Blizzard Bans People who Shit talk the Chinese Government -

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can't wait for the GAMERGATE SUPPORTS HONG KONG AND THAT IS BAD and HONG KONG NEEDS TO SHUT up articles
I don't know, this might be the 'SEE WE TOTALLY SUPPORT FREEDOM AND STUFF' tactical sacrifice.
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AAHHAHAHAHAHAHA EPIC SAID IT WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO BAN PLAYERS FOR FREE HONG KONG AND THEY'RE 40% OWNED BY CHINA.

Holy shit, get fucked Blizzard.

Sure, Tim. Nobody's got any reason to doubt you.
 

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This should go without saying, but it's the Internet so here it goes anyway.

People need to stop taking out their frustrations on forum mods and customer support. Chances are they had nothing to do with the bigger picture, so you're just needlessly acting stupid in public.
 

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This should go without saying, but it's the Internet so here it goes anyway.

People need to stop taking out their frustrations on forum mods and customer support. Chances are they had nothing to do with the bigger picture, so you're just needlessly acting stupid in public.
It gums up the works for the legit complaints and drags the company down.
 

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It gums up the works for the legit complaints and drags the company down.
To add on to this, the employees dealing with this will primarily be hourly. Sudden increases in workload is difficult for even large companies like Blizzard to support, so they'll likely be paying some amount of overtime for this. It is, admittedly, .0001% of their operational budget, but it's a percentage that the back office will bitch about constantly, because they're already being forced to cut corners due to budgeting. This year is a lean year in a lot of industries, not because of lack of profits but slowing growth, and most larger companies are trying to up their profit margins to recover from lower than expected revenue growth.
 

DidYouJustSayThat

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This should go without saying, but it's the Internet so here it goes anyway.

People need to stop taking out their frustrations on forum mods and customer support. Chances are they had nothing to do with the bigger picture, so you're just needlessly acting stupid in public.
No. There could always be a chance, however small, that they go postal from the abuse while higher-ups are touring the coal mines.
 

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hey i didnt know where to post this but there is a huge shit storm brewing on leddit regarding Tencent's political involvement in gaming. Specifically a Diablo 2 clone that was sold to Tencent enacting a "ban on political and religious topics".

the TL;DR is - CHINA OWNS US DONT SHIT TALK CHINA.


if you're curious about the people who own the company here is a list of their publicly available contact info that i got from the New Zealand gov't website of registered share holders in the company


you can see some people registered in China and Hong Kong.
 

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Wow it sure is surreal seeing all those who were sneering at "LOL GAMURZ FREEZE PEACH BABIES SO SAD ABOUT WHAT COMPANIES CHOOSE TO DO!" for years jumping firmly aboard the gamergate alt right manbaby gamers-rising-up bandwagon of anti censorship

Who'da ever imagined that encouraging corporations to censor shit to appease angry zealots would have negative effects on free expression?
 

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God bless the Peoples' Republic of China. It's a republic, I swear!
They're like bipolar on what not to take offense, first they want us to respect their culture and values but they tried wiping out all that during the Cultural Revolution which failed miserably and then they want us to honor Chinese involvement in WW2 but at the same time not recognize the Kuomintang since they did most of the fighting while indirectly acknowledge Taiwan in the process.
 
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People need to stop taking out their frustrations on forum mods and customer support. Chances are they had nothing to do with the bigger picture, so you're just needlessly acting stupid in public.
well, it's their job and if you wanna throw shit you wanna do it via the official communication channels to feel it has some effect, even if it just wastes the support's time (which does affect the company in some regard).
still, makes more sense to do it publicly for the extra publicity. where else would you do than on the forums?

That's so true. Poor people getting paid the bare minimum getting fucked over because of the actions of the tops... not surprising they are going to use a strawman...
To add on to this, the employees dealing with this will primarily be hourly. Sudden increases in workload is difficult for even large companies like Blizzard to support, so they'll likely be paying some amount of overtime for this. It is, admittedly, .0001% of their operational budget, but it's a percentage that the back office will bitch about constantly, because they're already being forced to cut corners due to budgeting. This year is a lean year in a lot of industries, not because of lack of profits but slowing growth, and most larger companies are trying to up their profit margins to recover from lower than expected revenue growth.
you get paid the same wage as before for doing the same amount of tickets, doesn't really matter what type of ticket it is (tickets where people just wanna vent are great tho). overtime costs extra, might not be legal depending on the country and since they most likely use shared desks there's simply not enough space.
blizz also knows it's only a temporary spike and doesn't really give a crap if people have to way a day longer (depending on your issue, certain categories will still have priority and it's not like you can't push tickets back into the queue in case someone filed a rage ticket there on purpose).

Also Path of Exile should go 'Free Hong Kong' just to assfuck Blizzard even more.
wouldn't wait for it

 
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This should go without saying, but it's the Internet so here it goes anyway.

People need to stop taking out their frustrations on forum mods and customer support. Chances are they had nothing to do with the bigger picture, so you're just needlessly acting stupid in public.
This is true except for community managers who are simultaneously the biggest ego'd yet most self loathing of jannies. They take it out on their own customers every day and are faggots.
 
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