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Discussion (19) ¬

  1. haggi

    you guys feeling bummered about diablo getting pushed back to second quarter too?

  2. Mikeztarp

    According to my calculations… let’s see, if I substract this… carry the one… yeah, I am positive. The stars will burn to dust and the world itself shatter into nothingness before Diablo 3 comes out. 😛

  3. Mikeztarp

    By the way, that… thing… in the fifth panel sounds delicious, when is McDonald’s releasing it?

  4. Astalnar

    At the end of the day, Horde always wins. One way or the other 😀

  5. Elderin

    I saw the WoW Iron Man challenge and I can’t make heads or tails of it. You’re supposed to level to 85 while making life as hard as possible for yourself? When did that become “fun?”

    I think I already did that when I leveled my Paladin from 1-60 when I first started playing the game. I am unclear why I would want to repeat that process again, except to level 85.

    With all due respect to Blizzard, but I think if they would come out with more raid instances, that would be more entertaining……

  6. RedOfMok


    Actually this was a player-made challenge that Blizz loved the idea of. Granted it took about a month before Blizz made it an official challenge, but it is still interesting nonetheless.

    The point of the challenge is for the people who are bored to do something very difficult. In this case, leveling up without any guild perks, RAF, BoA’s, instancing, or anything stronger than white / high-level gray armor and weapons. It is essentially for the pure sake of bragging rights, something lots of us plays strive for.

  7. Elderin

    @ RedOfMok,

    Admittedly, I’m a bit of a stick in the mud, but I don’t see the fun in such a challenge. I have 5 level 85s (Paladin, Warrior, Shaman, Mage and Hunter) and really don’t want another nor do I see it as “fun” to level a new one under difficult circumstances. I rather have new raiding content.

  8. CorporalPunishment

    I thought the whole point of the Ironman challenge was wearing no clothes that gave you armour and using no weapons, though.

  9. zimnic

    This challenge almost got me to buy some WoW game time and try to do this. I’m glad I resisted the urge.

    On another note: I literally rofled at STABBYSTABBYMCSTABBERSAUCEOMGWTFSTABBQ xDDD This one was awesome.

  10. The Risu
    The Risu

    I can see where you’re coming from, as I had eight characters between 70 and 85 before I quit, and three of those I got to 60 in the Vanilla days. It was a lot of grinding that by the sixth character got quite a bit repetitive, even with guild perks and heirloom gear. However, for some people that kind of challenge IS interesting; you have to be more careful, because you’re “weaker” than other players (and thus the mobs) of your level, so your journey requires a lot more planning and foresight. Heck, if I had a lot of free time on my hands (which I don’t, sadly), I could see myself trying something like that just to see what it’s like.

    I always went for the more “pointless” or silly achievements and challenges. For example, I was the first one in my guild to get 100 mounts and thus, the dragonhawk. Bragging rights, as RedOfMok said. And I can see how you’d be baffled at how people consider the Ironman Challenge to be fun, because while I did get some “hey, cool!” whispers, I also got a lot of “isn’t that BORING?” tells as well. Also, I think that PVP is a pointless circle-jerk of stupidity and a total waste of time. But there are lots of players who love the hell out of that stuff. I don’t understand it, but hey, that’s what is (and for me, was) so damn cool about WoW: so many things for so many players. :)

  11. Alayea

    I could so see this happening. xD

  12. Zepharon

    Pure awesomeness!
    Got a competition with 3 others about getting the Ironman Challenge :b
    But which class would be the most appropriate? 😮

  13. chambertin

    Now do it again without any hotkeys!
    Ahh I can already smell the vanilla.

  14. Jera

    @Elderin, well I’m sorry that the challenge is mandatory for all subsci— oh WAIT! It’s not.

    It doesn’t affect you, some people find it fun and it spread enough for Blizzard to endorse it. I’m sure they’re sorry that they’re not catering to what you find fun.

  15. TaskWizard

    awesome comic :)
    waitt…. WEEKS of grinding?? Ha, UNLIKELY!
    That would be very impressive… Indeed… Undeniably… Indubitably.. Un… Im sorry, what were we talking about?

  16. Falos

    Yeah, I want one of whatever’s in that fifth panel too. With a coke.

    I finally cracked and rolled a goblin hunter on Moonguard. I can’t believe how much time I just decided to waste…

  17. Avgonius

    I’m doing the challenge. It’s been fun for me. Areas that a player these days would normally face-roll through require thought and strategy now. You have to consider how best to use the abilities you have and pay attention to the mobs in the area etc. It requires at least a little bit of actual skill to do.

    I’m sure it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s cool but I’m enjoying the challenge.

  18. Uriah

    Good stuff :)

    That challenge is a little bit much for me

  19. Tequima

    I’m not participating in the Ironman, though I do have a character (DancingFlame on Eonar) I started in the summer of 2007 when off on sickness leave and bored who shares some of the challenges:
    – Only allowed to level through world events or profession quests (since changed as skinning was changed to also give XP)
    – Not allowed to use the auction house to buy or sell (though she now acts as my banker in between levelling so you have to trust me on that one), consequently her gear is mainly vendor /trash whites (she’s in her banker’s gear at the moment, until the next world event) with the odd green. The only BGs she has done was for School of Hard Knocks (she’s a rogue, so still managed to come a decent half-way up most damage boards so I didn’t feel too sorry for the other players). She’s never done a dungeon as I didn’t want to impose her on a Zul Farak group…
    – Not allowed to ask for help, though people sometimes give it anyway when I explain what I am doing, or when I was selling bread of the dead in trade (she’s allowed to do that) someone gave her an Embersilk bag, or when fishing in Ferelas as she had run out of flight money, someone gave her 10 gold. She was briefly in the various guilds I have been in, but again not allowed to ask for help – though someone from Iron Wardens, so amused by my running commentary “oh heck there’s a bull elephant on me” style comments on vent did give me a lift around the rest of Outland bonfires (I remember completing this, but Blizzard seem to have removed it from her achievements – presumably because you’re not supposed to go to outland at level 20ish).
    Why do I do it? Perhaps because levelling has got TOO easy. She dies to the Aeirie Peak Chemical Company whilst my hunter of the same level has no problems taking on 3 at a time. It amuses people and … it’s a bit of fun.

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