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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Rolland, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    Just wanted to say "Hello" :)

    Hey guys,

    Been gone a few years and just recently began playing ARPG's again. I blame TQ actually(good h&s game) ,was playing WoW for about a year and a half, but reached my limit, cut the ties that bind and now I find myself getting into D2 again :)

    Started a Zealot Pally...I love Paladins, tried other classes but they just don't do it for me. Never actually built a Zealot before (years ago) but I've read a lot of the posted guides and opinions and I'm having a lot of fun with him.

    Just got into Nightmare :) lvl 41 atm, but been doing some BF runs and some Baal runs in Normal to try and get some better gear lol

    Anyway just wanted to come by and say hello, Great community and forum here, you guy's really help out a lot!

    Best Regards & Good Hunting!

    Rolland :cool:
     
  2. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Welcome, have a read of the stickies and here's a shin-guard. Favourite builds, mods status?
     
  3. Deaddave

    Deaddave IncGamers Member

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    welcome to the spf
    *kicks Rolland shins*
    that tars from icewind dale??

    /runNway
     
  4. Samsung

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    Welcome to the SPF!
    To refresh my memory, BF = what?
     
  5. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    Thx guys :)

    Yea...I'm reading through a lot of the stickies, printed a bunch of info out on the 1.10/1.11 changes, Rune words and such.

    Haven't modded the game at all (been trying to decide) not sure if the RWM? would make the game too easy for me or not? I like the idea of being able to use ALL the RW's that are available though...

    I was never a ladder player, even back in the day. Think my highest char was a 78 Pally. Because of life (and somewhat choice) I tend to be a "casual" gamer. I play when I can and when I want to ;) Mostly a few hrs in the afternoon after work and on Friday/Saturday nights.

    So I'm no expert on builds or such. I even have trouble with some of the "acronyms" that are used at times lol But I'm learning & re-learning what I was familiar with.

    I "like" to play with what I find, makes the game more rewarding when you do get that awsome drop. But...it also can have you being pretty weaK in the higher difficulties.

    I have found quite a few Runes and I'm just waiting to get the right equipment drops to do a few words. Which I think will help me out a lot in Nightmare.

    I've read quite a few of the Pally/Zealot guides/builds and I pretty much know what to look out for...just a matter of getting the drops :)

    And I have to say that ATMA is a true Godsend!!!

    As I'm sure most if not all will agree :)

    Again, very glad to be back, and I'm looking forward to learning more about the game than I ever knew before.

    Good Hunting!

    Regards,

    Ouch...me shins1 ~ heh

    Oh I ment BF = Bloody Foothills ;) probably the wrong usage. If so my appologies :)
     
  6. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower IncGamers Member

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    Hey Rolland!

    Funny to see you over here too! :)

    This guy is both legit and very polite!! :thumbsup:

    Take care and watch out for the Squid!

    *sharpens spear menacingly*


    Spearthrower
    Thrower of Spears
     
  7. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    Hey bud! (takes one to know one!) :thumbsup:

    Glad to see you over here and I'm excited to be doing the D2 thing again (as well as TQ) ;)

    I need more hrs in the day lol

    Glad to see you survived the Coup ok :)
     
  8. Friiser

    Friiser IncGamers Member

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    I wish I could play more often....I need to send the wife to summer camp!:wink2:

    Welcome to SPF - I too am relatively new to this forum, but enjoy it immensely and am impressed with all whom attend. They have been friendly, knowledgeable, and a bit silly (in a good way).

    Friiser
     
  9. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    Thx Friiser :)

    Glad we both found our way here! (actually I'm hunting Spear, don't tell) heh

    j/k ;)

    Good Hunting!

    I actually plan on making several Pally varations...so I'll be lurking here and the Paladin forum a lot :)
     
  10. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    So what's the general/current attitude toward the RWM/RRM mods?

    I don't trade much (at all yet), but if I wanted/needed to, would this cause a problem with the number of agreeable traders?

    And do you guys think the ladder RW's make a SP char too powerful?

    Just wanted some opinions...:)

    Thx
     
  11. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Attitude to RWM/RRM: most seem to either use it or come in contact with it.
    Most trade seems RWM/RRM but if you keep your RWM and Vanilla separate that would work. I would keep everything in a Vanilla stash until you use it in/on a RWM game/char. That way you can use stuff on your Vanilla chars but go RWM if necessary - never moving stuff back to vanilla, obviously.
    Read the SPTF Rules and specify what mods you use.
    RWM making SP too powerful? No. It's not as though we can get the highest runes easily.
     
  12. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower IncGamers Member

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    Or you can do it like me Rolland... download both mods and have no clue how to make them work :blush:
     
  13. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    lol........i did,

    But haven't done anything with them yet :)

    I think Thyiad is suggesting having 2 different D2 programs installed. Using ATMA as the neutral stash...moving items from a legit char to the Modded char/s. (thx Thyiad for the info)

    Spear...there's a Readme.txt file in my mod that says where to unzip to. After that I'm not sure if we'd need to do anything or not. Should just work I'd think ;)

    I'll probably wind up installing them tomorrow, as I can't stand the thought of having the runes for some really nice words and not being able to use them :)
    And the Red text will be nice so as to not miss any runes in a pile of loot heh

    And I'll make a sub-dir 2nd install to keep char's and items seperate.

    (btw - 2 gigs of ram really helped smooth my gameplay on TQ :))

    Have a good one!

    Rolland
     
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    RedArchon IncGamers Member

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    You don't have to do it this way. Just have different ATMA stashes for your Vanilla items and another stash for your RWM/RRM items.

    Also, welcome!
     
  15. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    So...installing the Rune Mods doesn't "taint" the entire install/items?

    Very NICE!

    Thank you RedArchon for the info and clearing that up for me!

    Much appreciated :)

    And much easier heh

    Regards,

    Rolland
     
  16. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    Well, things are going well so far :)

    Lvl 48 Zealot (very fun char...for my play style)

    Just hit Act 2 in Nightmare, can handle pretty much everything except lightning lol

    NM Andariel was alot easier than I thought it might be. Never had to use a pot ;)

    Have found some fairly good items (for me heh):

    Aldur's Rhythm/Jagged Star (650+dps w/fanat)
    (switch) Blackbog's Sharp Cinquedeas (850+dps w/fanat)

    Biggin's Bonnet/Cap
    Gorefoot
    Cathan's Seal
    Isenhart's Case/Breast Plate
    Sander's Taboo/Heavy Gloves

    Thinking of making "Ancients' Pledge" in a 3 socket shield I have(can't remember the name heh w/edit it in later)
    But that would give me a good resistance boost :)
    Been just trying to wait till I had a good enough shield to put 'em in.

    5 El Rune
    4 Eld Rune
    0 Tir Rune
    2 Nef Rune
    3 Eth Rune
    1 Ith Rune
    2 Tal Rune
    5 Ral Rune
    1 Ort Rune
    2 Thul Rune

    These are all the Runes I have atm, not a whole lot I know...but I'll keep at it till I get the better drops. Ran the Countess several times, but nothing spectacular yet.

    BTW - I love Atma & Flaive...but for some reason flave's not showing the available Runewords that I "could" make. Ancients' Pledge is an example of one that I have multiple runes for but it doesn't show up on the report. The individual runes do...just no words. Any idea why?

    I haven't done any RW's yet...but would like to soon.

    My resistances are close to zero atm... -5/+7 range so I need a boost there heh. I've cept every +Resistance Charm I've found, just need more now for NM.

    So that's just a little update...I'll add in some more info item/stats when I'm home.

    Btw - was wondering what I should be shooting for as far as Max Str/Dex?

    I know it'll depend on the endgame items I find, but what would be the "normal" expected range?

    Anyone who happens to read this and might have any suggestions or ideas, they would be very welcome and appreciated :)

    Hope everyone had a great weekend!

    Regards,
     
  17. Fists of Legend

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    Welcome back. Nice to see more people coming back.

    Stop by the EMB some time and have a beer on me.
     
  18. Rolland

    Rolland IncGamers Member

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    Will do Fist, Thank you :thumbsup:

    Good to be back :)
     
  19. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Flavie shows what runewords you DO have and what runes you CAN cube up to. It doesn't show what runewords you COULD make (either now or by cubing up).

    The usual mantra is dex enough for max block, str enough for gear, no energy, vit the rest. I still have no idea if I can link to the block calculator (although I THINK I found it on this site somewhere) so I have PM'd it to you.
     
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    Hi, and Welcome to the SPF.

    Runewords - I use this tool http://tomatoman.net/cgi-bin/d2runes.pl which is a great help. Taking the list you posted, this is what you can do with them.

    RRM/RWM. It can be a bugger to install correctly. The mods are downloaded separately and have to be merged if you want both of them to run togther. You also have to make a new shortcut, go to properties and set the Target and Start In boxes up.

    If you (or Speary) need help Pm me and I will do my best to help.

    DM
     

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