So no equipment/weapons other than what you find. No point in gathering since you're not crafting. Just wander around killing creatures and doing whatever event you find in order to level up. And if you die, you stay dead until either someone you know comes to get you up or a random passerby happens to get you up. That does sound challenging.
The Inner Bars give The Circle its strength. The Circle gives The Inner Bars their purpose.
Become one with the Infinite Sided Polygon... become one with The Circle.