Asmongold slammed Twitch fans, claiming he encourages gambling by streaming pay-to-win games like Lost Ark, arguing they shouldn’t turn to entertainers to validate their views.
Lost Ark had one of the biggest MMO launches in recent history, breaking records left, right and center. This also boded well for Asmon, who broke his channel’s viewership record not once, but multiple times.
While it’s been a smooth ride for him and his fans, some are concerned about the morale of big streamers like him, who encourage gambling by streaming a game that’s widely believed to contain pay-to-win elements .
However, Asmon shut down these claims on the stream, insisting viewers shouldn’t look to streamers for confirmation of their morals and views.
The conversation started after Asmon came across a thread full of people hitting him for accepting in-game items from fans. However, he doesn’t think it’s as big a deal as they make it out to be.
“There’s a lot of people like I’m going to give Asmon an item because it’s funny and I’m going to message him,” he explained. “Nobody really thinks about it. That’s the bulk of it.”
“There’s a lot of over-the-top seriousness about this type of stuff. I want to remind everyone that this is an entertainment show. This is not a political campaign. This is not a philosophical lesson. This is just an entertainment show.”
Things soared, however, when a fan left a donation message to express concern that Asmon is inadvertently encouraging gambling by streaming Lost Ark – an issue discussed in another thread.
However, Asmon had none of it. “YYou shouldn’t respect Twitch streamers at all,” he said.
“Your respect is misplaced in the first place. You shouldn’t look to Twitch streamers for any morals.”
He further elaborated: “You shouldn’t be looking for an online entertainer to validate your moral views about the world. If you want to complain about something, why not complain to the government and have them make it illegal?
“The government is the only one with power over it. Despite their name, influencers have no power over it. People will always play the games when they are available. It’s the same reason people still play slots today.”
Asmon also pointed out the grim reality of the situation. He believes that Lost Ark wouldn’t exist if all countries bet on gambling because there wouldn’t be enough players to streamline its development.
However, since it exists, he has no qualms about playing it and doesn’t feel like he owes fans a moral obligation not to play it because it has pay-to-win elements – which he has in the past has acknowledged.
https://www.dexerto.com/lost-ark/asmongold-twitch-promotes-gambling-lost-ark-1782256/ Asmongold Slams Twitch Fans Claiming He’s Encouraging Gambling By Streaming Lost Ark