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Jiggy wrote:When you're saying things like "no matter how you try to whitewash it" about simply selecting a character option, it might be time to recalibrate your moral compass, because you're treating people who simply pick an option you don't like as though they've done something wrong. You are trying to publically shame people for how they play a game. Is that really the kind of person you want to be?I guess I should presume the sanctimonious irony in your question is lost on you.
Believe it or not, I tried really hard to phrase myself gently. :)
Lest the point be lost in the friction, let me try again. The thing you labeled as getting "whitewashed" (implying it's something "dirty" or morally objectionable) was not something that hurts other people, such as bullying or cheating or lying or whatever. You didn't say "yelling at your GM is bad, no matter how you whitewash it".
The thing you decided to put yourself above was an element of playing a game for fun with friends. You put people down for their recreational preferences. That's like calling someone's preference for reading over jogging or ESPN over TNT or roleplaying games over poker, something to be "whitewashed". Can you imagine if you told someone what you like to do in your free time, and their response included the phrase "no matter how you try to whitewash it"?
Would you really think everything was okay in that conversation?
I dunno, maybe you just didn't think your words conveyed anything but your own preferences? I'll assume you don't actually think that trait selection is an axis on which you can be morally superior to someone.
But maybe the next time you're going to comment on a recreational preference you don't share, consider pausing to ask yourself if you'd feel put down if someone used the same words to describe your preference for playing RPGs over other hobbies. If you would feel attacked or hurt, then so will the people you're about to describe, so that might be a time to rephrase before hitting "submit". :)