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Anders Denuo
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Anders Denuo

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You don't have to read through all this if you don't want to, but I'd like to list out all of the reasons why I personally decided to go ironman:

I cannot skip gameplay by purchasing something rather than obtaining it myself, which forces me to experience cool new things that I would never have bothered to do on my main.

I am unaffected by the G.E market prices, my economy feels safe and secure without the artificial inflations/deflations.

I can no longer skip levels with exp lamps, so prepping for quests became a whole new aspect of gameplay that I really enjoy.

Obtaining new gear feels very rewarding; especially if it's a long-term goal I've been working on - on my main I'd buy the gear with bonds or simply win them in Treasure Hunter, I obtained all the lucky sets and it just felt wrong.

The hardcore aspect of ironman gives a huge thrill to combat-based activities that are risky; I absolutely love this.

Questing became less of a matter to obtain the requirements for certain gear, and more a matter of progressing through the game. I thoroughly enjoy questing now (except Tower of Life, I loathe that quest)

Daily, weekly and monthly activities became less of a chore and more of a rewarding experience.

Defeating other players in duels feels great; especially when they're wearing Treasure Hunter related rewards.

The chat badge makes me feel like a special snowflake, and I'm ashamed to say that this means a lot to me.


None of my personal reasons for becoming an ironman and my understanding of what the mode serves to be conflicts with the idea of playing with a couple of friends. Although I could see how it might ruin the experience for ironmen that truly wishes to play alone, so perhaps I'll add some afterthought to the suggestions I've made.
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28-Jun-2019 15:09:09

Draco Burnz
Dec Gold Premier Club Member 2011

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Anders Denuo said:
I for one, did not sign up as a hardcore ironman because I wanted to play a single-player game on an online server with stability issues, I did it because I love Runescape, but hate how my main had so many 99's coming straight from Treasure Hunter, and millions of coins coming from bonds. I figured, if I couldn't help myself, others are probably doing the same - and that ruined the satisfaction of playing the game.


Just because you dont think IM should be a SP mode doesnt mean it shouldnt be.

At the end of the day, thats exactly what an IM is and ws always meant to be.

If you cant do things on your own then may IM isnt for you.

Anders Denuo said:
I would love to be able to interact with a small group of friends in a larger capacity; and I think a huge portion of the ironman community would love to as well, contrary to the popular belief that ironmen choose to be ironmen because they want to play the game entirely by themselves. That's a small fraction of the community, and not one that I identify myself with.


Im pretty sure you can as is through cc/fc so i dont see why you need to be able to do more than that?

Plus just because some ppl want this to happen doest mean it should.

If something goes against a core aspect of a mode, it doesnt matter how many ppl want it it shouldnt happen.

Its just saddening to see what has happened to what ws supposed to be a "challenging" mode.

Its been made so much easier than what it shouldve been and now its a joke.
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28-Jun-2019 21:31:23

Anders Denuo
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Anders Denuo

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Draco Burnz said:


Just because you dont think IM should be a SP mode doesnt mean it shouldnt be.

At the end of the day, thats exactly what an IM is and ws always meant to be.

If you cant do things on your own then may IM isnt for you.


We're miscommunicating here; I'm not saying I think it should or shouldn't be singleplayer, I'm saying ironman mode is so much more than a singleplayer mode, there are a ton of reasons why I went ironman, and sure the singleplayer element is a trait of ironman mode but if they're introducing group ironmen, I want to take part in that because I think it could be a fun new take on the game, I just don't want to start over every time they make a new account type and buy new cosmetics and new premier club subscriptions.

This has got absolutely nothing to do with my capabilities as an ironman, it's not something that I need and I'm definitely not looking for a crutch to ease up the challenge, I just think it could be cozy to lend and borrow crap to and from friends, and hanging out at their POH's to actually use the facilities while chatting.

Draco Burnz said:

Im pretty sure you can as is through cc/fc so i dont see why you need to be able to do more than that?

Plus just because some ppl want this to happen doest mean it should.

If something goes against a core aspect of a mode, it doesnt matter how many ppl want it it shouldnt happen.

Its just saddening to see what has happened to what ws supposed to be a "challenging" mode.

Its been made so much easier than what it shouldve been and now its a joke.


That's probably because you haven't played the gamemode enough to notice the loneliness, I mean my clan are hilarious people and I love talking with them, but I would also like to engage in content with them.

It's shelved, but it's coming - so that decision has already been made.

It doesn't go against the core of the mode, agree to disagree on that one, also the next
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29-Jun-2019 18:45:05

Light Gaia
Mar Member 2018

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Your wasting your time with him, Anders. No matter what you say once he says no support he'll do everything he can to get the thread locked up.

I support GIM as a game mode. But I think they said they are trying to get the bank rework ongoing so don't expect GIM to arrive until that's done and over with (if it's ever completed)

29-Jun-2019 19:06:02 - Last edited on 29-Jun-2019 19:08:35 by Light Gaia

Anders Denuo
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Anders Denuo

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Light Gaia said:
Your wasting your time with him, Anders. No matter what you say once he says no support he'll do everything he can to get the thread locked up.

I support GIM as a game mode. But I think they said they are trying to get the bank rework ongoing so don't expect GIM to arrive until that's done and over with (if it's ever completed)


I'll probably necro this thread when the time is right then, because I really feel like it should be addressed and maybe polled for opinions. I'm not gonna be sad if it fails to catch people's interest and support, but I'd be sad if I didn't make the suggestion at the right time. Thanks for your support and advice! :D
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29-Jun-2019 19:34:26

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