Knowing Blizzard the next scandal is just going to be caused by Allan Brack with a crystal stuck in his forehead or Kel'thuzad for the 19th time.
My acceptance of this statement will be decided in the future when more info comes out. Did things get worse when he left or was this always the environment by the company? Upper management had some very hands on involvement with the harassments it seems, was this the case for him as well?
He's not at the company now, and he acknowledges that there is no way he's not partly responsible for what went on. This is a good start, but is it empty language trying to divert actual responsibility or a genuine concern and call to action? I hope it's the latter.
The state doesn't sue a company over unconfirmed allegations. For it to reach this far this is an exceeding amount of evidence. Prosecutors won't take up big profile cases they don't believe they can win. This isn't a handful of small lawsuits, it's a massive problem with every woman on the staff filing complaints. This goes far beyond he said/she said. The reasoning for making up massive charges makes no logical sense and is just a tone deaf attempt to defend the undefendable.
Man, you really want my least favorite Magic format to be even worse. At least in MtG you have the chance of throwing out a zero cost counterspell to save your ass from a turn 1. Nothing is dumber than starting the game and losing before you even get an opportunity to drop anything. No thank you sir.
Toy sailboat. That dude is actually in Wailing Caverns and is just standard sized boss murloc. Not huge, just dungeon boss humanoid.
It is not. There's a struggle for certain LGBT rights that they don't have but it's a country by country basis. Just as the extent of LGBT rights change from country to country in the West. In China there are no laws banning same sex couples or making being gay illegal, but they cannot marry or receive benefits that married households can (much like America did until quite recently. In fact many Asian, African, and Indochinese countries are a lot more friendly to LGBT people than western European.
Also a lot of history of there being absolutely no restrictions to homosexuality until Western imperialism came along. There's this idea that West=good and everything else =bad but that's really just propaganda. Homosexual rights were actually pushed hard by the early socialist agendas in the late 1800's. Imperialism and capitalism began associating homosexual rights with communism and cracked down even harder on homosexuals. The terrible policies adapted by Britain such as chemical sterilization and death penalty for gay people were as much as an anti-socialist movement that used religion to justify it's crack down on these people.
Anti-gay rhetoric was often an imperialist excuse for occupying and abusing other cultures, citing their acceptance of homosexuality as sinful and savage. The hardline anti-gay rhetoric that spread in the middle east has it's roots in imperialism.
So in short, no. Western countries are not automatically friendly to LGBT communities and non-Imperialism based countries are not anti-gay and often have more rights afforded to the LGBT communities. Believe me, you are a lot more safe being transgender in Thailand than you are in Alabama.
Cool, thank ya! I like my card backs.
Weird, better call in the Scooby Doo gang to figure out this mystery.
Day 1: R/W does indeed seem to be very strong in standard. I know everyone's experimenting right now but I'm 11-3 with the deck. I'm also 4-2 with my W/B cleric deck, they defiantly got some love and there's choice removal for cheap now. I've seen a lot of people experimenting with G/U today but the decks seem wonky. I see potential there and it might refine quickly, could just be a dud though.
Last thing of note, bug in the game for many people including myself. After you clear your daily quests (start with 3 after a new expansion launch) the visual bar that tracks quests, dailies, and weeklies goes away. You still get your rewards but there is no visual indication of this. Annoying for new cards you win as rewards because they aren't even showing up in your collection as 'new'. Hope it gets sorted soon enough, because at this point I don't even know if I'll be able to see my quest bar when I get a new quest tomorrow.
Having fun so far. Had a few cards to mesh into current decks as well as some stuff to make new decks. White/red aggro and spell are suddenly very good it seems. There's a lot of hate cards for Yorian which is just wonderful. Revel in Silence has proven to help aggro decks absolutely destroy control along with Elite Spellbinder. I like control but Yorian has just been so annoyingly dominant lately.
Hot take though is I'm wondering if there are bans around the corner, particularly for Bonecrusher Giant which seems to fit into so many decks and is in almost every meta standard deck right now. Going to have fun playing around with new styles though!
That theory really only holds true if you believe that mage is the sole class that's experimenting. Give it a week to shake down but essentially the totals are accurate enough at first unless someone 'discovers' a new meta deck down the line (has happened before).
This is a credible statement from a woman who has absolutely nothing to gain other than healing from a hard traumatic relationship. Large sports organizations would put a player on suspension while they conducted an independent investigation. Blizzard doesn't have the power or resources to launch this sort of setup. It's in their best interest to suspend, because it's history of suspensions for criticizing China not doing so for serious domestic abuse allegations is not a good look. They attempted to ignore it but realized that it was a controversy that could only end poorly for them.
*found out it might hurt their bottom line. Blizzard hasn't had a conscience in decades.
Current rape statistics in the US show about 57 arrests for every 1,000 rapes. Furthermore only about 7 of those will face jail time. No, a woman can not just get any man arrested.
Planeswalker in reference is Liliana all done up in a hot for teacher/librarian look. It has an ability that might be the evergreen keyword... Mage... something... An affect that goes off everytime you cast an instant or sorcery. Her's is opponent loses 2 life, you gain 2.http://www.magicspoiler.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Professor-Onyx.jpg
OTK combo piece, calling it now. I don't think it will be a powerful deck, but it will be functional and fun.
They have a few categories. I think Bolvar won the overall and blizzard character. Neptulon won the 'Modern' category. Bolvar one was really cool, but I liked the Neptulon better since she had facial movement. Not quite sure what the category differences are, but all the ones in the modern category were amazing. I am interested in what the differences are between Modern and Blizzard character because I assumed there are banned materials from the general entry.
Cosplay competition is always the most impressive fun activity. And the winner this year was super impressive. Didn't even watch Blizzcon, just follow the woman who won on Instagram. The Lady Neptulon was off the damn hook, and look for video not just pics. There's steam, glow in the dark elements, moving parts. It was so cool. Handle was @panteronacosplay if anyone wants to see it.
Remember when Blizzard worked on new projects? Activision doesn't and they like it that way.