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The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« 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.

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.

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.
NOTE: Anniversary Edition Ragnarök expansion - Accomplished Heroes are not eligible for this challenge.  The rule is play the game from the start of Normal right through to the end of Legendary.

Leaderboard as of 19.11.18
Difficulty color code:
Red: Legendary difficulty
Green: Epic difficulty
Blue: Normal difficulty

Jacko - Jacko - L45 Conqueror (TWINKED) - Xmax mod - Helos
1cec0ld - Illusion - L41 Illusionist AER - Teutoburg Forest.
letsrock - TankMageYellow - L38 Summoner AER - Cornith
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[/color
defboy99 - Lightning Girl - L20 Sage Xmax - Halcyon coast
Prosoro - Strider - L19 Sage AER - Rhatokis Library
1cec0ld - Convocation - L18 Assassin AER - Rhakotis]
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 - 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
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
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
]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
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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #1 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. 




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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #2 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.



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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #3 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



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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #4 on: 18 June 2018, 09:24:29 »
New challenger - Todd Hereward, a Warden.  He's L11 and at the Halcyon Coast.




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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #5 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.  :)




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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #6 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.



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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #7 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.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I could.





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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #9 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!


Telkine fell just as fast, traps made quick work of the statues when I wear 2 physical Beastcaller rings and an elemental Beastcaller necklace.


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.


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.



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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #10 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?

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #11 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!

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #12 on: 05 October 2018, 07:25:56 »
Getting cocky again.  ;)

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #13 on: 05 October 2018, 14:18:11 »
Can i use any item/artifact/formula/relic/charm from other character?

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #14 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.

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