The world record for completing ‘Diablo II’ is -attention- 38 minutes and 27 seconds. As someone who spent an entire summer playing, trying to advance from level to level, I can only take my hat off to the mastery of 327, a player from Russia who is a true master of the game. But I’m sure not even he has experienced what Kano has, a player who, in the middle of a speedrun, came across the rarest (and therefore most expensive) item in the game. Attention.
Don Diablo has escaped
‘Diablo II’ was released 24 years ago (it’s older than many of you reading this, wow) and became an immediate success for Blizzard. So much so, that they wouldn’t dare to release its third part until 2012. One of the most defining aspects of the game is its equipment system, which was divided, among others, into normal, magical, rare, and unique. And “unique” is, almost literally, unique, as Kano discovered while playing the other day on Twitch.
Kano was attempting a world record focused on murder when suddenly, a Zod Rune appeared at his feet. “A Zod Rune! It’s the first one I’ve found, by the way”, he said to his fans in the chat. Then, he found a vendor and sold it for 35000 pieces of gold, which is the in-game currency that you can later spend on buying more items.
It’s not something strange per se, there are websites specifically dedicated to buying and selling items in ‘Diablo II’, but what is surprising is that it happened in the middle of a speedrun with an item that appears once every 2,987,183 times. Is it worth 35,000 pieces of gold that cannot be exchanged for real money (or maybe it is, but it’s not worth it enough)? You decide. Kano, by the way, couldn’t beat the world record, but at least he got something even better: the admiration of an entire chat. In a 21st century like the one we have, is there anything more important?