I am going to start a Classic character... But I am not sure which one to play. I like barbs and of course, amazons. Can you hguys help me decide which character to play first? I never played Classic, as I bought D2 just when the LOD came out. I want to play HC. Please tell me what you guys like about either of these classes and why. Which one will be easier in hell and which one will be more of a challenge. Tell me starting gear choices and stat placement I should think about. Thanks for the help. I will keep you informed as to my progress. I will probably do this SP, but may do it on East. I am not sure yet. You guys really have me intrigued, with the use of rares and very few set items or uniques. By the way, isn't D2 5 years old this year? Anyone know the release date?