Reckful Passes Away
If you've been playing World of Warcraft for a while, you probably remember Reckful. He was one of the earlier WoW streamers and had many seasons of finishing at Rank 1 and was the first to reach a 3000 rating. He also created PvP videos, with Reckful 3 being one of the most popular.

He touched many lives over the years and will be missed.



In-Game Memorial
The community is gathering in Stormwind and Orgrimmar to remember and celebrate Byron. His brother has asked for stories about Reckful. Tekowsen shared a screenshot from Argent Dawn EU on Reddit.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Reckful Passes Away started by chaud View original post
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  1. Kellorion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taishar68 View Post
    Then call me impossible. I had never heard of him and I am on forums constantly. I rarely watch videos though.

    And RIP, mental illness is a really tough thing to deal with.
    Call me impossible too, and ive been playing since Vanilla. Sorry he is gone. He seems to be a good man, with lots of friends who loved him.
  1. Lyrel8490's Avatar
    I know the name. never watched his content tho. not really into pvp. but sad that it had to come to this. Condolences and Rest in Peace.
  1. ParanoiD84's Avatar
    RIP reckful.
  1. Magnagarde's Avatar
    May he rest in peace.
  1. razorpax's Avatar
    Reckful was a funny dude i mostly remember his ban on christmas and teh #FreeReckful campaign
  1. Shakana's Avatar
    https://www.twitch.tv/reckful
  1. Shakana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kodemonkee View Post
    Even seeing the chat makes me sad, my uncle died sunday and I am trying as much as I can to help my aunt, driving her and my 2 cousins because she has no driving license, then I saw that Reckful died, double kick in the nuts. I hate this fucking year 2020, it started bad, is bad and I believe it won't end good.
    My condolences.
  1. neik's Avatar
    I really liked Reckful. His laughter and jokes used to brighten me up when he played Hearthstone and League of Legends. I also knew about his depression from years ago, people are very vulnerable with these conditions.

    I have deep sadness in my heart. I hope his parents are safe. Rest in peace, Byron.
  1. Beefkow's Avatar
    It's sad.

    Mental health isn't taken seriously nowadays.

    Oh well, nobody cares in the end.
  1. buck008's Avatar
    Man, he was so young. Really is tragic.

    Speaking from experience, mental illness is impossible to deal with in a healthy manner without help. Whether that help takes the form of therapy, medication, or just a friend who will listen, it doesn't matter. Don't do it alone. There are resources out there. Fuck, private message me if you need to. I'd sit through 20 people who just want to fuck with me if I can legitimately help one person.
  1. Shakana's Avatar
    "Anxiety is your mind's ability to look at the future and predict problems. That's all it is. A future predicting capability. The problem is that you worry so much, that the worry sorta controls your behavior. Anxiety is just trying to protect you, it's not trying to do bad to you. The first thing you wanna understand to conquer your anxiety, it's that. It's just way too sensitive. There's ways to calm down that sensitive part but first you need to stop demonizing it."

    This was one of the conversations he had with someone on a stream, and that person said this. I think it's important, for everyone that has anxiety and struggles with it.
  1. otaXephon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakana View Post
    "Anxiety is your mind's ability to look at the future and predict problems. That's all it is. A future predicting capability. The problem is that you worry so much, that the worry sorta controls your behavior. Anxiety is just trying to protect you, it's not trying to do bad to you. The first thing you wanna understand to conquer your anxiety, it's that. It's just way too sensitive. There's ways to calm down that sensitive part but first you need to stop demonizing it."

    This was one of the conversations he had with someone on a stream, and that person said this. I think it's important, for everyone that has anxiety and struggles with it.
    This is good advice but sadly I think Byron's issues extended far and beyond simple anxiety.
  1. Shakana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by otaXephon View Post
    This is good advice but sadly I think Byron's issues extended far and beyond simple anxiety.
    He worked with him, always. And he expresses how him giving up caused to him. Yes, there's severe anxieties that are not simple enough with just this advice even being a good one.

    Here's the video if you want to watch. It's the first time i see him breakdown.

  1. otaXephon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakana View Post
    He worked with him, always. And he expresses how him giving up caused to him. Yes, there's severe anxieties that are not simple enough with just this advice even being a good one.

    Here's the video if you want to watch. It's the first time i see him breakdown.

    Oof. That was hard to watch.

    I've never been a huge fan of Dr. K but watching a grown man break down like that... yikes. You can tell he genuinely cared about him as a person and the hurt he's experiencing must be immeasurable. Mental illness sucks.
  1. Shakana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by otaXephon View Post
    Oof. That was hard to watch.

    I've never been a huge fan of Dr. K but watching a grown man break down like that... yikes. You can tell he genuinely cared about him as a person and the hurt he's experiencing must be immeasurable. Mental illness sucks.
    Yes, definitely hard to watch. He for sure cared about Reckful a lot.
  1. Devilyaki's Avatar
    No clue who this was but still sad news, seems he inspired many.
  1. crusadernero's Avatar
    Rest in peace Reckful. Your contribution to the gaming community will never be forgotten.

    To everyone else - you matter. You are never alone. Reach out, talk to someone.
  1. Necromantic's Avatar
    I'm sorry he died (sorry anyone died) but I really wish people would stop making streamers into news.
  1. exsanguinate's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Devilyaki View Post
    No clue who this was but still sad news, seems he inspired many.
    kinda surprised. you don't seem to be someone who is new on mmo-champ, neither world of warcraft
  1. vian's Avatar
    Wait what? How? Holy molly.

    Sadface

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