Hi guys, newcomer to Diablo 2 here. Hi, guys. I was referred to this forum by someone over in the Diablo 2 Community forums. I heard about D3 when I was looking at info about Starcraft 2's expansion, "Heart of the Swarm" so I thought I'd check out what Diablo stuff was all about. I got Diablo 2 "Battle Chest" edition a few days ago and started playing it, so I'm still in the process of learning how to play it. I've been playing Single Player so far because I don't want to embarrass myself on Battlenet with my n00bishness and inexperience, and also to give me a feel for the game. I've done a bit of asking around in the D2 community forum, and a bit on the Diablo Wiki. I know some basics, like potions, looting monsters, different shrines, and the "Player8" command I found on the Wiki for a boost in exp, items, and challenge. However, I still have much to learn. My current character in D2 is a Sorceress, and I'm playing a fire / ice one. I figured a Sorc would be good to start with and have fun with. I am still exploring and running around in Act I, Normal difficulty. Here's what I have so far: Level 9 Sorceress Strength: 50 Dex: 25 Vitality: 10 Energy: 43 (blue number) I put in strength so that I could equip armor, so I would take less damage and hits from monsters cuz Sorc's seem to have tiny HP. I have level 1 Warmth, Fire Bolt, Frost Nova, and Ice Bolt. I have level 4 Ice Blast, and its working nicely killing most monsters in 1 - 2 hits, but is a mana hog. My equipment is pretty much what I pick off monster bodies with 3 exceptions. I bought a staff with +3 warmth and +1 charged bolts, a Ring Mail with 2 sockets (cuz I heard sockets are very important), and a belt with +6 health regen. All from the smithy and priest at the Rogue Camp. On a side note, I read on the Wiki that some stuff on Ladders can't be used in Single Player games, and I've had no luck finding helpful players on Battlenet, so that's why I'm still on Single Player. In the community forum, I was told that there's a way to make Ladder stuff available in Single Player, and other benefits. I was wondering if any of you guys have any tips or suggestions for me, any mentoring, and any particular things to watch out for (drops, gems, equipment, monsters, etc) Any help will be greatly appreciated! I hope I can get more experienced for when D3 rolls out.