World of Warcraft is a game where players usually have to kill a variety of monsters for loot, money, and prestige, but a Night Elf Druid 'Everbloom' from the role playing server Feathermoon has shown that there are other, more peaceful, ways to play WoW. Everbloom (also the name of a common herb in World of Warcraft) leveled all the way to the max level of 85 through gathering professions.
Meaning, Everbloom picked a whole bunch of herbs and mined a hell of a lot of ore, which, as of September 13, 2010 allowed players to get experience points as if they'd finished a quest or killed a monster. With the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm a new secondary profession, Archaeology, added a new way for Everbloom to get experience through digging up ancient runes all over Azeroth.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Everbloom said, "I spent hours swimming around reefs and flying to the farthest reaches of the maps...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!”
This isn't the first time that a character has gone the passive route in World of Warcraft. Noor, a Gnome Rogue from Tortheldrin seemed to start the movement back in 2007 when she leveled all the way to 70 without intentionally killing anything.
It's fun to think about all the ways people play World of Warcraft. Some play for the epics, some play to be competitive, and some people like Everbloom and Noor, play for a different sort of experience.
Have you ever leveled up a character in a game in a unique way? Let us know.
Source: PC Gamer
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