Why World of Warcraft players are protesting developer Blizzard in-game

Why World of Warcraft players are protesting developer Blizzard in-game

World of Warcraft’s current social hub of Oribos is packed with players, but it’s not due to a new raid or update. Hundreds of players are participating in an in-game protest against Activision Blizzard after a lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The court documents include allegations of a “frat boy culture” that subjected female employees to “constant sexual harassment.” The protest was organized by Fence Macabre, a role-play guild that runs faction neutral stories on the Wyrmrest Accord and Moon Guard servers. In addition, the group is running a fundraising campaign for the charity Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-17 about computer programming and digital technology. Fence Macabre encourages all sub-locked players to join us on Thursday July 22nd at 9AM PST at the Idyllia Steps, Oribos. — Fence Macabre Caravan (@fencemacabre) July 22, 2021 Alliance Anchor: Vicaire-WyrmrestAccord Horde Anchor: Loira-WyrmrestAccord Fundraising Campaign: https://t.co/uRVkYZUcSY pic.twitter.com/bl8IaLXVXh The lawsuit was widely publicized on Wednesday night. Many players were horrified to hear about the alleged culture surrounding a game …
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