Gawell the Mage is Level 70 and You’re Not

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Probably most of you are aware that the World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade came out at midnight two nights ago. It raises the maximum possible level from 60 to 70. The first character to max out the new level cap hit it this morning at 4:04 AM. Dude is Gawell, a gnome mage, who is played by a 24-year-old French guy. There’s an interview with him here. It took 28 hours of playing time and the full backing of his guild, Millennium. Pretty impressive, actually. All hail Gawell: dude is 70th level.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is my fellow Time writer Ta-Nehisi, who has an excellent piece here about his struggles with Warcraftaddiction.

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