and now a fun detected for trade. Been a long time coming.
In theory, this is a step in the right direction, if applied properly. But that's not as straightforward as it seems. WoW (and other Battlenet games for that matter) are played worldwide and a word derogatory in one language is not necessarily so in another. Firsthand example: German. The German mature language filter in WoW replaces the German word for "less", which is "weniger". It's clear why it does that, but still leads to problems. "Hey tank, please pull less" in German with the mature language filter enabled leads to "Hey Tank, bitte pull £¨!@!*#", which filters out the real important part and could lead them to pull more. My point is, that these kind of filters are not perfect, because they tend to not take context into account. The important context here being a different language, which - by pure chance - happens to contain racial slurs in an everyday word. If this new filter is based on the same database, this important message could not even be transmitted, which is just bizarre. Of course, that's all assuming, that it's implemented as poorly as the mature language filter, but given that this filter has not been updated since its inception, speaks volumes.
Remember when being on the internet meant you needed to grow a thick skin for insults? Giving those words so much power is why they have so much power. Stop treating them like anything other than a word and you'll be a much happier person. Then again, telling the internet to "grow up" is a pretty futile task so I'll just stop while I'm ahead.
Talking to other people in chat is overrated.
Since multiple words in my native language gets blocked by blizz english filterI sure hope this will not be the same words they use for chat filter....
I don't think censoring will limit itself with racial slurs.
hi class balancenvm
i get the intent but I can imagine this won't go down well with romanized english wordskind of like the recent news of FB taking down the frech town fb page (which I can't even type out because of wowhead's own filter)https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56731027
Not active on the European servers after testing. Likely because it's a normal word in Spanish. Feel sorry for South Americans though, they won't be able to speak their own language on US servers.
Oh, I am waiting how much will they forget that there isn't only English language in this world and start banning words from other languages. Not long ago player get ban in Apex because he dared to write in his language. Just ignore the racist person as I thought that function was implemented for this reason. Sorry, but censure for me always will be bad, even more, when you have tools to ignore racist people.
Please let us disable this. If some one is throwing nasty words at me, I *&^%ing wanna catch it and laugh at them.Also, a good question: will this restrict us from talking about our own sexuality / heritage as well?If it does, this will be hated so much...
Always good to know that Blizzard uses their resources effectively...