WoW: Developers are throwing numerous emotes out of the game

WoW: Developers are throwing numerous emotes out of the game


After the sexism scandal, the developer studio Blizzard Entertainment is trying to take a closer look at its own games and to free them from sexist and other content. World of Warcraft is also affected by this: With the 9.1.5 update, several emotes are supposed to fly out of the online role-playing game.

Blizzard explains that some of these emotes are actually intended to be harmless. However, the effect could be understood as suggestive or intrusive when directed at a player. Therefore, the team decided to remove emotes with such connotations or at least adjust something. In this way, the aim is to prevent players from feeling unnecessarily harassed or even harassed. In addition, some new gestures will be added that have a neutral or positive meaning. Here is an overview:

Removed emotes

kick stink shake moan

Adapted emotes

drool cough burp fart whistle spit moon pounce groan

New emoties

huzzah magnificent impressed wince The 9.1.5 update for World of Warcraft (buy now € 14.99) is currently on the test servers, so something may change in this regard until the release. There is no specific date for the publication yet.

What do you think of these changes? Do you think it is appropriate for Blizzard to remove such emotes from World of Warcraft, or do you think the adjustment is excessive? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

‘Wow’ – Solskjaer in disbelief at Ronaldo story as Man Utd issue with ‘no common sense’ slammed

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer embraces Cristiano Ronaldo after his winning goal against Villarreal in the <a href="">Champions League</a> for Manchester United, September 2021 © PA Images Ole Gunnar Solskjaer embraces Cristiano Ronaldo after his winning goal against Villarreal in the Champions League for Manchester United, September 2021

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has flatly rejected claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has ordered a tactical overhaul at the club.

A story from ESPN on Friday reported that, following his recent arrival, Ronaldo has directly influenced Solskjaer. The forward has reportedly persuaded his manager to get his players to pass the ball quicker.

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That way, Ronaldo reportedly feels he can not only score more goals, but achieve a ratio of more than one goal per game – the marker he is at now.

Asked about the claims in Friday’s press conference, Solskjaer expressed his disbelief.

“”That is another one. Wow, what can you answer to that?” he said (via Twitter).

“What we speak about us, that is between us, but we haven’t had that discussion, put it that way.”

The story comes after claims from Gary Neville that United do not have a clear style of play.

Indeed, the former full-back said that his old side look like a “group of individuals” winning games in moments.

Whether it came down to teamwork or individual brilliance on two counts, Ronaldo struck the winner against Villarreal with the help of substitute Jesse Lingard.

But Solskjaer added of the 36-year-old: “He has had a great impact on and off the pitch.

“Five goals in five games at his age says everything. You’ve got to manage him, he’s a very good example for everyone. Long may it continue.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer posing for the camera: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd © PA Images Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd

United now make the short turnaround from playing on Wednesday evening before the following Saturday lunchtime.

Everton are the next visitors to Old Trafford, following Aston Villa’s 1-0 win there last weekend.

According to Solskjaer, the decision to put his side’s match in the first television slot of the weekend lacks common sense.

“No explanation… well it’s TV,” the manger said when asked if he had been consulted about the schedule.

“It’s absolutely no common sense at all. We had the same scenario last year when we were in Turkey, came back and played Everton, so of course the players are not going to let that happen.

“Us and Chelsea played Wednesday night. We could have easily played Sunday and the Liverpool, [Manchester] City game (Sunday, 4.30pm kick-off) should have been a Saturday one.

“So common sense might not be so common, unfortunately.”

United beat Everton 3-1 after facing Istanbul Basaksehir last season and after the match, Solskjaer took aim at the footballing authorities for the short turnaround.

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