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    High Overlord Darkfie1d's Avatar
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    Iran's government banned battle.net's IPs

    Well, as if life of an Iranian couldn't get worse, the Battle.net became completely inaccessible as of today.



    Look at how moronic the reasons for this act are:

    1. Promotion of superstition and mythology
    2. Promotion of violence due to too much violence (I'm not exaggerating this is exactly what they wrote).
    3. Abolishing the deformation in sin.
    4. Demonstration of inappropriate clothing and slutty outfits for female avatars.

    The day that an Islamic regime bans something for promotion of superstition and mythology is the day that I want to burn myself alive. I mean. COME. ON! Your entire existence is based on myth and superstition and you ban World of Warcraft for that?!?!?!?!?!

    And it's not just WoW or D3 or StarCraft.. There's GuildWars and tons of other titles. This government is hell bent against people having fun. We don't have bars, discos obviously because we live under God's holy vicegerent, Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader. About 90% of the internet is already blocked, fantasy books are banned. Basically anything with reference to magic and high fantasy is banned. I'm not kidding, they have been pulling books from an already dead book market for exact same reasons. Movies and TV shows based on fantasy and mythology and magic is also banned from national television. Everything in this fucking country is now illegal, I have no idea what would it take for people to grow a pair and stand up for themselves now. I really, really don't know.

    I'm so frustrated right now I can punch pigeon, or a very cute dog.


    Let's refrain from labeling people's religious beliefs as "myth" or anything else that could be offensive.
    Last edited by Sj; 2012-08-22 at 01:39 PM.

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    That's really ridiculous... but I can't say that I'm surprised. Either way, change will come. Maybe not in our lifetimes but eventually they will... all things change with time.

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    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.



    Let's refrain from labeling people's religious beliefs as "myth" or anything else that could be offensive.
    Last edited by Sj; 2012-08-22 at 01:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    You're probably gonna get banned, but i agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    you are kinda my hero

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    That absolutely sucks.
    Are there any methods of circumventing the bans? I heard the Chinese do it (for FB, for example), maybe you could too.

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    You could possibly use a proxy/vpn to bypass it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    Where can I find you? I want to shake your hand.

    OT; Kinda crazy but really, are we actually surprised?

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    not alot to say other then, I feel for you mate, I cant imagine what it must be like to live like that, I think we all take our freedoms for granted here.. even when it comes to things like this!

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    This is truly horrible... Not just bnet but all of it really, I hope you can use some proxy and bypass this shit.
    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    I love you. And envy your bravery because on these forums you will have a trigger happy white knight moderator on you within minutes.

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    Last edited by llDemonll; 2012-08-22 at 02:47 PM.


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    I am honestly surprised it was ever allowed in the first place in that fucked up country.
    Last edited by Swampfox2223; 2012-08-22 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    Not that they are the only ones doing it, most of the people in the civilized world actually do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkfie1d View Post
    3. Abolishing the deformation in sin.
    What is the correct translation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackhisis View Post
    What is the correct translation?
    I think that they 'praise' sin.. could be wrong.

    Anyway, I'm not surprised. Hanging people from cranes and leaving them for a day for public view is just as bad as killing people in WoW.. Jebus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackhisis View Post
    What is the correct translation?
    Well I kinda screwed that one up I think, it means something like committing sin is bad, right? They say in WoW the wrongness in committing sin is like not a big deal ( I think I fucked it up even more).


    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    You sir, are spot on.
    Last edited by Darkfie1d; 2012-08-22 at 11:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reve View Post
    This is truly horrible... Not just bnet but all of it really, I hope you can use some proxy and bypass this shit.
    I love you. And envy your bravery because on these forums you will have a trigger happy white knight moderator on you within minutes.

    Oh god, this thread is getting better and better. I salute you my Czech brethrin ^^

    Anyway, it is sorta ridiculous, whats next?
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    Damn dude, I feel sorry for you. That's terrible

    One man's religion, next man's superstition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackhisis View Post
    What is the correct translation?
    It is correct translation as far as I am aware.

    Religious people believe your soul deforms if you are sinful. Abolishing the deformation in sin would literally mean that being sinful is not soul destroying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkfie1d View Post
    The day that an Islamic regime bans something for promotion of superstition and mythology is the day that I want to burn myself alive. I mean. COME. ON! Your entire existence is based on myth and superstition and you ban World of Warcraft for that?!?!?!?!?!
    Dude please don't stick this crap to Islam. I live on the other side of the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait and they don't ban any games in the name of Islam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troll View Post
    They ban fantasy books yet they believe in one. That's kinda ironic.
    Ten thumbs straight up. Also, is this really surprising to anyone?
    Last edited by Darkhallows; 2012-08-22 at 11:53 AM.

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