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News around the web: Man beats World of Warcraft

By Erik
Dec 3, 2009
  1. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    so, I guess its time to make a new character? :p
     
  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    LOL...that WoW story is hilarious. I wonder what the guy did for food/sleep/money?
     
  3. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173

    The damage and quests are a nice feat...but they are nothing compared to some of the more difficult achievements to get. Doing either the PvE or the PvP content is a tough endeavor, but doing both is crazy. It would be interesting to see what his 'time played' is.
     
  4. Styl

    Styl TS Member Posts: 61

    That's just sad. I feel sorry for that guy. Good thing is he'll never have kids.
     
  5. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Talk about someone with no life here..he may "won" at World of Warcraft..but he definitely lost at his life...
     
  6. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 173

    Wow that is ridiculous. This guy obviously traded his real life for his video game life. But thats cool I guess. WoW life is way more fun and intersting than this world :)
     
  7. Moltar

    Moltar TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Alright forget all the stories of anything else, a guy beat Wow?!?! That is epic! That is hilarious. Mad props to you Little Gray, whoever you are.
     
  8. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Man somebody beat The World of Warcraft. nuff said.
     
  9. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    Someone wasted their life away. It is kind of sad that "flipping bits" constitutes a major achievement these days.
     
  10. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    I got bored with WoW after I hit the level cap and couldn't devote the time necessary for serious raiding. It never occurred to me to try for ALL the achievements, I suppose that I'm more interested in just playing other games.
     
  11. Hereimiz

    Hereimiz TS Rookie

    Impressive WoW acheivements! i lost heart after the lich king expansion...
     
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    Not that I recommend someone spend all of their waking hours playing video games, but that guy is all over the Web at the moment, and the publicity could lead to professional opportunities in the gaming industry -- something I hear is not easy to obtain.
     
  13. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    Wow - some of you folks sure are quick to judge his personal life. He may be wealthy & have kids and a wife. Yeah, unlikely but possible ;)
     
  14. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    I bet he's still coming to terms with the real world having spent so much time on WoW. Of course once Blizzard come up with some new achievements this guy will have his " normla life" back. He must be having serious withdrawl symptoms having completed WoW.
     
  15. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    There are always raids to go on, dailies to do, and stuff like that. It's not like he's got absolutely nothing left to do. Sadly, I don't think he'll ever see the great outdoors, or know a woman's touch because of that fact. WoW will eventually consume him completely to the point where he won't even remember who he was. It needs him as much as he needs it. It has given him unnaturally long life, and forced him underground where he safeguards his lonely passion.
     
  16. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    what i want to know is how he got all the world first achievements? that seems impossible to me he couldnt have been the first person to do everything in the game i wonder what they call getting every achievement because the world first ones are beyond hard to get.
     
  17. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    How is it possible to beat World of Warcraft? I'm just a nooby 74 :D
     
  18. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I would like to point out that WoW came out:
    November 23, 2004 - November 23, 2009
    In other words 5 years, I’m not sure how this guy plays but it’s likely if he’s a Day one player he may have only played 5~6hrs a day which is hardly enough time to get all the negativity for wasting his life.
    If he had a well-paying part time job, he would only spend the same time gaming and working that most people spend working.

    I’m not a WOW fan by any means, I’m a FFXI player and I can tell you right now. FFXI is designed to be played a lot, but by the time, you are collecting legendary weapons. The most impressive accomplishments of the game, you spend 6 months for each one and there’s 20 that’s 10 years (And that’s ignoring the fact you also have to play dynamics for each jobs relic armor which adds even more time). Because some of the items needed cannot be traded, nor can you repeat the dynamic runs all day to get them. There’s a real world period you have to wait in order to do your next dynamic run. Unlike WoW each character is capable of playing all Jobs in the game. FFXI came out November 7, 2002 in other words Seven years ago, so if there is one hard core player out there aiming for it. We will have to wait another 3-6 years for him to complete the game. Then again, FFXI is more like a social community that messes around. After you get about 2,000hrs in you pretty much just log in to chat and play well you do.

    In truth I’d wager a large number of the FFXI base players have far more time Playing FFXI then Mr, Gray has playing WoW.

    (When I’m playing an MMO I average 6hrs a day but I have a really good paying low hour job, so I still have more time every day then most people that work 8hr/5 day week jobs. When Playing FFXI most of the people I /befriended were the same way; they had High pay low hour jobs and just liked social gaming.)
     
  19. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 671   +73

    You guys most definitely don't play wow. Most of those achievements can be obtained in a casual manner. And does not require you to give your life away to do them. The harder ones take a bit more time but can definitely be done at a casual pace
     
  20. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173

    Klepto - World firsts are a "feat of strenght" and not a factor in the achievement numbers.

    Clrabbit - Yes you are right, with the 5yrs WoW has been out, its easy to get there by now, but there are also some fairly challenging achievements that come with the newest patches...a great guild can still get you there in time.

    Chazz - I Agree with you...Im a very casual player and still have just shy of 700 achievements. Its the last couple that can be tough. Say, 100 mounts, or Exalted with Silverwing sentinels.

    The newest patch will be out soon, and this dude will have something to strive for again.
     
  21. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    The fact that the article single's out WoW players as not having accomplished anything in their lives is just plan rude and distgusting. So all 11Million people playing don't do anything with their lives other then play WoW...friggin arrogance is what that is. Remind me to never go to destructoid again.

    The Top 10 Gadgets of the Decade are a bit obvious, although the netbook I think is more of a fad then it is a move forward, heck it seems more like a step back..but anyway. The Iphone should really be included with either the BlackBerry or the Ipod as it is really a combination of the two. One of the things that should really be on there is the advent of the multicore processor, the Flatscreen monitor, and Plasma Televisions.

    In the Acer Aspire AS5738PG-6306 Touchscreen review the individual never spoke on any multitouch capabilities that the screen may have offered. Personally until all "Trouch Screens" go multitouch I just wont give a hoot. I honestly cannot wait for multitouch keyboards and even mice. The technology offers so much that it makes me excited for the future. Even though after it arrives it will feel mundane and how we access computers today will look extremely old fashioned..I mean what ARE we thinking...eesh.
     
  22. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    i got really shocked with the story about the guy of WoW, sometimes i feel a little guilty when i play for more than 2 hours in a row, but this guy really did some serious gaming there, I bet he still lives with his parents haha
     
  23. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    The Top 10 Gadgets of the Decade!

    First thing that came to my mind was the USB thumb//flash drive... true enough it was there on the list! IPod and IPhone being both on the list though is somewhat redundant, but I guess they are separate category devices anyhow.
     
  24. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    Simply wow for the WoW guy, iv never played WoW but he must have been playing for a long time to beat it, so many hours you can't even imagine. Maybe now he can go outside and get atuned with the changes in life, you know we drive cars now!
     
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