In a recent Twitch stream Asmongold, a prominent figure in World Of Warcraft’s community, has agreed with another streamer on opinions about the WoW community. He said that:
“I saw a clip of Esfand talking about how the Final Fantasy community is a better community than the WoW community, in terms of like being supportive etc. Let me tell you something. That is completely true. There has never been a truer true that has ever been trued. I’ll be honest the WoW community is, uh, it’s trash. How do I know that? Because I was in it.”
Asmongold has previously been highly critical of World Of Warcraft’s recent releases. In a large TwitLonger post, he said that “World of Warcraft used to be a game that made you want to waste your time. Now it’s just a game that wastes your time.”
“Now, when I see a pop up that Burning Crusade is releasing less than a month from now, and Illidan’s iconic “You are not prepared!” quote co-opted to sell ridiculously overpriced microtransactions, I see the last bit of heart and soul of a game I love being drained away for a quarterly earnings report.”
Final Fantasy XIV itself has seen a recent surge in popularity, with the servers reaching capacity. It also repeatedly passed its concurrent player record on Steam. Eventually, it had to introduce a thirty-minute idle timer to try and reclaim server capacity.
Elsewhere, an Olympic gold medallist returned to Russia and was greeted with a cover of a song from The Witcher’s Netflix series.