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Mick Gordon posts lengthy response to Doom Eternal soundtrack drama

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23 hours ago, TheMagicMushroomMan said:

In my opinion (feel free to disregard) threads like this that revolve around community drama serve no purpose here and are more appropriate for Twitter or Reddit. The little bit of discussion to be had is not worth the inevitable shitflinging between members. I think most members here enjoy spending time on Doomworld for the friendly atmosphere, and "discussions" like this are a real buzzkill.

The only solution to this is to listen to BFG Division once again. The ultimate audible problem solver.

 

To add to what has been said: The fact that since both sides aired their words, not much has come out publically - That is, absolutely nothing. So this either means:

  • It is resolved behind the curtain
  • It isn't resolved but not aired publically
  • Both sides are playing Knee-Deep in Knee Deep in ZDoom and forgot what the argument was about

So nothing is to be gained.

 

2 hours ago, xdarkmasterx said:

If writing forum posts takes you that much energy I reccommend a better cardio routine.

Hah! I am glad we can still have these wonderful zingers here.

 

38 minutes ago, esselfortium said:

I removed some spammy image replies from this thread. Please refrain from doing that.

Unlesss..... they are from KDIKDIZD.

 

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Both sides need reflection. ;)

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2 hours ago, Kyka said:

I don't believe that Mick's initial comments "They weren't done by me" and "Doubt we will work together again" constitute any form of justification for the absolute s***storm that Marty began after that. To put it another way, it would be like a guy says in a restaurant review "The soup was slightly cold," and the restaurant posts a letter that names him as a nazi pedophile drug dealer serial killer, and also releases his name and address for good measure. The cause, in no way, justifies the response. If anything, given how badly Mick was treated, his responses after the release of Doom Eternal were understated and very generalised. Marty, perhaps under advisement from Bethesda higher ups and/or lawyers, produced what I consider to be a massive overreaction of self protectiveness and legal obfuscation, to Micks comments.

 

Some facts:

 

1. Marty's response was not a shitstorm and was not an attack on Mick. It was a thoughtfully and comprehensively written letter for the community.

2. The letter was not a response to Mick's comments, but an attempt to calm the community for giving Chad and the rest of id a hard time because of Mick's comments.

3. It is not either Mick's or Marty's fault this shit happened. It is the community's fault for overreacting.

5. There are no sides. We are all on the same side.

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4 hours ago, MrHofmann said:

 

 

5. There are no sides. We are all on the same side.

That may well be true but with the way you framed your initial post, it's not really hard to see why it might seem like you were looking to blame Mick mainly.

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Since I’m already so fucking tired of everything that’s come out since then, I might as well drop some miscellaneous thoughts here.

 

 

In light of Mick’s recent exposé followed by Bethesda’s response, there’s been quite a few reactions (not here specifically, moreso the general internet and not just Reddit):

 

-all future/current id titles should not only be boycotted, all Bethesda titles should be boycotted as well

-Mick should never step foot near another Bethesda title ever again and should only stick to indie titles

-all ZeniMax is going to do is just throw a bone to make the masses forget about the entire controversy (case in point, the Slayer in Fortnite)

-id Software/Bethesda is officially just as bad as Activision/Blizzard

-the Doom franchise should be now taken behind the shed Old Yeller-style (and nuDoom should be 100% retconned out of existence like it all never ever ever ever happened and also Doom Eternal in particular should be treated as that franchise’s own Duke Nukem Forever until the heat death of the universe)

 

I’m not even going to get into the various responses regarding Marty himself.


 

I know these are likely very much reactions more than well-structured thoughts (and I totally understand, I’ve been there myself), but I can’t help but feel like that while most of them do come from a well-intentioned place, it doesn’t quite feel fully respectful to Mick himself or his wishes.

 

In his response (and later on social media), Mick had made it perfectly clear that aside from Marty (whom he wants absolutely nothing to do with), he holds no ill will towards anyone else at id.

Additionally, he even went out of his way to repeatedly state that attacking Doom Eternal won’t do any good at all (either by review-bombing the game or harassing anyone involved in the development of the base game or expansions), and that id’s work is to still be respected and appreciated regardless because it’s a product shaped by passionate people who had absolutely nothing to do with all of this (and are likely very passionate fans of the Doom franchise themselves).

 

And he’s right.

 

On top of having all the patience and forgiveness of a full-blown saint given everything that’s happened.

 

I mean, he still regularly shares Doom Eternal memes via social media pages (specifically his Instagram) so he’s still clearly very proud of how his work came out in the end.


 

What happened is nothing like the developments at Activision or Blizzard, where there were multiple instances of outright sickening behavior perpetrated and egged on by entire echelons of higher-ups.

 

Shit, not even the indie game industry is safe from the possibility of having abusers or predators.

 

And on the other hand, Marty Stratton is not id Software.

Neither is Hugo Martin, Tim Willits, John Carmack, Todd Hollenshead, or John Romero.

 

id Software is just that: a company with employees.

 

Employees who really did have no knowledge of was going on, let alone had anything to do with it.

 

 

And lastly, given the accusations of Mick somehow inciting the Internet Hate Machine intentionally or unintentionally:

 

Hmm, could it be possible that Mick could have been not only under a NDA, he also had to distance himself from the internet entirely because he ended up on the receiving end of multiple death threats, some of which got really fucking scary and outright graphic?

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On 12/6/2022 at 6:55 PM, Man of Doom said:

1-all future/current id titles should not only be boycotted, all Bethesda titles should be boycotted as well

2-Mick should never step foot near another Bethesda title ever again and should only stick to indie titles

3-all ZeniMax is going to do is just throw a bone to make the masses forget about the entire controversy (case in point, the Slayer in Fortnite)

4-id Software/Bethesda is officially just as bad as Activision/Blizzard

5-the Doom franchise should be now taken behind the shed Old Yeller-style (and nuDoom should be 100% retconned out of existence like it all never ever ever ever happened and also Doom Eternal in particular should be treated as that franchise’s own Duke Nukem Forever until the heat death of the universe)

I agree with points 2, 3 and 4, but the rest sounds a bit... excessive?

 

I mean, they are basically asking people on Doom forums to stop playing Doom. :S

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As a fan of NuDOOM tittles, i'm against any public type of "Boycott" because, Doom Eternal it's not only a game made by his OST, o by a Director (im sure anybody with a  high quality on iD Software could be a director), they are made with a lot of people imput on mind, the game feel, the animations, the art direction, the game progression, everything it's the doing of multiple ideas and peoples.

 

Going the route of hate and creating a problem where it's just a legal dispute at the moment, will create the same problem that made a lot's of fans create Hate messages to him. Hate it's hate and will make you something same as the haters of Mick, even if going with death treats it's INHUMANE, people will do it if there a reason to (That would be a public boycott, they hurt their gaming feelings, they screwed the "history" and many reasons more) that people will use as scrapegoat to send any type of hate.

 

Im understand if you want to put your desires to not buy anything new iDsoftware or Bethesda. But we need to stop the seed of "ordering" something as many people use this to echo chamber with a lot of empty trougths of young gamers, we see all the day with any "console wars" and it's just unhealthy and WILL NOT get anything to resolve bettewn the 2 subjects at hand (Mick Gordon, Marty, iDsoftware)

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2 hours ago, Rudolph said:

I agree with points 2, 3 and 4, but the rest sounds a bit... excessive?

 

I mean, you are basically asking people on a Doom forum to stop playing Doom. :S


I'm sure that it was a example of the reactions of the OST drama and not his actual opinion.

 

On 12/6/2022 at 7:55 PM, Man of Doom said:

In light of Mick’s recent exposé followed by Bethesda’s response, there’s been quite a few reactions (not here specifically, moreso the general internet and not just Reddit):

 

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The same for me, but my comentary was mostly for the peoples that will use this for weaponized commentary on the internet.

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On 12/6/2022 at 1:31 AM, LadyMistDragon said:

That may well be true but with the way you framed your initial post, it's not really hard to see why it might seem like you were looking to blame Mick mainly.

 

Maybe I have expressed myself poorly, English is not my native language. But I hope you get most of the points I am trying to make. I was only trying to shift the blame away from Marty a bit because the entire internet seems to be biased against him, because evil corporation bad by default. Also, I was trying to show that given the facts and lack of evidence you can make the case against Mick as well and therefore conclude that you can't really blame either Mick or Marty. But apparently the majority of the internet didn't even look critically at Mick's "evidence", the term they are all using is 14000 word (or whatever the number is) article, as if the length of the article in terms of number of words is some sort of metric for reliability.

 

On 12/7/2022 at 12:55 AM, Man of Doom said:

In light of Mick’s recent exposé followed by Bethesda’s response, there’s been quite a few reactions (not here specifically, moreso the general internet and not just Reddit):

 

-all future/current id titles should not only be boycotted, all Bethesda titles should be boycotted as well

-Mick should never step foot near another Bethesda title ever again and should only stick to indie titles

-all ZeniMax is going to do is just throw a bone to make the masses forget about the entire controversy (case in point, the Slayer in Fortnite)

-id Software/Bethesda is officially just as bad as Activision/Blizzard

-the Doom franchise should be now taken behind the shed Old Yeller-style (and nuDoom should be 100% retconned out of existence like it all never ever ever ever happened and also Doom Eternal in particular should be treated as that franchise’s own Duke Nukem Forever until the heat death of the universe)

 

I’m not even going to get into the various responses regarding Marty himself.

 

These people are tearing the community apart and should be called out. This is how you make developers not listen to the community anymore. No wonder games are cash grabbing shit and people don't get what they want for some time now. Also, influential people (e.g. youtubers) should learn to take the blame for the shit they are causing and learn to take some responsibility because they are influencing a lot of people. Instead they are the ones who immediately pick "sides" because they want to align themselves with the popular opinion so they don't ruin their stats on the platform.
 

On 12/7/2022 at 12:55 AM, Man of Doom said:

And lastly, given the accusations of Mick somehow inciting the Internet Hate Machine intentionally or unintentionally:

 

Hmm, could it be possible that Mick could have been not only under a NDA, he also had to distance himself from the internet entirely because he ended up on the receiving end of multiple death threats, some of which got really fucking scary and outright graphic?

 

It is true that Mick's comments cannot be classified as incitement, but you cannot deny the fact that they caused the initial shitstorm aimed at id. Of course I don't blame him for that. How could have he predicted the shit it caused? Tough I suspect he was fine with it because he did nothing to address the issue and at least try to fix shit. A simple "guys chill out, stop harassing Chad" would be enough and would certainly not be considered as breaching NDA. Just because Mick's actions were not malicious it does not mean that their consequences didn't happen. And if it affected id the way Marty said, then Marty did in fact respond appropriately.
 

On 12/7/2022 at 12:55 AM, Man of Doom said:

In his response (and later on social media), Mick had made it perfectly clear that aside from Marty (whom he wants absolutely nothing to do with), he holds no ill will towards anyone else at id.

Additionally, he even went out of his way to repeatedly state that attacking Doom Eternal won’t do any good at all (either by review-bombing the game or harassing anyone involved in the development of the base game or expansions), and that id’s work is to still be respected and appreciated regardless because it’s a product shaped by passionate people who had absolutely nothing to do with all of this (and are likely very passionate fans of the Doom franchise themselves).

 

Yes, this is his stance after his response, which was not that clear before he was called out. Again, I'm not arguing whether Mick is innocent or not, but only that Marty's actions are completely justified. But at the same time I understand why the majority can't seem to understand that. They are missing important details in the events of the entire situation, either intentionally or unintentionally, because of their bias towards Mick.

 

As far as I'm concerned, this entire thread can be purged. Nobody gains anything from this. It only contributes to the shitshow.

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1 hour ago, MrHofmann said:

 

 

As far as I'm concerned, this entire thread can be purged. Nobody gains anything from this. It only contributes to the shitshow.

And yet, you're posting a quite lengthy response to everyone and responded to everyone else who disagreed. idk, seems strangely hypocritical, could be wrong.

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9 minutes ago, LadyMistDragon said:

And yet, you're posting a quite lengthy response to everyone and responded to everyone else who disagreed. idk, seems strangely hypocritical, could be wrong.

 

Yes, you are wrong, but I understand why it might seem that way. It is not hypocritical because I'm not saying that I don't give shit and then post lengthy responses and neither am a moderator so I can't delete the thread. Also, my stance is neutral so my contribution to this shit is minimal. My criticism is aimed only at the community with the goal of reducing the division. I like Doomworld, I want it to remain peaceful.

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