Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:34 am


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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 am

I can see the next Blizzcon having a few "moments".

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:38 am

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On one hand: of course.

On the other: this is it? This is the best Blizz employees could do?


It amazes me how so many people think that low-level employees can afford to make big stands against the actions of their employer, or even leave said employer. When you're living paycheque to paycheque, then yes, that is the best you can do.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Tafdolphin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:43 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:

On one hand: of course.

On the other: this is it? This is the best Blizz employees could do?


It amazes me how so many people think that low-level employees can afford to make big stands against the actions of their employer, or even leave said employer. When you're living paycheque to paycheque, then yes, that is the best you can do.


I don't think many people employed at Blizzard are in that situation tbh. But I do realise it's easy to look at this from the outside and go 'why aren't they doing more?' I mean, in the states this is why unionisation is so demonised as it would give employees the rights to have more organised protests. But look, for example, to the Riot walkouts or the protests at Blizz-Activision in France due to employment tactics. It is possible and this is, I think, a big enough issue to warrant an organised reaction.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:56 am



Hit blizzard with massive bills by mass submitting GDPR requests for European users.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:28 pm

Knoyleo wrote:

Hit blizzard with massive bills by mass submitting GDPR requests for European users.


Done.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Lagamorph » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Blizzard could have just said/done nothing and in all likelihood China wouldn't have done a thing to them.

Even if it looked like China were going to make a stink, Blizzard could have just made some generic non-descript statement like "Our player community does not necessarily speak for or represent the views of Blizzard Inc"

Going to do that GDPR request when I get home.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Xeno » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:50 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I can see the next Blizzcon having a few "moments".


1st November can't come soon enough.

Looks like this years Blizzcon bingo is going to be far more interesting.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Lagamorph » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm

There are two ideal outcomes for Blizzcon,

1) Nobody turns up
2) Everyone that turns up is in pro-Hong Kong or anti-China shirts and every single question is about Hong Kong.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Tafdolphin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:48 pm

Blizzard staff held an umbrella protest for banned Hearthstone pro


https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/1 ... stone-pro/

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by Trelliz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:12 am

Blizzcon will be interesting this year.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Rightey » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 am

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People are now trying to make Mei from Overwatch into a symbol of the protest to get the game banned in China. lol

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Pedz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:02 am

Good. people should do all they can.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:54 am

Qikz has been awfully quiet about all this.

Would be interesting to see his take on things due to his Starcraft casting.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Pedz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:52 pm

I think he was still streaming StarCraft last night.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Peter Crisp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Why the hell are Blizzard doing this?
Surely they can do what pretty much every other company ever has done and simply say "The views of our players or staff members playing the game don't necessarily represent those of Blizzard itself!" and boom, problem solved.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:59 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Qikz has been awfully quiet about all this.

Would be interesting to see his take on things due to his Starcraft casting.


I honestly wouldn't blame him for not expressing an opinion given, you know, what happened to the other guy.

Peter Crisp wrote:Why the hell are Blizzard doing this?
Surely they can do what pretty much every other company ever has done and simply say "The views of our players or staff members playing the game don't necessarily represent those of Blizzard itself!" and boom, problem solved.


The times, they are a-changing.

https://futurism.com/china-hong-kong-ce ... sts-tiktok

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/nba-sho ... -cruz.html

https://gamedaily.biz/article/626/horro ... xi-jinping


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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Jenuall » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:22 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Qikz has been awfully quiet about all this.

Would be interesting to see his take on things due to his Starcraft casting.


I honestly wouldn't blame him for not expressing an opinion given, you know, what happened to the other guy.

Peter Crisp wrote:Why the hell are Blizzard doing this?
Surely they can do what pretty much every other company ever has done and simply say "The views of our players or staff members playing the game don't necessarily represent those of Blizzard itself!" and boom, problem solved.


The times, they are a-changing.

https://futurism.com/china-hong-kong-ce ... sts-tiktok

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/nba-sho ... -cruz.html

https://gamedaily.biz/article/626/horro ... xi-jinping


Update on the Apple entry from that tweet list - they did let the app in to the appstore, but then they banned it again:

Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests after pressure from China

Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of police and inform about street closures during the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong this year.


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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Qikz has been awfully quiet about all this.

Would be interesting to see his take on things due to his Starcraft casting.


I honestly wouldn't blame him for not expressing an opinion given, you know, what happened to the other guy.


Probably something like that yeah.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Winckle » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Right, Karl and I are going to lock this thread after China have offered us a generous amount of money to help with hosting costs.


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