I enjoyed watching the stream, was watching for the world first kill which was awesome. Crucible of Storms won't last nearly as long as Dazar'alor will
Off-topic lol, I was curious now :D, Do not forget that your work came from users who access the site every day
Great coverage. The shared successes have a snowballing effect and all of this spells positive news for WoW and the online community covering WoW. The usual dubious cabal of YouTube / Twitch commentators could learn valuable lessons here. Looking at you Az, Jeremy, and co.
I wonder what is Blizz feeling after watching 3 different guilds beating end game boss while all of them having same set-up of only 2-3 classes....Wish for balance.
The higher vues to Dazar'Alor compared to Uldir, I explain by two factors mainly : first off, the fact that the raid is much more interresting, simply. Uldir was a very generic "Titan facility gone wrong" with a lore-less big worm for a final boss. I'm not saying everyone hated it, but most casual players, I think, didn't care about it. Now Dazar'Alor is different. Fighting Mekkatorque? Jaïna? That's some clickbait. I expect Azshara to be even more viewed. The second factor is simply ... Well, people are more aware off the world first race being streamed now than they were back in Uldir. And on those that were aware for both, I think many simply didn't have the impulse to watch it the first time, but did the second. While the other way is much less likely (watching the first race in its entirety and NOT watching the second). As Taraezor said, it's a snowballing effect (much like the sub numbers until Wrath. It's not that Vanilla couldn't have had 12 million subs, it's just that people were more and more aware of the existence of wow up until Wrath. Then numbers declined because of the quality of the game but that's another story)
"with less players subscribed to WoW than in fall 2018."Fewer./Stannis
I would say there is one important factor omittted in the text. During the Uldir stream, there was a huge giveaway (including gaming PC and monitors) where people who were watching the stream were being given some virtual tokents that they could later turn in for the higher chance of winning the giveaway. I would say many of the people watching the race were thus kind of never turning the stream off to get as much of them as possible. Also, people who are not that much into WoW might have been lured into watching by the giveaway :)
Moral of the story: people are interested in and care about WoW, but don't enjoy the RNG grindfest Blizz has turned it into.
This will not do anything good sadly, look what happened when they tried to turn Overwatch in a massively streamed e-sport all modes other than comp get ignored and its hemorrhaging players do to balance being made at the request of high end streamers feed back instead of the community as a whole. and lets not talk about HotS the game that was built to be an esport that is now seeing most of the developers fired, no seriously look up the newest round of Activision started Lay offs.
i was watching this via methods own twitch channel cause i wanted to watch the bromance hosts of Bay and Preach. they made it a joy to watch. they need to do more stuff together. bay was funny wearing a alliance scarf during the streaming of a horde dominant event. the balls on him were huuuuuge.
I see Crucible of Storms as an intermission raid before Azshara in 8.2, guilds will probably clear it as it unlocks.