Is the solution to toxic behavior in World of Warcraft as simple as asking politely for people to not be toxic?
It feels like there's a bit of confusion in the World of Warcraft community about what is and isn't acceptable as feedback or criticism about the game, versus what is or isn't considered a targeted harassment campaign.
I have been playing World of Warcraft for its entire existence, and in most cases, it's been because of the friends I have who play it -- the people who run dungeons and raids, or just chat over Battle.net, or even just talk on Twitter about the game.
It's often tempting to forget that MMOs are full of other people.
I ask questions here sometimes because the answers have an illuminating presence on my own life.
In my case, it's probably my continuing ability to see at all.
I remember the introduction of the Looking for Group tool for World of Warcraft very clearly because I was in the middle of trying to get a group for The Old Kingdom for my Death Knight.
As my own personal disability has grown, I've come to see more and more what video games can do for those with disabilities.
The Battle of Dazar’alor has arrived, and the raiding has begun in earnest.
I've been advocating for an update to the guild panels for more than six years.