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What will you say to League of Legends adding LGBT characters?

Mar 20, 2017 8:21 pm
There's an article on POLYGON revealing that League of Legends design director Greg Street has planned to add a lesbian to the game. When POLYGON asked if the game would see champions who were openly identified as not straight. Greg Street said Yes and, "We owe it to the players and, I think, to the world to do something like that. What I don’t want to do is be like, ‘Okay, team, next character, whatever you do, has to be lesbian.’ I don’t think we’ll end up with something good there.... From the beginning, it has to be the character’s identity. I’m sure we’ll do it at some point. I don’t know which character or when it will happen.”


I remembered last time when I discussed Overwatch's plan to add LGBT characters, lots of you disapproved of, or even felt disgusted by the thought. Now, League of Legends is going to follow suit. It is also a popular game with a large number of die-hard fans. What will you say to League of Legends adding LGBT characters this time? Will you leave the game when its LGBT characters show up?

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Mar 20, 2017 9:50 pm
But they already have Ezreal which is the same thing. Why bothers now?

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    Mar 21, 2017 1:04 am
    Another honorable mention is taric ;)

    Mar 21, 2017 4:14 am
    I never knew this game has so much politics involve ,

    Mar 21, 2017 4:24 am
    KILL IT WITH EXPLOSION!!

    Mar 21, 2017 4:39 am
    Money is money... doesn't matter where it comes from. So they want to get more money by giving the LGBT community/minority something to represent them more... Cha-Ching ! I've seen this way of business these last few years... in movies and tv shows too, adding gay or bisexual characters. It's about money, they want to attract money from this type of audience too. Personally, I have nothing against this community but I've seen people that don't like them... there are some countries that doesn't accept them like Russia and others, usually countries where religion is involved in politics or have people with strong religious beliefs.
    But if their market studies show that they have more to gain from this, then there you have it... I don't think it's only about political corectness alone, it's about money in the first place.

    Mar 21, 2017 8:13 am
    Add another one to the pyre. why do they keep shoving this shit down our throats, why the F**K do we need to know? Why should I F**King care what the sexuality of a fictional character is ( or a real human for that matter) WHY? oh, that's right, because of its hip right now and if you don't agree with it you are a monster. Noted.

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      Mar 21, 2017 2:18 pm

      I’m generally in agreement with their approach. I suspect a few of the current roster of being LGBT, and given the usual lack of romance in the lore they put out, I’m not surprised it hasn’t come up yet. I certainly don’t want to just read officially sanctioned porn for the sake of getting an LGBT character in there. At the very least, the content they have put out has featured some LGBT one-shot characters. A boy, the main character of a story revolving around one the champions (Janna), is gay (or bisexual). So they’re on the right track, it just comes down to when they pull the trigger for one of the beloved champs.

      Mar 21, 2017 6:50 pm
      A female who just happens to be attracted to its own gender? Sure, let's not give labels and rub it in people's faces, we absolutely don't care. You got to have some sort of issues or just never grow up to actually care or want people to know if you prefer the D or V, it's gross, should be private.

      Mar 21, 2017 8:00 pm
      [b]Reply [url=http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/2/2/20170320/What_will_you_say_to_League_of_Legends_adding_LGBT_characters-58d09c1fb6a770b13-1.html#p58d110e91992c4]5#[/url] [i]86.*.*.110[/i][/b] [br] [br]You sir hit it on the head it comes down to money , and for the most part political correctness has nothing to do with it .The more people buy your product the more youre incentivized to provide a product that fits that person . As for the other folks who get angry over this business practice, well that capitalism for you the market spoke and it said " I can stand to lose you as a customer." That is how things work now love it or hate it things will move forward with or without us as long as the money is there to move it forward.

      Mar 21, 2017 8:15 pm
      why do you faggots want characters with same sexuality in evry fkin game? and btw taric is openly gay and evryone knows it

      Mar 21, 2017 9:50 pm
      There was a time when people thought it was gross or pathetic that individuals of another skin tone were being included in areas they were not before. There was a time when people thought it was outrageous that women wanted to be included in areas they were not traditionally found. Thankfully now we are in a time where it is the people that were against these ideas that are looked upon as pathetic, closed minded monsters.

      As time rolls on more and more groups, be it race, gender, preference, religion, they will all seek inclusion only to be met by those that think it is terrible and sick. This is not a matter of shoving it in people's faces, this is simple a matter of being included. Why do we care? Well why does any game include backstory about its characters? If they tell me that a male character is married to some woman and they have two children that's cool and backstory but if a character is married to someone of the same gender NOW it's propaganda and MUST have monetary reason.

      If any game adds an LGBT character my first assumption is, Oh look another character with a story that fleshes them out more and makes them more interesting to me. That's it. That is all there is. People who see more than that are those that see conspiracy in everything and no amount of logic or proof with ever convince them otherwise. So don't bother. They, like those close minder cretins of the past will eventually die off and we won't have to worry about them.

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        Mar 22, 2017 12:47 am
        as long as they OP, im fine. its just an character anyway. a fiction character.

        Mar 22, 2017 6:11 am
        [quote]Quote: Originally Posted by [url=http://forum.mmosite.com/member/info/5971383/2]ShadexDemarr[/url] at Mar 21, 2017 9:50 pm
        There was a time when people thought it was gross or pathetic that individuals of another skin tone were being included in areas they were not before. There was a time when people thought it was outrageous that women wanted to be included in areas they were not traditionally found. Thankfully now we are in a time where it is the people that were against these ideas that are looked upon as pathetic, closed minded monsters.

        As time rolls on more and more groups, be it race, gender, preference, religion, they will all seek inclusion only to be met by those that think it is terrible and sick. This is not a matter of shoving it in people's faces, this is simple a matter of being included. Why do we care? Well why does any game include backstory about its characters? If they tell me that a male character is married to some woman and they have two children that's cool and backstory but if a character is married to someone of the same gender NOW it's propaganda and MUST have monetary reason.

        If any game adds an LGBT character my first assumption is, Oh look another character with a story that fleshes them out more and makes them more interesting to me. That's it. That is all there is. People who see more than that are those that see conspiracy in everything and no amount of logic or proof with ever convince them otherwise. So don't bother. They, like those close minder cretins of the past will eventually die off and we won't have to worry about them. [url=http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/2/2/20170320/What_will_you_say_to_League_of_Legends_adding_LGBT_characters-58d09c1fb6a770b13-1.html#p58d20294075a1d][STB_STATIC_IMAGE_HOST]images/back.gif[/STB_STATIC_IMAGE_HOST][/url][/quote]You are naive... games are a business. They make these type of characters to resonate with certain type of audience. Since the LGBT community has got alot of media coverage lately, with laws being changed to make their life easier and feel included, so did the gaming industry by adding characters they can identify themselves with, thus playing the game and paying money. A business is about making money, making profit... anyone who thinks different is either a kid who needs to grow up and study more or an idiot who doesn't understand how the economy works.

        Mar 29, 2017 9:24 pm
        This is such a dumb thing to do. They have 30583858205843 characters, none of them have explicitly said "I'm bi/gay/straight" as far as I recall, very few have actually mentioned liking women or men, so basically you can think whatever you want of these characters. They can confirm a character being bi/gay/straight in any moment if they want.

        Adding a character whose selling point is being a lesbian pretty much means marketing ploy.

        Apr 3, 2017 2:26 am
        Yea i have to agree. Fels kinda silly. Should be about cool abilities or background story. Lesbian feels kinda meh...

         

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