A Diamond amongst the cow pats...

mali

Diabloii.Net Member
A Diamond amongst the cow pats...

A short anecdote, on my dueling in the sea of crap that HCL dueling has become... and how I had my belief in people renewed.

I was in a baal game, getting the quest for my soon-to-be-L50-Dueler/pkker 'EIvis' - a guy ('Seli' - a L34 Paladin) goes hostile and asks if anyone would like to duel. He's a L34 pally, so I say
"Sure - I'll duel you with my L34 Druid if you wish, if you can wait for us to beat baal..."
"No problem..."
He waits, we beat baal I come back with my druid, Sharks. I ask if he'd mind looting me, in the hope that if I do get smashed, I might get my gear back. He says that this is fine, but it works both ways.
We duel, he charges me (suprise suprise) taking all but about 50 points, WHOA - scoff a juvie - WHAM with fury... and
Seli was slain by Sharks - (I still don't tire of reading that ;))
Needless to say he was suprised. I looted him (ethereal steeldriver :xeek: ), and we talked as I returned his gear. He asked to see my gear (crush druid) and I showed him. It took a little while for it to sink in - how did I beat him? I pointed him towards the high CB & DS...
Then he asked me to help him xfer gear, and we continued to chat.
As he left, he threw out an Unid Jalal's - and said:
"Not many people would've given my gear back - you're ok!"
The Jalal's will look good on my new soon-to-be-L50-Dueler/pkker 'EIvis'...

*Thief- (his account name): you're ok too.
 

Spero

Diabloii.Net Member
BreakThruX said:
Yup, he said it only took 50 points away though so i was just mentioning how...odd? it is.
Try reading it again. You didn't comprehend it the first time. He said it took all but 50 points. That means that he had about 50 life remaining after the hit, in case you weren't sure.

@Mali, good story! Thanks I enjoyed it.. and congrats on the ear. Sounds like a tough one to win.
 

Sip

Banned
Yeah dude, try to read a little better before posting.

he said ALL BUT 50 life

this means he had only 50 life left.
 

Matt

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Nice story Mali, good to see there are still some good people pvping on the realm... you are correct, most of them are annoyingand immature, and, if given the chance, WILL steal your gear in a loot duel (i know this one from experience... grrr) Glad to see you happened upon one of the "good guys"

-Matt
 

GrnEggsNHam

Diabloii.Net Member
I never loot duel (well that might change if I am dueling someone from these forums) because I know the scum that sulk around in the low lvl duel games. Also how lucky you were that he did not get in a double charge, or were you backed up against something(or are you 1-handed I can't remember if you were a ribber or not)? Also Spero and Sip your posts came off as a bit arrogant("You didn't comprehend it the first time.", "try to read a little better before posting.") and really there was no need to crucify him for misreading the post lol. I mean you guys never do that to me when I don't read all the posts in a thread and what not...
 

Matt

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Well, i can see judging by spelling/grammer and all, but not by post count. Take, well, yourself SiP, i like you, you are a good poster here, I happen to have more than twice as many posts than you, but that doesnt mean i am twice as "good" a poster... Or does it ;) Just kidding, but i dont think post count is a fair judgement, though i agree that spelling/grammer can be a tipoff.
 

GrnEggsNHam

Diabloii.Net Member
By no means did I intend for this thread to strafe off in this direction... Although since it has begun I might aswell add to it :). I am sure I make my fair share of gramatical and spelling errors, am I looked down upon for mis-typeing the occasional word?

Hell I hate grammar actually, I don't even know if I use commas right! :)
 

mali

Diabloii.Net Member
Spero said:
@Mali, good story! Thanks I enjoyed it.. and congrats on the ear. Sounds like a tough one to win.
Not so tough, tho' a lil' scary. I only got one round of fury off to kill him, immediately after his oh-so-strong charge. 'Twas over in a second.

GrnEggsNHam said:
Also how lucky you were that he did not get in a double charge, or were you backed up against something(or are you 1-handed I can't remember if you were a ribber or not)?
I'm not a Ribber. I use Whirstan's - & every L34 Ribber I've dueled, I've crushed (pun intended...).
Tell you what was lucky - and that was that he didn't do full damage. His full damage, PvP, was around 2.2k. I woulda been toast.
Lucky for me, I'm still here ;).

Cheers
 

Spero

Diabloii.Net Member
GrnEggsNHam said:
I never loot duel (well that might change if I am dueling someone from these forums) because I know the scum that sulk around in the low lvl duel games. Also how lucky you were that he did not get in a double charge, or were you backed up against something(or are you 1-handed I can't remember if you were a ribber or not)? Also Spero and Sip your posts came off as a bit arrogant("You didn't comprehend it the first time.", "try to read a little better before posting.") and really there was no need to crucify him for misreading the post lol. I mean you guys never do that to me when I don't read all the posts in a thread and what not...
Yes, I deliberately was a bit harsh. I don't expect people to read all the posts in a long thread, but his were the second and fourth posts! I'm pretty sure he was just trying to poke fun at Mali, but it seemed like he also didn't even read. (edit: he didn't read even after being corrected once). I didn't look at the post count or spelling, just the content of the two posts and their relative position in the thread.

I think my post fit perfectly.
 

mali

Diabloii.Net Member
yeah...

Gotta say, if it were me in BreakThruX's shoes, I would've corrected myself there - along the lines of
(imaginary correction follows: )
Originally posted by BreakThruX **not really**
Whoops! My bad... didn't quite get that did I? Anyway - good job, sounds like he was a nice guy...
Or something to that effect.

Anyway, enough about that... it's good to know that there ARE some good 'uns out there. Amazing to kill a guy, and he's not whining or making excuses: just "wow - how'd you do that? Good duel man" - or words along those lines.


Cheers
 

Spero

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mali said:
Anyway, enough about that... it's good to know that there ARE some good 'uns out there. Amazing to kill a guy, and he's not whining or making excuses: just "wow - how'd you do that? Good duel man" - or words along those lines.
Cheers
Yeah, that's gotta make your day. Plus he even gave you the jalal's. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. I think my next line would have been...

"Hey, you mind if I add you to my friends list?"
 

mali

Diabloii.Net Member
Unfortunately, my F list is quite full. And I'll have to do some REAL soul searching to pare it down... :(
 

bhyit

Diabloii.Net Member
As a point of interest I saw this "Seli" person in hardcore dueling game last night with his level 8x sorceress. He was apparently just watching but stepped out of town and stood there while a mercenary killed him(lag?). Visibly the biggest item he lost was Tal Rasha's Armor. He wasn't looted. However, the player that had killed him offered to do some cow games with him to help level up his then level 19 paladin.

Maybe Seli was just paying it forward?
 
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