sugarsuites

sugarsuites:

Im?? Tempted to make a character on xiv that is mute. Since i have a character that is blind i figured it would be interesting to have one that is mute, and i kind of want to see how i would rp out someone like that

However i have hit a snag. I want to be able to portray this mute character…

In my experience a character with something like muteness or deafness is rarely ever portrayed well because it’s just too challenging to play correctly. Bear in mind this is coming from an individual who is actually deaf out of character and speaks both English and American Sign Language.

I doubt that many would oppose the use of Sign Language in Eorzea, but despite popular belief Sign Language is not a universal language. There are major differences in signs depending on where you are from. For example, if I went to Europe and spoke to members of the Deaf Community there, it is unlikely we would be able to communicate easily or possibly at all. Even their basic Signed Alphabet is wildly different.

That in mind, even if you were to learn ASL to the point of being able to describe it flawlessly in an emote, most others won’t understand at all and even others who are fluent may not understand well enough for communication to be effective. This results in large amounts of meta information needing to be passed through private messages or emotes which cheapens the concept to the point where, in my opinion, you may as well just be playing a normal character.

The same can be said for overcoming muteness or deafness by passing notes. By the time it’s all said and done you’ve taken twice as long to get a point across because you had to type it all out in private messages. Then if party A wants to share what you said with party B they have to pass them the note and repeat the “written” text to them in private — because I’m assuming you would be writing these notes in normal handwriting on slips of paper and not in bubble letters on poster board for all to see.

I just want the expectations to be realistic here, which I know sounds funny dealing with a world in which cats are people, but bear with me. Regardless of whether the redundancy and time requirements deter you, they may in fact deter those you interact with. Which I guess is my point in all of this. I’ve seen it happen. I’ve known handfuls of deaf/mute characters that wound up being ‘healed’ of their deafness/muteness simply because the RP pool began drying up and it became a matter of “be easier to talk to IC or we do things without you.” And no one wants to be excluded.

Even with all of that said, if it’s something you really want to try, go for it! Worst outcome: you change your mind and don’t play a mute/deaf character.

popscrap asked:

Three questions How long have you been playing, Pc or Ps4, and would you be Willing to team up sometime on PC

I assume you’re referring to Warframe. I’ve been playing for several months on PC, I do the majority of my gaming from a PC. Usually I’m in a  group, but sometimes I log odd hours and wind up alone or in groups of three or less. In such cases I’m always willing to team up! And that goes for any of my viewers, consider it an open invitation.

iantheren

iantheren asked:

Have you had a chance to try to the infested derelict corpus ship tileset yet?

ghost-forge answered:

Not yet. Been too busy murdering for my dog. They raised the craft cost from 10k to 100k.

iantheren:

If you happen to have any Tower 3 Exterminate void keys, you can move slowly through those. They give 20k to 50k xp per run not including the credits you find through the mission.

This is probably true. I could get the crew together for a farm, people always need crystals. Decaying little shits that they are (the crystals, not my friends).

Honestly? Mag. It’s a good balance between personal offense/defense and party offense/defense. I enjoy the Saryn as well though it doesn’t seem to have as much to offer a party. The Volt looks fun, granted I’ve yet to build my own. I’ll likely do that next. I didn’t enjoy the Nyx near as much as I thought I would. It plays great for a party but I run into survival issues when I’m on my own, which never happens when I’m in my Mag.

Honestly? Mag. It’s a good balance between personal offense/defense and party offense/defense. I enjoy the Saryn as well though it doesn’t seem to have as much to offer a party. The Volt looks fun, granted I’ve yet to build my own. I’ll likely do that next. I didn’t enjoy the Nyx near as much as I thought I would. It plays great for a party but I run into survival issues when I’m on my own, which never happens when I’m in my Mag.