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Asmongold explains why players should quit WoW Classic right now

Published: 13/Sep/2019 8:30 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:47

by Joe O'Brien

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Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has explained why people should stop playing WoW Classic.

During a recent stream, Asmongold was watching videos on YouTube while waiting for a raid group to organize, when he came across a video of another content creator explaining why they were quitting WoW Classic.

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The YouTuber, Mtashed, explained that the game had quickly taken over his life, playing 36 hours over the course of three days, and that he had decided to quit because it was too much of a drain on his time and continuing to play WoW Classic would prevent him from making videos and playing other games.

Blizzard EntertainmentWoW Classic launched to massive popularity with both players and viewers.

Asmongold is arguably one of the biggest advocates for WoW in the world, but after the video had ended he surprisingly suggested that Mtashed – or anyone else worried about WoW Classic addiction for that matter – should in fact quit.

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“Quit right now. Stop playing this game. Because if you get to 60 and you get to experience the game, you’re going to hate all those other games that you were gonna play. And it’ll be the only game you wanna play, and you’ll be like me, playing one game for 13 years. Don’t get to 60, don’t do that, you’re gonna ruin your life and you’re gonna love it.”

Asmongold’s dedication to World of Warcraft certainly doesn’t seem to have done him too much harm. Interest in WoW Classic has spilled onto Twitch, and Asmongold has been at the forefront of the game’s streamers, which resulted in him being the most-viewed individual on the platform for August.

Whether the game can hold quite as much interest over the long term remains to be seen, but so far it has held the attention of thousands of players, including major streamers primarily known for very different titles, such as shroud.

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While there will eventually be a limit on the potential evolution of a game explicitly designed to replicate its original, pre-expansion state, WoW Classic players do also have new content to look forward to over the coming years, with Blizzard planning to release extra PVP, raid, and world content over the course of six phases.

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Everything you need to know about WoW covenants for Shadowlands pre-patch

Published: 13/Oct/2020 7:47 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 7:51

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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The World of Warcraft Shadowlands pre-patch is happening any day now, and that means the new covenants are one step closer. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about them.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was supposed to release later this month. Unfortunately, it has been delayed until later this year, but we still have something to look forward to in the meantime, including covenants.

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The pre-patch is happening later today, and Blizzard has revealed even more details on the covenants included in Shadowlands. We’ve already covered the basics, but now we know more about what rewards you can expect from them.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Kyrian Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Kyrian Covenant will reward you with cosmetics, including back attachments that look a lot like Kyrian Wings.

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

You’ll also have access to nifty armour sets for each armour type.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Power of the Kyrian

Joining the Kyrian Covenant will give you access to a summonable personal steward. 

Not only can they fight, but they can also which can bring you a Phial of Serenity to restore some health and remove all effects. 

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You can choose from Pico, Farra, and Bumos, who all have a unique look and personality. 

Kyrian Covenant Soulbinds

You’ll also be able to soulbind with one of several characters in the covenant, granting you some excellent traits and bonuses. 

Pelagos will give you Bond of Friendship and Combat Meditation, which will reduce cooldowns on the steward and temporarily increase your mastery.

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Kleia will give you Ascendant Phial and Valiant strikes, which will make you immune to adverse effects and add Valiant Strikes stacks to you and your allies when you land critical strikes.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Forgelite Prime Mikanikos will give you Charged Additive and Bron’s Call to Action, which will knock nearby enemies away and have a chance to summon Bron himself after you’ve used lots of spells.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Necrolord Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Necrolord Covenant will reward you with a unique pet, mount, and back attachments.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

It will also let you wear Necrolord-themed armour for each armour type.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Might of the Necrolords

Joining the Necrolord Covenant will let you use the Fleshcraft ability, which allows you to prevent damage equal to a portion of your maximum health.

What’s more, the closer you stand to a corpse when casting the ability, the more effective it will be.

Necrolord Covenant Soulbinds

Like the other covenants, you’ll be able to soulbind with one of several characters in the covenant.

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Plague Deviser Marileth will give you Travel with Bloop and Ultimate Form, which will let you increase your movement speed after standing still and makes you immune to crowd-control.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Emeni the Slaughter Daughter will give you Emeni’s Magnificent Skin and Runescribed Bone, which will let you gain stacks what will increase your maximum health when using the Necrolord class ability, and reduce magic damage intake every time you kill an enemy.

Bonesmith Heirmir will give you Resourceful Fleshcrafting and Forgeborne Reveries, which will reduce Fleshcraft’s cooldown and make your armour live on and fight for a short while after you die.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Night Fae Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Night Fae Covenant will let access some cool cosmetics and back attachments.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

It will also let you wear some unique armour sets for each armour type.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Power of the Night Fae

Joining the Night Fae covenant will let you use Soulshape, which will turn you into a Vulpin and increase your movement speed and teleport a short distance. It will also allow you to unlock new Soulshape forms.

Night Fae Covenant Soulbinds

Like the other covenants, you’ll be able to soulbind with one of several characters in the covenant.

Niya will give you  Sylvari Mantle and Grove Invigoration, which makes Soulshape conceal you when it runs out and temporarily increases your mastery when using a Night Fae class ability or spell.

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Dreamweaver will give you Field of Blossoms and Podtender, which increases the movement speed of nearby allies when Soulshape ends and prevent you from dying by healing you with a targetable wild seed pod for several seconds. But if an enemy kills it, you will die.

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Korayn will give you Wild Hunt’s Charge and Final Moments. The former makes your Soulshape teleport turn into a charge with a stun, and the latter increases your healing and damage output to targets at a critical level. The effect also temporarily increases when an ally dies.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Venthyr Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Venthyr Covenant will give you access to a unique pet, mount, and back attachments.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

It will also let you wear some Venthyr-themed armour sets.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Sharing In The Wealth

Joining the Venthyr Covenant will let you use Door of Shadows, which allows you to “wend” through the shadows and teleport to a targeted location.

Venthyr Covenant Soulbinds

Nadjia the Mistbladewill give you Agent of Chaos and Thrill Seeker. The former makes Door of Shadows temporarily disorientate all nearby enemies at your target location. The latter makes you gain stacks when in combat that can be consumed to increase movement speed.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

General Draven will give you Enduring Gloom and Call to Action. The former makes Door of Shadows give you a shield that absorbs 15% of your maximum health for eight seconds. The latter makes Venthyr abilities and spells temporarily improve versatility on yourself and allies.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Theotar the Mad Duke will give you Watch the Shoes! and Soothing Shade, which makes Door of Shadows free you from roots and snares and gives your spells and abilities a chance to summon Tubbins and Gubbins for a little while.

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That’s everything you’ll need to know about the covenants ahead of the World of Warcraft Shadowlands pre-patch. But if you want to dive a little deeper, you can check out all the details here.