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Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:20:15 PM

The idea is that if people delete their accounts they wont' recreate them,but if they can't delete the account it remains and they may reuse it

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:20:43 PM

The ability to tell their shareholders the number of accounts didn't take a giant plunge.

They'll point to the user agreement if it comes to that, they always do in cases like this

That does not fly in several legislations, including the EU.

Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Oct 9th 2019 at 3:24:31 PM

I was actually able to request my account deletion before Blizzard pulled this shit.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:29:44 PM

I will point out the fairly likely possibility, given this is running on Blizzard tech, that it's really a case of "too many people tried to delete their accounts at once and crashed the system". Which is not a good look for Blizzard either, but is in line with the quality of online support Blizzard uses elsewhere.

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:47:58 PM "Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying."
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:52:09 PM

Oh, for fuck's sake...

Why has Activision/Blizzard decided to start their campaign for "Worst Company of The Decade"? And why with this move?

razorrozar7 I am having much enjoyment! from Oregon Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
I am having much enjoyment!
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:52:59 PM

well, they've only got about fourteen months to lock it up, so they've got to get a move on

I'm Chloe. I fix things. Only you can prevent ZCEs.
Oct 9th 2019 at 3:54:56 PM

They better cancel blizzcon, there are going to be riots.

Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Oct 9th 2019 at 4:58:17 PM

I find it likely that the auth shutdown is just genuine problem for the system and is triggering automatic error preventions.

Big lol at the apology tho.

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Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:01:00 PM

> They better cancel blizzcon, there are going to be riots.

Only after they cancel the event and refuse to do refunds

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Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:06:42 PM

I think they'll just try to run Blizzcon as normal, pretend nothing happens... Annd then get trolled hard on it with a whole spam of anti-china stuff popping up everywhere. They'll basically be unable to online broadcast anything. Any crowd shots? Gotta watch out for slogans! Any Q&A? HK questions just outta nowhere.

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Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:07:38 PM

Questions are screened before they answer so..

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DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:24:16 PM

They might also need to filter out the audience.

They could ask the WWE for their expertise - those guys have experience with replacing booing with recorded cheers.

"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying."
Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Art by @anoderp
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:50:45 PM If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
Wispy Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:55:56 PM

Blizzard fucked up so hard politicians are taking notice. That's a new one for me

I used to go by the troper handles/names Ecrivan and Bleddyn.
M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:57:02 PM

It is also bipartisan attention too.

...Imma go check for flying pigs now.

Disgusted, but not surprised
DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Oct 9th 2019 at 5:57:50 PM

[up][up] Politicians in Europe are taking notice. This is international news now.

"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying."
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Oct 9th 2019 at 6:02:39 PM

Nothing brings politicians together better than video game outrage, even if it's completely warranted.

ShinyCottonCandy Actually sour cream from The Galar Region Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Actually sour cream
Oct 9th 2019 at 6:16:07 PM

On the plus side, usually “video game outrage” refers to behavior (real or imagined) on the part of the consumers, so this is a step in the right direction for politicians.

I need to think of a better signature.
razorrozar7 I am having much enjoyment! from Oregon Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
I am having much enjoyment!
Oct 9th 2019 at 6:22:11 PM

[up]don't count on it. a broken clock is right twice a day. this issue really has nothing to do with any of the other video game "issues" that have been in the news lately; it's only tangentially about gaming. we're not going to see real progress on this front until boomers stop ruining everything for everyone who isn't them.

I'm Chloe. I fix things. Only you can prevent ZCEs.
ShinyCottonCandy Actually sour cream from The Galar Region Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Actually sour cream
Oct 9th 2019 at 6:27:35 PM

Oh, trust me, I’m counting down the days until there are no boomers left to mess things up for everyone else. I’m just appreciating the reminder that there are tools available for when the right people take them.

I need to think of a better signature.
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Oct 9th 2019 at 6:35:41 PM

Fighteer, you're Gen X, right? do you have any thoughts on why boomers still hold so much power in our society long after they should have passed the torch?

I cannot give any particular insights. My parents weren't technically Boomers, but the people I talk to seem to be remarkably oblivious to the needs of people in poverty and convinced that people who aren't making it in the world simply aren't trying hard enough.

There's this intense feeling of "got mine, fuck you" about it. "Why should I give my hard-earned money to people who want to live off the government?"

As for why they hold power, it's simple: they vote. And they have disposable income to donate to politicians and disposable time to be politically active.

Edited by Fighteer on Oct 9th 2019 at 9:37:55 AM

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Oct 9th 2019 at 6:56:50 PM

Re:Enchanted Portals: Honestly what's surprising is that something like this hasn't happened earlier. Having hung out in fan-space for some time, I can say that "I like this, I want to make something just like it" is a very common reaction. The only reason that we're not flooded with clones of popular works is that money-men don't like investing in them

Re:Blizzard: Tripling down on the China-pandering, I see. Yeah, they're almost certainly going to do something about Blizzcon, though we'll have to wait and see what

Edited by Hylarn on Oct 9th 2019 at 7:22:19 AM

Steven The Nu Mou Enthusiast from The Room Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Nu Mou Enthusiast
Oct 9th 2019 at 7:02:56 PM

I'll make sure to have popcorn ready for it.

Something something thoughts and prayers
raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Oct 9th 2019 at 10:10:33 PM

It's interesting. This really seems to be the year in which greed and unethical behaviour has started to caught up to the gaming industry.

Between the UK legislators lengthy discourse against lootboxes and Blizzard kowtowing to China backfiring globally this is going to make it to the books.

Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.

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