Does depriving gamers in Iran from World of Warcraft and the up coming Panda Expansion help anyone?
Hoping people are going to rage-quit their regime?
Here's the post from a blue at Blizz [http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/5168067998?page=97#1933]:
And the text:
Quite apart from the practical points and points of international law, one think I don't get is how "prohibit Blizzard from doing business with residents of certain nations, including Iran" and "this also prevents us from providing any refunds" work together.
If Blizzard could not do business with people, then it could not take their money, right?
But apparently it means they just can't give it back. How does that work? OK Blizzard, don't do 'business' with the people or Iran, just send them a gift - a gift of their own money for the service you are not providing to them.
Less on the specifics - there has traditionally been a notional separation of sport and politics. With the exception of the widespread sporting ban on South Africa this seems to broadly apply. Can't we apply the same to gaming?