Stra-D2Mod aims at increasing the playability in single player maintaining the mechanics of the vanilla version. A new end-game content which focuses on super-unique monsters hunting has been added. Other major features are: shortcut progression in normal and nightmare difficulties; increasing experience with increasing mlvl-clvl difference; unchanged item level requirement; enhanced runes and items drop rate; each type of monsters is specialized in dropping certain items (unique monsters drop uniques, champion monsters drop set and high quality white items, ancients drop high quality white items); more importance is given to gems, jewels and Token, as they serve as ingredients for new usefull cube recipes. It is HIGHLY recommended to use 1.13c or 1.13d patch in order to enjoy all features of the mod and also for PLUGY compatibility (e.g. for Diablo CLone and Uber Tristram quests).
Here you will find a detailed description of the major features of Stra-D2Mod.