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#1 - 2012/02/05 04:09:00 AM

Hello, this is page five of The Ironman Challenge. The other four are linked below, if you want the history.

We are tracking our progress with an automated website: (Thanks Casa!)

1. Visit
2. Select your region/realm and type in your character name using the search at the top

Since this function pulls data from the Armory your character must be level 10 to participate.
Deaths are automatically tracked and your character will be moved to the Honored Dead if they die.

Huge thanks to Ironbraids and Aber for previously keeping our records.

Get from level 1-85 using the rules below.
Ironman Challenge Rules

1. All gear employed must be White or Grey. Also, no Heirlooms of any sort.
2. No transfer of gear, items or money from any other character (yours or others)
3. No gear enhancement(s), thus no Socket Gems, Enchanting or Reforging. Exceptions exist for class abilities. (example: Rogue poisons)
4. No specializations, talent points, or glyphs. This restriction also applies to talent points for pets.
5. No professions or secondary skills. An exception is made for First Aid.
6. No potions/flasks/elixirs (except those labeled as Quest Items)
7. No food buffs or other external buffs (this includes buffs from items and other players).
8. No grouping or assistance from other characters, even if not grouped.
9. No dungeons/raids. No battlegrounds/arenas.
10. No guilds. An exception is made for Ironman guilds (no perks)
11. No Refer-A- Friend activities. The intention of the challenge is that it be done without assistance.
12. No add-ons that assist in combat (try to challenge yourself and do the most with the least).
13. THE BIG ONE: No deaths. Character death for any reason disqualifies the character.

- All mounts
- All bags/containers
- All quests (including holiday and daily quests)
- You may train and use all your class skills (including your own buffs)

1. Another player helped me randomly!
Don't worry, you're still in the challenge. So long as the the other player isn't constantly helping you this is not an issue. If you receive a buff/heal/help with a kill simply thank the player and continue on (remember to remove the buff!).

Do not request help. If the player sticks around politely tell them you are attempting to solo and ask them to respect that play-style.

2. Can I use the Auction House?
You can use any vendors and the AH all you like! Both gear and bags can be purchased from either source and you're more than welcome to sell all your loot on the AH for more profit.

3. Can I use regular/non-buff food?
You may use food/drink to regenerate health/mana, but that should be the only benefit it provides.
If the food/drink provides a buff that lasts after you're done eating it's not allowed

Remember everyone, use good judgement, common sense and - HAVE FUN!


Challengers may create their characters on any realm, but PvP servers are discouraged since PvP deaths count as deaths for this challenge.

Challengers are encouraged to roll on Nazgrel (Alliance-PvE), Moon Guard (Horde-RP), or Wyrmrest Accord (Alliance-RP), based on their faction/playstyle preferences.

All servers have <Ironman Challenger> guilds up and running.
Type [/who ironman challenger] to see who is online and ask for an invite.

Role-playing is not required to participate in the challenge on MG/WrA but please be respectful of the RP communities on those servers.

Role-Play Servers Policy

Chat channels are also available:
Wyrmrest Accord (Alliance): Type [/join iron] to join our chat channel!
Moon Guard (Horde): Type [/join ironmanchallenge] to join our chat channel!

LINKS: We have many fan-made sites and threads dedicated to different aspects of the challenge! (Leaderboard) (Dangerous Quests/Areas) (FAQ/Rules Questions) (Forum) (Website)

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#392 - 2012/02/10 11:38:00 PM
02/10/2012 03:25 PMPosted by Steve

Please let us know if any of the links included in the blog should be updated. Similarly, if any additional links should be added. :)

Good luck to all the participants!

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#408 - 2012/02/11 12:00:00 AM
I'd like to complain about something. I started the original thread, and I'd appreciate if I could be put in the blog as a footnote or something. I am sure that if you looked at my account post history, you would see that I started the thread. I did get a name change. I originally started it as a night elf, then I got a race change/server change.

Sounds reasonable enough. I'll see what I can work in. :)

To be fair, though, I didn't actually give any particular individual credit for this challenge since I know it's gone through several iterations and has really grown into a community-wide effort. Selenagnomez's name was included, however, as she/he did write the rules quoted in the blog. The citation was for the text only and not the actual concept. I apologize if that's led to any tension or confusion!

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#427 - 2012/02/11 12:23:00 AM
Just noticed you edited it, Lylirra. I would have preferred that we both receive recognition instead of just removing her name, but thank you for doing what you did. It is much appreciated, and you are truly a joy to have on these forums.

That's only a temporary edit to avoid further confusion. I intend to provide credit to you both, but am still working out the best method of doing so. :)

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#436 - 2012/02/11 12:39:00 AM
I've made a few edits to the blog that I hope will help quell the concerns regarding ownership.

That said, this has really become a community-driven effort and I hope more and more players get involved. Thank you to everyone who's participated so far and helped make this awesome event what it is today. :)

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#459 - 2012/02/11 01:59:00 AM
02/10/2012 05:50 PMPosted by Ironlord


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#1114 - 2012/02/13 05:39:00 PM
02/13/2012 08:49 AMPosted by Selenagnomez
The rules section has been updated.

I've gone ahead and updated the rules in the blog, as well, to reflect the latest changes. :)