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People need a life

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by snowieken, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. snowieken

    snowieken <img src="http://forums.diabloii.net/images/pal.gi

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    People need a life

    Just as I started playing again, and just as I finally had my shield (base resistance 34% to all, required level 12) made into a Spirit runeword, my level 37 Paladin has just been pked by a level 83 on an ordinary Baal run (TPPK). He was my only good character left - in fact, my only character with some decent stuff on it. Mules have been all expired.

    This is just ... too crazy for words. I know it happens a lot, and it's not the first time I have been pked. But it's the first time I have been TPpked - I wasn't expecting anything. We were all in the throne of destruction, and then boom. We even did a few Baal runs beforehand, as if the guy was teasing us giving us a few more levels first.

    Back to square one for me. I have nothing left now. No mules at all, and my highest character is level 8. Oh well, I restarted once with nothing left, I am sure I can do again. It's nevertheless sickening.
     
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    play softcore and pretend its hardcore.
     
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    Fyni IncGamers Member

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    Some guy pked you on hardcore? Thats weak.... just sad
     
  4. Gorny

    Gorny Banned

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    Iv'e had experiences like that, which is why I play less these days and when I do play I rarely play in a public game unless I am in an area where the others are not.

    Check out the PM I sent you...some ideas in there.
     
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    itsPizzarific Banned

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    you still play? are you sc l?
     
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    Dawnmaster IncGamers Member

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    I have actually always played the game this way :D

    A lot of peeps told me to try HC but due to high levels killing low levels and me never getting any further than level14 on HC this way, I never bothered with it anymore.
     
  7. Origin

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    wow i just got pk'ed too by a level 83 ice sorc. maybe it was the same person. and yes people do need to get a life. what does a level 83 get out of tppk'ing a level 45 person??
     
  8. snowieken

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    Heh, that might be the same person... name is something like "IDidYourMomma"? Europe HC ladder?
     
  9. Origin

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    dont remember the name but it was euro hc ladder yes
     
  10. snowieken

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    Probably the same person then - although there might be more lvl 83 Ice sorceresses killing lower level players in Baal runs on Europe HC ladder, that is too big of a coincidence.

    Not that it matters, but hey, it's cool to know... :)
     
  11. Origin

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    it wasnt a baal run. it was an a1 nightmare game. actually i just went there to see if anyone wanted to trade a hel for a sol. i never ever play in public otherwise. well i got my sol actually and i was so eager to try my new insight iron golem that i went to the cold plains and did so. then the cold sorc came and wham. all gone... great..
     
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    You should just leave the game if you see someone suspicious entering the game. A lvl 83 sorceress should not be in a normal baal run game and they're out to pk you most, if not all, of the time.
     
  13. snowieken

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    What can I say? On Europe realm, it happens often that a high level sorceress leads the party in a series of Baal runs. Naturally, this is welcomed with the necessary suspicion at first, but if you have done a few baal runs successively with this person, you might think they would be one of those friendly people.

    Anyway, she was already there leading the party when I joined, so we didn't suspect anything. Things like this just happen and there is nothing you can do about it - it's no one else fault but the culprit himself.
     
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    I quit HC for the same reason...too many pks by people 20+ levels higher. Guess they like a challange......

    If I ever play HC again I will use two computers and level two characters at the same time. I just have to remember to use the "loot corpse" option every time.

    I think a barb and enchant sorc pair. Sorc chants the barb...barb shouts the sorc....

    Some Pker may get a suprise when a level 35 barb does 3k damage. Snicker snicker....
     
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    Oh man that sucks what happened, except that's happened to me before.
    Which is also why I kind astopped playing HC more and more.
    I was gonna ask you if you were playing USWest HCL because I would gladly give you all my stuff (whatever's left of it), but since you play on Europe =/

    I usually play in private games with friends, so that minimizes my chances of getting owned by any more characters.
     
  16. Gorny

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    now and then I d play on useast, sc nl mostly...but as some have noticed I've started playing WoW.

    Infact whenever the next ladder season starts, I am planning on giving everything I still have on my accounts, except my hammerdin setup that is.

    It will be a one shot question sort of thing : winner takes all.
     
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    I just gave up all 5 of my diablo II accounts for world of warcraft also :)

    What character you playing Aragorn?

    PvP on WOW is unreal!! fulling getting into it :)

    does that mean you will be defecting to be a WOW webmaster as well? ;)
     
  18. Dredd

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    I used to take my 90-something sorc out baal-running with a party of strangers in norm five nights a week. Granted, my motives weren't selfless (I was leveling hellforge mules) - but still ... you can't simply look at a character's level (or even class and build) and automatically assume they're out to cause grief - even in HC.

    I've never been particularly happy with Blizzard's decision to not place additional PK restrictions on HC play. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can really do to change that.

    Fortunately, you have a good attitude. :)

    Only if he also wants to be hanged, drawn and quartered! The modless era of the Community Forum sucked mightily. :lol:
     
  19. snowieken

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    There was never anything wrong with my attitude, Dreddy boy :wink2:

    As I pointed out to Gorny in our PM correspondance, I am so going to buy WoW today. I was sceptical because I have enough bills to pay as it is, but going to the site convinced me. The monthly fee is certainly bearable, and frankly, it looks like an amazing game. The RPG aspect, the fantasy that you are really in another world is kind of what I miss in Diablo - mostly due to the excessive amount of Baal runs, rushes, MFing, item crazyness, and sofort. I only hope my social life can take it... :cheesy:

    That doesn't mean I'm going to stop playing Diablo II, though - that doesn't even mean I'm going to stop playing HC. As I said, things like this happen and they suck, but it's just an extra thrill and a push to be more careful in the future. For now, since I have to start all over again, I'm a bit tired of it though - hence the intention of buying WoW.

    EDIT: Before I forget: Thanks, TurbulentTurtle! Indeed, I'm on Europe but I do appreciate the offer. I probably wouldn't have accepted though, I have always liked to fend for myself. Consequently, I have never been really rich in the Diablo world, but it is nevertheless satisfying to realize you have earned that modest wealth yourself.
     
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    This is a bit of a I-should-know-this question, but what exactly is TPpking?

    Did the high lvl sorc trap the portal with tons of monsters as you guys walked through?
     

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