Hi Pixeltail, after playing Tower Unite all day today, it has come to my attention that the community is starting to become divided on a subject, censorship. When debating with others, it came to my attention that words such as “traps” were causing some people of the LGBTQ community, specifically the transgender community, to feel hurt. This creates a uproar from those hurt, saying that those words should be against the rules, and ban people who say it.
This is where the problem occurs, to many, this feels like it takes away some of their speech, and must tip toe around everything they say, cause gosh darn it, if it offends someone. Now some might say “Oh well, if those people feel harassed by such words, then they have no place in the community as words”. While this may feel like the correct statement from a certain point of view, it doesn’t take into account that it is not the whole community that has a problem with such words. Fear not, as I have a solution!
My solution is simple, now granted I am sure i’m not the first to suggest this, but felt like this would be a great time to suggest this. What Tower Unite needs is a custom chat filter. This would allow you to type in words, and create your own personal list of words you do not wish to view. This way, people can adjust what they are and aren’t okay with seeing. Now, you could just have the full message not show, or even if you wish, have it replaced with a silly word such as “squash”, or such.
I hope you sincerely take the time to consider this option, personally I know I make some jokes that are a tad too dark for some, but others enjoy and laugh at. This would be a sufficient compromise, that could end this debate. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Colonel Chicken.