So many comments about how the changes are for the devs and not the players. In what world does that make sense? They're supposed to make the game enjoyable for us, the players, not do some ridiculous band-aid fixes to a serious issue, that do literally nothing except maybe push more people away from the game, because they get annoyed with this @#$%show. We're sitting here for a year with close to no content, for a game we pay monthly to play, while watching them strip away stuff that's been in the game for the past, I don't even know how many years. Why? Because it may or may not have some loose connection to something that should have absolutely nothing to do with the game and be handled in a courtroom. I mean let's be real, its just &*!@#$%^& trying to pander to the public but yet again, as they seem to constantly these days, end up shooting themselves in the foot again.
You want a corporation to simply "fix the problem and continue?"No... They talk abou the problem, "fix" lots of nearly unrelated things, hire more people to watch them and advise them on potential 'fixes' instead of hiring more people to work on the game, have more meetings about 'fixes,' fire anyone (justly or not) related to the problem or who doesnt go along with their 'fixes,' ...this isnt going to just stop at "clean up the biohazard." its going to rewrite much of the history of the game and its starting already. You think it'll stop with changing a picture? its like week 4 and we're already at pictures. what will week 20 hold?Big corporations are like government, and once they get steamrolling down the tracks good luck stopping them where YOU want them to stop. If they ever do.
Love me some Taliesin
Did he really just claim those comments on Twitter supported his theory that the flirts and other things they're removing were things made by AA and others by suggesting those tweets were proof? Those tweets were the most ridiculous nonsense when I saw someone make a compilation of them on Reddit and if you look at some of the stuff those people tweet otherwise not related to their jobs at wow it's pretty much obvious they removed these things because they were oh so offended by them and created delusions about things to somehow justify it. It's basically just more evidence of what I've been saying for a while: The alleged offenders in the lawsuit haven't been running the show at the offices for a long time and the culture there had made a 180 into the opposite worse direction similar to Google and Coca Cola(if you recall their HR video debacle) and the publicity on the lawsuit has empowered these people to turn it into their totalitarian prudist production because they can claim they're being oppressed in the office when most of the current staff probably were not involved as victims or perpetrators.
Trolls practicing voodoo and having a Caribbean accent = Racist.Dwarves celebrating Oktoberfest and having a Scottish accent = Good to go!Absolute clowns.
With the information presented, I'd prefer to believe them. There are much more important things to spend energy on, than conjuring up conspiracies over some updates to a game, which will not change how any of us play it. If you want to be mad at Blizzard for some perceived ulterior motives, just remember, that's on you, not them. Anyone doing that, is deciding for themselves, that they would rather be angry about the whole thing, with no proof of their theory.Not only that, but lumping every employee in with the "Blizzard Bad" mentality, is not helpful, as there are employees trying to do what's best for everyone. These changes are a strong neutral for me, as they don't help or harm the game as a whole, but might help someone feel better in their everyday workdays at Blizzard.If there was no datamining on these changes, most of us wouldn't even notice them. "Oh no, that wasn't the painting that was here the last time I did this dungeon!" aghast
Clearly it's the players fault that millions of players quit - a whale, probably.