How do you MF? Hi all. I am relatively new to this forum. I was lurking for a few years now and I decided to join the community in more active way. Also, with 1.13, opportunity to accually see (not only dream about) some hrs arised, so I decided to play my beloved diablo2 a little more. I've got some pretty decent gear right now, but I lack of the most tc87 stuff. Ive never found Tal Rasha's armor, my IK Armor got lost somewhere. I pray for my first Windforce. Ive found 2 Zods (my FIRST and ONLY hrs… yeah seriously, few Ohm's and Lo's would be so much more usefull for me right now), but I don’t have base items (I decided to make ebotd gpa and ebotd ba). So I wondered. How do you mf? I myself have two sorcs that I love to mf with. One Blizzard sorc for AT, Mausoleum and Pindle. Shes got sth like ~500 mf and can kill at reasonable speed at /p3. One lightning sorc was made for countess runs, but now I use her for LK runs. Ive also got frenzybarb who kills Travi pretty good at /p3. Im just doing Javazon to kill cows and find those eth base items. I developed my "style" of running those areas, but I always wondered whether is it effective, so I have few questions for you guys: 1. What kind of maps you run? Do you reroll maps to have them as small as possible? Does the size matter? How many boss packs can a map spawn? Is it different for larger and smaller maps? 2. My current AT map has some "sweet spots" in which boss packs always spawns (sparkling chest and few more spots). There are some spots where packs usually spawn and some spots where packs spawn, but only sometimes. I usually go for the first two types of spots. Then S/E and rerun the area. Is it effective? Do you clear the whole area or do you leave non-minion alive? 3. What /px setting do you mf at? Is it better to have like ~300 mf and kill at lets say /p5 or ~500 at /p1. I know that bosses' drop rates are not affected by the /px setting, but I maybe its worth killing minions at higher setting? 4. What is the best way to get high lvl base items? Cows or just tc87 areas? What player setting? How many mf? 0? Or more? 5. How many hours/runs of LK running will get me a hr? I know its random, but you guys probably have done like thousands of runs so you can tell the average number. 6. What kind of chars do you use for mfing? I know you can mf with every character, but what character is best suited for the most common areas? 7. Is it effective to run CS and wsk/baalrun? It is so much safer to run pits/mausoleum/at than those areas. In CS are a lot of those "ghosts" so the runes probably drop more frequent. 8. Whats the best Pit runner? Ive tried running with hybrid (meteorb, or should I say fb-orb) sorc, but its so much slower than running AT with blizzard sorc. I don’t have Infinity yet, so I can't break immunities. Ive also tried to do pit runs with some melee builds (zealpala, different barb builds) but I dont think a melee build can carry so much mf gear a sorc or skelenecro can. And I think necro is too slow to be considered a good mfer. Am I right, or are there some crazy, effective builds made specially for the pit? I can think of few builds that can be fun (death sentry kick assa, some kind of javazon hybrid, bone necro, strafezon), but I dont see how they can be more effective than standard cheesy sorc build. 9. And the last but least how do you run the pit? Are you killing everything on your way to lvl2, or just boss packs? Is it effective to run lvl at /p8 or just chest cheese? I am lazy and don’t like to type that much between the runs . I am aware that some (all?) of these questions can be found via the search button, but I want to know how do YOU, SPF users, do stuff. Its so much different for single player than multi player.