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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.