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Hi, hello.

So, I don't know if you've played Guild Wars 2 recently. I have, it's awesome. So, anyway. I kinda was thinking about it today - and how, possibly, it's the most equal game that I know.

In that I mean, it's the model of equality. I would love if real life was like that. Only without the murderous plants and dragons killing shit and stuff.

Basically what I mean is that, in game, there are as many as women superiors in the armies as there is men. And no one thinks that's a big deal. And the game never references it.

And in the story mode, there's two dude's that call eachother beloved. But it's not referenced again. It's just like, "They happen to be gay, but that's not important, so let's continue." In fact, the Slyvari race don't even have a concept of sexuality. They just love who they like. To them, picking a partner based on gender is no different from picking a partner based on hair colour or something similarly arbitrary.

Oh, and Caithe and Faolain used to be doing the sexies together, lore-wise. And now, in the newest update, one of the main plot points is the charming and adorable relationship forming between Kasmeer and Marjory.

Basically, the point I'm making, is thus; the fact that the game never makes it a big deal, and never says "Oh, look how modern and liberal we're being. The only people that judge on race, religion, sexuality or gender are the bad guys! Let's use it as a selling point!" - it just does it because that's what's right and moral. And it means that player-wise it's one of the most equal games I've ever played ever. I've never played along so many girls and boys from different backgrounds. I just really like that. Even as a straight guy, you all know I'm not the most macho, and modern video games often leave me feeling a little uneasy about what I feel they're expecting me to think about things in-game. And I wish a few more forms of media had the balls to do what GW2 has done, and not try to make it such a big deal.

I love the gameplay and the story and things like that too, don't get me wrong. I just find this particular feature the most individual to this game, unfortunately.

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:iconstormyroyalz:
StormyRoyalz 5 hours ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for da fave :iconblackrockshooterplz:
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Scarlet-II Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave :)
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bored0stiff Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome
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Igfihorgih Mar 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
ty for the +fav !!La la la la 
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bored0stiff Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
np x3
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:iconore-no-monogatari:
Hey we haven't spoken in soooo long! What's up??
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bored0stiff Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! x3 I'm good thanks. I have a full-time job and stuff now, so I haven't had the time to be very active on here recently, but it's nice to hear from you! How are you? ^^
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:iconore-no-monogatari:
Yeah I disappeared myself for a while (I think it was like 6 months o_o) but I'm back ^^ and I miss all my dA friends so I thought I'd just say hi XD 
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bored0stiff Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, good to have you back! ^^
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Words-And-Rot Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav Hug 
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