WowGrandma78, the older streamer who has been broadcasting on the platform since January 2020, celebrated her 80th birthday Last month. To honor their eight decades around the sun, WowGrandma78 is hosting a multi-day sub-athon on Twitch, which is entering its 15th day at the time of writing. It’s unclear if she plans to quit anytime soon, though igamesnews had a chance to meet her between breaks to chat via streaming, World of Warcraftand life outside of Amazon’s own platform.
WowGrandma78 is not a new streamer. She has been on the platform every night since 2020. There was never a plan to become a full-fledged content creator, but she was encouraged by an exImpressive guild member.
“I said who wants to watch an older person play,” WowGrandma78 told igamesnews via Discord. “[I left that guild for personal reasons], but it was he who got me going. I finally got a camera one day, and a friend came over and showed me how to set up OBS. I took it from there. Another streamer helped me create the graphics for my homepage as I had no idea.”
And there she went, racking up hundreds of hours of streaming on the back World of Warcraft, the Blizzard MMORPG that she’s been playing for almost 20 years. WoWGradme78 has played other MMOs but found it difficult to stay invested in them when other people are leaving. As well as, Impressive remains their game of choice.
“I like the environment graphics, I love raids and I think dungeons as they forced them on us lol,” said WowGrandma78. “I love my characters. My second and most important alliance [restoration] Druid has played on her for 767 days. You get attached to these digital characters.”
While Impressive perhaps their main game, but by no means their first. WowOma78 tells igamesnews that she “wanted to learn to build computers in 1998” so she could play the games she was watching at the time. included star shipand later warcraft 3 and Runescape. Since then she has been addicted to it Impressive to the point where she has five different druids, a hybrid shapeshifting class that can fill multiple roles, she switches between them.
When she’s not kicking orcs ass, WowGrandma78 is busy taking care of her poodle Zoey, spending time with her extended family, or “lurking” on other streams to give players credits. Hey, streamers need to support each other.
“I directed children’s musicals from 1979 up until the pandemic,” said WowGrandma78. “Last fall I directed a school musical. Hiking and mountaineering used to be my addiction, [but] now streaming and [WoW]. I usually have about five streamers while I stream.”
Her first subathon may be coming to an end unless more people subscribe to her Twitch channel. WowGrandma78 called the subscriber marathon “overwhelming” because she never expected it to explode. But she says she’s loved it so far and that the support has been “amazing”. Still, she’s dedicated to the platform and might even consider another subathon for her 81st birthday.
“I plan [to] Keep streaming while I can,” said WowGrandma78. “I haven’t missed a day of streaming since I started. When I flew to my son over the summer, I bought a PC and set [it] up there [so] As soon as I got there, I got the stream ready to go. People say I should take a day off. I may have to one day, but for now I’m fine [seven] days a week.”
And if you’re wondering if she should change the “78” in her branding:
“We decided not to change the 78 in this way [was] my age when I started streaming [and] Viewers thought it should stay the same,” said WowGrandma78. “You’re glad to recognize me by it.”