Now that Blizzard has announced that players can purchase game time subscriptions with in-game gold, World of Warcraft can become a game that literally pays for itself — that is, if a player is determined enough.
at Least he died doing what he loved the most.
"Find what you love and let it kill you."
hmm David Carradine (kill bill) went out in a simulat fashion.
There was one week last spring in college where I got a grand total of 6 hours of sleep in 7 days. That was two hours of sleep every two nights for that week. And no, not a single game was played during that time. I never want to do anything like that again and I can't understand how and why people do these crazy marathons.
That's my life right now being a film editor!
May be he got so deep into the game, he actually too an arrow. Or he really isn't dead, just warped into the game and left this world for the one on his PC.
I find it hard to believe the game killed him. I mean 19 hours is insane, but it shouldn't be lethal. Probably something else was wrong
Probably had some health issues prior to his death.
I agree. Im not trying to compare my experience to his but I remember when I got fallout 3 I played for 23 hours straight before I got any sleep let alone a break.
Years and years of doing the dew and doritos
I guess the stereotypes about "hardcore" gamers are true. LOL
Of course. Knowing the cause would tell us another hint, but it's pretty obvious that something else was wrong. I assume he already had cardiovascular issues.
I remember all those stories of people in china or wherever going for 50+ hours before they keel over. So 19 is nothing.
I are also twitch 24 hours streamers also.
Probably had a health issue and complicated it with no sleep and gallons of energy drinks.
Maybe it was 9 days straight not 19hrs ?
I spit out my tea. I know I shouldn't laugh--God forgive me--but the article title completely caught me off guard.
Twitch streamers do these 24 hr marathons at times. Maybe he had health issues.
nah, no health issues i think. The reason for these types of deaths is because the lack of movement, streamers move around a lot more. These guys doesn't even go to the toilet, or eat and drink. When you've sat still for so many hours, then suddenly stand up, it's too much pressure for your body and it colapses and you die because of heart failure.
You know I've slept for entire days before(i.e. really sick) and my body didn't just give out like you said. Safe to assume you're talking out of your ass.
While what you say could happen, it usually happens to people who have been immobile for very long periods of time...like in a hospital. That's why if you were in a hospital bed for several weeks, they gradually move your body up. Death from such movements don't cause heart failure though...it usually comes from muscle atrophy and then the person falling over and hurting themselves. In any case, if people remain immobile for too long, the body isn't likely to be able to suddenly stand up. The brain unconsciously prevents it until it knows it's ready to move. Just think of any time you've sat in a chair for several hours playing a game. How many times have you just suddenly gotten up?
Yes they do. But, most of them are smart enough to prepare for them. They sleep well before hand, they eat, drink, and take restroom and regular breaks. I've never watched one for 24 hrs. However, the ones that I HAVE watched included most of these things that people would regularly do during a 24 hr. period of normal life.
This is a sensationalist story. I know they discuss the fact that it probably wasn't what killed him, but to even imply it is a bit ridiculous. 19 hours is a long time, sure, but it's not even CLOSE to long enough to cause a death, even if he sit in the same position and didn't eat or drink (or blink) or go to the restroom. It's been a while since I've been real serious about an MMO, but in my college days, around when WoW first started, I definitely spent more than 19 hours straight playing, when I didn't have classes, on more than one occasion, and not only did I not die, it didn't bother me in the least. Thousands of people do it all the time when a big new MMO or expansion or patch comes out. I've done far more strenuous activities for 19 hours straight than sit in a chair playing a video game, such as work (well over 24 hours quite a number of times), party, sports (yes, I remember playing basketball with friends for around 20 hours at time with minor breaks), etc. 19 hours of playing a video game is basically the equivalent of 19 hours of vegging out in front of a TV on a lazy weekend day, moving your fingers a few times throughout. The only shocking thing about the story headline is that someone died after ONLY playing 19 hours straight.
From the video posted on Youtube, it is suspected he was actually playing LoL and not WoW, as we can see what appears to be the LoL client on his screen. It doesn't change the fact that this is a sad event that probably could have been avoided, but there's no need to blame the gold for play time program for his death.
What a dingus!
People still play WoW?
People will always play wow. Its like a digital form of crack i have been told. I'm glad i never got into it. Waste of money if you ask me but hey nobody is asking me so whatever lol.
I find it hard to believe he died simply from gaming for 19 hours. I use to go to lan party weekends when i was younger and we would stay up 3 days strait gaming it an sharing files an what not and have no problems. He must have had health issues or something. Either way that sucks.
I miss lan parties.:) Being locked in someplace for a weekend playing games was fun. I do remember we'd play games, but we'd also stop quite often to socialize, use the bathroom, or eat pizza, and sometimes sleep.
I would die too....Of boredom.
Sounds like he already had an illness and decided to play anyways. Hopefully he had fun his last hours.
Do people really not know when to take breaks? Jesus... These deaths are completely not warranted if people play in moderation, or at the very least, stand up a few times... Especially with health issues
fools never listen to reason
They yap about "FREEDOM OF CHOICE" all day, yet deny responsibility when that same freedom of choice gets them into trouble.
If you read the story it says he was coughing up blood. (A longer video is out there that shows more of this) You don't cough up blood from sitting down for a day. There's no doubt about this, he was ill and should have been in bed.
He died playing something he loved, not a bad way to go, no? That being said, the dude should've at least gotten up to stretch(fap?) or something....
They called that 'Going for Warlord' in my day
I remember those times in the AV battleground. I was 2 ranks away when I decided that I had enough of PvP :)
Gamer dies after playing World of Warcraft for 19 hours straight RIP He probably was under a lot of stress and didn't even know it.
Man...if I die while I'm grinding I sure as hell hope it's not for loot.
Playing for 19 hours can kill a person? News to me, i know it's not healthy.. but damn. I thought it was only those rare instances where people don't have a break to eat for 2-3 days that died. I've had really long game sessions my self, maybe up to 8-10 hours or more at times. Not good.
damn I would like to know how I survived after playing diablo 2 for 56 hours straight must of got lucky.
56 hours? [email protected] me o_O after 2 hours im get tired or get bored
Wow that's crazy
Gotta love the maturity of people on this site. Whether he died because of gaming for too long or was already sick doesn't matter the guy died and there isn't anything funny or stupid about it. Have some respect. May he rest in peace.
The people on this site do have respect. But that doesn't negate the fact that the guy died from his own choice not to take a break every once in a while between sessions.
Oh c'mon! I have played games for 19 hours straight and there was nothing wrong. If you are coughing up blood it's a clear cut sign that u need some help! Can't blame a video game for being an idiot!
Fault is not with the developer, people willing to degrade their health for the means of this sort of entertainment shouldn't be doing such things. Shame really.
I've once played Diablo for 13 hours straight.. Maybe he was sick. Rest in peace, brother.
...did he drop any good loot? ...I'll be going to hell now.
dafaq? seriously until now i still dont understand MMO addict, well, it's not like i never play MMO, infact i played alot but then i lost interest in them really quick and quit them completly
In this day and age they are pretty boring. You would of had to play during a certain time period to really take advantage of the fun factor. Ultima was fun, hell, even RuneScape when it originally came out was fun. Being able to interact with others in an open game world rather than a chat room was a huge step forward at the time. These days we have millions of F2P MMOs with microtransactions that are often seen as Pay 2 Win. The genre has been muddied up so bad it is hard to even take it seriously anymore.
Look at that, another story of a gamer dying after playing a long period of time at an internet cafe. Always an internet cafe, this one is surprising though, lots of people do 24 hour streams. The article did state he likely had a prior ailment though so that could explain it.
I know streamers that do 24 hours marathons and don't die,maybe this guy didn't even took a glass of water in all those 19 hours.
Here's the video
If all you can do is play a game for 19hours. You need help. A couple of hours then a break and maybe an hour or more later if you have the time. But Food,drink,toilet,sunlight,are more important. R.I.P to the guy. But a waste.
ha, what a casual. i used to play for 23 hours straight multiple times.
Man i do an all nighter like every weekend(24 hours straight) mostly gaming or watching some movies and tv shows, i better stop now cause i dont wanna die young T_T
Fkin casuals, geez.
sitting still for 19 hours on a hard surface can generate a bloodclot that can be released when standing up, and if said bloodclot blocks a major arterie; then yes, gaming for 19 hours without moving about/taking brakes can kill you.
a WOW gaming session did not kill him (fucking misleading title)...he had a preexisting medical condition. Hell, the guy went out doing what he loved. We can only be so lucky. Prayers for his family and friends.
Im sure he wanted to go out this way. How does a 19 hour game session kill you? I played gta sa for over 16 hours when it was first released.
19 hours? wtf? Thats very little.
Weird. My longest gaming session was 2.5 days. Although I did take breaks and run around with the dog outside when I was feeling a little exhausted. Also took breaks to cook some food on the bbq and help my dad do some stuff outside. Slept like a baby after.
I'm glad I've never played that game. Sounds like PC gaming addiction at it's worst... Is the game really THAT good?
https://www.youtube.com/wat... 19 hours of gaming doesn't kill anyone. When I was a little younger I went to raves every weekend, doing lots of amphetamines and sometimes I didn't sleep for 3 days. Now you're going to tell me someone died from sitting at his desk for 19 hours doing nothing but playing a videogame. Cool story, and more bad publicity for gaming. Even without any food or water nobody dies in just 19 hours. Must have been cardiac arrest.
I'm not trying to be funny but can anybody explain to me how the fug you die from playing long hrs of gaming did he get shot during it all