So it looks like a guy named Swifty was banned. Why? Because he, a relatively famous player, went and had a sheer crapload of his fans gather together as part of an event. The resulting furor crashed the server it was taking place on. I don't know whether it was an accident or not, but he then went on to do it a second time. And a third time.
He then got banned.
And now the filthy, roiling masses out there are ravenously crying out for Blizzard's blood.
Now, I wasn't actually a part of the event itself and I was not there to observe. Hell, I didn't even know who "Swifty" was until maybe 12-24 hours ago. So I won't comment on whether he was right or wrong, whether he should've been banned.
No. Instead, I'm going to address you cancerous stains.
Blizzard, this is an extremely unjust and unconstitutional infringement on a person's rights. Hundreds of people testify that Swifty had nothing to do with a server crash, he was holding a contest to get players into YOUR game.
Whether it was unjust is debatable, but unconstitutional? Infringement on a person's rights? Yeah, no. Nothing of the sort. I don't think you know what "infringement of rights" is.
Unless you personally made Swifty aware of each server's capacity at any given second of every day you have no right to ban him.
They don't have to tell people anything about their server capacities. And they have every right to ban anyone they wish. How about you actually read the contracts you so blithely scroll past every time a patch is installed? Their ass is protected.
You will be banning hundreds of people from these forums because you are unable to deal with what you've done, the server issue was a big one, but you just opened a can of worms you will not be able to close until Swifty is unbanned. You may even ban me but I WILL file legal action since you'd be infringing on my freedom of speech, electronic or verbal, guidelines are the same.
You're threatening to file legal action for infringing on your freedom of speech on a forum run by Blizzard?
By the way, trolling and spamming is against the forum code of conduct.
Blizzard, I pity you.
That's great, sweetheart, because I pity you too.
It seems like alot of people want Swifty to be punished simply because he is a celebrity, or Icon.
It seems a lot of people want Swifty unbanned simply because he's a celebrity or icon.
If I was Blizzard I would unban you Swifty because hey, I'm not gay
Smooth. Blizzard will come around when they find out you insulted them. They don't like getting their feelings hurt.
Waiting on a Blue to chime in with some balls. Blizz is much to arrogant to ever admit they were thinking with their ego.
Good luck getting them to listen to you with crap like that coming from your keyboard.
He was a legend in wow, and an inspiring guiding hand to new players. Something you are not.
This is relevant, how?
I love this. Worshiping someone because they play a game is P A T H E T I C.
This. Nothing wrong with certain players having fans, but idol worship at such a rabid level is nothing short of retarded.
a basement virgin with a beard who was wrongfully deprived of his account with a large gaming company
Actually, if you bothered to do even the most miniscule of research, you'd find that this is not the case.
He may have been able to appeal for his ban to be reversed, but not anymore. Not after all his 'fans' started crashing Darkspear. The painful irony of it all is that because of his fans, Swifty is screwed. They more they crash Darkspear the worse he looks.
Exactly. His fans are the ones stuffing things up, if anything.
When you court swine for a fanbase, you can't really be suprised when they act piggish. It's hilarious that they don't get that all they are doing is ensuring that he NEVER comes back. He had a chance after it happened when he wised up and shut his mouth, but his fans just couldn't leave it alone and they gave Blizz no choice but to make him an example. You "fans" have no one to blame but yourselves.
excuse my ignorance, after reading 5 posts about this swifty guy, I need to ask, who is swifty?
Where's the ignorance? I've been playing WoW since early 2005 and I knew nothing about Swifty until this whole debacle. Not only that, but I had never even heard of Athene until very, VERY recently. And I've only known about TradeChat and Totalbiscuit for a year or so.
Hey Blizz. Wake up.
Blizzard this is your fault. Your servers should not be crashing no matter the amount of people that play on them...
I truly hope you are being sarcastic here.
Blizzard %%*#ed up for banning him. People are going to go nuts until he is unbanned and i for one am goign to quit WoW if they dont unban him. P.S %%*# YOU BLIZZARD!
Buying gladiator, look the other way. Selling Blizzard store codes for gold, look the other way. Botting in BGs, look the other way. Botting in the game world to farm mats, look the other way. Inadvertently crash servers due to a contest with 4000 followers, Permaban!
Are you reporting such occurrences? If anything, there aren't enough reports going in. This is a long-term tug of war between Blizzard and botters. Every time Blizzard counters their methods, the botters come up with something new. Then Blizzard shoots it down again. And the cycle continues. That's how it works. If you disagree with me, you are wrong. Suck it up.
This is evidence of Blizzard's horrible player relations. I encourage everyone who supports social gaming to cancel their account, citing Swifty's ban as reason. /unsubscribe
If you actually do unsubscribe, you'll be back a week from now.
Seriously, I am eating the QQ in this thread up. This is like a troll's paradise... I just can't be bothered to troll it, it's already to delicious...
I know, right?
Why didn't blizzard do a cease and desist order from blizzard and issue a warning to disband EXACTLY how it happened when people made a bunch of level 1 taurens for the "run for ezra" the little boy that died from cancer ( who also got the first phoenix mount in game )?!??
I would guess that it was to do with a well-known, well-liked kid dying and Blizzard thus choosing to be more sensitive about the matter.
Saying you don't know Swifty is like saying "HI, I'M NEW TO WOW, WHAT IS MOLTEN CORE? IS THAT A NEW HEROIC?"
... Do you have some sort of intellectual disability? There has got to be something wrong with you if you actually believe this.
Someone is pissed because they aren't Swifty. :/
Resorting to "herp ur just jelous" comments now? Seriously? If you have no other ammunition available, then I feel sorry for you.
srlsy....... im crying ;s this is the most sad momment in the WOW history!!!!! im sry Swifty :(
I cried a bit while reading the /w from the GM
I am actually sitting in front of my cumputer crying because Swifty is banned.
Then you three have a problem. Go outside.
thats sad, blizzards servers fucked up and its his fault? This is why i play private servers, and i dont give blizz my money anymore
Rest assured, no one who matters misses you.
I won't play WoW another day until Swifty is back. Fuck you blizzard.
I deactivated my account and when they asked why i linked this youtube video.
EVERYONE LOG INTO DARKSPEAR-US AND CRASH THE SERVER
Because disrupting the game for everyone else, including the majority of players who have absolutely no idea who the hell Swifty is, will make Blizzard change their minds. Yup.
Dont be Cunt's if you crash the server again youll make swifty's job harder..........Think!
Except they won't think because they can't, due to their inferior intellectual capabilities.
Just keep crashing the servers till they give him his acc back lol
Fuck that... LETS CRASH ALL THE SERVERS!
People should crash servers until he gets his account back !
Nice moral high ground. You're only making it more difficult for your beloved Swifty to get his account back.
Ugh Blizzard are Nazis. ALmost every forum getting swifty has either been deleted or locked, with a gm telling us we are "trolling".
Stop making multiple threads about it and stick to the one thread that has (at the time of writing) 157 pages. Spamming is against the forum code of conduct.
Don't You'll get your account banned! Say it nice and calm! WE NEED TO BE RATIONAL
Why are you bothering to reason with the worthless apes? They won't listen.
blizzard needs to get a hold of it's ego my god they got billions of dollars to fix a minute problem good god
Terrible players exaggerate.
None of this is opinion. All of this is fact. If you disagree with me, you are wrong. Deal with it.