Zack “Asmongold” is one of the most popular MMO streamers on Twitch. He is a true giant when it comes to World of Warcraft.
With over three million followers to his credit, the content creator has maintained a staggering 72,000 viewers average on his main account over the past year.
Asmongold has been a vocal critic of Blizzard’s policies, particularly those that hinder gameplay. However, he was surprised to find out how easy it was to get the new Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm in the new update to Wrath of the Lich King Classic.
The new pre-patch to the expansion allows players to access the brand new mount for free regardless of their rank.
While reading the blog post on WOWHead, Asmongold couldn’t believe that Blizzard, known for monetizing every ounce of its game, could put such a cool item for free.
The OTK founder joked about the anomaly, desperate that he has nothing more to complain about:
“So that’s not even an indirect way to promote boosts? What are we going to get mad at now?”
“Must be a scam somehow”: Stunned Asmongold jokes about Blizzard’s gaming policies
Asmongold has been a longtime critic of World of Warcraft developers. He turned heads in the community when he called Blizzard for nerfing flight ability in World of Warcraft’s upcoming Dragonflight expansion.
The Austin native was also very critical of Blizzard when he blacklisted Dragonflight Alpha’s Peach Gaming.
When the American streamer came across the patch notes on the frame, he was initially skeptical. He said:
“This is an in-game mount. It looks pretty cool. And you can get it. I’m not really kidding. You can get it just by playing. All you have to do is finish Wrath Classic, you have finished the entire DK questline and after you have it. completed, you’ll get this WOW retail mount. “
Not reading it thoroughly, he thought it was a promo for their boosts:
“What’s the deal? The problem is that most people don’t have 60 or 70 WOW at retail, so they can’t do a DK. So it’s a way for them to inadvertently give a promotional way to buy the push to Wrath of. the Lich King Classic. And the boost allows them to get this mount quickly. It’s actually very clever. “
Until now, Asmongold thought Blizzard was actually upping monetization by trying to get players to spend money to get level up. However, the theory collapsed when his audience pointed out that the first Death Knight had already been spawned at level 55. This means that no upgrade is needed to get the Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm.
The Twitch star said:
“You don’t need it? First DK? Wait what … you don’t need a level 55 to do a DK? So for example, a completely new player, someone who has never touched the classic WOW under any circumstances can do a Death Knight, and will start at level 55. “
After the generosity shown by Blizzard, the streamer started holding on to straws and joking about how it was somehow a scam:
“It must be a scam in some way, right? I mean, f ** k! They are scamming us by making us buy the game, adding a reward that people want to play the game [for]. “
Reactions from the audience
After realizing that the mount could be obtained fairly fairly, Asmongold’s audience really enjoyed Blizzard.