49 thoughts on “>medieval-style fantasy rpg”

  1. Okay, let’s be honest, modern British accents may not have been around in mediaeval times, but it just fits the setting. And it’s not like these are historical video games, it’s all pseudo-mediaeval fantasy settings anyway.

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  2. >medieval RPG
    >political system resembles more a totalitarian monarchy than a feudalistic kingdom
    >peasants NPCs all live in the city/castle and go out only to work the fields
    >common folk know how to read
    >religion doesn’t play a major role in people’s life

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  3. Brits have a literal wiki page of words they cant pronounce https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:English_dialect-dependent_homophones#Th-fronting
    Although I guess thats not a big deal when your teeth look like that

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  4. whenever I hear a british accent in a fantasy game I immediately uninstall it. Such a garbage sound.

    I’m a Brazilian ESL btw. I find British people speaking to be unbearable, regardless of what they’re actually saying. Americans are much more bearable to listen to, even when I think what they’re saying is stupid.

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  5. I like it when a game goes all out with its accents. Especially if they serve to demonstrate different nations, ethnicities, etc.

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  6. American accents are 1000 times better than cockney accents in fantasy
    The only good english accents are the pirate ones and they’re never used

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    • Actually people in medieval times and early renaissance were in general more hygienic than people in later centuries, well up untill the industrial revolution

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  7. Not even american accents, those usually sound fine (better than trying to imitate some european accent and failing), but the californian whine is utter ear poison.

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  8. >fantasy rpg
    >no one talks in made up accents that don’t exist
    British accents aren’t anymore fantastical, you’re just a tasteless child

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    • >reddit meme about American accents being closer to pre-colonial England accents than contemporary regional dialects of British English

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        • You missed the part where I specified medieval fantasy game; I have no problem with American accents in jrpg dubs or sci-fi/fantasy rpgs. Where else was English commonly spoken before the colonial period aside from the British Isles?

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        • You don’t pronounce your "r". You’re copying an affectation of homosexualgy noblemen that started ~1700. True English accents have hard "r"s.

          What "reality" are you speaking of? You clearly aren’t well versed in the subject since if you were you would be aware of how tiring the statement is for linguists and, more specifically, dialectologists. So here let me educate you.

          Some pop journalists picked up on an article claiming that, just because American dialects preserved rhoticity while British dialects tended not to, it follows that American English dialects are necessarily "closer" to Elizabethan (and earlier) English.

          Without getting into just how imprecise and unscientific "closer" is as a tool of discourse, rhoticity is just one aspect of phonology. Both En-US and En-GB dialects have diverged significantly enough from Elizabethan dialects (yes there was more than one and there were not canonical/standardised dialects in the same way there are now!) to the point that an English man from the year 1600 or earlier would be difficult to comprehend for speakers of either dialect.

          The reason I called it a reddit meme is because the idea is almost exclusively perpetuated by the "ackshually"-spouting pseuds that call reddit home.

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          • You just jumped in with this before anyone even said that. You could have at least waited for some to "ackshually" before posting your meme arrow.
            The only real argument is that people have been conditioned to associate British accents with "ye olde mediaeval times" so that it can be jarring to hear an American accent in that sort of setting. It’s also fitting if a current regional accent of Britain is used for characters from that region.

      • You don’t pronounce your "r". You’re copying an affectation of homosexualgy noblemen that started ~1700. True English accents have hard "r"s.

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      • Medieval accents aren’t closer to modern American accents but they sure as fuck aren’t similar to modern bongs. I’ve heard Shakespeare actors actually trying their best to faithfully replicate the prose in period English and it doesn’t sound like anything familiar to me. It’s more comprehensible than a drunken Scot with a head injury but not by a whole lot and certainly doesn’t sound like the received pronunciation British actors use.
        PS I tried to find the examples youtube but all I can find now are fucking homosexual zoomer cartoons.

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    • >Thinks that medieval means European and doesnโ€™t realize it encompasses the entire period after late antiquity which included the middle east and africa
      How does it feel blowing that hot air you fucking autistic chimp?

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