IIRC, the release of the 3rd edition patch was promised to be apocalyptic.
Last time I heard that, all that happened was Naxxramas getting recycled into easymode. Four Horsemen and all. And the next time there was another
I don't, but he generally has a pattern of there being a reason. Even if that reason might not be understood by the times.
Several come to mind, none of which are particularly difficult to wrap one's head around.
- Surrounding cultures regularly raping war prisoners and sexually hazing foreigners/children? That's a paddlin'.
- Rival pagan faiths have temple orgies? That's a paddlin'.
- Potentially crippling your standing army with avoidable disease and/or septic shock while rival tribes are trying to kill you? Oh, you'd better believe that's a paddlin'.
- Corollary: Desert nomads -> very limited hygiene and medicine -> dick in butt bad.
And...none of them happen to be relevant anymore. Well, war rape is very much still a thing in some places, but it's not relevant to two dudes getting married. Anal sex is still somewhat physically riskier than vaginal, but not much if obvious precautions are taken.
Again, look at the word used to describe the offense of anal sex. It's the exact same one used to describe this.◊
edited 20th Oct '13 8:08:05 PM by Pykrete