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WoW Classic launch experience perfectly showcased in hysterical video

Published: 9/Sep/2019 18:56 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 19:45

by Bill Cooney


The put additional servers online soon after launch to handle the massive amount of players.

After waiting in queue for however many hours it took – players found themselves waiting again, even lining up to wait for NPCs to spawn in over-populated starting areas for quests and leveling.


ebaumsworldThe wait may have been long, but players still managed to keep things interesting.

The WoW Classic experience in one video

World of Warcraft YouTuber Captain Grim decided to immortalize what everyone seemed to be going through at launch in a hilarious new video that perfectly captures WoW Classic’s first day back.

It start appropriately enough, with NPCs in the Orc and Troll starting area of Durotar freaking out about the incoming tidal wave of returning players, who fill up the server to breaking point almost immediatley.


World of Warcraft199 minutes with 8k line in front of you? Wishful thinking, Blizzard.

Next, we see an army of leveling Alliance players fighting over some low-level wolf spawns and a determined dwarf telling his party to “get their targeting macros ready.”

There’s also a look at Classic Teldrassil, the Night Elves and those players who wouldn’t stop asking how to spawn their Heirloom items (which aren’t included in Classic, so stop asking).

WoW Classic has attracted all kinds of streamers, including Shroud and even Ninja, so of course the video had to include a player complaining about so-called “streamer privilege” as well.


Above all, it’s good to be back

The main message from Captain Grim’s video seems to be that despite all the flaws and setbacks surrounding WoW Classic at launch – players are happy to be back.

Where else are players getting excited over a 4 strength 4 stam leather belt? Not in Battle for Azeroth, that’s for sure.

A few weeks removed from launch, things have simmered down a bit on WoW Classic servers, and there’s no longer a multi-hour wait to log in (unless you’re on a streamer server).


Players had been asking for years to have the original Vanilla WoW servers back and looking back at launch week, we sure got it.


How to find World of Warcraft’s new Reckful memorial in Shadowlands

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:27

by Bill Cooney


The NPC paying tribute to legendary World of Warcraft streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has been moved following the Shadowlands expansion to a new location in Azeroth.

Reckful was easily one of the biggest names in WoW streaming when he tragically and unexpectedly passed away in July of 2020. 


Along with the outpouring of support from the community that followed, Blizzard themselves paid tribute to him with a new Rogue Trainer NPC bearing his tag located in the Cathedral of Light.

After Shadowlands wasn sent live, the area has undergone a bit of a makeover – standard practice for WoW expansions, but Reckful is still there available to train leveling Rogues, just in a slightly different spot than before.


As shown by his fellow WoW streamer and good friend Asmongold, Reckful was moved by Blizzard in Shadowlands to stand right by the stairway to greet anyone who walks up.

“They moved him, wow, holy s**t,” Asmon said. “Does it still do the wings? Yeah it does. Holy s**t that is pretty cool, that is definitely pretty f***ing cool man.”


All of the features are still there, including the option to tell Reckful, “It’s good seeing you again,” as well as the ghostly wings that appear on the NPC’s back.

WoW players have also discovered a new feature apparently added along with Shadowlands – if you use the /hug command on Reckful, his character will /hug you right back. How’s that for wholesome?

So if you visit Reckful in the Citadel and hug him, he hugs you back from wow

The Rogue trainer is actually Blizzard’s second tribute to the streamer, with another NPC named ‘Byron Burnside’ first added in Tiragarde Sound – a play on his real name. The Reckful one is more of a direct connection to his in-game identity, with Rogue being his preferred class, and the one that helped him become a household name in the world of WoW.


Shadowlands is definitely bittersweet for all of us who were fans of tuning into Reckful’s streams, since it’s the first WoW expansion he won’t be around to experience along with us. It’s good to see Blizzard has kept a little piece of him around in-game though – one that we can visit anytime we want.