Hardcore Challenge

#1cordialWombatPosted 9/3/2011 10:27:09 AM
ok, i already posted this idea in another thread, but to make sure it's seen i made this topic.

people used to come up with "challenge runs" for older JRPGs. they'd play by a specific ruleset with certain limitations and conditions.

i wanted to see how many people are interested in the idea before i take the time to type up something comprehensive for Skyrim. Basicaly, it'd be a lot like the hardcore mode in the recent fallout games. you have to sleep, you have to eat, you have to rest and make camp in the evenings. you MUST drink water (if it's available in game as a consumable...i think i remember crafting water with alchemy in Oblivion. let's hope that's still in.)

anyways, you get the idea. basically a Survival/realistic way to play the game, to try and make it more challenging/interesting. anyone who reads this, let me know what you think and i'll get to work on it. i'll post my finished product here for you, my fellow gamefaqers to criticize/offer suggestions/refine into something we can all (mostly) agree on.
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#2feeny88Posted 9/3/2011 10:30:01 AM
I'm game for trying something on one of my playthroughs but not the first one.
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#3cordialWombat(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2011 10:36:54 AM
oh, DEFINITELY not the first one. in all seriousness, we need to know what the game offers before we can really chisel out what can and can't be done (from a challenge perspective)

there ARE some basic rules that can be put in place before we know that though, and that's what i'm going to start working on if enough people show interest. who knows, maybe more and more people will start thinking up challenges for themselves and others because of this.
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#4DoctorScrapsPosted 9/3/2011 10:38:10 AM
You can take your challenge, or any challenge for that matter, put them in a nice pine box, hold it tight, and take a long walk off a short cliff.
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#5Ki_cat_Posted 9/3/2011 10:39:05 AM
In Oblivion you couldn't consume water. You could perhaps substitute water for a "restore stamina potion". The rule would be to drink one every time your stamina reaches 0. Like in real life, if you're tired after a run, water helps.

Either way, I'm not a fan of this concept if there's no real downside (Hardcore mode repercussions). It just makes the game a bit tedious. Though, cooking is in so making food would be interesting for a bit.
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#6cordialWombat(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2011 10:44:10 AM
i like the stamina potion idea Ki, and believe me, i understand, RPG challenges aren't for everyone. i'm 28 and i've tried (and failed) my fair share of "no leveling" challenges for the Final Fantasy games over the years. most people 21 and under probably haven't even HEARD of those kind of challenges.

the reason i thought it was an interesting idea is because Fallout did it so effing well. people used to impose these challenges on themselves for 2 reasons...1 to make it more challenging, and 2 to actually play the role. for some that's just MORE immersion, while for others it's like you said, "tedious".

btw, i appreciate your input even though you're not super into the idea. gamefaqs needs more people like you.
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#7gercolla1Posted 9/3/2011 10:49:09 AM
"Hardcore Challenge" - yeah, i had my fair share of those...........let me put on my tool belt and big mustache, let me get into character........How are you doing today mam, im the plumber and im here to fix your pipes, ooooooohhhhhhhhyyyeaaaah (cheesy 70's porn music starts playing)
#8cordialWombat(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2011 10:51:35 AM
*bursts into the room with an EQUALLY awesome plumber moustache*

*grabs gercalla from behind*

betcha didn't see this coming did you? i'll teach ya to highjack my topic.

*perfect-plex*
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#9gercolla1Posted 9/3/2011 11:05:59 AM
cordialWombat posted...
*bursts into the room with an EQUALLY awesome plumber moustache*

*grabs gercalla from behind*

betcha didn't see this coming did you? i'll teach ya to highjack my topic.

*perfect-plex*


whoa there guy, nobody grabs this star from behind in my movies, especially dudes.......well maybe in my earlier work but not today.

sorry back on topic - A hardcore mode would be baddass, going on a quest and packing the needed supplies is what adventuring is all about. For me in real life it was the Arizona desert, make sure to bring your camel back (water backpack) three days food for a single person , reliable weapon and enough ammo to have tons of fun.... bring the wrong stuff and your screwed out there........in the game world it would be great plan ahead instead of just charging out the gates, theres more thought into playing the game vs just bringing the whole armory with you type of thinking.
#10akios88Posted 9/3/2011 2:38:50 PM(edited)
I'm all for this. One unique thing you could try for this game as well is roleplaying as a certain race, and only doing things that race would do. For instance, if you were a bosmer...don't eat plants, chop wood, etc. If the game gives you the ability, be a cannibal...if not, eat nothing but meat I guess. That's just one suggestion. If you were a khajiit, you would eat lots of moon sugar, etc.

My idea might not be very good, but challenges sound fun to me. I'd like to see your rules when you make them.
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