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World of Warcraft: Legion only just launched yesterday, but someone is already claiming that they've managed to reach the max new level cap in the game. Talk about dedication, right? The player put in the work and is now level 110 in Blizzard's MMORPG.
Eurogamer is reporting that Twitch user Fragnance has already claimed victory for being one of the first to reach level 110 in World of Warcraft: Legion. His demon hunter -- the newly introduced class in the latest expansion pack for Blizzard's MMO -- named Sicklikeme managed to reach the max level cap in under five hours and 28 minutes. Proof of his achievement was accomplished via a live-stream on Twitch.tv.
According to Eurogamer, Fragnance is still streaming the game, 17 hours after he already put in the time and energy to reach the new level. He's attempting to get his shadow priest up to level 110 as well.
Now this wasn't a blind run. Fragnance is no low-tier player who just happened to sprint through the leveling process in World of Warcraft. The Eurogamer article points out that plenty of practice, route-planning and questing roadmaps were outlined for Fragnance and his questing sidekick, Gingi. The two of them spent countless hours in the World of Warcraft: Legion beta essentially planning out exactly how they could quickly level-up their characters once the full expansion released. It's brilliant, really.
Once the main game rolled out on August 30th, the live-stream was put into play and the dynamic duo of Azeroth set about hitting 110 as fast as possible. They had already laid out the quest routes and put together the light grinding paths so that they knew exactly who to hit and when. No slowdowns. No weaknesses.
They also recount how one young chap was unable to get the quest to start the World of Warcraft: Legion storyline because he spent many a days killing guards that ruined his reputation, making it impossible for him to get the quest from the NPC because the guards were part of the same faction as the NPC quest-giver and the NPC was salty over that. Now that's some righteous retribution right there.
Unfortunately, that level of persistence in World of Warcraft isn't being sustained by Blizzard. Instead of forcing players to have to rectify their actions by rebuilding their reputation, they decided instead to hotfix the NPC and make it where he's forgiven everyone who did wrong to his faction. Seems like a bit of a cop out, but that's just my opinion.
Anyway, most of the commenters are actually kind of excited for World of Warcraft: Legion. They mention when they'll be playing, what kind of class they'll be using and how long it's taking them to get back into the game.
While the subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft have steadily been dropping each quarter, I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard saw the numbers spark up in the next quarterly report. Given that some players like Fragnance are dedicated enough to play for a whole day straight, it at least appears as if they've managed to reel in the hardcore audience with ease.