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Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Lone Wolf

Started by: sceuriolusceuriolu

I agree, that this is an old one.

However, I don't agree with you argument, that the purpose is to speedrun and not to make it intentionally hard to do the run, because there are a lot of challenge based speedruns at almost every game, including this one. By this rule, we should remove Pacifist run as well, because it is just an intentionally made hard run as well.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Lone Wolf

Started by: sceuriolusceuriolu

So: Izual is extra, because in order to Progress to Act 5, you have to talk to Tyrael, and this is why Izual is explicitly banned. However, Countess is not, because you don't need to talk to quests about the Countess with Warriv, who will let you pass to Act 2. You can get the Horadric Malus (but why), because you will never ever talk to Charsi.
You can free the barbarians in Act 5, and kill the Overseer, you will just not get the rewards for that. You can't freeze out Anya, so it doesn't really matter there.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Lone Wolf

Started by: sceuriolusceuriolu

Akara is a Fair point.
Others are not. You can touch the Gidbin, you can touch the Jade Figurine, because you will never ever-ever go back home, to talk to Ormus. You just can't get the talking part of the Quest. You can't talk to them.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Lone Wolf

Started by: sceuriolusceuriolu

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TP: I meant TP to Tristram, and Andy, or portals to the Hell in Act 5. You can't go home, unless you have to, to go forward, so no Portal Shrines. Thx for asking.

Izzy: Still a no, because it is still adds an additional talk (an additional click) to Tyrael at the end of Act 4, and a reward from him. We need social distancing Man!

I'm not sure about the Tal Eth, because there are other areas now 😉.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Lone Wolf

Started by: sceuriolusceuriolu

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Hi All

I would like to request a new category, which I would like to drop here as a Challenge as well.
It's called the Lone Wolf Challenge, which has nothing to do with the druid form.
You can also call it the Social Distancing Challenge 🙂

It means, that you can't:
- Go home to trade, gamble, identify, hire...
- Go home, to be safe, or just because you restarted
- Obviously, NO S&Q
- No Scroll of Town Portal / Portal Shrine used (You can use portals not opened by you, like Hell Portals in Act 5)
- Die. (HC only mode :))
- Get Quest rewards from characters in town.

You can:
- Start, do any quest, that doesn't require you to go home
- Except Izual. Izual adds reward to Tyrael, and you need to talk to Tyrael.

So, in short, you must ASAP leave all the act towns, and can only return, and only do the "Quest" talking, when needed to progress.
- In Act 1, this is from start until the end, just Warriv at the end
- In Act 2, this means you can come home to go to the Palace (needs some talking), and then at the end. Sewers quest is impossible withot returning, so you can't do that.
- In Act 3, basically nothing until the end.
- In Act 4, basically nothing, until the end. You can't kill Izual, because that would give you an additional talk with Tyrael for two skills.
- In Act 5, basically nothing, until the end. Obviously, you can't go for Nihlathak, and can't free Anya.

I think this will give a completely different challenge than any other Speedrun before, because:
- You can't spam trades
- You will not have the same rune-gear over and over again
- You can't spam same region for exp

Let me know, what do you think, and if it's possible (because I will try during these quarantine days), Add this, as an option for Speedrun submission.