‘World of Warcraft’ renames character based on Cannibal Corpse frontman “Corpsegrinder”

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Developer Blizzard has changed the name of a quest giving character world of Warcraft It was based on the re-emergence of homophobic statements by the composer.

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The character is initially referred to as “Gorge the Corpsegrinder“Cannibal was based on Corps vocalist George ‘Corpsgrinder’ Fischer. Encountered in the game’s Borean Tundra region, the NPC was an orc commander in a gang faction with a particular dislike for Night Elves and Gnomes.

However, as seen metal hammer, the character has been rebranded”Annihilator Greek’lore“After Fisher’s homophobic statements resurfaced. In one 2007 Interview, Fischer referred to the Alliance as the “Homo-Alliance” and called the rival faction of the Horde “Fucking Emo Cockers”.

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The interview made an appearance at Blizzard’s annual fan convention, BlizzCon, in 2011, prompting Michael Morhaime – the developer’s co-founder and at the time, president – ​​to issue an apology. However, the in-game character’s name remained the same until now. Newlywed greek’lore is live world of warcraft Public Testing Zone now, with changes expected soon for all players of the PC MMO.

While neither Fischer nor Blizzard have publicly commented on the change, the Grec’Lorre name change is likely part of parent company Activision Blizzard’s efforts to clean up the game. It comes in response to allegations of sexual harassment at its studio and a lawsuit brought by the California State Department of Fair Housing and Employment.

In recent months, other changes in world of Warcraft This includes removing developers’ names from games, stripping out sex jokes and innuendo, and even trimming “pointer” dialogue.

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