WoW is doing poorly and everyone knows it.
Twitch star Asmongold has blasted the current state of World of Warcraft following the release of the Chains of Domination expansion, calling for new ideas from Activision Blizzard.
If there’s one streamer that has truly conquered the MMO world, it’s Asmongold. With an ever-growing follower count and an infectious personality, the Texan-born Twitch star has etched himself into both Azeroth and Eorzea’s history books.
Following the Activision Blizzard lawsuit, which accuses the company of fostering a “frat boy” culture in the workplace, the self-professed professional neckbeard has pivoted away from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, taking to Final Fantasy XIV Online or Amazon Games’ New World instead. Many fans have followed him, too.
In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the streamer also suggested that Activision Blizzard’s MMO could learn a lot from Square Enix’s iconic title Final Fantasy XIV.
Dissatisfaction has been growing within the WoW community ever since the release of Chains of Domination, the highly anticipated expansion to the game’s iconic World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Plagued by lag and suffering from severely uninspired narrative direction, Asmongold has explained what WoW needs to do to stop this mass exodus.
“I think they just need to come into [WoW] with new ideas,” he told Dexerto. “I think that’s why a lot of people have been looking at other games and looking at different things. I think people really want to see Blizzard try to flip the board over and try and do something new and different. Right now, I feel like there’s no real innovation going on with the game. The developers just don’t know what the players want,” he explained, “they’re doing things that are just time-wasting mechanisms.