Some of you might remember me, some might not. And that's ok. After all, the last thing I did here was participate in the Area 85 Tournament in early 2011. I'm also known as Belthazor on the Amazon Basin. Back in the day I used to do a lot of runs in AT, Travincal and LK, sometimes Pits. I even dabbled a bit in 1.07 to obtain item bases and certain unique/set items that were special there. I built up quite an amount of item wealth, which I then used to build a lot of characters in MP games with @T72on1, years before he even joined this place and started over from scratch. Many of those builds were actually inspired by some of the builds listed in the Mat/Pat/Guardian Build Compilation thread. Shortly after the Area 85 Tournament was over, and "only" 20 items were missing to complete my grail, I started using a mod that's not allowed here to add Torches and Annihilus to the game. I made that decision consciously back then, figuring that I was close to done with the game at that point, anyway. The motivation to complete the grail wasn't really there anymore and there weren't a lot of builds left that I wanted to try. No worries, I didn't trade or MP with anyone here after that. Now, I might have made a mistake by not keeping a backup of my "untainted" stashes and characters. I used the mod for my last 3 characters only, and they didn't bring much if any items into my stashes. But it's been 7 years since I played the game. I can't say for sure which items they brought in, though, but I could name a bunch of items that they didn't for sure. But either way, it would be a huge headache to sort out and I can imagine that a lot of people here wouldn't like that too much, so I decided to just start over in 1.14d (last version I played was 1.13c). This past weekend I had a conversation about it with @maxicek. The consensus is that all my 1.13c characters/items have to be put into quarantine or deleted, but I can keep all my pre-1.13c stuff, since the mod was never used for those versions and they are 100% clean. So that's what I did and started my first character in over 7 years, a pure Blizzard sorceress named Winter. I definitely had some game rust to shake off. Had to relearn quite a bit about the game and items. The only things I was able to twink her with were a 1.07 Raven Claw bow and 2 Triumphant rings, which obviously helped out quite a lot. Farmed NM Meph for a little bit to get a Vipermagi for her. Got very lucky and he dropped a 50% MF War Traveler, too. Then proceeded into hell, skipping through most of the acts from act 5 NM onwards, due to cold immunes and a weak mercenary. Got her all the way to the hellforge at level 77, which got her a Ko rune. CS was still too tough for my merc, who was still carrying an eth Insight Bill. So I farmed Hell Meph for some better gear. Tal's Amulet was the 2nd part of the set that he dropped for me after the mask, followed by the Swirling Crystal (worst roll possible) and the belt. Leveled up to 81 on him, then moved on to AT, which I'm currently running on /p7, since I'm still missing a Monarch for Spirit and some good base items for my merc. If Tal's armor drops on the way, even better. Currently she's level 87, still hasn't made it into act 5. I might start a Meteorb sorc soon to run LK with to collect my first HRs and lots of charms and jewels. Then maybe a WW Barb for Trav. We'll see. Once I have to go back to work in January, I will have a lot less time to play, so we'll see how far I'll get this time around. Anyway, long story short: I'm back!