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New Diablo 2 Forum Awards, Achievements, and Tournaments

New Diablo 2 Forum Awards, Achievements, and Tournaments

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
  • R
    Horking for days!

    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):

  • Host
  • Participant
  • Highest score
  • Lowest score

Battle.net Specific achievements:

R 1
Will Duriel slay you?
  • 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:

[Simple] This tournament has a base limitation and your good to go! (Example: Bulging Biceps, Green with envy, Apprehensive)
[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 sectionwaaR

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:

1. Hell must be soloed unless a team tournament and be entered at Clvl76 or less.
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:

Tournaments: The next one hosted.
RFL/MFO: The next iteration.
Battle.net:  On the start of the next season of Ladder.
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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

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I do not understand the tournaments on battlenet
Can someone explain?

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I do not understand the tournaments on battlenet
Can someone explain?

They are just played on battle.net instead of single player like the ones hosted here.

For example I may host:

[Simple] Rares Rule! a battle.net tournament.

Hello everyone!

Ready to find the most powerful rare you can with your next untwinked character? Well come one come all and rare your way through Hell for the next battle.net tournament!

Restrictions for this tournament:

  • All equipped items on you and your mercenary must be rare.
  • No muling items from other character
  • General rules of battle.net tournaments apply (See below)

Scoring:

  • 1 point for each act completed if using Army of the Dead or Spells based attacks
  • 2 points for each act if using weapon damage to kill (Weapon damage is defined as needing AR and or Damage from weapon/boots to kill)

Both HC and SC are allowed to complete, a separate table will apply. Forum achievements and rewards can be awarded by participating!

General rules for battle.net tournaments:

1. Hell must be soloed unless a team tournament and be entered at Clvl76 or less.
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)

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Ah, ok... let me see If I understood.

If this tournament was hosted and I participate
1. I subscribe for this tournament
2. I create a ladder character and make progress thru the game untwinked and I only receive points for clearing an act with only wearing rare selffound items

Who is gonna judge that I did what I said? Is someone checking my gear? Who’s judging the gear is selffound?
or is it just a matter of trust? Do I report each act clear? Etc. Etc.

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Ah, ok... let me see If I understood.

If this tournament was hosted and I participate
1. I subscribe for this tournament
2. I create a ladder character and make progress thru the game untwinked and I only receive points for clearing an act with only wearing rare selffound items

Who is gonna judge that I did what I said? Is someone checking my gear? Who’s judging the gear is selffound?
or is it just a matter of trust? Do I report each act clear? Etc. Etc.

I good place to look would be at a currently running tournment such as @Babyhell https://www.purediablo.com/forums/threads/march-of-the-doomed-running-thread.14751/

For your #2 it would depend. In my scenario with general rules applying, there would be a maximum of 10points since the tournament officially starts in Hell and no higher than clvl76. You'll end Act 5 doing single pass either 81 or 82 depending on mobs and how much of a full clear you do.

There are no judges as you could easily fake screenshots, etc. If you need a forum achievement/trophy that bad and have to disregard the restrictions for your own "I'm a l33t gamer" you go!

Usually, participants are people who want a challenge. A melee barbarian or paladin in this rare only tournament sacrifices at least Crushing Blow, Open Wounds, and Cannot be Frozen.

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I good place to look would be at a currently running tournment such as @Babyhell https://www.purediablo.com/forums/threads/march-of-the-doomed-running-thread.14751/

For your #2 it would depend. In my scenario with general rules applying, there would be a maximum of 10points since the tournament officially starts in Hell and no higher than clvl76. You'll end Act 5 doing single pass either 81 or 82 depending on mobs and how much of a full clear you do.

There are no judges as you could easily fake screenshots, etc. If you need a forum achievement/trophy that bad and have to disregard the restrictions for your own "I'm a l33t gamer" you go!

Usually, participants are people who want a challenge. A melee barbarian or paladin in this rare only tournament sacrifices at least Crushing Blow, Open Wounds, and Cannot be Frozen.

Aha, roger that!
I like challenges ;)

Sounds and feels like im gonna participate at the point when ladder gets boring

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