How a 'World of Warcraft' Shitpost Gave This Streamer a Shot at His Dream


It all started with a shitpost.

Ian Xplosion has been playing World of Warcraft (WoW) on and off since 2005, and was patiently waiting for Blizzard to add some new features, like allied races. There were rumors these features would come in a new patch, but no one knew when the patch would drop. After a few people from WoW’s subreddit suggested it might come in the next 24 hours, IanXplosion made his infamous shitpost, promising to “speedrun” from level one to 60 killing low-level boar enemies—if the patch hit in 24 hours.

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Please no milkshake duck… please no milkshake duck… please no milkshake duck…


I just thought: wow imagine an internet where every shit poster had the guts to follow through with their shit talk. Then I remember all the rape and death threats… that is not an internet I want to exist.