Blizzard, you’ve hurt us. You’ve hurt us so freaking bad. I seriously have never been this disappointed by a game company. This isn’t just micro-transactions or poor customer service or what have you, this is something far worse.
Blizzard has made a bunch of games that really had an impact on my life. I couldn’t even begin to count the hours I’ve spent adventuring in WoW or fighting Diablo’s minions. Some of my happiest and proudest memories are bonding with friends in those games. Heck, playing World of Warcraft was one of the very first times I ever really felt like I belonged to a community that cared about me. I’d stick with this company through almost anything. Micro-transactions, terrible phone ports, transparent cash grabs that lead to bad final products…but this? Not a chance. It’s too much. Blizzard has lost this lifelong fan. Short of a massive about-face and a public apology, I’ll never buy another game from them. They will never, EVER see another dollar from me.
It’s heartbreaking, honestly. I hate them for making me do this. World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch are some of my favorite games of all time, but it’s all over now. I hate them so much for forcing this choice on me, but it’s a choice that has to be made. Screw you, Blizzard. Screw you for making me do this. A company that values money over basic human rights deserves to die, no matter how much it meant to me.
An edit after the official response they issued: Not good enough, Blizzard. Not even close to good enough.