Ok, I want you to take a breath, relax for a moment and read that headline again.
A player of the MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) World of Warcraft reached the highest level you can reach, level 85, without killing anyone. At all. Ever.
According to Geekologie, a Night Elf Restoration Druid named Everbloom has been playing on World of Warcraft’s Feathermoon server, and reach level 85 with only one quest and without killing anyone. This is both an incredible feat, and wholly depressing, don’t you think?
All the player did to reach this level 85 was explore, run, swim, and searching everything in sight. Here’s what the player had to say about it:
Being on the ground and sneaking around mining and herbing and eventually archaeology, going everywhere to get every single point of discovery xp that you can, really gives you a chance to see an amazing world up close and personal. I spent hours swimming around reefs and flying to the farthest reaches of the maps.
If you like to explore, and enjoy a challenge I really REALLY recommend this, I have been playing since day 1 on other characters and I even have an original Loremaster (you know, back when it was hard) and I saw so MANY new things with Everbloom that it really made it worthwhile for me to continue on with this character, and each level was a major achievement!
All I can think of if the episode of South Park entitled “Make Love, Not Warcraft” where the main characters are killed over and over again by someone at a super-high level. So, they spend all their time killing boars to level up. You can watch the amazing montage here.
I imagine the player’s experience with Everbloom was probably similar. What about you?
Admit it – sometimes you drive or bike around town making vrooom-vrooom noises and imagining that there are blue sparks shooting out of your vehicle. Portland, Oregon, is giving you daydreamers a chance to get your Mario Kart on like Donkey Kong.
An unknown artiste has painted Mario Kart items onto the asphalt of Portland’s bike lanes on N. Williams Ave. Bananas, stars and mushrooms are well represented. Anyone want to get a group together to petition for Rainbow Road?
The video below describes the new road decoration. God bless local newscasts.
Everyone would like to think they would be in the pie slice of the chart, mowing down Zombies with a chain saw or a shotgun or (According to Shawn of the Dead) CD’s. But realistically, this is most likely to be most of our loved ones demise. You see, I would be a Zombie Killer, I have the survival guide! However, you always get fucked up protecting the ones you love. I’d have to off my wife to save her from being eaten, then go rogue. You see, I have a death wish, and a massive supply of weaponry (for real) so, I’d either assemble a small force, or go it alone.
But the pie chart rings very true for everybody, and as much as I want to fight Zombies, with my luck, I’d be the first one bitten by the first Zombie.
The goddamn Empire and their sneaky means of recruitment!! These Hentai-esque pics are so damn hot I want to Join Now, for some of the hot trim that would never ever be in an Imperial barracks or Star Destroyers I’d be pulling 12-14 hour shifts in. Come on, it’s like Victoria’s Secret, the girls in the commercials are never the ones YOU see wearing the outfits. Illustrator Feng Zhu is an absolute genius. I am not even ALLOWED to join the military but I would lie my way in if this were an actuality. Check out the rest of the pics after the jump. (via Geekologie) (more…)
I told you I’d become the Lego beat writer (Exhibits A and B). It’s ok, though, because I get to bring you footage of the groovy life-sized Lego house.
Would you live in a Lego house with James May?
This year, British guy James May decided he was going to build a Lego house that was big enough for him to live in and also functional. He filmed some stuff about it, spent the night there… and then watched as his labor of love was demolished because no one would buy it.
Here’s some tv footage where May prepares to spend his first night in the house.