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Streamer Banned for Allegedly Taking Real Life Payment to Not Dispel World Buffs

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Here's a feel-good story for you, as a multiboxing World Buff dispelling streamer got banned after being reported for taking real life payment to not dispel certain players.

Over the weekend, incredibly appropriately named streamer Tinyviolin69 got up to some pretty shady activity in WoW Classic, as in addition to multiboxing many characters to be able to dispel World Buffs in various locations in Orgrimmar, he seemed to have let a player go un-dispelled after receiving 3,000 bits on Twitch from them (the equivalent of around $38 for the buyer). The whole interaction was posted to r/classicwow by tooxie11, with fairly solid video evidence. Two days later, the streamer has been banned, on all of his  (15-16) accounts, and while we can't be 100% sure the above interaction was solely responsible for the ban, it seems likely. Here's the video of the ban in effect, with Tinyviolin69 explicitly blaming tooxie11 for what happened:

While the Chronoboon Displacer has made World Buff dispelling a little less relevant, there are still plenty of people that either don't use it all the time, or need to time their uses carefully, so dispelling is still a bit of an issue.

The full in-depth story goes like this: tooxie11reported the seeming RMT on Friday, with these videos (which are very surprisingly still available) as evidence (you'll need to open the video below on the Twitch site to see the chat interaction with the bits - click here for that):

As you can see above, the player asked "Cheer 30003000 get a get a pass in at the org inn in a few mins?" after paying the 3,000 bits. A few minutes later, there's this piece of pretty damning evidence:

The commentary there, how the same player that payed the bits earlier has "immunity from PvPing" and is "safely running around town with his buffs, no worries", as Tinyviolin69 follows him around and does nothing to him. It all sounds a little bit like an ad for a service...

And then finally, the ban came in in the EU evening on Sunday. Now, obviously we can't be 100% sure this is the reason Blizzard banned him, as it might have been something to do with the multiboxing as well (if he was using some broadcasting software or similar), but this definitely brought him to their attention at least. The fact that he left the videos up after the reddit thread became popular is also pretty interesting, as apparently he wasn't expecting any consequences.

You should also check out the original report thread, as well as the ban announcement thread for even more details on this pretty bizarre situation.

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Please,for us less savvy with Classic, I feel like i am missing key piece of information here.

From stream i get that this **** is sitting dead in oposite fraction city to spot someone with some buffs up just to resurect,dispell and die from ppl around,but... What are those buffs, what are they good for, how hard is it to get them?

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What a complete psychopath, people like this completely ruin Classic. And there's no allegedly about it, he did it.

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4 hours ago, Xclnt said:

What are those buffs, what are they good for, how hard is it to get them?

There are several world buffs, they are used for raiding.

Warchief's Blessing - Increases hitpoints by 300. 15% haste to melee attacks. 10 mana regen every 5 seconds.
Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer - Increases critical chance of spells by 10%, melee and ranged by 5% and grants 140 attack power. 120 minute duration.
Spirit of Zandalar - Increases movement speed by 10% and all stats by 15% for 2 hours.
Songflower Serenade - Increases chance for a melee, ranged, or spell critical by 5% and all attributes by 15 for 1 hour.
Mol'dar's Moxie - Stamina increased by 15%. 120 minute duration.
Fengus' Ferocity - Attack power increased by 200. 120 minute duration.
Slip'kik's Savvy - Chance for a critical hit with a spell increased by 3%. 120 minute duration.
Darkmoon Faire buff - its a multiple choice buff depending on answers, available only during Darkmoon Faire

You need to either kill last raid boss (Onyxia, Nefarian, Hakkar) or a dungeon boss in a speciffic way (Dire Maul Tribute), or use an item on a speciffic despawning flower in Felwood, or in Alliance case skulk to Orgrimar to get those. They are on a speciffic timer varying from 25 minutes to 6 hours and it usually takes a whole day to gather them all.

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