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Postby Robnark » Sun Dec 08, 2002 12:22 pm

assasin's good, but the traps and shadow thingies make it very easy work if you go for the obvious cheese. the martial arts are admittedly fun, but frankly contrived and awkward to use in any meaningful way - unless you're freakishly organised with your hotkeys, and preferably working with a team. quite interesting, and quite cool, but after any significant amount of playing they start looking a bit thin IMO.
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Postby Annatar » Sun Dec 08, 2002 1:24 pm

I play an Assassin and she's my favorite class. I love charging up pheonix strike then teleporting into the middle of a huge crowd of ennemies and watching the chain lightning wreak havoc. :D
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Postby C Elegans » Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:08 pm

I have played all classes, although I gave up the Druid at a low level. My favorite class is still the sorceress, not because she is the easiest to play, the most powerful or kill most monsters fastest, but because I find playing her is most fun. I like the hit-and-run way of fighting, and the variety of spells she has. She doesn't kill the strongest bosses as quickly as a fighter class, but dancing around Diablo or Hephasto or De Seis (I hate him) with a Sorc who is not really high lvl enough, is the most funny part of the game to me. I have played several different builts, and a tri-elementalist built is the most fun since you get most variation that way.

Next to the sorc, I find the Barb most fun to play.
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Postby Kameleon » Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:32 pm

Originally posted by Robnark
assasin's good, very easy work


Ahahahahaha...let me tell you, in all my months on Battle.net I only saw one hardcore assassin...we had to ask in chat what class she was, because all we saw was a figure in a cloak :D Generally the assassin is considered one of the hardest classes to keep alive, next to the Necromancer.
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Postby C Elegans » Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:50 pm

Originally posted by Kameleon
Generally the assassin is considered one of the hardest classes to keep alive, next to the Necromancer.


I found the Assassin very easy to play up to a certain point, but at Hell difficulty there are some monsters she has problems killing fast enough to stay alive herself. But I have only played an MA Ass, not a traps specialist, it might be easier when you don't need to be close to everything.
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Postby Robnark » Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:00 pm

Originally posted by C Elegans
I found the Assassin very easy to play up to a certain point, but at Hell difficulty there are some monsters she has problems killing fast enough to stay alive herself.
that's the problem really, she's a bit weak, but plough yer points into some decent traps and shadow mastery and the assasin's a very dangerous player indeed.
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Postby InfiniteNature » Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:46 pm

Are you kidding me the Assasin is probably the most powerful character in the game, especially if you go for those fire traps, against Baal I just kept throwing those fire bombs at him and summoning my shadow warriors to keep him distracted, damn Baal was pathetically easy with that, I beat Diablo II the first time around with the assasin, next to the assasin the druid is probably the most powerful class in the game, i.e. you can get a whole swarm of crows(who can't get hit) to wear down your enemies while sending dire wolves and other summoned creatures at the guy, personally I think the assasin or druid to be the most powerful classes in the game, but not the most fun, somehow it was just to easy with those classes, so I restarted the game with a paladin(the class I beat the orignal diablo II with), and definitely had a lot more fun.

Sure the paladin isn't as good as a warrior as the Barbarian, nor can he summon a horde of creatures to do destroy his enemies, nor hit his enemies from afar(with the exception of the holy bolt, but this works only against undead, by the way holy bolt is a really kickass thing to put points into as you can use it to kill undead and heal your characters), the paladin is a rather weak warrior but thats why he was so fun, upgrading him getting him armor, dashing in with the old sword whacking at your enemies, then running away drink a few potions then run right back in, it was a lot more satisfying, he actually took some damage, plus I just really like doing close in fighting, the barbarian and assasin was to powerful. But anyway single players the paladin is really powerful, especially if you put points into holy freeze(this freezes your enemies slowing them often when you hit them you just shatter them), holy fire is useful for when you spoiler**********



















encounter those bug swarms in the second level, just having it on burns them up in no time, to me the paladin simply rates very high on the coolness factor, even if he is a goody goody.
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Postby Kameleon » Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:56 pm

IN, can I ask...when you say "beat the game" are you talking about Normal or Hell difficulty?
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Postby InfiniteNature » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:24 pm

Both, it was harder on Hell level but still to easy with the assasin or druid, but I still like the paladin more, more heroic.
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Postby Daragen » Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:06 am

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Wait, I will corect that; there are a select few that find out the best spells and how to use them in DII, and zillions of others who follow. I often wonder if anyone would play DII if games like the Baldur's Gate series were multiplayer....
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Postby Tybaltus » Tue Dec 17, 2002 2:13 pm

Originally posted by Daragen
I often wonder if anyone would play DII if games like the Baldur's Gate series were multiplayer....
But the BG series is multiplayer, if you want to make it like that.

But as I said, I played it because I needed to get my anger out in a peaceful way. Hacking you enimies apart limb from limb is that way. :D BG and IWD I play for more thought in my battles and more plot, along with better graphics and feeling like youre actually there.
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Postby garazdawi » Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:10 am

Originally posted by Tybaltus
But the BG series is multiplayer, if you want to make it like that.

But as I said, I played it because I needed to get my anger out in a peaceful way. Hacking you enimies apart limb from limb is that way. :D BG and IWD I play for more thought in my battles and more plot, along with better graphics and feeling like youre actually there.


The thing with BG multiplayer is that we have become addicted to hitting space all the time when a kobold comes out of a bush, this is really frustrating when playing multiplayer as either everyone keeps pausing all the time or no one can pause and hence the game grows really hard and you have to play for along time b4 you become half as good as in single player..... the fact that there is so much less monsters in BG makes it a trifle booring in multiplayer and also that there is no random map generator greatly damages the multiplayer game.... This is were NWN greatly exceeds BG and this is the only aspect IMO were NWN is better than BG
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Postby K0r/\/f1@k€$ » Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:32 pm

Originally posted by Kameleon
Mmmm...Frozen Orb/Firewall Sorc...with a Paladin with Conviction...running Hell Meph...with about 450% MF...yummy


Which sorc would that be... ;) :D

I can't believe I missed out on this thread when it started. All the nostalgia of it - the excitement of that Occulus, breaking into the SOJ economy becuase some idiot thought a 6 socket crusader bow was worth 4 SOJ, the 50th meph run of the day...

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Postby Kameleon » Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:16 am

Originally posted by K0r/\/f1@k€$
breaking into the SOJ economy becuase some idiot thought a 6 socket crusader bow was worth 4 SOJ


And whose crusader bow would that be... :p

I know what you mean, the nostalgia factor is kinda strong... :eek:
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Postby K0r/\/f1@k€$ » Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:21 am

Anyway, back on topic, ;) I reckon that barbs are my favourite chars because there is absolutely nothing subtle about them :D Just hack and slash and kill. And whirlwind, which somehow manages to be amazing after a hefty nerf in the expansion.

I hate paladins because Kam likes them ;) :p

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Postby Kameleon » Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:26 am

Originally posted by K0r/\/f1@k€$
Anyway, back on topic, ;) I reckon that barbs are my favourite chars because there is absolutely nothing subtle about them :D Just hack and slash and kill. And whirlwind, which somehow manages to be amazing after a hefty nerf in the expansion.


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Originally posted by K0r/\/f1@k€$
I hate paladins because Kam likes them ;) :p


You're just jealous cos my favourite char is more fun than yours :p
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Postby Robnark » Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:39 am

Originally posted by Kameleon
Ug. Ker-chunk. Thunk. :D

that's about the size of it. :p :D
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Postby Craig » Tue Dec 24, 2002 5:00 am

I at the moment am building a melee druid, with summons and shape shifting(As a werebear I have 169 hitpoints or a 200 with the oak spirit) Shame the elements don't work with the shapeshifting.

Barbarian, bash is the lowest but maybre there best skill, a pike of readiness is really good.

The sorceress is cool inferno+warmth is excellenta!It has a scaling range and a damage per second! Plus you can spin round
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Postby K0r/\/f1@k€$ » Tue Dec 24, 2002 5:40 pm

Do you play online craig?

Werebear is pretty cool, especially with the stun skill they have and being able to build up damage. I think they are maybe not quite as strong as werewolves, but who wants to play a cookie-cutter build?

I was thinking the other day about putting together another all-paladin-team, but my internet access is about to return to 3p/min which is not seriously possible to play regularly unless I want to beggar myself. My student loan has better uses :D ;)

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Postby Craig » Wed Dec 25, 2002 1:08 pm

No, I play over my cousins, who don't have the net, but our diablo is missing. So I'm stuck with the net at home, and diablo 2 at my cosouns.
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