2024 Spring RFL Sign-Up and Running Thread: Round 1 (Areas)

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Hey SPF! It's time for RFL. Round 1 sign up is here.

What is RFL?
RFL stands for Rune Finding League. RFL is a free-for-all rune-finding tournament. Previously, it had three rounds of 20-hour sets, but we've adjusted the format to two rounds, as discussed here and here. You can participate for both rounds, or just one.

During this contest we farm runes in various areas during 17-day periods, with 4 days of rest and planning between each round. Players get points based on rarity of the rune (not its level) and at the end each player posts top 5 highest scored runes to get the final score. History of prior RFLs is here, thanks to the great work of @Pb_pal, for those interested.

This year, the first round will be Areas, basically any part of the game (including Terror Zones for those in D2R), except Cows (Round 2 target) and LK. Travincal round is effectively combined with Areas from prior three-round format. For those in D2R, Terror Zones can't be run for Round 1 if Terrorized zone is Cows or LK.

When is RFL?
  • Round 1 (Areas): 0:00 Friday, April 5 through 23:59 Sunday, April 21
  • Round 2 (Cows): 0:00 Friday, April 26 through 23:59 Sunday, May 12
The start/end is relative to your time zone. Sign-up is open for each round until the end.

General rules
These are the rules that stand for both rounds. Specific rules for the first round are posted below.
  1. For each round, running time is limited to 20 hours of playing (when you mule to stash or in ATMA/GoMule, you can pause clock/counter/online stopwatch or whatever you use). However, when you finish your 20 hours of running, you can start a new batch of running which is again limited to 20 hours of playing. You can play as many batches as you want.
  2. You are not allowed to start a new batch as long as you don't finish full 20 hours of the previous one.
  3. Every batch is scored individually, and you will get points towards the league according to your best batch from each round.
  4. Best batch is the one where your top 5 runes give the most scores. Scoring can be found below.
  5. Screenshots of runes are not required, but I assume people would like to see them anyway. You are encouraged to post your findings...
  6. ... but only after each round is finished! Don't post your qualifiers when the round is still going. You are warmly welcome to discuss your other findings however. But remember: Don't post your qualifying runes!
  7. Runes qualified (giving scores) are all Pul+ runes.
  8. Cubing runes into higher ones is not allowed. In other words don't cube Pul runes into Um to get a higher score.
  9. Versions allowed: 1.13-1.14 and D2R. Also version 1.07 is allowed, and this year, we're opening it up to 1.08 and 1.09, given that v1.07 has already been included, as discussed here.
Specific rules for the 1st round
For the first round we will be running Areas. Every area is in play, except Cows and LK. This includes Terror Zones, unless the terrorized zone is one of the two off-limits areas. Drops from pop-ables count, if you decide to go that route.

Scoring
Scoring is based on rarity of runes. System is the same as we had during the earlier RFLs and during RFOs and Zodthon. Combine the points of the top 5 runes from your best batch each round.

Pul 3.4
Mal 5.0
Um 5.1
Gul 7.1
Ist 7.5
Ohm 10.1
Vex 10.6
Sur 13.7
Lo 15.1
Jah 18.3
Ber 20.5
Cham 27.5
Zod 71.8

1.07:
Pul 19.3
Um 29.0
Mal 38.5
Ist 57.8
Gul 76.9
Vex 115.3
Ohm 152.4
Lo 228.7
Sur 307.0
Ber 460.5
Jo 613,5
Cham 920.2
Zod 736.5

Scoring towards the whole RFL
After each round is done, you will get points toward the whole RFL depending your placement that round.

1st: 10 points
2nd: 8
3rd 6
4th: 5
5th: 4
6th: 3
7th 2
8th: 1

And remember, only your best batch from each round counts. While we crown every winner from each round, the biggest champion is of course the overall winner:
The Champion of the RFL is the player who has the most points given by placements total. In case of a tie after both rounds (more likely with only two rounds), the winner is the one with a higher scoring rune from Areas. If that is a tie as well, we check Cows. If both are still the same, it's 2nd best from Areas etc.

Sending results
PM me your top 5 runes from your best batch. Please do this immediately after you have stopped running so that we can have results and standings after each round ASAP. Also PM me if you didn't run. Your PM should include: five runes, five scores, and the total score.

Example:
1. Zod 71.8
2. Cham 27.5
3. Lo 15.1
4. Lo 15.1
5. Ist 7.5
total: 137

After receiving your results, I'll make the results thread for each round. There you can brag about your runes, and also post screenshots of your top 5 runes, at least. This is not mandatory however. Claiming to have found 5 Zods may seem strange without screenshots though.

Prize
Eternal glory and the seal of approval from the Zod God.

Participants
Entrants as of 3/27/24
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PhineasB (v1.14)

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There will be a sign-up and running thread for each round individually. This sign-up stands for "Areas" only. Sign up for the next round will precede final results, because of the shortened interval between rounds, and I'll update prior round results into sign up thread for overall ranking update once results are posted for prior round.

Please post if you have comments or suggestions. You are also warmly welcome to discuss your builds, running tactics, finds apart from qualifiers etc.! Everything regarding the tournament in general.

Good luck and HAVE FUN!
 
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I plan to run my untwinked 99er Sorc at Nihl; 20 hours will likely get her the rest of the way to 99 with Ancients XP bonus, so will switch to Poison Necro in the Pit if still have time in the set.
 
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I’m not sure I’ll hit a full 20 hour set. If I manage one hour per day over 17 days, I’ll be happy. I’ll be using several different characters and running primarily Terror Zones. If the TZ of the hour doesn’t do it for me then I’ll farm Keys and hope some runes drop in the process.
 
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Will give my WW barb a spin ( :D ) in the pits. If that gets too tedious will mix in some firesorcing where doable and or bone necromancy somewhere.
 
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WW Barb. Travincal. Doesn't get much better than that.
 
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1.07 WW barb at trav. Haven’t posted in forums (only some discords) but doing a barb only start 1.07 project leveling to 99. He’s 88 (but probably will be higher by then). Silvio/jimsfriend have been subject to numerous questions to my posts/questions/finds.
 
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1.07 WW trav barb
 
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The first step to getting back into it is signing up....
 
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I'm going to mostly be playing my TS/DT Assassin. She hasn't finished Hell yet, but is mid Act 3 at players 8 and cruising. Will probably spend some time with my Wolfbarb.
 
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Will most likely be running Trav with my Zealot again.
 
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I'll be running my (New) HC-UT 99er Hurricane Druid and my (New) HC-UT DoubleThrow barb to start. Maybe I can level my HC-UT FoHdin fast enough to get him to Hell Arcane. Starting over sucks, but this helps a lot in a way.

Good Luck to all runners
 
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Brutalisk, the about-to-hit-99-but-never-killed-a-monster-becase-afk-in-mp-cows WW barb will hopefully start paying back his debt to society!
 
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This should increase my usual 5-min sessions to something slightly higher.

Goal - something very achievable - roll a CtA.
I'm currently just an Um-worth of runes away from my first ever Ohm on the lvl 99.4 blizz sorc.
(Idk how... TZ exp is crazy like that... 🤪)

P.S. Wait a second....
Are some higher runes actually more common than their lower-level runes in 1.13/D2R!?

Pul 3.4
Mal 5.0
Um 5.1
Gul 7.1
Ist 7.5
Ohm 10.1
Vex 10.6
Sur 13.7
Lo 15.1
Jah 18.3
Ber 20.5
Cham 27.5
Zod 71.8
 
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I expect 20 hours mixed among Trav, WSK, River+Chaos, possibly other permitted areas.
 
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Count me in.
 
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Sign me up! Still thinking about what to run.
 
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