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Rune Finding League 2017: Final Results

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Grape, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Grape

    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    So it is time to end this fun event.

    The last few weeks have been really fun to follow as well as to play and be part of this community. One thing is to organize an event like this, but it all wouldn't happen without you all that participated, thanks!

    I think this tournament was a major success; there was a lot of players and great activity in the running threads. Many players tried out new builds and we learned a lot of new things along the way.

    And even found some new high runes while having all this fun.

    THANKS ALL! Let's do this again some day?

    Results for the round three:
    1. Gripphon 103.5 (10 points)
    Cham Cham Jah Lo Lo

    2. Pb_pal 74.1 (8 points)
    Lo Lo Lo Lo Sur

    3. Grape 69.7 (6 points)
    Jah Lo Lo Vex Vex

    4. NanoMist 65.2 (5 points)
    Jah Lo Sur Vex Ist

    5. ffs 53.3 (4 points)
    Lo Sur Ohm Ist Gul

    6. Southpaw8668 41.6 (3 points)
    Sur Vex Gul Um Um

    7. T72on1 40.9 (2 points)
    Jah Ohm Ist Mal

    8. PhineasB 24.8 (1 point)
    Vex Gul Gul

    9. Noodle 15.2
    Ohm Um

    10. Brak 5.1
    Um

    Rest didn't start/finish with a qualifier.

    Positions may change;
    @paradisebunny , @tokerdin and @Lynchgrinch feel free to still submit your results.

    I hurried a little bit, because otherwise we would probably have results only by Sunday.

    It was a long tournament, and the last round wasn't as active as the earlier ones. Still, big congrats for all the new runes there, and of course all hail the Gripgod for truly smashing the rest. What a score, GG man!

    And, this leads to the final overall Rune Finding League 2017 results:
    1. Pb_pal (24 points)

    2. Gripphon (18 points)

    3. Grape (16 points)


    4. NanoMist (13 points)

    5. ffs (12 points)

    6. tokerdin and Xios (8 points)

    7. Burgomaster3 and Neksja (5 points)

    8. DaveW (4 points)

    9. Brak and Southpaw8668 (3 points)

    10. paradisebunny and T72on1 (2 points)

    11. DiabloTwoinDC,ILikeRocks and PhineasB (1 point)


    HUGE congrats to our new rune-finding champion and the first RFL winner, Pb_pal!

    It seems that the key to success was a solid good performance on all the three rounds, and definitely winning one didn't hurt either!

    Let the comments, haulpics etc. come. I'll post more later :)
     
  2. pharphis

    pharphis Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    >plays 1.07
    >no runes above ko

    Sounds about right.
     
  3. DiabloTwoinDC

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    >plays 1.07
    >I have no complaints :)
     
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    T72on1 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks for hosting Grape !!! And major congrats to Gripphon for an amazing score, and to Pb_pal for winning the RLF by such a large margin.

    I did some 15 hours of runnning, 11 with Fire Sorc and 4 with Javazon. Things went very similar to second round. Too much so to my taste actually :(. I took a blazing start with a Jah after 45 minutes, Mal 10 minutes later. Then Ohm at the 3:10 mark, Ist at 4:45. After that ... nothing anymore, zip, nada. There's only one reasonable explanation: runes are dropping for me, I just don't see them drop ... ;).

    This is my final haulpic:

    Screenshot149.jpg

    And the individual drops:

    Screenshot138.jpg

    Screenshot139.jpg

    Screenshot140.jpg

    Screenshot143.jpg

    I did get a few good drops though. Most notable where my first ever Cow King set item, the body armor, which I ended up finding three times. Second is a very nice Nightwing's Veil. These were all my interesting drops:

    Code:
    The Oculus
    Swirling Crystal
    One Hand Damage: 18 - 42
    Durability: 32 of 50
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x1ec1185b
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    25% Chance to cast level 1 Teleport when struck
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +30% Faster Cast Rate
    +20% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Vitality
    +20 to Energy
    All Resistances +20
    +5 to Mana after each Kill
    50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    
    The Hand of Broc
    Leather Gloves
    Defense: 14
    Durability: 11 of 12
    Required Level: 5
    Fingerprint: 0xff9924c1
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    3% Mana stolen per hit
    3% Life stolen per hit
    +10% Enhanced Defense
    +10 Defense
    +20 to Mana
    Poison Resist +10%
    
    
    Nightwing's Veil
    Spired Helm
    Defense: 304
    Durability: 21 of 40
    Required Level: 67
    Required Strength: 96
    Fingerprint: 0xaa851637
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +14% to Cold Skill Damage
    +90% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Dexterity
    +5 Cold Absorb
    Half Freeze Duration
    Requirements -50%
    
    
    Cow King's Hide
    Studded Leather
    Defense: 57
    Durability: 28 of 32
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x1ccc1c4a
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    18% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning when struck
    +60% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to Life
    All Resistances +18 
    
    
    Cow King's Hide
    Studded Leather
    Defense: 57
    Durability: 23 of 32
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x581f3a69
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    18% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning when struck
    +60% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to Life
    All Resistances +18 
    
    
    Cow King's Hide
    Studded Leather
    Defense: 57
    Durability: 31 of 32
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x96543c1
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    18% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning when struck
    +60% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to Life
    All Resistances +18 
    
    
    Saracen's Chance
    Amulet
    Required Level: 47
    Fingerprint: 0xbb630e1b
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 2 Iron Maiden when struck
    All Stats +12
    All Resistances +17
    
    
    Firelizard's Talons
    Feral Claws
    One Hand Damage: 69 - 168
    Durability: 36 of 52
    Required Level: 67
    Required Strength: 113
    Required Dexterity: 113
    Fingerprint: 0xb066af7e
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    217% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 236 - 480 Fire Damage
    +2 to Wake of Inferno (Assassin Only)
    +1 to Wake of Fire (Assassin Only)
    Fire Resist +46%
    
    
    Arm of King Leoric
    Tomb Wand
    One Hand Damage: 10 - 22
    Durability: 13 of 15
    Required Level: 36
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xefbbec89
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Chance to cast level 10 Bone Spirit when struck
    10% Chance to cast level 2 Bone Prison when struck
    +2 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
    +2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +2 to Raise Skeletal Mage (Necromancer Only)
    +2 to Terror (Necromancer Only)
    +3 to Raise Skeleton (Necromancer Only)
    +3 to Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)
    +93 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
    
    
    Carrion Wind
    Ring
    Required Level: 60
    Fingerprint: 0xcf30073a
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 10 Poison Nova when struck
    8% Chance to cast level 13 Twister on striking
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +115 Defense vs. Missile
    Poison Resist +55%
    10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    Level 21 Poison Creeper (12/15 Charges)
    
    
    Boneflame
    Succubus Skull
    Defense: 327
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 16 of 20
    Required Level: 72
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0x2ea0abf8
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    15% Chance to cast level 3 Terror when struck
    +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
    +20% Faster Run/Walk
    +123% Enhanced Defense
    All Resistances +30 
    Looking forward to the next big tournament, which no doubt will be the MFL !!!
     
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  5. Grape

    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    My RFL was kinda weird. Very nice first first round and decent last one, highest scoring round being the one with the least expected score. Then the catastrophe that was my Travincal round, where I had surprisingly little time to run for the last week and before that I had horrible luck. That round can be seen in my overall RFL haul pic, but knowing that most of those came from the Pits and Cows, puts it into another light. Lucky Travi round could have even ended with almost similar haul pic as my total is now.

    Moo Moo:
    Screenshot033.jpg

    RFL:
    Screenshot034.jpg

    But well, I like the three Jahs of course, and that Cham from Travincal before the RFL round two saved the weeks for me. Going to roll at least one Grief PB as I have one superior 5os that has been empty for a little while. Two of those Jahs are already part of my newest Zod God item, or as @Gripphon would say, couple Ferraris were sold for Fiat Seicento ;) One Jah reserved for the next Zod, ofc.

    Some drops from the cows:
    Code:
    Amber Small Charm of Inertia
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x9b2bd9b7
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3% Faster Run/Walk
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Argent Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 36
    Fingerprint: 0x8f5d95f6
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +79 to Attack Rating
    
    Argent Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 36
    Fingerprint: 0xd64a2db9
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +** to Attack Rating
    
    Cerebus' Bite
    Blood Spirit
    Defense: 343
    Durability: 17 of 20
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x7b954ae3
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
    79% Bonus to Attack Rating
    10% Life stolen per hit
    33% Chance of Open Wounds
    +2 to Feral Rage (Druid Only)
    +135% Enhanced Defense
    
    Chaos Eye
    Ring
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0xdc6b31de
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +40 to Attack Rating
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +37 to Life
    +9 to Mana
    24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Cobalt Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x1dc31895
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +13 to Life
    Cold Resist +8%
    
    Cow King's Hide
    Studded Leather
    Defense: 57
    Durability: 28 of 32
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x83a5ef9a
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    18% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning when struck
    +60% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to Life
    All Resistances +18
    
    Cow King's Hide
    Studded Leather
    Defense: 57
    Durability: 17 of 32
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x93b11e8b
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    18% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning when struck
    +60% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to Life
    All Resistances +18
    
    Cow King's Horns
    War Hat
    Defense: 127
    Durability: 6 of 12
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x90c64f98
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +75 Defense
    Half Freeze Duration
    Attacker Takes Damage of 10
    35% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    
    Cow King's Horns
    War Hat
    Defense: 120
    Durability: 9 of 12
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x22b62b29
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +75 Defense
    Half Freeze Duration
    Attacker Takes Damage of 10
    35% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    
    Death's Guard
    Sash
    Defense: 22
    Durability: 9 of 12
    Required Level: 6
    Fingerprint: 0xf4ff79d
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 Defense
    Cannot Be Frozen
    Set (2 items): Cold Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +15%
    Fire Resist +15%
    Poison Resist +15%
    
    Entrapping Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x85339419
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
    +7 to Life
    
    Expert's Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x192f48ef
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
    +32 to Life
    
    Garnet Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0x47b04956
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Unidentified
    +40 to Life
    Fire Resist +24%
    
    Ginther's Rift
    Dimensional Blade
    One Hand Damage: 47 - 130
    Durability: 51 of 51
    Required Level: 37
    Required Strength: 75
    Required Dexterity: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xbf2f8fa1
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    150% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 50 - 120 Magic Damage
    Magic Damage Reduced by 7
    Repairs 1 Durability in 5 Seconds
    +40 Maximum Durability
    Ethereal
    
    Havoc Finger
    Ring
    Required Level: 60
    Fingerprint: 0x550fdb92
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25 to Attack Rating
    3% Life stolen per hit
    +7 to Dexterity
    +32 to Life
    All Resistances +10
    Lightning Resist +25%
    
    Iron Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0xbd4ab13e
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +71 to Attack Rating
    +31 to Life
    
    Lacerator
    Winged Axe
    Throw Damage: 19 - 166
    One Hand Damage: 30 - 155
    Quantity: 180
    Required Level: 68
    Required Strength: 96
    Required Dexterity: 122
    Fingerprint: 0x6a2d317e
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    33% Chance to cast level 3 Amplify Damage on striking
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    177% Enhanced Damage
    33% Chance of Open Wounds
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%
    Replenishes quantity
    
    Lapis Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x82c5efcd
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +18 to Life
    Cold Resist +7%
    
    Leviathan
    Kraken Shell
    Defense: 1674
    Durability: 32 of 48
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 174
    Fingerprint: 0x8f7ea6ee
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Indestructible
    +198% Enhanced Defense
    +113 Defense
    +48 to Strength
    Damage Reduced by 24%
    
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Fingerprint: 0xcdb68560
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    All Stats +5
    All Resistances +23
    
    Nightwing's Veil
    Spired Helm
    Defense: 312
    Durability: 32 of 40
    Required Level: 67
    Required Strength: 96
    Fingerprint: 0x5a37980a
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +10% to Cold Skill Damage
    +95% Enhanced Defense
    +17 to Dexterity
    +6 Cold Absorb
    Half Freeze Duration
    Requirements -50%
    
    Nosferatu's Coil
    Vampirefang Belt
    Defense: 59
    Durability: 7 of 14
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xef6a14e9
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Increased Attack Speed
    5% Life stolen per hit
    Slows Target by 10%
    +15 to Strength
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    -3 to Light Radius
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x9ae0952f
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life
    Fire Resist +10%
    
    Rune Loop
    Ring
    Required Level: 60
    Fingerprint: 0x3df5cf2a
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +103 to Attack Rating
    +5 to Energy
    +40 to Life
    +54 to Mana
    Poison Resist +12%
    
    Rusty Jewel of Carnage
    Jewel
    Required Level: 18
    Fingerprint: 0x2f9ff350
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    19% Enhanced Damage
    +12 to Maximum Damage
    
    Rusty Jewel of Joyfulness
    Jewel
    Required Level: 9
    Fingerprint: 0x3e193a10
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    15% Enhanced Damage
    +2 to Minimum Damage
    
    Sapphire Jewel of Carnage
    Jewel
    Required Level: 18
    Fingerprint: 0x3840b2e2
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15 to Maximum Damage
    Cold Resist +17%
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xdc5d7844
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    +65 to Attack Rating
    +12 to Life
    
    Shimmering Jewel of Wrath
    Jewel
    Required Level: 12
    Fingerprint: 0xce65e37d
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +7 to Maximum Damage
    Cold Resist +6%
    Lightning Resist +6%
    Fire Resist +6%
    Poison Resist +6%
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x973c8e8e
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +7 to Life
    All Resistances +4
    
    Stone Crusher
    Legendary Mallet
    One Hand Damage: 199 - 243
    Durability: 56 of 65
    Required Level: 68
    Required Strength: 189
    Fingerprint: 0x4644a206
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    299% Enhanced Damage
    Damage +26
    -25% Target Defense
    +150% Damage to Undead
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    -100 to Monster Defense Per Hit
    +29 to Strength
    
    Superior Great Bow
    Two Hand Damage: 13 - 57
    Durability: 30 of 36
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 121
    Required Dexterity: 107
    Fingerprint: 0x98e8d964
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    11% Enhanced Damage
    4 Sockets (0 used)
    
    Tal Rasha's Guardianship
    Lacquered Plate
    Defense: 873
    Durability: 38 of 55
    Required Level: 71
    Required Strength: 84
    Fingerprint: 0x55456c0a
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +400 Defense
    Cold Resist +40%
    Lightning Resist +40%
    Fire Resist +40%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 15
    **% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -60%
    Set (2 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate
    
    43 Ral runes, 36 Sol runes, 200+ jewels, gems that were burned (apart from ames/rubies).

    Two charms kept after rolling:
    Code:
    Steel Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 83
    Fingerprint: 0x9a0ec306
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +131 to Attack Rating
    +41 to Life
    
    Serpent's Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0xf4a23734
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +36 to Life
    +58 to Mana
    
    I ran with Javazon for the most part, 3:15 average and P5. 1h 45min of messing around with Nova sorc and Trapper. Trapper had clearly potential but as I had quite limited time, I kept it straight and went with Javazon. That Nova sorc was 200FCR and with ES, she was a little bit fragile, but with some practice could have potentially achieved ok times. In the end I ran total of about 19 hours and 30 minutes, because midnight came too soon :D

    EDIT:

    lol,
    Code:
    Grief
    Superior Phase Blade
    EthTirLoMalRal
    One Hand Damage: 34 - 38
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 59
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Fingerprint: 0x542836b4
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    35% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +34% Increased Attack Speed
    10% Enhanced Damage
    Damage +367
    Ignore Target's Defense
    -25% Target Defense
    +2 to Attack Rating
    +153% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    -20% to Enemy Poison Resistance
    20% Deadly Strike
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    +10 Life after each Kill 
    
    Well, I'll let it be for now. The base is 10ED%/2AR
     
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    T72on1 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Well, I definitely feel silly now. Wanted to try some Pit runs with my Javazon, now that I finally have Enigma and the RFL is over. So I gave her slightly other gear, but with one major change: Wizardspike on switch instead of CtA. Still prebuffing with CtA, but after that in comes Wizardspike, and that makes such a huge difference.

    So yeah, I feel really silly, because I went back to the RFL3 thread before starting with my Javazon, or at least after only a bit of time spent on her, and watched the video posted there by, I think, ffs. I saw him doing the same thing with Wizardspike and CtA, but figured it wouldn't make such a difference, because I was so slow, so probably would not make it to the end without BO wearing out. Long story short: this setup feels so much better, plays so much more smoothly.

    I'm not saying it would have made a major difference in the end when it comes to my final score. But I definitely would have been faster than I was now, and would have enjoyed it more. Definitely call me an Enigma fan now :). What's that you say, you all have been telling me for years that I should make that Enigma, because it would change my life? Lies, I tell you, lies ... :rolleyes:

    *me runs off to deck out my Pitzerker to do all kinds of cool Enigmatic stuff in Pits*

    /off-topic
     
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    Haul pic would be anticlimactic with only three qualifiers :p. So here are the pics:
    Cows (Vex).jpg
    Cows (Gul).jpg
    Cows (Gul #2).jpg
    As mentioned in the running thread, I ended up settling on my 99er Sin, and got in 9.5 hours with her (one hour with a massively underleveled Javazon who found nothing beyond a Ral and two flawless amethysts). She wasn't risking a death, so play was cautious (read: slow). Five hours of p5 runs had no qualifiers, and she bumped up to p7. First, run was the Vex, so it was p7 from there on.

    Yesterday after dinner I went upstairs with the idea of submitting my score, but decided to do two more runs to get close to an even 10.5 hours. Of course, the second Gul dropped on the last run.

    I'll hold off on saying I'm glad I got at least a point because I suspect someone will submit results and bump me down to 9th :rolleyes:. Thanks to everyone for participating -- it was fun to follow and see all the good analysis -- and especially to @Grape for hosting!
     
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    Gripphon Diabloii.Net Member

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    RFL was one great and fun tournament, well balanced in playing time with 1 week of pauses in between rounds. Fair to say I had a lot of fun playing. Not only playing, but talking in running thread was really fun, thank you guys for a great time. I also hope we can do this more in the future. Huge congratz to RFL champion @Pb_pal, great performance in all 3 rounds there man. Also good performance by everyone else, there were pretty impressive results during this RFL, especially fruitful was second round.


    RFL ROUND 3

    I had massive fun running cows, much more than Travincal or areas, because I played with several characters testing them, and each character felt unique and kept me going really fast so I finished my set in only 6 days. Most of the time I spent playing with necromancer, like 12 hours or so. I really liked fissure druid too, also similar was blizzard sorc. Trapper was ok, but I definitely do not enjoy playing javazon, but still spent playing her for a few hours.

    My set was really rich with qualifiers and in quality. I mean, cows defeated both of my Travincal sets by quite some margin in top 5, but you will also see I have mad RFO score too. Mad for cows at least. I am really happy with 100+ score and that is obviously also a reason why I didn't care to go for a second round. Either I find Zod or no score improvement, and finding Zod is, by expectations, ~1:5 event for my necro. So... no thank you. When giving results prediction I also assumed someone will find Zod and have like 130 score, but it didn't happen obviously. Also this was my best 20 hour set on cows and I did 3 of them. Last time on Zodthon I had 109 score or whatever, but with 40 hours of cowrunning combined. I assume I could have beaten that if I played now for 40 hours, but we will never know. It doesn't really matter anyway.


    Hours played: 20
    Runs done: anywhere between 410 and 440 on p5 (though did some running on p7 with java)
    Qualifiers found: 20
    Qualifiers: 3xPul, Mal, 4xUm, Gul, 3xOhm, 3xVex, 2xLo, Jah, 2xCham
    RFO score: 198.1 (trolled again!)

    Haulpic set 3:
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    Meaningful finds:
    Flawless Amethysts: 150
    Jewels: 303 (17 rare)
    Lem runes: 7
    Sol runes: 48
    Ral runes: 65
    Unique amulets: 4
    Unique rings: 5
    Charms keeped: 54 (40 small, 14 grand)

    Check this post for readouts of better drops


    Overall, set was above expectations and quality of the qualifiers was very high. Total of 11 10+ pointers speaks for itself, which means I found Vex+ once every 110 minutes of playing. I didn't pay super close attention to gems which is the reason why I found only 150 amethysts, but that is fine to me. I tried to pay attention to jewels, though normally I missed some. Jewels can help me with some estimations for statistics. From them I could estimate how many cows I killed at average per minute of playing (assuming jewels dropped also close to average value).

    Cows on p5 drop jewels once per 571 cows. This means by jewels estimation I killed total of ~173013 p5 cows in 20 hours, or that is 144.2 cows per minute killed. That kinda goes along with my other tests and taking into consideration I played necro the most and he has 160+ p5 cows per minute.

    Estimating cows killed per minute by Rals dropped, I get to the value of 206830 cows killed in 20 hours, or 172 per minute. That is obviously not true, I was simpy lucky on Ral runes.

    Estimating by Sol runes, I get to the value of 197616 p5 cows killed in 20 hours, or 165 per minute. Obviously that is wrong too and I was lucky on Sol runes as well.

    I won't estimate by flawless amethysts since I know I missed tons of those.

    Jewels can also help to reveal one more things. How many minions do I kill per regular cow, or champions? I simply check jewel levels and compare amount also assuming they dropped by their expected value.
    Total jewels farmed: 303
    Jewels level 84: 10
    Jewels level 83: 1
    Jewels level 81: 292
    Regular cows killed per minion or champion: 26.5
    Extra xp gained by killed minions: +15.1%

    Honestly, this seems like a really low value... I estimated I gain roughly ~25% extra xp... I still trust 25% is closer than 15%.


    TESTS OF VARIOUS CHARACTERS FOR COWS

    Check this post for more details. Sadly I didn't test Lightning or Nova sorc yet, but I expect them to be top 5 material easily. Results of testing in p5 cows killed per minute. In bracket is average run time with average xp gained.

    1. PN/Nova necro ~168 (2:24, p5lvl95 41660)
    2. Blizzard sorc ~144 (2:47, p5lvl96 29974)
    3. Javazon ~142 (2:46, p7lvl95 47941)
    4. Trapper ~137 (2:48, p5lvl95 39755)
    5. Fireball sorc ~130 (2:45, p5lvl96 26994)
    6. Fissure druid ~126 (3:06, p5lvl95 40579)
    7. Hammerdin ~97 (3:24, p5lvl96 25313)

    Also tested javazon p5 vs p7 and 32 ias vs 55 ias. Conclusion is p7 is stronger for her, but I didn't see any improvement by going for 55 ias. For all other characters p5 is better than p7 according to my tests.


    WHOLE RFL

    Hours played: 80
    Total qualifiers found: 71
    Number of Vex+: 25
    Time per qualifier: 1hr 8min
    Time per Vex+: 3hrs 12min

    Qualifiers:
    Pul: 8
    Mal: 10
    Um: 8
    Gul: 11
    Ist: 9
    Ohm: 6
    Vex: 6
    Sur: 3
    Lo: 4
    Jah: 3
    Ber: 1
    Cham: 2
    Zod: wat is Zod

    Round 1 runed everything with bad 20 hours, but overall it turned really good. Missed only Zod to pull runegrail during RFL.
    I had to do 3 haulpics to put all qualifiers in, so I divided them nicely. I would also like to mention I found fourth Jah right before start of second round.

    Haulpic of Vex+:
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    Haulpic of Um-Gul-Ist
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    Haulpic of Pul-Mal
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    FINAL WORDS

    I am really happy by things I farmed and especially satisfied with a second place in the end. Managed to climb from seventh place after round 1 to a second after round 3, I did hope to pull off some kind of comeback to at least top 3 in the end after all. :D

    Thanks to @Grape for hosting this major event that lasted for 2 months and thanks for all the other players for playing and for great chatting time in running threads. It was a great fun, we should do it in the future again!
     
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    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Great stuff, Grip!

    Btw, I forgot to ask:

    if (and when!) we are doing this again, is there anything in this format you'd like to change? Two weeks of running and one week of rest, was that too much? Too little?

    Would you change some of the rounds? Remove some, add some?

    Any unclear rules anymore? etc. Times may change, and new RFL formats may born, but as it is now, at least I'd like to do this again after enough time has passed and when there seems to be a good spot for a little longer tournament like this.
     
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    So through this entire competition we had Gripgod going full blast and no Zod? Even with the hidden Croat bonus? I'm becoming more and more convinced anyone who posts finding of a Zod has simply installed some sort of non-forum approved modification to the game.
     
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    Grape Diabloii.Net Member

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    LE, agreed.
     
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    I haven't found a zod since 2012, before I deeded my first 90+ char lol

    Definitely lots of hackers these days "finding" zods

    edit: I liked the longer tourny with breaks in between to prepare (find maps, lvl chars...) for the following rounds. I didn't participate as much as I should have but I still did a decent amount and I would have hardly done any if it wasn't split up so much
     
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    Agreed. I really liked the format of the tournament.

    @Gripphon truly amazing haul this round.
     
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    Wow, some great results there from lots of runners for this round! Big congrats to Gripp for demolishing this round, that is a truly amazing set.

    Stats from Round 3:

    Runs completed: ~325-350
    Flawless Amethysts: 126
    Flawless Rubies: 98
    Jewels: 227
    Sol runes: 39
    Ral runes: 55
    Skillers: 4 (nothing notable)
    Qualifiers: 12
    RFO score(Um+): 106.3

    I did all running on /p5 mostly just to keep clutter down, and split the time between my Javazon and Fissure druid (with a slight edge to the zon). Here's how it all went:

    We kicked things off with an Um rune literally on run 2, and then Lo #1 on run 15 to really give our start some legs. We got our third qualifier around run 50 when a Pul dropped, followed by Lo #2 at run ~100.

    Feeling good now I switched to the Fissure druid to take him out for a spin. He's not as quick as the zon, but still a load of fun and effective enough to make an impact. His times floated around 3:45, for those who are curious.

    Anyways, he started off with a bang, rounding out our top 5 at almost exactly the 10hr mark with a Mal (he also dropped a Pul the same run). Shortly after that he found Lo #3 around run 200 or so, and then hit a major dry streak until about run 300 where we gave up the ghost on him and switched back to the zon to finish the set.

    Turns out that was a good idea as she quickly dropped a Sur and then our fourth and final Lo #4 with only about half an hour left in the set.

    I was really hoping for something a bit higher than a Lo this round, but I can't really complain with all my top 5 being 10+ pointers. I guess the game is telling me it's time to roll some new Griefs. :p

    Haulpic for the round:

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    Bit of a weird distribution, but that's what RNG gets you!

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    I'd like to take this time again to thank @Grape for organizing and hosting this event, as well as all the other lovely SPFers for all the theorycrafting fun, stiff competition, and fun along the way! I'm quite surprised I came in first for the whole thing, but it just goes to show you that some luck at the right time is all you need(this was especially my case in Rd 1)! Here is a final look at the spoils from the event:

    Full RFL Summary:

    Flawless Amethysts: 366
    Flawless Rubies: 327
    Sol runes: 121
    Ral runes: 160
    Qualifiers: 32


    Full RFL Haulpic
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    If I cube everything it leaves me one Jah shy of a 2-Zod equivalency for the full event. Not bad! Thanks again to everyone, these threads will prove an invaluable source of information for many runners in the future I'm sure. Oh, and I guess this just means I can confirm myself to participate next time to defend my title! :p
     
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    Congratulations @Pb_pal great performance throughout! Very fun tournament, thanks a bunch @Grape for hosting it all and thanks everyone for all the great write ups and strategizing along the way! I really liked the RFL tempo and area choices, I have no suggestions for next go around.
    Mals from round 1 and 2 and all the others from Moo Moos.
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    Congratulations, from what I can see you are the first to realize that. :) Yeah, it makes a huge difference, especially if it gets you to 99% FCR. By now I'm at a point where I don't think I'll ever go back from the 99% Wizzy switch for her , at least for runs with continuous teleporting (pre-buffing CtA where it makes sense, e.g. cows).

    Side note regarding Javazon:
    I'll probably post this in a separate thread soon, but the last round of RFL made me revisit the whole approach to playing javazon in general, not just for cows. I've always loved to play her over the years, it's one of my favourite characters, and I've read countless guides and played her in all kinds of setups. Yet, I was surprised how much there still was to learn about this build, I've had a few really interesting realizations. I will level her to 94 first to deliver those XP/cow numbers, but when that's done I'll share some thoughts on approaching the game with this build in general, since my perception of that changed quite radically in the last few weeks, and I think some points are interesting for other players as well.

    Back on topic, here's my round 3 haulpic (no complete RFL haul pic because I put quite a few runes to use already):

    r3 haul copy.jpg

    Quantity instead of quality this time. :/

    In general though, I'm super happy with my RFL loot. All those runes got me quite a few new toys. Most notable things where runes where put to use in that regard:
    - Shako 'Cham'
    - Beast BA
    - Death CS (though not necessarily from RFL stuff..)
    - Faith
    - ebug Forti

    ...and of course, lots of spare high runes to play around with.

    @Grape Thank you so much again for hosting! @Pb_pal major congrats on winning, impressive stuff! @Gripphon thanks for the intense but extremely fruitful discussions regarding several builds. :)

    And to all of you, having joined this forum only recently, it was great to participate and a cool way get to know you guys! I'll be around. ;)
     
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    Gripphon Diabloii.Net Member

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    We all know Pindle is the only one allowed to drop Zods!

    @Grape
    Everything was fine for me in scoring and playing system.
     
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    LOL if i was using non-forum approved programs i think i might have done a little better in these last 2 segments of the league. Curious is there anyway to prove without a doubt your rune is legit?? like the number in go mule or something?

    As far as format goes it went a little long for me it was definitely set up well i just have a short attention span lol
     
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    This post sounds really odd to me. You are free to use whichever mod takes your fancy; just don't trade, participate in tourneys, post screenies, write guides etc. (in short there aren't much for you here if you do).
    And why would you be suspicious of non-legit runes in a tourney?
     
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    Gripphon Diabloii.Net Member

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    @tokerdin

    LC was just joking. His post is not even 1% serious in fact.
     

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