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Dad, 70, is Banned from World of Warcraft because the Game Mistakenly Thinks He’s a Bot

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This may be one of the most tragic events before the end of 2022.

What is World of Warcraft?

Is there a more moral activity than watching elderly folks play video games? I don’t believe so, no. Senior gamers, from the fabled Animal Crossing granny to the grandfather who is likely the largest Red Dead Redemption 2 fan in the world, are pure beings that must be safeguarded at all costs.

Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft (WoW) is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game).

World of Warcraft, a fantasy role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is set in the continent of Azeroth around four years after the events of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

On November 23, 2004, the game—which had been revealed in 2001—was made available to celebrate the Warcraft franchise’s tenth anniversary. The Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of the Lich King (2008), Cataclysm (2010), Mists of Pandaria (2012), Warlords of Draenor (2014), Legion (2016), Battle for Azeroth (2018), Shadowlands (2020), and Dragonflight are the nine major expansion packs that have been released for World of Warcraft since its release (2022).

The game, like other MMORPGs, enables users to create a character avatar and explore an open game world in third- or first-person view, taking in the scenery, slaying numerous creatures, doing missions, and interacting with NPCs or other players.

A very sad event for WoW Dad

As a result, it is easy to see why users on Reddit were furious when a user posted a need for assistance on r/wow in reaction to their dad’s unjustly being banned from World of Warcraft.

The user, who went by the throwaway alias “Mydadwasbanned,” stated that they had contacted Blizzard support after their father had been incorrectly classified as a bot but had been informed that nothing could be done.

He started playing World of Warcraft (WoW) when [Burning Crusade] first came out. He’s a 70-year-old man who enjoys exploring new areas and leveling up new characters, they stated.

Additionally, he seldom ever chats at all. He appears to be a robot from the outside, yes. However, the player is an elderly man who enjoys the game’s and world’s fantastical features. At this time, he has probably produced close to ten hunters.

The sad father, who “really loves RPGs,” has reportedly been playing the game in this manner for more than ten years. It is understandable that he was disappointed to get a very significant six-month suspension. Fortunately, a Blizzard employee going by the user name “Kalviery” contacted out after the post gained popularity, and it appears that they were able to assist.

The update that everyone had been expecting for was provided by u/Mydadwasbanned in a fresh post: their dad’s account has been reinstated.

“Many thanks to everyone who assisted in getting my dad’s account restored! On my way home, I called him, and he exclaimed, “Oh, I’m over the moon! This is significant to him. He is now quite joyful and has turned back on. Reddit has helped some 70 year old people today.

We all needed some feel-good internet stuff on this lovely Saturday morning, and the user even included a few extremely wholesome photographs of their dad thanking Reddit for their assistance. You continue to be you, WoW dad.

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For About $200 Million, Justin Bieber Has Just Sold His Whole Music Catalog

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The whole music collection of Justin Bieber was auctioned for USD $200 million. According to Rolling Stone, the pop artist gave the Hipgnosis Songs Fund the rights to his songs. The sizable agreement covers 290 of his works that will be released by December 21, 2021. Therefore, the British investment and song management firm owns all of those beloved classics, such as “Baby,” “Love Me”, and even “Boyfriend”!

Leaving a Legacy

With this agreement, Hipgnosis has acquired a 100% interest in the publishing rights and the artist’s portion of the income from the 28-year-master old’s recordings, which are still owned by Universal Music Group. Additionally, they are entitled to neighboring rights, which apply to any public performances of his music. Following the announcement of the contract, Scooter Braun, Bieber’s longtime manager, said through CNN:  “Justin is truly a once in a generation artist and that is reflected and acknowledged by the magnitude of this deal. For 15 years I have been grateful to witness this journey and today I am happy for all those involved. Justin’s greatness is just beginning.”

From a Business Perspective

Bieber joins a lengthy line of musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Motley Crue, Sting, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, who have lately sold their libraries. Bieber is the biggest musician traded for in his generation, surpassing Springsteen, whose catalog was sold for an estimated $550 million. If you have something that’s popular, everyone wants to get in on it, according to Cynthia Katz of the legal firm Fox Rothschild, which has handled infamous deals like the sale of Motley Crue to BMG.

Taylor Swift, meanwhile, has chosen a totally different path. In 2019, after Big Machine Records, unknowing to her, sold her masters to her adversary Scooter Braun, the singer fought valiantly to regain creative control, even re-recording six of her first studio albums. She admitted that she made an attempt to repurchase them before the agreement with Braun was signed. Of course, not every singer is in to doing all the same the others do, but there lies the greatness of it all as money is always a powerful tool. A strategic move for singers, but it would be up to them to handle it all and prove their business prowess too!

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Sebastian Stan Says He’s Interested in Being Luke Skywalker One Day

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Sebastian Stan, who is most known for playing Bucky Barnes, or the Winter Soldier, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has developed a bit of a reputation in recent years for being essentially a perfect clone of a young Luke Skywalker. When you compare the two side by side, their similarities are startling. Mark Hamill himself has chimed in on the topic in the past, suggesting that Stan could easily be his kid.

What Could Be

So it seems sense that there has been constant pressure for Stan to portray a young Luke Skywalker at some time in the future. Face swaps, alterations, and fan art abound, making it obvious that the actor is well aware of how much the fans want to see him in the part. The higher-ups at Disney must have have seen the demand by this point, and fans have been really keen on showing the many possibilities on what can happen.

All The Possibilities

It was brought up in a recent interview with Esquire whether or not we may ever see our dreams come true, and he is technically not saying no:  “Look, it’s really kind. Never say never. Mark Hamill is my father, you know, and he knows that, and I call him every Christmas to tell him, ‘just want you to know I’m around,’” he stated.

Thanks to technology, Hamill was still able to appear in The Mandalorian as a younger version of Skywalker, but there’s only so much that can be done without it seeming completely ludicrous, so it’s by no means a long-term fix. We’ll have to keep to the face swaps for the time being since there are obviously no current formal intentions to cast Stan in the part, or at least none that can be disclosed at this point.

This isn’t the first time Stan has responded to the demand; in a Good Morning America interview from last March, given to promote The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he was asked if it was possible that the request would be granted. He replied, “If Mark Hamill calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me then I’ll believe it,” when asked if it was possible.

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Usain Bolt Gets Scammed and Ends Up Losing Almost $12 Million

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Usain Bolt’s attorneys claim that the Olympic champion lost about $12 million from an account that was supposed to help him pay for his retirement. The 36-year-old had deposited the cash in a Stocks and Securities Ltd. account in Kingston, but on January 18, his attorney asserted that only approximately $12,000 remained of the millions that had been there. According to Linton P. Gordon, Bolt’s life savings were in the account, but since the money vanished, regulators have not gotten in touch with either him or Bolt.

A Huge Surprise

The day before Gordon revealed the money had vanished, the Jamaican Financial Services Commission announced that, in response to concerns of fraud claims, it had appointed its own temporary manager to the investment firm. A copy of the letter Gordon wrote Stocks & Securities Limited on January 16 demanding the money be returned within 10 days or the company will face civil and criminal action was made available to the Associated Press by Gordon.

Quite the Odd Occurrence

As the Jamaican Financial Services Commission continues to look into the company, Stocks & Securities Limited requests on its website that customers direct any questions to the commission. Earlier this month, Stocks & Securities Limited disclosed that it had learned of the alleged scam and stated that several of its clients may be missing millions of dollars. Nigel Clarke, the finance minister for Jamaica, noted that although the situation was concerning, it was also quite exceptional.

NIgel Clarke had then stated: “It is tempting to doubt our financial institutions, but I would ask that we don’t paint an entire hard working industry with the brush of a few very dishonest individuals.”  While the Financial Services Commission conducts its investigation, the company is permitted to continue operations, but all transactions require government authorization. After setting world records in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4×100-meter relay events, Bolt ended his athletic career in 2017.

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