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I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

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  1. SnickerSnack

    SnickerSnack IncGamers Member

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    I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    I started an untwinked softcore trapasin a couple of days ago, and it is about the most fun playing D2 that I can remember. I followed the "The PvM Untwinked Lightning Trapper - by jrichard" guide.

    Current gear:

    Mechanic's Cestus of Quality (ruby, tal): +2 max, 8-12 fire, 75/5 poison
    rare claws: 5% ctc lvl 3 lightning, +49% ed, +18 max, +200 ar, hit flee 50%
    rare crown (2x perf sapphire): +46% ed, +7 life, +76 mana, +7% fr, self-repair
    Russet Field Plate of Balance: +10% fhr, +18% fr
    Ocher Light Guantlets of Fortune: +14% lr, +21% mf
    rare belt: +10% fhr, +22% ed, +2 str, +10 life, +5% fr, +18 pr
    rare light plated boots: +14% ed, +2 dex, +42% gold, +19% mf
    blue ammy: +14% lr
    2x blue ring: +9% mf

    Merc:

    Fine Poleaxe of the Leech: +26% ed, +32 ar, 5% ll
    Russet Great Helm: +20% fr
    Crimson Plate Mail of Equilibrium: +17% fhr, +9% fr

    The only things I traded for were sapphires to cube up to perfect. I allow myself to trade with other player on bnet and to join public games, though I did all of act 4 solo. When I killed D at level 23, I was using a 2 socket helm with a flawed sapphire and a normal sapphire and 3 socket ring mail with 3 chipped sapphires. The mechanic's claw has been on her since act one I think, maybe early act 2 (tal from countess). The rare helm/claw/boots currently in use dropped from D.:grin:

    I'm currently on act 5 quest 2 (I've done all the previous quests except for the gidbin), and I'm enjoying the break from running bosses/ubers with my summoner. I'd mostly forgotten what made this game so much fun when I first started. I've especially enjoyed gearing based on what I find, not what I decide I want after looking at the Arreat Summit.

    I'm looking foward to nightmare.

    Edit: Feel free to make gear suggestions. I've clearly focused on mana, mf, lr and fr. Of course, for act 5, I'll have to get some cold resist.

    Edit: Just got Vidala's Snare ammy in the frigid highlands - life and cold res.
     
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    mephiztophelez IncGamers Member

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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    hehe. congrats. sounds like a solid 'toon you got going there.

    an untwinked wander through d2 can be a lot of fun.

    been ages since i did that..... hmmm....
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Keep shopping the NPC's for claws.

    I'm not sure where but if you get really lucky you can buy +3 traps ones.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Well.....I have 2 +3 traps claws on a mule already. I haven't decided if, since they can be shopped, I'll just give them to her. The best way to get them is from anya. Once you're level 50, they can be shopped, so all you do is talk to anya and if she isn't selling what you want, you enter the red portal and then come back - her shop resets.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    NOEZZZ!!!!


    that's twinking.:hanky:



     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Anya also has +3 warcry javs for those of you who play untwinked barbs (hardcore ftw).


     
  7. SnickerSnack

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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Update: I found an ethereal 3os spetum, so I ran countess a couple of times and made Malice for my merc.:cool:
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Untwinked for me is no trading for gear to the character and no muling on to character, I play this way with my ladder hammerdin, it's fun.

    - D.J.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Untwinked is exactly what it says: No twinking with the character in any way. If I play untwinked I don't revisit rooms I've already been to and I don't shop for anything. That's the real d2 feel for me :)
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    That is what I call single pass untwinked.

    - D.J.



     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Anyone play Swordfish style?

    With a gun to your head while being distracted.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    It's a matter of definition the way I look at it...

    When I used to play what I call untwinked I might not have had any items waiting for me but I sure as hell ran countess dozens of times to get some runes to get started, on at least the moderate runewords... Shopping was ofcourse also a way of increasing my chances.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Excuse me...what does untwinked mean? I dont understand that word or term.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Untwinked means that no twinking will be done to the character in question.
    Twinking is the same as modifying.

    You will not give the used character any advantages, items or otherwise, nor will you have others bestow such advantages upon thee.

    It's the same as starting from scratch on SP.
     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Anyone ever try three day temp ban style?

    Comments like that don't belong here.



     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    It usually means you will play the chatacter using only the equipment you find with that character, that is without transferring items from other characters.


     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    Don't...
    When playing untwinked, Nightmare is exactly what it is, a nightmare. Take all the time you can before killing Baal. Even if you managed to max your res, you will loose more than half of it (-40 in Nightmare, -100 in Hell). And you will also meet immune creatures. All these things that are not a big deal when you use even crappy uniques become a real challenge when you play untwinked.
    Good luck mate! :wave:



     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.


    He should look forward to it. Playing untwinked is all about the challenge isn't it? Then everything that improves the challenge is something to look forward to!

    Go go nightmare: Hell will be even more fun!



     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    How do you do that?

    I never managed to beat the game that way. I don't think it is possible to gain enough exp without revisiting some areas more than once. So eventually, I get stuck at Nightmare Ancients. And the char is too weak anyway to manage Hell.

    I like playing untwinked. But I always end up trading for better gear when it becomes unreasonably difficult. I don't really enjoy having my bottom kicked 20 times in a row and end up without any money or potions in a universe where the smallest minion can kill me in a sec... :grin:



     
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    Re: I'm really enjoying playing untwinked again.

    If you clear everything including every single dungeon: especially on p8 (sp) than there should be plenty of xp to go about.

    YOu do need to make at least a semi-proper toon though (stat/skill wise)
     

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