I'm back, yet again! (also: give NF some feedback) Well, I'm finally back yet again! Whee! Thanks to everyone involved in making this possible. (Serdash, Addicted2Macs, Elly, teh mods, etc) :clap: So, after nearly a year of absence from D2 I'm back. Feels good. Maybe you're wondering where I've been, if so, read on. (if not stop reading now) Well, for one I really needed a break because I really did a lot of MFing and after the completion of my septavirate I was kinda left without goals. University needed more time, too, so I went into hibernation. Replayed a couple older games and kinda recently got into warcraft 3 for a while. It's actually a pretty fun game but the community sucks really, really bad. If you haven't seen these people you aren't going to believe it. You may have noticed that I have the habit of coming up with rather unconventional ideas and sharing them with others. Now, when you post a weird idea on this or any other d2 forum I know you get replies like "wow, great, wouldn't have thought that this works" or something along those lines. If you post it on a WC3 forum you get flamed. Well, actually you get 4 replies saying "too long didn't read" first and then the first ones that actually skimmed through the idea chime in with the hating. Yes, shame on me for expecting better. At any rate, after a (short) while this got really old and I decided I missed the community here, so that's why I'm back. I'm definetly going to appreciate this place even more than before now. I usually did jump the bandwagon whenever somebody posted one of the "wow this place rules" threads but seeing the other side of how things can be has definetly made an impression on me. So, yeah, enough with the ranting, on to the "gib feedback" part. Earlier I spoke of sharing ideas. You may have noticed that I have a tendency to write guides whenever I liked one of my chars. I really enjoy doing because it helps me gather my thoughts, pratices my typing and my english and of course it's nice to give something back to the community. Some people can draw (addicted2macs), some can write stories (stony, kung poo), some live inside the code and help others that way (RTB, Thrugg). I can't do any of those things. All I can do is kinda empirical: Try it out in the game, see if it works or not and then write that down. (yes, I'm getting to the point sooner or later. Hm, just noticed that I also have the ability to rant! Go me!) Anyways, while I do like writing guides on the chars that were fun to me, part of the reason to write a guide is to have others use it. If it's just a good read but something people won't really try themselves I might as well let it go at the guardian / pat / mat thread. So, if you've been in contact with my guides or just have an opinion I'd appreciate some feedback, as in questions answered: - Did you read any of my guides, if so, which? - Did you follow any of my guides, if so, which and why? - What did you like about the guides and what not? - Do you like the focus on HC with poor items or would you prefer guides that focus on SC with uber-twinkage? - What future guides would you find useful? (for example: standard build, non-standard build, or maybe general guide on how to build an efficient char, or something I'm not thinking of now?) - Are the guides too long / too short / just right? - Any specific build you'd like to see? / Old guides I should expand? - Anything else you want to share? Well, that's it from me for now, thanks for reading and in case you gave any, thanks for your feedback. Please not that I'm not just going to write a guide following the majority if that requires me to completely change my style. The main thing I'm trying to gather from this is an idea of how useful my guides are in their current form and if there are some (smaller) things that I can add / change to make them better.