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Blizzard is restoring Diablo 2 Nov. 11th, 2015 @ 02:01 pm

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We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done.

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Ladder Reset Nov. 14th, 2014 @ 01:18 am
November 25th.

I'm sort've between games at the moment, there's a tiny slim chance I'll play. Since reformatting my computer I haven't set up all my single-player D2 stuff, so ladder is a remote possibility.

Stay a while and listen? Aug. 18th, 2014 @ 10:46 am
I can't be the ONLY person who still plays D2, am I? ;)

Aug. 30th, 2012 @ 02:46 am
I found a ZodCollapse )

Jul. 16th, 2012 @ 03:52 am
More barbing, nearing 93.

Read more...Collapse )

Jul. 9th, 2012 @ 09:51 pm
So, the Barb lives!

Blurb about itCollapse )

Jul. 3rd, 2012 @ 09:57 pm
Anyone around here get to 99 post 1.10? How'd you do it?

How would you gear a barb to do it?Collapse )

Apr. 19th, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
D2 ladder reset on May 2nd.

One last hurrah before D3, maybe! The first couple of weeks of a season are probably my favourite time in the D2 universe and I bet there are still enough players to keep things interesting.

blades Feb. 16th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
Got a noob question about Assassin blade skills. Is the 3/4 weapon damage doing +3/4 on top of the weapons damage or only 3/4 the weapons damage? Am gonna attempt a blade sinner, but before I do I need to know about the 3/4 thing. It could make or break this character.

Also, with shields like Phoenix and armor like Fortitude, will the +percent damage work with the blade skills?

fire druid help Jan. 27th, 2012 @ 06:50 pm
So am trying out a fire druid after finding a Ravenlore. Am currently level 75, Using basically the same gear as a windy, except the helm.

Spirit shield
War travelers
2 SoJ's
When I hit 80 I'll use arachnid mesh.
Cta on switch.
Druid torch, anni and 6 Druid GC's

Basically all fire skills exept armageddon. Popped 1 point into oak sage and Grizzly. Didn't use Cyclone armor cause it was too weak.

I know fire isn't the best in hell, but got tired of all the other builds. I've made them ALL before. Trying something new.

Is there a way to make this guy even stronger? The only thing I can think of is if I put a Pheonix weapon and shield on him, but that would make him do less damage while it would make enemy resists go down, but don't think it would be enough.

noob question Jan. 27th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Does battle orders worn on summons?

F U D2! Jan. 7th, 2012 @ 08:56 pm
Stupid game keeps deleting all my characters in single player. Starting to tick me off something fierce. Any suggestions or should I.just delete the damn game?

super Necro? Dec. 21st, 2011 @ 12:13 pm
I have a few questions am hoping to get answers to. 1) I've seen a few necro summon builds where people are get might mercs with pride polearms. Do the fanaticism and concentration auras stack?

Also, I saw that people were torn between Pride or Infinity, why not just max Goldman mastery and POP one or the other into an Iron golem with rediculous life and throw the other polearm on a might merc? Then you'd have all three.

Third, I know concentration helps the Palidans magic hammers, but does it also help the necros bone spear and bone spirit? They're also magic.

Late! Dec. 20th, 2011 @ 02:36 am
I don't care that D2 is just so old, I feel compelled to share.

I've been playing some single player where I really want to get myself some better runes so I can try and make some serious runeword(s). Lower Kurast runs (for special chests) seem like the idiot proof way to go while I'm listening to some TV or podcasts.

I probably had 6 or 7 hours (ugh!) of nothing higher than Fal, but then in a stolen hour when SWTOR was down, Sur. The next time I played D2 I got an Ohm almost immediately, and a Vex around 20 minutes later. 3 HRs in around an hours worth of play... just ridiculous.

Infinity will soon be mine!

Game Download Nov. 21st, 2011 @ 06:41 am
I was just wondering if anyone knows where I could download Diablo 2 and LOD?? All of my disks are somewhat shot after years of being left out from constant play and enduring a few moves here and there. I have like 2-3 cd keys of each and would just like to not have to buy another copy of both if possible. But I want to get back into it over the winter, get back into Diablo mode before 3 comes out.


Hello? Hello? is anybody out there? May. 9th, 2011 @ 05:02 pm
Hey folks. If anyone is still reading this, I started up online again. Monday thru Friday usually from about 4pm - 6pm. Am on East ladder, but will switch to West if anyone wants to game together.


Pandemonium Quest in LAN? Dec. 12th, 2010 @ 02:54 pm
Was playing with my wife last night and the Summoner in Hell dropped a Key of Hate.

WTF? Is the PQ enabled now in LAN play or is it just a fluke that it drops? Is the key just worthless in LAN? Why would it even drop?

Ok, WTF.... Nov. 20th, 2010 @ 02:36 pm
Am I missing something or did I do this exactly right and something didn't work?

This should have made Insight: http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/runewords-110.shtml

(Yeah, been a long time since I posted, how goes it?)
Other entries
» Ladder accounts and all that
US-East Softcore Ladder,



The season has been...

Kind (Vex from Hell Andy)
Unkind (3 days to find a Monarch, really?)
Frustrating (Ancient Tunnels boss drops... Templars Might, gah)

Overall, loving it. Not as high on the ladder as I expected, but I haven't got into chaining Ancient Tunnel runs... yet.
» Official Quote about the reset,
With the new ladder will there be a new patch?
If so can we get some patch notes?
Will there be any new features to help get rid of botters/spammers?

There will not be a patch coinciding with the ladder reset happening on September 28, 2010.

The aim of this reset, and all resets, is to refresh the game. Giving that enjoyment of competition in racing to 99, finding an item no one else has yet, or even being the first to slay Andariel. A fresh ladder as you know is really about the rarity of items, a fresh economy, and the fight through the game starting from scratch. Ladder is about challenging yourself. There are obviously going to be people who came in half way or just don’t level as quickly as others, and while we definitely like for everyone to have a good time and feel like they got done what they wanted to, we have to cut it off at some point. Right now six months feels like it’s the right amount of time to keep those racing to 99 appeased, and the economy fresh.

So note:
You will only have 6 months to waste and all your crap goes non-ladder.
Pointless, as you can't find half the gear one needs to get a decent build in that time.
Guess I am going to farm myself ladder to non-ladder gear and play out my D2 retirement in Non-ladder......
» Ladder Reset

» What Times
 What times are most of you online? I went through my friends list and deleted everyone and added what i could find but so far no one has been on for awhile.  Im forwardknight as always.

Also, just a small suggestion. Can we fix the links on the profile page, a few no longer exist.  And someone should totally give me a rush.
» Kick-a-sin
Sorry to make two post directly after each other, but after being reminded about kickassins i was wondering how exactly you would build one. So, since i havent played in awhile, please dont kill me from my questions.

So lets go with skills first, since it involves some resist questions.

Shadow Disciplines:

Burst of Speed or Fade? I was thinking Burst of Speed with a couple of Jade Talons?  Resist seems to be an issue here (i don't want to count on charms for resist).  And if i go with burst, how much? How much in fade is an easier question simply because of the diminishing returns at higher level.

Shadow Master, Should points be wasted? Last time i played i believe that the shadow master was nothing more than a weak tank that did little dmg.  But it might be a nice distraction?  Maybe i should pour those points into, instead...
Cloak of Shadows. It seems it might help me with a hitting issue that i keep running into.  I remember AR was quite valuable with melee and decreasing creatures defenses seems helpful in a round about way.
 Weapon Block?  This of course is if i want to go full on claws.  A nice chance to block vs. having a shield.  But does it cause an animation that could slow down my attacking?  Also, believe there are some diminishing returns on it as well.

Martial Arts:

Tiger Strike.  Should it be my primary charge up skill?  And when used with Dragon Talon, does it add that percent dmg to all the kicks or just the first? Ok, well it seems that the charge is used up on the first kick, and all the kicks after are not charged up. So now i wonder what would be the best finisher or charge up... this or pick ONE element and just focus on that and its one synergy.... hmmm.
Cobra Strike. I was thinking i could skip this one and get enough life tap from dracs and some other things so this might not be needed at all.
Dragon Tail. Converts all your dmg to fire.  I had one a long time ago that maxed this and i went full out skillers and got it to ridiculous numbers... and did shit in hell.  Fun in cows though.
Dragon Flight. Just a couple of points here at the max.  Used mainly for teleportation.
Claw of Thunder or Fist of Fire? Just for Physical immunes. 
Dragon Talon.  This would be my main finisher.  Tons of kicks, and at high IAS its fun.


Blade Shield lawl? Fun times?

Now for the armor. 

Helmet: Veil of Steel
Armor: Fortitude
Belt: String of Ears
Boots: Shadow Dancers for dmg, or up'd Gore Riders for nice bonuses with the same kick dmg.
Gloves: Dracs
Ring 1: Raven Frost
Ring 2: Raven Frost or Bul Kathos
Amulet: Highlords or Maras

Weapons:  Here is where it gets complicated.  Should i go with two Bartucs socketed with Shael for attack speed and pick Fade for resist? two Jade Talons for resist and Burst of Speed for weapons speed (jades are slow somewhat :( ), or should i go Spirit shield and (insert Weapon).  Does the dmg of a grief get added to kicks? Get stormlash for IAS and crushing blow?

The issue im coming up withs is that i dont have that much crushing blow/open wounds.  If i try and gear for that, im losing out on resist and IAS.  So yeah. Any input is appreciated.
» Hola!
Im starting up again, and i have a few questions.

Is it still best to start a MF character first then build inventory for your true character? Or just go ahead and start with your real character since rune drops are a bit higher?

Was thinking of doing a MA assassin for shits and grins. Are they still useless or have they gotten better? (Full Nats anyone? lawl)

And are Smite paladins still the best Uber slayers?
» East SCL HRs
A random question, first, for people who play, or ever have played...

Did you ever, once, craft caster gloves?


This bit is about east soft-core ladder tradingCollapse )
» A veteran returning!
Hi friends, I realize it's been quite some time since I posted here, and that's because it's been quite some time since I played any D2. However, with WoW content growing a bit stale towards the end of this current expansion a few buddies and I have been playing around a bit and finding ourselves hopelessly addicted once again. In truth I don't know how active the community members here are anymore in terms of actually playing, but I was hoping some old pals might remember me and thusly have some mid-quality mid-level junk stashed away that I might beg or borrow from them.

We're playing on US East, ladder, and I realize the ladder reset a few months ago so I don't expect anyone has a massive cache of wealth to go tossing around (though perhaps I underestimate you guys!), but truly, anything would help a ton. We're running Zeal paladin, Bowazon and fury/WW Barb who also has an up and coming bone/summon necro. I see there are some new runewords Im not familiar with, any suggestions for any good (cheap) items we should look into? 

If you're feeling generous, the best way to find me is AIM (TheMindAndMarrow) but failing that, e-mail works (UptheaffiliatesATgmailDOTcom). We're just about 70 so that's the neighborhood of gear I'm thinking of, but again I'm not expecting anything, just hoping someone has a mule full of lower stat uniques or half-decent rares they've forgotten about :D

I see Paul is still playing, how about Mike or Shiftr? Anyone else from the old days?
» (No Subject)
Trading is fun! And after some epic adventures, I have managed to wind up with a bunch of suff. And I just can't help wondering what use to put some of it to.

So I have to think up a barmy buildCollapse )

Old inventingstupidbuild habits die hard.
» I'll give it a little try...
/f a riidii

east scl
» (No Subject)
I'm... offline. Ramble rambleCollapse )

A few questions:

1. Chaos-running. Now that Oblivion Knights have been nerfed into the ground, what're people using to run that place?

2. Nihlathakakaka. Do those snakes still 1-shot stuff?

3. Uber Trist. When I last did that all three dudes were spawned, ready and waiting and spat out adds constantly. The usual way to do it was to walk way around and coax out Meph, kill him first then the other two were easy-sauce. Something I read makes me think a thing or two has changed?

4. Where do you go rune farming these days?

5. How long would I have to vendor-farm to get two bitchin' Trapper claws?
» Necromancy
 I recently started a necromancer on East Ladder.  *Narshyl is the account. Feel free to add and bother me at will.
» Playing
So I am actually playing with *shifter1971 as my east ladder account.
I love the new rune drop numbers.

Currently have found:
OHM from Travincal
SUR from a CHEST in Travincal courtyard area
UM and 2x PUL from countess
GUL from Mephisto.

Currently Level 88 Hammerdin and have myself a nice 40Hoto and Dusk Enigma.

The new Magic Imunity Bug Fix is a real piss off for hammerdins in the second wave of baal runs................
» Essence of Annoyance!
So I killed baal and diablo and found some new items I hadn't seen before. essence of chaos stone thing and another Essence from baal. Mind you I am single player. I keep it and come back in to kill more stuff only my character is basically banned from use! Can't even access it in my Atma files. I think it banned me because am using Plug Y. So I um...."made" a new character and tested it out a couple more times and figured out it was the Essence stones that were the source of my doom. Just letting all you SP folks know not to grab the essence stones.
» tons of non ladder gear for free
im unloading stuff so lj users get it free
this is east sc


lots of stuff for :
gear for every class :)

first come, first serve. ill stay in game for a while to make sure it stays open
» Item & Monster Levels
So I've been killing all the bosses for a looong looong time and have found some of the stuff I am looking for. However, certain items have not dropped and it's driving me crazy. Anyone have a website that shows all the level info on Monsters/Bosses? AND yes I have killed Mephisto and Baal and Diablo several hundred times each! Looked at Arreat Summit, but I think I missed the link or something on there, because I couldn't find it.
» thank you very much blizzard
for the sheer joy i experienced when while killing izzy in nightmare solo, when my char died in a hostile spot so i left game and rejoined to find that not only had i lost my ex from dying but i also lost my body and all my freaking gear.
i definately didnt nead that spirit, lidless, ancients pledge, goldwrap, frosties, duskdeep noy my rings and ammy as well.

now i hafta go grind for another 2 days to get crap to trade for my gear again.
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