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WoW Ironman challenge

Postby bldavis » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:36 pm

bringing this over from the Things to do before Pandaclysm thread

basic recap for those new to the discussion:
Challenge: level a toon from 1 to 85 using no stat boosting items (ie only white/grey gear) and not talents
class base abilities are allowed
no professions other than first aid
no guild
no glyphs

death is permanent, you die, you delete the toon and reroll

Official forum thread
FAQs from US forums

GL to all who try, currently i am a goblin shaman on Earthen Ring named Ironpuddle
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Brekkie:Tanks are like shitty DPS. And healers are like REALLY distracted DPS
Amirya:Why yes, your penis is longer than his because you hit 30k dps in the first 10 seconds. But guess what? That raid boss has a dick bigger than your ego.
Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
Levie:Drunk Lev goes and does what he pleases just to annoy sober Lev.
Sagara:You see, you need to *spread* the bun before you insert the hot dog.
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Kelaan » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:58 pm

Also, solo only: no grouping for quests or dungeons. You're allowed to do dungeons for achievements, but only once they don't give experience.

Oh, and you can't send yourself money. Ouch. :D Do we have plans to do this on a particular server?
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby halabar » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:22 pm

So I'm assuming spells/abilities that are learned through quests are ok? (hunter pet ones, for example)
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby bldavis » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:28 pm

i have started a toon on earthen ring US, but im not sure about EU side

as far as i know, abilities learned from quests are fine
just no talents
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Brekkie:Tanks are like shitty DPS. And healers are like REALLY distracted DPS
Amirya:Why yes, your penis is longer than his because you hit 30k dps in the first 10 seconds. But guess what? That raid boss has a dick bigger than your ego.
Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
Levie:Drunk Lev goes and does what he pleases just to annoy sober Lev.
Sagara:You see, you need to *spread* the bun before you insert the hot dog.
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby djlar » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:53 pm

Well why do you need gold in the first place? you can't buy mats for your non-existent professions or green+ gear, maybe only for riding training, sell all BoE's you loot, at lvl 60 you should have enough gold for flying, yeah lvl 70 having 4K+ will be hard..
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Aergis » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Hmmm.
Bonus points for a PVP server?
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Worldie » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:36 pm

I think rolling on a PvP server and exposing oneself to being ganked by the bored random level 85 ruining everything is silly.
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby bldavis » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:54 pm

Worldie wrote:I think rolling on a PvP server and exposing oneself to being ganked by the bored random level 85 ruining everything is silly.

agreed, the challenge will be hard enough the first time

but if you can pull it off Aergis...more power to you
/bow to your might
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Brekkie:Tanks are like shitty DPS. And healers are like REALLY distracted DPS
Amirya:Why yes, your penis is longer than his because you hit 30k dps in the first 10 seconds. But guess what? That raid boss has a dick bigger than your ego.
Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
Levie:Drunk Lev goes and does what he pleases just to annoy sober Lev.
Sagara:You see, you need to *spread* the bun before you insert the hot dog.
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Winkle » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:44 am

there's a leader board here: http://wowironman.com/

The challenge is nigh on impossible on a PvE server so doing it on a PvP server is just masochistic.

Neverdied was leading with his lvl 74 hunter but he appears to have come a cropper some how.

The people having most success seem to be faming mobs and doing absolutely no quests.
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby poptart » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:59 am

Bloodarrows on Terenas, U.S. Orc Hunter.

Only level 9.

The only "power ups" that are allowed are:

- Abilities learned at a trainer or via a quest
- Items that say "quest" on them and were given to you via a quest

That's it. All white gear, all class abilities, no talents, no consumables (other than quest), etc.

Quite fun.

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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Shoju » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:26 am

I am thinking about deleting my goblin rogue and givig this a whirl
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Zobel » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:19 am

Winkle wrote:Neverdied was leading with his lvl 74 hunter but he appears to have come a cropper some how.

Still says zero deaths. Maybe real life intervened?
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Kelaan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:45 am

They said that ironman guilds are OK -- Is there a way to prevent guild perks, or do you just disband/etc periodically?
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Arnock » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:25 pm

poptart wrote:Bloodarrows on Terenas, U.S. Orc Hunter.

Only level 9.

The only "power ups" that are allowed are:

- Abilities learned at a trainer or via a quest
- Items that say "quest" on them and were given to you via a quest

That's it. All white gear, all class abilities, no talents, no consumables (other than quest), etc.

Quite fun.

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Wait, no talents?
Why wouldn't they count as "class abilities"?
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Re: WoW Ironman challenge

Postby Kelaan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:09 pm

Because hard mode is intended to be hard. So hard that sane people would ask "why!?".

edit: Many specs get a lot of extra goodies that are huge. Imagine being a subtlety rogue: you get lots of combo points, and have a lot more control than an untalented rogue.
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