This is just for fun and will in no way advance your character. It also requires that you have a character of reasonable level, say 60+.
The idea is to put all your equipment in your bank, get naked. All items must go, although you are allowed a few empty bags. No money either. Then spend some time to try and re-equip your character with a few limits. Do that for a while, then come here and tell your story.
Here are some limits:
- You cannot do quests, not even the noob ones in Crescent Reach.
- You cannot buy stuff in the Bazaar. You are allowed to buy stuff from NPC vendors.
- You are allowed your maps, spells and skills. This includes AA abilities.
- No mercenaries.
- It's more fun if you go places you haven't seen before.
- It ends when you get bored with it.
Obviously this will be easier for some classes than for others. Pet classes will have it easy, warriors not so much.
I don't know if this has been on these forums before; if so then I apologize for making a new thread :-)
Here is my own short story.
My character is a level 66 wood elf ranger of Tunare.
First off to the bank and unload stuff. I left with only one 10-slot bag, no weight reduction.
Off to Kelethin, birthplace of my character (despite what Origin thinks), thinking that I would kill some orcs in Crushbone. Easy enough to get there, Kelethin stone in PoL and let's get to business. I found some orcs outside and killed a few, mainly with nukes, since my hand-to-hand skill is very low. Got a rusty scythe on my second kill. Not ideal, but better than fists. Killed some more orcs and got a rusty mace and axe. Better. I looted some cloth armor with AC only as well.
Time to enter Crushbone, now that I had some weapons. Discovered that the mobs con red to me, so the zone has been revamped. Temporarily or permanently, it doesn't matter, I can't kill stuff here. On the way out I killed a few more orcs and scored a Simple Defiant Chain bracer, yay! Also, I am getting warnings about not having any food or drink, so it's time to pull out that foraging skill I haven't used since 2003.
So I thought I would head to Castle Mistmoore. But first to Kelethin, sell loot and see if I can get a bow. I found a hunting bow and some arrows and bought those. I should have just bought one arrow, since I have Endless Quiver, but I got 100. Money wasted, oh well.
I enter Lesser Faydark, run to the southern wall and head west towards MM. I accidentally run into that darkelf camp and they all aggroed on me (6-8 of them), so I thought I would teach them not to mess with a ranger of Kelethin, but in a short while they had me down to 50% health, and I hadn't even killed a single one. Time to call it a day and train to zone. So I enter Castle Mistmoore and test the first mob I see. It's killable, it takes a bit, what with rusty weapons and all. And it actually did damage to me, so I figured I better buff up. Much better. My strength buff, that I never use, since my stats normally are maxed out from gear, took my STR stat from 77 to 132, which should make a difference. Also, all the normal ranger buffs, skin, damage shield, run speed, attack buff, regen, damage proc. So I head into the zone, couldn't remember where to get from the main courtyard and into the castle itself. Check map, I have to go through that graveyard.
So I get into that little mausoleum and there is no door or anything. Look around a bit and fall down a trap. Oh ******, I recall that MM is like that with lots of traps and walls you can walk through. And most mobs had aggroed on the way in (which got me another defiant bracer!), so I invis'ed up and went in further. Check track and there is few names up, and I decide to go for the advisor and see what he drops. Where to drop invis? I attacked a few mobs in the throne room, only 3 mobs there, and only two of them attacks me. I kill them, and score a Fine Steel Short Sword, then kill the last one. Good thing i have ensnare or I wouldn't be able to do this. I open the door to the next room and promptly two gargoyles and a darkelf caster attacks me. ******. Whats worse is that once I killed the caster I discover that the Gargoyles are invulnerable. What the ****? Is that some kind of buff? Oh no, I don't have any magic weapons, so I panicked a bit and decided to zone. Ran back towards zone, and remembered that I could run out and jump down to the courtyard and then zone. So I did that and survived. So the trip got me a bracer and a FS short sword.
Ok, ****** Faydwer, where to go next? I decided on Najena, I didn't think I had been there before. So I head there (sell stuff on the way), I am now up to 8 plat!
Right, back to PoK, go through Nektulos and Lavastorm and enter Najena. Look around a bit, notice the Tentacle Terror and remember that I have in fact been here before. It's just been a while, a long long while. So I start looking around, and most mobs don't really aggro on me, which is a nice change from MM. The ogre guards do, so I kill them, and get myself a Fine Steel Rapier. Nice. I fall down a pit and find myself in a cell and find myself being attacked by an ogre called Moosh. And he drops nice defiant. Not chain though, so I bag it for vendor. However, he didn't drop the key to get out of that bloody cell.
So I find myself in a cell, deep in a noob dungeon with no way out. Well I have Origin AA up, but decide to look around first. There is an ogre guard out there, I aggro him through the bars and he does not drop any key either. So I start looking for run-through walls and somehow get myself though the door. Is it bugged somehow? No idea, but I am out. Ok, look around, there are names on my tracking and one of them (Rathyl) is close by. I can't get in there, I need a key. Bah. So I start roaming the place invis. Some skeletons attack, but they are no match for my much-higher-level leetness. They don't drop anything useful, though.
On the map, there is a room called Najena Throne room, which I decide to head for, since that sounds like a place for a named. I find the door and I don't have the key. Bah. Suddenly an undead froglok attacks me. What the ****, there have been no other frogloks in the dungeon? Anyway, he is also invulnerable! I'll just nuke him down, and notice not only do nukes work, but also my weapon proc (from buff) and my damage shield damages him, so he is soon dead. Sigh, I should have done the same in Castle Mistmoore.
Anyway, time to explore other parts of the dungeon and soon I kill the Ogre Guard captain who is also nice enough to drop two keys! One is the guard key, which I could have used for the cell earlier. He also some plate armor that I cannot use. The other one unlocks a door for Bonecracker, I read and he's up on tracking. So I head there and kill him. It's pretty easy to pull these mobs, since they come alone when aggroed, due to my level. He drops a key (I forget which one) and a str+2 ring which I equip.
His key allows me to get to Rathyl, so I head there and kill him. I get a 4-slot bag and another key. Sigh. Ok, time to check that throne room and no, it is still locked. I decide I have had enough and leave the place. Back to PoK, sell stuff and I am above 50 plat. Nice.
End status: two FS 1H piercers, two defiant bracers, one Simple and one Ornate, some cloth and a +2 str ring. Also, I got a bow and some arrows, but never really used it, since range was so low and I had nobody to hold aggro for me.
End of story so far, now give me your stories!