Recently, a Redditor by the name of u / tanyu1993 spoke to social media to appeal to Blizzard and the World of Warcraft community to help save the MMORPG title in China.
For those who may not know it, World of Warcraft – like many games – is radically different in China than in the rest of the world. This is often due to government regulations and censorship, as well as laws that require developers to use a Chinese business partner.
For this reason, the title is not managed or managed by Blizzard as it is in other parts of the world. instead, a company called NetEase manages the title almost from top to bottom, which can have striking negative consequences. Blizzard Rolls The Newest PTR Build Out For Diablo 3’s Patch 2.6.9, Asking For Play Testers
In their recent article, u / tanyu1993 discussed a major problem with the hyper-focus of RMT (real money transactions) and advertisements that take place on Chinese servers. The user included screenshots, gifs and translated images in his extremely comprehensive article.
– Wowhead (@Wowhead) May 17, 2020
“The gaming environment of WoW Chinese Realm has been deeply damaged in recent years,” writes Tanyu. “NetEase, the operator of WoW in China, is an accomplice, cheat, bottler, RMT and intrusive advertising of service sellers. We can no longer enjoy the game in peace, and many of us are forced into AFK. ”
With the images provided, the severity of the problem is impossible to ignore. A screenshot shows the premade game finder filled only with bottling companies selling endgame content for CNY 40 or the like.