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3-31-2012 @ 1:03PM
Anyone upset they renamed all the Brewmaster skills having to deal with being drunk ([Drunken Haze] for example) to "Dizzying"? I mean, whats the point of being a brewmaster if you're just making them dizzy!?
3-31-2012 @ 2:15PM
Having an entire tree named after alcohol would probably get them nasty feedback from parents who are letting their little kids play the game.You know, the kids that are under the minimum age listed on the box.Sad, but true.
Probably related to ratings; the ESRB and other rating boards usually have descriptors and limits on alcohol references for the different ratings. I'm guessing they recently did a ratings pass and had to dial it back a little.
3-31-2012 @ 3:22PM
I like how they'd get mad at THAT and not some of the language that pops up (ex. Garrosh: "Watch your clever mouth, b****.")
3-31-2012 @ 6:24PM
It probably really is for Ratings reasons, rather than the fact that some parents might be bothered by it.That said, If the theme of the tree is "Drunken Boxing"-type Martial Arts, then the new spell names fit it fine. Drunken Boxing's about emulating the unpredictable and unorthodox movements of a drunken person, to make it hard to hit you-- it's not about actually being drunk.Personally, I'm not going to let the name of a couple of spells upset me.
3-31-2012 @ 7:54PM
I think Ronin is on point here. A game I play called The Settlers Online recently made a similar change. An item called 'Beer' was renamed to 'Brew'. Censors seem to be pretty hot on alcohol being "trivialised" at the moment. Next month will probably be nudity, then the month after that they'll focus on drugs etc etc. The way some people justify their jobs these days...
4-01-2012 @ 3:30AM
It's unfortunate, but Blizzard apparantly has to tone that stuff back to secure a PEGI 13 rating in Europe.I know they also had to deal with complaints over Brewfest. That's why they had to implement the Synthbrew Goggles.Also, I'm a bit irritated by the change, because I was really looking forward to seeing the Drunken Haze + Dragon Breath combo from WC3 make it into the game.
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