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During the last days and weeks we, the development team behind "Blade of Agony", received a lot of emails, comments and news about the release of the project. While the overwhelming majority found the result and the execution of our work successful, there were also critical voices, among others, which we take just as seriously.

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During the last days and weeks we, the development team behind "Blade of Agony", received a lot of emails, comments and news about the release of the project. While the overwhelming majority found the result and the execution of our work successful, there were also critical voices, among others, which we take just as seriously.

First of all, Blade of Agony is a fictional scenario based on the alternative narratives of the Wolfenstein game series by id software and Bethesda and the corresponding canon. It does not represent accurate history, our political stance or thinking of the development team. We reject any form of racial hatred, discrimination, (Neo-)Nazism, anti-Semitism or glorification of the Second World War.

We have invested a lot of time and work to communicate this message in our game, to deal sensitively with the content and to create a respectful game experience without discriminating against people or groups of people. Despite meticulous care, we have not succeeded perfectly in all points, which is why we have taken the current version of "Blade of Agony" offline until further notice.

We are currently working on a revised version in which we will correct these mistakes and respond to the players' comments and reasonable demands. Until then, we ask for your patience and understanding. Stay psyched!

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General_Green
General_Green

Oh good, I still have the old one.

Don't give in to these crybabies.

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Daedalus3924
Daedalus3924

got a link?

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IllidanS4
IllidanS4

You don't need to get controlled by the 1 % of people who criticise the amazing work you've created. You certainly don't need to take it down just to remove something someone might get offended by. Dedicate your time and effort to the things you care about, to your vision. If someone disagrees, well they should make a game of their own, about their vision, not force you to change what you want to create.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Dear Void! NO! Not this again!

What the hell are you guys doing mates?!? Screw these "critical voices"! The mainstream media "journalists" are a massive joke and an affront to our gaming industry! All they do and want to do is cry wolf, and censor any courageous effort at artistic creativity. Your mod has not done anything illegal nor unethical that warrants a critical revision. This is from an avid supporter AND play-tester of your game since Chapter 2's release. Offering feedback whenever convenient (like that zombies town scene).

Also as a game developer myself, I've learned the hard way in my own experience with my projects you can NOT please everyone and NOT everyone is worth appeasing nor catering to. There are envious and venomous trolls, even in the heart of the gaming industry who just want to prevent you from succeeding with your artistic visions just for garnering momentary attention, maintain a warped political status-quo, and/or simply out of petty spite. The only way to win is to not to play - ghost them all. Starve them of such attention. Do what you love and enjoy.

And for Void's sake, stay away from their woke politics as well. It's a rabbit hole that only exists destroy and cripple projects, as history already proves.
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Meanwhile, I'm protecting very dearly the previous version of this game with my very life. No offense, but I am not downloading anymore future updates of your game until we can get your word, that you won't cater any more to these people and restore the original vision of your game. I don't want an edited "safe" version of your game. I want the original version, intact and updated from there whenever necessary.

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I don't even care if I get downvoted or buried for this.

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Tleno
Tleno

(buried)

It wasn't journalists, it was fellow Doom modders who expressed dissatisfaction with how some themes are handled.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

I discovered that now. I am unsure if he wants me to post the link to the thread here. I think doing so will shed light to the situation and expose how ludicrously pathetic the Doomworld community truly is.

UPDATE: Well turns out the "download" is actually a dud. There is nothing on the site anymore. *sigh* Good thing I have my backup...

Did my stance against the censorship move change? Very barely.
I will agree that adding tributing names of the ZDoom staff should have been verified with permission in advance as to avoid social and ethical concerns. Nicknames are not a problem. I don't care for the backlash on that, but birthnames (ie. Randi Heit) usually require permission. BoA is no longer a mod as it is standalone so the risk of litigation is possible now. Fortunately it is not commercial either else it could be almost certain he could be sued for doing this.

Besides that, all of the other frakas backlash was pure insanocratic cancer-speech. The "tiddy" prisoners, crying over a female NAZI getting her shirt slightly-torn upon death (ignoring all of the male Nazis who were disemboweled upon death - worse than a mere shirt-tear).

The once 'legendary' Doom community seems to have moved on - packed, and gone. What I see now, are clowns that have moved in their absence; the few that remained have succumbed to their corrupt influence.

I am very surprised Rachael came to Torm's defense however. She too is woke as demonstrated on ZDoom with bans (albeit more merciful than most of her colleagues tend to do, at least they are often temporary to "teach us a lesson and think about what we've done!"). I was expecting she'd be on board the hate train. Turns out what broke that spell was because she was bullied by whom are technically her allies in the past on that website.

If even the radical woketivists will descend upon one of their own, well that speaks volumes of how truly insane these lot are.

Regardless, my stance still remains for the most part. I will backup my current copy of the game, and then download this replacement on ModDB to test for any differences. Hopefully it is not a completely neutered mess that caters to the insanocrats demands and destroys the experience. Torm already stated on the Github he removed some of the content already (including the titty prisoners), so the game is already a fractioned neutered sadly.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

UPDATE: Also need to add that last time I played BOA Episode II, the 'tiddy' prisoners were not unused textures. They were cleverly hidden easter eggs that are quite easy to miss. I was one of the first to discover it years ago since EP2's release, and although by accident, through motivation to find a way to find all secrets in that level. I forgot the name of the level now, but they were very far away across a wall inside a torturous dungeon cell and hard to notice unless you are sharp-eyed and care for secrets.

This is almost besides the point however, because this was nothing to cry wolf about. Only one instance of each of these two sprite variants of the female prisoners existed in the game. One of which looks like an edit of the French partisan Juliette Bertrand (correct me if I am wrong).

If these clowns like Major Arlene actually played through the mod instead of scouting over dev files and making their premature judgement solely from there, she'd see that these women are hard to even find in the game.

The debate on unused files is questionable and I am on mixed stance. One hand: It is a waste of file space if they were truly useless data. Other hand: this can be used to advantage as weird easter eggs and build lore to the game, as is the case with Halo, Half-Life, DND, and many more AAA games. Matter of fact, I encourage this practice, but only in limited form to avoid wasting too much storage space.

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WW1enthusiast20
WW1enthusiast20

>Fellow doom modders
the links are out to the threads, the person responsible is a leftist pulling a power move. This is disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

I also would not call most of them "fellow Doom modders" at all. Hardly, most are outsiders who never even worked on a ******* mod in their life, and probably don't even play mods or games. They're nobodies trying to be busy bodies with another's mod.

The few actual modders, are a disgrace trying to shoehorn their extremist ideals into someone's creative freedom and destroy their vision in the name of spite.

Regardless they are not even people; they are parasites.
Considering your comments in the follow up article, I see now, you are one of these radical scum.

Do yourself a favor and return to Doomworld whence you came, Tleno. Your kind are not welcome here.

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Thorir
Thorir

Expect upcoming new version with "bazis" and the vicious Alfred Hilter (without mustache) as the main antagonist.

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002

Stay true to your original vision and don't let some nobodies determine how YOUR work will be done. Change something only if you want to.

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PanMać
PanMać

Who, what, WHY?

I think it's pure artistic supression. You shouldn't get pressured by vocal minority. I think the mod is superb as is and it doesn't offend anyone who's sane.

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Conmiester
Conmiester

What a utter shame it had come to this after the shitshow happened in Doomworld recently. As much I liked this mod, I will keep v3.0 in my own god damn hands and stand against censorship. Plus, I can't believe you decided to stand down and accept their "demands" because of it.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Why did you delete our comments?!? We're trying to help you mate. Seriously, you need to stop catering to those ********. They are envious of your project and only want to see you fail. You don't need Doomworld, or ZDoom community. They are as relevant as YouChew was with the YouTube Poop community. If they want to sabotage their talent, than they'll become irrelevant just as YouChew is (and eventually dissolve). Make your own community with individuals who truly care for gaming.

That is what I am trying to do already and eventually I will succeed. I strongly suggest you do the same.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Honestly mate, Please don't surrender to these people. We want you to succeed and make great game and mods. Do not throw away all of that. I'd really hate to have to unfollow this game. For several years, this was one of the fewest projects that kept a smile in my face, even in 2017 - the worst year of my life and adulthood.

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LilyFerrari
LilyFerrari

I just can't believe the shitstorm I just read on Doomworld triggered by ******* degenerate progressist snowflakes who can't accept the fact that some nazi symbols would be... in a game taking place during WWII...

One of them was literally CRYING because of some posters depicting jews in a negative way. Well, DUH!!! This was NAZISM!!! What else do you expect???OH MY GOD!!! ARE YOU ******* KIDDING ME???
Is the new generation really that much degenerate???

Now they ask for
- the concentration camps to be removed
- the term "final solution" removed
- all nazi symbols removed
- some entire levels removed because they felt too "offensive" (yeah, okay, we're going to turn it into Mario World for you! Happy now???)
- etc. The list is endless...

WHAT THE ACTUAL ****???

The developers should just do a huge middle finger to those soyboys and keep the game EXACTLY the way it is now.
Fix some bugs, optimize it, ADD some new content if you want to, but do not remove anything.
NOBODY is shocked, besides that fascist extremist progressist activist group which, funnily enough, actually behaves like a nazi group.

DO NOT CHANGE THE GAME.
THOSE PEOPLE ARE THE TRUE NAZIS.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

This is especially considering the fact that the freaks banned him from Doomworld as well. Now there is definitely ZERO obligation to cater to their demands.

If they did this to me, I'd just go ahead and say "**** this ****!", revert back all that I had originally (only replacing perhaps the Randi Heit name reference only for legal reasons), and add new content satirizing these idiots.

I am already satirizing the woman who almost destroyed my life and one of my projects 4 years ago - inside that same project. She's an enemy boss character now, and with plenty of fun ways to obliterate her. All of these clowns (like Major "I defend female nazis from patriarchy!" Arlene for starters) need the same treatment. Turn them into satires to be massacred along with the Reich.

Any chance Torm had to make a few necessary changes, these freaks destroyed it by banning him unfairly. He owes them NOTHING now (as if he ever did to begin with).

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LilyFerrari
LilyFerrari

NOTE TO GAMERS : MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR OLD 3.0 VERSION!
IT'LL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER AS THE ULTIMATE VERSION!

PROGRESSISTS RUIN EVERYTHING.

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geedra
geedra

It's already been covered, and for those that don't have the 3.0, found a way to get their hands on it. Also Doomworld is an utter sh%thole(most of the doom players stood away from the forum and just go their for WAD downloads)

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Estor_

**** censorship bro. At least i have the og version downloaded

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gabrielonuris
gabrielonuris

I have only one thing to say: I'll hold dearly to the original 3.0 version I have downloaded. From now on, this version will be a symbol of expression and artistic freedom, that I still can't believe is dying in the name of this noisy minority.

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OnyeNacho
OnyeNacho

Well, THIS HERE...

Explains how the ORIGINAL Doom community dissolved and how it was replaced by these buffoons.

I.gyazo.com

Ironically enough, the source-ports changed everything... And it came at a great cost.

Superior graphics at the cost of a sane and competent community.
This is a Dark Age of Doom Modding already.

Not because of Torm, because of those freaks who crucified him and apparently another modder, Impie.

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olipro44
olipro44

For those who need a version of Blade of Agony 3.0 without tyrant censorship, there is a link : Mega.nz

Please spread it, share it, upload it everywhere and don't forget to love it. Freedom.

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Sadistic32
Sadistic32

I made this account after a sum of thought. The sadistic evil from this person "Madame-Rachelle" is appualling. I'm transgendered too sweetie. I didn't attack this game for misogyny like you did Rachelle. You're a villian. Come send me a PM if you ain't scared Rachelle or any of you doomworld losers. Threatening the games creators to forfill your beliefs is wrong. And this comes from a person thats trans themselves.

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phredreeke
phredreeke

direct your anger at the right people, Rachael just wanted Randi's cameo taken out and one other change (difficulty names I think, I'd disagree but it's really inconsequential compared to the rest)

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Sadistic32
Sadistic32

I saw the thread link, nah she definitely was behind a lot of "misogynistic" features ruined and I can see the lengthy write up, that she made about the game needing to remove, "edgy content" terrible. Forcing your views is way to much.

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Guest
Guest

The hell.

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Thorir
Thorir

The only thing you should change about the whole project is to nerf Adolf. I have spoken.

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Guest
Guest

Wow! Bending over for the Woke Crowd. SO GLAD I have the original copy unspoiled.

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Magaclaawe
Magaclaawe

I will just play the older uncensored buggy version than better censored woke sjw crap that you will release.

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ledernierrempart
ledernierrempart

a sad day for doom modding...

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Menumorut
Menumorut

Get woke go broke, do not give in to the small minority.

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Andretti
Andretti

So these are the people you listen to. This is your new target audience. Special snowflakes with a twitter account who don't even play video games. Noted.

Say goodbye to any and all support from me. I am doing everything I can to make sure everyone I know stops supporting you as well.

Good luck growing your project(s) in the future using the support from your new target audience.

Oh and on the holocaust? Gypsies had it much, MUCH worse than the jews during those times. They were almost wiped out entirely by the nazis. Yet you don't see anyone even acknowledge it happened. DOUBLE STANDARDS.

Can't wait for a snowflake to get triggered at my comment.

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NonBinary
NonBinary

Good move. Hope that "controversial" things was fixed in the new release.

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