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2017 Winter RFL Signup and Running Thread: Grande Finale

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  1. Grape

    Grape IncGamers Member

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    Welcome to the first RFL! This thread is for signingup and talking about the third and last 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 third round starts on Friday 17th March at 0.00 and ends on Thursday 30th March at 23.59

    Signup is open for each round until the end.

    Standings after two rounds:
    1. Pb_pal (16 points)

    2. Grape (10 points)

    3. ffs, Gripphon, tokerdin and Xios (8 points)

    4. NanoMist (7 points)

    5. Burgomaster3 and Neksja (5 points)

    6. DaveW (4 points)

    7. Brak (3 points)

    8. paradisebunny (2 points)

    9. DiabloTwoinDC and ILikeRocks (1 point)


    General rules

    These are rules that stand for all the three rounds. Specific rules for the third 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 3rd round:

    For the last round we will be running Moo Moo Farm AKA Cow level.

    All qualifiers from Cow level area counts. Runes from Tristram or Stony Field (when picking up the leg), do NOT count.

    Picking up the leg COUNTS toward the total running time however!

    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
    Pb_pal
    pharphis (1.07)
    NanoMist
    Burgomaster3 (1.13/1.07)
    ILikeRocks
    Noodle
    Brak
    paradisebunny
    ffs
    Lynchgrinch
    Gripphon
    maxicek
    Diablo2inDC (1.07)
    DaveW
    Tokerdin
    Neksja
    T72on1
    Southpaw8668
    PhineasB
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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 "Moo Moo Farm" 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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  2. Grape

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

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    Bring on the beef!
     
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    HYPE

    Not much of a fun of Cow running, especially after identifying some 7 or 8 set Heavy Boots before the right pair back then, but I must admit I'm really looking for this.

    Must be because I played a lot less than I planned for the second round.

    What is everyone going to run with? My plan nr. 1 is Javazon, but if I have time to make some tests, that might change.
     
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    If I can get my Javazon to 97 before this starts, I'll be using her. If not, Blizzy again. I want to be able to play fast and reckless without worrying about losing exp. :D
     
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    Luckily I died enough when running Pits with my 97 Javazon. She's back to square one as far as that level goes :D
     
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    Haha awesome! I just realized, I've killed the cow King with my blizzy.:rolleyes: Okay, time for a quick Baaling primer before this round starts!
     
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    Undecided with what to run with, either necro or sorc.
     
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    If I have time after the my set in 1.13, I try to spend rest of the time in 1.07, as I need to level there anyway. I've never been a huge fan of Cow running, but I've only done short batches here and there, so this will be very interesting.

    I have Javazon all set for this, but I do like the Fire Sorc for mobility. Same goes for Lightning Sorc. I might also try Necro. This is a round I'm more than happy to try several builds.
     
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    I still have to finish the game, but I have a bit of time to do it, so it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Now I have to decide whether to focus on leveling up my level 57 strafer / LF zon, or just respec one of my existing FA / strafers. My only level 90+ LF'er killed the Cow King ages ago.
     
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    Hopefully get a bit more time for this round.
    Only character I have cow king available on is a Blizzy. Any suggestions for Cows?
     
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    By the way, If someone streams one whole 20h set and has D2 sounds on for the whole time, I'll give that person an official badge of the "Moo Moo Master"!

    Not the worst idea to have another build(s) ready to carry the torch when Javazon starts to feel boring, as I suspect that might happen!
     
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    count me in!
     
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    Of course :D
     
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    Right, I'm gonna actually run this round. First I just need to Mat my Javazon (and make Infinity...mwahahahaha!!!!)

    HYPE HYPE HYPE!!!
     
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    Hoping to complete the set this time....
     
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