Hindus Criticize Smite For "Trivializing" Their Religion

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Fappy:
Is this another MOBA? It sounds like another MOBA.

It's a MOBA

Richardplex:

Berenzen:

Make it happen Hi-Rez.

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Well, new evidence suggests that crucifictions have had the nails in the palm. They used a combination of rope and nails to keep the victim up.

The ropes would be tied around the wrists and ankles, and nails will be hammered through the palm and feet. That way if friends/family members tried to rescue the crucified victim by cutting the ropes, the victim would have a really big problem.

Good old fashioned security measure.

Anyway, OT: As much as I don't give a crap about religion and religion devotees, I wonder how, let's say: AMERICA, would reply if they included Jesus.

I'll be honest, I'm on the side of Rajan. Take Gods from dead religions, sure, but something just feels like a big "Fuck you" in having Gods from a religion that so many people worship and live by being reduced to little pawns in a video game. Hi-Rez actually made it seem worse when my friend asked about this and they said they were going to avoid Christian, Jewish and Muslim deities because they wished to avoid offending people. I may be remembering the exact words wrong, but it was certainly along the lines of avoiding those three specifically. This was before Rajan spoke out against this, mind.

My point is, it's fine if you want to take the Gods of dead religions and use those, but taking the Gods that millions of people worship and believe in for the sake of having them kill each other in a MOBA (And in Kali's case, shamelessly sexualize) is just disgusting to my eyes. So unless I see Jesus Christ, the Jewish God's forms and whatever Muslims got going on rocking it with Agni and Kali in Right Lane, I am not giving Hi-Rez a red cent for pure hypocrisy and disrespect to something so many people hold dear. Either offend everyone or don't bother.

The Human Torch:

Richardplex:

Berenzen:

Make it happen Hi-Rez.

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Well, new evidence suggests that crucifictions have had the nails in the palm. They used a combination of rape and nails to keep the victim up. .

Okay, I'm not an expert or anything, but they used what to keep what up? Images are coming to mind which I do not want.

Richardplex:

The Human Torch:

Richardplex:

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Well, new evidence suggests that crucifictions have had the nails in the palm. They used a combination of rape and nails to keep the victim up. .

Okay, I'm not an expert or anything, but they used what to keep what up? Images are coming to mind which I do not want.

This is too good. typo made my day.

Will there be jesus, satan and jehova in this game?
Because they should at least have the balls to go ALL the way.

That includes the pastafari spaghetti god.

Triforceformer:
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So unless I see Jesus Christ, the Jewish God's forms and whatever Muslims got going on rocking it with Agni and Kali in Right Lane, I am not giving Hi-Rez a red cent for pure hypocrisy and disrespect to something so many people hold dear. Either offend everyone or don't bother.

Considering it's free to play, you won't have to give them a penny.

In all seriousness, I do think that they should be adding figures from Christian, Jewish and Muslim mythologies, and they are being a little hypocritical not adding them.

Richardplex:

The Human Torch:

Richardplex:

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Well, new evidence suggests that crucifictions have had the nails in the palm. They used a combination of rape and nails to keep the victim up. .

Okay, I'm not an expert or anything, but they used what to keep what up? Images are coming to mind which I do not want.

Hah, that's hilarious. I blame all those damned articles about rape that seem to be popping up here! :P

Anyway, typo is fixed now.

Berenzen:

Triforceformer:
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So unless I see Jesus Christ, the Jewish God's forms and whatever Muslims got going on rocking it with Agni and Kali in Right Lane, I am not giving Hi-Rez a red cent for pure hypocrisy and disrespect to something so many people hold dear. Either offend everyone or don't bother.

Considering it's free to play, you won't have to give them a penny.

I know, but they still aren't getting anything.

"Christians Criticize Diablo 3 for "Trivializing" Their Religion"

Berenzen:

Triforceformer:
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So unless I see Jesus Christ, the Jewish God's forms and whatever Muslims got going on rocking it with Agni and Kali in Right Lane, I am not giving Hi-Rez a red cent for pure hypocrisy and disrespect to something so many people hold dear. Either offend everyone or don't bother.

Considering it's free to play, you won't have to give them a penny.

In all seriousness, I do think that they should be adding figures from Christian, Jewish and Muslim mythologies, and they are being a little hypocritical not adding them.

Why is it hypocritical if it doesn't fit the game? I mean have you looked at the current roster of "gods"?
You have a dragon, spider, ice giant, cat, etc. Npc ranging from a phoenix, minotaur, ogres...the Christian/Jewish/Muslim religions really don't have...for lack of a better word as "exotic" gods as the C/J/M religions do.
Maybe throw in a common one to them all, but to throw in a slew of redundant human looking "gods".

Lethos:

darkstone:
Now lets see if the devs have the balls to make Jesus a playable character.

I was wondering this. They seem to be trying to avoid the giant elephant in the room.

Please tell me that's an intentional Ganesha pun.

Morti:

Richardplex:

Berenzen:

Make it happen Hi-Rez.

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Ditto here. If they're not limiting themselves to dead religions then let's get some Jesus/Yahweh action in there.

As soon as I saw the slash in there, the first thing I thought was having the whole trinity as a single character where you can swap them out for each other Pokemon Trainer-in-SSBB-style. Maybe go full Catholic and have the Pope in the place of the Pokemon Trainer. I kind of want to see that happen.

Why haven't they been offended by Shiva in FF series yet ? She been in every FF since the third one. The only thing more recursive then her are chocobo.

Azuaron:

Lethos:

darkstone:
Now lets see if the devs have the balls to make Jesus a playable character.

I was wondering this. They seem to be trying to avoid the giant elephant in the room.

Please tell me that's an intentional Ganesha pun.

I want to say yes, but then I'd be lying.

where,nt these the same guys that complained about Brahmin in FO3?
also playable Flying Spaghetti monster

Schadrach:

Morti:

Richardplex:

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Ditto here. If they're not limiting themselves to dead religions then let's get some Jesus/Yahweh action in there.

Yahweh is OP -- he gets to be invisible. =p

Seriously though, let's see Jesus, and the Devil, and so on.

Either you only use dead religions gods, or you can offend the Abrahamic faiths just as much as everyone else.

OMG omg; this is freaking amazing.

Why has no one thought of this yet?!

i'm sorry but a CROSS CANNON?! So OP!

Stripes:

albino boo:
All these gaming studious being hip and gritty to make a controversy by insulting a group that won't hit back becomes somewhat tiresome. I would praise them if them made Mohamed a player character but of course that means they might have to risk their life. Like all playground bullies they can dish it out, but run away from anything that they stand a real risk with.

Why would you praise someone for maing a muhhamed character?

Currently they offending other peoples religions deliberately to create controversy to get themselves free advertising. They are doing that at no risk to themselves, but if they use Mohamed they would be putting their lives in danger. They could then make a legitimate case that its about freedom of expression, but as it they are just making a cheap buck out of insulting someone who won't punch back.

antipunt:

Schadrach:

Morti:

Ditto here. If they're not limiting themselves to dead religions then let's get some Jesus/Yahweh action in there.

Yahweh is OP -- he gets to be invisible. =p

Seriously though, let's see Jesus, and the Devil, and so on.

Either you only use dead religions gods, or you can offend the Abrahamic faiths just as much as everyone else.

OMG omg; this is freaking amazing.

Why has no one thought of this yet?!

i'm sorry but a CROSS CANNON?! So OP!

Well, it was in the Trigun anime, if that counts...

Fappy:

Don Savik:

Fappy:

Well at least they are trying to change up the formula I suppose. Every new MOBA is just a copy of the last, the genre really needs some experimentation.

...what..uh...new Mobas are there besides Dota 2?

LoTR MOBA and the Blizzard MOBA come to mind.

Don't forget Demigod.

Though I really liked Demigod.

I might go play Demigod.

Wait wait wait Ymir? As in the giant who Odin killed and used his body to create the entire world? Whose brains were made into the clouds, his hairs the trees, his blood the sea, his skull the heavens, his bones the mountains and his skin the dirt? Ok thats it this is officially going on my most anticipated lists icluding obscure but incredible dieties from my favorite religion (norse paganism) qualifies you as awesome in my book. Also i wonder if any Hindus objected to Mama-ji from American Gods (awesome book by the way) then again that might be a little less offensive. Cant wait to play Thor vs Athena and Baldur vs jesus.

Berenzen:

Triforceformer:
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So unless I see Jesus Christ, the Jewish God's forms and whatever Muslims got going on rocking it with Agni and Kali in Right Lane, I am not giving Hi-Rez a red cent for pure hypocrisy and disrespect to something so many people hold dear. Either offend everyone or don't bother.

Considering it's free to play, you won't have to give them a penny.

In all seriousness, I do think that they should be adding figures from Christian, Jewish and Muslim mythologies, and they are being a little hypocritical not adding them.

Why is it hypocritical if it doesn't fit the game? I mean have you looked at the current roster of "gods"?
You have a dragon, spider, ice giant, cat, etc. Npc ranging from a phoenix, minotaur, ogres...the Christian/Jewish/Muslim religions really don't have...for lack of a better word as "exotic" gods as the C/J/M religions do.
Maybe throw in a common one to them all, but to throw in a slew of redundant human looking "gods".

Agreed I mean what powers would you give Jesus? He just wasnt much for cool powers or fighting and what about Yaweh, he is invincible, so that would suck. What we really need is for cultures with cool warrior gods with clear disinct traits and powers that arent all-powerful. Hoping to play as Odin, Tyr, Thor, Freyr, Frejya, Heimdall, and Loki. Mabey since they went with the more obscure Ymir we might even get Hermod or Braggi.

this is excellent, now we can know which the one true religion is!

I want every single one of these types of religious groups to get upset to death.

News flash, there's no reason for you to believe your fairy tales, and even less reason for other people to respect it to this extent. This is just kindergarten level stuff, seriously, grow a pack of balls. Next we'll be hearing about groups that get offended because some people still believe Santa is real.

all should be up for inclusion or none.

the Abrahamic traditions are somewhat notable in their apparent absence -.-

tbh this smacks of ignorance on the developers part given the rest of the playable characters are basically from historical pantheons whereas Hinduism is the worlds 3rd largest religion after Christianity and Islam with well over a billion practitioners.

but you go right ahead doing what you want...f2p gaming, globalization, Asian subcontinent, worlds largest democracy, largest emerging market after China...one sided cultural insensitivity totally won't come back to bite people in the economic ass...

they better add santa claus in a suprise update during christmas.

Richardplex:

Berenzen:

Make it happen Hi-Rez.

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Because the cross cannon is totally factually accurate ;)
But yes, this should SO be in the game :P

albino boo:

Stripes:

albino boo:
All these gaming studious being hip and gritty to make a controversy by insulting a group that won't hit back becomes somewhat tiresome. I would praise them if them made Mohamed a player character but of course that means they might have to risk their life. Like all playground bullies they can dish it out, but run away from anything that they stand a real risk with.

Why would you praise someone for maing a muhhamed character?

Currently they offending other peoples religions deliberately to create controversy to get themselves free advertising. They are doing that at no risk to themselves, but if they use Mohamed they would be putting their lives in danger. They could then make a legitimate case that its about freedom of expression, but as it they are just making a cheap buck out of insulting someone who won't punch back.

Dont you think your being a bit extreme here? Muslims dont kill people for drawing muhhamed, on the whole at least, no more than christians kill homosexuals. Considering he has no image and is purely a religious character I cant see a reaosn to draw him other than to piss off muslims, you can defend it with free speech but it wouldnt make you less of a scumbag for deliberatively being shocking and offensive which is also pretty cowardly and childish.

darkstone:
Now lets see if the devs have the balls to make Jesus a playable character.

actually, Mohammed would be the bigger debate, I'd have no problem playing Jesus whooping other deities, it'd be about the same as the League of Super Best Friends from South Park

darkstone:
Now lets see if the devs have the balls to make Jesus a playable character.

I refuse to even look at this game until it includes Jesus or Mohammed.
So far, this game just reminds me of War Gods.

They ought to include Gilgamesh and Enkidu from the Mesopotamian religion

Stripes:

albino boo:

Stripes:
Why would you praise someone for maing a muhhamed character?

Currently they offending other peoples religions deliberately to create controversy to get themselves free advertising. They are doing that at no risk to themselves, but if they use Mohamed they would be putting their lives in danger. They could then make a legitimate case that its about freedom of expression, but as it they are just making a cheap buck out of insulting someone who won't punch back.

Dont you think your being a bit extreme here? Muslims dont kill people for drawing muhhamed, on the whole at least, no more than christians kill homosexuals. Considering he has no image and is purely a religious character I cant see a reaosn to draw him other than to piss off muslims, you can defend it with free speech but it wouldnt make you less of a scumbag for deliberatively being shocking and offensive which is also pretty cowardly and childish.

Woah now, I think you are living in a little bubble of ignorance here. Muslims do kill people for drawing Mohammed, they threaten to kill people just for thinking or suggesting drawing Mohammed. To support free speech and get Muslims off of their invincible high horse of "you can't insult our religion!", Draw Mohammed Day has been created.

If you want, I can show you many instances of Muslims being violent towards people that draw Mohammed, but it would require a good deal of searching and browsing that I don't feel like doing right now. Long story short, Muslims are incredibly violent towards people that draw Mohammed.

I really hope you are trolling here =|

The Human Torch:

Richardplex:

Berenzen:

Make it happen Hi-Rez.

Nail should be in his wrist, factually inaccurate. Otherwise that is the best thing I've seen all day.

Well, new evidence suggests that crucifictions have had the nails in the palm. They used a combination of rope and nails to keep the victim up.

The ropes would be tied around the wrists and ankles, and nails will be hammered through the palm and feet. That way if friends/family members tried to rescue the crucified victim by cutting the ropes, the victim would have a really big problem.

Good old fashioned security measure.

Anyway, OT: As much as I don't give a crap about religion and religion devotees, I wonder how, let's say: AMERICA, would reply if they included Jesus.

Actually, both might be right. There is no evidence to show how the Romans actually did it - the only archaeological find is one guy's heel bone with a nail through the side. Bodies would be denied burial and left to rot, and nails would be reused.
Interpreting texts of those time can be hard (I understand the ancient Greeks even had no word for 'hand', but would say 'end of the arm', which could mean either wrist or palm, afaik))
It almost certainly wasn't like usually depicted, though.

And yes, religious America would shit themselves :p

Torrasque:

Stripes:

albino boo:

Currently they offending other peoples religions deliberately to create controversy to get themselves free advertising. They are doing that at no risk to themselves, but if they use Mohamed they would be putting their lives in danger. They could then make a legitimate case that its about freedom of expression, but as it they are just making a cheap buck out of insulting someone who won't punch back.

Dont you think your being a bit extreme here? Muslims dont kill people for drawing muhhamed, on the whole at least, no more than christians kill homosexuals. Considering he has no image and is purely a religious character I cant see a reaosn to draw him other than to piss off muslims, you can defend it with free speech but it wouldnt make you less of a scumbag for deliberatively being shocking and offensive which is also pretty cowardly and childish.

Woah now, I think you are living in a little bubble of ignorance here. Muslims do kill people for drawing Mohammed, they threaten to kill people just for thinking or suggesting drawing Mohammed. To support free speech and get Muslims off of their invincible high horse of "you can't insult our religion!", Draw Mohammed Day has been created.

If you want, I can show you many instances of Muslims being violent towards people that draw Mohammed, but it would require a good deal of searching and browsing that I don't feel like doing right now. Long story short, Muslims are incredibly violent towards people that draw Mohammed.

I really hope you are trolling here =|

Seriously? Not all Muslims are murderers, dude.

Berenzen:

Make it happen Hi-Rez.

How about Flying Spaghetti Monster? That'd be epic.

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