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1-01-2009 @ 4:30PM
Hang on... He was suicidal? He wanted to kill himself because the only thing he had in his life is WoW? Or did he basically say "if you don't give me this item I will kill myself"?IMHO, I don't think GM's should interfere with players personal life. It's not their responsibility, it's their own responsibility to take care of themselves (or their parents if they are underage). A bit too much hype here. IMHO.
1-01-2009 @ 4:51PM
In some countries, such as France I belive where blizzard has its European HQ, if you have knowledge of somebody about to commit suicide and do nothing you can be prosecuted.On the moral side of things, nothing is ever bad enough to warrant taking your own life and if somebody informs people before they do it generally they want to be stopped and its a cry for help.
1-01-2009 @ 5:06PM
I believe that is the case here in the United States. There are many institutions, especially ones that involve children, that require anyone hearing someone threaten to commit suicide to report it. I'm not fully sure of all the regulations and cases, though.The GM probably wasn't required to report it, actually, but it was absolutely the right thing to do.
1-01-2009 @ 9:08PM
"nothing is ever bad enough to warrant taking your own life "What a nice cushy life you must livee to believe this...
1-02-2009 @ 1:39AM
"but it was absolutely the right thing to do."arresting, detaining, and publicly humiliating anyone exercising their free-will is always the right thing to do.
1-06-2009 @ 10:41AM
Not reporting a suicide threat is a punishable offense in the US. Bliz had to report it. It isnt intruding into a players life, because said player brought Bliz into his life by declaring he was going to commit suicide.Bliz was obligated to report the player.Moral of the story, dont mess around with hollow threats like this. The player was doing it as a joke, but these kind of situations, such as suicide are taken very seriously.
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