This is how China influence is hurting the industry.
Last year Diablo on mobile,
This year your freedom of speech.
File a charge-back with your Credit Card issuer. Blizzard has to legally address each charge back individually and only has a certain amount of time to answer each one.
Imagine a few hundred thousand disputes to answer in writing…
This will cause their processors to increase their risk assessment and charge more for processing.
Their stocks have been declining since this happened, but I know stocks aren’t the best way to measure a company’s profitability tho. Guess we’ll see in a few weeks how this BS little stunt impacts their project margins but it’s not looking good based on the sheer amount of people that seem to be cancelling subscriptions and protesting games in this and other threads I’ve seen on this issue. Really doesn’t look good for an American company to suck China’s ass in such a public fashion, I’m glad people are pissed and calling them out for it
I tried to delete my account and after one single try to do a SMS activation it said this “Due to too many attempts, SMS Protect Code has been locked. Please try another method for verification.” How fishy.
Not sure many people have been made aware, but it appears that Bobby Kotic is listed in [**Epstein’s Black Book**](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGdIaUqWsAEyUY6?format=jpg&name=small)
I tried to deactivate my account today and SMS verification and authenticator verification weren’t working.
They had the audacity to request I send them a picture of my government ID to cancel.
There’s not a chance in hell I’m sending that to a company I’m trying to leave for their sell out attitude to China.
There’s no easy way to remove my info, is this teetering on a legal issue?
The article suggests Blizzard was trying to avoid being banned like Southpark was, so if the Mei memes make it onto real news outlets they just might work at getting Overwatch banned
Remember people, if youre gonna boycott blizzard, activision is the same company so dont go boycotting blizzard to rush off and buy call of duty immediately.
Anyone find it weird that they request a picture of your government ID to delete your account? Like my email and all of the other info I gave when I made it wasn’t enough?
Activision Blizzard, apparently, was trying to find a new ways to ruin their player’s lives. This time in the form of supporting human abuses instead of bilking people using psychological manipulation.
It’s only a matter of time before they hit that money ceiling and there is only one way to go from there. This may not be the beginning of the end for them (and others like them) but this is what it will look like.
Burn and burn hard, *******.
Solidarity to the workers and anyone who has no say in this but will ultimately be swept up in. Unionize. We support you. We support Hong Kong. We support the people. We support free speech.
Has blizzard even come out with any statements regarding all the backlash? Or are they still meeting with their PR company to figure out what to say?
Blizzard doing their best to bend the knee to that genocidal dictatorship cash cow.
American companies that kowtow to CPC should be banned from receiving or using any tax benefits in the US.
not exactly been a good couple of years for blizzard’s PR department.
Guess I will cancel my WoW Classic sub. I was having a lot of fun but that is extremely troubling to see Blizzard treat the player like that.
**** em, glad I’m not contributing to their pot o gold anymore. Historically the gaming community is really shitty at hanging up the addiction to teach a shitty company a lesson. For once I’ve got my fingers crossed this time is different.
“Screw-up” is far, far too generous a term to describe what this actually is, which is a corporation literally putting profits over people and banking on their customers to be too stupid or dead inside to feel any empathy toward the people of Hong Kong or the genocide / organ harvesting happening in China.
Calling this a mistake does not convey the monstrous callousness these executives showed when it was decided that even a genocidal police state is not worth hurting the bottom line.
I imagine their PR team is like the [South Park gang](https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/southpark/images/f/fd/WorldofWarcraft12.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100303001204) in Cartman’s basement right now. Working round the clock trying to figure out a way out of this.
Reddit is censoring the r/hongkong sub. Removed it from top communities and are shadowbanning people for no reason.
But it isn’t news, the mods of worldnews, news and politics told me so!
Good. **** ’em. Already canceled my subscription.
Reminder that Blizzard is owned by Activison. So boycott Activison as well.
EDIT: Yes, sorry, Blizzard merged with Activison. So still, boycott CoD and all that ****
Has Blizzard commented on this yet?
They are located in Santa Monica,CA. Why aren’t the A/B offices surrounded by protesters?
Ironically, Communist China is using Capitalistic companies’ love of money to censor free speech so that they can spread Communism in a place that was Capitalist.
Time for a retro review! Let’s see what we can do to prevent this from happening in the future.
Like many users here and on other subreddits have suggested, they are deleting their Blizzard accounts. If you wish to do the same, please visit: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/2659
That’s just ******* disgusting of Blizzard!
Won’t be resubbing
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