Wolfshead’s anti-WoW and anti-Blizzard sentiments are well known… erm… well, they are known if you read his blog in any case. And if you read his blog, you might have notice a tendency over-state things or blow them out of proportion.
So of course, in his view, Blizzard isn’t moderating their forums, something most game companies do to do to keep them from becoming unreadable cesspits, they are attempting to “sanitize opinion.”
Not unexpected from somebody who feels the need to put the worst possible spin on all things Blizzard, though you might wonder WHY he cares about their forums in the first place. That seems like an unhealthy obsession.
But the killer is the sign off line, “Big Brother is watching you.”
Is he saying that Blizzard is actually reading posts in their own forums?
The mind boggles.
First, I am pretty sure that he has opined in the past that Blizzard pays no attention whatsoever to player feedback, so I suppose this is an inadvertent compliment from him.
Second, Big Brother in 1984 is the supreme dictator who keeps his society under constant surveillance. How does that compare to Blizzard paying attention to what people write in the forums they provide? Ruthless exploitative dictator versus video game company has to rank high on the bad analogy chart.
Or is this one of those bogus “freedom of speech” notions?