A player is leveling Priest in WoW Classic entirely by phone

    
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Sweet home doing nothing.

In 2004 when World of Warcraft initially launched, leveling your character by phone presumably meant calling someone up from a land line and sitting there telling the person actually at the computer what to do during the gameplay. It would have been a terrible idea. But it’s now 2019, and a player is hard at work leveling up a Priest in WoW Classic entirely via smartphone whilst a hundred miles away from the actual computer. Sort of puts the healer with bad reaction times from your last dungeon time in perspective, doesn’t it?

If you would also like to level in Classic without actually being at your computer, this is a stunt you can replicate with the help of Steam Link, a connection between WoW and your Steam account, and a workplace that is intensely forgiving of you sitting around on your phone a whole lot. You could probably tell your boss that you’re trading stocks or bonds or something.

My personal classic WoW mobile, different networks, about 100 miles from my from my PC, I’ve leveled this character completely on my iPhone. from classicwow

Source: Reddit via PC Gamer

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Techno Wizard

One day all of reality shall be controlled from my smartphone.

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Mewmew

Shouldn’t they be doing whatever they’re 100 miles away from home to be doing?

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Oleg Chebeneev

Even considering he is playing on a phone, he is pretty bad

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Schlag Sweetleaf
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TomTurtle

Cue reality exploding due to the collision of “Hardcore!™” Classic and casual mobile play.

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Utakata

Lol! :)

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rafael12104

Hmm. Cool, cool, but their are apps that allow you to login to your home computer remotely and to the desktop. From there you can play WoW and many other games to your heart’s content as long as you have a good connection. Depending on the app you can customize mappings etc. to make easier on a mobile. And it works beautifully on a tablet.

So… cool, but meh. Nothing significantly new.

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johnwillo

This is the sort of thing that I would set up just because I could, rather than because I would actually want to level from my iPhone. The ability to do so is very cool. Sadly, this weekend’s Stupid Tech Trick is already scheduled to be getting classic Mac OS running in emulation on my iPad. Maybe next weekend for iOS Classic WoW.

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Randy Savage

At first I thought the headline said a Priest in Classic was leveling alone, and I thought, I too like to live dangerously…

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IronSalamander8 .

I actually did level my holy/disc priest in the vanilla days doing a lot of soloing. It wasn’t difficult, but it was tedious. But back then changing spec was too expensive while saving for a mount and abilities to even contemplate it!

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Reht

Still is, i am leveling a priest again and yeah, it’s tedious as hell, but not difficult.

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Bruno Brito

There is nothing difficult about leveling a Priest. If you get the two mandatory talents ( Wand 5/5 and SpiritTap 5/5 ), you can level as you wish.

One of the best Kronos Priest, Sakuj0, was theorycrafting Priest leveling for a while. He found out that most talents beyond that were really interchangeable, and that optimally, it would be better for you to go Discipline for the mana regen, instead of Shadow. The damage increase from Shadow was negligible until later levels, since most came from your wand, and you would get more mana with spirittap + meditation, which would allow you to shield, pain, wand nonstop.

Paladins, priests and shamans are pretty boring to level, but outside Shaman which is a bit hiccuppy, they’re not hard at all.

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maydrock .

I can see myself getting some fishing in while waiting to get my truck loaded. It would be nice if someone would write a program that stream lined the process. Also, wonder how much data one would burn through per hour doing this?

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Smithwicks

Steam Link is far better coded then it’s counterparts (TeamViewer, Kino, Shadow/Stadia) for bandwidth/data consumption/ping, but there doesn’t exist an Unlimited Data plan in the states that won’t throttle you in a congested cell circle. To that point, you could do 2-3 hours of play a day before reaching the cap. The capabilities of LTE are still the biggest drag on your experience.

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Smithwicks

Might be something worth trying when 5G finally comes around, but even on 3-4 bars of LTE Steam Link gets a bit dicey..