The announcement of Valentine's Day events for both City of Heroes
and World of Warcraft
comes hot on
the heels of a debate around
sparked off by a LGBT-friendly guild. The creation of in-game events that reflect popular world
holidays is increasingly fashionable; it seems no week goes by without some new festival being celebrated in
s capital cities.
However, by first stamping out discussions of sexuality, and then opening up
the floodgates by theming an event around love, what are Blizzard thinking? Will players be able to flirt with same-sex
NPCs or will they be instantly banned for even venturing a hug? We hope that there will be some procedures in place to
help stop harassment, as it can be difficult to throw off determined admirers at the best of times.
those gamers who prefer their MMOs with a dash of escapism, it seems to be a dying trend, especially amongst popular
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