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>game has a slider for making spiders more abstract and less detailed so game journos dont pee their diapers in horror
epic
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>>519547334
Whats wrong with that anon
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>>519547583
why would you include giant detailed spiders if not to be fucking terrifying? arachnophobia isn't a disability or some shit it's common sense, if you give an option to opt out of that why not just have an option for horror games to make all areas well lit and all enemies look like cute teddy bears?
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>>519547334
I have fucking Acrophobia (fear of heights) and I still played through and enjoyed both the Mirrors Edge games.
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this is such a retarded thing to bitch about
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>>519547772
because some people pretty much just shut down when they see a spider, it isn't just a “oo aa spooky spider haha i got spooked”
The horror game equivalence would be correct if this was a game about spiders, but it isnt
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>>519547982
>because some people pretty much just shut down when they see a spider
Seeing how that's the main purpose of a spider is to stop things in their tracks, that sounds like a good thing.

But fuck them in this game. "Oh hai anon I saw you sleeping in this remote location, so I decided to break my sleep cycle during the day and stalk you until night time."
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>>519548243
But people don't pay survival games to be too terrified to continue playing, they play them for fun
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>>519547982
then don't play the fucking shrinking game if you don't want to see oversized house creatures
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why would you want to change this?
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>>519548396
>you can't make the survival game feel like a fight for survival it needs to be a little cozy game with blob creatures
i can't tell if you're being retarded ironically or actually are
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>>519547334
>games having more options is a bad thing
retard
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>>519547982
>x scares me
>hmmm today I will play the game containing lots of x
>nooo Im scared of x game devs why do you do this
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>>519548440
Why not?
What if someone wants to play the shrinking game and not see the big scary spiders? They'll be glad they have a totally optional slider to make them not scary

>>519548659
?
being scared is not a requisite of survival games
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>>519548737
and the game devs include an option to make x less scary, so now you can play
such nice devs
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>show the sliders
>don't show an actual comparison
Come on, man. Get it together.
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>>519547334
Can't believe this bros.
For years spiders have been ostracized.
We even get rid of pests like flies and stuff...
Totally not fair!
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>>519548758
because the entire appeal of a game based around the idea of being shrunken is giant versions of regular things. whats the fucking point if you don't actually want to see the giant things? are they going to have a setting for all the enemies and hazards? are they just going to let you turn the entire game into blobby early 3d game models? are they going to keep focusing on retarded options like this instead of just implementing actual convince options?
its just the idea that someone whose deftly afraid of giant bugs would also be into a game based on shrinking, the fuck is even left in the concept for that kind of person?
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>>519548871
It removes the legs and eyes I think, makes them cute goofy things
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>>519548440
Why would someone not play it if you can just turn the spiders off?
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>>519548396
You pay them (or don't) to play what the developers wanted to sell you. Luckily, the devs wanted to sell them to people who cannot be arsed to fix an actual irrational fear by interacting with a real spider. Yes, dipshits, arachnophobia is an irrational fear. Humans aren't deathly afraid of venom, they're afraid of the crazy, spaztic, almost unreal motion of their legs.
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This might sound stupid but I kind of wish I had a phobia that could be triggered by media (arachnophobia, trypophobia). I love it when games scare me but they rarely manage it; an exploitable phobia sounds like an effective shortcut to doing so. And trying to face such a phobia and perhaps even overcoming it by playing the game in short bursts sounds like a compelling challenge.

>>519547774
To what extent did that game trigger it?
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>>519547334
>super not okay
Who the fuck wrote this shit? An 8 year old?
I can sorta get it if it's one of those rubber prank props but imagine being so bitchmade you're offended by virtual spiders in your screen that you're aware are fictional since you're playing a fucking game.
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>>519547334
all the complains in this threads are irrelevant as the spider slider only makes it WORSE
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Why do you care if it doesn't affect you?
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>>519549009
because if they're scared of a spider's spindley legs i cannot see them not shitting themselves over literally anything else related to the concept
fuck's sakes the individual blades of grass could be mistaken for long legs, are they going to have a 'no grass' option? can i turn on flatworld and just have a empty span of dirt to run circles on?
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>>519549197
>i cannot see them not shitting themselves over literally anything else related to the concept
That kind of sounds like a personal problem specific to you more than anything.
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>>519548965
arachnophobia is much more common than ant-phobia or any other bug related phobia
also what's left is a survival game people might want go play without having to see giant spiders

>>519549024
there's nothing wrong with that
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>>519548843
x devs are a bunch of faggots.
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>>519548871
>>519547772
this is the most censored one
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post screens of the spiders with slider up and down
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>>519548871
>>519548983
I miss the days when /v/ made original content
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>>519549242
if your irrational fears turn themselves off in such a rational way as to not get afraid if its literally not labeled a spider then it sounds like you don't actually have a phobia you're just a whineass bitch crying for attention
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>>519547334
>dude like totally not ok :^[
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>>519547982
To be fair, I shut down in any game with jumpscares. Ironic, because I love horroe novels and manga, but even hint at a jumpscare and I'm out.
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OP frankly you sound like a woman, exaggerating everything and taking it to the extreme
Some people don't like spiders, deal with it

>>519549267
x devs?
We had defined x as spiders, I don't understand your post
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>>519547334
What enemy do you fear to the point of paralysis /v/?
For me its giant hydras or snakes
Could never even get close to the hydra boss in ds
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>>519549309
>unironically makes it look scarier
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>>519549158
if the game launches missing actual quality of life options but has this shit then yes i would say it affects me because they wasted dev time on something so retareded.
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>>519549317
Actually that's literally what a phobia is, it's genuinely not my fault your mind is incapable of piecing together a scenario that you didn't come up with yourself.
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>>519549309
Everything between full slider and no slider is terrifying
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>>519547982
man up you fucking pussy
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>>519547772
>dev does what they want with game - removes nothing
>gaymer still complains
lmao, just shut it down anon. you've been on the computer too long.
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>>519549452
man up about accepting options that dont cater to you, pussy
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>>519549267
They're intelligent capitalists for once. My guess is they looked at how one of the first public mods for Skyrim was replacing the spiders with bears and decided it'd be good to do something like that out of the gate. But since this is /v/ someone has to rage and shriek autistically because the world isn't working in the exact manner they want.
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>>519549309
These are all fucking terrifying
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>>519549434
Except this is simple to add.
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>>519549434
It takes literally less than an hour to set this sort of shit up you absolute mong
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>>519549434
This took an intern like two hours of his 12 hour slave shift to do.
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>>519549309
just a few weeks ago we had the nintendo leak fren
that's pretty fucking OC if you ask me
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BASED

FUCK SPIDERS
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>>519549309
upper right is the worst
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>>519549539
>>519549583
>>519549597
and it takes a minute to change a faulty hitbox or a uneven edge that catches the player. that shit actually affects the gameplay, this is the equivalent of a shitty cosmetic skin and does not. if they spent even a second on this and not any QoL work then its a complete fucking waste.
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>m-more options?
>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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>>519547334
Spiders are for hugging and caring
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>>519547982
I'm pretty sure they don't.
I would bet money that most arachnophobia is bullshit attention seeking faggotry.
It's normal to not like heights, spiders, spooky ghosts etc, but pretending you're speshul by calling it a phobia is gay as fuck
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>>519549925
Oh yeah you know more than the countless experts that have recorded this phobia over the course of centuries
Of course, I'm on /v/, the source of all human knowledge
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>>519547334
This game helped me overcome my arachnophobia by letting me slaughter orb weavers and wolf spiders.
If you play with arachnophobia mode on your only hurting yourself.
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>>519547334
...I'll be the judge of that, whats the spiders actually look like?
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>>519549309
The 4th one is more horrifying than the full model
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>>519550018
Oh fuck off. The "countless experts" get paid to interview and counsel people about bullshit.
I have yet to encounter anyone in who goes into a genuine catatonic state at the sight of a spider. The worst is just a mild spook, but oh no, you're speshul you have arachnophobia.
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You know what the funny thing is? my mother, like many women, will freak out over a little spider, but if it's a big cellar spider or a taratula she doesn't care, they just don't trigger that irrational fear for her when they're large like that.
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>>519547772
>>519548243
>>519548440
>>519549452
>>519549925
Imagine being this fucking ignorant holy shit, not only is this an optional setting for people that suffer from phobia but you retards are literally fucking redneck tier ignorant and are actually bitching about a non issue, if you dont have arachnophobia don't fucking use the setting are you literal drooling retards just looking for anything to complain about?
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Imagine being such a braincuck that you are afraid of fictional animals.
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>>519549309
>hmmm people get scared from the unpredictable movements of a spider
>i know! lets take away its legs so you literally can NEVER read its movements!
anyone who thinks this would be helpful is fucking retarded
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>>519550256
>I didn't meet anyone with arachnophobia therefor it doesn't exist
Yeah I didn't meet anyone with cancer so it definitely doesn't exist does it, kys you literal subsimian IQ mutt.
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>>519550427
>psychology cuck thinks his made-up mindscares are comparable to real diseases
lmao
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>>519550256
If I say that I've met several, does my anecdote cancel out your anecdote?
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>>519549925
no, my mom would chase me around in the dark with spider toys as a kid and now seeing big spiders triggers a fight or flight response (i usually run out of my room). she did it in halloween stores, at home, she would wake me up with them, etc
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>>519548904
we?
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>>519550594
your mom sounds based and you sound like a pussy
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>>519550637
post body
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>>519550637
i would agree if it happened when i was 10-12, but it started when i was 3. it's not like "ooooh my mommy abused me" or anything like that, it just caused a strong fear in me
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>>519547334
>super not okay
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>>519547334
Imagine letting your life be ruled by an irrational fear instead of confronting it and overcoming it like an adult, which is the very thing that psycologists and theripists will recommend to anyone with an irrational fear. But no, lets just coddle people instead because that seems to be working fucking wonders for society these days.
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>>519550326
The only sane person in this thread
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>>519549041
Not him but I definitely get triggered playing games like Deep Rock Galactic on high terrain difficulty, certain 3D Mario levels, and especially pic related.
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>If you're super not okay with that
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>>519547982
>because some people pretty much just shut down when they see a spider
And thats why natural selection is a thing and humans fucked that up
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>>519547334
the game is literally 30 minutes long
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>>519550741
>life ruined
Turning off spiders in a videogame is a ruined life?
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>>519550326
>what is exposure therapy
nonono lets just hide the scary objects that'll fix it i'm sure
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>>519547334
That sounds hilarious.
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>>519550881
Something that takes place in a clinical setting not at random with videogames
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>>519547982
bullshit. most people are scared of spiders
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>>519550514
Damn a neckbeard basement dweller just denied scientific psychology studies how will doctors ever recover!
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>>519547982
>because some people pretty much just shut down when they see a spider
I'm terrified of spiders but not videogame spiders, they're one of the most boring and unoriginal enemies in games.
And how retarded do you have to be to not be able to distinguish real world from videogames?
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>>519550980
Being scared of spiders is not the same as having a phobia of spiders
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>>519550773

>scared of the bridge part in hl2
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>>519550427
Except that an actual disease is provable.
A phobia can just be a cunt faking it for attention.
Of course I've met people who SAY they're afraid of spiders.
But have any frothed at the mouth and passed out when a daddy long legs strolled by?
>>519550571
So how did you know they weren't faking it?
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>>519549309
It just looks more alien and demonic the less you make it look like an actual animal.
Top left looks cute. Everything else either looks like an alien tripod or a floating demon head.
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>>519550952
it seems like a digital experience with no risk of physical harm is probably the actual best place to face a fear. i'm not really sure how someone functions if even that shuts them down or can't even help them cope
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so is the game any good?
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>>519551103
>how do they function
Most people don't deal with spiders as a day to day part of modern living
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>>519550880
Ruled, not ruined.
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>>519547334
what is the actual behaviors of wolf spiders in the game? i have a base right near the battletoads statue and every now and then there is this massive wolf spider that patrols a wide area while running really fast. there is a wolf spider den under this wooden plank nearby but i can't tell if the patrolling spider is the same one that lives down there, or if it's just getting spawned like a random mob
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>>519551045
>everyone is faking for attention so I have to be cruel to everyone just in case
You're the most mentally ill of anyone in this entire conversation
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does this game have giant women? haha
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>>519549309
it only makes it worse each time what the fuck
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>>519551045
Being scared of spiders is not the fucking same as a phobia you literal mongoloid piece of shit how hard is this to grasp, I don't give a flying fuck about the pussies you meet irl or in the mirror just because you haven't met anyone that has it or just because people can fake it doesn't mean it doesn't exist are you in primary school or something?
>Except that an actual disease is provable
And phobias don't exist? are you actually retarded? you may as well classify the majority of mental illnesses as non existant as well while you're at it. why am I even argueing with 50 iq subhumans on this shit board is beyond me.
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>>519547334
>super not okay
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I got aracnophobia and still think thats retarded.
Would shit my pants trying to play it.
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>>519551159
Turning off spiders in a videogame is being ruled?
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>>519547334
all that work in making realistic moving spiders and they can even climb up walls
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>>519550773
Cool, thanks anon. Do you find it an interesting challenge to overcome or does it just make you want to stop playing?
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>>519547982
BROS WHERES THE CUT OF HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS WITHOUT THE GIANT SPIDER! THE MOVIE DIDN'T SAY IT WOULD HAVE A GIANT SPIDER WTF
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>>519550594
your mother sounds based and you sound like a pussy faggot
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>>519549041
Not him either but I'm afraid of heights and never have a problem in games unless I actually fall a long distance and that shit makes me cringe and gives me a little bit of a fight or flight response, even in an unrealistic game like minecraft.
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>>519551248
Yep.
Most mental illness is probably bullshit.
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I'm not scared of spiders at all, but holy fuck turning a corner and seeking on of those fuckers in this game is pretty fucking terrifying.
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>>519549256
If one hypothetically had fear of spiders that was way past the point of logical aversion or disgust one should seek professional help.
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The spiders in this game never scared me. And that's only the tutorial boss.
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Theres nothing wrong with more options. I would rather it be this than remove or alter something for everyone. With that said, yeah its super funny. Imagine being so fragile a video game gives you PTSD.

Also I hope in the future this keeps getting more and more traction. I wanna be able to remove the entire game because I'm so scared of everything and just jump straight to the credits, except I'm creditphobia so those need to go too.
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>>519547334
Why are spiderfags like this?
It's the only phobia you ever see people screeching about when it comes to gaming. You don't see vertigofags complaining about heights or long drops.
>>519547774
You don't see Claustrofags complaining about confined spaces.
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>>519550879
>now you can expand your legacy by buying additional dlc content!
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>arachnophobe
>live in Australia
life is suffering
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>>519551526
>100 dollars an hour to some quack to get over not liking spiders
>or I can turn the spider legs off in the videogame
tough choice
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>>519551285
In a way it is, it's a sign of a very unhealthy association since games are not reality. If it's so disturbing that you need to remove them from a medium that is not based in the real world then you should seek a therapist. Digital fictional media should not affect you in reality, this is especially true for video games and movies.
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I'm super not okay with the toxicity in this thread
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>>519551659
> Digital fictional media should not affect you in reality
The entire purpose of media is to inspire emotions in reality
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>>519547334
this game has so much potential and it kind of sucks they have released it in such an unfinished state. i would like to see rain, seasons, ways to get glass to start fires and you should be able to eventually explore other yards. imagine there being a yard with a dog running around and it's like godzilla to the player
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>>519551726
Why release it when its finished when you can release it now and get all the money for 20% of the work?
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>>519551612
i wouldn't say i'm an arachnophobe but if a fucking wolf spider sprung outta one of my AC vents when i started driving i'd shit my intestines out before crashing the car in hopes of killing us both
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>>519551542
what game?
>>519551591
i instantly thought of ME3 when i got to this part too
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>>519547334
are you able to get to the house in the game?
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>tfw Acrophobia
>Play games
>Jump off cliff
>Get tense as fuck and feel like I'm about to get light headed until I hit the ground
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didn't turn spiders off because i'm not a fucking pussy but jesus christ it scared the ever living fuck out of me when it appeared in the game in the middle of the night

fucking wolf spiders
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>>519551713
A phobia is NOT simply a temporary emotional response. It is a form of trauma and shouldn't be happening with media.
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>>519551759
>wolf spider
You and any sane human being would be rightfully afraid, yes. Those things, redbacks and sydney funnelwebs are NASTY fuckers. Especially the funnelwebs, with their reputation for hyper-aggression and all.
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>>519551614
Unless you got raped as child by spider if you get into shrieking fits over spider you need help. Especially since actual spiders or images of one could pop up in ones life. Also therapy is covered by many nations health plans or private insurance so that's an option.
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>>519551759
can't you just smash it with your hand?
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>>519551989
nice
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>>519551832
Vindictus
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>>519551832
Vindictus
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>>519552092
>USA
>affordable healthcare of any sort
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>>519549309
>The base spider is some cutesy gay anime spider
It's not even a scary base spider, throw some wolf spiders or tarantulas with gross slime coming from it's fangs. If you get triggered by cartoony spiders, you're a fag, there is no exception
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>>519551542
>Vindictus
Why did you remind me of that game. I fucking loved it and they've massacred it.
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>>519551989
lol
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>>519552109
would probably fail to kill it in one strike and end up with a frantic 5 legged spider sprinting and bleeding all over your dash and/or falling into your lap and biting your dick.
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New gen kids full of fucking pussies, I played scary games all the time as a kid til I eventually got over it
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>>519552315
you love playing terrible games bro
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>>519552313
The game has wolf spiders, they're fucking terrifying.

Also the thing that is lost in images is the way the spiders move, and shake grass, you see the grass moving before they arrive and they're rapid little fuckers

I would make a webm as well but honestly cbf
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A spider slider is far less damaging to your life than letting a therapist anywhere near you
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I uninstalled it cause of the spiders. I am 35. BRB, killing myself.
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>>519552109
Better to use your phone like a guillotine and cut the fucker in half

>>519552560
What if your therapist is a hot milf and she sucks the anxiety out of you if you catch what im meaning
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>>519552472
It was pretty good for it's time.
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>>519547772
the eyes creep ed me out a bit.
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>>519552560
If you think a therapist is damaging then you're an idiot.
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>>519552410
I miss when games could still scare me.
That heart-pounding fear and tension I felt taking on the Gohma in OOT as a 12-year-old, pushing through that fear and the exhilaration and relief of managing to beat the boss despite it... that shit was what got me into gaming in the first place. My little kid heart was pounding in my chest like a drum for a good hour. I'd played shit like Mario World and the like on a mate's SNES, but I was never truly into the hobby until I experienced that.
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>>519552313
have you played the game? there the wolf spiders are twice the size and fucking screech like demons and are as loud as a horse while running
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>>519552472
The gameplay was great, it was everything else about it that was bad. Well besides the music, that was good too.
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>>519550326
listen i have no problem with the setting and i honestly think it is a good idea.

That being said if you are so scared of something that you need to damper it in a video you are in fact a huge fucking faggot pussy and should probably be castrated.


Im certain this setting is catered to little girls though which is fine.
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>>519547334
>If you're super not okay with that
Clearly trannies are behind this
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I had to work with a woman who had (has, I guess) arachnophobia and she got freaked out by some spiders we put up on Halloween so I went around and moved them away from where she sat.

It's annoying that other people have stupid problems, but we should still treat people compassionately. Not liking something does not release you from your moral obligations to others. That said, you have no obligation to be someone else's fool. If people are taking advantage of your compassion, give them the sword.

All of these things are true.
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JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
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>>519552929
Shoulda told that w*man to move them herself spoiled hoe
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>>519552929
Should have gone to the pet store and bought a bunch of pet tarantulas and set them free in her house
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>>519552951
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>>519552951
>>519553090
ugly UI
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>>519553090
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I would how people here would react to a "black people" slider or a "trans slider", because i have arachnophobia and my reaction to spiders in games is way more tame than /v/s reactions to black and trans people in games.
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>>519553249
I wish real life had a black people slider.
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>>519553158
Ur an ugly UI
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>Friend group excited to play
>only two of us can even get the game to not crash on log in
>Wind up just playing another DnD session instead
PATCH FUCKING WHEN.
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>>519552929
Agreed, apart from the moral obligation. You don't do it because you're obligated. You choose to do it. You're under no obligation to cater to their fears and hangups. It's nice to treat them with compassion and respect for their feelings, but it should in no way be expected of you.
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>>519553348
later this month
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>>519552929
>>519553371

disagree.

Weak men should be killed

Weak women shouldnt be bred

If you think different you fall into the first category
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>>519553346
Commando thinks he's sneaky
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>>519552929
should have worn a spider costume and raped her
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>>519552951
>>519553090
>>519553163
>>519553346
THIS JUST MAKES IT WORSE
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>>519547772
>arachnophobia isn't a disability
wow bigoted much?
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Games should have a Caligynephobia Safe Mode slider that makes attractive women in the game uglier and more fully clothed so trannies can play games with hot girls without getting triggered by a reminder of what they'll never be

At the max setting, all the women in the game have pink undercuts, horn-rimmed glasses, and five o'clock shadows

At the max setting
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>>519547334
why the fuck would you buy a game about bugs if you're afraid of bugs
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>set slider down to 0
>laugh at cute little blobs of fluff floating around
>then something bugs during the gameplay and due to race conditions the game loads default models
>you know you are at spider territory but you expect cute fluffball
>yfw it loads full-fledged model and you face it
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>>519553927
I thought the game was about shrinking
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>>519554053
once you're small enough you're just a human bug ripe for extermination
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>>519553457
M8, that's so far removed from this topic I can't even follow your train of thought.
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>>519554050
good way for the devs to get canceled by some twitter tranny with 10 different ailments in their bio
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>>519553457
People who say things like this would always be the first up against the wall if they actually did it
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>>519553850

but...It kinda already does. Except we can't have min setting.
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>>519554053
Dont worry anon your gf already has that game
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>>519554117
kek
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Is it better or worse than Supraland?
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>>519554117
>Doctor, what does my son have?
>Everything.
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>>519547772
homophobia filter when
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>>519554140
Well yeah, if we had a safe mode for it then we could go back to games having realistic women who enjoy being sexy instead of only scowling dykes whose tits are two cup sizes smaller than the reference model's
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>>519550326
>but you retards are literally fucking redneck tier ignorant and are actually bitching about a non issue
sums up /v/ pretty well good job
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>>519552736
Good luck with that job when they screen you
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>>519547772
Suck my dick, phobias are having the fear to an irrational degree. Even non-venomous spiders cause me to break out in cold sweats and get extremely tense muscles, basically frozen. But I'm fine with snakes, heights, public speaking, etc. It's literally like malformed neural pathways
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>>519549925
Spiders legit give me a paralyzing fear. Yes, I have rationalized it and yes I know they're most harmless. Dunno, just a reaction I have. I hate them.
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>>519554863
What megacorp hellhole do you live in where employers can just look up your mental health history
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>>519555785
It's wasps for me. I'll play with spiders, I might yell and swat at it if it gets on me but that's just me being a little bitch
But give the fucker some wings and I'm DONE. I'll stare frozen for five minutes straight.
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>>519549309
Am I the only one who sees the upper right one as a black man who has stylish hat over his afro and two large black sausages stuffed in his face?
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>>519549309
>YIKES SUPER NOT OKAY
Why not just make it a guy dressed as a Spider or Deadpool and Spiderman?that would be so epic for the win.
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>>519547982
I'm pretty sure a lot of people would "shut down" if they had a gun pointed at them irl but that doesn't stop shooters from being popular
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>>519551584
Looking at a screen and being high up does not evoke the same feeling as actually being high up. Your character being in a tight space is not the same as you actually being in one. But spiders that look like real spiders trigger the phobia because real or not, it’s just giving the same feeling as a real one. They know all scenarios are not real and no harm can come to the person, but that’s just simply how it works. I am arachnophobic and I know a small spider can’t hurt me and is more scared of me, but it’s absolutely disgusting to me and unsettling to even think about. Heights do not have the same feeling around them that spiders do
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>>519549309
wtf why'd they leave the spider abdomen thats the most disturbing part of a spider
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>>519556065
Nobody has a phobia of guns. The fear is only in the exact moment that your life is in danger, as fear is a survival mechanism. Arachnophobia is not someone’s choice to have of course, just like any phobia. And it’s an irrational fear that exists no matter if the situation is life or death or not.
I’m sure people are just shitposting but people with phobias can’t control that fear. You can’t tell someone to man up over it, it doesn’t work like that.
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>>519550881
>>519550952
>Several published meta-analyses included studies of one-to-three hour single-session treatments of phobias, using imaginal exposure. At a post-treatment follow-up four years later 90% of people retained a considerable reduction in fear, avoidance, and overall level of impairment
uh, this is way more effective than i imagined
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>>519550326
I have the eight to call you a pussy redditor if you're using it tho
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>>519547774
>enjoying catalyst
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>>519547334
I hope they get turned into bears like in Dragon Age 2
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>>519548904
Nice try
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>>519547334
Spiders are horrifying tho
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I can't recommend this game right now but I ended up playing 24 hours of it because I liked the setting.
I spent a lot of time in an attempt of making a bug proof base only to have ants eating at the foundations under the floor boards and orb weavers clipping through the walls to get inside my house.
I also found a destroyed research lab in a berry bush that had been ran over by wolf spiders as well as the bones of 2 dead kids. One had died inside of an ant hill while the other died of starvation in his hideout where they likely went insane collecting ant heads as trophies and mounting them on sticks. Who knows how many dead kids are in this guy's backyard.
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>>519556762
it's a fantastic cure, just very hard to actually motivate yourself to follow through and maintain exposure. I had a psychologist go through it with me, except for social anxiety. Now i work in a job where i travel round the country presenting insurance training session to people. Works very well, if you can actually keep up with it.
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Lazy devs had a Battletoad in the game, why not reskin the spider to look like this?
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>if youre super not okay with that
fucking globohomo speech is so gay
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>>519557831
>a giant spider with shoes so it can now stomp you
How is that not even spookier?
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>>519547583
>what's wrong with compromising a core element of your design
a mystery
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>>519557663
i was more surprised that even single-sessions had such a big impact
i guess it depends on the type of phobia, social anxiety is not the same thing as being scared of forks
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>>519547772
I'm more offended they cater to candyass color blind people. Fuck them.
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>>519553457
>Me stronk Darwinist urg.
>Me ugh post vidya frog forum ulbuga.
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>>519552372
>biting your dick
Do you drive naked? What the fuck?
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>>519558831
A single session can seriously help a sheltered individual, it certainly did with me. I was at a point where i was almost unable to leave the house due to fear. So after my first session, it was quite liberating to realise i hadn't died.
Significant changes do require more recurring sessions though, kind of like exercise. Otherwise you'll just forget everything and return to normal. For me it was getting to a point where I did some form of exposure every day, just because it wss something i had to do because of work, like talking with coworkers, or walking through a crowded city on my commute. Admittedly, i feel myself slipping now cause of the lockdown, since i don't often leave the house anymore and am not able to maintain exposure.
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>>519559427
>not letting the boys breathe
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>>519555785
Why the fuck are you playing a game were you fight giant spiders then?
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>>519550326
>suffer from phobia
Boo fucking hoo, you sound like a massive faggot.
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I love the concept, it's one of those magical things, being shrunken or in an oversized world. It's the first game I can recall since Alice Madness Returns with a genuinely wonderous setting. But it's just boring. Why the fuck does everything have to be a survival game?
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OH GOD IT REMINDS OF THIS LOW DETAILED ASS HOLE!
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>>519550879
>>519551591
so this is the power of gamepass
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>>519547334
What if they turned spiders into 2 balloons like this?
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>>519547772
>/v/ shits on games censoring spiders because people are scared
>/v/ gets scared of women and black people in games

hmmmmmmmm
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>>519559584
>since i don't often leave the house anymore and am not able to maintain exposure.
you should start drawing then.

jokes aside, hope you'll get better
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>>519561484
When will we get a black people toggle in our games?
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>>519551665
This. So much this.
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>>519547334
why would you play this game if you're afraid of these little fellas to begin with
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>>519552929
>If people are taking advantage of your compassion, give them the sword.
This is without a doubt the most faggy thing I've read this whole week. Kill you are self my dude.
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>>519547334
i'll never understand how people have a phobia with animals
I can understand height and thigh space but spiders/insects?
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>>519547772
how do you make something "sound less spiderlike"
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Spiders and most big insects terrify the shit out of me, even the ones that don’t bite. I just freeze in terror if one suddenly appears near me. Most of the time don’t have the guts to pick up the dead ones to throw away without gloves or something.
But holy shit, you have to be either the biggest pussy in the world, or just really have problems with distinguishing between the fictional and real world to be scared of video game spider.
Honestly the loose grasp on reality sort of explains a lot about majority of zoomers and millenials, and modern society in general.
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>>519547334
> slider says thing
> trying to do thing results in the opposite
I fucking love this gag.
https://www.originalprongles.com/

Try to lower the volume top right I dare you.
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>>519555974
Not anymore you aren't
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>muh phobias
>muh triggers
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giantess mod when
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To the people saying that this is some "non-issue" let me bring up the point that it takes dev time to implement something like this and if it becomes a common thing to do, game devs may just stop using spiders in their games because they don't want to have to bother with that feature. Which is a bad thing because spiders are cool.
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>>519549041
It's not stupid at all dude, I quite literally feel like a kid again playing this game. As someone who's felt disillusioned by most Western games as of late, I'd definitely attribute that to arachnophobia.

Had I not arachnophobia, this would probably be yet another "The Forest" but with a higher budget.

As a bonus, the giant spiders legit seem to be working as exposure therapy.
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>>519555974
I can't unsee it now
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>>519568971
by replacing the usual sound effects associated with spiders?
the hisses and their legs tip tapping
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>>519572330
Spiders don't actually make those sounds though? I have arachnophobia and my fear is not based on any type of sound, it's the way they look and move. I simply can't imagine being afraid of "spider noises," the concept is absurd to me.
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>>519549309
What the fuck.
This doesn't make it better at all
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>>519549309
Bottom middle looks like a floating fleshlight. Whats the problem?
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>>519572674
>Spiders don't actually make those sounds though
they do in videogames
> I simply can't imagine being afraid of "spider noises," the concept is absurd to me.
I simply can't imagine being afraid of spiders the concept is absurd to me but here we are

and spiders might not make a sound audible to us, but the game is about being tiny, i'm sure that when a spider is as a big as a bus compared to you it might make a sound or two
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>>519547334
>Western devs think it's a good idea to add a spider slider
>But never a gore slider for bloody game such as MK or TLOU because violence is never an issue

Priorities
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Human 3000 BC
>i will fight this pack of wolfs for the remaining deer carcass, if i dont succeed my family will not survive the winter
Human 2020 AD
>OH NOOOOO A 8 LEGGED SMALL SPIDERINO ITS DOING ME A HECKIN FRIGHTEN
imagine being scared of something you can easily crush
your a insult to the species
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>>519572674
in this game they sound like fucking demons. like they shriek at you loudly
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>>519550256
You won't encounter anyone in your basement.
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>>519573868
the luxuries of the modern world have corrupted the human spirit
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>>519547772
Why not just turn them into some other angry bug instead of floating ayys?
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>>519547334
Okay, now add a slider for all phobias, please. Start with homophobia. Thanks.
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>>519573994
i blame shitty parents
my dad pulled all kinds of shit like finding a spider and throwing it at me or letting a small crab hang off my ear
it scared the fuck out of me but after that i was never scared of insects
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>>519574127
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>>519574156
honestly i am sympathetic to phobias, but if you literally can not do a leisure activity because a fictional representation of that phobia is in that piece of media, you have a serious problem that needs fixing
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>>519574302
>you have a serious problem that needs fixing
yeah, it's called a phobia
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>>519573196
>they do in videogames
you're ignoring my point. sound/noise is not a part of arachnophobia so including it in a setting that is meant to alleviate arachnophobia makes no sense.
>I simply can't imagine being afraid of spiders the concept is absurd to me but here we are
again ignoring my point. just because you don't have arachnophobia doesn't mean you should be incapable of understanding that sound is not a part of arachnophobia because spiders do not make noise in real life.
>and spiders might not make a sound audible to us, but the game is about being tiny, i'm sure that when a spider is as a big as a bus compared to you it might make a sound or two
that doesn't mean people with arachnophobia would be scared of made-up noises that don't exist in any real context.
>>519573949
>in this game they sound like fucking demons. like they shriek at you loudly
I mean that just sounds obnoxious more than anything. It still doesn't have anything to do with arachnophobia.
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>>519550326
Cock sucker
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>>519547334
>Game looks like a N64 game
>Man babies still scared of the fake spiders
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>>519547334
>super not okay with that
do devs really have to write their game like a fucking tumblr post?
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>>519547334
>be a kid and get a high fever because of a flu
>my genius mom feeds me medicine that was for adults to lower my fever
>its too potent for my tiny body so I start hallucinating
>for the entirety of that night I screamed and cried as spiders crawled out of my body or giant spiders tried to tear me to pieces
>from that point on I had a burning hatred for spiders and tried to avoid them anytime I can
I swear it's not about söy or manliness they just remind me of the spider day
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>>519574302
How is not being able to play one specific video game a "serious problem that needs fixing?"
How is playing a video game intended to cause stress a "leisure activity" and how do you consider it a "serious problem" if people just don't enjoy playing that game?
You sound dumb.
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>>519549309
they compleeeeeeeeeeetely missed the bus on this

you make it cartoony to make it less scary, not fucking, reducing it to make it more horrific one by one until you slowly end up at the globular abstraction of a spider which allows the user to mentally color in the absolute spider of their nightmares
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>>519547982
I don't especially like spiders. but I know the ones on the TV are fake, are these people delusional also?
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why not change it to another bug instead of some immersion breaking unfinished model?
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>>519574465
you're dense if you think i was implying it's only got to do with this one game
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I liek spiders.
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>>519551361
do you think anyone here is old enough to remember that movie
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how come every other phobia is fine in a game but spider babies cannot even look at a cartoon spider without bursting into tears?
wheres the slider that flattens the game world so people dont get scared of being too high up
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>>519555974
Those aren't sausages anon, these are big black
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>>519548440
>Spiders
>House creatures
Do australians really
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>>519574761
Ironically enough and completely unrelated to vidya, I watched it yesterday with some friends.
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>>519547334
>epic
No silly. It's on Steam and Game Pass.
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>>519574671
da-.....i just can't
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>>519574624
>devs put thing in video game which is intended to be unpleasant to look at
>audience: boy this sure is unpleasant to look at, I think I will play a different video game
>you: NOOOOOOOOO HOW COULD YOU DO THIS, YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL, WE TRULY DO LIVE IN A SOCIETY
cmon nigga
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>>519574127
underrated
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>>519549309
3 legged spider is scarier
looks unnatural
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>>519547334
Should've included a slider that lets you not play the game.
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>>519547334
>more content customizatin BAD!
kys zoomer
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>>519554526
underrated
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>>519549309
image soundtrack youtube.com/watch?v=sur4qN_4Oi8
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>>519574946
>nigger pretends to not understand what i am talking about
i am talking about phobias, not just people finding it unpleasant
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>>519550980
Nah, they're the good guys, unlike insects.
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>>519549815
>tranny shows
>posting the character from the tranny show which originated as the autists interpretation of the bionicle Krikka...
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>>519550881
Nobody is forcing you to work out or get a job loser. Practice what you preach instead of going feral over something so trivial.
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>>519574127
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>>519549309
they all look pretty spooky tbhfam
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>>519575096
Nobody has a "serious problem" just because they can't play a video game. It's a fucking video game. Your argument is absurd.
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>>519574127
Same but with trannies please. Their permarotting mutilated cocks scare me.
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>>519547772
>>519548243
i knew a guy in high school who would literally throw up at the sight of blood, i'm not exaggerating slightly
there are a lot of people with weird mental problems in this world and if it takes five minutes to design a system that lets them enjoy your game without negatively impacting other players' experiences i don't see the problem with this
the actual problem is when the systems DO impact other players, then it's a bridge too far
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>>519575390
it's a fine idea, the problem lies in the implementation, where they only made a token effort to then make a big deal out of saying they did it

the spider censoring does not make the spider less scary, but moreso
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>>519547334
I can't believe there is a time in /v/ where you faggots are defending shit like this. If you're afraid of spiders you're a worthless faggot who has bigger problems in life than "spooky spiders in my video game".
t. has pet spiders.
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>>519550773
Same here, one of the things that makes me remember it way to well.

Same with Farcry 3 for me with water and phobia for deep waters.
Had to hunt sharks for upgrades.
Dive in after I kill one to collect.
It is fucking DEEP but I keep svimming after the falling debries of the shark(the pouch).
Swim as fuck down and get it, almost past 50% of my breath.
Turn up to see my boat, surrounded by sharks, My BPM spiked to 170+ and panicing
So mad I didnt get that recorded, my genuine panic and scared moment.
Didnt know I had such a phobia for deep waters and shit.
Gotten nightmares later with my IRL boat rides and swimming.
This is a long time ago.
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>>519575453
if you have pet spiders you probably have bigger problems in life than "person spooked by spiders"
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>>519547334
>super not okay
Obsidiots still defend this garbage studio?
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>>519575538
you should play subnautica
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>>519575571
Imagine being afraid of something as adorable and helpful as spiders. saddening.
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>>519575432
can't argue with that, it looks fucking weird
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>>519575707
jumping spiders don't count
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In the game "Satasfactory" you can turn on Arachna phobia mode
It turns All spiders(That are bigger and scaryer then grounded game) Into Cute Cat Pictures(2D sprit)
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>>519556762
>tfw afraid of heights
I'm scared shitless just thinking about standing near an edge or jumping out with a parachute...
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>>519575828
you can't just say that
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>>519574127
Based unironically
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>>519575453
>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT MY SPIDERINOS
I love this just because it's making fags like you butthurt as fuck.
>t. has pet spiders.
Damn man I bet your life is cool. How was sitting alone in the corner at lunch in high school? I'm just playin man haha. You alright? Yo don't mess with this guy man he might be a school shooter or some shit haha. But for real we good though right?
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>>519547334
Spiders are A tier animals. Pussy ass bitches being afraid of spiders while they're cleaning up all the nasty disease ridden bugs.
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>>519547334
Its for little kids and op that might shit their diaper while playing grounded so they dont shit when playing
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>>519558667
>adding another option is compromising
you melodramatic faggots are so insufferable
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>>519550326
Rednecks are good people. They're called this because they work in the sun and their neck gets red. They're doing work for the race, don't compare them to these idiots, please.
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They should of added the option to _____________ . But no they had to go and add the option of __________ instead of ____ ___ even __ but we got ____________ god I hate __ when we will get if we will ever get ________ is anyones guess.
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>>519576473
>devs use resources on an 'option' that removes content so you unironically don't get triggered
it's hilarious how much self awareness you lack calling others melodramatic and insufferable
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>>519551989
kek
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On every stream ive seen of this game all Ive heard is people changing diapers and shitting over and over its like people lose control over thier bowels and just empty them while playing grounded its one of the strangest things ive noticed about all the people playing this game you hear a swelqy fart and then their they ohhh ill be back in a min and its like did they just shit their pants again
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>>519572674
lol first world problems. terrified of literal house spiders smaller than a coin. i only know that because you'd absolutely shit your pants to find out that even spindly tropical spiders are big enough to make literal tip tap footstep noises as they skitter on the walls. did you think mouse-sized spiders moved more silently than mice?
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>>519547982
if I saw a ghost or zombie I would shutdown too, yet I have no problem playing horror games

this is just virtue signaling
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>>519574127
>the whole screen becomes an indiscernable blur of rainbow colors
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>>519547334
where is my slider to turn the character models in to abstract shapes?
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>>519547982
unironically think we should sterilize these people instead of giving them mental disability sliders. the thought of genes defeated by digital bugs even accidentally falling into a leadership position in the future should be genuinely horrifying to actual sapient human beings.
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>>519577084
stop following diaper fetishists
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>>519576473
>muh options!
See you in every DS thread faggot.
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>>519576312
>Projecting THIS hard.
Absolutely based.
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>>519550326
I'm super not okay with your post.
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So Grounders, hows Grounded? Feeling grounder? Getting Groundy while you play Grounded is pretty Groundy my Grounders. Groundup.
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I love how almost every post that complains about this slider are ''I don't have arachnophobia so it can't be real''. this thread made me realize just how dumb the average /v/ermin really is.
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>>519574374
>sound/noise is not a part of arachnophobia
it might be, some people are scared of different things
bet you 10 bucks there are people who are scared of the multiple legs aspect and some people are scared of the multiple eyes thing

videogames spiders are made to sound creepy on purpose and that adds to the scare factor.
i bet you would find vidya spiders less creepy of they came at you with honk honk clown noises instead of hissing
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>>519572674
Believe it or not the hissing sound spiders make in minecraft is actually close to the same sound tarantulas make when agitated
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>>519576891
>NOooOOOOO DONT ADD IN AN PREVIOUS ITERATION OF THE THING YOU WERE GONNA MAKE REGARDLESS
are you fucking stupid? do you not understand how designing works? You're literally just look for shit to bitch about. You're basically a whiny tumblr tranny.
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>>519577681
has anyone ITT even said it isn't real? most that i read are just (accurately) disparaging it as weak and pathetic.
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im the only reasonable one in this thread

nothing wrong with an additional option
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>>519551045
>it's possible to fake it, therefore it is conclusively not real
LMAO
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Lets be real here its not like massive spiders jump out on your face and start laying eggs in your eyes mouth and ass its a kiddy game for kiddo kidders
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Anyone want to tell me if the game is worth buying or are we gonna keep on bitching about options
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>>519574671
They're pretty great, spiders like to catch annoying flies. I usually leave their webs intact unless they're in an inconvenient spot.
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>>519577770
>i haven't read the thread, but i know no-one in it has said this thing
literally why even post lmao
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>>519547334
Wouldn't a video game be the perfect place for Arachnophobes to confront their fear?
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>>519547772
I have a slider phobia so now I can't play the game. Gee, thanks.
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>>519549309
lower right looks like reddt
preetty scary if you ask me
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>>519547334
Thank fucking god, I might be able to play this fucking game.

Oh wait: still not intersted hahahahaha.

But anyway, I am really happy that they included this option, I am unable to finish Dark Messiah: Might & Magic because of the spiders and Thief games, one of my favorite game series, is sometimes like playing a fucking nightmare. And yes, I am an adult man.

So fuck you anons, fuck you all.
But at least let's agree:
This game looks like boring trash minecraft-fortnite or just a re-theme of ark: the gay dinosaur game.
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>>519547334
Reminder Australia (yes the tough shit cunt posters) banned a Peppa Pig episode because it depicted friendly spiders
Tells you much about society
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>>519577770
>disparaging it as weak and pathetic.
First of all >>519577946
Second of all they say it's weak and pathetic because the average poster here thinks arachnophobia is the same as being scared of spiders which it is not but that doesn't matter because the average /v/irgin here wants to larp as a tough guy.
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>>519550427
This
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>>519576739
They should of added the option to have sex with spidergirls. But no they had to go and add the option of not having sex with spidergirls instead of having sex with spidergirls even once but we got no spidergirl sex god I hate no spidergirl sex when we will get if we will ever get spidergirl sex is anyones guess.
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>>519547334
the world is one giant bleeding vagina
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>>519575390
>there are a lot of people with weird mental problems
>mental problems
weak bloodlines

they shouldnt be breeding
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Just letting you know everyone in the thread when you sleep spiders come out and lay eggs behind your ear and balls and inside your ears and ass eveey night you sleep you are all carrying spider eggs in your ears and assholes just thought id remind you sleep tight now
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>>519550326
>don't fucking use the setting are you literal drooling retards just looking for anything to complain about?
This could be the fucking motto for /v/
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Imagine being so much of a bitch you're scared by fake things on a screen
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>>519550879
Isn't it Early Access? What were you expecting?
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>>519560231
>schizophrenia
Boo fucking hoo, you sound like a massive faggot.
>cancer
Boo fucking hoo, you sound like a massive faggot.
>paralyzed from neck down
Boo fucking hoo, you sound like a massive faggot.
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>>519549309
The third and fourth ones looks like they could be an enemy from an early FPS game like douk nouk them or serious sam or something.
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When do I get to the spiders? I played for an hour and got to the robot.
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Ah my good sir, you seem to have me mistaken for one of those vicious spiders! Name's Redips, just another common ant prowling about with my sisters. I seem to have lost my way though, could you maybe point me towars the nearest hatching station?
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>>519550879
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>pc can play AAA games without a sound
>try and play far cry 5 and new dawn
>it's constantly revving, unplayable with that noise
>try grounded demo
>same goddamn revving
What is going on?
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>>519547334
>super not okay
Who wrote this?
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>>519550326
I fucking hate roaches but I'm not gonna scream like a bitch if I see one in Fallout
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>>519579392
Big gay al
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>>519579253
>find discussion forums and discords for this game
>post spiders everywhere

Shit's gonna be great.
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>>519577681
The average /v/ermin is a subhuman only interested in twitter poltics and e-celebs gossip, which is why the staff keeps slowly splitting the board more and more, /vrpg/ is the latest example.
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>>519579554
shit wrong image
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>filter out all your various phobias from game
>Games literally an empty safe space

Yayy my fee fee cant be boo bood
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Only time REmake got me was when you are in the house area and the big fucking spider moves behind you with no sound at all. Just masterfully executed with the camera angle. And the first time you see the enemy.

Would that be accompanied with a trigger warning today?
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>>519552497
You sound like a dickless faggot. They're not fucking giant tarantulas. They're just quarter-sized with chunky legs. Get over it
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I'm pretty terrified of Subnautica because the open ocean scares me so I just stopped playing it
Its that simple
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>>519574127
basado
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>>519547334
i have arachnophobia and every game i'm generally fine, this game is triggering it though for some reason, for me personally i think just them being bigger than me and able to loom over me is causing me issues, i refuse to turn on the "accessibility" option though so i'll just go out of my way to stay away from them
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Absolutely nothing wrong with this. If the devs believe spiders aren't critical to the experience and can be removed, then they can be removed, and more people will be able to enjoy the game.
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>>519579934
I was horrified of psy monkies in system shock 2.
I still can't believe how hard they got me with that.
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>>519547334
Is it at least yuri-free?
I don't like the fact that it has a possible female protagonist to begin with.
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Imagine being a grown man who unironically loses his shit and screams like a little girl upon seeing a harmless spider.
Pathetic! Better transition at that point, pussy.
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>>519547334
Oh my fucking God it is an option for aracnophobic people to use. You absolute fucking brain dead retard
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>>519576891
>spend 10 years making a house
>decide to put a flower on top
>some people dont like the flower
>let whomever buys the house keep or remove the flower at their descretion

>>OH MY FUCKInG GOD YOU LITERALLY BULLDOZED MY WHOLE HOUSE I SPEnT YEARS MAKInG THIS FUCK YOU
commit suicide
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>>519580687
Oh my fucking God it is an obvious bait thread. You absolute fucking brain dead newfag
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Imagine being afraid of a dumb spider as a grown adult. IMAGINE being so afraid of a spider as a grown adult that you have to alter a video game cartoon spider so it doesnt scare you.
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>people play video games differently than me?
>not allowed! not allowed!
imagine caring about the irrational fears of other people, if you didnt know about arachnaphobia until right now i suggest you kill yourself
>>519581112
>bait thread
not him but this is genuine, try reading the thread, there are plenty of people who are angrily against having options in video games
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>>519568590
Because phobias are often illogical
hell, I'd say i've got mild arachnophobia and some spiders in games dont bother me at all yet others do
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I have a fear of deep water and I loved SOMA. I even jumped off into the abyss and died because ITS VIDEO GAMES
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>>519547772
>>519547982
I know a chick that saw a spider on a motorcycle she was riding on, she jumped off while at cruising speed and almost died.
Bitch broke a ton of bones, never walked right again and got really fat.
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I fucking absolutely have arachnophobia, whenever I see a spider in game or in video I have a tingling feeling of one climbing on my legs. This feature is welcomed one.
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>>519547774
Not really relevant, unless you played in VR
Also the spiders in this game would definitely throw someone into a panic attack if they have it bad
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>>519581451
>i am everyone
?

>>519581465
hope your mom is ok :^)
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How do I cure my arachnophobia?
I man look at this alien fuck. If he's within an arm's reach I'd get the fuck out of there.
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>>519547334
I'm terrified of wasps/bees IRL but I have no problem playing EDF. Weird.
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>>519547334
Imagine being this angry over an optional setting in a video game where you have to make multiple threads day after day about it?
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>>519579058
>comparing something in your head with diseases and disabilities
Wut?
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>>519581652
My moms not, she needs a ton of mental help she refuses to get. And she needs to lose like 100 lb.
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>>519581684
i have pretty bad arachnaphobia and i just moved house
i was smoking in my room and i felt something on my hand, like a fly
i looked and it was a spider, it had been atleast 5 seconds
of course i slapped that shit off instantly, but i didnt die or anything
i've also had close encounters (imagine smoking and looking up and there is a spider dangling down from the roof above your eyeballs) and after the initial burst of energy, its just fine
you will never be killed or even injured by a spider (if you live in the 1st world) so dont even trip dog
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accessibility options are starting to go to far
Sea of Thieves just introduced a setting for people that are afraid of the fucking sea
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>>519578119
I think it’s probably more to do with kids imitating Peppa pig with acting friendly with spiders when we have so many deadly varieties
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>>519581684
>how
You don't. One day your fear might save your life.
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I have the game installed and the wolf spider one shot killed me wtf
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>/v/: lol dude, Arachophobia isn't a real phobia lmao! Just GET OVER IT! It's a fucking arthropods! Most of them can't even harm you!

>also /v/: Depression is a completely real mental health disorder! You can't just tell someone to GET OVER IT! It isn't that simple! Depression is chemical imbalances in the brain! It's hard!!!!!
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>>519547334
I dont see a problem. I mean i still panic dp, when i dream about a fucking spider. Fuck these little cunts
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>>519581891
Wait, explain pls that sounds hilarious
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>>519581874
>you will never be killed or even injured by a spider (if you live in the 1st world) so dont even trip dog
The brown recluse, which is all over America, begs to differ. Technically black widows are in America as well, but you have to be extra retarded to get bit by one
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>>519581769
schizophrenia is in your head for a start, but you also missed his point intentionally
he was replying to someone, maybe its your first day but you can hover over the red numbers to see where he was replying
this is a fairly new feature made for people like yourself, you should go back and read an entire chain before you reply, most people put atleast this much effort in
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>>519581984
it's called "autofloat mode" and you automatically float to the surface whenever you jump into the water
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>>519547772
Because people play horror games to experience the fear.
Just because you shrunk the kids, doesn't mean you'll ever come across a spider.
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>>519581986
i said 1st world for a reason
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>>519582030
So you just cant dive under? That sounds kinda dumb. Sharks can still attack tho?
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>>519548737
This is completely fair.
I have a big problem with spiders. But if you play a game which is about being stuck in a backyard being chased by bugs, and you are scared of spiders your an asshole. That would be like picking up a copy of Deadly Creatures and having a meltdown.
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>>519582126
yes and I think?
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>>519582030
>>519582126
wouldnt it be awesome for someone for a fear of water to be able to completely safely manipulate and travel in the ocean, rather than lock them at the surface?
people who are afraid of the ocean arent afraid of a blue filter, they dont want to fucking drown
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>>519579261
This is stupid because the difference is that early access devs actively sell their unfinished product. People aren't banging on their office doors to get copies that they wouldn't have sold otherwise.
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>>519579058
>being a pussy faggot who’s afraid of harmless spiders is the same as being paralyzed or having cancer
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>>519549925
I can't go near them, I'll actually get the shakes around larger ones if I'm too close. Granted I live in Australia, in Sydney, so when I get a funnelweb in the house what I am saying is that I've got one of the most venomous spiders in the fucking world in my house.

And also I wouldn't play with this pussy setting because I feel like the terror would make it more fun.
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>>519547334
In America it is good to be a pathetic mess.
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>>519582215
I assumed a fear of the ocean would be more like a fear of the open ocean, as in stuck swimming no boats or land in sight.
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>>519549452
>>519550637
>NEET telling anyone to "man up" or calling anyone a pussy
Irony must be a word that doesn't exist on 4chan.
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>>519547334
>OH NO, VIRTUAL THING SCARY ME BRAIN CAN'T HANDLE OOH OOH AHH AHH
Damn, how do these people make it through the day?
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Having the option wouldn’t ordinarily be a problem for me since it’s, again, optional. On the other hand, it caters to tranny game journalists and leddit so I’m going to make fun of anyone that uses it. Also that phrasing is pure cringe.
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>>519547334
Funny as half of these replies are, I'm pretty sure its there for children, because its a childrens game.
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>>519581997
Maybe you’re a facetious retard that thinks a phobia is comparable to schizophrenia
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it would be glorious if the slider button is a little spider you have to click and drag and the fucker moves its legs while you do it
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>>519582303
yeah but unlike the arachnaphobia thing there actually is no danger, the player could panic attack for 30 minutes, then pick up the controller, push 1 button, reach the surface and go "oh"
im not even suggesting it will effect their IRL phobia, but i am pretty certain after 1 attempt the player wouldnt consider the virtual ocean in the same light
>>519582413
>trying too hard
AM I RITE GUYS FUCK THOSE ESS JAY DOUBLE YOUS AM I RIGHT HAHA VIDEO GAMES
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>>519549309
Yo why are some of these more uncomfortable than the base spider wtf
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>>519573493
There are many games that let you disable blood and gore.
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>>519582270
>early access devs actively sell their unfinished product
That's the fucking point. They openly advertise it as unfinished and people complain that it's unfinished.
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>>519582485
but thats not what i said, nor is it what poster #1 said
its easier to just call people retarded if you are honestly 12, no need to try your hand at baiting, because you just look 10x the retard now, that was 2 posts in a row that you couldnt read, both sub-100 word posts too
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>>519549041
I'm really afraid of being more than a few feet underwater when you can't see anything, and Subnautica was a fucking visceral experience for me.
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>>519582580
some people were born this decade and they all post here because its epic
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>>519552217
Your employer will cover basic therapy even if you're wageslaving for pennies. Also there's free clinics and outpatient centres for this across the US. t. not even American.
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>>519549309
The actual spider is cuter than the rest of these monstrosities.
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>>519579012
says the NEET
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>>519555785
Then dont play the fucking game
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>>519550326
I had a phobia of razorblades due to cutting myself badly with one as a toddler. I would literally jump out of a bath if say I accidentally knocked the one my mother kept there into it. You know how I got over it? My dad took me into the bathroom when I was 13 and I had to learn to shave and despite me collapsing to the floor in terror and trying to run away, he kept me there and showed me how to shave and that was that, the phobia vanished.
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>>519552852
go back
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>>519582730
not him and you're right but dont forget "basic therapy" over there is an hour long session where the core message is BUY THIS, SIGn UP FOR THIS, BELIEVE In THIS
americans cant even educate people to the age of 16 so government mandated therapy for adults is of course an embarrasment
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>>519549024
All phobias are irrational fears you mong, you can't push a guy afraid of water into the sea and expect him to magically get over his fear of water
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>>519582281
>social anxiety
boo fucking hoo, you sound like a massive faggot.
It's hilarious how /v/ makes fun of people with phobias when half of you literally shit your pants and hole yourselves in your rooms over the mere thought of having to talk to a cashier (a person, btw, will literally forget your existence the moment you walk out the door).
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>>519555785
You a b i t c h
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>>519581997
>red numbers
go back, you outed yourself as a newfag already
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>>519549925
It is a mental illness. These guys are literally insane. Since human beings like to categorize everything, they put the crazy into different categories.
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>>519582621
Maybe you’re more autistic than I thought, especially if you think I’m the one that looks retarded in this conversation
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>>519555785
So don't play a game about being shrunk down to the extent where normal spiders are a mortal peril then.
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>>519547772
>>519547334
>>519547334
I like it, I'm so arachnophobic that the site of a spider makes me freeze up and feel uncomfortable and terrified.
>Once went down the back entrance of my apartment building that locks as you leave and the exit was covered in giant spiders and their eggs.
I literally had to call a friend so he could talk me through opening the door and sprinting out.
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>>519575965
So am I but I still love games where you explore or jump out of high things because I know it's not real.
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Why are spiders never portrayed realistically?
They're always slow and lumbering when in reality they're lightning fast.
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>>519583119
Have you played the game?
They are not slow
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>>519550326
Nig, im afraid of bad-looking spiders.
But i dont give a fuck in games like Skyrim or EDF.
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>>519577417
Nothing wrong with diapers, anon. It's the ABDL stuff that's cancerous.
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>>519583119
the thing that scares me most about spiders if how they'll suddenly freeze and then instantly move lightning fast in a random direction.
just looking at a spider doesnt scare me that much but the way they suddenly move is fucked
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>>519579058
None of those things are comparable to freaking out at fictional, unrealistic depictions of spiders in a videogame.
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>>519583030
>think someone is comparing phobias to diseases, when they are actually being intentionally obtuse to reply to someone who was being unironically obture
>i tell you that you should re-read to discover this
>you reply "phobias arent schizophrenia"
not only do you look more retarded than anyone in this thread, but i actually think you might have nailed retardation highly accurately, because i dont feel like im here in this conversation
>>519582993
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i wouldnt know but im pretty sure even on phones the very obvious post quotes are red, maybe you are colourblind and forgot?
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>People here genuinely afraid of spiders.

Unless you live in Australia and got a bad spider bite, I don't understand this at all. There's spiders all over my room and it's bad luck to kill spiders, as they're courtiers.
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>>519547772
It is a weird choice, and I say that as a full on entomaphobe. I’d be more scared of the friendly ants than the spiders anyway, but this does feel more like a case of a tacked on ‘look what we included’ thing for brownie points.
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>>519582580
Yes but that wasn't because people may get upset at the blood and gore it was so parents would stop bitching about Little Timmy playing those violent video games and enjoying the blood and gore.
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>>519583349
you realise people dont choose these things in their character select screen right
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>>519583349
>it's bad luck to kill spiders, as they're courtiers.
what country is this superstition from?
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>>519583439
Many European ones. There's also a British one about not killing money spiders because of the name. Plus spiders in general keep down flies and other insects.
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The giant purple ones from Spyro still make me uncomfortable
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>>519549309
>giving them a new fear

Sounds like a win to me
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>>519583371
Wow, no way, they included a feature people might like so people would like it? You realise that arachnophobia is incredibly common and that lots of games with giant spiders in them have popular mods to remove or replace them?
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>>519547334
there's nothing wrong with this except
>if you're super not okay with that
what fucking game reads like a teenagers tweet
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>>519583119
>Play some Russian S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Mod
>It has really big spiders
>Fastest mutant in the entire game, outpaced only by the attack helicopter
>Stay ontop of a car for minutes on end with shit all ammo for the king of all peashooters.
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>>519583495
>Many European ones
Not mine. Eastern?
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>>519583313
I take it back, you are not autistic or retarded, you are actually insane
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If I see a spider IRL I'll get a little bit of distance and give myself a small pop talk before I get rid of it.
That being said the spiders in this game, or any game for that matter, dont affect me. If its behind a screen its whatever.
So even as a mild arachnaphobe, this feature is useless. I think it's for children guys. Calm down.
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>>519583568
i agree and would never defend such fedora language, but consider that the dev could literally be 18 years old
we are old and the younger normals talk like that, it is what it is
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>>519583168
>They are not slow
Take a look at real spiders.

>>519583261
>the way they suddenly move is fucked
Exactly this.
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Moths are scarier then spiders
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>>519583568
A game for teenagers.
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>>519583672
>the last 3 posts have just been autistic screeching
>cant even justify within his own shitpost why he is calling people retarded
ok sir you had your fun, but people dont post this much on their first day, lurk more faggot and learn to read a reply chain, unless you just plan on sperging out and calling people retarded as a sport
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>>519583678
This. Its a game for children you absolute mongoloids.
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I dont know how anyone can hate spiders
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>>519583565
I just think it’s too drastic a change and that it’s more something that should be chalked up to ‘hey this game probably won’t be for you’. Not every game has to be made for everyone, and the level of change you have to make for the primary antagonist of the game to be replaced by fighting polygon team feels like it would just disappoint the players who use that mode.

>’This game is about being shrunk down and surviving against giant bugs and spiders’
>‘Oh shit I’m an arachnophobe so probably not playing that’
>‘It’s okay they included a mode where the spiders are replaced with nondescript blobs that float around and make more generic alert noises’
>‘That feels like it would be dumb and patronizing and would ruin any immersion I could start to generate, I think the game just isn’t for me and that’s okay’
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>>519583754
We're just fairies
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>>519547334
>IF YOU'RE SUPER DUPER TOTALLY NOT OK WITH THAT
Is this the birth of a new kind of manchild?
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There's nothing wrong with having an option. It doesn't take much to implement and doesn't take anything away from your experience, stop making a big deal out of fucking nothing. Plenty of games have an option to disable gore or control gore levels, I don't see you autists making threads about those.
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>>519583797
Nothing, I repeat nothing in the whole reply chain has anything to do with you comparing legitimate disabilities to phobias, phobias are psychosomatic, you facetiously saying they are and then deriding someone for calling out your shit leads me to believe you are insane
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>>519547982
Blacks make me uncomfortable can I have an option to disable them in games? Kthx
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>>519583678
Ironically, though we could never predict who this would happen to, it’s probably a better feature to prevent arachnophobia in children than it is to provide a means for those that already have it to play. I’m 90% certain my arachnophobia was heavily influenced by the skull spiders in ocarina and the final boss of the deku tree because I played the game at five years old.
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>>519584067
That's not an irrational fear ("phobia"), so no
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>>519583748
I know how fast real spiders are, I live in Australia, I’m just saying they are not that slow in this game
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>>519583943
not him but what exactly is wrong with your greentext scenario? so they decided not to buy the game. some people might decide to test it or watch footage, some people might use it as a chance to beat there fears, some people might buy it for their girlfriend
>>519584057
no one ever compared phobias to disabilities, i explained this post >>519579058 to you on more than one occasion, and its not even my post, so for you then to misunderstand a 2nd time and to attach it to me, once again, please learn to read properly and you will steer clear of this kind of trouble
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>>519547334
America made a virtue of being a desperate mess.
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>>519549370
Sharks. also just big fish in general, but sharks make me shit bricks.
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>>519584119
True, it is highly rational to try avoiding minorities
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>>519584339
I'm glad we agree
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>>519584057
>phobias are psychosomatic
They are not, they're connected to your nervous system and develop during formative years when neural pathways are still malleable. Being afraid of something and not wanting to deal with something and having a phobia are different things, you are unfit to be talking about this topic because you're a fucking idiot.
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>>519583636
I've seen versions of it in English, French, Spanish and German folklore books.
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>>519581684
he's so cute bros, wtf.
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>>519583953
I'll let you in when you can shoot lasers from your eyes like Mothra. Until then, fuckoff.
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>>519584423
Then why does exposure therapy work so well on phobias?
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>>519584214
Nothing, I’m not implying that’s a bad interaction. I suppose speaking as someone this mode is geared towards appealing to and going through the thought exercise of how I’d handle that encounter that’s how it would play out. Doesn’t mean the game or mode is shit, and people of a similar ailment aren’t a monolith, but this is 4chan and it’s custom to imply broad sweeping generalizations to make my point seem more valid.
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>>519584152
>they are not that slow in this game
They are though, compared to real spiders.
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>>519583849
C-C-C-

CUUUUUUNNNNNNNYYYYYYY
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>>519584526
Psychologist here
We don’t know
(And the obvious, ‘it doesn’t always’)
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>>519584526
It doesn't it works well on fears. You don't cure a phobia the same way you don't cure OCD, it's with you for life until you die because either your parents were retards or you got brain damage in early youth from something like a streptococcal infection. The best you can do is treat it and those treatments have only mild effects at best.
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>>519582950
homophobia is not irrational. But.. its also not a fear. wait why does this word even exist again?
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>>519582136
you're saying this as if the devs don't gain anything. they know lot's of people have this phobia and don't eanna lose on sales
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>>519550326
Video games are as unimportant as anything can be, yet here we are.
I like my unimportant shit to not waste resources on catering to people who won't play them anyway.
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>>519584628
TRUE
if it were me i would have included the alternate realities of the girlfriend gifter etc, although its besides the point because as you say, on 4chan the only reply is nAH FUCK YOU anyway
if u werent implying negative implications then oopsie poopsie
>>519584526
i didnt realise therapy had a "WILL nEVER WORK On x" clause
human brains and therefor therapy are not fully understood, incase you didn't know
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>>519547772
That is so fucking gay.
What have we as human beings become?
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>>519584779
Ugly cunny.
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>>519584868
homophobia was and is used wrong so much that phobia pretty much lost its original meaning
thanks faggots
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>>519584868
because not wanting a sweaty guy to wear tights and do handstands in a shop at 12am is offensive, so they needed a term to both marginalise normal people as well as make them the bad guy
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>>519584864
>either your parents were retards or you got brain damage in early youth from something like a streptococcal infection
What do you mean?
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If I can give myself ED from gooning to porn all day

then you also desensitize yourself to any phobia

there is literally nothing in this world with out diminishing returns.
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OMG I'M SO GAY I'M AFRAID OF LITTLE SPIDERS OMFG
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>>519584979
>sitting looking at a screen your whole life while judging others for the same
i know, its crazy right
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>>519584993
DOESNT MATTER

COMMENCE WITH THE LOLI X SPIDER BREEDING!
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>>519585001
can game devs make a slider to get rid of faggots? :^)
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Pussies.
Pic related, these are the spider webs I removed from a house I'm renovating.
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So like
can you get captured by the spiders and get eggs laid in your ass and then your body eaten from the inside out by the hatchlings
Asking for a friend
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>>519584868
Bend over then, if you're not afraid of a good time
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>>519585091
>couldn't even sleep a whole weekend when 14yo because a friend showed me a picture of a dead guy in a car accident
>mfw nowadays I can see gore while taking my breakfast
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>>519585348
I want a slider like that IRL
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>>519549309
>floating spider
jesus fuck
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>>519585091
>you’re gonna smoke this whole carton of cigarettes boy
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>>519580057
same. appreciate the option.,but I'mma just deal with my brain problems and play like a coward bitch. I dunno why they bothered including this option desu.
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>>519585425
tfw in med school others lost their appetite during anatomy lessons and I only got real fucking hungry
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>>519585068
Parents were retards = showed extremely averse reaction to spiders around the child when it was prepubescent, which in turn affected the nervous system of the child as it was developing. The fear response to specific stimulus became ingrained after observing the parents, it is the strongest evolutionary tool for us available - learning and mother nature being the tryhard bitch she is, made sure that anything that is a danger to such an extent that it would make your big uns scream, will most likely stay the same way with you for life because learning in formative years affects your nervous system.

The second example was about development of OCD as a result of an autoimmune response. It affects a small amount of people that suffered streptococcal infections during their formative years, say kindergarten and which damaged their brain by the autoimmune response because the proteins of streptococcus are very similar to those found inside of your brain. It's not the only way you could get OCD, you could get it by simply inheriting it, but it is one of the most physically affecting you as a whole. Thankfully most kids these days don't get streptococcus infections, but third world countries are still ripe with this. Your body will affect your mind, people have forgotten that. Mind over matter works only until a certain extent.
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>>519583068
bruh.
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>>519585402
faggot
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>>519547334
i have negrophobia where is my safe mode devs
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>>519548904
das rite spiderboi, you're next
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>>519585760
>>519585348
The game doesn't have niggers or homos, this is a false equivalence you fucking retards that are trying to sound smart or clever.
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>>519585860
bruh you insensitive, what's next, you gonna assume the characters' genders? bruh
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>>519585919
Fuck off you dumb nigger.
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>>519578776
Irrational anger is a sign of major weakness and insecurity anon so just go ahead and add yourself to that group
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>>519585998
Wrong on both accounts
I'm a smart white
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>>519586003
Well, he's not breeding anyway.
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>>519586081
I don't see a smart white making posts like this, you're either a mutt or double digit IQ.
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>>519586174
Why couldn't a smart white pretend to be a dumb nigger? I fail to see the validity of your argument.
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>>519585695
bruh top poggers king dame de na upvotes to the left
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>>519586330
>I was merely pretending
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>>519585860
>doesn't have niggers
nigga what two of the player models are black
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>>519554486
They just should be default symptoms of trannyism, because they're always included.
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>>519586364
Welcome to /v/ - Video Games
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>/v/ is ignorant about phobias
low IQ board
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>>519586330
The reverse is also possible, as you demonstrate.
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>>519586474
>reddit is now full pseudo intellectuals that think they know more about “phobias” than anyone else
Sounds about right
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>>519586495
Not really; a really dumb nigger could never faithfully impersonate an educated white. That's just how it works. It's easier to pretend to be dumber than you are, than it is to pretend to be smarter. That why 99% of shitposting and baiting here is so painfully obvious.
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>>519586474
Phobias are irrational fear of something, which is synonymous to being a pussy. Don't play the Spider Game 2(tm): Giant Spideroo if you fear spiders, you stupid fuck
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>>519586003
>>519586097
Im not angry. Just pointing it out.
Im extremely fit and healthy and already have two kids so seeeeethe.
My children will grow up healthy, nurtured, the exact things I didnt have.
Im 27, already own my house and two rental properties. Looking at investing into a bar at the moment.

sucks to fucking suck
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>>519586704
>Not really; a really dumb nigger could never faithfully impersonate an educated white.
Again, as you demonstrate :^)
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>>519586474
>irrational fear

sounds like your brain is just making you into bitch
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>>519586851
Fine, I shall end this interaction by posting a light hearted yet slightly cheeky gif. Fuck this thread anyway, bunch of pussies being afraid of spiderbros.
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>>519586846
I hope your children grow up gay lmao
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>>519587039
Im not a bigot and would be a okay with that you fucking cuck
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>>519585350
Looks like a giant spider leg at first glance.
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>>519586474
Let me guess, you learned psychology at Frankfurt?
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>>519587104
>a dad without a working moral compass
your kids are fucked



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