Are you willing to boycott ActiBlizzard after the recent actions taken against those who support Hong Kong?

Are you willing to boycott ActiBlizzard?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2,916 69.9%
  • No

    Votes: 845 20.2%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 412 9.9%

  • Total voters
    4,174

Hobbes

Incident Manager
Verified
Oct 27, 2017
3,241
United States
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So after I woke up today, I was pondering what I could do in a meaningful way to boycott Blizzard. My issue being that not buying another Activision/Blizzard game and uninstalling the launcher would not be very effective. At this point, I feel like it would be more symbolic than actually effectively communicating that I feel punishing esports players for their support of Hong Kong is beyond wrong.

So aside from discussions the proper way to boycott, my question is - Will you?

I don’t think anyone is required to do so, but I am curious the thoughts and takes that Era users have on this subject.
 

Hawkster

Member
Mar 23, 2019
888
Dunno. Not like anything matters.

Evil will always win as it has always been since the start of time.

Nothing matters.
 

KartuneDX

Banned
Jan 12, 2018
675
100% already decided against Overwatch on Switch and Modern Warfare, both of which I was immensely looking forward to and am definitely no longer interested in.
 

marzoo

Member
Jun 1, 2018
2,566
im never buying anything from them again and i was a huge fan. their actions are disgusting.
 

Divvy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
764
Yeah but it's not like they had anything I was planning on playing anyways. I will uninstall the Blizzard app i guess
 
Oct 31, 2017
3,036
Yes. As you say, deleting the launcher isn't much of a protest, but I've done it for what it's worth and won't be buying anything from then.
 

Morrigan

Armoring
Moderator
Oct 24, 2017
12,041
I'd be too weak to resist a hypothetical Activision-published Sekiro 2, probably :(
 

Meatfist

Member
Oct 25, 2017
860
Yep - I’ve been disappointed with Blizzard for a while but now I’m officially done unless there’s a major course correction by the time Diablo 4 is out
 

Regiruler

Member
Oct 28, 2017
5,926
United States
Doing so is super easy for me. I have everything uninstalled. Only real thing of note that I need to remember is that Acti published Sekiro, so I won't be getting it to try for this year's GOTY.

Wouldn't go so far as to delete my accounts though. I feel like that's stabbing myself in the foot: as long as they know I'm not giving them any revenue currently, that's a solid display.
 

McNum

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,362
Denmark
I don't think I've bought an Activision-Blizzard game since... the Warcraft 3 expansion? Mostly because I never saw anything from them that I wanted.

Changing my buying habits to boycott them will not exactly be difficult here. But I can try.
 

Cyanity

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,881
Absolutely 100%. ActiBlizzard just freed up the $15/mo I was about to drop on classic wow
 

Canucked

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,919
I can. I actually live across from the Chinese consulate here and I see the protests there.

It's easy to give up, but that's what they want.
 

KernelC

Member
Aug 28, 2019
436
yes, I think this is the most disgusting thing any game company has done to date. They are choosing sides.
You cheat on one of their games? 3 months later you get a slap on the wrist or ban if it was too much. You try to stand for democracy in your seconds on the spotlight? "instant ban, no money for you - rot in hell".

However I have no way of boycotting them, I only own Overwatch but I haven't played it in 2 years, it's not installed and neither is their launcher, I've already bought their Humble Bundle since before this happened, so not much to do there. I can only think of spreading the news and also, I was going to give away a COD WWII code but I don't want to promote them anymore so I'll be keeping the code and I've no idea what to do with it lol
It's easy to give up, but that's what they want.
This.
 

astro

Member
Oct 25, 2017
19,220
The poll should really be: if you're actively playing an Activision/Blizzard game, will you stop?

Because it's easy to say you will boycott if you;re not invested.
 

Canucked

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,919
The poll should really be: if you're actively playing an Activision/Blizzard game, will you stop?

Because it's easy to say you will boycott if you;re not invested.
Very true. I am not actively playing anything from them so super easy. But I won't jump back into overwatch when there's more stuff and I wont buy new games.
 

Stabbie

Member
May 8, 2019
1,028
Oh hell yes, there's no talent left at that company anyway + activision being that talented at not paying taxes make it easy to not care about them


Old Blizz devs are here
 

Fork

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
5,736
Lima, Peru
aside from maybe picking up the first two warcrafts on GOG, im never buying an Activision/Blizzard game again
 
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Hobbes

Incident Manager
Verified
Oct 27, 2017
3,241
United States
The poll should really be: if you're actively playing an Activision/Blizzard game, will you stop?

Because it's easy to say you will boycott if you;re not invested.
you do not need to be actively invested to say whether or not you will boycott. Tons of people learn about some wack shit for a product they don’t use and being conscious about it regardless of experience with it is a win in my book.
 

jacktuar

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,259
Yes but it’s not exactly a stretch for me. I don’t buy their games, although I was looking at Diablo III. If it was a company like Nintendo, SE or Konami I don’t think I’d be principled enough to boycott, if I’m being honest with myself.
 
Jun 20, 2019
488
To those wondering what to do in response and who feel just deleting a launcher isn't enough of a statement, or who wish to significantly distance themselves from Blizzard for moral reasons, there is a procedure for deleting your account which will erase your information and permanently remove access from any games you've purchased.


I'm considering whether I will do this. I've already decided to stop any new purchases or subscriptions for a significant time.
 

Cuboid 64

Member
Oct 28, 2017
174
I bought that Humble Bundle and CTR recently, but that's about it. I certainly don't plan to give them more money any time soon.
 

Fuchs

Member
Oct 25, 2017
775
Uninstalled the launcher and won't buy Overwatch for Switch. They won't get any money from me.
 

Tohsaka

Member
Nov 17, 2017
2,598
It's pretty easy since they don't really make or publish any games that interest me anymore.
 

KojiKnight

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,182
Funny, I gave up all of blizzards games in the last year (resubbed for wow classic, played it for a few days, and that's it), and I don't like the majority of games Activision makes... So this is a pretty easy boycott to do.

Fuck actibliz, fuck China.
 

luffxan

Member
Oct 28, 2017
468
Yup absolutely. Kinda done with them as a company tbh. Cancelled my Modern Warfare pre-order when the news hit about heavy mtx and that year-long exclusivity deal and uninstalled Overwatch and Battle.Net from my PC/Ps4 this morning.