The best thing about Twitch is the abundance of weirdos pushing gaming to its limits at every hour of the day. Today, we salute Twitch streamer Rudeism, the cheerful Kiwiw who plays games wrong (his words, not ours), for reaching his goal of hitting World of Warcraft’s level cap using only a dance pad.
At sometime this morning (7 PM in New Zealand), Rudeism made it to level 100, logging 5 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes and 38 seconds of dance time before his troll monk maxed out. You can watch it in the stream below, the climax is right around the 7:08:00 mark.
As exhaustion set in after hitting level 100, Rudeism found his voice giving out and his emotion uncontrollable. “I’m getting a little teary here,” he said. “Excuse me, I didn’t think I’d get teary.”
“Dancecraft” kicked off about a week ago, and Rudeism never thought he’d make it this far. “I thought I was going to tire myself out by level 10, but I’m still going strong,” Rudeism said in an earlier stream. His raid partners evidently have no idea who he is or what controller he’s using, too.
When he hit 100 he let out a “fuck yes, we did it!” as his chat feed scrolled with congratulations.
After one last dance–a goofy victory dance, Rudeism sat down at his keyboard to talk to his fans, noting that it was the first time he’d touched the keyboard during play in about three weeks. Though his raid partners at first had no idea what controller he was using, his notoriety soon grew, others caught on and he had no shortage of partners wanting to ensure he was successful in his quest. You can see them breaking out into emote dances of their own after Rudeism reaches his goal.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been a fantastic month of dancing, of meeting fantastic, lovely people,” he said. “I feel that we’ve made a great community of people.”
Rudeism’s Twitch followership has more than tripled (to 3,740) since he began his dancepad quest. This isn’t the end of his zany exploits either. “I’m going to play Heroes of the Storm with a guitar controller and Undertale with a dancepad,” he announced.
It’s stuff like this that reminds us why video games are great.