Dr Disrespect roasts WoW Classic after one look at Asmongold's stream - Dexerto

Dr Disrespect roasts WoW Classic after one look at Asmongold’s stream

Published: 10/Sep/2019 4:20 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 8:18

by Isaac McIntyre


Guy ‘World of Warcraft Classic star’s attempt at the Molten Core raid.

WoW Classic has been all the rage for popular Twitch streamers recently, especially in the case of leading Azeroth personality Asmongold, who just hit the game’s max level cap.

When Dr Disrespect heard that his fellow entertainer was peaking at over 100,000 viewers while attempting the game’s end-game raid, he dropped by to see what all the fuss was about.

The WoW star was partway through fighting enemies in the Classic level 60 raid, and was currently fighting a massive fire elemental with his 40-player party. Dr Disrespect seemed not to be impressed at all, and quickly turned on the heat.

“Like what the hell is going on on the screen, look at this … Asmon you’ve got to break down what is this. What is this magical palace I just stepped into Asmon, huh?” the Twitch superstar asked as he gestured to the elements all across the screen.

“I mean what’s on all these lines right here, especially the bottom one,” the Two-Time said as he poked at the game’s UI. “And then what’s this, what are all these little squares? And what’s way up there above your head? What’s going on here man?”

The Doc’s drop-in on Asmongold’s stream was sparked after he revealed he was “concerned” that WoW was going to end the careers of every streamer on the Twitch platform.

“I’ve got a concern, I’ve got to put a red flag up,” Beahm said at the beginning of his September 9 stream. “I am concerned that World of Warcraft could end our careers as streamers ladies and gentleman, the entire community. Let me go into the details why.”

From here he took on the voice of a ‘casual’ viewer: “I keep hearing about Twitch, let me turn it on and see what it’s all about. Let me go into this stream … what the fuck is going on here?

“I don’t know what the fuck’s going on in this game, there’s goddamn UI everywhere and dragons flying through clouds and rainbows and shit,” the Doc continued. “I’m out of here! You don’t get my money, I’m out of here. The hell kind of industry is this?”

While the Two-Time may not be a big fan of WoW and it’s lack of the ‘violence, speed, and momentum’ he adores in his streaming titles, it’s clear Blizzard’s re-release is here to stay.

DrDisrespect may also have declared he will never make the switch to WoW Classic, but with more and more streaming stars loading into Azeroth every day, it could only be a matter of time before we see the Champions Club convince the Doc to try his hand at the latest craze.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.