Online gamers typically get fame through their Discord servers or streams. But fifteen years ago, when Classic World of Warcraft was the only WoW alternative, even without contemporary platforms, some players rose to local notoriety. The factors contributing to their popularity were also highly varied. Someone set up remarkable occurrences in the game, and someone simply mastered all of World of Warcraft’s systems, astounding the online community.
Nowadays players try to repeat their path. Someone copes with their efforts, someone turns to game-boosting companies to upgrade their account and make it more attractive to viewers. It’s easier for someone to buy in-game currency at a more pleasant price, while someone doesn’t like to go through some quests so he orders quest passing or wow boosting dungeons. Such services are really helpful when you don’t want to spend entire days in front of the computer.
Several of the players in today’s lineup went on to carve out successful careers for themselves by making the most of the celebrity that came their way, while the others vanished from public view. They will however always be a part of the storied World of Warcraft Classic.
A relative newcomer to WoW under the nickname Jokerd became known quite recently. He used to stream on Twitch to a very narrow audience, but everything changed when his dwarf magician became the first character to reach level 60 in Classic WoW. This happened in 2019, and Jokerd set a new record, pumping in just 4 days and overtaking even pro-players from famous guilds like Method.
Naturally, this raised a lot of questions, and Jokerd was accused of abusing both the leering system and the fact that other persons had used his account. In World of Warcraft, the leering system separates all players into multiple groups and makes a separate copy of the world for each group, complete with duplicates of all the NPCs and resources.
Jokerd acknowledged that he exploited a few minor weaknesses in the leering system, but he did not employ any big flaws that could have improved his performance, and he was not cheating. This sparked a debate regarding the “raw” condition of Classic WoW just after launch, and only the lazy person avoided bringing up the contentious Jokerd speedrun.
Even individuals who are not connected to the online gaming community have heard of him. The gamers in the raid started acting erratically and shouting “Lyra Jenkins!” since he was so well-liked that his moniker became well-known. Before there was such a thing as a viral video, he rose to fame as its protagonist and popularized the MMORPG craze.
Even though that particular film was created as a parody, it was so masterfully constructed that many people mistakenly thought they were watching a tape of a real raid where everything went wrong. The Pals for Life guild members who shot the video claimed that it was entirely manufactured. But the humor video spread well beyond the WoW community, and Lyra’s unbridled joy cheered even those who had little interest in video games.
Bashir Boumaaza is his name, and he is from Belgium. The recordings of his streams, which he has been distributing since 2007, in which he demonstrated multiple world records live at once, are how he first gained public attention. Bashir became the first player to level up to 85. However, he did so as a paladin using the pseudonym “For science”.
Bashir was deeply engaged in humanitarian endeavors in addition to his reputation as a daring and conceited World of Warcraft player going by the moniker Athene. This nickname is more famous and most people know him using this one. For instance, he raised more than $10 million during one of his Twitch streams in 2013 and donated it to the fund of a worldwide organization for the protection of children’s rights.
The Tauren fighter known by the alias “Pat” rose to fame among PvP players not only for his prowess but also for being the first person on his server to amass the best set of PvP armor. It’s the Armor of Valor, which came with an epic weapon with an obsidian blade and transformed its wearer into a formidable foe.
Even though he posted the videos in 2005, they are still frequently seen on fan forums and are very well-liked. Players who level up warriors and engage in PvP combat are still led by his playing style when gathering their armor sets.
The title of unrivaled PvP fighting master is given to Vurtne. He created a special mage build that combined engineering and supporting skills (mostly the healing talent), making him unbeatable in PvP encounters. He strutted across Azeroth shaming everyone who supported the Alliance and handling any class that tried to challenge him with ease.
On YouTube, there are videos devoted to the “vanilla” WoW era. Heavy metal music is played throughout each of them, creating a fantastic adventurous atmosphere. Additionally, Vurtne’s outrageously untidy portrayal of the Forsaken in these videos comes off as really cool, which can be viewed as a major victory for the undead.
The player’s real name is Thomas Bengtsson, and the nickname “Kungen” (which means “king” in Swedish) refers to him. He continues to be a true king among tanks. Kungen is the leader of the Ensidia guild and continues to play on his Tarren Mill Europe server. He also rose to fame during the “vanilla” WoW period when he established the Nihilum guild on the Magetherion server.
Kungen had such a significant impact on the game that Blizzard even gave him the name of a card in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game (WoW TCG), the forerunner to Hearthstone. It is the Kungen Thunderer card from the Gates of Wrath set.