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Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Feetstench, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Feetstench

    Feetstench IncGamers Member

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    Now I'm depressed

    While running Nil for Keys I was pleasently surprised to see a Uni Giant Thresher drop in the Halls. Being that I have been playing since .08 I was pretty giddy to find the once rarest item in the game.

    Well, now what? I see that the Stormspire doesn't come close to the Obedience Threseher that my merc is using and Obedience is hardly th best either. Has Diablo really just turned into one big rune hunt? I am dismayed that this once great game has become so dependent on one small section of the game, runes.
     
  2. Xenon[XoA]

    Xenon[XoA] Banned

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    It's not dependant upon them at all. Stormspire's always been rather ****ty.
    But, its not like they are necessary at all for pvm.
     
  3. IntelligentX

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    Rare =/= godly
    Also if you don't like the idea of runes, try classic.
    Personally I think it is more challenging than expansion.
     
  4. Evrae Altana

    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    If you don't like using runes and the super runewords, then don't. Go use rares, sets, and uniques. They're perfectly viable.
     
  5. Dystopianday

    Dystopianday IncGamers Member

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    I payd 32 sojs for Tal's armor, once upon a time.

    I found one off Baal last week and was like... meh.
     
  6. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    I have also found a stormspire, so I know the feeling. However, it has never been good. Back in pre 1.10, people would use cruel warpikes of whatever as big sticks, or even the silence runeword. Stormspire's only cool mod is the chance to cast lvl33 charged bolt, too bad it is when struck.. :S
     
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    It's always been an inferior novelty item prized for its rareness.
    I've found one too.
     
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    the age of wide spread unique and set use died when 1.10 came around
     
  9. IntelligentX

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    You probably have forgotten Ith's and hacked jewels :grin:
     
  10. xix sephra

    xix sephra IncGamers Member

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    how do you get 32 sojs legit... ive gotten 1 as a drop since diablo 2 came out (not counting the SP andy drops it always third thingy)
     
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    You don't. SOJs, like high runes now are, used to be the currency of the game. SOJs were duped just like runes have been.
     
  12. Feetstench

    Feetstench IncGamers Member

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    I remember how people used to ***** about the duped Sojs, but blizz made it worse with the overpewered runewords. hell even the first wave of rubewords were cool without making te game too easy.

    I really am not complaining, I just wish that Blizz had the foresight to put these ideas into D3 instead of just polluting up D2 and ruining the traditional balance.

    or mabye it is just that I feel the game has tilted to PvP more tan PvM with these Runewords.
     
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    i know what soj's are.. was just wondering if you where like super lucky...or someone who plays with dupes :p myself i cube everything :p

    and its too bad soj's are pretty meh... :p
     
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    i agree with yall last night wen i found an soj a guy i way baaling with like OMG OMG GIMME ITS MINE!!!!!!!! and i said ok dude its not like their worth nething nowadays so nowadays wenever i see a game like all 4 1 soj i just laugh and keep moving on and.... wat was this thread about?
     
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    soj's are still worth a pretty penny these days, being 1 of only 2 rings that grant +skills.
     
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    SOJs fluctuate in value immensely. When I first started playing D2, not long before the expansion came out, it was 6 pskulls (yes) for an soj. Iceblink was 2 sojs. Ume's lament was 2. Sigon's shield and that one +1 skills war sword, name slips my mind, were both 1. Some rares were worth 4-5. Oh, dual leech rings and +2 ammys were a bundle, that was about it.

    Then the expansion hit and you were hit with insane prices for all the new items. I got most of those 32 sojs by selling random exceptional uniques.
     
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    Culwen's Point War Sword
     

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