Median XL 1.2 Announced

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suchbalance wrote:
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Icegod101 wrote:That bow is going to shoot up in price though for sure.


Until people find out bowzon only has 60k defense without E Frenzy and lose the magic damage and attack speed and velocity


The difference between 0 and 60k defence is one between 95% chance to be hit and 43% in TA for example - a 55% damage reduction.

The fact that previously bowzons didn't build for defence is irrelevant. With this unique you now have a choice. You can build the character the same way as before and just take the extra damage reduction from the effect, or you can scale defence through the balance passive and gear to become tankier without losing the benefits of EF. With enough defence you could even switch Paragon for Curare without being a glass cannon.


+1

there's a massive difference between 0 defense and anything above it. even for assassins back in the day 20k or 30k defense would be quite a big difference.
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Gekko64 wrote:why would you spec curare with bowzon?


Cause I like damage. Glass cannons aren't fun if you have a lot of hp. Then you're just a cannon. Doesn't sound as cool.
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I'd probably go with curare too. The +5 los means a guy can skip Paragon and use Asgardsreia instead of Ylfa. Asgard has Resurrect which is kinda useful. Add Hanabigami or cryo quiver and make phalanx great again.
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Марко где новый патч? Где ресет? Заебал, играть хочется. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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TopDimas wrote:Марко где новый патч? Где ресет? Заебал, играть хочется. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Soon, probably a matter of a dozen of days more or less. By the way use english next time
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RequiemLux wrote:
TopDimas wrote:Марко где новый патч? Где ресет? Заебал, играть хочется. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Soon, probably a matter of a dozen of days more or less. By the way use english next time

thanks. unexpected that someone will answer.
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Hey. This is my first time posting in these forums.

First of all, huge congratulations to the development team for having made such a wonderful piece of art. Sincerely speaking I didn't have any experience with Diablo 2 and my "initiation ceremony" was with Median XL, and boy... it was baptism by fire, literally speaking. First time I played, about one year ago, I got kind of frustrated because I was just getting rekt constantly - however, something that I love is that this mod (which is pretty much a game by itself) has a community that gave me really useful tools to face the mod's content, that was something I didn't research into the first time I played and I'm really glad I proceeded differently this time around.

Specifically I'd like to give my appreciation to Tkorpi, for making the Iron Spiral Barb guide, which is the character I'm currently using and the first character with which I was able to beat the game (currently finishing Destruction, however I've been able to tackle quite a few ubers and I find the mechanics and the difficulty really awesome) and L H, the guy who made the Ancient Daggermance Guide, thanks to his videos and explanations about the different ubers I'm just having quite a blast with the game.

Basically wanted to say that I'm pretty hyped about the new patch - however I haven't played on online mode nor do I completely understand what you guys mean by ladder and stuff, but that's pretty much because I'm lack the experience. And, if possible I'd like to request for a small guide or something on how to patch the game once the update comes along - specifically for those (like me) who aren't too computer savvy. Sincerely this is the first time I have been able to enjoy Diablo 2 and it's awesome - but I'm kind of scared to lose my characters and progress haha.

Nothing else to say aside from: keep being awesome guys this mod is brutal af. Thank you.
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obelixshaft wrote:Hey. This is my first time posting in these forums.


Welcome to the forum

obelixshaft wrote:Basically wanted to say that I'm pretty hyped about the new patch - however I haven't played on online mode nor do I completely understand what you guys mean by ladder and stuff, but that's pretty much because I'm lack the experience.


A ladder is some sort of competition where everybody start from 0 and try to reach a particular goal: for some could be to reach lvl. 125, for other obtaining certain items to play a specific build, or for the majority simply to enjoy the game.
Players in a ladder get ranked on a specific chart and in Median's case ( https://tsw.median-xl.com/ladder ) they're ranked based on the experience collected through the game.
A ladder could also be characterized by a specific theme like additional challenges for the community to overcome or special tasks to complete...

obelixshaft wrote:And, if possible I'd like to request for a small guide or something on how to patch the game once the update comes along - specifically for those (like me) who aren't too computer savvy


How to patch the game depends by what configuration you're using to play, like for example using additional tools as D2SEE and such.
If you're not using anything of the sort patching became quite simple: overwrite the old mod files with the new ones.
If you use the Official Launcher ( https://forum.median-xl.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4150 ) it becomes even easier.

obelixshaft wrote:Sincerely this is the first time I have been able to enjoy Diablo 2 and it's awesome - but I'm kind of scared to lose my characters and progress haha.


You'll lose nothing. If you play online all your previous characters will be moved to non-ladder section, if you play single player nothing will change for you.
obelixshaft
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Awesome dude. Thanks for clarifying those points so quickly.

I'm using D2SE right now, couldn't start the game with the launcher. I'll check that link. Just for the record, the character data is saved on %appdata% or in /MyDocuments by default? If that isn't changing I'll assume I shouldn't have issues by trying to get a fresh Diablo 2 Install to play with the newest patch.

PD: My grammar sucked ass in my first post ever. #sad
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I think if you want to run d2se, you also need to run plugy for it to work without a weird crash error.

you can go edit your first post if you're worried about the grammar.