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Posted 11-06-2011 at 01:57 AM by moxco
Updated 02-05-2016 at 09:38 PM by moxco
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STM's Avatar
Care to expand upon this?
Posted 11-06-2011 at 02:35 AM by STM

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What's a mudokun?
Posted 11-06-2011 at 02:37 AM by enchilado

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Care to expand upon this?
He’s referring to Everbest Printing, a Chinese company who is the printer of the Art of Oddworld book.

Now, if he cares to cite any references naming Everbest as an exploitative company (rather than assuming “chinese = bad”), I will be convinced.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 03:18 AM by Manco

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^ The voice of reason as ever.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 03:49 AM by STM

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OddBlog: Lorne Lanning has said before that Oddworld will only associate themselves with companies that have no ‘outstanding labour or environmental issues.’ What stance does Ballistic have on such issues, and how do these affect your business methods? What kind of paper do you use in your books—​is it environmentally friendly? Why are the books printed in China?

Mark: (irrelevant stuff edited out)... I would never use materials or contract companies that exploited the environment or its workforce. We print in China because of the quality of work we get—​and the savings in costs go back into making even high[er] quality books, not into making more money. So the printer is thrilled with us, and we support the local community there with quality work.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 04:02 AM by Nate

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I think Moxco was trying to be smart and controversial.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 04:28 AM by T-nex

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Eh, you can't be smart without having background knowledge on the matter, nor can you be controversial, instead you appear a fool.

What have we learnt Moxy?
Posted 11-06-2011 at 04:45 AM by STM

MeechMunchie's Avatar
That you're as bad as he is?
Posted 11-06-2011 at 06:14 AM by MeechMunchie

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Well yes, but we've known I'm shit since 2009.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 06:33 AM by STM

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If you want to be edgy and contraversial at least say something true.

Like this:

'Lorne Lanning is a batshit fruitcake.'
Posted 11-06-2011 at 11:44 AM by Wings of Fire

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You can't appear smart when you're talking about a game and can't spell the name of the main heroic race.
Ya just can't. Sorry.

To avoid the risk of appearing ill-informed and unintelligent, I'm saying nothing else in this post.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 02:32 PM by Splat

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Then you cannot tell me what I cannot do if you cannot even spell the pronoun declaring me as a subject correctly.

Smart-arsery aside; I would not have thought a one-off misspelling of an unconventional word would have significantly obscured my understanding of the plot and moral of the game. I'm not trying to sound smart, I just think it more than a bit ironic that OWI are profiting from an animal product manufactured in a country with notorious worker rights, where, they admit, they pay shit-all.

I have learnt that, contrary to intentions, recycling someone else's statement and attempting to be humorous does not make make STM look cool.
Posted 11-06-2011 at 08:58 PM by moxco

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Posted 11-07-2011 at 01:33 AM by enchilado

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I contest that. It's a colloquialism at best.
Posted 11-07-2011 at 01:41 AM by Phylum

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OWI are profiting from an animal product manufactured in a country with notorious worker rights, where, they admit, they pay shit-all.
A couple of things here:
Are you suggesting that no company should ever do any business with China because some companies in that country mistreat their workers? By that logic, we shouldn't associate with any company in any country on the planet.

In any case, Mark Snoswell said in that interview that they check out the companies they use to make sure they treat their worked respectably. That the work is also cheap doesn't meant that the workers are undervalued; costs of living are also significantly lower in China.

And, finally, where did any Oddworld game criticise the use of animal products? Bear in mind that the Mudokon tribes hunt animals. And I know from personal experience that Lorne Lanning isn't a vegetarian.
Posted 11-07-2011 at 02:12 AM by Nate

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I think the product posters were more a criticism to the way bad-ethics product are marketed as innocent and stuff like that.
I kind of liked the updated mudokon-pop poster from that point of view. It shows how the presented truth is so far from the real truth of how products are really made.

Meh, I dunno.

The dictionary is trying to correct the word "Mudokon" into "Mudroom".... whatever that is.
Posted 11-07-2011 at 03:50 AM by T-nex

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A room for mud?
Posted 11-07-2011 at 06:12 AM by Splat

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or maybe mud for room!
Posted 11-07-2011 at 10:34 PM by T-nex

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It's a type of fungus!
Posted 11-08-2011 at 02:10 AM by Wil

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Lies lies you're full of flies!
Posted 11-08-2011 at 02:34 AM by T-nex

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posted by Phlyum: I contest that. It's a colloquialism at best.
Aha, non-standard English, but nevertheless a pronoun!
Posted 11-08-2011 at 08:07 AM by STM

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Indeed. A colloquial pronoun.
Posted 11-08-2011 at 11:17 PM by Phylum

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Indeed dear boy.
Posted 11-09-2011 at 07:30 AM by STM

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Posted 11-09-2011 at 01:23 PM by MA

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Very much so.
Posted 11-09-2011 at 01:24 PM by STM

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Posted 11-09-2011 at 02:02 PM by MeechMunchie


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