Neither was I, and I've been a staff member in various forms since 2009!
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It's not about "not understanding the dynamics of abusive relationships". It's about common sense and personal responsibility. If someone is treating you like shit, don't put up with it. If someone rapes you, get them thrown in jail before they rape someone else. Doing anything else and trying to justify it is a matter of trying to turn excuses into reasons.
I'm not totally oblivious to the concept of abuse and it's psychological effects.
Even better, there are 8-10% fees from Indiegogo/Paypal/credit card processors. In the best case scenario of meeting their funding (the absolute minimum they should be aiming for), their take-home would be $54,600. That leaves:
Development – $32,760 (?!)
BGM – $16,380
Localization – $5,460
Now, I don't know a whole lot about PC game development or music, so I can't comment there... but $5,460 to translate a game of this scale? I assume there is absolutely ZERO plot if they expect any translators to bid on that. At first, I thought that the price was insulting as it is, but then I read that they plan on a worldwide release. That means that this isn't just one localization, but several localizations all need to be done from the same paltry sum.
The game looks fun, but for the money they're asking for.. yeah, this is a train-wreck waiting to happen. Especially if they didn't even factor in the cost of their incentives into their budget.
Okay. Now that I've got a good opportunity to say something without having to directly respond to something I'd like to tell a little bit of my history that might shed a little light on why I hold the opinions I do. I have never been raped, nor have I raped anyone but I can think of three cases where someone I knew or loved was affected by this subject.
Case #1) My aunt used to be married to this guy, let's call him Jimmy. Jimmy was a lot of fun. He seemed like a really cool guy and then suddenly, he disappeared from out lives and any time I asked my mom about him she was reluctant to answer. It always seemed that she was hiding something. She was. When I was a teenager she finally told me and my sister that "Jimmy" had molested my cousin numerous times and that when my aunt found out about it she got a divorce and he was told to stay as far away as possible. She didn't go to the police because she knew that once my grandfather found out, he would flat-out murder Jimmy. He would have taken his shot-gun and blown this guy to pieces. I have no doubt of this. Because of that, Jimmy was never held accountable for the disgusting things that he did to my cousin. I have memories of playing a game with this dude where he would tie me and my brother and sister up and see how long it took us to get out. It sounds weird, but we were kids so it was fun. That's SUPER CREEPY looking back. He probably went on to rape someone else because if someone is sick enough to rape a child there really is not limit to what damage they can cause.
Case #2) I think I was a sophomore or junior in high school. I was sitting in class one day and noticed that the girl sitting next to me was obviously uncomfortable. Something was bothering her and I didn't know what. I wasn't good friends with her so I didn't want to pry. So, the teacher left the room for a few minutes to take care of some business and then she and the dude on the other side of me started to argue about something. I tried not to pay attention because I didn't want to be involved in their drama. Things heated up and I decided to start paying attention. Just as I looked at the girl, she said to him "You raped me". I'll never forget the look on her face. I'll never forget the sound of her voice. I'll never forget the deafening silence that followed. Long story short, she never told anybody else and he got away with it. He took advantage of a drunk girl at a party and never had to face up to it.
Case #3) Some time during summer break after 7th grade and not long after my older brother had died (that was a REALLY shitty year all the way around) I was informed that my cousin's dad was arrested for raping his sister-in-law while she was baby-setting his kids after he came in loaded on drugs. I don't have time to tell all of this story because it is a long and complicated one. The most important part though is, this guy went to prison for a rape that it turned out that he didn't commit. The accuser was a sociopath who was just trying to cover up the affair that she was having with him and the judge believed her because the accused was a drug-addicted burglar who had spent most of his life in prison. Nobody believed him.
So there you have it. The three times that someone I know was involved in a rape case the two people who actually raped someone were never held accountable and the guy who didn't rape anyone went to prison for it. If THIS is what NORMALLY HAPPENS when there is a rape case I don't think anything I've said was inappropriate and I can easily understand why people have such strange and varied reactions to rape allegations.
Just to put everyone's mind a bit more at ease. It seems what happened here is that we used revision 1.0 of the rom. The main one floating around on the net is revision 1.1. However, I've done some pretty extensive testing and the translation works just fine with revision 1.1 of the rom. So, feel free to use that version and the IPS patch or our xdelta and turn off CRC checking. From my testing so far, the game should play without issues. If you do happen to encounter any, please let us know.
Is he banned for good or just banned a little bit?
Note: I'm not questioning the decision, I'm just curious.