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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: China Reply with quote

Did anyone know about this stuff? Apparently it's been going on since day 1..

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/07/03/10136373.html

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/03/chinese-government-blocking-wrath-of-the-lich-king.ars

What does China have against skeletons? I guess it's because of all of the ones in their closet?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to say 'saw it coming' but... that is weird, man.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is... a little weird.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: Apparently they removed the Death Knight class entirely from WotLK and the game was still not acceptable to the Chinese government. Craziness. I would sure like to find out what they have against zombies and skeletons.

Other things: There's no Sapphiron in the login screen of Chinese WoW, it's just blank, so no flying skeleton frost-breathing dragon. And here's an undead:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy... there needs to be some sort of Chinese skeleton/zombie anti-defamation league.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
Crazy... there needs to be some sort of Chinese skeleton/zombie anti-defamation league.


Would there need to be skeleton/zombie members or can you join an anti-defamation league for a group you are not a member of?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any MtG card with a skeleton on it has different art for the Chinese version.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xavid wrote:
Any MtG card with a skeleton on it has different art for the Chinese version.


Interesting if true. The only explanation I could find was that skeletons are taboo/bad luck in Chinese culture. The rest of the explanations were just dumb white kids being racist.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually heard about this awhile back... must be why they have to come steal our gold.
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