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Title: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 November 2017, 09:27:13
You can play this with any mod you like, just let me know so I can note it on the leaderboard.

Allowed -

Health Potions
Energy Potions
Augmentations (just for Weapons and Shields obviously)
As many Weapons as you can carry
As many Shields as you can carry
Any 2 Masteries you desire as you unlock them

NOTHING ELSE

All Armour, Formulas, jewellery, Artifacts, scrolls, are off limits.
No Esc-Quits.
Twinking is allowed, i.e. using items from your Vault collection, but this must be specified for any toon doing so.
You must clear all areas including the Secret Passage if you've got an Overlord turtle to hand.

To summarise: weapons/shields, potions and relics/charms are the ONLY items allowed so make sure to check your characters regularly for items like jewellery getting equipped when you don't want it to be. All skills from any two masteries of your choice as per normal game can be used. I leave the decision on whether to twink or not up to you, but it would be useful for others to know which you're playing. I'll include the info on the leaderboard.

A summary of the class/level you plan to play would also be helpful for those wanting to follow any successful ones (titancalc.com or the AE version of this).  Screenshots of boss kills plus one of your toon to show they're still naked required.

Note: AE after a character's class denotes they're being played in the Anniversary Edition of the game, AER if played using the Ragnarök expansion.
Note: Anniversary Edition Ragnarök expansion - Accomplished Heroes are not eligible for this challenge.  The rule is play the game from the start of Normal right through to the end of Legendary.

Leaderboard as at 05.08.18 - Characters are Untwinked unless specified  (I know this isn't up-to-date so please give me your most recent progress)
Colour coding:
Red: Legendary difficulty
Green: Epic difficulty
Blue: Normal difficulty

1cec0ld - Chastity - L45 Illusionist - Epic Hanging Gardens - DIED TO MANTIDS
1cec0ld - Nudeisgood - L38 Illusionist AE - Delphi
defboy99 - Taquito L35 Avenger (Xmax) - Dahshur
ac_ipt - Nude Menace - L34 Evoker - Epirus Refugee camp
defboy99 - Misaki L34 Sorcerer (Xmax) - Parthian Highlands
defboy99 - Shockingly Zoe - L32 Druid (Xmax) - Dahshur
Medea Fleecestealer - Berenice - L29 Illusionist - TWINKED - Great Wall
kujsis - JustInsane - L27 Magician - TWINKED - Gardens of Babylon
1cec0ld - Insanity - L27 Rogue - Parthian Highlands
kujsis - Nudebread - L24 Druid (Xmax) - TWINKED - Rhakotis
kujsis - NakedSoup - L18 Summoner -TWINKED - Rhakotis
Mystwalker - TreeHugger - L18 Wanderer - Upper War Camp
Pazuzu - Hardcore-Chal 1 - L16 Avenger - Athenian Catacombs
Ac_ipt - Durgo - L15 Brigand - Athenian Battleground
Medea Fleecestealer - Skinny Dipper - L15 Skinchanger TWINKED AER - Athenian Passage
Kaleg Nar - Jacquees - L13 Illusionist - TWINKED - Lower War Camp
Medea Fleecestealer - Wolfmaid - L13 Ritualist TWINKED AER - Delphi
Kaleg Nar - Rachel - L12 Ranger - TWINKED - Phocian Swamp
ac_ipt - Kratos - L9 Battlemage - Megara
Mystwalker - BoneHead - L5 ? - ?
Mystwalker - Blasta - L5 Theurgist - ?

Dead toons:
Croc - Kello - L36 Champion - PALE FORMICIDS, DAEMON STOREROOM, STYGIAN MARSH
1cec0ld - Clarity - L34 Sorcerer - CANANCE THE SERPENT QUEEN, TOWER OF JUDGEMENT
1cec0ld - TehBagger - L31 Ritualist - TYPHON
1cec0ld - RobStark - L30 Champion - TYPHON
1cec0ld - Purity - L29 Rogue - 2 TIGER WARLORDS, VILLAGE OF BINXAM
MedeaFleecestealer - Jaeger - L29 Ranger - TROPICAL WEB SPIDER, JINYANG WOODS
Medea Fleecestealer - Wolfgang2 - L28 Ritualist - BARMANU
Medea Fleecestealer - Cirra - L28 Prophet - BARMANU
Ac_ipt - Naked Killer - L27 Conjurer - DJINNS & TRAPS, 3RD LEVEL OF TEMPLE OF MARDUK
Croc - Caademy - L26 Conqueror - ICTHIAN LORD OF THE DEEP, TEMPLE OF MARDUK
1cec0ld - NudeBeach - L25 Dreamkiller - QUILLVINES, PARTHIAN HIGHLANDS
Medea Fleecestealer - Oren - L25 Druid - DUNE RAIDER BOWMEN, PLACE OF TRUTH
Medea Fleecestealer - Natrelle Too - L24 Ritualist - SCORPIOS BOSS, TEMPLE OF ATUM
Medea Fleecestealer - Natrelle Again - L23 Ritualist -NKRUMAH THE ENSLAVED - ZOMBIE HERO, GT SPHINX
MedeaFleecestealer - EverHopeful - L22 Ritualist - UNDEAD DOG BOSS, GIZA
Kaleg Nar - Pierre - L20 Summoner - CROCS, VILLAGE OF SAIS
MedeaFleecestealer - DeriNaked - L19 Ritualist - SCARAB KING, RHATOKIS LIBRARY VAULTS
Medea Fleecestealer - Gale Naked - L18 Prophet - GROUP OF BULLS, LAST PART OF MINOLAB
MedeaFleecestealer - Storm - L18 Druid - MINOTAUR BOSS, MINOLAB
1cec0ld - NudeQuest - L16 Ritualist - ALASTOR, ATHENIAN CATACOMBS
Medea Fleecestealer - Natrelle L16 Soothsayer - ALASTOR, ATHENIAN CATACOMBS
Medea Fleecestealer - Barry Bare L16 Ritualist - JUST BEFORE REACHING ATHENS
MedeaFleecestealer - Selva - L16 Soothsayer - JUST BEFORE REACHING ATHENS
1cec0ld - Disrobert - L15 Rogue - HARPIES & CROWS, HERAKLEION
Medea Fleecestealer - Tivion Bareboy L15 Ritualist - GROUP OF CENTAURS, ATHENIAN PASSAGE
Medea Fleecestealer - Zivana L15 Ritualist - GROUP OF CENTAURS, ATHENIAN PASSAGE
Medea Fleecestealer - Elfena Element - L15 Elementalist - LIMOS BOSS, ATHENIAN RUINS
MedeaFleecestealer - Wystan Ritual - L15 Ritualist - GROUP OF CENTAURS, ATHENIAN PASSAGE
1cec0ld - CheeseSandwich - L13 Evoker - ORTHUS, PARNASSUS CAVES
Medea Fleecestealer - Ventura Divine - L12 Diviner - SPIDERS OUTSIDE DELPHI
Medea Fleecestealer - Wolfgang - L12 Ritualist - ARACHNE, OLIVE GROVE
MedeaFleecestealer - Ozelia - L11 Rogue - Retired
Medea Fleecestealer - Theron Naked - L7 Hunter - STANDING AROUND AT THE SPARTAN HIGHLANDS REBIRTH FOUNTAIN
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 29 November 2017, 06:59:40
Well now I need to get a character into Epic by passing through the Nordic (pun intended) areas. It'll be my second character though, I'm not facing a new Act and getting surprised without armor!
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 29 November 2017, 18:09:18
Yeah, probably not a good idea.  See what the lay of the land is first and what problems there are going to be.
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Typhon on 30 November 2017, 00:45:57
Not that I'm going to do this (I don't much care for Hardcore) but say you used the battle awareness on a Defense character, would that count as armor make it unavailable for the nude challenge?
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 30 November 2017, 04:02:00
Not that I'm going to do this (I don't much care for Hardcore) but say you used the battle awareness on a Defense character, would that count as armor make it unavailable for the nude challenge?

Well the tip says +X% Armor Absorption, so it requires a base amount to multiply off of. Therefore, it should be fine. Granted, it's all but useless unless you want it for the strength requirement for shields to be lower :)

Side note, I think the spirit of the challenge is about showing that skin, so if you have that thicc dermis through an ability, then skill up!
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Typhon on 30 November 2017, 12:29:18
I think you are talking about armor handling, I was referring to Battle Awareness which gives a small armor boost and defensive ability. O0
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 30 November 2017, 14:55:58
Challenge allows any skills from the masteries - if they boost armour (even though you don't have any) then that's what they do.  Not sure if it would add them if you don't have amour to start with.  :-\  Admittedly, TQIT didn't have that with its Battle Awareness, that's an AE addition.
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 30 November 2017, 16:48:55
I think you are talking about armor handling, I was referring to Battle Awareness which gives a small armor boost and defensive ability. O0


Whoooooops you're right.
See my second sentence about skin showing then, I wouldn't judge anyone for using abilities to toughen up!
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 December 2017, 13:12:35
So, back into the TQAER groove and updated progress for Natrelle Again.  She's made it to the Athens Catacombs and is up to L16.  Did manage to get a Mastery shrine along the way so had 3 wolves out for a bit, though she lost the third one to Cinder Bone in the Lower War Camp.  Still two wolves and Nightmare have handled most stuff, Nightmare died a few times but only has one point in it at the moment. 

Arachne
(https://i.imgur.com/Owp4Q3X.jpg)
Gorgon Sisters
(https://i.imgur.com/R5h2p70.jpg)
Limos
(https://i.imgur.com/YqyLkaa.jpg)
No deaths
(https://i.imgur.com/zVtLlXS.jpg)
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 09 December 2017, 21:58:56
Nice work, my Illusionist just made it to Act5 so I have just a few more play sessions before I can jump back on the nude wagon
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 02 January 2018, 16:42:36
Another update for Natrelle Again.  She's worked her way into Egypt and is resting in Memphis having defeated allcomers so far.  Lucky to get a Mastery shrine heading up to the Rhakotis Library so had a 3rd wolf until I reached the Memphis Outskirts where something killed him.  Nearly died to the Scarab Lord down in the Library, all that poison.  Only the dong of imminent doom saved her as I rushed another potion into her.  Whew! Did get a good screenshot of him going poof though - see below.  ;D

Alastor
(https://i.imgur.com/xf3x4RM.jpg)
Minotaur
(https://i.imgur.com/j3xoHY8.jpg)
Megalosis
(https://i.imgur.com/iLcvDNX.jpg)
Scarab Lord
(https://i.imgur.com/RjmM5lW.jpg)
L21 Memphis no deaths
(https://i.imgur.com/aXTIOSl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 02 February 2018, 12:02:42
Darn!  Natrelle Again is out of the challenge.  I was so busy trying to get a screenshot of a new Zombie Hero (who isn't new after all) I died to him.  >:(  My fault entirely, should have run away.

(https://i.imgur.com/3p8qW5N.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0Wb0bpB.jpg)

Think I might try a Skinchanger (Runemaster/Nature) for this challenge, might have better luck then.
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Pazuzu on 02 February 2018, 15:52:46
Oh wut! My avenger is still in the list, i guess i can keep playing then! :D
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 02 February 2018, 16:01:02
Of course you can.  Send me updated info if it's wrong - my filed copy of the list was quite old and I didn't make a newer one before TQ.net went down.
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 03 February 2018, 17:18:51
Okay, since Natrelle's demise I've come up with a soon to be Skinchanger to try this with.  At the moment Skinny Dipper is still a Wanderer with two wolf friends to keep him company.  Base skill isn't quite maxed out yet, need another couple of levels.  I'm going to try out Thunderstrike and Seal of Fate/Aftershock with this build and possibly Menhir Wall/Guardian Stones too. He's approaching the Spartan War Camp and at L5.

(https://i.imgur.com/NdCtAto.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oDdxCGU.jpg)
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 04 March 2018, 10:03:09
Update for Skinny Dipper.  He had a good run yesterday and made it all the way from the Spartan War Camp to the Athenian Passage.  Had one or two close calls, but survived.  Was lucky enough to get a Mastery shrine in the Fetid Lair at Tegea so had a third wolf from then on until just before he reached the Parnassus vendor where third wolf was lost during a hero fight.  He's now up to L15 and taking a well deserved rest.

(https://i.imgur.com/Dd1Bg4p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UDTFnvG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BFe5atL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7Do0n5c.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qGzEt3j.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lvCxoRZ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 10 June 2018, 16:46:08
New contestant: Wolfmaid - yet another Ritualist attempt. Yeah, I know, I'm a sucker, but what the heck.  ;)  Luckily she didn't run into Shadowmaw in his cave.  Not sure any Naked toon is going to be able to deal with him.  :-\  She's arrived at Delphi and is L13.

(https://i.imgur.com/MlYiCww.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NTmhSf2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 13 June 2018, 18:56:54
No one naked can handle Shadowmaw? Challenge accepted.

 Good luck in the Athenian Passage!
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 13 June 2018, 19:23:33
Good luck if you try 1cec0ld.  He's a nasty one to deal with when fully kitted out.  I hadn't seen him for a long while and wondered if the devs had taken him out in one of the game updates, but he popped back up when I was playing another toon so he is still ingame.  I'm just glad he's a random spawn and also optional.  ;D
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 13 June 2018, 19:27:24
I still remember I only saw him when I was running xmax. So, I killed 3 of him. And got no achievement.
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 13 June 2018, 19:39:37
I still remember I only saw him when I was running xmax. So, I killed 3 of him. And got no achievement.

Running mods disable achievements. If you killed 3 of them by running Xmax, wich is a mod, you obviously got no achievement.

Or maybe you reached the Egypt act before killing them?
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 13 June 2018, 20:00:50
Shadowmaw hangs out in the cave in the Phocian Swamp so a long way from Egypt and Act 2.  You haven't even reached Delphi yet.  He makes Polyphemus seem easy peasy.  :o

What toon were you playing that had to tackle 3 of him 1cec0ld?
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 13 June 2018, 21:19:54
I still remember I only saw him when I was running xmax. So, I killed 3 of him. And got no achievement.

Running mods disable achievements. If you killed 3 of them by running Xmax, wich is a mod, you obviously got no achievement.

Or maybe you reached the Egypt act before killing them?

Oh, it was certainly the mod issue. I knew exactly what was going to happen, I'm just bitter about it being my only encounter with him lol

I was using some twinked EBD focused build, so I was able to hit and run with Distortion Wave and burn him/them en masse
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 05 August 2018, 11:22:20
OOOOOOK. After so many months, and discussing challenges on Discord, I was motivated to jump back in.
Tried a character, died to a centaur. That sad soul will remain unnamed.

Now, meet Insanity, a (currently) pure Rogue, using traps as main damage, and flashpowder+mandrake+flurry of knives to spread confusion everywhere.
Got SUUUUPER lucky with a Staff of Magi from the pile of dead bodies near Hippius, kept using that until I maxed Rapid Construction, now just toting a Beastcallers elemental bonus staff. Self found so far, but if I don't find a puppetmaster's staff soon i might change that. Energy regen is a pain.
Level 27 in the Parthian Highlands, still going strong.

and it wont let me attach any more than my last 5 images xD


Edit: I just noticed that I killed all of 6 monsters in all of Egypt. Wow.
Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 August 2018, 12:04:41
Welcome back to the challenges 1cec0ld.  Nice to have someone else join me.  :)  I'll add Insanity to the leaderboard.

Could I ask you to not attach images please?  Unfortunately doing this increases our bandwidth use and we could go over our limit incurring extra costs.  Something like Dropbox or Imgur should do the trick.

https://titanquestfans.net/index.php?topic=464.0

Title: Re: The Naked Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 05 August 2018, 19:41:59
My mistake, won't happen again. I also replied there, trying to be helpful in my own way.