By Kieron Gillen on August 5th, 2010 at 5:20 pm.
This caught my eye and made me smile. Eurogamer reports on Blizzard restating its policy on in-game harassment, which is the best euphemism for “cracking down on people having cybersex in public” I’ve heard in a while. “Fancy a little in-game harassment, luv?” “Not tonight – I’ve got a headache”. This follows an upset father complaining after seeing exactly what his son was seeing near Goldshire Inn on the Moon Guard Server. Blizzard explains while they police unsolicited chat and public, they leave private consensual stuff alone – though also note it’s a big world, and they can’t be everywhere. Regular trouble-spots however, are highlighted. “Members of our Customer Services team will ‘patrol’ Goldshire on Moon Guard on a regular basis, and take appropriate action for individuals violating the Harassment Policy,” says the spokesperson. For my money, the appropriate action would be screaming “Stop it! Just Stop it! For God’s sake – what are you thinking? That’s a troll, for fuck’s sake. You make me want to attack my own groin with nails!”
In other news, I made the mistake of Google searching “Erotic World of Warcraft” to try and get an image for this. I wasn’t thinking. I just wasn’t thinking.