OpenXcom and XPiratez

The XPiratez Discord has been banned following allegations of hateful conduct, you can read about it here. Due to the large overlap between OpenXcom communities, several developers and modders were caught in the aftermath, and will not be returning to Discord. So if you need assistance with mods and OpenXcom Extended, you should use our forum instead.

Normally this would be the end of it, but we keep getting involved in the accusations, so let me make this perfectly clear: OpenXcom does not condone any behavior in the XPiratez Discord. There is no official association between the developers of OpenXcom, OpenXcom Extended and XPiratez. Any discrimination and harassment in our official channels is a bannable offense and should be reported to us immediately.

However, community sites and mods are not affiliated with us. If you have a problem with them, report it to their staff and leave if you are not comfortable there. Developers may provide support to players and modders in unofficial channels, but that’s the extent of our relationship. Personal opinions are their own and not representative of anyone else.

We’ve talked with the XPiratez staff and they’ve agreed things got out of hand and will strive to do better, so for now we are keeping their mod subforum but under new management. This is subject to change and we’ll be monitoring the situation closely. The safety and security of our community is paramount, but we don’t want to hold every player responsible for the actions of a few individuals either. For now we leave it up to you whether you wanna keep supporting XPiratez or not.

6 thoughts on “OpenXcom and XPiratez

  1. Long time follower of the project

    Hi SupSuper,

    I did not follow the drama with XPiratez closely but I wanted to say that your statement is written really well. This is a touchy subject and your handling of it is respectful and clear.

    Wanted to mention that because in these circumstances nobody ever gives positive feedback 😀

  2. A guy who doesnt hate minorities and transgendered people

    Wow! I left that channel like a week before this happened.

    That place was bad. I still think XPiratez is, on a purely mechanical level, a masterwork of the XCOM genre, but its content and aesthetics have always been questionable (to say the least) and by god was the discord an absolute sewer. I am glad to hear that OpenXcom isn’t going to die on some dumb hill defending a subcommunity like that.

  3. john dillinger

    OH MY GOD! they were thinking… the forbidden thoughts! you can’t just… say whatever you want… that’s crazy… the police need to do something about these heretics. if you don’t like black people you deserve to burn at the stake. i can’t believe this is happening. some people may ask, ‘why do we need complete and total control over everything that someone thinks and says, so that committees at global corporations can exercise unilateral jurisprudence over what is permissible to say and think’ well this is why. this right here.

  4. chip

    waaaaaaaaaaah i cant spread conspiracy theories and compare black people to animals and share drawn images of naked children on discord anymore waaaaaaaaaaah discord is literally worse than hitler this is literally like 1984 waaaaaaaaaah

  5. Banesatis

    Good riddance with that sub.

    Pretty cool to see that the community in general doesn’t support this behaviour.

    Xpiratez discord literally spread nazi conspiracy theories.

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