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  1. While I’m glad they’re doing this, walkouts are usually just “they took a long lunch break today”.

    Do this daily, start hiding pro HK stuff in the code/art, or just stop working all together.

    Make blizzard choose between the West or China.

  2. The minuscule amount of respect i had left for blizz is gone. Never playing one of there games again. Trash is gone be trash i guess. Why does the world suck so much. Especially that china place.

  3. See? This is why I can’t blame the entire company. Because it’s only the top two or three executives (or even just outside investors, who ultimately have more control than executives) and not every employee.

    EDIT: Seriously, why the downvotes? What am I doing wrong? The article is proof of my point! Not every employee is to blame! Intead of putting in minimal effort to disagree with me, how about you actually COMMUNICATE WITH ME and convince me why I’m wrong?!

  4. It’s absolutely amazing how Blizzard *itself* blew this whole thing up, with how they handled one minute on some stream that the vast majority of people would never have known of.

    They could’ve simply said: “hey, this is against the rules, whether we agree or disagree with your message we need to enforce the rules or people will do whatever they want.” and then given him a slap on the wrist. Like a month or two of suspension and a warning that if he does it again they’ll throw the book at him.

    *And this would not have been a story, at all.* It probably would not have even registered in other ActiBlizz communities, let alone been a thing to people completely outside of gaming. Yet – thanks to their intense, burning desire to suck up to the CCP now EVERYONE knows about it.
    Even more people are now aware of all the vile shit China does, thanks to people linking stories about China’s human right abuses under every Blizzard/China post on all the social media. And it’s now very obvious that Blizzard is full of shit when they claim to support human rights (as they did with LGBT stuff). They don’t. They like to say they do when it costs them nothing, but they don’t.

    Well done, Blizzard. You failed to protect your chinese overlords and you failed to protect your image.

    You truly, fully, thoroughly played yourself.

  5. Well, tbf, the company would totally not be above staging a walkout to make it look like they’re getting reprocussions. All they’re going to do is shift some higher positions around, make it look like they cleaned house, announce some new shit about their games while promising donations to the protest efforts, maybe get an opportunity to sell some merch, and benefit from the bad pr.

  6. Honestly, this seems like a genius play by a pr team. It’s unofficial support and it humanizes the company. It probably isn’t but i wouldn’t be surprised if it was an idea brought up in an emergency pr meeting.

  7. Blizzard was/is fucked. They stand by fans and get game(s) banned in China. Chinese government is looking for any reason to ban foreign companies so local ones can profit more. So blizzard decided to try to keep that base of fans and now is going to get there reputation everywhere else most likely stained for a long time. Anything they do will lead to a loss in money and market.

  8. I dunno why anyone gives a fuck about Blizzard anymore. Anyone who was worth a shit at the company has long been gone starting up other companies and projects. Blizzard is nothing more than a cow for Activision to milk.

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