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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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Noah Beck reveals the adorable way he asked Dixie D’Amelio to be his GF

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:45

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Noah Beck and Dixie D’Amelio finally confirmed their relationship status after weeks of being “besties,” but the details of their relationship are still up in the air — more specifically, how Noah even went about asking Dixie to be his girlfriend, in the first place.

Despite being spotted by paparazzi and even sharing an on-screen smooch for Dixie’s music video, this TikTok couple was adamant that they were nothing more than friends, choosing to keep their relationship status private in the age of oversharing on social media.

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However, Noah finally broke the silence on October 6, admitting that he and Dixie were officially dating in a then-unreleased interview that sent fans into a tizzy.

While their relationship was almost immediately met with scandal — with Griffin Johnson even creating a diss track that hinted Noah had broken some sort of “bro code” — it seems that these two aren’t letting the drama get them down.

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Now that things are official, though, Noah is opening up more about his romance with Dixie, even revealing how he asked out the TikToker-turned-singer — and his methods are giving guys a whole lot to live up to.

During a collaboration with YouTuber Jeff Wittek on October 13, Noah admitted that he and Dixie used to visit Malibu, California quite often, giving him the perfect getaway spot to pop the question.

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“There was this lifeguard tower that we always used to sit at, and just talk and stuff,” Noah explained. “So basically, I took her to Malibu on September 25, we went to the lifeguard post and I decorated it with candles. I brought s’mores and s**t.”

“I told her like, wait in the car,” he continued. “I got some stuff out of the trunk, decorated the lifeguard post, like rose petals, candles, stuff like that. I came back when I was done decorating, walked her there, and she knew what was happening, I think. And then I just popped the question!”

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There’s no doubting that Noah Beck is this generation’s Prince Charming after hearing all that. It looks like miss Dixie got pretty lucky!