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Streamer divides WoW Classic fans by boosting his way to level 60

A World of Warcraft Classic streamer by the name of Asmongold used some questionable methods to level his Warlock up during his live stream of the game on Nov. 7, 2019. During a raid, the gamer followed a large group of players around while they cleared out the area. Tagging each mob by hitting them at least once before moving on to the next group, Asmongold was able to get full experience from each mob killed, eventually climbing his way to level 60 in the process.

Asmongold's actions have the WoW Classic community divided on whether or not this is fair. On the one hand, Asmongold technically followed the requirements needed to gain the experience he loaded up on. But on the other hand, the way he received it wasn't in the spirit of what the shared experience points were meant to promote. Asmongold basically mooched all of his experience points off of other players, making them do the work for him to gain the reward.

No matter what side of the argument you fall on, there's no denying that Asmongold's tactics paid off in getting him a lot of experience in a short amount of time. And though he even asked his viewers if they thought it was wrong, he still utilized the leveling method and stated that he would continue to use it from now on.

In WoW Classic, players are able to gain shared experience points for working together for quests, raids, and dungeons. This promotes teamwork and player collaboration. In order to do this, a mechanic is in place that gives each player experience if they pitch in on a kill. This seems to have translated into Asmongold gaining a lot of experience on a technicality. By hitting each target once, he met the requirement needed to earn experience points for the kills. This bypasses the system that's meant to reward a team effort. Because even though Asmongold technically "assisted" on the kills by hitting each mob once, he didn't actually do much but tag his claim to experience and then move on to a new mob.

We'll let you know if Blizzard has anything to say about Asmongold's leveling tactics in the future.