Gah sorry to reply to myself, but:
"An Expensive Build for Optimal MF-ing!" - is an oxymoron
And as such, your replies to criticism such as "it's all explained in the thread / guide / title" simply fail to the same lack of logic.
Check the definition of the word optimal
Optimal: most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied.
So in the case of mf'ing, optimality would have to be a function of:
- mf total
- killing speed
- TC farmed (expected gains)
i think the word you should have used would be:
My (and shanksie's) only issue with this guide is choice of the word optimal. You admit readily that this is an expensive guide and as such I don't think it will ever be optimal.Not every build is cheap or even efficient to make...
I'm fine debating whether or not this is a good build... In fact I think it would be a terrible idea for most players to try this build. As I said; this build is for players that have been playing a LONG TIME and have the items already to make the build or have the wealth necessary to trade for them. Besides alot of powerful builds require similarly or even more expensive items than six-isted swords... A two socket crown of ages and high level runewords come to mind...
Shanksie is one of MANY that bring up similar builds that can be made on a budget... Thats just not the intention! Besides this build isn't supposed to be cheap! Doesn't anyone want to play around with all the wealth they've accrued in D2 over the past many years? And also, this is the BARBARIAN forum, please take the sorceress discussion elsewhere!!
My problem is that I don't want to debate whether this is or is not a build at all, as some might. Just take it for what it is. It does not need to "die"....
Perhaps I should stop commenting on most of the negative feedback I get; as most people on other forums or youtube know, about 80% of comments are dumb, racist, mean or just stupid. Maybe there's a little bit of that going on here... I've seen posts like this on some of the best guides on these forums. It's a shame..
Just returned to D2, i had fond memories of this thread, and that my friend is the most accurate and imba typo everOur point (and I believe many others) is that an optimal build (for mf) should be one that can take you from rich to poor quickly (and thus not be expensive).