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Offline Radical21

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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 01:01:14 pm »

I think one of the reasons the setting has to be harsher is because Kindred would be in candyland in our world.

How does that make sense?
Ask yourself, as kindred what is more difficult: interacting with panicky every day mortals who would alert the still functioning authorities and make your vampire as noticeable as a black drop of ink on a white sheet of paper or mortal criminals who do not have a chance of stopping your reign of terror and can only look the other way about your corrupt vampire ways?

Obviously the latter is far more easy and being undead Vampires have very little to fear from mortal criminals, in fact for the Sabbat, the more a city is riddled with crime and corruption the better and easier it is to manage because it obfuscates their supernatural activities.

In my games the world is always dark because it is manipulated by monsters but there are also everyday people living in it so it wouldn't be a walk in the park for kindred, this brings the element of the masquerade.
The bigger threat for kindred comes from other Supernaturals , Hunters and the Law(where the law is typically influenced by someone else) than petty mortal criminals anyway.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 01:03:33 pm by Radical21 »

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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2013, 11:18:08 pm »
Cleaned... got a bit to drunk sorry :( and out of control been a while
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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2013, 11:19:26 pm »
Cleaned... got a bit to drunk sorry :( and out of control been a while
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 11:50:39 am by MooCHa »
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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 11:20:50 pm »
Cleaned... got a bit to drunk sorry :( and out of control been a while
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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2013, 09:38:10 am »
"Would Iceland banning internet drunken multi-posts have an effect on making them any more legible?"

... Sorry, MooCHa. Had to be said.
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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2013, 11:51:29 am »
"Would Iceland banning internet drunken multi-posts have an effect on making them any more legible?"

... Sorry, MooCHa. Had to be said.

Sorry :(
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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 06:33:13 pm »
No worries, it happens to the best of us!

Gotta be careful nowadays, though. With google cache and all ;)

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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2013, 10:11:30 am »
tbh, they only have to make it a realistic game, with an unrealisticly good news agency...

doesn't rape, child labor, slavery(still love my smartphone and computer), human trade, prostitution, drugs, murder, mayor corruption
happen every day/hour/minute/second?
aren't religious cults, backstabbing politics, unjust wars, genocide, climate destruction, torture,...  order of the day?

now if those things would be put a bit more up your face... you have a world much more darker than CCP can ever hope to create...
that we like to grow high hedges and sensor our selves doesn't make those things disappear...

now for most of us that kinda stuff isn't happening on a dally basis... but for some it is... so the question is what kinda game do you want, the sims?

just saying...
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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2013, 07:29:06 pm »
tbh, they only have to make it a realistic game, with an unrealisticly good news agency...

doesn't rape, child labor, slavery(still love my smartphone and computer), human trade, prostitution, drugs, murder, mayor corruption
happen every day/hour/minute/second?
aren't religious cults, backstabbing politics, unjust wars, genocide, climate destruction, torture,...  order of the day?


In the real world these things happen for a reason, therefor in realistic proportions. there can only be so many sweatshops until someone starts caring enough regulate them, also you might want to consider modern subtle slavery(Do what I say or you don't get money to buy food and pay rent) which is basically lower or mid-lower class capitalism that is becoming more common in today's world.
Then you also have Prostitution and Human trafficking that often go hand in hand and happen in every country and the reason for it is that more people want cheap labor + it is easier to setup using global communications.
Cults happen but are less common in this era, most religious organizations prefer to influence politics to get their way , that way they can back-stab without doing anything illegal.(though formally they are separated from politics in most country).
Unjust wars is a matter of perspective.
Genoside is attempted maybe but hardly happens because you don't have enough ethnic groups to do it every other day and also people in this era are rarely uneducated enough to claim to be pure bred.
Mayors are always corrupted, that is true but probably not in the suburbia of Valamyre and Claudia who seem to believe this is the world of carebears.

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Re: Would Iceland banning internet porn have an effect on the WoD MMO?
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2013, 07:44:43 pm »
Phonixor has two points that would really make the WODMMO much more believable and fit in well with our expectations of the Old World of Darkness (and New, I guess, but the setting is still Old as far as we are aware). These points are:
1) All the things he mentions are not necessarily more common, but they are much more visible. The real world is frequently a sucky place to be, but we don't hear about most of the sucky stuff that goes on.
2) Even though the horrible things in life are more visibly common in the Worlds of Darkness, the world population somehow manages to be even more blind to them than we are in real life. Almost every citizen in those worlds has willingly put on blinders to not only the supernatural activity that can't be explained, but also has blinded themselves to mundane and common crimes and depravity. That is the premise of the Masquerade - not that vampires don't exist, but that the mortal population refuses to acknowledge that they do. They go on blindly because they refuse to look down at the sh*t they're wading through.

So, for the WODMMO, I think CCP and whatever White Wolf is calling itself now can afford to put in all the nasty, horrible, sucky content they feel like, but they have to model the world's reaction to it much differently (or at least hopefully differently) than what we might expect to see in the real world. It's not up to CCP and [White Wolf] to determine how the players react, but it is up to them to create a believable and appropriate setting. This includes naked player avatars.
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