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A Compilation of In-Game Protests Organized by Players

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World of Warcraft players have organized a massive virtual protest in Oribos across multiple servers to support the Activision Blizzard walkout, protesting against the recent harassment allegations and lawsuit.

Players have been logging out en-masse on live servers to support Activision Blizzard employees that participate in today's walkout protest. Here's how it looked in-game on some servers. Note that some of the posts have been edited and you must visit Reddit to view them.

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Thanks to Kalterast (Zul'jin) for the screenshot!

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This reminds me when I was a kid and started playing lemonade tycoon 2. Played it for hours daily, my brother and mom asked how did I get so far  and become so rich in game. when they watched me play they commented that all the customers left with angry faces. I simply told them I found the perfect price that was super high but not high enough that people would stop coming to the stand. Moral of the story businesses don't care when you're angry if you still give them money.

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10 minutes ago, Grumar said:

This reminds me when I was a kid and started playing lemonade tycoon 2. Played it for hours daily, my brother and mom asked how did I get so far  and become so rich in game. when they watched me play they commented that all the customers left with angry faces. I simply told them I found the perfect price that was super high but not high enough that people would stop coming to the stand. Moral of the story businesses don't care when you're angry if you still give them money.

Many of these people likely still have a few months of sub left. These protests are fun to watch, but ultimately they don't accomplish anything.

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2 hours ago, Arcling said:

Many of these people likely still have a few months of sub left. These protests are fun to watch, but ultimately they don't accomplish anything.

Yep all they accomplish is allowing the people doing them to pat themselves on the back and claim they are changing the world and allow them to play the game with a little less guilt, when the truth is the only people responsible for changing any of this are the ones who filed the lawsuit.  The media companies who've stopped covering accomplish more than all these protest ever would.  Going afk while parking your toon in one spot accomplishes nothing and no one in power at Act-Blizz cares about it at all except it shows them the fact they can run a business in an awful way and people will still throw money at em even when upset.

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rest though a

I can definitely see that it is challenging to see the difference between "activism" (using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change) and showing "solidarity" (unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest). 

 

Today players engaged in a selfless act of solidarity. We did so in unity over feelings of outrage by employees at Blizzard. Many of us also contributed to the causes that the employees directed us to support, on their behalf. Engaging in an act of solidarity expresses support for others rather than expecting an instant result for yourself or for those whom you are supporting. In other words; this one a'int about us, it's about the employees. We did it for them.

 

Now it may also be likely that you don't support shows of solidarity, believing it expresses some sort of hidden political viewpoint. You may simply not support the workers at Blizzard. You are indeed entitled to your opinions. Bashing us for expressing ourselves, now that seems like the ultimate waste of time however, guaranteed to make no impact on the issue at hand or on the players themselves.

 

We already acted in solidarity with the employees. You chose to post here as your way to express your unhappiness...with us? Oh and BTW, we don't want the employees to lose their jobs or for WoW to cease to exist. If I have to explain what we were supporting, take a look above and I'm pretty sure that you, like Blizzard, are missing the forest though all the trees... 

ll the trees... 

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They are doing this to show their support FOR the people actually doing the walk-out.  It's not about taking money away from Acti-Blizz.  Maybe some people who went through bad stuff will see it and know that a few in the community wanted to express their solidarity with the employees.  That's all it was.   It's like a moment of silence or turning off lights in a city.  It doesn't actually DO anything, but it symbolizes something.  If it gives someone a little bit of hope, a little comfort knowing that the people they made games for (NOT the bad, discriminating, pervy people, but those who either suffered or had friends who were hurt).

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1 hour ago, CheLives said:

rest though a

I can definitely see that it is challenging to see the difference between "activism" (using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change) and showing "solidarity" (unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest). 

 

Today players engaged in a selfless act of solidarity. We did so in unity over feelings of outrage by employees at Blizzard. Many of us also contributed to the causes that the employees directed us to support, on their behalf. Engaging in an act of solidarity expresses support for others rather than expecting an instant result for yourself or for those whom you are supporting. In other words; this one a'int about us, it's about the employees. We did it for them.

 

Now it may also be likely that you don't support shows of solidarity, believing it expresses some sort of hidden political viewpoint. You may simply not support the workers at Blizzard. You are indeed entitled to your opinions. Bashing us for expressing ourselves, now that seems like the ultimate waste of time however, guaranteed to make no impact on the issue at hand or on the players themselves.

 

We already acted in solidarity with the employees. You chose to post here as your way to express your unhappiness...with us? Oh and BTW, we don't want the employees to lose their jobs or for WoW to cease to exist. If I have to explain what we were supporting, take a look above and I'm pretty sure that you, like Blizzard, are missing the forest though all the trees... 

ll the trees... 

I wish more small minded people would understand it .... but thats sadly todays spreaded behaviour. Judging fast, flaming fast and after request in some hot topic's, don't reply anymore (looking to Dejo93)

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The problem with protesters, they don't learn anything, protesting tends to do nothing when it comes to this, because all companies care about is money and nothing else.

the best way to protest is to stop subscribing and move onto another game, protesting like this is just comical and a waste of time and when employees just walk out and refuse to do work, i think that is grounds for getting fired too, not very smart for your employment history.

Ultimately, it is better to protest via your wallets, That is the only time these companies care about doing something is when they are in danger of losing money.

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4 hours ago, Lithari said:

the best way to protest is to stop subscribing and move onto another game, protesting like this is just comical and a waste of time and when employees just walk out and refuse to do work, i think that is grounds for getting fired too, not very smart for your employment history.

Wanted to point it out that some of them probably canceled their sub, but this doesn't immediately prevent them from playing. They might still have some time left, especially those who were buying months in advance.

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