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Sodapoppin explains why WoW Classic is going to be “so boring”

Published: 23/Aug/2019 22:30 Updated: 20/May/2020 11:37

by Brent Koepp

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Blizzard is gearing up for World of Warcraft Classic to go live on August 27, but popular Twitch streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris is warning fans that it’s going to be ‘boring’ and not very interesting to watch as a stream. 

WoW first released in 2004, and went on to become one of the most popular MMORPGs of all time.  Over its near 15-year run, the game has seen over six major expansions and has gone through many changes, so it is pretty far removed from how it was when it originally launched.

But older players have long held nostalgia for the classic version, and newcomers have wanted to see what they missed out on. With Blizzard releasing the original version, will it be everything it’s hyped up to be? Sodapoppin doesn’t think so.

WoW Classic will be “so boring”

During a stream on August 23, Sodapoppin went on a rant about the Classic version launching and how he feels it’s going to be boring. “It’s going to be so boring. The first streams are going to be so boring, god, to watch.”

He then elaborated that he was worried that everyone is over-hyping the Classic. “Everyone is so hyped about Classic. I’ve never seen this game. I can’t wait to go check it out. It’s on Twitter, even Reddit’s bumping.”

Blizzard EntertainmentA screenshot from one of the earlier versions of World of Warcraft.

The popular Twitch streamer also addressed the long queues once it launches, and described what those checking it out could potentially experience.

“Login screen. Queue. Five hours. Man everyone’s in queue, I can’t wait to come back in 5 hours to actually see the gameplay,” he said.

He then explained that he thought players would be in for disappointment after the long wait, and the hype: “They come back in 5 hours. Man they’re only hitting one button. Half the time they’re just drinking, this sucks!”

Blizzard recently did an AMA over on Reddit, where a Senior Game Producer with the username ‘Chromschi’ said that the company anticipates long queue times on release.

“On the most popular servers, such as Herod and Shazzrah, we are currently estimating lengthy queue times – up to several hours or more in certain instances,” they said.

RedditA Blizzard dev expects long queues for WoW classic600

It remains to be seen if Sodapoppin’s predictions will be correct.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.