Page 14 of 46 FirstFirst ...
4
12
13
14
15
16
24
... LastLast
  1. #261
    Epic! Yadryonych's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Матушка Россия
    Posts
    1,734
    Quote Originally Posted by kranur View Post
    Pretty sure people are being "disturbed" because it makes no sense for something so insignificant to be removed. Pretty sure most people use it on friends anyway.

    This basically screams incompetence and just to show they are doing "something" even though it's just retarded.
    I believe you misunderstood me since we are arguing for the same point. "Disturbance" is what caused the emote to be removed
    Lives matter

  2. #262
    Dreadlord Lady Atia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    The Rumour Tower
    Posts
    836
    Quote Originally Posted by Magical Mudcrab View Post
    This isn't going to change anything. All this will do is lead to people doing:
    /emote Spits on %n.
    With %n being the name of the current target in emote macros.
    Cross-faction it will probably be /laugh or something.

    All this has done is give some people another reason to criticize Blizzard.
    Well, they said they wanna make some "anti-toxicity tech as critical feature" in the future - so I guess the removal of /spit is just an early start. I don't play FFXIV but I read that game has some kind of toxicity report already? Maybe that would help some parts of the WoW community too!

  3. #263
    Keyboard Turner Delia Verana's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Location
    Tarren Mill, Hillsbrad
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by MKGulantik View Post
    "Sexual harassment is okay.

    A meaningless emote isn't, especially against those who buy our store mounts."
    I don't think there is any logical link between these claims, your brain works in a fascinating way. Why would you need to spit on someone? This emote lived longer than it should have and it's removal has nothing to do with politics. The toxicity is beyond imagination, it's the best news in a while that they are starting to take action. If this ruins your gameplay, I think that's a good thing lol

  4. #264
    Mechagnome Mr. Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    The Peanut Gallery
    Posts
    564
    Remember back in Hearthstone, when they removed the negative emotes, and then people just started sarcastically spamming the good-natured ones at players? BM always finds a way, pretty soon we'll see legions of people /applauding the TBC+ owners instead after Blizz deletes all the meanie-weenie emotes.

    Moreover, what are they gonna do if the players move to other forms of """harassment"""? Are they gonna disable PvP if the mount owners start being systematically ganked/camped?

  5. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by Motorman View Post
    Any freedom of expression is significant. Any sort of censorship is significant. And blizzard teaching morales and social manners at the moment is laughable.
    They aren’t teaching anyone anything. They are changing the game to remove references of people who are alleged to have harassed coworkers (I’m not saying he didn’t/did do it, but it’s still just alleged), as well as removing harassing emotes. Wouldn’t be surprised if some others follow up such as /fart.

  6. #266
    This is WARcraft ffs. If they want everything to be rosy and PG just change the name to world of lovecraft.
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    Biden is a creepy old dude, I will not be voting for the guy.
    ^ This is from a self-proclaimed Trump-hater who goes round vote-policing, berating and insulting other users for expressing their doubts and reservations about Joe Biden. He also urges others to end relationships and friendships just to "vote Trump out". https://ibb.co/2jRnZGC He can't seem to walk the talk himself.

  7. #267
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smith View Post
    Remember back in Hearthstone, when they removed the negative emotes, and then people just started sarcastically spamming the good-natured ones at players? BM always finds a way, pretty soon we'll see legions of people /applauding the TBC+ owners instead after Blizz deletes all the meanie-weenie emotes.

    Moreover, what are they gonna do if the players move to other forms of """harassment"""? Are they gonna disable PvP if the mount owners start being systematically ganked/camped?
    Blizzard can’t change toxic behavior of the player base. They can change their personal contribution to it by removing offensive emotes.
    Yes, you’re correct in that players will find a way, obviously. That doesn’t mean that Blizzard should aid the players in their pursuit of being obnoxious and atrocious people.

  8. #268
    Dreadlord Lady Atia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    The Rumour Tower
    Posts
    836
    Quote Originally Posted by lockybalboa View Post
    This is WARcraft ffs. If they want everything to be rosy and PG just change the name to world of lovecraft.
    What has the name to do with Blizzard trying to STOP CYBER BULLYING. Just because it's a game about war and magic doesn't mean you can harass people online for buying mounts within the game store lol.

  9. #269
    Scarab Lord Motorman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Any posh place
    Posts
    4,846
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    They aren’t teaching anyone anything. They are changing the game to remove references of people who are alleged to have harassed coworkers (I’m not saying he didn’t/did do it, but it’s still just alleged), as well as removing harassing emotes. Wouldn’t be surprised if some others follow up such as /fart.
    But what if someone in RP server wants to /fart inside the inn to create an RP havoc? I mean its all banter and shit until the fun police arrives.
    WoW forums in a nutshell:
    m8 i've been around since Feb 2005, I know it all.
    i outgrew the games playerbase.
    So I was using a gold dupe hack. I don't know why i was banned for this. It is so unfair.
    People need an incentive to play content. "Its fun!" is simply not enough.
    Btw iam multi glad so plz dont tell me how to play, kkthxbye

  10. #270
    Mechagnome Mr. Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    The Peanut Gallery
    Posts
    564
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    Blizzard can’t change toxic behavior of the player base. They can change their personal contribution to it by removing offensive emotes.
    Yes, you’re correct in that players will find a way, obviously. That doesn’t mean that Blizzard should aid the players in their pursuit of being obnoxious and atrocious people.
    If there is a way to communicate in-game, people are going to abuse it to be rude. A reasonable developer would be attempting to moderate those people abusing the communication systems, or maybe even improving the communication systems themselves so that emotes can't be rapidly spammed.

    Just cutting out a single emote does nothing but punish the normal players who would use it in-game.

  11. #271
    Quote Originally Posted by Kralljin View Post
    I would've taken the extra time to put him on /ignore.

    But that's just me.
    Pretty sure that was impossible back then to do on players from the opposite faction and other realm (was wotlk).

    Besides, reporting for spamming nowadays also puts them on ignore.

  12. #272
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    What has the name to do with Blizzard trying to STOP CYBER BULLYING. Just because it's a game about war and magic doesn't mean you can harass people online for buying mounts within the game store lol.
    The /spit emote has nothing to do with cyber bullying though. They'll just use another emote for spamming on store mount buyers untill there is nothing left.

  13. #273
    Old God Al Gorefiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    A state of madness
    Posts
    10,408
    Quote Originally Posted by Motorman View Post
    I bet they will remove /rude next. I mean ok lets play devil's advocate here: /spit as a show of resentment could be seen as "provocative" etc. However, being realistic and HONEST: Does anyone go around using /spit for no reason? Or do they use it to show resentment against UNFAIR PLAY.

    But hey Im sure in between legal battles for discrimination and sexual harrassment (among other things) it really fixes the company image to remove emotes that could be used to trigger any sort of negative emotion. Such laughable hypocricy blizzard...
    the /spit is an important emote for killing PvPers out ganking lowbies. It tells them not only do you mock their playstyle of griefing, you also found them an easy kill.

  14. #274
    what I would have like to see instead of simply removing the emote

    Patchnote

    - people spitting on others because of warpstalker ownership can now be targeted with the debuff "Spitful Lama"
    - the debuff, makes the player losing control of the character for 1 minute
    - during this time the character will just run around yelling "I am a Lama !" while spitting on everything
    - the debuff can occur anytime and also during Raids, Battlegrounds, Rated battlegrounds, Arena etc
    - the debuff can occur an infinite amount of time per day
    - the owners of the warpstalker are now granted a new spell "Soothe a spitful Lama"
    - "Soothe a spitful Lama" can be used on players with the debuff
    - casting that spell on a player will grant immunity to the spiteful lama debuff for 4 hours
    - The "Event" will last for a month
    - at the end of the month, a new temporary world boss will appear, the Spitful Lama god himself
    - by killing the boss, players will be able to loot a lama mount that has a special friendly interaction with the warpstalker mount
    Last edited by AlbertColvert; 2021-07-31 at 12:57 PM.

  15. #275
    Oh my, truly Orwellian times we live in, isn't it.

    That was sarcasm in the case it wasn't obvious.

    Just make a macro /e spits on (target) or however you do it and get over it.

    Blizzard can work on multiple things at once, combating player toxicity and improving their work environment.
    Corporate wishes everyone a happy new year

  16. #276

    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by DuskSP View Post
    Infraction for trolling? Am I wrong? lol
    This site is full of liberals, including biased mods/admins.

    itt.
    I think the removal of /spit emote is stupid. Its a sign of competitivity between players especially in PvP and its been there since forever. People should just grow themselves a pair of balls and stop being such snowflakes because world is a harsh place and life will never be perfect.
    How about we remove every player interaction from the game while we're at it cuz i have a feeling thats what Blizz is going for.

  17. #277
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertColvert View Post
    a lama mount that has a special friendly intercation with the warpstalker mount
    I didn't need that image.

  18. #278
    Light comes from darkness shise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    5,936
    Well played.

    People using it against people who bought the CE were children, so you have to take measures towards children, sadly.

    I wonder, why did they not spit towards the first people who ever bought a store mount? or better yet, would they spit to people allowing fast BGs queues on Xfaction bg´s? after all, that is an even bigger and more game affecting change than... a mount skin.

  19. #279
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    What has the name to do with Blizzard trying to STOP CYBER BULLYING. Just because it's a game about war and magic doesn't mean you can harass people online for buying mounts within the game store lol.
    Why not remove PVP too? Don't you find players whacking and killing each other in bgs violent and unsuitable for kids
    Quote Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
    Biden is a creepy old dude, I will not be voting for the guy.
    ^ This is from a self-proclaimed Trump-hater who goes round vote-policing, berating and insulting other users for expressing their doubts and reservations about Joe Biden. He also urges others to end relationships and friendships just to "vote Trump out". https://ibb.co/2jRnZGC He can't seem to walk the talk himself.

  20. #280
    Quote Originally Posted by shise View Post
    I wonder, why did they not spit towards the first people who ever bought a store mount? or better yet, would they spit to people allowing fast BGs queues on Xfaction bg´s? after all, that is an even bigger and more game affecting change than... a mount skin.
    Because the entire point of Classic is to play the game the way it used to be. Just because spitting is childish doesn't mean it can't also be a completely organic outlet for people to express their contempt towards a feature in the game.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •