Ladder vs. Non-Ladder, what should I do? I apologize if this questions falls under a sticky, but I took a look and it didn't seem like it. So, anyway, I am going to play Diablo II (LoD) again for the millionth time and I can't decide if I should make my first character, an MF sorc, ladder or non-ladder. I have always done ladder in the past What I am looking for... - getting items without a huge amount of difficulty. I know that sometimes hours and hours have to be invested to get certain items. What has more "free items" games, ladder or non-ladder? More chances to trade? Which has more items More chances to get, say, tal-rasha set? - lots of rushes/trist runs/tomb runs/baal runs/etc. Which will have more of these in order for me to level up quickly? - More people, less bots? I would naturally assume non-ladder for more people, but less bots for ladder? What's better? Overall whats going to give me the best experience based on these criteria? Thank you very much in advance.