Well it's my first time ever trying to "guess" at the fifth class, but I do know how many of these are out there. Ranging from deranged killer clown (Sweet Tooth?) to more serious Rogue/Ranger classes. I fall into the category of more serious guesses. Also, I discovered how bad I am at coming up with "clever" names for skill trees. So here it is!(Quoted for highlight)
What do you guys think?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Uber Diablo (Diablo II)
Uber Diablo or Diablo Clone is a monster that spawns only on Hell difficulty ladder games on Battle.net when a certain number of Stone of Jordan rings are sold to merchants. A notification is displayed on-screen whenever a Stone of Jordan is sold, indicating the number that have been sold. Once a certain number of these rings are sold, the whole screen shakes and the words "Diablo Walks the Earth" appear on the screen. This message means that Uber Diablo has spawned. He will spawn at the first Super Unique monster you encounter. So you can basically choose the location to fight Uber Diablo by selecting which Super Unique you want him to replace. He is similar in appearance to Hell level Diablo and is a formidable challenge. When killed, Uber Diablo drops the only unique small charm in the game, the Annihilus. It is recommended to have high lightning and fire resistance and physical damage reduction before taking on Uber Diablo.
How Uber Diablo Spawns
As mentioned, Uber Diablo spawns when a certain number of Stones of Jordan have been sold to merchants. This was originally intended to combat the rampant duping of SoJ's and, though it is now a somewhat antiquated problem, this is still the system used to spawn him.
When a game is created in Diablo II, it is randomly created on a server or IP Address, which range from .30 to .180, for a total of 150 possible servers. Each server keeps track of the number of SoJ's sold, and Uber Diablo will walk when a certain number have been sold. The exact number is unclear, but it is generally believed to range from 75-150. There are several methods to track which servers are close to spawning Uber Diablo, the easiest of which is likely to join the chat channel Op DClone. The most difficult part of camping an Uber Diablo spawn is landing a game in the correct server. To determine which server your game is on, make sure you are in the game, tab out to your desktop, and click the Start button on your Windows taskbar. Choose (or type in) Run and type in cmd. This will open a command prompt, into which you type:
netstat –n | find "4000"
This will cause a line of numbers to appear. Your server number is the number that appears directly before :4000 at the end of the line. Now all that's left to do is repeat this process until you create a game in the appropriate server. It should be noted that servers are realm specific, so an Uber Diablo spawn on server .45 on USWest will not necessarily correlate to a spawn on .45 on USEast
|Difficulty||Health||Resistances||Drain Effectiveness||Locations (Monster Level)|
|Hell||642,700||95||95||95||50||50||95||15%||Spawns Randomly (110)|
Posted by D3Logger at 10:55 PM
Bashiok pointed out some very good reasons for this level cap. Most importantly, that this number really is arbitrary. Whether it is sixty or ninety-nine, the actual game and content will be no different. If anything, it just makes gaining each level that much more rewarding. This could also be beneficial for helping with end game content with the natural flow of then end of the game getting your character to max level. Bashiok further commented that the leveling increment would be around level thirty through the first difficulty, level fifty by the end ofthe second and sixty after the hardest difficulty. With this idea, is it possible that the whole game is developed enough to be playable since they know how the flow of leveling will work out over the course of the game?. It will also be interesting to see how this new level cap will work with the new skill system they have in place. Will we only get sixty skill points or will skills not directly level with character level. While this news leave a lot unanswered, it is nice to get another concrete fact about the game.
Posted by D3Logger at 10:50 PM