DING!

http://www.diabloii.net/items/110/sk... 8)

Well, all the pointless rumormongering seems to focus on the fact that www.battle.net/diablo2exp is totally off-line. These different web pages were grabbed right before it went off line last night.
This is exactly how things went down when 1.09 rolled out, the website disappeared for a few days as Geoff Frazier updated it.

To all my Barb brothers, my long coveted skill interaction positively effecting Double Swing has rolled out!

http://diabloii.net/items/v110/index...

Oh what a tangled web...

It seems that it was some kind of freakish accident that most of that information leaked last night. However, some of it remains relevant but some of it will definitely change.
For those interested, it sounds like the three chip gem formula may begin to work on other weapon types. Also, have you peeked at the new runewords? Holy crap, there''s one with TWO zods! I''ve never even heard of anyone legitimately owning ONE Zod let alone two! However, it looks like they''ve added some great mid level runeword formulas.

Also, addressing hell difficulty and the seemingly huge boosts the Amazon and Sorceress are getting... yeah, it''s gonna suck for them. Now that the 50% resist physical is gone, they upped the monster, speed, damage, and hit points significantly. So, they may seem like they''re doing more damage, but really they''re not.
It looks like they''ve finally given the necro some real character. His uber set, Trang-Ouls'' will supposedly change the way he looks into that of a ""Vampire"" whatever that means.

Oh, personal rant... Azurewrath is now ladder only? *@$&! How the devil am I supposed to collect that thing? AM I REDUCED TO HACKING?! AM I?

I hate to break anyone''s heart but my cyclical nature is kicking in, and Diablo 2 is slipping again off my radar for another few months.

Elysium... You suck! You had to play a Martial Arts Assasin. If I knew you were going to do everything I advised against, I would have told you not to play a Cold Tree Sorceress.

These changes are veery niiiiize. Almost as good as reading the book ""This Book is Better than First Base, Second Base, and Third Base.""

No info on the Druid? Damnit! Da Cheat come back here with that Druid Elementalist info! I''m going to kick you from here to the MOOOON!!

You got it all wrong, Fang. I don''t think a different character would have made the slightest difference. I still enjoyed playing my Assassin. Was having a blast with her in fact, I just have so much other stuff I want to play right now that I''ve had my temporary fill of D2. I rarely play anyone game for a long time.

I rarely play anyone game for a long time

What''s wrong with Anyone game? I played that one for months!

Well I thought we''d known each other long enough to know that I was just razzing ya.

I bet though once 1.10 comes out the zeal will return. Though I dont know how I could be more zealous towards D2.

BTW I closed out AC2 and Shadowbane but EQ is still open

And as for you Certis, I''m still mad at you for the Bookworm thread, Dildo!

"fangblackbone" wrote:

Well I thought we''d known each other long enough to know that I was just razzing ya.

I bet though once 1.10 comes out the zeal will return. Though I dont know how I could be more zealous towards D2.

BTW I closed out AC2 and Shadowbane but EQ is still open

And as for you Certis, I''m still mad at you for the Bookworm thread, Dildo! :wink:

You know... I was about ready to throw in the towel with SB then the siege on Denied started (mouring server) the whole server pretty much rose up to crush those guys and it was so gratifying that I was re-energized for a while longer. I think if they can get a handle on the serouse technical problems in SB the ability to change the world so dramiticaly might just give it some long term staying power.

Oh, you say you were razzing me, but there was some deep hint of frustration. You were a smile frace, but inside there was a frown. Turn that frown upside down, sunshine!

I''ll hold him, you punch him Fang.

Punching Elysium aside, I''m pretty much done with Diablo II as well. As much an I love playing with the crew on Tuesday nights I''ve pretty much gotten my fill of Diablo action for now. Hopefully something new and exciting will come out that we can all play again. You know, other than Raven Shield.

Head or gut?

http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/ima...

OH MY GOD. That''s like six times the damage bonespear currently does at that level.