I almost wrote the headline as "World of Warcraft pacifist player hits level 90" but that seems to undermine player Irenic's achievement. Irenic managed to get all the way to the top level in World of Warcraft without killing a single enemy.
Read on to see how they managed this and the impressive speed they did it in.
Massively spotted this one over on the WoW forums but it's such an awesome achievement that I had to share it: Irenic aimed to reach the top level of the game without killing a single creature, nor completing a single quest. Instead they "leveled through exploration, mining, herbalism and archeology." The first 85 levels were completed last year but Irenic returned to their Tauren Druid with the Mists of Pandaria expansion.
Although Irenic managed to reach the top level, it wasn't without a couple of issues: "Since the entrance to Pandaria isn't designed to be entered without questing & killing I spent all my time doing archaeology, and gathering in Kalimdor." Plus, the no quests got slightly tarnished because "The 1 quest I got is a new unavoidable quest that is now auto flagged as complete for all factions. It registered after I hit 86."
All told it took Irenic two days, four hours, and 33 seconds to reach level 90. Though of that eight days, 23 hours, eight minutes, and 51 seconds was crashing through the first 85 levels.
It's pretty amazing that, in a game pitched towards mob killing, PvP, fetch quests, and kill eight dogs quests, Irenic was able to accomplish this.
Do read the forum posts about Irenic's process, it's fascinating.