Reporting suicide saves lives
02/05/2011 11:05 PMPosted by NekrózOn the morning of February 5th, I received very troubling whispers from a guildy. He was deeply depressed and contemplating suicide. After a quick talk he quickly logged off and I feared the worst. I made a ticket right away to inform Blizzard and they were able to send law enforcement to his house and prevent a terrible tragedy. I would just like to thank Blizzard for their swift response to this serious matter that really made a difference in his life. If someone you know shows any sign of suicide in game or real life waste no time reporting it every second counts.
So, you want a cookie?
I'm being crude of course, but the point is this: You're posting this "intervention" story on a gaming website forum for your own selfish reasons; it's transparent.
Of course we know that we ought to report suicides -- were you somehow under the impression that none of us were aware that suicide was something we should take seriously?
I loathe people who feed off of other people's tragic lives in the way you've just done.
If tickets were answered within minutes or even a couple hours, I might have believed this story.
But GM tickets take several hours, and sometimes days to get answered.
I'm pretty sure they have an algorithm that looks for key words and prioritizes some above others. I've had some tickets get responses in half an hour when certain phrases were contained in the ticket while other (much less important) matters take days to get a response.
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