World of Warcraft cut off in Iran ..prepare for war

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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US trade sanctions have led game maker Blizzard to cut off access to World of Warcraft (Wow) in Iran.

Blizzard posted a statement to its player-forum site after hundreds of Iranian players said they had lost access to the game.

Access was lost recently, it said, because it had "tightened up its procedures" to comply with sanctions.

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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I'm a gamer, and I like to think I know a bit about world affairs/politics. But I really don't see this happening. Call it a hunch from a Blizzard Fan. Blizzard always makes the most money it can get out of anything.... I know it first hand. Trust me or not, it's the truth.

Looks like it maybe true. This is sick. This is something I wouldn't expect from my own government, but mostly, blizzard. SICK!
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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Generations from now, children will be baffled to learn that WWIII began because Ahmadinejad was denied the opportunity to roll a Panderan Druid.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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You know that's a good idea.

This will seriously cut down on the Iranian understanding of how to Tank in a fight. By the time the war starts they will have snipers running out in front of the battle, they will have no idea how to surround an enemy in close quarters , medics on the front lines getting pwnd left and right no one will remember to loot when they do win a battle and they will have no way to map the terrain anymore.

HA!

Seriously, wow would in the end be one of the best ways to contact safely Terrorists overseas for mission details there is more to this than trade sanction, much in the way Bin Laden used porn to relay messages wow is probably a hot bed of contact to sleeper cells with millions of members and many servers and in game chat. Not a bad idea to close it to them if going to war,



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Dark Clerics play the undead dude.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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From your OP source, the caveat comes...


Many of those posting messages said they could not connect directly to World of Warcraft but could get access when they used a proxy server outside Iran.


Quite a few ATS folks participate in helping to provide those proxies.

Gamers in Iran will keep playing! They just have to be a bit more creative about it!


~Heff



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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This isn't constructive foreign policy.

All it will do is educate Iranian's in the use of public proxies just like it did in China.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Oh no... Lazy ass people from Iran cant play WOW no more, prepare for war....... I doubt anybody is going to be doing any suicide bombings over this, the game is not that great.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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They should have just went into the code and identified all the Iranian players and set all servers to PVP ON if they wanted to get rid of them with dignity, let them have a warriors death at least sheeeesh



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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LOL....just realized they must all be warlocks attempting to suicide the boss encounters


On a serious note, I agree with the previous poster, it is a great way for them to communicate unhindered with individuals outside the country.....and the communication could easily be disguised as 'game tactic chatter'....at least, if i was putting an op together, that is what I would do.

Edit-and yes, Blizzard has NEVER shied away from making a buck.....remember the great blood letting of '08...where they banned hundreds of thousands of accounts due to the huge adobe security hack....made everyone banned buy a new copy of the game, xpac and re-level everything....huge money maker that was.
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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LOL I have actually seriously thought about that while playing arm chair general in my living room and role playing honestly if they are going to fight rather than harass American users with privacy violations etc I'd go to great lengths to cut internet communications period. Trust me I am quite sure that a lot of pro Iranian sympathy enters these forums via proxy and from within under fake pretenses of being western, I know Islam is No 1 in employing paid activists for "the cause" online as well.

Not even taking a political stance here, war is crazy, but if it happens your not left with much choice but to win be it if you agree with the initial reasons or not. Sanctions should have included a cut off of all internet contact with the west period to the best of the ability to do so, knock them off from Japans lines all of Nato and America they have to come through very specific proxies and data lines very easy to track by comparison



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Gotta wonder how many lines actually run out of Iran, how many servers etc and if locations are known, you'd think it would be easy once the shooting starts to bunker bust those cables right out on the borders probably main servers are not defended at all by specific anti aircraft etc in Universities and the like which would also be key targets for all the talk of stopping the Nuclear program bombing of Universities would be the single key to making sure they don't acquire nukes for 100 years, now of course your not allowed to technically do that i'd suppose but if you classify the servers as high priority targets due to terror threats and cyber warfare you'd likely get away with it. Due it during Midterms and there wont be another group to take over those reactors after they are hit.

Not being a psycho lol just role playing here IF I was to play war games in places other than virtual worlds that's what i'd do.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
From your OP source, the caveat comes...


Many of those posting messages said they could not connect directly to World of Warcraft but could get access when they used a proxy server outside Iran.


Quite a few ATS folks participate in helping to provide those proxies.

Gamers in Iran will keep playing! They just have to be a bit more creative about it!


~Heff


Cheap bump for the mods quote.


I likez where yer hedz @



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Up to 20th level... then what? Secured Credit card payments from Europe? Not exactly in the ease for your typical teenagers, some will figure out ways but really in the end 90% or more will be off aside from free pirated servers.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Negatory.

Proxy servers don't ask for credit card numbers.... At least not the ones I use. All one needs to know is how to connect via a proxy, which is exceedingly simple, and badabing badaboom!

Yer gaming.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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LOL Blizz....
Those Iranians are some smart cookies over there ya know.
I'll bet if there is still anyone in Iran that is hooked on the heroine we call WoW, they already are on a private server.
My kids were making their own servers years ago, imagine what a real geek or geeks could do.
All Blizz is doing is losing monthly income.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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I'm talking about paying Blizzard for use of the service period, haven't played in a while but it's only free until 20th level unless something has changed I did not know about. If Blizzard wants them gone obviously they won't be accepting credit card payments from Iran and you'd need a foreign bank account/ card in order to use the service beyond the pwn years correct?

Just asking...



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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www.bbc.com...


Players of Wow and other games, including Guild Wars, said when they had tried to log in they had been redirected to a page saying the connection had been blocked because the games promoted "superstition and mythology".

Blizzard said it had no information about Iranian government action against online games.


I guess they forgot the real world out here - where we all know Iran is shutting itself off from the worldwide web and Internet effective 1 September 2012 if I remember the date correctly. They will run an Intranet within the country of Iran only.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by penninja
You know that's a good idea.

This will seriously cut down on the Iranian understanding of how to Tank in a fight. By the time the war starts they will have snipers running out in front of the battle, they will have no idea how to surround an enemy in close quarters , medics on the front lines getting pwnd left and right no one will remember to loot when they do win a battle and they will have no way to map the terrain anymore.

HA!

Seriously, wow would in the end be one of the best ways to contact safely Terrorists overseas for mission details there is more to this than trade sanction, much in the way Bin Laden used porn to relay messages wow is probably a hot bed of contact to sleeper cells with millions of members and many servers and in game chat. Not a bad idea to close it to them if going to war,


Interesting idea there you got.
A guild of terrorists, they could call themselves the taliban and dance and chat in Stormwind square!
MMMMMMM Nelf chicks were hot though.

But really, the mods jkeep full chat logs for all servers, something like this would be easy to bust.


(Edit)
Just for clarity, I'd bet Leeeeeroy was an Iranian that did not realize his toon had no bomb vest on.
edit on 28-8-2012 by g146541 because: Leeeeroyyy.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:15 PM
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I predict within 15 minutes someone uploads the south park Muhammad episodes to their intranet from the time it is active.





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