Playing faster: what to pick and what to mule After careful consideration, I have made the following conclusions: (please be so kind to add or correct me). In order to spend more time to play and less time to pick up and mule items: No picking of blue items, besides weapons. No picking of rare items, besides weapons and jewelry. No picking of gray items, besides Berserker axes, Threshers and Elite Paladin shields. Picking up, but no keeping for charms, unless +skill, damage, resists or MF. Basically the only real good crafting recipes are Blood weapon and Caster amulet (assuming that you have decent uniques/sets). In the first case the bottleneck are the weapons, so no need to stockpile rubies and orts. In second case the bottleneck are the amethists, so no need to stockpile the remaining items in higher quantities. Runes below HEL are useless (besides rals and orts), once you reach a healty stock of 10 each. Perfect gems are also useless (once you have a healthy stock of 10 or so of each), exceptions are rubies and amethists. I assume that you have already played a while and do not need to gather basic items. No picking up of unique/sets once you have 3 pieces of the item, unless it is an item with varying stats.