We talked about it a few days ago, and I received a few lovely comments here or there, about the whole Total War: Rome 2 fiasco. The gist of the said article, for those of you who don’t want to read it here, was that the steam rating for Total War: Rome 2 had taken a nose dive due to the number of female generals that the game was spawning for players.
There was hate to spare due to the historical ‘inaccuracies’ that such characters were causing for players. That said, they obviously hoped bombing Total Wars review page would lead to results on what they deemed a serious issue for their gaming experience. More than a few seemed to feel that a specific agenda was being pushed by Creative Assembly and wished them to cease and desist. Even though Ella McConnel, the community editor, stated clearly that the character spawn rate was randomized the dislike kept coming. With that in mind, Creative Assembly took to Twitter today to tell fans what they were doing.
Which was, hysterically enough, absolutely nothing.
— Total War (@totalwar) September 25, 2018
That’s right, they decided that they were proud of their game and didn’t feel that female generals in any way ruined their work. Here’s exactly what they had to say for those of you who don’t want to click open the twitter link:
“There have been no changes to recruitable female general spawn rates…But with the addition of the family tree feature and the new gameplay features it brings, playable factions may gain more female family members via marriage.”
They went on to clarify that “female characters appear through the game, but have between a 10 and 15% chance of appearing as recruitable generals for some of the playable factions. The exceptions are the Greek States, Rome, Carthage, and some Eastern factions, which have a 0% chance, and kush which has a 50% chance.” This statement seemed to be a dig at those getting angry at the individuals claiming that female generals were dominating the game now, and needed to be removed entirely.
Despite such heavy hate in such a short time, Creative Assembly has stayed strong behind their work, finishing their tweet by stating that “We have no plans of patching this out or removing this feature from the game”.
In other words, get used to it folks – the female generals are here to stay.