Pillars of Eternity Removes Offensive Limerick From the Game

Obsidian explains the content wasn't vetted.

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Obsidian has removed an offensive limerick from its recently released role-playing game Pillars of Eternity that was written by one of the game's Kickstarter backers, the developer has announced.

"It's come to our attention that a piece of backer-created content has made it into Pillars of Eternity that was not vetted," Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said in a post to the game's forum. "Once it was brought to our attention, it followed the same vetting process as all of our other content. Prior to release, we worked with many of our backers to iterate on content they asked to be put into the game that didn't strike the right tone."

Urquhart said that Obsidian asked the backer before changing it, and that he gave them new content to replace the offensive limerick. You can see the content in question that some players thought was transmisogynistic as it originally appeared in the game in the image above.

The change was made alongside patch 1.03, which also fixed a serious bug that centers around equipping items. You can find the full patch notes here.

Pillars of Eternity was released late last month, the product of a successful 2012 crowdfunding campaign that raised $4 million.

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