.:The Trader's Anatomy Tournament:. Updated

Drixx

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.:The Trader's Anatomy Tournament:. Updated

.:The Trader's Anatomy:. A tournament by Freejke and Drixx

Welcome to the Trader's Anatomy, a tournament unlike any other. What sets this one apart from every other tournament going on right now? I'm glad you asked. Pull up a chair and listen as I describe for you the Trader's Anatomy.

The first thing that sets this tournament apart is that everyone will receieve at least one prize for participating. That's right. If you participate, and make progress updates, then you will get a prize just for playing. Drixx is currently doing 2000 Mephisto runs in hell seeking a few specific items, and aside from those few items, every single item found is being added to a massive stash which will feed the prizes for this tournament. To top it off, Freekje is adding a considerable amount of items as well.

You can find the most current Flavie report of Drixx's reward stash here

When Freejke sends His over, you will be able to see it here

The second thing that sets this tournament apart is that after completing Act 1 in normal difficulty, you must TRADE for every equipment upgrade you want. You may not equip anything you find or purchase, but rather you must trade with other players in the tournament. When the tournament begins, we'll handle trades in this thread.

The third thing will be the Anatomy. This is described in rule 2 below!

Now that we've gotten your attention, let's go over the rules.

~~~ Rules ~~~

1.) This is a SC tournament. 1.11 Vanilla play ONLY!
2.) Beginning with Wirt's leg, you must ALWAYS have an anatomy item equipped. Wirt's leg may be on your weapon switch; however, as soon as you find another item that has a body part name in it, YOU MUST WEAR IT. At all times, you must have at least one of your equipment slots taken up by an item with a body part in the name. Once you move beyond wirt's leg, at least one item MUST be in a main slot (NOT switch)
2a.) Once you progress into act 2, remember you must TRADE for your anatomy item.
3.) This is an untwinked tournament. You start with nothing. You may only equip items you find until you defeat Andariel. After that point, you must trade for everything you want to use with other players in the tournament. If you find something good, then you have to find someone else who has something you can use in return! All trades will be handled in a SPTF thread unless we obtain permission to use a separate forum set up just for this tournament.
3a.) Re-running areas is acceptable if you want to MF for items to trade for what you need.
4.) Runes and Charms are excempt for now, whichever you find you may use yourself.
5.) You may use an ATMA stash to store items you find for trading purposes, however you can never take an item back from the stash to your own character. So if you trade for something, you wear it or it takes up stash room.
6.) The scoring will be as follows:
a.) -1 point per level
b.) -5 points per death
c.) +1 point per waypoint
d.) +2 points per quest
e.) +10 points for completing a difficulty level
f.) +10 points to the winner of "Best Anatomy" - This will be judged by Freekje and myself. We will post how we made our determination after the contest closes, to keep it fair ahead of time. Multiple equipped and used Anatomy items are definately a bonus.*


~~~ Prizes ~~~

The winner will receieve first choice from the prize pool. They will get 2 items to start. After this, in descending order, every participate will get to pick any remaining item they wish. We will proceed through the list twice, so everyone gets at least two items. The remaining items go to the winner of the tournament. In order to receieve your prizes, you must submit updates while the tournament is going on, as well as submit a final progress report at the end of the tournament.

The tournament will run for six weeks, or until 5 people have completed hell difficulty, whichever comes first.

* - To clarify. Anatomy is any item who's name indicates that the item itself is some part of a body. Cranium Basher would NOT qualify since it's describing what the weapon DOES to a body part. Skin of the Vipermagi DOES qualify, since the item is assumed to be the "skin" of the vipermagi.

The tournament will begin on May 21st. Please do not start early.

To enter, merely reply with the following information:

ForumName:
CharacterName:
CurrentLevel:
CurrentAct:
CurrentWP:
CurrentPts:


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Entrants so far:

ForumName: Drixx
CharacterName: Garibaldi
CurrentLevel: 1
CurrentAct: 1, Normal
CurrentWP: Rogue Encampment
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName: Freekje
CharacterName: Ohgl
CurrentLevel: 1
CurrentAct: 1, Normal
CurrentWP: Rogue Encampment
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName: Kool69
CharacterName: Sabriel
CurrentLevel: 1
CurrentAct: 1 Normal
CurrentWP: Rogue Encampment
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName: Gabriel74
CharacterName: Grey
CurrentLevel: 1
CurrentAct: 1, Normal
CurrentWP: Rogue Encampment
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName: Tadzio
CharacterName: Rockefeller
CurrentLevel: 1
CurrentAct: 1
CurrentWP: Rogue Encampment
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName: omgmir
CharacterName: Kevorkian
CurrentLevel: 1
CurrentAct: 1
CurrentWP: Rogue Encampment
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName:Docturnal
CharacterName: Pious_Surgeon
CurrentLevel:1
CurrentAct:1
CurrentWP: Rogue Enc.
CurrentPts: 0


ForumName: Omegamann
CharacterName:Igor
CurrentLevel:1
CurrentAct:1
CurrentWP:Rogue Enc.
Current Points:0


***Sorry for the new thread, needed to do a lot of clarifications due to questions, and can't edit original post. Please use this thread now***
 

BrandonFe

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ForumName:BrandonFe
CharacterName:Erris
CurrentLevel:1
CurrectAct:1
CurrentWP:Roque Camp
Current Points:0
 

somethingsin

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Normal goes pretty fast, so you may have to do quite a lot of trading in the beginning to keep your gear at an apropriate level.

that may be a bit difficult with only a few people, who aren't on all the time.
people might slow down and get bored by the fact that they can't progress...
 

Drixx

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Aye. I'm hoping for about 20 to sign up. That should be adequate I think. Especially if you hang on to anything you know would be useful for someone. I don't think we'll see a very complicated economy until late in the tourney if at all.

At first it will be pretty much I'll trade you anything I have that you want for this item you have that's a big upgrade for me. Relative value will be out the window. I think it will be fun, if it works.
 

Tadzio

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Depending on how many people go with a caster, melee may shine more. I'm personally going with a hybrid necro so I can go caster if too many people go melee, and can go poison/meleemancer if there's a surplus of melee gear.

If everyone is vying for +cold skill items for their meteorb, a smiter might do exceptionally well via trades.
 

Drixx

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Yeah,

I'm not playing to win (for obvious reasons). My goal is to make sure there is plenty of items in the trade pool. That's why I'm going sorc :)
 

Drixx

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BrandonFe said:
Im assuming items that have "Claw" or "Bite" in there names can't be used by a shapeshifting druid right?

No limitations on what you can use. If you can trade for it with another tourney participant, you can use it.
 

Drixx

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Any anatomy item is fine. Omegamann, the reason you PM'd me with is not sufficient for me to wish you to withdraw from the tournament. Frankly, my dislike meter just hit +100 against Catleya for it.

As far as I'm concerned you are more than welcome to join the tournament, and anyone who feels otherwise can stay out of it. They certainly will not be missed.
 

Cattleya

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My deepest apologies for this hijack, but since I have been specifically mentioned, I wanted to comment. First off, I've PMed back and forth with Drixx (he initiated the contact) and he apologized for the comment and asked for more information from me about what was going on. At least some of the problem seemed to simply be a misunderstanding. From my point of view, things are now fine and resolved between us, with no hard feelings. :smiley:

The reason that I am posting here is that I fear that imaginations will run wild about what horrible flaming PMs I sent Omegamann to provoke this response in the first place, and I decided that the easiest thing to do was just make it public.

Here is the complete text of the PM I sent omegamann regarding my giveaway, and the only non-public interaction I have had with him:
Cattleya said:
As far as I am aware, the issues around the Griffon's Eye were never resolved in a way that would clear you for trading and MP. If I missed it or it was done behind the scenes with AE, please let me know. Barring that, however, I'm afraid you don't qualify for my giveaway.

Please understand that this is not personal, and this has always been my policy for giveaways.
Omegamann sent a polite reply, and I considered the matter closed until this came up. Now, hopefully, I can really consider the matter closed. :smiley:

We now return you to your regularly scheduled tourney...
 

Drixx

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I agree, except to say that in my mind that earlier matter was resolved. Hopefully AE can clear the matter up to the point that O can join the tournament. Would be a shame otherwise.
 

omegamann

Diabloii.Net Member
Eep !!

Sorry Cattleya, It was not my intention to get anyone flamed. As a result of the PM from you I came to realize that you may very well not be the only one that will have a problem trading with me.

I sent a PM to Drixx simply stating that I did not want his tourney to get stalled out due to folks not wanting to trade or interact with me. There will be other tourney's in the future.

Drixx, no worries mate. Somes fights is worth fighting...this ain't one of them. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Cattleya is from what I have seen a voice of reason on these boards and seems genuinely interested in preserving the integrity of the SPF. While I may be on the bad end of it, I can't fault it.

Mama always said "Stick to your guns" !! She also said "If you cant beat em, beat em up" !! err... but that's another story...:laugh:

JP
 

FrostBurn

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It may be an issue to some for trading and MP'ing, but I fail to see why it could/should be an issue for a simple give-away.

Sorry Drixx, hijack.
 

Drixx

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FrostBurn said:
It may be an issue to some for trading and MP'ing, but I fail to see why it could/should be an issue for a simple give-away.

Sorry Drixx, hijack.
No problems frosty, hehe. Any time it comes up and people can see it again, maybe we will eventually get to 20 people playing this one. In any case, I think the problem is that this tournament requires trading, and I guess OM could be banned for trading if AE doesn't consider him eligable to trade anymore. Or something like that.

We'll have to see what AE says. Still waiting for PM response.
 
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