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Summit1g explains why he can’t play Escape from Tarkov anymore

Published: 11/Nov/2020 10:42

by Jacob Hale


Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar is one of the biggest names on Twitch, and once had some very popular Escape from Tarkov streams — but says he can’t play the game anymore and has explained why he quit it.

Summit has never really stuck to one game in particular and is happy to float between different titles while streaming, keeping things feeling a little more fresh for his viewers.

That said, once upon a time he would play Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov survival FPS religiously, and picked up a lot of fans to go with it.

Now, his EFT streams have died off — and they might not be returning any time soon if these comments are anything to go by.

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Battlestate Games
Summit’s Escape from Tarkov streams were very popular among fans of the game.

While streaming PUBG on November 10, one viewer asked summit if he’d be streaming Escape from Tarkov, and found out exactly why the streamer won’t be touching the game too soon.

“Listen, it may be nice reminiscing on EFT, the times that you’re winning and owning,” summit said. “But all the times in between when you’re getting one-tapped and having to re-gear, then losing a fight and having to re-gear, and then winning a couple of fights and just being stressed out of your mind… That’s a stressful game.”

That wasn’t all, though. He continued: “It’s a lot of heart attacks. Not to mention those rounds where you just can’t find anyone. You’re hearing gunshots, you’re walking around, you can’t find sh*t. And then Jomo Scav walks in, shoots you with a shotgun, almost kills you, and while you’re healing a team of three walks by and kills you.”

Summit is clearly still dealing with some animosity towards Escape from Tarkov thanks to these unfortunate situations he gets himself into in-game, which is definitely something most gamers can relate to.

It’s possible he’ll stream the game again one day, but if you’re a fan of Summit because of his EFT streams, don’t set your expectations too high.


Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


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.

Shroud World of Warcraft Shadowlands
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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.”