TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

May 28, 2012 -

Why did Frogster censor its MMO TERA when it seemed like no one was calling for them to do so? We don't know, but Andrew Eisen explores the whole affair in his latest video, and channels perhaps the creepiest person I have ever seen on a YouTube video. You'll know it when you see it.. 

We also discuss the issue in the latest episode of the podcast just for fun...

As always, you can check out all of Andrew's videos on his YouTube channel.


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Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

"You ever considered doing voice acting?"

"Absolutely, I'd love to do that! I've just never had the opportunity."

Check your comments, Andrew.  You might want to see your responses

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

"...perhaps the creepiest person I have ever seen..."

Just the right level of creepy, I say.

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

lol... glad i called the cupid reference :p

though a public reference, such as the peeing statues sitting out in the open, would've been a better image :p  

 

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

I disagree.  I chose the cupid image because, like the Elins, it's an underdressed, young-looking fantasy character that's a piece of art you have to seek out.

With a peeing statue, the focus moves from appearance to action and action wasn't what Frogster assumed was so objectionable about the Elins, it was their appearance.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

yar but i was moreso in reference to the fact the peeing ones actually have their penis out and somehow still so "few" take offense to that, but will jump the moment they see a female anything without a shirt on or a crack in the back showing. basically any skin and its an instant hit on the ol' pornodar for activists of most sorts.

basically, male nudity = okie dokey, female = instant pedo bait if breasts are smaller than a c cup, and height is shorter than 5' 6". Plus some whiner calling the police over how damaging it is to their young mind.

basically how the whole situation tends to lean a specific direction :p

but i see your point, and do agree with it.

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

Except that the difference between the Cupid and the Elins is that the Elins are sexualized.  It's all about context.

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

What andrew said.

Cupid itself is all about sex, literally he is the god of sexual desire..

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

Taken in context, Cupid is very sexual.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

OK, I admit that was a bad argument.  I guess I should have elaborated.  Yes, he is sexualized, but most of those depictions are of him as an adult as far as I can see.

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

mmm nope again sadly.

he's usually referred to as a young boy in appearance, and is commonly depicted as a young teen, or toddler child, and nearly always 100% nude.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Cupido4b.jpg

http://www.soils.wisc.edu/~norman/cupid/gifs/logos/cupid1.gif

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

Nudity does not always translate to sexual, or sexualizing.  Those pictures you showed, he is naked yes, but he is not sexualized.  In case you didn't know, most of this is Greek art, and in Greece they celebrated the human body and so almost always had all of their art featuring naked people.  They had a purpose behind the nudity, not at all sexual in nature.  I say again, context...

Re: TERA Censorship Solves Everything!

Most of the ones I see are child like in appearance.

 
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