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The gathering ... some kind of intro thread or that kinda thang ...

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  1. Macintom

    Macintom Diabloii.Net Member

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    Hello dear forum users,

    Maxicek and I had a short debate in the past wether or not to make an intro thread. Hmmm ... long time gone since then. I decided to make one ;-)

    Tom´s (me) been a long time lurker and a sometimes poster. Always been interested in the older patches because growing up in the allmighty ages of the 1.10+-patches. You know, is it possible to fight with a sorc without "Insight"? . Been using some mods over time (which I never will mention here because of the forum rules) and vanilla instances and I always played HC. Since 2001 I think ... until now ;-)

    ... well

    Changed up my mind after my first sorc died in Patch 1.00 in no time (in Travincal normal), the second one (I was tired I guess) due to Rakhanishu in the first act of normal Difficulty. So, the lesser time you have the more hurts a death of your character because it means a lot of time you have to spend to take the next one to the same level. The time I don´t have you see ... so next is gonna be SC :)

    The goal:

    I don´t like time travelling because it changes game balances. So the way goes:

    Rules:

    THE GATHERING MEANS: I always liked sorcs and this is the point. I would like to bring a sorc to the end (defeating Diablo/Baal in Hell) in following patches:
    - 1.00
    - 1.06
    - 1.07 (already done)
    -1.08
    - 1.09
    - 1.10
    - 1.10s
    - 1.12

    AFTER THAT I delete every sorc but ONE. Which has been the most valuable in playing and/or experience. This is a real highlander quest. No matter what item or whatever has been found, all the other sorcs have to be wiped. Muling Items out is allowed. Selffound is the way to go through. No other items are allowed.

    I will keep track on this in this thread. I know it will take ages to finish this. But you know: I have the time (despite of dying)) so you too ;-) ).

    Any questions are welcome!

    Regards Tom
     
  2. Macintom

    Macintom Diabloii.Net Member

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    Here she is

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    T72on1 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Nice. Good luck with the project !!!
     
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    Chaostar Diabloii.Net Member

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    I'll follow your project ! Great idea !
     
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    TedDeeBoy Diabloii.Net Member

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    Welcometo the forums

    Enjoy your stay.

    Great project too. I like the older patches as well and have played a bit 1.00. I will look forward to see your Sorc adventures in 1.00.
     
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    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    No 1.13/1.14? Or you play that as well?
     
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  7. Macintom

    Macintom Diabloii.Net Member

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    Been playing the "recent" patches so much that they don´t sound very
    interesting to me.

    So LittleGirlBlue started her journey. But as you might guess, nothing
    interesting happened until now. She´s fighting her way with a big
    spear (later on when she finds some gems I´ll try a bow) trying to
    find Andariel. Let´s see how she´ll manage this ^^

    EDIT:

    Well, not finding a decent weapon in the early stages and having almost
    no mana is annoying. But static is king and dancing around Andariel´s
    well managed the first act.

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    A liitle bit more damage on normal attack would be good. Will check
    out the local traders ...


    EDIT 2: Not much more damage available :-(
    But got something nice while gambling because my magic boots sucked :

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    I am questing in act II and reached the Arcane Sanctuary with Level 18.
    Using a bow is not recommended anymore because of the monster/char-
    level difference. But I cannot spend the amounts of mana to use glacial
    spike on the other side. Blue Gems are needes but they don´t drop ^^
    So I decided to level in the Ancient Tunnels a bit ...

    We´ll see ...
     
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  8. Macintom

    Macintom Diabloii.Net Member

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    Heading towards Act III with Level 24.
    And btw, Duriel´s Drop was better than I expected ;-)

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    Mana is a problem. I statted many points in there and pump warmth on the other hand.
    But killing single monsters wastes mana too fast. So i try the old Amazon trick of herding
    them ^^ ... Let´s see how this works in Act III.

    EDIT:

    Although the mercs normally dont work very well I liked the companion of the Ice-Caster.
    Wether my glacial spike or his cold-casting: almost all of the monsters were frozen all of
    the time. Too bad he´s not gonna follow on the way to the badest evil ^^

    Mephisto went down quick ...
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    and LittleGirlBlue is heading towards Izual ...

    EDIT 2:

    Maybe you´ve noticed it already: I´m not a native speaker and make mistakes from
    time to time. Sorry for that ... ^^
     
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    Macintom Diabloii.Net Member

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    LittleGirlBlue made it past Diablo on normal difficulty.
    I think I will give her some time to level on the moo-moo-farm.
    Resists are bad, gear is somewhat poor and damage has to
    be increased.

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    Jocular Diabloii.Net Member

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    Good luck! I've been meaning to take a character through 1.06. The lack of an extended stash really hurts :/
     
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    Macintom Diabloii.Net Member

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    It´s been quite awhile since the last post due to the fact that I´m struggling a bit with my job. Several changes happened in my life so I didn´t have lots of time to play through nightmare with LittleGirlBlue. But she finally managed to become a lady ;-)

    Although damage is not so good (orbs makes about 71 maximum damage at the moment) static is king. No monster can withstand it and so the first act on nightmare was really easy. Even the second act was finished quickly and the only real problem was Duriel.
    I hired a merc to take the first blows, opened a TP and performed a wall of static until my mana was empty. Back to town, hired a new merc (the first one ripped of course) and then the same tactic. In the end Duriel fell and dropped something useless ;-)

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    The third act was suddenly tougher than the former ones. All those flayers were moving that quick that LittleGirlBlue´s mana went down really fast. I cant remember exactly but she must have been spending more time in town than in the jungles. Council was really hard too because her resistances were bad. Fire and cold attacks were able to lower her life bulb to 25% with one shot. It did take longer than I expected to reach Mephisto. And his attacks in Patch 1.00 are more dangerous than in later patches, I think. But LittleGirlBlue won the fight.

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    In act four she spent some time leveling in the River Of Flames before taking the quests. This was good because Hephasto was as hard as expected. She spent some points into the orb and mastery and in warmth and static too. Damage now was good enough to kill the smith and take the rewards.

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    Every ring and amulet was cubed on the way and suddenly this was the result:

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    Thank you, little Cube!!! This is a real help facing Diablo and his fire/lightning attacks!
    In the CS the mages made LittleGirlBlue´s life miserable. Those elemental attacks are really strong. Despite the fact that she had this new amulet she had to drink a million healing pots to make it to Diablo. And De Seis is a real thief ;-)

    In the end:

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    Now it´s time to level a bit on the moo-moo-farm and improve gear before starting hell difficulty. Let´s see what she will find.

    Regards, Tom


    EDIT: Finally !!!!!!!!!

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    GG for the SoJ !
    Man I love read your reports, make me want to start a 1.00 sorc right now (if I knew how to do it ^^) !!
    Go on !!
     
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    Grats on the progress and the SoJ !!!
     

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