A low-key Classic Tourney

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
A low-key Classic Tourney

In the spirit of encouraging people to play some Classic characters and somewhat a continuation of Emperor Moo's earlier Classic Tourney, we have this informal revived Classic tourney.

Rules:

1) HC only (or SC but a first death means you are out of the tourney as RIP)
2) Classic 1.10+ characters only.
3) Each forum member is playing self-found as of the date of the tourney. There is no muling on of any items not found by a character not in the tourney.
4) No restrictions on builds, player counts, rerunning areas or items.
5) SP only; no MP games.

There isn't a scoring system, instead we'll just use this thread to record progress.


FAQ:

Do I need to install something to play Classic?

No, just don't check the "expansion box" when you create a new character and you are all set. "Classic" really just means "non-expansion."

Why just 1.10+ Classic?

There are enough differences in gameplay from versions up to 1.09 that it's not really comparing apples to apples to have so many different versions. If there are many players interested in earlier versions, we can have separate categories if needed.

What about synergies? I don't remember them from earlier versions.

The Classic game has developed in parallel to expansion, for better or worse. So synergies were introduced into Classic in 1.10 and are an important part of Classic gameplay in 1.10+, particularly since there aren't generally as many sources of +skills in Classic.

What are the main differences?

Character classes: no druids or assassins
Base items: no elite items of any type, and no class-specific items.
Set items: no exceptional set items, and no "expansion" sets
Unique items: only normal uniques, no exceptional or elite uniques
Socketed items: only weapons, helms and shields. No socketed body armor.
Charms: none
Runes: none
Jewels: none
Runewords: none
Crafted items: none
Socket recipes: more limited
Ethereal items: none
Weapon switch: none
Stash: much smaller than expansion
Quests: no Act V at at. When you kill Diablo, the game ends with a timer countdown.
Affixes for items: more limited
Mercs: available for use but only in each act. Not resurrectable or equipable. No mercs at all in A4.
Leveling: harder.
Skills: some occasional differences. For example, Static Field can take monsters down to a sliver in NM and Hell instead of the 50% and 33% health caps in LoD. Another example: weapon speed doesn't matter for whirlwind in Classic- every weapon hits at 4fpa no matter on-weapon and off-weapon IAS.
Stats: dexterity doesn't affect blocking. Whatever the shield says, that's what block is (possibly as affected by Twitchthroe)
Staffmods: no tier 6 staffmods on items* (*except for Stormeye, +1 to Fist of Heavens)
Resists: not as severe penalty for resists in NM and Hell, but no Anya scroll and more difficult to get resists in the first place.



Where can I find build guides and advice?

The Classic Forum has some good resources, although it is more oriented to b.net play than SP play.

What are the best items in Classic?
Not the same ones as LoD! Many of the top items in Classic are good rares.

Progess table:

The living:
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
The departed:
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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Jcakes

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

I will probably sign up.

Out of interest why Rule 5? I would personally allow MP but only with people playing characters in this tournament (it is unlikely that I will MP, but it might be fun)
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

I will probably sign up.

Out of interest why Rule 5? I would personally allow MP but only with people playing characters in this tournament (it is unlikely that I will MP, but it might be fun)
Welcome!

That was just a standard rule, no particular motivation except to make things simple.

I'm happy to have another category of characters who have MP'd with other characters in the tourney, if there is interest.



 

Krupa

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

two differences which are missing: the absence of tier 6 staff mods and there are no class specific items

i´ll enter with a poison/revive necro. undecided about the name, so i´ll edit myself in the table once i have to report something
 

EmperorMoo

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

Be rude of me not to join in, really. Thanks for the mention btw, I'd totally forgotten I tried to host a tournament like this earlier.

Progess table:

The living:
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
EmperorMoo      Beowulf           Fanazealer       1        Rogue Camp
The departed:
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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treno

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

i'm in for this too :jig:

Progess table:


The living:
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
EmperorMoo      Beowulf           Fanazealer       1        Rogue Camp
treno           Trelaaa           fishymancer      1        Rogue Camp
The departed:
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

khuzgan

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

I'm in. Going with a coldbased bowazon. Currently undecided for secondary skill to deal with immunes. Don't know how to edit her into the table. Please sign med in with Stingbow. Still lvl 1 in Rogue Camp.
 

EmperorMoo

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

@khuzgan: The easiest way to edit the table is to copy the last version of the table into notepad, and edit it there, then paste it back into the reply box on the D2 site.

If you check the stickies someone (iirc Drystan) has done a guide to this.
 

Jcakes

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

remember you need to put [ code] [ /code] tags around it (without the space). I am entering with a barb, Beric


The living:
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
EmperorMoo      Beowulf           Fanazealer       1        Rogue Camp
treno           Trelaaa           fishymancer      1        Rogue Camp
Jcakes		Beric             Whirl Barb       1        Rogue Camp
Khuzgan	        Stingbow          cold bowzon      1        Rogue Camp
The departed:
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

khuzgan

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

@EmperorMoo: Didn't find any sticky. Is it in a different forum than the SPF?, but thx to Jcakes post I got it working. Will update my own progress henceforth.
 

fuzzy wuzzy

Diabloii.Net Member
I think I will join as well, but I can't decide my hero. I will write in hours.


---------Sigon's Set rules--------- :jig: :jig: :jig:
 

fuzzy wuzzy

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

Well, I wanna join but I remembered that I started to make 1k Trav runs and give people some results in a thread. It will be a nice tourney and I hope I can sign before it starts :)
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

Don't worry, no rush to signup and no problem joining later when you are ready.

The point is just to play Classic and hopefully we'll see a bunch of Counts, Dukes, Kings, Countesses, Duchesses and Queens around the SPF for the first time in a while!
 

skipjack

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

It has been quite some time since I last played a non-WW Barb, so I think I will give a Berserker a go.

Progess table:


The living:
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
EmperorMoo      Beowulf           Fanazealer       1        Rogue Camp
treno           Trelaaa           fishymancer      1        Rogue Camp
Jcakes		Beric             Whirl Barb       1        Rogue Camp
Khuzgan	        Stingbow          cold bowzon      1        Rogue Camp
skipjack        Duroc             Berserker        1        Rogue Camp
The departed:
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

combobreaker

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

Thanks for the advice kestegs ;)

The living:
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
EmperorMoo      Beowulf           Fanazealer       1        Rogue Camp
treno           Trelaaa           fishymancer      1        Rogue Camp
Jcakes		Beric             Whirl Barb       1        Rogue Camp
Khuzgan	        Stingbow          cold bowzon      1        Rogue Camp
skipjack        Duroc             Berserker        1        Rogue Camp
combobreaker    combolaumbo       FO/Hydra         6        Rogue Camp
The departed:
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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kestegs

D3 Monk Moderator
Easiest way is to copy it into notepad and then copy it back to here.

I'll be entering too! Having a heluva time deciding what to enter with though!
 

Jcakes

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

Just a quick update, played through Act 1 and am now residing in Act 2. Wearing mostly gambled stuff atm and wielding a maul.

The living
Code:
Version 1.10+
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
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Jcakes		Beric             Whirl Barb       21       Lut Gholein
combobreaker    combolaumbo       Meteorb Sorc     6        Rogue Camp
purplelocust    Jarnsaxa          light zon        1        Rogue Camp
EmperorMoo      Beowulf           Fanazealer       1        Rogue Camp
treno           Trelaaa           fishymancer      1        Rogue Camp
Khuzgan	        Stingbow          cold bowzon      1        Rogue Camp
skipjack        Duroc             Berserker        1        Rogue Camp
The departed
Code:
Forum name      Character Name    Build         Level     Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: A low-key Classic Tourney

Great, and thanks for sorting out the table! Your build reminds me of another difference between Classic and LoD: weapon speed is irrelevant for WW. I'll paste that into the differences list. That's why battle hammers (1h) and martels (2h) are popular with Classic WW barbs.
 
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