Thank you all in advance for any replies!
My buddy and I are playing using Underlord mod version 1.52, fanpatch 1.17, and defiler version 1.36 (only increase chest items, stack potions). I Emailed Soulseeker asking if the "RNG Fuction Fix" and "Slow Cast" if checked would cause issues with Underlord or the fan patch. He replied that as far as he knew the fan patch didn't contain fixes for these two problems, but he didn't know about Underlord. We've kept them checked, and we're just about to Delphi, and we've noticed that the drop rate is absolutely terrible thus far. Does anyone know if there is a conflict with the drop rates? We even tried increasing the drop rate x2, and while that helped a bit, it's nothing like either of us remember drops being in vanilla TQ/IT, and we read around the forum that the drop rate from Underlord was increased so we're both thoroughly confused.
Second, we made it to the hidden blacksmith to find our first secret area, I was immediately waylaid by purple sprites that exploded like Petards (AOE 2 fans will get my reference). Naturally I was stun locked as purple sprites endless spawned out of a purple ooze blowing my poor Nomad up. WTH?! Please tell me searching around that camp and my first death of the game wasn't frivolous, and that the area has something special to offer that I just couldn't find?! Or is it simply a unique vendor? (She had nothing of use when I browsed her store).
Thanks again for any input! Great mod, loads of fun!