Strength -=- The Powerful Tournament

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
Strength -=- The Powerful Tournament

Strength -=- The Powerful Tournament

A while ago I was wondering how much strength a barbarian should have. At first I thought the answer was simple: required strength depends only on the desired gear. Thinking more about it, I realised that it was not that simple: melee and throwing damage is also altered by the levels of strength a character has. More strength means more damage...

Realizing this, the next question came to my mind: how much strength can a char have? As far as I know there isn't a maximum, so a character can have as much strength as he puts stat points in it plus extra strength from items.

I decided to see how much strength you guys can get, and that's the basis forthis tournament.

The rules

1) Everyone plays a barbarian
2) All stat points must be placed in strength

3) Hardcore only (or softcore, but you're out of the tournament when you die)
4) Version 1.10 or more recent (Vanilla / RRM / RWM allowed, also runewords granted by RWM)
5) One-way-muling (Muling off is ok, mule on is not)
6) No MPing
7) rerunning areas is allowed

The winner

The winner will be the one with the most strength (base + bonus from items).
It's allowed to keep strength alterating gear in the stash and use that only to reach higher str levels. So you don't have to play with that gear.

Good luck all!
 

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
 

Hoop76

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje     Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
Hoop76      SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment

I guess ill give it a try.
 

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
When it ends I don't know yet. Say that when I think interest is going down or something like that I might call it a finish right then.

When it starts is another point. I would only like to start if there are at least a few more competitors...

Nice that you joined! I appreciate that! :smiley:
 

Zolgar

Diabloii.Net Member
Ya know, this tournament is 100% luck.

If you have 5 barbarians of the same level, they'll all have the same str (presuming they all do the same quests), so, it's entirely on who has the best luck for finding +str magic items.
 

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
yeah, but first you have to get the barbarians to the same level... Did you ever get a barbarian with strength only to lvl 50 or higher?
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Zolgar said:
Ya know, this tournament is 100% luck.

If you have 5 barbarians of the same level, they'll all have the same str (presuming they all do the same quests), so, it's entirely on who has the best luck for finding +str magic items.
Not so! Sure strength is a key ingredient to this tournament, but you have to survive long enough to gain that strength. It will be interesting to see how many are "lucky" enough to take their muscle bound barbarian to victory over hell Baal. One of the key ingredients to surviving that long is life. With no points in vitality, things will get very interesting in NM and Hell difficulty. The ones with the most skill (diablo skill, not melee skill) will survive and the "unlucky" ones won't!

I'm in! I will keep watching this thread to see when to start gaining strength.
 

FlimFlan

Diabloii.Net Member
I have taken my Bash Barb into NM and he put all his points into STR for a long time. You guys are thinking far ahead, as I one hit killed myself as I was IMd in midswing in CS. Also, Ventar and his boys were VERY tough and took me out twice. Diablo was pretty easy, but this was all fully twinked.

I will take a shot at this, just let me know when it starts.
 

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje     Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
Hoop76      SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus    ?                1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan    ?                1     30          Rogue Encampment
Well, let's say we start tomorrow (tuesday)
 

mwille

Diabloii.Net Member
I added myself to the table.
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Just out of curiosity, why did you limit it to barbarians only?
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sint          ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sure...
 

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
mwille said:
Just out of curiosity, why did you limit it to barbarians only?
Well, the barbarian looks strong, it keeps it fair cu everyone plays the same char, and indeed to rule out casters and such.
 
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sint          ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
DX            Irish_Pirate    1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sounds like great fun haven't played HC in ages so I'm in with Irish_Pirate:grin:

DX
 

Tom_S

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     1     30          Rogue Encampment
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sint          ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
DX            Irish_Pirate    1     30          Rogue Encampment
Tom_S         Luciano         1     30          Rogue Encampment
I was playing an IK all strength Barb before starting HC.
Only reached lvl 25 or so but i'm very interested in trying this.
Shame no IK set to play with though :tongue:
 

Freekje

Diabloii.Net Member
Today we started, so here is my first update. People can still join if they want...

Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     8     68          Cold Plains
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sint          ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
DX            Irish_Pirate    1     30          Rogue Encampment
Tom_S         Luciano         1     30          Rogue Encampment
 

Cormallon

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     8     68          Cold Plains
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sint          ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
DX            Irish_Pirate    1     30          Rogue Encampment
Tom_S         Luciano         1     30          Rogue Encampment
Cormallon     Ruthus          1     30          Rogue Encampment
I will join this as well. I always wanted to test some ideas, and as these aren't dependant on stats placement, I can do that in the context of this tournament :smile: I don't know how fast I'll play, it may be slow going, but I hope we'll get enough time.
 

DeadBob

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forumname     Charname        Lvl   Strength    Wp
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Freekje       Viri_Potens     8     68          Cold Plains
Hoop76        SuperHoop       1     30          Rogue Encampment
wolron        ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Skoolbus      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
Flimflan      ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
mwille        Kal-El          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Sint          ?               1     30          Rogue Encampment
DX            Irish_Pirate    1     30          Rogue Encampment
Tom_S         Luciano         1     30          Rogue Encampment
Cormallon     Ruthus          1     30          Rogue Encampment
Deadbob       Oak             1     30          Rogue Encampment
I'm in. I've been waiting for a chance to give hardcore a try.
 
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