Yeah, my character is level 5. I believe Kahlanna is at 7 (last I saw). Although I didn't, you could probably use the rowan guardian to jump to 2/3 if you have to. Must say, leveling right from 1 was quite a new experience for me Anyone else want in? It was a lot of fun. Sometimes tedious though, as you want to explore EVERYTHING to make sure you get every last bit of loot (even the copper necklaces!). The loot splits are a riot though, never thought I would be excited to roll high just to get a +1 shield! lol On the bright side though, exploring everything does net you some rares We found at least two rares - really nice too. Perhaps we will find a CoB ring thursday *crosses fingers*. Don't know what's planned for action this thursday...perhaps water ring if we are feeling strong enough? I suggest going in the back way and not through beetle caves for some extra explorage Jenna
[HC] Happens. #1 -HC- Jenna Archess VI Level 49 (47 Wiz, 1 Ranger, 1 Monk) 4 mil xp!
I did get to level 7, though i may start a new toon just to play on Thursdays so we can keep taking new people. I'm also trying to convince a few buds to try it as well, I think once we have 5 or 6 it will be really fun.
How many do you have now doing this on a regular basis? I might like to get in for a break from the norm. Can we get a list of characters and their types (tank, healer, rogue, mage, etc)? That would go a long way towards creating a good synergy within the group.
Now is a good time to join as we are low level enough to take new members. I would strongly suggest logging in and creating your HC character ahead of time so you can stock up on those second chance packs and get equipped so you are ready to play. I tend to log on around 6 or 7ish.
I may try to start a new HC wizard tonight if anyone wants to join me. I fear rest spawns are going to be my worst nightmare.
I'm dithering about using secret subraces for HC toons. Part of me says we will never see that happen. Yet my other side says, wouldn't that rock to be one of the first HC toons to make immortal and gain a secret SR! What do you all think? Jenna
Well we've only played one Thursday night session, though Jenna and I have done a bit of soloing, thus the higher levels. So far we have a lvl 3 cleric, a lvl 5 dwarf fighter (DD someday), and a I have a lvl 7 ranger/rogue, but I think I'm gonna start a new toon so we're all around the same levels. I'm not sure what I'm gonna make, I'm leaning towards a bard or monk. Any who want to join us just post what class you're gonna play and we'll go from there.
I personally think playing HC one night a week is the way to go, as hopefully it will keep it from getting boring. Also we won't level too quick so new people who want to join will still be within our level range.
I think use of subraces and rowans tree should be up to the player. The main things are that no transferring of gold or items takes place and that fugue = actual death, as in character deletion. There don't seem to be too many players interested so IMO we shouldnt restrict things further and potentially scare away more players. Also , I think that the subraces are one of the coolest things about HG so in the intereset of diversity I think it should be up to the player.
I am torn on both the subraces and the Rowan tree. On the one hand, secret subbies give a fair amount of advantage to those who have them; and part of the appeal to [HC] to me is starting "fresh". And I guess that's why the Rowan tree seems a little like "cheating" to me as well. Cheating is a strong word, but you see my point (I hope). On the other hand, I can't imagine leveling from 1 to 2. And I would also like to take advantage of the few secret subbies I have. I'll have to think on that some more, for myself. I agree with azrael that this should be up to the player though.
As for my second [HC] toon (the first is being retired I think), I think I'll go with either a cleric or a bard. But I see there's already 1 cleric, and that azrael is considering a bard. Actually, now that I think about it, I like my shifter and my druid, so maybe I'll go with one of those. But I also see we're missing a Halfling Death (though the Ranger/Rogue might fill that spot well).
I'm easy - whatever's needed, I'll try it. Just let me know if a tank, caster, or archer would be most preferable.
Well I rolled up a new toon for use on Thursdays, I decided to make a bard. He's named Mixleplix and I used the Satyr race. Getting excited to see some interest in this, it'll be fun to have good sized group.
Well, since I started this thread, let me put on my sage hat for a minute in regards to Rowan Tree and subraces.
/Hat on The essence of the Hard Core player is that he is rising to a challenge which he could otherwise circumvent. At this point since HC rules aren't even coded in, there are no REAL restrictions on what an HC player has to do. The challenges you place before yourself are your own doing. This is YOUR game. The only measuring stick out there is the one you bring along. /Hat off
I don't have any problem with Rowans tree or Subraces for people in the party. I will probably not use any subraces, but if the party available needs me to be 2 or 3, then I won't hesitate to use Rowan.
I'll update the first post with the current party members as people post in this thread.