I got up Tuesday at 4. PM, mind you. Getting up early in the morning is for chumps. And I suppose people with jobs, but chumps is one word and thus takes less time to say.
Employed. That’s the word.
Sorry, I’m a little loopy today. And yesterday.
I had wanted to level my death knight up, once the servers came back up. I had respecced him back to frost after trying both unholy and blood based specs, but it just didn’t feel right. It’s not that I hate either spec, it’s just that frost is the only one able to crit for higher than 4k damage at level 72.
Sadly, I was unable to log into WoW. Kept getting a silly “Login Server Down” message whenever I tried to log in.
“Login Server Down” /sadpanada 5:31 PM Jun 2nd
Before you ask, it’s a panda from Canada.) 5:31 PM Jun 2nd
That message didn’t clear up until 8:30PM, at which point Duskwood proceeded to go up and down like a swedish prosti… yo-yo.
But whatever. Eventually it’s up, and me and my best buddy Vox kick it and level our warrior/druid team. (I’m the warrior.)
Or at least, we tried to level our warrior/druid team. There were still some issues, and Vox got locked out of his druid. He’d try to login, but the server would automatically log him out immediately. So, bleh.
Open GM ticket, then we did… damn, I don’t even remember. It took an hour for the GM to respond, I can tell you that much. Pretty good, considering that there were probably several bajillion tickets. And Vox was surprised he got less than three’d by a GM!
Seriously, GMs will throw you the ol’ <3 on the slightest provocation.
Me: We didn’t get any rating increase or decrease for the last five matches! How comes? D: We won every one!
GM: Dude man! You wus all up in da practice match hizzouse!
Me: Oh, derp. :(
But I digress. We played WoW, though I can’t really remember what it is we did (I know some Argent Tourney dailies were involved), Vox went to bed, and I kept up, swapping over to my 72 death knight.
Soon, it was nine in the morning, and I realized I had been playing WoW for something like 12 hours now, and I decided to enact plan “two days of WoW without sleep”.
It is now 9:43AM. I have been playing WoW since 8:30 PM. As an experiment, I am going to keep playing WoW for as long as possible. 8:43 AM Jun 3rd
So far, I’ve done a full 25 dailies on two characters, played a lowbie alt with a friend for six hours, and leveled my DK from 72 to 74. 8:44 AM Jun 3rd
(Aside: Aha, so that’s what I did. No wonder I couldn’t pick up the PvP daily.) (Also, I fail at time zones, so shut it. I always pick GMT -08:00 by accident.)
Go for it, dude. Just remember to plan it out, have fallbacks, and a power nap if you start falling apart long before your goal.
Believe it or not, these things cannot be unplanned. That road lies failure. You need a plan of some sort, you can’t just decide to stay up.
Practice, if possible. This is most certainly not the only time I’ve pushed myself to gaming limits. I’ve played WoW for 18 hours straight no less than eleven times in the past, though never without skipping sleep entirely. Failing a good night’s sleep, I’ve always dabbled in a nap for two to four hours.
Skipping sleep entirely, I’ve only ever done that once before, and that was only for a mere 26 hours.
The first hint of my sleep deprived brain was the sudden realization that I had wanted the WG buff for my DK, and I had gone to do WG… on that very same DK… despite having two 80 characters decked out in PvP gear.
But back to planning.
Of course, you’ll need some sort of energy pick-me-up. Sugarless Redbull is, supposedly, a very good option, as it will give you that energy boost without relying on sugar, too. I, personally, cannot stand the taste of monkey excrement, so I took the sugar ones.
Redbull’s just part of it. You must eat regularly, and make it healthy food if possible. No cheetos, no chips and dip. Avoid salt wherever possible.
You must remain hydrated throughout your gaming binge. While you can continue operating without, you will perform better and for longer, maintaining alertness for far greater periods of time if you drink regularly.
Needless to say, that means no alcohol, as little pop/soda as possible, and yes… no bacon, if it’s salted.
- One glass of water an hour, or
- Triple the water intake versus redbull intake
And for the love of all that is holy, DON’T FORGET TO EAT.
Gonna start cooking second breakfast… hee hee, I’ve never been able to say that before. 9:29 AM Jun 3rd
Leveling a frost knight is ridiculous. There is no real rotation, all you do is put up both diseases, hit Obliterate once, then Frost Strike the rest of their health away.
Combat log: 437, 1101, 3702, 3488, 3655, 4010. All I can say is… Frost Strike for the win. 9:50 AM Jun 3rd
Obliterate just crit for 5788… that’s… that’s a mathematical impossibility. This class is so OP. 9:55 AM Jun 3rd
Get Glyph of Frost Strike (bringing the cost to 32 RP instead of 40), make sure you pick up Buthcery, Runic Power Mastery, and Chill of the Grave in your talent build.
That will feed you so much runic power, you won’t know what to do with it all (hint: push your frost strike button.)
Breakfast: 1 egg, sourdough toast, 4 breakfast sausssssssssages. 10:09 AM Jun 3rd
I was beginning to feel the slightest pricks of exhaustion, but breakfast gave me a large boost to energy that I expected to last me until about 2PM. (Lasted me until 1PM, sadly… the sausages were a mistake.)
Why only one egg? I only had one egg.
With the physical exhaustion alleviated for the time being, now the only thing left was the mental exhaustion one can only get from being awake for 19 hours.
“I sentence thou to death… byaxetotheface HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA” quote, me, five minutes ago. 11:02 AM Jun 3rd
The key is, once you start to go insane, embrace it. Don’t fight it. Your brain is used to creating dreams and whatever at this point, let it continue to do so. As long as you don’t lost efficiency, it’ll be more fun this way. And I guarantee more enjoyable for those around you.
Have friends around, either in person or by some sort of web chat thingy. That way things like…
“General Pubic”, the titular character of the BEST WAR MOVIE EVER.11:05 AM Jun 3rd
… happen. Weird, yes, but the conversation itself is amusing to no end. Just ask Vox!
Me: Shake the bowels up a bit by walking around
Me: Durp, remember to get dressed first…
Vox: showing up nude at esso tends to be frowned upon by the general public
Me: more like General PUBIC, amirite?
Me: Oh wow
Vox: oh dear
Me: That would be the BEST WAR MOVIE EVER
Vox: oh god, your descent into madness is well on its way
Me: Speaking of Sparta, I’ma brb. In like ten minutes. Needs redbull
Me: I hope I don’t get lost
BACK. I have a dozen cans of redbull. Let’s see how long this lasts. 11:24 AM Jun 3rd
I started to go silent after this. Horde side had WG now, and I wanted to try and make 75 before we lost it again.
2/3 to 75… Horde gots WG now, gonna make a serious push to finish this level off before we lose it. about 22 hours ago
Oh yeah, I still gotta do that. Thanks for the reminder. :)
More hours pass, and I’ve stopped playing my DK now. My goal complete, I wish to wait for a better mental climate in order to enoy the Battle for Undercity properly. And for the third time. But I still have time to say this!
STILL AWAKE GUYS MY FACE HURTS about 19 hours ago
There is no betrayal more painful than that of your own body turning against you. Thankfully, if you’ve played your water situation correctly, you won’t suffer from a headache until you’re too sleep deprived to even notice you have one.
Also, Redbull has the power to completely destroy your bowels. Be warned that if you drink 3 or more of them, you stand a very high chance of being afflicted with diarrhea. Immodium can be safely used to combat this.
Oh, poor, inocent Landorien. Soon, the horrors of what I did shall be known, thanks to… well, this blog post I guess. Self-incrimination for the win?
And, of course, it’s far too late to avoid hallucinations. I have the Peggle addon, and was playing it for flight paths and stuff. I shot at pegs that didn’t exist with alarming frequency.
Oh yeah, and I swear there was a jellyfish living on my TV screen. He just sat there… floating around… he was awesome. I named him Keller, because I think he flipped me off, and that counts as sign language, right? He can’t talk, and calling him Helen would’ve just been wrong.
Anyway, my goal was reached around ten PM.
I have, successfully, played WoW for 24 hours straight, with no break longer than 11 minutes. I cannot feel my legs. about 16 hours ago
No exaggeration there. Technically that should be 26 hours, but considering breaks, I lowballed it at 24 hours. Yes, this is definitely what I did, most certainly not a failure to do mathematics after having been awake for 30 hours.
And if I ever get married, I can now relate to that whole hot and cold flash thing. Though arguably it was sometimes fun (legs freezing cold, right arm merely cold, left arm unbearably hot), it was more distracting than anything.
I tend to lose my concentration when I’m trying to press a button, but instead, my arm responds with “holy crap I’m HOT” as if I thrust my hand into a toaster.
Why? You ask me why?
THIS. IS. WHYYYYYYYYY.