2018 Spring RFL Sign-Up and Running Thread: Grande Finale

Grape

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Welcome to the second RFL! This thread is for signing-up 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 3 weeks periods, with one week of rest and planning 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 Cow level, second is about running Travincal Council Members and for the last round we run area of one's own choice.


When is RFL?


So, the last round starts on Friday 11th May at 0.00 and ends on Thursday 31st May at 23.59

Sign-up is open for each round until the end.


Standings after the second round
1. NanoMist (15 points)

2. T72on1 (14 points)

3. Pb_pal (13 points)

4. maxicek (8 points)

5. PhineasB (8 points)

6. ffs (7 point)

7. Locohead (4 points)

8. drmalawi (4 points)

9. Grape (3 points)

10. darkstarhub (2 points)


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.


Specific rules for the 3rd round:

You can run any areas (APART from Cow level and Council members) in the game you want. Running areas where all runes can drop is encouraged!

ONLY drops from monsters count.

You are free to hit chests and objects but runes from these WON'T 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:
Pul ?
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 Areas. If that is a tie as well, we check the Travincal, and then Cows. If all three are still the same, it's 2nd best from Areas etc.



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
drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
Yng
ffs
Shuffleblast
PhineasB
NanoMist
DaveW
Pb_pal
Friiser
Smittyphi
BKC
Locohead
darkstarhub
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Please state IF you are running 1.07.

There will be a sign-up and running thread for each round individually. This sign-up stands for "Areas" only.


Please post if you have comments or suggestions.

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

Good luck and HAVE FUN!
 
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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
 

Kitteh

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drmalawi
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Goal: I'd like to actually have 5 qualifiers - that would be wonderful :p
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
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T72on1

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Grape, there is a typo, under 'General Rules', where you say that specific rules for round 1 will be posted later.

Looking forward to this round. I feel it is going to be epic. Hoping to perform well, considering my current position.

I'll be running Pits, either with Javazon or Poison Necro.

Goals:
  • Find the 2 runes I haven't found in this RFL yet: Cham and Sur
  • Have a good shot at overall victory; I'm not really confident, as this should be the round I'm worst at
  • Find Griffon's on my very first run, so I can increase my Zon's damage as well as get her to the 99% fcr breakpoint with CtA on switch
So far I reached almost all the goals I set for the first two rounds. Hopefully I can keep it that way :).
 

Brak

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Grape
drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
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My goal is to get at least one qualifier from a non-Superchest
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
Little late to the party but I’ll join, then.

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Grape
drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
Yng
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Goals: Zod, Ber, XP
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Of course!

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drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
Yng
ffs
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@drmalawi your chances of beating me are good, I'll most likely be going with a non-optimized build again same as for round 1. ;) Namely untwinked 99er Pit Necro.

He's currently a Beast Summoner, but might try to respec to a Novamancer while still using Beast. At least I'd like to test if this is an improvement over pure Fishymancer in terms of XP gain.

However, if we can run A5 special chests, I'd be interested in trying that as well. But given it's not quite in the spirit of area running: @Grape, can you confirm this is allowed? I think it would be something new and could provide interesting information. The guy who posted the above linked thread had good results, so if a couple of people run them it could contribute quite a bit.
 

Shuffleblast

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ffs
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Can someone clarify the rules, I'm not 100 % sure I get it. Do you have to pick one area and stick to it (like worldstone keep lvl 4 or chaos sancturary for example), or can you run multiple different areas (where you do pits, cs and nihla in one run for example)? Is worldstone chamber an area?
 

PhineasB

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drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
Yng
ffs
Shuffleblast
PhineasB
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Will run CS with untwinked pally for one set, and whatever else of a second set is needed to hit level 98. Then we'll switch to untwinked necro in Pit, assuming I have time left in Round 3.

I'm already excited to see how things shake out with the top three in the final round!
 

drmalawi

Diabloii.Net Member
@Kitteh no council members whatsoever is my interpretation of the rule

@ffs the rules stated "only drops from monsters".

@Shuffleblast I think you can do whatever you want, apart from the "no cows", "no councils" and "no chests". BUT the description reads "you can run any AREA" you want. It might be that English is not my first language, but perhaps it should read "you can run any AREAS you want". Let's see what @Grape says
 

NanoMist

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drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
Yng
ffs
Shuffleblast
PhineasB
NanoMist
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Areas to run? Chaos Sanctuary is always solid choice. Maybe even WSK, especially level 3- I had fun there during the WSK tournament.
 

drmalawi

Diabloii.Net Member
@NanoMist yeah WSK level 3 is very nice since both ghosts and stranglers are guest monsters there. However there are Lightning Horror mages there who's lightning immunity can not be broken by infinity (?).
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
@drmalawi got it right, but since I'm here now, I'll also confirm these :)

Is Nihlathak an eligible target or bosses excluded?
All act bosses, bosses and super unique monsters can be ran (apart from Cow King and Council members).

All but Travincal and Cows I believe, mate.
And no Durance of Hate level 3 members either, they have same drop rates iirc as the Councils in Travincal.

can I carry over a single qualifier from earlier rounds?
How hard it can be to simply find another Zod? Lol, dude.

However, if we can run A5 special chests, I'd be interested in trying that as well. But given it's not quite in the spirit of area running: @Grape, can you confirm this is allowed? I think it would be something new and could provide interesting information. The guy who posted the above linked thread had good results, so if a couple of people run them it could contribute quite a bit.
I decided to not allow any objects / chests to avoid the inevitable discussion that would follow that what are the number of drop patterns of X and is Y better than Z and how this all relates to our scoring. Making rules as simple as possible was also my intention... Not saying such a discussion would be bad, rather the opposite, but having this tight competition at the top right now I want to keep an even field until the end.

It's definitely interesting field, and I briefly considered to allow A5 chests to gather more data, but I encourage people to organize a "pop a Zod" contest or whatever; I think this could be a fun event on its own to run solely those with a bunch of people!

Can someone clarify the rules, I'm not 100 % sure I get it. Do you have to pick one area and stick to it (like worldstone keep lvl 4 or chaos sancturary for example), or can you run multiple different areas (where you do pits, cs and nihla in one run for example)? Is worldstone chamber an area?
You can definitely run multiple areas! Run them in the same game or change targets every now and then! :)
 
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ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
I guess I could have read the spoiler, didn't expect it to contain the answer to my question. ;) Pit Necro it is!
 

DaveW

Diabloii.Net Member
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drmalawi
Kitteh
maxicek
T72on1
Brak
Yng
ffs
Shuffleblast
PhineasB
NanoMist
DaveW
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I' m in it to win it brothers and sisters. Can't let a little thing like a l96 deeds put me off my game. (well it did put me off for a little while but time to man up again ... lol)
 
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