The Untwinked Level 99 Progress Thread, The Saviours of Sanctuary Rise Anew

Pax1990

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Last 100 million left. Finally it feels like and end is near.


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Recent noteworthy drops include:

Soj Nr. 3
Ravenlore Nr. 2
PC Sk 38 Life
Gris Shield
Highlords Nr. 2


I have also been doing some key runs with my paladin and Iam unsure how Iam going to approach the torch farming.
My idea was to farm 30 of each key to do 10 torch runs. And hope I get a paladin torch.
Since I only have 3 free respeccs available and I want to save ancients.
That would be one respec to go smiter, one respec to go back to hammerdin and the last respec would be used once I find a soj and get annie.
But what if I dont get a torch in 10 torch runs? I have to use more respecs to go back to hammerdin for key farming, back to smiter and then back again to hammerdin. In this case I wont be able to save ancients...
Does anyone here have a better idea?

Also:
The introduction of the lower resist curse in chaos sanctuary is pretty scary.... Kinda forces to you stack resistances. I hope they remove this since it wasnt part of the old d2.
 
Mar 16, 2020
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Update time!

As I mentioned last time, I would sometimes take a break from the LK farming to run Pindle, and doing so got me from level 85 to a bit past level 90 before I'd gathered what I needed from Enigma. After I did my respec to Fishyzon, I did some Mephisto runs to search for Shako. It didn't take too long to get what I was after, plus a nice little bonus beforehand.

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At some point before these screenies I had also found a 4os Monarch (either from Pindle or the Pits, I don't remember) for Spirit. I then went back to Pindle for some more leveling. P8 was a bit too much at times, so I bounced back and forth between p3 and p5 until I hit level 92. I didn't score a Griffon's, but did see a couple of other very nice finds:

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This immediately got a socket and I put in a Ruby (29%FR) Jewel of Fervor and gave it to the merc.

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That would be my first ever Death's Fathom found. At 93 I did a few test Baal runs and figured I would not be able to level effectively there doing p8 minions with this build, and considering I had that Sur drop from Mephisto, I decided to drop back into LK to grab the runes for Infinity. 17 runs in I found another Sur rune, and my 3rd on run 748.

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As you can see from the XP bar, between these finds I grabbed another level from Pindle (hoping to score a Sur/Ber/Griffon's in the process, but no luck). Being at level 93, I gathered up my crafting mats and made 27 caster amulets. The best one I got for my amazon was this one:

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The 18% FCR means I can drop the FCR rare ring for whatever I want while still hitting the 48% breakpoint.

After some 1700 runs I accidentally chose the wrong difficulty and lost my LK map. I chose to just get another level at Pindle hoping to get what I needed, but again, no luck. After tallying all the high runes I had, I realized I had enough Mal+ runes to cube a 4th Sur...but lacked enough normal grade gems to do it. I hit up another LK map and a few hundred runs later snatched all the necessary gems and was able to craft Infinity.

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The CV was the only eth elite polearm base I had available as others didn't cube the right amount of sockets. It'll do fine. It's now time to do another respec to pure Furyzon and hit up the WSK. I imagine I'll probably start with just Ventar runs, but will see how I manage Lister as well.

I don't plan on shopping for 3/20 gloves, I'm fine with LoH and its 50 fire res saving some charm slots. I'm still using IK belt and hope I can find a TGods to eventually replace it. I don't think Razortail is necessary for Baal's minions. And of course I would love to find a Griffon's as well, but I won't hold my breath. Other than that, I am quite satisfied with my gear and charms and am ready to settle down for the long grind.

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Hall of Fame
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours  D2/D2R
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----  ------
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      -
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-04-29  Yes     -    447       -      -
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-08-08  Yes     -    481       -      -
Jpy              Sophie           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-08-26  Yes     -      -      10   <300
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-10-21  Yes  lots    483      13    350+
Bewitch          itssoftcore      SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-11-12  Yes     -    401      13      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  99     3.52  2018-12-26  Yes     -    463       -      -
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   99     3.52  2019-07-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  99     3.52  2019-07-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  99     3.52  2019-10-07  Yes     -    433      NA      -
ResTTe           ResTTe           SC     Barb   99     3.52  2019-12-14  Yes     -    465    many   ~320
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   99     3.52  2019-12-23  Yes     -    457       -   <250
PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    99     3.52  2019-12-27  Yes     -    413       4      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2020-03-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
Kinkara          Bobo             SC     Barb   99     3.52  2020-12-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
D30D043          Fragile          HC     Sorc   99     3.52  2020-12-29  No      -      -       -    348
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   99     3.52  2020-12-31  No      -      -       2      -
Questing Heroes
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours  D2/D2R
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----  ------
Pax1990          Anger            SC     Barb   98     3.29  2021-06-06   -      -      -       -      -
Bewitch          Mindcrime        HC     Pala   98     3.27  2019-11-19  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   98     3.25  2021-10-12  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Bewitch          Necronomicon     SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-07-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Septimus         SC     Druid  97.5   3.10  2021-10-02  Yes     -      -       0      -
ffs              Revenge          HC     Barb   97.33  3.05  2021-08-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
D30D043          Exanimate        HC     Nec    97     3.05  2021-09-07  No      -      -       -    230
MercMan          Big_Chill        SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2020-09-06  Yes     -      -       -      -
ResTTe           Lyssandra        SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2020-10-19  Yes     -    375    many    ~90
smloeffelholz    ArbeitsPferd     SC     Sorc   94     2.29  2020-09-10  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pax1990          Pax              SC     Pala   94           2021-02-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
Evoken           Evoken           SC     Barb   94     2.28  2021-10-11  No      -      -      Yes   145  D2
NorthDakota      Aeon             SC     Sorc   94     -     2021-10-10  Yes     -      -       -    100  D2R
Vildecor         Mina             HC     Zon    94     -     2021-10-13  Yes   715    314       -      -
Kinkara          Faust            SC     Nec    92     -     2021-07-21  Yes     -      -       -      -
ulof             ArmyOfMe         HC     Nec    91     1.76  2021-07-25  Yes     -    286       -      -
Jpy              Emilia           SC     Sorc   88     1.45  2021-10-09  No      -      -       -    <12
D30D043          Brute            HC     Barb   87     1.34  2020-10-31  No      -      -       -     59
Slam             Izaura           HC     Sorc   82     -     2021-02-27  Yes     -      -       0      -
maxicek          Villanelle       SC     Sin    75     -     2021-10-09  Yes     0      -       -      -
Babyhell         Athena           SC     Sorc   67     0     2021-09-18  Yes     0      -       -      -
Babyhell         Minerva          SC     Zon    67     0     2021-09-23  Yes     0      -       -      -
Grisu            Aviendha         HC     Sorc   12     low   2021-10-02  Yes     0      -       -    0.5  D2R
Resting Heroes
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours  D2/D2R
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----  ------
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.5   3.38  2019-07-22  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    98     3.22  2019-11-11  Yes     -      -       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-07-23  Yes     -    470       -      -
Ashenshugar      Natur            SC     Druid  97     2.96  2018-11-20  Yes  2529      -       -      -
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    96     2.72  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
drmalawi         TheCanMan        SC     Pala   96     2.76  2020-01-19  Yes     -      -     Yes      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   95     2.49  2019-06-15  Yes     -    384      25      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
Arctodus         Lubotor          SC     Barb   94     2.28  2020-02-16  Yes     -      -      16      -
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   93     2.10  2019-07-19  Yes   267    181      12     47.5
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   93     2.10  2019-12-19  Yes     -    396      12      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   93     2.09  2019-11-06  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   93     2.17  2020-01-01  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   92     1.97  2019-12-28  No      -      -      36   lots
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
jonnyphive       Shaltara         SC     Sorc   91     ??    2020-03-13  Yes     -      -     Yes      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   90     1.62  2018-07-22  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      ?
Zarfen           Stamina          SC     Sorc   90      ??   2019-12-08  Yes     -      -     Yes      -
Gynli            Assassin         SC     Assa   89     1.50  2019-11-11  Yes     -      -       -      -
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
Hutton           Jyn              HC     Sin    89           2020-05-24  Yes     -      -       -      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  88     1.47  2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    88     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    88     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  88     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    88     ?.??  2020-01-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   86     1.14  2019-05-26  Yes     -     37       1     15+
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes     -      -       4      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    84     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
MizzouFTW        NoDeathNoGlory   SC     Sorc   77     0.00  2019-12-12  Yes     -      -       -      -
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
TwentyMuleTeam   Knope            SC     Sorc   76     0.00  2020-01-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
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      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Burton Roberts   Arizona          SC     Ama    56     0.08  2018-06-12  No      -      -      15     38
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.88  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
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
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   39     0.02  2020-04-15  Yes     -      -       -      -
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
RIP              Espada           HC     Necro  24     0.00  2018-06-01  Yes     -     13       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
Lord Molybdenum  Ilucuthen        SC     Sin    13     0.??  2019-09-14  No      -      -       -      -
FireNice         Isern            SC     Zon    12     0     2019-12-04  Yes     0      -       -      -
dkn              Morgoth          SC     Barb   01     0.00  2019-10-04  Yes     -      -       0      0
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
The Fallen
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours  D2/D2R
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Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    98     3.22  2020-03-20  Yes     -    443      17      -
ulof             LiveAndLearn     HC     Sorc   97     3.09  2021-03-10  Yes     -    477       -      -
ulof             BillyIdol        HC     Necro  96     2.71  2021-01-10  Yes     -    430       1      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  95     2.66  2019-06-22  Yes     -      -       1      -
RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    95     2.55  2018-09-06  Yes     -    399       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    95.5   2.60  2019-09-22  Yes     -      -       9      -
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pala   91     ?.??  2019-08-02  Yes     -      -       3      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    91     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
Tears85          EoEF_Untwinked   HC     Barb   90     1.63  2020-09-23
Shuffleblast     Translocator     HC     Sorc   89     1.48  2019-11-23  Yes     -      -       1      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  88     1.??  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  87     XXXX  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
Bewitch          itsreal          HC     Sorc   87     1.xx  2018-04-24  No      -      -       -      -
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
Babyhell         Frida            HC     Ama    85     ?.??  2020-11-24  Yes     -      -       1      -
Vildecor         Ivar             SC     Pala   84     1.02  2019-09-02  Yes     -    307       3      -
Vildecor         Celia            HC     Ama    84     0.99  2018-05-30  Yes   125     97       1      -
Lord Molybdenum  Essa             SC     Sorc   84     0.??  2018-06-02  No     20     19       5      -
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
Vildecor         Zinerva          SC     Ama    80     0.70  2020-04-24  Yes   309    195       0      -
RIP              Attila           HC     Barb   78     0.59  2018-09-26  Yes     -     73      no      -
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      -
Vildecor         Rikka            HC     Ama    76     0.00  2020-04-05  Yes    63     56       -      -
Shuffleblast     Translocator     HC     Sorc   67     0.00  2019-11-03  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      -
Pijus            Pyrestarter      HC     Druid  36     0.00  2018-05-21  Yes     -      -       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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@Vildecor in D2 Legacy you can Alt+F4 to shut down the game if you accidentally clicked on the wrong difficulty. Due to the save structure you can't do that in D2R anymore, but since you posted Legacy Screenshots ;-) and great progress of course!
 
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I've just started my 99 journey with Kanakata Untitled.png

Currently levelling as a trapper, but intending to switch to a kicksin at end-game to run Nihl. I'm feeling a bit daunted by all the posts about how hard the last few levels are as I don't think I have ever levelled past 96 on any character in the past, and that was purely through having a very long term non-ladder character.

I just finished Normal at 35, and I don't fancy grinding Baal runs on normal further so wish me luck with NM :D
 

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Guys, I'm losing momentum a bit with my sorc. Here's my thought process. I'm making a lightning sorc because they're strong and fast, and I thought it'd be cool to be the first person to do a 99er in D2R entirely here. However, as I've been grinding and grinding baals for hours on end, I've been thinking about my twinked 97 lightning sorc. My UT light sorc is like so unoriginal it's painful. I keep thinking about making that final post when I hit 99, what will I say? Here's this lightning sorc I did the same thing everyone else did ever, only it was exclusively in d2r which is basically the same and it was a long, uneventful experience. After that, I probably won't try to 99 on my twinked 97 sorc. Meanwhile my twinked 97 sorc is like the culmination of my entire d2 career effort, with all my favorite, strongest, most unique gears, spanning a decade of effort. I'm almost talking myself out of this while writing currently. Like why am I starting over and making something more boring?! Someone talk some sense at me, what should I do?
 

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My take is that it’s all about what makes the game fun for you.

99 is a grind no matter what, but the updates here and sense of accomplishment are what have kept it fun for me. Basically, if using your lvl 97 sorc is more engaging, go for it, I say. But if goal of being first pure D2R 99er is fun and exciting, go for that. Either option will be a number of hours and it’s about keeping it engaging (and hopefully fun) through that.

Whatever choice, looking forward to updates and there will be good support and encouragement at the SPF along the way.
 
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I would pretty much just echo what @PhineasB said in that it's probably best to choose what you feel will be most engaging for you. I prefer the challenge of doing it all untwinked, which is probably why I'm on my 4th amazon after losing 2 to computer issues. It really sucked losing the furyzon I'd already gotten to 98 and is probably the reason I took so long of a break before grinding LK again. I ultimately just got through it because I knew how much I enjoyed playing the build with all the toys available.

I also would say you don't have to chose 1 sorceress over the other. You could very well continue with your UT sorc and be the first to hit 99 completely in D2R, and then after a year or more, eventually do the same with your other sorc to finish her journey as well.
 
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The question is, do I grind my 97 twinked, or my 94 UT.
Untwinked of course! You're already geared up well enough to be in a great position to finish her, so I'll echo @Jpy's statement. :p

Also, apart from what @PhineasB said about sharing progress with others here, to me the long grind kept being engaging because drops can actually be exciting.

From what you're saying your twinked Sorc is already "complete" with next to no chance of finding upgrades. Imaging finding Griffon's with her ("whatever, yawn") as opposed to on your untwinked Sorc ("OMG YES"). :D Even something like finding 1-2 skillers or SoJ/BKWB during the final 98-99 stage were enough to keep me excited about the whole thing. Picking up unique rings or GCs still have the potential to improve the character, and even though it becomes less likely towards the end it still happens. I honestly don't know if I could have done that twinked just because it's 100% grind and almost 0% excitement in terms of chance of finding upgrades.

Btw don't know if you've read the 99er posts, but there's definitely some mojo going on with those rare S&Us around here (Griffon's, Fathom DWeb and the like). People tend to find them on the characters that need them.
 
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Guys, I'm losing momentum a bit with my sorc. Here's my thought process. I'm making a lightning sorc because they're strong and fast, and I thought it'd be cool to be the first person to do a 99er in D2R entirely here. However, as I've been grinding and grinding baals for hours on end, I've been thinking about my twinked 97 lightning sorc. My UT light sorc is like so unoriginal it's painful. I keep thinking about making that final post when I hit 99, what will I say? Here's this lightning sorc I did the same thing everyone else did ever, only it was exclusively in d2r which is basically the same and it was a long, uneventful experience. After that, I probably won't try to 99 on my twinked 97 sorc. Meanwhile my twinked 97 sorc is like the culmination of my entire d2 career effort, with all my favorite, strongest, most unique gears, spanning a decade of effort. I'm almost talking myself out of this while writing currently. Like why am I starting over and making something more boring?! Someone talk some sense at me, what should I do?
I'm going untwinked, purely D2R. All old stashes deleted. Race me :p
 
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@NorthDakota - Are you tied to lightning for sure? Maybe a respec could liven it up a bit for you by giving a change, but also opening other targets. Blizzard/Blova are amazing at both CS and Nihl and can comfortably (and quickly) take you the remainder of the way.
 

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Welcome to Lower Kurast traveller. The grind begins.

Is my map good enough or should I re-roll? Last time I ran LK runes were white by default...
 

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@NorthDakota I have to agree with what @ffs said. I was still picking up Large Charms... yes, Large Charms!... during the last stretch of lvl98 to se if I could find anything better than those I was using. I definitely thought the upgrades as small as they could be where enough to keep me going... even if I didn't find any at the end.

Also about the mojo thing... I've already dropped two Dwebs with my UT necro only carrying MF from Enigma (update coming soon). There's something weird going on here. I'm sure you'll find a Griffons if you need one.
 
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Last I posted I had just finished an initial batch of a couple hundred runs of Hell Countess post 90 with no yielded Mal or Ist. I was contemplating starting the whole thing over because CS just didn't seem approachable without CtA. Rather than running to forge and hoping to get one or the other from that like I initially planned, I spent most of the week at work. Today I finally had a chance to sit down and decided I'd just run Countess until she either gave me what I wanted or I hit a threshold of time spent and start the whole thing over.

MAYBE 40 FUCKING RUNS LATER I've got a Wizardspike, 64 Life Waterwalks, rolled this STUPID monarch, 3x Lem, and BOTH Mal and Ist! Funny because I got pissed that I died the run after the boots dropped because apparently holding alt while pressing ESC fucks with mouse capture and I thought I left the game and turned around for something, but Ist and Mal literally dropped back to back the two runs after that.
Insane streak of luck but why stop there?
BAHAHAHAHAHA I jumped out of my damn seat.
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Man oh man how 30 minutes can change everything in this game. Lets go kill some shit in that place a little past that river. You know, the flaming one..




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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      -
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-04-29  Yes     -    447       -      -
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-08-08  Yes     -    481       -      -
Jpy              Sophie           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-08-26  Yes     -      -      10   <300
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-10-21  Yes  lots    483      13    350+
Bewitch          itssoftcore      SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-11-12  Yes     -    401      13      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  99     3.52  2018-12-26  Yes     -    463       -      -
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   99     3.52  2019-07-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  99     3.52  2019-07-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  99     3.52  2019-10-07  Yes     -    433      NA      -
ResTTe           ResTTe           SC     Barb   99     3.52  2019-12-14  Yes     -    465    many   ~320
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   99     3.52  2019-12-23  Yes     -    457       -   <250
PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    99     3.52  2019-12-27  Yes     -    413       4      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2020-03-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
Kinkara          Bobo             SC     Barb   99     3.52  2020-12-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
D30D043          Fragile          HC     Sorc   99     3.52  2020-12-29  No      -      -       -    348
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Pax1990          Anger            SC     Barb   98     3.29  2021-06-06   -      -      -       -      -
Bewitch          Mindcrime        HC     Pala   98     3.27  2019-11-19  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   98     3.25  2021-10-12  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Bewitch          Necronomicon     SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-07-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Septimus         SC     Druid  97.5   3.10  2021-10-02  Yes     -      -       0      -
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D30D043          Exanimate        HC     Nec    97     3.05  2021-09-07  No      -      -       -    230
MercMan          Big_Chill        SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2020-09-06  Yes     -      -       -      -
ResTTe           Lyssandra        SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2020-10-19  Yes     -    375    many    ~90
smloeffelholz    ArbeitsPferd     SC     Sorc   94     2.29  2020-09-10  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pax1990          Pax              SC     Pala   94           2021-02-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
Evoken           Evoken           SC     Barb   94     2.28  2021-10-11  No      -      -      Yes   145  D2
NorthDakota      Aeon             SC     Sorc   94     -     2021-10-10  Yes     -      -       -    100  D2R
Vildecor         Mina             HC     Zon    94     -     2021-10-13  Yes   715    314       -      -
Kinkara          Faust            SC     Nec    92     -     2021-07-21  Yes     -      -       -      -
ulof             ArmyOfMe         HC     Nec    91     1.76  2021-07-25  Yes     -    286       -      -
Jpy              Emilia           SC     Sorc   90     1.61  2021-10-09  No      -      -       -    <19
D30D043          Brute            HC     Barb   87     1.34  2020-10-31  No      -      -       -     59
Slam             Izaura           HC     Sorc   82     -     2021-02-27  Yes     -      -       0      -
maxicek          Villanelle       SC     Sin    75     -     2021-10-09  Yes     0      -       -      -
Babyhell         Athena           SC     Sorc   67     0     2021-09-18  Yes     0      -       -      -
Babyhell         Minerva          SC     Zon    67     0     2021-09-23  Yes     0      -       -      -
Grisu            Aviendha         HC     Sorc   12     low   2021-10-02  Yes     0      -       -    0.5  D2R
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Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.5   3.38  2019-07-22  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    98     3.22  2019-11-11  Yes     -      -       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
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Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    96     2.72  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
drmalawi         TheCanMan        SC     Pala   96     2.76  2020-01-19  Yes     -      -     Yes      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   95     2.49  2019-06-15  Yes     -    384      25      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
Arctodus         Lubotor          SC     Barb   94     2.28  2020-02-16  Yes     -      -      16      -
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   93     2.10  2019-07-19  Yes   267    181      12     47.5
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   93     2.10  2019-12-19  Yes     -    396      12      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   93     2.09  2019-11-06  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   93     2.17  2020-01-01  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   92     1.97  2019-12-28  No      -      -      36   lots
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
jonnyphive       Shaltara         SC     Sorc   91     ??    2020-03-13  Yes     -      -     Yes      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   90     1.62  2018-07-22  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      ?
Zarfen           Stamina          SC     Sorc   90      ??   2019-12-08  Yes     -      -     Yes      -
Gynli            Assassin         SC     Assa   89     1.50  2019-11-11  Yes     -      -       -      -
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
Hutton           Jyn              HC     Sin    89           2020-05-24  Yes     -      -       -      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  88     1.47  2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    88     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    88     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  88     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    88     ?.??  2020-01-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   86     1.14  2019-05-26  Yes     -     37       1     15+
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes     -      -       4      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    84     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
MizzouFTW        NoDeathNoGlory   SC     Sorc   77     0.00  2019-12-12  Yes     -      -       -      -
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
TwentyMuleTeam   Knope            SC     Sorc   76     0.00  2020-01-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
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      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Burton Roberts   Arizona          SC     Ama    56     0.08  2018-06-12  No      -      -      15     38
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.88  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
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
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   39     0.02  2020-04-15  Yes     -      -       -      -
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
RIP              Espada           HC     Necro  24     0.00  2018-06-01  Yes     -     13       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
Lord Molybdenum  Ilucuthen        SC     Sin    13     0.??  2019-09-14  No      -      -       -      -
FireNice         Isern            SC     Zon    12     0     2019-12-04  Yes     0      -       -      -
dkn              Morgoth          SC     Barb   01     0.00  2019-10-04  Yes     -      -       0      0
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    98     3.22  2020-03-20  Yes     -    443      17      -
ulof             LiveAndLearn     HC     Sorc   97     3.09  2021-03-10  Yes     -    477       -      -
ulof             BillyIdol        HC     Necro  96     2.71  2021-01-10  Yes     -    430       1      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  95     2.66  2019-06-22  Yes     -      -       1      -
RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    95     2.55  2018-09-06  Yes     -    399       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    95.5   2.60  2019-09-22  Yes     -      -       9      -
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pala   91     ?.??  2019-08-02  Yes     -      -       3      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    91     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
Tears85          EoEF_Untwinked   HC     Barb   90     1.63  2020-09-23
Shuffleblast     Translocator     HC     Sorc   89     1.48  2019-11-23  Yes     -      -       1      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  88     1.??  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  87     XXXX  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
Bewitch          itsreal          HC     Sorc   87     1.xx  2018-04-24  No      -      -       -      -
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
Babyhell         Frida            HC     Ama    85     ?.??  2020-11-24  Yes     -      -       1      -
Vildecor         Ivar             SC     Pala   84     1.02  2019-09-02  Yes     -    307       3      -
Vildecor         Celia            HC     Ama    84     0.99  2018-05-30  Yes   125     97       1      -
Lord Molybdenum  Essa             SC     Sorc   84     0.??  2018-06-02  No     20     19       5      -
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
Vildecor         Zinerva          SC     Ama    80     0.70  2020-04-24  Yes   309    195       0      -
RIP              Attila           HC     Barb   78     0.59  2018-09-26  Yes     -     73      no      -
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      -
Vildecor         Rikka            HC     Ama    76     0.00  2020-04-05  Yes    63     56       -      -
Shuffleblast     Translocator     HC     Sorc   67     0.00  2019-11-03  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      -
Pijus            Pyrestarter      HC     Druid  36     0.00  2018-05-21  Yes     -      -       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
 

NorthDakota

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@Jpy I dislike your good cta rolls out of pure jealousy.

So offtopic - I bricked my motherboard yesterday. Completely bricked it wouldn't even post. I was updating my computer, and they pushed me this windows 11 notification that was like get ready for windows 11 by doing these things - one was enabling safe boot. I was all like, sure yeah sounds like a great idea, I want windows 11, been looking forward to it what could possibly go wrong. So I set safeboot through my bios but then my motherboard wouldn't even post.. no keyboard no mouse lights no monitor output no nothing. So I'm like searching on the internet for a solution and everyone's solution is like "just change it back in bios". Well my computer won't even post so I can't get into bios so I'm all what the hell. So after several hours of panic searching the internet on my phone I find out my specific motherboard is just completely bricked by completing these steps under certain circumstances. Like not even clearing CMOs by shorting or removing the onboard battery will reset the motherboard, nothing, no options for flashing bios nothing.

My options are basically send in the mobo to the manufacturer and get it replaced, which could take 6 weeks if I even manage to get through their support and they agree to replace, or I just go buy a new one and swap out a motherboard, something I've never done before. Of course I'm going the swap out method. I live in a small town, no mobos here. So I look up compatible motherboards and search bestbuy, find one in stock, leave work early today, drive 1.5 hours there and 1.5 hours back with a 4 hour detour of my wife looking at cars she can't afford, get home at 8pm, start working on swapping out an entire motherflipping motherboard.

After several problems and a lot of troubleshooting I actually have my computer up and running! I actually did it! Literally no issues with my windows validation or anything, everything installed and running exactly the same as before, 24 hours later. Didn't think I would get it done but here we are.

I really just wanted to share that with someone even though it's incredibly off topic. I was worried about losing my d2 saves but ultimately I could have recovered the files swapping my ssd into another computer or something. And they are fairly recently backed up onto my external.

Back on topic: Sadly I'm not going to be focusing on my UT99er sorc anymore, so Aeon is retiring. I feel bad since I bombed this thread multiple times a day talking about my progress and chatting with yall. It's been real fun. I have to prioritize my twinked sorc though. It's this character I've had since the very beginning of my spf career, and if I'm doing 1 character to 99 it has to be that one. I'm going to continue in D2R since torch/anni are obviously mega OP. Maybe some day I'll return here but not for a long while.
 
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