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(Joystiq)   WOW player hits max level without leaving Pandaren. For those of you who don't know, Pandaren is Eastern Mandarin for "Mom's basement"   (massively.joystiq.com) divider line 93
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2014-06-23 02:56:42 PM  
Wouldn't this be arbitrary with a bot?

I don't play, so I don't know whether they're tight-asses about botting.
 
2014-06-23 03:32:13 PM  
Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.
 
2014-06-23 03:40:45 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.


I knew a guy who, for years, would clip his finger and toe nails while on his bed, and he would drop the clippings behind the headboard.

well, I was helping him move and we got to the part where we lifted his mattress and boxspring...

it was like a f*cking termite mound of years' worth of nail clippings, he never moved his bed or vacuumed underneath.

it was like this, but with nail clippings:


www.geeklegacy.com
 
2014-06-23 04:00:52 PM  
FTFA:mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.  mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.

That must have been mind numbing O.O
 
2014-06-23 04:15:59 PM  

ManateeGag: FTFA:mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.  mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.

That must have been mind numbing O.O


And this is different from the rest of WoW how...?

I'm not a huge fan of MMOs either way, but damn if WoW isn't one of the most boring. Yikes.
 
2014-06-23 04:27:44 PM  

calbert: Relatively Obscure: Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.

I knew a guy who, for years, would clip his finger and toe nails while on his bed, and he would drop the clippings behind the headboard.

well, I was helping him move and we got to the part where we lifted his mattress and boxspring...

it was like a f*cking termite mound of years' worth of nail clippings, he never moved his bed or vacuumed underneath.

it was like this, but with nail clippings:


[www.geeklegacy.com image 850x485]


Great. I just vomited all over my computer.
 
2014-06-23 04:54:38 PM  

calbert: Relatively Obscure: Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.

I knew a guy who, for years, would clip his finger and toe nails while on his bed, and he would drop the clippings behind the headboard.

well, I was helping him move and we got to the part where we lifted his mattress and boxspring...

it was like a f*cking termite mound of years' worth of nail clippings, he never moved his bed or vacuumed underneath.

it was like this, but with nail clippings:


[www.geeklegacy.com image 850x485]


Never with that imagery again. KTHNXBYE.
 
2014-06-23 05:20:36 PM  
Toenail clippings don't bring much new to the decaying human organic matter genre, but the game's clever approach to jump scares make it worth at least one playthrough.  7.I live with my mom - GOOD
 
2014-06-23 05:30:05 PM  

Mike_LowELL: 7.I live with my mom


HOW DOES FARK KNOW THIS
 
2014-06-23 05:57:57 PM  
I have read of this player who achieved maximum level (prior to the most recent level cap increase) while siding with neither faction.

I have no strong feelings one way or another.

/Tell my wife "hello".
 
2014-06-23 05:59:18 PM  

ManateeGag: FTFA:mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.  mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.

That must have been mind numbing O.O


You now get XP for picking herbs? Man, I'm glad I quit that life-sink of a game years ago...
 
2014-06-23 06:00:25 PM  

Dimensio: I have read of this player who achieved maximum level (prior to the most recent level cap increase) while siding with neither faction.

I have no strong feelings one way or another.

/Tell my wife "hello".


I don't think that's possible. You would pick your faction during character creation.
 
2014-06-23 06:02:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: ManateeGag: FTFA:mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.  mostly by picking herbs at 20-30 XP a pop.

That must have been mind numbing O.O

You now get XP for picking herbs? Man, I'm glad I quit that life-sink of a game years ago...


It was actually rather viable as a leveling process when Cataclysm was released.  I got to max level in cata on one toon solely collecting Archaeology stuff, and was half way through on the second doing herb/mining when I stopped playing.  I heard they nerfed the crap out of it though (it previously had been something like 1/500th of a level per node or something).

I suspect he got good at herb grinding while watching TV or some other activity as well.
 
2014-06-23 06:03:32 PM  
WoW uses the same game model as Scientology. Invest loads of time and money in order to level up while cutting yourself off from outside influences.
 
2014-06-23 06:03:42 PM  

mongbiohazard: Dimensio: I have read of this player who achieved maximum level (prior to the most recent level cap increase) while siding with neither faction.

I have no strong feelings one way or another.

/Tell my wife "hello".

I don't think that's possible. You would pick your faction during character creation.


Panderians do not choose a faction at character creation; they are a "neutral' faction. The ending of their origin storyline requires choosing to join the Alliance or the Horde.

/Or so I read.
//Received a Scroll of Resurrection from a friend, tried a Panderian and some other builds, simply could not build up enough interest to bring any of them to the end of their introduction stories.
 
2014-06-23 06:04:25 PM  

mongbiohazard: Dimensio: I have read of this player who achieved maximum level (prior to the most recent level cap increase) while siding with neither faction.

I have no strong feelings one way or another.

/Tell my wife "hello".

I don't think that's possible. You would pick your faction during character creation.


That's what TFA is about, the panda-bears start out neutral until level 10, then you essentially do a quest turnin to decide which faction to ally with, and get tossed out into the big bad world.  The guy in TFA never turned the quest in and just leveled gathering herbs in the starter zone.
 
2014-06-23 06:17:36 PM  
Over 4,000 hours of picking flowers?

This man deserves internet famous.
 
2014-06-23 06:18:00 PM  
MoP was actually a decent xpac. Not BC or Wrath level quality, but decent and far better than that sorry mess they called Cataclysm. Not having to grind raid gear on every character just to be able to join up for raids you already had access to on other toons was a nice touch.

Too bad nobody plays anymore. It was unusual when I went back to see more than 1 page of level 90 weapons on the AH, for example, and it was pretty standard to not see more than about a dozen level 90s in any city but Org, and even then you'd see maybe 30 at peak times.

Blizzard claims they're merging low pop realms, but in typical fashion several never actually happened even though they said they would. I got sick of being strung alomg after about 6 weeks of no new news. I swear they're actively trying to kill that game sometimes. If Blizzard weren't such a shiatty, arbitrary company I'd have spent far more on WoW than I did. As it stands, between lag frustration quits, patch problem quits and various other issues I wound up paying for something like only 32 months between Oct. 2007 and now. And since my off times overlapped heavily with xpacs, I don't think I ever paid more than 19.99 for any of them.
 
2014-06-23 06:19:32 PM  
He must have stayed in the forest, killing boars.
 
2014-06-23 06:22:25 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.


No way. Even the poorest, dumbest human immediately understands the insignificance of the toenail pile. You could tour the planet with the pile, take it out in space, even use it as a weapon. The shelf life is longer, it doesn't require any kind of electricity.. Toenail pile outranks any digital achievement.
 
2014-06-23 06:23:26 PM  
I'd ask why, but as I am currently grind mats and selling them and bags on the AH in rift to fund plat purchases of credits, well, we all set silly goals in games.

//Already spent the $5 to unlock the AH.
 
2014-06-23 06:28:32 PM  

calbert: Relatively Obscure: Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.

I knew a guy who, for years, would clip his finger and toe nails while on his bed, and he would drop the clippings behind the headboard.

well, I was helping him move and we got to the part where we lifted his mattress and boxspring...

it was like a f*cking termite mound of years' worth of nail clippings, he never moved his bed or vacuumed underneath.

it was like this, but with nail clippings:


AAAAAAAAND WE'RE DONE.....

/Check please. Table 1
 
2014-06-23 06:29:55 PM  
Eric Cartman:  What the hell are you guys doing? Don't tell me you all quit playing World of Warcraft, too?

Stan Marsh: Dude, we're done! We're sick of getting killed all the time!

Eric Cartman: Guys! When things look bad you can't just give up on the World... of Warcraft...

Kyle: We don't have a choice, dude. That guy killed our characters 14 times.

Eric Cartman: I have a solution, you guys. That guy can kill us so easily because he's a super-highlevel, right? But if we were super-highlevel, too...?

Stan Marsh: We can't get to a higher level because that dude doesn't let us finish quests!

Eric Cartman: That's why we need to just log in and stay in the forest, killing boars...

Kyle: Boars...?

Eric Cartman: There's lots of computer-generated boars in Warcraft that die with just one blow...

Kyle:  Dude! Boars are only worth two experience points a piece. Do you know how many we would have to kill to get up 30 levels?

Eric Cartman:  Yes. 65,340,285, which should take us 7 weeks, 5 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes, giving ourselves 3 hours a night to sleep. What do you say, guys? You can jus... you can just hang outside in the sun all day tossing a ball around. Or you can sit at your computer and do something that matters...

/can't believe noone thought of this first.
//you slack asses..
 
2014-06-23 06:31:40 PM  

wildcardjack: WoW uses the same game model as Scientology. Invest loads of time and money in order to level up while cutting yourself off from outside influences.


Not really? It uses the standard positive reinforcement mechanics coupled with something challenging.  Do a trick? Get a treat. Just like training a farking dog.  It's not remotely like scientology, in that it does not ever want you to withdraw and insulate.

Granted, I did find MMOs as a whole boring as shiat, it's by design, and the reward cycle just doesn't do much for me. I like story, and it's realistically next to impossible to consume story while playing an MMO.
 
2014-06-23 06:32:04 PM  

clarksvegas: /can't believe noone thought of this first.
//you slack asses..


We thought of it first, but won the lazy game by making you be the Weeners it.

Wheels within wheels, young padawan.
 
2014-06-23 06:32:27 PM  

calbert: Relatively Obscure: Ranks right up there with using two years worth of toenail clippings to carefully build a toenail clipping pile.

I knew a guy who, for years, would clip his finger and toe nails while on his bed, and he would drop the clippings behind the headboard.

well, I was helping him move and we got to the part where we lifted his mattress and boxspring...

it was like a f*cking termite mound of years' worth of nail clippings, he never moved his bed or vacuumed underneath.

it was like this, but with nail clippings:


[www.geeklegacy.com image 850x485]


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-23 06:34:05 PM  

Psychlone: He must have stayed in the forest, killing boars.


And likely a lot of boring kills.
 
2014-06-23 06:38:03 PM  

skozlaw: Blizzard claims they're merging low pop realms, but in typical fashion several never actually happened even though they said they would. I got sick of being strung alomg after about 6 weeks of no new news. I swear they're actively trying to kill that game sometimes.


Odd, usually it's the reverse. Companies don't like to do it because of the obvious PR hit.
 
2014-06-23 06:40:05 PM  

mongbiohazard: Dimensio: I have read of this player who achieved maximum level (prior to the most recent level cap increase) while siding with neither faction.

I have no strong feelings one way or another.

/Tell my wife "hello".

I don't think that's possible. You would pick your faction during character creation.


No, you pick a faction before you leave the starting area, not when you are first created. It's at about level 10--12, normally, right before you get sent either to Orgrimar or Stormwind. I just can't see staying in the baby area to 90 because nothing you kill will give you any xp at all after a while and picking herbs/mining will drop down to like 2xp. It would take you farking forever, be incredibly boring, and ugh! I can't even think about it.

/have 74 toons - 5 of them 90s but none under 60
//hubby has 40 - almost all of them 90
 
2014-06-23 06:48:57 PM  
Just remember everyone: the guy who is a CEO or whatever of Starbucks is a level 70!! wow player but he learned leet skills.
 
2014-06-23 06:49:41 PM  

NkThrasher: clarksvegas: /can't believe noone thought of this first.
//you slack asses..

We thought of it first, but won the lazy game by making you be the Weeners it.

Wheels within wheels, young padawan.


I haven't been filterpwned in a long time.  Fitting it happens when I'm pretending to be ancient.
 
2014-06-23 06:50:36 PM  

NkThrasher: clarksvegas: /can't believe noone thought of this first.
//you slack asses..

We thought of it first, but won the lazy game by making you be the Weeners it.

Wheels within wheels, young padawan.


ah crap...
 
2014-06-23 07:02:28 PM  
These kids have it farking easy with these games. I remember playing the original EQ when you could level, get all new spells and stuff appropriate for your new level, then get killed and lose enough experience where you were knocked backed down a level and now you cannot use your newer spells. And on top of it you had to grind out for all that experience you lost. Plus heaven forbid if you died again while trying to regain your lost experience...

Miss my Dark Elf Necromancer. He could walk into Faydar and Freeport without getting attacked, but in Crushbone I was kill on sight. Not that it mattered since my level was so high I was untouchable.
 
2014-06-23 07:04:48 PM  

Dimensio: mongbiohazard: Dimensio: I have read of this player who achieved maximum level (prior to the most recent level cap increase) while siding with neither faction.

I have no strong feelings one way or another.

/Tell my wife "hello".

I don't think that's possible. You would pick your faction during character creation.

Panderians do not choose a faction at character creation; they are a "neutral' faction. The ending of their origin storyline requires choosing to join the Alliance or the Horde.

/Or so I read.
//Received a Scroll of Resurrection from a friend, tried a Panderian and some other builds, simply could not build up enough interest to bring any of them to the end of their introduction stories.


Ooooh! I left before the pandas got added so I didn't know that. Well, that makes more sense then.

I too tried going back a couple years ago, but I just couldn't get in to it. It just didn't seem fun, I knew it was going to be starting a second job again...
 
2014-06-23 07:15:34 PM  
Well, first, the character didn't leave Pandaria, he never left the Wandering Isle, which is the Pandaren starting zone. Separate zones. Most Pandaren from the Wandering Isle never have seen Pandaria either.

Doubleagent has been a remarkably committed person. I hope he keeps the character neutral and then goes for 100 in Warlords of Draenor.
 
2014-06-23 07:19:38 PM  

skozlaw: Too bad nobody plays anymore. It was unusual when I went back to see more than 1 page of level 90 weapons on the AH, for example, and it was pretty standard to not see more than about a dozen level 90s in any city but Org, and even then you'd see maybe 30 at peak times.


part of it is that the weapon plans for blacksmiths were gated behind the rather challenging Klaxxi rep, and were rather low level (464 at launch) - you could get equal weapons from Questing or Dungeons. So weapon creation was not important. Later on they gave plans for 502 weapons (with classic TBC models) but then 5.4 rendered them moot when you could get nearly as good weapons just for grinding the Timeless Isle, which is easily solo-able. And honestly if you can do Timeless Isle, you can handle ToT LFR, where you can get better weapons for free.

/still make good money selling those 502 weapons to, I assume, lazy people.
 
2014-06-23 07:22:46 PM  

saintstryfe: Well, first, the character didn't leave Pandaria, he never left the Wandering Isle, which is the Pandaren starting zone. Separate zones. Most Pandaren from the Wandering Isle never have seen Pandaria either.

Doubleagent has been a remarkably committed person. I hope he keeps the character neutral and then goes for 100 in Warlords of Draenor.


That I've read that's his plan.

I started going insane back in Cataclysm just looking for gear to start raiding again with my guild and eventually retired. I cannot even begin to contemplate the mind-numbingly, tedious strain this would put on me...
 
2014-06-23 07:23:20 PM  
That game needs to die.
 
2014-06-23 07:26:01 PM  

skinink: These kids have it farking easy with these games. I remember playing the original EQ when you could level, get all new spells and stuff appropriate for your new level, then get killed and lose enough experience where you were knocked backed down a level and now you cannot use your newer spells. And on top of it you had to grind out for all that experience you lost. Plus heaven forbid if you died again while trying to regain your lost experience...


Pffft ... SWG Permadeath of Jedi.
 
2014-06-23 07:26:08 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game needs to die.


hopefully some company will develop a game that is just like wow but with a twist that will surely destroy it once and for all
 
2014-06-23 07:29:59 PM  
I don't know WoW at all, so can someone field this question ...

would a character that never left the starting area have full access to upgrades?  I mean, improved combat skills, spells, gear, whatever?  or does it only improve the skill(s) being used?

I guess what i'm asking is, is the toon as strong as any other level 90, or is it a high-level, low-ability anti-twink (with a 100% "gathering" stat)?

thanks in advance.  :)
 
2014-06-23 07:33:57 PM  
Think of all the real life things he could have accomplished with that 170+ days playtime....

/lived down the road from him when we were kids
 
2014-06-23 07:35:49 PM  

silvervial: have 74 toons - 5 of them 90s but none under 60


Good god, why would you want to have multiple toons of the same class?
 
2014-06-23 07:40:41 PM  

skyotter: I don't know WoW at all, so can someone field this question ...

would a character that never left the starting area have full access to upgrades?  I mean, improved combat skills, spells, gear, whatever?  or does it only improve the skill(s) being used?

I guess what i'm asking is, is the toon as strong as any other level 90, or is it a high-level, low-ability anti-twink (with a 100% "gathering" stat)?

thanks in advance.  :)


No, from what I remember he'd need to get to an actual city to purchase training for his advanced skills.
 
2014-06-23 07:56:43 PM  

skyotter: I don't know WoW at all, so can someone field this question ...

would a character that never left the starting area have full access to upgrades?  I mean, improved combat skills, spells, gear, whatever?  or does it only improve the skill(s) being used?

I guess what i'm asking is, is the toon as strong as any other level 90, or is it a high-level, low-ability anti-twink (with a 100% "gathering" stat)?


Yes, a character who never left the starting area would have full access to all skills and abilities. However, they would not have direct access to any of the high level armor, which is where most of the stats--and therefore power--comes from. However, if some other player gave them the armor or they bought it off the auction house they then would in effect be the same as any other level 90.

CRtwenty:
No, from what I remember he'd need to get to an actual city to purchase training for his advanced skills.

They did away with that in MoP.
 
2014-06-23 07:57:24 PM  

skinink: These kids have it farking easy with these games. I remember playing the original EQ when you could level, get all new spells and stuff appropriate for your new level, then get killed and lose enough experience where you were knocked backed down a level and now you cannot use your newer spells. And on top of it you had to grind out for all that experience you lost. Plus heaven forbid if you died again while trying to regain your lost experience...

Miss my Dark Elf Necromancer. He could walk into Faydar and Freeport without getting attacked, but in Crushbone I was kill on sight. Not that it mattered since my level was so high I was untouchable.


I almost ragequit for good with my Half-Elf Bard when I kept dying at around level 40, I'm usually really stingy with gold but I gave half of my bankroll away to get my corpses summoned and 95% or whatever rezzes.

Looking back, it would have been much cheaper for me if I had just ragequit for good.  That game ended up costing me way too much money...
 
2014-06-23 08:38:27 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: skinink: These kids have it farking easy with these games. I remember playing the original EQ when you could level, get all new spells and stuff appropriate for your new level, then get killed and lose enough experience where you were knocked backed down a level and now you cannot use your newer spells. And on top of it you had to grind out for all that experience you lost. Plus heaven forbid if you died again while trying to regain your lost experience...

Miss my Dark Elf Necromancer. He could walk into Faydar and Freeport without getting attacked, but in Crushbone I was kill on sight. Not that it mattered since my level was so high I was untouchable.

I almost ragequit for good with my Half-Elf Bard when I kept dying at around level 40, I'm usually really stingy with gold but I gave half of my bankroll away to get my corpses summoned and 95% or whatever rezzes.

Looking back, it would have been much cheaper for me if I had just ragequit for good.  That game ended up costing me way too much money...


Remember boat rides you had to take back to your corpse if you died far away from spawn point? That must've been at least a 20 minute ride to try and reach your corpse and you probably had no armor, no protection, nothing. I hated dying in the middle of the worst zones because it was guaranteed that once I reached the area where I died, my char would be running like a little biatch just to reach my corpse.
 
2014-06-23 08:58:51 PM  

skinink: The Onion is prophetic: skinink: These kids have it farking easy with these games. I remember playing the original EQ when you could level, get all new spells and stuff appropriate for your new level, then get killed and lose enough experience where you were knocked backed down a level and now you cannot use your newer spells. And on top of it you had to grind out for all that experience you lost. Plus heaven forbid if you died again while trying to regain your lost experience...

Miss my Dark Elf Necromancer. He could walk into Faydar and Freeport without getting attacked, but in Crushbone I was kill on sight. Not that it mattered since my level was so high I was untouchable.

I almost ragequit for good with my Half-Elf Bard when I kept dying at around level 40, I'm usually really stingy with gold but I gave half of my bankroll away to get my corpses summoned and 95% or whatever rezzes.

Looking back, it would have been much cheaper for me if I had just ragequit for good.  That game ended up costing me way too much money...

Remember boat rides you had to take back to your corpse if you died far away from spawn point? That must've been at least a 20 minute ride to try and reach your corpse and you probably had no armor, no protection, nothing. I hated dying in the middle of the worst zones because it was guaranteed that once I reached the area where I died, my char would be running like a little biatch just to reach my corpse.


Bah! EQ was noobville. UO, pre-T2A was murder incarnate. You could spend hours trying to get back to what passed as a safe area. Everything and everyone out to kill you, for kicks.
 
2014-06-23 09:06:13 PM  
I think at EQ launch I decided to run from Qeynos to Freeport with my level 12 mage for some reason (Maybe there was no boat at the time? Maybe I was just retarded?)

I remember being absolutely petrified that I was going to die like one zone from the city and have to run my ass all the way back.

The good ol days.
 
2014-06-23 09:19:51 PM  

inglixthemad: . Everything and everyone out to kill you, for kicks.


I beg your pardon, sir. I never killed anyone in UO. Broke into their houses and looted everything, sure. Trained aggro mobs near them, sure. I think there was some sort of portal trick that had the same effect - been a while. But I remember that I never killed any other PCs.
 
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