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Upstate man hopes to set Guinness World Record for online gaming

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Nicholas Will playing the game (FOX Carolina/ July 5, 2017) Nicholas Will playing the game (FOX Carolina/ July 5, 2017)
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An Upstate man is trying to set a new world record for time spent playing the most “World of Warcraft” in one sitting.

Nicholas Will began his quest on Wednesday at 9:37 a.m. He plans to play the game for 36 hours straight.

He’s taking on this task in hopes of achieving Guinness World Record fame at the Vape Spot on US 29 in Lyman. Along the way, he says he’ll face challenges: stress, health concerns, and the possibility that he’ll lose an internet connection.

Will said World of Warcraft is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game. He said the current world record is 29 hours and 31 minutes.

He has two timers recording his time and witnesses will document all of his breaks. He’s allowed to take a ten-minute break every hour and has to send all of his evidence to Guinness upon completion.

“Breaking the record doesn't mean that you get to the highest level, it's just constant play for the longest amount of time,” he explained. “If your character dies, you just start again with a new character right away.”

How has he prepared for this, you may ask. Will said he has practiced by forgoing sleep for playing the game on his PC.

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