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Tracer victory pose to be removed from Overwatch

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Blizzard has announced that the Overwatch character Tracer will have her victory pose changed after complaints of the pose "turning the character into another female sex symbol."

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Blizzard says it will remove an “over-the-shoulder” victory pose by the Overwatch hero Tracer, following a complaint on the Battle.net forums that it turns the time-bending teleporter into “another bland female sex symbol.”


While I don't necessarily think that changing the character's design is a negative thing in this situation, I do take issue with the reasons that were given for why it should be changed. As the original person who made the complaint stated:

 

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“We aren't looking at a Widowmaker pose here, this isn't a character who is in part defined by flaunting her sexuality. This pose says to the player base, oh we've got all these cool diverse characters, but at any moment we are willing to reduce them to sex symbols to help boost our investment game,”

 

“I have a young daughter that everyday when I wake up wants to watch the Recall trailer again. She knows who Tracer is, and as she grows up, she can grow up alongside these characters. What I'm asking is that as you continue to add to the Overwatch cast and investment elements, you double down on your commitment to create strong female characters. You've been doing a good job so far, but shipping with a tracer pose like this undermines so much of the good you've already done.”

So you say that it doesn't fit her personality, that I can understand and get behind (bad pun, sorry). But then you go on to say that you don't want your daughter to "grow up along side these characters." This is where I start to have issues, how can you have an issue with the sexuality of one character but not another and in a game that is about killing people of all things. Saying that you don't want your daughter to pick up negative influences from these characters is a pretty generic and weak argument in my opinion. If you don't want your daughter to be influenced by the games characters then she shouldn't be playing, it's that simple.

 

Saying that the company is responsible for degrading the character to a sex symbol is not true because you are the one that has chosen to view her as a sex symbol. When I look at it, I see a character that in a victory pose with a certain level of sass involved, it is all in the eye of the interpreter.

 

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“My main complaint is that there is no facet of Tracer's silly/spunky/kind personality in the pose. It's just a generic butt shot. I don't see how that's positive for the game,” Fipps wrote. “If you look at D.va's laying around pose, it's got some sexual undertones as well, but it at least still preserves some of her existing characterization.”

While I can't necessarily agree or disagree with the fact that it doesn't fit her personality, having never played the game, blaming it on over sexualizing one character and not another is an outstanding double standard.

 

What I see here is a guy who takes personal issue with the character's supposed sexually explicit pose but not another. The only reason that I can think of for this is that he associates this character with someone he personally knows and doesn't want them to be portrayed in such a way. I'm not necessarily downing the decision, but I don't agree with the reasons given at all. I think they are too weak and too personally driven.

 

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9 minutes ago, DragonTamer1 said:

Saying that the company is responsible for degrading the character to a sex symbol is not true because you are the one that has chosen to view her as a sex symbol. it is all in the eye of the interpreter.

Dat Burn doe!

 

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I guess they've never played Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

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Blizzard would've given him the finger instead if it was a European or Japanese dev.

It sucks to be in the land of everything offends everyone and everyone sues everyone.

 

If you got a f'n problem then don't play the game. No ones shoving any game down anyones throat.

Let alone the idiocy to demand the dev alter the game to suit your fancy ideals.

 

I pity his daughter being brought up by overprotective idiot father

Negative influence? The irony

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“I have a young daughter that everyday when I wake up wants to watch the Recall trailer again. She knows who Tracer is, and as she grows up, she can grow up alongside these characters.

The game is rated Teen. If you don't want your young daughter to grow up alongside those characters maybe you should have her play games rated for her age....

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Oh, is this the reason why TotalBiscuit put that video about his dog and the ingame gorilla character (sorry I don't know character's name because I don't play overwatch)? I was sure that he was joking and I think I know why...

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Who gives a hoot.

Nobody will remember this game next year anyway.

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Fucking triggernazis offended by every little shit that passes through the net, Tay was right: they should all burn and dissapear

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TB had an amazing satire piece based on this
 

 

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14 minutes ago, Brainless906 said:

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Can't people just not be so easily offended? Is it that difficult? 

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6 minutes ago, Pintend said:

If Blizzard keeps going down this path to try and appease the easily offended, they'll end up as the latest member of the BioWare club.

The Bioware club is dwarfed by the horror that is Arena-Net. 

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Looks like Blizzard likes their fair share of good ol' pandering.

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13 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Looks like Blizzard likes their fair share of good ol' pandering.

I'd question even that: they know enough about their audience to know it's a vocal and loud minority but still a minority. 

 

Their pandering is much more ingrained they likely have several SJWs in key positions of the company making them far more politically motivated that you'd guess. 

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2 minutes ago, Misanthrope said:

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I mean I don't mind them pushing toward a more equitable future but this doesn't.

 

Are fictional characters only allowed to be sexy if they're designed around that trait?

 

And would people complain if a male character got a sexual pose?

 

I stopped following blizz when they killed SC2 and i'm not regretting it.

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I expected pics of said pose, I am disappointed

 

 

Edit:  wait, what?  At least give her an ass if you're going to complain about a "sexual" pose.  She looks like a frog standing up

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15 minutes ago, Misanthrope said:

I'd question even that: they know enough about their audience to know it's a vocal and loud minority but still a minority. 

 

Their pandering is much more ingrained they likely have several SJWs in key positions of the company making them far more politically motivated that you'd guess. 

Well, Blizzard's fucked.

 

If it's anything like what happened to BioWare, Blizzard will be just nothing but a name that once implied something great but all the people of relevance who made those games great jumped ship due to SJW interference.

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2 minutes ago, Yoinkerman said:

I expected pics of said pose, I am disappointed

It's in the original article, I didn't link it because I was unsure of the forum's standing on the image.

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58 minutes ago, Pintend said:

If Blizzard keeps going down this path to try and appease the easily offended, they'll end up as the latest member of the BioWare club.

There basically there anyway, this is just the icing on the cake. As someone who has played World of Warcraft, and other Blizzard titles, for many years, I can tell you that this isn't the beginning of this crap. Everything that made World of Warcraft fun and unique has pretty much been destroyed and it is getting worse. The game isn't an MMO anymore, it is a single player game with optional multiplayer elements. You cna play the game entirely on your own and "complete" the entire game. What makes this worse is that the game doesn't even require any effort anymore. You can craft all the good items and obtain pretty powerful gear just by turning up, a participation trophy if you would like to call it that. I still enjoy the game personally but I probably won't even buy the next expansion pack or Overwatch for that matter.

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I'm getting so sick of sex negative social marxists and American puritanism. 

Girls have butt's, are you now body shaming women?

 

Ffs. America is turning into poe's law.

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