Football is a role-playing game. That's how Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter and noted World of Warcraft and RPG fan, is approaching it. Each week in the NFL, ChrisWarcraft characterizes his upcoming game in terms of an MMO quest. We're going to chart his progress and see how fast he levels up.
Now that the NFL has its professional, full-time game moderators back on all of the league's, we should see less glitching and griefing and fewer exploits, such as the one that gave San Francisco some extra timeouts in last week's PvP instance against ChrisWarcraft.
This week ChrisWarcraft, who acts as his own quest-giver, Tweeted out his objective on Saturday—I guess to make sure he wasn't coming anywhere near the NFL's ban on gameday tweeting (which begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff.)
This week's quest:
Weekly Quest: Retrieve a Lion's Mane from Vault 13. Boss strategy: Taunt, then avoid ability Rage Stomp. Reward [6.25% exp, Orange Jumpsuit]— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) September 29, 2012
Weekly Quest: Prevent a rampaging pack of miners from pillaging our gold. Rewards [6.25% exp, Perk unlocked: Extra Firm Handshake]— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) September 22, 2012
Result: QUEST COMPLETE (Minnesota 24, San Francisco 13. Kluwe: 4 punts, average 45.3 yards, long of 53, one inside the 20.)
ChrisWarcraft has completed two quests and failed one so far.