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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Convergence at Blizzard



Since when is Trump4Prez a battletag that is inappropriate for a game? The thought police are on active patrol everywhere.

This is why they have to be mercilessly rooted out.

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72 Comments:

Blogger Joe A. March 28, 2017 7:03 PM  

Warcraft 1 was one of the first video games I ever played. It's somewhat heart-breaking to see a company you grew up with succumb to thought-policing and political targeting.

Anonymous Bastard Sysop March 28, 2017 7:05 PM  

I created a PrezTrump toon last year, way before the election. When the expansion came out, haven't logged in last 2 months, wonder if its been flagged. They flagged a friends toon called Hellcow, because Cows are holy and offended some people.

Blogger Lovekraft March 28, 2017 7:13 PM  

"Wasn't appropriate". Not vague at all /sarc

Recently found reddit subs r/cringeanarchy, r/justlegbeardthings, r/dankmemes and r/subredditdrama.

(I was banned from 4 subreddits in a week's span).

They're disturbing glimpses into the minds of the tumblr generation. r/lostgeneration, however, shows signs of promise.

Anonymous Reenay March 28, 2017 7:15 PM  

Remember the Starcraft 1 days when people had usernames like "SuckMyDick" and "KillJews", and nobody complained, not even actual Jews who played Starcraft?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) March 28, 2017 7:18 PM  

speaking of which, the next major StarCraft update is supposed to make it free ...


which it's nuts that they can still charge for a game that old.

Anonymous HIPPOGRYPH FETUS March 28, 2017 7:19 PM  

This makes me sad. Before the election I played Warcraft III with lots of people named "Donald Trump".

If this is a sign of things to come I'll probably want to pass on WC4.

Blogger SmockMan March 28, 2017 7:20 PM  

Very sad to see. I used to work for a blizzard related website dedicated to all their games and news when I was 14.

Blogger Nate March 28, 2017 7:23 PM  

NO! Dammit... My whole family is obsessed with Starcraft. We're doomed.

Anonymous SaltHarvest March 28, 2017 7:28 PM  

What was the game/context in question?. A change is not out of line if the name is applied to a character on an RP server.

Blogger Alexandros March 28, 2017 7:38 PM  

@9 it's a battletag name which is used across multiple games. Definitely no rp considerations here.

Blogger Alexandros March 28, 2017 7:40 PM  

Double post, but I found another instance already https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/5ffgwn/blizzard_changed_my_name_from_trump_to_bnetplayer/

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 28, 2017 7:43 PM  

Did he check the box "I still have a problem", I wonder?
Because he still haz problem.

Anonymous james@wpc March 28, 2017 7:43 PM  

". . . . and so the name was changed with no action to you as a courtesy so a new name could be selected"

The arrogance of power.

"with no action to you "

What does that even mean? They don't know how to use the English language. The ignorance of power.

Blogger SamuraiJack March 28, 2017 7:43 PM  

well my gamer tags on blizzard of Pepe4Prez and idindunuffins arent gone yet so i guess they either havent noticed or i havent been reported.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 28, 2017 7:44 PM  

I sadly came to that conclusion about Blizzard back in December when they suddenly turned Tracer into a lesbian.

Think about how stupid that was.

"Sorry about your Waifu lonely fanboy but it turns out your imaginary girlfriend doesn't want you either."

Nothing they've done recently has been too reassuring either.

Overwatch's newest hero is hilariously SJW friendly robot. Orisa started off as a police omnic in Overwatch's magic kumbaya city of Numbani. An African metropolis which has very little to do with the Africa that I am familiar with. It is clean for a start. There are no terrifying diseases or cannibal warlords. Everything works...well actually that part does fit with actual Africa. Their mechanics ability to keep a thrity-seven year old Mercedes up and running is nothing short of heroic. It's a tribute to both the ingenuity mechanic and the build quality of Mercedes and it's rather racist to deny them that laurel.


In some bit of narrative that we haven't seen yet, Doomfist attacks the Numbani Airport. Then the most ludicrously SJW friendly child genius imaginable pops up and decides to rebuild one of the security droids that got mulched during the attack.

Anonymous SaltHarvest March 28, 2017 7:44 PM  

I'm going by the response, and yes Blizzard has some slack to work with (tracer pinup modeling *cough*).

Anonymous SaltHarvest March 28, 2017 7:47 PM  

Double post, but I found another instance already https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/5ffgwn/blizzard_changed_my_name_from_trump_to_bnetplayer/

Rapidly diminishing slack... *sneeze*

Blogger VFM #7634 March 28, 2017 8:03 PM  

They're butthurt that Trump really is Prez.

Anonymous Foo March 28, 2017 8:06 PM  

Look into who owns Blizzard.

Anonymous Eric the Red March 28, 2017 8:07 PM  

Leftism has no built-in limitations to is ideology.

It will never stop, it just keeps devouring everything in sight.

And after that, it will start to eat its own.

Blogger Cail Corishev March 28, 2017 8:08 PM  

i guess they either havent noticed or i havent been reported.

That's how these things work, how their codes of conduct are designed. They don't create objective rules about what is allowed and not allowed. So you can do whatever you want -- until someone claims that it makes him feel bad. Then, if someone in charge is sympathetic to him, you're suddenly in violation of the Code and get punished.

You can't turn the tables and claim some SJW's name caused you emotional pain, because no one in authority will take your side, so the Code won't apply there.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 28, 2017 8:11 PM  

@21
You can't turn the tables and claim some SJW's name caused you emotional pain, because no one in authority will take your side, so the Code won't apply there.

Even Sam Francis might be a bit surprised to see AnarchoTyranny in a game world, for pity's sake.

Blogger Balázs Varga March 28, 2017 8:14 PM  

Bioware went down the SJW train, now Blizzard. I wonder what talented company will be the next victim.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer March 28, 2017 8:17 PM  

If they aren't actively taking steps to resist it they all will eventually.

Blogger Scott March 28, 2017 8:19 PM  

> If they aren't actively taking steps to resist it they all will eventually.

Ding!

My guess is few companies are taking steps. They don't want to be raciss ya know.

Anonymous chedolf March 28, 2017 8:29 PM  

I just tried to change Bnet tag to Clinton4Prez, but they blocked it.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr March 28, 2017 8:31 PM  

Doesn't surprise me. Diablo was brilliant. Diablo II was better. Diablo III? Hell, they couldn't even get it to run.

Anonymous UF March 28, 2017 8:33 PM  

Why do they always open with "hey there?" Is that a gamma thing, or just a generic thought police line?

Anonymous TetanusScrote March 28, 2017 8:35 PM  

Blizz has shit the bed so hard. The plot in Starcraft 2 was complete garbage, with Kerrigan going from un-infested, to infested, to star entity, all consuming Zerg somehow become reasonable. God the dialogue is so horrible in the most recent game, especially by the top bad guy.

They just don't care anymore. The overwhelming success of WoW was the best and worst thing that could have happened to them. Now their creative fire has dimmed.

Anonymous Sharona March 28, 2017 8:35 PM  

Foo wrote:Look into who owns Blizzard.

Putin.

Blogger S. Misanthrope March 28, 2017 8:36 PM  

A friend of mine was in an all-gay WoW guild and had a character named Count Fagula. He was forced to change it eventually, even though every gay person he ever played with thought it was hilarious.

These rules don't even help the people they're allegedly designed to protect.

Anonymous SaltHarvest March 28, 2017 8:36 PM  

https://masteroverwatch.com/search/Trump

It's totally the name that's the problem. o.0

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 28, 2017 8:38 PM  

Off topic but not.

DNCe asks all staffers for resignation letters as part of rebuilding. Looks like the pantsuities might be clearing out their desks after all. I'm sure Tom Perez and Keith Ellison will build a die-verse organization with mucho competence.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky March 28, 2017 8:46 PM  

The greatest WoW trolling I can remember was a guild named "Sapped Girls Can't Say No". They had a pretty good run for a while. But all good things must end. The SJWs will see to that!

Blogger Silly But True March 28, 2017 8:59 PM  

"You can't run. You can't hide. You're going to get a goblin zeppelin ride."

Blogger Joab March 28, 2017 9:00 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFrBYI3Ntro

Blogger praetorian March 28, 2017 9:16 PM  

Have you guys seen the reviews for new new Mass Effect: Transgender SJWs In Space yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MEKM2amQ2E&t=77s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AriDHk9TB0U

/v/ did nothing wrong

Anonymous Ironsides March 28, 2017 9:26 PM  

On the other hand, some of the playerbs are surprisingly "woke."

Dusted off my Hunter a few weeks back, did a battleground. Some guy started talking in Spanish, and 5 out of the ten people in the battleground started saying stuff like:

"Hasn't Trump caught u yet, illegal?"
"ENGLISH or GTFO!"
"Back to Mexico, Beaner!"
"There are Latin American servers. GTFO Mexican!"
"ENGLISH! NO BEANER SPEAK!"
'English, or don't say anything!"

I actually wrote down what they said, because it warmed the cockles of my cold northern heart.


Blogger Khyzmet March 28, 2017 9:27 PM  

Bliz's written rules for usernames do specifically forbid the use of names of popular culture figures, celebrities, or media personalities. Is Blizzard converged? No doubt, and they certainly cannot be trusted. Should the Game Master have noted the rule instead of simply referring to vague inappropriateness? Of course.

Still, no celebrity names is the rule.

Anonymous SaltHarvest March 28, 2017 9:27 PM  

This OW player pushed for an explanation:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4vfky1/how_overwatch_lost_me_my_battletag/

Blogger Dave March 28, 2017 9:28 PM  

Thanks Vox for the heads up in tonight's Periscope re RMR but another duplicate title? Seriously?

True tomfoolery trolling the tinhorns. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_3?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Athe+rocky+mountain+retribution&keywords=the+rocky+mountain+retribution&ie=UTF8&qid=1490749385&rnid=2941120011

Heh, I bought it.

Blogger Deep Thought March 28, 2017 9:32 PM  

But this maroon still pays them good money to be insulted. Stop playing/paying.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair March 28, 2017 10:01 PM  

@4 LOL! I had classmate in grade school whose AIM icon was Jew b que (remember the button like icons?).

@praetorian I'd heard how SJW converged the new Mass Effect is but dddamn. If my brother buys it, I'll just mosey over to his place and play it.

Blogger Bob Loblaw March 28, 2017 10:03 PM  

You can't turn the tables and claim some SJW's name caused you emotional pain, because no one in authority will take your side, so the Code won't apply there.

Yep. It's just like all the laws that blacks and women use to bludgeon companies. In theory the law protects white guys too, but if you're a white guy you can't actually assert any of your theoretical rights.

Blogger JaimeInTexas March 28, 2017 10:22 PM  

Try. 4Prez or Me4Prez or Pepe4Prez


Wondering if it is the 4Prez or the pol's name that is causing the hit.

Blogger Cail Corishev March 28, 2017 10:28 PM  

I had classmate in grade school whose AIM icon was Jew b que

There was a Golden Age of freedom online, that lasted 5-10 years from the time when the Internet became generally available in the mid-1990s. Most people who got online then just understood (or soon learned) that it was the wild west, and if you didn't want to see something offensive, you didn't look at it. No big deal. (The software we used also had things like killfiles, which let you personally ignore trolls or people who posted things that offended you -- 30-year-old technology most of today's blog and forum platforms have yet to discover.) "Netizens" called it "cyberspace" because they thought it sounded dangerous and cool, and they liked it that way.

Then everyone else got online and ruined it. The normals wanted rules and limits like they were used to with TV and other entertainment, and that gave the SJWs -- some of whom were already online, but had had no power over others -- the tools to gain power.

Blogger praetorian March 28, 2017 10:34 PM  

> The normals

That's a funny way to spell women.

Blogger Cail Corishev March 28, 2017 10:48 PM  

That's a funny way to spell women.

Heh, fair point. The new population of nannies included gammas and white knights, but it's true that when the Internet was an "anything goes, so watch your own step" place, it had an almost entirely male population.

Anonymous Reenay March 28, 2017 10:55 PM  

Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair wrote:(remember the button like icons?)
Do I ever? Had that stuff going on back in the old junior high days. The kids were so edgy with these. Animations of stick figures going on genocide sprees in all kinds of creative ways, with copious amounts of stick figure blood.

Little young me who grew up in the wild west of the early Internet was amused by these, and still turned out a very productive adult member of society. I dunno about SJW snowflakes though.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair March 28, 2017 11:00 PM  

@Cail and @Reenay. I was 9 when my parents got the Internet in '96 (AOL of course). Damn do I miss those Wild West days...long before trigger warnings and all that nonesense...sigh.

Anonymous Marvin Boggs March 28, 2017 11:05 PM  

@46: thanks for mentioning killfiles. It's been so long since I saw one that I was beginning to think they were part of the detritus of my mind.

Blogger hadley March 28, 2017 11:19 PM  

Brent Easton Ellis ("American Psycho") has a wonderful podcast about liberal (and particularly Hollywood) hysteria over Trump.

His vignettes of Hollywood freakouts (including by his boyfriend, who has lost it completely) going on for months now, are a treat to listen to.

Easton sounds like he has been reading the Dilbert blog.

I highly recommend it.

Drudge has a link to it.

Blogger Mountain Man March 28, 2017 11:40 PM  

Any suggestions on how to handle fake Google + reviews - for a business. ? Especially ones that commit libel?
Worth the time or money to sue...or not?

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club March 28, 2017 11:50 PM  

The normals wanted rules and limits like they were used to with TV and other entertainment

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?!?!?!?!"

Interesting that we hardly hear this argument anymore. Now presumptive adults have no shame about acting like mule-whining toddlers, running to teacher to blubber about hurty words.

Blogger Mountain Man March 28, 2017 11:54 PM  

"It will never stop, it just keeps devouring everything in sight.
And after that, it will start to eat its own.”

Just like what has happened in Africa - since the blacks have been given full rule.

Anonymous FP March 29, 2017 12:07 AM  

@38

The latin american servers/players have a well deserved reputation for being incompetent, racist , jerks. Brazilians are especially bad (no speaka da Portuguese, get the boot). It is normal now for people to just kick them on principle (I do for anyone from Quel'thalas server). Even the multiculti types know it and barely defend them anymore.

Trade chat is a lot of fun these days. Lots of pro Trump push back. There was a guild on my server that was explicitly pro Trump and advertising for members to hang out with like minded people.

Blogger Resident Moron™ March 29, 2017 12:13 AM  

"The arrogance of power"

or The insolence of office, as Shakespeare called it...

Anonymous Anonymous March 29, 2017 12:30 AM  

niggers can the in charge of anything, they are a parasite race. The sooner white people realize this the better, mulatto abominations have to end. 1 Halle Berry doesnt justify a million inbred sheboons, they all have to go or die in a fire. Same goes to muzzies and beaners, (my name is latin, but im no beaner)

Blogger Darthfluenza March 29, 2017 12:30 AM  

Just went and changed my Battle.net name to Trump. Gonna play some Overwatch later and see if I get the same treatment as this gentleman did.

Blogger Javier March 29, 2017 12:34 AM  

trump is the new anti establishment figure, a symbol of rebellion against the traitors of the west. And blacks cant be in charge of anything, they are a lower hominid race, low iqs, etc. The day white people fight back its over for them, but dont ever be a minority in a negro country. ethno states are the only solution, just wait till africa collapses without aid in a decade. then you take it all back

Anonymous America's Army Was Better March 29, 2017 1:32 AM  

Trump trolled into the White House. Blizzard recognizes the supremacy of the Trump Troll Train by denying online aliases that reference His mastery.

Blizzard may be converged, but they're def afeared. People and organizations unperson what they fear.

Blogger Eric Slate March 29, 2017 2:56 AM  

In this case, there is only one question to ask: what can we do to out the SJW at Blizzard who arranged the name change so we create an example?

Anonymous Dyskord March 29, 2017 5:55 AM  

Its the most amazing thing ever. The liberal left attack a sitting President and seek impeachment without proof. They make Patriotism a dirty word. Ban people for expressing support for the POTUS. Encourage riots, violence and vilification to combat Fascism. Make outrageous claims without evidence. Deny any dissenting opinion or facts.
Believe themselves superior, intellectually, morally and ideologically. And so much more I haven't mentioned.

Yet we regard this as normal. The crazier they become the more it becomes the accepted attitude. They more they lie, get violent or simply divorce themselves from reality the more we just accept them as they are. Whether Celebrities, Academics, Politicians, Journalists or the average college educated idiot/liberal indoctrinated working class idiot the result is the same.
The saddest part is this is a global problem. There is no place around the entire planet where any nation is saying those freaks are crazy.They are not welcome here.

When we finally fall. It's gonna be hard.

Anonymous Eric the Red March 29, 2017 6:19 AM  

We are already in a civil war.

The left has no allegiance to the system, because it has repeatedly demonstrated that it accepts no laws other than those dictated by its ideology. It selectively submits to forms of authority only when it controls them. This not civil disobedience, it is treason.

I strongly urge everyone to read the following article. It explicates very clearly what the left is doing:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266197/civil-war-here-daniel-greenfield

There is no common ground any more, nor has there been for over 10 years. The time for compromise is long past. Those who attempt to do so are just deluding themselves and aiding the enemy.

We are in a civil war.

Blogger Balázs Varga March 29, 2017 7:23 AM  

Mass Effect Andromeda is garbage even if you were a liberal. It is an alpha build with glitches all over it, the writing is subpar (Your character gets the leader position and N7 rank through inheriting it from his/her father for example) and good luck if you want to make a character who isn't looking mentally handicapped.

Just do not buy it at all. It is already on sale.

Blogger John rockwell March 29, 2017 7:31 AM  

Leftists are predominantly rabbits. They seek to provoke violence between different groups yet avoid it themselves. Encouraging diversity for others while beating it to lily white gated communities with ample security.

They seek to destroy their competitors by proxy but will do everything they can to avoid that competition themselves.

This is how evil operates when it resides in weak men. Deception is their weapon.



Blogger Student in Blue March 29, 2017 9:27 AM  

@23. Balázs Varga
Bioware went down the SJW train, now Blizzard. I wonder what talented company will be the next victim.

I haven't seen particularly any signs of it right now, but my money's on Valve.

Blogger GracieLou March 29, 2017 10:18 AM  

I almost burst out laughing during this Sunday's Gospel reading. Nothing ever changes...the jerks you will always have with you:

As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth and he healed him.

The blind man’s neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, "Isn't this the one who used to sit and beg?" Some said, "It is, "but others said, "No, take off your tinfoil hat Alex Jones, it just looks like him." He said, "I am." So they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?" He replied, "The man called Jesus did it.”

They brought the one who was once blind to the SJWs. Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a Sabbath which was a violation of the ever-changing PC conduct code. So the SJWs convened a grievance board and grilled the man accusing him of not paying his fair share of taxes to Cesar and possibly colluding with the Philistines.

Now the SJWs did not believe that he had been blind and gained his sight so they summoned the man’s parents who were evasive because they were not anti-fragile and the SJWs had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged Jesus as the Christ, he would swarmed and fired.

So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, "Give Soros the praise! We know that this man Jesus is a far right wing supremacist and Nazi." He replied, “Who told you that?" The SJWs said, “The Pharisee told us.” The man said, “Why would you believe the Pharisee?” and they dropped their glasses. The man then said, “Look, I don’t know, all I know is I was blind and now I see.” And they badgered him like crazy people asking the same questions over and over again until the man, going shitlord said, “I told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Eventually you’re going to have to take ‘I don’t know' for an answer, do you want to become his disciples, too? Do you want to make Israel great again?"

They ridiculed him with baseless snark and innuendo. The blind man said, “This is what is so amazing, that you call him a fascist yet he healed a blind man which is unheard of. And still you claim to have a monopoly on truth and virtue.” Then they pointed and shrieked and deplatformed him.

When Jesus heard that they had ban-hammered him, he found him and they talked and Jesus said to him, "I came into this world for judgment, to red-pill those who do not see so they might see, and those who do see might become blind and ridiculous and perish in a bubble."

Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, "Surely we do not live in a bubble?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, 'We see,' so your sin remains. Your bubble is a white-washed tomb.”

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants March 29, 2017 11:06 AM  

I bought my first desktop in '94, and was probably the most profane, no limits, ever!, mother of two you've ever encountered. I miss the Space Age Wild West more than anything.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 29, 2017 4:10 PM  

@8 Nate
NO! Dammit... My whole family is obsessed with Starcraft. We're doomed.
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Convince them that mosques are zerg bases, and carry on

Blogger Were-Puppy March 29, 2017 4:18 PM  

@48 Cail Corishev
Heh, fair point. The new population of nannies included gammas and white knights, but it's true that when the Internet was an "anything goes, so watch your own step" place, it had an almost entirely male population.
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There were a lot of them pretending to be female

Blogger Were-Puppy March 29, 2017 4:19 PM  

@51 Marvin Boggs
@46: thanks for mentioning killfiles. It's been so long since I saw one that I was beginning to think they were part of the detritus of my mind.
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There is actually a killfile you can use with Disqus

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