The revelations and story playing out at Blizzard are nowhere near over. My comments are small without still knowing the depth of the problems in this apparently toxic workplace where a game I love is created. How do these things even happen in the world?
My thoughts are summed up best by Taliesin via Priest With A Cause’s Blog
I agree with most of what they have to say. I’m shocked, dismayed, saddened. I did not hold any of the developers at Blizzard in any particular regard, as always, having learned from SWG not to follow individuals and creators of the games I love too closely.
I have not unsubscribed from the game since Wrath of the Lich King. I will not be unsubscribing now. I hope all of the voices are heard and changes are made at Blizzard. As a former union steward, I recommend that a union is formed. That’s how you protect your workforce, that’s how you make sure someone is looking out for everyone.
I usually have a nice list of possible games to purchase in the Steam sales but not this time. I searched the Mystery, Action/Adventure and RPG categories as I do, but nothing appealed enough to purchase. Going into the last day before the sale ended, my only purchase was Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Bad Influences=my gaming son. I thought you were interested in Horizon Zero Dawn? You’d like that. Added to pile, check.
You should try Final Fantasy Online! It’s a classic fantasy. There are dragons, quests, really good dungeons and a dungeon finder! Also…fishing! Housing! All the expansions for one low price! A Main Story that levels you up fast. This kid can make things sound so good. Happiness making! Added to pile, check.
One small game that did keep popping up while I was looking around was Little Nightmares II. I bought Little Nightmares 1 for a much smaller price to see if I liked the game play. Added to pile, check.
Of these, I’ve only looked briefly at Final Fantasy, very briefly. It was super hard to create a character, as most servers, including the one my son was on were not accepting new characters.