Impending Patch/New Characters

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Impending Patch/New Characters

I've been mulling over guides and game information deciding what to make my first character at the Reset, I'm currently on the fence with either a Hybrid Bow/Jav Zon or any permutation of Fireclaw Druid that Sara introduced me to and I have loved ever since.


Just started this topic to get a feel for other people's builds, and to, in general, get excited about a new beginning, I hope to see all the people I played with last year come on. Nothing is more fun that starting out broke and clearing to hell with friends in tow.

Any relevant information on unique builds or deviations from cookie cutters are welcome, post away, i'm interested.:wave:
 
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I'm waiting for news on what changes will take place if any on the various builds.
I'd like to see inferno, Arctic Blast and Impale get "fixed" , then I'd do one these just for the sake of doing it.

Assuming no skill changes I'm pretty on the fence on what to make.
If I get a party to support at the reset, I'd probably make my insight regen charger. He maxes prayer, runs salvation (+90-100 res) and has the mediation aura that ticks 50-60 life every other second. All this party defensive support, he still yeilds ~5K min charge and 6K max before crit on a elite staff like Elder for example.

If I mostly solo , I'll probably make a fire hunter or phnx striker as their both probably the funnest to just walk and play.

Then comes the utility grind again, bo, torching chars, chant and the usual list goes on and on.


My d2 enthusiasm has faded of late with the lack of my old peeps being on. Ive never taken breaks from playing this game unlike many of the "regulars" here. :coffee:
 
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You can count me in to your party if you feel so inclined, soloing has gotten boring of late.
 
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Well, if I come back it will most likely be behind the wheel of a Static Chanter. Can't really see a reset on the patch without a CTA so I'd be working that as a primary motivation.

If for some reason I were to stay beyond that run (dear god I hope that doesn't happen) I would run a Fireball/Orb Sorceress for items/rushing or a Javazon for party play depending on how the community was looking.

Cheers
-Tai
 
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Im still playing this old decrepid game and Im currently leveling a Spear WW barbarian (77 atm) as I found a +4 Ariocs needle that I want to try out just for fun when I hit level 81. I dont play nightly anymore but I will burn a few hours now and again..

If the ladder should ever reset, Id probably start off with a Blizzard / Fireball Sorc for Hell Mephy running and then Id make a Necro summoner to Mf Hell Baal early on with..

Is this ever going to happen before D3 arrives is the question ??

:scratchchin:
 
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wasnt certain which build to go, but i think i ll go with orb/cl/cb ( instead of lighting ) and that should be good boss killer + nm cow killer for whites + skillers.
 
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Well being that Tai took my static chantress >.<
I guess I am gonna have to make.....Maybe a fisheymancer or perhaps something more interesting the dentist :)
If we are making a CTA run i think i will go the curse/ summon rout because everything else looks covered. However if we are gonna do another esu with random things I will use the dentist :)
then from there for solo I will be making a WW barb orber and then maybe a trap/kicksin
Or I could make that for the cta/esu run if we need it :)
Of course all of this depends on whether or not the reset beats D3 for timing and if they don't touch the skills :p
 
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polearm or spear WW barb. havent decided which mastery yet. great poleaxe or ghost spear? hmm :)
 
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After playing beta for a while i am thinking making a trapper for hte first run we do then a ww barb then a dual wield barb then I am thinking a fanatadin. Maybe a poision necro then trying the build sara was talking about the phoenix striker. Then maybe a bear druid for being the tank for one of the esu runs. not a ton of damage but like WoW tank. Lot of health but not an mamzing amount of damage. That way if I am helping lower levels I can play with them instead of just killing everything :D
and after I finish all these biulds I think I am going to go merc for people who need me and never play again unless requested by someone lmao. merc for hire (without getting paid lol) and wait till D3 comes out to play agin lol
I figure all this should take about a 3 months because i don't get to play as much anymore :'(
So when it comes out hit me up for the cta's and esu's so we can establish our dominance over evil :p
 
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I was originally on the fence between a bezerker and FC bear. Now that we know the patch will be delayed until February, I'm starting the FC bear with my girlfriend (trapper).

Assuming no significant patch changes, 1.13 will probably see me on a bone necro, enchantress, or bezerker. 'Course, excitement can shift dramatically in a month and a half.

Some builds that I would love to try if made untwinked viable:
-Lord of Mages
-Cold/Fire Bowazon
-Fire/Lightning Trapper
-Poison Necromancer (currently wayyy to dependent on specific drops)
 
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Based on current reports, Blizzard has, with its now well-known stupid, obstinate, cavalier disregard for Hardcore players, refused to prevent the TPPK griefer cheat / hack, in patch 1.13.

Therefore I will not be playing Diablo II LoD on the next Ladder and probably (have not yet made a final decision on this) be giving up on the game entirely... I may keep a few high level non-Ladder characters around just to show people who are interested in D2, what it is like.

I'm sorry but as usual, Blizzard has shot itself in the foot on this one, and in view of the legions of complaints about TPPK it is hard to come to any conclusion except that they are intentionally permitting this hack to "keep the game exciting".

I cannot fathom why a commercial game company would knowingly allow selfish, childish cheaters to ruin the play value of an on-line MMPG in this way, but then again, there are a lot of things about the self-defeating, suicidal behaviors of large American corporations (e.g. General Motors, Microsoft, the movie and record companies, etc.) that bewilder me. I suppose that not being able to play a video game without having your fun ruined by a childish prick with a virus-laden third party hack, is, objectively, rather far down the hierarchy of pain, compared to losing your auto assembly job or having your whole music collection rendered unplayable when the DRM server finally goes off-line.

So long, Diablo. It has been nice knowing you, and I may stop by from time to time just to see if you've come to your senses... if you ever do.

Best luck to the rest of you D2'ers, you'll need it

Mr. Bill
 
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if you aint gonna play d2lod the we shall see you on d2 classic :p ( on europe classic, there is only 1 pker.... )
 
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If I get a party to support at the reset, I'd probably make my insight regen charger. He maxes prayer, runs salvation (+90-100 res) and has the mediation aura that ticks 50-60 life every other second. All this party defensive support, he still yeilds ~5K min charge and 6K max before crit on a elite staff like Elder for example.

Looks like my next KTA toon has just revealed itself. Sounds like fun!
Question regarding that insight. Do hard points in meditation on the pally itself have any effect on the aura when it is activated by the insight?



 
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I believe that would be a yes and Sara if that's what your running then i think i will run a ww barb because it would be fun and totally unstoppable.
 
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At the rate their going i figure D3 by 2020 and 1.14 by 2015 lol

i ll die before 2020 ll comes, and it ll be cause of d2 -.- and i hope 1.14 ll come out in 2011, other wise it ll be hopeless

Looks like my next KTA toon has just revealed itself. Sounds like fun!
Question regarding that insight. Do hard points in meditation on the pally itself have any effect on the aura when it is activated by the insight?

you can not have 2 prayers running at same time, higher level will over ride lower level.

your best option would be: running cleaning ( which gives prayer bonus ) insight ( which adds prayer bonus as well... ) and healing merc ( with prayer as well... ) at high levels, you are looking at regen of over 200 hp.

read more on it in guide, i found him very interesting.


 
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I'll most likely be running either a wolf druid or an orb sorceress!
 
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Based on current reports, Blizzard has, with its now well-known stupid, obstinate, cavalier disregard for Hardcore players, refused to prevent the TPPK griefer cheat / hack, in patch 1.13.



I'm taking a "wait and see" approach. The legacy team has solicited more feedback and TPPK is near the top of the list of request.



 
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I'm taking a "wait and see" approach. The legacy team has solicited more feedback and TPPK is near the top of the list of request.

Yeah, I am really hoping they fix TPPK and bring back public games. Although, I would be happiest if they had Warden full throttle like they do in WoW. Just ban ALL the hackers.



 
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