Thursday, October 10th 2019

Blizzard's Account Deletion Mechanism Conveniently Breaks Down

In the wake of the Blitzchung ban controversy, clamors for "#BoycottBlizzard" are growing in gaming boards and social networks, with some angry gamers even deleting their Blizzard Battle.net accounts. Under GDPR, any EU consumer is entitled to delete their accounts with an online service, and have their data scrubbed. On Wednesday evening, however, users found themselves being unable to do so. The user authentication system (which authenticates that a request to delete the account is legitimate), has conveniently broken down, preventing people from deleting their accounts. Some see this as a deliberate attempt by Blizzard to cauterize its userbase while the controversy dies down. Blizzard's customer support for the Americas tweeted that this is "an issue" with the account deletion mechanism and that Blizzard's engineers are "looking into it," with no ETA mentioned.
Sources: devicemodder2 (Reddit), Blizzard (Twitter)
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82 Comments on Blizzard's Account Deletion Mechanism Conveniently Breaks Down

#76
lynx29
Xzibit
They only reversed the prize money he won. They are still upholding their no politics rules just making the punishment they handed out less by half. In less time those who advocated for deleting their accounts will probably be back activating their accounts giving even more money as if nothing had happened. Who wins then ?
That's none of my business, and I originally said punishment was fine, but that their punishment in this particular case was too severe, and now they have corrected. Regardless they still are not getting my money. Too much Activision influence has ruined a company I used to love, this is only one of the many things I can point to.

Thankfully Lord Gaben still delivers all my needs.
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#77
Vayra86
lynx29
https://kotaku.com/blizzard-reduces-suspension-of-hearthstone-player-who-m-1838984893

BLIZZARD FINALLY CAVED LMAO they got scared of the blizzcon protests LMAO
Anyone who believes that needs to learn reading between the lines. The statement was already made and most certainly under heavy debate already. Coming back on it now is too little too late and completely not credible anymore.

Good chance China will confiscate the prize money after all and seize the poor sap's gaming gear for good measure.

Hypocrisy.
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#78
Tartaros
lynx29
Thankfully Lord Gaben still delivers all my needs.
Don't rub in the wound man, we still got that horrible card game and no Half Life 3. I'm crying in my soul.
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#79
lynx29
Tartaros
Don't rub in the wound man, we still got that horrible card game and no Half Life 3. I'm crying in my soul.
Don't worry, keep the faith. Lord Gaben simply got distracted by the strip club, but he has found the path of Light once again, and soon His Radiance will shine upon us all!
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#80
IceShroom
lynx29
Don't worry, keep the faith. Lord Gaben simply got distracted by the strip club, but he has found the path of Light once again, and soon His Radiance will shine upon us all!
So Lord Gaben has no wife??!!
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#81
lynx29
IceShroom
So Lord Gaben has no wife??!!
I saw a picture of him once with two strippers, not sure if it was a fake pic or not, lol prob fake

also some wives don't mind if their husbands look but dont touch
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#82
IceShroom
lynx29
I saw a picture of him once with two strippers, not sure if it was a fake pic or not, lol prob fake

also some wives don't mind if their husbands look but dont touch
oh!!
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