Player Reaches Level 85 in WoW Without Killing a Thing

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Tired of grinding mobs for precious levels? Or, perhaps you’re too much of a peace-loving denizen of Azeroth to want to? Well, what if you could reach the max level (85) without killing a single creature? World of Warcraft player Everbloom did just that. Don’t get too excited though, as the methods employed certainly aren’t a quick and easy alternative to leveling. Rather than murdering the local wildlife, the Everbloom opted instead to get to level 85 through extracurricular activities, such as mining and herbalism.

The “grind” associated with leveling can often bog down the gameplay experience, and usually refers to the monotonous repetition of the highest experience-yielding action (be it quest or monster-slaying) for fast leveling. Grinding is almost always considered a bad thing, but in Everbloom’s case, the experience serves as a both a challenge, and a unique way to interact with the world.

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!

Source: PC Gamer, WoW Forums.


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