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Aggy456
12-21-2007, 07:30 AM
For fun, don't take it too seriously =p

Allowed -

Health Potions
Energy Potions
Augmentations ( just for Weapons and Shields obviously )
As many Weapons as you can carry
As many Shields as you can carry
Any 2 Masteries you desire as you unlock them

NOTHING ELSE

All Armour, Formulas, jewelry, scrolls, are off limits.
No Esc-Quits.

See how far you can go =D.

As an aside, I will post here the titles I will give upon each kill.

( Normal ) ( Defeating Typhon = Titan Slayer )
( Normal ) ( Defeating Hades = King of Hell )
( Epic ) ( Defeating Typhon = Enigma )
( Epic ) ( Defeating Hades = Shadow Lord )
( Legendary ) ( Defeating Typhon = Lord High Executioner )
( Legendary ) ( Defeating Hades = Chosen Slayer )

These are Turtle Titles, they are awarded as Suffixes.

E.G ( Creature Defeated Rank ) ( Name ) ( Turtle Suffix ) Creature Defeated Titles are listed above.

( Normal Secret Passage = The Turtle Peasant )
( Epic Secret Passage = The Strutting Turtle )
( Legendary Secret Passage = The Heavenly Shelled Turtle )

As an example : ( Chosen Slayer Poinas The Heavenly Shelled Turtle )
Example 2, just to clarify : ( King of Hell Mamba The Turtle Peasant )

Please, Please, Please PM me with character updates as well as posting them on the forum,
I don't want to miss anybody.

Regards, Aggy.

Current LeaderBoard:

1. Enigma Jin, The Turtle Peasant - (Zozo Merryskin) (Illusionist Lvl 50) (Rhodes) (EPIC)

2. King of Hell Poinas - (Flasher ) ( Bone Charmer Lvl 40) (Hathor Basin) (EPIC)

3. King of Hell ClosetChemist, The Turtle Peasant - (Lady Godiva) (Dreamkiller Lvl 44) (Rhakotis) (EPIC)

4. King of Hell CookieMonster, The Turtle Peasant - (Balls of molten lava) (Summoner Lvl 39) (Lower War Camp) (EPIC)

5. Titan Slayer Mamba - (?) (Druid Lvl 3?) (Styx) (Deceased)
6. Titan Slayer Hyperion - (The Naked Gun) (Soothsayer Lvl 30) (Gray sisters) (Deceased)
7. Titan Slayer gdpryzr - (Nakie Bowmaster) (Hunter Lvl 33) (Ixian Woods) (Deceased)
8. Titan Slayer CookieMonster (Glorious Nude) (Brigand Lvl 31) (Rhodes)
9. Titan Slayer Hyperion - (John Dorian) (Diviner Lvl 30?) (Rhodes?)
10. Viper_Sweden - (The Stormwitch) (Stormcaller Lvl 28) (Babylon)
11. Whisk33 - (Harry Buttlocks) (Warlock Lvl 27) (Orient) (Deceased)
12. Hyperion - (Selen) (Oracle Lvl 27) (Aktaios) (Deceased) (using Xmax mod)
13. Evil666 - (Cronos) (Spellbinder Lvl 21) (Memphis)
14. Cymbal - (Narasan) (Spellbinder Lvl 18) (Memphis)
15. Aggy - (Conquers Naked) (Conquerer Lvl 18) (Rhakotis)

Batman
12-21-2007, 08:13 AM
Jewellery?

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 09:16 AM
Jewellery?

no, you get nothing.

feel free to twink up with stored weapons and augs tho.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 09:25 AM
Actually, if this proves to be unbelievably hard, we can allow jewelry, just state what jewelry it was you used, i suspect it'll be for resistances.

Bonus points for not using any though and relying on strategy and luck.

Batman
12-21-2007, 10:08 AM
I'll give it a go. I'll keep you informed of my progress.

Whisk33
12-21-2007, 10:21 AM
Not fair!
with Defense shield = weapon

Poinas
12-21-2007, 10:23 AM
I'd like to see some items allowed. Like rings with energy or +3 int, and grey armor with 10 armor rating. So I wouldn't have to unequip stuff all the time.

If so, I'm in.

Matseb2611
12-21-2007, 10:24 AM
Sounds like fun. Any 2 skill trees you mean as in masteries or just the 2 trees from any masteries?

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 10:30 AM
By skill trees i just mean your basic Warfare / Defense / Hunting / Dream.. whatever.

As you only get 2 anyway i guess it was pretty pointless to mention it hehe, sorry for the confusion.


And no, you dont get ANY armour, thats the whole point of the challenge.

I'll make a LeaderBoard on the Original post, PM me with your progress and I'll update it.

Whisk33
12-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Shield isn't armor... Its a weapon...

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 10:32 AM
Not fair!
with Defense shield = weapon

Then i guess you'll have to not pick skills like batter and shield charge, since you can't use a shield /evil

Whisk33
12-21-2007, 10:33 AM
Shield isn't armor... Its a weapon...
The game even calculates it as a weapon. i.e. if you have +20 dmg on your armbands, you'll do 20 more dmg on every attack. If it is on your shield it only works when you attack with your shield.

Shield is a weapon

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 10:38 AM
Shield isn't armor... Its a weapon...
The game even calculates it as a weapon. i.e. if you have +20 dmg on your armbands, you'll do 20 more dmg on every attack. If it is on your shield it only works when you attack with your shield.

Shield is a weapon

Ok, to avoid the confusion on this, and the fact that shields*are* technically also a weapon, we can use shields, but lets try to keep in the spirit of the challenge and not use any other armour etc...

nzone
12-21-2007, 11:11 AM
you can go naked with Ice Shard for long Journey in Normal....

Poinas
12-21-2007, 11:13 AM
Nessus has gone down :happy:

Lvl 5 now.

Batman
12-21-2007, 11:40 AM
Check this out:-
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/aprobinson/Image1-1.jpg

Two level 11 wolves to help me out. I am only level 3, after all............

Oh, and please excuse the pose. She isn't allowed to wear clothes.

Poinas
12-21-2007, 11:59 AM
H-h-h-how did you do that? Mastery shrine and +skill on the staff?

Still, your pathetic wolves won't keep you alive too long. Let your demise be swift :p

Batman
12-21-2007, 12:11 PM
Got my level wrong, sorry.

Level 4 - 4*2 skill points + 1 Mastery Shrine = Dead Nessus.

He dropped Crown of the Dead, how upsetting.

mamba
12-21-2007, 12:43 PM
Shield isn't armor... Its a weapon...
The game even calculates it as a weapon. i.e. if you have +20 dmg on your armbands, you'll do 20 more dmg on every attack. If it is on your shield it only works when you attack with your shield.

Shield is a weapon

Shield is not a weapon it is an armor, the only mastery which can also use it as a weapon is Defense. For all others it is armor only.

Does this mean that only Defense builds are allowed to use shields and no other builds ?

Personally I'd say shields are not allowed.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 01:07 PM
Shield is not a weapon it is an armor, the only mastery which can also use it as a weapon is Defense. For all others it is armor only.

Does this mean that only Defense builds are allowed to use shields and no other builds ?

Personally I'd say shields are not allowed.

/Sigh,

This is going to be a problem, because of defensives use of shield as a weapon, we WILL allow shields, but nada else in the form of armour.

IMO we`re not gimping the challenge, because the use of a shield and defensive means you're not using a bow, so you get to choose.

ToastOfAges
12-21-2007, 01:16 PM
sounded SO nasty when i first read the title, but it sounds interesting.. Keep it up

Batman
12-21-2007, 01:23 PM
Character level 9, Wolf level 15.

Just through Megara, "Oh, Polyphemus, where for art thou?"

ToastOfAges
12-21-2007, 01:24 PM
euhm... In that cave a little bit further? No? =3

nzone
12-21-2007, 01:25 PM
caravan transfers allow?

Batman
12-21-2007, 01:31 PM
For those interested:-

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/aprobinson/Aggy.jpg

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 01:33 PM
caravan transfers allow?

All Weapon / Shield / Augmentation transfers are allowed.

I don't want people stuck farming for weeks and getting bored.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 01:35 PM
IRNaked died, to a Boar of all things, I think i'll pick a different mastery this time..............

Don't give up!.

Batman
12-21-2007, 01:50 PM
OH YES!!!!

Now with 3 level 20 wolves, Polyphemus dropped like a stone:-
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/aprobinson/Aggy1.jpg

PS. Picked up a Companions Guard, anyone want it?

Poinas
12-21-2007, 02:00 PM
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Upd_1.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Upd_2.jpg

Flasher - Lvl 13 Hunter in Knossos.

I put one point in Markmanship and then rushed for Scatter Shot and Volley. Got them at lvl 12.

nzone
12-21-2007, 02:17 PM
@batman
Polyphemus dropped dead, is that because she killed him forcefully or was he dead because of the 'If look could kill...by those 2 pairs'?

Batman
12-21-2007, 02:32 PM
@batman
Polyphemus dropped dead, is that because she killed him forcefully or was he dead because of the 'If look could kill...by those 2 pairs'?

The boy was in shock while my wolves ate him. A healthy pair is always a good distraction.:D


I have never levelled so fast, ever. And I have only 337 kills to my name.

@ Poinas. How the hell did you get to Knossoss so fast? I'm level 11 and just getting to Delphi.

Poinas
12-21-2007, 02:56 PM
Don't really know, just rushing onwards :rockon: Things have really started heating up, rocking up the Richter scale...

I've done every quest, except resquing the guys in the Athenian swamp. I'm not going to be able to play much from tomorrow all the way until the 28th, so I'm trying to get as far as possible so you've got some catching up to do :)

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Upd_3.jpg

Lvl 15 at Rhakotis.

Viper_Sweden
12-21-2007, 03:00 PM
What bow is that?

Batman
12-21-2007, 03:15 PM
Looks like the Brigand's Bow, could be wrong though.

Poinas
12-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Looks like the Brigand's Bow, could be wrong though.

You sir, have the vision of the eagle.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 03:43 PM
Batman....

Could you post your progress pls? I assume you're far past Delphi now and i don't want you getting ignored on the Leaderboard /wink

ToastOfAges
12-21-2007, 03:49 PM
looking good guys.. And batman, did you only pump the base skill? How about SoTP and SI?

Batman
12-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Level 15 in Knossos. Alastor took out my level 20 wolves so it's back to hunting out a Mastery Shrine.

I only pumped the base skill, the rest will follow. I have 2 points in Heart of Oak(?). Took Storm as my secondary mastery, figured I need to be doing some damage of my own shortly. Also, I took Spellbreaker to help with the Telkine.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 04:05 PM
sounded SO nasty when i first read the title, but it sounds interesting.. Keep it up

Ermmm... Yeah, maybe i didn't think the title through properly.

It's not a literal naked hardcore challenge, or something from Takeshi's Castle.

mamba
12-21-2007, 04:12 PM
Level 15 in Knossos. Alastor took out my level 20 wolves so it's back to hunting out a Mastery Shrine.

I only pumped the base skill, the rest will follow. I have 2 points in Heart of Oak(?). Took Storm as my secondary mastery, figured I need to be doing some damage of my own shortly. Also, I took Spellbreaker to help with the Telkine.

Hehe, I did it the other way around, started with Storm and added Nature. Just reached Megara and level 10. So far all my damage is my own (DPS of 75), no pets.

Whisk33
12-21-2007, 04:18 PM
@batman
I see side boob!

hooray for shield as weapons... I guess this means I shoudl try this now... maybe I'll make a spell breaker since I argued for the shields and I think a pet is what will carry me... I can twink weapons though?
I'll assume that the snowball is off limits? Well maybe BearCheeks or DustyBottoms...

Poinas
12-21-2007, 04:33 PM
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Upd_4.jpg

Lvl 20 in Temple of Marduk.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 04:34 PM
@batman
I see side boob!

hooray for shield as weapons... I guess this means I shoudl try this now... maybe I'll make a spell breaker since I argued for the shields and I think a pet is what will carry me... I can twink weapons though?
I'll assume that the snowball is off limits? Well maybe BearCheeks or DustyBottoms...

ANY Weapon / Shield / Augmentation.

If you have a Snowball, feel free to use it, it's your build.

ToastOfAges
12-21-2007, 04:53 PM
@ poinas: are you kiddin me? All the way there with no clothes? Fancy

Poinas
12-21-2007, 05:06 PM
Yarrr..should I try Barmanu or not?

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 05:18 PM
Yarrr..should I try Barmanu or not?

I'll give you a special title if you defeat Barmanu naked.

Only in this Thread of course, but you get it.

Poinas
12-21-2007, 05:24 PM
Here we go:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Upd_5.jpg

I did some kiting as you can see from the footprints.

What made this battle to cause me quite a bit of excitement was the fact that you can't see Barmanu casting his snowball attack. You just see the the snowballs in you monitor just before they squish you. Luckily I got out of the way soon enough, I almost didn't stop moving at all.

Lvl 21, DPS of 141.

Now what's my title? :rockon:

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 05:32 PM
You got your title front page, you're also in the lead atm, massive gratz.

Batman
12-21-2007, 05:37 PM
Nice work, Poinas. Good job.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 06:01 PM
If there's a Title you prefer other than what i've given you, please feel free to
suggest it, it just needs to be in context of you killing Barmanu naked

Viper_Sweden
12-21-2007, 06:02 PM
Naked Barmanu-killer #1 perhaps? :D

Poinas
12-21-2007, 06:05 PM
Thanks.

I've starting to notice the huge drawbacks of not having armor and resistances. I'm doing very good dmg, but monters are starting to do really good job at busting my balls. Busting my balls, I tell you.

Those wyrm mages are a freaking nightmare, especially if you have to travel downwards, as that way you can't see that far. The wyrm mages shoot those 4 projectiles that stun you and do massive dmg.

Fire talons are a bit of a trouble too.

Now, should I go for Dream or Nature as my secondary mastery? Nature = more HP and dex that I need for bow requirements. Dream = more dmg and dmg absorption. No dex though.

Anyway, I've got to get more HP soon, at 1400 now.

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 06:08 PM
I'd have to be a Cookie-Cutter and say dream, it's just too good to pass up.

Viper_Sweden
12-21-2007, 06:11 PM
Spirit...

Deathchill, Liche King, Anti-undead and Dark Covenant works magic for archers... :D

Whisk33
12-21-2007, 06:13 PM
opps I died at the 3 skele brothers... I wasnt paying attention and I just didnt want to hit my health potions... sigh...

Aggy456
12-21-2007, 06:15 PM
Spirit...

Deathchill, Liche King, Anti-undead and Dark Covenant works magic for archers... :D

You probably know a lot more about builds than me, I just think Dream is an excellent Mastery.

If I miss anything about any other Masteries an explanation would be amazing, ty Viper.

Viper_Sweden
12-21-2007, 06:25 PM
Dream is an awesome mastery, I've just got a thing for Spirit right now... ;)

mamba
12-21-2007, 07:04 PM
opps I died at the 3 skele brothers... I wasnt paying attention and I just didnt want to hit my health potions... sigh...

lol, I own a few deaths to that kind of thing too, but for hardcore I rather swallow potions like crazy than go down. Just reached Parnassus, level 14, DPS of 120 or so. I wonder how far I can take this, Poinas sure has a huge lead, not sure I make it that far.

Poinas
12-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Mr. T is down. That's it for tonight :rockon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9oTS9Z8xs

PinkFrog
12-21-2007, 07:54 PM
Nice moving ^^

I wish i could play as well...

Good luck in the xpack :P

Batman
12-21-2007, 08:14 PM
Nice work, Poinas. See you later.

mamba
12-21-2007, 08:38 PM
Mr. T is down. That's it for tonight :rockon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9oTS9Z8xs

wow, you just flew through the game, I guess I might as well give up now. I just made it past the Gorgons (level 15 now). I have no doubt I could kill Typhon, but I doubt very much I survive long enough to actually reach him ;)

nzone
12-21-2007, 08:57 PM
@poinas

you're not working today? you've been playing since morning eeheheh

Potpie
12-21-2007, 09:43 PM
Mr. T is down. That's it for tonight :rockon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9oTS9Z8xs

Good job Poinas! Great video! :D

Roland
12-21-2007, 11:20 PM
This sounds like fun!

Thx for getting the ball rolling Aggy :)

I'm going to try a completly different combo than I've ever used...

Nature/Dream :rockon:

heh I have to look up what that would be called lol

Good Naked Hunting everyone!

Poinas
12-22-2007, 06:11 AM
you're not working today? you've been playing since morning eeheheh

Well, I'm still a student. Friday was my first day of two week holiday. Ms Poinas wasn't too happy about me gaming all day. Oh well, life is full of sacrifices :D

Got to Epirus, Lvl 28 now. Doing just fine and dandy. The Gray sisters were quite easy, though the one with the eye could sweep out almost 1k HP off. Luckily I didn't let them hit me almost at all, needed only 4 pots.

C'mon people. Get your act together and get naked! It's a lot of fun :cool:

I want to hear about your toons.

Viper_Sweden
12-22-2007, 06:34 AM
And he went with my idea, how flattering... :happy:

ToastOfAges
12-22-2007, 06:44 AM
@ poinas: wow... I will award you with an un-official master of the nakies if you beat normal hades naked..

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 07:24 AM
Nice moving ^^

I wish i could play as well...

Good luck in the xpack :P

No reason at all you can't join!

I'll add you to the Leaderboard now.

ToastOfAges
12-22-2007, 08:37 AM
if you want add me to, my naked pyro just passed nessus and is headed towards tegae ^-^

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 08:58 AM
Added, I'll have to actually play some today I guess, I'm getting very far behind lol

ToastOfAges
12-22-2007, 10:08 AM
put me down for 1 killed polyphemus =D

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 10:48 AM
put me down for 1 killed polyphemus =D

Same hehe, in Ambrossos now.

ToastOfAges
12-22-2007, 12:48 PM
you can cut me from the list, i have grown tired of it

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 01:27 PM
you can cut me from the list, i have grown tired of it

As you wish...

On the plus side, i made it to delphi.

Wolves, Distortion Wave, and Bow are main attacks.
Thinking nightmare next and maybe plague.

CookieMonster
12-22-2007, 03:06 PM
Hi everyone...this seems like a very interesting challenge....a challenge I'll be getting into soon. I just have to chose the way I will go for that toon. I'll let you know as soon as I decide. So if I understood correctly...only weapons and shields allowed...no jewelry, no armor and no artefacts.

ToastOfAges
12-22-2007, 03:22 PM
correct.. It's very hard (imho) So i would suggest ranging (bow or staff or something)

CookieMonster
12-22-2007, 03:38 PM
I was thinking about a bow brigand but not sure about losing the protection offered by the shield....or maybe an elementalist...to be seen.

nzone
12-22-2007, 04:01 PM
The slow running is killing the fun factor :P

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 05:34 PM
The slow running is killing the fun factor :P

tbh, in the whole time i've been attempting this, my run speed has been the last thing on my mind.

Jin
12-22-2007, 06:57 PM
Hi there,

I've been watching this thread for two days now and this challenge sounds so appealing I just could'nt help but register and give it a go.

At first, I thought about ToE, then, thanks to Whisk33, quick recovery. So here I am, in Ambrossos, with a lvl 13 templar to be (he's still a seer at the moment). It's note quite a cakewalk but not nearly as difficult as I would have expected (well, act 1 is still act 1, right ?). You have to plan your toon differently than you are used to and I must admit there's lot of fun doing so.

I just have a question though : can we use scrolls ? It's going to be really difficult during act3 without them...

And one last word for our 'naked god' Poinas, you're doing really great, congrats ! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 09:06 PM
Hi there,

I've been watching this thread for two days now and this challenge sounds so appealing I just could'nt help but register and give it a go.

At first, I thought about ToE, then, thanks to Whisk33, quick recovery. So here I am, in Ambrossos, with a lvl 13 templar to be (he's still a seer at the moment). It's note quite a cakewalk but not nearly as difficult as I would have expected (well, act 1 is still act 1, right ?). You have to plan your toon differently than you are used to and I must admit there's lot of fun doing so.

I just have a question though : can we use scrolls ? It's going to be really difficult during act3 without them...

And one last word for our 'naked god' Poinas, you're doing really great, congrats ! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thx for joining Jin, I'll stick you up on the Leaderboard right now.

As for scrolls, no, I don't think it would be fair to allow them this late in the tournament.

Differing opinions are as always welcome, I just don't want to change the rules after people have made such an effort already.

EDIT: Ok, I've sat here for the last 10 or 15 minutes thinking about scrolls now. They're NOT Armour, we DON'T equip them, are they ok to use? We need to think this through before someone dies and then says they didn't know they could use scrolls, or, conversely, someone uses them and says they didn't know they were off limits.

Opinions?.

Aggy456
12-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Gorgons went down finally, I actually didn't think my DPS was enough at one point but the pets came through, moving on tomorrow.

Batman
12-23-2007, 01:25 AM
I'll be getting back into the fray later today.

This has really taken off, hasn't it?

Poinas
12-23-2007, 06:17 AM
And he went with my idea, how flattering... :happy:

Well, I didn't have a Bone Charmer yet, so that kind of tipped the scales in favor of Spirit. Liche at one point dies very quickly though, and I don't have enough mana to cast him after I've activated Art of the Hunt :neutral:

I'm very glad to see more members picking up this challenge :cool:

I wouldn't allow Scrolls. Someone should try a Conqueror, if you get far enough to get Sapros + Aionios, you'll probably make it to Leg act 3 at least.

Currently lvl 30 in Plains of Judgement.

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 09:19 AM
K , I'll put my Ritualist on hold and do the Conq, I'm more used to that build and I have Aionis lying around, although it'll have to be a Thorny Maul with it, no Sapros I remember picking up.

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 10:05 AM
Conquers Naked, up to Spartan Road atm,
I found a tainted weapon early on, so my tactic so far has been charge into a camp, poison as many as possible, then run away and let the poison finish them off.

Next part is that massive skeleton camp, I'm going to have to raid the vault I think, poison isn't going to cut it there.

Jin
12-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Thx for joining Jin, I'll stick you up on the Leaderboard right now.
Thx mate !


I wouldn't allow Scrolls.
Well, you've quite proven it's doable so I'd say this matter is over. (Or at least it is for me, no scrolls won't hurt too much in normal anyway... and I don't think I can ever go further than that.)

BTW, there are three less gorgons on that earth. I'm currently lvl 17 in Athens. I've tried to make a screenshot but it seems I'll have to train a little bit more with that tool before I can get it working...

As I expected, lvl 15 made things really easy since I was able to pick Temporal Rift. I guess I owe my life to Distortion Field though : everytime I catch myself thinking 'Wow, I should be dead by now !' and look at my full bar of life, I can see it active. The more I go, the more I think it's all about damage absorbtion. I might go for ToC afterall.

And I'm a real Templar now, the name's Winkelried.

May your weapons always be sharp and luck be on your side...

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 11:47 AM
Nessy was a far more titanic fight than i expected, lots of health potions were consumed, lots of portals were used to escape for a breather, but he went down in the end.

In Teaga now, and gratz Jin on your progress so far.

Batman
12-23-2007, 11:51 AM
Don't use portals, he regenerates if you do that.
If you run far enough away he will turn around and return to his starting place, as most bosses do.

ToastOfAges
12-23-2007, 12:28 PM
yeah, just around the corner of the first rock and he turns, his little minions don't so you'll have to kill em off.. So poinas, i'm busy shining your king of the nakies award, almost at hades?

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 02:08 PM
The portals were more for my sanity than anything else, if I thought I was getting too low on health I could get out and try him again fresh.

Anyway, in Ambrossos now, Polythemus was tough as pure melee.

Jin
12-23-2007, 05:19 PM
Nessy was a far more titanic fight than i expected, lots of health potions were consumed, lots of portals were used to escape for a breather, but he went down in the end.

It's always the same for me when I go pure melee... and I'm usually wearing an armor !

So keep on the good work, there sure is a lot of trouble ahead but I'm sure you'll handle it just fine.

Whisk33
12-23-2007, 06:28 PM
Oh since I saw my name in the beginging...

Whisk33 - DustyBottoms - Spirit/Defense - lvl 9

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 06:46 PM
Conquerer is almost at Gorgons, I ran into a real pain of a hero Centaur bow-user, but I forget the name.

Tactics have changed slightly to deal with the larger amount of clumped mobs I'm encountering.

General idea now, if I know theres a lot coming up, is to drag a single slow moving enemy behind me, run into a group, then Shield Charge back at the mob I left to my rear. Only get 2 or 3 this way following me from the camp, I found it an effective way to split large groups of enemies.

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 06:47 PM
Oh since I saw my name in the beginging...

Whisk33 - DustyBottoms - Spirit/Defense - lvl 9

Putting you on Leaderboard Whisky, need location you're at.

Roland
12-23-2007, 08:21 PM
AngelOne is now lvl 3 and very naked ;)

This is more fun than I though lol

(and a bit "thrilling" since i'm not exactly sure what my wife will say IF she see's me playing a topless toon lol)

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o87/Rolland44/TQ-AngelOne5edit.jpg

Ahh the thrill ;)

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 08:39 PM
Gorgon's down on my Conquerer, this character started slow but it's picking up pace finally.

Jin
12-23-2007, 09:18 PM
Gorgon's down on my Conquerer, this character started slow but it's picking up pace finally.

Gratz mate !

And I've finally made it to Rhakotis, Winkelried is lvl 19 now. The minotaurs started to be really dangerous and would have beaten me down if it hadn't been for Distort Reality.

Kiting the minotaur lord was actually exciting, no tanking for me there. The Telkine was a lot easier and I just had to stand and hit him while drinking pot over pot.

And guess what ? I've learned how to make a screenshot too (Don't laugh !) :

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1731/endact1me9.jpg



Now I guess I'll have to get ToE at a slightly higher level before I meet the scorpos...

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 09:21 PM
err, in reply to me not laughing at you, please dont laugh at me...

How do i take a screenshot?.

And what software are you using to make it all pretty and boxed like that?.

And how do I post it? I'm no good at this sort of thing.

Jin
12-23-2007, 09:43 PM
err, in reply to me not laughing at you, please dont laugh at me...

How do i take a screenshot?.

And what software are you using to make it all pretty and boxed like that?.

And how do I post it? I'm no good at this sort of thing.

That makes two of us :confused: .

1) Whithin the game, hit your keyboard 'PrtSc' button whenever you wish to take a screenshot (it's located on the over right corner of the keyboard).

2) Enter your 'my documents' folder, then 'my games' -> 'TQIT' -> 'screenshots' to actually see your screenshot.

3) I personnaly used paint to make a single image with my many shots but I'm sure more experimented 'screenshotters' have much better ways to do so...

4) Go to any hosting site you want to upload your picture (I personnally used Imageshack : http://imageshack.us/)

5) copy the 'Direct link to image' (at the bottom of the screen)

6) Go to titanquest.net and write your message. When you want to add your screenshot, hit the 'Insert Image' button (the yellow one with a mountain on it) and paste the link to your image.

7) That's it ! Admire your chef d'oeuvre. :happy:

EDIT : for more accurate informations, you can also get to http://www.titanquest.net/forums/gameplay/10930-how-post-screenshot.html (this thread)

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 10:00 PM
hmm, found the files but they're all just black, anyone else have this problem?.

Jin
12-23-2007, 10:04 PM
That's just what happened to me the first time I did it !:lol:

I sadly have no answer to give to you, though, it just worked normally the second time I've tried it.

EDIT : Got it : http://www.titanquest.net/forums/gameplay/10930-how-post-screenshot-2.html#post170557

GWarrior
12-23-2007, 10:23 PM
to fix your blcak screens turn off v sync , i think

I shall join in to .

I havent seen an assassin (DW) yet , so i'll try that , i understand we can twink using other chars weapons and stuff yes ?

it is how far you can go without dying yes ?

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 10:38 PM
Hope these screenies come up right...

Emerging from Gorgon caves..

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh39/Aggy456/screenshot10.jpg?t=1198465166



Bah, link is the best i can manage right now, I'll try and figure out an actual image that comes up here tomorrow.

Aggy456
12-23-2007, 10:41 PM
to fix your blcak screens turn off v sync , i think

I shall join in to .

I havent seen an assassin (DW) yet , so i'll try that , i understand we can twink using other chars weapons and stuff yes ?

it is how far you can go without dying yes ?

Just weapons, shields, and augmentations for those items.

Hardcore yes, so as far as you can go with no deaths.

Roland
12-23-2007, 11:07 PM
I use Photobucket :)

And I have the picture size set on 800x600, but you can go smaller if you want.

Once you upload a pic, left click the bottom (of 4) address string...it's now saved to your clipboard. Now just go back to the TQ post section and right click and paste, you're done...the picture will appear once you post :)

Regards

Roland
12-23-2007, 11:15 PM
Nice Picture collage Jin!

And gratz on taking out the Minotaur :)

CookieMonster
12-24-2007, 01:59 PM
Glorious Nude the nunter is now level 12 near the sacred olive branch....he has still to decide if he will go ranger, brigand or haruspex....though decision to come at the next level up probably.

Viper_Sweden
12-25-2007, 06:06 PM
Add me to yer list matey... ;)

The Stormwitch is currently a Level 6 Stormcaller in the Spartan War-camp...

Roland
12-26-2007, 01:51 AM
AngelOne is now a lvl 8 Ritualist :)

Nightmare, Wolves, Nymph...Oh my!

heh

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o87/Rolland44/TQ-A1edit.jpg

:rockon:

Jin
12-26-2007, 09:39 AM
Wink's in Memphis now. Nothing new on the way except that monsters are too numerous now for one Distort Reality to kill them all and I had to take some of them down the old way (especially archers).

ToE hasn't had half the expected effects yet and I'm still dreading the scorpos. Well, I guess I'll have to use some more Distort Reality with them, this spell can carry you through normal on its own !

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2300/charmemphiszp2.jpg

Batman
12-26-2007, 09:45 AM
I copped it in Knossos. Not because it was a bad build, I was just careless.
I got jumped by a couple of Heroes and a Limos................

Sorry.

ToastOfAges
12-26-2007, 10:26 AM
it can happen to the best.. And you XD

Whisk33
12-26-2007, 10:31 AM
I copped it in Knossos. Not because it was a bad build, I was just careless.
I got jumped by a couple of Heroes and a Limos................

Sorry.

yeah isn't that annoying... I was thinking about trying again... maybe with a Hunter/Spirit though... but what to do for a name...

Viper_Sweden
12-26-2007, 11:14 AM
Just reached Megara, Level 9...

Batman
12-26-2007, 12:22 PM
it can happen to the best.. And you XD

Quoted for truth.

Jin
12-26-2007, 12:42 PM
I copped it in Knossos. Not because it was a bad build, I was just careless.
I got jumped by a couple of Heroes and a Limos................

Sorry.

That's bad luck :cry:. Hope you'll start a new char.


was thinking about trying again... maybe with a Hunter/Spirit though... but what to do for a name...

Nude Charmer, maybe ?

Whisk33
12-26-2007, 12:57 PM
I just realized that Mr. Number 1 is a bone charmer... I shan't be choosing that since I would have been copying... what to pick what to pick...
maybe something with a heavy pet focus...
I have enjoyed spirit lately...

perhaps a warlock... hmm.... ok I'll do that, but now Ineed to pick a name for a warlock...

Roland
12-26-2007, 01:12 PM
I just went with a build I'd never played and one that I felt gave me the best support...seeing that I'm naked lol ;)

ToastOfAges
12-26-2007, 02:28 PM
is she a caster or melee?

GWarrior
12-26-2007, 06:43 PM
im up to Spartan war camp atm will post pics when i have the interwebs at home :(

CookieMonster
12-27-2007, 08:16 AM
Glorious nude (lvl 17) is finally a brigand at the gates of knossos at the moment....the only encounter I fear is the minotaur. I should see soon.

Viper_Sweden
12-27-2007, 08:34 AM
Level 11 in Ambrossos, Squall + * = :happy:

ToastOfAges
12-27-2007, 09:12 AM
@ viper: yeah the * will get you very far.. Put some points in the + cold damage thing and you're gold =D

Viper_Sweden
12-27-2007, 10:15 AM
I'm still wondering that it's like with Ternion... ;)

ToastOfAges
12-27-2007, 11:21 AM
3 snow balls..Actually yes that's it.. And if you activate earth enchantment THE SNOWBALL ON YOUR HAND IS ON FIRE =3

Whisk33
12-27-2007, 12:36 PM
Thats pretty cool. A flaming snowball. I wasn't using it for this challenge since it seems a little cheap to me... but it also feels like the snowball is slower than other weapons? Other staffs I should say. Am I crazy there? It seems like it takes much longer for that first shot with a snowball than it does a staff. Anyone else experience that?

Well the Warlock is going to start tonight...
Harry ButtLocks King of the Naked Warlocks. and Thats how I want my tombstone to read...

Roland
12-27-2007, 02:28 PM
Harry ButtLocks King of the Naked Warlocks :rockon:

"Thats how I want my tombstone to read..."


We shall all bow and sing his praise!

...actually it sounds like it could be a tavern song ;)

Viper_Sweden
12-27-2007, 02:29 PM
Isn't he the only naked Warlock? :rolleyes:

ToastOfAges
12-27-2007, 02:34 PM
... Yup actually, but it sounds better than "the only naked warlock" now don't it?

Viper_Sweden
12-27-2007, 02:36 PM
But it kind of defeats the purpose, it's like me proclaiming to be the King of all Swedish vipers with long hair and yellow teeth... :D

ToastOfAges
12-27-2007, 02:37 PM
who said you aren't? I CLAIM KING OF TOAST

Yeah 444 posts, 333 more and i'm getting lucky

Viper_Sweden
12-27-2007, 03:01 PM
But where are my subjects??? :knockout:

Whisk33
12-27-2007, 03:24 PM
But where are my subjects??? :knockout:

I plan on using pets....

and then Enslaved spirit means I can have converts!

Viper_Sweden
12-27-2007, 03:28 PM
Ah, converts... The evilest way of getting subjects... :twisted:

Poinas
12-28-2007, 07:03 AM
Played a bit again and reached Elysium.

Had a couple of close calls in the Tower of Judgement. Melinoe Blade Dancers and Machae (Grand)Master archers are NOT good for your health!

Never let the Blade Dancers charge their Onslaught. You'll be dead even berfore it is at max charge level.

A master archer can chop out about 500 HP per shot. And they are fast. Regular archers only hit for 250-300 HP :knockout:

Cerberus wasn't all that tough with maxed Herbal Remedy (72% poison resistance). He could chop about 700 HP with a single bite. I just kept him away from me, and when I got cornered, I just ran past him and took a hit.

Next..Bombard! Televisio! :p

Whisk33
12-28-2007, 09:15 AM
I was all jazzed up to play all last night... but I kept getting busy. I was really annoyed... well HarryButtlocks is now roaming his kingdom and emplacing his authority. He has now avenged his dear friend DustyBottoms by slaying all three brothers and has toppled the one-eyed beast! (Stop it, I meant Polyphemus)
HarryButtlocks Kind of the Naked Warlocks lvl 11ish?

someone should make some clothes with 0 armor rating... Like that ninja suit or something. Then I can look cool and when I pick things up I wouldnt have to go back to my character screen and take it all off... I am trying to store up gold, I think I will be needing to buy many more potions in the future...

Whisk33
12-28-2007, 04:23 PM
Well I'm bored right now so I'll let you all in on the game plan.

Basically I'm watching my Liche kill everything and occasionally using my life leech and cascade to assist with the clearing of the mobs. I had Xmax on for a little because with cascade I can kill crows pretty easily and efficiently. Eventually I will max the King out (base skill) and grab the wraith shell is the next step. Then start trying to climb the rogue tree. Traps are my destination. King and Traps will hopefully take all the attention away from me and allow me to cruise through unnoticed. Deathchill to soften the blows that will land and Dark covenant to keep the blue pot chugging down and hopefully some addition damage, but if the health loss is noticeable I will have to drop that. The outsider will be my plan for handling bosses hopefully. I think that will take me well into epic. and If I can make epic act one I should be able to run right through act 1 and 2... Eventually If I live I might try and dabble in the throwing knives, but as of now, I dont really know if I'll be able to make it...

No chance to play over the weekend... so it will be a week before the King of the Naked Warlocks goes off gallivanting through his kingdom.

Batman
12-28-2007, 04:25 PM
You can't rely on pets to take out the first Telkine.
You'll need some damage of your own.

Whisk33
12-28-2007, 04:29 PM
You can't rely on pets to take out the first Telkine.
You'll need some damage of your own.

We'll see...

The King is very crafty... (the 1st telk isnt too bad... maybe I'll just use the *) but you make a good point.

mamba
12-28-2007, 05:15 PM
So, are scrolls allowed now, or is the decision still out ?

I'd say they should not be allowed, but if they are, I certainly wouldn't mind using them on the minotaur (which I plan to meet later today).

Viper_Sweden
12-28-2007, 05:52 PM
No scrolls...

Level 13, Parnassus Caves

Laue
12-28-2007, 07:07 PM
Hmmm, tempting to try...

Batman
12-28-2007, 07:09 PM
I think I'll start over with only Dream mastery.

Sucker for punishment, me..............

mamba
12-28-2007, 07:20 PM
The minotaur almost killed me (down to 13 HP or so), the only time I came close to dying this far. Now I just arrived in Egypt, level 19.

Jin
12-28-2007, 07:28 PM
The minotaur almost killed me (down to 13 HP or so), the only time I came close to dying this far. Now I just arrived in Egypt, level 19.

Gratz ! Good luck for the next step.


HarryButtlocks is now roaming his kingdom and emplacing his authority.All hail the king ! Long live to the king ! May clothes never find a way to his naked body !

Well, I've not been nearly dry enough to play these past few days if you take my meaning, and that's not gonna get better with the new year coming... so Wink will have to take a rest for some time, he'll probably come back on the 2nd or the 3rd...

CookieMonster
12-28-2007, 10:23 PM
Glorious nude the brigand is now in fayun desert and almost reached level 23. Almost smooth sailing up to now, let's hope it will remain this way.

Roland
12-28-2007, 10:38 PM
Glorious nude the brigand is now in fayun desert and almost reached level 23. Almost smooth sailing up to now, let's hope it will remain this way.

plz...indulge us, give us a pic of your progress!

(said in my best humble Egyptian voice)

:p

mamba
12-29-2007, 04:52 AM
Tired of always removing rings and necklaces you picked up ?

Well, I was, so I created ones with no bonus, if there are any objections to them, let me know (I haven't used them yet).

Get them here (http://forums.civfanatics.com/uploads/124601/NHCVault.zip).

Batman
12-29-2007, 05:25 AM
Good job, mamba.

I just got my girl past Nessus. No armour, pure Dream.
Unfortunately, The Witcher has just been delivered. Must go now.

BYE.

Laue
12-29-2007, 07:14 AM
Ok I'm in. My "No armor power" is level 4 (Hunter) and just killed the shaman(s). XMAX mod is allowed isnt it?

mamba
12-29-2007, 07:21 AM
XMAX mod is allowed isnt it?

No idea, I don't use it. I'd say if you keep it on at all times, it should be allowed :twisted:

Laue
12-29-2007, 07:26 AM
Keep it on at all times???!!! Let's see :

3 Nessuses + Me = Chopped to bits me
3 Polys + Me = Pancake version of me
3 arachnos + Me = Spider food (Me)
9 GORGONS + ME = !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 Minotaurs + Me = ............................
3 Telkines + Me = gq12e78dwagiasyidbkasuodgh721

Well you get the idea. One of them is going to be hard enough without armor, so I know no XMAX against bosses. If it's not allowed, then no XMAX at all I guess.

Poinas
12-29-2007, 08:50 AM
THIS..IS..avideooflvl32nakedbonecharmerdefeatingha desaaahh!!!

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAAfuQ85NOA)

Now lvl 33 near Helos.

Jin
12-29-2007, 08:59 AM
:eek: Seems nothing can stop you !

I would never have bet that one could go so far... praises are not enough for you, you deserve something more !

mamba
12-29-2007, 09:08 AM
Somehow it looks as if your Bonecharmer has the Heart of Oak aura. What aura is that ?

Congrats on beating normal, I might as well give up now, I doubt I'll get that far ;)

Viper_Sweden
12-29-2007, 09:17 AM
Somehow it looks as if your Bonecharmer has the Heart of Oak aura. What aura is that ?

Herbal Remedy + Art of the Hunt

CookieMonster
12-29-2007, 10:26 AM
Very impressive poinas.....I do not think either that my brigand will be able to go through act IV. I praise thee.

Laue
12-29-2007, 11:29 AM
So some XMAX usage is allowed? Also Poinas that's Godlike :)

Poinas
12-29-2007, 12:48 PM
Thanks guys. The Night Mistress almost ended my journey. I actually had to esc-quit, and then return to kite her at the stairs. Thank god for Marksmanship and increased projectile speed, my range was slightly longer than hers. She will definately be the end of an unwary naked hardcore melee toon. She does just insane vitality dmg.

Not to mention the huge fireball hurling devices. 1k dmg delivered in an instant. I killed a few of them, but ran away from some too. Almost creamed my pants a few times =)

ToastOfAges
12-29-2007, 02:04 PM
Tututututuuuu.
Hear ye, hear ye
I hereby present so sir poinas, slayer of typhons, squasher of machae mobs and pulverizer of hades, the one and only KING OF THE NAKIES award..
*Tadaaah*
you are now allowed to call yourself king of the nakies...
*cheer**cheer*

mamba
12-29-2007, 02:41 PM
Just arrived in Thebes, level 25.

Roland
12-29-2007, 03:33 PM
Aggy needs to edit the list :)

We have new comers and advancing toons...

Good Hunting all!

Laue
12-29-2007, 05:41 PM
Aggy needs to edit the list

We have new comers and advancing toons...

Good Hunting all!
I don't know, according to his profile, he was last seen ~5 days ago. Maybe he abbandonned these forums or something?

Roland
12-29-2007, 06:28 PM
Well it is the holidays...bet he's just been busy with family or away for a bit :)

mamba
12-29-2007, 07:46 PM
Orient, here I come :) level 28 now. This is it for today, I wonder how long my Druid will survive, I always expected that one of the draconians will do me in ;)

Roland
12-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Good luck mamba!

You're moving right along :)

Aggy456
12-29-2007, 10:21 PM
Fear not, I haven't abandoned you all hehe, just been busy with Christmas.

I`ll start updating the list now, I'll keep it to a top ten to make it easier.
Let me know if I miss you and I'll adjust it again.

Laue
12-30-2007, 04:14 AM
No_armor_power just killed 3 Nessus one by one! Level 9 :)

mamba
12-30-2007, 12:25 PM
Just arrived at Chang'an (level 32 now), I must stop taking chances, had two close calls recently, one from a bunch of Tropical Spiders (enough of them do become a problem) and the other from two Tigerman Warlords.

Barmanu was difficult too, but as long as you avoid his stun, you should be safe, of course this requires constant kiting. The snowball attack wasn't that dangerous as thanks to Squall it never hits (at least while I manage to keep Squall up).

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1642/barmanufe8.th.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barmanufe8.jpg)

mamba
12-30-2007, 02:47 PM
Well, didn't I say it, if it weren't for a fast esc-quit, an Ancient Draconian backed up by a Wyrm Mage would have done me in. The mage stunned me and the other could have hacked away at me, which (given no armor) wouldn't have lasted for long.

But I guess since Poinas can esc-quit the Empusa, I can esc-quit here ;)

On my way to the Jade Palace now (past the town, before the actual palace).

Encountered a Tigerman mage boss on my way

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1830/shaohsinux2.th.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shaohsinux2.jpg)

Laue
12-30-2007, 03:57 PM
Be glad youre still alive :)

mamba
12-30-2007, 05:09 PM
Completed the Chang'an loop and levelled up somewhat (level 34 now). That's it for today, tomorrow I'll try to reach Typhon (still doubt I'll make it).

GWarrior
12-30-2007, 06:50 PM
Im up to Sparta , I have no internet at home so cant post any pic s as yet .

will try to get a bit further this week , am lvl5 warrior soon to become an assassin D/W poison

CookieMonster
12-30-2007, 10:46 PM
About the escape quit thing....I feel it is like dying and using defiler to erase your death, cause you should have died here and there. For me escaping and quitting to prevent a death should still count as a death because your toon would have died...this is not real hardcore to me. In real life you wouldn't be able to stop the action and start it again from an earlier point. If this kind of tactics is allowed in here...I really do not see the point of this friendly competition.

GWarrior
12-30-2007, 10:56 PM
have never used escape / quit , once i clear an area , i really dont want to do it again , just because of dying

Whisk33
12-30-2007, 11:58 PM
Boo on the esc/Quit!!!

HarryButtlocks King of the Naked Warlocks has now firmly established his realm in the Mediterian. (Telk went down without a problem and I definately used the snowball and had no mercy...) Now he and his loyal(Telk never converted him) sire, Sir Duke von Liche King, have now traveled to Egypt to spread the good news that the King has come!

Xmax isn't going to make things easier for anyone until you have a firmly established AOE... Xmax... it might be useful in the beginning to just spawn more guys but those archers with destroy you in act 3 and absolutely in act 4... good luck
(whoa I just realized that scroll usage is on the no-no list. They aren't even worn... they are like potions... just sit in your inventory... oh well)

I have http://www.titancalc.com/TitanCalc.asp?mastery=Warlock&master1=2&master2=6&sa=0&m1=24-1-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-15-0-0-1-1-1-0-1-0-0-0-0&m2=4-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 for the skills... I've been using a bow mostly. I have a used mostly only found items too!
Good luck ya'll I dont know when I am playing again... maybe tuesday... But more will come!

GWarrior
12-31-2007, 12:14 AM
if i can make it to lvl 42 i have a Sabretooth (legendary) with +2 skills to Rogue , which will suit my Assassin right down to the ground with another Sabretooth , Ill own everything . just another 37 lvls :(

Poinas
12-31-2007, 01:57 AM
Too bad there was no mention of esc-quitting in the rules. Maybe next time. Everything that's not denied, is allowed ;)

I'm not starting over because of one esc-quit.

Lvl 35 at Megara. Time to move into bigger guns. The Bramblewood bow just doesn't cut it anymore.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Bows_1.jpg

I_Raps
12-31-2007, 03:14 AM
Poinas' picture there brings up a question I've had about this Challenge - with no Armor or Jewelry, where are you going to get the Strength/Dexterity/Intelligence to use the higher powered items?

That Veteran's Huntmaster's Bow of Feasting, for example, by my count requires at least Level 54 or so (less if you complete some sidequests through Epic Act IV by that time).

Poinas
12-31-2007, 03:40 AM
Your math is flawed, because I can equip that bow at level 36 ;)

Spirit + Hunting + 50 = 178 dex
35 x level up -> 35 x 2 x 4 "actual" attribute points
6 x quest reward
+4/4/4 from quest reward

178 dex from masteries, and 316 "actual" points to distribute for a Bone Charmer at lvl 36.

mamba
12-31-2007, 03:57 AM
About the escape quit thing....I feel it is like dying and using defiler to erase your death, cause you should have died here and there. For me escaping and quitting to prevent a death should still count as a death because your toon would have died...this is not real hardcore to me. In real life you wouldn't be able to stop the action and start it again from an earlier point. If this kind of tactics is allowed in here...I really do not see the point of this friendly competition.

Fine by me, then Poinas died to the Empusa and I died close to the Jade Palace town.

This actually is why I mentioned it, so you could count me as dead for your own personal challenge when you consider esc-quit = death. (I guess I won't survive much longer anyway.)

But as Poinas said, it is not forbidden, so I will try to reach Typhon.

I_Raps
12-31-2007, 04:01 AM
Your math is flawed, because I can equip that bow at level 36 ;)

Spirit + Hunting + 50 = 178 dex
35 x level up -> 35 x 2 x 4 "actual" attribute points
6 x quest reward
+4/4/4 from quest reward

178 dex from masteries, and 316 "actual" points to distribute for a Bone Charmer at lvl 36.

I forgot about the Mastery points. :knockout:

But it still leaves my original question about high end weapons. What do you project your end-game bow to be?


p.s. This question is not just for Poinas, by the way.

Laue
12-31-2007, 05:40 AM
Poinas something is going to kill you, i think :evil:

Good luck surviving in negative resisntances :)

EDIT : My end game weapon? - a torch!

soup
12-31-2007, 05:45 AM
Too bad there was no mention of esc-quitting in the rules. Maybe next time. Everything that's not denied, is allowed ;)

I'm not starting over because of one esc-quit.

Lvl 35 at Megara. Time to move into bigger guns. The Bramblewood bow just doesn't cut it anymore.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/Poinas/Bows_1.jpg

If I'm not mistaken, damage converted to health doesn't work on infrequent items unless it's from a hidded MI affix?

Poinas
12-31-2007, 05:59 AM
But it still leaves my original question about high end weapons. What do you project your end-game bow to be?


I'm thinking of some Stygian Bow. Those require about 130 str and 460 dex. I'll be there before lvl 40. The faster the bow the better, veteran's/relentless of alacrity would be nice. I only have veteran's atm.


Poinas something is going to kill you, i think
Good luck surviving in negative resisntances



It will not happen soon as act 1 in epic is much easier than act 4 in normal :happy:

I actually have played act 1 with monsters x3 mod, whereas normal difficulty was completed without that. Currently at Delphi.

I'm guessing the Minotaur Lord will be pretty tough, but I have my Liche and Monster Lure...



If I'm not mistaken, damage converted to health doesn't work on infrequent items unless it's from a hidded MI affix?


That's news to me. I thought only -%recharge affixes didn't work. Anyway, that bow isn't a MI.

soup
12-31-2007, 06:40 AM
What I meant was that the MI ones work and shopped/other drops don't. I had a warrior's necklace of feasting and it sure as hell didn't work apart from the life leech and +1 to warriors' skills.

Viper_Sweden
12-31-2007, 06:48 AM
My Slayer used a Massive Doration of Feasting at the end of Normal and he was almost always at full health. Sure, he had Soul Shiver as well, but still...

Poinas
12-31-2007, 07:07 AM
The feasting works just fine on that bow.

soup
12-31-2007, 07:09 AM
Weird.. I wonder why my warrior's necklace didn't work then :(

Poinas
12-31-2007, 07:14 AM
T what point of the game did you use it and how much your DPS was? Maybe you leeched so little you didn't notice it.

soup
12-31-2007, 07:45 AM
I used it on my spellbreaker at lvl ~20-25 on minotaur/a1 telkine runs + the random mobs, had around 1k dps. I should have noticed it :P

Life leech worked, but the damage converted to health part didn't.

Btw, does damage converted to health work against undead? That could be it, cos it was a while ago and I don't recall what mobs I tested it on. According to my logic it should though.. but life leech shouldn't.

Poinas
12-31-2007, 07:50 AM
Dmg to health doesn't work against undead without reduced resistances.

Batman
12-31-2007, 07:53 AM
UPDATE - Level 10 pure Dream, Polyphemus is down. Currently in Boetia.

I got tired of constantly unequiping gear in my first attempt, so I kept wearing the first things I picked up in and around Helos this time.

soup
12-31-2007, 08:12 AM
Dmg to health doesn't work against undead without reduced resistances.

That's... weird.. and makes no sense. According to my logic, no resistance apart from whatever reduces you damage should affect dmg2health. Then again, it's tq :P

Is it considered a life leech effect then?

Batman
12-31-2007, 08:13 AM
Might just be damage resistance.

ToastOfAges
12-31-2007, 08:47 AM
i thin wearing base stuff (white with armor rating 9 orso) wouldn't kill the game and make it mucho easier

mamba
12-31-2007, 09:34 AM
Typhon is no more, he actually was easier than I expected (I was sure I could kill him though) :)

I had a close call in the Wusao cavern, right before the Telkine when the last group of draconians rushed me, but potions and a retreat fixed that (fortunately). Actually that is the spot (somewhere in the obsidian halls) where I expected to die at the latest :) Be sure to retreat when in doubt, you'll need to ;)

The path to Typhon is relatively easy, you just have to pay attention to the big (dark) minotaurs. As long as they do not stun you, you are safe.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/4084/typhonaf5.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=typhonaf5.jpg)

mamba
12-31-2007, 09:36 AM
i thin wearing base stuff (white with armor rating 9 orso) wouldn't kill the game and make it mucho easier

By now I cannot equip any of the gear I pick up, I miss the dex. So if you are a mage and invest in int only (and do not progress too fast on the masteries), that problem fixes itself eventually ;) The same probably is true for meleers focusing on dex (i.e. archers).

Whisk33
12-31-2007, 12:29 PM
I'm not starting over because of one esc-quit.

I wouldnt worry about it. You are the first. You are the pioneer... certain liberties can be granted... I don't think everyone should do it though. Other wise anyone who gets caught with a oneshotting DOT can just jump out and not die. The Bull's fire attack for example. If someone gets caught there they should be dead. Barumans Stun... will likely end in a death as well... It didnt say it in the rules, so keep on going.



I got tired of constantly unequiping gear in my first attempt, so I kept wearing the first things I picked up in and around Helos this time.
I actually put on a ton of gear that granted a lot of strength and then put head gear and armor on and then took it all off. So I have a helmet on that I can't wear. It prevents me to pick up things accidently. (Its the Labithrith Helm so it will be very obvious if I am able to wear it lol.

That's... weird.. and makes no sense. According to my logic, no resistance apart from whatever reduces you damage should affect dmg2health. Then again, it's tq :P

Is it considered a life leech effect then?
Check out the game mechanics thread in my sig. There is a link there. But basicially Attack Damage converted to health converts a percentage of all the FLAT damage that you apply (of all types) and it will run that number through the opponents life leech resistance before it is granted to you.

UpDate: Harry Buttlocks: Hunter Green Toga...

mamba
12-31-2007, 12:49 PM
I wouldnt worry about it. You are the first. You are the pioneer... certain liberties can be granted... I don't think everyone should do it though. Other wise anyone who gets caught with a oneshotting DOT can just jump out and not die. The Bull's fire attack for example. If someone gets caught there they should be dead. Barumans Stun... will likely end in a death as well... It didnt say it in the rules, so keep on going.

Poinas should not be treated any different from the rest of us, so if it is ok for him to esc-quit, it is ok for everyone else.

I doubt people who need to esc-quit the bull will actually get there without being one-shotted first, so I wouldn't worry too much about this becoming commonplace :twisted:

You can always do the following when getting into trouble :)

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7357/boss01mh0.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boss01mh0.jpg)

For what it's worth, I killed him on my 3rd return (I hate these woods, he was always hidden behind some foliage, I didn't even see him when I finally killed him).

Viper_Sweden
12-31-2007, 12:59 PM
He looks, happy... :D

Laue
12-31-2007, 01:14 PM
He looks, happy... :D

He though he would kill the nakie...

mamba
12-31-2007, 06:12 PM
Nakies are resilient it seems, I just killed the 3 sisters and now arrived at Epirus, level 36 :)

That is it for today.

Batman
01-01-2008, 05:26 AM
Would you believe it? A Maenad was froze me with Shiverblood and Sergos Thingumy cut me into a hundred pieces. Didn't even get to Delphi!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year my arse.

Laue
01-01-2008, 06:11 AM
Would you believe it? A Maenad was froze me with Shiverblood and Sergos Thingumy cut me into a hundred pieces. Didn't even get to Delphi!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year my arse.

Why not ESC - Quit?

Batman
01-01-2008, 06:15 AM
We all play in our own way, to our own rules.

Laue
01-01-2008, 07:25 AM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/Laue/screenshot36.jpg
Damn... Why must I get Epics when I don't need them :(

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/Laue/screenshot37.jpg
Guess where I am. Enough for now IMO :P

Poinas
01-01-2008, 03:07 PM
Right, so I won't be esc-quitting anymore. I only did it once anyway. And I wasn't under DoT, it wasn't a 100% sure death.

Good job, mamba. Be careful =)

Laue
01-01-2008, 03:52 PM
Say Poinas how do you manage your mana. Marksmanship sure eats it fast. Do you only drink Energy pots like crazy or what?

Aggy456
01-01-2008, 06:23 PM
Updated Leaderboard again, let me know if I got any of you out of sync, hard to remember every area in exact progression hehe.

The esc-quit thing, lets not use it anymore, yes, it was my fault I left it out of the rules, I never even considered using it tbh.

Since it wasn't in before I posted this though we'll just let it go if you used it before now.

GWarrior
01-01-2008, 06:57 PM
i Died :( at the Skeletons after Sparta .

started new guy Assassin lvl 7 right before Nessus now , looking good .

figured out why i died and turned off Monsters wielding uniques off DPS is 37 :)

should be a bit easier now !!!

GWarrior
01-02-2008, 08:29 AM
Ok Brutus is lvl10 and an Assassin now , hes at tegea off to kill the spiders and purify the water spring tomorrow .

its a lot easier now fighting normal mobs without weapons and armours as good as mine or well my lack there of .

hes got a Bristledash and stonehammer , which seem to be serving very well .

will post pics when i get a better connection than dial up 56k :(

got an ADSL 2 connection coming with 8 meg D/l i think :)

Jin
01-02-2008, 11:03 AM
Wow, Mamba, you're doing great ! :clap:

Just arrived in Babylon, lvl 27, some gardens are most welcome after all that dry sand...

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9169/screenshot37br6.jpg
And what's behind this portal ? Mmmh... Tropical spiders... tigermen... draconians... Typhoon... I Don't think I'm going out of there alive. :confused:

EDIT :

The esc-quit thing, lets not use it anymore, yes, it was my fault I left it out of the rules, I never even considered using it tbh.

Since it wasn't in before I posted this though we'll just let it go if you used it before now.

That is the path of the wise ones. You, sir, are truly one of them.

Whisk33
01-02-2008, 12:22 PM
you forgot to update me
(or maybe I forgot to update you guys)

HarryButtlocks has been camping in the tombs of Egypt kill mummies with his Sire. I just watched tv and kept glancing back to make sure the health was ok. But it isn't as easy as I thought it would be. I was going to set and forget but I think I would be dead on returning)

I kill the Scorpion and am on my way to Thebes. Lvl 21 I think.

Poinas
01-02-2008, 02:36 PM
Things got a bit more interesting today at the Athenian Battlegorunds. After defeating the gorogns quite easily, I ran into some trouble. Namely the centaur pack leaders. One of them managed to stun me and seconds felt like minutes as he kept on pummeling me. Luckily his lackeys were already dead and I was at full health prior to the stun. I became a lot more careful after that.

Then I ran into Fulgor Flamespear, a centaur hero. Usually he's a pushover but the tables had definaltely turned this time. I kept running in circles and hoped the liche would take him down. Put the liche did not want to co-operate. He followed me in baby steps, even if I tried to run in as small circles as possible to make him to stand in one place. I found myself cursing at the Liche.

I took on a different tactic, I stopped running and waited for Fulgor to catch me and begin his attack animation. At that moment I took a few steps and launched a few projectiles at him. I did that about two more times and at the third time he managed to hit me doing a lot of damage. I think I was slowed too by him. Seeing as I couldn't run away from him anymore, I took my chances. A very lucky Volley Shot ended the battle. Phew!

At that point I decided to ditch x3 mod.

Alastor didn't give me too much trouble, the liche kept the skeletons busy and I was able to concentrate on the mage himself. He can shoot his (vitality?) projectile at great velocity, so I kept myself as far him as I could. He managed to hit me a few times with his more damaging attack (for about 1k dmg per shot, his other attack did about 300 dmg), but all in all it was quite easy and required only 5 potions. He would be alot tougher in melee combat.

I must confess that I accindentally wore one ring for a while :(
It granted me +66 offensive ability, so no harm done there:happy:

I was thinking of wearing two rings and an amulet that grant me OA so I wouldn't accidentally wear something useful, and wouldn't have to check my inventory every five minutes. What do you guys think?

Flasher - lvl 38 Bone Charmer at Knossos, over and out.

Whisk33
01-02-2008, 03:01 PM
I was thinking about doing the same thing actually. Since I have been using a bow/snowball the whole time the OA would be completely useless. I say go for it. Gear you can spot but you can't tell when you have a ring on and I needs my money.

ToastOfAges
01-02-2008, 03:18 PM
i'm in favor of this =D, but only for bow and staff users

Whisk33
01-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Someone needs to make some gear with 0 armor rating and +1Health rings and ammy or some other really low bonus that doesnt matter (1 lighting resists maybe?) and throw it all in a vault. What do ya say someone with some editor experience maybe can make this "copper seal" for us?

Jin
01-02-2008, 04:00 PM
Someone needs to make some gear with 0 armor rating and +1Health rings and ammy or some other really low bonus that doesnt matter (1 lighting resists maybe?) and throw it all in a vault. What do ya say someone with some editor experience maybe can make this "copper seal" for us?

You want it ? You get it (and in this very thread) ! Thank mamba for the job. :clap:

http://www.titanquest.net/forums/immortal-throne-gameplay/20735-naked-hardcore-challenge-15.html#post202924

:whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

I say we can allow those along with every piece of armor giving 0 armor and no bonus.

Whisk33
01-02-2008, 04:54 PM
Oh I feel so ashamed :o

mamba
01-02-2008, 08:00 PM
I was thinking of wearing two rings and an amulet that grant me OA so I wouldn't accidentally wear something useful, and wouldn't have to check my inventory every five minutes. What do you guys think?

I think you should equip the jewelry I created as it has no bonus whatsoever but prevents accidently equiping other rings and necklaces :)

See post #150 :


Tired of always removing rings and necklaces you picked up ?

Well, I was, so I created ones with no bonus, if there are any objections to them, let me know (I haven't used them yet).

Get them here (http://forums.civfanatics.com/uploads/124601/NHCVault.zip).

EDIT: I see this has been brought up before, oh well, didn't read through all the new posts before posting ;)

Jin
01-02-2008, 10:24 PM
That's it...

I knew I had to get Iron Will before I went to Barmanu but I didn't want to sacrifice Quick Recovery. Curse me for Barmanu stunned me :knockout: and half a second less of that treatment would have kept me alive.

May the gods forgive me, for I am not worthy. :(

So, here I stand with yet another difficult choice to make : what kind of new char could beat this challenge ? A pyromancer maybe, with stone form and the Core Dweller ? Or a theurgist with the Liche and Death Chill aura ? Maybe a warrior and a bunch of stun ? Or a wanderer for the wolves ? And what about a rogue like char ? Ha, blast it, I can't make my mind !

EDIT : Ok, I'm pretty sure I want to do something with the rogue mastery. I thought about a magician to use the throwing knives with earth enchantment and the core dweller to cover my a**. I've got a name too : David Nakedfield though I'm not sure it wouldn't fit an illusionist better. Any idea ?

ToastOfAges
01-03-2008, 04:58 AM
he'll suck mana like crap... are you using the poison tree? Cause that would mean a lotta mana per sec for your aura's

Poinas
01-03-2008, 07:42 AM
Say Poinas how do you manage your mana. Marksmanship sure eats it fast. Do you only drink Energy pots like crazy or what?

It doesn't drain mana crazy fast. A -100% recharge lightning bolt/volcanic orb burns mana fast ;)

I pretty much drink all the mana potions that drop, don't need to buy any.

@mamba, thanks a lot.

CookieMonster
01-03-2008, 09:22 AM
Update on glorious nude at level 29 in the jingyang woods. Dragonians and blue tigerman are really hard to manage. How many times have I heard the gong of death on my doorstep, still I manage to keep her at bay. For how long will I be able to do this....I guess I'll have a hard time with the demon and his clay soldiers army. Well if I die there I would still be proud of glorious nude.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x287/schmoock73/Gloriousnudelvl29.jpg

ToastOfAges
01-03-2008, 09:31 AM
wait... Did you call him a her? Hehe >_<, looks good though

Whisk33
01-03-2008, 12:43 PM
HarryButtlock died in China(right before the doggie. some shadow demon with a slow relic and the Sire was just sitting there watching.)... its just as well I was getting bored with it...

I wanted to see what kind of damage I was doing with traps, but I needed about 10 more levels before it would have been useful... oh well.

HarryButtlock king of Naked Warlocks met his maker in the Orient at level 27

Jin
01-03-2008, 01:48 PM
he'll suck mana like crap... are you using the poison tree? Cause that would mean a lotta mana per sec for your aura's
Better to suck mana than life I guess, though that's gonna be a problem soon. If by poison tree, you mean nightshade and mandrake, then yes, I shall use it, meaning I'll have at least 3 active energy cost per second. I'll probably let aside Ring of Flame for the time being...

Clothless Dave and Big Joe have last been seen on a beach somewhere between Megara and Ambrossos, at a frying turtle party (lvl8, magician).
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7179/beachpartymc0.jpg


HarryButtlock king of Naked Warlocks met his maker in the Orient at level 27The King is dead, long live the King ! Orient seems to be a naked eater, hope the monsters have had enough with HarryButtlock and won't give a try at glorious nude.

CookieMonster
01-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Let's just hope they are well fed...but exposed meat is always attractive to the flesh eaters.

GWarrior
01-03-2008, 06:49 PM
i made it to the 1st lot Centaurs before the one with the quest outside Ambrossos and got surrounded .

im finished with it . thats the 4th one i tried , so im out

concentrate on my melee Elementalist

Gdpryzr
01-03-2008, 06:54 PM
Tho I've been following the forums for a while now...this is my first post.

I wasn't sure I could do it, but the Nakie Bowmaster is currently a lvl 25 Hunter at the Upper Nile. I haven't been able to pick a second mastery yet. Don't know what I want. I might get Rogue for the Mandrake, or Dream for...well, Dream. Maybe I'll remain a Hunter. We'll see.
Anyway, Nehebkau was easy. I seriously thought I would have problems with the Minotaur Lord and was dreading that encounter. I guess it has been a while since I have played Normal because I have not had any troubles with the bosses yet. Oh well, we'll see what happens in the glorious, nakie-hungry Orient. Anyway, I'm at work now so I'll try to post screens later tonight.

May all the nakies be quick, and more importantly, LUCKY.:D

GWarrior
01-03-2008, 07:58 PM
Good luck and well done ^^

Jin
01-03-2008, 08:14 PM
May all the nakies be quick, and more importantly, LUCKY.:D

Nakie go Lucky, that's a well known fact. :happy:

Nice to see I'm not the only one who registered to this forum after reading this thread. Welcome on board, mate, may the sun shine on your bare skin !

Whisk33
01-03-2008, 11:51 PM
I definately think that a Hunter/Spirit is the best build to do this with. You get a pet and can really use your bow.

GWarrior
01-04-2008, 12:15 AM
yeah might try that . the full offensive outfit didnt work , shouldve pressed W and used the shield i had there .

CookieMonster
01-04-2008, 12:42 AM
Glorious nude is now level 30 at the jade palace. The only real close calls I had up to now are the blue dragonian caster. I came very close to die 3-4 times in a row, so I believed that my time had come. Seems I'll be able to go forward a bit longer...I really fear now the dragonlancers, I really don't know what I'll do to pass them???

GWarrior
01-04-2008, 01:11 AM
@ Cookie Monster RUN JUST RUN all the way to telkine , the run to typhon :)

mamba
01-04-2008, 04:20 AM
@ Cookie Monster RUN JUST RUN all the way to telkine , the run to typhon :)

That is one thing that won't work as you don't have an increased run speed ;)

Gdpryzr
01-04-2008, 04:42 AM
update on the screenies...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/prayzrofGod/NakieBwmstr-Aktaios.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/prayzrofGod/NakieBwmstr-SandWraithlord1.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/prayzrofGod/NakieBwmstr-DeadChimera.jpg


p.s. just got into the orient. i need to put her to bed tho. she's not responding well to my commands. that's a good way to end a good character too soon.

Poinas
01-04-2008, 04:56 AM
That is one thing that won't work as you don't have an increased run speed ;)

I can tell you that it does work with 105% run speed :whistle:

At least on the first group. The ones closer to Ormenos will notice you most likely.

@Gdpryzr: I agree, it's not very good idea to play too long with a hardcore challenge. You're bound to get sloppy sooner or later.

mamba
01-04-2008, 05:26 AM
Well, the one time I tried it didn't work so I had to face the guys. I didn't dare experiment more with it as if it doesn't work and I run through wusao I am bound to be in trouble ;)

So I slowly and deliberately kill everything in my path (actually the entire map).

Jin
01-04-2008, 08:13 AM
I definately think that a Hunter/Spirit is the best build to do this with. You get a pet and can really use your bow.

I would personnally have said druid for the storm elemental boosts and debuff, the life and res of HoO, the little res help from the elemental shield and mayhaps a pet or two in case of need.

Since you don't need any dex, everything goes in int and you're done with it, should at least go until act 3 epic with someone better than I playing it.

Clothless Dave has entered Delphi. Surprisingly, the meanads ran for Big Joe, ignoring my half naked male character... must be the beard. :)

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/3918/delphipc3.jpg

CookieMonster
01-04-2008, 11:52 AM
Glorious nude has departed this world a bunch of deathlancers and a dragonian caster (who stunned him) put an end to glorious nude journey at level 31 undre Wasuo mountains. He was reborn under the name Eagle eye and now will dress up a bit to go on playing. This have been fun indeed.

Batman
01-04-2008, 12:20 PM
My condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. G Nude.
All floral tributes may be stolen from the Babylonian Gardens.

Aggy456
01-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Leaderboard updated!

Let me know if I got any info wrong on it as usual.

Gdpryzr
01-05-2008, 03:50 AM
first the update...

BARMANU IS NO MORE!!!!!
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/prayzrofGod/tq%20-%20bwmstr/NakieBwmstr-BarmanuDead.jpg

i had to...well...RUN for my LIFE!!!:whistle: but i managed it in the end
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/prayzrofGod/tq%20-%20bwmstr/NakieBwmstr-BarmanuKiting.jpg

i am now lvl 31 in changan. i was concerned about this fight because barmanu was the source of my first death for about 4 or 5 of my previous toons. i think that i found an interesting fact about his strategy tho. i don't think that he stuns more than once as long as you stay within his attack radius. it needs more testing, but i think he only tried to stun me after i had run to catch my breath and when i accidently left the battlefield. i may have just been lucky tho. the sad part is that i subsequently almost died to nothing more than a djinn not more than 5 mins later. the thing got within 25-30 hp with 2 shots. not good.

now for the suggestion...

i think that in honor of mr. g nude's very untimely death, the Glorious Nudes Moratorium should be established on the first page below the leaderboard. that way we can remember all those who have gone before. it doesn't have to be any more than a top ten toons at the time of their deaths, but it allows us to honor those who have shown themselves worthy.;)

Batman
01-05-2008, 06:00 AM
What a great idea. A Wall of Naked Heroes, like it.

And, congratulations on the Barmanu kill. Keep up the good work.

Jin
01-05-2008, 12:32 PM
first the update...

BARMANU IS NO MORE!!!!!


That's... :eek: Great ! Congrats !

The Glorious Nudes Moratorium is a pretty good idea too, just to see where people have died and remember them.