Shadowlands Reveal Event on June 9th Postponed
Blizzard has updated their news page to announce that they are postponing the June 9th Shadowlands Reveal Stream that was planned for next week. It is unknown when the event will now occur.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen. We are postponing our upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands live stream planned for June 9, and will share more details about the expansion in the future.

Here was the original post about the event.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Set a reminder on your calendar for Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. PDT for a simulcast stream live with World of Warcraft Executive Producer John Hight and Game Director Ion Hazzikostas. They’ll share more about the upcoming Shadowlands expansion with a look at some of the newest content in development.

Where: World of Warcraft Twitch and YouTube
When: Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. PDT
This article was originally published in forum thread: Shadowlands Reveal Event on June 9th Postponed started by Stoy View original post
Comments 205 Comments
  1. Steelcryo's Avatar
    In before people cry about Blizzard either A. Virtue signalling B. How they handled the Hong Kong incident or C. Think this is an excuse because what they wanted to show isn't ready.

    Whatever their "true" reasoning, this is a good move and a net positive for everyone
  1. WorcesterSauce's Avatar
    inb4 ShAdOwLaNdS dElAyEd
  1. Kreo's Avatar
    I'm fine with SL delayed, as long as we're getting polished product.
  1. Phaelia's Avatar
    This is somehow both unsurprising and disappointing.
  1. taishar68's Avatar
    I was really looking forward to the distraction from...everything...but we'll just have to wait a bit longer I suppose.
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Steelcryo View Post
    Whatever their "true" reasoning, this is a good move and a net positive for everyone
    It's not a good move because it has absolutely nothing to do with current protests. If they are able to do their normal work, they are also able to stream. Even though the situation in US is very serious, the world didn't stop. Black people certainly have no expectations nor do they care about some video game company to postpone some reveal.

    I don't know what's with the PR in these times, but it's pretty cringe. Companies doing some weird shit as a proof of "unity" and "we care, we're in this together". I'm fine with them doing something meaningful, but this is not it.

    Still, it's not even close to the cringe incarnate that was shutting down GTA5 servers for two hours to honor Floyd, lmao.
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Steelcryo View Post
    In before people cry about Blizzard either A. Virtue signalling B. How they handled the Hong Kong incident or C. Think this is an excuse because what they wanted to show isn't ready.

    Whatever their "true" reasoning, this is a good move and a net positive for everyone
    Honest question, how?
  1. shoegazing's Avatar
    If they want to do something meaningful they should donate to organizations working for racial justice, promote black content creators on their stream, make a statement at the beginning of the stream in support of BLM, etc etc etc

    There are so many options that could actually make a better impact.
  1. Nobleshield's Avatar
    It's obviously virtue signaling with the BLM stuff going on, which is what makes it disappointing. that's clear due to the "more important voices than ours" speak. Shame on Blizzard for doing this.
  1. johny download's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy Heathen View Post
    Absolutely virtue signaling.

    Is this about this George Floyd guy?

    The guy was a pornstar on drugs, the cop did not do any damage to his spine or suffocate him, he had high blood pressure and heart problems and that led to his death. The cop had no way of knowing this. Every time this happens to white people it is just being ignored by the leftist media, and when it happens to a black guy, black people use the opportunity to chimp out and rob stores, and then wonder why people hate them.
    Quality edit. I'm sorry about your brainworms.

    Quote Originally Posted by shoegazing View Post
    If they want to do something meaningful they should donate to organizations working for racial justice, promote black content creators on their stream, make a statement at the beginning of the stream in support of BLM, etc etc etc

    There are so many options that could actually make a better impact.
    Agreed. Making people slightly uncomfortable by having to think about why it's delayed for a second is the bare minimum.
  1. ShiroRX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nobleshield View Post
    It's obviously virtue signaling with the BLM stuff going on, which is what makes it disappointing. that's clear due to the "more important voices than ours" speak. Shame on Blizzard for doing this.
    Why shame? Like even if you believe its virtue signaling, isnt this all just at worst, neutral? What would be disappointing about it?
  1. Ryonas's Avatar
    Holy shit, these comments...

    These poor bastards are damned if they do, damned if they don't by you savages!
  1. Zeek Daniels's Avatar
    lol wtf? Why do people think that this situation is going to actually be resolved. If you want police reform in a democratic controlled city then go ask your mayor or governor. If NY has a police brutality issue against blacks, well guess whos in charge. Democrats.

    Everyone talks talks talks. But no one does anything. Why? Because they can use it as ammunition to get re elected. Because ppl are to stupid and ignorant to know how shit really works.
  1. enigma77's Avatar
    Really weird decision from a video game company to delay information because of some protests that will die down in a few weeks, like every other outrage or scandal.
  1. Kayze's Avatar
    100% support this.

    To everyone else, don't worry, you'll get your announcement A BIT LATER THAN EXPECTED but you all probably shouldn't be in favor of police brutality. Like JFC...
  1. FreeHongKong's Avatar
    They weren’t ready.. so they said more important voices need to be heard lol..
  1. Nagawithlegs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by enigma77 View Post
    Really weird decision from a video game company to delay information because of some protests that will die down in a few weeks, like every other outrage or scandal.
    So weird that almost every large video game company in the US is doing the same.
  1. enigma77's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagawithlegs View Post
    So weird that almost every large video game company in the US is doing the same.
    Yeah seems very weird to me.

    Especially considering Blizzard caters to an international audience. Most of their playerbase is outside of the US and we don't care about your silly protests.
  1. Thage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kayze View Post
    100% support this.

    To everyone else, don't worry, you'll get your announcement A BIT LATER THAN EXPECTED but you all probably shouldn't be in favor of police brutality. Like JFC...
    but muh blood pressure

    On-topic: It's not the end of the world. The livestream is just an attempt to build hype, they can do that whenever, so if they feel like it'd be insensitive to do so now, no skin off my ass.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by apelsinjuice View Post
    why didnt blizzard postpone their heartsthone tournament in support of hongkong protesters? hmmmm??
    thats something that was going on for a long time, and has MANY people relying on it.
    this is literally just an announcment. its not a tournoment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeHongKong View Post
    They weren’t ready.. so they said more important voices need to be heard lol..
    They were ready, they were very ready... you're just dumb.

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