Interested in playing modded D2 in a group?

  • #1
    I'm looking for people who are interested in starting a group play of D2 with one of the awesome mods out there.

    There is a nice mod i heard of, simply called "Perfect drop mode" which makes the game really enjoyable especially for someone who has played it so much in the past.

    List of possible mods:
    -Eastern Sun
    -Median XL
    -Zy-El
    -Perfect drop mod


    I am open to suggestions as to which mod should be played. If we get enough people we can reach a mutual agreement regarding this matter.

    This group will be mainly EU based but if you live anywhere else and you have a decent internet connection then there shouldn't be a problem.

    We can get on one of the community driven - publicly availabe Ventrillo servers which will make things really convenient.

    Once or if we get enough people we will decide when our playing sessions will be and all.

    If someone wants to join and is unsure as to how mods are installed, I will help him / her.



    There is a high probability (maybe like 90%) that nothing will come out of this but i will try anyway.
    Post here if you are interested and please include suggestions or opinions about certain mods. If you have self experience with any, i'd like to hear a convincing reason why that specific mod will be enjoyable in a group play.

  • #2
    I would be happy to join. Perfect Drop Mod sounds awesome, as does Zy-El. I'm not a fan of Eastern Sun, it changes the game way too much for my liking.
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  • #3
    Quote from Lt. Venom

    I would be happy to join. Perfect Drop Mod sounds awesome, as does Zy-El. I'm not a fan of Eastern Sun, it changes the game way too much for my liking.


    A visitor in this god forsaken land!

    Thanks for showing interest... Should we try and keep this thread alive in hope that someone else will join us? I think that 3 people can be a good ammount of people to start with but 4 sounds really awesome.

    I'm personally more interested in the perfect drop mode. that way i can go for awesome builds like:

    Throw barb
    Dagger necro
    Passive amazon (sword and shield)
    Bow druid

  • #4
    I'm interested in this.
    I have extensive experience in Eastern Sun, but, like a girl with serious self-esteem issues, I'm up for anything.
  • #5
    Before we procceed we should decide whether three people are enough or not. What do you guys think?

  • #6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxK_nA2iVXw
  • #7
    I actually prefer smaller groups. I like playing with one other person, two others or maybe three others depending on who they are. Any more than a total party of 4 usually makes me want to kill myself, I dunno why.
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  • #8
    Ok then, we can start with the 3 of us.

    About the mod... well, the only one that works with 1.13d is the perfect drop mod so it's really easy to install it you just replace the patch.mpq file. Zy-El for an example, requires you to have 1.09d installed and like 90% of the download links for the patch itself and programs like reverters and stuff are all down... So i think we should just go with the perfect drop mod and if you guys don't like it we can switch to something else.

    Anyway we can start this thursday / friday i think... what do you guys say?


    Oh and i'm not sure how exactly we can set this up. Last time i played with friends was via hamachi or simply on b.net... Does hamachi still exist? lol

  • #9
    Cool, Perfect Drop looks solid, should be fun.
    I think Hamachi still exists. I don't have it on my laptop, but I'll check it on my desktop when I get home.

    Oh, but Lt. Venom is on US, right? Gonna be tough to schedule game times.
  • #10
    My time zone is Eastern Standard Time (UTC -05:00)

    This was posted at 10:18 PM EST (my time).

    I can play from about 10:00 PM to 1:30 AM at the latest.

    There's gotta be something easier to use than Hamachi.
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  • #11
    My time zone is UTC+2

    Posting this at 09:44 AM

    If you can only play from 10PM to 1:30 AM then we have a problem here :S


    This is a good website http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
    Also, according to this, my timezone is UTC+3

  • #12
    Well, that was a short-lived idea.....
  • #13
    If Lt.Venom can play at noon then we might be able to do something here...

    Maka: 18:00(6PM) -> 00:00(12AM)
    Jamoose: 20:00(8PM) - > 02:00(2AM)
    Lt.Venom: 12:00(12PM) -> 18:00(6PM)


    So we have like 5-7 hours that we can somehow work something out... If we play on a fridays, could it work? Let me know what you think.

  • #14
    I have a day job so weekdays don't work for me very well. Usually on weekends I am home with nothing better to do anyway, this coming weekend being one such weekend. I have some stuff to do, but mostly open Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend.

    I'm thinking of playing a Frosty Zealot (favorite), Bowazon, or a Druidic Ranger (Bow or crossbow + summons).
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  • #15
    So maybe tomorrow (Saturday) we can try get things started? I'll be online at the same time as now (8:12PM) ...
    probably a bit earlier.

  • #16
    We should plan this out first. Are we going with Hamachi, or some other similar, yet easier-to-use program?

    I'm a bit of a networking noob. Give me a computer with a ton of viruses on it and I'll give you a repaired computer. Give me a room full of computers, and a bunch of tech shit, and ask me to link everything up. I give you a confused look and I leave.
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  • #17
    I'm trying out GameRanger. It looks pretty good. It lets you create a game and search for games from a list, etc...
    There's not much to setup, each of us just has to have d2 1.13d installed. Make sure the perfect drop mod works in single player and then try to create / connect to games on this game ranger thing.


    If we won't be able to make gameranger work then we can try using Tunngle. It's supposed to be quite simple...

  • #18
    I've got everything set-up and working great. I will be on at around 1:00 PM EST Sunday. Which should be about 8:00 PM for the both of you. We just need to figure out who will be hosting, and I suggest testing your ping rate on www.pingtest.net. If you have a Grade A connection that would be fantastic.

    Update: I've tested my connection on a local server and on a server in Germany. Both speed tests have shown pretty good speeds for both downloads and uploads. Ping test rated me at a Grade B for both local and Germany, only difference is Germany has a higher ping which is to be expected.
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  • #19
    Did you manage to join d2 games on gameranger? I couldnt find any that were not password protected so i wasnt able to test it. I did manage to host games and i also managed to join a Terraria game so i guess there shouldnt be a problem... I'll be online today at ~7:30... Add me on GameRanger "Jamoose" And send me a PM here if needed.

  • #20
    Ok, and no, like you said, they were all password-protected.

    I'm... surprise, surprise... Lt. Venom.

    Where the hell did Maka get too?

    I've added you. I also see that you're approximately 5,800 miles (9,334 kilometers) from me.
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