I have had a family member commit suicide. I have struggled with depression my entire life. I don’t think half of you understand how hard it is to do simple things when you are extremely depressed. Just to get out of bed, to brush your teeth, to clean up the damn house. Depression that can lead to suicide is a very real thing in the gaming world. CCP I am absolutely ashamed of the way you handled Mittani back in the day. I am even more devastated at the way this latest was handled. The latest events, you put the events into an order of importance. You basically told ME, and the world that what MIttani did was not as bad. You brought all the hurt I’ve dealt with back into my life. DO you guys even think about what the heck you are doing half the time? I am so, absolutely ashamed of you as a company, but more over I am hurt by it. I am hurt by what you choose to take a stand on and what you don’t. I am hurt on who you chose to stand up and defend. You didn’t decide to defend the guy that struggles to get out of bed, struggles to talk to his family, struggles to just be happy.
ISD don’t you dare lock this. I will make sure I have discussions on every forum possible if you shut this down.
Discussion of it, he implicitly says we don’t discuss it.
But then breaks that and opening it up for discussion 16:45 later
PS - Also really, really, really hurt that in your statement you actually say it’s okay what Mittani did up until the point of the QA session. You as a company think it’s okay to make fun of a suicidal person? I mean seriously? Do you want to be the company that will trade a few laughs over the misery of another human being, just as long as the character isn’t mentioned? Did you EVER, EVER ONCE stop and think about what if that person was watching that video and how it would make him feel? You as a company really need to take a hard look at yourselves.
PPS - I also think the way you handled it back then lead to more of an indifferent attitude by your player base. You had a real chance to do something great and you chose not to. Look at all the posts on reddit yesterday about Mittani, you obviously failed at making sure people understood it was not okay. There were like 10 people opposed to what Mittani did and the rest posting said it was okay, or “not that bad”. You failed CCP, make it right.
PPPS - I don’t know Gigx, I don’t care about Gigx, the only thing I care about is CCP taking a stand on importance of events.