Others explained it, but Blizzard made this Council of Posters, and they have their own Forum section, and special colored letters. Blizzard said it was so they could get feedback from an engaged focus group, and so they could “spark discussion” among the community.
I think since they are given a place of note above us plebians, and are the focus of how Blizzard is going to sift through Player Feedback, it is fair to know about their Twitter and Discord posts, especially if they espouse vile stuff.
If there are people on the Council making earnest and polite discussions about why Humans should only be white in Warcraft… and then someone shares racists posts they made… it informs us as to why they are so against Humans of color in their fantasy world.
Or if they complain about there being too many Female characters, and we find out they are the vice president of “NO MA’AM”, - it informs us of the ideas Blizzard chose to place in their brain trust.
Some regular forum posters (among them, Doness) got in trouble because they shared Twitter and Discord posts of Council members. People were angry, and the Council got a lot of bad attention. Personally, I think the spotlight is a double edged sword - you get more attention but also more scrutiny.
I am glad to know about these people who act like their racist and sexist views are only contained to WoW… but when you scratch the surface, it permeates every fiber of their being.
Well, Blizzard. Your precious council certainly sparked discussion.
Nah it was another Council member. That one was a Void Elf, and seen often in GD. That Poster was a source of a lot of the drama across GD and the Story Forum.
But after Blizzard punished people for exposing the vile views espoused by its council… I dont want to get this thread shut down by speaking too much more about it.
On the other hand, Mirasol is pretty helpful or at least benign. Never seen them in drama. Usually Informative. A good example for the council.