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Logan Paul mocks Flat Earthers after his ‘documentary’ prank

Published: 23/Mar/2019 18:56 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 19:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul released his anticipated Flat Earth documentary on March 20 – but it wasn’t everything that viewers were expecting.

While Paul’s video featured interviews with genuine Flat Earthers, it played out more like a comedic ‘mockumentary,’ and now, the YouTuber is continuing to poke fun at the community.

Paul posted a cheeky Tweet on March 22, that shows a video from the Flat Earth International Conference organizer discussing his experience with the YouTuber’s film crew.

“Another thing that he outright lied about was the fact that he was going to be doing a documentary,” the organizer vehemently stated. “…quite honestly, I was punked. I was duped.”

Paul appeared to find some humor in the organizer’s distaste for his project, captioning the video, “The flat earthers have spoken” – adding the ‘🤭’ emoji for good measure.

The YouTuber likewise teased a “tell all” video about the ‘mockumentary,’ and is taking questions from viewers about the project’s culmination – which he previously described as an “undercover” operation during a joint podcast with YouTube group ‘The Corridor Cast.’

Paul had even teased the possibility of being a Flat Earther himself ahead of the video’s release, with his advertisements for the project appearing to hint at a serious documentary that would take a deep dive into the community’s philosophies.

Popular YouTuber Ethan Klein of H3H3 had also accused Paul of ripping off ideas from Shane Dawson, known in recent years for his highly-acclaimed documentary series covering major internet celebrities and even conspiracy theories.

However, Paul’s video also gained acclaim after its release for pranking audiences with its odd humor, with the likes of the BBC’s Dave Lee and the Washington Post’s Gene Park giving the mockumentary praise via Twitter.

Despite his highly-criticized debacle in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ in early 2018, the YouTuber continues to find success on the platform, in spite of further controversy.

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Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”