Since its launch on August 26, WoW Classic has been an enormous hit, not only seeing huge numbers of players but also dominating the Twitch charts. On the first day, over a million viewers tuned in to watch the game, of which Asmongold’s stream accounted for nearly 300,000.
It’s not just World of Warcraft streamers who have been dedicating their time to WoW Classic, however, with other popular figures on Twitch also jumping in – most notably shroud, who has moved away from his typical range of FPS titles in favor of a near non-stop WoW Classic grind.
It seems Dr Disrespect won’t be one of the thousands jumping into WoW Classic, however, after he made his disinterest in the game clear during a recent stream.
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“I’m not here to hit little cute purple dragons with little fireballs for a certain amount of XP because I’m trying to level my guy up so he can unlock a dinosaur egg, and inside that dinosaur egg it’s like a tarantula that morphs into a winged cadet that flies through the clouds, through dark valleys where volcanoes are splurring”
Asmongold watched the clip while streaming on his own channel, and his initial response was simply disbelief that Dr Disrepect’s own description of the game wasn’t something he was interested in.
“And you don’t wanna do that?” he repeated between moments of stunned silence. After Dr Disrespect made a comment about people “living back in 2001”, however, Asmongold decided to hit back at The Doc’s own choice of game, PUBG.
“Hey listen, maybe we can look back at 2001, just like PUBG’s hit rate servers. ‘Oh wow, I got shot through a wall again, just like 2001.’ I had better latency in CS 1.6. God I wish it was 2001 in PUBG, there’d be higher god damn standards.”
WoW Classic has certainly done wonders for Asmongold’s channel so far, not only hitting an enormous peak on the first day but remaining as the top Classic streamer whenever he’s been online, while the category has stayed at the forefront of Twitch.
Whether the interest in WoW Classic can be consistent over the long term, however, or is simply a nostalgia-fuelled flash in the pan, remains to be seen.