Friday, February 24, 2012

Ironsteve is Still Kicking and Looking for Rares!

I'm continuing to have a blast participating in this crazy no death Ironman Challenge that everyone and their grandmother seems to be doing right now. Ironsteve just hit level 30 today, and he is still alive and going strong(ish)! 

I've been sticking to green mobs and quests, as well as green rares to gain xp. I do the occasional grey quest and I've been trying to stay away from the yellow ones altogether to play it extra safe. I've killed a couple of yellow rare mobs but I haven't been seeking those out because naturally they tend to hit harder and the risk of death rises significantly when engaging them. 

Like I mentioned in my last post pertaining to the Ironman Challenge, I'm hunting rares down because they net a very large amount of xp per kill and they tend to respawn fairly quickly up until you hit Outland. Check out the screen shot below, Ursol'lok gave me roughly 2 bubbles worth of xp at level 25. Killing that one mob was basically worth a quest turn in.

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Here are a few of the rares that I've found since I last posted. Notice how pretty much all of them are green to me. ~

I mentioned before that I planned on mapping out all of the low level rares in each zone, well I still plan on doing that. If I can ever peel myself away from Ironsteve and these damn meeting minutes I'm supposed to be working on for my actual real job I'll get a few posts up.

Until next time, keep those fingers crossed for Ironsteve!!


  1. Oh rares, how I love thee! I love how this ties in so well with your blog Euphy, the whole Ironman and rares thing!

    1. Thanks Navi, I do know you love your rares. ;)

      Yeah, I just couldn't help myself with this Ironman challenge thing, and I figured this would keep it in the scope of my blog. Plus I've been having soooooo much fun looking for them this way! :)

  2. Yay! Go Ironsteve! I haven't found anymore rares since Redridge. I didn't even know there were so many in the game.

    Yup, I have to get back to doing green quests, Ferricat has almost bought the farm one too many times!

    1. Oh my god, it's amazing how many there are. Some low level zones have like 10 of them!

      Green I think really is the safest bet (at least if your trying not to die). I find not only because they have less hp, but because your more likely to crit/hit etc. and their aggro ranges are much lower. All those things together = a much higher chance of surviving.

      I'm finding even leveling this way, and killing only greens I'm still leveling WAY faster than I was years ago when I started playing. =P

  3. This is great! You find rares so easily! ;p What a good idea to hunt rares for the xp bonus. You're doing good :) I thought of doing the iron man challenge but then I didn't because I'm infamous for falling to my death accidentally. If I went through all that only to fall to my death, I would punch myself. GO GO GO EUPHY! WOO!

    1. Haha yeah, falling deaths are something I am VERY aware of and being supercarefult o avoid. I've died that way on other toons far too many times.

      Ha, I'm actually avoiding elevators at all cost as well just in case. I can't even count how many times the elevator boss in Undercity has killed me...