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2017 Winter RFL Signup and Running Thread: 2nd Round

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  1. Grape

    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Welcome to the first RFL! This thread is for signing-up and talking about the second round of the RFL.

    What is RFL?

    RFL stands for Rune Finding League. RFL is a free for all rune finding tournament that has three individual parts. You can participate for every three round or pick only one or two.

    During this contest we farm runes in various areas during 2 weeks periods, with a one week of rest between each round. Players get points based on rarity of the rune (not its level) and at the end each player posts top 5 highest scored runes to get the final score.

    For the first round we run areas, second is about running Travincal Council Members and for the last round we run Cow level.


    When is RFL?


    So, this second round starts on Friday 24rth February at 0.00 and ends on Thursday 9th March at 23.59

    Signup is open for each round until the end.

    Standings after the first round:
    1. Grape (10 points)

    2. Xios and tokerdin (8 points)

    3. Pb_pal (6 points)

    4. Neksja (5 points)

    5. NanoMist (4 points)

    6. Brak (3 points)

    7. Gripphon (2 points)

    8. ILikeRocks (1 point)


    General rules

    These are rules that stand for all the three rounds. Specific rules for the second round are posted below

    1. For each round, running time is limited to 20 hours of playing (when you mule to stash or in ATMA/GoMule, you can pause clock/counter/online stopwatch or whatever you use). However, when you finish your 20 hours of running, you can start a new batch of running which is again limited to 20 hours of playing. You can play as many batches as you want.

    2. You are not allowed to start a new batch as long as you don't finish full 20 hours of the previous one.

    3. Every batch is scored individually, and you will get points towards the league according to your best batch from each round.

    4. Best batch is the one where your top 5 runes give the most scores. Scoring can be found below.

    5. Screenshots of runes are not required, but I assume people would like to see them anyway. You are encouraged to post your findings...

    6. ... but only after each round is finished! Don't post your qualifiers when the round is still going. You are warmly welcome to discuss your other findings however. But remember: Don't post your qualifying runes!

    7. Runes qualified (giving scores) are all Pul+ runes.

    8. Cubing runes into higher ones is not allowed. In other words don't cube Pul runes into Um to get a higher score.

    9. Versions allowed: 1.13-1.14. Also version 1.07 is allowed, but I will add the scoring table for it later.


    Specific rules for the 2nd round:

    You can run Travincal Council members only. Runes dropped by other monsters or poppables from Travincal do not count.

    Scoring

    Scoring is based on rarity of runes, not level. System is the same as we had earlier during RFOs and Zodthon. Combine the points of the top 5 runes from your best batch each round.

    Pul 3.4
    Mal 5.0
    Um 5.1
    Gul 7.1
    Ist 7.5
    Ohm 10.1
    Vex 10.6
    Sur 13.7
    Lo 15.1
    Jah 18.3
    Ber 20.5
    Cham 27.5
    Zod 71.8 (not available for the 2nd round)

    1.07:
    Um 13.4
    Mal 17.8
    Ist 26.8
    Gul 35.6
    Vex 53.4
    Ohm 70.6
    Lo 106.0
    Sur 142.3
    Ber 213.4
    Jo 284.3
    Cham 426.4
    Zod ?

    Towards the whole competition, however, you will get points after each round depending on your placement.

    Scoring towards the whole RFL:

    After each round is done, you will get points toward the whole RFL depending your placement that round.

    1st: 10 points
    2nd: 8
    3rd 6
    4th: 5
    5th: 4
    6th: 3
    7th 2
    8th: 1

    And remember, only your best batch from each round counts.

    While we crown every winner from each round, the biggest champion is of course the overall winner.

    The Champion of the RFL is the player who has the most points given by placements total.

    In case of a tie after three rounds, the winner is the one with a higher scoring rune from Cows. If that is a tie as well, we check the Travincal, and then areas. If all three are still the same, it's 2nd best from Cows etc.

    There's no tiebreakers for the individual rounds. Players share the position and both get full points according to it.

    Sending results

    PM me your top 5 runes from your best batch. Please do this immediately after you have stopped running so that we can have results and standings after each round ASAP. Also PM me if you didn't run.

    Your PM should include: five runes, five scores, and the total score.

    Example:

    1. Zod 71.8
    2. Cham 27.5
    3. Lo 15.1
    4. Lo 15.1
    5. Ist 7.5

    total: 137.

    After receiving your results, I'll make the results thread for each round. There you can brag about your runes, and also post screenshots of your top 5 runes, at least. This is not mandatory however. Claiming to have found 5 Zods may seem strange without screenshots though.


    Prize

    Eternal glory and the seal of approval from the Zod God.


    Participants

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    Grape
    Neksja
    XyleneCyanol
    T72on1
    ffs
    Lynchgrinch
    Gripphon
    Brak
    Xios
    Pb_pal
    NanoMist
    Burgomaster3
    Chaostar
    ILikeRocks
    DaveW
    mir
    maxicek
    Southpaw8668
    PhineasB
    Tokerdin
    srrw
    paradisebunny
    Noodle

    Diablo2inDC (1.07)
    pharphis (1.07)
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    Please state IF you are running 1.07.

    There will be a signup and running thread for each round individually. This signup stands for "Travincal" only.


    Please post if you have comments or suggestions.

    You are also warmly welcome to discuss your builds, running tactics etc.! Everything regarding the tournament in general.

    Good luck and HAVE FUN!

    P.S special thanks for @Gripphon , the former host of the RFOs and Zodthon. Scoring system and part of the thread formatting is copy pasted from those tournaments.
     
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  2. Grape

    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    To sign-up, put your name between the brackets and copy it into your post

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    Please state if you are running 1.07
     
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  3. Neksja

    Neksja Diabloii.Net Member

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    I'm in! Hammerdin taking care of those nasty Council members, probably not the most efficient option out there. Need to do some test runs this week if I can come even close to Sorc speeds.
     
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    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Hammerdin should be among the fastest characters for Travi, but you'll lose in efficiency at least versus the best Blizz Sorcs out there.

    Interesting to see what running times you will achieve.
     
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    Grape
    Neksja
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    It seems I already missed an exciting first round. I'm still AFK most of the time due to real life, but I should be able to get back to keyboard on 1st March. I hope I could finish one set in 8 days :p
     
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    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Welcome aboard!

    By winning the last two rounds I'm sure you will gain a nice overall position for the RFL ;)
     
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    Grape
    Neksja
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    Hype ... again !!!

    I initially planned to do two full batches for this round, but some changes have come up, so I'm not sure anymore if I will succeed in that. I'll definitely try though :).

    I'll be running with my Blizz Sorc. Average run times are still at 28 seconds, although only picking up qualifiers and grailers might speed it up a bit more.

    Good luck everyone.
     
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    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Don't forget to pick up those X skillers of Vita and them awesome Small Charms and Jewels though :D
     
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    Grape
    Grape
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    Now the real grind begins! Very confident in my Blizz sorc + map, let's see! ;)

    Best of luck and have fun everyone :D
     
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    Grape
    Neksja
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    Whoop! Hype! Runes!
     
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    Grape
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    40 goldfind record attempts with sorc incoming!

    I'll try to test is swapping out Nightwing's for an extra 69 GF worth it. Initial plan was to get extra ~120 GF, but seems like no one has classic plain high GF belt and frw GF boots. This time I won't pick up pgems except rubies/ammies, that should give me a good chance to nail high number at least once. I also need to try glide wrapper since otherwise I lose 2 teleports per run which is annoying, especially with 63 fcr sorc. So, yeah, I'll have to pretty much include all gomule time under running time as well.
    Hype!

    Cheers
     
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    I'll give this a spin
    Kinda curious to see what kind of Trav map I will be dealing with
     
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    The only time I killed Council consistently was with my poor Poison Necro on players 8 to get him to 30 in Normal.

    So I'll sign up just for the novelty as it's not a zone I've run often. I have a few ideas for characters I want to try but we'll see if I wind up conforming to the norm again due to lack of proper setup, heh.

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    Grape
    Neksja
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    Count me in! I've already spent a few hours trying to roll one of those nice maps with zero success, so hopefully I can find a good one by the time this starts. :p Will likely be running with my 99er Blizzy once she gets outfitted for the job, but curious to hear about hammerdins here too.
     
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    Time to run a category I've heard so much about!
     
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    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Wow this is filling fast. Very nice, welcome everybody!

    @Gripphon that sounds like a serious attempt to beat Fabian's record. Very curious to see what results will you achieve!
     
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    Only 3 Zods from round one. So, I guess I'll keep running..
     
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    Pb_pal
    NanoMist
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    Diablo2inDC (1.07)
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    In of course. Travincal is one of my favorite targets in the game, and I haven't been around there much lately, so I think I'll easily have two sets in me, if RL doesn't get in the way.

    I'll probably run mostly with Sorceress, but I'll give the old WWBarb few whirls there as well. I've been having fun goldfinding with him, and I'm kinda curious what sort of times I'll get with proper gear, 1.07 hax charms etc. Heck, I might try Zealot as well, for testing purposes.

    High on the wishlist: Rainbow Facets. I Only found two facets during round 1, both mediocre poison ones, and I've been using facets more than finding them lately, so now would be a good time to gather some more.
     
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    Sorcs so popular. Where are barbs etc.

    I have a much modest goal of breaking 24. It is hard for me to estimate what GF sorc is capable of since
    1) I didn't really run much with her with best gear
    2) Now I'll try non-Nightwing's approach with like 4600 Blizzard damage and I have no idea how will that influence the running. In theory not at all, but...
    3) Now I won't waste time on gems anymore. No Nulio, no reason to farm gems anymore except for those crafting ones.

    Overall I need some masterrace luck to even hope to get close to that record.
     
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    In of course, I'll try to do better than 1st round, I'll also change character, I'll probably my smite/zeal paladin... I don't have Enigma, so I'll run slower than any onther sorc, but I'll try this anyway

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