A nit/note to Blizzard and all rogues. I really HATE the coding in Diablo for movement in that it
forces your character to make long straight runs before finally turning a corner or obstacle when
retreating. This sets them up to take all kinds of ranged attacks in the back before they reach a place
of safety. And if you move in short bursts to the diagonal to foil this, your slow movement allows
your foes time to catch you. Sigh We’ll just have to deal with it, as Blizzard is probably putting
it’s efforts to more lucrative pursuits than re-writing old code.
Finally, don’t wait for items to become RED before you repair them. The durability you lose from
repairing at three or four doesn’t begin to compare with the durability you lose if the item BREAKS!
I still mourn the loss of Flamedart; that bow kicked ass even on levels 15 and 16!
“Ah, so that’s how she got . . . “
“Yep. Her bravery cost both her life and her fair face. But many would say that she bears her scars
proudly, and that the beauty of a courageous heart outshines any physical scar.”
“Hah! Spoken as only one growing old can believe! She would be lucky now if . . .” The younger
man paused as he saw the older man tense, and then felt a presence behind him. Leaning past the
youth, Taoni_the_Fell spoke.
“Ready to go?” Her “good” side faced him, “Thank the gods”, he thought.
“Yep. Finishing up my drink with my new friend here. Thanks for the beer, and listening to an
elder’s tale.” He pushed away from the table, joined the rogue, and together they made their way to
The youth politely stood too, and walked over to settle accounts with Ogden.
“Four ales for me, and four for the old man with the tale to tell,” he called. “And you would not
believe the yarn he wove! Claimed that he took on the Lord of Terror without . . . hey, what’s this?”
“Your change, good master. I only need charge you for four ales. The ‘old man’, as you call him,
drinks for free.”
“Eh? And why’s that?”
“Why, everyone knows that Roede_Orm freed the town of Tristram from its dark shadow! He’s one
of the greatest living warriors in the West! He’ll drink here for free all long as I do business here.”
The young man gaped at the backs of the two receding heroes.
On tap for the future: rather than attempt Nightmare -- seeing as we have TERRIBLE resists and
weapons and armor-- we’ve opted to start a new team of two. This time it’s a warrior/ mage
combo. Levels 1 -4 were a breeze; we’ll see about the deeper ones.