Greetings! - the intro post

Todd

Diabloii.Net Member
Greetings! - the intro post

Per the guidelines, this is the intro post. As you might guess, my name's Todd and I play Diablo 2 (waves). I've been playing on and off (mostly on) since the day D2C was released - the dinosaurs among you might just remember me as a prominent poster on the paladin forum during the game's first few months. Since then I've played everything numerous times, mostly in purist single-player - no-twink, no-mule, full-clear. Occasionally, I've played on USEast since the Expansion.

Like most of you (I'd guess), I'm here because of general disappointment with the Realms. Purist single-player has its charms and is a great challenge. But with the changes in 1.10, I find it awfully limiting for character choices. My lvl75 Fanaticism Zealot is struggling terribly in Act 1 Hell for lack of decent gear - while he's certainly gotten some good drops, very little is relevant to the build. So I start new ladder chars online, hoping for more opportunity, but I mostly just see a lot of children and duped items, especially the runes to which I had especially looked forward. The children are escapable - playing with AB or just choosing not to play with the obviously anti-social adolescents takes care of that. (No offense, teens/pre-teens - I know many of you are not evil.) But the trading economy isn't escapable, at least not without a network of trusted people much larger than what I have.

So I'm here. Looking forward to talking with you, and seeing you in some games.

Cheers!
Todd
 

Borlag

Diabloii.Net Member
Welcome to the SPF :)

Here we have everything the realms have except for those problematic things that you mentioned and the Annihilus charm along with the D clone. On top of that we have ATMA too and numerous other improvements over bnet realms :D
 

SideShowBob

Diabloii.Net Member
Hi, Todd! There is a pretty good group here. When it comes to
gear, you may want to look to the give away thread for some
help. There are also some good places to MF in Hell Act I (The Pit,
Mausoleum and Crypt come to mind). Enjoy your stay!
 

Mage11

Diabloii.Net Member
Greetings, Todd, and welcome to our forums. Please remember to read the FAQs and behave in front of our elite uniques.

Feel free to drop by at the local forum bar, the EMB, for a quiet drink or two - the first one's on me. :drink:

Enjoy your time here.
 

Vranic

Diabloii.Net Member
Welcome here!
I felt the same as you as I joined two weeks ago. And haven't regretted it for a single second :)
 

fishman

Diabloii.Net Member
Welcome to the SPF. No question the maturity level, regardless of age, is vastly different here than in the realms. This is a great place to be. :thumbsup:
 

Todd

Diabloii.Net Member
Such a friendly forum! Thanks for all the kind replies.

One other thing I forgot to mention... among other things, I'm a long-time Linux user. D2 runs fine under WineX, both for BNet and TCP/IP games, but are there any known Linux issues for the other SPF programs like ATMA? A brief test suggests that ATMA works better under Crossover Office than under WineX (fixes some minor rendering problems). I can view items and export them, but not having any experience with the program, I'm not sure if I'm missing out on anything. Any other tips or tricks I should know?
 
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