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Silly rules and restrictions

Post by Keening_Product » Wed Apr 09, 2014 13:59

Turns out "blacksabbath" is a banned character name in Diablo III! diablo.gamepedia.com/Diablo_III_Banned_Character_Names

I've not played the game, just found that, and the other banned names, interesting. Blizzard has been very bad too: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/b ... nt-policy/

But yeah, anyone else got some favourite silly game rules or restrictions from games? I always found the AoE 1-2 population limits frustrating, but there's probably hardware reasons behind that.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Apr 09, 2014 15:37

For a while COfoobRIGUS could not be put up for trade in the GTS without a nickname that didn't contain one of the list of banned words.
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Post by Roobar » Wed Apr 09, 2014 16:46

I don't know if this is related, but recently, as I watched the Gametrailes.com intro and pausing, I was surprised to find this: http://oi61.tinypic.com/znk805.jpg . You can check that intro in most of their videos. I posted this to their forum and surprisingly, it wasn't deleted, nor I have been banned.

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Post by StupidBunny » Wed Apr 09, 2014 21:08

"poo" is listed twice. Interestingly, "goatse" does not appear to be banned. Also, "amtrak"? Has anyone even tried that one? I kinda want to...

But why blacksabbath? Is it a copyright thing? Or does Blizzard just want to keep that devil music far away from Diablo III? :P
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Post by tulip » Wed Apr 09, 2014 22:24

lol this list is hilarious, half of the words I don't really get whats the problem about them. I didn't think people working at blizzard were such uptight suckers, but whaddya know, fits in to the prejudice about the us.
"lingerie" - get out that's an outright bdsm term I guess
Also "bi" - does that mean any word containing the combination of those two (!) fairly common letters are banned?
"menstrual" seems to be so bad it has to be banned twice, but get ready for the foulmouthed winner of all the bad words "supermario"

That all reminded me of a german phone company forum where somebody asked a normal question about something which was totally mutilated by a bad word filter, that decided the word "dick" - german for "thick" should be replaced by "peep"
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Post by Bloogbae » Wed Apr 09, 2014 22:40

The rules on here are silly apparently..

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Apr 09, 2014 22:56

fucl those meeping foob gargs to bip.
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Post by Levellass » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:33

My question is, are the rules silly, or are people? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -pass.html

'Oh no! This series of numbers on my boarding pass could be spotted by someone who might think ill of me! Quick, add a rule to your program banning it!
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Post by mortimer » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:10

Don't know about the boarding pass, but I reckon the Daily Mail ought to be banned.
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Post by Levellass » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:57

Here, have a song about that august publication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI
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Post by lemm » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:33

You're not allowed to use left shift as a button in Keen Galaxy.

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Post by Levellass » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:10

Really? Why not?
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Post by tulip » Sat Apr 12, 2014 13:10

They left shift out for political reasons. :disguised
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Post by Levellass » Mon Apr 14, 2014 0:52

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