Right now, there are only four sets of pronouns natively supported by BYOND: he, she, they, and it. While this is a pretty good set for general use ( although I have mild concerns at the possibility that the "Other" gender setting uses it instead of they - I haven't actually checked, but that's something that should be tweaked if that's the case ) a bit of a QoL thing for non-binary peeps would be to allow using their own pronouns in the case that they prefer something else instead of "they."
I picked both DM Language and Website because I feel like this could be done on either or both sides:
If added to the language, then games could implement this on a case-by-case basis, which would also come in handy for games with conlangs, or races that don't use human genders. It's something technically already possible through creation of a dedicated system for each game, but having some sort of pronoun verb or whatever which works with the default text macros would be nice.
If added to the website, then that saves the players themselves the trouble of having to set up their preferred pronouns for every game that goes to the trouble to let them do that. Those settings could just be tied to the account, and after setting them up once, they'd be good for the rest of their playtime. There's less room for game creativity with this, sure, but that's not exactly an insurmountable issue for devs that are dedicated to an idea they have, anyway.
I'm aware this is a pretty low priority thing - I don't even know if there are that many nbs that play BYOND at the moment - but I feel like any way it's implemented, it'd be an nice update to a dated system that'd be a solid show of support.
Oct 29 2018, 4:18 am