World of Warcraft

Asmongold freaks out as WoW raid boss drops rare item after two years

Published: 4/Aug/2020 0:14

by Bill Cooney

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Popular Twitch streamer Asmongold was absolutely blown away after an ultra-rare World of Warcraft item finally dropped off a raid boss after two years of trying.

Asmongold is one of the most popular WoW streamers on Twitch, but like a lot of other players in Blizzard’s legendary MMO, there was one item, in particular, he had been trying to acquire for literally years.

The item in question is the extremely rare “Scythe of the Unmaker,” which, according to WOWDB’s database, has a 0.6% chance to drop from Argus the Unmaker, the final raid boss from World of Warcraft: Legion.

Legion came out in 2015, but Asmon has been attempting to get the Scythe to drop since 2018, and he’s come up empty-handed every time, or with some other, less prestigious loot. This all changed on August 2 though, when the RNG gods finally decided to bless him with the weapon.

As he’s done before, Asmon confidently predicted that this would be the run where the super-rare polearm finally dropped. Some of the more superstitious WoW players out there might criticize the streamer’s apparent hubris, but the callout ended up making the drop all the more memorable.

“I’m gonna get it now for sure, watch!” Asmon laughed as his raid finished off Argus. “Watch me get it, dude, watch me get it even after I said it.”

The Scythe of the Unmaker doesn’t work like your regular, run of the mill raid boss loot. Instead of taking it from the chest or off of the corpse of the boss, it automatically loads into a player’s inventory following the fight, and when his game reloaded after the battle, Asmon was temporarily at a loss for words.

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The Scythe of the Unmaker apparently took the words right out of Asmongold’s mouth.

“What, what? It’s over, it’s over!” Asmon yelled as his two-year quest finally came to an end. “Oh my god, yes dude. I knew it, man! After two years, two f**king years of farming this man, we actually got the Scythe. See? I told you it was gonna f**king drop, I knew it.”

Every WoW player who’s been in it for the long haul before knows the exact feeling of getting that one piece of loot you’ve had your eye on forever, but very few of us have probably ever spent two straight years trying to farm it as Asmongold did.

Entertainment

MrBeast’s manager explains how MrBeast Burger & restaurants were picked

Published: 5/Jan/2021 18:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Reed Duchscher, the manager for YouTuber superstar ‘MrBeast’, revealed some details regarding the inception of MrBeast Burger, how restaurant locations were chosen, and the future of the franchise.

MrBeast Burger took the internet by storm in December as the YouTuber’s chain emerged seemingly out of nowhere with 300 locations people could order from in the United States.

While fans still have to order off food delivery apps such as UberEats, Doordash, Grubhub, or Postmates, there is a good chance that physical locations could be coming soon.

In an interview with Blake Robbins, Duchscher explained how the idea for MrBeast Burger came from, how the locations were picked, and ultimately why they opted to go with burgers.

According to Duchscher, MrBeast Burger was in the works for over a year and even though the global health crisis may make people think otherwise, the plan was originally never to open physical stores.

“Although now with the success, I think we will,” the manager hinted and noted that partnering with smaller restaurants was part of the plan.

On the topic of how the restaurant locations were chosen, Duchscher revealed that they looked at MrBeast’s YouTube channel to see what cities had the most watch-time and opted for the biggest ones.

From there, virtual dining concepts went out and partnered with existing restaurants in those areas. With 300 locations currently, the plan going forward in 2021 is to scale, but with that comes its own set of challenges.

Finally, when it came down to deciding what to serve, MrBeast wanted to do something simple and non-complex, which ruled out burritos or sushi.

“We wanted to make a simple product that other restaurants could easily make if they had the ingredients,” he explained. “So we ultimately decided on a burger.”

It will be very interesting to see what the future holds for the chain in the next few months and how the team decides to expand. Who knows – the next time you’re in the mood for a burger, maybe you could be pulling into the drive-thru of a true physical MrBeast Burger location.