Hi all! I've visited the forums since I first started playing D2 in 2005. I joined under another user name (and think I did an intro) but never really was active because I didn't feel like I had much to add. I largely played cookie-cutters and don't do maths or wasn't able to add any insight to game mechanics. I lost interest after a couple years and when I came back to D2 I had forgotten my user name on the forum and didn't even have that email anymore. At this point, I'm on my 3rd or 4th restart on SP. I am one character away from 7x7 on latest restart (inspired by nightfish, although mine is in SC because I often play when I don’t want to play close attention, which isn’t a great approach in HC). I have a poison dagger + physical damage necromancer in A1 Hell as the 49th. But the 99er challenge finally inspired me to stop lurking and say hello to everyone. I am a little embarrassed at getting so much knowledge and inspiration from the forums and not contributing, and still don't think I really have much to add. But at a minimum I can start adding congrats and encouragement every so often for the people who are still making this a great place to pass time over the last decade +. Yes, I know about shin guards. But to do a proper intro thread, I’ll add that in RL, I live in California in the US. I’m an attorney by training and do policy and legal work. As to gaming, at this point, gaming is a fun break, usually for some minutes a couple days during the week, but occasionally for a large chunk over a weekend (as I will explain in the 99er thread). My favorite game of all time is X-Com. I still go back to play it every-so-often, although nothing will match the experience of my brother and me when we encountered our first Extra Large ship and were glued to the old 486 at 3 am. I generally enjoyed turn-based tactical or strategy the most, but the only game I regularly play now is D2. I’ll post more in the 99er thread, but I was inspired by the idea of a clean restart with one character. Best of luck to everyone on their projects and priorities, and more importantly in RL.