Tag Archives: Diablo 2

May 26, 2001 #2

A LOT of things have happened with me in the past 3 weeks. So I’ll try to keep this as condensed as possible.

The first topic is: I AM THE MASTER OF THE 56K!!! How many of you with 56k modems on normal ISPs out there are frustrated because you get disconnected so often? Well this was not a problem for me: I decided to go for broke and leave my PC on, connected, for as long as possible. I used my trusty and incredibly stable SupraSonic II modem, the local ISP, and of course stable Wad for this test. I saved screenshots of my connection window every so often and chatted about it on AIM. Well, below this is the final proof. I had to shut down my PC after AIM crashed (and Explorer had done about 5 fake-restarts and was having severe window button blips)… after being connected nonstop, at 48kbps, for 8.9 days.

Loogie says: i swear to god, the people at hovac died

Next, I finally beat DiabloII in Normal mode, as a Level 27 Amazon. When we have our 2001 Game Awards Column, D2 will most likely be getting very high accolades. I did take a number of screenshots while playing, but I don’t feel like compiling them onto this news entry.. maybe another day.

Weird Shit is the next topic. Please gaze over the following 3 screenshots from GameSpy and AIM that I found really weird. To save space on this entry, I put the descripts as mouseovers on the images.

I went to Snake’s yesterday for about 5 hours for pics for my next Column… all about computer mice. We used his (his dad’s.. shh) digital camera and took about 14 pics of anything I owned even remotely related to a mouse, and there’re still more pics to come. The column will be done within 2 weeks. We also shot BBs at a can and a milk jug {insert own comment here} for a bit. Fun.

My additions/revisions to the site lately have been totally redoing the POTM and fixing parts of my Staff Page. I have also lately been busy updating a couple of Angelfire sites for people I know.

There’s probably more that I’ve done, but I can’t think of it right now…

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May 6, 2001

Loogie finally puts up news! So, what have I been doing on the gaming scene? Since Snake took Diablo2 from me and started playing it, and revealed to me that your corpse can be found after you die even without doing my alt-tab cheat, I burned it and am hooked again. As a huge fan of the original, I can say I like Diablo II much, much better: better graphics, more sounds, and way more locations and weapons. I also believe the music to be totally kickass. I am replaying it as a Barbarian, and I am already at Level 17 by Act II.

Don’t forget to read the mouseover (alt) messages!

What else? Well, I am thoroughly pleased with this month’s PCG disc. I got from it the newest version of FA (much better, with HL 1106’s new graphics, and no weapon lag), They Hunger 3, and the well-made “Olympics” UT MOD made entirely- maps, cinematics- by the PCG staff.

And LPBs on CS suck.

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Apr 19, 2001

Diablo 2 is my whore!

That’s right, I shoved my Pike so far up Diablo’s ass it turned him white! Literally, just wait til you see the screenshots.

I actually won at 2:32 AM, but I’ve been trying to figure out the “Code Spacing Anomaly” that has plagued our html. The solution is…BINARY. So all persons with access to the S–L.com system make sure that you set your FTP client software to connect using Binary transfers only (instead of Auto-Detect or ASCII). At the moment this is the only way I have found to fix the “Anomaly” and I’m not extremely sure it works in all instances (it’s a safe bet though).

Anyways, here’s my shrine of screenshots and in-depth look into how I brought Diablo to his knees (not like that, you sick bastards):

Sir Snake’s Diablo 2 Shrine

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I’m a Diablo 2 whore! part 2

Now, I’m a Level 22 Barbarian. Act 2 was longer than I thought, and the Arcane Sanctuary was a bitch and a half. Died once, oh well. I traded my Gemmed Broad Sword in for a Long Sword, which I also gemmed. It has a max damage of 19 plus poison and 6-8 fire damage. What dude at Blizzard came up with the idea for the “fetishes”? I hate those little bastards, forcing me to run more than I should be and shooting spitballs. It’s enjoyable to hear them shreek after you beat the shit out of them, though. One quest in Act 3 is complete and 2 more are open, time for some screenshots and then back to hell!

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I’m a Diablo 2 whore!

I started playing yesterday afternoon, and now I can’t seem to play anything else (beside about 15 minutes of the Quake Shareware). At this moment, I’m a Level 19 Barbarian and about half-way through Act II. It’s taken around 17 hours of play to get to my present position and I’ve only died 8 times. Half of my deaths came from those gay Fallen Shamen; put a crap load of them into a area (such as the monastery in Act I) and they start raising each other before I can kill them all without running into a massive death plummet where potions only slow the coming end. What it came down to once was selling 2 of my special stashed items to buy the best armor available and a Scroll of Town Portal. Once I got back to my corpse (with mucho goodies on it), I’d run like hell to a place to town portal outta there and regain my health and prepare to take those flaming faggots. Needless to say, it worked.

But, that’s not the point. The point is, I’m gonna play through the rest and then go on to Nightmare setting and then Hell! I can barely contain myself. As a tip: It is a good thing to allocate a lot of skill towards Bash (Barbarians) in the beginning. Once I got to the Maggot Lair in Act II, an excellent two-handed Battle Axe coupled with this skill put down all of the maggot worm thingies in only one blow. And since the maggot tunnels are mostly tight and linear, you need not be worried about the speed at which you take them out. That was one of the few times in Diablo 2 that I didn’t have any health worries. Normally now, I just keep my Battle Axe on me for safe measure. If you examine this screenshot, you’ll see why.

As you can see, that Broad Sword is using the skill Double Swing with a Damage Enhanced Falchion (max damage of 28). The Gemmed Broad Sword will usually inflict a good poison attack on the first swing and Falchion will follow up. If the monster isn’t dead from that pounding, the lightning/fire attack from the next will finish him off. Because my defense is so great, I can get away with not using a shield. I can usually dispatch of any skeletons and zombies without them even attempting to hit me. Tomorrow, I’ll be well into Act 3.
Greg Vederman finished the game in 27 hours and with 14 deaths. I challenge myself to beat that.

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