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Blizzard Entertainment Now Requires World of Warcraft Players To Sign AntiHarassment Social Contract Before Logging In

In their latest effort to try and rehabilitate their public image Blizzard Entertainment has introduced a new antiharassment Social Contract which World of Warcraft players must agree to before logging into the game. As reported by 80Lv players are presented with the agreement upon their first login to the game following the May 31st rollout of its 9.2.5 patch.

Hail traveler and welcome to the World of Warcraft the contract opens as seen in the below screenshot shared by YouTuber MrGM. Azeroth is a living world full of people like you – other players with different backgrounds cultures experiences and histories who have all come together to play World of Warcraft. Every player deserves to have a world that they feel safe in so please take a minute to read our Social Contract. In addition to encouraging players to make friends! play as a team assist others and help answer questions other have in chat channels the contact also warns players against engaging in a number of behaviors which the developer has deemed unacceptable.

We recognize that the Internet is not always a safe haven Blizzard Entertainment admits in the agreement before detailing which actions are not accepted in Azeroth.
According to the developer prohibited behavior includes Hate speech including negative comments that target another players identity including aspects like race gender or ability Harassment threats or abusive / derogatory language and behaviors and Spamming advertising or other disruptive behaviors. If you harm your fellow adventurers with any of the above behaviors the contract explains you are subject to punishment up to and including suspension of your account. Its a big world out there with all sorts of people in it.

So please try to be respectful of each other and if you ever feel like somebody is acting against this code please report those behaviors so that our team can look into it it adds. Together you can help us make the World of Warcraft a safe home away from home for everyone. In an official blog post published roughly a monthandahalf prior to the release of patch 9.2.5 Blizzard Entertainment had assured players that creating a positive experience in World of Warcraft is important to the entire team. As a part of helping drive that focus weve pulled together a multidisciplinary team to look at varying aspects of what we can do to help make things better.

The 9.1.5 content update allowed us to provide additional updates to our reporting system that enable more visibility to player reporting by sending thank you messages to players who reported others for violating our code of conduct they said. Additionally most players who are close to being actioned within the game are now receiving a warning message. Blizzard Entertainment continued This is only the start of what we have in store and the 9.2.5 content update provides some further improvements to the system.

When players first log in to World of Warcraft after the 9.2.5 content update goes live they will be greeted by the new Social Contract they then announced. This contract will need to be read and accepted before a player can continue into the world of Azeroth. The contract outlines behavior that will help make your experiences more positive and provides an outline of behaviors that are not acceptable within the game. While you should only need to accept it once the developer admitted there may be a future point where youll need to reaccept the contract to continue playing.

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