It's not uncommon for World of Warcraft players to have multiple max-level characters, but one gamer has taken things to the next level. As discovered by Kotaku, WoW player Watola recently completed a quest to level an incredible 100 characters to the game's current level cap of 100.
In a lengthy post on the Battle.net forums, Watola explains how he achieved the incredible feat.
"Last night I finally completed my goal of 100 level 100s. I started this project near the end of Mists of Pandaria, at the time of starting I had already leveled around 20 characters to max level so another 80 didn't seem that extreme," he said.
Watola explains that the actual playtime required to level all characters to 100 wasn't "as massive as it may at first seem." One way he rose fast was by leveling two characters at the same time using the performance boosts provided by WoW's Recruit A Friend promotion.
It took around 5-8 hours of gametime to level these characters to 85, Watola says. Other strategies employed included always tanking instances and skipping certain dungeons such as Throne of Tides.
Watola adds that he didn't see much of the beta for WoW's latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, and went into it basically blind to complete the leveling process up to 100. He also provided a breakdown of clear-times for the following high-level zones.
Frostfire Ridge - 1 hour and 6 minutes
Shadowmoon Valley - 44 minutes
Gorgrond - 42 minutes
Talador - 40 minutes
Spires of Arak - 39 minutes
Nagrand - 30 minutes
It might sound surprising, but Watola says, "I don't particularly enjoy leveling, and even less do I enjoy questing." Instead, he said he loves taking on big projects and learning new things about the game.
Going forward, Watola says currently thinking about what it might take to achieve 1,000 max-level characters.
"I love branching out from what I have learned to discover new things, figure out ways to do things better and faster," he says. "It's what motivates me to take on projects others would not even consider. I loved the journey and I am more than satisfied with the results."
Watola's post is incredibly detailed and well worth a read for WoW fans looking for fast-leveling tips.
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