So, apparently after the lawsuit was announced against Blizzard today. The streamers responsible for card reveals today have decided to not post the cards as scheduled… I guess as some form of protest against Blizzard/Activision?
Don’t get me wrong… I read up on the lawsuit, if even HALF of what is alleged is true, it’s horrible.
I definitely stand with the women affected by anything that took place in the company.
My question is… what does not revealing a card on time accomplish?
If This was something like an official Blizzard live-stream event that would promote Blizzard and help them make money, I would totally understand refusing to participate… But not revealing a card on the scheduled time doesn’t hurt Blizzard at all, they don’t care lol… Hell, they could even post the card themselves if they wanted to (as I alluded to in OP)
Refusing to reveal the card on time hurts only the community of players who were waiting to see it.
what the hell are they thinking?
There are judges and lawyers for a reason, WE don’t need to get involved in something that is beyond us.
My actions have no effect on what will happen to blizzard, leave me out of this
how does “not revealling cards” help this?
People who were interested about the cae (judges, lawyers) already know it.
People who didn’t care, still don’t care.
People who like drama (like Zeddy, probably) will take this opportunity to milk some good $, not because they are good people.
Let’s see how long will it take for zeddy (random name, it’s the only one I know due to people posting in the forum his video) to release a video about it.
I’ll say less than 3 hours (unless he is sleeping due to timezones)
I saw Alliestrasza video, and I think that she gived a good reason to not revealing the card today. She is not trying to boycott the game or the company, what she wanted was to be respectfull, give the situation a space to breath and give us some kind of good message regarding what happened. I think it is completely reasonable.
Even tho I would like to see those new cards, the Hearthstone people might not have a good reason to show them anyway. So if they can wait, they might as well just be respectfull with what is hapening and with their influencers
Of course they will, what else can they do?
Stop supporting blizzard? Nah, let’s make a spicy drama just for the sake of drama, then I’ll continue playing hearthstone and make money.
If they are really convinced that blizzard is such a monster, they should stop any relations with them in case they are found guilty, otherwise they will openly supporting the same horrible company they are boycotting today
card reveal is not important with the situation ongoing
making ppl aware of whats ongoing is more important…and honestly ppl will leave in mass and not give a single bit of care after seeing the report(except maybe kids that dont understand the gravity of the situation)
whats likely gonna happen is jail time for lots of the abusive ppl in there and a possible shut down of the compagny
The unfortunate part of this is that there’s a high probability that that many of these allegations have some sort of merit towards them considering the fact that the investigation has been on going for two years.
However, this will obviously be dealt with in a court of law where all parties involved will have the opportunity to present their case and we shall see what will eventually come to pass.
In the mean time, we have to also take into consideration that this is a game, along with all the other titles that Blizzard / Activision has, there will not be fall out that some people may be hope to see. Yes, some streamers may refuse to do card reveals, but there will be some that will, and those who do will be the ones that will benefit from players looking for info on the new expansion.
Sadly even if Blizzard / Activision is found to be guilty of these allegations, they will pay a small fine in comparison to the Billions of dollars they are worth. There will be a shake up in management where people will get fired, Sexual harassments training in the workplace will be mandatory. They may take a slight dip in stock prices, but then when the smoke settles they will be back to raking in the $$ and life will continue and everyone will quickly forget all of this as if it never happened.
Sexual harassment is unfortunate, and it shouldn’t happen. However, a boycott of Blizzard Activision is likely to happen.
How does it hurt you lol? Its not like because they didn’t reveal it, its being removed from the expansion. Clearly you have fallen into their marketing technique of trickling card reveals out to keep people subjugated to the game. Blizzard dont even need card reveals, they could just reveal themselves or release the expansion with no reveals. They only do it because it allows them to keep a firm grasp on certain players balls to ensure they keep handing over their money to their corporate masters