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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5978675 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #147720 on: October 09, 2019, 12:08:48 pm »

They definitely pick up a lot of wild stuff because of the focus on indie devs. I don't imagine they have much in the way of investors to look after - what they have have gotta be pretty relaxed.
From a quick wikipedia read, it seems that the idea behind Devolver was to avoid investors altogether. So props to them.
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« Reply #147721 on: October 09, 2019, 12:41:53 pm »

So Blizzard pulled the prize money of a pro e-sports and sent him home because he expressed support for the Hong Kong protests.

Nice to know who they actually work for.

The worst part is now EA has to try to one-up them to retain the title of "worst gaming company in the world."
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #147722 on: October 09, 2019, 12:52:18 pm »

I am liking the movement that sprang up in support of the dude. Namely artists doing Actiblizz character fanart as supporters of the protests. The hope being if it becomes a big enough of a thing and directly associated with the protests it might cause Actiblizz some trouble with the chinese.

Here's hoping it does, they've been spineless shitheels long enough imo.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #147723 on: October 09, 2019, 12:57:15 pm »

There are longtime players canceling various subscriptions in protest as well. Good stuff. Effective stuff.
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« Reply #147724 on: October 09, 2019, 01:30:26 pm »

Apparently from reports people are no longer able to delete their Actiblizzard accounts. The process is demanind stuff like ids and such to prove the owner's identity... and then refuses them anyway if provided.
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« Reply #147725 on: October 09, 2019, 01:32:59 pm »

Apparently from reports people are no longer able to delete their Actiblizzard accounts. The process is demanind stuff like ids and such to prove the owner's identity... and then refuses them anyway if provided.

Oh really.

I'm going to try right now.
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« Reply #147726 on: October 09, 2019, 01:45:46 pm »

Sounds like damage control to me.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #147727 on: October 09, 2019, 01:47:58 pm »

Sounds more like crime to me. There has to be a law against totally preventing people from cancelling a service. Or am I confusing accounts with subscriptions?
Even discounting the criminal part of it, how is making people hate you for an additional reason damage control? Even people that don't mind what they already did will hate this.
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« Reply #147728 on: October 09, 2019, 01:49:43 pm »

Apparently from reports people are no longer able to delete their Actiblizzard accounts. The process is demanind stuff like ids and such to prove the owner's identity... and then refuses them anyway if provided.

This should backfire so bad for ActiBliz

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« Reply #147729 on: October 09, 2019, 01:53:03 pm »

"Hi, I'd like to remove my account now please"

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Apparently from reports people are no longer able to delete their Actiblizzard accounts. The process is demanind stuff like ids and such to prove the owner's identity... and then refuses them anyway if provided.

This should backfire so bad for ActiBliz
If it's true, sure. But it sounds like such a hysterically stupid thing to do that I'd be surprised if they actually did that... I'm gonna lean a bit more towards "people on the internet making stuff up" for the moment, until more news about uncooperative account retention comes out.

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« Reply #147730 on: October 09, 2019, 02:34:14 pm »

I can tell you that, being in the business of account management, this is not an uncommon tactic to use. Delay just long enough for something to blow over and half of those people will probably forget they were outraged enough to cancel.
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« Reply #147731 on: October 09, 2019, 04:00:44 pm »

China's also waiting for things to blow over  :P
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #147732 on: October 09, 2019, 05:27:36 pm »

So I was playing Crusader Kings 2 in Spanish and something funky happened with a nickname.

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It means something roughly around the lines of "fulfill the following requirements to construct a hospital". Dunno what happened here, but this man apparently did something to deserve the nickname.
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« Reply #147733 on: October 09, 2019, 05:30:59 pm »

*shrug* probably not the best game to learn Spanish. I'd advise rpgs instead
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« Reply #147734 on: October 09, 2019, 05:37:04 pm »

Obviously means he fulfilled the prerequisites to build an hospital, making him virtuous.
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