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News World Of Warcraft ban in Iran

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 30 Aug 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

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    This is exactly why pearl harbour happened - unfair trade sanctions.
     
  3. cookie! nom nom

    cookie! nom nom Member

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    "Due to the nature of the sanctions against the country, the company is also prevented from issuing refunds to the affected players."

    well this has stopped me renewing,that's bull poop! they should do something for the people affected.
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    I thought Iraq and Lybia were our friends now? Blizzard not keeping up with current events? :p

    I also think it is epically stupid and counterproductive. If you want to undermine a country's government, you have to undermine its culture, preferably by introducing your own. MMORPGs are one way of introducing Western cultural values to a young Iranian population.

    In the same way, introducing the US Dollar and business opportunity to Cuba would wipe out Communism there in one generation.
     
  5. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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    The United States has a long history of unfair trade sanctions. We should not be surprised here.
     
  6. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    FTFY :D
    Although, tbh, the UK government isn't too far behind on the stupidity stakes... :(

    What I don't get is that I thought that the US has had trade sanctions against Iran for a long time, so why is it just now that Blizzard are complying?
     
  7. Griffter

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    big brother has never done any good at any stage.
     
  8. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    That's the important thing here I think, it shows (to me) that Blizzard aren't sorry, since they knew about the sanctions, but waited until after they'd sold their new expansion pack or whatever to comply, and then, quite nicely for them suddenly they can't give refunds, but that's not their fault, it's the government.....

    Poor show on their part.
     
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    A theocracy complaining about the "promotion of superstition and mythology". Oh, the irony.
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Quite. As I said once before, I cower in the face of your unimpeachable record on not believing in the supernatural, Captain Religious.
     
  11. Woodspoon

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    Yes something fishy is going on here
     
  12. Harlequin

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    actually iranian players can get around it by using a proxy
     
  13. schmidtbag

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    You think Blizzard wants to ban countries like this? That's a loss of income on their part. Besides, what if they did put an effort with the other countries but were denied? I'm sure they don't want to waste any more time on this.

    Anyways, there could have been a worse reason for banning Iranians. It could have been solely because of something religious or political (in a "I don't trust them because they're Islamists" sense), so let's be thankful those weren't what drove this decision.
     
  14. dolphie

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    Lol they flocked to the forum to scream, "vee vill not tolerate zees restliction from u feelthy amelican infidels! Geev us back our Warclaft or face ze nuclear wrath of allaahh durka durka durka durka durka !"
     
  15. schmidtbag

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    Hmm, I didn't know the national languages of Iran was German and French.
     
  16. dolphie

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    Yeah it's a new language called lacka lacka. It's a much more modern country now too, they are thinking of changing the name to iRan.
     
  17. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    It's a humanitarian effort, we're keeping their youth free from MMOs so that they may become productive and healthy members of society. :thumb:
     
  18. Dave Lister

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    Dude that's seriously not cool. America is the worlds enemy not a peaceful but misguided nation like Iran.
     
  19. Goty

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    Isn't that cute, he almost sounds like he knows what he's talking about!
     
  20. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I see no problem with this, in fact i would support a wholesale block of all the subnets registered to iranian ISPs (or a complete disconnection of the country entirely).

    If the citizens of Iran are in agreement with all of the utter crap spouted by their president, then they obviously have no need of accessing american webservices.
     
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