18 Hours Straight play!
"We decided to end it before we risked turning into a horrible new story about how video games ruin people's lives.
How far will you go for an MMORPG? A group of MMORPG gamers played for 18 hours straight just to try and kill one boss-mob. Tried, because they failed to do so -- an 18 hour, non-stop, effort gone to waste.
Final Fantasy XI's Pandemonium Warden was the mob in question. The boss of this mob goes through some 20 different forms, some of which regen to 100% health, each of which spawns along with minion monsters. "...After you kill all of the above [20 forms of the boss]he will pop with "hatched" lamps -- smaller chair dudes", posted Sylphet, chronicling their experience in frustration.
"We killed all of the Lamps and at 75% he popped another 8 and regened to 100%. We attempted again but the lamps were faster this time and we wiped after killing just one." The group started playing at 3:30 pm EST, U.S., "People were passing out and getting physically ill," Sylphet continued: "We decided to end it before we risked turning into a horrible new story about how video games ruin people's lives." The fight ended at 9:00am.
We love our MMORPGs, this author is currently addicted to AoC but would you go 18 hours straight for a virtual glory?