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1-05-2009 @ 8:25PM
I know it sounds rediculous, but imagine the reaction if the game featured an antropormorphic bald eagle in a nazi outfit.That, essentially, is why the chinese would be upset.
1-05-2009 @ 9:07PM
If there was ever a bald eagle wearing a Nazi uniform in this game, i would be the first to hunt that backstabbing SOB down and gank him! NO SYMBOL OF MY COUNTRY WILL BE CAUGHT PRODULY SPORTING THE SWASTIKA IN AZEROTH!I understand the cultural variances, but really, there is not anything off the top of my head that I'd be offended over if it were put into WoW. I mean its a game, right?To each their own, though. Besides, if Chinese players stopped playing, who am I gonna buy farmed gold from? =P
1-05-2009 @ 9:44PM
Xilnold said...I know it sounds rediculous, but imagine the reaction if the game featured an antropormorphic bald eagle in a nazi outfit.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Really? foreign press have done this with the Bald Eagle and Uncle Sam several times in political commentary when it was in response to US foreign conflicts.If a foreign game company did this, I would find it in dubious taste, but recognize America does not have the veto power over the Eagle. and it is not an issue worth censorship over.Ironically, I recently read an Economist article asking whether the Eagle the Americans used was really a Nazi symbol (because the Germans used it in WWII)The whole "This animal is from my country so you can't use it" is rather asinine I believe.
1-06-2009 @ 12:17AM
Amaxe, the point isn't that the Chinese have the power to overthrow Blizzard, or whatever it is you're arguing. It's the fact that it would still be a moral issue and still result in the loss of sales. Using the mentioned example, if a bald eagle in a Nazi uniform showed up in Everquest, the US wouldn't necessarily have the power to overthrow the company or dictate what it can and cannot put in their game, but it'd still offend people and would be a very unwise move for the Everquest devs.
1-06-2009 @ 6:44AM
@ BobYou do realize that before the Nazi's put the swastika all over their uniforms and flags and attempted to "purify" the world, it was actually a symbol of peace?So a bald eagle with a swaztika would be a peaceful american bird thing :Si would also like to add that u have all gotten off topic. i cant speculate the deeper reasons why the chinese government don't want pandaren in the game cos im not a chinese government official. its my opinion that blizz should do whatever they see as the best action for their business and if keeping the pandaren out keeps the million or more chinese players playing its the best decision they could make from a business stand point.and from a game point of view, regardless of whether they are added or not, i will still play and so will most of the current 11mil subscribers.my opinion and u r all welcome to opinionate my opinion, rage rage rage rage rage rage rage rage rage rage. let it loose
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