So I was trying to lvl my little zon (her big sister died a tragic death ... ok her 3 big sisters have died tragic deaths but this one is charmed!) when I decided Via had challenged my toughness! ... he didn't really but since when has reality stood in the way of my amusement?
I decided that at 46 she was tough enough to walk down and kill baal ... solo.
Via of course kept offering to join and be a looter for me while disclaiming his agreement to pay me 5 pgems if I survived (don't worry - you are off the hook)
So, level 1 was rough, poison shooting skellies, gloams *shudders* and those guys without pants that blow up on you. I wandered for hours (about 4 minutes) because the stairs of course were on the wrong side of the wp, killing everything in my path. I was lvl 47 by the time I found the stairs to 3.
Lvl 3 was imps bull people and floaty spirit things - no problems there except again i went the wrong way.
47.5 and standing at the stairs headed down. I was tempted to get my bigger char and peek first since we all know that first step is a doosey! But that would be cheating. And so I girded my loins (stocked up on pots and repaired my sticks) and entered the unknown. SNAKES!!!! I HATE SNAKES!!! And Bats!!! (what I call bats are those winged floozies that shoot red balls of ouchness at you) And infidel types - dun mind them, they fall down easy.
So snakes shooting and bats shooting and me shooting ... needless to say, I won. (Yes, I am just that tough) I knocked out the minions with surprising ease ... that is so unlikely to happen again ... But there I am at 49 staring straight up baal's nose. (he needs a q-tip ... baddly)
I killed his clone like 3 times and went to town for pots at least 3 times before he died.
Now here come the O.O part... in all my 3 years of playing this game I have found very few elite items. In fact I have only found 1 Shako ... before tonight!!!
Baal has rewarded my insanity and my OObar 4%mf and given me a hat I can't wear for 13 more levels. He did also give me a 25 psn res 23 life grand charm so I forgive him.