Zach “Asmongold”Which is very popular MMO . streamer On Twitch, Blizzard was criticized for decreasing the dragon’s ride speed in the upcoming World of Warcraft update titled “Dragonflight”. The 30% drop in speed was a point of contention in most of the player base. Some feel it is a justifiable change while others refuse to believe it is desirable in any way.
took a streamer clear position regarding this issue by calling the developers about what they believe to be an unnecessary understatement, hampering the enjoyment factor of the new ability. While responding to a side-by-side comparison video by a professional World of Warcraft player, he ended up calling the developers stupid:
“Look how stupid Blizzard is.”
Asmongold gives his opinion on the WoW dragon rider nerf
Dragonflight is the much awaited update to the massively popular MMO from Blizzard. With several new features being cited as one of the best additions to World of Warcraft in a long time, tensions are rising as Blizzard continues to update the alpha with new patches.
Blizzard is notorious for making hostile player decisions and has faced massive backlash for many choices in the past. Dracthyr’s Soar’s latest ability reduction, which was allowing players to fly at speeds of up to 930%, reduced speed for boost by 30%, much to the chagrin of fans.
Asmongold He looked like one of them when he was reacting to a comparison video by Maximus from Liquid Guild, which showed just how powerful a nerf is. The streamer described the pre-nerf ability as fun and interesting, saying:
“That’s how fast it was. Look at this. Look how cool this guy is.”
He used a few select words while describing the current way Soar works, describing it as lame:
“It’s worse, yeah I know. He’s lame. What an embarrassment.”
Clearly disappointed with the nerf, Asmongold revealed that changes like these made him wonder about the new update:
“Like I said, that change made me lose more, uh, hope for Blizzard with Dragonflight than anything else. Like, if they don’t change, I’m going to expect Dragonflight to be a great dog.”
Blizzard’s reason for the change was that the ability was beat up because it was exclusive to the Dracthyr race. The developers revealed that their gameplay test showed no change in the fun factor, noting:
“Soar is also a race capability, and was never intended to be a massive efficiency or performance improvement over other races…What we found while testing these changes internally was that the gear shift did not reduce the fun of the movement.”
Maximus, like many fans of World of Warcaft, did not find the intrinsic logic of nerf, and he made his feelings clear by expressing:
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Asmongold fans mostly agreed with the streaming device and released their frustration against Blizzard. One Artixes Pro fan commented:
“At this point, I tend to think Blizzard hates the good vibes and makes sure that never happens.”
Other comments on YouTube showed a similar sentiment, with many remembering Blizzard’s earlier features. Few even have theories as to why developers deliberately weaken things.