The War Z Producer Drops An F-Bomb. No, The Bad One.
Look, I get it. People who cheese, camp, or whatever word fits the given instance of legal cheating in a video game are the WORST. Well, the worst on a list that doesn’t include people who think Big Bang Theory is a good show. So I understand when you lose your cool a bit and want to just go off on those sumbitches. But, you know, maybe think before you swear, or you’ll end up like Sergey Titov, Producer of The War Z. He took to the official The War Z forums to talk about his own experience playing, and in a fit of either laziness, or unintentional freudian slippage, he kind of stuck his foot in his mouth and then used that foot to fling excrement into the fan.
Here’s what he said:
I’m trying to play at least couple hours a day every single day. Getting killed a lot, but 80 percent of all kills are ‘honest.’ I’m just being careless. I’m not trying to hide. 20 percent are sh***y kills by f**got’s who’s spawn camping, or by guys who just want to play the shooter and shoot everyone in sight.
Oof. Obviously, this caused something of a kerfluffle. The post was soon scrubbed of the offending content, and The War Z’s press rep issued a statement seeking to stem the outrage. “Knowing Sergey, I can say with confidence that he has no prejudice against homosexuals,” the statement said. “[it's] just a poor and inappropriate choice of words.” Ya think?
We’ll take them at their word that Sergey isn’t a homophobe. But come on, seriously, not cool man. Look, I get that people who do these things are really annoying, borderline cheaters who kind of ruin things for everyone. (Indeed, this is why multiplayer level devs make such an effort to design levels with an eye toward preventing campers.) But Zeus on a cracker people, how on earth is it ever appropriate to drop horrendously offensive slurs like this in the middle of expressing frustration about it?
Swear words exist for a good reason, and that reason is that calling bad players ‘rascals’, ‘blunderbusses’ or ‘curs’ makes you sound ridiculous. But in a language as rich with profanity as English, there’s just no excuse for dropping hateful slurs. All it does is reveal that when push comes to shove, you really have sh*t improv skills. I’m happy to help. The next time some douche is really ruining your online play experience, why not consult this list of almost profane epithets that don’t involve attacking someone based on who they are:
Acne [Relevant genitalia]
Person who likes the band ‘Fun’
President James Buchanan
Which just goes to show, think before you vent. There are plenty