WoW players confused as Blizzard drops ‘green skin’ name for orcs

Blizzard continues to purge any World of Warcraft content it considers problematic, and now almost all references to Orcs as so-called “green skins” are gone.

WoW developers have been working hard to remove old content from the game in 2021, including references to developers and change one ton of voice lines to get rid of sexual innuendos, among other things.

Now the term “green skins” is disappearing. The phrase is most often used by Alliance players and NPCs to refer to Orcs in WoW, but now most instances are being changed or just deleted.

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Captain Greenskin of the Deadmines is the only character to keep the name “greenskin” after the update.

Blizzard hasn’t come out, and hasn’t explained exactly why they’ve removed almost all instances of ‘green skin’ from the game, but some believe it could be because the phrase has racist overtones against Orcs. from WoW.

However, that might not be the only reason the phrase is removed from the game. As Wowhead suggested, the change could also help avoid potential issues with war games company Games Workshop, who generally call their own orks “green skins”.

Whatever the reason for the move, there are only a few items that still use the expression after the update, and only one NPC: Captain Greenskin from the classic Deadmines dungeon. However, players don’t seem thrilled with the change, with Reddit and Twitter users poking fun at Blizzard again.

“We’re removing all jokes and sexual references from guys!” You will come and buy our games, right? Law?! What? What sexual misconduct? Predators in our workplace? Nahhhh, ”@ Kitsumei1 said on Twitter. “-Blizzard 2k21, thinking their term green skin and some sex jokes are the reason we’re upset.”

On Reddit, users pointed to Blizzard’s hypocrisy for removing “green skins” while keeping a literal act of genocide (the burning of the world tree) as the main plot point.

“Mass murder of cash = ok. Fictional insult in fictional world = DENIED,” wrote one user, while others lament that Blizzard seems to have lost the plot altogether.

“We are now at the point where we are removing FICTIONAL RACISM in a FICTIONAL WORLD,” added another Reddit user. “If you can’t deal with fictional racism in the fantasy media context, then I suggest you stop playing” T “rated games for Teen, and try” E “rated games for everyone. . “

There is no sign that Blizzard will stop this purge of everything and everything they deem problematic in WoW anytime soon, so for now, we just have to wait and see what gets put on the chopping block next.

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