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Morality and Pokemon

#1Omnipotent_CowPosted 11/15/2013 4:45:25 PM
Let's talk about the exciting subject of the morality of hacking Pokemon. Assume that the game thinks it's legit, otherwise it turns stupid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_egoism
Now then, for the egoist, this is not a dilemma at all: hacked Pokemon are much more efficient and thus should be done if you don't enjoy breeding. On the flip side, if you enjoy breeding, the egoist would demand everyone follow suit, for his own satisfaction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilitarianism
For the utilitarian, this is also not a dilemma, you ought do whatever makes you the happiest. If you enjoy hacking pokemon, go for it; if you enjoy breeding them good for you, but don't demand that others follow suit, as the happiness you receive would be nowhere near the unhappiness everyone else gets from doing something they dislike.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kantian_ethics
Finally, the Kantian, whom I assume the majority of you are. Now, this is highly variable based upon whatever maxims he or she holds. Still, on this subject I can think of a few; those who demand 'legit' play hold the maxim of honesty closely, such that even though it requires toil and provides the same result, following that ideal is worth it in and of itself. Conversely, those who hack might hold efficiency closely as a means by which you can put your time into more important things.

So which do you fall under? Any criticisms of my analysis?
#2NeoToastDXPosted 11/15/2013 4:46:27 PM
man, dis **** just a vidya game
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#3newer_LIEPosted 11/15/2013 4:46:56 PM
NeoToastDX posted...
man, dis **** just a vidya game

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#4AkubarixPosted 11/15/2013 4:47:12 PM
NeoToastDX posted...
man, dis **** just a vidya game


Word.
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#5neonplanetsPosted 11/15/2013 4:47:24 PM
There's no morals in Pokemon.
#6Octaivian_RexPosted 11/15/2013 4:47:32 PM
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#7MCcakePosted 11/15/2013 4:47:58 PM
Is this about that hacking argument from earlier?
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#8ChocoboDreamsPosted 11/15/2013 4:49:02 PM
Where does the morality fall in line when you get Person A who prefers to breed all of his pokemon but doesn't chastise those who hack their own pokemon, and Person B who forces all of his hacked pokemon on other people (potentially including Person A) by tossing them all into something like Wonder Trade?
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#9GuerillaGorillaPosted 11/15/2013 4:50:02 PM
Octaivian_Rex posted...
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#10ChocoboDreamsPosted 11/15/2013 4:51:30 PM
That all being said, for those who just want to battle with perfect pokemon and don't want to deal with anything else, there still remains the option of using that battle simulator for PC where everybody is on even footing; unless your goal is to use hacked pokemon to get as many wins as possible against other people who you're hoping are not using hacked pokemon.
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