I feel sick to play the game now knowing many of the quests were created by this person. I feel sick that the game has numerous NPCs and stories with this guy’s name. I love WoW but I just can’t stand this.
Wait until he learns that some parts of warcraft was inspired by Lovecraft lol.
It’s totally sickening. I’m done
I uninstalled. Just let this game burn.
I just woke up. Isn’t Afrasiabi Furor and one of the previous creative directors? Didn’t they toss him on the cancelled titansfall project? Pretty sure that guys been gone for like a year now too…
Given what’s in the brief, only surprised that the ambulance chasers aren’t out in force yet. Blizzard Ent/ActiBlizz is much richer than Harvey Weinstein.
But any settlement, if any, won’t come out of corporate coffers since they take out insurance against that kind of liability.
Doesn’t matter. His stuff is in the game. Blizzard removed Swifty’s NPC a day after accusations against him happened last year, but kept this guy’s stain in the game to this date.
You would literally have to delete or rename/rework entire quest chains, items, and quite a few NPCs to remove the references of afrasiabi.
Sounds like a lot of work that the current employees don’t really have the time to do that I would prefer they spend on creating new content TBH. Activision isn’t gonna give them much more in the means of workforce spending
I mean they complete did EVERY voice line of kael when he came under investigation for something simlar but was not proven guilty so … IDK
They had the guy doing the new voice lines already there working and paid him for a few more hours to replace the old ones. The cost is a little different.
This is ridiculous, if you’re incapable of enjoying a game because you disagree with or hate some random person that worked on it, you might as well quit playing games.
I hate to break it to you all but, secretly, 100% of every dev, of every game you have ever played has said, done or thought something you would find distasteful. You know how I know this? Because they are humans, and humans universally suck.
In fact, the idea that you have to hold game devs to some kind of impossibly high standard of righteous behavior is borderline psychotic.
I can understand disliking him because he’s accused or this or that, I can even understand if you choose not to complete his quests or whatever the case may be. But expecting major parts of the game to be rewritten to suit your sensitivities is frankly delusional. You’ve got an over-inflated sense of self worth to expect a multi-billion dollar product to retool itself because you’re too sensitive to ignore your feelings.
You were responding to someone else but adding that Blizzard devs already set the precedent with NPCs connected to players and employees who were allegedly in similar situations. For them to do nothing in this one would be way too obvious.
Granted, I’m not so much speaking to Blizzard doing or not doing something about it, more to the concept that players feel as though they are entitled to having their extra sensitive feels catered too.
it honestly sets a very dangerous precedent. Where does it end? At what point is enough enough for this crowd?
What if my culture decides suddenly that spiders are unacceptable because someone is afraid of them. Should I expect Blizzard remove all spiders from the game because they give me PTSD?
Can we remove that reckful stuff to? No need to celebrate him at all.
Who is Afrasiab and why does it matter if anything of his is in the game
I am in agreement.
They removed Swifty’s NPC for sexual harassment allegations (not even going to go into detail on that situation though, just bringing it up as a point of reference) now it’s time they did the same with every reference for Alex Afrasiabi. The NPCs, the small items like Tigole and Furor’s Icecream etc. It all needs to go.
He was never proven not guilty. In order to stop having people talk about his reported misconduct he took the woman who started the reporting to court. Because she was found to be stalking him and his family the judge ruled the woman had to no longer contact or speak about Flynn unless it was in a criminal court case. She couldn’t afford her own lawyer and after losing that case decided not to press criminal charges.
Please don’t rewrite history just so the narrative better suits you.
Separate art and artist. Otherwise your life will consist of hating all the stuff you love to consume.
I warned people THREE years ago about this dude. Anyone who is comfortable throwing around the words “plausible deniability” is literally not a good person.
I wrote on the forums during BFA about the death camps they were putting into the game for the NE during the BFA beta, and i was so upset by the parallels with the actual Holocaust, I emailed the Holocaust foundation with threads and screen shots. Mysteriously, the name got changed to a “logging” camp, and most of the atrocities got removed from the game before release (ex NE pinned to the tree as target practice, and death camp where NE were tortured).
I’ve seen a lot of things on WoW during my 15 years playing, but I’ve never seen such violent, torturous trash as the things in BFA (the farmers bodies staked to walls with flies and their children crying under them).
This kind of stuff does not come from the mind of a normal person. I tried to tell yall, but people were saying I was over thinking it, “its just a game”.
With the news I read today, I realize why this company was okay with putting out this garbage. Its sickening.