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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL - I know kung fu

Dark King.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.D9c

Works for me. Try again.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.D9c

Read the docs... ;)

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

You read the damned README.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

Completely unlike classic LoD where every skill is equally powerful. Right. Uh-huh.

There is always going to be a best skill (it is even theoretically unavoidable once there are 2 or more different endgame farming locations). And this being Diablo 2, people tend to use said better skill and ignore the others.

By the way, people have beat the game with just about anything, but some players need overpowered skills to get through and therefore consider the others useless... so this is less a comment about skill trees and more about a failure to beat the game without Godly Build X.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

You wouldn't ask this question in any other game. Why would the drop rates be the same?

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Diablo II Enhancement Mod

Yes, it will work with Median.

It will also not just 'enhance' it but completely break it and make it imbalanced. This is because it slightly increases the numbers in classic LoD, but the equivalent stats in Median are often much higher or lower and not in the same ballpark.

- For instance, block rates in Median are much reduced to improve balance between 2h weapons and 1h+shield, and of course monsters are nerfed accordingly. This mod (cheat tool, really) will give you an automatic 75% block, making the game easier but also rendering half of the weapons obsolete.

- Getting 10 stats per level is nice in classic LoD. In Median it will easily cause your damage AND your life AND your mana to overflow, causing your life/mana orb to flip out and your damage to wrap around to 0.

- Max level 160 means that a certain joke item with +1000 stats and required level 121 is now usable, making the game entirely pointless.

And that's just the BENEFICIAL bugs; a lot more bad things will happen, like uberquest reward charms/the new runes/gems breaking and crashing your game and the uberquest drop biases not working etc.

But hey, it makes it easier. To hell with balance and challenge and even the level of polish that took me years of my life - it needs to be EASIER EASIER EASIER. [Said in the voice of the VIOLENCE VIOLENCE guy at the end of Death Race 2000]

The D2 community disappoints me.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

You weren't here during the beta test, were you?
'Boo hoo it's too hard'

Also, a surprising amount of people are looking for an 'easy and fun' build...

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

RealmofTeror are known for having hosted HACKED versions of Median against my permission.

The only APPROVED Median XL realm is at www.d2maniacs.org.

:-/

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

The /players 8 setting multiplies monster hp by x5.67, so if you kill the monster in 2-3 hits, it'll now take about 10-15 hits.

This life bonus is ridiculously high, which makes the game either too easy without /players x or too hard with it, but it's not like a mod can change that.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

PromiserOfDeath doesn't know what he's talking about, because your characters are not affected when you install the mod. You just can't use your LoD characters in Median and vice versa.

It seems he doesn't know what battle.net is. That or he thinks the mod (which doesn't work on realms) will nevertheless crack your realm account for no reason and delete your characters. Wtf.

Also, closed battle.net (realm) characters are saved ON BATTLE.NET, because that's the entire point of closed battle.net. And there is no such thing as open battle.net characters, those are just your single player characters.

Ps. PromiserofDeath: you really don't have to make 7 posts on the front page alone. I cleaned up a bit.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

You didn't say what problems you have.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

Why 'SHOULD' 3-5 hits kill a creature on /players 8... when you're in a level 5 area... at level 2?

Just because you found the entrance doesn't mean you absolutely HAVE to do the quest RIGHT NOW, especially when you've just left town and killed a handful of monsters.

Also, why 'SHOULD' 3-5 hits kill a /players 8 monster in the first place? It's the hardest setting for a reason and you can't just turn it on by default. Leave your hammerdin-tainted sense of balance at the door, please.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

What the hell are you doing in the Den of Evil at level 2 on /players 8???

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

Yep.
I suppose if you're good at modding you'd want to get paid. The disadvantage is that all the good content that was made 'for the community' in War3 times will now be hogged by mod teams.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

The only issue is that above a certain resolution the monsters cannot see you anymore at the edge of the screen, but you can see them and easily kill them.

This would be a problem in any game that's meant to be a challenge, but this is Diablo 2 and the point of Diablo 2 is to crush monsters anyway.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

This will probably be impossible because Blizzard has adopted a very anti-mod stance concerning Diablo 3.

The reason seems to be that they want to show the world that they are opposed to hacking (good thing, considering D2 battle.net was hacked to pieces) and they don't want to bother to explain the difference to the typical battle.net kiddie who won't understand.

Ironically they are very much promoting Starcraft 2 modding, to the point where you can sell custom maps for real money.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

I doubt it, because Median doesn't actually come with Multires. Your downloading third party hacks with viruses in them is your problem.

Though I find it funny that a D2 hack comes with a WoW keylogger. Who the hell plays both?

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

Come on, this HAS to be a joke post because everyone would read the readme. Right?

...right?

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

'every time i enter patch_d2-copy it wnt let me play diablo it says unhanced'

I'm sorry, next time I'll provide the install instructions as a series of visual signs for people who don't master the English language.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

Buckshot is only considered useless because a lot of people hate its short range. Apparently if you're using an xbow, a short ranged attack is a problem - but if you're using an axe, it is fine. Huh?

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

Clearly you didn't follow the install properly. Now, since you didn't post the actual error you're getting, I can't help you!

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9c

Instead of bugfixes? Right.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL

RTFM

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL - Necroparty

And Retaliate.

Yes, I know the necro can get much more minions than that, but that doesn't make for pretty screenshots. You just see a pile of moving stuff - which is fun when you're playing, of course.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9b (latest version)

Major releases have a new version number. Minor releases ('b') are just small patches.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9b (latest version)

The changelog is normally posted on the official site, which I'll do now, because it takes a few hours to upload the mod so I do this at night.

I'm not aware of any problems with the hires mod and Median, but if there are problems, they are caused by the hires mod (which is a bugged pile of junk) and not Median, so it is their problem to fix and not mine.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9

I don't know, not without more information.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Back to Hellfire

Yeah, almost looked like a guy in D1. :P

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz @ Median XL 1.A9

Why?

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