This week, a hypothetical player claimed to have been banned from using action role-playing games Road of exile Use macros to make the game accessible. Other participants and accessibility activists have also assumed their responsibilities. Now, it seems that the whole thing is a troll. According to my professional news point of view: what is it?
PC gamers Have an in-depth understanding of this situation.in a Posts deleted now On a Reddit of legal advice, a user who claimed to be poelegalthrowaway00 wrote that they have been using macros because of an industrial accident that affected the use of one hand and some fingers. Road of exile Let them refresh multiple potion fans, which is a necessary part of their game play. They wrote: “I was recently banned from using this account. I spent hundreds of dollars on the account and wanted to know if I had any problems because my disability meant that I had to use macros to play games… I don’t think This macro is deceiving because it won’t give me any unfair advantage, and in fact I can’t live without it.
Road of exile Players and advocates of game accessibility have used social media to condemn the ban. Steven Spohn, COO of Able Gamers Tweet About the situation Road of exile The Twitter account wrote: “Although macros are a tricky topic, you should investigate to find a fair solution.” This Road of exile account Respond to Spoon said: “We have contacted them on Reddit and are waiting to hear more information. We want to reiterate that this is not in line with our internal policies and we could not find any accounts that have been banned for this purpose. ” PC gamers Received similar responses from CEO and founder Chris Wilson Road of exile Developer Grinding Gear Games told the media “It’s not in line with our internal policy to prohibit this, and we couldn’t find any evidence that this happened.”
Grinding Gear could not find any evidence because the ban was clearly a scam.In another Now deleted Post, poelegalthrowaway00 admitted that the situation has been made up.They wrote: “I am an educator and I used this as an example to show my class how easy it is [is] Manipulate public opinion and discourse on social media. “They explained that they chose Road of exile The reason for this demonstration is that the game is “relatively innocuous compared to things such as politics.”If possible, please allow me to provide This opposite.
“use Road of exile poelegalthrowaway00 wrote, “This also proves how easy it is to convince people that you can persuade you to be an expert in the field even if you have no experience.” They ended up feeling sorry for me with an improvisational tone. If I hurt your feelings, he wrote: “If you feel confused or angry about it, don’t feel sad. Everyone is fascinated by these tricks.”
in a Reply For another user on reddit, poelegalthrowaway000 claimed that the experiment had passed the school’s ethics committee and wrote: “If a person’s misinformation on trivial things such as video games could have this effect, imagine Let’s talk about the meaning of politics, climate change, etc. This is done by thousands of people from various organizations.” WHO can Imagine!
PC gamers It was written shortly after the explanatory article was published that it was edited and claimed that someone published the article by hacking poelegalthrowaway00’s account, but who knows that this is true. All posts have now been deleted.
No matter what the facts are, whether this is some educational thought exercise, or the whole thing is a hoax of the trolls at the beginning, or the question that poelegalthrowaway00 originally posed is true, and the trolls hacked them to destroy it. The possibility-the whole thing is disgusting.in a Twitter Spohn feels deeply about this: “People are already skeptical about people who claim to be disabled… You make the world more difficult for legally disabled people to get the attention of developers.”
Spoon wrote on Twitter: “There is a troll who will not cross a line.” “Pretending to be disabled and asking for help in the game is forbidden. Even people who twitch know that it’s too much. Although I do. The day when someone passes the customs will come, but I cannot express my disgust and anger.”
“Honestly, I feel uncomfortable with all of this,” Wilson told PC gamers. “This is undermining the legitimacy of the actual problem, and the Twitter thread has caused us considerable public relations losses.”
It should be obvious to any reader KosakuInspiring players’ anger is far from harmless. Death threats and harassment are rampant in our hobbies, and these issues are far less important than accessibility.Regardless of the game, using false disability claims to prove opinions or just to make a joke is disrespectful, cruel, and positively harms people with disabilities, who often have toAccess right Assure them in accordance with the law. Wrong statements will give bad actors more ammunition, they will question the credibility of people talking about their needs and experiences, and demand that they have the right to participate in a world that usually only considers certain specific bodies.
Great work will make everything worse, worse, and make life harder for millions of people in order to make some Reddit votes. If you are really a teacher, then the best lesson your students can learn from you is not to be like you.