2017 Autumn MFO Sign-up and Running Thread

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
Welcome to the 2017 Autumn MFO! It's time to have the magic finding event of the Single Player Forum, where legends are made
and even some golden Sacred Armors finally found...!

Prepare your characters, your mind and get hyped for the biggest SPF event of 2017!

Start time: November 3rd 2017, 00:00 local time
End time: November 12th 2017, 23:59 local time


Total time - 10 days.


Most of the text below is courtesy of previous hosts, namely nulio and Fabian. I'll just shamefully copy most of the text of the previous MFO posts. If I forgot something let me know.


Quick Intro

MFO stands for Magic Finding Olympics. For those new to the MFO, the basic jist of it is everyone picks one of three targets and runs that target like mad for about a week. At the end, everyone scores their finds updated scoresheets below and adds up the top five finds. The players with the top scores win and they get to claim a few items from the other participants as prizes.

No proxy signups, you may only signup yourself.

The Categories

- Hell Baal
- Pindle+: Pindleskin (or Shenk, Eldritch, Thresh or Sharptooth).
- Level 85 Areas



- In the interest of sportsmanship, please PM regular updates of your progress during the MFing week to your supervisor. These should be in the same format as your final results email (no ATMA readouts at this time), like this:

Title: SPF - MFO results
Forum name: Grape

Level 85 Areas
Asteron's Iron Ward 27.8
Ravenlore 14.6
Crown of Ages 10.7
Windforce 9.3
Windforce 9.3 (example of a duplicate find)
Total 71.7


I will need 1-3 category supervisors (one for each area), preferably someone who has participated in a previous MFO and will participate in this one. Supervisors will be updated here later. I need at least one, because I'll run alvl85 myself, and it would be cool to stay unaware of the results of that one until the end.


Things to include in your PM (Progress and final upates):
- Title should contain MFO
- Your forum name
- The category and your top 5 items for each category you entered


- If you quit or drop out, please send your area supervisor a PM saying so.

PMyour score and ATMA/GoMule readouts of your top 5 to your area's supervisor within 12 hours after the end of the MFO. There's always a few people who take a long time to do it, and it holds everything up. This time, please send the results in quickly, so the area supervisors can finish their lists and send them to me quickly, so I can put up the Results Thread quickly. When you finish running, please send the results right away. It takes literally less than 2 minutes to fire off your Final Update email, and it keeps all of us from waiting a day or longer for the results.


I'd like to receive updates from:
- The first three days (Friday and weekend) until the end of Monday, November 6th
- The first seven days (until 11:59 PM of Thursday) until the end of Friday, November 10th
- Final score as soon as you can, please just send it when you finish playing for the MFO




Participants

The list of entered participants will follow.

If you're entered, try to do your best.

And if you don't think that you're capable of giving up a Windforce or a Stormlash if you find one and lose, this probably isn't for you.

Allowed mods: any SPF FAM mod and any version 1.11 or later. If you're not familar with forum accepted mods (FAM), please read the rules!

Since items are switching back and forth, you must have a current trading profile over on the SP Trading Forum.

Also, if you've been banned from trading and/or mp'ing then you will not be allowed to participate in the MFO. This will be enforced.

Do not post any qualifiers found during the MFO! Here or in the IFT.

Eligible finds

The following monsters are the only ones whose drops will be considered
in each category:

- Hell Baal: Baal and his 5 minion packs.
- Pindle+: The mentioned SuperUniques and their Minions, in the cases of Eldritch, Pindle and Sharptooth.
- Level 85 areas: The Mausoleum, The Pit, Maggot Lair lvl 3, Ancient Tunnels, Kurast Sewers lvl 2, Forgotten Temple, Ruined Fane, Disused Reliquary, River of Flame, Chaos Sanctuary (not including seal boss packs and Diablo), Worldstone Keep, Throne of Destruction (not including minion waves)

Drops from all other sources will not count. This includes Prowling Dead in Pindle's Garden, Chests in the Pits/Ancient Tunnels, etc.

Summary of rules:

-All intending participants must register the categories they wish to
compete in. No late entries will be accepted.

-The winning player shall be determined by the five highest-ranked
items they find during the week.

-In case of two players tying with the same score, the winner shall be
decided by adding in the score of the next rarest item each of them
found, then the next and so on until a clear winner is decided.

-Remember to keep eligible finds separate from the rest of your gear.


Prize distribution

We had a little discussion earlier, and I decided to keep this part of the tradition. You don't have to claim anything, but please give if you're asked.

1st Place - picks 4 items from ANY other entrants (max 1 per entrant).
2nd Place - picks 3 items from ANY other entrants ranked below you (max
1 per entrant)
3rd place - picks 2 items from ANY other entrants ranked below you (max
1 per entrant)
There's a maximum of 2 items taken from each entrant per category.

Previous "good sportsmanship" suggestions:

1. Don't claim items for their trade value, claim items you want to use or as a trophy
2. If you want a trophy, please be considerate (i.e. no grailers)
3. if you claim an item and the player really wants it, give them a chance to trade back their self found item for a similar or better one or other item as you see fit.
4. If someone is claiming one of your items, you may personalize it before giving it to them.

These won't be enforced but any reasonable person shouldn't have any problem following these.

Scoring

The system is based on the relative rarity compared to the IK
Stonecrusher, the most common elite set or unique.

Here are the score sheets (lvl 85 for both AT and other lvl 85 areas)


Nulio created an excel file that can help you several things:
1. 'Tables' sheet has all the scores
2. 'Point Calculator' sheet allows you to list all your finds and calculates your score
a) You have to indicate the category
b) If you are playing more than one category, duplicate the sheet
c) To allow automatic timestamping you need to turn the iterative calculation (File > Options > Formulas > Enable iterative calculation). If you don't want it just delete the column
d) To allow auto completion of cells you need to turn it on (File > Options > Advanced > Enable AutoComplete For Cell Values).
3. 'Rankings' sheet can help supervisors... supervise


If you have any questions or comments, you can ask in this thread or you can PM me.


LINKS TO PREVIOUS MFOs (in the tournament listings thread).

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!
 
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Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
Please note your version/mod status.

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Baal
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Level 85 Areas
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Grape [1.13d SC FAM]
Noodle [1.13d SC FAM]




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Pindle+
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Teams
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Available for teams
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Grape



(I'm not actually against recruiting people even if they have not listed themselves as available.)







Note: your category isn't final until signups close and the MFO starts.
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
Ok so I have about a month to get my SC Sorc Hell AT-ready.
Good luck all, will signup later if I can manage to progress far enough before start.
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Woot, hype !!!

I wouldn't mind to be supervisor for a category, although I also play A85, so can't help you there I'm afraid.

Please note your version/mod status.


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Baal
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Level 85 Areas
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Grape [1.13d SC FAM]
Noodle [1.13d SC FAM]
DiabloTwoinDC [1.13 SC FAM]
T72on1 [1.13d SC FAM]




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Pindle+
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Teams
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Available for teams
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Grape
T72on1



Note: your category isn't final until signups close and the MFO starts.
 

Gynli

Diabloii.Net Member
Woot! this gives me an excuse to get started on my sept.
though, like @Yng, I will hold off on signing up until I get a character into Hell.

Perhaps a bowazon.. which category would she do the best in?
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
Woot! this gives me an excuse to get started on my sept.
though, like @Yng, I will hold off on signing up until I get a character into Hell.

Perhaps a bowazon.. which category would she do the best in?
Pit or CS but it's a lot more gear dependent to have enough damage output to clear it efficiently.
You're probably much better off going LF considering the time frame unless you were planning to transfer gear onto it.
 

NanoMist

Diabloii.Net Member
Please note your version/mod status.

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Baal
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Level 85 Areas
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Grape [1.13d SC FAM]
Noodle [1.13d SC FAM]
DiabloTwoinDC [1.13 SC FAM]
T72on1 [1.13d SC FAM]
NanoMist [1.14d SC FAM]



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Pindle+
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Teams
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Available for teams
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Grape
T72on1
NanoMist


Note: your category isn't final until signups close and the MFO starts.
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
YES.

Please note your version/mod status.

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Baal
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Level 85 Areas
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Grape [1.13d SC FAM]
Noodle [1.13d SC FAM]
DiabloTwoinDC [1.13 SC FAM]
T72on1 [1.13d SC FAM]
NanoMist [1.14d SC FAM]
ffs [1.14b SC FAM]



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Pindle+
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Teams
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Available for teams
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Grape
T72on1
NanoMist
ffs


Note: your category isn't final until signups close and the MFO starts.
 

darkstarhub

Diabloii.Net Member
Is there a maximum number of players allowed per catagory? This is my first MFO, and I do notice the lvl85 catagory is filling up fast!!!
 

Cyrax

Diabloii.Net Member
Woot! this gives me an excuse to get started on my sept.
though, like @Yng, I will hold off on signing up until I get a character into Hell.

Perhaps a bowazon.. which category would she do the best in?
Depends on build. If you're going with FA, i'd suggest either AT because of no cold immunes. Though you will lose, because anything teleporting will kick your ass real bad. But still a good place to run.

Other option would be Baal. Usually less run and also run with less MF by most people. Which makes the lack of MF on a FA zon less of an issue. If you have a good map it can be a good place to run. Though i ran it with a decked out zon, which helps tremendously ofc. Otherwise you may struggle depending on spawns. Good option to gain some lvls though.
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
Ok so I have about a month to get my SC Sorc Hell AT-ready.
Good luck all, will signup later if I can manage to progress far enough before start.
Cool! SC AT Sorc? I'm sure you can do it before start? ;) Those can basically run naked there!

Woot, hype !!!

I wouldn't mind to be supervisor for a category, although I also play A85, so can't help you there I'm afraid.
Hype indeed! I'll just supervise it myself if it gets down to that.

Woot! this gives me an excuse to get started on my sept.
though, like @Yng, I will hold off on signing up until I get a character into Hell.

Perhaps a bowazon.. which category would she do the best in?
Cool, hope you make it on time! I agree with Cyrax here. If you make an FA zon, AT is quite easy (though still maybe mana problems could occur), physical/hybrids I'd run Pits with. If you can handle it, Baal will probably be your category if you want to have a shot at winning.

Is there a maximum number of players allowed per catagory? This is my first MFO, and I do notice the lvl85 catagory is filling up fast!!!
No limits! Welcome!

An autumn MFO, what is this new sorcery?

I might play, but I probably won't have time. We'll see.
Dark sorcery indeed!

Would be fun to see you dropping by, for whatever amount of time!
 

Cyrax

Diabloii.Net Member
Cool, hope you make it on time! I agree with Cyrax here. If you make an FA zon, AT is quite easy (though still maybe mana problems could occur), physical/hybrids I'd run Pits with. If you can handle it, Baal will probably be your category if you want to have a shot at winning.
I'd advise against Pits with any amazon build. It's just too far away. Amazon can use that RW that gives vigor, but it still takes ages and cast speed is just too low. But that may just be because i'm too competitive. If you just want to participate Pits is a nice option for a full out bowie or hybrid as others said.
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
I'd advise against Pits with any amazon build. It's just too far away. Amazon can use that RW that gives vigor, but it still takes ages and cast speed is just too low. But that may just be because i'm too competitive. If you just want to participate Pits is a nice option for a full out bowie or hybrid as others said.
Javazon is one of the best P7 builds along with poison nec. But, I don't know, all builds are quite far away from Pitzerker when it comes to efficiency in MFO.

 

Arranj

Diabloii.Net Member
Please note your version/mod status.

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Baal
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Level 85 Areas
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Grape [1.13d SC FAM]
Noodle [1.13d SC FAM]
DiabloTwoinDC [1.13 SC FAM]
T72on1 [1.13d SC FAM]
NanoMist [1.14d SC FAM]
ffs [1.14b SC FAM]
Arranj [1.14d HC FAM]



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Pindle+
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Teams
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Available for teams
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Grape
T72on1
NanoMist
ffs


Note: your category isn't final until signups close and the MFO starts.



Signed up! Just managed to make my first ever guardian; Gray, the Bone Necromancer, so lets put him to use :D A85
 

Albatross

Diabloii.Net Member
Please note your version/mod status.

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Baal
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Level 85 Areas
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Grape [1.13d SC FAM]
Noodle [1.13d SC FAM]
DiabloTwoinDC [1.13 SC FAM]
T72on1 [1.13d SC FAM]
NanoMist [1.14d SC FAM]
ffs [1.14b SC FAM]
Arranj [1.14d HC FAM]
Albatross [1.14d SC FAM]



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Pindle+
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Teams
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Available for teams
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Grape
T72on1
NanoMist
ffs


Note: your category isn't final until signups close and the MFO starts.
 

EatSleepDiablov2

Diabloii.Net Member
I am actually thinking about Pindle. The last time I put serious miles on him is here. My stashes are still pretty bare from my restart and I never minded the tedium in running him. I still have a couple weeks to decide so no commitment yet...
 
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