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Title: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 November 2017, 09:51:50
Okay, back in the TQIT days I started this challenge because I had lots of +1 and +2 mastery items in my Vault. You know them, Rogue Swords (+1 to all Rogue skills), Warrior clubs (+1 to Warfare skills), etc, and I never got to play with them. They're not equippable until L12 and I'd usually moved on to green items by that point. So I wanted to try a couple of toons out to see how far they could get in the game using yellow items only.

So the rules are simple:

Yellow items only including jewellery - no other colours allowed except grey/white ones for the early levels.
Vault can be used if you want, just let me know so I can note the toon is twinked.
TQDefiler for people playing TQIT: only things like disable Zeus, potion stacking, freeze time of day, show hidden prefix/suffix, show all pet damage and the Slow Cast and RNG fixes.
Relics/Charms/Artifacts can be used - however scrolls can't.
Screenshots of boss kills required.
It's Hardcore - if your character dies, that's it. No ESQ-QUIT please.

Please see this thread on how to post screenshots on the forum.

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

If you want to try this with Xmax or any other mods that's fine, just let me know so I can put it on the leaderboard. (Legion of Champions Yellows Only players will be listed under its own challenge section for that mod - see the Legion of Champions Challenges thread)

Build guides using TitanCalc or the AE version of it may be useful to others who want to check out any successful ones.  Feel free to join in the fun.  Characters who complete the challenge have well earned the title TITAN SLAYER.

NOTE: AE after a character's class denotes they're being played in the Anniversary Edition of the game, AER they're played using the Ragnarök expansion. AERA if played using the Atlantis expansion as well.  Atm since Atlantis is an optional area anyway and some people are suffering terrible lag with it, it will be optional for the challenge as well.  You can do it if you want to, but not required atm.
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.

TITAN SLAYERS
letsrock - TankMageYellow - L73 Summoner AERA
letsrock - ThrowerYellow - L73 Skinchanger AERA

Leaderboard as of 19.11.20
Difficulty color code:
Red: Legendary difficulty
Green: Epic difficulty
Blue: Normal difficulty

Jacko - Jacko - L46 Conqueror (TWINKED) - Xmax mod - Helos
1cec0ld - Illusion - L44 Illusionist AER - Gladshiem
letsrock - ArcherMageYel - L36 Stonespeaker AERA - Atlas Mountains
defboy99 - Fire Boy - L25 Avenger Xmax - Rhakotis
Tauceti - Zarat Houstrap - L24 Brigand AER (TWINKED) Xmax mod - Rhakotis
Mystwalker - SpoonBender - L22 Illusionist - Village of Ambossos
andyblast - Sol - L20 Ranger AER M4ssboss3 mod, no potions - Village of Sais
defboy99 - Lightning Girl - L20 Sage Xmax - Halcyon coast
Prosoro - Strider - L19 Sage AER - Rhatokis Library
Medea Fleecestealer - Aritha3 - L19 Illusionist AER (TWINKED) - Rhakotis
1cec0ld - Convocation - L18 Assassin AER - Rhakotis
Asylum101 - YELLOWMAN - L15 Illusionist - Athens Catacombs
1cec0ld - JauneD'Arc - L8 Stormcaller - Tegea
1cec0ld - Arya - L3 Wanderer AER - Helos


Dead toons
Medea Fleecestealer - Boyd L44 Warden - Died to Epic Minotaur
WNG - Lichei the Skinchanger - L42 Skinchanger - Suebi Lakelands
Croc - Arelo - L39 Ranger - Xmax mod - Died to 3 Typhons at Mt Olympus
letsrock - TankMageYellow - L38 Summoner AER - died in Suebi Lakelands
MedeaFleecestealer - Xanthe L31 Oracle - Died to a couple of Warlords across Binxan bridge
Medea Fleecestealer - Flann - L30 Sage - Died to Warlord outside Chang'an
1cec0ld - YellowTrappe - L29 Illusionist - Died to Proseia the Emupsa General in Epirus
1cec0ld - YellowSnow - L29 Champion - Died to Yaoguai
Croc - Radica - L29 Seer - Died to a group of Minotaurs on Mt Olympus
1cec0ld - Uncle BenJen - L28 Champion - Died to Barmanu
MedeaFleecestealer - Kilian2 L28 Assassin - Died to a couple of Djinn's, cave in Natu La Pass
Medea Fleecestealer - Esprit Tempest - L23 Oracle AER (TWINKED) - Died to The All Devourer Canyon of Isis
Medea Fleecestealer - Heddar Bites - L22 Champion AE - Died to hero just before Giza Plateau
Medea Fleecestealer - Dirk - L20 Corsair - Died to 3 Limos in Athenian Passage ruins
Medea Fleecestealer - Maaia - L20 Ranger TWINKED - Xmax x4 mod - Died to Leucus x3
MedeaFleecestealer - Aritha2 L17 Illusionist - Xmax x2 mod - Died to 3 Limos in the Athenian Passage ruins
Snowmanplayer123 - Yellows Only 2 - L15 Wanderer - M4ssboss3 mod - Died to multiple Cyclops.
Medea Fleecestealer - Todd Hereward - L13 Warden AER (TWINKED) - Died to Shadowmaw
Medea Fleecestealer - Kilian L12 Assassin - Died to centaurs approaching the Olive Grove
MedeaFleecestealer - Aritha L11 Illusionist - Xmax x2 mod - Died to princes in Old Elusius
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 December 2017, 12:31:46
Darn it, Esprit Tempest is out of the challenge.  I saw a new hero down in the cave in the Canyon of Isis and was so busy trying to get a screenshot I didn't realise she was getting sprayed by a lot of poison from the hero.  Got the shot, but she expired before I could get a potion down her. 

(https://i.imgur.com/olqGcDS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/G8JzVJv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/riYJW4M.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 March 2018, 22:10:39
Can't give up on this since it was my idea in the first place so here's my third Illusionist - very originally named Aritha3. ;) Forgot to take a screenshot of the satyr kill so had to go back - which is why she's L6.

(https://i.imgur.com/o3nN0Wc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/65s9ykh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1mLFEci.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 13 May 2018, 20:10:42
Update for Aritha3, she's reached the Halcyon Coast and is up to L11.  Was lucky enough to get a Mastery shrine right at the start of the session and the wolves stayed alive the whole playtime.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/oqelytb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ji3LxF7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 18 June 2018, 09:24:29
New challenger - Todd Hereward, a Warden.  He's L11 and at the Halcyon Coast.

(https://i.imgur.com/9rdBV1U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dSB4G1H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FI6tt5r.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 25 June 2018, 09:22:57
Update for Aritha3.  She's reached the Athenian Passage (aka Medea' Graveyard) and is up to L15.  No real problems so far and now she's equipped with a Wanderer's staff and necklace she has her third wolf friend to help out.  :)

(https://i.imgur.com/TQyITBw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0b5TkYi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XEKgm4p.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 August 2018, 11:37:32
Foolish, foolish idiot.  Shouldn't have tried it.  Went back to try and deal with Shadowmaw and Todd has paid the price.  He's dead to that beast and out of the challenge.  :( Only got to L13.

(https://i.imgur.com/aS9Ytw0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VWfM9eq.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 04 October 2018, 02:27:32
New Entrant: Irrationality, a level 18 Trapsassin who is 1/3 through the Minoan Labyrinth as I write.
Rushed to 12 Poison, used that to get to Traps, but put more points into Rogue to reach Rapid Construction.
As we speak, Rapid Construction is maxed, traps at 13, warfare with 1 point to reserve it so I don't change my mind later.
Something you might notice in my later pics is my health regeneration at 25+
That's what happens when you stack 4 ____ of Recovery Armor items. I've been playing naked for so long, I feel like a god now. I actually stood in front of a harpy hero's thunderball attack just to see if I could.
I could.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/496442166856646656/20181001134827_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497202054696271876/20181002130821_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497202082466496512/20181002143313_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497202106508378113/20181003141523_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497202118474727454/20181003162320_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 04 October 2018, 07:41:02
Added to the leaderboard 1cec0ld and good luck with him.  Don't get too confident.

And what about YellowTrappe?  Still in the challenge?

Going to be a while yet before I get back into the swing of things with GD playtesting going on and release date pushed back.  Ah well, it'll be new and fresh when I do.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 04 October 2018, 20:24:38
YellowTrappe is on my home computer, this one is during my not-answering-phones moments at work  :))

Killed Minotaur without a problem, this is the first time in a while that his Ground Stun attack didn't mean instant death right after!
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497472298484367410/20181004103044_1.jpg)

Telkine fell just as fast, traps made quick work of the statues when I wear 2 physical Beastcaller rings and an elemental Beastcaller necklace.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497472314229653526/20181004104442_1.jpg)

Scarab, I even took a direct hit from a poison projectile, just to see what happened, and it brought me down to 2/3, then I was back to full 9 seconds later.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497472350447599647/20181004110445_1.jpg)

But I got cocky. I was clearing the cave just to the north of where you first find crocodile people. Couple worms, couple scarabs. Exit to the north, and there are some crocodile people there, and a hero. Drop a trap, tap him with poison, then run around him to tap his allies with poison-oh, I'm stunned. I'm still stunned. POTION! STILL STUNN-dead.
Came back and got a pic of his name, he seems like a Defense Storm hybrid, likes to summon a wisp, then run at you and keep you stunned for ages.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497472371326844948/20181004111534_1.jpg)


RIP level 19, Hathor Basin temple
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 04 October 2018, 20:40:26
Yes, that one can be nasty to deal with.  One of the new heroes introduced in the AE version of the game.  Did you run into Shadowmaw, hyena hero in the cave in the Phocian Swamp?  He's another nasty one to deal with early on, but doesn't spawn all the time unlike the croc hero who does.

Going to try again?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 04 October 2018, 21:00:55
Yeah, think I'm going Illusionist so I can let my wolves carry me to Athens instead of attacking everything myself.
I'll name the character... Illusion. Level 1, Helos  O0

I've only seen Shadowmaw one time ever, during an unchallenged xmax run. I still need the achievement, and none of my challenge characters can say I've beaten him either. I check every time, but he's afraid, I know it!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 October 2018, 07:25:56
Getting cocky again.  ;)

Added to the leaderboard.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: icefreeze on 05 October 2018, 14:18:11
Can i use any item/artifact/formula/relic/charm from other character?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 October 2018, 14:27:42
Yes, you can use items found by other characters or even stuff from your TQVault if you want.  We call that a twinked character, i.e. not entirely self found/bought items.  If you want to use those items then just let me know when you give me your character's details so I can mark it on the leaderboard as twinked.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: icefreeze on 05 October 2018, 15:25:20
Yes, you can use items found by other characters or even stuff from your TQVault if you want.  We call that a twinked character, i.e. not entirely self found/bought items.  If you want to use those items then just let me know when you give me your character's details so I can mark it on the leaderboard as twinked.
Yeah, my pc have issue when running game with xmax( stuttering, drop fps deeply), so may be i will join this challenge win single game :D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 06 October 2018, 01:01:10
Greece
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902091822694401/20181004121125_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902094414774272/20181004123425_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902097090740224/20181004130515_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902099837747210/20181004131622_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902100630601739/20181004135404_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902225516003329/20181004151753_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902230490447872/20181004151911_1.jpg)

Egypt
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902234663649290/20181004153201_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902239847940096/20181004154901_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902242599534605/20181005080333_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902247070400512/20181005081331_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902250388357121/20181005093653_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902255593357332/20181005101256_1.jpg)

Orient
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902258026184734/20181005103951_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902076630794241/20181005112117_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902079285657610/20181005113423_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902082175795200/20181005124835_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902086961233931/20181005134553_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902089503113216/20181005134556_1.jpg)

Also, while I was in the Chumbi Valley, I took some pictures of the armor I was wearing, for future benefit:
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902048277299200/20181005110108_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902043416231936/20181005110103_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902053218189312/20181005110113_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902045685219348/20181005110106_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902050412331039/20181005110111_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902055457816589/20181005110115_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902058544824330/20181005110117_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497902060293849108/20181005110119_1.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/497907153655562261/unknown.png)


PHEW. I've never used Very Fast speed before, and with 3 level 20 wolves, that setting is a RUSH. I've never gone through Act 1 so quickly in my whole time playing!
Especially when those wolves get a Battle Marker bonus, nearly everything just falls over as fast as I can run past it!
Surprisingly untwinked, I've been incredibly lucky with Mastery Shrines, I had about 4 or 5 "spares" that I could go back to if any wolf every fell, which was only 4-5 times total. Barmanu got one, Alastor got all 3, two crocodile heroes took out 1 each, and SlobberJaw killed all 3 before chasing me to the end of his "leash," so he gets an honorable mention in my photo gallery.
Level 31, just entered the Jinghe Wetlands, ready to save the 3rd sister!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: icefreeze on 06 October 2018, 06:28:45
I join the challenge with my new Character:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTVVTO6GAMr7UEYNvnkpmXeaxK8x1CeJD
She is now just lvl 10, don't use any items from other characters, fresh all :D

P/S: I don't use any green/M.I, epic or legendary items, but i still get them for other characters  >:D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 06 October 2018, 14:45:59
1cec0ld, my you have been busy.  How do you find the fast speed play-wise?  I've not tried those options yet.

icefreeze, just screenshots as per the opening post please.  And for details I need the character's name, level and where you've stopped the play session at. Sorry, but can't wade through nearly an hour's worth of video to find that info. With that info I can add to the leaderboard.  And welcome to the challenge.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: icefreeze on 06 October 2018, 14:48:22
1cec0ld, my you have been busy.  How do you find the fast speed play-wise?  I've not tried those options yet.

icefreeze, just screenshots as per the opening post please.  And for details I need the character's name, level and where you've stopped the play session at. Sorry, but can't wade through nearly an hour's worth of video to find that info. With that info I can add to the leaderboard.  And welcome to the challenge.  :)
So i will notice when my character die first time( or finish game without die) :D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 06 October 2018, 14:57:36
No when you finish playing for the day, then give me an update.  Or if you die.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: icefreeze on 07 October 2018, 12:51:09
Oh well, just miss a moment and now she is die one time :))
The end at lv17.
I'm not a carefull player :((
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 07 October 2018, 13:34:53
Bad luck.  You will need to play more carefully for this challenge since you won't get the gear you're used to playing with. 
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 08 October 2018, 17:00:36
1cec0ld, my you have been busy.  How do you find the fast speed play-wise?  I've not tried those options yet.

I wouldn't dare do it without a pet, but otherwise it's a great refreshment from the sluggish start of the game. By the time I got to the tigermen though, my wolves were getting low health frequently, and some of the dragonians were far too fast at running. I think I'm going to turn it off as I progress through here, probably until I reach Epic again.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: botebote77 on 08 October 2018, 20:15:21
i play on fast speed.. it's just a matter of getting used to.. maybe the best way i can describe it is 10sec become 7sec
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 08 October 2018, 20:37:26
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/498919571294781463/20181008110022_1.jpg)
Cheesed him.


(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/498919589598461952/20181008110715_1.jpg)
Wolves kept dying on the path to Typhon so I went in without them. Went a lot faster than I remember! Might have helped that I had 2/3 Shen-Nong and a 2/3 Monkey King to tap him with.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 08 October 2018, 21:39:48
Yeah, pets don't seem to deal well with him.  I think I usually don't bother with them and just use a bow or staff attack.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 11 October 2018, 00:22:27
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499696535181983744/20181008144928_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499696464126017537/20181008171345_1.jpg)


(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499696357800411137/20181010101305_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499696326414696481/20181010125808_1.jpg)


Dactyl? I ain't afraid of no Dactyl. Ok just kidding, I was scared. Set up 3 traps on the stairs, then lured him over with Plague. Had to do this twice, but I was victorious!

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499696292113678339/20181010142137_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499696086634463232/20181010143041_1.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499709552850370560/unknown.png)


I'm amused that I haven't updated my torso, head, or arm armor because I like the _Concentration and _Restoration suffixes so much. I only updated my leggings because I found _ of Journeying that gave me +1% more move speed :P

Level 39 sitting in Corinth!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 11 October 2018, 07:05:42
Nice work 1cec0ld.  Will be interesting to see how the challenge fares with the new Ragnarök expansion.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 11 October 2018, 19:38:05
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/499998852590338048/20181010160709_1.jpg)

Got the last hit, so my strongest monster killed is going to be that guy for a while  ;D

I'm level 40, but just keep my location as Corinth, I'll be posting again within the next 7 hours as I play at work   :D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 12 October 2018, 00:36:07

Asylum101 - YELLOWMAN - L15 Illusionist - Athens Catacombs
Medea Fleecestealer - Aritha3 - L11 Illusionist AER (TWINKED) - Halcyon Coast
1cec0ld - JauneD'Arc - L8 Stormcaller - Tegea


Dead toons
Medea Fleecestealer - Esprit Tempest - L23 Oracle AER (TWINKED) - Died to The All Devourer Canyon of Isis
Medea Fleecestealer - Heddar Bites - L22 Champion AE - Died to hero just before Giza Plateau
Medea Fleecestealer - Dirk - L20 Corsair - Died to 3 Limos in Athenian Passage ruins
Medea Fleecestealer - Maaia - L20 Ranger TWINKED - Xmax x4 mod - Died to Leucus x3
MedeaFleecestealer - Aritha2 L17 Illusionist - Xmax x2 mod - Died to 3 Limos in the Athenian Passage ruins
]Medea Fleecestealer - Todd Hereward - L13 Warden AER (TWINKED) - Died to Shadowmaw
Medea Fleecestealer - Kilian L12 Assassin - Died to centaurs approaching the Olive Grove
MedeaFleecestealer - Aritha L11 Illusionist - Xmax x2 mod - Died to princes in Old Elusius

Im missing something here, why are these early-mid teen lvl alts doing in those areas? Is it like some speedrun thing  cuz im generally late teens before i touch Nessus...
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 12 October 2018, 07:15:22
Nope.  I usually hit Nessus around level 8-9 and that's clearing all areas along the way.  Only ones for me that might be a bit higher would be the ones who ran in Xmax which increases mob size and adds more heroes/champions/bosses to fight.

The question is how are you so high level-wise before you even reach him? Rerunning areas a few times is all I can think of. Not a problem if you do if that's your playstyle.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 12 October 2018, 09:12:51
massbosses.

Ive seen (& died from) Toxeus in graveyard near "Medicines Waylaid" quest a bunch of times lol.

on massbosses i see lvl 18 heroes in Zone 1 of act 1 routinely  & they can be aggroed to NPC soldiers, all u have to do is not miss the killing blow for massive XP :)

but even on 1x, its easy to be lvl 13ish before hitting 2nd portal at Leonidas.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 12 October 2018, 09:35:46
Yeah, that would do it.  :)  Normal game the level comes out much lower.  I reckon to reach Typhon around L30 and clear end of Act 4 Normal around the L40 mark usually.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 12 October 2018, 09:56:03
Lol playing vanilla, I consider myself lucky if I'm 8 when I fight Nessus. I average late 6.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 12 October 2018, 10:02:50
Yeah, thinking about it I overestimated.  I've hit him at L6 a few times, others it's L7.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 12 October 2018, 10:26:43
I often switch back to 1x after Changan (Dragonians) & in act 4 (vitality HP % attacks). So I often end up plateauing around the mid 40's as well at normal end. I score up free lvls once i do full marksman tree farming massbosses Talos.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 12 October 2018, 19:23:44
Level 41, Middle of Teutoburg Forest. I'm remembering why I hate the Act5 Side Quests again. Can't find the other bee hive, don't feel like running back and buying different colored Dyes... Bleh. 

Observations on Act 5:
  Trolls are funny. If even one of them is hit, the entire crowd will instantly come running. This makes traps extra effective. Similar with Hungry Wolves.
  Bandits/Robbers are pretty squishy, but they hit like trucks. Kiting them around is effective.
  Spriggans are soft hitting, and die to 3 trap bolts. Easy source of Viny Growth, since their offspring also has a chance to drop them.
  Rats in the caves are somewhat bugged, similar to how Sandwraiths used to be: They spend so much time dodging trap bolts that they don't actually do any damage.
  There aren't a lot of main-bosses here, so I wasn't sure who to take screenshots of. Got the Troll King, but that's all since the Ketos.


(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354601250324490/20181011134459_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354605838893056/20181011135910_1.jpg)

My equipment as I rest for a little while:
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354607822929921/20181012100826_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354610771263519/20181012100829_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354859132911616/20181012100832_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354635295358976/20181012100834_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354581843279934/20181012100836_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354588541452288/20181012100838_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354589917184010/20181012100841_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354594094710821/20181012100844_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/500354595953049630/20181012100847_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 12 October 2018, 20:07:56
Yeah, I keep some dyes in the shared stash just in case, but pretty much in the habit of buying them as I go along now.  Write a note on my character sheet every time so I remember those and the Lupine Claw as well. 

Yes, there are stretches in the game where no bosses seem to hang out.  I've had that problem in Act 3 where there aren't that many.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 16 October 2018, 03:16:42
Attention Deficit Disorder go!  Conversation in Discord made me want to try a Trapsassin with the AE change to traps as pets. Battle Standard + %physical modifiers should be juicy, with War Horn as a panic button and Ancestral Warriors as boss killers.
Let the story begin, level 1 Helos, Name....

Convocation.

Update, Rhakotis, level 18

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621578346266624/20181015182255_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621589318565888/20181015184606_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621605001068544/20181015193202_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621613398327329/20181015194819_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621624546787340/20181015203056_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621639377584138/20181015204507_1.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621647103492099/20181015212048_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621658650411008/20181015215851_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/501621901525778442/20181015220017_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 16 October 2018, 07:26:52
Added to the leaderboard 1cec0ld and good luck with him.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 16 October 2018, 07:54:03
1.  Can I do Bags X 3 from defiler?
2. Can I do back & forth massbosses & normal, for levelling?
3. Potions are allowed?

I'll be taking a ranger twinked but no custom gear (snowballs).
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 16 October 2018, 08:26:25
andyblast yes

1. that's fine.  I used to do that when I played IT.  Hate it that I can't do the same with the AER version of the game.  Drives me nuts having to go back to sell stuff so often early game.

2. I guess so.  :-\  What will you be using most though? I make a note of what mods the challenge is played in if it's not just the normal game.

3. Yes of course.  Only scrolls and the other colours except white aren't allowed.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 16 October 2018, 08:38:51

1. that's fine.  I used to do that when I played IT.  Hate it that I can't do the same with the AER version of the game.  Drives me nuts having to go back to sell stuff so often early game.


U can do it. U need separate install of old defiler AND TQ IT separately as well.

Make a Fresh Char in IT in IT >> Load it up  in defiler & give it all bags, disable mod DLL afterwards. DO NOT TAKE THIS CHAR TOWARDS HORSE.
Open Ragnarok. You will see this fresh char there after loading/backups process >> Play
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 16 October 2018, 08:40:34

2. I guess so.  :-\  What will you be using most though? I make a note of what mods the challenge is played in if it's not just the normal game.


Only massbosses (for farming gold & XP on melee mobs).
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 16 October 2018, 08:42:43
That's okay, I can mark the character as using that mod for the challenge.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 16 October 2018, 08:46:16

1. that's fine.  I used to do that when I played IT.  Hate it that I can't do the same with the AER version of the game.  Drives me nuts having to go back to sell stuff so often early game.


U can do it. U need separate install of old defiler AND TQ IT separately as well.

Make a Fresh Char in IT in IT >> Load it up  in defiler & give it all bags, disable mod DLL afterwards. DO NOT TAKE THIS CHAR TOWARDS HORSE.
Open Ragnarok. You will see this fresh char there after loading/backups process >> Play

Um, interesting.  I was never able to get my IT and AE versions both working.  If I had IT installed, the AE just wouldn't start.  Maybe I need to give it another go.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 22 October 2018, 23:17:38
This is interesting :)

My entry:
Name: TankMageYellow
Class: Summoner
Game mode: Standard, No Mod, No Vault
Currently level 8 at Sparta

How do I attach screenshots? Couldn't find an attach button.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 23 October 2018, 02:27:20
This is interesting :)

My entry:
Name: TankMageYellow
Class: Summoner
Game mode: Standard, No Mod, No Vault
Currently level 8 at Sparta

How do I attach screenshots? Couldn't find an attach button.

The best way for now is to upload them to another site like imgur.com and then post the link here. It helps the forum save bandwidth while it's still cheap
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 23 October 2018, 07:36:16
Welcome to the challenge letsrock.  :)  Added to the leaderboard and good luck.

I think the attachments may have been switched off to help with the bandwidth as 1cec0ld said.  See this thread.

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

Which version of the game are you playing btw and are you using stuff from the stash/Vault to equip?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: sauruz on 23 October 2018, 17:08:58

How do I attach screenshots? Couldn't find an attach button.

like medea and ice said, attachmente images can make hard time on free space on forum.

i use imurg, its fast and easy to put images as long you still have the file on your pc its all good
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 24 October 2018, 02:20:37
Thanks guys.

I'm playing AE:R and not using any item from stash/vault.

Screenshots:

https://imgur.com/a/LJ7AWiH

https://imgur.com/a/sdXt0zE
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 24 October 2018, 07:43:12
Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 24 October 2018, 20:49:12
Sol, Ranger, Lvl 8, Helos, Ragnarok

Untwinked, using 3 bags, using massbosses & 1x game, no potions.

https://imgur.com/a/RiuZ20N (https://imgur.com/a/RiuZ20N)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 24 October 2018, 21:25:49
Added to the leaderboard and good luck andyblast.  Playing on M4ssboss3 mod, you're going to need it!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: sauruz on 24 October 2018, 22:25:51
Sol, Ranger, Lvl 8, Helos, Ragnarok

Untwinked, using 3 bags, using massbosses & 1x game, no potions.

https://imgur.com/a/RiuZ20N (https://imgur.com/a/RiuZ20N)

use the bbc code  when the image is updated on imurg , it will show the pic on the foruns, instead of link :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 25 October 2018, 00:54:53
...Playing on M4ssboss3 mod, you're going to need it...

Naah, Massbosses is more brainless than 1x. Only thing i need is keep my weapon level ahead by at least 2-3 vendors than where I'm leveling.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 25 October 2018, 01:53:35
TankMageYellow is now level 11 at Olive Grove.

https://imgur.com/a/ovKczKm
https://imgur.com/a/mPMIRST

Note: [img] doesn't seem to work with the above links.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: efko on 25 October 2018, 02:37:56
Maybe because you need to get url of image location, you are getting link of entire page.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 25 October 2018, 04:53:55
'https://imgur.com/a/ovKczKm

Farm Fetid Lair on any of the xmob mod or masbosses, its almost perfect for ur char. Quest mobs have crazy high yellow drop rate.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 25 October 2018, 07:20:59
TankMageYellow is now level 11 at Olive Grove.

https://imgur.com/a/ovKczKm
https://imgur.com/a/mPMIRST

Note: [img] doesn't seem to work with the above links.

Works for me.  The easiest way to post screenshots here is once you've upload the picture (make sure you choose 800x600 for the auto resize first before uploading), click on the screenshot and on the righthand side of the screen you'll see a series of different link options.  Choose the BBC message boards and forums and copy that link, then paste it here.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 26 October 2018, 09:35:07

Last night after reading this forum was inspired to give the challenge a go! Meet Strider the Stormcaller (atm anyway, still considering second mastery)

Forgot to screenshot Shaman boss kill btw  :P can go back for that. 

Really enjoying this though, shout out to Medea for this idea!
(https://i.imgur.com/jfiQCln.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 26 October 2018, 09:48:51
Welcome to the challenge Prosoro.  Strider's added to the leaderboard and good luck with him.  Are you twinked or untwinked?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 26 October 2018, 10:12:57
Lvl 12 now, at Nessus, still potion free

(https://i.imgur.com/Qp6ekO9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c3fTHLx.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 26 October 2018, 10:21:35
Updated.  :)  If you want to show you haven't used any potions then use either TQDefiler or GDDefiler.  Both of them have stats options which show how many potions, if any, you've used.  You can take a screenshot and post it along with your other screenshots for the challenge.

TQDefiler is here:

https://titanquestfans.net/index.php?topic=712.0

GDDefiler here:

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9343
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 26 October 2018, 10:40:46
done, thanks. Btw, I did kill a lvl 17 boarman hero as well but for some reason game engine is counting 16 Algos hero as highest !!!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 26 October 2018, 12:55:05
Are you twinked or untwinked?

Untwinked, thanks.  Also, am going hunting for that big oaf of a beast called Shadowmaw  ;D expect me to report back with great tales of victory! Yes, I'm getting cocky  8)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 26 October 2018, 13:02:40
Mad fool!  You don't have to hunt, he hangs out in the cave in the Phocian Swamps.  Random spawn though so you might have to try a few times.  At least there's a rebirth fountain nearby.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 26 October 2018, 14:19:02
Mad fool!

lol ahaha indeed


Strider continues in his quest for blood and glory! He slew the great Cyclops and then ascended the burning hillside of the Ancient Grove and fought the foul Spider Queen upon the summit. Glorious! Imbued with the very lightning of Zeus himself, Strider rises to meet his destiny!! What feats can he not achieve? What enemy can he not conquer?!  Who might stand against him I say? Who?!! (narrated in the voice of Gerard Butler's Leonidas from 300 of course)
(https://i.imgur.com/LvUAJOz.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/vcVnu7G.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/irjzAf5.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/r2N0znl.png)

Heading to the Phoecian Swamps and that cave now  ;)




Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 26 October 2018, 21:48:59
Well, this is what I get for trying to play a pre-AE character with AE tactics: YellowTrappe is dead, killed because I thought I could do a trapper-only on Very Fast mode. Proseia the Emupsa General in Epirus sniped her, lvl 29.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 27 October 2018, 02:35:19
TankMageYellow is now level 14 at Pythian Caves

(https://i.imgur.com/q2ldbay.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 27 October 2018, 03:38:04
nice damage output. I Cant manage anything close to these levels as hunter without MM tree maxed.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 27 October 2018, 11:38:22
What a crowdy challenge  ;)
i will give it a try too with a trappist, not sure about the 2nd mastery yet
Zarat Houstrap Lvl 1
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 27 October 2018, 12:20:13
1cec0ld, bad luck. 

letsrock well done.

Welcome to the challenge Tauceti.  Added to the leaderboard.  Are you twinking or not for this challenge?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: sauruz on 27 October 2018, 16:58:07
off topic : when post images from imurg, you can reduce the size of the pic , because its way to big down here
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 27 October 2018, 20:25:36
Yes Zarat will be twinked: artefacts and relics will come from the vault and yellow gear from merchants runs with a higher toon.

In particular i am using this trick: since white items don't have level requirements, i make merchant runs seeking 5 yellow armor pieces with -XX% conditions required (str,dex,int) and i buy a high level white weapon with the good stats. It's somewhat ... borderline. On the other hand, i will play with Xmax mod. For the 1st few levels it's really funny. Let me know Medea if this trick still fits with your rules.

Nessus:
(https://i.imgur.com/WObVHqB.jpg)



Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 27 October 2018, 20:57:37
Fine by me.  Are you going to play Xmax the whole time or just for a bit to level up?

andyblast and letsrock.  To resize your screenshots in Imgur before you upload them to the site choose the Auto Resize on the righthand side of the screen and set that to 800x600.  Then upload your screenshots.  When you paste them here they'll be that size.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 27 October 2018, 21:14:53
I can't say...At least, up to lvl 25, that is when trap skills are filled up with Xp.
After that, if all is ok i will continue with Xmax.
But come back to normal mode if Xmax in yellow gear becomes really tedious.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 27 October 2018, 23:08:11

Defeated Medusa and the Gorgon Queens ;)

Currently level 15 going through the Athenian Passage wilderness.

(https://i.imgur.com/Ebhkex8.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/O7ddaQj.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 28 October 2018, 01:28:17
Damn, thats really nice DPS at 14
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 28 October 2018, 07:11:26
At Spider queen, forgot to capture Polyphemus, if needed, I can go kill again..

(https://i.imgur.com/Lf5qbEm.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/53NsdtS.png)

Btw, now the chase distance of this boss is infinite, it seems, had to loop around a rock to kite her near Ambrossos market.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 28 October 2018, 09:08:39
Nice work you two.  :)

andyblast, no I'm not too worried if you miss screenshoting the occasional boss.  Your stats page is the more important one showing no deaths.

Interesting about the Spider Queen.  Iirc Polyphemus also had his leash extended in the AE version of the game.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 28 October 2018, 21:34:44
Gorgons, Lvl 16, Still potion-free. For some reason, Limos in Parnassus caves were a major pain, dunno what changed...

(https://i.imgur.com/FXTsS2P.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/HT4YvUD.jpg?1)

Does Anyone know if yellows in massbosses can be reverted back to yellow somehow? at this time they show as whites (to help with MI farming) & its really tedious for this challenge to pick & choose from among actual whites.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 29 October 2018, 00:30:01
TankMageYellow is now level 16 in Athens.

(https://i.imgur.com/81BYamY.jpg)

@MedeaFleecestealer: I left pix at 1200 x 675 for now otherwise it looks a bit small for me.

@andyblast: well spells start out better but don't scale as well as weapon-based skills.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 29 October 2018, 02:17:46
Lvl 17, Potion-free

(https://i.imgur.com/ip5LsOi.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/f0pK7Le.png)



Lvl 18, Megalesios, potion-free

(https://i.imgur.com/5oLIgju.jpg?1)

Never realised how hard early game is without greens or twinked items.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 29 October 2018, 10:20:26
Lvl 18, Megalesios, potion-free

Hey nice progress Andyblast  8)

I'm on my way to the Labyrinth, still going strong and loving the hardcore aspect of this

(https://i.imgur.com/xaIWxka.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Llp9cr3.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 29 October 2018, 10:40:24
Well done and yes it does add to the difficulty of course.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: botebote77 on 29 October 2018, 11:33:24
@andyblast: well spells start out better but don't scale as well as weapon-based skills.
the good thing about spells is damage can come from anywhere, after all %ele damage is so easy to get.. but for yellows only, that might not be the case.. but if all items are allowed.. well, my casters are killing machines.. with enough survivability and the ability to cheese

deng.. my stormcaller in xmax challenge.. i don't even know if i can continue.. i think I'll go to another TQ hibernation.. but I'll still be active in forum
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 29 October 2018, 19:51:00
Quote
I'm on my way to the Labyrinth, still going strong and loving the hardcore aspect of this

Yes it's the funny thing of the challenge  :)

Update for Zarat, resting in Rhakotis lvl 24 (still rogue)

Act1:
(https://i.imgur.com/stAJ1R3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/e92NEqw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/M7YD9VE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bGHZ0Wv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tCM9OqO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/X3qTFTD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7xaa5cy.jpg)

Gear & counts:
(https://i.imgur.com/5RxpehW.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 29 October 2018, 20:42:50
Updated Tauceti and well done.  Looks like one of the cyclops is floating in the air.  ;D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 29 October 2018, 22:33:00
TankMageYellow is now level 19 in Rhakotis.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/NsfuGjM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zvCt7RM.jpg)

@botebote77: weapon-based skills scale better because they scale to attributes (str/int), bonus (+% damage) and weapons while spells only scale to the first two. Spells usually do better AoE though.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 30 October 2018, 07:27:19
Updated letsrock and congratulations.  And since you're all pretty much resting in Rhakotis atm I hope you all get together in a local tavern and have a tri-beer or two or three before continuing your endeavours.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/P9psUdN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 30 October 2018, 10:52:19

lol Arthur's legendary Tri-Beer ..."Attempts to take a sip, spills most of other two beers all over himself" There's an art to it for sure  :P

Alright a few things;
-Have descended and then re-emerged from the Minoan Labyrinth unscathed.  You'll find the Minotaur's slain corpse in there along with some ethereal residue left from the Telkine as it imploded.
-Am now in Rhakotis Library and am level 19.
-Strider has become a Sage!

(https://i.imgur.com/lQmm2Nk.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/PTGXjuD.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/r2Od0ax.png?1)






Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 30 October 2018, 11:18:21
Well done Prosoro and I hope you supped a bit before descending into the depths. 

Yeah, I think you could probably do it, but ideally needs a specially designed tri-glass where two flows into the third.  Yet another merchandising item for Crate if they ever get around to selling items.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: nargil66 on 30 October 2018, 18:47:02
A question - does items that give +1 to a Mastery will count as yellow? They were green in IT and yellow now in AE.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 30 October 2018, 19:04:40
No, they were always yellow in IT.  AE originally made them green, but have reverted back to yellow again. See my opening post.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: nargil66 on 30 October 2018, 19:17:31
Alright then, ima join too, probably go for a Dreamkiller. Will send progress later.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 30 October 2018, 21:28:28
+2 skills jewellery can be viable if it has another rare affix but for yellow levelling, 1+ isn't as good as say, +attack speed affix or +%damage (IMHO).

In fact the thing i miss most is green speed affixes (vet/relentless) or ADCTH
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 30 October 2018, 22:20:37
Well, everybody is joining the challenge, so will I. I'll post my progress eventually.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 30 October 2018, 23:06:26
Take care of the special Tri-beer, whats' a headache  ;D
Hey BoteBote, where are you ? Medea is offering a round for the house, come on !

(Btw, among this band of yellow trappers, zarat made the choice of hunting as a 2nd mastery, so he's  following the path of a brigand)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 30 October 2018, 23:52:53
This is awesome with everyone into it. Now with Nargil and WNG joining the quest for all things yellow haha
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 31 October 2018, 03:48:14
Sharing an FYI..... since vendor yellows become very important for this (unless playing x-mobs), gold is equally critical.

quest purple mobs are crazy good for that purpose >>

1. Fetid Lair
2. Lower NIle (Village of Sais)
3. Babylon Outskirts saving livestock quest etc...
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Prosoro on 31 October 2018, 06:25:01
Great point andyblast ^-^
Also another is the Gilded Liches which spawn from the Staff of Khufu quest ..just don't retrieve the Staff and keep repeating as desired
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 31 October 2018, 08:51:33
Village of Sais massbosses purple quest mobs:

Whites seen are almost all actually yellows since the mod changes colors.

Easy as hell since almost every mob is melee & slowwwwwww

(https://i.imgur.com/d8OB8Rf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 31 October 2018, 15:09:33
Cheers Medea and all :) Nice to see everyone is joining the challenge.

TankMageYellow is now farming the Greek Telkine for a while for relics before continuing his journey in the land of the Pharaoh.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 01 November 2018, 01:51:56
Leichi the Skinchanger enters the challenge! Currently at the modest level of 10 and beaten Polyphemus so far. More info coming if I succeed... or not.

(No use of any mods, no vault, self-found.)

Shaman
(https://i.imgur.com/Ng9628E.jpg)
Nessus
(https://i.imgur.com/uh4rO9W.jpg)
Polyphemus
(https://i.imgur.com/Ev8jBzM.jpg)

EDIT : Fixed to show the proper image.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 November 2018, 07:54:49
WNG added to the leaderboard, but your Poly screenshot is a dup of the Nessus one so you might want to change that.  And where are you exactly in the game- location wise?  Also have you chosen a second mastery yet or are you still just a Wanderer?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 01 November 2018, 10:22:00
WNG added to the leaderboard, but your Poly screenshot is a dup of the Nessus one so you might want to change that.  And where are you exactly in the game- location wise?  Also have you chosen a second mastery yet or are you still just a Wanderer?

Oh uh, that's embarassing. I will change it as soon as I got time to hop on the computer.

Also I am just past the beach after Polyphemus, and yes I have picked my two masteries, being Nature and Rune.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 November 2018, 10:40:52
Well duh, the character's name should have given me a clue.  :o  I blame it on the bad cold I've got atm.  Brain's functioning even less well than normal.  Updated WNG and good luck with the challenge.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 01 November 2018, 23:58:40
Leichi is now level 14. To my disappointment, Shadowmaw wasn't there to say 'Hello'.

Spider Queen
(https://i.imgur.com/Z7bh4A9.jpg)
Medusas
(https://i.imgur.com/sif70Mp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 02 November 2018, 19:04:25
TankMageYellow is now level 24 in Memphis.

(https://i.imgur.com/F1fgUcW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rPm3S2u.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ikPKo33.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 02 November 2018, 20:57:40
Updated and way to go letsrock.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 02 November 2018, 23:39:14
Alastor never been so long to fight... good thing I had Mana Leech since I had ran out of Energy Potions.

(https://i.imgur.com/6rEOv5Q.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 03 November 2018, 13:23:27
Not another one running out of potions.  Grava nearly did that during the GD live stream yesterday with his health potions.  ;D  Mind you, he did his usual and forgot to buy some to start with.

Well done WNG.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 03 November 2018, 20:36:54
Heres my biggest difficulty as untwinked Ranger with this challenge: My DPS is exclusively from weapon damage itself, hardly any spells available till maxed MM tree. & I cant use higher level bows from other chars/higher vendors :(

Since I can possibly equip veteran difficulty bows too, & dont need to invest in Str/Dex, which one scales better for DPS at this time, for some reason, stacking Str isnt working now as it did on pre AE.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 03 November 2018, 21:19:58
You can't take anything good with yellow bows, they are too slow. Only green or purple bows with good suffix like alacrity are interesting.

On the other hand, as a ranger you can take the best of throwing weapons, fast or very fast. Their dps is not that important. They are only a support of all the flat damage you can allow: from your MM tree, your artifact and from relic/charms. If you take time to build good flat damage, your killing speed should raise up. Sure you will be at mid-close range but your pets are there to distract mobs.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 04 November 2018, 00:05:10
Leichi has made a decent progress and takes a small reprieve at the Hathor Bassin.

Minotaur Lord
(https://i.imgur.com/T2vHr9U.jpg)
Megalesios
(https://i.imgur.com/p9pJDsQ.jpg)
Scarabeus
(https://i.imgur.com/TbbxkUP.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 04 November 2018, 02:29:03
TankMageYellow is now level 26 in Thebes.

(https://i.imgur.com/1m4xTXY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OyHajPS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WZKxTCI.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 04 November 2018, 02:54:44
Damn bro, Im using massbosses but im scrambling to keep up with ur char lvl progression.

great job.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 04 November 2018, 09:03:48
WNG, letsrock updated and way to go!  :)

andyblast are you clearing all areas or just going along doing main and side quests?  Because clearing everything in M4ssBoss3 should make your levelling faster.  Of course downside is you tend to be moving slower because of so many more foes/heroes/bosses to fight along the way.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: andyblast on 04 November 2018, 09:45:22
Im not engaging every type of non-boss mob since im doing non potion & mobbed by casters is insta death. plus my non-twinked kill speed isnt that great at the moment, just started putting points outside of mastery columns.

Mostly farming melee mobs till i get some decent AoE.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 04 November 2018, 11:29:28
Have you unlocked the 2 wolves ? they are usually helpful in Act 1 and 2.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 04 November 2018, 12:03:45
@andyblast: thanks :) I did some farming in the Labyrinth for charms/relics so I got some levels from that.

In general, for this challenge farming charms/relics is more important than usual because you need them for all slots.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 04 November 2018, 13:53:18
TankMageYellow: level 27 in Valley of the Kings

Screenshots:
Aktaios Telkine
(https://i.imgur.com/DAUM6hs.jpg)

Next: farming this Telkine for relics :D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 06 November 2018, 02:18:23
Nice progress in Egypt for my character. So far, the biggest challenges were some hero toons that were very tough to deal with.

Giza Statues
(https://i.imgur.com/1QpEMD9.jpg)
Mashika
(https://i.imgur.com/1XCP8hi.jpg)
Scorpos King
(https://i.imgur.com/fFWTduH.jpg)

Also I figured I made a typo mistake since the beginning. The heroine's name isn't Leichi but Lichei. :D Besides that, she's 24 and heading to Thebes.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 06 November 2018, 07:21:33
Updated and corrected WNG.  :)

With all the challenges being active atm, I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do when GD playtesting finishes.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 10 November 2018, 00:28:54
Haven't got all relic sets I wanted but I got bored of farming the Egyptian Telkine, so TankMageYellow is on his way again. Currently level 33 in Babylon outskirts.

(https://i.imgur.com/3Is8kUl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4F2JRz4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 10 November 2018, 01:52:51
Lichei made it to Act 3. So far the road hasn't been too much difficult, except some hero encounters, but other than that, totally fine.

Aktaios
(https://i.imgur.com/Po7NhOy.jpg)

Sandwraith Lord
(https://i.imgur.com/K4dpdMv.jpg)

I also figured I was very economic with the relics and charms. I'll have to enhance my gear before it's too late!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 10 November 2018, 14:24:04
Updated and well done everyone.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 10 November 2018, 21:57:06
More progress.

Chimera
(https://i.imgur.com/fL3VCwg.jpg)
Barmanu
(https://i.imgur.com/TkgKHJw.jpg)
Yeti
(https://i.imgur.com/agTyJMa.jpg)
Colossal Peng
(https://i.imgur.com/YVQIqvO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 11 November 2018, 14:34:37
Down goes Typhon! Funny enough, it's easy when I least expect it, and it's hard when I least expect it... oh well, Lichei now is at Rhodes.

My skilltree, if you are curious.
https://www.kirmiziperfect.com/titancalc-anniversary-edition/TitanCalcd6f4d6f4rune9de6.html?mastery=Skinchanger&master1=4&master2=10&sa=5&m1=10-9-13-12-8-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&m2=26-3-2-3-0-1-3-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-3-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0

Bandari
(https://i.imgur.com/OSKJZ9J.jpg)
Yagouai
(https://i.imgur.com/LWEpTXl.jpg)
Ormenos
(https://i.imgur.com/dvYDSYj.jpg)
Typhon
(https://i.imgur.com/OAx5eFY.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 13 November 2018, 00:24:19
TankMageYellow is now at the Great Wall, level 34.

(https://i.imgur.com/AMCRUEf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UOhHAxG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/absgEHC.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 13 November 2018, 07:17:41
Updated and way to go letsrock.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 17 November 2018, 00:50:47
Now at Epirus. I feel like this is a very solid class and can still go a long way.

Graeae Sisters
(https://i.imgur.com/9BXEDG6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 17 November 2018, 19:50:56
Thanks Medea. TankMageYellow is now at Rhodes, level 35.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/zRydSZp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/V3tMoSz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cpfeK7P.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fXZ67ZA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 17 November 2018, 23:28:12
Lichei now is at Elysium.

Charon
(https://i.imgur.com/f8LFsiq.jpg)
The Bloated One (not a boss but definetly worthy of mention)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qfz14JW.jpg)
Cerberus
(https://i.imgur.com/PENema8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 19 November 2018, 00:59:08
And now done with Hades.

Skeletal Typhon
(https://i.imgur.com/mf6NzQT.jpg)
Hades
(https://i.imgur.com/Noz2Dpn.jpg)
Kertos
(https://i.imgur.com/5SvrLJV.jpg)
Goldtooth
(https://i.imgur.com/21qBdq8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 November 2018, 08:50:58
WNG, where are you?  I need you to give me the location/rebirth fountain you've stopped at. I'm not that au fait with Act 5 yet and neither GDDefiler or TQDefiler work with Ragnarok for checking.  Once I know where you are I can update the leaderboard.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 19 November 2018, 11:10:11
Sorry I forgot about it. I stopped at the fountain in the Troll Camps (Heuneburg).
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 November 2018, 11:14:48
Thanks WGN, updated and well done.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 19 November 2018, 13:51:29
TankMageYellow is now in Corinth, level 38.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/oYupMN8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/67TNlKr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MzIYKSp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dn9RfN0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/b04uZ2f.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gky2BP9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: WNG on 19 November 2018, 22:57:10
Well that was a lame ending to Lichei. :'( Got stuck in the scenery of Suebi Lakelands and couldn't defend myself. So yeah, end of the line at Suebi Lakelands, level 42.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 20 November 2018, 07:44:47
Darn!  Now that is really annoying.  Talk about bad luck.  >:(
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 29 November 2018, 01:57:34
TankMageYellow: bad news is the toon died in Suebi Lakelands due to my carelessness; good news is I'm having another go with the same build and the same name :)

TankMageYellow is now level 18 in Athens.

(https://i.imgur.com/cpybdj3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Hp3TpG7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4bxDyEY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qcuEhSy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VPKMIIB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y91HZ7R.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 29 November 2018, 06:52:54
Darn, shame.  Good luck with TankMageYellow v2.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 03 December 2018, 02:07:05
Thanks Medea :)

TankMageYellow is now level 26 in Thebes (Egypt).

(https://i.imgur.com/Mfwuaaa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4CZY2bl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KV3dzGX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3DCZnTc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nLYvJqn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gBuOKBl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UjizGVg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 03 December 2018, 06:36:57
Well done letsrock.  That's sent you shooting up the leaderboard.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 04 December 2018, 01:52:53
TankMageYellow is now level 33 in Rhodes after beating Typhon 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/zE3Ix2c.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zUZuCkQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/REEFOmM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YVXpUaq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lScIvBK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/83vUrDd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IeW94Km.jpg)

Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 04 December 2018, 07:17:07
Good work letsrock.  :)  Onward into the underworld.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 04 December 2018, 18:58:46
TankMageYellow: and back to Greece :) Now level 36 in Corinth.

(https://i.imgur.com/t4VUKGR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/648tQOb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7fN82dd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QtXsZPg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9Upvm7X.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 05 December 2018, 00:36:44
TankMageYellow is done with Normal at level 40!

Screenshots (the last two also show the toon's attributes/statistics at Normal completion):

(https://i.imgur.com/hQU35xP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P2VfJFl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/36eEllF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/StsHHPA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/39HB2Li.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/95MAFup.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qv3JZJZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BAzHIT1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4l2JFPC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3DHscRC.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 December 2018, 06:43:15
My, my!  You shot through Act 5 like a whirlwind.  I usually finish Act 4 around L40, but then I clear all areas.  Well done!  On to Epic!  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 05 December 2018, 20:28:41
Thanks :) I usually spend more time on Act 1 (my favourite act) and to a lesser extent, Act 2 (for relic farming), and less on Act 3 - 5.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 07 December 2018, 01:59:10
TankMageYellow is now level 44 in Herakleion.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/vB8dye2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vkUKvni.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7WDrXpU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8gDgKRe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7nuutHW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qXESxkR.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 10 December 2018, 02:15:48
TankMageYellow is now level 46 in Knossos Palace, farming Talos :D

Screenshot:
(https://i.imgur.com/3kjkgR7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 10 December 2018, 07:13:06
Well done letsrock.  That takes you to the top of the leaderboard.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 12 December 2018, 03:33:03
Thanks Medea :) This build is strong.

More progress: TankMageYellow is done with Act 1 Epic: now level 51 in Rhakotis.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/lWvyeLb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xJGaqCc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SstdWxt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 14 December 2018, 03:21:36
TankMageYellow is now level 53 in Thebes.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/XJFvo8x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mkCdNCK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5biEHdC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XlBz39S.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 17 December 2018, 02:58:25
TankMageYellow: level 56 in Babylon Outskirts.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/I8An1Ls.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4C27Gss.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NV4vgrM.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 17 December 2018, 06:52:05
Well done letsrock.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 18 December 2018, 01:12:02
What's your build Letsrock, do you rely much on your pets or stoneform ?
i am not sure if you can find some DA on yellow gear, maybe on artefact. Don't you have too many crits ?
Nice run.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 18 December 2018, 01:19:40
Thanks Medea. And TankMageYellow is done with Act 3 Epic :)

Screenshots (the last 2 also show the attributes etc of the toon at the end of Act 3 when defeating Typhon):
(https://i.imgur.com/zEbZISc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iVlF3IK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PhWXFGj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YRvEZRf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TBX6pEB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6N7kbba.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BBmKoBe.jpg)

So far the most dangerous attack in Epic is from the Fire Bull's bleeding attack which does about 6K damage with my toon's set-up, which is expected and tank-able. Obviously Barmanu's Blizzard and possibly Typhon's Meteor Shower would do more damage but these are easy to avoid.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 18 December 2018, 01:26:35
@Tauceti: my build is https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1484695249. Obviously with Yellow Gears the toon is weaker but the principle is still the same. As you can see from one of the last screenshots my DA is only 150 (no additional DA at all) so yeah got crits all the time but with high HP and Plague debuff and Stoneform it's manageable. I do have to use Stoneform more but the most important thing is not engaging if Plague/Eruption/Refresh are on cooldown. Thanks btw :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 19 December 2018, 03:26:35
TankMageYellow is done with Act 4 Epic and now level 60 in Corinth.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/LYO9LoZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sDzDNek.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pVdkmVE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XvTY1ik.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vsdwoR2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 December 2018, 07:15:15
Going well.  Mind you I briefly wondered why you'd lost 8 levels then realised I'd updated the leaderboard incorrectly last time to show L68 instead of L58!  :o
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 20 December 2018, 02:20:04
:) I could have stated the level clearer last time as well. Btw could you also correct the ending level of the first go of the toon to level 38 instead of level 18?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 20 December 2018, 07:07:55
 :o How did I manage that! Corrected.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 20 December 2018, 20:00:54
TankMageYellow is now level 61 at Asgard portal.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/gZ5UIcS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3qJ1anK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Bpy2m36.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EJF8yCc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 20 December 2018, 20:07:48
Nice work.  Legendary difficulty soon.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 20 December 2018, 22:59:31
And TankMageYellow is done with Epic at level 62! On to Legendary! :)

Screenshots (last 2 show attributes etc. at Epic completion):
(https://i.imgur.com/nYGjTHv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/54X5ipo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VJjaKvF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PDC0l7x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ADYu6iF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sK8FUi9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 21 December 2018, 07:08:02
Congratulations letsrock.  Way to go!  ;D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 21 December 2018, 20:28:59
Thanks Medea!

Here comes the long grinding for optimal relic/charm completion bonus :D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 21 December 2018, 20:43:02
I thougth that a melee toon could not enter in legendary yellow challenge.
I was wrong. Stay the course.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 22 December 2018, 15:48:17
TankMageYellow is now level 64 in Delphi.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ruCijDp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KZHPFW1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oJAjYfz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gr6DrH5.jpg)

@Tauceti: thanks :) My toon is still a caster though, so I still have the option to stay at range, although most of the time I stay in melee for higher damage output.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 22 December 2018, 19:15:26
Updated letsrock and well done.  :) You may become the first person to complete this challenge.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 23 December 2018, 01:49:45
I think the toon is capable of completing it; I just need to be patient, take it slow :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 02 January 2019, 18:10:17
Update for TankMageYellow: now level 66 in Athen Marsh farming Hydra :D

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/5KpLqu5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/01yCjlh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 02 January 2019, 18:23:43
Updated and way to go.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 05 January 2019, 01:37:56
TankMageYellow is now in Rhakotis, still level 66.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/UFyhC7E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XkWrAgg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/daevo6R.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gAyQMCA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 January 2019, 09:13:19
Nice. :) Well done.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 07 January 2019, 03:01:35
Thanks Medea :) TankMageYellow is now done with Act 2 Legendary: level 68 in Babylon.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/PRsKBad.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/X1NFXRV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/l3RD9fh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Xmy6gdx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g0KBhwu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fmdCGUb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 07 January 2019, 08:35:49
Updated.  Keep on rocking, letsrock.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 09 January 2019, 02:02:25
Thanks :) Update: TankMageYellow is done with Act 3 Legendary: now level 69 in Rhodes.

(https://i.imgur.com/I5yTZ7m.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/swMvfgM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MGAcqns.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yahoJXx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YUOIhf4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mNPsnAY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1XTpWs8.jpg)

It took rather long to take down Typhon, but other bosses were more manageable.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 09 January 2019, 07:10:40
Updated.  Only 2 Acts to go.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 11 January 2019, 02:39:00
TankMageYellow is done with Act 4 Legendary: now level 71 in Corinth.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/iyhE0Oq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iCQmfOJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Rc3jjoE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6RrTz1b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/D1uSzwg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 11 January 2019, 07:15:06
Way to go.  :)  Keep on rocking, letsrock.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 18 January 2019, 02:50:14
TankMageYellow is now in Scandia, still level 71. I also spent some time farming the shops without much success.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/BbWmP9m.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aQKJ8gA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ekLvXal.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 18 January 2019, 07:40:38
Upated and good work.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 01 February 2019, 17:38:15
TankMageYellow is now at the Fireland portal, level 72.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/Bn166gt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/j4MQ2oA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ErTOSMv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1RSglZ0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U9S0v8Z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 01 February 2019, 18:43:57
TankMageYellow is done with Legendary at level 72.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/CEeTfgx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s10yjBm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yR4fXQd.jpg)

FYI more details about the toon:

Build: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1484695249
Attribute distribution adjustment: spend more point into Strength as with yellow gears, you can get more Health (Immortality suffix) than Strength (Might suffix).

Gears (most of the enchant completion bonuses are default):
Armors:
- Prefix: 2x Impenetrable (~40% pierce resist), 2x Purifying (~45% poison resist)
- Suffix: 2x Immortality (~400 health), 2x Might (~34 strength)
- Enchants:
 - 2x Amun-Ra glory (with 35% vitality resist completion bonus)
 - 1x Hermes' sandal (with 40% poison resist completion bonus)
 - Last one, first use Pristine Plumage (with 35% bleeding resist completion bonus), then around Act 5, change to Yeti Fur (also with 35% bleeding resist completion bonus).

Weapon:
- Type: mace
- Suffix: annihilation (+36% physical damage)
- Enchant: valor of Achilles (with +25% physical damage completion bonus)

Shield:
- Prefix: Impenetrable (~45% pierce resist)
- Suffix: Immortality (~500 health)
- Enchant: Aegis of Athena (with +450 health completion bonus)

Rings/necklace:
- Prefix: 2x Resistant (~60% cold/lightning resist), 1x nullifying (~22% elemental resist)
- Suffix: 3x Immortality (~650 health)
- Enchant: 2x Dionysus' wineskin (with 35% bleeding resist completion bonus) and 1x demon's blood (with 13% elemental resist completion bonus)

Artifact: Golden Belt (lesser artifact), I got the stun resist completion bonus.

This gives the character:
- Health: 18k
- Strength: 627
- Armor: 3266, so ~800 each piece
- Fire resist: 20% (and Heat Shield gives 65% fire damage absorption)
- Cold resist: 56% (was 16% in Act 1 - 4)
- Lightning resist: 20%
- Pierce resist: 70%
- Vitality resist: 60%
- Poison resist: 29% (was 69% in Act 1 - 4)
- Bleeding resist: 5%
- Physical resist: 27% (with Heat Shield buff)
- Stun resist: 80%
- Offensive/Defensive Ability: 164

This gear set could be optimised further, but it's sufficient anyway.

Other info:
- Most dangerous areas: Suebi Lakelands, because druids can root your toon indefinitely.
- Most dangerous mobs: any strong melee such as giants, tigerman heroes etc., or things that can drain energy/strip buffs
- Most dangerous boss: Frost giant king, because he also has 2 frost giants with him. It's best to pull the 2 frost giants and kill them first, then the frost giant king becomes easy.
- Boss that takes longest to kill: Typhon, because he can't be tanked, and the wolves die all the time.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 February 2019, 19:11:29
Congratulations letsrock.  You're our first success for this challenge.  Well done!  ;D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 01 February 2019, 19:27:18
Thanks Medea!

And thanks for organising this challenge. I had great fun doing it, trying to optimise gears etc.

By the way, this build is very strong, anyone could have succeeded with it.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 February 2019, 19:31:26
My pleasure.  As said in the OP it was to make use of all those lovely + yellow items I keep collecting and never using.  Also seemed like a fun challenge to try.  Just goes to show you don't need uber gear to finish the game.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Tauceti on 01 February 2019, 20:29:11
Oh man Bravo  :D

I always thought that only a trapper could end this challenge. Now seeing your good resistances although in yellow gear, and your high combined armor value, i understand better how you have survived with so low DA. A well thought build. So DA is not a mandatory key for victory !

Quote
Boss that takes longest to kill: Typhon, because he can't be tanked, and the wolves die all the time
What about Surtr, since he is immune to fire, didn't it take too long ?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 01 February 2019, 20:47:32
@Tauceti: thank you :) My toon deals mostly physical damage, so Surtr is not a problem.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: botebote77 on 01 February 2019, 21:31:43
gratz.. 1st one on the challenge.. summoner FTW
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 01 February 2019, 22:40:53
@botebote77: thanks! :) This summoner build is very strong for hardcore challenges. I'm not sure if I could finish this challenge with any of my other builds.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: nargil66 on 02 February 2019, 00:34:26
@letsrock Woah... Congratz! Really impressive.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 02 February 2019, 02:09:43
@nargil66: thank you! :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 06 February 2019, 21:06:11
Wow, I've been away for a while, trying other games, but congratulations are in order.

Next challenge @letsrock : https://titanquestfans.net/index.php?topic=76.0
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 06 February 2019, 21:34:28
@1cec0ld : thanks :) Well, with the Yellow challenge, there are still lots of rooms to optimize; if you only have 2 slots, not much :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 07 February 2019, 22:38:04
Illusion: level 44 at Gladshiem (just after entrance to Yggdrasil)

Progress is slow.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/543181706707075082/20190207095314_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/543181752223399949/20190207115440_1.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/543181783748050965/20190207122417_2.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/496441871443427329/543181807961636875/20190207124940_1.jpg)

As image 2 shows, I took a stop by the Primrose, just because I'd never actually been through it with a legitimate character. Wasn't too bad, but Erik (the rat) was hard for a pure trapper. I would drop 3 traps, he would run around and dodge forever (does he have 90% ctap?) and maxed Plague would only do minimal damage, which he would shortly heal back to full. I dumped all Plague points except 1-1-1 and put them all into wolves again. Erik died easily enough once I brought out his "true form."

I am not looking forward to continuing with this setup. Traps are low damage to these level opponents, and my bad cooldown heal spam isn't enough to keep them alive for long. Leveling up won't do much either, since traps are maxed out. Not sure where to go from here, or what build might speed things up.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 08 February 2019, 07:17:19
Updated.  Um, would have thought Traps and Plague would have been a bit OP at these levels.  :-\
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 13 February 2019, 17:09:42
Bleh. I'm just going to summarize this one, no need for pics:
  Champion level 28, Uncle Benjen

Used wolves to climb to alastor, shoved points into Battle Standard to beat him
Eventually maxed Warfare and War Horn+Doom Horn, 6 points in Ancestors

Killed by Barmanu, got an unlucky stun at the start and it lasted long enough to get hit by the Avalanche.

I had a good time with him though, and found a glorious Warrior's Axe of Decay (armor shred helped my wolves alot), so I'm just going to do the same thing over with his items.

Arya has been born, level 3 Wanderer (soon to be Champion) at Helos
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 13 February 2019, 17:29:36
 :o Poor Uncle BenJen didn't even make it on to the leaderboard.  RIP.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: Snowmanplayer123 on 14 February 2019, 22:06:19
soooo I tried this challenge because why not ; I dont have much experience with m4ssboss3s but I still decided to give it a shot and play with the mod ; I didnt get far , died at the Cyclops because I was stubborn enough to walk back when I clearly shouldve retreated , oh well

this character's name was "yellows only 2" , he didnt use any items from the stash , class was Wanderer , level was 15 at the time of death 


RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xir7zBSEpAM (sound warning)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: 1cec0ld on 14 February 2019, 22:36:08
Jeez, I wouldn't do that without fully twinked Greens and Blues and probably a lot of level grinding too. You're crazy  ;D
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 13 May 2019, 01:43:08
Yay, new expansion! @MedeaFleecestealer : would it be ok to continue the challenge into Act 6 Legendary with my L72 TankMageYellow?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 13 May 2019, 06:55:22
Yes, of course.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 15 May 2019, 02:40:22
Thanks Medea.

First boss's down, TankMageYellow is now at Gaulos portal, still level 72.

Screenshot:
(https://i.imgur.com/vtlO4ks.jpg)

The first boss itself is not difficult, but the minions it summons need to be dealt with quickly before they swarm you.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 15 May 2019, 21:21:10
Second boss's down. This one had some strong attack that did 5 - 6k damage to my toon and it required a bit of kiting but overall it was faster to kill than the first one.

TankMageYellow is now level 72 in Atlas Highlands.

Screenshot:
(https://i.imgur.com/x40KGS1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 16 May 2019, 02:09:08
Third boss's down. A cool and tough boss to fight.

TankMageYellow is now level 72 at Atlantis wilderness portal.

Screenshot:
(https://i.imgur.com/2smfnDa.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 16 May 2019, 18:26:02
The next three bosses are down. The first one was toughest as my toon has relatively low lightning resist but other than that, it was straightforward.

TankMageYellow is now level 73 in Inner Atlantis.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/MM470iR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uMgxyEv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JzPQyNo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 16 May 2019, 19:32:03
And it's done. TankMageYellow completed Atlantis at level 73. No gear change from Ragnarok.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/qoprjP9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sjS6BNO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 16 May 2019, 21:40:00
Congratulations!  :)  How did you find the expansion?
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 16 May 2019, 21:59:54
Thanks Medea!

In general I like the expansion, especially the right length (not too long e.g. Ragnarok) and the beautiful design. I was just a little bit disappointed about the final boss and the fact that I couldn't buy any new gear for my toon. But overall, I like it :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 26 July 2019, 19:16:29
My new toon for the challenge :)

Name: ArcherMageYel
Class: Stonespeaker (Earth + Rune)
Build: Elemental Archer, see https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1814921077
Game version: AE:RA
Game mode: Standard, No Mod, No Vault Items

Currently level 9 at Halcyon Coast.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/SzVdr2q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HKy7QT2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZHXoYNP.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 27 July 2019, 14:07:55
Added to the leaderboard letsrock and good luck with him.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 27 July 2019, 16:35:29
Thanks Medea!

ArcherMageYel is now level 14 at Athenian Passage.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/TKId5cQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kScRDj4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 29 July 2019, 16:42:09
ArcherMageYel is now level 15 in Heraklion.

(https://i.imgur.com/YwoaRdR.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 31 July 2019, 23:43:25
ArcherMageYel is now level 17 in Rhakotis.

(https://i.imgur.com/GgK9IEK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BMtp6Mw.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 August 2019, 07:38:21
Updated and nice work.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 02 August 2019, 13:15:15
Thanks :)

ArcherMageYel is now level 18 in Memphis.

(https://i.imgur.com/qEJKzaW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dReMBti.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 05 August 2019, 14:10:59
ArcherMageYel is now level 21 in Thebes.

(https://i.imgur.com/cgewb1g.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6P9HpqK.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 06 August 2019, 22:56:36
ArcherMageYel is now level 24 in Babylon Outskirts.

(https://i.imgur.com/HVJ6Z54.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eFBEPY7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GPhlp2F.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 07 August 2019, 07:34:02
Updated and going great so far.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 08 August 2019, 02:22:08
Cheers :)

ArcherMageYel is now level 25 in Eastern Silk Road.

(https://i.imgur.com/rOZigZk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9SF9dDK.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 09 August 2019, 08:49:36
Nice going letsrock.

I'm finally getting back into some TQ at last (too much playtesting going on  ;) ), but managed to get Aritha up to L19 and into Act 2. Yay!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 12 August 2019, 02:40:13
Thanks Medea! And good luck with Aritha!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 16 August 2019, 22:00:11
ArcherMageYel is done with Act 3 Normal! Now level 31 in Gadir.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/FScpSPp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RZ5W9ls.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Aq2LA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PhRk6zb.jpg)

Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 30 August 2019, 02:17:06
Atlantis is a bit overtuned so ArcherMageYel did a bit of level farming in Egypt before continuing.
Anyway, the first 2 bosses are down, now he is level 36, in Atlas Mountain portal.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ln6b03i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/C79qkrX.jpg)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 30 August 2019, 07:28:50
Did you feel that it was?  Interesting.  I haven't been in that area since testing - no other characters at that part of the game yet.

Nice work as usual and good luck.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 30 August 2019, 12:37:23
Yeah, but I think it's unavoidable given the decision to put Atlantis after Act 3 instead of after Act 5.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 22 September 2020, 00:51:40
Hi,

I'm back and this time, I'm starting a new toon that has potential to go far.

Name: ThrowerYellow
Class: Skinchanger (Rune + Nature)
Build: Strength-based Throwing Weapon-and-shield wielder
Game version: AE:RA
Game mode: Standard, No Mod, No Vault Items

Currently level 12 at the Olive Grove.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/3Qk4pgc.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/66JbEZd.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/CUoSvMG.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/exksLHE.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 23 September 2020, 21:56:41
ThrowerYellow is done with Act 1 Normal, now level 18 in Rhakotis.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ln7gO12.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/smoubEH.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/DlTDBtI.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/L9Fwx11.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 25 September 2020, 09:30:30
Updated and good luck letsrock.   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 25 September 2020, 13:45:04
Thanks Medea!

ThrowerYellow is done with Act 2 Normal, currently level 27 at the Gardens of Babylon.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/EoiUZPH.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ohLarte.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/g7nLGtc.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/8VVMLcP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/y6CAQPE.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 25 September 2020, 15:21:56
Nearly caught up with your Stonespeaker letsrock. 
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 27 September 2020, 02:01:53
Yeah, nearly. We'll see how he does in Atlantis where the Stonespeaker struggled.

ThrowerYellow is now done with Act 3 (Typhon) Normal, currently level 31 in Rhodes.

(https://i.imgur.com/LySPGt9.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZuJcqm7.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/L1kYnLy.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/GGar7S9.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/36P2daX.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/egUZKhs.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 27 September 2020, 09:25:31
Updated and good luck in Atlantis.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 28 September 2020, 01:36:51
Thanks :)

ThrowerYellow is half way though Atlantis Normal, now level 33 in Atlantis wilderness. It's been very tough compared to Act 3 Normal. For example, even with 7.4k health, I could only engage 1 basilisk at a time.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/N3rWn3b.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/FECLyXL.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/U5ZVP5j.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 01 October 2020, 00:41:59
ThrowerYellow is done with Atlantis Normal, now level 35 in Rhodes (again).

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/Uw53GWS.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/IUgFKDi.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/xaP8JQN.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/HvvT80t.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/XJlatnc.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 01 October 2020, 09:43:54
So close to overtaking your Stonespeaker.  Well done so far and good luck for what's ahead.   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 02 October 2020, 18:19:02
ThrowerYellow is done with Act 4 Normal, now level 38 in Corinth.

For the most part, Act 4 Normal was noticeably easier than Atlantis Normal.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ZYz7O9s.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/A39dURZ.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/GK127o8.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iOrLY1C.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/IkftuGh.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 02 October 2020, 23:40:03
ThrowerYellow is nearly halfway through Act 5 Normal: level 40 in Scandia.

Thanks Medea.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/yT0bZXX.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/scuPYMR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/MxD4Vxv.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iyFtwH8.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ot30iJ1.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 03 October 2020, 16:34:18
ThrowerYellow is done with Normal! Now level 43 in Helos (Epic).

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ylG7ydq.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZtDuQVl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/DFHq9RV.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/PN2DCga.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/PXRFzOe.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/sVs8CHI.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/VMzxhPW.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/xW2tDKN.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 03 October 2020, 18:51:58
Yay!  Well done!   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 03 October 2020, 21:09:06
Thanks Medea :) Now begins the long process of getting him well-geared and ready for Epic.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 05 October 2020, 19:02:45
The first 5 bosses are down; ThrowerYellow is now level 45 at the Athenian Passage.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/TmiN4Oc.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/fJH4GOR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/wReJeBa.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/VRTdywX.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/mHfe6Mz.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 October 2020, 21:49:39
Updated and takes you to the top of the leaderboard.   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 09 October 2020, 22:19:38
ThrowerYellow is now level 46 in the Minoan Labyrinth, farming the Minotaur and the Greek Telkine. I need 2 sets of Dionysus' wineskin so it might take some time.

Cheers Medea :)

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/JvIdTaF.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Onz6hRb.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/LeQnNSt.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/dvk3rnr.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 14 October 2020, 23:22:21
ThrowerYellow is now level 51 in the Gardens of Babylon.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/KPmJkuK.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/1PGPwRh.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/jjmtzkL.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/F18pU79.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/q640TZT.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/vRbT02X.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 15 October 2020, 06:40:15
Updated and well done.   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 16 October 2020, 20:49:44
Cheers Medea :)
ThrowerYellow is now done with Epic Typhon, currently level 55 in Rhodes.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/2uoJmk2.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/3CZqdic.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/zujUi7q.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/p4qsPhi.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/B6C73tR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/x1xoCUc.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Op4ebk2.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 21 October 2020, 17:30:05
After some farming, ThrowerYellow is continuing his journey in Atlantis: now level 60 in Atlas Mountains.

Epic Atlantis seems easier than Normal Atlantis thanks to better skills and gears (even yellow). However, it's still very hard, especially the first boss and the coral giants.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/0PNkgQb.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/YdM8Og5.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 21 October 2020, 18:58:21
Updated and well done.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 25 October 2020, 17:23:18
ThrowerYellow is done with Epic Atlantis: now back to Rhodes at level 61.
The later part of Epic Atlantis seemed easier than the earlier part, probably because the weakest part of my toon is vs strong physical damage dealers.

Thanks Medea :)

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ONquGIq.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/cubxuHL.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/oaV7ogd.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 28 October 2020, 19:29:11
ThrowerYellow is done with Epic Hades: now in Corinth at level 62.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/xucfseR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Uzgr73Q.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/O4ycAjO.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/npRTpqr.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ltW07vk.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 28 October 2020, 23:54:52
ThrowerYellow is now level 63 at Asgard Portal.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/ePUizIS.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/2ebOxy6.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/u44vLUr.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/N7TJqVg.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 29 October 2020, 08:57:30
Looks like this is working very well for you.  Cross fingers you get all the way to end of Legendary.   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 29 October 2020, 21:03:41
ThrowerYellow is now done with Epic: now level 64 in Helos (Legendary).

Thanks Medea :) Let's see how he does in Legendary.

Stats of the character at the end of Epic:
- Defence: 11.5k HP, 1.6k combined armor, most primary resistances ~80% (except 68% bleeding and 12% physical), 65% stun, 384 DA
- Offense: 790 DPS, 132% AS, 4% ADctH, 2.3k greatest damage

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/vT3kznk.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/FrRqjGu.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/yXGjK4a.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/sXeR5Jh.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/RVtioQ5.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/yzxAhy0.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 29 October 2020, 22:02:37
Way to go! 
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 30 October 2020, 21:05:59
ThrowerYellow is now level 66 in the city of Athens.

Thanks Medea. Now comes the slow part though, it will take a lot of time to farm gears and enchants.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/xRRmU4y.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/AWFCSbU.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/N9jJcoR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/IVwyj16.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/4e2nQgl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/NOFV02X.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 31 October 2020, 08:09:02
Yeah, well, that's where twinking comes in handy if you have stuff in your Vault.   ;)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 31 October 2020, 13:29:58
The enchant farming is not too bad, I mainly use default completion bonus to make it faster, plus you gain XP for your toon. Gear farming (shop farming) is probably more time consuming. To succeed in this challenge, the yellow gears need to be heavily optimized.

Like yesterday, with ThrowerYellow, I farmed the Hydra for 1+ hour and I already got all the enchants I need from him (Achilles and Dionysus sets). I also spent 1+ hour to farm the shops for gears and I didn't get any new armor gears (still using most of them from epic Rhodes), only some new ring/amulet.

I'll probably do the main gear shop farming in legendary Rhodes though.

Anyway, this is also an interesting thing about this challenge -- find the best way to optimize your gears. And with yellow gears, there are more ways to optimize them than with using non-restricted gears.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 31 October 2020, 16:26:20
ThrowerYellow is done with Act 1 Legendary: now level 66 in Rhakotis.

Hardest boss in Act 1 is probably the Minotaur Lord, although still tankable.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/OsOO4WL.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ryd6zSH.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/FK8id3P.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/JxZYkjm.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 05 November 2020, 00:36:23
ThrowerYellow is done with Act 2 Legendary, now level 68 in the Gardens of Babylon.

The bosses in Act 2 are not hard, probably the hardest is the Manticore, but still tankable.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/4OvQjxr.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/0hebGv5.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/LKA6bhy.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/TmQSvwU.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/H9iHMek.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/BTqDKmo.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 05 November 2020, 06:27:24
Well done!  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 06 November 2020, 21:22:18
ThrowerYellow is done with Act 3 (Typhon) Legendary: now level 69 in Rhodes.

Some bosses in Act 3 are hard and need some kiting: the undead sorcerer (due to adds) and the fire bull. And of course Typhon is hard.

Thanks Medea :)

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/qrhkJBt.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/1MuTdg7.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/9lC4Z1G.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/OxSzz7f.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/6bL09fm.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/P93x2Hg.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/KSqH8AY.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 09 November 2020, 19:56:21
ThrowerYellow is half way through Atlantis: now level 70 in Atlantis wilderness.

The first part of Atlantis was very hard, possibly and hopefully the hardest part of the game.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/u701Q8n.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/eJAoYEY.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/N4U2OzU.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 10 November 2020, 06:43:04
Closing in on the finish line letsrock.  Cross fingers you make it.   :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 11 November 2020, 19:11:58
Thanks Medea, hopefully :)

ThrowerYellow is done with Atlantis, now back to Rhodes at level 70.

The second half of Atlantis was noticeably easier than the first one.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/Uj6xEVT.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/9InQS94.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 14 November 2020, 19:37:14
ThrowerYellow is done with Act 4 Legendary: now level 71 in Corinth.

The hardest boss in Act 4 was Hades (understandably) and it required some kiting.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/6RfSk9t.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/xhNgLbt.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/IPxcuOs.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/lpiytGW.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/csPQ6F5.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 17 November 2020, 21:45:26
ThrowerYellow is now in Scandia, level 72.

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/qy17Kb7.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/9RvknbE.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/qKdexn9.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 18 November 2020, 06:35:21
So close!  Well done letsrock. 
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 18 November 2020, 20:44:32
ThrowerYellow is now level 73 at Asgard portal.

Thanks Medea!

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/tadgedc.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/dhtdvr6.png)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 19 November 2020, 06:51:58
Final stretch - keep up the good work.  :)
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 20 November 2020, 01:04:34
Thanks Medea. ThrowerYellow is now done with Legendary at level 73!

Screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/nAXPiOY.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/JkdRqfd.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/AiLU96p.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Agdm7hu.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ww8ruuw.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/OTtfywz.png)

FYI more details about the character:

Build: throwing weapon + shield, strength-based Skinchanger (Rune + Nature).
Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2292461703
(the main change with yellow gears is, in terms of attributes, I had to put points mainly on Str and Dex, and only some points on Health)

Gears (most of the enchant completion bonuses are default):

Armors and shield:
- Prefix: 2x Impenetrable (45 - 49% pierce resist), 3x Purifying (41 - 48% poison resist)
- Suffix: 4x Immortality (360 - 540 health), 1x Might (33 strength)
- Enchants:
 - 2x Amun-Ra glory (with 35% vitality resist completion bonus)
 - 1x Pristine Plumage (with 35% bleeding completion bonus)
 - 1x Domain of the Dragon Kings (with 18% elemental resist completion bonus)
 - 1x Rigid Carapace (40% fire resist completion bonus)

Weapon:
- Type: throwing weapon (teutona)
- Prefix: voracious (life leach)
- Suffix: annihilation (+35% physical damage and 23 bonus damage)
- Enchant: valor of Achilles (+35% attack speed completion bonus)

Rings/necklace:
- Prefix: 3x Resistant (30 - 33% cold and lightning resist each)
- Suffix: 3x Immortality (460 - 600 health)
- Enchant: 2x Dionysus' wineskin (35% bleeding resist completion bonus) and 1x demon's blood (with 13% elemental resist completion bonus)

Artifact: Golden Belt (lesser artifact), with stun resist completion bonus.

This gives the character:
- Health: 14k
- Strength: 674
- Armor: 3240, so ~800 each piece
- Fire resist: 60%
- Cold resist: 50%
- Lightning resist: 55%
- Pierce resist: 74%
- Vitality resist: 64%
- Poison resist: 79%
- Bleeding resist: 38%
- Physical resist: 12%
- Stun resist: 80%
- Defensive ability: 428

- Average damage: 1k
- Attack speed: 143%
- DPS: 1.4k
- Greatest damage: 5.3k
- Attack damage converted to health: 4% (plus life leach)

Other info:
- Most dangerous mobs: any strong melee such as giants, tigerman heroes etc., or things that can drain energy/strip buffs
- Most dangerous bosses: Ladon and Undead King in Atlantis, because both the boss and the (unlimited) adds are dangerous. Outside of Atlantis, some hard bosses include the final bosses (original, expansions) and Undead sorceress, Fire bull, Loki.
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: botebote77 on 20 November 2020, 05:41:29
i now declare @letsrock King of Yellows  O0
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: MedeaFleecestealer on 20 November 2020, 06:39:07
He is indeed botebote77.  King of Yellows and Titan Slayer.  Well done! 
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 20 November 2020, 19:01:35
Thanks @MedeaFleecestealer  and @botebote77 !
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: efko on 20 November 2020, 19:30:38
Congratz and long lives the King!!!
Title: Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
Post by: letsrock on 21 November 2020, 03:16:15
Thanks @efko, lol :)
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