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Asmongold slams ‘idiots’ upset at black characters in World of Warcraft

Published: 16/Oct/2020 17:31

by Jacob Hale

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Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has called out the “stupidity” of WoW players who are upset at the inclusion of black characters in the game.

All the way back at BlizzCon 2019, World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas revealed a bunch of new features coming to WoW with the Shadowlands expansion, including new character customization options that included black, Asian and Hispanic skin options.

Naturally, this means a more diverse range of people in Azeroth, including NPCs, but this appears to have upset a certain group of people.

To those people, the idea of black people in World of Warcraft makes no sense, but Asmongold was quick to shut down those complaints when he saw a post on Reddit about it.

WoW Shadowlands castle
Blizzard
World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands expansion pre-patch launched on October 13.

After reading through some of the comments made during a stream when two black characters appeared on screen, questioning the reason for having them, Asmon swiftly called the comments out.

“This is kind of a dumb thing to get mad about,” he said. “It’s just stupid. You can have orcs, trolls, you can have spirits, you can have the Lich King, but you can’t have a black person?”

He went on: “How is it you can have a dragon but not a black dude? What’s the logic behind that? I think it’s silly.”

Asmon continued, saying that there were a few “dumbos” getting mad about it, but frequently reiterates his stance that there is no logic behind the complaints, but that as a new story is being built in the Shadowlands expansion, it doesn’t affect or go against the lore of the game.

Obviously, as with any change like this, there will always be a subsection of fans that are upset, despite having no tangible impact on gameplay at all — though hopefully this becomes less of an issue down the line.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.