We know Blizzard co-lead Mike Ybarra plays the game at a high Mythic+ level, and also sometimes savagely and hilariously slams some top players, but today he was spotted in some pretty different circumstances. Another Qwik-sighting has appear…
We know Blizzard co-lead Mike Ybarra plays the game at a high Mythic+ level, and also sometimes savagely and hilariously slams some top players, but today he was spotted in some pretty different circumstances. Another Qwik-sighting has appeared, as a player was recently in a LFR Sanctum of Domination and ran into none other than Ybarra, who then proceeded to have a pretty bad/standard LFR time but stuck it out until the end! Ybarra even popped-in the reddit thread and had a chat with a few players.
As Msxar explains, they spotted a certain Onyxian Warrior in their recent Sanctum LFR, and kept an eye out after calling him out in the raid chat:
Msxar goes on to detail a fairly standard LFR experience, as Ybarra dominated the DPS charts (which makes sense considering the 248 item level) but also stayed to the end, despite the fairly bad time had by all - and Ybarra even responded in the reddit thread!
He stayed in the group wipe after wipe until we beat kt. What a champ
[On his DPS]
He was wrecking us all haha
[On it being a PR stunt]
I don't agree. He kept quiet till I said something then didn't say a weird after that....
TheRealQwik (Mike Ybarra)
Celebrity? Nah. Fellow gamer….yes.
[On this week's M+ affixes and him not having done any runs]
I have done 1. But only 1 so far!!
I know you say you don't have much to do with the changes coming in on the in game side of things but regardless I want you to know I, along with many others I'm sure, really appreciate your communication and presence around the community. thanks brother - writhingmadness
Fucking hell, the fact that there is someone here to actually respond gives hope.. - z3bru
My opinion of Blizzard is going up, just purely because of you. Good luck on the restoration process. Hopefully you can cast mass resurrection. - EldaDarka
And Ybarra also solved the ongoing mystery on why exactly he was even doing LFR in the first place, and it's a pretty encouraging one:
|I do LFR to see how it is for players and to meet people. I’ll do 10 keys today. I’ll stream it on Twitch. Easy! ? - TheRealQwik|
So, another cool random in-game sighting, this time in a very different situation. Personally and from what I've heard Ybarra seems pretty genuine in his love of WoW, but what do you think? Do things like this give you more hope for the game, or do you see it all as a mini-PR stunt?
The Qwik chronicles:
- Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra on Who's "In Charge" of WoW
- Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14
- A Limit GM, Echo Tank and Blizzard's Co-Lead Walk Into a Twitter Conversation...
- New Blizzard Co-CEO Mike Ybarra Plays World of Warcraft
Source: News Latest Topics https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/60799-blizzard-co-lead-mike-ybarra-has-a-lfr-experience/