EMERGENCY!!!! in game pst about suicide

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Please have a GM contact me immediately, I am on shamwownow on senjin, dranei shammy, someone just pst a guildie of mine, said they were going to kill themselves, and then logged off
Call Blizzard, tell them, they can get account info and notify police in the players area. They take it pretty serious.
01/02/2013 01:52 PMPosted by Gnatbutter
Call Blizzard, tell them, they can get account info and notify police in the players area. They take it pretty serious.
10 min wait on customer service line, we are trying that route as well
Call the police as well. I know its not much help, but they may be able to do something. Do you know where they might be located?
Make sure you open a ticket in game as well, the filter should pick it up as a priority.
we are trying every outlet we can to contact them to try to help
don't know what town he is in to be able to call the police, and both my guildie and myself opened tickets
Blizzard can find out the addy because they have the account info

First this isn't a suicide hot line.

Second if we had to find every person that "said" they were going to kill themselves, we would be here ALL day.

Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke

They can pick up the phone just as easily to CALL someone for help.. they wouldn't whisper you..

So bottom line is, we can't assume everyone is telling the truth, so it's not an "emergency"... If they REALLY want to commit suicide, they would have done it ALREADY they wouldn't send a text before hand...


Blizzard takes threats very seriously. And want you to report it if someone talks about harming themselves like that

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2016083724
Please have a GM contact me immediately, I am on shamwownow on senjin, dranei shammy, someone just pst a guildie of mine, said they were going to kill themselves, and then logged off


First this isn't a suicide hot line.

Second if we had to find every person that "said" they were going to kill themselves, we would be here ALL day.

Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke

They can pick up the phone just as easily to CALL someone for help.. they wouldn't whisper you..

So bottom line is, we can't assume everyone is telling the truth, so it's not an "emergency"... If they REALLY want to commit suicide, they would have done it ALREADY they wouldn't send a text before hand...


People who joke about suicide should have the cops called on them
People who aren't joking should have the cops called on them.

I really don't see what you would gain by NOT calling the police, except being smug about how you weren't fooled by those damn internet hipsters and their suicide pranks.
Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke


This is no reason to not believe it. Every threat of self harm should be investigated. Ignoring it could be the one time they were serious!
01/02/2013 02:00 PMPosted by Captnronn


First this isn't a suicide hot line.

Second if we had to find every person that "said" they were going to kill themselves, we would be here ALL day.

Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke

They can pick up the phone just as easily to CALL someone for help.. they wouldn't whisper you..

So bottom line is, we can't assume everyone is telling the truth, so it's not an "emergency"... If they REALLY want to commit suicide, they would have done it ALREADY they wouldn't send a text before hand...


People who joke about suicide should have the cops called on them
People who aren't joking should have the cops called on them.

I really don't see what you would gain by NOT calling the police, except being smug about how you weren't fooled by those damn internet hipsters and their suicide pranks.
01/02/2013 01:58 PMPosted by Appi
Please have a GM contact me immediately, I am on shamwownow on senjin, dranei shammy, someone just pst a guildie of mine, said they were going to kill themselves, and then logged off


First this isn't a suicide hot line.

Second if we had to find every person that "said" they were going to kill themselves, we would be here ALL day.

Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke

They can pick up the phone just as easily to CALL someone for help.. they wouldn't whisper you..

So bottom line is, we can't assume everyone is telling the truth, so it's not an "emergency"... If they REALLY want to commit suicide, they would have done it ALREADY they wouldn't send a text before hand...


It IS an emergency, and meets criteria for a psych hold. Personally, like the OP, I'd rather waste my time running around trying to get in touch with someone than do nothing and find out it was real. Further, though it's rarely prosecuted, it's illegal to not report if it turns out to be true.
Please have a GM contact me immediately, I am on shamwownow on senjin, dranei shammy, someone just pst a guildie of mine, said they were going to kill themselves, and then logged off


First this isn't a suicide hot line.

Second if we had to find every person that "said" they were going to kill themselves, we would be here ALL day.

Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke

They can pick up the phone just as easily to CALL someone for help.. they wouldn't whisper you..

So bottom line is, we can't assume everyone is telling the truth, so it's not an "emergency"... If they REALLY want to commit suicide, they would have done it ALREADY they wouldn't send a text before hand...

Or here is another thought.. we are taking your word... maybe YOU took it out of context.. People use phrases like "I am going to kill you" or "I am going to kill myself"... It's a GAME duh, you sure they didn't mean.. their TOON?!?

There could be MANY ways this can be construed not just IRL.


A plea for help is usually consistent with people who take their lives. And blizzard takes it very seriously so take your tinfoil hat and go elsewhere.

If someone is found to be a threat (even a POTENTIAL threat) to themselves, it is a mandatory 24 hour hospital stay and psych evaluation by the way.
10/10 for the hillarous bites.
People who joke about suicide should have the cops called on themPeople who aren't joking should have the cops called on them.
First this isn't a suicide hot line.

Second if we had to find every person that "said" they were going to kill themselves, we would be here ALL day.

Third, this has happened before (many times) not just WoW. People LIKE to bring attention to themselves, it doesn't mean they will ACTUALLY do it... because someone like you was concerned they tried to help, only to find out it was ALL a cruel joke

They can pick up the phone just as easily to CALL someone for help.. they wouldn't whisper you..

So bottom line is, we can't assume everyone is telling the truth, so it's not an "emergency"... If they REALLY want to commit suicide, they would have done it ALREADY they wouldn't send a text before hand...

Or here is another thought.. we are taking your word... maybe YOU took it out of context.. People use phrases like "I am going to kill you" or "I am going to kill myself"... It's a GAME duh, you sure they didn't mean.. their TOON?!?

There could be MANY ways this can be construed not just IRL.


Literally no one asked if you felt like giving your professional opinion on this. Jerk.

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