Blizzard takes cigar from Heroes of the Storm character, internet flips tables

    
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Tychus is now on the nicotine patch.

Blizzard has removed the cigar from its depiction of the Starcraft II character in its upcoming Hereoes of the Storm, setting off a minor internet conniption. “We know smoking is bad, everybody does,” one Reddit poster wailed. “BUT! It’s not Blizzard’s job to make sure we don’t do it anyway. It’s an iconic part of the Tychus character. BRING BACK HIS CIGAR!”

In response, the studio said that some regions wouldn’t allow a teen rating if the cigar remained and that making two versions would be too time- and work-intensive. “These scenarios emerge frequently, and the cigar-removal was a impulsive fix because we want as many people as possible to experience the same content,” Blizzard responded.

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Llokki
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Werewolf Finds Dragon “f anything, we should be showing the negative effects of alcoholism — that it can cause violent outbursts, ill health, even hangovers. Kids may not be quite so interested in it, then.”
If that were true, they’d probably lose interest after their first time waking up with a hangover in a pool of their own vomit. And yet, many don’t. So how is seeing that in a game going to make it any less interesting if the real deal doesn’t dissuade them?

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Werewolf Finds Dragon “Which already happens regardless.” Exactly. The same is true of smoking. If simply seeing a game character that smokes is enough to make someone go “Awesome, now I want to smoke so I can be cool like them”, chances are they were going to find an excuse somewhere regardless.

Llokki
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Werewolf Finds Dragon Because there’s no such thing as impressionable adults, and kids smart enough to know if something is bad for them and avoid it?

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ManastuUtakata orrruh Zariarn You do not seem to grasp what gamergate is about. 

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houyi1661 Running around killing almost everything in sight is fairly idiotic too, yet most games  these days are almost singularly focused on this. I agree smoking is dumb, but I don’t think a character that has already been established as a smoker should be censored just because people don’t agree with it. Think of it as a character flaw…one that has been somewhat iconic for this particular character. And just like most people aren’t going to run out into the street and start shooting the place up because it happened in a game, most of us aren’t going to go out and start smoking cigars just because a character does so. And those who do…probably would have found some reason or another to do so regardless.

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Werewolf Finds Dragon The character is from an RTS computer game, not a novel…the visual elements are just as important, if not more so, as the writing. That aside, sometimes objects can define a character to a great extent, without it devolving into “bad writing”. Take Captain America for example (since I have Marvel Heroes on the brain atm). His shield is a defining part of him. Doesn’t mean he’s a shallow character though.

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Another instance of politics getting in the way of art.  Gotta love the liberal’s trying to save everyone.  Lord knows they don’t speak to their community about things such as smoking so we need to police everything to the lowest common denominator.  GG

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Morreion

In games where you virtually kill thousands, you cannot be seen smoking.  lol.

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LoganDarklighter 
Sorry, i am not into B-movies that much