2020 Spring RFL Sign-Up and Running Thread: 1st Round

PhineasB

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Hey SPF! It's time for RFL. Round 1 sign up is here. (I'm pinch hitting for @Grape and hopefully he returns to properly supervise this tourney :))

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 own's choice.

When is RFL?
  • 1st round, "Moo Moo Farm": 13 March - 2 April
  • 2nd round, "Travincal": 10 April - 30 April
  • 3rd round, "Areas": 7 May - 28 May
So, this first round starts on Friday 13 March at 0.00 and ends on Thursday 2 April at 23.59. Sign-up is open for each round until the end.

General rules
These are the rules that stand for all the three rounds. Specific rules for the first 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 1st round:
For the first 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!

You don't have to collect legs and kill cows on a same character, as long as you remember to have your clock running all the time spent in the game!

Scoring
Scoring is based on rarity of runes. System is the same as we had during the earlier RFLs and 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 19.4
Um 29.1
Mal 38.7
Ist 58.0
Gul 77.2
Vex 115.7
Ohm 153.0
Lo 229.6
Sur 308.2
Ber 462.3
Jo 615.8
Zod 739.3
Cham 923.7
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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WoRG (1.07)
Ghonn
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There will be a sign-up and running thread for each round individually. This sign-up 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, finds apart from qualifiers etc.! Everything regarding the tournament in general.

Good luck and HAVE FUN!
 
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PhineasB

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Sign up is below. I am sitting this round out to focus on untinwked 99ers . . .

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WoRG

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Yup, I'm in...time to harvest some aged (1.07) beef!!!!

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DiabloTwoinDC

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I may run 1.07.. I dont have 1.07 on this cpu. But, I will have my old cpu next week. I assume that I should just restart round 1 in 1.07 at that point? Could I mix and match the rounds? Trav is where its at in 1.07 but I would rather run rounds 1 & 3 in 1.14..
 
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Thanks for getting this started @PhineasB... @Grape get your **** together. :D

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So what are you guys going to run with this year?

For me it's going to be Trapper this year. Hoping I'll manage to level her to 94 before this starts, so I can keep track of efficiency with both XP and drop method.
 

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Gladys will be back for Round 1 this year, but this time as a bowazon. Not because it's efficient (it's definitely not) but for fun!

I'll probably find nothing, as I found 2 Sur runes in <10 runs testing p3/p5 since I started dabbling with D2 again after Christmas and used up all of RNGesus' blessings.
 

Luhkoh

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Of course I'm in. RFL is likely my favorite SPF thing :).

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I'm planning on running trapper too. My only qualm is that I only have 4 skillers. But I'm just short of a full build on my other good round 1 chars too (no dweb, no griffons), so I think she's my best option. Not only that, but I feel like necro and java have other runs where they are a top contender for "best", whereas assassin only has this one.

How do you factor in rakinishu to the exp tracking method? Unfortunately, I do not think I will have my assassin to 94 before the round starts, but maybe I'll try to get her there. We'll see. I'll definitely use the rune method either way. I kinda of enjoyed picking up all runes last year and think I might do the same this year.
 
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Kstil3227

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First time entering this, lets see how it goes.
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I got my Javazon or Trapper ready to make ground beef.

@Luhkoh what's with the Lvl 94 being so key for your trapper?? Gear? or is it XP related to the cows?? just curious cause my trapper is lvl 91 and not sure if I should try to push her level this week hard to get to 94 if it matters that much...

still learning the finesse of this game even if I've been playing for 20+ years when it comes to certain things.
 

Luhkoh

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@Kstil3227 it doesn't matter much at all for performance. Being 94+ just opens up a way to use your exp per run as a way to estimate number of cows killed per run for efficiency tracking purposes. Before lvl 94, there's a huge difference in exp gained from minions as opposed to regular cows, so that this method becomes too volatile to be of much use. So it's only for efficiency tracking/run analysis. I'm not sure I'm even going to try to for 94 beforehand, but we'll see!
 

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CaseyJones

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I'm in for as much as I can run...may not he complete sets...

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Going to be running my UT99 light sorc, Renet_Tilley...she is just about to hit 94 (aboit 40mill xp to go) so shooting for that before friday.
 

ffs

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@Luhkoh I usually just open up char screen just before entering cow level and at the end of each run, to see XP gained only from cows, taking screenshots or recording runs.
 

Luhkoh

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@ffs Ah that makes sense. I can't play while recording all the time. Slows down my game too much, and I don't see myself remembering to ss all the time, so I may just stick to the fuzzy rune counting method. Thanks!
 

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I'll be in with Klaus. Hoping to finish an entire set!

Oh, and not kill him...
 

ffs

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@Luhkoh if you want to track for many runs, I'd just clear Rakanishu 50 times or so and subtract average XP gained thereby from XP gain per run.
 

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Been quite busy the last few weeks, so I hope to complete a set !

However, I don’t have a dedicated Cow runner yet. I have enough wealth to twink someone okish, but nothing out of this world. Should I respec my Blova with full Lightning or take the time to build myself a Trapsin ? I have an untwinked Kicker/Death Sentry Assassin, but I could respec her into full traps instead and twink her (this project id going nowhere anyway). What do you guys suggest ?

Edit : Don’t have Infinity yet.
 

Luhkoh

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@Arctodus I don't think full lightning is top-tier for cows even with infinity. Trapsin will work ok without infinity, but wont have nearly the clearing power (might want to run p3 if you go that route). My suggestion is just ole blizz sorc. Cold mastery makes her the best budget cow runner imo. If you have cta and enigma, a necro is workable for sure, and ofc an hdin is workable, but I bet those will be slower than blizzy and you already have a sorc made. Blova is likely the best sorc variant for cows, but thats considering infinity. I'm guessing pure blizz is better without it. If you go this route, be sure and stat static field for a huge range. Good luck!
 
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