I don't think they really did anything wrong with this response, other than perhaps the execution (dismissing, perhaps mocking, perhaps defensive). I agree with their points about "why focus on this when basically everything in the character designs is unrealistic" etc.Like we've only just got a human male model with a beer belly, but it's not exactly right or wrong that we didn't have it before then. I'm fairly sure no man has the arms of the normal Human model.
That was ten years ago. People change. No reason to bully him over an old statement, no matter how messed up it may have been. Granted, considering how the writing in the game currently is, I think I would rather have a Sylvanas from Victoria's Secret rather than what we have now. Really not fond of how they took her, and how we're on the road to just brushing all of her irredeemable war crimes under the rug just because she's got blue eyes now. A character with no story is better than one whose story gets written into the dirt.
None of this stuff makes them look good. It really shows how little they cared then and now
JAB's response isn't any better.
I mean the males are super buff?But I see the point.
That's a very big yikes. "Can we have female characters who look more like they're warriors in a fantasy setting instead of an underwear catalog?" "No, and we're going to mock you for asking." Jaina is proof that you can have a female character be both beautiful and power AND not half-naked.
I see it as just harmless joke, but you can turn anything to mean something else today. But I agree, the answers wasnt the best.
If all you got out of that was "making a dumb joke was wrong" then idk what to tell you. It was a simple question she asked, and she was mocked for it, criticized booed and made fun of. But your reaction sounds like you condone that sort of behavior.
"GC out" is cringe
Remember if this is them on their ‘best behaviour’ at a public Blizzcon, you can imagine what they’d be like back in the office.
Former Blizzard employee Ghostcrawler, who was also on the panel, recently shared his thoughts about the Q&A on Twitter, acknowledging that it was a "!@#$ty" answer to the question, and that he feels "terrible now seeing the look on her face".So he was fine with his answer until he realised his words and actions have consequences huh? ¬_¬
That's a terrible answer that gets worse with the background story we have on our hands now. Still, it seems we are deviating more and more from the core problem here, how the hierarchy of power corrupts laboral relations into abusive behaviours. Of course it happens more by a large margin to women when it is about sexual harassment, but if there is a real intent to solve the problem, we should not go to look only at identitarian stuff and center the thing into workers dignity and protective tools in the job environment at Blizzard.
When they were designing the game at the start they didn't think about "catalogues" they just went what they thought was cool and awesome since you gotta remember warcraft 3 characters had different graphics design and they tried to keep it close to the original as possible. I agree the question could have been answered better but again that was 10 YEARS AGO it was a different time. People can change some do some don't. We all make mistakes and if we see past mistakes of course we will be better especially those who decide to be better. In my opinion ghost crawler didn't need to apologize for anything but regardless he did and i respect him more for it than ever before.