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Preach Leaves WoW Following Slow Decline of Game and Recent Lawsuit

Preach from one of his videos during the Legion expansion
Preach from one of his videos during the Legion expansion / Preach Gaming on YouTube

Preach is leaving World of Warcraft, and his YouTube channel Preach Gaming will no longer be covering current World of Warcraft content.

Preach Leaves WoW Following Slow Decline of Game and Recent Lawsuit

In the above video, Preach highlights many of the reasons his channel will no longer be tackling current World of Warcraft content, a cornerstone and the majority of his content on Preach Gaming,

"First reason, obviously, is the recent allegations. That was really the straw that broke the camel's back... to find out after all we've been through with WoW since the beginning of BFA that on top of that, this environment has existed within Blizzard."

Preach is referring to the mountain of allegations that have come out against the awful work environment at Blizzard, particularly for women, who have been at the mercy of higher-ups and executives who continued to abuse their power and status in the offices. Activision Blizzard has been sued by California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Preach also comments on the planned employee walk-out following Blizzard's middling response on the pressing matter.

The complaints of World of Warcraft don't stop at the sexual abuse, although the most pressing issue, many have acknowledged the game's decline in quality over the past few years, particularly since the release of Battle for Azeroth.

"At this point, I honestly have very little positives to say about World of Warcraft. It does feel like, for the last few years, Blizzard has really pushed to have players like myself leave."

Preach expands on this point by explaining many of the game systems of BFA that plagued player enjoyment: Warfronts, Island Expeditions, Azerite Armor - the list goes on. Similarly, the missed opportunities of systems like Torghast and the Covenants being fully realized leaves Shadowlands feeling like an okay expansion so far.

Preach is one of the biggest content creators in the WoW space, and explains that he will still be making WoW content, just the WoW content that he wants. His series "When Was it the Best?" talks on different specs in WoW and when those specs were at their best throughout the entire history of the game.

Towards the 16:00 mark in the above YouTube video, Preach explains: "Never say never, if the entire Blizzard culture comes across like they've done something positive and good, like they've managed to fix this atrocious, awful internal situation they've got, and manage to get their heads out their asses...I'll come and have a look, I'll come and check it out."

The primary takeaway from the video is that Preach will not be covering day-to-day changes in WoW and will not be a WoW news channel so much as he once was, instead opting to make more legacy content for WoW, the content that he wants to make first and foremost.