My First Pat - Horus I've been playing D2 since 1.08... And had never finished the game with any character until yesterday. Horus defeated Hell Baal last night at level 86 with the help of NSX dreamer and a few others. (which is amusing since his Necro was named Osiris...musta been a good day to be named after an Egyptian god!). Horus - lvl 86 Tesladin. Strength 150 Dexterity 154 Vitality 206 Energy 15 Life Mana Zeal 19 Holy Shield 10 Holy Shock 20 (24) Resist Lightning 20 (22) Salvation 20 (22) Helm - Rockstopper 44/26/35 Armor - Griswold's Heart +Ort +15% Increased Attack Speed/+7% dmg Jewel +Rare Jewel - 33% dmg vs Demons - +41 AR vs Demons - Attacker takes dmg of 5 Amulet - Marshal's Amulet of Perfection +3 Off Aurus/+20 dex Weapon - Lightsabre w/Shael Sheild - Rhyme Crown Shield (25 resist all) Gloves - LoH Boots - Tearhaunch Belt - Blood Crafted - 12 Str, 24 life, 2% LL, 8% OW, 12% Cast lvl 4 Nova Ring - Ravenfrost Ring - Rare - 75 mana, dmg red 1, Lres 21, Pres 28, 5%LL, PL reduced by 25% I often grew frustrated trying to Pat this guy, and the reason became blatantly obvious last night... NSXDreamer and I were going through the Bloody Foothills, and one of the mosters spawned with Bone Warriors, which even though not LI took FOREVER to kill for some reason. It would take the Necro a whole mana bulb to kill a pack... NSXDreamer inquired if it was set to Players 8, to which I replied "Of course not, you think I'm nuts?" We continued struggling for a bit longer, when NSX asked me if I'd played any other characters today, to which I responded "Of course, a few actually...I usually play 2 or 3 different characters a day". He then asked if I had used the Players 8 command while playing them. To which I responded "Of course, most aren't in Hell".... At this point he informed me that if you don't CLOSE D2, the player setting never resets... I had been playing all of Hell on Players 8 almost up to the Arreat Summit (which is when we clued in) for weeks, because I never shut off my computer...and rarely restart D2 (since I play it daily). So let this be a lesson to the other poor ignorant savages like me, the Players setting doesn't reset between games! Well, the end of this post is long overdue....Just like my first Pat was!