In my last introduction thread, I said I will abide by one rule; to post a progression thread every month - however minuscule the progress might be. So here is the first of the many to follow. =) After the long hiatus from D2, I dug up one of my old USBs to re install d2 and all the necessary add ons. I had quite a struggle trying to fix a GoMule error, but it turned out I just needed to open it with the right settings. Few hours down the toilet fixing that one. =P My original intention was to simply make a meteorb or blizzballer and start up a small pool of goodies from NM meph. But after a short read bout druids - must've been one of the threads here, I can't seem to remember which -, I ended up with a bear. I also decided it might as well be one of my Mat/Pats (septs? iirc). As usual, I started whacking away at fallens at /p8 full clear no reruns. I also dragged my char up to the very edge of each area to 'fill' the minimap. It was slow; and with limited play time, it was slower than usual. With a melee build, it was so painfully slow that I respecced to full on summoner in one of the tombs. By the end of act 3, I decided it just can't be done with the amount of time I have, and let go of all restrictions. My Mat/Pats will now just be self-found. /p3 in Hell for 1st clear. all quests completed. no other restrictions. Progression was much quicker as I trampled over everything in /p1. And I've spent the Christmas weekend mauling down NM Mephisto. As it is with many other ppl, this is the point in game where I switch over from mf gear to hell-viables, so I will probably spend the next weekend looting for some more goodies. =) First progression post is done. yay! tldr - Gom the bear, lvl 60, NM Meph. - what did you do this December?