[quote=“nobogui, post:12, topic:2144”]
Please tell me you at least see the irony in this statement: you’re asking to change the game just so that you feel comfortable. I’m totally indifferent though; I don’t care either way whether this feature is added.[/quote]
Think of it this way: the world is majority nonbinary when it comes to gender. There’s maybe 2, 3% of the world that identifies as a man or a woman. Everyone else shouts them down about how they should get over wanting to see themselves represented so that they can feel comfortable or relevant. You’re alienated and never see yourself in media, be it TV or books and when you do you’re either killed off for drama or you’re a horribly inaccurate and offensive stereotype. Men are portrayed as only burly he-man brutes who are stupid and only care about cars and boobs, women are vapid and brainless and only care about looking pretty.
There are maybe a dozen video games you can think of–most made BY a man or woman–that include someone like you as a character without falling into that trap. You can count on one hand games that include you as a player choice, and all of them are made by men or women. They are consistently shit on and thrown under the bus by nonbinary people, who hate the idea. “It’s too much effort to include those options. It’s so much simpler to just have no gender to worry about. Stop complaining, the world doesn’t revolve around you.”
The irony of my statement isn’t actually irony. I’m not barging into the room and holding Zack at gunpoint demanding he do this or else. Jamosup and myself are pointing out that there’s more than just man and woman, and how it’d be cool to throw a bone to a dog that’s already been kicked and starved by everyone else, with far less effort than most games would need (no sprite changes, just switch pronouns and dialogues a bit and replace certain words).
Also, Toxon is absolutely correct when it comes to how to handle the pronouns, Zack–I briefly mentioned in the shoutbox that there could also be “Your grace/majesty/highness/etc”.