The Peasants Tournament

Morathi

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Re: The Peasants Tournament

Just to answer a few questions.

I do have a question: you state that runes are only useable as crafting supplies. What about as item upgrades? I'm going to want more potion slots in that sweet tri-res sash I've gambled...
Ah yes good question. Using runes for item upgrades is fine!


Sounds great, but I'll have to wait till after exams.
So skeleton mages are fine? Shouldn't all summons be limited to 3 (can't see that mages are easier to control)?
Skeleton mages arn't a melee summon are they? so they are allowed. I don't want to limit them to only 3 as i want more variety if possible. Also the main reason why i implemented this rule was so Fishymancers wouldn't get made. Because they are almost non affected by the rules and i didn't want a mass of people playing fishymancers.

I have some more questions: we can pick up and sell s/u's, right, and we can have items with +skills that are above 18, but we can't use them (except when they are passives, which should be okay, too (?)). Another Question Mark.
You are correct on this. You can sell S/U's and you can use items with + skills. If the +skill is a banned skill (>18) then it cannot be used (the skill not the item). If it is passive, then thats fine.

Questions :)

1. Are items with charges disallowed, or just using the charges?
2. This is my reading of the items restrictions is this, please correct me if I'm mistaken (particularly the words in bold)
- no sets, uniques, runewords, under any circumstances
- weapons: any non-s/u/rw. May not be socketed with runes.
- armour: any non-metallic non-s/u/rw (leather and bone ok) Socketing with runes ok, so long as they don't make runewords.
- crafts ok, again no metal in armour
- jewellery: no s/u/rw.
3. skills: only level 18 and below, except as synergy and ctc.
1- Just using the charges
2- Yes you are correct with that all, but make sure you keep to the list of items i specified, because some armors are a variation of leather/metal etc.
3- ctc? i think you mean passive? or are you refering to what is allowed on items?

Edit- I have had a change of heart. I am going to allow Runes to be socketed into weapons and armors. But you cannot of course make runewords, just socket the item with a rune(s). I will be editing my original post to specify this.

Thank you all for your comments, its greatly appreciated.

I hope you enjoy the tournament!



 
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Cygnus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

One more question: any restriction on Shadow Warrior skills? In particular, can I put points in Mind Blast (or get it as a claw mod), hotkey and select it so that the shadow can use it? I won't be casting it myself, of course.

No exception for Peasant Crown? That would fit the theme very well.

I'm in with a TS/DT/shadow sin. I'll add myself to the table once I play a bit.

No CBF mod for *anyone* in this tournament. That should give casters, ranged attackers and those with strong minions even more of an edge than usual.
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

One more question: any restriction on Shadow Warrior skills? In particular, can I put points in Mind Blast (or get it as a claw mod), hotkey and select it so that the shadow can use it? I won't be casting it myself, of course.

No exception for Peasant Crown? That would fit the theme very well.

I'm in with a TS/DT/shadow sin. I'll add myself to the table once I play a bit.

No CBF mod for *anyone* in this tournament. That should give casters, ranged attackers and those with strong minions even more of an edge than usual.
Ahhh dam, nice question. Never even thought about that. I am going to have to say no you cant. As the peasant is the one casting the Shadow Warrior, she must share the same mind frame and intelligence as the peasant. Allowing what you say, would make the Shadow Warrior smarter and more developed, which isn't very fitting considering the peasant is the one casting the warrior.

Ah Peasant Crown, a fitting name, but one that is a unique. We can't allow the peasant to wear anything that resembles royalty. The consequences are too harsh to even comprehend. So to anwer the question, no you can't :p.

I believe there is a rune that allows CBF? and considering i am allowing runes as socketables now, it is possible....but unlikely. Its just an extra challange you have to over come, be creative!



 

TheReadMenace

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Re: The Peasants Tournament

A'ight, I'm in. This sounds a bit like a tourney played in the summer of '06, so I'll join with the same character I made back then. Details will come later, but please welcome this tournament's first Paladin Ranger!

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Morathi        Aisha         Assassin    Rogue Camp    1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp    1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp    1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp    1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
 

Colorless Green

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

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Morathi        Aisha         Assassin    Rogue Camp    1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp    1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp    1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp    1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0
I've been wanting a tournament, and this one looks like fun. There aren't any amazons yet, so that's what I'll play. I'll figure out the build once I start building it.

edit: I think it's gonna be one or both of plague javelin or GA/MS

edit2: is there any chance you want to make an exception to the no-leaving-town-in-previous-acts rule in order to get wirt's leg (assuming absolutely nothing is killed or picked up besides the leg)? I find it annoying to the point that I just won't do cows to have to save wirt's leg in my stash for the entire difficulty in non-extended stash games.

-CG
 
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Morathi

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Re: The Peasants Tournament

edit2: is there any chance you want to make an exception to the no-leaving-town-in-previous-acts rule in order to get wirt's leg (assuming absolutely nothing is killed or picked up besides the leg)? I find it annoying to the point that I just won't do cows to have to save wirt's leg in my stash for the entire difficulty in non-extended stash games.
I can't see a problem with that. Ok you may be allowed to get wirst leg. However you may not pick up or use any items that drop along the way. Try and avoid any killing if possible, but if you find your self in a dangerous situation you may kill to avoid death.

Also if you are simply leaving town to retrieve wirts leg, make sure you do so on p/1 to avoid any real significant exp gain.



 

Leoner

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Re: The Peasants Tournament

just finished Fallout 3(awesome game), so I couldn't stay away from this much longer.
Faye the peasant trapper is born, she was fun playing through blood moor and the den, shock web is a fun skill, and ive always wanted to make an assassin using SW and CBS, but I always get bored or start using lighting/death sentry, since the later wont happen here I hope I wont get bored.
And just to be sure, I can put points in lighting and death sentry, as long as I never use them?

edit: nevermind the question, re-read the rules.

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Morathi        Aisha         Assassin    Rogue Camp    1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp    1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp    1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp    1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Cold plains   7       -3
 

xxnothing

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

just finished Fallout 3(awesome game), so I couldn't stay away from this much longer.
Same here... FO3 rocked. Hopefully I can squeeze this character in somewhere between all my Christmas shopping, work, and playing Left 4 Dead (also an awesome game!! Super fun co-op).

Think I'll build an Amazon of some kind...

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Forum Name     Character     Class       Location      Level    Points
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Morathi        Aisha         Assassin    Rogue Camp    1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp    1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp    1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp    1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Cold plains   7       -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0


 

Leoner

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

dunno if im done for today, but I need a break. Faye has made it to outer cloister without any NDE's or any troubles at all really. One or two CBS, a few CW's, and whack away at any survivors works great so far, will see how she does later on.
no great drops so far, got Biggin's Bonnet but thats not exactly a good drop in this tourney. 52% mf on me and 36% on my merc gives me lots of rares though.

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Morathi        Aisha         Assassin    Rogue Camp    1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp    1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp    1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp    1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Outer cloister17      -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0
still -3 points, I guess full clears isnt the best when you get negative points for lvls, good thing I dont care about points, just want to survive as far as posible :p
 

xxnothing

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

I figured this was as good of a time as any to try out HC, so we'll see how far I can make it.
Started out as usual at p/7 until I remembered the negative points for levels! I throttled back down to p/1 for now. Doing full clears of all areas. Currently level 12 and just jabbing everything with a rare spear (found in Trist), or tossing with a blue pilum when safety/distance is needed.
Just killed Countess (Tir, El). Gotta go run errands now, this evening I plan on playing as far into Act 2 as I can before I get sucked back into Left 4 Dead!


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Morathi        Aisha         Assassin    Rogue Camp    1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp    1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp    1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp    1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp    1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp    1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp    1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Outer cloister17      -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Tamoe         12      -3
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

Welcome to all new participants. Good luck!

Just a small update. I have decided to re-join with another character for a couple of reasons. One reason being i stupidly placed all my spare points (20 of them) into Energy, thinking i was placing them in Vitality (which was what i wanted). I don't know what i was thinking, but obviously i wasn't concentrating and just slammed 20 skill points into Energy :doh:. The other reason being, i have come to the realisation that i don't like using charge up skills. It just doesn't feel right....

So allow me to introduce, Ron the Barbarian. I plan on making him a thrower. Hopefully i won't stuff up his stat points like i did with Aisha :whistling:. This will be tough with no Battle Orders, but i am looking forward to seeing how far i can get.

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Morathi        Ron           Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp     1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp     1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp     1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp     1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Outer cloister 17      -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Tamoe          12      -3
 

iomanip

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

Enter Smacks, sorceress. Dont know class yet, so ill do what Insane Wayne did some time ago and let chance decide. The first staff/orb with +skill on it will decide what element ill go with.

take care,
io

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iomanip        Smacks        Sorceress   Rouge Camp     1        0
Morathi        Ron           Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp     1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp     1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp     1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp     1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Outer cloister 17      -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Tamoe          12      -3
 

ginNtonic

Banned
Re: The Peasants Tournament

I have a few good ideas for this one, but it has been a while since I've played a Zon. Say hello to Helot! The name comes from the helot population of ancient Greece. The helot's are referred to as "between free men and slaves". Their exact status and origin is not completely known, but the helot's of Sparta were obviously lower class. An interesting fact about the relationship between spartans and helots: EVery autumn when young spartan warriors were training they would be sent into the wilds. Supposedly during this season it was possible to kill any Helot found in the woods with repercussions. Well my little helot girl just killed a Spartan warrior and is really angry :evil2:

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iomanip        Smacks        Sorceress   Rouge Camp     1        0
Morathi        Ron           Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp     1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp     1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp     1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp     1        0
ginNtonic      Helot         Amazon      Rogue Camp     1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Outer cloister 17      -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Tamoe          12      -3
 

krovak

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name     Character     Class       Location       Level    Points
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iomanip        Smacks        Sorceress   Rouge Camp     1        0
Morathi        Ron           Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0    
newco          Bombur        Druid       Rogue Camp     1        0
OldSoldier     Serfa         Sorceress   Rogue Camp     1        0  
ironbarb       Ikaldus       Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
20MuleTeam     Dr_Rock       Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
ILikeRocks     CreamDream    Necro       Rogue Camp     1        0
Bondball7      Gorash        Barbarian   Rogue Camp     1        0
TheReadMenace  ???           Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
CG             Pobrecita     Amazon      Rogue Camp     1        0
ginNtonic      Helot         Amazon      Rogue Camp     1        0
krovak         Edric         Paladin     Rogue Camp     1        0
Leoner         Faye          Assassin    Outer cloister 17      -3 
xxnothing      Sylvia        Amazon      Tamoe          12      -3
This is going to be legen ... wait for it ... dary!

I like the idea very much, entering with a not-so-noble paladin. I will decide about the build later, but probably either an avenger, or another try on a teslafroster. HC.
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Peasants Tournament

Are Ravens and Poison Creeper melee summons?
I am going to say no they arn't.

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I like the idea very much, entering with a not-so-noble paladin. I will decide about the build later, but probably either an avenger, or another try on a teslafroster. HC.[/QUOTE]

Don't mean to trample on your idea's, but you can't use Holy Shock for this tournament, so a teslafroster isn't an option. Avenger is though!

Hopefully no one is up to Act 5 already, or have found a S/U that they wanted to use, because i have decided to introduce a new rule to make things a little more interesting and to make Anya's "useless" quest an intregal part of this tournament:

[highlight] Anya's Personalization quest is an opportunity that the peasant takes full advantage of. With the help of Anya, the peasant is able to make royal classed items (Set/Unique's) appear lowly with the use of Anya's potions and special equipment. Giving a once, shiny and valued item, the appearance of an old and rusty "peasant" item. The peasant may choose to personalize a S/U and equip it or place it on his/her merc thanks to the help of Anya. Note that any S/U may be personalized and equiped. [/highlight]

I have edited this into the OP incase people miss this post and for new participants.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Edit- ironbarb you are correct. You must complete both Imbue and Personalization quests before moving onto the next act.
 
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ironbarb

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Re: The Peasants Tournament

Hmm, I got to ask one more thing. Did I understand correctly that the imbue and personalization quest must be greyed out before advancing to the next act, meaning we have to imbue an item before we can continue to A2 and we have to personalize an item before we finish a difficulty.

And can we use any S/Us for personalizing, or must they accord to other item rules (aka can we personalize and use Duriel's for example).

(insert question marks where applicable)
 

Cygnus

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Re: The Peasants Tournament

Anya's Personalization quest is an opportunity that the peasant takes full advantage of. With the help of Anya, the peasant is able to make royal classed items (Set/Unique's) appear lowly with the use of Anya's potions and special equipment. Giving a once, shiny and valued item, the appearance of an old and rusty "peasant" item. The peasant may choose to personalize a S/U and equip it or place it on his/her merc thanks to the help of Anya. Note that any S/U may be personalized and equiped.
Wow, big change. Only S/Us or runewords as well?



 
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