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10 People Who Played ONE Game For YEARS Until It Paid Off

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  • (digital tones)
  • - [Falcon] In order to keep up with the breakneck pace
  • that games are released,
  • a lot of us switch games fairly often.
  • But what if you didn't?
  • Hi folks, it's Falcon, and today on Gameranx,
  • ten people who played one game for years.
  • Number ten, in the massively multi-player online game Tibia,
  • way back in 2005, there was a door added to the game
  • with the message "You see a gate of expertise for level 999.
  • Only the worthy may pass."
  • And not to mention that leveling in this game
  • is apparently extremely tedious
  • because there are very large amounts of EXP
  • that you need to get in between levels in the higher levels,
  • and dying can send you back down certain levels.
  • And it took nine years,
  • but a player made it through the door.
  • And that was a lot of work.
  • Work that was done despite the fact that developers had said
  • there was nothing behind the door.
  • And there was no guarantee
  • that there would be anything beyond the door.
  • And yet a player by the name of Kharsek
  • managed to get there, and then disappeared
  • without saying anything.
  • Yes, they made it through the door, and then did nothing.
  • They just stopped playing the game,
  • they stopped posting to the Internet
  • under any accounts that they had, and that's it.
  • That's all we know.
  • Thanks, Kharsek.
  • Number nine, a Reddit user by the name of Liserius
  • played Civilization II for ten years.
  • They made a post on the /r/Gaming Reddit
  • entitled 'I've been playing the same game
  • of Civilization II for almost 10 years.
  • This is the result.'
  • Now, I'm not going to be able
  • to read you this whole post, it's fairly long.
  • But I do want to point out some specifics.
  • First, the world is a hellish nightmare
  • of suffering and devastation.
  • And yes, that is a direct quote.
  • There are three superpowers in 3991 A.D.,
  • and there have been dozens of nuclear wars.
  • There's a front line where all three superpowers meet
  • in battle, but it is more or less at a stalemate
  • and has been for 2,000 years.
  • Any attempt to advance results in a nuking,
  • and they obviously just retreat.
  • In this version of the world, the three nations-
  • the Celts, the Vikings, and the Americans
  • all reside on swampland because
  • the icecaps have melted over 20 times,
  • due to all of the nuclear wars.
  • So not only is it swampland,
  • it's irradiated swampland that you cannot farm,
  • both due to the fact that it is swampland and irradiated.
  • The military stalemate is so significant
  • that all resources pretty much get
  • funneled into tank building.
  • Because, when you lose tanks, they have to be replaced,
  • otherwise the stalemate can't continue.
  • However, you can create tanks at a rate
  • that accounts for the loss of tanks.
  • It just makes every city into a tiny town
  • full of starving people.
  • Yes, ten years of Civilization II.
  • 'The world is a hellish nightmare
  • of suffering and devastation.'
  • A perfect quote.
  • Number eight, a Mortal Kombat player
  • who had the arcade versions of the games,
  • and has been playing them for over 20 years,
  • found some secrets in Mortal Kombat I, II, and III
  • that haven't previously been found at all.
  • Specifically, he found a menu in all three of these games
  • called The EJB Menu.
  • EJB obviously standing for Edward J. Boon,
  • or Ed Boon, the main Mortal Kombat guy.
  • Now these menus feature various interesting things,
  • like the ability to see all of the various fatalities
  • in succession, which obviously because of YouTube
  • isn't that big of a deal at this point in time.
  • But way back when the games were designed,
  • that would've been a big thing.
  • That's kind of the motherload, so to speak.
  • In Mortal Kombat III, there's also a mini-game,
  • that's basically Space Invaders but completely impossible.
  • Also filled with those goofy Ed Boon sounds.
  • Number seven, back in 2011, a YouTuber by the name of
  • kurtjmac started trying to walk towards the Far Lands,
  • the area in Minecraft where the game kind of just stops
  • working correctly and generates terrain that's bizarre.
  • He has been walking in Minecraft since 2011.
  • Obviously not continuously, of course.
  • But has been walking that long,
  • and is about a quarter of the way there as of last year.
  • His most recent video was not more than a few days ago,
  • I don't know exactly how far he is,
  • but as a 'let's play' series, he's accrued over 730 episodes
  • and has raised about $400,000
  • for Child's Play Charity doing this.
  • Now keep in mind, newer versions of Minecraft
  • don't have a Far Lands.
  • So he's still using an older version of the game,
  • and that's a very long way to go still.
  • I can't imagine that after going for seven years,
  • last year, he's much further than 25% of the way there,
  • but it's interesting to wonder if he'll ever make it.
  • Number six, a lot of Minecraft servers
  • are simply group-built projects
  • where people contribute their time
  • and knowledge of the game to creating a world.
  • Now, when you have a server that has 1,500 people on it,
  • that's open for about five years,
  • and a lot of those people spend
  • very large amounts of their time doing the building,
  • you get some pretty amazing results.
  • As seen here on Minecraft server The Shire.
  • On this server, there's so many different areas
  • inspired by so many different realms
  • of science fiction and real places.
  • You could see urban architecture.
  • You could see suburban architecture.
  • You can find the Emerald City, as in from
  • The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City.
  • Beautiful, Latin America-inspired cities
  • with rivers for their transport system.
  • Lots of different castles that are huge and gorgeous.
  • There's even an underwater city,
  • not officially named Rapture,
  • but apparently has been done in the tradition of
  • laissez-faire capitalism and scientific abomination so,
  • yeah, it's a reference to that.
  • But perhaps the biggest accomplishment
  • is that it's all connected by a railway system.
  • I don't know if you've ever built a railway system
  • in Minecraft, but even in creative mode,
  • it's very time consuming.
  • And this whole thing is beautiful, and functional,
  • and well done, The Shire.
  • Number five, a Reddit user by the name of salmondude
  • had played Grand Theft Auto III for over ten years.
  • And he thought that he'd seen everything
  • over the four platforms he'd played the game on,
  • but he found an Easter egg, actually around five years ago,
  • and shared it with other folks on the /r/gaming subreddit.
  • That Easter egg is, a man that he shot dead
  • holding a drawing that he had drawn,
  • which, let's just call crude and call it a day.
  • If that's what you walk around drawing on your free time,
  • that when somebody mows you down, somebody's like,
  • 'oh, that guy's drawing weiners,'
  • then you're probably an NPC in Grand Theft Auto III.
  • Number four, a lot of people play EVE Online for many years,
  • but this is something that we wanted to share
  • that we thought was interesting.
  • It's kind of doing a specific thing
  • in EVE Online for two years,
  • which doesn't sound like a long period of time
  • compared to a lot of the people
  • that we've already talked about,
  • but considering they were just basically
  • stalking another player, the kind of dedication is-
  • well, it's interesting.
  • So, a few pirates in the game wanted
  • to get a hold of a Ragnarok Titan.
  • Which is a ship that's worth $3,000.
  • Yes, American dollars.
  • Actual, real Fiat money.
  • Or at least was in 2014 when this happened.
  • I don't know if it still is.
  • So, this group really wanted a Ragnarok Titan.
  • And they were going to steal it from a certain player
  • that they had found who was traveling around with one.
  • The problem is, is that
  • their logins were extremely intermittent.
  • As such, it's kind of hard to steal the Ragnarok Titan
  • from the player who is not logged in,
  • and therefore not occupying the world.
  • What they did was to follow them around
  • on alternate accounts, and kind of try to predict his moves.
  • When he would log in, where he would log in,
  • and if he would log in on the big account with the big ship.
  • When the player finally did log in on that account,
  • they promptly attacked him, and in the chat log,
  • happened to go ahead and say, 'welcome back mate.'
  • Number three, Halo players tend to find rooms
  • that are in cinematics or part of the scenery
  • that they really want.
  • The rooms that you're not supposed to be able to get into
  • and what they want is clearly to get into them.
  • For instance, a group of players
  • that were playing Halo Reach,
  • there's some Banshee rooms in the hangar
  • of the Long Night of Solace level,
  • and they really wanted to get into it.
  • The name of their group was Termacious Trickocity,
  • and I'm not going to sum up the entire process,
  • but they had to do a series of actions
  • that involves flying into the hangar,
  • triggering the map to overload
  • until somebody spawns without a vehicle,
  • activating a cut scene in a specific way,
  • so on and so forth.
  • And it took them five years,
  • but they did, they got into it.
  • Similarly, that same group, Termacious Trickocity,
  • spent ten years trying to get into
  • an empty cage in Halo III.
  • That process is really interseting because it involves
  • pushing a vehicle basically to a certain point,
  • and just sort of colliding with geometry in strange ways.
  • When asked why they do this,
  • Termacious Trickocity said, 'cause it's a challenge.'
  • And I have to agree with that reasoning.
  • A challenge that's just not intended to be there
  • feels like the ultimate challenge in some ways.
  • Number two, when World of Warcraft turned ten,
  • Blizzard rewarded all of the players
  • that had been there since the beginning,
  • people who had played every year
  • since the inception of Warcraft,
  • by sending out a statue to them of an orc that's-
  • it's a pretty good statue.
  • This was back in 2015, and although there's not really
  • a lot to say about it,
  • it makes me wonder what they're going to do
  • if and when the game turns 20.
  • Although I'm assuming it's probably when more than if,
  • and I cannot wait to see those statues.
  • And finally, number one, Reddit user gperk69
  • outed their grandma as having played Wii Fit
  • every single day for a full decade.
  • We've actually covered this person before.
  • There's a picture of her posing
  • with her Wii avatar and saying 'this is your 3,949th day,'
  • which is a lot of days.
  • I can think of not a lot of things
  • that I've done consistently for ten years at all.
  • So, wow.
  • Wii Fit of all things.
  • Have you played any one single game for a long time?
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  • I'm Falcon, you can follow me on Twitter @falconthehero,
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These people took their enthusiasm of specific games to the next level. We (mostly) salute them and their accomplishments.
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