For those of you who play World of Warcraft, I received a strange reply to a customer support question in game. In a nutshell the situation was this: I sent in a in-game report notifying the GMs(Game Masters) that there was a player posting offensive comments in the in-game chat, as well as having the character name of “JesusChrist” (perhaps with an umlaut in the name somewhere).
Now, I’m no stranger to weird/offensive material in the Internet, or in online games such as WoW, but this particular person was being pretty offensive, and not just from a Christian standpoint. Either way, behavior like that is inappropriate in an online game and goes against their Terms&Conditions. Insensitivity, anywhere is just lame. So I reported it.
Here’s what I got back from the Blizzard Support Team:
"Game Master (GM) Response:
We’re very sorry for any troubles you may have faced with the reported players. We assure you we wull be taking care of this matter. As always, we greatly appreciate your reports as they help us keep a friendly enviornment.
Also, remember to stock up on canned food and supplies as the great Cataclysm draws closer with each day! Take care and good luck!"
This last part of the response seems pretty deliberate, and seems to be referencing the Book of Revelations. Anyhow, I thought this was pretty strange, and it seems like an insult, or poke of some kind, and wanted to share it with anyone out there who plays Wow.
Anyone seen anything like that before from a Technical Support standpoint?