Blizzard Continues To Remove Sexual References From World Of Warcraft
Blizzard made additional changes to World of Warcraft to remove any sexually suggestive content. This time, they renamed an encounter from the Throne of Thunder raid from Mists of Panaria and renamed it the Big Love Rocket. This mount is rare and highly sought-after during Valentine’s Love Is in the Air Holiday.
Warcraft’s first response to the State of California lawsuit was that they had removed content “not appropriate for the world.” This was about Alex Afrasiabi, an ex-developer who was named in this lawsuit and who has many references in the game.
Blizzard has been removing sexually explicit content and references from the World since then.
These changes are made after Blizzard removed two explicit paintings from the “Vanilla”, World of Warcraft area, in the last week’s build.
Today’s build saw the Twin Consorts encounter at Throne of Thunder renamed as Twin Empyreans and the Big Lov Rocket mount renamed as the X-45 Heartbreaker.
These changes aren’t game-changing, but many players and public figures, such as Asmongold are questioning Blizzard for making changes in the game that many players didn’t know about.
Blizzard did not only hint at these changes in their first reply, but they also stated that they wanted to improve the game environment for all members of the community. This will be in line with the shared values of Blizzard as well as the community.
In the weeks leading to patch 9.1.5 and beyond, players can expect many more changes to the game.