By Jimmy Rogers
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
So you think your level 70 paladin is pretty boss? Well just think about how much time you spend in World of Warcraft simply running around. These guys set up a simulation that requires one to actually run in order to keep their character going. Check it out:
The awesome guys in this video added a treadmill to their normal joystick and keyboard set-up. Never before have a bike tire and a mouse pad been used to propel a Night Elf.
Personally I was not the least bit surprised by the results. While most things in video games try to replicate real life (which makes them more immersive), the running and flying systems are really just there to move the game along. In the middle ages, people were typically born and then died within a fifty mile area. Clearly that won’t cut it for WoW, a game where you sometimes have to travel to other worlds.