StarCraft® II

Blizzard is now DELETING maps forever

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Activision is a disease.
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Look up guys, Blizzard's a good company and they'll sort this out.

Reason for edit: removed all criticism for fear of the ban-hammer.

Edited by Corpsebeer on 8/4/2010 1:39 AM PDT
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Acti-Blizz is a Multi-Million (Billion) dollar company run by people who can do whatever they want to when they want to, just like all corporations. Quit crying and be the pigs in the trough eating the !#%# they give us or dont give us. its the American way.
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Somebody slap blizzard across the face.
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Somebody slap blizzard across the face.

somebody slap the poster above you across the face.
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I am really somewhat glad to see no one has mad the comment "if you dont like it, vote with your wallet." Because in order to even HAVE this problem we all had to buy the damn game! And we can't un-buy it, so thats a moot argument.

Anyway, more on topic. I really hope blizzard makes some kind of anouncement about this issue soon. And a few other issues I have seen around the forums lately. I don't even want to think about building a map anymore, just knowing that they can remove it at a whim. If blizzard would come out and say "oops, we goofed" or "yeah, that map actually had horribly racist %##!-porn all over, no one saw it because the game play was so awesome, so we had to delete it" i would accept it and move on with life.

Also, to re-iterate what many have said before. Community driven content is what makes a game last 12+ years. blizzard is literally hacking years off the life of this game by removing community built custom game types.

Its sad, but maybe starcraft 2 failling horribly is what the game industry needs right now? with all the emphasis on DRM and protecting the game code, etc, etc. and blizzard thinks that just because they made starcraft which lasted 12+ years, and WoW which is going on 7+, and warcraft 3 and diablo 2. all of which have had longer than industry average life cycles. and the only one that isnt highly community driven is WoW, but it has weekly balance patches and monthly content updates and the occasional expansion.

they all have constant additions coming into the game to keep old loyal gamers around and encourage new players to join, and if blizzard keeps deleting game types map makes will stop making maps. when that happens gamers will stop being interested in the game, and the userbase will quickly dry up and blizzard will lose their most valuable franchise.
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Maybe they removed the map because there was killing in it.
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Maybe they removed the map because there was killing in it.

You sir, Win!
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I'll just toss in my $.02

I want to love Blizzard. I used to love them. But now they are like a cheating girlfriend that I can't bring myself to dump. SC2 is just so hot at the moment that I can't let it go. Even though I can't play it on my LAN. Even though I have to wait for (and pay for) the next two episodes/expansions/whatever. Even though they are being ridiculous with custom games. And the no multiple account thing on one PC...

As the list grows, so does my bitterness and alienation toward the company. I am more sad about the loss of the Blizzard I knew than I am about the SC2 blunders.
Edited by MillerTool on 8/6/2010 12:00 PM PDT
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this is rediculous, blizz should just go back to the old way of doing custom maps
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Calm down people,

This thread summarizes what can make your map been banned:
http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/374767950
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alright this is the last straw. the main reason i bought this game was for the custom maps. it was the freedom to make what ever you wanted that made wc3 custom maps so amazing. now they are removing games and claiming rights when ever they feel like it. i know its hard to accept but blizzard is just another greedy conglomerate out to abuse its customers for money.


also i think it is total hypocracy that they would censor drug use or swearwords, etc because they themselves use these in their game*cough stimpacks cough*. the fact that they are censoring things they themselves are guilty of is just rediculous, and one of the momentous amounts of bs ive found attached to this game. ill continue to play it because i bought it and its fun, but if this is how they are running their business, im through giving them money for future games.
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I'm quite sure the map had something to deserve the ban, gg.
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I think now that blizzard "owns" your UMS maps, they have to be a bit more careful with them. :|
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Blizzard has clearly gone down hill since the days of Diablo 2.
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Blizzard didn't delete the map because of Activision or because of Bobby Kotick or because of Real ID or because of WoW or because they're rich. They deleted the map because the triggers were made to make unit pathing form a swastika.

I don't see why this is unreasonable.
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is this for real? i just played tank defense.
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