This is my first post here, so hi everyone! I play Diablo 2 since its release, but have little experience on Battle.net. I started again last week after 3+ years break. My two chars are ~70 lvl Fishymancer and Blizzard Sorceress for mf purposes. [end of boring background] I have many questions on various topics, so I decided to separate them: 1) Getting started. I got rushed thru Hell yesterday, but my blizz sorc is too weak to stay alive even on nightmare difficulty. I have next to nothing in terms of items (waterwalks, frostburn, ali baba are the best from the pack), but every Mephisto run on NM is highly dangerous and takes long. How can I raise my resistances for cheap? They're all negative. 2) Gear value. I found some minor set items (boots from IK, Griswold helmet, Ondal's almighty), but I don't if they're worth anything. I just found item prices for whole sets. 3) MF gear. What gear would be sufficient for blizz sorc to start Mephruns on hell? Should I aim full Tal Rasha set, or just Goldwrap + Nagel Rings? 4) Available games. This one might sound silly, but... I'm wondering if games listed after selecting JOIN button are the only non-password games in entire realm (in my case, Europe ladder)? It's odd, there are only 15 or so games listed and it's confusing for me. Thanks in advance for your insight!