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Blizzard pays tribute to Reckful by adding him to WoW as Rogue Trainer

Published: 6/Aug/2020 19:17 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 9:22

by Theo Salaun

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In honor of Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, Blizzard has added a Rogue Trainer NPC under his gamer tag to World of Warcraft, with various odes to his legacy as possibly the game’s most iconic player ever.

Reckful passed away at 31 years old in July 2020 and the World of Warcraft community responded as thousands banded together and paid the WoW and Twitch innovator homage by meeting and sharing stories of his impact at sites like the Stormwind Cathedral (the Cathedral of Light) and Grommash Hold. Now, Blizzard has echoed those sentiments by immortalizing him as an NPC who can be found at that first location.

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Those communal mournings constituted the largest player-driven in-game event in the history of the game, and it has become obvious that Reckful’s influence is not lost upon Blizzard. Although he had already been given a Byron Burnside NPC years ago, this new one is more fitting and a more direct reference to the name he was more popularly known by.

Reckful was one of the most skilled Rogues of all time, so the character choice is on-point. But it’s the dialogue touches and the choice of location that lend the most weight to this act of immortalization.

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During Wrath of the Lich King, the Assassination Rogue became meta and widely considered overpowered. But Reckful, unbothered by trends, maintained his Subtlety Rogue class, ignoring the Assassination Rogue’s core ability, Mutilate, and proceeded to Rank 1 across arenas like a true WoW iconoclast.

That history is rekindled with Blizzard’s NPC, as the character tells you “I don’t train Assassination Rogues” upon interaction.

Further, although his class may have been named for subtlety, Blizzard has not shied away from what this addition to the game is about. In dialogue options with him, players can choose to ask for training or simply tell him what many wish they could: “It was good seeing you again.”

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The dialogue options upon interacting with the Reckful NPC.

From Warcraft and Hearthstone esports to pioneering Twitch streaming, Reckful holds one of the deepest and longest-lasting legacies of gaming content creators. The responses to his passing reinforced that effect on the industry and culture. 

Blizzard’s inclusion of his namesake, befit with personal touches, ensures that said legacy is immortalized in a location that has found new meaning for a community that misses him dearly.

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Logan Paul mindblown after pulling rare Pokemon cards worth $3000

Published: 1/Oct/2020 13:11

by Jacob Hale

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Logan Paul has become an avid Pokemon card collector throughout the latter half of 2020, and treated fans of his Impaulsive podcast to watch him open a rare pack, the contents of which he was delighted with.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game originally got going in 1999 and now, over two decades later, is worth more than ever, with rare cards making sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they’ve kept their collection in good condition.

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He recently revealed some of the collection he had been building up, including a first edition shadowless Charizard that could fetch anywhere between $40,000 to $60,000 at auction.

Letting his fans into the hobby, Logan opted to buy a pack of Base Set trading cards for $500 online and opened it live on Impaulsive.

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Logan’s 1st edition Charizard is a prized possession.

Obviously, when you’re spending $500 on a single pack of cards, you’ve got to be pretty hopeful of the results, but Paul insisted he always gets his rarest cards from the seller he bought it from.

So, he opened them and revealed each card one-by-one, including a Squirtle which he expects to fetch around $200-300, perhaps more as he believes it to have a PSA grade of 10 — or, the best condition it could possibly be.

Alongside the regular Energy cards and some more Pokemon such as Gastly and Poliwhirl, Paul also packed a Blastoise, again expecting it to be PSA graded 10/10, which he says should fetch around $2500 — meaning the total value of the individual cards could fetch around $3000 if his valuations are correct.

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Obviously, the valuations may be slightly off, but Logan has at least made his money back for this pack — and if he’s made a profit then more power to him.

There’s some serious money to be made in the Pokemon Trading Card Game now, especially as it enjoys somewhat of a resurgence of late, so it might be worth digging out those old cards and see what you’ve got laying around: you never know how much money you could be sitting on.