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Asmongold hits back at Dr Disrespect after he roasted WoW Classic

Published: 29/Aug/2019 8:45 Updated: 6/May/2020 11:01

by Joe O'Brien


Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has fired back after Dr Disrespect took shots at WoW Classic.

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.


“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”

GFUELDon’t expect Dr Disrespect to be streaming WoW Classic any time soon.

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.

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Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre


Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.


Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.


Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.


Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.


Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.