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The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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  1. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    The Christmas Shopping
    (and The January Sales)
    Tournament 2010

    Christmas is coming and that means one thing - presents. But what are you going to get for the special Amazon in your life? A new bow? A shiny stack of Javelins? Or maybe just something dull but useful, like a pair of skillers? Need A Stone of Jordan? You had better get down to Andariel's Jewelers. But hurry up and make up your mind, you only have 45 days left until Christmas!

    Introduction
    This idea for this tournament is simple. You have to find a present for each of the seven D2 classes. It can be anything. A runeword, skillers, sets, uniques. It can be shopped from a vendor or dropped from a monster. The present can be a single item, or even a group of items, like a full class specific set or a collection of skill charms. It may be a curiosity - one of those strange but useless items you don't see very often but is amusing, like a Phase Blade of Self Repair. Found an Ethereal Tomb Reaver? That's nice, but socketing with a Zod and two 40/15s would be better. Pretty much anything goes. But you do have to get presents for all seven classes. After all, we don't want to see the barbarian in tears as everyone else opens their presents do we?

    After Christmas, we see who found which presents and vote for who found the best present for each class, and the best set of seven presents. No prize taking or giving, it's just for the glory. After all Christmas is about giving, not receiving isn’t it?

    As you may have guessed by now, this is my promised replacement for the 12 Days of Christmas Tourney, I hope it will appeal to a wider audience and fit in with the general MFing or questing that people do anyway. Hopefully it will retain some of the free range magic finding fun, it is certainly much quicker to write :)

    Simple so far? On with the rules:


    The Rules
    1. Any new or existing character can compete. Any version, any difficulty, HC, SC, vanilla, RRM, RWM. (accepted SPF mods only). You can compete using as many different characters as you like.
    2. More than one item may be entered as a single gift.
    3. All items must be found within the tournament period. If you sign up after the start date, this period starts after your sign up. This includes bases for runewords, gems for re-rolling etc.
    4. Items found whilst playing in other Tourneys may be used, as long as they comply with all the rules of this tourney.
    5. Items found whilst MPing do not count.
    6. You must enter seven gifts to qualify for the voting stage, no matter how bad the gifts may be. You may still vote though.
    7. Cubing is allowed but all ingredients must be found within the tournament timeframe.
    8. Signup remains open throughout the tourney, but note rule 3.
    9. The "Shops" in question are any monsters in the game, cubing, shopping vendors, LK Chests - anything goes unless specifically excluded by the other rules.
    10. No trading for gifts.
    11. Posting of finds is encourage as the tourney progresses, but I fully expect people to keep their top finds secret. I think showing items keeps the tourney feeling more active than people signing up and we don't see anything until January. Please post in this thread.
    12. I like to encourage screenshots of where the item was found if possible, but it's not compulsory. Entries must have an ATMA / GoMule readout though.


    The Timescale
    You can start as soon as you have entered your name in the table below.
    The Tourney ends on Friday 7th January 2011. Yes, I know it should end on the 24th/25th December, but I figured it would be nice to extend it over the holiday period and I am not going to start the voting over New Year. I call this the January Sales period, time to try and pick up a post Christmas bargain.


    The Voting
    I will post the voting rules in detail nearer the time, but it will be one vote per entrant per class, plus another for overall. Most votes wins. I hope voting will reflect wit and originality in the gifts, not just awe at high end runewords or TC87s, but obviously I can't enforce this.


    How do I register?
    Just add your name to the code box below. Rmember, the tourney is open to anyone joining all the way through, but items found / screenshots taken will only count after you have signed up.


    The Small Print
    By entering this tourney I agree to comply honourably with the tourney rules. I will not hold the tourney host (maxicek) responsible for any personal trauma, repetitive strain injury or the death of any Hardcore characters that may result in from my “shopping” activities.
     
  2. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    The list of Shopaholics:

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  3. nulio

    nulio Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Sounds fun :thumbup:

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  4. Tupsi

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Christmas cleanup done. I've been loading my MF chars with all kinds of jewels, charms from different categories, uniques etc. but never muled them off. Suddenly the weight of the world seems lighter. Let's get shopping :thumbsup:
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    This sounds like what I need to spice things up again! Sign me up!

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  6. kestegs

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Don't see any reason not to sign up. I normally despise Christmas shopping, but I can get into this!

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Thanks for organizing this! I'll have a go and see if anything appropriate drops.

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    This will give me a good reason to put D2 back in and take a break from the anime that has been taking over my life recently.

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Count me in! could be fun to see what turns up through this

    ps: dont know how to edit the table to enter my name in, if the next entrant could do so that would rock!
     
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Although this sounds like fun, the fact that it spans over a really long time is way too favourable to people with lots of free time, something i lack. I'm also put off by the idea of a contest with no prizes. Winner should be able to pick one gift set from another of the entrants if he wins, then second place gets to pick one single gift (for instance the necro gift) from one pack, and then third place should get one remaining item of his/her choice.
     
  11. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    @leetserv: This isn't a MFO. This tourney is just supposed to be a bit of fun, something to do whilst you play the game as normal. If someone want's to run ATs 16 hours a day until January, that is up to them, but it isn't the intention of the tourney. In fact, the timescale is long because that is exactly what I hope people will not do. Anyway, hardly anyone takes prizes in the MFO anyway, so it is a bit academic. Ultimately it is your choice if you join or not :)

    I think it is fairly obvious, but this tourney differs from other MF Tourney's in that it isn't necessarily "The rarest item wins." Tyrael's is extremely rare, but is it an appropriate gift for any of the classes? It is fairly useless after all...
     
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    May as well in. I have some gift ideas, but I just need to find them now.


    EDIT: Will we be posting accompanying commentary on the gifts or should it be immediately obvious why they are appropriate?
     
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  13. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Commentary is good, especially if you have a specific build, or even character in mind. For example, "This Two handed Sword is perfect for my meleemancer, Elric."



     
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    I'm in too. One more thing to keep in mind as I look at items ... but it will add spice to the game.
     
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    Haven't been in a tourney since the a85 one (not counting the ulla memorial tourney which i'm still in), so this should be fun.
    I hope this can motivate me back to 'regular' D2 playing.
     
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    I don't enter as many tourney's as I should and I was just talking about getting the Christmas lights out this weekend and begin testing them to start putting them up. I put up several thousand lights on our house/yard/trees each year and the kids and neighborhood loves it. Anyway, seems like something I could do and enjoy at my leisure.
     
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

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    Why not?
     
  19. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Welcome aboard everyone, good luck. :)


    Some items to get this all started. Nothing outstanding yet though, my council dry patch continues. Some crafting ingredients for later and:

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    Swirling Crystal 
    One Hand Damage: 18 - 42 
    Durability: 47 of 50 
    Required Level: 42 
    Fingerprint: 0x8f8fc333 
    Item Level: 85 
    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
    
    Um Rune 
    Required Level: 47 
    Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
    Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds Armor: Cold Resist +15% 
    Lightning Resist +15% 
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    Poison Resist +15% Shields: Cold Resist +22% 
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    Re: The Christmas Shopping Tournament 2010

    Code:
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    My sentiments.


     

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