As the title implies, I want to increase my efficiency. Mainly efficiency in finding stuff, but also some other things, like gaining xp. Problem is, I thought I had it all structured in my head, but now that I'm finally making this post, my head is like complete chaos. Here it goes anyway. First a little bit of background, just so you know where I come from, and which bad habits I had and still have to get rid off. Back when I started playing D2, a bit after the game got released, I didn't have any internet at home. So I didn't read anything about build guides, mf guides, game mechanics, ... I just played the game as it was, without muling programs, runeword mod (would have been hard in 1.00 ), ... And I always did full clears, doing all side areas, and often opening all chests and a lot of other poppables. Needless to say that getting through the game took me ages. Fast forward to this day, I have gotten rid of most of those very inefficient things. Since getting internet and joining the Basin in 2007, I have been reading a lot about game mechanics, mf, ... and have learnt a lot by reading posts from and playing with a fellow Basin and SPF member I used to do MP games with. Still the completionist in me sometimes has a hard time leaving all those urns, barrels, ... alone, or killing nothing but the bosses in a level when doing mf runs. So long story short: inefficiency used to be my middle name, but I'm working on it, and have gotten rid of most really bad habits. On to the issue at hand: nothing is perfect, and in my case there is still plenty to improve, I'm sure. I have been reading a lot on mf runs, rune finding runs, build guides, .... but I have a hard time not mixing things up. So I'll ask some questions here, post some statements as I think they are right, in the hope that you guys and girls will correct me if wrong (and I'm aware some of my statements will be terribly wrong ), and hopefully the end result will be a more efficient T72on1 . Like I said, I wanted this to be structured, but for some reason I seem to have forgotten most I wanted to post in the first place . So expect more questions / statements along the way. Here goes: this (and the following discussion thread) is a fairly comprehensive and accurate list of efficient mf characters; other characters can work, but not nearly as efficient; the list is written for SC, but applies to HC as well, with some tweaks to gear / skills / attributes until you have Enigma, Sorcs are by far the most efficient mf and rune find characters due to teleport; with Enigma the above list applies, but Barbs come out on top most of the time doing areas like AT, cows and the Pits for mf is best done on /p1, as the bosses / champions drop the same on /p1 as on /p8; normal monsters drop better the higher the player setting, but they aren't worth it to kill, except maybe if it's a big pack doing those areas for runes, it's best to tune up the player setting as high as possible (as long as it doesn't mean you lose too much killing speed) for act bosses and superuniques, I generally rely on this mf guide; so Pindle on /p1, Meph on /p3; I don't often run others, but I've read to kill Baal on/p3, Diablo probably the same; this applies to mf, again to find runes it's best to tune up as high as possible, as long as you still kill fast mf (almost) doesn't matter for chest drops the best areas to farm for runes are LK and Travincal, and to a lesser extent cows the best way to get skillers is to get Grand Charms with an ilvl that is high enough to roll +1 skills, but not too high so that the max number of different possibilities gets limited (preferably from NM Flayer Jungle and up, but not beyond Act 3) and to reroll those this is the map I currently have in AT for my Blizzard Sorc, with the route I always follow in red, from the entrance at the top left to the point where my merc and me are in the picture (don't dare to laugh at my mad drawing skill ); as you can see, I always skip the part to the right, because I tend to encounter 5 - 6 boss/champs on my route anyway, and the part to the right usually doesn't have boss/champs; would this be the most efficient, or would it be better to do the right part anyway, for those times when a boss / champ does spawn there? from this thread, I gather that it might be worth it to pop crates, corpses, jugs, logs, boulders, stashes, cocoons, goo piles, dead guards, caskets, beds and sarcophaguses, but not Urns, rock piles, baskets, jars, barrels, if you're not losing too much time doing so; or is this only for dedicated runs on poppables, and shouldn't I bother when running for example AT? That's all I can think of for now, although I thought there was much more. I will add questions / statements if I think about them. Again, to be clear, these are all things I think are true, but they might as well be completely wrong. So feel free to correct me, answer me, whatever, and as such increase my efficiency . I apologize for this post being so chaotic, but I hope it will still be a good start to increase my efficiency, and also general knowledge of the game. Thanks in beforehand .