I'm really not upset by the changes Blizzard has made to their games recently. My wife and I both play Blizzard games, and she likes having a sexy outfit in the game. Unrelated to Blizzard, she mentioned it was BS that they toned down Lola Bunny.... Srsly, that one's a travesty (because they could have addressed the other legitimate complaints about Lola and her place, but nixxing her sexuality was the "safe" solution).As other posters have brought up, there's some subtlety to the argument. The main problem has to be dealt with: harassment and unequal pay for female employees. You also have address workplace and the work being done. Images of scantily clad women around the office can make things uncomfortable, and attacking the idea that these things are perfectly okay and people are just being overly sensitive is the very reason the "frat boy" mentality survives. These days, it's quite rare that you'll see a Playboy calendar hanging up on the wall of the manager's office, for good reason. It shouldn't be uncomfortable for some employees to walk into the bosses office and ask for a raise and easy for another employee to walk in, high-five the boss and comment about Miss September, and then talk about that raise. It shouldn't be difficult for an employee to comment that they love the pink and zebra print mount, but complain they don't want to tell people they're riding the pink love rocket all night long. Blizzard isn't removing all sexualized comments, jokes, /flirt emotes, and scantily clad images... they're removing specific ones. Consider that maybe the references that are being removed were reported years ago but were ignored... sort of like how the California is investigating claims that Blizzard ignored claims of harassment.Any of the recent changes are pointless when looked at alone, but taken as a whole, there is progress being made. There are other changes that could be made... They could swap out half the models of slain naked women with slain naked men, you know... where you can zoom in and get a good look at their junk... or they could remove the models completely or put armor on them all. This isn't about censorship, they don't need to remove something because showing skin is bad... they do need to be evaluating whether anything in particular starts to get near or cross a line. They need to question whether they're glorifying the right things. It's the reason in-game references to abusers are being removed, and Confederate memorials are being taken down across the country.It's perfectly fine to keep a critical eye on what changes Blizzard is making, but keep in mind that losing a handful of armor, blurry-ass paintings, and bloody dead corpses is not the downfall of an entire game or studio, especially when there are plenty of others available. As another poster pointed out, it should be more concerning that mod support was removed..
Blizzards problem in this is, pretty much, they have tone down things, specialy in USA every SJW is out for blood just trying to find something to whine about now, they have no option realy.personaly I find it idiotical to have to do it, but then again I am in Europe and we are way more tolerant for theese sexualizing women, that USA is.
Rawr, never playing Blizzard game again.... 5m later.... Cant wait to play New World, because they dont treat their employees like crap either
Are people actually upset over a 3d model having her a$$ covered? FFS, this is disgusting.
Hilarious. I love how people like you, define the people, who don't want games altered, due to political correctness. Because you make something up, does not make it true, but don't let that stop you.People like you are a HUGE part of the problem, and you do not speak for the majority of gamers.