Hello, adventurers of Azeroth !
Today is a bright day, for I, on my character Ironphelecar, Dwarf Rogue on the Mirage Raceway server, have cleared the game in Iron Man !
I have provided aid to all the people in my home town of Dun Morogh and my Human allies in Elwynn Forest, cleared the once-fertile lands of Westfall, freed the dead from their curse in Duskwood and Wetlands, braved the deepest forest, the wildest animals of Stranglethorn Vale, survived the harmful climate and centaurs of Desolace, assisted the Night Elves in the luxurious forest of Feralas, met the proud Dwarves of the Wildhammer Clan in The Hinterlands, ended a bandit organisation in Tanaris to protect the inhabitants of Gadjetzan, waged war with the rival Iron Dwarf clan in the Searing Gorge and finally faced the fearsome dinausors of Un’Goro Crater.
I did as many quests as I possibly could in all those areas, and grinded everything else.
After 11 days, 4 hours and 45 minutes of questing and murdering thousands of crabs, gorillas, blood elves and a few others, bringing them close to extinction, I have finally reached level 60 using only the bare minimum.
I lost and deleted a total of 25 characters in the process, 4 of them being above level 20 (including one which was level 42).
To talk about my previous experience with World of Warcraft, I have never played Vanilla, and I did not play it on private servers either. I started at BC and played one month, came back to WOTLK and played about two months, then about 6 (or a bit more) during Cataclysm, and finally a month in legion and about 3/4 months in BFA. Totals a bit more than a year total since BC (not counting Classic).
You can see some of my my questing on my Youtube playlist if you are curious about a particular area (everything is raw, unedited, I will make real videos later, but for now it will serve its purpose), https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_0UDRpApfz783AES87yTQiLiR1SHlCVC
You can check my full run if you wish to see a particular level, or check that I followed all the rules at all time on my previous videos available on my stream, the run started 21 september and the name of the video is pretty explicit, https://www.twitch.tv/phelecar/
I will now start a PVP character (non-iron man, a normal one) on the Gehennas server. Another Rogue, and will play it on stream ! Hoping to see you there someday !
The full rules of the challenge were as follow, true to the official Blizzard news :
- All gear employed must be White or Grey. Also, no Heirlooms of any sort.
- No transfer of gear, items, or money from any other character (yours or others).
- No gear enhancement(s), thus no socketed gems, enchanting or reforging. Exceptions exist for class abilities (example: rogue poisons).
- No specializations, talent points, or glyphs. This restriction also applies to talent points for pets.
- No professions or secondary skills. An exception is made for First Aid.
- No potions/flasks/elixirs (except those labeled as quest Items).
- No food buffs or other external buffs (this includes buffs from items and other players).
- No grouping or assistance from other characters, even if not grouped.
- No dungeons/raids. No battlegrounds/arenas.
- No guilds. An exception is made for Iron Man guilds. No guild perks.
- No Recruit-A- Friend activities. The intention of the challenge is that it be done without assistance.
- No add-ons that assist in combat and/or leveling.
- THE BIG ONE: No deaths. Character death for any reason disqualifies the character.
- All mounts
- All bags/containers
- All quests (including holiday and daily quests)
- You may train and use all your class skills (including your own buffs)
As added rules, I also banned the use of the Auction House and all Add-ons.
I posted the same message on the /r/classicwow subreddit,