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2-01-2012 @ 2:28PM
Someone at Blizzard made the decision that they'd rather have the masses grumble (because given that it's not really a game-changer, that's all we're likely to do) about having to check a box so we can read "bad words" instead of symbols - with the side effect that a few of us might do just a teeny amount of soul-searching with regard to why it's so freaking important to us to read such words instead of symbols anyway - than keep having a small but consistent stream of parents cancelling accounts on the basis that Azeroth is where their kid learned the F-word and it should have been easily preventable.Bottom line: it was one more reason they were losing customers, and they put a stop to it. They don't think anyone's going to leave over a little "@#$%^&", or at least, there'll be fewer leaving over NOT seeing swear words than were leaving over actually seeing them. That's the gamble they've made, and I think they're probably right.
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