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Old October 1, 2021, 21:20   #4
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I prefer Ironman settings for vanilla. Partially because a challenge option made previous versions more interesting but also because I prefer on-the-spot inventory management vs. filling houses of kit and constant reshuffling for optimal setup.

Ironman has a different pace and other sweet spots than normal game play. Warriors, for instance, normally easy to play in the early game suffer from lack of free ?phase door and ?teleport which makes a big difference. Then you learn to hunt the now more common blue p's and that is ok, etc.

Burden and speed is often an issue. Imagine finding a strong dragon scale mail on level 1, clearly you will use that PDSM (or whatever DSM) so you start learning to cope with crap (negative) speed.

In previous versions I'd say Priest is easy even in Ironman mode. Now I'd probably go for a Ranger.
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