The danger of returning to childhood games.
I DECORATED A CUPCAKE LIKE SCARLET’S HEAD BECAUSE I’M A MEGADORK AND HAVE A CRUSH ON HER
It’s incredible how readily straight people will rally to support queer people who probably don’t exist and definitely didn’t ask for their input if it means they can belittle or erase representation. There seems to be this pervasive idea that Kasjory is bad because it’s put into the story to cater to men, when really, all I’ve seen is angry nerd boys confused and frightened by two queer characters with autonomy and nothing but adoration for each other.
Sure, Kas and Jory are pretty. Sure, men like pretty women. And so do, you know, queer women. We get so little representation (close to zero representation if you dismiss all the fetishisation, Sad Gays, Dead Gays, Went Through A Phase, etc) and for once, here’s a story where the heroes are not just women, but romantically involved, at that!
If you can’t understand how much that means to people, back out of the conversation. It’s remarkable how many ways straight people have found to say “Yeah, I don’t want to see queer people represented,” (“Why can’t people just be friends?” “It just doesn’t feel natural to me…” “The plot doesn’t need it.” “I’m sure gays somewhere are upset about this.” “That’s just how women act around each other!”) and really, just stop. Stop.
It was okay.
The first living story arc is a mixed bag for me. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it, it was just passable. Scarlet took awhile to grow into a real villain for me, and little things that fleshed out her character, such as her journal or her hidden lair should’ve come earlier.
I played GW1 since 2006, so I have 8 years of GW1 lore banging around in my head right now.
So another anti-KasJory sentiment I’m seeing around a lot is the “Jory should have died, I was disappointed when she lived because happy endings are bullshit!” thing, which okay:
doing the LA update like
The WildStar Weekend Beta Keys from Alienware are live RIGHT NOW!! GO GO GO
FOR THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO SKIP!
For those who do not want to do the LA Events, fail, retry, fail, etc until you finally face Scarlet in the final fight, listen here!
You can skip everything and go straight to it by heading -here- on the map.
However, this requires one of the Spinal Backpacks! Any level! Blue, Green, etc. Doesn’t matter!
I only ask you do NOT post Spoilers of what happens! It is one of the most awesome things ANet has ever done, and everyone deserves to see it for themselves!