So I go to log on yesterday after an epic day of mind blowing killing of random things in the new Final Fantasy game when I get the message. "Your account is currently suspended please check your registered email for more information". So of course I was wondering what the hell was up and of course when I check my email there is nothing from Blizzard. Pretty pro of them to tell you to check something for a reason and then its not there. Now I have been banned before someone dared me to open a GM ticket jokingly insulting the GMs mother and his entire family. That got me a 3 hour ban and the fastest reply ever from a GM in existence. I also have received a ban for mailing too much gold to myself, which apparently flags your account, who knew? That one was a 24 hour ban, but I got it reduced after some complaining, since obviously I am not a gold farmer and did nothing wrong. This leads us to this reason.
Now I thought I could have received it for my exploring adventures on the weekend since I know some alliance whispered me and told me I was being reported for being somewhere I wasn't supposed to be. This though was not the reason. It didn't even cross my mind that my comedy in trade chat from the weekend was the reason. For those who weren't there or have yet to hear about it this is what happened.
I said before I started telling jokes that I was going to be fair and insult anyone and everyone. Therefore I couldn't be take as offensive to any one group of people. Second of all I stressed the point it was all for a good laugh, apparently upon finally getting my email it was not taken that way.
Character Name: Gauss
A user of the above account has recently been involved in actions deemed inappropriate for the World of Warcraft by the In-Game Support staff of Blizzard Entertainment. This decision was made after a thorough investigation of the situation as a whole.
When a harassment report is made, all players involved in the incident are subject to review, which may result in account penalties. Though we are unable to discuss the outcomes of our investigations due to privacy concerns, rest assured that this incident has been looked into very thoroughly, and the appropriate actions have been taken on all involved accounts.
Any disputes or questions concerning the following account action can only be addressed by Account Administration. To learn more about how Account Administration is able to assist you, please visit us at http://www.blizzard.com/support/wowaa/.
Account Action: 24 Hour Suspension
This category includes both clear and masked language which:
* Promotes racial/ethnic hatred
* Is recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
* Alludes to symbols of racial/ethnic hatred
Lets be clear, I insulted everyone and I don't think I could have promoted hatred unless it would be considered hatred for everything. Regardless I wasn't going to fight it for the simple fact that people can get so bent out of shape over a joke. The best part of the entire email was the list of things I said because it is like 30 minutes worth of jokes in trade chat with the exception of the jokes I made about Caucasians. I am actually pretty pissed that those aren't included so much so that here is part of the letter I wrote to Blizzard last night.
So I understand that I have received my suspension of 24 hours because people obviously can't take a joke, and I am find with that. What I would like to point out is I am insulted at the fact that the jokes I made against a Caucasian with no particular religious affiliation are not included in the list of offensive and hatred material you included in the email I was sent. Is this do to the fact that you as Blizzard don't find these offensive and if so what makes them any less worse than anything else I said. Are things like this ok to say? I am just trying to make sure something like this doesn't matter again. It is very obvious you went through everything I said and if you look at the time stamps of everything you sent me there is an obvious gap of about 6 minutes were there is nothing. The whole purpose of it was I was insulting anyone and everyone so if you are going to suspend my account for something do it for that, and don't pick and choose because that in itself is more insulting, and shows that Blizzard as a company has this particular opinion.
So there is my rant and will be back today for all those who missed me. I wonder how long it will take me to offend someone...