WoW is not meant for 13 year olds. A thirteen year old is not a teenager, and with it being rated T for teen, they don’t pick up or understand a lot of what happens in the game. In fact, id say it’s become much more borderline to what people would consider M this day. We have various bloody corpses, shots, impalements, and all manner of gruesome fates that are beyond T rating. The game also has had implied “defilement” as Blizzard apts to call it for years. Also, WoW is fine; its not destroyed anytime soon.
To the main point. While I agree some individuals take it too far, they have every right too. The incident in question (Draka’s dialogue) is from Alpha without hearing Draka’s response, nor seeing if she does kill him personally (supposedly she does). I believe the complaints on that particular issue are silly, to me anyways. But, Blizzard has been on the sexism line for a little bit now. Aggra was all but ruined because her entire focus and idea was to make Thrall a great guy, and make her a baby maker. As harsh as it is, we haven’t seen Aggra do much else but scream Go’el (though entering the elemental planes by herself and helping to rescue him is rather cool).
WoD still is unknown. What we do know is Draka kills the guy that does a taunt (as any villain will, and has done in multiple genres/settings would in battle). Yrel takes over command from Maraad because he’s unstable and leads/kicks ass. Could Blizzard screw it up? Oh most certainly. They have the writing subtlety of a hammer. But, I would recommend not jumping to conclusions to either insult those with concern, or those that misconstrue certain issues out of dislike.
Skull answers dumb anons much more kindly/patiently than I do.
The fact that they call it ‘defilement’ to begin with should be making you sick to your stomach, fyi. It’s not harsh, it’s not SJW bullshit, it’s called being a compassionate human fucking being.
I think that is why Blizzard calls it such. I would wager it’s not so much sexism as it is really lazy writing. “How do we make the Iron Horde villains and hated by everyone?” “MAKE THEM SCUMBAGS THAT DEFILE WOMEN!” Blizzard’s writing talent is…poor admittedly, so I can see that being why. Easiest way to make them villainous.
It’s that ‘defile,’ when applied to women, even fictional women, is fucking disgusting. You said yourself this was not a character that was using the word, but Blizzard itself, in an out of character context. At least, that’s how the post came across.
Defilement is, by definition, taking something and ruining it. Making it unclean. Used in context with women, it says that rape ruins female rape victims for anyone else who wants to ‘use’ them later on. It implies a female rape victim is nothing more than the ‘sanctity’ or the purity of her virginity or her vagina, which is patently fucking ridiculous.
That’s what I was getting at.
Personally, I can handle rape storylines if done tastefully and more than anything, respectfully.
So far, from what I have read, Blizzard is not capable of either.
Baen is killing it tonight.