Return To Office – Episode 398

In this episode, I read you articles about Activision Blizzard forcing workers back to the office. I also pointed out what some governmental agencies had to say regarding disabilities and working from home as an accommodation. Mike Ybarra apparently flubbed a Q&A meeting. TwitchCon will happen this year, and IGN Fan Fest starts on February 18.

I also went into detail about Diablo III’s Season 28 (and Level with a Cause). Diablo II: Resurrected’s ladder season 3 is live. Diablo Immortal had some bug patches and Season 10 is live. Wowhead reported about Diablo IV Renown Overview.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Kotaku posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard Is Forcing Workers Back To The Office”
  • Game Developer posted an article titled: “Activision Blizzard planning to end full remote work”
  • @LeastMyHairIsOk posted an insightful thread regarding Activision Blizzard’s insistence on returning to office and all the reasons why this is a terrible idea.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a “Work at Home/Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation” post.
  • California Department of Public Health has information titled: “Employer Questions about AB 685, California’s New COVID-19 Law”
  • Equip for Equality (Illinois) has information titled: “Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation”
  • Polygon posted an article titled: “Blizzard workers furious after ‘demoralizing’ Q&A meeting”
  • Game Developer posted an article titled: “Q&A with Blizzard leadership on return-to-office, bonuses leaves devs fuming”
  • @CODE-CWA tweeted “pretends to be shocked” in regards to the Q&A
  • TwitchCon 2023 will take place in France on 8-9 July, and in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20-22 October.
  • TwitchCom 2023 FAQ does not include any information about COVID safety.
  • Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.6 is now live!
  • Maxroll posted: “Ladder Season 3 Patch 2.6 Maxroll Update” for Diablo II: Resurrected
  • @WolfcryerYT tweeted a thread on Twitter that started with: “Level With A Cause: The past, present, and future. A thread (1/11)”
  • @WolfcryerYT also tweeted information on how to participate in Level With a Cause at the start of Diablo III Season 28
  • Blizzard posted: Diablo III Season 28 Rites Of Sanctuary Preview
  • Maxroll posted: “Season 28 begins on February 24” which has plenty of useful information.
  • Blizzard posted: Diablo Immortal Bug Fixes And Patch Notes For All Platforms
  • @DiabloImmortal tweeted that the Alchemist’s Admixture Season 10 Battle Pass is now live
  • @LifeatBlizzard tweeted a list of job opportunities in Diablo Immortal
  • @RodFergusson (SVP, GM of all things Diablo)tweeted: “I wonder if we’ll hear about the next Beta? He quote-tweeted the Diablo account, highlighting Diablo IV at IGN Fan Fest
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “Diablo IV Showcase at IGN Fan Fest on February 18, 10 AM PST”
  • Wowhead posted an article titled: “Diablo IV Renown Overview Now Live”
  • Pure Diablo posted Vidcast/Podcast Episode 19 featuring Leviathan
  • BattleNet Valentine’s Day Sale lasts up through February 27
  • @Blizzard_Ent tweeted a wonderful drawing of The Butcher – but didn’t name who the artist was

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