Once again while browsing various message boards I have come across a topic worth discussing. Blizzard has filed a federal lawsuit against “Peons4hire” which is apparently a “Popular gold-selling organization.” Seriously who out there has heard about this company or any of its subsidiaries? Anyone? No I didn’t think so. “Peons4hire” apparently has been spamming in-game ads to players for some time and Blizzard has ordered a cease of all in-game activities or further legal action will be taken.
So why sue Peons4hire simply because they spam in-game ads? You have companies out there like IGE that bring in millions of dollars in revenue and they go untouched. They advertise freely over the entire internet in google ads, big flashy banners, and they once again go untouched. So I ask again why is it that Blizzard deems Peons4hire such a threat? I have an opinion on this and if you can’t tell by my tone already I’m quite cynical on the topic. It’s my firm belief that this is nothing more than a “look at us!” PR stunt to appease the masses in their game for the masses. They know Peons4hire is too small to have any financial clout and thus can not and will not even put up a fight. Simply put Blizzard is too afraid to take on a corporation that might win against them and they dare not have bad press.
Heck with me posting this blog I am giving them exactly what they want. They want this is get out there and be seen by people. But honestly I needed to get this out and hopefully others will see it the way I have. Hopefully others will see this for what it is and not for what it’s being masked to look like.