New Year’s Wishes from Urizenus: may we slay the Kerafyrm in our world.

by Alphaville Herald on 31/12/03 at 1:33 pm

This past year, on November 17, an event happened in EverQuest that was so momentous it is my candidate for MMORPG story of the year. Those of you who have played EQ perhaps know of the monster Kerafyrm, also known as The Sleeper. Designed by Sony to be unkillable, the number of hit points required to kill it were set at an insane level estimated to be as high as 2^32-1 hit points. (About 4 billion. There are higher estimates which seem technologically implausible. By comparison, killing a snake requires 10 hit points.) But Kerafyrm wasn’t unkillable; three of the top guilds on Rallos Zec, (Ascending Dawn, Wudan and Magus Imperialis Magicus) combined forces and engaged in an epic three hour battle involving over 170 players. The unkillable monster was vanquished.

We all have unkillable monsters in our lives, both online and off. My New Year’s wish is that the citizens of Alpha stop fighting each other, recognize our true enemy, stand together, and fight the unkillable monster – The Sleeper — of our world. How big is your game?

4 Responses to “New Year’s Wishes from Urizenus: may we slay the Kerafyrm in our world.”

  1. Harvey

    Dec 31st, 2003

    “We have seen the enemy and he is us…” Pogo Possum

    Happy New Year : ))

  2. Urizenus

    Dec 31st, 2003

    TY Harvey, and thanks also for sharing Now *that* was inspirational!

  3. Harvey

    Dec 31st, 2003

    ROFL The voices make me do it…


    Jan 2nd, 2004

    I got “game” ! ( reville) CHARGE ! !

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