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AkiraTerion

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  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I imagine that it at least opens the door for them to come back.  Blizzard saves a little face and gives the community just a tiny bit of wiggle room.  But most importantly, it at least contains the crisis.  Nobody else who wasn't already gone is likely to go, now that they've reacted. 

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It certainly still smacks of a corporate response where they're trying not to completely piss off Tencent.  That said, that isn't unreasonable.  Brack has to look out for the business or there is no Blizzard.

     

    That said; Does that make it okay?  I think that anyone reasonable will consider it, at least.  And I think it's still fair to say that Blizzard will not get some people back.  I am considering it.  They recognize that they messed up.  I just find the denial of their relationships overseas to be flimsy and disingenuous.  Otherwise, it's about what I would have expected.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    LOL.  WOW there salty.

     

    Most of your maelstrom of loathing, bitterness and generally shitty human behaviour doesn't merit much of a response.

     

    I'll leave it at this; You are nowhere near as good, impactful or important as you see yourself.  And karma is a real bitch.  You want to wish bad things on people for disagreeing with your opinions?  What a sad little life you must lead.  Life has a way of catching up with folks who act the way you do.

     

    Enjoy wasting your time in a  community that you apparently hate..  and judging by the response, we don't seem to like you either.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I think they'll try to let things go until it completely overwhelms chat and then they'll blame a "negative viewing experience for others" as a reason to drop the hammer.  

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I agree that this would be an optimal outcome.  But I sense that train has long since left the station.  I can't imagine that the folks in Irvine sat on their hands and chose not to call their Chinese friends to talk about it.  Pessimistic as it is of me to say, I think that if Blizz planned to do anything but pray that it blows over in time for the Con, they'd have done it by now.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Didn't love Admirable before, but I certainly have more respect for him now.  I honestly can't see how the other casters are doing the mental gymnastics required to say "This thing is bad.  And what my employer did was really wrong, but I'm staying anyway".  I seriously hope that they don't try to portray it as a principled stance later.

     

    While I continue to have hope that Blizzard will come to its senses, I would at this point call it a fool's hope.  And I suspect I'll be removing Hearthstone from more than just my phone in the next day or two.  No point leaving it installed if they're not changing their minds. 

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I'm waiting for someone prolific to start a boycott wave for the con.  There's plenty of time for it to happen if Blizz refuses to reverse course. 

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Yeah.  I'm sure your chastising everyone because they think differently did so much for convincing anyone, much less bettering the world we live in.

    Give your head a shake and look in the mirror, sport.  Your sense of self importance appears to be a gross inflation of what it actually is.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Oh?  No accusations of hobby activism or futility like you had for all of us yesterday?

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    And that's why I like Brian so much.  Principled action with temperance and explanation, as well as a request not to take it out on others.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Downloaded Brawl Stars yesterday.  Thanks Flux..  I am having a hard time putting it down! 

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    There were responses between nuke from orbit and do nothing.  Blizzard had a lot of options and by choosing to be heavy handed as all hell, they've made a lot of people mad.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Oh my gods, we get it.  You disagree.  Go give Blizzard your money and let the rest of us tell them to fuck right off.

    No, we won't topple China.  No, we won't stop all the injustices being carried out by them.

    We will however stop abetting a company that had openly chosen profits over human fucking rights.  So simmer down, run along and let people have an opinion.  If you don't like it, I daresay that is YOUR problem

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I had stepped out from M:tGA to return to my beloved Hearthstone.  But yeah, might be an idea

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I've spent several hundred on this game.  I still love it.  And now I'm seriously considering walking away from everything Blizzard.  I really enjoy their fandoms but this is insane.

    I can't dispute that they're in the right to censure Blitzchung.  Their platform, their rules, so fine.  But to hard ban him and zero out his pay, as well as nuke the casters?  (Yes, I'm aware they encouraged him to repeat what he said in Mandarin.)  That's a little much.

    There's a bunch of other games that have been calling for my attention.  I would miss Hearthstone and this community, but maybe it's time.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Secret Paladin Christmas tree vomit comin' baaaaack!

    I know..  it's obnoxious as hell.  I still enjoyed playing it in that era.

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    It's a hard choice for me.  The two that stick out in my mind was the first time playing Reno the Relicologist against a Shaman's board of Murlocs.  Hearing him yell "We're gonna have some fun!" with the triumphant League of Explorers theme, wiping a board with a gatling wand and then watching my opponent concede was awesome.

     

    There have also been several perfect Zephrys the Great lethals, including one last night where a hard, aggressive push with my Murloc Paladin deck against a buddy left him at 8, but I was pretty well out of gas.  Had just enough life to hold on to use that Pyroblast that my genie bud was so kind to provide. 

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    Go team Pathra.  She's stellar, Apxvoid is a beast and Languagehacker is my fellow Canuck with some crazy good HS skills.

     

    Also convenient that two streamers I don't like at all were packed with someone I'm indifferent to.  Gives me a nice villain to cheer against..

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    Sure dude.  You made a sexist joke and threw SJW into the mix, but you're too highbrow for me to understand.  Omega LUL

  • AkiraTerion's Avatar 205 57 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    Conquest is how it always should have been.  This new shielded format is a nice twist.  I'd be willing to bet a sizable preorder for the December set that viewership will improve dramatically compared to Season 1.