Yeah, having just reread the thread, maybe I over generalised there. Sorry.
I guess my point is that we just don't have enough information in the story itself to know that yet. Obviously what Ragnar's said here is great, we know enough about RTG to trust their handling of it, and there's plenty more progressive stuff in the game that I think is some of the best handled I've ever seen. But taking the text alone, and as it currently stands, this scene is not unproblematic.
Not being created with malicious intent isn't enough to stop something being offensive. Ignorance of how unpleasant those words and sentiments are doesn't make them any less unpleasant. Of course, I believe Ragnar and the team were fully aware of how unpleasant they are and deliberately chose to go with them anyway.
But you don't get to just use disabled people as the butt of a joke to make your other characters look more evil. That's not OK. You have to earn the right to have a character talk like that through careful handling of the issues. I know RTG are perfectly capable of doing that from, amongst other things, the brilliant subversions of Anita Sarkeesian's 'women as background decoration' trope that I mentioned earlier. But on this issue, with these characters, they haven't done that yet.
It this was the full game, I'd be deeply critical. As it stands, I think the feeling of it being problematic stems from the characters of Mira and Wit not being that fleshed out yet. Hopefully we'll see something a lot more positive come from it over the next few books.
Oh, and obviously, even if RTG were being that transparently ableist (and I don't think they are), I wound't be saying they shouldn't be allowed to do that. Just that I would share Loerwyn's anger, would have just as much a right to criticise it as RTG would to write it, and that I would also be feeling uncomfortable not just with the portrayal but with having funded the game.
Um, nuance is good? I guess that's what I'm trying to say.
I highlighted from your text where I believe you just answered yourself. You dont know if its "problematic" (in your opinion) yet, so dont make that judgement yet.