Iran Gets The Cold Shoulder From Blizzard


Don’t say you didn’t have it coming Iran.

Seems like due to U.S. trade restrictions and sanctions, gamers from this region has been blocked from playing World of Warcraft.

It has not been confirmed if Blizzard simply blocked WoW, which is obviously built around monetary transactions, or if they went all the way in and blocked all of their Battle.Net services.

Blizzard states:

“United States trade restrictions and economic sanction laws prohibit Blizzard from doing business with residents of certain nations, including Iran. “Blizzard tightened up its procedures to ensure compliance with these laws, and players connecting from the affected nations are restricted from access to Blizzard games and services.”

It is also unclear if any other companies will soon give Iran the BanHammer, but assuming there’s any monetary exchange involved, other companies will have to follow suit. Just to make matters even more insulting, there will be no refunds issued to these gamers, so until they give up those nuclear aspirations for some solar panels, they’ll simply have to stick to something a bit more light weight, such as, I don’t know, Ragnarok.

Why the block? In case you were born in a barn, Iran has nuclear aspirations that the majority of the world wants stopped, due to the fears of the country obtaining weapons well suited for Turok.

Hey, don’t feel so down Iran, look at the bright side: Your gas costs around .35 a gallon, and… well, that’s pretty much it. Tell your dear leader to stop acting a fool, and maybe you’ll be able to get back to trolling and raiding.

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