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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: Diablo 2: Resurrected
« on: March 18, 2021, 11:04:24 PM »
A few years ago I found an old flash drive that had most of my old 1.09 saves/stashes on it.  After a bit more searching through my old computers I was able to find the rest (Yes, I am a borderline horder).  I think I've got all of my characters and stashes going back to 2002.  That being said, I pretty sure I'll start fresh with D2:R.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:43:12 PM »
Belated congrats on your 99er @Dust.

Over the last couple of years I've been alternating between Grim Dawn, Path of Exile and D2.  In a D2 phase now and I've clocked up 85 solo single player mat/pats now and a couple of bnet ones too.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: Diablo 2: Resurrected
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:36:15 PM »
Looking forward to the with a mild sense of trepidation; didn't stop me from signing up for the alpha testing though!!  The pre-order prices look a little steep ($AU70 - $AU90), so I'll see how the chips land before committing myself.  No ladder runewords in SP (as yet) is a bit of a bummer as well.

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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:52:53 PM »
Been doing a bit more reading

1. The Core (Demon Cycle #5). Peter V. Brett. 3.5/5. The final chapter (sort of) of the Demon Cycle series was a bit of a let down after the earlier books
2. Hellhole trilogy (Hellhole, Hellhole: Awakening & Hellhole: Inferno).  Herbert B & Anderson K, J. 3/5.  Political, Sci-fi thriller with a few aliens thrown into the mix.  A vague "The Expanse" feel about it.
3. The girl with all the gifts. M. R. Carey. 4.5/5.  A great twist on the "zombie" genre.  The movie is a poor imitation!
4. The boy on the bridge. M. R. Carey. 4.5/5.  A prequel to The girl with all the gifts; maybe not quite as good, but a great read none-the-less
5. Fellside.  M.R. Carey. 3.5/5.  A supernatural thriller set in a women's prison; not usually my cup of tea, but it was well worth the read
6. Good Omens. Gaiman/Pratchett.  3.5/5. Not bad, but a bit Pratchett-y in places
7. Wolfblade: Book 1 Hythrun Chronicles. Jennifer Fallon. 4/5.  Good book, pity I cannot find the rest of the series
8. The First Confessor: Sword of Truth prequel. Terry Goodkind. 4.5/5.  Really enjoyed it - decided to reread the Sword of Truth.
9. Wizards first rule: Book 1 Sword of Truth. Terry Goodkind. 4/5. Would have been better it it was given a bit of an edit
10. Stone of Tears: Book 2 Sword of Truth. Terry Goodkind. 4/5. Would have been better it it was given a bit of an edit
11. Blood of the Fold: Book 3 Sword of Truth. Terry Goodkind. 4/5. Would have been better it it was given a bit of an edit
12. Temple of the winds: Book 4 Sword of Truth. Terry Goodkind. 4/5. Would have been better it it was given a bit of an edit (gee Goodkind loves the sound of his own voice!) - break time.
13. Prophecy's Ruin: Book 1 Broken Well Trilogy. Sam Bowring.  3.5/5. Loved the storyline, the writing style was not the best.
14. Destiny's Rift: Book 2 Broken Well Trilogy. Sam Bowring.  3.5/5. Loved the storyline, the writing style not improving.
15. Soul's Reckoning: Book 3 Broken Well Trilogy. Sam Bowring.  3.5/5. Still loved the storyline, the writing style no better.

Five Goodkind books in a row, is enough Goodkind for a while.  I might look at some non-fiction, on the other hand I picked up the Shannara chronicles dvd (both series) in an op shop and I'm half way though; I might have to revisit Terry Brooks! 

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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: April 04, 2019, 09:12:52 PM »
As I am in a reading phase at the moment, I will throw my hat into the ring. 

1. The Core (Demon Cycle #5). Peter V. Brett. 3.5/5. The final chapter (sort of) of the Demon Cycle series was a bit of a let down after the earlier books
2. Hellhole trilogy (Hellhole, Hellhole: Awakening & Hellhole: Inferno).  Herbert B & Anderson K, J. 3/5.  Political, Sci-fi thriller with a few aliens thrown into the mix.  A vague "The Expanse" feel about it.
3. The girl with all the gifts. M. R. Carey. 4.5/5.  A great twist on the "zombie" genre.  The movie is a poor imitation!
4. The boy on the bridge. M. R. Carey. 4.5/5.  A prequel to The girl with all the gifts; maybe not quite as good, but a great read none-the-less
5. Fellside.  M.R. Carey. 3.5/5.  A supernatural thriller set in a women's prison; not usually my cup of tea, but it was well worth the read

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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:24:05 PM »
I put in my resignation from my job the other day; a combination of disagreeing with the direction the school was taking and the continuing deterioration of MrsNix's heath being the main reasons for doing so.  The unfortunate thing about leaving the school is that I have lost the opportunity to do my Masters, and I made it to the short list too!

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Gaming General / Re: An Octet of Septs: A D2 story
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:27:26 AM »
Thanks guys.  In order to do 1.08 I have to import some gear from 1.07, I really could not have faced it otherwise.  I have also started playing 1.00 classic (even got all five characters through normal) but without a muling program it is too much of a pain in the arse to continue.

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Gaming General / An Octet of Septs: A D2 story
« on: July 28, 2018, 07:04:44 AM »
I have now completed my eighth set of character patch septs for LoD; 56* solo, single player, softcore characters completed and so much time pissed away! 


1.07
Amazon Bertha_Butt Javazon
Assassin WidowMaker Trapper
Barbarian Leapy_Lee Leaping Whirler
Druid Hunter Fury Wolf
Necromancer Necromunger Spear & Nova
Paladin Captain_Thor Smitting Hammerdin
Sorcerer Cold_Witch Orber

1.08
Amazon DeathBy SnuSnu Bowazon
Assassin Kung_Fette Martial Artist
Barbarian Modis_Fist Berserker
Druid GeoMancer Elementalist
Necromancer Oste_Arawan Spear & Nova
Paladin Belsteed Vengeful Fister
Sorcerer Rekool_eight FlameWall Sparkler

1.09
Amazon Bonnie_Parker Burazon
Assassin Velvet Phoenix Striker
Barbarian Gonad Whirly Barb
Druid Barak Werebear
Necromancer Torak Summoner
Paladin Sparhawk Thorns and Vengeance
Sorcerer Benatar the Fire & Ice sorceress

1.10
Amazon C_tetani Javazon
Assassin Huntress Pure Trapper
Barbarian Dizzy_McChucker Throw barb
Druid Lupy Rabies Wolf
Necromancer Percy Bonemancer
Paladin Angel_eyes Hammerdin
Sorcerer Ms_Sparkle Sparkling Orber

1.11
Amazon Elle_archer Elemental bowazon
Assassin Shadowdancer Pure Trapper
Barbarian Barbrain Frenzier
Druid Beastdancer Summoner
Necromancer Knightmare Summoner
Paladin Durnik Hammerdin
Sorcerer The_Weathergirl Blizzard and Lightning

1.12
Amazon Cupids_Kiss Bowazon
Assassin Nutcracker Hybrid Trapper
Barbarian Dust_Devil Whirling Zerker
Druid Flatulent_Fred Wind Druid
Necromancer Skellidancer Summoner
Paladin Spahawk   Zealot
Sorcerer Firedancer Enchantress

1.13
Amazon Di_Maggart Lightning Javazon
Assassin Looker Kicker/trapper
Barbarian Heeeeres_Johnny Axe frenzier
Druid Cujo Rabies Wolf
Necromancer Ratsak Poisonmancer
Paladin Rev_Quick Avenger
Sorcerer Freesia_Titzov Bliz/Nova

1.14
Amazon KaySarahSara Physical Bowazon
Assassin Earwig_O Pure Trapper
Barbarian LoudestHeard Double Swinger
Druid StagnationKills Wind hybrid druid
Necromancer StymiedAgain Bonemancer
Paladin Intransigence Smiting Zealot
Sorcerer Seeker Sparkling Blizzer

* I've actually got 73 SP LoD mat/pats and a Guardian, but who's counting?!?

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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:38:51 PM »
I'm doing some sessional teaching, about 5 hours a week, but I am still a full time carer for my disabled wife.  In my free time I'm reading, playing Diablo 2 and going fishing; so not much has changed there  ;) .  Looking to start a Master of Philosophy (research and thesis) next year some time, that might be a slightly more productive use of my "free" time, but much will depend on my wife's health.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: May 31, 2018, 07:11:48 PM »
Hi D2A.  Over the last five years or so I've taken short excursions into Diablo 3, Path of Exile and Grim Dawn but I haven't lost my passion for D2; 70 mat/pats and still going strong!
Good to see you both too. Maybe a MP game some day for old times sake? I am definitely out of practice.

I'll have to dig up my 1.09 characters and stashes.  I've not seen them for a while, but there on a flash-drive somewhere!

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:47:50 PM »
Hi D2A.  Over the last five years or so I've taken short excursions into Diablo 3, Path of Exile and Grim Dawn but I haven't lost my passion for D2; 70 mat/pats and still going strong!

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
Great summary Tim. 

Do you know that the use of the -seed command has been outlawed at the SPF?  The funny thing was that when you looked at the SPF survey results (https://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/spf-reform-survey.960392/) this is the only section where the recommendation was accepted, the rest just blew away like a morning mist.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:28:55 PM »
As far as I know it is a forum wide ban on all third party software that gives PlugY its bad name but there is a certain amount of hypocrisy in it.  The SPF has been allowed to develop and promote certain utilities (ATMA/GoMule, RWM/RRM, various version switchers, run counters) without hindrance but there seems to be an ideological objection to PlugY.  The funny thing was that you could use it if you were playing Median XL, but you were not allowed to mention the program by name; it promotes its use you see!!  The most resent schism at the SPF really brought these (and more) issues to a head.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: April 30, 2018, 07:51:18 PM »
So, PlugY is like "Voldemeort"?  ;)

Don't laugh, I refer to it as the "Voldemort program" on the SPF.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: April 30, 2018, 07:40:03 AM »
Do you know you cannot even say "PlugY" at the SPF?  There was a brief hope that a breathe of fresh air was going to blow through, but it was snuffed out pretty quickly.

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