Quote from LykofosOK, the news of the icons of skulls and such changing into icons of boxes/bags is not old news as it was in a WoWInsider (now WoW.com) post a couple of weeks ago. They also noted that changes to appease the authorities in WoW are not new. Forsaken for several months do not show bones, nor do you leave a skeleton behind when you rez, instead you leave a tombstone. WoW.com had some screenshots of a Battleground and just outside of IF where there was a ton of tombstone/graves. It looked pretty ridiculous to me however then again, I normally play on EU servers. I don't think the serious Chinese players are going to rush back to Chinese servers, rather they will stick with the Taiwanese ones as the content is updated in a timely fashion nor do they have to deal with the PRC censors sticking their nose into the game content.
Regarding the German "no blood or other images of graphic death", this is actually quite old (several years). The German authorities are quite sensitive to depictions of violence. Plus almost any depiction of Nazi symbols is illegal (so no killing SS thugs in Wolfenstien or other games). Most German gamers that I know prefer to buy their games elsewhere.
Didnt know that i saw it first today.
Also not sure about the rushing back to Chinese servers, I read something about it alrdy having close to 2 million subs.