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[Game On! And On! And On!] Diablo 2: Stay a while and listen!

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The first thing I do when I reinstall D2 is rebind Q-R, A-D, and Z-V as skill banks. F1 becomes character sheet, F2 becomes my quest log, I forget what F3 became, and G is weapon swap.

    I'd use my mouse to scroll through skills, but the ratchet on the scroll wheel's broken, so giving it a firm spin can cycle through my skills a dozen times over.

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well, hardcore seems pretty dead tonight. Anyone planning to play? I am doing chaos runs until I reach lvl 30. Also, any caster items for a wind druid would be welcome!

    Edit: Yes, I am shameless.

  • Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Vic wrote: »
    Well, hardcore seems pretty dead tonight. Anyone planning to play? I am doing chaos runs until I reach lvl 30. Also, any caster items for a wind druid would be welcome!

    Edit: Yes, I am shameless.

    You need a 4os crystal sword (or any 1h sword/axe with low reqs), and tal+thul+ort+amn. Usable at level 25, and one of the best caster weapons available.

    edit: forgot to mention, Ladder-only. That's probably important.

  • SalboachaSalboacha Registered User
    edited April 2009
    if anyone needs help on e/sc/l im available until 6

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If you don't need it for attacking, a 4 socket broad sword works better. If you want to use a Larzuk socketing, I have a broad sword in a stash that will get 4 sockets from him.

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  • Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    If you don't need it for attacking, a 4 socket broad sword works better. If you want to use a Larzuk socketing, I have a broad sword in a stash that will get 4 sockets from him.

    Why is that? Crystal swords have a slightly lower strength requirement, and neither needs any dex.

    edit: also, crystal swords look way cooler :P

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well, it's mainly because a naturally 4os crystal sword is a pain in the ass to find, and any crystal swords you find in, say, Act V Normal that you take to get socketed will get 6 sockets (thus making you try to find an unsocketed crystal sword from some nebulous point between two Acts), whereas a broad sword in Act V Normal will get 4.

    And yes, crystal swords do look cooler, which is why I traded up my Sorc's Spirit broadsword for a Spirit Dimensional Blade. A waste of an Amn, honestly, but I still liked the thing.

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  • Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    Well, it's mainly because a naturally 4os crystal sword is a pain in the ass to find, and any crystal swords you find in, say, Act V Normal that you take to get socketed will get 6 sockets (thus making you try to find an unsocketed crystal sword from some nebulous point between two Acts), whereas a broad sword in Act V Normal will get 4.

    And yes, crystal swords do look cooler, which is why I traded up my Sorc's Spirit broadsword for a Spirit Dimensional Blade. A waste of an Amn, honestly, but I still liked the thing.

    Ah, right. I got lucky and actually found a 4os crystal sword, so I kinda forgot that it's not easy to get.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Aaaaand tempbanned.

    Thanks, Blizzard, for taking such a firm stand against filthy mulers and people trying to trade things.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I am giving away all my stuff.

    I'ma go take inventory

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Vic wrote: »
    Well, hardcore seems pretty dead tonight. Anyone planning to play? I am doing chaos runs until I reach lvl 30. Also, any caster items for a wind druid would be welcome!

    Edit: Yes, I am shameless.

    You need a 4os crystal sword (or any 1h sword/axe with low reqs), and tal+thul+ort+amn. Usable at level 25, and one of the best caster weapons available.

    edit: forgot to mention, Ladder-only. That's probably important.

    I have found the thul and the tal, but the sword may turn out to be a problem. I found a Stag Helm with +2 to tornado that I want to put lore into, which means I will have to find the sword. Still, enough chaos runs and one might just drop.

  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatName Druid level 88
    1x Dark Clan Crusher unique cudgel
    1x "Spirit" rune word long sword
    2x "Spirit" rune word monarch shield
    1x Jalal's mane totemic mask
    1x Duriel's Shell unique cuirass
    1x String of ears unique exceptional sash
    1x Dwarf Star unique ring
    1x Raven Frost unique ring
    1x +2 to Elemental skill tree/+18 resist all amulet
    1x Infernostride unique demonhide boots
    1x War Traveler unique battle boots
    1x Chance guards unique chainmail gloves
    1x Goldwrap unique belt
    2x Nagel Ring unique ring
    1x 4 PT socketed 450 defense armor
    1x 3 PT socketed exceptional bone helm
    5x 6-7% to mf small charms
    1x +14 to all resists gc
    1x +8 to all resists large charm
    1x +7 to all resists large charm
    miscellaneous small/large/grand resist charms

    1x Kelpie Snare unique fuscina
    1x Tarnhelm unique sallet(upgraded)
    1x Atma's Wall unique armor
    1x Insight polearm

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'd gladly take that Jalal's off your hands.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatAuras level 76 paladin
    1x Lightsabre unique phaseblade(Amn Socketed)
    1x Rockstopper unqiue sallet
    1x Griswald's Heart set ornate plate socketed with 3 PRs
    1x Raven Frost unique ring
    1x Dwarf Star unique ring
    1x The Ward unique gothic shield
    1x Gore Riders unique exceptional greaves
    1x Lava Gout unique exceptional light gauntlets
    1x Crescent Moon unique amulet
    1x Nightsmoke unique belt
    1x 221 defense 47 light/cold/fire 68 poison resist rare pally shield
    miscellaneous charms

    1x Darksight unique exceptional helm
    1x Guardian Angel(eth) unique templar coat
    1x Hwanin's Justice bill

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  • Minor SecondMinor Second Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My pally could use those goreriders, nightsmoke and dwarf star.

  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatSkellies level 27 necromancer
    1x Darkglow unique ringmail
    1x Gorefoot uniue heavy boots
    1x +1 necro skills +18 resist all amulet
    miscellaneous charms

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatMule

    1x El
    1x Eld
    2x Tir
    2x Nef
    1x Ith
    2x Tal
    3x Ral
    2x Ort
    5x Thul
    5x Amn
    5x Sol
    2x Shael
    1x Dol
    2x Hel
    5x Io
    1x Fal
    1x Lum
    1x Ko
    1x Mal
    1x Ohm

    4x PT
    4x PD
    1x PS
    miscellaneous gems

    3x Key of Terror

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I would be really grateful for the spirit items and/or anything else you think would be useful for a wind druid that I can use below level 50. I'm bjornagain hanging out in pahnr1!

    Edit: Oh, and an ort and a sol, trying to make a lore hat!

  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatMule II

    1x Sander's Riprap
    1x Sander's Folly
    1x Sander's Superstition

    1x Full Civerb's

    1x Hwanin's Splendor

    1x +1 Shape shifting skill gc

    1x Lidless Wall(perfect diamond socketed)

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatMule III

    1x Hone Sundan unique yari
    1x Sparking Mail unique chianmail
    1x Lidless Wall unique grim shield
    1x Duskeep unique helm
    1x Wizendraw unique long battle bow
    1x Bloodletter unique gladius
    1x Ethereal Edge unique silver edged axe
    1x Bloodrise unique morning star
    1x Bing sz wing unique dalcian fax
    1x Dangoon's Teaching set reinforced mace

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatMule IV

    1x Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    1x Tal Rasha's Firespun Cloth

    1x Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer
    1x Sazabi's Mental Sheath

    1x Immortal King's Stone Crusher
    1x Immortal King's Detail

    1x Hwanin's Blessin
    1x Hwanin's Refuge

    1x Trang-Gouls Girth
    1x Trang-Gouls Claws

    2x Aldur's Rhythm

    1x M'avina's Icy Cluth
    1x M'avina's Tenet

    1x Naj's Circlet

    1x Dangoon's Teaching

    2x Natalya's Totem

    1x Dark Adherent

    1x Venom grip unique demonhide gloves
    1x Manald Heal unique ring

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is that all HC?

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Why do I get a feeling you are not done yet?

  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    NoGreatMule V

    1x Arm of King Leoric unique tomb wand
    1x Gravespine unique bone wand
    1x Venomgrip unique demonhide gloves
    1x Dark Clan Crusher unique cudgel
    1x Dwarf Star unique ring
    1x Woestave unique halberd
    1x SilkWeave unique mesh boots
    1x Ravenlore unique sky spirit
    3x Rainbow Facet (-5/+5 fire -3/+5 cold -4/+4 fire)
    1x Cloudcrack unique gothic sword

    1x Girswold's Heart
    1x Infernal Torch

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This is all hardcore.

    I'm giving it all away tonight. Probably around 8.

    The game will be pahgiveaway

    The order is the same as I posted.

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Waiting for the game to come up!

    Edit: How many hours are there until 8, your time?

    Edit edit: You are an awesome dude!

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    8 EST, so five hours.

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  • histronichistronic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So I just installed Diablo 2 and the Expansion on my laptop, and it is lagging really badly for some reason. I can run Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike just fine on here, but for some reason Diablo 2 runs really slow. I've turned all the settings down, any other suggestions on what I can do to make it run a little better?

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Run it windowed if you're not already. I find it runs like crap fullscreen on a non-CRT monitor.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    It runs just fine on my LCD monitor, but I'm not running it in anamorphic widescreen.

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  • histronichistronic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    how do I run it windowed?

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If you're on XP, just add -w to the end of the Target box in the shortcut properties.

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  • histronichistronic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm on Vista

    Edit: also, I have to run it as Administrator in order for me to be able to connect to Battle.net

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm gunna have to push that back to 9 pm est.

    Forgot about a tf2 match.

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  • VicVic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Crap, just wasted my socket quest. I had found an antler helm that I wanted to make lore in, turns out those can have 3 sockets. That's what I get for not doing my research I suppose.

  • Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    histronic wrote: »
    I'm on Vista

    It works exactly the same on Vista.

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    histronic wrote: »
    So I just installed Diablo 2 and the Expansion on my laptop, and it is lagging really badly for some reason. I can run Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike just fine on here, but for some reason Diablo 2 runs really slow. I've turned all the settings down, any other suggestions on what I can do to make it run a little better?
    Use DirectDraw instead of Direct3D. To set this, run the video test executable in your Diablo Start Menu or Diablo 2 home directory. Direct3D means that your computer will try to emulate Voodoo cards on your current video card, and the results are never pretty. Running other games well has NOTHING to do with the performance of Diablo 2 on any desktop, since it is an older 2D game with 3D elements optimized for a dead video card. It runs like a dream on my old Windows 2000 system with a Voodoo II. *grin*

    Running in windowed mode can help. Add a -w to your command line in your Diablo II shortcut.

    This is all in the megapost, by the way.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Has it ever been discussed why Diablo has some kind of magic twinkle to it that Dungeon Siege or Titan Quest or Sacred lack?

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Several things you can do with boosting Diablo II's performance:

    Turn off Vista's Desktop Composition (i.e., Areo). This is especially if you find that Diablo II takes up to half an hour to start, and there's a white-on-black character at the top left corner during that time.

    Run in windowed mode, as before.

    Use DirectDraw instead of Direct3D, as Hahnsoo1 said.

    Install a glide wrapper (one. two). This will allow you to make the full use of that revolutionary concept known as "3D hardware acceleration". ;) This will require a card with openGL support (which virtually all cards have now, I daresay).

    Turn off Perspective view (in-game menu > Video).

    Requiring running in Administrator to get it to connect to Battle.net suggests a conflict with your firewall. Try tweaking those settings?

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  • Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Huh, that's weird. I have noticed some slowdown in D2 from time to time, which obviously shouldn't happen, so I switched to DirectDraw. Now D2 won't run at all unless I make it run windowed, whereas it runs normally if I switch back to Direct3D. Guess I'll just have to live with a couple seconds of lag in Harrogath every now and then.

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