go str/dex link some luc >.> would recommend doing a hm to farm at least something. If you only intent to have fun don't go for the purple mobs, stick to orange at the most and chances of being deleted are neglible at best.
Fool around till lvl 35ish, die often, then try something new. After 35 carry a ress rune and try not to die.
Farming 4s in d2 is your friend, easy mobs + dp and phantom assault actually work on them. + the easy mobs give some xp + some gold from them lapis. Be prepared to stealth fast when needed.
>.> yeah it's gonna suck, get a hm to farm at least some lapis or something for when you are out of ress runes.
Keep the gear with extra hp, those are your friend. >.>
Good luck, lol,