you do not see me running around announcing my sexual preferences and sh*t trying to start a LS where strait people can come hang out and feel safe with out having to worry about being ridiculed for who they are.
Is that sarcasm? Some sort of joke I'm not understanding? Are you implying straight people are ridiculed so often they must search for a linkshell that is accepting of them? I don't believe your analogy holds water. The gay population does not exceed the straight population, and we do not go around bashing 'breeders' for the way God created them.
There are still a lot of close-minded straight people out there that DO go around bashing gay people, for the way they were born. Why would we not seek out a linkshell where we can be ourselves without fear of people throwing out insults to us? The reason the linkshell exists seems pretty clear to me.
In this game making an LS that is Open to all people and will not stand for demeaning slurs toward any people is better IMO then a "Gay" friendly LS. For two reasons 1) You are already segregating yourselves and drawing undo attention to your LS. 2) You may discourage people from joining.
The linkshell IS open to everyone. There is no bashing of any way, shape or form in the linkshell. That includes race, religion, and yes, even sexuality.
If we discourage people from joining simply by saying it's gay friendly, then that's fine! If the word 'gay' scares them, they can find a linkshell they would much rather call home, I'm sure.
Thats a nice happy little carebear pixies and unicorn farts notion you have there, but the fact of the matter is that there are plenty of people in this world who view things such as race, religion and sexual preference as "right" and "wrong." I don't know if you've ever been in some of the LS's I've seen, but "F*g" "Queer" and "gay" are tossed around as rather cavalier insults amongst most of the playerbase.
Unfortunately, we have a lot of kids who play this game that think tossing out big-kid words they saw on Soprano re-runs makes them tough, grown-up, or mature. You see this with racial slurs being tossed around during damn near every Besieged. Same thing goes for Homosexuality, and sometimes even religion.
I don't blame people for banding together to avoid crap like that. I have a feeling you've never been the subject of bigotry to the extent that some of the people in that LS have. If you have been and I am wrong, then I apologize for my assumptions.
If you have not, then you have no business telling them how to react to treatment you've never endured.
Quoted because it's pure win.
Anyway. If Xanthan is not online, and you would like a pearl. Send me a tell in-game.
EDIT: I love getting rated down for explaining what the linkshell stands for and why it exists. Some people out there must have a problem with me being gay, and rated me down for it. They are probably the same people asking why we want to be in a 'gay-friendly' LS... Edited, Aug 27th 2007 5:10pm by MalikiKujata