Free to Play Cast: Hearthstone Walks Into A PR Nightmare And O'Brien Leaves Guild Wars 2 Ep 315

On this week's show we run through some Rapid Fire news...including a battle royale being added to Fiesta Online, we break down what a high level departure means for Guild Wars 2, and we dive head first into the PR mess that Blizzard made banning a Hearthstone player. All that and more on this week's Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:55 Rapid Fire News
14:01 Mike O'Brien Leaves ArenaNet
21:30 Blizzard's Hearthstone Debacle
53:24 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
01:00:38 Questions and Answers of the Week

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Nesogra 1 year ago
Green skin and random Atari noises? Are we sure Q wasn't replaced by a 1980s alien?

While I get why Blizzard responded the way they did from a purely business perspective and a desire to not have their events mired in politics at some point an appeal for basic human rights should override those concerns. I'm glad they at least walked the punishment back a bit. I hope this serves as a bit of a warning to companies and investors; if you are going to dance with the devil for some extra cash don't be surprised if you find yourself getting toasty in H E double hockey sticks. I hope they don't turn down the heat too quickly though because I have a truck load of popcorn to pop in preparation for Blizzcon.

P.S. While I am from a part of North America with French influence it's the part that just had a big helping of gator meat not the part covered in snow. I use H E double hockey sticks because it's just more fun to say.


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