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.
This Thursday night game against a poor Tampa Bay means ChrisWarcraft's Purple Vikings clan have a shot at coming out of this weekend sitting atop the NFC North server. They are also unvanquished in their home city, and that's where tonight's contest is.
This week's quest:
Weekly Quest: Prevent a swashbuckling group of pirates from stealing all our McDonalds. Rewards - [6.25% exp, gold; Perk unlocked: YARRRRRR]— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 25, 2012
Weekly Quest: Bird Hunting. Reward - [6.25% exp, seriously, it's the Cardinals, they're like the most mildly inoffensive team in the league]— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 21, 2012
Result: QUEST COMPLETED (Minnesota 21, Arizona 14. Kluwe: 7 punts, average 40 yards, long of 51, one inside the 20.) By far ChrisWarcraft's busiest day of the year, but his support helped the Vikings' defense complete a key side mission in the NFC realm.
ChrisWarcraft has completed five quests and failed two so far.