Can you make it to level 70 in WoW without killing anything?
WoW Insider reports on a player who does just that.
Noor, a gnome rogue and Reinisch, an undead priest, both on the Maiv server, never kill anything intentionally. The unnamed player behind both avatars describes himself as a 50-year-old computer programmer and says he is also the webmaster for Firesign Theater comedy troupe (GP: one of our faves, back in the day).
He told WoW Insider:
I had thought about doing such a [pacifist] character off and on for a while… Both my priest and my rogue try not to hit anything, although there’s always a chance of a misclick when trying to open a quest item with mobs fighting near it. Both of them always wield a fishing rod, so any accidental hits won’t increase their weapon skills. Neither of them will do quests where they have to kill things.
I started [my undead priest] from a roleplaying point of view, based very loosely on a real German priest, Franz Reinisch, who refused to serve in Hitler’s army and was executed… As a rogue is a sort of “spy” class, I Googled for a pacifist spy and found Noor Inayat Khan, a woman who was also executed by the Nazis for aiding the French resistance, so I named my rogue after her. She was the daughter of a well-known pacifist in India.
GP: For those familiar with World of Warcraft, WoW Insider has much more on the mechanics of how the pacifist characters are played.