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Untwinked Grail Tourney (SC or HC)

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  1. jjscud

    jjscud IncGamers Member

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    Untwinked Grail Tourney (SC or HC)

    Well, with a bit if ugliness lately and the last one was just fun, I think its time for another untwinked grail tourney

    Please excuse the blatant plagerism of Hrus original rules

    Untwinked Grail Tourney (SC)

    This tournament is for the players who want to start fresh (for example in 1.11 ladder), or are just starting fresh (welcome noobs or converted bnetters!), or want to have fun with filling the holes in the empty grail table again (like me).

    BASIC IDEA: Start an untwinked character, and try to find as much set and uniques as you can in one month. The winner will be the player who will have the highest grail count.

    All entrants will donate 15 PGems as the signup donation. Winner will take all of them.

    I've thought about this a bit and with all the mods floating around, I'm going to require a Vanilla start here. You must gather 15 Vanilla pgems with your tourney char and then submit those. Once you've submitted your 15 PGems, you may use the forum accepted mods (RRM and RWM) - jjscud

    I am sure we can make the final answer for the favorite noob question: "Which character should I start with?"

    Just for kicks, here's the results from last time, I'm simplifying the scoring to just grail count. As you can see, gail count afected everything else quite directly anyways.

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    forumname         character-name   build           totalscore   grail  top5  TC3  Cathan
    Hrus              Astreon          Hammerdin       456.8        392   64.8   9   38
    Sint              Crutch           FW/Orb Sorc     452          389   63     11  40
    javcek            Ladia            Meteorb         387.3        342   45.3   6   21
    factory           VenusAsABoy      Blizzard        377.8        311   66.8   6   13
    jjscud            Stormlash        Zealot          334.4        300   34.4   3   15
    Tasdaz            ColdHeart        Blizzard        332.2        294   38.2   7   12
    Quickdeath        Carpenter        Hammerdin       204.6        186   18.6   5    6
    Billybgame        JavvyLovesBilly  Javazon          77           77    0     2    1
    Duesnox		  Dionysus	   Fishymancer      70           70    0     1    1 
    
    RULES:
    1. Untwinked SC (can be HC too, but HC chars are seriously disadvantaged). You can mule the items off to special stash, from which you can mule back on your char. Trading is not allowed. MP is not allowed.

    2. Only 1 character.

    3. No build restrictions, 1.10 or 1.11 only (please note if you are 1.10)

    4. You can run any area any difficulty anytime. Whatever player settings you like.

    5. You can't use maphack and seed command to recover maps.

    6. SCORES:
    Base score will be the number of different set/uniques found with your character. The same as in the Grail thread, we have a great tools such as Flavie and Medieval Mart to count them.

    7. START DATE 08-28-2006, END DATE 09-30-2006 (local times)

    9. The signup PGEM donation should be sent in a mule called forumname_ugt until 09-15-2006 to my mail: jjscud(at)yahoo(dot)com. You have to collect your gems with the tournament character. Any PGems are acceptable, I think you know how to use them if you win. (Just a hint, PGems are easily gethered by running around Lower Kurast in either NM or Hell. I would estimate one hour's effort would get you enough PGems)

    10. Signup will close the 5th of September, but players may start immediately.

    11. No use of ATMA. Just kidding, now get started.
     
  2. jjscud

    jjscud IncGamers Member

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    Signup/score table
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    forumname        character-name     build         grail    Pgems Paid
    jjscud           Dontknow           Dontknow        0      No  
     
  3. Milb

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    jjscud           Dontknow           Dontknow        0      No  
    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     0      No  
    I'm in on this one, have made myself a new vanilla shortcut :smiley:

    I will be playing HC, I had a twinked lvl 15 RWM Blizzballer sorc but I have now deleted her and will be starting fresh with this character. If I win, which I doubt, I won't be taking the pgems, so who ever came second can have them.

    Good luck,
    Milb
     
  4. HapyHrt

    HapyHrt IncGamers Member

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    jjscud           Dontknow           Dontknow        0      No  
    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    I think I'll join this too. Work load will determine play time, but I've wanted to see what I could do untwinked.

    I too have made a Vanilla shortcut.

    I'll play SC some sort of sorc.
     
  5. zarfen

    zarfen IncGamers Member

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    hmm, nice idea, but! how are we supposed to collect 15 vanilla pgems with our character if we play rwm/rrm ahould we play vanilla until we get 15 gems and then finally start to go rwm/rrm and doing the mf'ing... hmpf
     
  6. Milb

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    Yeah, read the bold bit in the opening post!

    My char is currently lvl 15 with 1 SU to her name, about to run countess now for some starter items.
     
  7. jjscud

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    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    I've pretty much decided I don't like the standard sorcs anymore. I know a smiter is an unusual option for this tourney but I think he can get the job done.


    @zarfen - even if you have the rrm/rwm files, they are only used if the correct parameters are called in the shortcut. You can simply right-click on your desktop, quick launch bar, or programs menu and select create shortcut, and then locate your Diablo II.exe file. The will give you a vanilla shortcut. You must play that way until you collect 15 PGems. Once you've sent in the 15 PGems you may resume using your rrm/rwm shortcut or continue on with vanilla.

    Personally, Although most of my characters are technically (and undeniably) RRM/RWM, I still launch and play Vanilla games most of the time. I have two Diablo 2 short cuts handy, one for Vanilla and the other, for RRM (I don't actually have RWM installed). One is Labeled "Vanilla" and the other "Red Rune".
     
  8. zarfen

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    ok, might join, must consider it a bit though :p
    Or maybe I just start a self found grail instead, as I dont have one :grin:
    gotta consider a bit now, ciao
     
  9. DarkChaos

    DarkChaos IncGamers Member

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    It sounds pretty fun... I'll give it a thought but I don't think I'll have the time to partake in this one... I'll have a final answer sometime in the next week or so but I am doubtful.
     
  10. zarfen

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    out of curiousity, how do you connect "i dont have the time" and "I took a HC char to level 99" to the same person? ;)
     
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    Well my time will be cut to about 1/15 of what it is now in the (very) near future...
     
  12. Milb

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    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     4      No  
    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    Quite happy with first few hours of playing, have found Cleglaw's Shield, Umbral Disk, Stoutnail and Blood Crescent so far. Am Lvl 19 now and trying to shop a staff for 'Leaf' before I face Andariel. I found a +3 FBall 2s staff but couldn't afford it at the time. Now I can afford it but can't find one :cry:

    Do we need to regularly post our finds or can we just post the Flavie report at the end?
     
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    Blizzsorc Brainfreeze reporting for duty. Leveled up to 11 so far. No grail items yet found. When I do start finding items, I will create a Flavie report of my finds.
     
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    Mini update for the hell of it. Leveled to 17 beating up on Rakanishu and friends, who dropped Pelta Lunata and Death's Guard for me. Gambled some and got no grailers but did get this:

    Bitter Lash
    Sash
    Defense: 2
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 13
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 19
    Fingerprint: 0xb05d0e17
    Fire Resist +14%
    Lightning Resist +24%
    Cold Resist +20%
    17% Faster Hit Recovery
    Repairs 1 durability in 33 seconds
     
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    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     4      No  
    wilypueo         Brainfreeze        Blizzard        2      No
    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    lachen		 Hraah              WW Barb         0      No
    I added you wily, hope I did it right.

    I already have a vanilla shortcut, and this time.. nothing shall prevent me from finishing this tourney. I'm going with a Hork/WW Barb to avoid the Sorc, I guess we'll see how it goes. If anything I hope to have fun playing untwinked all the way through for once!
     
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    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     4      No  
    wilypueo         Brainfreeze        Blizzard        2      No
    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    lachen		 Hraah              WW Barb         0      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       0      No
    I will join this as I am starting my selffound grail anyway :D
    I made a new char since I started my other on rrm/rwm mode, I made a vanilla shortcut on my desktoip as you tipped :D
    Well, im off finding tyraels and death's ;)

    Oh, and be sure to kick it up people, we cant let Milb win this one too ;) (tournement of the ring)
    gl :thumbsup:

    oh#2 the GK is for grail knight, so I can keep track and dont mix my selffound and mp'ers up ;)
     
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    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     4      No  
    wilypueo         Brainfreeze        Blizzard        2      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       1      No
    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    lachen		 Hraah              WW Barb         0      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       0      No
    update:
    I took my beauty to level 12 and jsut got the scroll from the tree, and I found my first selffound grailer in the underground passage :jig:
    A death's sash from a random fallen bosspack. Its fun though, I had to beg for one after xx cow king runs before I started my sf grail, d2 is a funny thing :prop:

    anyway, gl peeps :)
     
  18. Sint Nikolaas

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    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     4      No  
    wilypueo         Brainfreeze        Blizzard        2      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       1      No
    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    lachen		 Hraah              WW Barb         0      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       0      No
    Sint             Hrus               Kicktrapper     0      No
    Sure, why not, I was second last time... :shocked: Right, to think of a character.. hm.. fast a running bosses, quick to get trough the game.. good FRW skill based.. a Trap/kick hybrid assassin ofcourse :grin:
    I'll name her Hrus as he beat me before.

    Now.. first priority: get CB. Second: get grail.
     
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    forumname        character-name     build         grail    Pgems Paid
    Milb             Tilly              BlizzBaller     4      No  
    wilypueo         Brainfreeze        Blizzard        2      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       1      No
    jjscud           Brick              Smiter          0      No  
    HapyHrt          UntwikHpyHrt       Sorc            0      No
    lachen		 Hraah              WW Barb         0      No
    zarfen           GK_HeartOfIce      Blizzsorc       0      No
    Sint             Hrus               Kicktrapper     0      No
    RKC              Zafra              hammerdin       0      No 
    
    Sounds Like a Great Idea I was going too take a break for a few months and just lurk about but this tourney is just too good too miss. Count me in . Have my shortcut done and I going with a hammerdin to replace the one I deleted
     
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    I definitely want in. However, I don't know yet what char to play. I will be starting tomorrow at work, so I have some time to think it over.

    I really haven't played sorcs much (furthest is den of evil hell), but this tourney seems to be sorc heavy. I, of course, am addicted to paladins, but kind of want to do something new. Have never taken an assasin or druid past normal, don't really know what to do with them, however, this will be a tough decision.
     

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