Hello All I just started Diablo 2 again after a long hiatus (a common tale I'm sure), because my roommate and a couple friends decided they wanted to try out the new patch. So, here I am, slaying evil and hunting for gold letters again. I decided this go round to pretty much avoid Battle.net. My time with that had run it's course. I find I'm not really that interested in the economy of the game, and I'd rather just find everything I have. Plus, hey, B.net isn't exactly a good place to get a solid game going for a while (which is more my style than hopping in 30 different games as opposed to just clearing whole sections of the game at once.) My luck has been really good. My only chr to survive from 1.09 was one I had forgotten I put on my gf's computer, a lvl 81 smiter. Not too shabby, as he is my favorite chr. I was clearing out the frigid highlands and the area after, and what should I find but a nice SHAKO, all gold and trying to hide in the corner. Ironically enough, I had a fairly high level fire sorc (fire and only fire) that I was co-oping with before mentioned buds with each sorc specializing in an element. What followed was a 4 Ptopazed Archon's plate and the best mf equipment I could buy from vendors, and a full night of MFing. Hey, I felt lucky. Didn't do too bad. Got a Skullder's, some etherial (poo) vambrances, Flamebellow (I'm proud of that one), 2 IK Mauls, Goldstrike, Ravenfrost, Peasant Crown, Moser's, and quite a few more decent to good things. All in all I'm pretty happy. Anyways, thought I'd say hello.