aww,thank you as well for being such a ray of sunshine; your answer only strenghtens what i said before,and i feel you tbh,so many people have said "you dont really love da unless you hate it" and im like "what"I dont think ive ever adored a game franchise this much!people are so critical and quick to jump to call something problematic or wrong;i wonder what they are even able to enjoy
I genuinely don’t understand that way of thinking. Yes, there are things that can be improved upon in the game and storyline, but the story and characters don’t belong to us (despite the vehement arguments going around that try imply otherwise 🙄). I could never hate Dragon Age. It doesn’t make sense for me to devote my time to something I hate either.
I think some of that boils down to people feeling lonely or wanting attention, because negative attention is still attention and banding with a hate group is easier (and takes less work) than to put effort into something positive and constructive.
And you can love DA despite those people! No one owns DA except Bioware, and while Bioware unjustly receives their “fair share” of hate (and then some), THEY will NEVER tell you that in order to be a true fan or to really love their story, you must hate it.
That’s just a totally negative, and frankly unhealthy way of thinking. I don’t need to hate anything to truly love it and neither should you or anyone else. We can all be respectful and considerate of others (like there are some ships that I don’t enjoy, so I blacklist them on here, but I don’t hate them or think they shouldn’t be shipped, because hell yeah ship them alll dayyy errdayy if that’s what someone wants), and I can still be kind to those people who absolutely love them.
The majority of us are all here because we’ve come together with a similar interest, and we can all be thoughtful and respectful. And should anyone ever make you feel unwelcome or like you have no right to be in the fandom because you “don’t hate the game enough to love it” (like whaaaat?! 😂), come hang out with me, my mutuals, and followers because we’re all positive and uplifting people who enjoy drooling over the rich environment and characters that the Bioware people shared with us. 😊😊😘😘