but for it to resemble IM, intentionally killing your fellow warriors had to be disallowed hehe. And who was the first guy to let butch out during a comp IM game?
Zed, comp IM is an excellent game if you only have a short time to play. In normal comp IM 4 warriors start naked, weaponless, and without pots (warriors are best to start with, as they have a tendancy to live longer when all you have is fists). The players meet at the bottom of the stairs from town and do not move til someone says "go". After that its every man for himself. The initial combat is all hand to hand against monsters til you find a weapon (stealing another persons drops is encouraged hahaha). After that all keep going until a winner is decided based on the highest exp (after you die you restart, announce your experience, and wait for the last man to beat it or die). There is no restriction on when you can go to dlvl 2, 3, etc. If you think you can hack it with low clvl, then go on down!! Tip: if someone dies find his death spot to see if he had anything decent haha. Also, as a courtesy, if someone dies on a lower level and the stairs are a hot landing zone, a courteous comp Im player will tell others of that fact. As ksh said, mk's and door blocking is not permitted, and could be an infraction punishable by pk, depending on who you play with . If you're playing with friends, you may choose to allow the release of butch into the fray
A really cool variation of comp IM is team comp IM, which is a 2 versus 2 game, with chars mixed or matched as you prefer. Chars start naked and without pots or weaps. This game brings the res scroll back into play; if you die your teammate can res you. The other team could res you too, but why in the world would they want to?
Generally, a courteous comp IM player will abort the game and start a new one when a winner is evident (and not just keep playing, rubbing it in like a certain....oh, nm). Also, take turns on who is o slot, as it can be a big advantage (if you find a weapon right away) or a big disadvantage (if you find nothing).
Try it, you'll like it.
Posted on Apr 7, 2000, 10:14 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206