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Imo first thing that this game is suffering and slowly dying from is the Nexon brand itself. I'm not downplaying people's concerns over the censorship but I honestly doubt it's anywhere even close to the main reason compared to how disenfranchised people have become over anything published by Nexon over the years and those new to the game would find out that there a lot more problems than just censored bewbies.
The censorship isn't the main reason. It was the start of things that happened though. "Cause Nexon" is another of the reasons.
Is the first version of something that an artist releases now sacred and must never be changed? What if the artist doesn't like something about his first version of a model and wants to tweak it? Is that censorship? Iteratively modifying various components of a game happens all the time, and without it, games would never even be ready for alpha testing.
People have an issue when the changes are done because "we don't want to offend anyone" and "think of the children". These are 2 of the worst reasons usually used as reason to make changes in a game. In HU case, there was no issue until it was coming to NA. Now all a sudden, things are an issue (allegedly). Just go read the main thread on here and Steam and you'll get why this whole thing blew up.
Laws, rules, culture etc. are diferent in each country. So the content have to be according to those and the specific consumer, so products, services games etc adapt. Players these days complaining about a company cuz they dont give them a choice to watch boobs, and feel oppressed for it. is something that not even in my deepest retarded non logical dreams could have imagine lol.
Responsible moms don't let their kids watch horror movies that are usually rated not for children. Cuz you know those rules are there to protect children.
Censorship is there to Take care of children and consumers. So idk why anyone would be mad with a company that is being responsible with children and content in internet.
The advantages of censorship...
Disadvantages of Censorship...
Players cant choose to watch boobs or more skin. And they might feel oppressed, cuz you know that's an inhuman thing to do.
I stay with Censorship.
The game had no issues with laws or rules. That idea was shot down in the censorship threads. Also in these threads; it's about more than just "muh boobs". We COULD argue that they censored the males, but let's be realistic; they didn't. Males don't get censored unless it's outfits in Germany or something like that. "Think of the children" doesn't work here because I bet those same kids are playing LoL or GTA. No complaints there but somehow a little bit of cleavage and big breasts will tear their mind asunder? Yeah; no. You should go read the censorship thread here and on Steam and then you'll see why this was pointlessly done.
As for the last part of your post, it should read:
Advantages of censorship in gaming - Appease a crowd that may not even play the game (this is happening now with HU)
Disadvantages of censorship in gaming - piss off your base, loss of money, loss of money, bad PR, low player counts, loss of player trust, label of "that censored game". The only exception to this is if a game is so popular that it won't be an issue but is still greatly unappreciated (Tales of Berseria)