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Many of you may not know who or what Blizzard is. Blizzard Entertainment (http://www.blizzard.com/) is a company which makes MMORPGs. MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. This specific MMORPG that I am about to speak to you about is used by over 4 million people all over the world. It is one of their biggest games called "World of Warcraft" (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com).
The game basically sends you into an interactive online world in which everyone can view at once. My issue is basically the fact that in this game, a chair in one of the "areas" of this game has a bold Swastika symbol imprinted on it. These chairs are all throughout the game but specifically in a certain area.
I contacted a Game Master (those responsible for making things go smoothly in the game), about this issue. He then told me that he could do nothing about it, and that I would have to access their forums/message boards and go to the "suggestions" area. Since I am banned from their forums, I let him know this and he then informed me that he could do nothing about it and that I should email them in an attempt to get "unbanned", basically he was giving me the run around. I told him I didn't want to bring this public, but since they will not take action, I have been forced to.
This is a very disgusting, shocking, and upsetting symbol. It represents the horrible genocide inflicted on my people. Upon seeing the symbol I was at first shocked that this game could even have such a thing, especially with all of their guidelines, you would expect that one of the biggest games in the world would not promote hate symbols.
If you look closely, you can see on the backing of the chair, a symbol etched into its wood, that very much resembles a Swastika. It has very much a prominent engraving to show that it is indeed a Swastiga, but you must at first zoom in to see it clearly, as I have done in the following photos.
(*Warning, these photos contain symbols that may offend you, and are only put here to inform people of the actions of Blizzard Entertainment who has created the game World of Warcraft, and everything in it*)
These photos have not been edited, except for my name, the area under my name, and a layer on the bottom of the screen. These areas are used to identify the player and their role in the game, as I want to remain completely anonymous incase the company wishes to take retribution on my account for bringing this to the public.
A photo of the chair:
A closer image of the chair:
This is my ticket/message that I sent to the Blizzard in-game officers
The next photos will be my conversation with a Game Master named "Nylture" who contacted me in the game about this issue but did not take action. I have edited out in some videos those who were speaking in my GUILD CHAT (group chat) in the game, I do not wish to involve my guild in this issue or disclose their names. Another individual appears in these screenshots as well named "Justkill", I speak to him about the price of an item. The guild chat and the player I privately message in the game has nothing to do with the issue, or my conversation with the GM, as my conversation with the GM is sent in private messages. My conversation with Nylture is in pink, the rest of the text is other events in the game that have nothing to do with this issue. The "To:" represents when I am speaking to Nylture:
Conversation part 1
Conversation part 2
Conversation part 3
Conversation part 4
Conversation part 5
That concludes the photos. I hope that all of you do everything you can to contact the right people about this situation. I am not "trolling" or trying to cause an issue, I am bringing to light something that has hurt me deeply as an individual of the Jewish faith. I hope that all of you can honor the deaths of those murdered during the Holocaust by reporting this company "Blizzard Entertainment", to the right media outlets, newspapers, or even attorneys to get these individuals who are promoting this hate symbol brought to justice.
I hope I haven't wasted too much of your time, and thank you for taking the time to read this.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Are you aware you are posting on a Gaming forum this time? We know what Blizzard is. :lol:
Are you aware the swastika stands for many more things then the nazi ideology? For example it's a holy symbol in Hundism but it a common symbol in many other cultures and has many uses. Generally it stands for luck.
Kthxbye and read a book on swastika's while you are at it. :wave:
It looks something like a Swastika, but let me make a few points to you: 1. Nearly, if not everyone, knows what Blizzard is, World of Warcraft is, and we all certainly know what an MMORPG Game is. 2. The Swastika was used all over the World, for Peace or Clan Markings, feaking everything. Modern Society has turned it into a Symbol of Hate. 3. What proof do you have that it's "Anti-Jewish?" Lastly, that doesn't even look much like a Swastika, it looks more like 4 Squares Overlapping Eachother. Or two rectangles, I can't tell because of the Resolution.
The Swastika represents hate, it doesn't take an historian to figure that out. Also, the resolution wasn't edited. Go to the tower of Azora in the game yourself to see.
31st December 2003
Haha, you're only level 22.
And, personally, it only looks like a swastika if you WANT it to look like a swastika. I wouldn't have thought of it. The thing is, you're thinking too much of it. Seriously, do you think Blizzard would do something like that considering what they have to lose if it came out?
DavidsStarThe Swastika represents hate, it doesn't take an historian to figure that out. Also, the resolution wasn't edited. Go to the tower of Azora in the game yourself to see.
Stop being and Idiot. Please. That thing looks like two freaking Rectangles. Or two Sixes.
IhaterednecksStop being and Idiot. Please. That thing looks like two freaking Rectangles. Or two Sixes.
By the way, your banner picture is not "American". The founding fathers did not found this country off of unjust occupations, nukings, Mcdonalds, Beef, or any of these other fake patriotic slogans. If you want to know what America stood for, read history. It was all about the PEOPLE ruling the government, not corporations or rich guys who buy their way in. It wasn't about having an election on the news or a staged recount. There were no patriot acts, or military states that we now have. Todays America in my opinion is a desecration to its original founding fathers. George Washington rolls in his grave every time you post that banner of faked contrived "patriotism".
Going around screaming "America F ya", come on now. Basing your patriotism off of a puppet movie and Mcdonalds? Wow..just Wow...you obviously donot even know what America is or why it was founded.
What does that have to do with this Discussion? Does it matter? No! Your just dragging in useless Bullshit, and your not even responding to my post. Either give me a legitiment answer, or shut up and Play World of Warcraft and forget about the whole thing.
24th July 2005
And the signature is rather sarcastic, right?
DavidsStarThe Swastika represents hate, it doesn't take an historian to figure that out.
That's so untrue. As Donitz said; the Hindus see the swastika in a very different light; - don't know the exact meaning, but something good.
Seriously, as some have said; you want to see a swastika in it. It may very vaguely resemble one (note the very), but nothing more.
My E-peen wouldn't fit here :(
5th October 2004
Good, I hope whoever put it there did it deliberatly to piss off retards like you.
I feel for the people who lost relations and friends to the holocaust and the Nazi's in general, but come on...
It's a few lines in a shape? What's in gonna do? Come out and burn your whole family to death?
I can see it now......
Once upon a time in WoW land
A little noob approches some tower..
"Zomg" he says, "That looks like a swastika! Quickly, I must become a Nazi and destroy everybody who isn't of the Arian race because I saw some lines in a game!"