Blizzard Removes Most “Greenskin” References In World Of Warcraft

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Blizzard Removes Most “Greenskin” References In World Of Warcraft

Blizzard is continuing to update older World of Warcraft content to be less problematic, this time targeting the phrase “greenskins” as well as a number of dialogue changes that include the removal of additional developer references and toned down sexual remarks.To get more news about buy wow gold safe, you can visit lootwowgold official website.

The term greenskins is often used by human NPCs or members of the Alliance in reference to the game’s orcs. While most instances of the phrase have been removed or altered, there is still one NPC named Captain Greenskin, as well as two legendary items, that use the phrase.

It appears the phrase is being removed to avoid racist connotations directed towards the game’s orcs, but, as pointed out by Wowhead, it could also be to avoid any potential conflict with Games Workshop’s Warhammer series, whose ork and goblin races are often referred to as greenskins.

More developer references have been removed as well. In addition to the renaming of a city named after former lead level designer Jesse McCree and all the necessary dialogue changes to go along with it, Blizzard has also removed an Easter egg from the Auchindoun dungeon. A boss in the dungeon, Levixus the Soul Caller, would shout out phrases in Demonic that, when translated by Warlock players, revealed the names of various developers who worked on the game’s Burning Crusade expansion. Those references are now gone.

A somewhat iconic NPC, Finkle Einhorn, has also undergone a major change. The NPC’s original name was an amalgam of the characters Ray Finkle and Lois Einhorn from the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a film which has been criticized for being transphobic. The NPC’s new name is Pip Quickwit, and items using the character’s name have also been changed. The change is present in a Hearthstone card involving the character as well. In addition to the changes above, numerous instances of dialogue involving lack of consent or sexual innuendo have been updated.

Finkle Einhorn has been renamed to Pip Quickwit, alongside the Lava Dredger being renamed.
For those who don’t know Finkle Einhorn was a joke targeting trans individuals from the movie Ace Ventura and honestly had no place in World of Warcraft.

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