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Blizzard Censors StarCraft II Maps

Discussion in 'StarCraft I & II' started by TerranDominion, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Tyranid

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    Blizzard has already violated alot of the T-rating restrictions that they have, but "it's cool because it's Blizzard". Hell, the campaign is full of harsh curse words and the game itself has some pretty damn bloody and gruesome deaths for all organic units.
     
  2. Dr Super Good

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    Incorrect, those are the reason why its 16. Without them it would be 12. Having people killed with plastic bags or showing sexual content is the only real reasons for an 18 game.

    Are you seriously telling me you have not played Blizzard's Diablo series? I hope this was a joke.
     
  3. Tyranid

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    Hmmm, then I guess F.E.A.R. was a rated 16 game... No wait it was 18, even thought it only had blood and horror elements. I guess there was "nudity" at the end, if you can even call it that. Then again we also got:
    SPOILERS

    Naked Kerrigan at the end of the campaign.


    I'm having a hard time believing that everything organic exploding in an orchestra of blood guts and gore when it dies (unless killed by flame or acid) qualifies as 16.
     
  4. mrzwach

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    QFT. While the restrictions are harsh and no one likes them, Blizzard doesn't exactly have a choice, as players are forced to go online just to activate their game.
     
  5. Dr Super Good

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    Because blizzard owns the character Diablo and its copyright.
     
  6. tagg1080

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    This is kinda pathetic.

    You guys are bitching over something that makes perfect sense.


    Blizzard wants the ability to be able stop anything that could possibly come up, so they put some clauses in their shit to be able to use against dumbasses later.

    Shut up and play the damn game.
     
  7. TheOverWhelming

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    "Dumbasses", in this case, constitutes any game made by someone(s) and now, any person who has a problem with it can report it since the "reasons for deleting your game" list is open to a lot of games (IE too much swearing). Units moving in the wrong shape or accidental references or shit, even swearing in it just a "little" [undefined] too much. Like that one guy that got his game deleted for apparently no reason obvious enough for him to see.

    Edit: Err, Dr_Super_Good, I think he's referring to the point that Diablo means Devil/Satan which is a religious reference, which is apparently not allowed to exist according to their rules.
     
  8. killer1390

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    Could you please send me the statistics you are receiving this from. Don't post bullsh** numbers out of nowhere.

    Besides, I was just saying, he was being a hypocrite by saying don't speak for us and then he does it in the same post on the next sentence. I don't care if %95 is true or not.

    {EDIT}

    Except the part where they didn't inform the person, or give a reason. That does not make much sense.

    If however it were to make perfect sense, I agree.
     
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  9. tagg1080

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    I will say this one more time, then you can all grow a brain and read it.


    Blizzard is a BIG company, obviously. They don't want their games spoiled by people being malicious. Malicious people have the habit of finding loopholes in rules to continue being malicious, and then Blizzard will look like the bad guys for shutting them down.

    In the blob of legal shit that blizzard has released, they put a section that will basically let them take anything they deem offensive for any reason, and take it away because they can. This is to cover any malicious pieces of shit that come along.

    Stop bitching.


    Ever look at the permission you give to Warden when you accept that agreement? That is something to bitch about, not this.
     
  10. Eccho

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    If you people can't come up with unique and creative ideas and concepts, which doesn't violate against their terms of agreement, then...

    Tough Luck
     
  11. Anti_Bodies

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    Ummmm my favorite TD in WC3 was "Nazi Tower Defense"

    It was actually pretty challenging and funny (if you keep an open mind). I don't suppose this would fly through Blizzards nazi standards (pun).
     
  12. killer1390

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    A very big company indeed. But, those malicious people will still be just as malicious with or without that legal clause. The point is that even though they give themselves permission to take anything down without any spoken reason, it does not mean they should.

    The company(no matter what company) always looks bad if they do not give information about why they do something.
     
  13. TheOverWhelming

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    Basically, I can't say "fuck" in a game when a character is under extreme distress and may die shortly afterwards.
    Sure, "Shit" works too but that feels more humorous when you're about to get your face eaten by Zerg.
    "Crap", on the otherhand, just feels stupid. Would you say "Crap" when you're about to die? No.
    This also limits people who want to basically make campaign-type mission [series], to tell a story they devised. You pretty much can't cause a genocide against a people in any story that takes place on Blizzard's servers.
    And this isn't about people being "malicious", if people are generally trying to ruin Blizzard's rep by making games that are basically porn (or something else most people can agree on as unneeded and stupid) but still are within the rules, then Blizzard should do something about it. I'm talking about the people who are becoming limited by Blizzard's rules. People who are going to be annoyed and be forced to do a few extra hours in the GE because through sheer chance something that be taken offensively.
    Edit: By the way, what do you mean by "Malicious [things]"?
     
  14. tagg1080

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    It.
    Is.
    There.
    So.
    They.
    Can.
    Stop.
    Malicious.
    Dumbasses.
    Not.
    To.
    Stop.
    Regular.
    Map.
    Making.

    /facepalm
     
  15. HINDYhat

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    I actually made a Nazi TD once, but it was banned from EpicWar. I would lol if you're talking about the map I made. I think the swastika was the wrong way around in mine.

    QFT.
     
  16. TwentyThree

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    >_>
    I don't think he understood that question TOW...
    Malicious means offensive, insulting, evil and cruel..
    and you can say Fuck, Shit, Whore, etc etc because they are already in the game, if you pay attention to the Campaign the various characters swear quite often!
     
  17. Anti_Bodies

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    haha well the one im talking about had 9 human players. The map was in the shape of a swastika with 2 players on each wing plus 1 player in the middle. 1 leak and you lose. all the units were air. And I think one of them was called "Shiteater Jew". It was the most hilariously awful map Ive ever played. One of the better towers was called "Jew Oven". I remember having trouble getting into rounds 12+.

    God I loved that map. So funny. So bad. So challenging.
     
  18. Karawasa

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    I could see playing Nazi TD (with an open mind) if...you build as the Jews and kill the Nazis. But, it's the opposite and rather profane actually. You love that map? God help you.
     
  19. MySpaceBarBroke

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    *yawn* Their server, their rules. I can't stand them for taking away our LAN and shitifying Battle.net, but this is pretty stupid. They don't want nazis and porn on Battle.net. Is that too much to handle?

    When they start reporting Chinese anti-communist activists or something, then it's worth complaining about.
     
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  20. Rui

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    My largest worry is the trademark rule. So far, custom Warcraft III cinematics and campaigns have used music from other games. Forbidding that music from being used is literally saying the cinematics and campaigns we'll get will have no music except for Starcraft II's. Can you imagine your favorite movies without music? Imagine Lord of the Rings without music, for example. Or, to be less radical, WoS or The Cult of the Damned. That's what will be coming our way if this trademark and copyright thing is taken to extremes. While the game music is good, it obviously won't fit every theme and will eventually get repetitive and people will grow tired of it.
    There are composers here, sure, but, with all due respect, their work can hardly compare.
    Personally, I am not too happy about the game itself, and my last hope is the editor and the custom maps that will come out of it.
    There's still some hope that it'll be allowed; the importation of such resources may be supported by Fair Use. There doesn't seem to be a lot of ground for legal argues concerning game music, either. This is still my biggest concern, though. Thoughts?