Really, a lot of RL Chinese players or maybe also people from other countries too have continued to use this argument to look down on us as we are some sort of eSub-humans, or criminals. They questioned if there is any point in talking to us because we dont speak Japanese, or we are not RL Japanese.
If I moved to eJapan with the consent of the eJapanese community, why cant I be eJapanese, or someone who eBorn in eJapan, why arent they eJapanese in your eyes(assuming they are not multis)? It is only a few month ago that long time eCanadian citizen temujin BC became the CP of eIndonesia voted in by players from mostly RL Indonesia. Was he a PTO too? This is a guy who probably as EDEN as it come, and fought for eChina and eRoC thousands of times.
What matters does it make to you what language I spoke, if I joined because of the hospitality of the people here, and I genuinely love and respect this community and will defend it with all my resources. What does it matters to you?
Whether I am a PTOer or not? Isnt that something for my community to judge?
This really baffle me because this is a game, a fantasy game in fact, that you can be pretty much anyone you like. But according to some weird unwritten law, because we are not RL Japanese, we have no right to be eJapanese, this is a bit hypocritical that a lot of RL Taiwanese are now eChinese, and a lot of RL Chinese are eTaiwanese, and a lot of American Chinese or Canadian Chinese or Australian Chinese are citizen of both countries.
And then they will say they accept them because they speak the same language or share the same culture or ancestry.
But if I say I share the same culture with RL Japanese too, then they will be say this is not allowed because you are a foreigner, you are a PTOer.
For people who constantly mix RL into the game, even in real life, what appearances you have, what language you speak dont necessarily dictate which country you belong to or love. Ironically, one of the biggest immigrant group in my RL country are the Chinese. So, according to their own definition, they are the RL PTOers? And they deserve ill treatment from the country they called home?
A lot of Chinese people follows J-drama, Japanese manga, anime, J-Pop, Japanese food, Korean food, K-Pop, etc.... Many Singaporean Chinese actually want foreigners to think they are culturally Japanese rather than Chinese because they have been influenced so much by Japanese culture and technological advances.
So, in real life, we can identify with whatever we like, Why not in a game?
PTOers is a pretty hated term in eRepublik, I hate them too because this imply these people who carve power from their host country but dont care about the community they belong to. But that doesnt define all eJapanese.
And besides, the Chinese dont always hate PTOers, the Taiwanese have publicly thank the FSR, a well known Romanian PTO group for their assistance. Maybe I was wrong that a lot of people called people like us as fake eJapanese, maybe it is just a poor excuse for something they try to hide.
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