MattJ, It's a very sad time for me when I stumble upon a depraved individual such as yourself.
It is obvious that this is a disscussion forum for Diablo2 players to share their opinions, not give detailed reports. The average player does not have the time, nor interest to write such a menial, fairly meaningless report. Such a process is reserved for something called 'real life'. Not sure if you are aware of it. A personality like yours it not one saught after in the workplace.
Sure, reporting should be allowed. Yet to expect such a report from the average player, who is here generally to post their opinion alone is absurd.
Members are free and encouraged to add to discussions in constructive and meaningful ways, as Matt has done. Tearing down other users for doing exactly that is nothing short of trolling. If you even respond in this thread again in that nature, I will delete it and give you a temporary ban. If you have issues with that, PM me.
The way i see it, if your top priority in this game is to get rich, but you don't know what forum gold is and dont want to be involved with any 3rd part programs/ forums like me, the guide is simple.
The most legit way to get rich (without using fast user switching on one computer or any programs that enable you to run more than one copy of diablo on one computer):
1. build another 2/3/4 pentium 4 or amd XP computers at around $5-20 bux (128mb ram, 5/10 gb hd, 8mb video card etc).
2. Buy another 2/3/4 d2 cdkeys (either from those sites that sell them cheap), or get the games of ebay for $5-$10
3. Make a rusher (sorc or pally)
4. Start rushing 2/3/4 level 1 characters (plus you could get your friend in there also with another few level 1 chars) through to hell hellforge and collect runes.
I havent timed rushes before but say you could do the whole game in about 40 mins, you could be getting 5+ hell forges in that time. do this for a week and there ya go, u make your own rune words without trading with people on forums or paying money (donations hm hm ) for dupes and stimulating a corrupt economy.
I havent played since 1.10 but i presume hellforges in hell can still drop ist/ gul etc. In no time you could be making your own hotos and enigmas etc
Problem is Ancients. You need level 20 to advance to normal baal quest, Same as need level 40 to get to nightmare baal.
So you need level 40 Bumper character everytime if u wanna do forge runs.