Hello, stay awhile and listen!
New Forum Awards and Achievements have gotten our members enticed! Do you hear the screams of our mighty Nephilim failing to vanquish Baal in the latest tournament hosted on PureDiablo!
What is a Diablo II tournament? It is a fun way to spice up the way you play with a set of rules that you follow, with bragging rights at the end. Sint Nikolass had an awesome starter post for the SPF to where tournaments caught on. Overtime some basic ones have stayed and the occasional forum member post a new tournament for some unwitting participants to partake in the glory of hopefully slaying Hell Baal.
In order to expand this glorious activity PureDiablo has leveled up and activated Achievement and Trophy awards to those partaking in these Diabolical Creations. While traditionally tournaments have been events on our single player forum (SPF), we here at PureDiablo would like to expand it to our friends on the battle.net side. A baseline for battle.net focused tournaments is included to help entice all our forum members to partake and continue to build rapport with other members while we all wait for the release of Diablo IV.
The forum awards and achievements currently available for general Act1-Act5 Normal-Hell tournaments are as follows:
- Hosted a tournament
- Participated in a tournament
Guardian and/or Tournament Guardian
- Guardian Sept and/or Tournament Guardian Sept
- Highest score
- First to finish
- Act 5 Hell death
- Act 1 death
For long standing traditions in the SPF The Rune Finding League (RFL) and the Magic Find Olympics (MFO):
- Highest score
- Lowest score
Battle.net Specific achievements:
- 99 in a season
- Guardian in a season
- Guardian Sept in a season (Can be over multiple seasons)
- 99 HC in a season
Along with the forum awards and achievements some updates to easily recognize a type of tournaments and general Battle.net rules
Tournaments are adding tags for forum members to tell how easy or complex rules are:
For any tournament going forward a tag(s) are going to be used to let other forum members know how complex the rules are or if it has any other tagged mods that are listed below (May add more at a future date). These do not have an impact on the MFO/RFL as they are self-explanatory. The current tags are:
[Advanced] This tournament requires either forum participation (example: Random/March) and or more complicated ruleset such as the Three-Legged Race
[Extreme] This tournament requires a great deal planning or adjusting: Weapons of Commoner (point-based equipment at certain levels) or Ability Scrolls.
Additional tags, will be combined with the above:
[Multiplayer] Sharing stashes or characters. If on SPF requires Trade Profiles and readouts of items received or sent.
[Timed] This tournament requires screenshots of start and finish (since clock can be enabled)
Battle.net tournament section
As the community here at PureDiablo grows and we expand the tournaments hosted and enjoyed by our battle.net focused players we have expanded specific achievements and awards to you as well! Or get double the bonus for dual participation in SPF and B.net! To help spearhead this endeavor a general ruleset for Battle.net players is being introduced.
The four general rules for Battle.net hosted tournaments are:
2. Tournament restrictions do not start until character enters hell, though it is advisable to play solo near level 70 to gear up and use said restrictions, or an untimely death awaits.
3. You may play with others but may not trade. (You can pick up items dropped by monsters, but may not pick up an item dropped by another player even if they just picked it up and dropped it)
4. Your allowed to use one additional stash tab to hold items. (Will be adaptive based on future tabs that are increased/introduced)
The general rules allow for a lot of quality-of-life improvements to players wanting to participate in a tournament on battle.net. The SPF tournaments that have been hosted for quite a few years remove a lot of restrictions that online has on players. Most notably: The option to use GoMule for unlimited storage space and the /playersX command to increase and decrease difficulty as you see fit.
Allowing participants to be rushed/leveled by another player not participating (Example, doing Baal runs with randoms or friends) increases the participation due to not having to slog through the game at a snail’s pace in a /player1 environment. These general rules and quality of life improvements can be adjusted if a host prefers players to play in another way and can modify the general rules as they see fit for a tournament they host as they are intended for a general guide, not an absolute.
The new awards and achievements will be issued starting with the next iteration that begins in each sub-category:
RFL/MFO: The next iteration.
Battle.net: On the start of the next season of Ladder.