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Jokerd actually deleted world’s first WoW Classic level 60 character

Published: 4/Sep/2019 20:59 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 12:16

by Bill Cooney

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WoW Classic streamer Jokerd finally deleted the world’s first level 60 character after what appeared to be a random message in Twitch chat.

Jokerd hit level 60 on August 30, just three days after the release of WoW Classic and tried to delete the character shortly after, but fans foiled his efforts the first time he tried it.

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Now it seems Jokerd’s Gnome Mage is gone for good after the streamer finally pulled the plug out of nowhere on September 4.

The streamer tried once before to delete the character, but chat stopped him.

Why did Jokerd delete the character?

For some players, leveling is a big part of what makes WoW and Classic enjoyable and it could just be Jokerd wanted to start fresh with a new character.

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Whatever the reason, the move seemed to come out of nowhere and left a lot of viewers wondering what just happened and why.

JokerdTV TwitchUpon reaching level 60, Jokerd led a massive parade of players from Stormwind to Goldshire.

As Jokerd was running around Everlook everything seemed to be going as planned, with no deleting of any characters in sight.

That is, until the streamer apparently got a message in chat telling him to delete the character immediately. 

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“Delete now?” the streamer asked before signing out and deleting the character faster than you can say “Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.”

After getting rid of the character, Jokerd hopped up and ran away, as if his Twitch viewers were going to reach through the screen and attack him for making the move.

The full video of the stream has been deleted, so we can’t confirm if Twitch chat is actually where the message came from, but it seems like a very Twitch chat thing to do.

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What will Jokerd do now?

Like any true WoW grinder, Jokerd will probably start fresh with a new character and it will be interesting to see how long it takes him to get to 60 this time around.

Being the first player to hit level 60 does come with some perks though, as the streamer saw a massive increase in followers and a Twitch partnership following the feat.

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Jokerd’s mage may be gone, but the streamer should be alright going forward and there’s no doubt the tale of the little Gnome who was the first to level 60 in WoW Classic will live on.

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Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.

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Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.

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Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.

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Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.

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Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.