TRB wrote:hooray4boobies wrote:My question is, how is the homosexuality being shoved down your throat?
It isn't, but homophobes tend to be hyperbolic idiots who often think one can 'pray the gay away'.
Well done for indulging in a little hyperbolic idiocy of your own there. I'd suggest that it's far more likely that the collection of homophobes attacking Hepler are teenage boys (to whom, being gay is the ultimate insult), rather than religious fanatics. But don't let that stop you attacking one minority while defending another.
I think it's rich to expect devs to bend over and take abusive criticism with a smile and an apology to those who are offering it. The comment from the studio GM should be seen for what it probably is - someone who knows Hepler personally, who probably considers her a friend or at the least, a respected member of his team and who went in to bat on her behalf against people who were way over the line and attacking her personally. If I had been in his position, I'd probably have done the same thing. And I wouldn't be apologising for offending those who attacked her or those who are offended that he had the audacity to say something back to them.
BTW - In that screenshot from (which provided approximately 0% evidence of complete idiots being employed at Bioware, btw) what I am assuming is the Dragon Age forums (I haven't played it), "David" comments on why certain things that a gamer may expect may not turn out to be true. Now, I could be wrong here, but they're talking about DA3 - an unreleased game, aren't they? If so, I read his comments about the death of Leliana to mean that they may come up with a way of bringing that character back - that she may not have, in fact, died and that he isn't willing to say any more. I'm assuming some sort of Spock-being-reborn-in-Star-Trek-II type story contrivance may be used. Could be wrong though. Maybe it is just piss poor writing where they're contradicting their own story. Who knows. (Or cares...)