Since you're losing your collective mind, I will unpack the comparison for you.EGS
- Subsidized - Epic pays you to buy their games.
- Missing basic amenities - No shopping cart, other missing features. Lack of parity with Steam and other stores.
- No community support - No way to share and exchange ideas on the platform.
- Nobody has a voice - No way to tell others what you think of the product on the platform.
- No choices - Anti-consumer exclusives.
- Constant stream of free stuff - Freebies.Section 8 Housing
- Subsidized - The government assists you financially.
- Missing basic amenities - Most of these properties lack certain things. Many are in poor states and dire need of repair.
- No community support - Many are in a situation where the tenants cannot assist one another.
- Nobody has a voice - Any issues raised typically go nowhere.
- No choices - You are limited to whatever is available, and even worst if there is a shortage.
- Constant stream of free stuff - EBT, vouchers, etc., etc.
It is simply a frame of reference. Both share many similarities.
Transforming my comment in a notion of "hatred" is all you. There was none of that intent on my part. You can insist there is all you want, but I'm afraid I have to disagree. A person can compare something to something as long as the similarities exist.
"I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to explain what EGS is only to have it go over your collective heads." Again, this is another situation where you took "And Epic Games Store is 'Section 8' gaming" and mutated its meaning into something vile. If you think I'm going to apologize, I'm not. You attached your meaning to my post. I'm not apologizing for something you fabricated in your mind.
What you did is called dysphemism. If you don't know what it means, look it up. It's enlightening. But in case not:
"Dysphemism is used as a device for degradation, minimization, or humiliation of individuals who are disapproved of or condemned. When a speaker uses this technique, he uses marked form directed towards a group or the listeners. The purpose is to express anger or social distance from a particular group. It is frequently employed in literary texts, political speeches, and colloquial expressions. Sometimes, dysphemism could be the result of hatred and fear, though disapproval and contempt might also motivate dysphemism to be used." source
Instead of looking at the comparison, you attack the comparison itself as if to say, "how dare you do that." Well, I dare, and the comparison is valid.
To wrap this up...
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 22:07:
What it sounds like to me, beyond you being blatantly classist, is that you whine in literally every single thread about EGS whether the thread is about Steam or EGS. You come off as an entitled, spoiled toddler. If you don't like EGS, don't buy from them. It's that fucking simple. But knock off the whining. It's as tiresome as when you would preach your fairy tale bullshit in the OotB section.
I was content to post, "And Epic Games Store is 'Section 8' gaming," as a metaphorical reply to El Pit's snide "Stickers and points instead" against Steam.
Let's look at your choice of words. "Cute. A classist joke." "blatantly classist," "Entitled, spoiled toddler." "whining." And then the icing on the cake "fairy tale bullshit in the OotB section"
ALL of that is classic dysphemism behavior. It would be best if you stopped less I remind you of the first rule of BluesNews. "Disagree all you want but refrain from attacks of a personal nature. Criticize the post, not the poster."
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