Sunday I was playing my open Amazon in single mode Act 2 NM and doing ok, not dying very often, but going through tons of valkryies. But on the other hand, my poor hubby on the computer next to me was dying and dying and dying. He walked out into the Rocky Waste and got overrun by three Uniques at once. And every where he turned he was up against overwhleming odds. He got so frustrated with the game it was no longer fun anymore. And by the time he had gotten to the big bug in the sand maggot lair, i was already whacking Duriel. But that lair was insane. You couldn't even see the floor there were so many bugs. He would have been there all night killing bugs if he hadn't leapt to the chest and got the hell out of there with the staff. I mean, insane, how can they except anyone to deal with that in single player mode. Has anyone else had these problems? I'm doing ok because I have mass destruction with strafe and immolation arrow, but for a barbarian it seems almost impossible to play alone. Any of your barbarians got any insight to easing things up before hubby throws the computer out the window? He's like 32, uses two war swords (both add barabrian skill points, one is the unique war sword and the other a good rare I found with my Axe barbarian). He utilizes his warcries almost religiously and takes things slow, but still seems to be up against overwhelming odds. ------------------ "A mage's soul is forged in the crucible of the magic"