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My thread will not have died in vain.
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>>7598197
Useful links:
>https://pastebin.com/DLATpsH6
Latest 1.15 MEGA:
>https://mega.nz/file/5HgRgCZa#AyW094C9JfC4GKDDOeQbSJlUTTKOUIRRpCscQNQE2hM
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Looking for an item?
>http://mfb.bplaced.net/dropcalc/index.php

>http://dropcalc.silospen.com/item.php

>http://gomule.sourceforge.net

>http://atma.incgamers.com
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I hate charms. They clutter up the inventory and force me to go to town and back like five times per dungeon.
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Just saw that DevilutionX supports Hellfire now. Fuck yeah.
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>>7619480
Yep. I forgot to include it in the OP but here it is
>DevilutionX 1.2.0 is out:
>https://github.com/diasurgical/devilutionX/releases/tag/1.2.0
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>>7619445
I hate charms, they're space-occupying and get everywhere.
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>>7619518
Not like Gheed's Fortune. It's soft and smooth.
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>>7619501
Man this release is fucking AMAZING I love it.
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>>7619805
Why would you play at such an enormous field of view? It terribly undermines the sense of isolation and claustrophobia that serves to make the first game so atmospheric and tense.
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>>7619821
You can try playing it in 800x600, which has been working well for me so far. Somehow, it fits Diablo 1 a lot better than it did Diablo 2. 1024x768 is too big, but 800x600 feels just right.
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>>7619821
I don't like feeling claustrophobic.
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>>7619884
Then you don't like playing diablo 1
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>>7619889
i do like diablo 1, but i don't like you because you're a faggot of gargantuan proportions
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>>7619892
Do you like it better than Diablo 2? If so, why?

Because the feeling of unspeakable dread is one of the big edges 1 has over 2, and claustrophobia plays a big part in that. You're missing out.
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>>7619892
Retard. The atmosphere and feeling you get from diablo 1 is half of the whole experience. It's what makes it actually stand out from D2. Removing that is one of the dumbest things you could do.
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>>7619892
>>7619884
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0ikW7pVa_I
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DAAAAAMN diablo on the ps1 looks like that?
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>>7619925
You ain't seen nothing yet.

https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/05/diablo-gameboy-cancelled/
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>>7619925
I feel an inexplicable sense of nostalgia to the days when console adaptations actually looked and played differently from the PC and from one another. Back when a Sega Saturn version of a game could have content that a PS1 version did not, or they could just be practically whole different games built up in different ways. It was a great indicator of the chaos of the old days, the lack of uniformity, the inventiveness, the adventure.

Nowadays all the consoles are basically just computers, everything is the exact same, and any missing content is exclusive DLCs. It's lame.
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>>7619923
>This content is not available in your country
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>>7620006
Really? it's just a Mazda commercial.
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>>7619947
I've not had a console since the xbox 360 in '05, have they done away with exclusives yet or is that joke still going on?
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Do you remember fighting corspse spitters?
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>>7619936
cool never seen this before
>link cable for trading
fucking radical would have played the shit out of this
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>>7620097
Hell yes I do, fuckers used to eat my merc.
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>>7620217
In still images it doesn't look very good at all desu.
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>>7620214
Please tell me that that's not blood raven.
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>>7620224
That is her, she actually looks like this
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>>7573701

New LK report:

D1: mal, lem, lem
D2: gul, lem, pul
D3: sur, sur, mal, mal
D4: mal
D5: mal

The surs dropped in the first couple of hours of day 3 from a freshly rolled map, the same map subsequently didn't drop shit for the rest of the day AND for the whole next day (what the hell is a mal anyway?). I think there is almost no reason keep maps is they haven't dropped anything in about an hour.
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>>7620234
Huh, Farah doesn't look any different minus lights not working on her for whatever reason
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>>7620235
why is the lightning blue and not white
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>>7620246
>think there is almost no reason keep maps is they haven't dropped anything in about an hour.
There are 65000 potential drops anon, 1 hour is not enough time to make a statistical judgement at all.
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>>7620214
Took me a second to realize that was supposed to be Blood Raven and not some weird yet generic looking archer. Why does she have a plague doctor's mask instead of the skull? Why is her body so flat? Why is her stance so generic? It'd be fine for a generic monster, but for a quest boss it looks lame.

>>7620218
Cairn Stones and portals look like absolute garbage.

>>7620217
Why do the goatmen look like they were taken straight out of Path of Exile?
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3d graphics = soulless
simple as
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>>7620258
It was always blue and the white was just the inside. It's still the same, just the blue-white ratio looks slightly off because of the new lighting.
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>>7620262
Original Diablo 2 already had 3d rendering. Hell, even Diablo 1 did.
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>>7620280
Diablo 1 and 2 only look 3D, they weren't actually 3D.
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>>7620258
lmao trust a brainlet sorc player to not even know what their own skills actually look like
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>>7620298
who the fuck uses Nova anyways
i was basing my question on the trailer though, i saw that Charged Bolt and Lightning were much bluer than they are in the original
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>>7620317
>i was basing my question on the trailer though
Ah so you're an argumentative retard then.
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>play d2 for the first time in 7 years
>made it to nightmare baal without dying
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>>7620324
according to you what exactly am i trying to argue about
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>>7620329
Gratz. What class? Should have played hardcore.
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>>7620332
The color of the lightning nova i.e. you're looking for things to be mad about without thinking first.
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>>7620338
>who the fuck uses Nova anyways
this was a humorous way of brushing off the fact that i was wrong, learn how to detect subtlety, autist
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>>7620335
summoner druid, but I'm worried about hell so playing softcore is probably for the best
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>>7620239
>surface reflection
GOTAY
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>>7620346
Diablo isn't a very good game for hardcore play. It's not nearly as random or weird or player-skill-promoting as a proper roguelike would be - even Diablo 1 had shades of it, with permanent shrines and the fucking Black Deaths.

It's mostly just hacking and slashing throughout, and if you die, you can expect no drastically different experience for your next attempt - just more hacking and slashing.
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>>7620341
>I was only pretending to be retarded
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>>7619821
You can play however you want anon, it's a sourceport.
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>>7620234
I'm nitpicky as fuck but the convo screens are NOT /comf/
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>>7620405
if this type of worthless shitflinging helps with your severe case of impotent rage then go ahead buddy, i got all day
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>>7620261
>Why does she have a plague doctor's mask instead of the skull
Because she is a Blood Raven and that seems to be a big raven skull.
Shit actually looks fine, I'm surprised. I wonder how it looks in motion.
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>>7620341
I use nova.
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>>7620553
i forgive the mask. but why?
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>>7620553
>went from sexy, posing birdgirl thing with demon skull to gross, frail, limp person covered in blood wearing a plague doctor mask
Unacceptable.
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Why the fuck does Rakescar keep getting broken? It's a good weapon, but it's like the fucking thing was made out of wet toilet paper.
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>>7621035
Just zod it bro, simple as

Weapons degrade faster because they're used a lot more than every other gear piece. For every hit your armour or shield takes, you deal like 30 hits with the weapon.
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Any y’all boys gon ter play the D2R this weekend? Got my invite today, I think they all got sent out
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>>7621217
Are you a streamer? If not I doubt you're telling the truth. I've not seen anyone else talking about receiving one yet. Happy to be proven wrong though.
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Why does Infector of Souls keep kicking my ass? I've never had this much trouble with a fucking miniboss of all things.
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>>7620246
>TourettesGuyUpdateGif

ohm and 2 guls today
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>>7621515
Him and his mobs can swarm you easily because extra fast and his fire attacks actually do damage if you get blasted by 10 of them ath the same time. You need a lot of fire res and damage because nigger's base monster type is tanky.
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>>7621580
I have 42 fire resistance and nearly eight hundred hit points and this fucker just burns right through it.
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>>7620223
yeah thats what i thought too.
you look at screenshots and it's like nah
but videos it looks great.
i think they focused too much on making the animations smooth and not enough on making the atmosphere and environments spoopy
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>>7621515
dont let him box you in
if you have an aoe, start pre-casting it in the area he'll show up before he spawns
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>>7621515
>>7621607
Fighting him alongside his minions is dumb. Draw them out 1-2 at a time. Also get more fire res.
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>>7621607
>42 fire resistance
Well in practice that means fire does about double damage to you so no good.
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41/189 monster variants are prepared for Muttmod (except for level placement, but that won't take long).
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>>7621801
Based. Are you going to include the monsters that already exist like balrogs and doom knights?
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>>7621808
D1 doom knights are pretty different from their d2 counterparts, though. They're way more badass and have better death animations.
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>>7621901
Oh I 100% agree with everything you said. The D1 knights are probably my favourite monsters from the whole series. That death animation is top tier.
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>>7619925
welp
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At this rate now i wish that some daring anons could remaster D2 in Skyrim, it would be better than this travesty called Resurrected.
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Is there a quick way to make the necro summon a specific type of enemy? Like something you could change in skills.txt in summon skeleton? Everything I try just ends up with the monster standing there attacking nothing.
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>>7621808
Yeah, every single Diablo monster will be in it. I'll make it so the same kind of Diablo monster can also spawn in the same place as its Diablo 2 monster counterpart, although I'm making the Diablo monsters quite a bit different (e.g. D2 Fallens are size 2 and appear in relatively small packs, D1 Fallens are size 1 wimps and appear in relatively large packs plus the D1 spear variants have more melee range so they can hit over the sword guys).

>>7621986
You need to change the AI to that of a pet AI. Probably alignment too. Or you can change the graphics of a pet to match that of a desired monter. Or you can do some hardcoding
>https://d2mods.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=63436&
This makes it so every kind of enemy AI works as a pet AI.
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>>7621970
Why go through such effort just to make the gameplay worse?
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>>7622008
>Or you can change the graphics of a pet to match that of a desired monster.
Where would you do this? I read it is in monstats, but I can't find anything there.
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>>7622014
Because TES Diablo is better
Plus i want a 3BA and BHUNP versions of Amazon armor
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>>7622025
You want to change monstatsex and code to match that of your desired monster. Code determines the graphics selected, monstatsex determines graphical settings.
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>>7622029
Ah, thank you very much.
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>>7622028
>3ba Sorc
My N'wah
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>>7621607
in diablo 2 if you dont have maxxed resists you may as well not have any.
and even then it's not enough half the time and you want gear that puts you up to 85% or 95%.
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>>7621970
i'd love that too but realistically, Bethesda's sticky-taped game engine wouldnt be able to handle more than 5 mobs on screen at a time, it would crash constantly and skyrim's combat is pretty awful .
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>>7622126
SE permits tons of it, the problem would be which is the definitive map for the first 3 acts
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>>7621801
Guarantee some hardcore fag will alt tab and die to this. Excellent.
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>find an Eth Demonhide
>has almost 600 base def
>eth bug it
>get 4 sockets and 997 def
>make Fortitude in it
>first time making Fortitude
>3k Defense
>slap it on my Obedience Might Merc
>he does 6k a hit now and actually has enough defense that he dodges enemy attacks now
>cunt just single-handedly kills Hell for me now and I dont really need to do anything other than some minor crowd control
fuck man, good gear really makes a difference on these guys.
I dont even have an Eth Thresher for Obedience yet, fukken hell.
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>>7623024
Nice.
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>>7623113
yeah man
big upgrade from him only doing 800dmg a swing with his Insight, or 1.5k a swing with the Obedience before.
that 300% damage modifier, the extra defense, the fukken resists god everything about this body armor is pure sex.
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So let me get something straight: since one of the later updates, there's ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you can have more than three sockets on anything before Nightmare? Even with Larzuk?

That feels arbitrary.
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>>7623437
I know that in 1.07 you can get a 4 socket pally shield, but it's unlikely to happen. If I am to guess when it happened, it probably was the synergy update fucking game's shit up as usual. That or it was 1.09, but I haven't beaten a difficulty on it in a long time, so I can't say for sure.
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>>7623437
>later updates
>when 1.11 came out in 2005
mate....
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>>7623437
you can use Larzuk or the cube recipe to get 4 sockets in a number of weapons if you find them in normal cows.
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>>7623506
Are the cows somehow special? It's still the normal difficulty. How come something found from them can have four sockets, but something found from the jungle or wherever can't?
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>>7620260
>1 hour is not enough time to make a statistical judgement at all.
True, if you dont get a gul or higher in 30 minutes you should just reroll.
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>>7623510
actually I'm not 100% sure that the cube recipe can give you 4 sockets in anything found in normal, even from cows. that's a bit of blind assumption on my part. I know that Larzuk definitely can though for at least some weapons.
as for jungles in Act 3, they would be too low of an area level/monster level to get 4 sockets in anything in normal. but the secret cow level has an appropriate level, or drops at the right ilvl or whatever the property is, for Larzuk to always give 4 sockets in a number of items like Crystal Sword, Broadsword, and I think Long Sword, but I'm not sure about that one. maybe some other ones.
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>>7623542
I thought Larzuk always gave you the maximum amount for whatever item you give him.
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>>7623540
No? What the fuck?
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>>7623594
I'm just kidding
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>>7623606
Sarcasm does not work in text form.
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>>7623553
Maximum number of sockets in an item is dependent on its item level, which in turn is dependent on the area level / monster level. Crystal Sword dropped by a monster in normal Act 2 and hell Act 5 have different number of max sockets.
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>>7623620
Oh.

Well, you learn something new every day.

So if I wanted to find a polearm worthy of Insight, what sort of an item level am I looking for? Is there a table for this somewhere where I could get more detail?
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the wounded guy in front of the church sometimes is not there. why is that?
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>>7623647
The quests in Diablo 1 are slightly randomized. If the guy isn't there, then you'll be guaranteed to meet with Gharbad the Weak later on, and get to return Ogden's tavern sign.
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>>7623639
>Insight
Literally anything because the runes used for Insight are low tier so you can remade it anytime.
Best runeword bases for mercenaries are eth Greater Poleaxes and Cryptic Axes. Threshers are most common because they drop often and have low requirements and fast attack speed.
I have never actually used a polearm on my player character so I don't know what would be best. It all depends on attack speed breakpoints. I would still go for Greater Poleaxe probably. Moderately fast and has high damage.
For Insight you also might wanna think about using a staff. Elite bases have high damage but shit reach and are slow.
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>>7623663
That's not the problem. I've had the runes with me for ages. I just seem unable to get anything with the required sockets.

I've got two different cube recipes I've tried, several places I've grinded at, even wasted Larzuk's reward on it, and made sure it would be on an item that can take four sockets. It always - always - comes up with three.
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>>7623689
>several places I've grinded at
Where and what difficulty?
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>>7623693
Still on Normal. I've been picking up polearms - voulges and scythes and others - for a while, starting from Act 2. I'm now on Act 5.

Hence the question presented in this thread - whether it's literally impossible before Nightmare - and the follow-up of where exactly should I be looking, and/or if there are tables for this item level stuff.
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>>7623689
>>7623702
If you've tried all that and yet not bothered to actually google how the number of sockets work, the only problem here is you.
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>>7623702
Monsters in act 5 normal will drop Voulges and Halberds of the required item level.
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>>7623706
I've looked up the maximum amount of sockets each item can have. I'm aware the cube recipes are random. I've checked out how Larzuk works. Going by all of that, it should work out.

What the fuck more do you want from me?
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>>7623702
>even wasted Larzuk's reward on it
Dropped in the first area in act 5 from a normal enemy. Took me literally 30 seconds to find and do.
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>>7623719
Then you should know about monster, area and item levels, right? Surely if you've done the reading.
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>>7623702
I feel generous.
>https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Sockets
Check the Sockets by number section. Ilvl means item level. Google Diablo 2 area levels. Find areas with area level at least the same as your desired base and number of sockets. Grind in that area. Normal Cows is probably the earliest place where you can get necessary ilevel.
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>>7623726
I know about all these things. But somehow it never mentioned anywhere - not even in the context of cube recipes or Larzuk's reward - that these things also affect the maximum sockets. You'd think it would be an important detail.

Regardless, I know of it now. Better late than never, though I do wish I'd have gotten it figured out before I fucked up a quest reward. Thanks.
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>>7623728
Oh, THERE it is. Right in the fucking basics.

I still think they could have hammered it in a little bit more. Put in a line to those other places, too, like, "Hey, remember the item level affects this thing? Look up the sockets wiki page for more detail".

Whatever.
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holy FUCK d2 remastered is gonna shit up these threads with brainlets

It's barely even begun and I already wanna pull out my hair.
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>>7623639
4socket polearm, anything Normal Cows or Act 1 NM and onwards.
Just slap it in whatever 4socket you get first cuz it's so cheap.
Then later, put it in an Eth Thresher
Thresher in Larzuk quest always gives 5 sockets, so keep that in mind.
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>>7623702
cunt just get to Hell already
it'll take you like an hour or two.
There's no reason to not just yeet straight to Hell in every playthrough, short of being slightly underlvled or wanting to farm Nightmare Andy/Meph
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>>7623742
ive been saying this for weeks.
50% of the posts will be normies, bads and casuals crying that they cant beat Duriel and that they farmed for a whole 30min and couldnt find an Amn rune.
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>>7623748
I'm not THAT bad, am I?
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>>7623742
There's gonna be console babbies who won't be able to find their way out of the rogue encampment
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>>7623774
remember, it's coming out on 3DS as well, so there's gunna be a lot of the casual mid-30s female crowd who normally play Animal Crossing seeing this on sale for $35 going "ooh an adventure game, sounds fun"
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>>7623774
>what the fuck bros
>the exit spawned on the top last time
>now I've run all around and I cant find it
5min later
>oh sorry guys
>i didnt see the bridge on the bottom
30min later
>fuck so I disconnected and now I cant find the exit again
5min later
>WHAT THE FUCK
>it's on the left now
>FUCK THIS GAME
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This seems fairly good, is it worth upping?
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>>7623813
Sure if you think you will use it. Should be a decent weapon.
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>>7623813
yeah looks good.
might be nice as an offhand weapon for a frenzy barb. plenty of attack rating, damage and mana leech there.
at the very least should get an untwinked barb thru Nightmare
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>>7623826
That's a two handed axe, mate.
It has good bonuses but bad ED. It will serve for a while but better weapons are easily acquired. Both Obedience and Insight shit on it. On the other hand, what mid level weapon is not shat upon by Obedience and Insight. You can use it for the variety.
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>>7623847
>metafaggotry
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>>7623847
It's not that expensive to upgrade a normal unique to an exceptional one, so there's not all that much reason not to.

I upped Rakescar, despite its abysmal durability. Now I'm shredding through everything. It's going to serve me fine for a while.
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>>7623859
>once D2R arrives this thread will be full of casuals and newbs reee
>wtf why are you metafagging *funny reaction picture*
I wasn't even metafagging or however you want to call that...
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>>7623813
When upping, the thing you'll want to look out for is "% enhanced damage/defense", since that's the only bit that will also improve in the process. It helps if you get similar bonuses from skills or other magic items. If neither of those apply, there's not going to be much point.

+127% is pretty good, though. Go for it.
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>>7623437
normal cow crystal swords get 4os from larzuk.
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>Nihlathak drops TWO Rainbow Facets
Man, I wish there was a cube recipe to destroy an item to salvage whatever you socketed into it, rather than just the opposite. I'm never going to use these.
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>>7624358
By the time I had every item in the holy grail, bar tyraels might, I dozens and dozens of them. Probably 50+ without counting the 6 or so I actually used. They're not THAT rare.
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two queston really
1) how old school graphics looks for real
2) how they will handle offline mode (all the games in bnet 2 uses internet (and sc1 feels like shit after life of playing it real offline)
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MrLlama about to stream the alpha for D2R
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>>7624424
Still an hour and 10 mins away I think
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>>7624424
I'm gonna get the real reaction content from a guy who hasn't played in 20 years: trainwreckstv
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>>7624429
>trainwreckstv
Never heard the name. Just opened the stream.
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>>7624429
What takes over an hour to start, and makes half the people depart?
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>>7624424
>>7624429
I'm watching quin, and see how he struggle at Duriel while MrLlama's already done with the entire tech alpha for hours.
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>>7624449
Decent flatulence.
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>>7624453
Last time I watched him he got filtered by one of the early game poe minibosses. Had too much regen.
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>>7624457
No. A trainwrecks intro https://clips.twitch.tv/SmokyCourteousWoodcockUnSane-cRmJSfMKWj0o2LhI
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>>7624458
I watched him go and pray to his holy fire to kill Diablo
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>>7621919

D1 bestiary > D2 bestiary any day
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>>7624485
I can hear all of them perfectly.
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>>7624491
Sound design was great too. The screeching of the fallen, the gargoyle's stony flesh snapping under a sword's blow, the balrog's death scream... why was it that the Diablo 2 equivalents all ended up sounding so flimsy, almost half-assed?
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>>7624485
I want Horned and Lightning demons back in newer games, they wasnt in 2 or 3 (so 4th). Also liking Vipers more than in 2, they are like Nagas here. And ofc Succubus will never be topped.
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D2R alpha launch has failed colossally.
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>>7624619
What'd you expect? Blizzard hasn't done its launches very well lately.
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>>7624485
that's just you experiencing something new
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+1 to all skills should not exist
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>>7624619
quick rundown please?
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>>7624715
It got delayed by a few minutes and it's fucking 20 gigs for 2 acts and 3 heroes jesus christ, the entire game would be 100gb at this point.
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>streamers can't log in
ITS ALL OVER NOW
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LLAMA'S ingame.
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>>7624723
>20 gigs
OG is what 4-5gb with everything installed realistically the remake is 50gb since act 4 is like half/third an act and 2 acts=20gb

whats the size of SC2 remake
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>>7624789
Mate...OG is around 2gb.
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>huge "you have leveled up, assign skills" popup
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>those bolts
yikes
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>>7624796
I hope you can turn that off, jesus.
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>town portal loading screen
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>repeatedly buying potions with left click offsets your mouse
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ngl, from what I've been seeing I think it looks beautiful, just a few polishing here and there.
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Can't wait to get my shit pushed in by souls, now with cool lighting effects.
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>>7624856
Not going to happen, gloams are losers in D2R since they fixed the bug.
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Nice, you can alternate between old and new graphics on the fly.
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>>7624872
So they didn't lie about that feature.
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The fallen mods are cute watching them run makes me giggle
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I miss pre-bnet 2.0
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Enjoy your "remaster", goyim.
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>>7624895
ty I will
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>streamers don't know about run/walk
it pains me
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Holy shit it actually looks good
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Gotta admit some of the monsters and lighting look pretty fucking great in motion.
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My first playthrough will be one of reading all the quest text because I haven't done that ever.
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Still, though - wouldn't it be nice if Blizzard, and the other big AAA companies, were still capable of actual innovation and actual new ideas? Pushing the boundaries of gaming and giving us all something great and new to play? Instead of all these remakes and remasters and endless fellating of Overwatch and shit?
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>waypoint bug STILL not fixed
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>>7624916
no, Blizzard died in 2007
reap whatever rewards you can get from that
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>>7624916
The west is collapsing around you and you expect innovation.
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mommy andy looks beautiful
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>charged bolt causing significant frame drop
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>HD andy nipples in 2021
glorious
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>>7624934
>people still think those are her nipples
I suppose somehow this is a success for the remaster.
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>everyone plays sorc
Out of like 10 streams only one dude played barb. Yawn.
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>>7624945
quin's a zon
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>shops lag on opening
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Looks good but could use another 1.5 years spent on optimisation.
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>>7624945
I guess they all want to see all the fancy new special effects. Makes sense.
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>>7624958
they do that at the end, anon
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>>7624941
pasties wtv
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>>7624945
quin and forsen are zons.
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>Chadmongold the only barb player
>everyone else are metafag sorcs
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>>7624964
tassels
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thye didn't touch maggot lair, thank god.
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>>7625014
Why on earth did you think they would? They've said they're not changing stuff like that.
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>>7625014
Maybe they will, coming the inevitable backlash of newbie kiddies.
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>>7625016
because I thought it would be "fixed"
>>7625017
I don't think they would.
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>>7625016
>trusting any of blizzs promises
I mean....
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>>7625026
I asked 'why'. You just repeated yourself.
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>quin already needs a respec
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D1 lightning was much better and looked pretty realistic. Why did they change that, in D2 it looks like illuminated cumshot.
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>>7625047
I liked the fireball better too, but that may have just been the meatier death sound effects. Nothing in D2 can compare to a chorus of knight death-cries under fire.
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>in the time it took llama to go from maggot lair level 2 through to tomb of tal rasha, zizaran has gone from maggot lair 1 to 2.
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>>7625062
did llama have teleport? wtf
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>>7625070
No, he's just good.
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>>7625070
if that timer's accurate he's also extremely behind
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>>7625080
He's been dealing with a lot of streaming issues. Also crashed, too.

Plus the loading times are significant between every portal and waypoint.
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I wish they created pickable genders for each class so I'd have more erp opportunities.
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>>7625084
I seriously hope they'll find a way to deal with portal loads, because this is ridiculous.
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>>7625103
I probably won't play it if they aren't fixed. Genuinely.
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i'm gonna miss shift+rightclicking loot between storage menus
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>>7625109
I'll still play, maybe even on HC, but definitely will be playing it safer than ever before.
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>>7625116
>HC
Llama literally died in the duriel fight because the game continued while loading.
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>>7625103
>>7625116
There's no fucking way you can play HC with enemies being active as you load in entering the portal.
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>>7625120
>>7625121
I think Barb might be able to handle it if he grinds. Speedrunning is out of the question until this massive issue gets ironed out.
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>mrllama is now jotting down bugs
is he done? wtf
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>>7625137
He's far, far from done. He's just beginning.
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>>7625047
>that looks better than anything in D2
I'm fucking dying here. What are you smoking.
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>>7625137
Yeah he blitzed through. And it wasn't even fast by speedrunning standards lol, think he's just not used to the new interface
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>>7625139
he's looking at it closely now.
>>7625184
>>7625184
goddamn. it took him 1 hour to finish duriel. It would have taken me thrice that
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Is it me or Blood Raven has smaller breasts? She used to be busty.
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>llama austim over portal text placement
I hope they listen to nobody but him.
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>>7625218
He's right though, some of the text placement is wonky and is gonna get annoying when you die because you misclick.
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>>7625234
>He's right though
Yes. I was agreeing with him. Did you not read my post?
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>>7625218
>>7625234
they marketed the game as "the same feel" as the original, these are legitimate concerns.
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>>7625248
I have shit for brains, nevermind.
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>>7623847
ah so it is.
sorry, i was drunk and high when i saw the pic and thought it was a 1-handed axe, or thought barbs could use 2handed ones in 1 hand
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>>7624358
>I'm never going to use these.
bullshit.
you're supposed to use them with larzuk quests to pimp out the last of your gear.
ie: lightning facets into gear that a sorc or amazon would wear.
poison facets in necro gear.
and so on.
that extra -3% or -5% adds up if you have like 4 or 5 of them, and combined with a griffons, death's web, infinity etc.
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>>7624723
that's uncompressed audio in 50 languages for you, lmao
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I have to admit that a lot of the remastered graphics actually look pretty okay, specifically the tower, barracks, jail and catacombs. Not necessarily 'better' than the original since the classic D2 will always have a certain nostalgia for me that I doubt could ever actually be replaced by a remaster. At least it's not all actively bad though. I mostly just can't help but feel like this is exactly what Diablo 3 SHOULD have looked like. the darkness of the in the dungeons coupled with the more real-life-inspired architecture is 1000x better than the generic fantasy shit D3 had with its gaping neon chasms of blue and teal and the gigantic statues holding up bridges spanning glowing abysses in supposedly man-built temples and dungeons. In fact, the catacombs actually have added in MORE Christian and Medieval-style details on previously-blank wall tiles, which is incredibly based. Tombs, bookshelves, statutes of saints and kings, monks, and stone carvings of religious scenes. very well done.
that being said, there are definitely still some issues. the UI, a lot of the items, and of course, the characters all need much work still. and the characters seem to have a few new or previously-unused sounds when they get hit, and if they are indeed old unused sounds, I can see why they were cut in the first place. they are not only quite unappealing, they also sound very out of place and are a pretty jarring distraction from feeling like the original game. Amazon also needs more of her red coloring back on more of her armor kits. they replaced her cloth loin/ass covering with more of an armored skirt to reduce the all-offensive sexiness, but in doing so, they vastly reduced her colorization, and as result, her model looks a bit too generic instead of the of the more instantly-recognizable red.
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>>7625014
>>7625026
you retard
they're literally just slapping an updated graphics emulation window over the top of the old game.
they've said MULTIPLE TIMES that they're not changing anything with the base game.
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>>7625070
nah he's literally the world record diablo 2 speed runner for nearly every class and build, what the fuck do you expect?
he can get a sorc through the entire game in under 2 hours ffs.
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>>7625612
What if you play a barbarian and have no elemental skills at all?
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Remaster/resurrected looks mostly finished from what I've seen, technical alpha is a meme term to give people the illusion that these glaring issues such as the loading times and fps problems will be fixed by the final release. All they can do is touch up the UI and font rendering so llama shuts up.
Shit optimization and terrible loading times will remain, unless the people in charge of the game hire actual programmers and not just art designers.
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this is a comment for hating on adhd streamers like esfand and enjoying non-adhd streamers like asmongold
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Just noticed Lenymo had unique art.
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>>7625778
but what about act 3-5 anon
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>>7625797
Guys like llama and asmon are old-internet. People that would have been using the net when it was just 99% white guys doing stuff for fun or a hobby, and maybe 1 asian every now and then.

'Typical' streamers are cancerous fame/money hungry degenerates and brainlets with no appreciation for what they have or how it got there.
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>>7625778
if the game doesn't restore the original instant load time between areas as the original game has, it will literally be unplayable. switching back to the classic graphics doesn't even fix the problem, so the product would be pointless to play even if you only ever played on classic graphics. not to mention that the gameplay continues behind the loading screen for multiple seconds while you're still trapped behind it, allowing you to not only move blindly, but also allowing enemies to attack you, and in particular in the case of Duriel, able to kill you before you're done loading.
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>>7625748
You just get a Grief or two and outdamage it all.
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>>7625748
then you put them in your plugy stash for an elemental character
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I'm gonna say it...
I want to play this more than TBC.
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>>7620452
You can also read Don Quixote backwards, but that doesn't make it better.
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>>7620356
Hardcore exposes the major weaknesses of Diablo 2.
In Diablo 1, when you see a group of dangerous enemies coming at you, you still have time to react. You need to kite them into a chokepoint, set up firewalls, switch weapons, because if they get close, you are going to be stunlocked and die. But, you have a fighting chance.

In Diablo 2, you load into a room and get instagibbed immediately by Wisps or Undead Dolls that you had no possible way of preparing for. And then you roll the exact same character, kit the exact same build, complete the exact same quests, grind the exact same bosses in the absolute least risky way to get the exact same items until you get back to the exact same point. It doesn't help that the ladder spergs who run a blizzard sorc immediately on every new ladder to reach level 90 and grind uniques and runewords for their other characters have caused the HP and Damage of enemy monsters to skyrocket in Blizzard's shoddy attempt at balancing. 90% of uniques, Set items, and even skills are still beyond useless because everyone bows before Enigma and Insight on an Act 2 merc.
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>>7624485
I loved how straightforward the designs for all the monsters are, the sounds that they make when they attack, their death animations, and the fact that they don't fuck around with flourish animations that telegraph when you need to dodge. They are here to kill you and don't give a fuck. Knights were especially cool. I remember the first time I got to Hell as a kid and it was super dark and these hulking steel dudes come at me and immediately stunlock and kill me.
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>>7626004
>90% of uniques, Set items, and even skills are still beyond useless because everyone bows before Enigma and Insight on an Act 2 merc.
This is why it's the chads who play with their own rules or restrictions that have the most fun. My no-merc rare only HC pally is maybe my favourite character ever.
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>using telekinesis straight up crashes the game
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>>7626027
Class specific items were a massive mistake I think. All the interesting, not even powerful but just interesting, items are gatekept by Mid-Nightmare and Hell. To survive in Hardcore you cannot deviate from your assigned build or you need to have a higher level character grind overpowered items for you.

In D1, I was a warrior who found a staff of golem with a very nice damage mod on it and ended up whacking things to death with my golem buddy. You can't do that in D2 because every class has their own specific role. I wish there were more general unique items that granted weirder abilities to all classes. The closest I got was equiping the Amazon runeword armor on my zealot so the fast attack speed would keep triggering a Valkyrie to spawn.
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>>7626041
>I wish there were more general unique items that granted weirder abilities to all classes.
Anons 1.15 mod does a lot of that. Been having a lot of fun with it myself.
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Is Diablo really that good to play alone? I tried playing 2 several years back for like an hour and never booted it up.
Granted past me was a retard with shit taste in games so i might not of been ready for it yet.
And would it be worth looking into playing 1 as well if i were to try playing this series again?
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>>7626041
d2 randomiser is good for that
completely randomises all uniques with insane modifiers
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>>7626102
Most players these days are singleplayer. D1 I would even recommend solo over multiple.
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>Found that Rainbow Facet
>Fuck it, I'll stick it in my current weapon
>Cube up a socket into my already upped Rakescar
>Facet needs level 48
>Current level: 46
>Just decide to grind a bit at the Worldstone Keep and such, shouldn't be long
>It's 2am
>I'll do Icy Cellar as well, I'm pretty close to leveling up
>Level up
>Notice the Facet didn't need level 48 after all, it needed -49-
>It's roughly 2:30am
>Fuck it, ain't no one got time for that, just go kill Baal
>Beat up his minions
>Got me really close to leveling up
>I guess I could go and finish that one up elsewhere, then I can test out my new amazing fire weapon on Baal
>Except I'm already way overleveled for all the places that remain
>Arreat Plateau, Crystalline Passage, Drifter Cavern
>Anywhere I go I get like a few hundred exp per enemy
>Need only like a hundred thousand to level up, it's taking fucking forever
>Too autistic to just restart to reset the maps and go back to the good places
>Or to just, you know, go to sleep
>It's now 3am

>Fuck it again, I'll just go kill Baal now, it'll get me the final level up anyway
>Baal is his usual annoying little shit
>Freezes me, pushes me away, drains all the mana, clones himself
>Is completely unable to actually come close to killing me
>So it's just a great big boring chore
>Finally bring the fucker down
>Got the level up too
>Immediately stick the Facet into Rakescar
>Suddenly it goes red

>New required level: 54

It's fucking torture.
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>>7626157
>New required level: 54
How?
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>>7626170
I presume all the combined magical properties buffed up the weapon's requirements. Rakescar originally required level 27, but it got buffed somewhere into high thirties (I think) when I upped it, simply because it was too strong for a level 27 guy to wield now. Then the inclusion of the Facet gave it a similar bump.

So it makes sense, I think, it was just an unexpected kick in the teeth.
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>>7626182
Why put it in Rakescar though? That weapon is so weak.
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>>7626260
Let the man use what he wants. Not everyone is a filthy metatranny.
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what are we thinkin', summer release?
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>>7626297
>what are we thinkin', summer release?
"we" aren't thinking anything you fucking homo
>summer release?
for what? your wife's BBC debut?
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>>7626302
>>>/b/
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>>7626029
Sad
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>>7626297
Who's 'we', schizo?
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>>7626297
I see two options at this point.

1 - June 27th. Lord of Destructions 20th anniversary. Proving they are satisfied with the current unpolished state of the game. They will fix whatever the most egregious bugs and things streamers cry over are in the next two months.

2 - November/December proving they want to at least try and seem like they're putting effort in.

I'm leaning June. This is modern day blizzard, after all.
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>>7626304
>>>reddit
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>>7626335
imagine being such a vacuous soi-brained retard that you'd actually consider buying this piece of trash. kill yourself.
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>>7626343
Fucking throw yourself from a bridge. I've been one of the more vocal people here against the whole thing you fuckstick, please point out a SINGLE thing implying I will buy it.

Go on. Do it.
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>>7626358
I'm buying it for you, anon!
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>>7626361
Good for you, I genuinely hope you enjoy it.
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>>7626157
why the fuck are you putting facets into a fucking rakescar?
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>>7626335
>modern day blizzard
Blizzard South have always been a shit company.
Their biggest mistake was dissolving and laying off everyone from Blizzard North
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>>7626343
Anon do you have a reading disability? this >>7626335 post is incredibly negative. Seriously I'm asking, do you have a mental issue?
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>>7626343
go back to /v/
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>>7626368
this faggot is buying the game and you know it
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>>7626382
Half the posters here are buying it, vtard.
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>>7626384
I don't care if every single one of you virgins is buying it, you aren't any less gay for doing so.
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>>7626387
I'll suck your cock right now, anon.
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>>7626391
I bet you would lol
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>>7626394
right is unironically a qt
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>>7626387
I'm going to buy it and have fun playing it with my friends.
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>>7626395
>right is unironically a qt
this is what years of being a sexless virgin will do to you
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>>7626397
t. sexless virgin
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>>7626398
at least you admit to it
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>>7626408
you're going to regret wasting your life on this in 30 years
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>>7626408
Wow I can't believe that actually works. The HP drop is permanent?
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>>7626412
Dumb fuck.
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>>7626408
Is this from the Muttmod anon?
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>>7626416
>mods a dead game
>calling anyone else a dumb fuck
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>>7626423
Yes.

I am not that anon, but you are a dumb fuck.
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>>7626408
wait a minute, its me or the animations are smooth?
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>>7626418
Yes. I also made these guys today (as well as 21 other goatmen/goatman archers/goat lords), they get permanently faster and stronger the more you hit them or get hit by them (they spew blood every time the buff triggers).

>>7626413
No, it just lasts until you die or restart. It'd be too mean otherwise. But they also drain way more max life, I currently have it set so they drain you down to your current hitpoints, so they can easily brick you (until death) if you aren't careful around them.

>>7626442
It might have something to do with Basemod or Glide. It looks normal to me though.
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>>7626465
>hey get permanently faster and stronger the more you hit them or get hit by them
That's really cool. Could make for some super threatening boss packs with the right bonus abilities.
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>>7626004
pfff pleb hardcore is about knowing which fights to pick and going balls to the walls chad striding your way to the boss. To rip and tear their heads off over 9000 times for loot. Till you get most BIS shit for your dude then you just murder fuck everything that moves at players 8 grinding to lv 99. Once you reach lv 99 then you start dueling everyone no matter the class or lv like a true giga chad quiting just a hair before dying. Finally at the end of a ladder you duel another HC bro to the death and don't stop till you yourself finally succumb to death from the alpha prime god chad

The bugs glitches lag and etc death traps are a good thing. They enlighten you to another plain. A higher playing field which causes you to enter a perpetual state of blissful murder zen .

Dying in hardcore due to blizfaggotry gives one such an amazing dopamine hit. It leaves you in a state of rage and violence; you could become a one man holocaust. Such a state can only be enter if you're a solider who just wittnessed your bro die. Or watching someone murder your wife and children. Personally I love dying in hardcore above lv 60 blow off some steam *autistic screeching* and grug tier primal ultra violence smashing shit in my room feels good once a blue moon and afterwords just makes me feel a did a shot of opiates too.
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based mutt mod anon putting more effort in his abomination mod than blizzard on their remaster
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>>7626482
>It leaves you in a state of rage and violence; you could become a one man holocaust.
Fucking kek. Kinda wanna roll a HC character now.
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>>7626465
Sweet. Man I'm looking forward to seeing this.
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Act 1 looks so shitty and lifeless. Open empty fields and bright green grass where you can easily outrun every monster doesn't look right in a dark gritty fantasy game. They could add some more details (pillaged villages, chapels, or any kind of infrastrucure) and Bosch-esque nightmaring atmosphere.

Diablo 1 cathedral atmosphere mogs the entire d2 universe.
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fuck I hate diablo1fags
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>>7626671
Its one Autistic discord shitposter, he is the one behind the new vegas shill threads at /v/ recently too
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Oh boy lads, I getting excited. 10 hours until I don't get in the alpha.
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>>7626716
I can't wait till people like you actually get to play it and you're hyped for it for 8 hours and then you realize what a massive pile of shit it is and you go back to the original. This is post-Activision Blizzard, they are never going to make a good game ever again and you WILL be disappointed. Have fun faggot.
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>>7626716
Shame it's only baba, zon, and sorc.
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>>7626721
Nah
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>>7626725
>Nah
Remember this image when you finally realize the game sucks. Downloaded it off your Myspace page btw, nice profile pic homo.
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>>7626735
see>>7626725
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>>7626737
Just remember, I warned you.
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>>7626753
#mypaladingeneral
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>>7626408
>permanently reducing max HP
>in a game where you have fuck all HP unless you're rocking HoTo and CTA
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>>7626423
>dead game
bnet sports 16k players plus the 10's of thousands of people that play other mods or SP or plugy.
and even from thread post rate alone, Diablo's unironically more alive than a lot of other games.
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Why is there a loading screen every time somebody uses a town portal?
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>>7626954
it's in alpha please understand.
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>>7626665
You should stop snorting your powdered cum from 1996 bro, it's making you really fucking delusional.
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>>7626694
There's at least two of us here.
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>>7626335
Thankfully, it's Vicarious Visions that's been working on it and not Blizz, so they'll probably release it by Christmas. June 27th will be another Alpha test, I assume. That'd make sense, considering there will be multiple testing phases.
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>>7627243
You don't think Blizz won't force them to release early?
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>>7627272
Blizz might do something that dumb, but I hope they won't, for their own good. Just let VV do their thing. Another Reforged situation may end up being fatal.
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> https://www.twitch.tv/videos/979956198?t=06h07m28s
Niggerword didn't know about minimap opacity. damn.
Remember to listen to the experts.
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>>7624624
>What'd you expect? Blizzard hasn't done very well.

fixed
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can't sleep brehs
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So what's the top Diablo 1 mod? I'm playing Beezlebub, but too mob blob.

Really just want widescreen support, all quests, and running in town.

Also
>Summonmancer first time in D2
>Breeze through until I hit Mephisto
>Wat do?

Don't have any awesome shit, and I think level 24
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>>7627458
You'll want DevilutionX: it just improves the base game without adding any tripe on top of it.

The other D1fag is going to try recommend to you The Hell 2. Do not listen to his lies. TH2 is even worse than Beelzebub.
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Anyone happen to get into the alpha?
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I'd like to petition adding this page to OP:

https://fabd.github.io/diablo2-runewizard/

I no longer have to look through every runeword on the wiki to see what I can do. It saves me so much time.
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>>7627489
heard invites go out in 5 hours
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>>7627536
But there's people already playing.
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>>7627539
anon... you gotta believe
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I loved this view as a kid. It made me feel like I'd really come a long way and climbed somewhere high and epic.

I hope the remake won't fuck it up.
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>>7627546
I just wanna go back down and open that chest.
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>>7627534
>https://fabd.github.io/diablo2-runewizard/
Seconded. That's a good layout.
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>>7627540
I only believe in the heart of the cards. Not in blizzshit.
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My druid misses with his Fury way more often than he should be. Looking it up, apparently this has to do with him blocking with his shield and as a consequence the entire attack being fucked - he just goes through the animation even though it was interrupted already.

Does this mean a shield is a liability for a werewolf druid? Should I find a two-hander?
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>>7627942
Yeah, 1.10f+ is fucked in that any action that interrupts your character will produce fake swings/missiles on the immediate subsequent attempt, whether it be hit recovery, block recovery, dodge/avoid or concentration. In PvM, druids basically always use two-handers for this reason (plus druids attack really fast with two-handers). Bonesnap and Steeldriver are both very strong for a weredruid yet also common.
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>>7627942
Similar thing happens to the paladin and the amazon, her having it the worst of all.

If you look up fury druid builds anywhere on the net, they are almost exclusively two handed. Not only do they not suffer from the block issue, but they naturally attack quite fast with two handers.

You can make a one hander work, either the easy option of just not using a shield, or use a shield with like 60% total attack speed on a very fast weapon.
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>>7627965
>>7627973
>The very first maul I gamble is a Bonesnap
>With 299% enchanted damage
Man, it's good to be the king.
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>>7628081
That's bullshit, but I believe it.
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So any of you get the invite yet?
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>>7627272
you realize its thanks to activision bliz is not working on the remake after what happened with WCIII refunded right the company isn't doing to good and activision is pissed
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>>7628084
The bit about it coming in at the very first gamble I can't prove, but why would I lie?
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>>7628081
up that shit for the lulz ASAP ends up needing to be lv 30? and not too much str bonesnap is insanely OP and then up it again when you can use it as an elite weapon
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>>7628112
It'll be quite hard to find something better than that for a while. I'd up it and socket it.
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>>7628126
Just upped it.

>>7628130
Way ahead of you too. I put in another Rainbow Facet because I had a spare.

It's like I never learn.
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>>7628142
>I put in another Rainbow Facet because I had a spare.
Why? Do you even use cold damage? Why not and Eth, Shael or Amn? Something actually useful.
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>>7628142
ruh oh if you up it again it might need to be like lv 78 the rainbow facet was a bad idea
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>>7628142
fucking retard
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That's better.
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>>7628170
You're an imbecile. Why would you waste such a rare item?

Also, did you even check if the attack speed actually makes a difference in frames?
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>>7628170
>not a hel/um
retard alert
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>>7628173
>Why would you waste such a rare item?
Who cares, I'm barely into Nightmare. I'll find more.

>Also, did you even check if the attack speed actually makes a difference in frames?
The stats went from fast attack speed to very fast attack speed. That's the extent of what I know or what I care about.

It does feel faster, though.
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>>7628186
Why would I need a hel rune when I can use it just fine anyway?

Maybe I'll switch in an um once I find one, though. Thanks for the recommendation.
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>>7628187
>or what I care about.
Go play diablo 3. Seriously it'd be better off for you if you care so little.
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>>7628187
>Who cares, I'm barely into Nightmare. I'll find more.
Either this is bait, or you're genuinely one truly dumb motherfucker.

>>7628190
>um rune
Dumb. Eth or Shael are immeasurably more useful. Eth especially.
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>>7628186
Why would you put Hel or Um into a bonesnap?
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>>7628202
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>>7628205
double upped needs over 200 str 120 at lv 30 is a tad high (for a druid) as for um OW is always handly

I'm not a muh IAS autis eth is also based
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>>7628210
>'barely' in nightmare
>able to blow runes to de-socket
>has socket quests sitting around
>first gambles a unique
>got two (2) facets, things which are incredibly rare even in hell
>asks stupid questions
>makes several stupid decisions
>knows little about game mechanics like attack speed

Yeah I'm gonna call bullshit on this whole thing. With all the dumb choices and relative extravagant wealth, you're full of shit. Either a genuinely uncaring retard or a liar.
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>>7628228
>incredibly rare
lol no come on srsly
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>>7628192
Metafags pls go
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>>7628245
There's a difference between being a metafag and not knowing how a basic fucking game mechanic like attack speed works.
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>>7628241
1 in 9000 drop from hell baal.
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>>7628210
Yeah, no, this really is slow as molasses. I put the shael back.

>>7628227
I'll go with that once I find a perfect emerald and can up this thing again. For now, I'll happily enjoy the faster attack.

>>7628228
I've been playing the game since launch. Beyond what got me somewhat scrambling through Hell, I never gave a shit. I didn't even hear about some "breakpoints" until like a week ago when I picked up the game again.

Maybe I'm a retard, but I'm having fun.
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>>7628241
I've never seen a facet drop in Nightmare.
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>>7628259
They can't.
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Imagine coming to an anonymous website to lie about drops in a 20 year old video game.
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>quin just deleted his character
this fucking idiot KEK
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>thread devolves into e-celeb faggotry
i thought that this place was better than this
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>>7628284
>>7628295
Retard.
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There's a lot of talk about all these level 85 areas for magic item finding, but is there anything equivalent for normal and nightmare difficulties? Or are we all expected to coast straight to hell before stopping to minmax and shit?
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>>7628463
Y'know I just was wondering that yesterday watching Kripp run Tombs until like level 28. Maybe there was better gear in AT?
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>>7628481
>equivalent for normal and nightmare
You're failing to understand something on a fundamental level.

https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Area_Level

The whole "level 85 area" thing is just because you can drop any item in the game there off the unique monsters. There's no normal/nightmare equivalent because that just doesn't make sense. Items and monsters can still go higher in level.

But you can still farm the lower areas and have to in order to go into hell, for most builds. Don't bother with normal farming. Nightmare you just run mephisto, pindle and baal. Worldstone and chaos, too. Though mainly meph is what people do in nightmare. The goal is indeed to get into farming hell asap.

>>7628481
Tal rashas tomb and ancient tunnels are the same level in, 17, in normal. Doesn't matter where you farm them in normal, not that you should outside of this alpha. The reason he was doing tombs over AT is that the tombs are bigger and have more monsters.
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Did my guy really just waste a 5/4/die cold facet in a bonesnap? lmao
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>>7628521
I'm almost level 54 now so I could actually use it.
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>>7628535
Yeah but it wouldn't do anything. Do you not understand stats?
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>>7628546
>Do you not understand stats?
Yeah? Like, one of them gives 17-45 extra fire damage, and also drops enemy resistance so more of it will go through.

I guess it'd be more useful if I were a fire elemental druid, but it's hardly "won't do anything".
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>>7628568
You'd be gaining 1-2 more damage from that at best. You wasting an entire socket on that means you really don't understand these things.
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>>7628578
If it says it does 17-45 damage, how come it only actually does 1-2? I don't think the enemy fire resistance could ever be, what... 95%? At least not every enemy.

I believe I've already made it more than clear that I do not understand the game mechanics all that deeply. I never cared about them enough to look them up, but if you want to explain it to me a little more closely now, I'll gladly listen. It seems to be the sort of a subject matter you're passionate about, after all. It's only polite.
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>>7628568
Fucking zoomer.
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>>7628568
>regular attack does 280 physical damage per hit
>jewel adds 30 cold damage on average
>also drops enemy cold res by 4% and my damage increases by 5%
>X enemy has 45% natural cold res
>so now 41% and I do 30 damage +5%
>this means the jewel adds between 1 and 2 damage to its own cold damage and nothing extra at all to your build

A fucking flawless topaz would be more damage AND less wasteful of a very rare item better spent on a build that uses cold.
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>>7628609
Pretty sure that math is wrong. 31,5 damage minus 41% would be 18,5.

>A fucking flawless topaz would be more damage
How? 1-30 damage would average 15,5, which is way less.
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>>7628601
>17-45
>wasting a jewel, let alone a unique jewel AND a socket slot on like 30 damage when there are easier to find and more effective options
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>>7628463
For Nightmare there's Andy for SoJs, Meph, and Baal.
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>>7628625
>How? 1-30 damage would average 15,5, which is way less.
I meant perfect, but regardless

>Pretty sure that math is wrong. 31,5 damage minus 41% would be 18,5.
I was generalizing, you absolute autist, and was also referring to the % numbers which you were hyping up, not specifically the inherent cold damage. You use the jewels for the % increase and decreases not the pitiful raw damage, for which there are countless better choices, from regular jewels, runes and even gems.

You get autistic over my vague, generalized math, yet don't care enough to know how attack speed works or why using a cold damage jewel on a physical build is a retarded idea.

You fucking spastic.
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>>7628568
>so more of it will go through.
Yeah sure, enjoy your 4 more damage points instead of literally anything actually useful.
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>>7628643
>I was generalizing
Then you could at least have gotten the math right. It would have made it easier to understand.
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>>7628662
I'll be sure to dumb it down further for you next time.
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Would there be some autistic mod that would "smoothen" the pixels for the original game?
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>>7628685
yes it's called diablo 2 resurrected
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>>7628723
No that's a graphic overhaul, was I not clear, I meant like, the shaders in Libreto
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Math aside, thanks a lot for recommending me Bonesnap. I've been ripping up everything in my sight. It's so much fun.

It's not completely perfect - I take a bit more damage now, sure, and spend more time all frozen up. But at least this is for a reason I understand, namely that I don't have a shield to block the stuff with anymore, rather than some weird engine quirk that causes me to flail impotently at thin air.

Things are looking up.
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>>7628737
Here's a next suggestion: ribcracker.
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>>7628685
Not really. Svens glidewrapper does a tiny bit of graphical adjustment, but not really what you're after.

Project diablo 2 has a smoother look, you might want to dig into that and see if you can get it to work on the standard game. No idea myself.

>>7628737
cannot be frozen is very rare. Keep an eye out for these:

https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/Cannot_be_Frozen
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>>7628743
Now that you've mentioned it watch him suddenly get that, too
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>>7628750
>Not really. Svens glidewrapper does a tiny bit of graphical adjustment, but not really what you're after.
>Project diablo 2 has a smoother look, you might want to dig into that and see if you can get it to work on the standard game. No idea myself.
All right. thanls
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>>7628737
You are actually supposed to look for Ribcracker. IIRC it drops starting from normal Baal and is infinitely better than that piece of wood. For the low price of one Pul rune and some other garbage you upgrade it to it's elite version and destroy everything until the end of hell.
Also gratz on baiting all of anons here, nice job.
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>>7628756
at least ribcracker ain't something that can't ever be found in nightmare unlike the facet
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>>7628762
I'll keep an eye out, but I'm not terribly fussed if I don't find one. I feel that Bonesnap's going to serve me well for a while.

If one does drop, I'll let you know.

>Also gratz on baiting all of anons here, nice job.
Thanks. I really didn't think anyone would miss a Facet THAT much. But I never cared to play a sorceress or anyone else that'd really need one. I just thought the damage bonus was neat.
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>>7628787
>thought the damage bonus was neat.
>of a facet
>sorcs can get over 100,000 damage on lightning
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Well, no Ribcracker so far, but Radament dropped this ring, so I guess I've got >>7628750 going for me now.

That said, switching my merc to the nightmare model may have been a bad idea. Ditching Defiance on top of the shield has tanked my defense something fierce, and Might on top of everything else feels like overkill. I'm relying a lot more on life steal now, and skeletons of course won't give any so they're a bit of a bother.

But they die pretty quick once I get close, so I could be doing worse.
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>>7628867
Get the holy freeze merc. Much more useful.
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>>7628954
Starting to look like it'd work out for me better, but I'll keep going a little more. See how much I end up needing the Might against something really tough. Like Duriel.

Fuck that guy. Killed me four times in normal, which I think is a new record. And I'm pretty sure he'd be immune to Holy Freeze.
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>>7628982
No he's not immune to it, same as cannot be frozen doesn't work against it for you either.

I'd recommend it holy freeze. The sheer survivability and control it grants is so much better than might.
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Hey modders, is there a way to swap the player model to X monster in the text files? Or hero editor?
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>>7629030
Look into states.txt under the states wolf, bear, delerium or monsterset. Basically
>set transform=1, disguise=1
>set gfxtype=1
>set gfxclass=monstats ID of the monster you want to transform into
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Okay yeah this is a lot better.

I don't think I've ever used Holy Freeze, really. Haven't played a paladin in years - used to still think Thorns was a good idea back then, or Redemption.
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Is there really no hope for an untwinked Bowazon?
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>>7629085
I did the whole grail on it. Physical even. You just gotta git gud and grind.
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>>7629086
Understood. Maybe I'm just scared of the roadblocks thinking way ahead before even trying.
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>>7626753
HEY! Where da white succubus at?
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>>7628982
Holy Freeze merc is useless for shapeshifter. Don't listen to the dude, he knows shit. Keep the might merc.
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>>7629071
Got that working, thanks! Just attached the state to prayer aura and stuck the skill on a charm.

I'm messing around with the corrupt rogue after reading this:

>The Corrupt Rogues were perhaps the only monsters of Diablo II that were componentized as fully as the game's classes. They can technically wield any weapon within the game. This is because they were used as a testbed for the programming that would be used to allow customization of the game's classes.

But when in game the player-turned-rogue doesn't show any weapon equipped. Any ideas?
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>>7627465
I took your advice Anon.

All that shit and no button to see loot? The auto pick gold is nice, but still can't see loot under certain backgounds.

otherwise, pretty good vanilla mod.
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>>7629105
>metafag "damage is all that matters" retard chimes in
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>>7629094
We were talking about this last thread, maybe go read it. Here's part of what I said..

>Best bet is to go from a Zephyr/random unique bow into a Harmony, then pray to fucking God you get a decent unique like Goldstrike Arch to upgrade or Witchwild String, then farm your brain out to get something end game.

It's not a complicated build to play or set up, you just have to accept it will take a long time or a lot of luck to really get good.
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>>7629113
>not wanting useless shit on your character is metafagging
Come on dude. I know you can do better.
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>>7629115
Thanks! I'll look out for those two uniques.
Are bases important for early game bow runewords? Like for the sorc, getting a good leaf staff will make things better for her.
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>>7629125
Not for early game, no.

>>7629123
>useless shit
The slow is fucking amazing, what the hell are on about?
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>>7629128
>The slow is fucking amazing, what the hell are on about?
Why does wolf need slow?
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>>7629136
To keep enemies in place, stop them hitting you, stop bosses from doing things. Do you have brain damage?
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>>7629128
>Not for early game, no.
Got it
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>>7628280
wheredoyouthinkyouare.jpg
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>>7629140
Lmao dude, wolf and bear wants everything as close to him as possible so he doesn't have to waste time getting close. He doesn't need the crowd control because he has thousands of HP thanks to his skills and he doesn't give a shit about anything that does damage to him because fury is uninteruptible and he has so much HP hit stun never triggers, anyway. He doesn't give a shit about bosses for the same reason and he probably will have decre merc anyway.
On the other way he REALLY wants that damage boost because he is a physical fighter.
Do YOU have brain damage?
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>>7629136
>Why does wolf need slow?
There is not a single build in the game that is not improved by having holy freeze around if possible.
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>>7629160
He's just started nightmare, you retard.
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>>7629107
I don't know if I trust that. You could try digging into the various mpqs to see if you can find anything more for data\global\monsters\cr, but from what I can tell the corrupt rogue is missing a lot of weapon and shield graphics (the only weapon/shield graphics I'm seeing are those that show up in-game, which are obviously not a complete set; no daggers, no crossbows, no bone shields, no scythes and so on).

But as for getting equipment to show, you'd need to replace the character's graphics. Basically, find the same directory as one of the characters and rename CR graphics to that of the character then put them into data\global\chars\AM (AM if you want to replace the Amazon for example). It may be possible to add an eighth character to the game and transform into it via states, although I'd need to do some testing to confirm that.
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>>7629171
Thank you!
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>>7629160
>fury is uninteruptible
Fury gets interrupted all the time, you absolute turboretard. See >>7627965
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>>7629160
Wanna know how I know you know nothing about the game?
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>>7629163
Nice empty phrase. What exactly does a barbarian or paladin get out of holy freeze merc that would justify using it instead of might merc?
>>7629168
So relatively he is even more strong than in hell? Okay!
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>>7629182
Then stop using shield. Hit recovery never triggers because you have shitload of HP. You should first play the character if you want to argue about it. Rest doesn't apply to druid.
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>>7629196
>What exactly does a barbarian or paladin get out of holy freeze merc that would justify using it instead of might merc?
Survivability.
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>>7629205
>Hit recovery never triggers because you have shitload of HP
AHAHHAHHAHHHAHAHAHAAAAAA
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>>7629206
Well if the character with highest raw stat gain and access to battle orders OR easy access to max and almost fastest block chance with high def needs survival ability then you are doing something wrong.
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>>7629212
Very nice response, bro. You have won this argument. I KNEEL.
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>>7629194
Tell me. And do better than the other anon.
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>>7629205
Even without the shield I swing at nothing from time to time.
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>>7629160
>wanna know how to survive in hardcore?
>just don't die bro, simple as
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>>7629221
That's because a) you have shit attack rating and simply don't hit or b) target got out of range, which happens all the time.
>>7629224
This discussion isn't even about hardcore mode. The facet dude is not playing hardcore for sure so I don't know why you would even bring this up.
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>>7629229
>so I don't know why you would even bring this up.
That's because you're low IQ
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>>7629229
>target got out of range, which happens all the time
Maybe it'd happen less if they were frozen.
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Don't bully my man for stuffing his Bonesnap with a 5/4 cold facet.
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>>7629235
Very nice. I KNEEL again. These arguments are too high level for me.
>>7629237
Or you can just come a little bit closer and kill them before they get out of range. And maybe trigger their hit recovery with your boosted melee damage.
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>>7629251
>These arguments are too high level for me.
Well obviously, you literally couldn't understand my point.
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>>7629254
Enlighten me.
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>>7629259
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>>7629263
Haha. Okay.
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LET ME INNNNNNNNNNNNNN
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>>7626394
is this for real?
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>Summonmancer first time in D2
>Breeze through until I hit Mephisto
>Wat do?
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>>7626394
mommy on the left
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>>7629413
Screenshot and show us your skills.
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>>7629414
dommymommy on right
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>>7629426
i love the aesthetics of mature women, but the one on the left won me over
Today women are too feminine and I don't like them
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>>7627942
>does this mean a shield is a liability?
to be honest, yes.
this is why speedrunners throw away their shield the second they spawn in.
melee characters's attacks always miss if they get interrupted during their attack cycle.
even amazon has this problem with her passive abilities, which is why strafe etc misses more than it feels like it should.

in general, instead of trying to just man-mode a big pack of mobs, as a melee you want to try and split them up a bit and take them on one or two at a time, to reduce this problem.
tl;dr yeah use 2-handed weapons on barb and melee druid.
paladin's OK cuz his block animation is 1 frame, instead of like 10 for every other character
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>>7629441
Agreed. We must remember that the Amazon is a warrior. A seasoned killing machine that could crush any of our skulls between her steel-taut thighs. She's not some foolish little girl or a supermodel, and her face will reflect this.
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>>7629441
>>7629453
right one's pretty rough tho
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>>7628463
NM bosses (Andy, Meph, Diablo, baal) are worth running early on when you have literally no uniques or good gear to work with. Particularly Andy and Meph.
NM Diablo & Baal are good to run if you hit Hell at an early level. Ideally you dont really want to be in Hell before lv65 or 70 (due to exp penalties) so do a few baal runs if you're underlvled.
NM LK runs can be worth it if you're after +skill grand charms, but it's up to you if you think it's worth your time.
NM Countess if you're needing some runes.

Then once you have some shit, act 1 hell alone gives you access to some nice places: the Pit, Mauso, Andy, Countess and some SuperUniques that you can farm as a start.
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>>7629465
pls just farm Hell if you're a zon, necro, sorc, paladin, sin
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>>7629473
yeah ultimately this, especially if you're a sorc and can just yeet thru NM in 30min
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>>7629473
+ druid
sorry babas
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>>7629482
this
druid can do hell extremely easy and fast too
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>>7629426
I think cassia should look more like her HOTS artwork
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>>7629551
cassia? heart of the swarm?
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Best items to farm for paladin NM -> H and where to find
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>>7629413
Decrep+ Clay golem. Go to A2 normal and talk to Drognan until you get yourself a teleport staff. This thing will carry you through the worst of areas like the river of flame, and the maggot lair, plus it's super handy for controlling your army(for one, you can "telebomb" on top of annoying enemies and bosses to allow *all* your minions to attack, works wonderfully for Diablo. Just be careful you don't get yourself killed). Just be warned, it's expensive as fuck to repair.

You might want to grab a wealth runeword as well, it helps a ton for MF and repairs/merc rezzes.

Once you start getting deep into nightmare and start hell, your skellie's DPS will have fallen off so much that you're going to be relying on your Merc and -corpse explosion- for most of your damage, but your skeletons will still provide a valuable wall. As soon as you get to A2 nightmare, get a might merc and keep him geared and leveled. Watch out for excellent items for him like tal's face, obedience runeword(look for Eth bases), or powerful armor like Shaftstop, which can be upped to make it even better. Look into "ebugging" once you get into hell- you can make monstrous Merc armor if you happen upon some good eth armor. Whatever you do, take care of your Merc and he'll take care of you.

But yeah, a screenshot of your skills/gear would help.
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>>7629570
>it's expensive as fuck to repair.
Ort+chipped gem recharges and repairs. It's trivial to farm a stash of them from countess.
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>>7629413

You need a +3 raise skeleton/+3 mastery bone wand. Done by shopping act 2 vendor at level 13 or cubing low quality bone wand with eld + chipped gem. Heads can only be found, search for low quality heads and reroll with el + chpped gem to get +3 raise skeleton/+3 mastery mods.

At the end game you can reroll rare wands/heads with low level character to get +5 to rasie skeleton/mastery.
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>>7629562
I'm doing shock+zeal
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>>7629553
https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/Cassia
D2 Amazon aged well in the original art and even HOTS which her post D2 backstory is canon as Xul

Vicarious Visions is full of retards who cant get the original art right like the crash remasters
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>>7629415

Also:
+1 to Teeth
+1 to Bone Armor
+2 for Corpse Boom Boom
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>>7629623
Wands with mastery and raise skeles have been few and far between.
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>>7629838
>Wands with mastery and raise skeles have been few and far between
Get about 200k gold and go to A2 normal drognan with an eastern exit(you run out of town and back in and his wares will be reset) and check any wand that can have two sockets. You may have to hold onto a good wand for awhile before you socket it with cube, or blow a quest on it(not recommended), but once you get one with two sockets you can slap Dol Io(NOT "Lo") into your wand for White runeword, and that should easily last into hell.
It may take you some time(an hour or two) to find a nice base wand, but it's worth it. To save you some time, ignore regular "wand" and "yew wand", as those can only have one socket.
You might need to hit up nightmare/hell countess for your runes, or get lucky with hellforge. In any case, they shouldn't be too hard to obtain. Also, Life/mana leech does not work for corpse explosion(return man on kill does), or extend to your minions.
https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/White_Rune_Word
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>>7629881
is it more important to get a 2 socket wand or a good skele summon?

Have lots of gems, but few runes. May have to grind until I can resurrect?

t. Pally primary
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>>7629806
I don't imply insult here, anon, but with your gear and high character level, the problem here is you.

Is it meph in particular you're stuck on? Here, even without a TP staff I'll give you the brainlets way to win.

Run up next to him, open a town portal and go through it. Return back to meph. Now all your minions are on top of him. Run 1/2 a screen away, curse him with amplify damage (which you didn't mention having skills in) and resummon your clay golem as soon as he dies. Repeatedly. Iron golem is for plebs and lategame. Clay golem slows bosses and draws their attacks. Feed merc potions while fighting with shift+potion number.

If all your guys get wiped go resummon them all and start the fight again. If meph keeps getting his health back, that's because there is a council member somewhere healing him, make sure they're all dead first.

Seriously shouldn't be difficult at all.

Now, if it's monsters in general you're having trouble with, then your summons probably need to be a higher level and no not just 'skill' level, but their actual level which will be increased with your own. Push through act 4 as fast as you can, then get to the first waypoint in act 5 and farm that boss pack just above it until you're level 35+. You should steamroll the rest of act 5 and early nightmare.

Also give your minions more skills in summon resist. It helps. You can take the points out later if needed.
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>>7629935
yeah, very first Necromancer, so it's def me. It's only Meph, and pulling all his mobs and then having to rebuild by bone boyz takes awhile.
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>>7629710
I find it funny how quickly those dicksuckers went from changing her original artwork to this garbage thinking that blizzard senpai is giving them free alpha copies

Also D2zon was in her mid to late 20's in D2
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How the fuck do I keep my damn merc alive? I'm doing a meteorb and in hell difficulty he dies almost immediately. It's almost pointless to even have a merc I feel like unless you have tanky gear. How much defense should he have so he's not fucking useless?
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>>7629952
Build yourself a Treachery and get him a lifeleech helm.
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>>7629948
meph does majority elemental damage, so as I said put a few more points in summon resist. Even going from level 1-3 would be a big help.

>>7629952
>How the fuck do I keep my damn merc alive?
>It's almost pointless to even have a merc I feel like unless you have tanky gear.

You answered your own question. Though getting him lifesteal helps a lot, too. Same with resistance. Also items with %damage reduction. Both res and damage reduction you can get from treachery.

Level up, as well, and he will die less from just being able to avoid more hits.

Also, you're a fucking metafag sorc, use your teleport to keep him alive. The rest of us don't even have that option.
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>>7629109
Doesn't Hellfire have a button for highlighting loot? Or maybe Devilution doesn't work with Hellfire, never modded D1 myself.
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>>7629956
Not a bad idea. What base item should I use?

>>7629960
Is it damage reduction as a percentage or as a value? I have armor that has "damage reducted by 11" or whatever. Is that what you're talking about?
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>>7629952
good armor (1k def eth base with Fortitude in it) and a good weapon (Obedience in an Eth Thresher)

Congrats, your merc no longer dies and he does 6k dmg a hit (which 5% lifesteal is ACTUALLY healing him something worth a damn now)

he wont live long in Hell if he's still rocking something plebby like a Smoke and Insight. If you are, just take it slowly and carefully, using Teleport to reign him in if he decides to run into a pack of 20 mobs.
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>>7629973
Is it neccessary to get rare gear just to keep him alive? I would just play without him but I feel like with all the immunes it's hard to manage crowd control without a merc with you
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>>7629972
No, the % is what you're after. The raw number can be useful but it's not as powerful.

Christ even this would be massive for a merc.
https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/Shaftstop

Hell give him a spare shaco, it has 10%. Or a rockstopper.
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>>7629972
>What base item should I use?
Whatever has the highest defence you can get with the right sockets.
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>>7629979
I figured that but I wanted to be sure. Thanks for the suggestion.

>>7629982
Well I'm still in Act 3 so I can't do hell cows yet
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>>7629986
I said "can get". That means whatever you can get now.
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>>7629976
yes. sounds ridiculous but like you said, having him able to stay live is great for characters like a sorc or amazon, who want someone to draw all the monster's attention and bunch them up for you.
Go with a rockstopper helmet (fairly common unique) and a shaftstop or rockfleec or similar armor if you're a poorfag. Treachery is a pretty good merc armor for cheap, cant recommend it enough. It has a lot of attack speed on it and the fade proc gives him max resists and damage reduction.

Obedience is one of the most cost effective melee weapons and I cant recommend it enough. All you need is a Fal rune, which you'll probably get from Hellforge or Countess in Hell fairly easily.
Larzuk questing a Thresher will guaranteed give you 5 sockets for it.
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>>7629972
Doesn't matter much. Higher defense will make it harder to proc Fade on your merc.
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>>7629990
No I get it I'm just asking what would be the most bang for buck
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>>7629996
just get some eth armor that has around 400 or 500 base defense and ethbug it
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>>7629918
Gah, power went out halfway through, let's try again.

You'll want +skills, as you can always add sockets later(cube recipe for a 2 slot wand would be 5/6 chance, socket quest always gives maximum sockets an item can have).

Skip resurrect imo, if you haven't yet, get amplify damage(it's -100% physical resist for enemies, works for your minions, and 50% of corpse explosion is actually physical(the other half fire), so it can turn CE into a one-shot screen clear on Amp'd enemies).

And also decrepify. This is for bosses and deadly packs. A decrep+a clay golem will render most bosses less threatening than your basic Fallen. However, if your merc isn't well-geared for pushing out the dps, you may have to play "lumberjack mode" while your skeles swing away for entire minutes before that tre- err, boss finally falls.
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>>7629994
>>7629995
Nice, thanks for the help. I'll be on the lookout for those.

>>7630002
>ethbug it
What? Besides if the merc is wearing it why does it matter?
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>>7629994
>or amazon
I found it more useful as the bowzon to have no merc and no valkyrie, as being able to predict where the enemies are moving i.e. toward you, is much more useful for positioning and attacking. This was my end-game grail farming bowzon with 600hp. It significantly slowed me down to use either desert merc or valk.

The act 1 merc actually works well as she tends to stay behind you.
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I've never had a 1400+ ebug armor to make Fort with but I've always felt mercs are squishy no matter what.
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>>7630010
I've literally never ebugged in my life, but have done the holy grail and got 3 99s. Ebugging is not necessary outside of meme builds and meta autism.

Damage reduction, lifesteal and smart play is what keeps the merc alive. That and a high level.
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>>7630005
"Ethbug", "ebug", "ebugged", these are all names for this: https://www.almarsguides.com/Computer/Games/Diablo2/Crafting/HoradricCube/WeaponsandArmor/Ebugging/

TLDR; Ethereal armor, under certain conditions, can be socketed, and when it is, it re-applies the 50% Ethereal armor bonus, giving you an item with an unnaturally high armor. This is important for Mercs as their gear never takes durability damage, and Ethereal gear can not be repaired. Also, this bug only works for armor, no double-dipping your Ethereal weapons!
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>>7630014
I mean it's just a natural part of the game. You add sockets to eth armor and boom, no big deal.
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>>7630003
Nice

I'm going to grind a level for amplify and 1-2 for more resistance along with looking for badd ass wand.
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>>7630037
Can't believe you haven't been using amp this whole time. It's literally double damage for skeletons.
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>>7630020
>Also, this bug only works for armor, no double-dipping your Ethereal weapons!
There are other ways to bug your weapons if you are a gigautist.
>start on 1.07
>find an eth weapon and get lucky with sockets
>port it to 1.09
>put a zod into it then erase the zod, you keep the indestructibility
>port it to 1.10+ and you now have a +50% total damage, +50% max damage, ethereal, indestructible base weapon
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>>7630053
If this were possible for something like a hydra bow or grand matron bow, I'm autistic enough to go ahead and do it, but sadly this game takes every available opportunity to shit on bows and they can't be eth.
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>>7630020
Oh I see, thanks for clearing that up. Helps a lot.
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>>7630042
>bought Diablo 2 first week of release
>never played Necro
>took le curse < summons

Normally a mighty thorny pally, but I like having my own mob. May run druid after this.
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>>7630061
So if you weren't using curses, what the fuck were you doing when your minions were fighting? just standing there?
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The day I get a dweb is the day I make my first necro.
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>>7629986
>Well I'm still in Act 3 so I can't do hell cows yet
You must have some amount of life leach on him. At your level the usual is Tal Rasha helm or Crown of Thieves. Both of them should drop from nm Mephisto. Otherwise, Insight in a good base and Treachery armor, like the other anon told you.
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>>7630057
The only cool thing bows get is the 1.08 Windforce which had +35 dexterity. Also not bow specific, but you can farm 1.07 small/grand charms which give +12/+40 max damage, helps make up for the otherwise shitty bow damage.
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>>7630064
whacking with muh wand and whacking healers
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>>7630005
eth items dont lose durability if your merc wears them, so try to give your merc eth items when possible, cuz that's a free 50% base defense or 50% base damage they're getting.

also, doing the socket recipe on eth items applies their 50% twice. it's a bug, but when you do it on a good piece of armor you end up with say, a Fortitude Runeword body with 4000 defense
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>>7630082
>whacking with muh wand and whacking healers
If that's the case, then the only thing getting whacked was your head as a child. Holy fuck, anon.
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>>7630009
ah to each his own. that's your playstyle and mine's mine I guess.
I use a lv17 valk and a good merc to gather mobs up and slow them (with holy freeze merc) while I pew pew from behind.
the valk and merc are able to kill any immunes I have problems with on their own usually, and if i'm feeling really lazy I just let them do most of the work and i just chip in an occasional Strafe or something.
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based /vr/ autist who remembers bugs from 20 years ago
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>>7630091
what should I be doing? I mean I haven't had any issues except until now.
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>>7630094
We're almost playing completely different characters at this point. Quite interesting. I even kept a harmony on switch for extra movespeed so I could weapon swap and re-position myself as fast as possible. Kinda need to when you're playing with 600 life like me.
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that'd be fucking sweet to make a BotD in
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>>7630064
yeah some people do this
it's called Netflixmancer.
you move one and a half screens
skellies find shit to fight
go back to watching your movie or whatever for 5min
check back on PC when the skellies go quiet.
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>>7630105
Using curses. They're unbelievably useful.

>Amplify damage is literally 2x damage for skeletons and mercs.
>Dim vision makes ranged enemies a non-factor.
>Life tap gives all your guys stupid high life regen.
>Decrep shits on bosses.

Hell, even lower resist, attract and confuse can be useful for you at times.
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>>7630107
yeah, assuming you know this, but valkaryie gets a big gear upgrade at lv17
so with that one bow that gives up to +6 to valk, plus some general +skill gear it's fairly easy to hit lv17 without having to put too many points into it
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>>7630105
pretty much every curse has a nifty, strong or fun use.
>confuse to make large groups of mobs in-fight with each other like in Doom
>attract to make everything gang up on that one annoying mini-boss
>decrep on bosses, making them move so slowly that they dont even animate anymore
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>>7630112
Oh don't get me wrong, I did that, but only with my 9000IQ autism necro with a beast in hand and a million +skills. I'd never do it on even a "fairly good" necro.

>>7630118
Yeah I know. They can get extremely powerful, even more than mercs eventually. But as I've stated my playstyle just doesn't work as well with them. Faith on act 1 merc is my go-to.
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>>7630105
Beat Baal, maybe grind out a few levels for amp/decrep. Once you get into nightmare, it's perfectly viable to stay there farming baal until you're 70-80.

Get your A2 nightmare Might(the offensive one, A2 nightmare -only-) merc Asap. He buffs all your skeletons and himself with might aura, which increases melee damage dealt from 40%(level one), to 320%(level 99).
https://www.lurkerlounge.com/spirea/Hirelings/Stats.shtml
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>>7630128
yeah i wanna try the faith act 1 merc.
i found a nice sword base for an act 5 merc other day, cant wait to try the sanctuary thing in Chaos Sanctuary
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>>7630146
>yeah i wanna try the faith act 1 merc.
It really shines when you use a windforce yourself. The sheer damage from windforce coupled with the fanat aura is nuts.

Takes the physical bow build from 'okay' to 'very good' and is even more powerful than straight up using a faith yourself + might merc.

Sadly it's a very expensive build and requires heavy investment into dexterity, to the degree you're getting 1 shot when hit by almost anything.

>sanc act 5 merc
I love it, myself. Super good.
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>>7630105
Oh yeah, a few tips that'll probably help save you time;
Shift+right click scrolls and potions in shops. This will fill any tomes you have, and for potions, it will fill matching slots, or any empty slots, if available.

Hit r to toggle run/walk, hold shift to stand in place, and hit "~" to toggle your potion panel. "w" quickly switches between weapon config 1&2. Also, don't drag and drop potions to your merc; force feed them instantly with shift+(potion key).
Make sure to hotkey frequently used spells if you haven't yet.
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>wasting cold facets in silly places
>necros not using curses, just smacking things
>pro and anti remaster fags shit flinging
>d1 fags shitting on d2 as always
>plebs crying about how hard it is to find the right sockets, turns out they're farming them in places they can't even drop
>people lying about drops
>modders losing grasp on reality and making the most wacky stuff imaginable
>baiters baiting
>nobody here even gets into the alpha
>plebs getting filtered by Infector with their low fire res

>remaster isn't even out yet

Oh boy...
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fuck it's beautiful
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>WHYY
>HAAA
>HEYA
What the fuck were they thinking?
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>>7630646
never played a melee sin desu
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>https://clips.twitch.tv/SparklyOilyElkFutureMan-OconKn5ToQatUuzY
based koreans
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>>7630816
too bad blizzard wont listen
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>>7630251
>farming sockets

Add "dumb ESL noobs posting their opinions" to the list.
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>>7630828
The fuck are you on about?
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>>7630832
Learn English before starting conversations on 4chan, or just stick to lurking. Thank you for your cooperation.
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>>7630840
Dumbfuck. By 'farming sockets' I meant farming socketed items. Fucks sake you retards need everything spelt out for you.
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>>7630842
By "just lstick to lurking" I meant kill yourself.
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>>7630845
not my fault you're a brainlet.
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>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEl8qsJgB7w
his autism is fun to watch
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9FImc2LOr8
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>>7630848
It's your own fault and nobody else's that you can't form a coherent sentence.
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>>7630858
Are you going to complain the same when people say "farm chaos" instead of "farm chaos sanctuary"?
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>>7630857
lmao
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>>7630845
>lstick
Leave, ESL trash.
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>>7630862
No, because it's not the same thin.

>>7630864
>crying about a typo

Try harder retard.
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>>7630881
>thin
Leave, ESL trash.
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>>7630881
>same thin.
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>>7630881
It is the same thing. Literally what the fuck else could "farming sockets" mean?
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>>7630886
I don't know, my English isn't ESL tier.

>>7630882
>>7630883
triggered
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>people lying about drops
For the record, I did have like 270+% magic find when I went gambling. I found Gull pretty early on and I've been sticking to it for whenever I'm out looking for some good loot. I even upped it just for the sole purpose of making farming a little easier.

Come to think of it, I could socket it as well.

Done and done. I don't think I'll be wasting another Facet on this one, though: that joke's getting old. But if I find a jewel with some more magic find, then I'll stick that in there. Every little bit helps.
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MF doesn't affect gambling.
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>>7630893
Just slap in a perfect Topaz.
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>>7630902
For lightning damage?
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>>7630893
How did you farm that socket, anon? That's pretty cool.
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>>7630904
MF.
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>>7630908
Topaz don't give MF in weapons.
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>>7630893
mate gambling isnt affected by mf.
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>>7630901
>>7630918
I know, I'm just messing with you now. I've given a pretty solid impression of not knowing how the game works, but I do know that much. (Though in fairness's sake, I have to say I only learned about it fairly recently as well, after explicitly looking it up.)

That said, Anya is right on the way to Pindle so I'm often pretty stacked on magic find when I go gambling anyway. And even if there's no tangible mechanical benefit to it, I'm a little bit superstitious about these things - I'm stacking myself up on magic find to let the universe know what I'm looking for, a sort of a prayer to whatever deities or spirits of good fortune that might be overseeing us.

Anyone else ever do that? Or do you have any other superstitions about the game? I guess Diablo 2 isn't the best game about such things because its mechanics are so very well understood and often exploited, but it does make things a little bit more fun.
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>>7630912
Oh, maybe upgrade the weapon again then.
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>>7630931
>I know, I'm just messing with you now.
Could you not? You're just making threads die faster with your retarded bait posts.
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>>7630931
>I know
No you didn't.
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>>7630935
The thread's already basically dead. I don't think it makes a difference anymore.

I'll try and tone it down for the next thread, though, if it makes you feel better.

>>7630936
I mean, honestly, doesn't magic find only apply when there's a chance to find non-magic items? Which isn't the case in gambling. So one could in fact piece it together all on their own.
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>>7630937
I meant overall, brainlet. Probably 50 posts in this thread are you and people replying to you. Cut it out with the inane bullshit.
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>>7630938
Cut 50 post away from this thread, and we'd be past the bump limit anyway.
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>>7630940
here's your (you) faggot
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Since the thread's at its very last leg, let me see if we could finish it on a high note: thanks again for all the help, to me and the necroguy and any other clueless coming in for questions. You know what you're talking about and are willing to pass the wisdom even when we annoy you, and I think that's very commendable.

The thing about getting good at something is that once you have learned all the important lessons, once you know what you're talking about, it starts to seem really obvious - and the ones that do NOT know about these things start to look like absolute cretins. It's this weird quirk of our human minds and one that it would be good for everyone to recognize. Perhaps instead of putting another person down for not knowing something that seems obvious to you, you could have pride in being privy to knowledge that few people have ever looked up? Just so long as it doesn't go into your head, of course.

Be it a new language, some sport, drawing or music, or a twenty-year-old video game that most people don't give a shit about, one always has to commend people that bother to actually learn new things and have fun with it. There are so many out there that are content to sit on their laurels and never challenge them at all. The one that comes into a realm of experts and asks some stupid beginner-tier questions, is not half as idiotic as the one that never asks anything to begin with, the one that rages on and blames the game and not themselves.

Thanks again. I have learned. Now, place bets on how many times Duriel murders me.
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>>7631082
0. You can do it.
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>>7631101
Sure did! Really, the new weapon made all the difference: I'd have had way harder time if I'd had a shield getting in my fucking way, not to mention a weapon that doesn't harm as much.

Shame about the merc, though. I gave him a full rejuvenation but he died before it took effect, so that's a bummer. I think I'll make a Stone out of that Ancient Armor I found, maybe that'd help him stay alive.
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Shame this thread is about to die. I had some questions about Median XL, like which version is best version and why.

And if documentation for the old versions can still be found.
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>>7631641
Why play MXL when Resurgence exists?
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create a new thread
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>>7631745
Why? This thread is still up.

If you have something to say, say it.
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>>7631751
Or just make a new thread and say it there.
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>>7631794
>>7631745
Settle down /v/tard, these are slow threads.
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>>7631836
Don't you think page 10 is when it's appropriate to create new threads after they hit bump limit?
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>>7631838
Retro FPS does at page 9 or 10
Unless the shitposters are unbanned
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>>7631838
Not when the bump limit lasts nearly a day.
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new fred pls
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>>7631876
Someone will make a new thread once this one is done with and they feel like it. Your begging will not speed it up any.
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>>7631889
pls make new thread and pls soj give
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New Bread

>>7631902
>>7631902
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>>7630893
>upping and socketing a gull
fuck me might as well go full retard and up it again and throw a ist in it



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