Bring It On!
So there I am, playing Diablo II for the third day since getting the game and still figuring out what the hell is going on. I'm on as my 14th level Necromancer and join a trading game, figuring it will be quiet but people will be around if I need help or have questions. Overall, I've met a lot of friendly, helpful, and fun people playing D2. Its a nice community from what I've seen.
Two seconds after I join game, Lamer Dewd (not his real name) goes hostile on me. Now, I don't really know how this works and I ask in chat why he did that. He responds jokingly that it was a mistake and he'll fix it when he gets back to town. He seems cool, so I think nothing of it.
A couple minutes later while I'm on the Blood Moors, he shows up with a small army. He is a 22nd level Necromancer with tons of skeletons, mages, and a golem who all head right towards me. I'm green (poisoned) before I know whats going on but I run out of there and he, of course, gives chase. Luckily, summoned pets are extremely slow so after a few seconds its just me and him. I manage to get enough time to summon a portal and I get back to town.
So Lamer follows me back and starts yelling crap like, "Bring it on!" and so on. You probably can imagine. The nice guy act is long gone. I click hostile on and off a few dozen times just to annoy him and then blow him off.
Don't get me wrong, I've watched people in my online gaming guild do some dueling in D2 and it was very cool. I definitely am going to try it once I build up some and have a better handle on the game. If this guy had said, hey you wanna duel? I'd be willing to give it a shot. Not like I have much to lose at this point anyway.
But he must really suck as a PK if he has to trick people then sneak attack them. Am I missing something here? I'm new to the game but it just seems pretty pathetic that a 22nd level Necro has to lie and sneak attack a 14th level who just started playing. I'm not really sure how to take this little incident. Was he just bored? A loser? Abused as a child? Is this how PK is played in D2?
I've got more to learn about this game obviously, but if this guy is typical of the PKs on D2 it seems pretty pathetic.