Game Challenge: Ironman Mode (Solo, DIY - No Trading)

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    I'm interested in making an ironman... not sure what class though. Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking Night Lord maybe..
     
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    I have played an Ironman Night Lord and it's certainly fun, but in the late game, as Ironmen do a lot of grinding, you may find the skillset a bit lackluster. Night Lords are not great at mobbing, and you may also be a bit limited by the low HP. Having said that, if you really like the playstyle of Night Lord, I would go for it!
     
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    Decided to go Shadower!!
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    Day 2 - Making Progress!
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    Update #3 [Made it to level 40!]
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    Just wanted to mention that I am following the rule where you cannot buy equips from NPCs.
    Also, is Kerning City Gachapon the best option for Bandits? Or should I try somewhere else?
     
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    Both kerning, and showa, are good choices for a bandit. I'd say that early on kerning is better but on 4th you'd want to roll in showa for the shadower shield
     
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    Update #4 [Made it to level 50!]
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    Hey guys, I need help on which equip to upgrade..
    I'm almost level 53 and need advice on what to farm next

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    I’d start working on quest specialist if you haven’t already and get the level 53(?) liu bei dagger. Save mesos and get the 64 dagger eventually, then bomb to 120!
     
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    Damn you're leveling faster than I am.
     
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    Update #5 [Made it to level 60!]
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    For the longest time I've wanted to do a challenge where I restrict my account in a major way compared to the basic ironman mode. As a result, I've created my account: WorldTourGuy. This account only plays in areas that are considered "World Tour" in the Quests section. This includes CBD, Thailand, Lushan, Shanghai, and Mushroom Shrine. In my experience of playing Maplestory, I've barely explored these regions. I have experience in CBD and Mushroom Shrine doing bosses or quests, but not a full experience from scratch on a brand new account. I think this is going to be a fun experience for me. I've decided to make a Bandit since I don't have much experience playing them. In addition, they seem like the most fun based off of the research I did preparing myself for an account like this. I have no actual goals on this account besides having fun and experiencing something new with this game. There's a lot of content to explore, and even some big end game content if I somehow manage to get myself there.
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    Another progress update:

    Lvling on my bucc has been very nice and steady, especially now that ellin forest became part of my daily route.
    But yea, shaolin is still my main working horse in terms of exp progress
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    I still have 95 gelts left to use, this should be enough to get me roughtly 5 more lvls before i run out of juice.
    I've also finally beated anego, all these lvlings and hp quests got my hp pretty high so its finally a safe fight:
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    In my last post, I mentioned that my new goal would be to solo the boss, but after looking into it, I learnt that soloing it with a bucc is basically impossible with the amount of hp I currently have, and even with 30k hp i would have a hard time getting past Guard A...
    So in terms of boss goals, I guess the only thing left to try is HT -.-'

    Every person that knows me, knows that I'm an addict to quests,
    so getting this medal was not a matter of "If", only a matter of "when".
    And the "when" was barely a week after the update came live LOL
    On the day of the update, i accepted the medal and saw that i already had 955 quests [goes to show that even without a medal i just do quests for fun hehe]
    So finishing the medal didn't take too much effort
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    Shichika wasn't the only one i made progress with!
    After giving my bandit, IronBlade a new look, I got very invested in making progress with him!
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    All my characters are based on anime characters, so it felt weird that ironblade was the only one that wasn't based off someone.
    after getting rewarded in the christmas event with the azula katana i knew exactly what kind of character i want to make:
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    I've gotten to lvl 63, with something around 80 base int, and 180 mil saved up for bombing bigfoots >: ]
    can't wait to see my character flying in lvls on the 3rd job :8):
     
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    Hey guys, I have joined the challenge :)

    Please may i have an inv to the guild? IGN: IronCupid

    Many thanks :)
     
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    Hey Guys :)

    I'm Interested in starting this challenge, just stuck deciding what class i'd like to explore during end game mainly.

    Considering end game will consist of mainly ToT and mini boss' whats everyones experience been like?

    I've really wanted to play a BM on this server but considering the amount of washing needed to be able to solo boss' i'm abit thrown off...
    Mages in my eyes are completely out of the question as it'll be mainly grinding on maps people sell leech on and doesnt seem very Ironman(esk) sort of an easy mode so to speak?

    From everyones experience what would you say class wise keeps the game interesting late game?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    The endgame can consist of bossing (not just mini-bosses), or grinding, or questing, or collecting cards, or farming equips and scrolls; depending on what you enjoy! Of course you are a bit limited in terms of which content and bosses you can do, for example Scarlion, Targa and Wulin Yaoseng are unavailable to most Ironmen because of the damage you need to deal in the allotted time-frame. Similarly Neo Tokyo and CWKPQ is off-limits not only because you need to kill Castellan Toad (which requires a lot of HP), but also because of the party-requirements. Having said that, Zakum, Krexel, Bigfoot, and many other bosses, are all available to Ironmen. Personally I mostly kill bosses, primarily due to time constraints, and because it yields NX which I need to scroll my equips.

    After having played many classes as Ironman, I think the most important thing is that you enjoy the core gameplay of your class, and feel a sense of connection to your character. I tried Bowmaster, then Night Lord, and did not particularly like that they weren't good at soloing Zakum (due to summons), or mobbing. Ultimately I made a Paladin which ticks all boxes for me, I can kill the summons at bosses, control hordes of mobs with stuns and freeze, and am moderately good at killing bosses as well with Blast.

    With Bowmaster and Night Lord I did not find the HP to be the main issue; you can easily reach 5-7k with minimal washing (just add a bit of base int and level with that), and by doing the level 70 HP Quest. With that amount you can kill most bosses and certainly all mobs, especially since you can stay at a safe distance from bosses like Female Boss and Bigfoot.
     
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    Decided to make the leep!

    Joining the bucc train too! it's Tobacco, i currently have you on my BL would you mind adding my bucc to the guild (IGN) Revolut

    Many thanks :)
     
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    Small bump to note that we have recently added rules regarding how horntail runs will be dealt in Ironman. There has been a significant increase in higher level 4th job classes and we may yet be doing a run in the near future.

    Thank you to @LichWiz for drafting the rules and leading the discussion for horntail.
     
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    Made a Bucc for ironman challenge.

    Ign: ironbong

    Can I join the ironman guild?
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