So, i have triggered the chat censor enough over my time playing (wish there was a /hoursplayed) that i have a week long in game mute. I have mixed feelings about it of course, mostly because it is just so hard to avoid politics, even in the world of gaming. I am into politics for politics, not gaming for politics. Though this is not the initial point of this post but perhaps worth discussion as well; the reason i am muted is due to my inability to shift my habitual 'in the moment' competitive gaming talk from apparently a passing or already passed previous aspect of gaming culture. Expressing this perceived cultural shift using these terms however makes it seem that this culture truly has come to pass, which patently is NOT true. In my opinion the strictness + inflexibility of Greybox and their in game chat TOS is a clear tell that they adhere to the mainstream politically correct cultural shift.. that is fine. Mistakenly Greybox thought that gaming culture has shifted as well perhaps mirroring the mainstream politically correct world. Gaming has and is still existing as a sub-culture powerful and populated enough to continue marching to the beat of its on drum. I have played games since my youth. I first scratched my competitive itch with friends like many, playing on the n64. This truly blossomed via online gaming. Along side this grew something that seems to now be perceived as bad. This new 'true badness' is nothing other than 'talking cr*p' or banter or whatever colloquial term prefer. Having been in gaming from the early 90's onward, my preferred terms became set in habitual stone ages ago. The horrid term i used, which in my youth simply replaced 'loser', was the shorthand expletive now only thought to insult a homosexual man. This really is just a clash of cultures so i am not trying to weasel out of my mute. Personally i think that context matters greatly, but i am shown that this is not the case as the only chat line i receive from support is literally what flagged the system.
and as you can see cr*p is censored. i cant think of a teen that has not heard that word
https://webmshare.com/R301v link (pic) related shows the persistence of the lack of political correctness gamers express/desire. youtube's chat platform
inb4 whiteknights being like 'actually i am a gentlemen gamer m'lady' vomits
Now that that is out of the way.. why does greybox feel it is appropriate to mute me from all chat functions rather than just global. I can not even get a hold of people on my friends list, as well as it 'feels' like in game ping commands (need healing, target this) are muted as well though that might be paranoia plus solo queue.