1. Choosing The Right Mode For Your Playstyle Normal - Enjoy the game with no restrictions. Ironman - 20% Drop Rate Increase. Restricted interactions with other players, no trading,gambling,or looting monsters you didn't kill. Also has some limitations on shops. Hardcore Ironman - 25% Drop rate increase, has all of the restrictions of ironman and also can not use any banks. 2.The Absolute Basics.