Square Enix's Naoki Yoshida is causing more and more problems.
On the SE boards, he has now posted the following when asked if he was into guys.
Naoki_Yoshida "LOL No! I'm normal!!", as if to say that people of other orientation are abnormal. - This will surely hurt SE evenmore.
I REALLY like how much he cares for FFXIV but he is losing customers by saying stuff like this.
It is 2013 now. Societies all over the world has started to accept that people like different things, and that just because of that, they shouldn't be discriminated against.
Why is MMOSSM (MMO Same-sex marriage) controversial anyway?
Where is the controversy in being an Elf, having gotten married to another Elf? I don't see it. There is only positive things to come from this.
1. You spit people who are against love in the face.
2. You show that your company is open-minded, gaining good PR.
3. The players won't see your company as being discriminatory.
FFXIV (Final Fantasy 14)'s producer Naoki Yoshida's weak answer however was something different.
"When the era came to an end, something happened that led to the sanctum being rediscovered. So what is this place for? Well, in creating a world, we wanted put anything in it that is close to reality. Marriage is one of those things. That’s why we built the sanctum--so that characters and players can get married. The system for weddings--proper services and such--might not be available right from the beginning. It’ll most likely be added in a patch. However, we’ve already prepared a place for it.
As for same-sex marriage, this is an extremely controversial topic that has been under discussion in the MMO world for the past few years. First we would like to start out with opposite-sex marriage, and then consider the feedback from our players in order to make a careful decision.I can’t say whether or not it will be possible at this point in time. I’d like to keep dialog open with our players as we deliberate the matter."
So he dances around the answer...
This will hurt Square Enix evenmore. That is not what they want, nor what they need. The absolute shit-fest that was the FFXIV launch 2 years back buried the game with bad criticism, forcing the producer and the dev team out of SE's buildings. Denying this will definitely NOT help SE.
Is it fair to remove content that one has paid for with their subscription just because one happen to bind with another character of the same gender?
Thoughts on this? Why is MMOSSM so controversial?