#1 - 2011/10/24 02:35:00 AMWell...... I had hope.
I posted a thread appealing to the decency of the con-goers. I posted a thread asking Blizzard to stop treating Alliance as the "loser" faction of the game.
Things looked up at the beginning of the con when Chris Metzen appeared to show equal appreciation for both factions (Alliance shirt)... I had even more hope when he outright stated that they fully intend to give the Alliance much stronger leadership, and giving Varian a much deeper personality. I got even more excited when I found out that Pandaren would be available to both factions.
I had HOPED that Blizzard would be able to refrain from outright insulting half of their player base.
But sadly, that was just too much to ask. The moment Samwise Didier came on stage with his little posse, my palm hit my face. I knew it was coming. It was only a matter of minutes. And just two songs in, he points to the screen and gleefully shows the lead "singer" of Cannibal Corpse in an interview.
Let me quote what the freak in the video said:
"I'm not playing man. World of warcraft is !@#$ing life for me. And I'm not playing no mother%^-*ing Alliance either. I don't play no !@#$ing Night Elves or %^-*ing gnomes. It's !@#$ing ORCS and Undead. %^-* the Alliance!! !@#$ing DIE, you %^-*ing emo *very long expletive*! Go back to your !@#$ing Alliance character and %^-*ing level him to 70. Stop going to the !@#$ing plateau ganking people! I'm trying to get MOTES OF AIR. I can't help it. When it comes to World of Warcraft, I'm a nerd. But I'm not ALLIANCE! I can tell you THAT MUCH!"
I'm not exaggerating. There were actually that many profanities in the video.
And then Samwise introduces him as "The Lead singer of Cannibal Corpse, and unofficial AMBASSADOR TO THE MIGHTY HORDE."
And then later: "MAKE SOME NOISE, if you wussy Alliance can make some noise."
You want my opinion? Samwise and his band should not be allowed to play at Blizzcon if they're going to act like this.
Oh, and also: http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2011/october/cupcakes.jpg
I guess it's too much to ask for a little respect from Blizzard. But hey. WE'LL KEEP TRYING.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some more achievements to grind.