WoW Selfie Competition!

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Yesterday, Blizzard announced a Selfie Scavenger Hunt competition-thing. They post a picture, you figure out where it is, take a screenshot of your character there, and enter it in a special website where you may win FABULOUS PRIZES. They’ll do this weekly, and the grand prize at the end? Blizzcon tickets!

Obviously this competition has detractors, because who likes fun any more?

Let’s have a look at what some people are saying!

You have got to be kidding me….

NOPE. This is a thing and it’s happening. Get over it.

This is why i’m quitting wow. Bunch of sissies running the company now…

Sissies? So, them running a competition with ACTUAL PRIZES utilising an item introduced in 6.1 is them displaying hyper-femininity? Or are you making a gay/trans/generally offensive joke here? You are trash, and trash goes in the bin.

How about fixing content issue, there is very little. How about fixing the no flight in max in current content? How about fixing professions and garrison facebook games? Stop trying to make us advertise for you.

a) 6.2 is on the way, and if you think there’s nothing to do right now, you need to open your fucking eyes and take a look.
b) I LIKE not being able to fly, it makes you actually EXPERIENCE things.
c)Okay the garrison is a bit meh but frankly you get what you put in.
d)How are we advertising for them by taking amusing screenshots and submitting them into a contest? Do you even know what you’re saying? I’ll be honest with you, most people who post WoW selfies on Twitter would be posting screenshots on there with or without the camera item. I know I was, long before the camera was but a twinkle in a dev’s eye.
e) Speaking of the decs! If you seriously think that the people creating actual in-game content for Warcraft are also having to run this competition, then you’re an idiot.

As long as you don’t get any good gear from it I’m fine

Yay elitism.

OMG BAK IN VANILLA THERE WERE NO SELFIES IS IS WAT WOW HAS TUREND IN TO THEY JUST TRY TO APPEAL TO 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS IN STEAD OF THE REAL FANS IM DONE WHIT THIS CRAP IM UN SCRUBSCRVING.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. What on Earth constitutes a “real fan”? Let me guess, straight/white/male/raider/typical idiocy? Fuck off.

They are complaining because it’s just another sign that the game is losing its dark and foreboding aspect in favor of cutesy pop culture. WoW is losing what makes it special.

Oh my god what? Okay, Mists of Pandaria wasn’t overtly dark on the face of things, but shit got CRAZY real once you actually got to places like Kun Lai, Krasarang, and ESPECIALLY the Dread Wastes, and stuff only got darker from then on, which has continued into Warlords, yet you say the inclusion of a selfie camera and a competition about it is turning the game into “cutesy pop culture”?

Wow! Hey everyone, cows and pandas shooting lightning bolts from their hands is DARK AND SERIOUS. Hammy villains chewing the scenery (Hi Kael’thas/Deathwing/Ragnaros/etc) are DARK AND SERIOUS.

They have no idea how offensive the concept was to a significant number of players, or they just don’t care

Offensive? Offensive to whom, exactly? In what way? I get easily offended by shit and I see nothing here to get offended by. Do you know what offensive means? Do you mean something like abhorrent? ’cause it’s not that either.

this is what blizzard thinks of as content

No, it’s taking existing stuff from the game, and making a competition of it to win ACTUAL PRIZES while we wait for 6.2 to come out, which will be soon. Hold your horses, kid.

I bet this cost us a raid tier.

I assume you’re joking, in which case HA HA SO HILARIOUS. If you’re not, then ohmygod get in the bin.

This is like a big middle finger to all WoW players.

“We’re running a competition where you can win prizes because FUCK YOU.”

People need to stop. Just stop. Stop bitching. You obviously derive no enjoyment from the game in the state it is in now, so why are you playing? What are you doing here? Why even bother?

Now if you don’t mind, I have selfies to take and games to ruin.

"STOP RUINING THE GAME, PANDA STEVE"
“STOP RUINING THE GAME, PANDA STEVE”

 

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One thought on “WoW Selfie Competition!

    Pike said:
    May 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Agreed 100000%.

    I feel like any time Blizzard does anything remotely fun, people freak out… as my fiance and I like to joke, this is why Blizzard never tries to do anything fun anymore!

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