Usage of singular "they" comes from people, not a gov't, Germany is an incorrect example.
"William of Palerne" is the 1st known usage as the singular, the 14th century, nextly, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, and Geoffrey Chaucer used it in that sense. Those people are well-known and have done a lot to design our English. So, the flow goes from bottom up. On top, people's pronouns are not "nonsense" but a way to address a person, one's representation so to speak.
"They" is not "we." Please don't think "royal 'we' is the same as plural/singular 'they' and both are separate from 'he,' 'she,'" there is zero fancy in "they" as singular and it isn't the same. Let's respect history: English naturally ditched all the grammatical gender from words, I repeat, no English word has grammatical gender but only some pieces of it in some pronouns. Historically speaking, it seems to drift in that direction by itself, by the people, and that's totally fine with me. No gov't did so but us the people.
Look, Finnish is using singular "they" ("hän") for everything, no "he" or "she" exist in it, it has plural "they" separately yet the world didn't end, the country didn't collapse, the developers didn't go to Hell, the cows haven't made a rebellion against humanity and "Angry Birds," "Max Payne," "Control," or "Trine" are amazingly great games from Finland, the country where singular "they" is the default. It demonstrates that the fear has no ground in reality and that the game industry will lose nothing from being wider, only gain.
On diversity, see GDC. The industry notices by its own loudly: It has problems and needs work. I doubt a mere player can see the inside as well as the industry itself. I, as a player, don't care about money much, I care about stories as I said: If everyone will have the same background, culture, opinions, race and gender, the world will be far more boring. Imagine nothing but "Doom" everywhere, no player wants monocultures and clones among infinite clones, it'll be not fun. Being nice to others and hire good is no evil.
In total, the fear is nonsense. Nobody takes away your toys, don't fear having more choices.
Yes THEY is always plural refereing to more than one person.
I was talking about refering to ONE person in third person speech aka
the ROYAL WE when refering to one self or HE / SHE to another person.
yes the WIR IHR SIE is meant there from German so it was the correct interpretation.
Anyhow we re not talking semantic, words dont hurt anybody. What is hurting franchises
is forced language change to try and please a very small fraction of ppl that don t even
would care in nearby all of the cases...
Ofc that doesn t include all the twitter screamers, but i am nearby 100% sure those ppl
are just envious about nice things we have. Let alone having ANY sense of reality or
letting different thoughts in. We as communtiy were the most diverse ever raised until
2016 ppl started to split and rage and scream about things that aren t "real" or were
a "problem" in the first place.
Now forcing diversity, pronoun twitter circus in the games we love, will destroy them
and will destroy the communities build around them. We already have seen this
with Star Wars, Star Trek, Comics in the end, money will talk. People with start
to abandon franchises. That is a fact.
Anyhow, doesn t matter as i said earlier the original poster doesn t even participate
and this thread is of no substancial worth anyway, outside of scratching the line
to sensless raging on. Time to bail.