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Pogslayer
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Damn it, I wish you people would just leave me alone! I . . . Oh, you're new here, aren't you?

Post by Pogslayer »

"Uh, yeah." - Edison Trent

Hey travellers,

returning player after overdoing it (immensely) years and years ago. Started on 1.03 (I'm anxious to try 1.00) and after a year, moved on to 1.09 LOD, which I played online (again too much). Time Travelling is what got me interested in the game again...

My greatest heartbreak was when my carefully-nurtured lvl 83 (same as me) Act 1 Normal Rogue was nerfed. She could hold her own in Hell and once took out The Smith solo! That and the necessity of getting "all the stuffz" to even hold your own in multiplayer/online just killed Diablo II for me; D2/LOD turned into a cookiecutter-slot machine thing with +1.10 and I left.

Currently running rampant in 1.03 for the stupifying Rares - 9% dual leech rings, crazy amulets with +1 skills + 58 Mana +38 Life + resists; lots of very interesting combos that aren't restricted to needing godly Unique/Runeword gear, etc. It's great fun!

I'd like to try 1.00 too, and Cactus is going to allow me that pleasure, as well as bringing stuff up to 1.07/1.09.

It's fun again!

Thanks, fearedbliss!
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Post by fearedbliss »

Haha, welcome aboard. I originally read your lvl 83 (same as me) comment as your character was level 83 and you were 83 years old xD.

Any particular reason you are choosing 1.03 over 1.05 (other than nostalgia)? For prelod I recommend 1.05b for the most stable experience with as many fixes as possible (before LOD came out but before the anti dupe code introduced in 1.06). 1.00 is the other option, very buggy and unstable in some ways but you can do things that were quickly patched out in 1.00-1.05b.

Take a look at this post when you get a chance: viewtopic.php?t=115
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Hi and welcome ! Actually all these people talking about this pre LoD era give me the will to try it again. Since 2000 I never came back there ! I will look out for build working. The idea playing rare items and they are usefull sounds great.
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Post by Pogslayer »

No, lol, not that old yet!

As far as in 1.03, that's the version on my original disks that I reloaded. I did in fact upgrade it with Cactus to 1.05b after reading a bit about it.



@ArkonClem ("Uh... Clem" :D):

I've been playing 1.03 for several months and this is why:

Rare Amulet: Havok Noose
Req. Lvl: 27
+1 to Sorceress Skils
Replenish life: +5
Fire resist: 23%
+68 To Mana
+2 to Minimum Damage

Rare Boots: Rune Slippers (Sharkskin Boots)
Defense: 334
Durability: 14
Req. Strength: 47
Req. Level: 25

Fastest Hit Recovery
Fastest Run/Walk
Poison Resist: 6%
Cold Resist: 39%
Fire Resist: 27%
+16 to Life


Rare Ring: Dread Band
Req. Lvl: 22

Fast Cast Rate
Lightning Resist: 36%
+52 to Mana
+37 to Life

Those are just a sample of what fell or was gambled for and made me stop and go "wut..."


I wear something like 300+ gold find and just spend a night or two merely filling all my mules' gold stash, then start gambling. If gambled, they came from Gheed - I've always found him the best, then Alkor (ep 3).

I'm sure @fearedbliss is right, so I upgraded to 1.05b for stability. Hasn't effected the drops any.
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Post by fearedbliss »

@Pogslayer Nice ;). Have fun on 1.05b.
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