Hey YOU! Stop Cybersexing (in WoW)!
Blizzard Community Manager “Arrestide” has announced that Blizzard will be keeping a much closer look at public chat channels in and surrounding Goldshire.
“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.
Often the public assumption is that unless a GM appears with a crack of lightning and a mighty hammer, Blizzard is turning a blind eye…. this is very much not the case.”
Arrestide goes on to say why they will do this:
It’s our goal (and in our interests, obviously), to present a safe and accessible environment for play. While defining “offensive” behavior can be subjective, the policy linked above reflects our working definition, and our intent to keep certain types of offensive behavior from affecting the play experience.
And he concludes by saying:
Members of our CS team will ‘patrol’ Goldshire on Moon Guard on a regular basis, and take appropriate action for individuals violating the Harassment Policy. Note that this pertains primarily to public messages (/say, /yell, General) and unsolicited whispers. We won’t be showing up with that mythical crack of lightning– we’ll just be watching silently for any rule-breaking language and following up privately with the players in question.
So, better move your cybersexing habits to a private channel now! 😉