A World of Warcraft player has already hit the new level cap mere hours after the latest expansion’s release.
Battle for Azeroth was released Wednesday, August 14th, at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. For most players that gave them plenty of time to have an early dinner and then game their hearts out for a few hours before bedtime. Most of us have a thing like jobs and careers to consider.
But there are a lucky few that make their money playing video games. Some of them are on professional teams, others stream their progress via Twitch. We have the latter method to thank for one player’s blazing progress to level 120.
When Battle for Azeroth was released in Denmark it was midnight. That wasn’t a problem for Gingi, a hardcore WoW player in the “Method” guild. It took him precisely four hours and 17 minutes to go from level 110 to the new level cap of 120. That’s one level every 25 minutes and 42 seconds.
Gingi is the kind of guy who proves you can be a hardcore WoW nerd and still have an eight-pack of abs. Seriously, the guy is a unit.
Using his troll druid Luigingi and with the help of fellow Method members Meeres and Deepshades, the three of them breezed through the new content as though it wasn’t even there.
Their “method”? All three of them played on the Battle for Azeroth beta server, so they have already gone through most of the new expansion’s stuff before it even launched. Not having to read through instructions and knowing exactly where to go and what to do can really cut down on lost time.
For the whole story, you can watch Gingi’s 24-hour stream where he played through the whole expansion without so much as taking a break for sleep. Presumably, the first four hours chronicled his rapid ascent to level 120, but quite frankly we don’t have the time to go through all 24 hours of footage. Some of us have jobs we need to get back to in the morning.
And some of us also want to have time to play Battle for Azeroth.