How to Reach Level 85 in World of Warcraft Without Killing Anything

April 11, 2011 -

Could you imagine finishing World of Warcraft (hitting the highest possible level) without killing a single thing? It is hard to imagine, but it is apparently very possible to do. Incredibly hard? For sure. Impossible? No. According to one player named Everbloom he managed to hit level 85 without killing a single creature. How did he accomplish such an arduous task, you ask?

He claims that he spent the last five months picking herbs, digging up bones, exploring the wilderness of Azeroth, and doing all manner of tedious tasks to gain experience. He did this by taking advantage of the Professions system, gaining small amounts of experience for advancing in various extracurricular activities.

Below is his announcement, taken verbatim from the Battle.net forums:

"Well I did it lol, it was certainly a different way of leveling, requires lots of patience, but I did get to see the whole game in a new light.

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!
I would like to ask Blizzard to possibly look into changing the "Invitation to the Argent Tournament" scripted event so that it doesn't flag you as having completed a quest when you haven't actually completed a quest, that almost broke my heart when I logged in and checked my stats page to find my 0 kills 0 quest stats had gone to 0 kills 1 quests completed when all I did was open a letter. I opened a ticket and requested the quest be removed but was told it is not possible and that I should mention it on the forums in the hope that Blizzard changes it.

SO now I am server transferring this one to Antonidas to join the guild which is a 0 kills guild that was started there for us alternate advancement people! I think most of the guild is searching out quests that require no killing, but I shall stick to my 0 kills 0 quests attempt yet again! Come join the ... fun? ;)"

Source: PC Gamer by way of Kotaku


Comments

Re: How to Reach Level 85 in World of Warcraft Without ...

"He claims that he spent the last five months picking herbs..."  He? 

Why does the writer of this article automatically assume that the player is male?

In reality (I've spoken directly with this player) SHE is a stay-at-home mom.

Re: How to Reach Level 85 in World of Warcraft Without ...

Damn hipster players and their obscure, underground leveling ways. Fighting too mainstream to you? 

Re: How to Reach Level 85 in World of Warcraft Without ...

It's been years since I played, but how is it possible? The experience you gain for each area is a tiny contribution towards each level. Does profession work now grant experience or is he on about doing the quests for each, then resetting to another profession?

I think something more fun would be a 'Ten Million Kills Only' guild. >: )

Re: How to Reach Level 85 in World of Warcraft Without ...

The 'gathering' professions and archaeology now award XP when you collect something.

I remember archaeology as being particually good for this on the last character i leveled, awarding approx 1% of a level worth of XP per dig location

Re: How to Reach Level 85 in World of Warcraft Without ...

Pacifist 1-80 runs of World of Warcraft are nothing new.  Before you just couldn't do it with 0 quests completed because mining/herb/archaeology did not award experience (Archaeology didn't even exist).

 
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