Rust

Valkyrae threatens to shut down OTV Rust server over griefing issues

Published: 31/Dec/2020 17:34 Updated: 4/Jan/2021 14:22

by Theo Salaun

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Chaos makes for great content, but Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter is taking responsibility for the griefing drama in the OfflineTV Rust server and laying out consequences if it continues.

Rust is a survival multiplayer game and, as such, prone to PvP (Player-versus-Player) shenanigans — especially when OfflineTV partners with over 50 high-profile streamers in a dedicated server. While Valkyrae claims to have personally enjoyed those antics, she recognizes that things may have gone too far following drama with Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s introduction to the OTV server.

With xQc (and his notorious chat) stirring up the pot and unnerving fellow streamers, Rae has spoken out and taken ownership for continuing to invite potentially antagonistic creators to the exclusive server. 

In a two-pronged tweet, 2020’s “Content Creator of the Year” let it be known that she will be much more careful about invitations moving forward. And, should the untoward behavior continue, she will consider shutting down or resetting OfflineTV’s Rust server.

“The drama, people suing me. I’m on TV talking like it’s just you and me.” Like the lyrics to Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” drama can ensue when one treats the public realm like a private interaction. While Valkyrae has personally enjoyed the beef and spice in her server, she realizes that, as its invitees grow, she needs to take some public ownership and rein in the…juice.

Most prominently, that juice turned sour when xQc lashed out at a relatively smaller streamer, ‘Ash_on_lol,’ who then clapped back with an even more profanity-laden response. A few f-bombs and a request for xQc to not be “a f**king piece of s**t” later and Ash reportedly received death threats from the Quebecois streamer’s passionate fans.

That consequence was seemingly unexpected and prompted an apology from xQc, in which he promised to no longer treat people in the server, particularly non-PvP creators, so poorly. And, while Valkyrae took no personal issue with his behavior (as indicated by her response to his tweet), she later decided it was time to nip the drama in the bud.

As Valkyrae indicates in her different responses, she doesn’t find the killing to be “rude” and agrees that “the chaos has been fun.” But she recognizes that other perspectives matter, especially because she’s the one who “wanted to invite more.”

As such, Rae has apologized to her “friends who didn’t enjoy playing” and threatened to take action if people continue to misbehave. 

Based on other replies in her Twitter thread, it appears that a full reset or shutdown of the server isn’t on the horizon just yet though. Instead, the group is looking to establish a PvP open world with dedicated safe areas for those not feeling quite as spicy.

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Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

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Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

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Instagram: Addison Rae
Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.