PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

PvP Week 6
Discussion & Signup

So 1.13 has been out for a few months now. You have been popping chests, slaughtering cows like a burger chain and massacring the council for weeks on end. You have many nice shiny toys to show for it. So now is the time to put it all to good use. Prime Evils are easy targets. How about real opponents trying to kill you, not ones controlled by predictable AI? Ever wondered what it's like to try dodging 25K damage fireballs? Or teleporting barbarians? There is one way to find out...

Yes, PvP Week 6 is coming. Join in, make new friends. And try to kill them.


What is PvP Week?
Well the clue is in the name. It is a week of PvP games, intended to be a friendly, non competitive way to introduce new players to high level duelling. If you are new to PvP but worried about getting smeared all over the Blood Moor, don't be. Your new character may have a steep learning curve, but it is everyone's interests that you enjoy it and keep playing. Players can split into teams to even out skill levels. Don't expect to win every duel either though :)


What happens in PvP Week?
- You will get the best idea by reading the write ups from previous PvP weeks.
- The idea is a PvP game, every night, for a week. You don't have to play every night, but you can.
- PvP week is all about high level, bad manners rules duelling. I'm not planning to include any low fat, sugar free alternatives like aLLD18 or LLD30.
- PvP Week - The Questions Thread is a wealth of good info and is always open if you have any questions.
- As usual, I'll try to write up every nights duelling, although help / screenshot / videos are always appreciated for this.


OK, you have convinced me, I want to have a go, but I have never played PvP before - How do I get started?
1. Read the epic Updated PvP Guide by Colony & Co.
2. Have a look at your existing characters. Maybe one could be re-equipped or adapted for PvP. You can even re-spec a character to play PvP. And if you don't like it, you can re-spec them back afterwards.
3. It is best to build (or re-spec) a character specifically for PvP, so pick a new build from the guide & get questing.
4. Level that character - Pits, Pindle or MP Baals will all do the job.
5. Join a game & give duelling a go.


So when will PvP week be?
- If you haven't PvPed before, get building your character now! With 1.13 rune drops it should easily to build and find/trade for competitive equipment in the time frame.

- I have some time in the second half of August. I may be away on business for a day or two, but as a guide lets say these possible dates:

Option 1: Tuesday 17th to Monday 23rd August
Option 2: Saturday 21st to Friday 27th August


A Hidden Option 3 is possible between these dates, let me know what dates would suit you best.

- Yes, this thread may be a bit early and you may have forgotten about it by then. I am posting it now so that people have a chance to get characters together before the PvP week begins. I'll post reminders nearer the time.


Please register your interest in the table below:
Forum Name -
Time Zone - What Time Zone do you live in (daylight saving time adjusted). i.e. UK is GMT+1.
Avail - Your availability for PvP week on a scale of 1 to 7. 1 being you can play one night maybe, 7 being you are up for every night.
Char - Do you have characters already build for PvP or able to be adapted for PvP?
Host - Can you host a PvP game?
Week? - Your week preference - Option 1, Option 2 or Either.
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
 

jdkerr

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
I will be out of town for Week One, and university starts week two... but my students won't know the difference. ;)

I will also be around between now and then to offer practice duels, hosts, and a steady supply of ears... :crazyeyes:
 

Pyrohemia

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
+1 teleporting barbarian

Edit: I'm probably digging into this too much, but are the time zones supposed to be adjusted for daylight savings time?
 
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NagisaFurukawa

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       2/2    Yes    Yes    Either
+1 source of barbarian fodder.
 

Thomh

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       2/2    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
I have never been a host, so I have no idea if it will work, but I can`t see why it shouldn`t as other games work just fine.

Either way, I`m looking forward to lose. A lot. I really mean a lot.
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

A small bump before I go off on holiday for two weeks. More sign-ups please!

Probably leaning towards Week 2 at the moment.
 

frozzzen

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       2/2    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
Actually I will be less available for week two but I will be there for sure. Now you are forcing me to level my new PvP characters.

It's going to be fun :thumbup:
 

skipjack

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       2/2    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
It's about time I stopped lurking and started participating.
 

nulio

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       2/2    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
 

Vodnik

Banned
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       2/2    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Vodnik           GMT-5       5/7    Yes     No    Week 1
Character isn't leveled yet, but I have all of its gear. Went ahead and put yes so I do not have to come back and edit it in a few days. :p
 
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NagisaFurukawa

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Vodnik           GMT-5       5/7    Yes     No    Either
Just noticed that classes start earlier next semester, and that everyone is preferring week 2, so my available is essentially zero. If someone I know (have MP'd/traded with) wants some help with gear for the week, feel free to PM.
 

Vodnik

Banned
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Vodnik           GMT-5       5/7    Yes     No    Week 1
Just noticed that classes start earlier next semester, and that everyone is preferring week 2, so my available is essentially zero. If someone I know (have MP'd/traded with) wants some help with gear for the week, feel free to PM.


Only one person said Week 2. Most of us said either. I switch mine to Week 1. Maybe I can start a trend.


 

colony

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Vodnik           GMT-5       5/7    Yes     No    Week 1
Colony           GMT+0       3/3    Yes     No    Either
May as well add my name to the list, although I'm unlikely to play much.
 

Zaliqai

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Vodnik           GMT-5       5/7    Yes     No    Week 1
Colony           GMT+0       3/3    Yes     No    Either
Zaliqai          GMT+2       3/7    Yes    Yes    Either
I thought it was time I gave PvP a try. I have absolutely no skills in this area but hopefully I can learn. And I'm happy to lose many an ear while doing so.

I'm planning on using a Wind Druid that I'm running Baal with right now and my Lightning Sorceress. All she's been doing these days is spending my money by shopping and going to the casino. She deserves better than that.

I'd also like to try a third character. The candidates would be a lvl96 Blizzy, lvl91 Poisonmancer and a lvl 90 Fishyzon, all of which I'd be willing to respec and hopefully level a bit. I could use some noob friendly suggestions for that. My preference would be a Necro or Zon build since I'll already be trying out a Sorceress.

I put myself down for 3/7 availability because I want to at least give every character a try, but that could easily become 7/7 if I really enjoy it which I think is likely.
 

Vodnik

Banned
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Colony           GMT+0       3/3    Yes     No    Either
Zaliqai          GMT+2       3/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to participate.
 

Zhao_Yue

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Week Two
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Colony           GMT+0       3/3    Yes     No    Either
Zaliqai          GMT+2       3/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Zhao             GMT-5       3/7    Yes    No     Either
I'll try to pop in.
 

jdkerr

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Either
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes   No idea Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes     No    Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes     No    Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes     No    Either
Colony           GMT+0       3/3    Yes     No    Either
Zaliqai          GMT+2       3/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Zhao             GMT-5       3/7    Yes    No     Either
Due to changing circumstances, I altered my availability to "either."
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

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Forum Name       Time Zone  Avail   Char   Host   Week
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maxicek          GMT+1       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
jdkerr           GMT-8       5/6    Yes    Yes    Either
Pyrohemia        GMT-4       5/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Nagisa           GMT-8       1/1    Yes    Yes    Either
Thomh            GMT+1       5/7    Yes    Unsure Either
frozzzen         GMT+1       5/7    Yes    No     Either
skipjack         GMT-8       3/4    Yes    No     Either
nulio            GMT+1       3/4    Yes    No     Either
Colony           GMT+0       3/3    Yes    No     Either
Zaliqai          GMT+2       3/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Zhao             GMT-5       3/7    Yes    No     Either
SlowMG -_-       GMT-5       6/7    Yes    Yes    Either
Charizard, Flamethrower!
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Re: PvP Week 6 - Signup and Discussion

OK, I'll confirm:

Option 2: Saturday 21st to Friday 27th August

Better get a bit of levelling done - expect Baals and warm up games the week before anyway :)
 
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