Hotmuling to dupe is duping, and that has its own ethics. In general i would say duping is bad in the SPF.
Hotmuling a 32 percent Gheeds for my alt, while still keeping my old 34 percent gheeds on my sorc -- I dont see as a real problem. And it's not like you could'nt get the same effect in a network game by joining with a 2nd toon.
Technically, its cheating. The design is to make you choose. and only have one. But piffle on that. Honestly, the design of D2 is not to stash items. (well not thousands of em) TOO BAD. I like my atma stash. I like grailing.
So for me duping = bad, hot muling just to get around the annoying 'cant pick up more than 1' is ok.
I don't believe it's possible to allow looting permissions once you've already died... at least, when I played HC on the realms, I couldn't. Course that was back in 1.09 ... and many things could (and likely have) change
Also, for players, like myself, who played that game for a long time, but do not restart occasionaly, it's really a non-issue, I'd guess. Before my last restart I had 8 or so Gheed's, some hotmuled. After the 8th - there was no need to hotmule - nothing was that much better, if at all, than I had, dropped anyway.
You miss the point Zarfen... Much like ATMA allows you to mule without setting up tcp/ip games and having hundreds of mules ... ATMA allows you to mule a Gheed's without setting up a tcp/ip game
It's doing the same thing... sometimes it amazes me how narrow minded people can be at this forum. When something is logically the same exact action, it's like a witch hunt *sigh*
Just to nitpick, it's not exactly the same. I used to use two computers to mule before I got Virtual PC. I could play SP to my hearts content and then load up a TCP/IP game when I was ready to mule. (There are advantages besides a static map to SP, like the ability to pause, and no lag.) To get a second Gheed's, you have to decide to start up that TCP/IP game before you start playing.
If you think that argument is narrow minded, that's fine, but think it's pretty darn logical. :wink3:
My personal opinion is that hotmuling Gheed's is icky and I won't personally do it, but it's not something I get worked up over. I'll trade and MP with people who do it.
Since when did logic have anything to do with what we will and won't accept, Cat?
Since never. :grin: I was referring to my argument about the difference between ATMA to mule and ATMA to hotmule, not my reasons for not doing it. My official reason for not hotmuling Gheed's is that it feels "icky."