The BowBarb Tournament

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
The BowBarb Tournament

After posting my “Idea’s thread” and getting a relatively good response I have decided to take it to the next step (yep you guessed it) and make my idea into a tournament. Anyway lets get you all excited shall I?

How many times have you found a bow and just looked at its incredible stats and said “I wish my barb can use that”? Well I am guessing that answer is 0 times……..I thought so. Well now is your chance to run out into the wilderness and look manly with a bow. But beware, this is no easy task, it will require great skill, courage, patience, gear selection, stat allocation, skill selection and so on....

So with that lets get into the rules.

General Rules
1-Your character must be HC although it if you cant you may go SC, but a SC death disqualifies the character from further participation.
2-If your character dies, you may re-enter with another character. There is no limit to this rule, you may re-enter as many times as you wish.
3-Players can use version 1.10 or 1.11
4-RRM and RWM are not allowed. If you have RWM installed and don’t want to get rid of it, then you may leave it active but you cannot make any runewords it allows.
5-ATMA or any other program may not be used as an Extended Stash.
6-Any /players setting is allowed, and may be changed at will.
7-Any merc may be used. However major style points if you go with a ranged merc.
8-Single pass only (no re running of act bosses and areas). When you start a new session, run through the cleared area killing as few monsters as possible. Items found in cleared areas may not be used on your character.
9-You may return to previous acts and difficulties, however you may not leave town (this means its best to save Wirts Leg when you get it or else you wont be able to do the Cow level).
10- Your Character must be Untwinked.

Specific Rules
1-You must be a Barbarian…..DUH!!!
2-You must use a Bow/Crossbow as your main weapon. This will be your only source of damage output (unless you decide on using War Cry).
3-Weapon switch may only be used for the following: Utility purposes such as, extra MF for horking, pre-buffing warcries, staffs/wands for using charges etc And for having a alternative Bow/Crossbow if you choose.
4-The combat skill tree (apart from Leap) is banned. Well it is basically useless anyway.

There will be no prizes for this tournament, it is purely for fun, the challange and trying to achieve a Guardian (I mean that is the best prize isn’t it?).

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Name        Character      Area            Level     
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Morathi     Lurtz          Rogue Camp        1
Hope that covers everything, if not just ask me:thumbup:.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name        Character      Area            Level     
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Morathi     Lurtz          Rogue Camp        1
Neksja	    Link	   Rogue Camp	     1
I'm in! Link is waitin', but I'll leave soon to work, so I'll propably start tomorrow :thumbsup: So excited right now :)
 

shinningman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

would you like to explain the goal of this tournament for the new people (ME)


like explain what you do in the tournament and all that
 

TheReadMenace

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Count me in! Glad I kept a vanilla shortcut after my restart!

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Name        Character      Area            Level     
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Morathi     Lurtz          Rogue Camp        1
Neksja	    Link	   Rogue Camp	     1
TRM         Beefy          Rogue Camp        1
edit: @shinningman: The goal of these tourneys is basically to challenge yourself and to outplay your competetors. Do the best you can and report your progress to the thread to spur others to do better. Most tournaments are rather difficult with their rules and regulations, so being able to Pat/Mat/Guardian your tournament character shows mad skillz; all will bow down to you, colors will become more vivid, and the air will taste sweeter.
 

shinningman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Im just going to guess that I level a HC bowbarb and the first to guardian wins?
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

@Shinningman.
Basically you make a Single Player character and play following the rules i have set. And yes the First Guardian wins, but it doesn't mean we cant have more than 1 Guardian....:nod:.
 

shinningman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

@Shinningman.
Basically you make a Single Player character and play following the rules i have set. And yes the First Guardian wins, but it doesn't mean we cant have more than 1 Guardian....:nod:.
ok thanks for the input
I'll sign myself up for the tournament... and fail at act 2 :D


 

shinningman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name        Character      Area            Level     
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Morathi     Lurtz          Rogue Camp        1
Neksja	    Link	   Rogue Camp	     1
TRM         Beefy          Rogue Camp        1
Shinningman barbgotskill   Rogue Camp        1

short char name so I don't mess up the code with my huge name

edit: nvm let me fix that
 

dune6836

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name        Character      Area            Level     
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Morathi     Lurtz          Rogue Camp        1
Neksja	    Link	   Rogue Camp	     1
TRM         Beefy          Rogue Camp        1
Shinningman barbgotskill   Rogue Camp        1
dune        Twang          rouge camp        1
havent started yet, will head out this weekend.

for our filipino friends i am aware of the tagalog meaning of twang but twang isnt bothered so nor am i ;)

edit 2 changed to "filipino" after being told off
 
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Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Guys i completely forgot to mention about the starter set.......*slaps head* *embarrassed*

Well basically you can start with your starter set until your first bow drops or can be purchased. From there onwards you are a BowBarb.
 

Ockut

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name        Character      Area            Level     
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Morathi     Lurtz          Rogue Camp        1
Neksja	    Link	   Rogue Camp	     1
TRM         Beefy          Rogue Camp        1
Shinningman barbgotskill   Rogue Camp        1
dune        Twang          Rogue camp        1
Ockut       Ernie          Rogue Camp        1
Never tried a tourney, nor have I tried a Barbarian (noob :crazyeyes:) so I shall have a crack at both. Ernie shall depart from the Rogues Camp some time later today.
 

grumpyskeeper

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name              Character      Area             Level     
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Morathi           Lurtz          Rogue Camp       1
Neksja	          Link           Rogue Camp       1
TRM               Beefy          Rogue Camp       1
Shinningman       barbgotskill   Rogue Camp       1
dune              Twang          rouge camp       1
Ockut             Ernie          Rogue Camp       1
grumpskeeper      Syokoy         Rouge camp       1

Will be my first tourney, and will aim to get as far as hell baal. Reality check though means that I should be happy to get pass Duriel.
 

Ockut

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Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Question, should the hapless bowbarb find himself out in the wilds with no arrows, is he allowed to fight with his fists?
 

Eric Xanthu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name              Character      Area             Level     
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Morathi           Lurtz          Rogue Camp       1
Neksja	          Link           Rogue Camp       1
TRM               Beefy          Rogue Camp       1
Shinningman       barbgotskill   Rogue Camp       1
dune              Twang          rouge camp       1
Ockut             Ernie          Rogue Camp       1
grumpskeeper      Syokoy         Rouge camp       1
Eric Xanthu       Mathayus       Rogue Camp       1
This will be a good break between Baal running sessions. Warning: first tourney, first attempt at hardcore in a looong time. This ain't going to end well for the Scorpion King!
 

Oblivious

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

I'll be entering this one as well

Code:
Name              Character      Area             Level     
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Morathi           Lurtz          Rogue Camp       1
Neksja	          Link           Rogue Camp       1
TRM               Beefy          Rogue Camp       1
Shinningman       barbgotskill   Rogue Camp       1
dune              Twang          rouge camp       1
Ockut             Ernie          Rogue Camp       1
grumpskeeper      Syokoy         Rouge camp       1
Eric Xanthu       Mathayus       Rogue Camp       1
Oblivious         Belos          Rogue Camp       1
 

bcoe

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name              Character      Area             Level     
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Morathi           Lurtz          Rogue Camp       1
Neksja	          Link           Rogue Camp       1
TRM               Beefy          Rogue Camp       1
Shinningman       barbgotskill   Rogue Camp       1
dune              Twang          rouge camp       1
Ockut             Ernie          Rogue Camp       1
grumpskeeper      Syokoy         Rouge camp       1
Eric Xanthu       Mathayus       Rogue Camp       1
Oblivious         Belos          Rogue Camp       1   
bcoe              Bill_Tell      Rogue Camp       1
I'm going to enter too. Very little HC experience. I only hope to get far enough to make good use of grim ward...
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Question, should the hapless bowbarb find himself out in the wilds with no arrows, is he allowed to fight with his fists?
I guess you could...... but if you find your self in that situation then i guess you better pay more attention.:tongue:.

Avoid it if you can like having backup arrows in your inventory or just keeping a close eye on your arrows.



 

sequana

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The BowBarb Tournament

Code:
Name              Character      Area             Level     
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Morathi           Lurtz          Rogue Camp       1
Neksja	          Link           Rogue Camp       1
TRM               Beefy          Rogue Camp       1
Shinningman       barbgotskill   Rogue Camp       1
dune              Twang          rouge camp       1
Ockut             Ernie          Rogue Camp       1
grumpskeeper      Syokoy         Rouge camp       1
Eric Xanthu       Mathayus       Rogue Camp       1
Oblivious         Belos          Rogue Camp       1   
bcoe              Bill_Tell      Rogue Camp       1
sequana           Celer          Rogue camp       1

I've never finished any barb, because I really don't like them. But this tourney sounds as fun. I don't expect to finish normal alive though.
 

Ockut

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Re: The BowBarb Tournament

I guess you could...... but if you find your self in that situation then i guess you better pay more attention.:tongue:.

Avoid it if you can like having backup arrows in your inventory or just keeping a close eye on your arrows.
Was just a random thought really, what if scenario. Will avoid doing so, shame to taint an interesting bowbarb with any form of melee.

Have made a start on mine, nothing worth reporting on yet though, full clear of first area and den of evil /p8, cold plains waypointed without seeing any enemies or popping chests or shrine use, so single pass is intact for next session with no trouble.

Am enjoying it, don't normally play hardcore, strict SC man.

Cool tourney, I feel more part of the d2 community already. :thumbup:



 

Eric Xanthu

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Re: The BowBarb Tournament

After slogging around with a shortbow, Charsi turned me into a veritable killing machine when she agreed to sell me a hunter's bow with three sockets. In went my lone chipped topaz; out came death and mayhem to all annoying little buggers around me.

So far it's been practicing my warcries and grab-selling everything I find. I had forgotten how fun untwinked can be.
 
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