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Diablo 2: Resurrected remaster

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Morgoth, May 9, 2020.

  1. typical user Arbiter

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    You are not supposed to run hammers until you get decent level/can baalrun. Up to that point just use Zeal and Holy Fire. You should be using Hammers around level 40-something when you can max them out and put some points in synergies. Honestly go for hammers when you enter hell, a zealot will do just fine with basic gear on nightmare. I know this is meta-knowledge that first-timers won't be able to figure out on their own, but hey part of the charm was playing through the game and sharing ideas how to progress through with different builds.

    Yes, the best choice for zealot on normal, will help you a ton with hitting stuff and speed-up killing. Once you reach nightmare grab Holy Freeze if you are planning on switching for Hammerdin.
     
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  2. Shadenuat Arcane

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    "improved drops for some unique monsters etc."
    duriel: drops town portal and identify scroll

    some things never change depending on patch version.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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  4. Zeriel Arcane

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    I want off Mr. Bones wild ride...
     
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  5. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Heh. I am going throught Ch3 atm with druid with Rabies. Little bro rushes you, you bite him, he runs back to his village, disease hits everyone, village dies.
    Druid things. Praise the Plagues.
     
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  6. Gregz Arcane

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    I can't wait to pirate this after the bugs are cleaned up, and the right modders have had their way with it.
     
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  7. Zeriel Arcane

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    You can't mod anything except the data (i.e stats, items, etc, no model modding or new UI elements/code) from what I saw Googling, so yeah, it's gonna be pretty slim pickings...
     
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  8. Gregz Arcane

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    Kruno claims otherwise, or perhaps he has elevated his shitposting game?
     
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  9. luj1 You're all shills

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  10. luj1 You're all shills

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    After all these years of playing D2 I really have to try something fresh

    Pre-synergies / 1.07 / Classic / HC

    What do you recommend?
     
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  11. Filthy Sauce Arbiter

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    Hello everyone. Today I tossed a gas bomb at a pack of little jungle raisins. They all ran in the bushes and died. It felt good.... Well, see you all later.
     
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  12. Zeriel Arcane

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    He's probably just taking marketing claims at face value/not looking into the details. This is modern Blizzard, they don't do customer friendly moves.

    Blizzard's latest statement on the matter explicitly refers to the old Diablo 2 version as the way forward for structural modding since they are not supporting it in a full-fledged manner.
     
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  13. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Well 1.0 is very special and kinda raw, you get shit, everyone stronk, no cooldowns on spells for some enemies (durance is literal fire), diablo spams deathbeam, and of course, something I wonder how players would have reacted to today, every monster is bugged with x5 attack rating, making some, like birdies, 1-shot you. When I got enough Revives I brought a whole pack of super birds to Diablo, did reasonable damage to him. You can gamble for uniques with good chances. Chaos Sanctuary has monsters cast Iron Maiden, etc. Rares and in particular Pikes are very powerful, and barb Whirlwind is not fixed and attacks every frame. Corpse Explosion covers whole screen, Revives are brutally strong, Thorns/IM actually viable.
    And the cursing fire enchanting sonic is there on normal in inner cloister tp :shittydog:

    I think if you're sad D1 ended, playing through D2 1.0 with Pal with sword and shield gives you a bit of a relief.

    1.07 has its own raw moments, you still get 1-shot by multishot lightning enchants, some uniques are crap, but some are hilariously overpowered.

    In 1.09 you can set Players 64 for lulz, no synergies, but, it is undeniable game became a lot easier at this point. There are still no mana potions in shops but, tbh it doesn't matter anymore.

    There is old "time traveling" guide on diabloii net: https://www.diabloii.net/forums/thr...tex-part-1-a-guide-to-spf-time-travel.933724/
    Although it focuses a lot on items.

    One thing that is very blizzord, 1.07/LoD - added Druid, have fun! 1.08: nerfed druid summons lol. and from there on, never bliz thought to increase amount of wolves or make these skills more relevant without +20 to all skills.
    Oh and they also broke MF with 1.08.
     
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  14. Zeriel Arcane

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    I loved 1.0. That's still the definitive version of the game to me.
     
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  15. luj1 You're all shills

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  16. Gregz Arcane

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    I too would like to try this?
     
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  17. Hassar Scholar

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    This game was made back in the days when designers legitimately wanted players to have fun and let the fun be addictive rather than intensive focus grouping to maximize micro transactions and linking dopamine responses to profitability. I do recall disliking synergies and some of the updates - started to get annoying when some skills were basically must-haves or your character’s viability would be limited. That started the trend where the meta made some combos obsolete.

    I was hoping for more cosmetic options but overall have been enjoying this more than some recent titles. Reminds me that I uninstalled Diablo 3 with no regrets.

    I think developers should worry less about balance then making fun games.
    What SJW stuff are you referring to?
     
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  18. Zeriel Arcane

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    They censored/altered the player models in a way not in keeping with the original vision, and also altered ingame dialogue to remove "offensive" language.
     
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  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    they erased big titty goth assassins and replaced them with asians
    even the assassin npc in act 3 is an asian now
     
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  20. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This stuff is hilarious
    Hot damn
     
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  21. Generic-Giant-Spider Unwanted

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    That's because you're using LoD.

    1.00 is D2 Vanilla.
     
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  22. Gregz Arcane

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    Never got to play D2 during this era. I'm very temped to try it based on Shadenuat's description.
     
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  23. Generic-Giant-Spider Unwanted

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    I forgot how massive the itemization changed throughout the patches. The only patches I really remembered were synergies and 1.10 runewords. Shako having 40% to max life is crazy.


    :what:
     
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  24. Hassar Scholar

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    The old design looked Asian to me. But there was a range of races so I didn’t look that closely. I think the Sorceress is one of the few Indian/Mideastern/Asian/whatever character designs I ever saw for example.
     
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  25. Frank Capicoli Arcane

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    Yeah the name Natalya really evokes imagery of Asia.

    Actually since this is crusty we are talking about he'd probably agree with that statement.
     
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