Porn Hub Saw Three Times More Warcraft Searched Since WoW Classic

With the advent of the internet, peoples’ desires and personal preferences have never been more easily satiated. May it be something related to an obscure fetish or has to do with very niche proclivities, the internet has always provided.

It would, therefore, go without saying that the gaming community has also been serviced in a similar way. With the launch of World of Warcraft Classic earlier this week, fans have been vying for a chance to play, however, with a large number of users comes with a large amount of time spent waiting in queues – sometimes taking up several hours.

What is a person to do in the meanwhile? Of course, there are a number of potential time-wasters but, shockingly (or maybe not that much considering we’re on the internet) people turned to some adult websites (namely Pornhub) for some alleviation, so to speak.

When players were met with hour-long queues (some lasting for as much as six hours!) many turned to the famed website, and according to statistical data provided by the website, searches relating to ‘warcraft’ skyrocketed!

By August 26th, Warcraft related searches had gone up by a whopping 210%. Seems Blizzard, inadvertently, assisted Pornhub – a strange world we live in. However, once it came to Blizzard’s attention that players were suffering through such long queues, they stepped in to increase server capacity, significantly cutting down on the time players would have to wait.

This would imply that Warcraft related searches on adult sites would go down, and that is partially correct; according to Pornhub, by the 28th of August, despite the shorter queues people are still flocking in droves to look up Warcraft related videos, albeit in slightly fewer numbers. It was stated that the searches were still 120% more than the average, significantly less than what they were on the 26th. This just goes to show how much the gaming industry affects other industries.

Games like Overwatch, Red Dead Redemption 2, and even Fortnite all have a profound effect on what people choose to look upon the internet, and Pornhub, I imagine, could not be happier.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.