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Hyphonix allegedly scammed by friend after winning $4,000 of Runescape gold on stream

Published: 11/Jun/2019 10:38 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 11:17

by Matt Porter

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Twitch streamer Hyphonix has apparently been scammed on Old School Runescape by a friend while broadcasting, losing around $4000 worth of gold in the process.

Old School Runescape is one of the most popular games on Twitch, with streamers like Hyphonix grinding their way through the classic game, hoping to earn gold that they can use to purchase in-game items.

After using the account of a friend, who is also a moderator in his chat, Hyphonix lost out on five billion gold when he was logged out of the account and unable to get back in.

JagexHyphonix was staking on a friend’s account.

Hyphonix had been using the account of his moderator for staking, and according to regular viewers of the stream had been doing so for some time. Staking sees players go out and clash with others head-to-head, with the winner securing the grand prize, which is often gold.

The streamer had been on an incredible run, winning around 12 of his 15 attempts according to commenters who had been watching his stream, when he was suddenly logged out of the account. Many, including the streamer, believed that his friend had logged him out, changed the password and kept the billions of gold for himself.

“Don’t do this to me,” pleaded Hyphonix as he tried to get back into the game. “Come on, please. Is this real? Don’t do this to me. Please tell me you’re fucking with me. You’re fucking with me, right?”

The Twitch broadcaster had amassed around five billion gold on the account from staking, which is worth between $3,500 and $4,000 – a huge amount to lose. Hyphonix was clearly upset by the situation, ending his stream minutes later after continued attempts to log back into the account.

Old School Runescape Community Manager JagexAcorn confirmed that the account had been banned for real-world trading, which means the account was suspected to be selling the gold for money, which is against the game’s rules.

Many still believe that the account owner logged Hyphonix out, and attempted to sell the gold for money but got banned before they were able to do so, and the news that account was banned for real-world trading appears to back up the theory. The player claims that this is not the case, saying that he didn’t log into the account.

Hyphonix has refrained from commenting on the situation since the conclusion of his stream, but we’ll be sure to update this post as new information becomes available.

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xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.