|UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft
Prominent British World of Warcraft content creator Preach Gaming is halting day-to-day coverage of the game in light of the recent harassment allegations against Activision Blizzard.To get more news about buy wow items, you can visit lootwowgold official website.
“After so many years, the road has come to an end – time to give up on World of Warcraft,” he said. “We are stopping our coverage of the game. This has not been an easy decision.”
Preach, who has 428,000 YouTube subscribers and 224,000 Twitch followers, is the latest content creator to speak out on the scandal involving Activision Blizzard.
Last week, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced it was taking Activision Blizzard to court over sexual harassment and its treatment of women in the workplace (content warning: sexual harassment, adult content and suicide).
Since then, thousands of Activision Blizzard staff have signed a letter condemning Activision Blizzard’s response to the legal filing, with the company saying that the ‘DFEH includes distorted, and in many cases false, descriptions of Blizzard’s past’.
Staff are also holding a walkout today, and some players of World of Warcraft are joining in with a mass logout from the game.
The scandal has prompted Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick to come out and say the company’s initial response was tone deaf, and the WoW team says it will be ‘removing references not appropriate for our world’ from the game. This will likely involve removing NPCs and items referencing Alex Afrasiabi, former creative director at the company who has been accused of sexual harassment in the lawsuit.Preach added: “The recent allegations were the straw the broke the camel’s back. To find out, after all we’ve been through in WoW since the beginning of [previous expansion] Battle for Azeroth, that on top of that an environment has existed within Blizzard, to the point now that staff are staging a walkout in response to Blizzard’s awful response to an abhorrent situation that’s been plaguing Blizzard for a very long time, in terms of its harassment of women.
“I no longer feel comfortable promoting and advertising the game. Also, at this point, I have very little positive to say about WoW, it feels in the past few years Blizzard has pushed to have players like myself leave. I’ve been very outspoken about the changes and direction Blizzard has gone in [in terms of gameplay decisions].
“It’s extremely scary times, losing a lot of your audience. Drama Time is going to stay, because that’s a celebration of the players and the silliness that goes on around being anonymous in games and we focus on other games in that anyway. And I will finish the series looking at when classes were the best in the game.|