I needed a catchy title, sorry ;3
Recently, the general rules were updated to include a discrimination section, barring players from using slurs, hate speech, or drawing hateful symbols, etc. At first, I was overjoyed! I've argued a few times with people who can't seem to get it through their skulls that some things should be left unsaid. My excitement, however, was short lived. Although this "blanket rule" was implemented with only the best intentions, it may have unforseen consequences. I know for a fact that a LOT of people use words like "gay" as a one-size-fits-all term for many things. Got shot from a weird angle? That's gay. Got KOS'd by someone across the map? Well, that's gay too. It can get annoying, yeah, but it's almost never used in a hateful way, nor is it used to target a specific player (most of the time). Obviously, this is one example of what is now considered a rule break (warn + mute). Again, I understand that this rule was made with good intentions, but to punish someone for a non hateful, unconscious use of a word seems over the top. I propose that instead of a new, strict rule, the old Trolling/Harassment rule is updated to include /intentionally/ hateful speech, including slurs and symbols of hate. I hope others can give feedback, too. DEFY is a great community full of lovely people, and I know a good few people have expressed their thoughts on the new rule. I'd love to hear what others have to say! Leave comments n shit! Go buck wild! Burn down the pond!
Ps. As of writing I am very tired. This isnt meant to be SUPER serious, but I mean what I say.