As a novice (D2: NM act 3, LoD: NM act 1 so far), I have a few questions about the game. Any answers would be appreciated. 1. What do the relative drop rates for runes look like in the current version? I found an old post that lists some data, but I don't know if it was/is accurate. https://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/1-13-public-test-realm-online.751125/page-29#post-7451627 2. Is the relative rarity of runes always the same, regardless of which ones are available from a given enemy? For example: You kill an enemy that can only drop runes 1-3. A rune drops. Rune1 has a 15/30 chance to be selected, Rune2 10/30, and Rune3 5/30. If you then kill an enemy that can only drop Runes 1 and 2, and one dropped, would they have a 15/25 and 10/25 chance to be selected, respectively? 3. The wiki mentions a bug/oversight caused by the introduction of guest monsters that caused many enemies native to Act 5 to not appear at all on Normal, and appear as guest monsters on NM and Hell. Is that still the case? https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Guest_Monster 4. The wiki mentions some items only dropping on Ladder and Single Player. What does single player actually mean in this context? SP only? SP and TCP/IP? Or any type of game where you use a local save file? 5. Is any kind of cheat detection ever applied to any type of local-save game? If I play a modded game or use a modded save (only with people who are okay with it, of course) over open Bnet, can I be banned or have my items deleted? 6. How easy would it be to make minor modifications to the UI, such as fixing the ambiguous '5' and adding digit grouping for gold? 7. I just started NM, and it feels like I'm drowning in random bosses. I often (usually?) end up fighting more than one at a time. Are they actually more common on higher difficulties, or am I somehow imagining it? 9. Does the Andariel 'first kill loot every time' bug/exploit still work (assuming it ever did)? If so, would saving and quitting before talking to Warriv be enough to avoid it? The wiki mentions bosses no longer getting a loot bonus on the first kill, but I've seen people talking about exploiting the bug long after the patch that supposedly removed that feature. 10. Why is Andariel blue in NM?