Asmongold gives his thoughts on whether Blizzard is view-botting Dragonflight trailer

Zack “Asmongold” toyed with the concept of Blizzard view-botting Dragonflight’s current trailer to construct hype for the most recent enlargement to World of Warcraft. After reacting to a put up on his devoted subreddit, the streamer tried to theorize methods by which the massive disparity between views and likes could possibly be defined with none shady techniques.

As a veritable large in MMORPG video games, Zack is taken into account fairly an authority in all issues World of Warcraft, and with the group wanting ahead to Dragonflight’s launch subsequent week, his inputs have been significantly appreciated by followers.

Whereas acknowledging the disproportionate viewer-to-like ratio, Asmongold was open to different explanations and tried to theorize doable explanations of the phenomenon. He said:

“I’ll say this, 23 thousand likes for six million views is extraordinarily low. Nonetheless, it relies on how the embedding works.”


Asmongold defends Blizzard from accusations of view-botting newest Dragonflight trailer

On in the present day’s stream, Asmongold got here throughout a Reddit put up titled “Blizzard viewbotted the brand new DF trailer.” The trailer in query at present has about eight million views and 24K likes on the time of penning this piece.


In any case, the OTK founder was fairly stumped when he first learn the put up, questioning why individuals have been accusing Blizzard of view-botting. He quipped:

“2.9 thousand [sic] views, after which this got here out 4 days and has six million views and has 23 thousand likes. Um… I am confused. Why do they suppose that is view botted?

Asmongold scrolled right down to peek on the feedback to grasp the sentiment behind the accusations and skim aloud a few feedback related to the put up:

“View botting is a fundamental technique market companies use.”

After evaluating Dragonflight’s new trailer statistics with the previous one, the streamer summed up the state of affairs and said:

“So there’s extra those that watched it, and there is much less likes on the video.”

Whereas Asmongold admitted that the like-to-viewer ratio was not similar to the movies, he nonetheless thought there is likely to be different causes for the discrepancy. He listed examples, reminiscent of utilizing embeds on different web sites which can be driving up views with out giving viewers the choice to love or dislike the video. The streamer said:

“For instance, should you go to Battlenet after which the trailer performs and also you see it there. Which may depend as a view, however you are not in a position to prefer it, or it is not an actionable view by way of liking or disliking. You see type of what I am saying?”

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Asmongold had one other idea in regards to the low views on the primary one, saying that views have been cut up as a result of the video had two iterations. He opined:

“Additionally, I bear in mind each time the Dragonflight announcement occurred, what it was, was that every of the completely different views received cut up. Like, half of the views went to at least one video, half went to the opposite video. Due to the truth that they livestreamed the announcement after which they took that a part of the stay stream, after which they made it a video.”

He additionally entertained an alternate idea of viewer-like disparity from an viewers member who steered the video was being run as an advert, stating:

“‘Views come on the video from advertisements on YouTube.’ Oh, so it is an advert on YouTube. That is smart. However would not they put this one as an advert too? I do not know.”

Asmongold, nonetheless, was not impressed and instructed his chat that followers of the sport have obtained the second trailer favorably, thus the excessive viewership. He finally dismissed the view-botting accusation, stating:

“Both manner it is not likely a shock. I believe that individuals are extra constructive in regards to the second trailer for positive. However yeah, this is not actually proof of view-botting for my part.”

Fan reactions

Here is how his followers reacted to his proclamation with some giving their very own theories:

Fans expressing their thoughts about the issue (Asmongold Clips/YouTube)
Followers expressing their ideas in regards to the situation (Asmongold Clips/YouTube)
Fans theorizing about the views (Asmongold Clips/YouTube)
Followers theorizing in regards to the views (Asmongold Clips/YouTube)


Dragonflight would be the ninth enlargement to the World of Warcraft MMORPG following Shadowlands. Followers of the sport are understandably excited to get their palms on it on November 28 when it releases.

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Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul

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