I've been wanting to play MUA a bit more lately, so I got to thinking of doing a single-player "tournament" in the style of the old Single Player Diablo II tournaments I used to play in. But before I launch anything, I thought I'd get a little feedback.
The idea is something like this:
-One character (no teams), on hard level.
-You can choose any character from Vanilla MUA, the official characters pack, the XML pack, custom characters--it doesn't matter, the point is having fun anyway. Some characters will be harder to solo than others, but, again, the challenge is part of the fun.
-You die, even once, whether you get punched to death, fall off a bridge, or grab the wrong Asgardian spear, you're out, though you can start over with a new character (or, I suppose, the same one if you like).
-If your character has a Sim Mission, they can play it ONCE and once only. You get whatever rewards you earn that one time through. Characters with a Sim Mission can also play all but one "VS" Mission one time. The Vs missions must still be played solo. Characters without a Sim Mission (such as, say, Venom) can play all the "VS" missions ONCE. This way, every player gets the same amount of sim missions.
-Players would regularly update their progress and describe near-death experiences, etc. Current progress would be maintained on an overall "standings" list or something, either in the first post or updated by the players in their posts. It would rank players by how far they've progressed in the game. Something like this:
PLAYER CHARACTER LEVEL AREA
Fakeguy Hulk 40 Murderworld
Notreal Iceman 35 Omega Base
My one question is this: My initial thought was, play on Hard using the default statistics provided by the game. That's pretty tough to solo, as I found I died a couple times before even getting to Fury testing out a couple characters. That would be OK, as the challenge is part of the fun, but it would be tough to get a character going that way.
The other option would be to allow players to take their character solo all the way through Normal, gaining all the powerups and bonus skill points and stuff that you get along the way, then use that character to take on Hard. I'd be OK doing this option, though I'm not sure how many players want to play through the game twice with the same solo character.
One more note: Obviously, tournaments like this are played on the honor system. No one will know if scorpion killed your Moon Knight six times before you advanced. You could, of course, lie about stuff. However, If you lie about your progress on a computer game in a tournament where the only reward is the satisfaction of completing a challenge, well, that's just plain said.
So . . . anybody interested in a little single player challenge tournament?
Also, any thoughts? Particularly on the questoin of "default stats" vs. "going through the game twice Normal/Hard?"