Peaceful World of Warcraft Player Hits Max Level Without Kills

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So, to do this, did s/he start from day one when WoW came out? That seems about the right timeframe for that kind of progression. S/he didn't even get rested experience cred from that, as that only occurs from kills. And only one quest?

Bat Shit Insane.

hm so there is more to leveling now than speed runs

felixader:

Klitch:
That's both extremely impressive and so very, very sad.

Why? The last thing that kept me playing WOW was exploring the world.

But after a while i realized that anyone can and will foce you to use the awfull, repetetive and boring (in my oppinion of course) battle system, and so i finally quit it.

I find all achievements to be pretty sad. It's as if people think that by accomplishing something in a game they can validate the time they put into it. To think that this girl/guy spent seven years working towards something that will give her/him a few days of internet fame makes me feel bad.

I realize that the internet fame wasn't the actual goal and we can only speculate as to why this person decided to invest an ungodly amount of time (and money) playing a game contrary to the way the developers intended (I don't think you can argue that). Regardless of how sad this makes me, it's still very impressive and I think it's cool that someone actually did this. I just don't believe that the emotional or mental payoff from reaching that milestone can possibly be worth the investment.

Klitch:
That's both extremely impressive and so very, very sad.

what is worse.......

she is planning to do it again without completing a single quest, since she accidentally completed one.....

That's dedication. Bravo. I might try this somewhere else, i smell an oblivion play through.

The real question I think people should be asking him/her is:

Was it any fun doing it that way?

You know all of the things that mods, CLAIM, they cannot do? I wonder if this account was hacked, and said hacker went on a killing spree. Would they undo the deeds?

Nothing is particuarly impressive about this feat when you know WoW and plan ahead.

First off, you need to be level 5 to get the Mining/Herbalism professions. So without questing or killing you'd need to do a lot of exploring to get to that level. Normally the amount needed would send you into vastly higher level zones and certainly get you killed. However, if you have a friend/alt account with the 2 seater flying rocket mount, you can simple fly to each location possible and get full exploration experience, which should get you to level 5.

After that, you train Herbalism and Mining and just carefully avoid enemies while running about finding Plants/Mineral Veins that require enough skill points that they'll grant you experience. Again, easily done with the aide of a handy dandy friend with a rocket.

Archeology is essentially the same thing but you can see where the nodes are easier. Again, friend with a rocket makes it easier.

It's not a feat of skill, more a feat of terrific endurance. And money making from all the Herbs and Ore.

Haakong:
A prime example that WoW is a game you play the way YOU want to. *sneaks off to stalk hordies in orgrimmar on my worgen rogue*

Read: not kill, STALK! :D

Yeah, spend seven months getting max level or seven YEARS getting max level. This feat reflects alot better on the player than it does on the game. I admire your imagination to metagame aswell. :)

MiketheBassMan:
People talking about her "beating" WoW by getting to max level with no kills are sorely mistaken. Leveling is a tiny part of the experience, and the vast majority of the game exists in raids. It is certainly impressive, but entirely trivial because there is no way to proceed from there without killing anything.

I think you're the one who's sore. Seven years of patiently and peacefully doing their own thing. 'Entirely trivial?' Don't be an ass.

So you can reach max level by doing the most boring things ever existed in mmos. Now why is that a positive thing?

You don't play WoW for the gathering as you don't play bulletstorm for the story.

I think a non violent approach is great in games that don't fight you every single step of the way on it.

This is just lunacy.

Klitch:
To think that this girl/guy spent seven years working towards something that will give her/him a few days of internet fame makes me feel bad.

She/He said that she had been playing WoW for seven years, not working on the character for seven years.
Professions have only awarded experience points since the release of Cataclysm. So She/He could only have been working towards this for less than a year now.

That'd take a lot of hours. A lot of patience. And zero testosterone.

Guessing this is news cause the level cap is 85 now? Cause a player did it at 80 ages ago. With all the new content in the game, I'd say the extra 5 levels aren't a big stretch from it. Still, kudos for the pacifist approach :>

samsonguy920:
So, to do this, did s/he start from day one when WoW came out? That seems about the right timeframe for that kind of progression. S/he didn't even get rested experience cred from that, as that only occurs from kills. And only one quest?

Bat Shit Insane.

Klitch:

felixader:

Klitch:
That's both extremely impressive and so very, very sad.

Why? The last thing that kept me playing WOW was exploring the world.

But after a while i realized that anyone can and will foce you to use the awfull, repetetive and boring (in my oppinion of course) battle system, and so i finally quit it.

I find all achievements to be pretty sad. It's as if people think that by accomplishing something in a game they can validate the time they put into it. To think that this girl/guy spent seven years working towards something that will give her/him a few days of internet fame makes me feel bad.

I realize that the internet fame wasn't the actual goal and we can only speculate as to why this person decided to invest an ungodly amount of time (and money) playing a game contrary to the way the developers intended (I don't think you can argue that). Regardless of how sad this makes me, it's still very impressive and I think it's cool that someone actually did this. I just don't believe that the emotional or mental payoff from reaching that milestone can possibly be worth the investment.

Just want to make a note here. It didn't take this person 7 years, this feat is impossible pre the latest expansion. The method she used professions/archeology only gave experience after Cataclysm came out. The only way you could get any where near max level before the expansion was through a friend "gifting you levels" but last I checked the only went up to level 60.

Sure it seems like a pain in the ass, I honestly don't know, I haven't played since the previous expansion, but considering it really is only 5 months in since the expansion it really doesn't seem that bad. I honestly don't know, unless professions give insanely low exp then the method might suck. But if it gives decent exp, this method could honestly tender a lot of gold for a player because many of the low level gathering regents sells for a nice chunk of money. And without being able to see his/her playtime I can't make a judgement.

mooncalf:

Haakong:
A prime example that WoW is a game you play the way YOU want to. *sneaks off to stalk hordies in orgrimmar on my worgen rogue*

Read: not kill, STALK! :D

Yeah, spend seven months getting max level or seven YEARS getting max level. This feat reflects alot better on the player than it does on the game. I admire your imagination to metagame aswell. :)

MiketheBassMan:
People talking about her "beating" WoW by getting to max level with no kills are sorely mistaken. Leveling is a tiny part of the experience, and the vast majority of the game exists in raids. It is certainly impressive, but entirely trivial because there is no way to proceed from there without killing anything.

I think you're the one who's sore. Seven years of patiently and peacefully doing their own thing. 'Entirely trivial?' Don't be an ass.

At the most this took 5 months, the method she/he used was available since Dec 7, 2010. And even then who knows if he/she started right off the bat.

norender:
That is true dedication right there. To much for me.

Says the guy who hit 80 in what, two weeks? Oh the things you shouldn't say on Skype. Hah.

OT: Damn, it took me a month to hit 70...

And to think, it only took her 7 years...

So, it took since December 2010 to reach maximum level?

How many hours/day were they playing for?

All I have to say is, wow... I'm tempted to get W.o.W. myself to try this out.

That's damn impressive, shame it doesn't say the /played time wonder how long it took in total

Rednog:

mooncalf:

Haakong:
A prime example that WoW is a game you play the way YOU want to. *sneaks off to stalk hordies in orgrimmar on my worgen rogue*

Read: not kill, STALK! :D

Yeah, spend seven months getting max level or seven YEARS getting max level. This feat reflects alot better on the player than it does on the game. I admire your imagination to metagame aswell. :)

MiketheBassMan:
People talking about her "beating" WoW by getting to max level with no kills are sorely mistaken. Leveling is a tiny part of the experience, and the vast majority of the game exists in raids. It is certainly impressive, but entirely trivial because there is no way to proceed from there without killing anything.

I think you're the one who's sore. Seven years of patiently and peacefully doing their own thing. 'Entirely trivial?' Don't be an ass.

At the most this took 5 months, the method she/he used was available since Dec 7, 2010. And even then who knows if he/she started right off the bat.

That so? Well color me corrected...

InnerRebellion:

norender:
That is true dedication right there. To much for me.

Says the guy who hit 80 in what, two weeks? Oh the things you shouldn't say on Skype. Hah.

OT: Damn, it took me a month to hit 70...

Yeah but thats with killing things. Not grinding and running around and searching for flowers and veins.

Infernai:
Ten bucks says that this Everbloom person is actually Hideo Kojima...or Vash the Stampede.

Or Icarium Lifestealer -- who is essentially Vash the Stampede in a medieval fantasy epic rather than space western(?).

Does she shouts "leeroy jenkins", freeze everyone in place and then run past them?

That's interesting to hear and quiet the daunting goal but an interesting one.

I made my first 26 levels in Lineage 2 till now just by interacting with other players (thats how a RP server should work, the game sucks as a game though.)

It's cool. sure, but thats a LONG ass time of running around un'goro mining nodes (or something similar) she must have a crazy amount of ore and herbs sitting around :P

Klitch:
That's both extremely impressive and so very, very sad.

Much more so the second part. Especially playing the same character in same game since 2004, and planning to do it again just because he/she opened an email quest. I suspect he/she has some sort of severe OCD or mild autism

She is living the dream I've had about MMOs for almost 10 years. A world where you do not have to kill shit and can just explore a interesting location chatting and meeting new people...

The only problem is that this mmo happened to be World of Warcraft and not The World :\

icyneesan:
She is living the dream I've had about MMOs for almost 10 years. A world where you do not have to kill shit and can just explore a interesting location chatting and meeting new people...

The only problem is that this mmo happened to be World of Warcraft and not The World :\

I use to log into WoW just to chat with people and not play when I wasn't busy met a ton of people that way.

I don't see why she/he has problems with doing quests in general. I remember quite a few quests that just involve running mail for lazy NPCs. If she/he is worried about the quest spontaneously requiring murder than she/he can always look up the quest on the database.

All in all, this is just sad, they're plenty of MMOs that cater to a peaceful life style. World of Warcraft is not one of them.

HerbertTheHamster:
Why would you do that

Seriously

For the challenge, maybe? I don't know for sure, but it seems like someone was bound to try....

Mazty:
It's because of things like this that gaming will always carry a stigma.

I thought a major stigma attached to video games is the inherent violence - a convention she just broke.

It doesn't prove anything, of course it can be done, they added it to where you get EXP from trade skills IE picking herbs, archeology...it's actually fast.

Not impressive, especially as a NE druid druid picking herbs for exp and archeology that can be done in flight form = /facepalm.

Infernai:
Ten bucks says that this Everbloom person is actually Hideo Kojima...or Vash the Stampede.

WIN!!! So fucking Win!!

and on her deathbed, she would say...

"TIME WELL SPENT!"

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