Every reply you made is "Stop being offended." A game's writing being crap and someone criticising it = offended now? Whatever.
Well first of all I already said:
So obviously I don't think it did those things to be only edgy nor would I want more things like that for the sake of it. I just thought stuff like that made the characters a little more believable and the game aimed at adults. I mean you'd never hear lines like that anymore. Smith was drunk and talking about people who were trying to kill him so I thought the line conveyed his exhaustion of patience and brazen attitude perfectly. I doubt he was ever written to be racist because that would make him unlikable and I'm pretty sure he's written to be likable despite being goofy.
After absolution, the excessive online restrictions and DRM in 2016... I don't think it's unreasonable to be skeptical of IO's attitude to their initial fanbase. Don't take that as me not trusting them, though. I think episodic so far hasn't borne any fruit yet but I think it has the potential to make sure they listen to the fans more than ever and in ways they already have which is nice.
I don't see it as that, it is that. To the fanbase. I don't take it personally but for it to make it into the game I just got the image of someone still butthurt that their awesome business decision to replace the leading VA got shot down by those pesky original fans.
"It was just a prank, bro!"
Yeah I think it probably happened because of technical reasons, too. All security behave the same way. No difference in training or protocols. To make a target be able to throw a punch or pull a gun on 47 they'd have to make the target technically a security guard. Meaning they'd probably go around searching for 47 and coordinating with other security (which would actually make sense for some of the targets). Or when there's a target lockdown they'd suffer a recursion of trying to secure themselves. Obviously all of that is fixable but I guess they just didn't have the time/money to make it happen so targets behave like innocence bystanders in terms of AI template. and fighting ability.
I miss characters like Lee Hong where the target is often more dangerous than any other NPC! Or Vinnie where he hides in the closet ready to blow your head off with a revolver. But getting a bit off topic, none of this is about writing even though it does contribute to the narrative a bit.