Oh dog, lovelies, I can’t stop laughing.
It is a massive multiplayer game (currently up to 300 players per server) where you and other players are attempting to survive through the awful conditions, where humanity has been reduced to cavemen.
Rust’s world is harsh. The environment is not kind. Bears and wolves will chase and kill you. Falling from a height will kill you. Being exposed to radiation for an extended period will kill you. Starving will kill you. Being cold will kill you. Other players can find you, kill you, and take your stuff. Fortunately for you, you can kill others and take their stuff. Or maybe you can make friends and help each other survive, using the game’s building tools to create a safe haven.
We provide the tools. How players survive is up to them.
So what’s so funny about that? Oh man, guys, this is so good. The irony is catastrophic. I’m practically giddy. Are you ready? This is the best punchline I’ve seen in ages.
The game randomly assigns your avatar’s sex and race based on your Steam ID–a fixed number beyond your control.
This wasn’t the first time that Rust players faced randomization of their in-game avatars. A previous update to the game randomized players’ skin colour and ethnicity, which provoked a backlash from some Russian players who were unhappy to be playing as black characters, according to Newman, the developer.
You don’t want to play a black character, whiteboyz? Why? ARE THEY TREATED POORLY OR SOMETHING?!
From ForeverAmazed in the CBC comments:
Somehow, my freedom of choice just got stepped on due to political correctness.
I believe the charter protects my rights to choose.
Does not matter if it is a game or not – I do have a right to choose.
Holy shit guys, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives you the right to… to… to choose! Your game avatar! It’s right there in subsection six!!
You don’t want to be represented by something you’re not? GEE, I WONDER WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE.
And our final SJW vindication for all this? Sales actually increased following this decision.
All together now: *deep breath*