I've been playing since September 16 of 2004. I am most certainly not a power gamer, but I have played through a few ascensions. In fact, I'm an Accordion Thief and half of a Seal Clubber away from having completed an Oxycore run as every class in the game. Seeing as I'm not a power gamer and still doing so well, I'm rather proud of that. I also have a ton of familiars, which I'm also proud of.
|For the longest time I thought I would go on like this forever.
|After 3 months of not eating, I just wanted to get this one over with. I'm not sure why getting all the Cooking skills seemed important. I probably wasn't in the Oxycore mindset at the time.
|Softcore No Path
|I had never played a class that wasn't Magicalness based before, and I wanted a test run before I Oxycore'd it up. Then I got bored and the ascension took forever.
|By this time I had decided I was going to Oxycore every class. I had gotten to play with the plexiglass pocketwatch and I decided I wanted all the plexiglass items. I also stopped to screw around for a couple of months before ascending again. I'm not sure why I took Saucecrafting, except maybe I was planning for future Hardcore runs after I was done with the Oxycores.
|I was really worried about playing a melee class at first. Then I got really into it. This was my fastest ascension ever, at just over 2 months total. I know I ascend slowly, but I'm lazy and I have fun. I took Sympathy because I've always been big on my Familiars.
|I had originally planned to take Cocktailcrafting again so it would be a Hardcore permanent, but I played him differently this time, and I really liked Funkslinging. Two items at once is especially useful against the NS. Then I got back to school and all hell broke loose, resulting in my third overblown ascension.
|Double-Fisted Skull Smashing
|I wasn't sure what to expect here. I'd played a TT, so I knew what a melee class is like, but the TT had the benefit of the Butt attacks. I have friends who swear by Thrust-smacks though, so I didn't think it would be so bad. I'm doing alright. I'm just not sure how long it will take.
|I'm not looking forward to being a Buffbot, but I really want that Pendant. Never Fumble and 30% Moxie more than make up for the only class-specific effect on a plexiglass item. Plus, since I'm about as likely to buff after this run as Jick is to create a new item for me, I can take Torso Awaregness!