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Forum: Diablo II: Resurrected

Thread: Starting point

Started by: IndrekIndrek

P1/P8 is just PX change my mind.

But nah in all seriousness, I see where you're coming from. But this organization actually gives room for the filters section to be used the way it was intended to be used. The only reason it doesn't seem appealing at the moment is due to the fact that it hasn't been able to be used properly by the original category. I guess the only argument for everything being on the same board would be that individual profiles display incorrect ranking/placement since there is no filter in consideration there. I'm not 100% sure on what the best action is going forward either, but I think a lot of the want/need for separation comes from the whole "that's how it's always been" with the original D2 speedrun category.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Resurrected

Thread: How do you feel about replacing TCP/IP rerolls with -resetofflinemaps?

Started by: IndrekIndrek

I feel like this is an entry point for a lot of things we wouldn't want to see, nothing stops someone from doing this with -seed. As much as not having this feature ruins the Sorceress grind, the fastest times will have a 1-try jail setup and it's not like they don't exist at all. It's just rare.

I'd like to see it be possible, but I think it could be problematic in the future

 

Forum: Diablo II: Resurrected

Thread: Co-op Runs/Leaderboards

Started by: Halt_Halt_

I don't really think the original leaderboard had a place for this, but I would assume that maybe we could consider this for a category extension thing in the future? Since things are still fresh here and we're figuring things out that could be some weeks/months away though.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: D2DX Glide Wrapper

Started by: IndrekIndrek

Yeah I'd support this, it's really annoying having to change resolutions and refresh rates every time just to speedrun D2. Probably need more input from mods and other runners.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: D2DX Glide Wrapper

Started by: IndrekIndrek

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I'd love to know whether or not the 60+ FPS thing affects the gameplay in anyway besides visually.

It looks appealing and the one thing that turns me off about glide in its current state is that mouse bug, so it would be nice to use this for that purpose even if we can rule out whether or not the other features/options are allowed or not.

Might also be worth reaching out to the developer?

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Potential method to skip waves with Blaze?

Started by: [Deleted user]

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Worth mentioning that FRW will probably impact when you should be reentering on your 5th second count. So I would highly suggest practicing with different common FRW values too. Anything from 0% to 65%. More would probably be for very special cases.

Also if anyone wants a nice map with a short Worldstone, the seed is here: 1207532579

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: 3 months since the rules changed - looking for feedback

Started by: IndrekIndrek

There are ways to record both whilst keeping your music audio track separate, it can be a bit of a hassle to setup but honestly it shouldn't be that difficult. If there isn't a solution to the game sound + music in VODs thing soon I'll probably try to put out a setup guide for something like that in the coming weeks

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Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: 3 months since the rules changed - looking for feedback

Started by: IndrekIndrek

@LaVLaV In regards to the classic ban, I remember that one being relatively close and my stance on it has changed since the vote. Also what Teo mentioned is possible, we had votes but some voices were louder than others when it came to specific issues and definitely could've impacted the results of some votes especially considering this one was so close.

About mod activity: I understand and I'm grateful that you guys have done it for this long. It wouldn't hurt to reach out either directly or through forum post if you want to potentially add some new members to the moderation team though. I'd be willing to assist and I believe there's probably a few others out there who might.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: 3 months since the rules changed - looking for feedback

Started by: IndrekIndrek

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It seems like a mix between Jail + Rule Changes had a negative impact overall.

Personally I'm happy with the addition/switch to IGT, there will be a 'new meta' around reloading for shrines, minor timesaves, etc. but a lot of this was commonplace in older runs too and if they get retimed then there's no issues there.

Banning of -ns is still worth it in my eyes, because most of the people who run stream their runs and for me sound is crucial for enjoyment when playing this game and IGT kind of works as the replacement for -ns anyway.

I would've like to have seen old runs retimed to the best of their ability, even if the retimed IGT result was slightly slower to be 100% safe, but I can see there being problems with that because it technically wouldn't be 100% accurate - I still think it's worth considering for the top 5 runs per class/category but we don't have the tools or very active mods (which is also a problem here)

Back when the vote happened I did vote against classic because I was persuaded by some of the arguments made there, but when I think about classic vs. TCP/IP I wonder to myself why did we ban something that is technically allowed within the singleplayer game, but allow something that is only accessible through mutliplayer? Not only that but speedrunning should be about achieving the fastest times within the limitations of the singleplayer game and classic is within that. I would also consider banning TCP/IP and while I know the Sorceress run would become a lot more grindy, that is the next step for beating the current WR and that's what the game should be about: trying to get the fastest time, not a fast time.

I believe runs with -ns shouldn't have been grandfathered in or they should've been made obsolete if that's an option.

Also I want to make a note that there's been a distinct lack of activity from the mods here, this isn't an attack or anything and I understand that people get busy during points of their life but it's probably worth considering new people to add to the team. It's taking weeks for runs to be verified and there's no motivation around retiming runs or fixing some of the issues that remain on this leaderboard.

Lastly I want to say that the resources for this game definitely need a fresh update and with the help of some others I'm slowly working on getting a guide out there to help new runners and casual runners take the next step into understanding more about Diablo II speedruns

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Issues Streaming Game

Started by: SetonkeysSetonkeys

Generally speaking you'll still experience the same quality loss regardless of it being played with an enlarged window or in fullscreen mode since the game/monitor is forced to stretch pixels.

Most of the runners play the game in windowed mode (I don't know if it's possible to capture the game at all in fullscreen on OBS)

It would suck if this is the drawback from making you want to start running, but speaking from personal experience you get used to it after a while and some would probably suggest using glide wrapper

As for capturing, it's generally a case of maximizing the window and then adjusting it in Streamlabs to fit

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Inventory and monster correlation

Started by: GoldNuxGoldNux

Yeah in my testing with seed you needed to have an exact number of items on your character in total to replicate a specific monster spawn and/or drop from chests/breakable items near a WP.

48 Stash
40 Inventory
4/8/12/16 Belt
12 Equipped Items

Cube counts as one item slot too (meaning 37+12 for Inventory)

I think it comes to 121 maximum potential ways

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: We need to address -ns

Started by: IndrekIndrek

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I think switching over to in-game time is definitely a welcome change, it will put everyone on the same level.

Having a second column for RTA might not be a bad alternative, but I feel like prioritization of in-game time would be a must if that were the case (maybe not to begin with, but after more in-game time runs were submitted)

Also I'm not entirely sure what to do about old runs, I feel like most alternatives have been discussed here. Hopefully there's a way for some automatic solution though. If not maybe consider retiming WR runs? or top 3? (Over a long period of time)

Really glad to see these changes being discussed though.

Also @Teo-Teo- I know you mentioned something about a discussion, but perhaps we could organize that on a Discord server where it's easier to gather people and we can discuss options over time rather than in one sitting?

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: We need to address -ns

Started by: IndrekIndrek

I think many of us would be happy for an in-depth discussion so we can go over the rules and make things clear for the entire community.

I agree with your view on making speedrunning easy to do with very little preparation, but it may get to the point where the runners and/or the community lose interest from something like having to play without sound, that's my main concern.

I know things like this are present in other games (such as using different languages and so on) so it makes sense that something like -ns should be allowed, but as a community we can definitely discuss everything in detail and see what best option for everything is (not just -ns) going forward.

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Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: We need to address -ns

Started by: IndrekIndrek

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@LaVLaV you could also argue the same for -seed but that isn't allowed in a regular speedrun.

The rules currently state "You must NOT use a pre-generated map."
What's the difference between having a rule that says "You must use sound."
There's always the option of adding clear exceptions for what is and isn't allowed

As for this entire -ns thing it would be really nice if there was a way around it besides having two shortcuts (and losing a small amount of time for switching)

The load times are definitely a frustrating aspect, especially for the Sorceress and the only way around this that I can see working is by either automatically or manually cutting out the load times from runs, but then it no longer becomes RTA. (and it also becomes a lot of work for the runners and moderators)

Also I've tried reducing the music and sound to 0% vs. using -ns and -ns is significantly faster. It instantly skips to the menu whereas any other method results in a slight pause.

To add: I'm not really a big fan of -ns being used because it's a huge drawback from the game, but since it's a command that isn't technically game-breaking (like -seed) I guess there's no reason for it not to be allowed

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Seeded Category - Rule / General Discussion

Started by: Teo-Teo-

I don't do hell runs often, but if I did I would probably be okay with dealing with it since you'll easily be able to learn it for your specific seed, just having the overlapping maps might be slightly annoying of course. The only places that I can think of which get heavily impacted by it for speedrunning are Tower and Durance right?

Also I've been researching gambling and found some consistencies and patterns. You can guarantee the rarity of a specific item but you cannot control the rolls you get, so there's still an aspect of RNG involved there (especially if you're rolling for shared uniques such as amulets and rings). All of this depends on your level and the amount of times you hit gamble (or trade>gamble).

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Seeded Category - Rule / General Discussion

Started by: Teo-Teo-

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Active seed seems like the way to go when it comes to this type of run, if you force one thing you might as well force the rest. Active seed is the category I would prefer to run in, but I'm excited for either. The whole seeding thing is a pretty cool idea to put everyone on the same/similar level and it is VERY beneficial for race purposes.

Also I wouldn't want to see pX miss out on a category like this.

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