Comcept hires a female community manager, gamers get angry.
i love the people who are whining they dont have a say in her being hired, like somehow financially investing in a game makes you qualified to make the staffing decisions too
gamers are getting mad because Mega Man is traditionally an Eastern game made under Eastern influences, and let’s be serious here, feminism (and feminism to the extent that Dina has shown) is a very Western ideology. People backed Mighty No. 9 because they wanted a spiritual successor to Mega Man, and they want the same game they’ve played for years. Western ideals would get in the way of that image. The bigger issue here with Dina being a community manager is that she didn’t play any of the fucking games. She explicitly stated in one of her tweets that she “had never played an mm game” and wanted to support the game because her friends worked on it. That spins an angle of NEPOTISM and BIAS to her hiring???? Not only that, as the community manager she’s supposed to be a gateway between development team and the consumers - the investors of Mighty No. 9.
Now imagine you’re a backer for MN9, okay? You payed (let’s say) 20, got your bonuses all lined up, waiting for Mega Man 2.0. You find out that a community manager has been hired by the name of Dina. Shit dude, that’s totally fine. She’s a feminist? Cool, equality. She wants gender equality and her own agenda pushed into MN9, where she’s in a position to do so? Not cool. Furthermore, she was caught LYING about her involvement in Mega Man games, going from “never played an MM game” to (in her introduction to the forums) “Mega Man X was the best Mega Man!!” That shows that she’s dishonest, and that’s a terrible thing to have when you’re trying to be a gateway for ideas and information.
Look at Seth Killian, the man that’s known exclusively for Street Fighter and MvC; he went from being a devoted fan, going to tournaments, dishing out interviews like they’re hot shit to anyone who would have him. His most famous contribution to the community was a series of (incredibly detailed) articles on Shoryuken.com called the Domination 101 series, which was about overcoming obstacles to becoming the best you possibly can at fighting games. What does Dina have as community contributions? She has one piece of fanart, and some fucking connections, having never touched an MM game in her life.
Oh and by the way, investors have every damn right to complain about who gets hired. They’re funding the fucking project. If someone is unfit for a position, they shouldn’t have that position. Simple as that. And frankly, with Kenji Inafune’s influence, they should have gotten someone better than someone a couple of people at the office have probably slept with on the side.
tl;dr don’t blindly defend feminists solely because they’re feminists and check your fucking facts before you try and say that a social justice warrior is automatically fit to do whatever they please