulted, its not automatic evil in nature.
Most important, he never told to her directly, you literally have to seek out his channel to see the comments, so you actively have to search yourself to see negative comments about yourself.
The indisputable issue are the sick minded individuals that go over the top and do exactly that, email directly, twitter to her directly etc. They do the harassment, they are 100% guilty for it, and they qualify for it, as they indeed take a sadistic pleasure in doing that, its among the most harmful type of troll.
Then theres a difference between private people and people in public.
As a private person nobody has any public interest in what i do and so comments about my person would be out of context.
The moment what you are doing is part of a community, like cosplay at a grand prix and doing pictures of that etc. You present yourself in public and so comments about exactly that are clearly presented.
That alone is no harassment and its just as important to clearly draw a line between what people truly say and what is casually said, simply put, if you are talking to a group of people for hours, chances are you will say something stupid and someone will feel insulted ; so it has to be viewed in context and not just "oh god, look what he said" , and finger point exactly that and ignore anything else.
And especially for Jeremys channel, its clearly a form of topics and talking that you might easily find offending, others do not, some think hes right about a bunch of stuff, and i believe you can easily see he has a bunch of points.
All the so called harassment can be put down to context that gives it a background, so that is what makes the topic a lot more slippery than just believing its all crystal clear.
The idea of thinking its downright crystal clear and theres only black/white in it, is already short sighted, as you have to see more of the picture to get a real glimpse of the actual truth.
Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemYea, if people truly think theres just 1 problem at hand, and that others, but ofcourse never themselves are a part of it, thats just ridiculous, as it is the kind of finger pointing that just wants to make someone else responsible for what you think is bad.Posted in: Articles
If someone truly feels harassed, seek the police, file a claim, prevent the harassment, thats what you can do as an adult, theres a little bit of responsibility for your own too.
Its not your job to defend your wife, if you truly want fairness, she can do that on her own and she should be absolutely able and willing to do so (and if she isnt, that is a problem you have to start working on).
Its always a big question mark, if you have to drag your personal issues into public.
That just makes everything worse, much worse, as you are suddenly exposed to people that choose sides and over dramatic defend it, no matter if it effects them at all.
The adult way to solve the issue would simply be if she started out to simply ask to stop exactly what she thinks is bothering her. Any responsible adult will accept that and change behavior if its reasonable, and if they dont, you file a claim against them, so they get judged by a neutral court (or you are proven wrong on your feeling of being harassed, thats also an option and as an adult your have to live with it).
Nov 30, 2017Theres critic and just phrasing opinions and as a form of entertainer and content provider he has a form of talking that a lot of people find offensive, but there is plenty of comedians i find offensive, but that doesnt make them in any way problematic.Posted in: Articles
Comments can easily be in bad taste and thats undeniable the case for Jeremy, but the real core of the issue to discuss is the small amount of truly idiotic people that take it to a true harassment and violent form of threats ; and the question to discuss would be if you as a content provider are truly responsible for what some sick individuals do , given they are adults, these people are the actual problem, and thats not Jeremy.
The same kind of sick individuals exist on the other spectrum too, some of them Social Justice Warriors that somehow feel Jeremy has to be "utterly destroyed" and death threats against him are "totally fine".
Seriously, its the same kind of sick individuals and its the CORE of a true problem which puts every little issue into full on overdrive roadkill.
It serves nobody and its a form of discussion that is very prevalent in the internet.
Its a culture of trolls and social justice warriors that simply cannot keep their actions behind a healthy line that keeps a minimum of civilized discourse alive.
If people get famous they undeniable have to have a tougher hide. The more people you know and the more people respond to you, the more bad comments you will accumulate.
Thats natural, and people will either like what you do or they will not.
Some of the sick people will downright hate you for whatever you do and this leads to the exact problem of people that think they have to act themselves , right now and fight what they think is the evil, everyone thinks they are in the right to do so and so nobody is able to self-reflect and see they are going over the top.
If matters settle down you could easily see Jeremy seeing himself that a bunch of stuff crosses the line , but bad taste comments and actual harassment should be dealt with in court and absolutely not in public for people to just judge and start their little lynch mobs in every corner burning whatever victim they just found.
So there is more than just one problem.
A lot of problems and everyone is part of some problem, if they see it, know it, or still deny it.
Nov 30, 2017Theres plenty of "good" men that started wars and killed people in the name of what they thought to be somehow the right thing.Posted in: Articles
The reality is, there are no "evil" and no "good" men, just opinions and people that push these ideology with violence over the other, who ever wins will be in the right, the other side clearly must have been wrong.
Its not the job of people to start a lynch mob and "destroy" other human beings and its downright pedantic to think that is in any way what "good men" should do.
Any problem has to be discussed and solved on the appropriate level.
Pushing topics in public only serves the trolls and media hype , people calling out for a single entity to be blamed for everything they think is bad.
The reality is, theres not a single bad person and everyone is usually to some degree responsible for what they do or do not do.
People really like to give small problems horrific names so they sound like much bigger problems, that leads only to despair and misery, it has no positive benefit for anybody, just pampers the ideology of people that really think they are the only legit form of judgment call, self-administered justice isnt the way to go and if you ever get in the situation to think someone is the personified evil, you are guaranteed wrong and simply ignore the other standpoint (so you become evil yourself, just to pretend to defend against evil, thats in no way a solution and only leads to a conflict in which everyone can blame anyone to be in the right and suddenly there are no good men left anymore).
Nov 30, 2017A very big issue is that different topics are brought together, while they simply do not fit.Posted in: Articles
Nazi and troll posters are two very different things and should never be put together, just to fuel a cause, thats selling your own arguments cheap and makes them one-dimensional black/white thinking again, which is good for nobody.
Also, there will be critic and negative critic as well, that has to be acceptable.
Nobody is forced to be overly positive about anything.
If you truly dislike something you can say so, and its value to the discussion that this is expressed and not just ignored, or even outlawed as something terrible wrong.
At the same time its very valid to criticize something and not come up with a solution on your own right away. I can critic a cook and not be able to make it better, thats totally fine and it must be legit to do so. The point of critic is that you should never need to justify for it, the receiver can take the critic and see it as an issue, or they dont, thats their cup of tea and its what an adult has to learn to deal with.
But here again, this changes a lot if someone is in private or its brought up in public and presented to a mob of people.
If you just honestly dislike cosplay and say so, thats fair, nobody forces you to like anything.
The "locker-room-talk" is a topic entirely for its own. Its something that is widely accepted and always was. Women to the same about men, they even do it among each other, it might just be more subtle than the direct approach of actually saying it out loud, even if its just in the "locker-room" (or in this case a youtube channel, or a bunch of twitter posts).
Its fine on its own.
What really pushes the topic to become a real issue is how stuff completely gets lost and out of control incited to be way bigger than what it really is (and yes, thats a terrible huge deal with the amount of media and the very real interest of media to promote topics into "highlights" and further push the mob to generate more horrific events to report about, its almost a self proclaiming prophecy, so its very difficult to truly say what amount of discussion is healthy and what is just talking it to bits and pieces, as many if not all topics will be seemingly super hot for the moment and meaningless the next week, as there is no real issue beside the illusion of talk at all).
How would an adult deal with bad talk about them in private ?
You confront the person and actually tell them to stop as its not ok for you.
Solves the issue, unless the person is actively not recognizing your problem.
In public it changes a lot.
Theres either somewhat anonymous people that jump on a topic train and pick sides, which very often leads to extreme reactions, way over the top (any threats via mail or any form of actual harm is absolutely no-go, no matter what the topic is, theres never a reason to choose violence to solve anything.
So if you talk in public, it will have an effect on people and it will polarize the people more and more. Thankfully lots of people can distinguish between a topic that truly effects them and just a rat catcher lynch mob , but some cant, and the poster shouldnt be responsible for these individuals, as almost anything could be seen as an incentive for violence, if the individual has some sick mind, theres an entirely different problem of its own (and yes, you have to ask yourselves why so many "troll" people exist and no matter the topic, they are harmful and actively ignore any productive discussion).
For the topic at hand, the first problem that ignited this into a public *****-fest was that it was brought to public at all.
Solving these kinds of issues should have been a thing between Jeremy and Sprinkle , in private or by her actively telling what bothers her, its just fair to do so, as it solves most issues and avoids outside people to intervene.
If that doesnt work out and somebody is not taking your arguments, you can take it to the police and to court to actively stop what bothers you with something like a protective injunction suit, which again should solve the issue at hand, instead of putting it up for debate to a lynch mob that just wants blood, no matter from who.
Its a very clear picture if a topic is just instantly brought to public, avoiding any legal options (or doing so later, in hopes the public opinion boosts your side).
See, if a topic is discussed in public, it will never be fair.
People pick side right away and defend it for whatever the cost, even if it doesnt effect them personally at all ; which brings the Social Justice Warrior term to fruits.
Yes thats a problem just as trolls.
Its good to have empathy, but its bad to jam ideals and ideology into a topic and mix topics entirely, just to proof a point that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
Believe it or not, neither Jeremy nor Sprinkle are somehow "evil incarnate" , they arent and they arent "toxic" to the community.
The kind of topic and how much its media-hyped and exaggerated , thats an entire issue of its own and overshadows the problem they personally had to solve between each other and makes it like a community issue , which it isnt, the community is fine, theres very rare cases and problems to deal with and they shouldnt be ignored, but also not exaggerated into spheres they arent fit for.
And this is, about a game, a hobby, people enjoy playing the game and enjoy being part of a community, if this is taken to a level of social criticism it doesnt serve a purpose for the game it just harms the experience for everyone, as it puts a stigma to the game, that it neither deserves or justifies at all.
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