As we all know, PPE stands for ‘Poor Player Experience’, and essentially is emulating what the game was like in the beginning. Before there were 100+ slots in your vault to draw gear from, before you had enough character slots to just choose a new character when you died.
Though there lies a large problem that I see in this challenge. Many players will go into discord runs of high tier dungeons, streamers chats, and wait for the proper dungeon to be popped so that they can use their PPE character and claim that all of the gear they obtained was obtained through the single life of their character. No trading, no outside help.
I, in my opinion, view that this is not the legitimate use of the ppe challenge. Getting to level 20 and farming dungeons with a large group is not a proper challenge- and moreover, it is using the help of other players to obtain the gear that is supposed to be obtained through difficult methods.
This is why I have chosen my own path as a PPE user. I will only obtain my gear in realm. I will not hang around discords in order to farm the dungeons that I want UT items from. I will take whatever I can get from the realm that I have chosen to reside inside of. This, in my opinion, is the TRUE ppe experience.
I understand that this is outside the skillset and timeframe of a lot of users, but I think that this is what constitutes the true experience because you are playing the REALM of the mad god. You are not playing the NEXUS of the mad god. Or the CLOTH BAZAAR of the mad god. This is what your character’s path truly would be, if they were a character in this universe.