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Would not it be nice if Wickerbottom was in the 1st stage of Alzheimer's?

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Dalek    235

Wait, even if she had Alzheimer, wouldn’t it just fade away after reviving via M-E, Telltale Heart, Altar or Life-giving Amulet?

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CaptainChaotica    3,997
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I sure hope you're not counting me, MrKoopa, and Starology among the "perpetually offended Far Let", x0.  As we explained, we DO have, like, actual legit reasons.  As in, we're not being offended JUST to be offended, and protesting to protect abstract "people" who _might possibly_ not like it, in a vaccuum.  This is stuff that actually happened to specific people.

And, ya know?  People make fun of "TRIGGERD!!!! all the effing time, but THIS kind of thing _is what trigger warnings are ACTUALLY FOR_.  It's for PTSD.  MAYBE a few individuals out there actually get pissed off when you misgender them or whatever, but that's not actually being triggered. That's just annoyance.  TRIGGERED is when, say, a violent shooting scene in a movie sets off a war vet in a theater.  Or, for example, somebody brought up the disease that killed part of my ability to feel happiness, for the rest of my life, and when I say "Perhaps we shouldn't make light of something like that" instead of getting sympathy I get told to shut up!  That's ruined MY day.

I get that the original poster doesn't speak English as their first language, but it's still an odd suggestion.  ("NICE" if Wickerbottom had it?  Really?) It would conflict with the lore, be dark as hell and contribute nothing, so it wouldn't work well as a game mechanic either.  What exactly would it do, make you forget a random recipe every now and then?  But Wickerbottom's the walking science machine!  That would like, ruin one of her most distinctive perks.

There.  I said something about the actual game mechanics aspect.  Happy?

...Notorious

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00petar00    10
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There's really no reason for this to be added, sanity doesn't really matter the lower it is, the better for you usually as you'll get more nightmare fuel.

It would be strong in  boss fights but i don't think i want Wickerbottom to have this, i prefer having my  recipes learned so i am able to craft something when i need it.

I guess we need a Wickerbottom buff with all the people taking about Wortox. Needless to say that this was a joke. Wickerbottom is the strongest character.

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x0VERSUS1y    2,818
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It's ok, @CaptainChaotica, I understand your points of view (more so as I myself am taking care of a loved one with Parkinson), and to each their own in the end. Still we opt for games for a reason - fun pass time - and in this particular case OP's suggestion fails on all 3 mentioned levels (idea, mechanic, lore). Likewise naming a particular irl deadly disease with tragic clinical course was - to say the least - uninspired for any gaming aspect one could imagine.

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Terra_Zina    3,381

As others has noted, Alzheimer's is too touchy a subject to be added as a mechanic. It's horrible, traumatizing. If we really wanted a 'forgetfull' character mechanic, short term memory loss would've been a better option if done right.

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sinisterrkid    144

The first stages and symptoms of Alzheimer are motor-related. I know it doesn't matter here but it's always nice to know important things.

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Shpee    466

first off, alzheimer's is a terrifying disease, second, it would be a horrible mechanic anyway because crafting stations exist, making it controversial AND irrelevant.

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__IvoCZE__    4,538
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11 minutes ago, Shpee said:

controversial

*gets alzheimer's in spanish warbucks*

but tbh Alzheimer's is a bad disease and would be a bad mechanic to be implemented, even getting some sort of map amnesia ( amapnesia? ) would be less of a hassle.

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UncleMikeE    48

The hostility here is hilarious.  Lighten up folks. In fact go watch the movie, "Folks."  It's a light hearted comedy centered around a character with Alzheimer's.  Is it a terrible disease sure but to get upset and go on a diatribe just because someone mentions it is ridiculous.

On top of that politicizing it like only the left gets triggered is just plain ludicrous. If anyone thinks the far right doesn't run for their safe spaces just as often you either live in a bubble or just plain refuse to look at things objectively.

Don't let these people beat you up OP.  It's a decent idea. Was it a poor choice to link it to a disease, probably, but you're not a monster for it.

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Wilson_pl    750

Dude...

There are people who knew or loved people that died of Alzheimer's, and that a lot of people like Wickerbottom and that they would hate to remember this happening to their loved ones...

Just be at least a little bit sensitive...

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