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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:23 PM 
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WoW player reaches level 85 without killing a single mob

Wow... No pun intended.

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If you’ve ever played World of Warcraft, it’s likely that you thought some stretches were too grind-heavy. (Granted, the WoW grind is minuscule compared to traditional/Korean MMOs.) Now, take that boredom and impatience you felt during that grind, and multiply it times a billion. That’s what us lesser beings would feel when leveling an alt strictly through Herbalism and Mining—but Everbloom is so much more. Come delve into the mind of the Night Elf druid that’s a patience demigod.

Playing on the US RP server Feathermoon, this player achieved what most thought impossible (while still maintaining one’s sanity): grinding through 85 grueling levels via gathering Professions alone. Think it’s all a hoax? The proof is in the profile pudding—Everbloom’s character profile plainly shows that he/she/it has reached the level cap without killing a single enemy. But what’s this? One completed quest?! Not exactly—this was an unfortunate misstep, where a quest was completed simply by opening a letter from an NPC (which Blizzard couldn’t redact). Nonetheless, this is an imposing achievement, especially considering that the character was created around last November.

For the players who think they’ve seen and done it all in Azeroth, this seems like the ultimate challenge and test of will, akin to old Diablo II challenges of pacifist Hell completions. Everbloom highly recommends the experience, saying:

“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… 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!”

Not exactly epic loots.

Everbloom even implies that they’ll be starting over to accomplish their goal proper, proclaiming “I shall stick to my 0 kills 0 quests attempt yet again! Come join the … fun? ;)” Whether you respect this kind of determination or you think someone needs to get a life, there’s no denying that Everbloom’s accomplished an impressive feat. What’ll they think of next? Getting to level 85 solely through fishing? It seems resourceful WoW-addicts can still find ways to enjoy the beloved MMO in alternative and amusing ways.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:38 PM 
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That, can't, Be.

I may be wrong. But can you even pick those skills up til.. level 5 or something. I thought there was a base you had to get to before they even let you pick them up.

Well I guess he could have gotten the first 5 levels due to exploring.. maybe..

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:48 PM 
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You don't have to be lvl 5.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:56 PM 
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Neesha the Necro wrote:
You don't have to be lvl 5.


*nods* as long as you can get to a trainer you're good to go.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:05 PM 
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OCD points were designed specifically for this guy.

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Everbloom highly recommends the experience, saying


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I have been playing since day 1 on other characters and I even have an original Loremaster


I think this guy epitomizes the words "Easily amused".


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:09 AM 
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Larreth wrote:
Neesha the Necro wrote:
You don't have to be lvl 5.


*nods* as long as you can get to a trainer you're good to go.


There are profession trainers standing around the newbie area post-Shattering. I know that there were multi-profession trainers in the dwarf area that would teach the basic level of several different trades.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:28 PM 
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I dont' see how it's that farfetched, gathering professions actually give pretty darn good XP. My pally hit went from 80 to 81 just maxing out herbalism and farming up some extra whiptail to level my alchemists.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:55 PM 
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I dinged 85 doing Archaeology. My Mage alt went from like 62-64 doing only the cooking daily in SW (when it wasn't the stupid collect the crabs one) and Archaeology.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:27 AM 
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My DK did 80-82 just doing the cooking, fishing and JC dailies.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:40 PM 
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That would be really really tedious, cool none the less.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:39 AM 
Trakanon is FFA!
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It was one of the ways you could spot a bot too. You'd see a guy go from lvl 1-85 in a day or two, discovering entire zones in minutes. Entirely from bot mining/herbing

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:09 AM 
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That is amazing.

Typically I have no trouble celebrating something that someone else has demonstrated obvious dedication to and succeeded, even if I don't understand it. But I can't help but feel bad for him. Given how I look upon the time I spent playing WoW with such great regret, I can't imagine what he will feel. Perhaps I'm just the self-deprecating type.

PS - I don't think entertainment is a waste of time, but I didn't enjoy a lot of the WoWing I did.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:21 AM 
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Bovinity Divinity wrote:
I dont' see how it's that farfetched, gathering professions actually give pretty darn good XP. My pally hit went from 80 to 81 just maxing out herbalism and farming up some extra whiptail to level my alchemists.


Yeah my mage did 82-85 just herbing when whiptail was spawning like crazy in Uldum.

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