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Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Pacifist Leaderboard? (And Rules Discussion)

Started by: DrClicheDrCliche

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I messaged DrCliche that i m fine with the conversion, but I guess I should also make a post as well.

If there was a vote on this, I'd say allow it (to keep strategies as open as possible). Totally fine with both ways.
Personally I didn't see any breaking difference yet. My fastest skulls I had were all with Expension enabled ^^

PRO allow conversion:
- theoretically better drops? (skulls, hsarus boots andi?)
- keeping category open as much as possible for further improvements

CON allow conversion:
- inconsistency with base rules

Any other arguments?

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Is patching the game during run allowed? (rules question)

Started by: ZutatensuppeZutatensuppe

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Thanks for the answers! I don't think anyone would go to that length and it is probably common sense that you should run newest version at any time. In any case I was just surprised that things like converting classic -> expansion (only learned about it today, didnt see the thread that exists on the forum), or resetting maps via network-play launch (different game mode?) are allowed, so I wondered how far the rules can be stretched just because nothing is specifically noted. Maybe stuff like that could be added to the rules. There is probably a reason for why it isn't that way now, or that anything about game versions is noted anywere.

Personally I am with ryu here, that each patch should be a different category, just for clearness/simplicity, but others may disagree. I also think that conversion of classic -> expanion is ok, and resetting maps via network play. But maybe it just can be explicitly stated to avoid confusion?

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Is patching the game during run allowed? (rules question)

Started by: ZutatensuppeZutatensuppe

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Hi,

starting classic and converting character in between the run to expansion is allowed. Is the same true for patching the game to a newer version? (I would guess it is allowed, just want to make sure out of interest)

This is not a question about if this gives an actual advantage, just a theoretical rules question! 🙂 I have no idea if it would make any sense in using an older version in practice.

example:
start game at classic 1.07
use some bugs of 1.07
patch the game in between to 1.14d
use some advantages of 1.14d
convert char to expansion
kill baal