flechett3 wrote on May 2, 2012, 17:37:
Bhruic wrote on May 2, 2012, 13:31:
I'll refer you to my previous post, where I linked to a Bashiok post where he stated that D2 uniques only dropped once per-game, and that they're called Legendaries now
There were a few special uniques that would only drop once per playthrough, and wouldn't drop if you already possessed them, but they were extremely rare. The vast majority of uniques could drop multiple times, and could still drop if you had one.
This is wrong, wrong, wrong. There are no checks against items already in your inventory. If you have the best uniques already equipped on your character, and you do mf runs, you have a chance of getting the same unique item to drop again. D2 does not check your inventory first. This is the whole reason the name Unique is being changed to Legendary. They are NOT unique, and never really were.
From the Arreat Summit website:
Can I get a Unique again if I already have it?
Yes, but the same Unique will not drop more than once in each game from Monsters or Chests.
I used to make a fortune on Ebay selling items I found using pindlebot (with an amazon scripts I re-wrote specifically for the one character I had that could kill him the quickest), and this thread has been infuriating to read with all the bad info floating around.
I'll be fine once the 15th hits. If, you know, the servers are up.
No, it's not wrong. You, apparently, just don't know your history.http://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Unique_RingsIn D2C, prior to v1.07, the game always dropped the three unique rings in a preset order:
Nagelring > Manald Heal > Stone of Jordan
This meant that if the game generated a Unique ring, from a monster drop or gambling, it would always be a Nagelring, if there was not already a Nagelring in that game (previously dropped or possessed by one of the character). If there was a Nagelring, then a Manald Heal would drop. If both, then a Stone of Jordan would drop. If all three, then the ring would spawn rare instead of unique.
So yes, they changed that in later patches, but for a time, it was not possible to have any of those rings drop if you already had one.