Interesting new way to get to the top of the ladder I have a friend that does occasional work on D2 mods so he gets to see server side information from time to time. He just got the new server side patch information for today and here is the interesting thing he discovered. If you take an account that has one of each character type at lvl 80+ and then delete all the characters (with their items) and then remake those characters as lvl 1 softcore non ladder chars then you have a new route to the top of the Ladder. You take one of those characters and level it to 90. Then kill the Diablo Clone at the cow king. This then sets it so that character will receive 1.09 xp from hell cows. Now level that character to 99. After you hit 99 spawn a Diablo Clone at hell Baal and kill him solo. When he dies you will not get an anni instead your character will become level 100 and you will have the option of chosing what type of ladder character to transform him into. Note that this method will only work if you begin it today. So lvl 100 here I come.