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It looks sexist to me.  Why "howling maenads" and not "harpies" or "banshees"?

Off topic continues...WHEEEEEE!

Would you not have tagged him for the other words? They also indicate females, even more so to me because I'd never heard maenad before and had to look it up. Or would they be acceptable because they're widely accepted as fictional and/or creatures?
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This does bring up an interesting point does Activision Blizzard have to allow the voicing of support for anything or only things that hit the current "enemy" (China)?

This times a million billion. A great number of people were upset at this situation and some of them believe that no action should've been taken against Blitzchung. I will be incredibly interested to see what happens, if it does, when someone speaks out on a political point that is NOT popular with that same segment of consumers.

 I personally agree with most of, if not all, the major points that Taliesen made in his response video. Some form of punishment was necessary, the one given was excessive, and the corporate world is dirty and terrible and makes it nigh impossible to play morality police 24/7. The biggest takeaway for me personally was his statement hailing Blitzchung as a hero because he most certainly is. He knew the rules, knew he was violating them, knew he would likely be punished, possibly very harshly, and still did it anyway. A tip of the hat to him and I'm glad his punishment was reduced.
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Interesting letter but the first line was out of date before it was sent, kind of like most politicians.

This does bring up an interesting point does Activision Blizzard have to allow the voicing of support for anything or only things that hit the current "enemy" (China)?
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Blizzard does not seem to be catching any breaks, nor giving any...

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20917574/blizzard-ban-hearthstone-college-students-grandmaster-china-hong-kong-protests - college team got a six month suspension for holding up a sign. Can't say I exactly blame Blizz for that one, but it's interesting that the ban came several days after the protest. My guess is that indicates the decision went up the food chain inside Blizz. There was some noise (https://www.techspot.com/news/82372-followup-blizzard-finally-bans-hearthstone-team-displaying-hong.html) that the team was actually trying to get banned as part of showing support.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/10/18/20921301/blizzard-bans-hearthstone-twitch-chat-pro-hong-kong - and Blizz is (sometimes) banning people in its Twitch chat for pro-HK statements. No word on what their response is to pro-PRC statements.

And now Congresscritters have gotten involved - https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/18/us-congress-members-send-letter-to-blizzard-over-concern-for-recent-actions
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: World of Warcraft Classic
« Last post by Snique on October 18, 2019, 08:55:01 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo8ExFC6M2Y
Rhykker, quoting data from superdataresearch.com, claimed that Classic subscriptions effectively tripled the subscription revenue Blizz was getting from Wow. If I understand correctly, that means that about 2x as many people have Classic subs as retail subs. Even so it appears that Classic subs were below the surge that Blizz got when BfA released, however that's projected.

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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Snique on October 18, 2019, 06:14:41 AM »
I was wondering why you chose a word that specified women.  I'd assume that male fans would react similarly.

I assume they'd likely be worse. But I picked a word that I like. Also, "shitshow" (another of my favorite words) is taken.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by HeidiB on October 17, 2019, 11:19:14 AM »
Boy are we off-topic! All three words generally describe groups of women so I'm not sure why one term would be sexist and another not. Maenads were a historical group of women whose religious rites included howling. If you're asking "why does Alan like one word better than these other two?" then ... I dunno. It's a cool word and I like it.
Whee, spiraling further off-topic!

I was wondering why you chose a word that specified women.  I'd assume that male fans would react similarly.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Snique on October 17, 2019, 10:09:27 AM »
It looks sexist to me.  Why "howling maenads" and not "harpies" or "banshees"?

Boy are we off-topic! All three words generally describe groups of women so I'm not sure why one term would be sexist and another not. Maenads were a historical group of women whose religious rites included howling. If you're asking "why does Alan like one word better than these other two?" then ... I dunno. It's a cool word and I like it.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by HeidiB on October 16, 2019, 03:35:34 PM »
It looks sexist to me.  Why "howling maenads" and not "harpies" or "banshees"?
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Snique on October 16, 2019, 03:31:38 PM »
https://www.wordnik.com/words/maenad

I'm very fond of that word. I debate that it's unwieldy.  "Cithæron" - now THAT's unwieldy.
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