Hi everyone, this is Isaac Weishaupt from IlluminatiWatcher.com. Today I’m providing the second part of a great post that came by way of Watcher Dovakhiim, aka Skyrim Fiend. If you haven’t caught our podcast, you really gotta take a listen because we’ve got some great feedback on it.
If you haven’t read the first part of this post (Part One: Dragon love and the Player Character), I’d advise you to read it first.
If you’ve already read it, carry on…
Part Two: Bioware, Inclusive Gaming, and Illuminati Symbolism
Now that the online world and player character styling have been briefly explicated (yes, briefly—there are novels about the D&D player character and/or dragons) I wanted to talk about Bioware, a subset of EA (Electronic Arts).
Grab a coffee or beer and let’s talk.
I am the owner of every title in the Dragon Age series and have played the game multiple times over. Dragon Age Origins is one of the best game stories ever written and the characters (your companions) are tight as hell. The writers, especially David Gaider, are some of the best in the business and have given me much enjoyment over the years. So as I write what I’m about to write, understand that I have nothing but respect for Gaider as a writer and he seems like a genuinely nice guy.
Bioware is a company that promotes an inclusive gaming environment. That means there are gay romances and transgender characters.
By all means a company has every right to appeal to every audience and gay people have been left out of gaming for a long time. Dorian their latest gay male lead is undoubtedly one of my favorite companions and one of the best written characters they’ve ever had in the game. Sera (the lesbian romance) could use some work, but in general it’s still a well-written romance. All their romances, gay or straight, are written well so I’m not complaining that they don’t show straights the same level of attention.
I point out only that it’s become a bit…tokenish. They have equal number of gay, straight, and bi characters in Dragon Age despite the fact that gays are a minority population in real life. They’ve even included a transgender character, Krem.
The approach to gay characters and transgender people has become a bit heavy-handed in a game. Inquisition stopped being a medieval fantasy game and became a modern game in medieval clothing. I make no judgments on the rightness or wrongness of this since I don’t have an anti-gay thing like some. Gays are alright with me. I do have a thing with agendas. I don’t need to be told how to think or what is right. As an adult I don’t need a lecture. I can figure things out on my own, thanks.
But since we have a modern world in medieval clothing we can move on to other “modern” elements that Bioware has adopted.
Their Chantry (like the Catholic Church of Thedas) has a female Jesus, Andraste, who is the bride of the Maker and was a warrior who cast down the Imperium and was burned to death as a martyr. The symbol of the church is this:
Look familiar at all to you?
This is Inquisition Seeker Cassandra:
She is an androgynous, male identified female warrior. If you are one of the few straight males still playing the Dragon Age Series she is your option (something the non-hipster males moan about on the Bioware forums). Oh yes, they complain that their choices for romantic interests suck compared to gays and straight women. Obviously they haven’t seen Solas or the Iron Bull, but I’ll get to that in a second we’re still on Cassandra and the women in the game.
Why do I bring this up, do I have a problem with short hair or find that unattractive? No, I like short hair on other women. On some people it looks awesome probably.
I bring it up because in addition to this being one of two females for straight male romances, the female character generator and male generator have the exact same hairstyles which include multiple versions of bald or marine corps style hair, an Adams apple generator, and only 5 styles which aren’t bald and none of which go below the chin. The company says this is because hair is hard to do (except they did it in the last games with older tech and they are the makers of Sims which has 100 million different female styles).
I say it is the promotion of a social agenda of trans-humanism, transgender, and androgyny. Play the game, see for yourself, and send Bioware a comment.
Now, I’m a Qun lover in these games. The Qunari used to be this very male identified warrior race where you had no name just a rank. That all changed for this latest inclusive game, but I’ll rant about that on the forum. I bring up the Qunari because here is a sexual partner that both players can be “topped” by in the game.
A one-eyed devil looking creature.
These games have graphic content, by the way, so you can see what its like to be sexed up by Baphomet if you like.
I do like his character, by the way, but I find it interesting that the Qunari went from looking like this…:
To the One Eye version, who is also the nicest, most entertaining and friendliest character in the game (the others barely spoke to you and were very militaristic).
So when they finally give us a Qunari love interest, he happens to be the most demonic looking and has only one eye.
But they aren’t tagging the Illuminati thing, nooooo.
Not at all
They would never!
Because that wouldn’t be innovative anymore and they’re an innovative company, dammit!
While you think on what I’ve laid out on this subject, I’ll just go and perform the Chant of Light with the other clergy of Dragon Age…
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