WoW Classic player mimics South Park by grinding to 60 on boars alone

    
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South Park’s 2006 episode featuring the boys getting obsessed with World of Warcraft has attained legendary status in the MMORPG community, so it was really only a matter of time when someone would try to copy the episode’s premise for real.

In the show, the four boys ended up grinding their way to the max level using nothing but low-level boars. In a similar fashion, World of Warcraft Classic player and YouTuber DrFive took up the challenge of leveling on boars alone. After 10 days /played, 10,000 boars downed, 30 deaths, and 22 million damage, the player finally reached level 60 and presumably took stock of his life to date.

In other World of Warcraft news, the retail server is about to get a patch to make improving your Battle for Azeroth character a bit easier. “We’re working on an update, coming soon, to make improvements to the process of obtaining corrupted items on max-level characters and also streamline upgrading the legendary cloak Ashjra’kamas,” Blizzard said.

Source: Icy Veins, World of Warcraft. Thanks Oleg!

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Random Plaguelands boar mob: “What is my purpose in this game of life and undeath?”

WoW Classic player (almost at level 60): “Hi!”

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Snax

My first question was going to be “Didn’t grey mobs not award XP or I’m stupid?” Then I saw the video and he is grind boars his level.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Whelp, that was boaring.

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Amadahy

I suppose it’s better than a headline that read: WoW Classic Player Mimics South Park by Feeding Scott Tenorman His Parents. 🤔

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Crowe

Oh your tears are so juicy, Scott!

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Bruno Brito

L I V E T O W I N

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miskav

This… is by no means a world first?

This has been done plenty of times over the past few years. At first I assumed you all just stumbled across an article from 2018 or earlier.

Just a quick google search will find plenty of 1-60 “Boar only” characters from the past 5 years.

Here’s literally the first search result:

https://www.wowhead.com/news=281998/player-levels-to-60-only-killing-boars-inspired-by-south-park

from 2018, completely livestreamed.

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Adam Russell

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squid

I’ve never played WoW, but it’s interesting that the game actually allows you to do this. Most games have a cutoff where lower level mobs provide no XP, to prevent people simply botting levels on newbie mobs.

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Adam Russell

I could have sworn that was how it worked. I know the article says “low level boars” but maybe they actually found higher levels of them. Doubtful they would amass 30 deaths otherwise.
edit: video seems to be all talk. Maybe not even factual.

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Pepperzine

It used to, but since they added level scaling to zones the boars scale in level and still grant exp while also not being one hit kills.

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Bryan Correll

Yup. At the time the South Park episode ran it wasn’t actually possible to level the way the kids did.

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Ironwu

Yes, you can do this in Classic. There are plenty of boars at all levels, all the way up to Lvl 60 boars. Probably why he died a lot due to being in higher level zones with not so hot gear.

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Bryan Correll

In the South Park episode they hunted strictly low level boars in starter zones to avoid the pk’er who was making most of the game unplayable.

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Ironwu

He did this in Classic WoW, not retail. So no scaling.

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Ironwu

Having never played Classic WoW, you would not realize that originally there was NO level scaling. In fact, level scaling is a relatively new thing in MMOs; a bandwagon all the developers seem to be jumping on.

But, not the way it was in Classic. Boars ranged from Lvl 1 to Lvl 60. Different zones and different types, of course.

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EmberStar

Level scaling might be a new discovery for “major” MMOs and their players. City of Heroes had a huge variety of difficulty scaling over ten years ago. The sidekick system would scale player to their team mates so they could run the same missions. Up or down, I think it might have worked in both directions.

They also had a difficulty slider that let you set the mission to spawn “as if” the team had a certain number of players, regardless of how many were there. I remember there were a few people who wanted harder missions who loved the opportunity to play missions solo and face mobs that spawned in the same level range and quantities as for a full team of eight people.

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Bruno Brito

He’s killing Eastern Plagueland boars.

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Snax

Well, he is leveling in a high level zone, so the mobs he is killing are his level and they give him XP, it’s not like he is level 58 fighting level 1 boars like they showed it in South Park. I played WoW a lot and watching that episodes, there were a lot of discrepancies in it, like Randy plugging an USB with an in-game item while he is logged in and the item immediately appearing into his inventory…

Vanilla WoW may have been my first MMO and that may be a reason I hold it in such high regard, but for me it’s the only MMO that allows you to do so much and in many different ways too while also not falling into the pit of Sandbox-like MMOs like Ultima or RuneScape. Instead it feels modern, easy to get into and still has those old school aspects that none of the new MMOs have, mostly you just feel like a part of the world. I’ve been playing WoW for a long time (still sticking to Vanilla, tried Classic, but canceled my sub) and every time I make a new character and log in, I just feel like I am my character all over again, despite the fact that I can recite quest text better than the NPCs themselves.