Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

October 12, 2008 -

By way of Ripten comes the story of "Bradster," who claims to play 36 separate World of Warcraft accounts on 11 computers, dropping nearly six grand per year in subscription fees.

If the picture at left is genuine, it's quite a hardware setup.

Of his obsession, Bradster writes:

A lot have asked me, why create so many? The main reason is to invade Stormwind and Ironforge when they reach top level. I’m sure the Alliance will put up a big fight when that happens. We’ll see how it goes...

 

It costs me exactly $5711 in subscription costs per year with 36 accounts on the 6 month pay schedule. 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... When Wrath of the Lich King is released, 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...

Via: Gizmodo

GP: I've seen individual WoW players control a chain of characters before, but 36? Sounds almost superhuman.


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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

... and I'd be willing to bet a paycheck that like me, this guy could give a rat's @$$ what any of you looking-down-your-nose think of him ... lol ... sounds more to me like some are just jealous ...

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Hrm I think I missed something along the way. Is this a poltical forum? Gaming forum? Or just a place to vent? How this guy spends his time and money doesnt really effect any of us, so WTH? If it makes him happy and keeps him from commiting mass murder in some high school I say more power to him. After all it just a game?

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

I spent less on my computer than this guy did on his game. Somebody has waaay too much money.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

I said it on Kotaku, and I'll say it here.  "How do you kill that which has no life?"  Old joke, I know, but sadly, it fits.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Holy cow...from that small photo I thought it was a broker tracking stocks at the NYSE. I thought "the stock market is affecting WoW trades and sales now?" LOL.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Reminds me of that one ad for a financial website (forget the name) where a guy had like 4 TV screens, two for trading stocks one tuned into financial news, and another for playing Gears of War.

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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Where is he getting the money for all this? He obviously has no job!

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

We don't know that, we don't even know how long he plays.

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God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris 'Jedi' Knight

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

I came to think...

Is it humanly possible keep a steady job to raise the money to use all those rigs, alts and accounts? Is it physically possible for this man to have the logical time to enjoy his rigs AND have a life? This reactionnaire says no...

 

Also, to quote... "A lot have asked me, why create so many? The main reason is to invade Stormwind and Ironforge when they reach top level." Neverminding I roll alliance...

Multiboxing for grinding/farming/leveling, I can understand. Spending betweem 5k-8k-ish a year, which is nearly half to 1/3 of the average guy's year salary, to gank noobs in a capital city...

That's big fat cry for help.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

I was wondering that too, this must be getting at the physical limit of things. Not to mention the nightmare of multitasking 36 essentially separate tasks in your head...

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Well, I give him props for his dedication, but DAYUM!

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

To have the throwaway money to pay for all those computers, game copies, AND accounts, the guy would have to be...

*PULLS OFF MASK*

Bill Gates?

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Wait a moment! There´s still something wrong about this...

*PULLS OFF MASK*

STARWARS KID?

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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

If there are any psychiatrists in the area, please go to his house and sit him down for a little chat.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Ok, Maybe I'm missing something, but WHY would people "Alt-Box"? I mean, it's a GAME. It's supposed to be fun! That looks like a second job to me. Controlling 5 seprate charaters so that that you can get the best stuff...I mean, maybe you can make money off of it, but i dunno. Just seems ridiculous to me.

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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

look on the bright side...

instant army!

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Dare I say it, I'm wondering if most of that money could have gone to a far better cause. I can understand a couple of alt accounts, but 36? Such a waste...

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

And to think I was obssessed with a certain game series just becuase I bought the same game twice (a portable version and a port).

With 36 accounts I think you can populate an entire map in a FPS.

Although I wonder what else you can do commanding 11 PCs at once.

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God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris 'Jedi' Knight

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Damn...uh...wow. I...I don't...I don't know what to say to this...damn...

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers!

Jack Thompson is still a dick...

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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

That's amazing, I'm showing my friend this story when he gets back. Also the guy is right, they're are more expensive hobbies out there.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

LOL!!!  Seriously, I'm laughing at all the jealous people here making negative comments!

This is awesome, but isn't the whole point of WoW to communicate with other people?

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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Why would we be jealous of someone that plays on 36 WoW accounts? I mean I play videogames, but this is insane.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

yeah its always sad when you see somebody do that... 36 accounts never begging for a rain check.....

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson.... is dead... (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate :D )

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so kill for his amusement so we can get money for the new "People's Temple of Jesus Jack Jones Thompson"

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Yup,Its reminding me of that Warcraft South park epidsode,Cept Nobody is obese,Unless this gamer makes welfare money/disability, But that couldnt be possible.

Magic Taco

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Wow... Pun intended.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Wow even if you take into account my Starbucks Coffee addiction, my weekly purhase of a few volumes of random manga each week, I still think my obcessions which I keep in check cost less than this person.

 

 

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Let me list what I can do with 6000 dollars:

1. Buy 4 M1A rifles (match grade)

2. Buy 6 AR15 type rifles and at least 20 mags

3. Buy 2 WWII-dated Colt 1911s

4. Buy a 2001 4-door sedan in great condition

5.  Buy 6 sets of PS3, XBOX360, and Wii

6. Buy 2 sets of skis, 2 tickets to Utah, and a Weeks pass to Deer Valley Ski Resort, where you can ski with the stars and Stein Eriksen (he's a cool guy, take my word for it).

7. Buy 120 NEW-GEN videogames.

8. Purchase 5 welsh-corgis and a year's supply of dog food for each.

9. Purchase 3 St.Bernards (pure-bred)

10.Pay rent on an appartment for a year.

11. Eat 1500 Quarter Double Pounder Cheeseburgers at McDonald's

12. Pay for 36 WoW accounts and the title of biggest loser on the planet.

Seriously, I need to know; does he live in his parent's basement?

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

1) Where can you get an apartment nowadays and pay $6k for a year's rent (besides the slums)

2) Only 2001 4-door sedan I found in my area for $6k had 90k+ miles on them  :)

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Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

1. I had a nice 2-bedroom right by UNC Chapel Hill for $550/month before I left North Carolina.  I miss that apartment =\

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

A 2 bedroom by Chapel Hill for $550?  Very nice!

I was talking about more of a 1 bedroom deal, but honestly, you can always find cheap housing in good areas if you look hard enough.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Ya, it was in one of the bazillion apartment complexes in that area.  It was technically in Carrboro, but I was within spitting distance of the campus.

I was also literally on the Duke/UNC divide, which made for interesting sports politics... =)

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

You'd probably be safest just saying you didn't care for Duke or UNC.  And not wearing any jersey ever, lol.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

That's EXACTLY what I did, actually =)

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Appartment complex on the Indiana/Ohio border still goes for about 500/month for 1 bedroom, and its not in the slums.

As for the 4-door sedan, I found it at a local Kia dealership.  And really, you can talk them down another 500 AT LEAST if you're smart about it.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

WOW, (again, no pun intended) someone here is into guns in a slightly creepy way.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Yes, I also noticed he starts his list with guns. Not at the top of MY list, I can assure you.

For that money I could buy a TV thats so friggin big it fills an entire wall of my living room. (4 meters)

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Hey, to be fair, my favorite on my list was the skiing trip.  I started the list with guns because I have quite a few here.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

At $60 a pop wouldn't it be 100 next gen games and not 120?

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God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris 'Jedi' Knight

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Yeah, I forgot we were up to 60 a pop now.  Sorry.  I actually realized I made a mistake while I was pre-ordering Left 4 Dead and RE:Kingdom Hearts chain of memories today.  My mistake.  Still, the point is made, eh?

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

You know you can go back and edit the post to make it correct.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

I could, but I'm more than willing to acknowledge I was wrong on it.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Yup but I don't which would be better/worse (depending on how you look at it). Having his WoW habits or getting a new next gen game around every four days (on average). Now if you were to get some last gen or bagain bin/greatest hits games thne you'd REALLY be getting a lot.

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God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris 'Jedi' Knight

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Another thing he could do with the money:

Get 2 Gibson Les Paul Customs Zakk Wylde edition.

Honestly, If I didn't already have one, that's where I'd start.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Speaking of 1911's...

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

What of them?  If Obama wins the next election, he's going to try to ban them and ARs, so if you want one get yours now.  Also, Springfield and Rock River are behind on their shipments, BUT if you buy a firearm before a ban goes into effect, its yours whether you received it or not.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

***WARNING Sarcasm Alert*** We can't let no darkie into the White House, he'll be banning all us white folk's guns!!! I just knew you were an asshole Republican. Don't get me wrong you Republicans out there, I know many very nice Repubicans, but there is that certain kind of overly moralistic, black and white, my way or the high way muther farkers and I just had a feeling from his other posts that this Austin Lewis was one. I'll bet he's making Camel jockey jokes right now, looking at my name.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Actually, because I'm not a complete jackass, I don't make fun of other cultures.  I actually have quite a few 'camel jockey' friends in Dubai and other arab nations.

I never suggested he'd ban the white folks' guns only; I suggested that he would ban pistols and AR's, because he's consistently voted to ban them whenever the Brady Campaign gets another bill in. 

Gun banning isn't a grey issue, its black and white.  Some things are grey, others aren't.  I suggest you grow up and look at the history of other countrys that ban firearms, and then come back to this discussion.  Or just fuck off, its your choice.

By the by, saying muther farkers like a kindergartner is just as bad as saying mother fuckers.  It gets the same point across, and is just as vulgar.  Once again, grow up.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

Didn't Obama say he supported the overturning of the D.C. handgun ban?

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God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris 'Jedi' Knight

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

He said he saw the economic crisis coming too, but he hired, as his economic advisor a MR. Raines who is one of the people directly responsible for it, as well as not voting on quite a few of the regulation votes.  

He says one thing and does the other.
As for the weapons ban, he's repeatedly voted for bills put forth by the Brady Campaign, which would ban pistols, AR's, and in some cases, BOLT ACTION RIFLES (because they're 'sniper rifles'). 

Re: Report: Obsessive WoW Gamer Juggles 36 Accounts

I knew I'd find something I didn't like about Obama. Damn his anti-gun policies. He seems intelligent so why can't he understand that bans on guns are not needed and shouldn't be around? Oh and do you have a link to his voting record? I just want to be sure.

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God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris 'Jedi' Knight

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.
 
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