Over the past few months, Blizzard has been removing sexually suggestive and inappropriate content from World of Warcraft, and today has now released the first major statement regarding the design philosophy around these changes.
Artists and Writers have been working internally to outline and make changes to these types of content, which don't quite fit with the vision the current World of Warcraft team has today.
Internal and player feedback is important when determining what is in line with both vision of the developers and the player base as a whole.
While there has been a lot of changes leading up to patch 9.1.5, the team promises to continue to make changes well into the future.
Blizzard Comment On Recently Removed Sexual Content And References In World Of Warcraft
"In a game that has thousands of art elements and a word count in the millions, we recognize that these updates will amount to very few total changes overall. Nonetheless, we believe these changes are worthwhile. World of Warcraft is meant to evolve over time, and every day, new players from every walk of life and every corner of the world experience our in-game content for the very first time. As a team, we want the world they see to stand as an expression of our talents and principles." The Warcraft team says.
While they still agree goofy and mature jokes are a part of World of Warcraft, and will always have a place in the game, the team wants the jokes to still be inclusive to everyone.
Incubus demons will be added to the game alongside the Succubus models, and in 9.1.5 add a new glyph to turn a warlocks Succubus into the Incubus model.
No changes will be to the way players look or cosmetics items already in the game, but players can expect to see continuous changes for the next few months and future expansions.