The Untwinked Level 99 Progress Thread, Revenge of the 99ers

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks to @ffs and @RIP for posting. I didn’t want three consecutive posts within a week because it would look like spam :p But after this last stretch of drops, I’m ready to update.

Here’s a teaser:
You really need to learn how to find rare items with the right characters, come on. Death's Web with Pally and Trapper instead of your Necro? Griffons with Pally instead of your Lightning Sorc? Fathom twice with what ended up as a Lightning Sorc, wasn't it? Seriously?
With the luck bestowed by @ffs complaining on my behalf, here’s the update. :)

Pestilence started off nicely for level 89-90, with Arachnid’s dropping and then an Ohm right at the end. A second Um also dropped earlier in the level.

The Ohm has been stashed in case we get a second before getting a Lo. Fortitude for the merc would be a major upgrade, I’d wager, and the +1 BO CtA is fine for now because he completes his Pit runs well before the timer runs out and he’s plenty safe with the revives. And as for the Arachnid’s, with my history, that was awesome to get before level 90!

This enabled him to hit 125 FCR breakpoint and was very powerful even with only three skillers and no +skill rings (the amulet was a 1 necro/10 FCR rare to hit the breakpoint). As long he had some revives, he could basically telestomp boss packs to start spamming pNova and have the merc and IG target the boss to get a quick 2-3 corpses for the corpse explosion chain.

He has what I think is a good Pit map, with high boss pack density and XP gain is pretty quick. It was enough fun that he pressed on and just hit level 93. One 4os monarch dropped early, which he’s been Hel’ing and rerolling for 12 tries without a second 35 FCR (two 34 rolls though).

Level 90-91 saw Duriel’s shell and Tal’s mask, which were upgrades for the merc. For level 91-92, he got trolled for the first time with a rare unearthed wand, followed by a nice +3 pNova wand that I thought about tossing in the cube but held off. Then on the second-to-last run before hitting 92:
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Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 22 - 28
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf4413a6c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-43% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+9 to Mana after each Kill
+9 Life after each Kill
Pretty amazing to have Shako, Arachnid’s and now Dweb at level 92! :cool: I had planned to go back to Phaedrus after hitting the level, but we had to test out the shiny new toy.

He’d have to lose his current map seed to socket the wand, which he isn’t willing to do. It would probably get an Ist otherwise, which I can cube up to from the Um- runes, so only 25 MF lost in order to keep this great Pit map and the LK map where he will return once hitting level 93. Losing resists from HoTo caused some gear tradeoffs, but he couldn’t reach 125 FCR so that allowed him to make some lightning resists up (and another +skill) by going back to Highlord’s. The rest was handled with charms, mainly a plain Ruby (30) GC.

The other set up might actually be a wee bit faster due to the 125 FCR breakpoint and being able to play more recklessly with telestomping. But we have to keep the current set up on principle! Infinity would likely push the current set up ahead, with several elite 4os polearms available for Insight IG. Andy’s dropped early on for level 92-93, which upgraded the merc nicely. Still looking for a Lo for Fortitude (and eventually Infinity) but the upgrade was noticed. Stats at level 93.

Other finds worthy of screenshots during this stretch were Trangs helm, Tancred’s boots, the set Corona, Tomb Reaver (2os), Horizon’s Tornado, Stone Crusher, and a 5os eth Berserker Axe (which I think is only the second of those I’ve ever found, including cubing plain eth ones).

He’s now going to burn through 115 pamethysts and then hit up LK for a while, remembering to pick up Spirit and Insight makings as he goes, in addition to Ko+ (and hopefully some resist charm upgrades). Then we will return to Phaedrus to hopefully hit 3.0B sometime this weekend before rolling a Trav map with my Blizz sorc for RFL Round 2.

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Hall of Fame
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
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zticazzy         Perkele          SC     Barb   99     3.52  2016-07-12  No      -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Eleanor          SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2016-11-09  No   3068    437       5      -
NanoMist         Izuna            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2016-12-25  No   5109    470       4    360
PhineasB         Mercy            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2017-05-23  Yes     -    475      11      -
PhineasB         Hiatus           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2017-12-25  Yes     -    471      21      -
Questing Heroes
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   98.67  3.42  2018-03-16  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   98.38  3.34  2018-02-05  Yes  2190    477      13    300+
Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   97     3.09  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -       8      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   97     2.96  2018-03-04  Yes     -    328      13      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   96     2.72  2017-12-31  Yes     -    452       -      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    95     2.49  2017-02-23  Yes     -      -       ?      -
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    93     2.10  2018-02-05  Yes    80      -       -      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  93     2.09  2018-03-16  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  93     2.09  2018-04-03  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   92     1.92  2017-12-25  No      -      -       -      -
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    89     1.48  2018-04-03  Yes     -    149       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -       -      -
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  76     0.48  2018-02-26  Yes     -      -       -      -
Yng              Lebron           HC     Barb   71     0.33  2018-02-21  Yes     -
Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    70     0.30  2018-03-27  Yes    15      -       6      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   67     0.23  2017-12-29  Yes    87     61       0      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   24     0.01  2018-02-24  Yes     -      2       -      9
Resting Heroes
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
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Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   98.50  3.37  2017-03-16  Yes  8606    464       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   659    261      12    126
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Southpaw         Njord            SC     Druid  90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Qwernt           CanbeOnlyBlizz   SC     Sorc   90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
MercMan          Este             SC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1212    278       2      ?
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    160       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No    115     94      19      -
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    83     0.**  YYYY-MM-DD  No     28     25       0      -
Qwernt           AmaAgainstAll    SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Gambit           Mallenroh        SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Rayne            SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   195    140       -      ?
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
Darke Rahl       Bells            HC     Ama    74     0.40  YYYY-MM-DD  No     19      -       0      -
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Celia            SC     Ama    59     0.11  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    52     43       0      -
TrU              Henryk           SC     Barb   41     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -      22     12
Gambit           Colossus         SC     Pala   39     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -

The Fallen
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
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MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Valus            HC     Barb   76     0.48  2016-10-27  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Pala   76     0.48  2017-06-19  Yes     -      -       1      -
weezaard         Cypher           SC     Druid  66     0.00  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -      20+     -
Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
coju             fB               HC     Sorc   29     0.00  2016-04-09  Yes     1      1       1      2
Kitteh           Verallus         HC     Druid  26     0.00  2016-03-25  No      -      -       1      -
logoutzero       Rolex            HC     Barb   21     0.00  2016-03-26  Yes     0      0       1      1
 
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ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow, major congrats!! Those P&B Vita skillers and that DWeb, it seems like Pestilence will casually end up as a perfectly geared Novamancer! Now it's just the minor task of crafting a 2/20, took me only a couple of years. ;)

Those best in slot finds for the character played, that's what makes untwinked play so exciting IMO. For my Sorc it was especially after finding Griffon's Eye when I really got motivated for this project. But finding DWeb on an untwinked Necro is even more amazing. Ric has found an incredible amount of magic/rare Unearthed Wands since he started to run Pits, about ~10 or so, but no luck with that unique one. Now you really have to see him through, no matter how slowly he will level towards the end! :D

EDIT: Interesting to see that "complaining on behalf of others" is a sustainable theory as well, glad it helped! Also without spoiling anything, I actually have video proof with Ric that complaining helps, but that's not to be released before end of RFL round 1. :p
 
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PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Um, so things are getting kind of ridiculous for Pestilence :D
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That was the second batch of 9 caster amulet crafts. I check at the end of the batch, but it was the second one of the second batch, so craft #11 overall because I waited until he hit level 93 to start crafting.

I had a stash full of gold so decided to start gambling coronets/circlets, hoping to luck out with a 2 necro/20 FCR rare or 3 PnB/20 FCR magic.
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That's after less than 1.5M gold. Both can obviously be upgraded, the circlet in particular with another +skill and any useful mods. But he can now reach the 125 FCR breakpoint with DWeb using one of the several FCR rings he has picked up.

I have no idea where this stretch of luck came from. It's on par with the stretch of LK runs I had with Mercy and a similar stretch with Phaedrus (although his was after nearly 2000 of not much). Either way, I'll just chalk it up to balancing out luck from RFL Round 1. ;)
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Are you serious, no way! That is unbelievable that you crafted that amulet, amazing. Maybe even more so than the DWeb actually. Huge congrats! :) With a 2/20 circlet that has any other mod, Pestilence will have better overall gear than my twinked Novamancer, which is actually one of my best geared characters. :mad:

Both can obviously be upgraded
Yeah, right! Well the circlet of course, but the fact that you seem to refer to the amulet also... 2/20s are so incredibly rare, and the relevant upgrade for Necro being exactly 20 (not 19).. pushing it, my friend! ;)
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah, I was kidding (mostly) about the amulet. I don't actually have any other 2/20 ones, after however many crafts of pamethysts happened from my 7x7 and prior 99ers. And it's great the first was for the class where that roll actually matters most, given FCR breakpoint and likely gear options, not to mention on an untwinked character.

But Pestilence still has 97 pamethysts to burn through, so a guy can dream, can't he? :p
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Still disgusted by that kind of RNG, seriously. Speechless!

I thought Ric defied all odds when finding the two back to back Zods. But IMO that is nothing in comparison to successive Death's Web and a 2/20 on an untwinked Necromancer. But given your effort in this challenge, you're definitely precisely the right person to deserve that kind of luck! :)

2/20s I crafted three, all of them within the last year. Luckily also one for Necro (P&B), who needs that exact roll for it to be a clear-cut upgrade. Other two were also interesting with Pally and Amazon, the latter being my favorite since it allowed an amazing Javazon setup.
 

Zenigma

Diabloii.Net Member
Time to pack it in boys, @PhineasB has taken all the luck available from all the d2 player base.
*impersonating a security officer* Nothing to see here, move along, folks.
Also that's some pretty alright gear you have there. Obvious understatement is obvious.

In all seriousness, that's quite impressive. Congratulations, hero!
 

RIP

Diabloii.Net Member
Complaining helps theory confirmed once again :D

This time, i had unbelievable amount of luck in LK...Just within 50 runs i've found those runes

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Finally moved forward, however still far away from much needed Infinity...well, a good start at least, can try to roll CtA for second time, if i find the base item ;)

GL ;)
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Back to weekly updates, at least until something awesome drops for Pestilence (actually, check!).

Before that, though, thanks to everyone for the congrats and encouragement (even if some of it’s sort of sarcastic :p). I agree with @ffs that finding items untwinked is special. With the last two updates, I had stare-at-screen moments while I processed what I was seeing, especially that 2/20. That’s such a fun experience and helps balance out the stretches of nothing in the push to 99. It’s definitely nice to share the excitement with others, so thanks (again) to the SPF for being the SPF!

Phaedrus is moving again, up to a bit past 3.0B. We rerolled the CS map due to spawn around de Seis (lots of OKs regularly). For now, we’re doing straight p8/p8 runs to save the key strokes for Diablo, with XP shrines rolling about a fifth of the time in CS or from the 2 shrines right by Dark Marsh WP. Minimal drops were Blinkbat and Archnid #2.

He’s averaging about 5M/hr, which is pretty solid compared to earlier 99ers. I’m not going to bother testing Gripphon runs because I’d have to roll a new map to get better boss pack density between the seals. At least for now, taking on de Seis and Diablo is a fun change of pace, so I'm going to enjoy that for as long as it lasts.

I’m going to do at least one 20 hour set with Phaedrus from RFL Rd 3, and maybe going for 2 sets, which will put him right at level 98 if I complete 40 hours, assuming I can get another 4 hours between now and the start of the Rd 3. I’m optimistic.

Pestilence also has made some progress, a little more than half way to level 94. He started back in LK, hoping for some progress toward Infinity. Not quite, but good nonetheless with an early Pul #7, followed by Gul #3, and then a bit of a dry spell before Mal #4 and Vex #4 dropped within 30 minutes of each other.

We eventually got tired of LK and decided to test out the new 125 FCR rig, much to the good. :D About a tenth of the way into the level, lightning struck and we had our fourth PnB skiller (from a bosspack). Shortly after that, Darkforce Spawn dropped, which is an overall grailer and brings me to grail -5. :cool: I almost felt like I should use it, given the class-specific-ness, but I’d have to add another FCR ring and lose a bunch of FHR. Maybe later!

An Ist dropped shortly after, along with an eth Dusk Shroud that rolled 4os in the cube for a nice Fortitude base. I can actually cube the Lo, but I’m holding out until the end of the level in the hopes something (else) nice drops. In case you're worried the luck is too much, we are on reroll #19 for the 4os Monarch without 35 FCR. :rolleyes:

Keep up the progress everyone!
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
I would guess the "complaining helps" rule does not apply for people who complain about "only finding Jahs", but I'm curious to see this put to the test now by @T72on1 and @Pb_pal :)
Hint: as others have recently found, it works ;)


After 2k+ runs without anything higher than Ohm (and a full thousand since the last one of those, mind you) our dear friend Klaus had his complaining pay off:

Run 2151:



Not the Sur I was asking for, but I'll take it! Klaus' rune luck has been... strange, to say the least.

As can be expected, this prompted the making of the ultimate game-changer:



Klaus was having fun shoving rocks into things so he also made himself a HoTo:



Nice roll!


And a CtA:



Incredible roll!!! WHAT IS GOING ON.


I was originally going to stick in LK until I had all the runes for Infinity, but I don't have an elite base yet for it so I decided to take a break from LK and progress through the game a bit. Klaus got outfitted with all his new toys for the 99%FCR (11 frame) breakpoint and teleported his way to Izual, grabbed a Lum from the HF, and promptly got completely roadblocked in the CS.

To be honest I was expecting this. Native FIs everywhere, a weak merc, and an underleveled character with bad resists complicate things. Klaus was able to teleport his way sneakily through the actual CS easily enough, and it was fairly simple (though dangerous) to clear Vizier and De Seis seals as long as he was careful. Infector though, is another story. His whole mob is FI, and dangerous. Add in FI Doom Knights lingering around and you're gonna have a bad time.

Klaus shopped a LR wand, but it wasn't strong enough to break any immunities. After a pile of unsuccessful tries he managed to maroon the pack across the lava:



In a delicate dance, we could edge towards the corner and sucker 1 Venom Lord at a time to come over, which the merc and bear could easily dispose of. It was precarious though since I hadn't cleared the CS, so I couldn't move back out into the open space if things got dangerous here, lest I attract dozens of more FI monsters to join the fun. I also couldn't go too far into the Seal area, as if the whole Infector pack came round the corner we'd lose the only stable position we had been able to establish thus far.

After killing off a couple minions we caught a huge break and Infector himself came over! The bear pinned him to the wall and the merc (with help from volcano's currently pitiful physical component) took him out. Time for Diablo.

As often is the case, the fight with Big D was anticlimactic compared to the leadup. We got the merc inside his lightning's range, and he could even survive 2 of Diablo's Firestorms before needing a purple. Soon enough, we had outlasted him and it was off to Harrogath.

Klaus teleported straight to the Crystalline Passage without stopping, got a fortuitous monster roll with no FIs and shortly found the WP and Frozen River. No FIs down there either (gloams though, so we had to be careful) and soon Anya was saved, we got our resistance scroll, and opened the portal to Pindle's garden.

Klaus will take a break here, and will be getting very cozy with Pindle for the next little while to gain some much needed levels. Not going to bother with the table for now since he'll be leveling so much soon, but for the record he is level 79 right now.

Other finds:
- Steel (93AR) GC of Balance (12FHR)
- Offensive Auras SkillerS (7 FRW)
- Combat Skills (Paladin) Skiller
- Dwarf Star
 

Smittyphi

Diabloii.Net Member
I fired up Diablo 2 with a 7 month old on my lap about 1:00 AM local time this morning because he wanted to be awake. I looked at my 99er and I wasn't feeling the love so SliceNDice is forever retired. Her 99 stash has been integrated with my regular GoMule stash and she will finish her Matriarch journey twinked. That left my bereft of a runner and I knew I wanted one that I was happy with. So I went back with my favorite. Fireball/orber. TheLongRun began with /p8 at Tristram and rescued Cain about 1 hour later at level 13. I'm feeling much better about this one.

Hall of Fame
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
zticazzy         Perkele          SC     Barb   99     3.52  2016-07-12  No      -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Eleanor          SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2016-11-09  No   3068    437       5      -
NanoMist         Izuna            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2016-12-25  No   5109    470       4    360
PhineasB         Mercy            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2017-05-23  Yes     -    475      11      -
PhineasB         Hiatus           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2017-12-25  Yes     -    471      21      -
Questing Heroes
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   98.67  3.42  2018-03-16  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   98.38  3.34  2018-02-05  Yes  2190    477      13    300+
Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   97     3.09  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -       8      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   97     2.96  2018-03-04  Yes     -    328      13      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   96     2.72  2017-12-31  Yes     -    452       -      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    95     2.49  2017-02-23  Yes     -      -       ?      -
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    93     2.10  2018-02-05  Yes    80      -       -      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  93     2.09  2018-03-16  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  93     2.09  2018-04-03  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   92     1.92  2017-12-25  No      -      -       -      -
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    89     1.48  2018-04-03  Yes     -    149       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -       -      -
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  76     0.48  2018-02-26  Yes     -      -       -      -
Yng              Lebron           HC     Barb   71     0.33  2018-02-21  Yes     -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   67     0.23  2017-12-29  Yes    87     61       0      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   24     0.01  2018-02-24  Yes     -      2       -      9
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   13     0.00  2018-04-10  Yes     0      -       0      -
Resting Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   98.50  3.37  2017-03-16  Yes  8606    464       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   659    261      12    126
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Southpaw         Njord            SC     Druid  90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Qwernt           CanbeOnlyBlizz   SC     Sorc   90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
MercMan          Este             SC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1212    278       2      ?
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    160       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No    115     94      19      -
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    83     0.**  YYYY-MM-DD  No     28     25       0      -
Qwernt           AmaAgainstAll    SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Gambit           Mallenroh        SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Rayne            SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   195    140       -      ?
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
Darke Rahl       Bells            HC     Ama    74     0.40  YYYY-MM-DD  No     19      -       0      -
Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    70     0.30  2018-03-27  Yes    15      -       6      -
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Celia            SC     Ama    59     0.11  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    52     43       0      -
TrU              Henryk           SC     Barb   41     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -      22     12
Gambit           Colossus         SC     Pala   39     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -

The Fallen
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Valus            HC     Barb   76     0.48  2016-10-27  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Pala   76     0.48  2017-06-19  Yes     -      -       1      -
weezaard         Cypher           SC     Druid  66     0.00  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -      20+     -
Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
coju             fB               HC     Sorc   29     0.00  2016-04-09  Yes     1      1       1      2
Kitteh           Verallus         HC     Druid  26     0.00  2016-03-25  No      -      -       1      -
logoutzero       Rolex            HC     Barb   21     0.00  2016-03-26  Yes     0      0       1      1
 

RIP

Diabloii.Net Member
@Pb_pal: Amazing to see someone with Enigma at such low level ;)

Edit: Tried CtA for second time with pretty bad result :(

Screenshot051.jpg

First one has +3 BO, so its even worse...Also created this RW

Screenshot050.jpg

Might be very helpfull, but i can't use it right now because my merc is using ETH Collosuss voulge Insight and strenght requirement is too high...No luck with eth 4soc Cryptic axes, Threshers/Giant threshers :mad:


As for finds, only this rune since last report

Screenshot052.jpg

Back to grinding again i guess :D
 
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Yng

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So I finally quit procrastinating and transferred my .d2s and .d2x files to the new PC. I'm very pleased to say that all loading screen delays, FPS issues, and 100% consistent client crash @ 10 runs (yes, this is something that actually happened every time on my old laptop..) are completely gone and I couldn't be happier with the new setup.

I haven't played very much at all in the last month or so but here's a few shots from this morning with updated XP bars:
Lebron's next target is Hell LK and I'll be attempting to progress soon. Sophie is running P8 2-Seal CS to 98 and then we'll test out some Nihlathak.




And we did a few P8 2 seal runs to knock some rust off and establish a rough XP/hour. I feel like 6m/hour is definitely manageable untwinked at 97 as I was trying to remember where packs were often spawning on my map seed and I let the merc die a few times not paying attention etc.


Random drop while testing runs, decisions decisions...
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Great stuff @RIP and especially @Pb_pal, grats of course in particular on Enigma, but the +6 CtA is amazing too (HelpYourself has made six of those with +5 being the best outcome). This would be the point at the latest where I'd be like "why on earth did I make a hardcore character, this is going to be so painful at some point"... but I trust you're a more cautious player than I am. ;)

Also nice to see you getting back to it @Yng!

Between the RFL rounds I've fooled around doing Travincal runs with several characters (trying out builds other than Blizzard or WW Barb), instead of doing what I should have done and get back to this prime mission. :) However, both Ric and HelpYourself got at least a little bit of play time last week.

Ric, being only one Sur away from Infinity after RFL round 1, has rolled a two campfire LK map again and is working on getting that final major runeword. For RFL/Travincal I will "only" do one set and then try to get his final Sur/Ber before the third round starts. I intend to run Pits with Ric for that, of course ideally with Infinity already made.

HelpYourself is moving slowly, realistically she will only pick up pace again after RFL ends. At that point I will focus on her 100% though, I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that she barely made any progress the last couple of months due to a tough work schedule, vacation and now RFL. It should take no more than 25-30 hours for her to hit 99 (assuming no deaths) so it's really about time to finish this after the RFL. :)
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
This would be the point at the latest where I'd be like "why on earth did I make a hardcore character, this is going to be so painful at some point"... but I trust you're a more cautious player than I am. ;)
Don't tell that to Stevesy! ;) In all seriousness though, Oak + CtA should hopefully be enough to cover up any mjaor slip-ups. Hopefully...
 
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