Back, excited about d3, playing d2 again Hi All. I've been an on-again/off-again player of D2 for a long time. It's probably been 2 years since I posted on the SPF but it's good to see that its still going strong. quick gamer bio: I started years ago playing d2 offline when it came out, then joined a "good morning group" of coop hardcore players on USEast. I tended to play "no-life" sorcs, using plus-life items but spending nothing on stamina, but maxing energy and using energy shield/orb. They were really fragile but fun to play. My highest got as far as act 1/hell before she got Black Wall of Death entering the monastary. Played for about a year, then left for Everquest. Played EQ for a few years, with a few months hiatus playing D2X on USEast. Got tired of online lag killing my HC chars, decided I'd play offline. But I wanted to be able to mule, and I was rapidly loosing interest til I found the SPF and Atma. I've since switched to non-hardcore, after loosing several dozen more characters. I do mix hc/non-hc items (tho they originated in HC, not the other way) and I do pull items forward from older versions (I have some SoJ from before d2X was out, that I gambled for). But I also play only self-found and don't trade items, so no worries for the community. Anyways, in the last week I've heard about D3 announcement, and it has made me excited to play D2 again. Good luck to all the SPFer's, grailers, and thanks again for Atma and all the strategy help you've given me and others over the years!!