I've always loved D1 as a game and have played it through about once a year since I bought it back when it was released. I was a young teenager back then and didn't put much thought into what I was doing - although I didn't use trainers, I would basically cheat by using stuff like the duped GPOW and KSOH which was commonly dropped in games on BattleNet. Now, about 15 years later, I've actually sat down and decided to make a beast character for the first time ever, and I've actually been disappointed in how quickly my character feels maxed out. I'm playing a Sorcerer and although I'm only level 37, I don't feel much has changed since I was say... level 27. My gear is almost identical from lv27 except for an insane find of an Arch-Angels staff of Apoc on Adria. Gear I found, which ALL dropped before I even hit level 30: - Royal Circlet - Naj's Light Plate - Ring of the Zodiac (+19) - Obsidian Ring of Wizardary (+29 to magic) - Obsidian Amulet of Sorcery (+18 to magic) (All resists are MAX) And.. the AA staff of Apoc (11 chg), which I found at about level 35 on Adria. My base stats are nearly maxed out (Str is, Dex is, Magic is at 235, Vit is irrelevant) All spells I actually use are maxed out at 15 (18 after items). The only improvement I can see in gear is the Thinking Cap, which is more of a side-grade since I lose armor class. The reason I can't see this gear really being improved upon: If I get too much armor rating, or too much VIT from gear, I will start taking hit recovery when hit by monsters. That would be a terrible thing to do. Any long time D1 player care to point out if there are any ways I can actually improve upon my character? I realise I could probably do with better melee weapons (a good sword/shield), but I haven't really needed them so far. I have a decent sword/shield but nothing amazing (though, does it matter much when triple immunities get stone cursed..). Another interesting thing, I would say I have found most the uniques in the game, which I mule by using my second computer to hold. But so far I have not seen the thinking cap! Is this because the thinking cap only drops at a low level, or that I've just been unlucky?