Every day, all over the world, talented gamers are pulling off seemingly impossible feats of skill; but most of these achievements are attempted with very little risk involved.
Whilst it may take Herculean effort to finish dark souls, or earn the seriously 3.0 achievement in gears of war three, with enough patience and time, most hardcore gamers could eventually manage it.
Every now and then though, someone beats a challenge that has no room for practice or trial and error, no room for checkpoints or mistakes, a challenge where only a flawless performance will result in victory and failure counts for nothing.
That is the kind of challenge that two Diablo three players from Toronto Canada overcame yesterday. Diablo III’s Inferno difficulty presents a tremendous challenge to even the most experienced skilled and intelligent players, but becomes a seemingly impossible task when you couple it with hardcore mode, in which a single death means game over. No respawning no checkpoints.
The two players, known only by their screen names Kripparian and Krippi, finished Diablo III on Inferno difficulty with Hardcore mode enabled. If that wasn’t impressive enough, they also finished the game on the three lower difficulties before hand on the same day (also with Hardcore mode enabled).
To summarise this then, these two players finished the game four times in one day, each time increasing the difficulty ever higher, without suffering a single death. Had they died, their characters would have been lost forever; the effort spent leveling them up, upgrading their equipment, and all the progress they had made up until that point, would have all been for nothing.
They are the first players to do this, and were personally congratulated by Blizzard’s community manager. The video below shows their encounter with the game’s final boss.
It’s a phenomenal achievement and they deserve all the recognition they get.
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