There are many aspects of playing through D2 that don't change much from one character to the next, so this post will go over some of those. For my purposes, I'm assuming a character playing without having future equipment ready in advance (i.e. "untwinked").
While working on this post, I realized I was throwing around a lot of terms and acronyms that might not make sense to newcomers to D2, so here's my attempt at defining them:
Breakpoint: A key valu
Good news: to follow-up on my previous post, I started writing up a general guide to stuff about Diablo 2 that isn't clear just from playing the game. I'm planning to follow it up with a series of posts on the highs, lows, and caveats for each class, and depending on how that goes, I might even do more specialized posts like talking just about specific builds or hidden game mechanics. Stay tuned! Bad news: I was still dealing with overcoming some lacking motivation earlier
Playing Time: too many hundreds if not thousands of hours
Bias upfront: Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction (henceforth D2) is one of my top five favorite video games. It’s probably one of my top three. While I’ll try to be fair in pointing out its shortcomings, I’m an unabashed fan.
One of the funny things about that is I didn’t jump into playing it early on. I was a big fan of Diablo already when Diablo 2 came out, but my computer couldn’t handle running the se
Between spending the start of the week looking after cats while my sister did some moving, how long my current exercise routines take, and just general depression over current events, I didn't do much exercise this week. I resorted to doing something like one of my older pass/fail-type workouts on Wednesday just to break my rut and do something, but while that did make me feel a bit better, it wasn't enough by itself. I'll stick with the current style for a couple of more we
It's been on the quiet side around here lately. I've been depressed for the past few days, so it's been hard to find motivation to do much of anything. It ought to pass with some time, but that's always troublesome while it's going on, and I'm sure it contributed to my slow recovery between workouts this week. 5월부터 한국어를 배우고 있었어요 (which is my attempt at writing "I've been learning Korean since May"). My formal classes finished recently, but I've been writing Korean in a not
My leg felt good again after a break and a couple days of slightly lighter load, so I'm ready to ramp it back up again. I would've preferred to have avoided the injury entirely, of course, but at least it's good that I caught and addressed it before it became something serious, and it's always heartening to witness your own body's resilience. Monday Type: To Form Failure Horizontal sets with 30 second rest intervals: Tight Forearm Planks - 8 sec, 7 sec, 6 sec
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