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Political Correctness and Civ VI

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by True_Candyman, Jan 23, 2018.

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  1. True_Candyman

    True_Candyman Emperor

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    There’s a big elephant in the room emerging now we know more about the new civs. Firaxis seem to be choosing civs and particularly leaders based on balancing their political agenda, rather than historical relevance.

    More shockingly, I’m amazed at how little this issue is discussed. No I’m not talking about women or certain geographic areas, they all have their merits.

    But between Germany and now Scotland, we now have TWO gingers in Civ VI?!? What mad political correctness gone wrong now is this?
     
  2. Cerilis

    Cerilis Not Warlord

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    Heh, you almost got me.
     
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  3. Stringer1313

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    LOL me too. That was like a ninja-reverse-troll-fakeout
     
  4. Ondolindë

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    Your argument is invalid, Sir. :hatsoff::D
     
  5. steveg700

    steveg700 Deity

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    Whenever I see someone raise this topic, I assume the poster must have underlying personal issues with gingers.

    This topic has been discussed to death. I'm done with it.

    Whenever I see a thread about things I don't want to discuss, I feel compelled to post how done I am with it and clarify that I have no intention of participating in the discussion.

    Because surely people need to know this, and once they do that will abate further discussion.
     
  6. WillowBrook

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    Travesty! :mad: I demand more DLC to make up for the horrid imbalance!:nono::mischief::cool:
     
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  7. Karpius

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    Dang it! And here I thought we were in for a rousing and heated debate!!
    Though I suppose that we now have two gingers in the game, that precludes Prince Harry from being the alternative leader for England?
     
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  8. Sagax

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    Gingers have souls too.
     
  9. steveg700

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    I think we should applaud selection of leaders on the specific basis of ginger preference. Meritocracy is a canard that ensures that only those privileged in follicle and complexion will continue to be promulgated.

    I propose that we get an Ottoman/Byzantine DLC pack with Carrot Top and Lucille Ball as the respective leaders. True, they didn't accomplish much in terms of being leaders of those empires (insomuch as, y'know, they weren't), but that's a trifling niggle only reactionaries would dwell on. They were gingers who rose to prominence at a time when that was unheard of.

    Oh, I am so done with this!
     
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  10. ferretbacon

    ferretbacon Obsessor

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    As a Ginger, I can confirm two things:

    1. This is all part of our master plan to take over.
    2. We, indeed, possess no souls.
     
  11. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    What about the lack of Blonde leaders in Civ6? :p
     
  12. steveg700

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    Oh, here we go again!

    /facepalim

    Blondes have it so easy, are so privileged, that they need no representation. How many times do I have to say it? Please, if you have an agenda, come out and tell us what it is. It's not as if we ALL don't already know.

    BALD leaders (of both genders), on the other hand, have long had their contributions ignored. Out of torty-three presidents of the United States, do you know how many have been BALD? Go ahead. Google it. You will be appalled, I assure.

    That's it. I am sooooooooo done with this.

    Dun-dee-dun-dun.
     
  13. Karpius

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    Yes! More blonde leaders!!!

    Marilyn Monroe! Jayne Mansfield! Barbara Eden! Farrah Fawcett! (am I showing my age yet?)
     
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    I'd actually say more political correctness is needed.

    Take the character models per an earlier discussion: they are quite happy to model 'darker skinned' men as shirtless or with exposed abs - I'm sure Shaka will come that way -but not gingers? I highly doubt say Robert is going to be depicted shirtless under the strong Scottish sun.
     
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  15. ferretbacon

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    Hear, hear! I propose we remove the stigma of pale-skinned, red-haired people showing their chests!

    "Pasty is tasty!"

    March with me, brothers and sisters!

    Edit: don't forget your SPF 100 sunscreen...
     
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  16. Karpius

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    Yes! More bald leaders!

    Telly Savalas! Yul Brynner! Mr. Clean!
     
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    Our only blond leader, Alexander, looks like a ken doll had an unfortunate accident with a blowtorch. Do we really need more?
     
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    By my math, this puts gingers at representing almost 6% of the leaders and yet only 1.5% of the world has red hair. Sounds like a massive bias in their favor!
     
  19. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    I mean, Harald Hardrada probably should have been fair-haired, but they made him a brunette...
     
  20. Karpius

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    Harald could quite as easily been a ginger. the gene actually runs strong in that area.
     
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