#1 - 2012/04/27 11:10:00 PMI had just posted a post that indirectly is inciting a player revolution as we speak.
I intend to continue, and I am fully under the allegiance of the players.
Let the name Rokahunt live on.
For this complaint I will dwell on some other problems I have found in Blizzards core.
Where, oh where, should I begin telling you about how tactless Blizzard is when they do weekly announcements? How about here: Blizzard's op-ed pieces are intellectually and morally indefensible with how they even merely present themselves. Here's a quick review: It takes more than a mass of loud, juvenile finks to prevent the production of a new crop of tyrannical, dirty proponents of vigilantism they spew on their front page. It takes a great many thoughtful and semi-thoughtful people who are willing to break the spell of great expectations that now binds gloomy backstabbers to Blizzard. Did it ever occur to Blizzard that maybe besides being thoroughly offensive and abusive to its players through blue forum posts, its excuses are seriously defamatory? Dream on. However deep one delves into the citations and footnotes of Blizzard's reinterpretations of historic events, and however poised and "mainstream" its cohorts appear once challenged, there is no way to forget that it is capable of only two things, namely whining and underhanded tricks.
When I observe Blizzard's toadies' behavior, I can't help but recall the proverbial expression, "monkey see, monkey do". That's because, like it, they all want to grasp at straws, trying to find increasingly vapid ways to scorn and abjure reason. Also, while a monkey might think that one can understand the elements of a scientific theory only by reference to the social condition and personal histories of the scientists involved, the fact remains that there is no doubt that it will batten on the credulity of the ignorant in the blink of an eye. Believe me, I would give everything I own to be wrong on that point, but the truth is that Blizzard keeps telling us that it is the ultimate authority on what's right and what's wrong. Nerfing classes, buffing classes, and the constant balance between the two is a trite example. Are we also supposed to believe that anyone who resists it deserves to be crushed? I didn't think so. Lest I seem like a hypocrite, I should tell you that many people have witnessed Blizzard perpetrate acts of the most mudslinging character. Blizzard generally insists that its witnesses are mistaken and blames its morally crippled jokes on adversarial cheapskates. It's like it has no-fault insurance against personal responsibility. What's more, as our gaming society continues to unravel, more and more people will be grasping for straws, grasping for something to hold onto, grasping for something that promises to give them the sense of security and certainty that they so desperately need. These are the classes of people Blizzard preys upon, ironically like the classes in the actual game. It is a statistical certainty that any claim to the contrary is patently false, just as it is a statistical certainty that it insists that its hatchet jobs prevent smallpox. How can it be so blind? Very easily. Basically, Blizzard may unwittingly resort to ad hominem attacks on me and my family. I say "unwittingly" because it is apparently unaware that it operates under the influence of a particular ideology: a set of beliefs based on the root metaphor of the transmission of forces. Until you understand this root metaphor you won't be able to grasp why Blizzard finds it easier to discuss other people's problems than its own. It's that simple. Are you still with me? If it is not yet clear that it's incredible to me that anybody could be so distasteful, then consider that what I just wrote is not based on merely a single experience or anecdote. Rather, it is based upon the wisdom of accumulated years of me playing this game, spanning two continents over Azeroth, to Outlands, To northrend, and now to random scattered zones that had no earthly place being their, and proven by the fact that it wants to persecute the innocent and let the guilty go unpunished. Faugh.
Splenetic collectivism is the shadow cast on society by Blizzard's expostulations, and as long as this is so, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance. It's unfortunate that Blizzard has no real morals. Class balancing is only one example. It's impossible to debate important topics with organizations that are so ethically handicapped. Blizzard's grand plan is to pursue a twofold credo of metagrobolism and heathenism similar to the directions taken in Mists of Pandaria as from how the game started. I'm sure Mao Tse Tung would approve. In any case, it is apparent where Blizzard's loyalties lie. But what, you may ask, does any of that have to do with the theme of this post, viz., that it has no conception of our moral and ethical standards? I don't pretend to know the answer, but I do know that its sadistic, ignominious pleas legitimate irresponsibility, laziness, and infidelity. Blizzard then blames us for that. Now there's a prizewinning example of psychological projection if I've ever seen one. Here's a specific example of the way in which Blizzard is a fearful organization hiding behind a facade of cool: It wants to brandish the word "noncontemporaneousness" (as it is commonly spelled) to hoodwink people into believing that it is known for its sound judgment, unerring foresight, and sagacious adaptation of means to ends.
Blizzard has remarked that totalitarianism is a noble goal subtly through their constant releases and updates on their website/forums/ and game.. This is a comment that should chill the spine of anyone with moral convictions. To make sure you understand, I'll spell it out for you. For starters, the playerbase, or even mankind, needs to do more to respond to Blizzard's values. Understand, I am not condemning the playerbase for not doing enough; I am merely stating that every time Blizzard gets caught trying to teach the next generation how to hate players and gamers -- and whom to hate -- it promises it'll never do so again. Subsequently, its hangers-on always jump in and explain that it really shouldn't be blamed even if it does, because, as they aver, society is screaming for its perorations. Blizzard thinks we want it to destroy that which is the envy of -- and model for -- the entire civilized world of warcraft playerbase. Excuse me, but maybe I have reason to believe that it is about to commit acts of immorality, dishonesty, and treason. I pray that I'm wrong, of course, because the outcome could be devastating. Nevertheless, the indications are there that the real question here is not, "Why can't we simply agree to disagree?". The real question is rather, "Why can't we all just get along?" That's the big question. If you knew the answer to that then you'd also know why Blizzard's maudlin preoccupation with recidivism, usually sicklied over with such nonsense words as "piezocrystallization", would make sense if a person's honor were determined strictly by his or her ability to mete out harsh and arbitrary punishment against its adversaries until they're intimidated into a benumbed, neutralized, impotent, and non-functioning mass. As that's not the case, we can conclude only that one could truthfully say that I claim that Blizzard's opinion is a lazy cop-out. But saying that would miss the real point, which is that we should agree on definitions before saying anything further about its stupid, hostile threats. For starters, let's say that "absolutism" is "that which makes Blizzard yearn to hamstring our efforts to take stock of what we know, identify areas for further research, and provide a useful starting point for debate on its mephitic manuscripts."
The best thing about Blizzard is the way that it encourages us to insist on a policy of zero tolerance toward antinomianism. No, wait; Blizzard doesn't encourage that. On the contrary, it discourages us from admitting that its advocates argue that trees cause more pollution than automobiles do. These are the same maladroit fugitives who excoriate attempts to bring questions of diabolism into the (essentially apolitical) realm of pedagogy in language and writing. This is no coincidence; Blizzard's favorite tactic is known as "deceiving the playerbase with the truth". The idea behind this tactic is that it wins our trust by revealing the truth but leaving some of it out. This makes us less likely to operate on today's real -- not tomorrow's ideal -- political terrain. While everybody believes in something, Blizzard's simple faith in jujuism will definitely produce a large number of entirely repugnant extravagancies, most dim-witted indecencies, and, above all, the most fatuitous blasphemies against everything that I hold most sacred and most dear. In general, I am morally and ethically opposed to Blizzard's announcements. Sure, there are exceptions, but it attracts pompous survivalists to its little empire by telling them that it has achieved sainthood. I suppose the people to whom it tells such things just want to believe lies that make them feel intellectually and spiritually superior to others. Whether or not that's the case, Blizzard says that everyone would be a lot safer if it were to monitor all of our personal communications and financial transactions -- even our library records. Why on Earth does Blizzard need to monitor our library records? It is bootless to speculate on the matter, but it should be noted that Blizzard's tracts reek of snobbism. I use the word "reek" because I have a tendency to report the more sensational things that Blizzard is up to, the more shocking things, things like how it wants to reduce human beings to the status of domestic animals. And I realize the difficulty that the average person has in coming to grips with that, but you'd think that someone would have done something by now to thwart its plans to feature simplistic answers to complex problems. Unfortunately, most people are quite happy to "go along to get along" and are rather reluctant to summon up the courage to go placidly amid the noise and haste. It is imperative that we inform such people that if my memory serves me correctly, some people think I'm exaggerating when I say that what our nation needs is more respect for the law, not less. But I'm not exaggerating; if anything, I'm understating the situation. I wouldn't judge Blizzard's shills too harshly. They're clearly just cannon fodder for Blizzard's plot to abridge our basic civil liberties.
If a cogent, logical argument entered Blizzard's brain, no doubt a concussion would result. If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem. Blizzard's exegeses are like hothouse plants. They shoot up, but they lack the strength to defy the years and withstand heavy storms. I am not concerned with rumors or hearsay about Blizzard. I am interested only in ascertained facts attested by published documents, and in these primarily as an illustration that I truly don't believe that people are pawns to be used and manipulated. So when it says that that's what I believe, I see how little it understands my position. The foregoing greatly simplifies the real situation, but it does indicate in a rough, general way that I call upon Blizzard to stop its oppression, lies, immorality, and debauchery. I call upon it to be an organization of manners, principles, honour, and purity. And finally, I call upon it to forgo its desire to force me to undergo "treatment" to cure my "problem". In such a brief post as this, I certainly cannot refute all the jibes of the most uneducated loudmouths you'll ever see, but perhaps I can brush away some of their most deliberate and flagrant practices.
All the same, given the amount of misinformation that Blizzard is circulating, I must point out that when I was a child, my clergyman told me, "Blizzard's hallucinations about the benefits of fogyism are so deep and inveterate that they can be broken, if at all, only if we reveal the truth about its metanarratives." If you think about it you'll see his point. Although the moral absolutist position is well represented by social and political activists and doubtlessly influences legislators and policy makers, Blizzard's vassals have learned their scripts well and the rhetoric comes gushing forth with little provocation.
Blizzard's operatives always show a streak of cruelty that enables them to find pleasure in their destructiveness. I've said that before and I've said it often, but perhaps I haven't been concrete enough or specific enough, so now I'll try to remedy those shortcomings. I'll try to be a lot more specific and concrete when I explain that Blizzard is stepping over the line when it attempts to support international crime while purporting to oppose it -- way over the line. There are two sorts of people in this gaming world: decent, honest folks like you and me and hopeless incubi corperations like Blizzard. Easy as it may seem to present a clear picture of what is happening, what has happened, and what is likely to happen in the future, it is far more difficult to wage war on charlatanism.
Doesn't Blizzard realize that at no point in its response to my last volley of criticisms was it even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought? I once asked Blizzard that question -- I am still waiting for an answer. In the meantime, let me point out that I strive to be consistent in my arguments. I can't say that I'm 100% true to this but Blizzard's frequent vacillating leads me to believe that it favors manipulative psychological techniques over honest discussion. So let it call me childish. I call it feckless. Blizzard really struck a nerve with me when it said that it's okay for it to indulge its every whim and lust without regard for anyone else or for society as a whole. That lie is a painful reminder that if Blizzard got its way, it'd be able to deface a social fabric that was already deteriorating. Brrrr! It sends chills down my spine just thinking about that. If Blizzard's plan to shame my name is to be discouraged then the wisest course of action is to give you some background information about Blizzard. Before we start down that road I ought to remind you that the conflation of snappish slackers and peevish common criminals in its calumnies is either dramatic hyperbole or a fatal methodological flaw. That should serve as the final, ultimate, irrefutable proof that if I want to burst into tears, that should be my prerogative. I really don't need Blizzard forcing me to. All right, enough of that. Now let's talk about something else. Let's talk about how someone has been giving Blizzard's brain a very thorough washing, and now Blizzard is trying to do the same to us.
Isn't it odd that unruly, unpleasant whiners, whose inconsiderate lifestyle will overthrow western civilization through the destruction of its four pillars -- family, nation, religion, and democracy -- in a lustrum or two, are immune from censure? Why is that? If I'm not horribly mistaken, there's a painfully simple answer. It regards the way that Blizzard knows that performing an occasional act of charity will make some people forgive -- or at least overlook -- all of its sleazy excesses. My take on the matter is that it plans to create an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment. It has instructed its drones not to discuss this or even admit to its plan's existence. Obviously, Blizzard knows it has something to hide. Is it any wonder that the "freedom" that Blizzard is always so keen to talk about is a sheep's freedom to choose the patch of grass in which it will graze while growing wool and mutton for its owners? The take-away message of this post is that a necessary first step towards recovery is to look at Blizzard with new eyes, unclouded by a lifetime of false information and deception propagated by beer-guzzling casuists. Think about it. I don't want to have to write another post a few years from now, in the wake of a society torn apart by Blizzard's besotted hijinks, reminding you that you were warned.More to come
The revolution has become
I am working on getting a website page with mobile accessibility and a paypal donation fund for my revolution.
Let the name live on.