[Request] Ironman Alternatives
I like ironman because it adds a sense of thrill to a game, while also providing real weight to one's options. The fear of death means that retreat is meaningful and you use valuable resources in an effort to keep yourself alive. I also dislike it because I value my only life to the point that I play too safe to actually enjoy the game's riskier content. That, and the death of my long-lived character frustrating me to the point that I don't even want to play the game anymore.
So here are two ironman alternatives from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly that I believe provide the positives of ironman while mitigating some of its frustration.
Wish Granter Mode: You have a max amount of lives that regenerate over a period of time. As an example, you have three lives and you get one life back every month. If you die, you wake up at your camp or in a friendly settlement. The number of lives and the period time could be configurable.
Azazel Mode: Whenever you die, you take over the body of a random scavenger. In technical terms, your gear is replaced with randomly generated low-end loot and you're teleported to a random location on the map. Should probably include the option to keep any quest items you had on you as well.