|10-15-2008, 05:07 PM||#1|
lets go partner
Join Date: Oct 2004
Is this going to far?
Think you play too much World of Warcraft?
Compared to "Prepared," you don't.
In a case of game addiction gone officially bananas, gaming blog Joystiq reports on what is surely the biggest Warcraft fan of them all. Known only under the moniker "Prepared," the gamer plays a stunning 36 World of Warcraft accounts on 11 different computers...simultaneously.
Stemming from a desire to manage raids -- large-scale gameplay sessions that typically require the teamwork of multiple players -- all by himself, the die-hard gamer seems undaunted by both the financial and lifestyle commitments to such a geeky endeavor.
See his set up
"It costs me exactly $5711 in subscription costs per year with 36 accounts on the 6 month pay schedule," he writes. "Not bad considering I'm looking at it like it's a hobby and there are more expensive hobbies out there than World of Warcraft."
Like yachting, perhaps. And despite the downturn in the economy, Prepared can't wait to get his hands on the upcoming Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.
"I plan to be at the store when it opens and will purchase 36 copies of it. With tax, it should be about $1500 for all of them."
Word of Prepared's over-the-top addiction comes on the heels of the annual Blizzcon Convention, a fan-oriented celebration of the games created by Warcraft publisher Blizzard.
|10-15-2008, 09:43 PM||#5|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: May 2004
I knew a couple guys like that while I was in the military. They'd spend all of their free time in their rooms playing. Kinda sad.
|10-15-2008, 09:56 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Arcadia, CA
[Insert obvious "You really need to get laid, Clayton" line, here.]
|10-16-2008, 03:06 PM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Good lord, here I thought someone who had 2 accounts was pushing the "i have no life" envelope.