Full-conversion mod for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. New skills, levels, monsters, quests and more. Release is far away.
I've been trying to do a bit research and playing in other mods and classic LoD, just to
clear my mind. And I released Median XL is about to explode. This is for many reasons.
For example, if you want to introduce a new skill, this one needs to be completely
stupid, autoaimed, cover all screen and why not one more screen. There is no room
for creative skills (read: assassin new summon). Nor items. You can do most ubers
without thinking just by having a gear check, because the current items and stats
allow it all: 95% max res, 50% dr, max block, and huge damage input.
So... why is this still Median XL?
Well, it's not. Or maybe it is. But the whole purpose of the project is "a MXL player should like it". That's what makes it Median. Of course many things will be kept, monster AI's and mechanisms only redesigned. We will see. I cannot guarantee everyone will like it as it will be pretty much a different mod.
Basically I've been struggling a lot lately, and I've become to a point that "fixing" isn't fun anymore. Basically; there is no room for procs, damage cap is very close, and pretty much I've come to the point where I can't do A because I need to do B first, but to do B I need A. Probably most won't get it as you don't mod, but pretty much every little thing requires re-adjusting infinite amount of things. Specially items. Items are based on skills, monsters(reanimates), stats (paradigms, block, pierce, etc.) and much more. So I can't do items before finishing skills. But how am I supposed to know if a skill is strong or not with a naked character? It goes on and on. Basically, working 'on top' got boring, as well as 'fixing'.
So... where can I download this?
This will take some time. I just make this announcement so that you get a veery confortable chair to wait some time. I can't even confirm it will be ever finished, because I don't want to fool myself like many modders do, it will all depend on my IRL stuff, pretty much that. But, I'd hardly quit MXL. I won't disappear from here unless I get hit by a car, so I'll try to keep you all updated. What is the worst scenario? If a sudden problem comes where I had to stop (you never know) I'd still put all the work I've done so far in Ultimative. But let's hope this doesn't happen.
Anything else, fagget?
Yeah. Considering this will be an almost from-scratch mod I'll probably release frequent alpha versions. Depending on the amount of work I put in, this could be monthly. But they won't be public... Because, that never ends well. The whole point of making it private is so that each discussion is kept private as well, and everything is easier under control. Please don't beg for tests anymore, I'll keep this to users I trust won't spread the patch everywhere.