Alright, ladies and gentlemen, as I had hinted about earlier in another thread I hold dear, the time has finally come to begin my very first foray into the only class I've Literally Never Played, the Druid! All 6 other classes have been carried through at least Normal mode, and it was about time I did the same for the (personally) most neglected of them all. "How can this be?", you ask? How, in over 18 years since the release of Lord of Destruction, have I never bothered to at least test out, even if for only one quest, a child of the land of Scosglen? The answer is quite simple, and petty, in retrospect. My younger brother loved his very first Druid back when LoD first released, and as I watched him battle against the hordes of Fallen, Blood Hawks, and corrupt Rogues that made questionable sounds upon death that might concern a parent or two in the age of the internet, I felt that this being of nature simply, well, attacked too slowly for my liking, having been spoiled with the blistering speeds of such classes as the Assassin, Sorceress, and Amazon I was so used to playing. Thus, after a cursory glance, I felt it not worth my time to bother with such an enigmatic figure as the Druid. However, with age, maturity, and a genuinely deeper appreciation for my favorite game and the Single Player community I've come to respect, I felt it necessary to pull up my bootstraps and finally familiarize myself with the only class that, well, I'll be completely honest, I have absolutely no idea how to play! Now that the meager theatrics and pomp are out of the way, I'll get to the point(s) of the matter. I have NO idea how to play a Druid, not through Normal, certainly not all the way through Hell, I am not intimately familiar with his skills, the weapons he is more proficient at wielding, nothing. This is pretty much a blind run into the only class I've never played, save for whatever random videos, Battle.net companions, or viewings of my brother playing his own favorite class I may have been privy to in the past, and we are talking about a considerable amount of time in the past. So yes, I obviously know that the Druid can transform into a werewolf, he has some summoning abilities, and that he has access to a number of fire and ice spells, but not much else beyond that. I will try to play through at least all of Normal on /p8 as much as I can, though considering I am completely unfamiliar with the Druid, I will likely run into considerable trouble by Act IV, and may need to tone it down a tad unless I find items strong enough to carry me. But not without a fight. Also, as I am unfamiliar with the Druid's skills, I will be investing at least one point in EVERY skill I have access to, and provide you with my input on what I think about those skills as I use them, which surely won't amount to much, but I really want to experience all that the Druid has to offer. Finally, I will document as much as I can remember on a quest-by-quest basis, so as to keep this thread as entertaining (hopefully) as I can. Sets and uniques are a given, but even rare or magical items that may perhaps, even in hindsight, turn the tide against the foes I'll face, will be given a mention here. Character creation and Den of Evil quest post to come soon! It is time that (in this player's world) the children of Scosglen finally emerge from their enigmatic and sacred forests, and play their own part in buttressing Sanctuary against the Burning Hells that wish to subjugate and annihilate them!