Your first SoJ

  • #1
    Now, I'm talking about back when people used these as a currency.
    My first SoJ came from a cow game I entered and was already finished.
    I was running around holding alt and laying all by itself was a unique ring.
    I was so excited, Cain confirmed it was the ring I was praying for.
    I remember going into random "all for soj" games just to show it off.

    How about you? Assuming you played back then.
  • #2
    In Classic SC at Andy Hell Mode. It was 3rd one found after Ladder reset ha! Also found first Pward after lad reset! :D
  • #3
    Someone actually gave me my first SoJ. I was so happy I immediately went and got a Ballista for it. Then I was sad again since I didn't have a SoJ to buy something else. :P
  • #4
    Barely remember this but I got my first SoJ when I traded some sort of rare shield for one back in 1.09 and then had it scammed when I joined a game recruiting for a clan that told me to download a program to join their chat channel. The program was a simple macro that opened your inventory and threw all your stuff on the ground, the SoJ was probably worth 100x more than the rest of my gear but I didn't even know :D I think I was more upset about losing my trang gloves!
  • #5
    I've been playing this game forever and have yet to find a legit SOJ. Only one I've ever had was a free duped one dropped in a random game.
  • #6
    If you want to brute force it, Andariel nightmare.. or just patch back to Vanilla 1.06 and gamble it. They were sooo easy to get, I've never really understood, how they could remain THE currency, especially since they've been duped to Oblivion. But as those bad guys also dominated the market come LoD, it didn't change. And it got even worse, when Blizz reduced its legitimate availability. Like the desert would run out of sand.. ;)
  • #7
    Quote from Solmyr77

    If you want to brute force it, Andariel nightmare.. or just patch back to Vanilla 1.06 and gamble it. They were sooo easy to get, I've never really understood, how they could remain THE currency, especially since they've been duped to Oblivion. But as those bad guys also dominated the market come LoD, it didn't change. And it got even worse, when Blizz reduced its legitimate availability. Like the desert would run out of sand.. ;)


    It was a better currency than gold, which was way more abundant than SoJ at first. Not really even sure why exactly SoJ became the currency either, maybe because it was usable by so many builds, not really sure!
  • #8
    Quote from Tralari

    Quote from Solmyr77

    If you want to brute force it, Andariel nightmare.. or just patch back to Vanilla 1.06 and gamble it. They were sooo easy to get, I've never really understood, how they could remain THE currency, especially since they've been duped to Oblivion. But as those bad guys also dominated the market come LoD, it didn't change. And it got even worse, when Blizz reduced its legitimate availability. Like the desert would run out of sand.. ;)


    It was a better currency than gold, which was way more abundant than SoJ at first. Not really even sure why exactly SoJ became the currency either, maybe because it was usable by so many builds, not really sure!


    It was also a better currency than player ears or healing potions. It had it's time during vanilla, when it was easily obtainable, yet incredibly useful. But come LoD, _anything_ new would have been better, because of the fact, that masses of illegal sojs were on the market. But, those evil people, who produced them and bullied the market with them(destroying an amazing game in the process) also forced their "established" currency on the community in LoD.
    It was ludicrous, who on his right mind would allow his competition such a head start? Instead of resetting the economy and rendering all those duped sojs useless, they(the normal players) insisted on keeping their little fortune they made in vanilla by keeping sojs as the currency.
    I was pretty pissed at the start of LoD, when the first big items(Windforce etc) sold for ~40 -still illegal- rings. Could have been sold for potions as well. Enough ranting, you should have gotten the point by now.
  • #9
    Quote from Tralari

    Someone actually gave me my first SoJ. I was so happy I immediately went and got a Ballista for it. Then I was sad again since I didn't have a SoJ to buy something else. :P

    Ballista was my first SoJ purchase as well, back when the pierce/guided bug was still around.
  • #10
    Ya, I never found a soj either. Traded for a few though in my day.
    "I want to say something but I'll keep it to myself I guess and leave this useless post behind to make you aware that there WAS something... "
    -Equinox

    "We're like the downtown of the Diablo related internet lol"
    -Winged
  • #11
    40 chipped gems for a SoJ. I dont know about anyone else, but those trades made me rich, fast when the currency was all about the SoJ. Those were the good days..
  • #12
    My first SoJ was actually a Mephisto's Soulstone. See, I got scammed.
  • #13
    Quote from Siaynoq

    My first SoJ was actually a Mephisto's Soulstone. See, I got scammed.



    lol really? I know someone who told a player you can get a SoJ by catching the chicken in town but never heard of doing a switch like that with a SoulStone that sucks. Hope your luck in the game gets better!
  • #14
    In the very early years of D2 I never found one. My brother though, who was much more into it bought 40 off ebay and gave me some haha :P
  • #15
    Quote from Asynchronic

    I've been playing this game forever and have yet to find a legit SOJ. Only one I've ever had was a free duped one dropped in a random game.


    This. I've found a lot of high level stuff and never an SOJ.
  • #16
    Mine only one was dropped from Bonebreaker in Nightmare difficulty, if i remember corectly... Anyways, it was one of two Burial Grounds dungeon.
  • #17
    Found 5 in my lifetime, all off Andariel
    Redkoolaid -ALL 2 MINUTE COOLDOWNS
  • #18
    Played for years and never found one...I got a duped one for free in a open battle.net game with some zod runes, but never used them.
    I walk the Earth another day
    The wicked one that comes this way
    Savior to my own, devil to some
    Mankind falls, something wicked comes
  • #19
    I played and botted for years, and never got a single SoJ.
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"

    Epicurus
  • #20
    I got 1 SoJ, about 1 or 2 years ago off of a champion in the Catacombs. :3
    Got super-excited and insta-traded it for some awesome runes. Which I never used, since I still needed a few others for the runewords I wanted to make. :(
    ..That's what she said.
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