Battlefield V Community Members Put An End To The Historical Accuracy Debate
There’s been a ridiculous level of debate regarding Battlefield V since the game had its full reveal last month and community pockets everywhere have been raging for several reasons. At the forefront of it all are complaints of the game’s lack of historical accuracy and since then, it has all gone downhill. Women, weapons, and character customization are all quoted as part of the controversy. The Battlefield sub-Reddit has been center of it all, bombarded with thread after thread of cyclical arguments and the moderators have had it.
There will always be a divide in opinions, especially when it comes to the video game industry and how “things should be done” or “could be done”. That’s a fact, but the Battlefield V sub-Reddit has allegedly taken the game’s historical accuracy debate too far. It has come to a point where the moderators have banned the topic altogether and put into effect a new rule.
We’re done, its over. New rule: No more bitching about historical accuracy, it’s a game, not a history book. Violations will have consequences.
Reddit admins have confirmed brigading and the modteams of the subs in question are fully cooperating to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Hate us all you want but we’re done with this bullshit.
This issue has been discussed in a million threads but we’ve never been brigaded more than we have in the past months. Admins can only keep up with so much. We’re done wasting our time on this, every point has been made, no you’re not sexists or whatever, but this is just repetitive now.”
Of course, there will always be push-back. Since this official thread was posted, the moderators have been accused of conspiracy with Electronic Arts and DICE in which neither are true. They do admit there have been and are “valid criticisms” of Battlefield V, but the conversations have moved on to unnecessary savagery. Moderator sloth_on_meth stated:
We get that y’all have valid criticism about battlefield V and the customisation options within the game. Sadly, this subreddit has proven to be unable to have a civil discussion about these things without devolving into name calling and slapfights.”
With that being said, another moderator has provided with an alternative for those still curious of the entire fiasco, providing a link to “the final thread” for the discussion to be had or viewed at. The moderators have taken their stance and stick by it.
Personally speaking, this has to be one of the pettiest topics for folks to rage on about. The developers have already spoken up about their personal interpretation of this era and the fact of the matter is, it is not meant to be one-hundred percent historically accurate. It came to a point that even the director of NieR: Automata spoke up about this.
There are fantastic games that center around that very idea of a retelling of an era with veracity, but this is simply not one of them. Passing on a question to you, is this a topic worth discussing still? Will an understanding ever be reached?Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:
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