Vanilla WoW petition hits 200K signatures, invokes Mark Kern

    
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Fans have now propelled the Nostalrius petition asking Blizzard to reconsider World of Warcraft vanilla servers to over 200,000 signatures, which means that former WoW team lead Mark Kern is following through on his promises by

1) Printing the petition. All 5000 pages of it.

2) Writing an open letter to [Blizzard CEO] Mike [Morhaime], and sharing it with the community.

3) Shooting a video of the open letter and uploading it to @SodaPoppinTv’s channel

4) E-mailing the whole thing to Mike on Friday and making the letter/video public on Friday as well.

5) Following up on Monday with a call to Mike on his cell and office.

Kern has been no stranger to notoriety in the MMO space since his departure from Blizzard. As founder and CEO of Red 5 Studios, he went on the record suggesting then-modern WoW was a stale formula and had made MMOs too easy. “Sometimes I look at WoW and think ‘what have we done?’ I think I know. I think we killed a genre,” he famously said in 2013. His own game, Firefall, was at one time a hopeful contender for transcending the “circle of suck,” but he himself was forcibly removed from the company following layoffs and the suspension of PvP in the game; former employees called out his behavior as CEO “erratic” and mocked his infamous e-sports bus project. He founded a new studio for a VR MMO in 2014.

Kern is no stranger to petitions and causes, either.

The real question is what Morhaime does next.

Source: Twitter via PC Gamer. Thanks, MMONERD!

 

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mourasaint Estranged ManastuUtakata  I never said it was contingent.  These whiny outbursts, all over our civilization, indicate that the social justice warrior and internet empowered troll are the new plague carriers. Since you are OK with insults to make a point, I suggest some remedial reading comprehension classes.  

Go tell a female or minority that has broken the glass ceiling, their cause is like fighting for a Vanilla WoW server.  See how far that gets you.  

Conversations end when the insults come out, good day, Murloc.

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Estranged mourasaint ManastuUtakata The parallel was between movements, and how they are worth fighting for to attain one’s ends in spite of being met with opposition. The fact that an issue as important as women’s suffrage was used as an example is meant to impress upon the naysayers this very fact.

So yes, it’s a great and valid example, not at all one that’s “totally lost perspective”: unlike, say, your profoundly idiotic assertion about the plight of civilization being contingent on people harassing Blizzard employees.

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mourasaint Estranged There is no civilization.  It is a facade.  A lie we all have to believe to survive.  Shit like this exposes it for the falsehood.

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mourasaint Estranged ManastuUtakata Yep, when people compare women’s suffrage to an online game, we have a problem.  Totally lost perspective.  Same goes for toilet rights.  The Romans would be telling us to chill the hell out.

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Estranged And what are your thoughts on the rise of civilization?

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Estranged mourasaint ManastuUtakata It is funny that in a world where ISIS is set loose, sawing off people’s heads liberally, you’re going on about how far civilization has come and your main point of concern is the WoW community’s overzealous approach to the matter of Vanilla servers. 

What did you say about women’s suffrage again?

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Estranged mourasaint ManastuUtakata ah, so you do know how comparisons work.

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mourasaint Estranged ManastuUtakata No, I am comparing shitty behavior to what has broken down civilizations in the past.

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Estranged ManastuUtakata you’re comparing Blizzard to the rise of civilization? 

See what I did there?

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Dreema borghive SallyBowls1 Not most. All.