MMO Players Challenge Final Fantasy XI Boss for 18 Hours… and Lose.

Through the years, we’ve all heard stories of gaming dedication. Heck, you probably even have your own (I certainly have my stories of marathon sessions). Mostly though, those stories finish with a happy ending. Not so much for a group of Final Fantasy XI players who recently had the idea to tackle what Square has dubbed an unbeatable boss.

The boss is named Pandemonium Warden, and after a group of high level players battled it out for 18 hours, they still couldn’t beat him. Ego stat -15. On a forum, the guild stated:

“People were passing out and getting physically ill. We decided to end it before we risked turning into a horrible news story about how video games ruin people’s lives.”

Kudos guys for giving it a shot, but the mainstream media would love this story. And if they actually did it? The media could care less. It’s a shame when you think about it.