Ironyca Stood in the Fire

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I want to be a part of the WoW Ironman Challenge too!

This is what I found when I googled "Ironman Challenge". Look at that proud man standing at the foot of this monstrosity of a bouncy castle.

Joy was created before I read about The WoW Ironman Challenge. She was heavily inspired by Thriftee, but I never made a guideline for myself on how I wanted to level her. I’m pretty close to the Ironman Challenge rule set, primarily on the points of exclusively using crappy gear, not using xp enhancers and avoid grouping/LFD.

Joy’s only role was to be a fun character to play – whatever it took. She’s currently lvl 32 and I felt she was leveling too quickly, so I’ve paused her xp gain for a while. I was originally considering going for the Loremaster achievement, completing the zones while at the right level bracket, but now I have a new plan!

I want to be a part of the WoW Ironman Challenge too!

I don’t feel like I can revert Joy to fit the rules, she already broke them and starting her over is not a very appealing choice either. I’ve therefore decided to make a new character who will follow the rules strictly, a character who is less of a hippie than Joy is, in fact yuppie is probably a better description of him. When I say “him”, it’s because playing a male character is also part of the challenge for me. For unknown reasons, I’m less likely to gender-bend my characters (in any game), probably because I tend to identify quite heavily. As a personal test, I will see how I feel about playing a dude.

This will also meet my need to level slower as I can level two characters at once and more importantly, I get to cover more quest zones and both factions. It means I can now safely take Joy’s xp block away and won’t have to worry about her blasting through content, I have a second character to cover what I want to see now.

I’m not a fast leveler, never have been, so I’m not playing along as a race, this also means my updates on Joy and dude will not tick in like daily news, especially because I will be dividing my time between the two.

I have some future updates on Joy waiting, including laying out her rule set. I will also be introducing the dude soon, the at-the-moment-anonymous character I will be playing the real Ironman way.

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6 comments on “I want to be a part of the WoW Ironman Challenge too!

  1. Vrykerion
    July 11, 2011

    Welcome to the Challenge! :D May you die many times on the road to glory! (That’s supposed to be a compliment. Cause you know, I have no doubt most of us will be dying a lot the higher in levels we go.)

    • ironyca
      July 11, 2011

      Oh god… my character, who’s now lvl 7, has already been close many times. I’ll be interested to see who can go the furthest without dying.

  2. Döra
    July 11, 2011

    Haha – I had a feeling you wouldn’t be able to resist. So good luck :D
    Really dying to see what class you chose :)

    Sorry – might have posted anonymously before this by accident – if so please delete Ironya.

  3. Maedra
    July 11, 2011

    I know you are keeping him anonymous for now but, like Dora, I’m intrigued as to what your class and race choice are. I know it can make all the difference :)

    Good luck, Ironyca!

  4. tomeoftheancient
    July 11, 2011

    That’s great Ironyca. I can’t wait to meet your Iron Dude! I can use the mental moral support. It will be interesting to read about everyone’s trials and tribulations. I hit my first road block at level 15. That Sylvanas thinks I’m an Ironman or something.

  5. ironyca
    July 11, 2011

    Haha, you’re right Döra, I totally couldn’t help myself, especially not when everyone else jumped on board. I just needed to find out how I went about it, but now I know :)

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