Monday, April 14, 2008

Guild Wars - The Scavenger Ironman challenge

To complete a Guildwars campaign playing in the spirit of a Roguelike game.

What's that then?
Guildwars is a semi-MMO from Arenanet, published by PlayNC. It's very pretty and quite difficult if you don't know what you're doing.

Roguelikes are a class of game known for using ASCII graphics, random dungeons and not allowing saves. The thinking man's Hardcore Diablo.

What are the rules?

- Your choice of campaign.

- You may change campaign to pick up Heroes (but not skills or other toys) if starting in Factions or Prophecies.

- The only things you can buy are armor and skills. The components for the armor must have been gathered by that character, and you can only use skills from your native campaign. You may not use any pre-order weapons. Heroes have to be equipped out of finds too.

- You can trade stuff to collectors and get advanced materials from the artisans in the wild.

- No PvE skills.

- If you die, you delete. The only exceptions are cutscene mandated deaths (e.g. Vizunah square) and any deaths in the PvP thing you have to do before leaving pre-searing.

- You may team with other people if you want.

In short - use what you find, delete if you die.

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