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1497568vérification des cookiesLes crédits supplémentaires sont corrects pour les orcs
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15 Avril 2021

Les crédits supplémentaires sont corrects pour les orcs

Crédits supplémentaires, the popular YouTube channel about gaming, recently uploaded a video titled Evil Races Are Bad Game Design. In this video, they argue that it is poor game design to have any race (be they orc, vampire, human, elf, etc) be inherently good or evil.

The video has managed to attract a ton of controversy from YouTube clickbait channels and trolls. Currently, the video has nearly 40,000 dislikes on YouTube. Of course, what the downvoters probably don’t realize is that downvotes help a video in the algorithm just as much as upvotes do. And the outrage clickbait channels who made response videos ALSO helped Extra Credits by bringing attention to the channel that it otherwise would not have received. Fun fact: I would not even know who Extra Credits were if not for the angry response videos from a previous controversy. There are many others like me who became fans because of this. Extra Credits subscription numbers have only risen since the start of the controversy. So, good job, to all the outrage channels and downvoters, you played yourselves. And no, I will not be listing any of these outrage channels, because unlike them, I know how the internet works.

But I will add a defense to the arguments listed in the Extra Credits video. Think about it this way: It is actually impossible for anyone to be inherently evil or good with no choice – because evil, like good, requires the free will to truly qualify as good or evil. Saying that someone is inherently evil or good is like saying that the water was dry, or that a person is freezing hot. It’s a contradiction. In short, “evil” orcs that have no choice in the matter are not evil but are instead like lions or sharks. They can’t help it.

Maintenant, je n'ai aucun problème à avoir des monstres non sensibles comme ennemis dans une histoire. Le problème, c'est quand vous essayez de jouer sur les deux tableaux, en traitant vos monstres comme s'ils étaient des personnes (capables de parler et de société) tout en leur refusant leur libre arbitre - une contradiction problématique au mieux, et un fanatisme pur et simple au pire.

Un bon conteur n'a pas besoin du trope paresseux et immoral de races intrinsèquement mauvaises ou bonnes. Si vous voulez avoir des orcs maléfiques, tant mieux. Mais il devrait être clair qu'ils ont choisi d'être mauvais et qu'il y a de bons orcs dans ce monde. Après tout, n'est-il pas beaucoup plus satisfaisant de tuer un monstre vraiment diabolique, plutôt que celui qui n'avait pas le choix?

Millions of brave women and men came out to march or support in other wags Black Lives Matter. Martin Luther King’s dream of no person being condemned for their race (be they black, white, Hispanic, Asian, biracial, or anything else) is the hope of every decent person. It is time that the arts support this message fully so that even in fiction, no person is condemned as evil the moment they are born. After all, best fiction reflects the deep and absolute moral truths of our universe.

Mise à jour: Cet article a eu beaucoup de trafic! Si j'avais su à quel point cela allait exploser sur Internet, j'aurais inclus l'illustration ci-dessous de mon OC Marcilla. C'est une gentille fille mi-humaine mi-gobeline.

Voici Marcilla, la demi-gobelin de mon prochain roman. Elle sera également présente dans le jeu vidéo Vernal Edge !

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