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09-28-2003, 07:27 PM
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It's time again to resurface that classic post of Barngrille, answering a Quiz by Jarulf.

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Ok, this is a great quiz, no doubt about that. Why? 'Cause I have
no clue as to most of the answers. Therefore, following my policy of
"when in doubt, sarcasm," here are some good-natured, no-
offense-intended answers.


On Tue Mar 17 7:22 AM, Jarulf wrote:
> I had nothing better to do

Yeah, don't we all....

>
> The questions can easilly be answered with any guide or tables over
> the game

Cheat? Inconceivable!!!

>
> 1. Everyone knows which monsters are tripple immunes. But what about
> bosses. Which ones are? What about the Obsidian Lord Boss?

No idea. I just kill them and look for the loot. Sorry. Why did
you start me off with this one, anyway? Geeeez, need quiz
confidence. I'm sure I'll do better on the other questions, just
gimme a chance. :)

>
> 2. One monster accually looses a immunity on hell difficulty
> (compared to normal and nightmare), which one?

Smiley Guy? :)

>
> 3. Upon facing Poison Spitters and Pit Beasts, what resistance would
> you judge (if any) to be of most use? What about if you face Lava
> Maws instead?

Magic Resistance for all of them. But hey, assuming you don't have
that, then naked pictures of Ernest Borgnine might do the trick.

>
> 4. As a mage you work your way through caves and suddenly see hordes
> of Blood Claws comming your way. What spell do you use on them?

Lightning, preferably greased. Salt Water Enema spell does wonders
too.

>
> 5. Some unique monsters have the ability to dissapear. How many are
> they? What type are they? And where do you encounter them?

One. Bill Clinton. Washington, D.C.

>
> 6. What immunities and resistances does Lazarus have?

Lazarus must be immune to the effects of the Ugly Stick he was hit
with as a child, because why such a dog-butt-ugly dude could attract
a room full of hot chicks to hang out with him day after day is
beyond me.

>
> 7. Zhar the Mad is an unique monster that can be found on level 8.
> What type (and subtype) of monster is he?

Goatboy. No wait, Jumbo Smurf, yah.

>
> 8. There are three unigue monsters of the winged fiend type. Name two
> of them.

The Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria.

>
> 9. Wich protects the most against lightning, jade or lapis?

I can't answer yet, still trying to figure out what "Wich"
means.... :)

>
> 10. How many unique axes are there? How many can you name? (extra
> points if you know what type they are :) )

The Messerschmidt 109 is a pretty good one, isn't it? Um, then
there's that Executioner thing. Oh, and that Butcher Guy has one,
isn't it "Sam the Butcher from the Brady Bunch Cleaver" ??

>
> 11. Which weapon type do you swing the fastest, swords or clubs?

I swing really fast in clubs, because I have cool cologne and a
snazzy sportcoat. Don't bring your Mage friends along, they wear too
much pink and will ruin the look you're tryin' to throw down....

> 12. Asume a level 40 warrior, healing spell at level 15 and he has
> 500 life. What (on average) would heal him the most, a potion of
> healing or a scroll of healing?

The same? I don't know. I'd get out my ruler and smack that guy for
bothering with either one. Because either (a) he *bought* it and has
no excuse for doing so, or (B) he is down to his last points with
nothing else... in that case, get it over with and die.

Safety Tip: don't play with Warriors who know the answer to this
question... :)

>
> 13. You are playing Ironman (one warrior, one rogue and one sorcerer)
> and need to use Heal Other (you don't have any healing nor any mana
> potions left). All have the same spell leveles and the same character
> level. Which of those characters are best at casting Heal Other. That
> is which one will on average heal the most.

The same?

>
> 14. Which item would give the higherst damage boost to level 30 rogue
> with maxed stats. Ring of moon, ring of might or ring of accuracy?

Ring of Accurate Mighty Moon. Verrrry nice when Rogues use those....

>
> 15. You are a warrior and want to max magic to read a spell book.
> Wich item would you prefer, spider's ring of the stars or a sword of
> mind? What if you are a rogue?

Damn, there's that "Wich" again. You talkin' about Adria?
I'll take the Spider's Ring because that sounds alot cooler.

>
> 16. Wich prefix gives the highest damage, master's or savage?

Savage... see "sounds cooler" reasoning above.

>
> 17. Lightning can be both a prefix and suffix. Are there any other
> attribute that can be that too? What is the difference (if any) when
> Lighting is a prefix and when it is a suffix?

Beginning to lose interest.


>
> 18. What, non spell carrying, staff would be the most expensive in
> the game?

Yep... losing interest.

>
> 19. Which is most expensive, an amulet or a ring (asume identical
> stats)?

Can I go now?

>
> 20. You are suddenly faced by a Cryptic Shrine. What does it do?

God, I just scolled down and there are FORTY of these... GEEZ! You
really don't have anything to do, do ya. :)

>
> 21. It is commonly known that King's have a lower level than
> Champion's. But are they also cheaper?

Ok, I'm going to edit out the one's I don't like. Maybe this will
help.
>
> 24. The Veil of Steel is a very good Unique helm in single player.
> Does it have any drawbacks? If so which one(s)?

Light radius attracts the monsters like mad. Also, people can refer
to you as, "Hey, Horny Head!" and get away with it.

>
> 25. How much life does the undead crown really steal?

Unlimited amount, theoretically. :)

>
> 26. What three unique items have the special ability of doing extra
> damage to demons?

The Two by Four with a Nail Through It
The Tire Iron of Doom
The Comfy Chair


>
> 27. Which of the following suffixes can not be found on jewlery?
> Absorbtion, mammoth, mithril and thorns.

Mamoth? Too big to fit on a jewelry.

>
> 28. You play a newbie warrior (still only have initial stats and no
> items. You know no spells) and are in chat mode on bnet and someone
> asks you if you need any books. What books would you be able to read
> with your present magic?

None. They would go kill me and laugh. I will SMOOSH them for that!
Later someday I guess. Sadly, I am just a newbie warrior. :)

>
> 29. Someone gives you a staff of Nova. How much magic do you need to
> use it?

255? Ya ought to if not. Why the heck not? No one uses this, do
they? Do they have that?

>
> 30. Which item would be most expensive, a composite staff or a
> quarter staff?

Composite, because... hey, it's Composite, man.

>
> 31. Is the Skeleton King immune to any magic?

Noper. Oh wait, maybe fire. It's been a long time since I changed
tactics on him and tried things that don't work.

>
> 32. What are the level requirements to enter the catacombs, the caves
> and hell?

5, 12, and 17?

There is a sign in front of each...
"You must be 42" tall to enter the Catacombs."
"You must be 48" tall to enter the Caves."
"You must be 52" tall and accompanied by your mother, or
VanDamned, to enter Hell."

>
> 33. You have found the follwing three books but can only take one
> with you. You don't need any of them and want to sell the most
> expensive one. Which one is it? Book of Mana Shield, book of Golem or
> book of Bone Spirit?

Oooh OOOOH *raises hand like Horshack* I know this one!!! Bone
Spirit!!

>
> 34. You have been looking for a shield of absorption for ages, but is
> it really possible to find such a shield?

If you try hard enough, most anything is possible. How 'bout
Raymond's trainer? :)

>
> 35. You are item hunting and want as good items as possible. On a
> level you find Balrogs and Snow Witches. Which of them do you suspect
> will drop the best itmes (on average)?

Seems like the broads would have the top-flight goods to me.

>
> 36. One of the folowing monster types does not have a boss, which
> one? Gloom, Gargoyle and Pit Beast.

Man, I envy them... sure would be nice to work for yourself and be
your own boss....

>
> 40. After a long search you finally find another book of Guardian.
> Will the damage go up when you read the book? Are there any other
> effects of reading the book apart from costing less mana?

It will last longer.

>
>
> I tried to judge how easy it would be to answer the questions above
> and came up with the following. Hopefully not too wrong.
>
> 1-10 correct answers: You are still a newbie but are learning.
> 11-20 correct answers: You have obviously played quite a lot but
> still have much to learn.
> 21-30 correct answers: You knows your ways arround most of Diablo and
> for a newbie you seem to know everything that there can possibly be
> to know.
> 31-35 correct answers: You are an expert and truely knows a lot about
> Diablo. Even good players seek your advice.
> 36-40 correct answers: You are a living encyclopedia of Diablo

Wait, what about a category for ZERO answers right? I mean hey, we
little people who don't pay attention need a category too!

Yeah, sure, my answers have lots of incorrect information in them,
but hey, it's not my fault if you didn't ask a question that required
the answer, "A Duck!"....

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09-29-2003, 03:11 AM
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"You must be 52" tall and accompanied by your mother, or
VanDamned, to enter Hell."


This was really funny, because if your mother wasn't with you, it meant VanDamned was, uh, not with you either... ;)
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11-17-2006, 03:42 AM
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I was bored, and reading lots of really old posts. I found this one, and wanted to take the quiz, but can't find the thing in it's entirety. I know quite a few of the answers that "BotMolesti" didn't, and it seems like a fun test of esoteric knowledge, so if anyone knows where I could find this that would be great. =)
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11-17-2006, 10:08 AM
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Quote:I was bored, and reading lots of really old posts. I found this one, and wanted to take the quiz, but can't find the thing in it's entirety. I know quite a few of the answers that "BotMolesti" didn't, and it seems like a fun test of esoteric knowledge, so if anyone knows where I could find this that would be great. =)

Those were actually Barngrille's answers, BotMolesti just copied it from his archive. I would guess that the original quiz was from 1998? on the DSF. Unless someone still has a mirrored copy of all the posts from that time, you are probably not going to be able to find it.
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11-17-2006, 01:56 PM
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Quote:I would guess that the original quiz was from 1998? on the DSF.
I remember it from that time and 1998 does sound correct... but it's been so long that I cannot remember anymore truly. My Diablo archives don't contain too much of the DSF humor posts sadly.
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11-17-2006, 05:52 PM (This post was last modified: 11-17-2006 06:04 PM by Jarulf.)
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Full quiz follows (with errata incorporated). The file was dated march 1998 (I overwrote the file when fixing some typos but the answers file is from the 18th of March).



I had nothing better to do so I thought I should make a quiz. For those of you who read alt.games.diablo, some of the questions are reused from a quiz I did there last fall.

The questions can easilly be answered with any guide or tables over the game but try answering the questions without looking in any. See how much you know by heart. After all, when you face monsters you rarely have time to start looking in any faq.

Always asume max stats on any item.

I will wait with the answers for some time but anyone is welcome to submit their onw ones of course.


1. Everyone knows which monsters are tripple immunes. But what about bosses. Which ones are? What about the Obsidian Lord Boss?

2. One monster accually looses a immunity on hell difficulty (compared to normal and nightmare), which one?

3. Upon facing Poison Spitters and Pit Beasts, what resistance would you judge (if any) to be of most use? What about if you face Lava Maws instead?

4. As a mage you work your way through caves and suddenly see hordes of Blood Claws comming your way. What spell do you use on them?

5. Some unique monsters have the ability to dissapear. How many are they? What type are they? And where do you encounter them?

6. What immunities and resistances does Lazarus have?

7. Zhar the Mad is an unique monster that can be found on level 8. What type (and subtype) of monster is he?

8. There are three unigue monsters of the winged fiend type. Name two of them.

9. Which protects the most against lightning, jade or lapis?

10. How many unique axes are there? How many can you name? (extra points if you know what type they are:))

11. Which weapon type do you swing the fastest, swords or clubs?

12. Asume a level 40 warrior, healing spell at level 15 and he has 500 life. What (on average) would heal him the most, a potion of healing or a scroll of healing?

13. You are playing Ironman (one warrior, one rogue and one sorcerer) and need to use Heal Other (you don't have any healing nor any mana potions left). All have the same spell leveles and the same character level. Which of those characters are best at casting Heal Other. That is which one will on average heal the most.

14. Which item would give the higherst damage boost to level 30 rogue with maxed stats. Ring of moon, ring of might or ring of accuracy?

15. You are a warrior and want to max magic to read a spell book. Which item would you prefer, spider's ring of the stars or a sword of mind? What if you are a rogue?

16. Which prefix gives the highest damage, master's or savage?

17. Lightning can be both a prefix and suffix. Are there any other attribute that can be that too? What is the difference (if any) when Lighting is a prefix and when it is a suffix?

18. What, non spell carrying, staff would be the most expensive in the game?

19. Which is most expensive, an amulet or a ring (asume identical stats)?

20. You are suddenly faced by a Cryptic Shrine. What does it do?

21. It is commonly known that King's have a lower level than Champion's. But are they also cheaper?

22. When determinig the price of a weapon of knight's for example. Which stat is then important, the dmaga or the to hit?

23. Which 4 unique items have the highest level?

24. The Veil of Steel is a very good Unique helm in single player. Does it have any drawbacks? If so which one(s)?

25. How much life does the undead crown really steal?

26. What three unique items have the special ability of doing extra damage to demons?

27. Which of the following suffixes can not be found on jewlery? Absorbtion, mammoth, mithril and thorns.

28. You play a newbie warrior (still only have initial stats and no items. You know no spells) and are in chat mode on bnet and someone asks you if you need any books. What books would you be able to read with your present magic?

29. Someone gives you a staff of Nova. How much magic do you need to use it?

30. Which item would be most expensive, a composite staff or a quarter staff?

31. Is the Skeleton King immune to any magic?

32. What are the level requirements to enter the catacombs, the caves and hell?

33. You have found the follwing three books but can only take one with you. You don't need any of them and want to sell the most expensive one. Which one is it? Book of Mana Shield, book of Golem or book of Bone Spirit?

34. You have been looking for a shield of absorption for ages, but is it really possible to find such a shield?

35. You are item hunting and want as good items as possible. On a level you find Balrogs and Snow Witches. Which of
them do you suspect will drop the best itmes (on average)?

36. One of the folowing monster types does not have a boss, which one? Gloom, Gargoyle and Pit Beast.

37. Which of the following spells has the lowest mana cost to cast when max level? Which one has the highest? Guardian, Mana Shield, Town Portal and Teleport.

38. Are there any spell, and if yes which ones, that have a magic requirement lower than 255 to learn the spell to level 15?

39. Which of the following spells are not available as scrolls? Elemental, Holy Bolt and Lightning.

40. After a long search you finally find another book of Guardian. Will the damage go up when you read the book? Are there any other effects of reading the book apart from costing less mana?


I tried to judge how easy it would be to answer the questions above and came up with the following. Hopefully not too wrong.

0 correct answers: Not even Barngrille would have this few correct answers.
1-10 correct answers: You are still a newbie but are learning.
11-20 correct answers: You have obviously played quite a lot but still have much to learn.
21-30 correct answers: You knows your ways arround most of Diablo and for a newbie you seem to know everything that there can possibly be to know.
31-35 correct answers: You are an expert and truely knows a lot about Diablo. Even good players seek your advice.
36-40 correct answers: You are a living encyclopedia of Diablo

Answer follows in a few days.

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11-17-2006, 06:47 PM
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Thanks, Jarulf. I was thinking about making a Legit Diablo Trivia Bot for Battle.net, but could never find one with customizable questions. Anyone else want to give it a go? I'd assume Jarulf has an answer key somewhere, but do it without looking at my answers. If he doesn't have one, answer anyway and I'll make up an answer key in a week or so. Some of mine are guesses, but I didn't want to say "I think" for the ones that are, so I look like I dominated the ones I guess right. =D

1. Everyone knows which monsters are tripple immunes. But what about bosses. Which ones are? What about the Obsidian Lord Boss?
The only one I know of is the Knight on 13/14 sometimes. Black Knight maybe? Obsidian Lord boss is toasted versus fire.

2. One monster accually looses a immunity on hell difficulty (compared to normal and nightmare), which one?
Hell Spawns lose Lightning immunity and gain Fire immunity in Hell.

3. Upon facing Poison Spitters and Pit Beasts, what resistance would you judge (if any) to be of most use? What about if you face Lava Maws instead?
Magic resistance for all.

4. As a mage you work your way through caves and suddenly see hordes of Blood Claws comming your way. What spell do you use on them?
Chain Lightning. Aren't they Brood Claws?

5. Some unique monsters have the ability to dissapear. How many are they? What type are they? And where do you encounter them?
Shadowdrinker the (horror?) skeleton captain on 5 ?

6. What immunities and resistances does Lazarus have?
Immune to magic, resistant to fire and lightning.

7. Zhar the Mad is an unique monster that can be found on level 8. What type (and subtype) of monster is he?
Mage --> Counselor

8. There are three unigue monsters of the winged fiend type. Name two of them.
Not a chance =o

9. Which protects the most against lightning, jade or lapis?
Jade at 30%.

10. How many unique axes are there? How many can you name? (extra points if you know what type they are smile.gif )
5 axes?
Aguinara's Hatcher --> Small Axe 2-10
Messy Reaver --> Great Axe 12-30
Bloodslayer --> Broad Axe 8-20
Hellslayer --> Battle Axe 10-25
Wicked Axe --> Large(?) Axe 6-16


11. Which weapon type do you swing the fastest, swords or clubs?
Both swing at the same speed.

12. Asume a level 40 warrior, healing spell at level 15 and he has 500 life. What (on average) would heal him the most, a potion of healing or a scroll of healing?
Scroll of Healing

13. You are playing Ironman (one warrior, one rogue and one sorcerer) and need to use Heal Other (you don't have any healing nor any mana potions left). All have the same spell leveles and the same character level. Which of those characters are best at casting Heal Other. That is which one will on average heal the most.
Sorcerer will have probably more than twice the mana of the warrior. He gets no bonus, though, whereas the Warrior's bonus is x2.0. So per cast, warrior Heals/Heals Other the best.

14. Which item would give the higherst damage boost to level 30 rogue with maxed stats. Ring of moon, ring of might or ring of accuracy?
Accuracy gives 15 dex, greater than moon's +7str/+7dex and might's +10 str.

15. You are a warrior and want to max magic to read a spell book. Which item would you prefer, spider's ring of the stars or a sword of mind? What if you are a rogue?
Spider's ring of the Stars, +11 magic, mind is +10 magic. No difference as a rogue.

16. Which prefix gives the highest damage, master's or savage?
Savage.

17. Lightning can be both a prefix and suffix. Are there any other attribute that can be that too? What is the difference (if any) when Lighting is a prefix and when it is a suffix?
Not counting Weak/Weakness or Strong/Strength, it's the only one. Damage is 2-20 as a prefix, 1-10 as a suffix.

18. What, non spell carrying, staff would be the most expensive in the game?
Emerald War Staff of Wizardry?

19. Which is most expensive, an amulet or a ring (asume identical stats)?
Amulet.

20. You are suddenly faced by a Cryptic Shrine. What does it do?
Refills mana and casts nova from shrine, which misses the user.

21. It is commonly known that King's have a lower level than Champion's. But are they also cheaper?
No.

22. When determinig the price of a weapon of knight's for example. Which stat is then important, the dmaga or the tohit?
Damage is the only stat that matters. +TH is negligible in determining price.

23. Which 4 unique items have the highest level?
Royal Circlet, Dreamflange, Eaglehorn... and Demonspike Coat?

24. The Veil of Steel is a very good Unique helm in single player. Does it have any drawbacks? If so which one(s)?
-30 mana. -LR really isn't a hinderance. =o

25. How much life does the undead crown really steal?
0-12.5% per hit.

26. What three unique items have the special ability of doing extra damage to demons?
Civerb's Cudgel, Bloodslayer, and Deadly Hunter (which doesn't work).

27. Which of the following suffixes can not be found on jewlery? Absorbtion, mammoth, mithril and thorns.
Mammoth, Mithril, and Thorns.

28. You play a newbie warrior (still only have initial stats and no items. You know no spells) and are in chat mode on bnet and someone asks you if you need any books. What books would you be able to read with your present magic?
10 magic can't read anything. Minimum is 15 magic for Firebolt.

29. Someone gives you a staff of Nova. How much magic do you need to use it?
Apoc is 149, but I'm still looking for a Bountiful/Nova. I'll guess 149 magic for that, too. =D

30. Which item would be most expensive, a composite staff or a quarter staff?
Quarter-Staff is 6-12, Composite 5-10. I'd say the Quarter.

31. Is the Skeleton King immune to any magic?
Magic.

32. What are the level requirements to enter the catacombs, the caves and hell?
8, 12, 17?

33. You have found the follwing three books but can only take one with you. You don't need any of them and want to sell the most expensive one. Which one is it? Book of Mana Shield, book of Golem or book of Bone Spirit? 16000, 18000, or 11500? Golem goes. =o

34. You have been looking for a shield of absorption for ages, but is it really possible to find such a shield?
Yes. It can be found with Obsidian too. =)

35. You are item hunting and want as good items as possible. On a level you find Balrogs and Snow Witches. Which of them do you suspect will drop the best itmes (on average)?
Balrogs.

36. One of the folowing monster types does not have a boss, which one? Gloom, Gargoyle and Pit Beast.
Gargoyles.

37. Which of the following spells has the lowest mana cost to cast when max level? Which one has the highest? Guardian, Mana Shield, Town Portal and Teleport.
30?, 33, ~20 and 15: MS costs the most, Teleport the least.

38. Are there any spell, and if yes which ones, that have a magic requirement lower than 255 to learn the spell to level 15?
Yes, this is why Rogues/Warriors can max all spells. Firebolt, Healing, Heal Other are all sub-200.

39. Which of the following spells are not available as scrolls? Elemental, Holy Bolt and Lightning.
Elemental, Holy Bolt.

40. After a long search you finally find another book of Guardian. Will the damage go up when you read the book? Are there any other effects of reading the book apart from costing less mana?
No, damage is dependent on Firebolt sLvl. Increased duration, as long as it's sLvl isn't too high, above 8 or so.
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11-17-2006, 08:44 PM (This post was last modified: 11-17-2006 08:47 PM by the Langolier.)
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Quote:<For those not using outline, this post is in reply to that referenced above. And Boo-urns to anyone that quotes any of the quiz posts in their entirety!>

5. There's also a unique storm lord, Doomlock, which can disappear (and grants this ability to his minions). He is set to spawn on an incorrect level, however, and therefore will never be seen in an unmodified game. He's pretty interesting to watch though. There is also the unique Dark One in the church, and the overlord, Baron Sludge, in the catacombs.

7. Yeah, but the bugger shoots fireballs!

8. Foulwing, Wraithraven

9. Lapis

10. Unique axes?! What are those for? :)

11. Depends on whether or not you are a barbarian.

17. The most important difference is what item types they spawn on. Prefix elements only spawn on melee weapons, suffix elements only on bows.

25. I like the original answer, unlimited!

27. Absorption, Mithril, Mammoth. Thorns is found on the ring of engagement.

30. Quarter staff sounds pretty inexpensive to me. I wonder how many gold piles its price is based on.

35. Same @ mlvl 26

36. Pit beast fo' sho'.

Is it just me, but didn't the original post contain the full text of the quiz, marked as quotes with '>'?

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11-18-2006, 08:34 PM
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Quote:Is it just me, but didn't the original post contain the full text of the quiz, marked as quotes with '>'?

No, he had skipped a decent number of questions, if you look through it.

As for thorns on RoE, it says which can be found as a suffix. It's not RoEoT. =D I'm still wrong, though. I thought absorption could be. =(

The rest just need to be checked, and I can do so in a couple of days if Jarulf hasn't posted his key (or doesn't have one) by then.
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11-20-2006, 08:45 AM
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Quote:The rest just need to be checked, and I can do so in a couple of days if Jarulf hasn't posted his key (or doesn't have one) by then.

I have it, I just haven't been at home since last friday and hence not been able top post it. Will do that tonight.

Interestingly I also found what seemed like a Hellfire version of this quiz (but no answers to it though). On top of that, I found the answers to a Town quiz (it was basically about the town and the lore of the game). Unfortunately the first half of the questions was multiple choices and the answers only have the correct one. I might go through and figure out new "wrong" alternatives from them, although I doubt I will manage to pick as good and correct looking ones as back then as I don't remember much of the lore any more. I will give it a try though.

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11-20-2006, 07:06 PM
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Here is the reply post as it was posted back then. Note that it was written with the knowledge current in existance at that time and I have not checked if that means any answer is in fact not correct.

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The answers below are the correct ones to my best knowledge.


1. Everyone knows which monsters are tripple immunes. But what about bosses. Which ones are? What about the Obsidian Lord Boss?

Lionskull the Bent (Black Knight on level 12)
Rustweaver (Doom Guard on level 13)
Warlord of Blood (Steel Lord on level 13, he is a quest character in single player only)

Blackstorm, the unique Obsidian Lord is immune to Magic and Lightning only.


2. One monster accually looses a immunity on hell difficulty (compared to normal and nightmare), which one?

Hellspawns, they loose lightning immunity but gain imunity to Fire and Magic.


3. Upon facing Poison Spitters and Pit Beasts, what resistance would you judge (if any) to be of most use? What about if you face Lava Maws instead?

Spit is always considered as Magic so you should have Magic resistance. This holds true for Lawa Maws too (I think it would have been a nice touch to make their spit Fire though).


4. As a mage you work your way through caves and suddenly see hordes of Blood Claws comming your way. What spell do you use on them?

OK, OK, horde is perhaps not the best word:)Anyway, Blood Claws are immune to Fire and Magic so anything lightning based works very well. As some pointed out Stone Cursing and hackin works too.


5. Some unique monsters have the ability to dissapear. How many are they? What type are they? And where do you encounter them?

Warpskull (Hidden on level 3. Don't forget this one, although it is not a special ability to the boss he still has the ability:))
Shadow Drinker (Horror Captain on level 5)
Shadowcrow (Dark One on level 5)
Baron Sludge (Mud Man on level 8)


6. What immunities and resistances does Lazarus have?

Lazarus is immune to Magic and resistant to Fire and Lightning.


7. Zhar the Mad is an unique monster that can be found on level 8. What type (and subtype) of monster is he?

He is a mage (Counselor).


8. There are three unigue monsters of the winged fiend type. Name two of them.

Moonbender (Blink on level 4)
Foulwing (Gloom on level 5)
Wrathhaven (Blink on level 5)



9. Wich protects the most against lightning, jade or lapis?

lapis (31-40, jade is only 21-30).




10. How many unique axes are there? How many can you name? (extra points if you know what type they are:))

10

Aguinaras Hatchet (small axe)
Bloodslayer (broad axe)
The Butchers Cleaver (cleaver)
The Celestial Axe (battle axe)
Hellslayer (battle axe)
The Mangler (large axe)
Messerscmidt's Reaver great axe)
Sharp Beak (large axe)
Stone Cleaver (broad axe)
Wicked Axe (large axe)

If anyone want to aregue that the Cleaver is not an axe feel free to do so. It is however in my opinion treated as an axe by the game)



11. Which weapon type do you swing the fastest, swords or clubs?

All character classes in Diable swings clubs as fast as swords.


12. Asume a level 40 warrior, healing spell at level 15 and he has 500 life. What (on average) would heal him the most, a potion of healing or a scroll of healing?

The scroll will on average heal almost 4 times as much.


13. You are playing Ironman (one warrior, one rogue and one sorcerer) and need to use Heal Other (you don't have any healing nor any mana potions left). All have the same spell leveles and the same character level. Which of those characters are best at casting Heal Other. That is which one will on average heal the most.

Warriors heal on average twice as much as a sorcerer. A rogue heal on average 1.5 as much as a sorcerer. So correct answer is warrior.

Now one can of course argue that on a full potion of mana the sorcerer can cast more Heal Other and thus per mana potion is more effective at Heal Other but that was not what I asked for here.


14. Which item would give the higherst damage boost to level 30 rogue with maxed stats. Ring of moon, ring of might or ring of accuracy?

A rogues damage depends on both the dexterity and the strength ((Dex+Str)*clvl/200) so the sum of dexterity and strength bonus is important.

moon = 7+7 = 14
might = +10
accuracy = +15

So correct answer is accuracy


15. You are a warrior and want to max magic to read a spell book. Wich item would you prefer, spider's ring of the stars or a sword of mind? What if you are a rogue?

Stars (+11, mind is +10. No difference for a rogue)


16. Wich prefix gives the highest damage, master's or savage?

Both give the same (+111-125%)

17. Lightning can be both a prefix and suffix. Are there any other attribute that can be that too? What is the difference (if any) when Lighting is a prefix and when it is a suffix?

The prefix "Fine" can be both a +% Armor (20-30) and a +% tohit/damage (6-10/36-50). Someone suggested "flaming" but that is only a prefix on staves and other weapons. On bows the suffix is "flame"

When Lighning is a prefix (on staves and other weapons) it does 2-20 damage. Whan a suffix on bows it does 1-10 damage.


18. What, non spell carrying, staff would be the most expensive in the game?


A perfect king's (war) staff of haste. It would cost 132.000. At a good second place comes a perfect emerald (war) staff of haste costing 125.500



19. Which is most expensive, an amulet or a ring (asume identical stats)?


Amulet (base price is 1200 while rings are 1000)


20. You are suddenly faced by a Cryptic Shrine. What does it do?

It restores Mana and casts a Nova spell.


21. It is commonly known that King's have a lower level than Champion's. But are they also cheaper?


Now they are way more expensive.


22. When determinig the price of a weapon of knight's for example. Which stat is then important, the dmaga or the to hit?


It is the damage stat that is used for price calculations.


23. Which 4 unique items have the highest level?

Dreamflange 26
Eaglehorn 26
The Grandfather 27
Royal Circlet 27


24. The Veil of Steel is a very good Unique helm in single player. Does it have any drawbacks? If so which one(s)?

-30 mana (as have been pointed out the -20% light is not really a drawback).


25. How much life does the undead crown really steal?

Randomly between 0 and 12.5% so on average 6.25%.


26. What three unique items have the special ability of doing extra damage to demons?


Bloodslayer (axe)
Deadly Hunter (bow)
Civerb's Cudgel (mace)


27. Which of the following suffixes can not be found on jewlery? Absorbtion, mammoth, mithril and thorns.

None can be found on jewlery (as pointed out by some people mithril is accually a prefix)


28. You play a newbie warrior (still only have initial stats and no items. You know no spells) and are in chat mode on bnet and someone asks you if you need any books. What books would you be able to read with your present magic?

No books at all can be read by a new warrior.


29. Someone gives you a staff of Nova. How much magic do you need to use it?

87. Same as to read the first book.


30. Which item would be most expensive, a composite staff or a quarter staff?

Quarter Staff (1000, composite staves sell for 500)


31. Is the Skeleton King immune to any magic?

No. not even resistant to Magic only to fire and Lightning.


32. What are the level requirements to enter the catacombs, the caves and hell?


8, 13 and 17


33. You have found the follwing three books but can only take one with you. You don't need any of them and want to sell the most expensive one. Which one is it? Book of Mana Shield, book of Golem or book of Bone Spirit?

Mana Shield 16000
Golem 18000
Bone Spirit 11500

So you sell the book of Golem for 4500.



34. You have been looking for a shield of absorption for ages, but is it really possible to find such a shield?


Yes. Absorption is the highest on shields.


35. You are item hunting and want as good items as possible. On a level you find Balrogs and Snow Witches. Which of them do you suspect will drop the best itmes (on average)?

They are both of level 26 and thus should (acording to most theories) be able to drop the same things.


36. One of the folowing monster types does not have a boss, which one? Gloom, Gargoyle and Pit Beast.

Pit Beasts. (Glooms have Foulwing on level 5 and Gargoyles have Nightwing the Cold on level 7)



37. Which of the following spells has the lowest mana cost to cast when max level? Which one has the highest? Guardian, Mana Shield, Town Portal and Teleport.

Guardian 30
Mana Shield 33
Town Portal 18
Teleport 15

So Mana shield is the most expensive and Teleport the cheapest.


38. Are there any spell, and if yes which ones, that have a magic requirement lower than 255 to learn the spell to level 15?

Yes, Firebolt requires only 177 and Heal and heal Other requires 192. All other spells requires 255.


39. Which of the following spells are not available as scrolls? Elemental, Holy Bolt and Lightning.

Elemental and Holy Bolt are not available as scrolls.


40. After a long search you finally find another book of Guardian. Will the damage go up when you read the book? Are there any other effects of reading the book apart from costing less mana?

The damage of the spell is determined by your character level and your spell level so it goes up (I missed that spell level affected it when I wrote the question). The duration also goes up with both spell level and character level but there is a maximum (24 seconds).


That's it. I hope you all enjoyed it.

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11-21-2006, 06:04 PM
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Quote:1-10 correct answers: You are still a newbie but are learning.
11-20 correct answers: You have obviously played quite a lot but still have much to learn.
21-30 correct answers: You know your way around most of Diablo and for a newbie you seem to know everything that there can possibly be to know.
31-35 correct answers: You are an expert and truely knows a lot about Diablo. Even good players seek your advice.
36-40 correct answers: You are a living encyclopedia of Diablo.

Wait, what about a category for ZERO answers right? I mean hey, we
little people who don't pay attention need a category too!

Yeah, sure, my answers have lots of incorrect information in them,
but hey, it's not my fault if you didn't ask a question that required
the answer, "A Duck!"....

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29 for me. That's alright, I guess. =o I find it funny that I go from a newbie to an expert in two questions, though. =D
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11-22-2006, 05:49 AM (This post was last modified: 11-22-2006 05:50 AM by Jarulf.)
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Quote:29 for me. That's alright, I guess. =o I find it funny that I go from a newbie to an expert in two questions, though. =D

No you don't. It is either my poor english or your missunderstanding that makes you think so. What I meant was that to a newbie, someone at 21-30 appears to know everything. You leave the newbie state at 11 points;)

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11-22-2006, 07:29 AM
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Oh okay, I see.

"to a newbie" would fit better, but I'm sure your english has improved in the years since this quiz.
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11-23-2006, 09:25 AM
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Quote:Oh okay, I see.

"to a newbie" would fit better, but I'm sure your english has improved in the years since this quiz.

Actually I think it is the same but I did not put that much energy into that post back then. The main reason I used "for" is probably due to the fact that the same in Swedish would most likely have used the word "för". So basically a bad translation in my head while typing it down and with no proof reading.

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11-25-2006, 05:25 AM
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Quote:Full quiz follows (with errata incorporated). The file was dated march 1998 (I overwrote the file when fixing some typos but the answers file is from the 18th of March).
I don't know if I should be depressed or elated that, off the top of my head, I could not answer a single one of these questions definitively.

How time flies. It's good to know that, if I were to pick up Diablo now and play it, I'd be a complete and total newb.

-Bolty

Quote:Considering the mods here are generally liberals who seem to have a soft spot for fascism and white supremacy (despite them saying otherwise), me being perma-banned at some point is probably not out of the question.
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11-25-2006, 06:14 AM
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Quote:I don't know if I should be depressed or elated that, off the top of my head, I could not answer a single one of these questions definitively.

How time flies. It's good to know that, if I were to pick up Diablo now and play it, I'd be a complete and total newb.

-Bolty

It does come back. I can now *sometimes* identify the shrine we come across without looking it up. :P

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04-08-2014, 05:25 PM
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RE: take Diablo for 500
How time flies. A quiz from 1998? Geez, it's been nearly 16 years and I'm still into that Diablo game (part 3 of course nowadays). No need to repost the quiz though, Bolty does a mighty fine job preserving ancient history. Deckard Cain would be proud.
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