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Why must a game alter it's settings to increase difficulty, if only a small amount of it's players want an increased difficulty? (I am looking at you my beloved WoW). Why can't we as players limit ourselves? Here are a few things we can do to increase difficulty for ourselves without kicking all the softies in the face. I have actually tried most of this in WoW and find those characters to be fun when I want an uphill battle.
Never use heirloom gear or special xp up gear or potions of any kind
Wear only non-magical armor
Delete your character on death, your own imposed perma-death penalty
Use only items you have crafted yourself
Do no quests, only grind mobs
Find like minded self limiters to run dungeons with so the overall difficulty is increased
Become an unarmed master and never use weapons
No healers allowed
I just think there are plenty of ways to increase your challenge and avoid the path of least resistance all on your own.
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