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Basically we removed cosmetic gear exceptions to simplify the code when looking at new challengers’ gear. Old challengers will be grandfathered in under the old rules. The new rules take effect January 1 2018 at Midnight PST. All characters are no longer allowed to use green shirts / tabards except for Worgen Hunters, Rogues, Warriors and Blood Thirsty and Green challengers. Those specific Race-Class combinations have the green shirt automatically equipped on character creation. It is important to know that you CANNOT unequip that shirt to put something else in the slot or else you will get flagged.
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The best bet would be to go to a site like WoWHead.com and look up gear. Filter by white / gray quality and by your class.

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A scout is usually a dead Challenger that is kept to level up and scout ahead so that a player can test certain areas out before bringing in their living Challenger.

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You can use any mounts that you have access to, including the Heirloom mount.

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Yes, all engineering items are allowed unless they break other rules.

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I’m not entirely 100% sure. I suspect there is something wonky happening with the data being made available from the Blizzard API as I don’t ever physically
remove characters from the DB unless I see they are no longer participating in the challenge (like boosted characters).

In all the reported cases I’ve seen, the character re-appeared within a few hours. If you see this issue, please wait a day or so… if the character does not
re-appear on the list, please contact our Mods.

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Yes. The Wowironman guild located on Wyrmrest Accord – US (Alliance) can be considered the original, oldest and pretty much official Iron Man guild.
In order to join, you can do a /who wowironman and ask a member for an invite. For Non-Iron characters, guild repairs and the guild bank have been
disabled to stay within the spirit of the rules. You are welcome to join, however, besides the fantastic guild members, you won’t get the
typical perks you’d normally get from a regular guild.

There are other guilds out there on EU and US-Oceanic servers… for a full list, please see the Guilds section.

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First, you must be completely logged out of the character in order to force a DB update on Blizzard’s side, otherwise we won’t be able to pull your current data.

If you’ve done this, typically a Blizzard DB update is almost instantaneous, however, there can be slight delays depending on Blizzard’s usage / system latency /
amount of Doom 2 being played on realm servers. This can as little as five minutes or in some very rare extreme cases TWO WEEKS.

We should be able to pick up your current data fairly quickly, however, if it’s been longer than 24 hours since you last logged out (and hit the Update
button for your character), please drop us a line (twitter or the forums) and we’ll check it out.

Unfortunately in these cases there is pretty much nothing we can do as we have to wait until the data is made available to the public Blizzard API.

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Yes. You can eat any food as long as it doesn’t give you a buff. If it does provide you a buff, simply right-click it off.

Exception: Tin Man Challengers are allowed a food buff.

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You are allowed to use specs now. Legion changed WoW in such a way that specs have been forced on all characters.

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Guilds are allowed now because Blizzard removed the XP Bonus guild perk. Being a part of a guild gives you only two significant advantages now:
Hearthstone is now 15 minutes and Riding speed is increased by 10%. While these do give you an advantage over a non-guilded challenger, the
social benefits FAR OUTWEIGH being on your own.

Please note that you are not allowed to use the Guild Repair option as this is giving you gold you wouldn’t normally have access to on a
solo character. The guild is supposed to be social only.

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Yes. You can turn in quests that take you inside a dungeon. Just take care not to kill any bosses while you are in there or you’ll get flagged.

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Nope. Hunters and Warlocks get pets and any buffs that come from those pets are okay.

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Buffs from an NPC for a quest are okay. Usually these are cast to help you for that particular quest and are no longer obtainable once the quest is completed.

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You can absolutely re-use the name of a Challenger. For characters that were deleted and re-rolled using the exact same name we’ve seen a bit of a lag for data
being updated / refreshed on the API side of things. You will be able to look up your character on the Armory and it looks fine, however, the API data we access
seems to use a different data-set.

Don’t worry. All you need is some patience. It seems like at the most it should take a day for the data to update, however, in some extremely rare cases
it’s taken longer. If you’ve noticed your character not updating after a few days, please contact our Mods.

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Yes and no. Once you reach the Level Cap, log out and Update your character on the site. We’ll take a snapshot of the character at the current level cap and add you to the Challenge Victors page / list.

You can do pretty much anything you want with your character at this point, however, most folks treat it as a trophy or
keep it to level once the level cap increases. Once the level cap increases your character is going to be subject to the rules again since it’s no longer
at max level and will get flagged appropriately. Please note that your character will remain on the Challenge Victors page even if you get flagged afterwards
since you DID complete the challenge.

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Yes. Bandages made from Tailoring (previously First Aid) are okay to use. While you can’t learn a profession (except you wonderful Pacifists!) you can purchase bandages from the
Auction Hosue. The anti-venom should not count as a healing or mana potion, so should not flag you. Mind you, we have not tested this yet as the anti-venom only
works when level 25 or lower.
Exception: Tin Man Challengers are allowed to use any potion.

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Yes, all toys are allowed.

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No. While we have had specs forced on us, we still cannot choose talents.

Exception: Tin Man Challengers are allowed to use Talents.

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No. While you are allowed to equip them momentarily as part of unlocking your Class Order Hall, you are not allowed to use
Artifact Weapons in any fashion.

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Yes, Toys are not meant to give you an in-game advantage.

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NEW! Cosmetic gear is no longer allowed. You are only allowed to wear grey or white quality gear.

Exception: Blood Thirsty and Green challengers are allowed to equip green gear.

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Yes! While dungeons are not allowed, you can go in and tame a pet for hunter. The key here is not to kill any bosses otherwise you will be flagged.

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No. Getting gold from another character, either yours or someone you know, is against the rules.

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We are accepting Allied Races for the Iron Challenge as well as the variants, however, these characters will be placed in a separate list. These characters
start at Level 20. While this isn’t a HUGE advantage as the Death Knight or Demon Hunter, it’s still a bit of a jump. We may bring these races into the main
lists at a later date. Currently Allied Races are included in the main list for Iron Teams only as the ‘lock in’ is at Level 20.

For Allied Challengers (except Blood Thirsty and Green challengers), you must UNEQUIP all of your green starting gear.
If you leave this gear on, you will be red-flagged.

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You can buy grey or white quality armor/weapons as long as it does not break any of the rules only with the gold you earned on that challenger.

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This is very much a grey area, however, the general consensus is that this is not allowed as it feels like you are getting help.

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See Blog post https://wowchallenges.com/why-the-elixir-rule-change/

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Yes. Glyphs are purely cosmetic.

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You can use any colour bag. The Netherweave Bag, for example, is perfectly acceptable and will not flag you.

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Yes. You can buy gear off the AH (if it’s there) and you can also put your loot up for auction to earn more gold.

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No. Grouping up will result in you and the other characters in your group to be flagged.

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No. If another player buffs you, simply right-click the buff off. The only buff you are allowed are ones you can cast on yourself.

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