http://www.mangband.org/cgi-bin/yabb/Ya ... 36;start=5
I see this has been discussed here earlier in the "Ironman setting" post.
http://www.mangband.org/cgi-bin/yabb/Ya ... 1038444393
Anyway, I think it'd be really cool to have a steady Ironman server up ;D
I think I remember at least one Ironman competition a long time ago but I don't think we ever had a server up that lasted longer than a weekend or maybe a week. (besides catcarnage, but that was a variant/modified wasn't it?).
I think however there should be towns for every 1000ft, (could be made harder if towns were only at 1500-3000-4500-6000...) It'd make things really interesting, from town to 1500 in one dive is a big stretch, it'd feel like a real achievement, not to mention getting to the next town.
Shops should always carry enough of the stuff that you'll definitely need and (maybe) you should start with more gold. And another maybe - the deeper the town, the better the items in the shops. I don't really think prices should be changed, with 1500ft stretches you should be able to get lots of gold.
Not sure if any of this is in the Ironman mode already though.
However... one part of me wants it to be reaaaaally hard
with absolutely no modifications to plain Ironman and the other wants it to be playable and enjoyable for most people.
Not sure - if an Ironman server was to be put up, maybe we should vote,
- "Hardcore" Ironman
- "Friendly" Ironman
- "Mixed" Ironman