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Dancin' fool reaches level 100 in World of Warcraft — using a dancepad

It took more than five days of combined dance time to get there.

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Remember that guy who set out to reach World of Warcraft's level cap using a dancepad? Well, he made it.

Rudeism, the cheerful Kiwi who plays games wrong (his words), hit level 100 sometime around 6 a.m. ET this morning (7 p.m. in New Zealand). In sum, he logged five days, 11 hours, 48 minutes and 38 seconds of dance time getting his troll monk up to max level. You can watch it in the stream below, the climax is right around the 7:08:00 mark.

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Nearing exhaustion after hitting level 100, Rudeism found his voice giving out and his emotions welling up. "I'm getting a little teary here," he said. "Excuse me, I didn't think I'd get teary."

When he hit 100 he let out a "fuck yes, we did it!" as his chat feed scrolled with congratulations.

After a goofy victory dance, Rudeism sat down at a keyboard to talk to his fans, noting that it was the first time he'd touched the keyboard during play in about three weeks. His raid partners at first had no idea what controller he was using, but as his notoriety grew others caught on and he had no shortage of partners to join up. 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.

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