yep, i'm a newb. i've been playing for about two weeks now and yesterday i beat normal difficulty. the first week i was kind of just getting a feel for the game and the second week i made a new barb with the IK set in mind. right now i'm lvl 45 and need to kill andy to finish act 1 nm. my question is how do i buy/trade eq? in the guides i've read that as soon as their character turns 30 or whatever they start to equip the IK set pieces, but at that level isn't it impossible to find the items? so, obviously they must be buying them or trading, but that's whats got me puzzled. how does a low level trade/buy with somebody that's going to already have everything a lowbie has? i need to start getting better eq because NM is a heck of a lot harder than N was. my poor barb is frozen most of the time. thanks.