With just a little work, World of Warcraft addicts can endlessly repeat a numbing series of exercises instead of leading a genuinely active life. And now they can also use a treadmill while doing so. (Rimshot)
We’ve always wondered what it would be like to run the same distance in the real world that we run every day in Warcraft. Finding out required duct tape, computers, custom scripts, sore legs, and elf ears. We had been wanting to connect a treadmill to Warcraft and calibrate the speed for a long time. Probably since we started calling Warcraft “RunCraft” because neither of us had mounts.
This attempt to play the game by hooking treadmills to the machine’s input – matching their characters’ movements stride for stride – proved impossible, even for fit individuals!