Yesterday I beat this Dragon Priest deck in Rank 16 with an aggro Mech Rogue deck. I won with some kind of burst attack with Cold Blood and Tinker’s Oil. Then, the magic toast,
A recent opponent would like to be your friend!
The day before in my 12-win run, I was friended by 2 people who were actually not pissed off, so I was feeling alright. The following exchange wasn’t a roach boy talk, or something crazy, but a quick exchange that violated the “official policies.” I wasn’t particularly affected by the exchange because I did not meet the racial requirements of the insult, but I wanted to teach em a lesson. What’s better than getting someone suspended from playing Blizzard games for a few days!
Most people online say something like, “grow thicker skin” or “it’s your fault for accepting their request.” I say, “let’s get this guy suspended for a few days in boredom.”
Armed with screenshots of the offending dialogue in question, and his battle.net battletag, I scoured the internet for a way to report people. This is all I got.
Then I took my efforts to Twitter, where I contacted customer support. Responding within minutes, the lady with customer support said that I had to have the dialogue window open, and that screenshots were invalid. I was also told that I should report them if they were to harass me again.
The problem with this reporting system is that everyone who gets off getting on other people immediately unfriends you. So they’re gone before you can right click their name and hit “report.” Cowards.
The epilogue of this story actually began as I started writing this post. Last night, because I had the offending person’s Battletag, I kept trying to friend them back. Today they accepted the friend request. At this point, I had the individual in my sights, with the ability to report them. But as I only had screenshots, they were invalid. I just let the whole thing go.
tldr; Blizzard doesn’t really actually have a policy for reporting people who verbally harass you. And in this, we not only have a view of a blatant perversion of human decency, but also, a “government” (Blizzard) that is willing to do little about it.