I'm just surprised there's nothing on one of the Noblegarden achievements when you have to put bunny ears on various female races over level 18.... I always found that really inappropriate.
No it's not about the devs it's about some of devs taking this opportunity to sterilize the game under the guise of harassment. I'm not saying that the harassment didn't happen it seems very obvious that it did, but outside of removing the ex-employee references none of this has anything to do with the fact that they were being harassed in the workplace. it's just censorship plain and simple. they aren't "cleaning up the dumpster juice" or whatever they said they are just spraying the area down with a sickeningly strong perfume that won't actually clean anything, but will definitely make everyone gag.if they really wanted to fix this they could have just as easily put in a censor option that made all the changes like how the profanity filter filters out certain words. Then don't make any of the new content "if we ever get anymore" not so "offensive".
It's exactly what he said last time he talked about this, just more elaborated on - but the elaboration is just "yep, it's confirmed."
Oh I know that. I'm just pointing out the underlying issue here.There's a reason that the game is hemorrhaging players. We may not be entitled to new content but without it, blizz won't be keeping the few players they have left.
So cool that all the sexually suggestive content is being removed from the game so the devs can feel better when they never see them because they DONT PLAY THE GAME. Seriously they have spent more time in game looking for all this crap to remove than they have ever played the game in their entire time at the company. Irrelevant changes which are delaying a desperately needed content patch just so they can all feel better about themselves. Especially considering most of them, the men especially, just sat back and let all the harassment happen out of fear for losing their supposedly poor paying miserable job
All the people saying "they're choosing to focus on this instead of new content"For your own sake, please understand that these are tiny, infinitesimal changes compared to adding new content to the game. Even IF it's the same people responsible for making new raids and dungeons and zones, which is incredibly unlikely, this is stuff they're more than likely doing in their lunch break. This isn't "cost us a raid tier" kind of stuff, this is changing a word here and there in the database. Acting like this is taking away from the patch content is not just willingly misunderstanding the different levels of effort the two things take, it's showing your disregard for other people's wellbeing or opinions, which is odd because usually those sorts of people tend to be the first complaining about being censored "for daring to have another opinion".
I must admit I also do not always get why they choose what they change, but respect that it is being done for the right reasons. My real concern is that this will become a trend for future content where the game moves away from a teen rating towards a G rating. I get there may be a market for an MMO that caters to young kids, but that should not be World of Warcraft. Clean up your trash residue, but leave the Kingdom of Hearts MMO to Mickey Mouse.
They removed a joke from human female about cooking and tailoring. Nothing racist about it. It's just that the current woke mafia that holds Warcraft hostage has decided to inject it with the culture war. It's no longer even OK to mention that women cook, not even in a medieval fantasy game.I think most people see that the devs obviously don't play the game. So if they managed to identify all those things to censor recently, it means they spent a lot of extra energy looking for non-woke things. Imagine being this ideologically committed.People who defend this are part of the woke mafia. Because no normal person wants to change the world from this presumed "patriarchy" to the imagined version of correct politics.The people at the company abused women, just like every male feminist. And the solution is apparently more feminism. For their own failing, they are punishing the players who had absolutely nothing to do with that.This is the new "videogames cause gun violence". It evolved to "videogames cause racism and sexism", and apparently it evolved to eventually "videogames cause violence" again, this time coming from the left to complete the circle.And what's worst, now resistance to this ideology is squashed by institutional power. And lot of self appointed good-doers are helping with it. The original post about the censure of those jokes has comment section disabled, despite this is not even official forums. Apparently, wowhead needs to do damage control for the obvious horrible decision Blizzard is choosing to make. And it's quite revealing the priorities. No gameplay decision, no matter how controversial or horrible gets comment section disabled. People can hate it as much as they want. But when Blizzard decides to impose woke culture, then any kind of resistance goes too far. It's not even worth risking that some people will defend that decision. No argument must be made public, otherwise there would be the danger it would spread.And like other people said. NOBODY complained about those jokes. Nobody ever requested them being removed. This is yet another example of Blizzard doing what they want against the wishes of the playerbase.But this won't be discussed or resisted like changes in grindfests or rotations. This is just decided business and players have no say in it. In fact, if they wish to have a say in it, it only proves they are "ists" and that the decision to remove the jokes was the correct one.If you allow for this, why do you think they will ever listen feedback about stupid systems and other obstacles in enjoyment of the game? It's the same response. They know the best what is good wholesome fun, and they are there to protect you from things you think you want, but are very negative for you.
This comment section is mind shocking the majority of you who don't like these changes and can't fathom why they are being made need to stop playing the game, wow is living rent free in your head while you pay a sub for a game you don't like, idiots.What does it matter to you if they clean up the game a bit ? When was the last time you used the jokes or emotes they are removing? 2010? Probably.Get over yourselves, the devs making the changes feel they are doing them for the right reason do let them get on with it. Your unhappy at the lack of content? Go play another game or get a life.