Greetings all, I would like to share my attempt of creating a d2 variant where I tried to make 70% of the elite itembase usefull. I have rebalanced nearly all items to fit in the current meta without changing concepts. The game plays like a mix between 1.06 and 1.13, rares are actually important now! Sets welcome you through any stage of the game as they have an increased droprate. Main feutures: - Rebalanced nearly all items without changing their concept in most occasions - Dramatically reduced the amount of prefixes and suffixes on rares and giving them several new prefixes and affixes. My advise, pickup every rare you see. - Buffed several area's and area levels, Now you can actually run more area's instead of less! - Set items got an overhaul, they are available in early stages of each difficulty, but have their stats ajusted. They also have a way lower level requirement. (Same droprate and mechanism as diablo 1.06) - Rebalanced droprates of chests and superuniques. - Added trophy runes (rare to extreme rare runes, gl finding them) They don't have any use however, but can be used as qualifiers for tournaments etc. Rules: General rules: - You must own diablo 2 + lod yourself. That means no piracy in here, I don't support any form of piracy! - Any mod that is banned from vanilla is also banned from my variant. Don't ask questions about if x or y is allowed but send a pm to @Thyiad. - You are not allowed to sell my product for money or pretend as your own. Blizzard owns the right and copyright of this game! - Don't talk about private realms here. Lan is fully allowed however. Specefic rules: - If your vanilla character gains any experience points or any item in my variant that means the character isn't vanilla anymore. That means accidently opening your vanilla character doesn't change anything, if that happens however read FAQ and DON"T close the game before you have read the faq! - You are allowed to create separate threads including lets plays from my d2 variant on the forums here and posting screenshots in the itemfind thread. If you do so please add a disclaimer, for example (Disclaimer: Screenshot from Treeharls D2 Variant)! - Don't abuse bugs or infinite money clauses. Variant timetraveling rules: - You CAN"T timetravel runewords with changed runeorders. Doing so result in deletation of that item and it can't be restored! - You are NOT allowed to timetravel exeptional and elite sets from vanilla to my variant. Normal sets is no problem however. - You are allowed to timetravel runes, gems, rares, itembases and all unnerfed (not red in documentation) uniques. - Any item forwarded counts as item in this variant and isn't vanilla anymore. Muling; This one will be a bit rough, there is the modified dll plugin. If you're able to host two diablo's on one pc there is no problem at all. I don't know if Gomule or ATMA work but at this point it SEEMS VERY LIKELY it will crash upon muling altered runeorders and trophy runes. If you're experimenting with gomule and atma, be sure to backup your character!