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World of Warcraft, often abbreviated as WoW, is a massively-multiplayer online RPG that was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The video game was first released in North America on November 23, 2004, and several expansions have since been released. Due to modern sensibilities and a lawsuit filed by former employees, the game was censored worldwide in 2021. The company is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft.

Censorship[]

International censorship[]

  • Paintings that show woman in suggestive poses/ wearing clothing that exposes cleavage have been censored. Examples of outfits being changes is paintings that showed cleavage having their outfits extended to completely cover everything up.
  • The quests "Explore Torghast", "Remnants of Hope", "Information for a Price", "Torment Chamber: Jaina", "Finding a Witness", "Lest the Trail Go Cold", "Torment Chamber: Thrall", "Signs of the Lion". "The Captative King", "An Echo in the Darkness", "The Highlord's Vision", "A Mourneblade Born" and "The Jailer's Grasp" were removed.
  • Every reference to longtime developer Alex Afrasiabi was removed (such as non-playable characters such as "Fras Siabi" and "Lord Afrasastrasz", who have been renamed) in August 2021, due to Afrasiabi being named in the allegations about widespread sexual harassment and sexism at Activision Blizzard which occurred in the summer of 2021 (where another employee, Jesse McCree, was fired from Activision Blizzard for the same reason).

Chinese censorship[]

  • The corpses were replaced by tombstones, due to China frowning upon depictions of the supernatural.
  • Skull icons were replaced by boxes or bags.

Where to find it uncensored[]

There is no longer an uncensored version that you can play.

External links[]

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