The reference to George the Corpsegrinder has been removed from the quest dialogue.
George the Corpsegrinder is a character in Warcraft lore. He was removed from the game due to controversy. The developers have also made some updates to quest dialogue.
Fisher’s BlizzCon 2011 performance was marred by controversy when an edited footage of the same abusive rant was used to introduce the artist.
Greetings, Blizzard community members!
I read your thoughts and remarks regarding this year’s BlizzCon, as well as Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain’s response to the apology. I’d want to address some of your concerns below.
As Blizzard’s president, I am fully responsible for everything that happens during BlizzCon.
Using the video at all, even in edited form, was foolish and disrespectful. The original version’s language, which included slurs and the usage of sexual orientation as an insult, is not appropriate, period. We now understand that even having a modified version at the event went against the standards we strive to uphold in our forums and games. It was a mistake on our part, and we regret it.
In the end, we sincerely apologize for our errors and for any harm or offense we may have caused. We want everyone to feel welcome and have a good time at our events. We’re pleased to be a member of such a large and varied community, and I’m especially proud that Blizzard itself represents so many different parts of the community.
As the band’s leader and a member, I really hope you will accept my sincerest apologies.
– Blizzard Entertainment President Mike Morhaime
The three damsels are now referred to as town residents in the revised quest language, which also replaces most of the speech that misgenders the male Blood Elf character.
- george corpsegrinder fisher
- corpsegrinder neck