By Jonathan Charles | Sep 06, 2012 03:06 PM EDT
In August, Diablo 3 developer Blizzard revealed the Paragon leveling system, part of the attempt to add end-game content to the online dungeon crawler. Despite leveling through the system for just a week, one gamer, Alkaizer, has already reached Paragon level 97. Alkaizer's profile shows over a million kills, and he has just three levels left to the maximum; expect that barrier to be broken soon. Alkaizer is streaming the gameplay on Twitch.tv and, perhaps unsurprisingly, found an area to kill the same enemies that grant the required experience.
To put the 'achievement' into perspective, Blizzard thinks it takes the same amount of time to progress from level 59 to 60 as to rank up one level in Paragon, and the game offers 100 Paragon levels. It takes 300 million experience points to reach Paragon level 100, on top of the 10 million needed to reach level 60.
When Diablo 3 launched back in May, a user on NeoGAF soon completed the game and reach level 60, then the maxium level. The game launched to huge anticipation after an over-10-year wait and the success of Diablo 2. Reactions since have been less positive, due to the lack of end-game content and numerous issues surrounding the game months after release. The introduction of the Paragon system was meant to address that concern from players.
Diablo 3 is available now for PC and Mac.
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