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    IncGamers Member gugutz's Avatar
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    Need Help in Understanding D2 PVP

    Hello to all.
    This is my first post here.

    After getting two d3 characters to lvl 60, coming back to d1 and hellfire, playing with every class and leveling them, now i fell like playing d2 again and try for the very first time the pvp system in it.

    I love pvp in basicly any game i play, but i had never tried the pvp in diablo 2 before.

    Iīve been doing some research, and it seems the Assassin is the favored class for PvP.
    It seems like a tank mage, with spells to stun and hold enemies, and very fast and powerfull attacks to finish them, basicly everything i like \o/

    I made 1 and im loving it so far. I mostly favor the fastest class in game, like the Demon Hunter in d3, and the assassin is very fast in both walking and attacking (gotta love that Burst of Speed skill)


    There are lot of builds, lots of terms and acronyms to get used to, and its all a little bit overwhelming, so i first wanna get some information to see if itīs worth it to emerge in that imense new universe.

    Since iīve never played d2 on battle.net before, only single player, only now is that i come to notice that you canīt use your singleplayer character on blizzardīs servers.

    Instead you have to go to Other Multiplayer > Open Battle.net to use your singleplayer characters to play online with them.

    So what is this open battle.net? Do the majority of players use it, or do ppl use the official Battle.net mode to play?
    I just wanna know where is the best pvp happening in the majority of times.

    Because, as i understood, if i create a character on battle.net, i canīt play with it on singleplayer.
    Iīd be okay with that, if it werenīt for the fact that , unlike diablo 3, i can loose my bnet account and all the work iīve put into it if i donīt log in for some while.

    My intention is to make permanent PvP characters, that i can log in 1 year from now and play with them if i wanted to.

    SO it seems the Open Battle.net option would be the most logical choice, since that way you can store your characters on your machine and nowdays also in some cloud service like google drive, so you NEVER loose them.
    The downside is that it might allow more hacks that the other game mode.

    Could some kind soul shed some light into the whole subject for me?
    Thanks in advance.

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    IncGamers Member SuperBock's Avatar
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    Re: Need Help in Understanding D2 PVP

    omg where to begin?

    1st - Open bnet NEVER a good idea for any kind of gameplay. Reason for this is that it is basically used as hackers or as serious players looking to test builds by importing "legit stuff" on their single player chars and testing it there vs other players with similar aims. So dont even think of playing open as even if you get the PERFECT pvp setup for a sin, you will die in 1 hit due to hackers.

    2nd - Every1 plays in battle.net, and even though there is still some non legit stuff there its, for obvious reasons, not a problem and u can join public games safely without the fear of hacked characters. (even though there are hacked items in battle.net but not items that make u one shot any normally geared character

    3rd - pvp in d2 comes down to gear with (some) button mashing skill which is quickly learned. The gear part is the tough one cause you'll see alot of players with shopped items making dueling with them imba in the first place. So you'll need to play ALOT in order to compete with those

    4rd - an assassin is my character of choice as well as the points you mentioned are indeed amazing and alot of fun. However, keep in mind one thing. Apart from ww/kick (quite expensive to gear effectively), the main sin build for pvp is a regular light trapper with mind blast. The issue here is that any player with a stash will switch to ridiculously high light resistance (~95%) and add items that Absorb lightning damage. In the end, this means that your main attack will heal them. This is a huge issue for every class which relies on elemental damage. In this regard, physical attacks are better suited for pvp as well as purely magic attacks (such as paladin's blessed hammer or necros bone spirit).

    This point however, can be somewhat circumstancial and i do duel in public games (and own with my sin) as long as these type of pvpers are not there. Regardless, its fun still

    Keep in mind that it will take you along time to get up to par in terms of gear to be effective in pvp (considering how new you are to battle.net especially). However, IT IS FUN and you will meet people which will be fun to duel with

    Another advice, go to the sin forums and see the different pvp builds (I would advise you to start with some sort of MF char (magic find) to gather gear before thinking about pvp).

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    Re: Need Help in Understanding D2 PVP

    We actually have a pretty decent amount of people that Pvp in SP here. Usually using tcp/ip. They're 100% legit, and use good mannered rules.

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    Re: Need Help in Understanding D2 PVP

    Ahh thats actually interesting kestegs and should help the OP as he has single player chars so he won't need to start over. Didn't know that.

    GL

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    IncGamers Member gugutz's Avatar
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    Re: Need Help in Understanding D2 PVP

    thanks for your awnsers, friends.

    Iīm leveing my assassin, but i think i will stay on single player then

    I donīt like the idea of raising a character for like 6 months, gear him all up, only to loose him if i stay off d2 for some time, and having to start all over again.

    On SP at least i can save my characters on google drive and never loose them, even if my harddrive fails.

    I love the assassin so far, and i realised now that it will take A LOT of time before i can even start thinking of PVPing, but its ok, its fun playing it anyhow.

    Thanks m8s.

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