There are TONS of new items, loads of new cube recipes, new monsters, crazy new uberquests. :)
There are a LOT of viable builds. Summon necros are pretty good since summons just wreck. A poison sorc is an amazing build, just a bit tough to start. My throwsin can wreck on /p1, haha. /p8 gets a little hairy in Act 3 and 4. My friend and I play on open all the time. It's awesome.
What sort of character are you used to playing? --- FFXIV ~ Krystal Alysia - Saronia
To be honest, no offense, MXL might not be for you. The way you put it, you just want to play a trapsin - toss down LS until the entire room is dead. I loved the raw power my LS trapsin, but she was not a hard class to play at all, and a one-click wonder at that. MXL doesn't really have those. Even the summon necro requires you to be on your toes with casting summons and totems and auras. You will reach the max level (120) far before finishing the game, if that's any indication of the difference between this mod and others.
So if you want a challenging, refreshing, and REWARDING D2:LoD experience, MXL is def for you. But if you're looking for a somewhat steam roll experience, you might want to check out something else. --- FFXIV ~ Krystal Alysia - Saronia