Blizzard Policing Saucy Erotic Activity In World Of Warcraft

By Colin Tan on August 5, 2010, 1:50PM EST
PC

Ever heard of the Goldshire Inn on Moon Guard? It's a well known locale for red light role-playing activity in Blizzard's world dominating MMO, World of Warcraft. After complaints were made, Blizzard has affirmed that they will vigilantly police the issue.

Goldshire Inn, the start point for the human race, has become the place for erotic role-play among the denizens of Azeroth, at least on the North American server of Moon Guard. The issue came up when a father made a complaint on the forums recently. Apparently he cancelled his son's account due to the vulgar and inappropriate nature of the conversations going on in Goldshire, which includes gay bashing and racial comments.

Blizzard responded, saying that the issue has been and is being policed by the game operator. However, he can only monitor the public channels, thus leaving private and party chat untouched. The rep also noted that while they are actively monitoring the problem, their efforts aren't always visible and "with millions of players in hundreds of servers and thousands of channels, it is impossible to manually monitor everywhere."

"We hear perennial complaints about spots in our game where this activity is said to take place, and Moon Guard Goldshire appears in that list with some regularity," said the rep. "Members of our Customer Services team will 'patrol' Goldshire on Moon Guard on a regular basis, and take appropriate action for individuals violating the Harassment Policy."

Goldshire's and other locales that have been highlighted with such activity will be getting special attention from Blizzard. Perhaps it would be a good idea for the Forsaken to take such matters into their hands. Curse those Alliance.

Source: Eurogamer

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