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The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« on: 12 September 2020, 10:14:43 »
Solo Self-Found (untwinked) deathless run from start to finish
pure vanilla
just complete all quests
no other rules
like how it's meant to be played
anybody up?

edit additional rule: no pressing the Esc button to avoid incoming possible death



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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #1 on: 13 September 2020, 23:37:16 »
Oh, i am in ! it's time to test a class i wouldn't take in xmax challenge: the stonespeaker.

The stonespeaker should be a little less squishy than its alterego the thunderer thanks to its shield ability, we shall see  ::)
I especially hope that rune weapon and earth enchantment will synergize well.

Edit: its name Strombolitto.

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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #2 on: 14 September 2020, 00:37:31 »
great. it's more fun if you're not alone. so i promise i won't leave you hanging. i promise to enter a character

honestly, i saw someone do this on twitch before. so it's very much doable... but it's easier said than done. and unless you have actually done it, you don't have anything to say you have beaten the game in its purest form

congratz to that person i can't remember his name though
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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #3 on: 15 September 2020, 23:03:06 »
after a long 2 mins of thinking, i chose elementalist. dem why did i choose elementalist?
Spoiler for Hiden:

anyway, name is sieghart
if anyone here knows who sieg hart is, well.... time flies fast my friend... time flies fast........
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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #4 on: 16 September 2020, 12:43:50 »
I didn't know about sieg hart, but a quick search on the net gave me the answer. It seems that it fits well with an elementalist !

On the other side, Strombolitto died unexpectandly at lvl 18.
I'll think about a new toon, not sure that it will be a stonespeaker though.
Anyhow, having less time available  now, the toon will evolve slowly.

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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #5 on: 18 September 2020, 11:38:14 »
Tauceti, if you still wish to continue, you will be alone unfortunately. i typed something in the live chat
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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #6 on: 18 September 2020, 21:25:48 »
Finally, i leveled an evoker, which is close to the stonespeaker in the playstyle except that Psionic touch will take the place of Rune weapon.
This should allow Strombolitta to level at a safer distance with a staff instead of short ranged weapon.

The ideal weapon would be the MI prospector rod, easy to farm but it's a long way to go up to act 5.

Here is the progress for Act I
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No farm session except for specific charms (in caves) to achieve the artifact.

Edit:
No problem Bote, take care of you.
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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #7 on: 23 September 2020, 20:26:25 »
Acts II & III

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It looks like Strombolitta will be an hybrid char: a mixed between str and int and remaining attributes points go on health.

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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #8 on: 29 November 2020, 20:04:03 »
What does "pure vanilla" mean in this context? I have AE/Ragnarok but no Atlantis. Is that vanilla? Or are we talking about going back to original TQ pre IT?

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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #9 on: 29 November 2020, 21:48:07 »
What does "pure vanilla" mean in this context? I have AE/Ragnarok but no Atlantis. Is that vanilla? Or are we talking about going back to original TQ pre IT?

I think its means the regular game as we have , without any mod / external programs like vault/deflier
Check my upcoming TQ project - Titanomachy - "https://titanquestfans.net/index.php?topic=910.0"

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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #10 on: 29 November 2020, 22:06:19 »
yep just no mods. with ragnarok is ok. with 2 DLCs is ok too. just no mods

so basically it's no mods, no twinks, no deaths challenge
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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #11 on: 30 November 2020, 07:48:23 »
Cool - that's how I play anyway haha. I might start a character just for this though - posting updates might give me the extra boost I need to actually stay alive

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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #12 on: 19 November 2021, 21:37:15 »
i did a full reformat about couple of months ago so my character i have here is gone

but here is anastasia

Spoiler for Hiden:



forgot to take screenshot of megalesios corpse, but it's seen in greatest monster killed



world chess championship is about to come and i'm a fan of nepo, so i'll try to watch. and i watch nba almost everyday too so those are gonna take my time. but i'll try to finish act 2 before then

i'm giving medea full control of this thread. anyone can join..... but before that, i'm adding a rule i'm borrowing from tqrunner - no pressing the Esc button to avoid incoming possible death
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Re: The Purist Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #13 on: 29 April 2023, 06:34:41 »
I decided to start a character specifically for this thread. I've played a purist hardcore playstyle for a long time, but have never been able to finish epic without dying. I'm hoping that by providing updates on my progress here, I'll be less inclined to do something stupid. I'm following the rules outlined at the top of this thread, with two additional rules:

1) I have to dual wield once I'm able. This is just a playstyle preference - using a shield for a while would certainly be better, but dual wielding cyclops clubs will be too fun.
2) No throwing weapons. Also personal preference - I feel like throwing is too strong, and Ladon's Maw is so common it just makes me sad. The other aspect is that I think the artwork on a lot of the legendary swords is awesome, though there's a good chance I'll die before I see one :)

I decided to try a dual wielding assassin. I've never tried dual wielding in this game, and I usually play the thief/rogue/assassin role in other games, so it seems like a good idea. That said, Celeste the assassin started her journey today. I started rogue, with the idea of using envenom and eventually poison bombs to make levelling easy. It probably would have been easier to start with Warfare, but all good.

My first "farming" spot was the Medicines Waylaid quest brute. Just a few kills, but sometimes you get lucky with a nice Stone Hammer. No such luck today. Next stop was Nessus. I don't usually farm Nessus because she can be really annoying at low level, but this character didn't have any problems. I did ~8 kills to gain a level worth of xp, though no outrider's gear or blues to speak of. I moved on to the Poisoned Spring Deathweavers. I was hoping to find 2x Legtips here, but 12 runs later and no luck. I did find a Deathweaver helm and shield though, so it wasn't all for nothing :)

Outside Megara I ran into the first hero mob of this playthrough, and it was two of them!! :O

That was a bit scary, but not bad. Polyphemus was super easy, and I play to kill him ~10 times to see if I can find a cyclops club, or maybe the majestic chest will cough something up.

At this point I'm level 10, so far so good!

~Daz
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