- Aug. 1, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Locking this one again as its clearly not going to be productive.
This Is being pushed way out of proportion and is majorly untrue.
Here's a blue post to clarify yes, this did happen, and it unfortunately is true.
They take a few crazy messages
Please don't try to minimize and trivialize threats of violence. Unfortunately we cannot just simply chalk it up to passionate people every time. Sometimes people take it too far. It has happened before, it happened yesterday. It will unfortunately happen again. This isn't okay. It will never be an okay reaction.
Don't get me wrong 99.99% of you are absolutely wonderful but every community has those outliers that do attack people personally because they didn't like how a story or design decision went and threaten people involved.
It's easy to read that above statement and think "Nobody would do that because its not rational", however the reality is unfortunately true. Some people do this and its important to call out that it happens and to identify the behavior and report it accordingly. We shouldn't have to worry about our safety when it comes to this but it has to always be a thought. We don't know if this person who threatens us is right down the street. Security teams do exist and obviously have a purpose.
Don't some jobs these days REQUIRE you to have an active social media account?
Blizzard doesn't require it at all, in fact most people choose not to have one or don't use it very much for obvious reasons. It's a powerful tool that gives everyone almost direct access to you. You can easily see why people wouldn't want it.
Please stop trying to spread the rumor of near endless and -real- death threats upon the writers. Criticize their work as you like, you are entitled to it.
Please stop trying to create some falsehood that everything said negative is okay. You can criticize the work, and that is totally welcomed. Tell us what you think of the direction, where you hope it will go, your theories, etc. we love hearing it! But let me make it clear again, do not threaten or personally attack those creating what you love, there is a difference between criticism and personal attacks/threats.