Intro Hiya, been playing D2 since LOD came out and I am still trying to grail (but they keep adding items). I played mostly on Bnet for the first few years but now RL became too invasive and I started losing chars online so I just let them all expire and started SP. I am playing 1.09 for now as I played most of my LOD days in 1.09 so I am most familiar with it and since I could I thought I would for awhile as I can always upgrade to 1.10 and/or 1.11 later (and I will, I keep drooling over some of the new items and runewords so it may be sooner rather than later). I am even building some of my chars with the upgrade in mind (counting on future synergies). I don't use ATMA or any other programs but I do have 2 copies of D2LOD and I have a home network so I can run both copies and mule. It is time consuming but I don't mind and I am leery of programs that I didn't write (trojans and key loggers can be nasty). I am not exactly sure what you all mean by twinked but I am pretty sure that you would consider me a twinker as I find stuff with my sorcy and I give it to what ever char can use it. I probably won't trade here (not sure if you would let someone who didn't use ATMA anyway) as I don't agree/understand some of the strict policies you all use in trading (I can explain if you want but this is already very long). I don't hack or char edit or anything but I have issues with the logic I see being used in the trading/MPing/etc (most recently following the CoS and future Jantia ban). I currently have a number of chars, I always like to switch things up and I love the just starting out period and so I start a bunch of chars and then build up the ones that become fun. Here's a quick list: Sorcy--Luminaria--lvl 72-FO/Nova/TS--MF Meph runner ATM NM Meph because I have almost no gear and haven't hit ActIII yet in Hell. Eventually might run Hell cows if I am still in 1.09 as nova's can kill fast there and not fear killing the king. Sorcy--Flame_Abyss--lvl 20--Firewall/FO Sorcy--Fates_Fury--lvl 10--Blizzballer for 1.10 & beyond Baba--Gorak_Kraal--lvl 46--S/S WW standard 1.09 build and my first Bnet char (and my first 99) so I am recreating him, probably end up an MF build with hork running Pindle, Shenk, Thresh, frozen tunnels and gold chests, etc. Baba--Adamantite--lvl 24--Ironbarb/concentrate barb Baba--Uthgar--lvl 28--Haven't decided but he uses mace class weapons, maybe go Frenzy Baba--Axe_Reaver--lvl 9--Axe Frenzy barb Baba--Gholds_Phule--lvl 6--S/S WW max GF barb Pally--Phaeton--lvl 46--Fanatic Avenger my second Bnet char from 1.09 another remake Pally--Tesla_shokadin--lvl 52--surprise surprise a Tesladin/shockadin no imagination with this name Pally--Frozen_Light--lvl 26--Freezealot (built for 1.10 & beyond) Pally--Shep_theHammer--lvl 18--Hammerdin, first one and I am not very good at aiming the hammers yet. Zon--Shree--lvl 42--Bowazon (guided/multi) cowing and questing Zon--FarDareisMai--lvl 12--LF Javazon for cowing in 1.09 Sin--Heart-Seeker--lvl 4--Trapsin Necro--Necromikon--lvl 6--Future fishy Druid--Ursaman--lvl 15--Werebear In RL I have worked as a coder and as a finance guy and I prefer the coding but currently am not in a position to do it much except for fun. I am ancient for a gamer (although based on the recent age thread I am a little over average so not ancient). I stopped playing D2 for a couple years and got into AOE III, HOI2, BF2, and Civ IV but now I am back into D2. I still play the others some but not like the hours I put into D2. I have started a new grail and quest for 99 in 1.09 and then I will 99 another in 1.11 to compare. And if you can't tell I am very verbose.