hell countess runedrop BS Thought I'd do some mid-high level rune hunting in hell yesterday/today since my devoted MF effort against NM Meph has finally brought me up to survivable (i'm playing an untwinked, shieldless barb, so you get the picture :cheesy: ). After about 10 runs of Tal or lower, I decided to start tracking of drops. Guess what: that hag of a countess seems to drop better in NM. I'm up to about 40 runs in hell, and the best rune I've had is one stinking Amn (looking through my drops list though, I've had 17 El's. Yay!). At this rate I should be able to cube up to an Ist sometime after I reach lvl 99 (lvl 78 currently). Maybe its 'cause I could fly through in 1/2 the time, but it seems like every third or fourth countess run in NM I was getting at least a Sol. I've been skipping the cube route since I tried it in NM (sloooowwwwww), but i'm actually considering going back & giving it a go (please shoot me). My goal is to get a Fal for Lionheart (would love an Ist for my new Ali Baba, but my recent experiences have tamed my greed a little ). Is this crap normal in your experience, or am I having a bad run? MF gear does NOT have an effect on rune drops, correct?