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Is there anyway to turn off the bad language filter?

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Is there anyway to turn off the bad language filter?

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Dasffion
01.10.2012 , 02:10 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Amdramnar View Post
The ToS we all agree to abide by includes wording that we will not use bad language. Since you agree not to use bad language, the existence of the filter does not give you permission to go back on your promise.
People are going to swear whether they agree to it or not. Also certain harmless shortening of words such as the one for the Sith Inquisitor Advanced Class Assassin are abbreviated. I hate not knowing what people have actually said.

In addition the section in the ToS about vulgarity is there to protect younger and more delicate players and is only enforced on a reactive basis (meaning someone has to report them) and not proactively so if he wants to swear with his buddies in the privacy of party chat then it's his business, unless one of his buddies reports him.

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MrSchmo
01.10.2012 , 02:14 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Amdramnar View Post
The ToS we all agree to abide by includes wording that we will not use bad language. Since you agree not to use bad language, the existence of the filter does not give you permission to go back on your promise.
Remember this option only controlled what you see, not what you said. If I swore on my side and you had the filter enabled, you wouldn't know what I said or if I just put is some ****.
That's why they call it space, cause there is so much of it.

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renegadeimp
01.10.2012 , 02:17 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by MrSchmo View Post
Remember this option only controlled what you see, not what you said. If I swore on my side and you had the filter enabled, you wouldn't know what I said or if I just put is some ****.
And you can still be reported and actioned.
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MrSchmo
01.10.2012 , 02:23 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by renegadeimp View Post
And you can still be reported and actioned.
Not saying you can't. just clearifing for those who dont know how the option functions.
That's why they call it space, cause there is so much of it.

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Aieny
01.10.2012 , 02:49 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
In addition the section in the ToS about vulgarity is there to protect younger and more delicate players and is only enforced on a reactive basis (meaning someone has to report them) and not proactively so if he wants to swear with his buddies in the privacy of party chat then it's his business, unless one of his buddies reports him.
Actually, the provision about vulgarity in the EUALA is there to maintain the T rating of the game, which permits some amounts of mild profanity in the game. BioWare does not permit players to use profanity, because they cannot control player's actions. However, they can use some mild profanity in dialogs and such. And no, just because the ESRB notes that "Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB" does not mean that people can curse like sailors without repercussion. Without a profanity filter, the ESRB may be required to bump up the rating to MA, which would severely hurt the game.

If someone wants to swear with a bunch of his buddies, and one of those buddies reports him, guess what? He'll still receive the same consequences as he would if he'd been cursing in General Chat.

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Amdramnar
01.10.2012 , 02:49 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by MrSchmo View Post
Remember this option only controlled what you see, not what you said. If I swore on my side and you had the filter enabled, you wouldn't know what I said or if I just put is some ****.
Oh I understand, my point is people give their word they will not swear in game. Kinda hard to wonder what kind of person lies about something this trivial just to play a game.
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thbends
01.10.2012 , 03:01 PM | #17
Well if you are role playing say a smuggler or bounty hunter... "Gosh darn it"... Doesn't really fit the personality.

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Aieny
01.10.2012 , 04:14 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by thbends View Post
Well if you are role playing say a smuggler or bounty hunter... "Gosh darn it"... Doesn't really fit the personality.
Is it an absolute requirement that roleplaying Smugglers and Bounty Hunters means having to use foul words? I'd find it more fun to say some really wacked out, crazy things that by no means were swearing: "I'm gonna rip your intestines out and shove them down your throat, you spineless sack of bantha fodder!"; "You're gonna rue the day your mother ever squatted down in that field and squeezed you out onto the dirt, you son of a motherless goat!"

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tronot
01.10.2012 , 04:40 PM | #19
I curse in general chat (not in excess). If you don't like it, keep your profanity filter on.

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thbends
01.10.2012 , 04:42 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Aieny View Post
Is it an absolute requirement that roleplaying Smugglers and Bounty Hunters means having to use foul words? I'd find it more fun to say some really wacked out, crazy things that by no means were swearing: "I'm gonna rip your intestines out and shove them down your throat, you spineless sack of bantha fodder!"; "You're gonna rue the day your mother ever squatted down in that field and squeezed you out onto the dirt, you son of a motherless goat!"
Wow... and that's better then a simple four letter word?!! LOL

I think I would rather someone call me an A--hole then talk about my momma squatting in a field and squeezing me out her Va-jay-jay.

Guess you could always just say FRACK!!!