Oh man! Best finish yet. #31 overall and #4 Ranger :D
Gotta love finding a decent rare Shortbow early. Much like the 3 Hour I never found an upgrade. Also found a rare Paua Amulet which helped my early mana issues, but the other mods on it were rubbish (like +1 ES, +9 Dex and two other dumpster mods). Chaos'd it into the half decent one below.
Was actually overcapped on Cold res for Merveil lol. Could have left one of my Iron Rings on.
Found an Added Lightning gem but had nothing to put it in. Totally forgot to check vendors for a 3 link.
Found the Rare belt in Old Fields Cave with a few minutes left and stayed there to try to clear the place. No movement speed on boots was painful.
I felt like giving up about an hour in after no drops and all my currency (thrown into boots) produced nothing. Then at level 22 I finally rolled movespeed. Soon after a jeweler dropped and I got a blue socket on the +1 cold wand I'd been holding since level 1. Then I chanced the belt, found the gloves, and started hauling ass. Was only 150K off of level 28... If some of those items came sooner I may have been able to hit it.