Now here’s a challenge, running through Diablo 2 in under eight hours without hitting a single enemy, that doesn’t include Thorns damage of course. DrCliche has done just that in a new speedrun video.

    So how has it been done it? There’s a lengthy update on Reddit explaining the rules that were adhered to which included:

    • You may not take aggressive action toward any creature or animated construct, nor may you summon an entity or hire a mercenary to do so on your behalf.
    • You may enable Ladder-only runewords and freely use /players X if you choose to play offline.
    • You aren’t responsible for the behavior of character-independent NPCs, like Flavie, or the Barbarians in the Bloody Foothills.
    • You aren’t responsible for shrines; their outcomes are acts of Anu.
    • There’s a bug that sometimes causes your mouse buttons to revert to attack when any of your equipment changes. As a result, it’s easy to unwittingly swing at an enemy, or to accidentally TK something while aiming for a chest, portal, waypoint, shrine, seal, or altar. If that happens, simply apologize and don’t allow that enemy to die. If that enemy needs to die, respawn it unprovoked in a new game.

    The update also explains the tactics used in each of the Acts.

    So here it is, Diablo 2 done with these rules in under eight hours. Could you do any better?



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