MFO Summer 2007 Signups and Progress [by jjscud]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @jjscud on July 6, 2007.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)



MFO Progress

Ok, this is the place for updates, polite bantering and the kicking of others fortitudious testiculars. Good Luck everyone!

In the interest of sportsmanship, please email regular updates of your progress during the MFO week to your supervisor. These should be in the same format as your final results email.

Supervisors:
Baal - Drixx - *email redacted - Pb_pal*
lvl 85 - Jingizu - *email redacted - Pb_pal*
Meph - Hrus - *email redacted - Pb_pal*
Pindle - Naab - *email redacted - Pb_pal*
Teams - jjscud


Here are the score sheets

Baal (csv File)
lvl 85 Areas (csv File)
Meph (csv File)
Act 5 SUs (csv File)



The rules again:

Start date: July 7 2007
End date: July 15 2007

Total time - 9 days.


Quick Intro

For those new to the MFO, the basic jist of it is everyone picks one of 4 targets and runs that taget like mad for about a week. At the end, everyone scores their finds (scoresheets below) and adds up the top five finds. The players with the top scores win and they get to claim a few items from the other participants as prizes.


The Categories

- Hell Mephisto
- Hell Baal
- Act 5 SuperUniques: Shenk, Eldritch, Pindleskin, Thresh, Sharptooth.
- Level 85 Areas (The Mausoleum, The Pit, Maggot Lair lvl 3, Ancient
Tunnels, Kurast Sewers lvl 2, Forgotten Temple, Ruined Fane, Disused
Reliquary, River of Flame, Chaos Sanctuary (not including seal boss packs
and Diablo), Worldstone Keep, Throne of Destruction (not including
minion waves))
- teams (see end of post)


Things to include in your e-mail (Progress and final upates):
-title should contain MFO
-Your forum name (PLEASE, PLEASE, I end up guessing everytime)
-The category and your top 5 items for each category you entered

example:

Title: SPF - MFO results
Forum name: jjscud

Meph
Firelizard's Talons 36.1
Eaglehorn 39.6
Eaglehorn 39.6 (example of duplicate find)
Total 115.3

...

-If you quit or drop out, please send your area supervisor an email or
PM saying so.

-Email your findings to your area's supervisor within 24 hours after
the end of the MFO - by July 16th.



Participants

The list of entered participants will follow.

If you're entered, try to do your best.

And if you don't think that you're capable of giving up a Windforce or
a Stormlash if you find one and lose, this probably isn't for you.

Allowed mods RRM, RWM. You must post your mod status!

Eligible finds

The following monsters are the only ones whose drops will be considered
in each category:

- Hell Meph: Meph only.
- Hell Baal: Baal and his 5 minion packs.
- Act 5 SuperUniques: The mentioned SuperUniques and their Minions, in
the cases of Eldritch, Pindle and Sharptooth.
- Level 85 areas: Any monster in these areas. Except Baal's and
Diablo's minions.

Drops from all other sources will not count. This includes Blood Lords
and Council Members near Meph, Prowling Dead in Pindle's Garden, Chests
in the Pits, etc.

Summary of rules:

-All intending participants must register the categories they wish to
compete in. No late entries will be accepted.

-The winning player shall be determined by the five highest-ranked
items they find during the week.

-In case of 2 players tying with the same score, the winner shall be
decided by adding in the score of the next rarest item each of them
found, then the next and so on until a clear winner is decided.

-Remember to keep eligible finds separate from the rest of your gear.


Prize distribution

1st Place - picks 4 items from ANY other entrants (max 1 per entrant).
2nd Place - picks 3 items from ANY other entrants ranked below you (max
1 per entrant)
3rd place - picks 2 items from ANY other entrants ranked below you (max
1 per entrant)
There's a maximum of 2 items taken from each entrant per category.

Scoring

The system is based on the relative rarity compared to the IK
Stonecrusher, the most common elite set or unique.



Teams

Teams will get points based on their highest placement in each category. Points are scored like this: (11 - Postition). So First place gets 10 points, 5th place would get 6 points etc... And no, no negative points will be given.
 
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Originally posted by: jjscud
Final entrants.

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Baal
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Gabriel (RRM)
RKC (RRM/RWM)
nepeta (SC vanilla)
omgwtfbbqpwned (RRM)
DarkChaos (HC Vanilla 1.10)
lachen (RRM)
DX (RRM+RWM)
Jantia (RRM/RWM)
jrlafrance (RRM/RWM, 1.11b)
Billybgame(RWM)
Deadbob (vanilla)
grogs (RWM//RRM)

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Level 85 Areas
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jjscud (RRM/RWM)
Hrus (vanilla)
Monsinour (vanilla)
Naab (RRM/RWM)
RKC (RRM/RWM)
AJK (RRM/RWM)
Thadar (RRM/RWM)
Corrupted (RRM/RWM)
salvo (SC RWM/RRM)
Cormallon (1.11b Vanilla)
PretendBalloon (RRM/RWM)
Greenmind (vanilla
Billybgame(RWM)
Thyiad (1.11b RWM/RRM)
Dunedain(1.11b RWM/RRM)
Kefir (RWM)
Stealthblade (1.11b vanilla)
factory (1.11b vanilla)
hepcat (1.11 RRM)
dkthomas29 (1.11b RWM/RRM)

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Mephisto
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Colony (RRM/RWM)
Gabriel (RRM)
Atil (Vanilla)
Steven Q Urkel (1.11 SC RRM)
Arfurala (RRM/RWM)
DeePee (RRM/RWM)
Hamburger (1.11 SC Vanilla)
mwints (1.11b SC Vanilla)
LORD NIKON (RWM/RRM)
Ohomemgrande (Vanilla)
Thyiad (1.11b RWM/RRM)
Saucy (1.11b RWM/RRM)
Phosheez (1.10 SC vanilla)

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Act V Super Uniques
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Colony (RRM/RWM)
Chain of Strength (rrm/rwm)
Gabriel (RRM)
Drixx (Vanilla)
DarkChaos (HC Vanilla 1.10)
Skinny (1.10 SC RRM/RWM)
Hapyhrt (1.11b SC RRM/RWM)
Saucy (1.11b RWM/RRM)
Jackalope (RWM/RRM(when I get it on again))

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Teams
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Team X (we're still to decide on a name)
salvo
nepeta
colony
Hamburger

Team I.T.A.M. (Still working on the initials)
Corrupted (alvl85)
DarkChaos (Baal, a5su)
NIKON (Mephisto)

Team Zealot
Drixx
jjscud
Gabriel
Atil

Team Z-Gib Itamz
Phosheez - Meph
jrlafrance - Baal
Chain of Strength - Act 5 supers
Hrus - lvl 85

Team Misfits
Billybgame (Baal/L85)
Jackalope (A5SU)
Saucy (A5SU/Meph)
Ohomemgrande (Meph)


@team Misfits, sorry, the name is nothing personal. The four of you technically fall in the rules just fine but your lines is quite different from the others. Its all for fun so we'll see how it goes.
 
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Good luck gentlemen!
@ corrupted, unable to play for the first two days, so don't expect an update from me until the 8th or so.

Also when you send your updates, do you just send info about what items you have found, or do you actually send the items?

Thirdly, I am running Baal. Say a rune drops, or a HoZ (from Baal/his minions). Is that item eligible to be claimed by the winner?
Yay! Time to start. GL to all!

edit: And do eths count?
jantia said:
@ corrupted, unable to play for the first two days, so don't expect an update from me until the 8th or so.

Also when you send your updates, do you just send info about what items you have found, or do you actually send the items?
Just the info about the items.

Thirdly, I am running Baal. Say a rune drops, or a HoZ (from Baal/his minions). Is that item eligible to be claimed by the winner?

No, only items that score points are, so just EUs and elite sets. Your runes are perfectly safe

Good luck everyone, I've already had a nice start at Pindle:grin:
Hmm started running level 85 areas with Ruuny my MF necro. Precisely nada. This could be a long week. :rolleyes:

Let's see if Pushkin has better luck with Memphy.
Solid start (at least in number of runs). about 13 hours today, gained a level (95) and have a little under 40 qualifiers (elite set and unique).... Don't get too concerned though, none of them are any good, but at least we get the crud out of the way early and I should be due for some decent drops from now on. ;)
Eh, grogs... 13 hours? Planning to keep that up? In that case I'd better duck and cover :p
Weekends only nepeta, my wife works on Satrudays so it's the only day I can play without nagging ;), it'll calm down as of tomorrow.
Six qualifier already, beware all area85 competitor
AH Grogs i'm so jealous! Can you get my wife a job there?
Only a few hours and just 1 qualifier. Its too bad that its not worth more than what it is in points too. Ah well.

*prays to the alvl85 gods*

Gib Me Drops!
rares are all that are dropping!:starry:
put in two hours on mephy. so far, nothing i havent already ever seen before ie. nothing great
Off to a decent start at Baal with one good qualifier, despite me not playing much seeing as it's my birthday. The morning is young though and I may end up playing more, I should probably do some Pindle as well.
OK... I guess this goes all my MF luck...

Stormlash
Scourge
One-Hand Damage: 10 to 273
Durability: 48 of 65
Required Dexterity: 77
Required Strength: 125
Required Level: 82
Mace Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x1117c5f1
+242% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1-473 lightning damage
30% Increased Attack Speed
150% Damage to Undead
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 30
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
+8 Lightning Absorb
20% Chance to cast Level 18 Tornado on striking
15% Chance to cast Level 10 Static Field on striking

As you can see, this is NOT dropped by Mephisto, but a random vampire running around him, so...

Bad news is it does not contribute to my MFO score.👎
Good news is it is safe from being looted by you guys in case I lose. :rolleyes:
heh, I wouldn't be too grumpy. Congratz.

And happy bday DC!
Wow Arfurala, is that good luck or bad luck? I think that getting a 'lash from Meph is a pretty sure way to win - as long as your two other qualifiers aren't just IK Mauls. No, actually, scratch that. Given enough luck someone could find 2 or even 3 Stormlashes in 9 days. That's how hardcore the people around here are!

Anyway, did an hour worth of Meph runs and got 4 qualifiers. I just noticed that I probably won't clock more than 12 hours of running, if even that. I'm getting a new computer on Monday/Tuesday so a lot of time will go into setting that up and I'm leaving to Greece on Thursday. I'm sending my final score to Nepeta before I go though so don't worry about that!
jjscud said:
Team Misfits
Billybgame (Baal/L85)
Jackalope (A5SU)
Saucy (A5SU/Meph)
Ohomemgrande (Meph)


@team Misfits, sorry, the name is nothing personal. The four of you technically fall in the rules just fine but your lines is quite different from the others. Its all for fun so we'll see how it goes.
I was going to suggest Team Leftovers but Misfits works.

I'm off to a decent start so far. 7 qualifiers in an hour and a half of Meph with a couple of nice items in addition.

Finally found that HoZ and of course what MFO would be complete without one of these:

Immortal King's Stone Crusher & 7 green breastplates. (I'm picking up everything). Averaging 52.2 seconds/run which includes stoppage to mule off.

Good luck everyone and go Team Misfit!!
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Arfurala said:
OK... I guess this goes all my MF luck...

Stormlash
Scourge
One-Hand Damage: 10 to 273
Durability: 48 of 65
Required Dexterity: 77
Required Strength: 125
Required Level: 82
Mace Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x1117c5f1
+242% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1-473 lightning damage
30% Increased Attack Speed
150% Damage to Undead
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 30
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
+8 Lightning Absorb
20% Chance to cast Level 18 Tornado on striking
15% Chance to cast Level 10 Static Field on striking

As you can see, this is NOT dropped by Mephisto, but a random vampire running around him, so...

Bad news is it does not contribute to my MFO score.👎
Good news is it is safe from being looted by you guys in case I lose. :rolleyes:
BAD NEWS??? Also, means that no one can steal it from you if you didn't win. You should be happy this way actually. Congrats. I forgot to mention....gib itam. 👅
I just lost my nice Meph map through a misclick:sad2:

I've managed about 3 hours of Pindle runs and 1.5 hours of Meph runs today, with some reasonable finds, nothing special, Pindle's been mocking me with yellow caddys and coronas all day:tongue:

I doubt I'll do anymore runs today, but there might be time later, 9 days is a long time, wouldn't want to get too bored with it.
about 50 or so qualifiers so far. I wish tc3's were counted cause I'd be killing. Anywho, I did find two grailers I don't have to give up tal's ammy and skull collector. Goal is to find about 5-10 grailers during the week. Good luck everyone.
Completed 300 pindle runs today and a couple of qualifiers as well as a couple of nice non-qualifing finds:

Sounding Grand Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x777834df
+16 to Life
+1 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)

Pestilent Large Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xbeaa340
+175 poison damage over 6 seconds

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x72a5ca06
Adds 24-38 cold damage over 0 seconds
100% Chance to cast Level 43 Frost Nova When You Level Up
+4% to Cold Skill Damage
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance

One unique ring...Manald. Highest rune so far Dol.
a few more hours and Skelliemancer has leveled to 80. A few more qualifiers and what do you know, since i am a restart everything i find is a Grailie!😁

Nothing to terrible with the finds. I am picking up everything as well since everything that falls is new for me. I am also picking up some socletables as well. Finally got my 20s armor for Smoke. just need the damn lum.
I did 121 runs and I've not gotten a single set/unique. All that drops is 1-2 rares. I'm running act5SU. any suggestions?
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I did 121 runs and I've not gotten a single set/unique. All that drops is 1-2 rares. I'm running act5SU. any suggestions?
I am running alvl85's with a little over 400MF. Check the drops for failed sets and uniques. If you are getting failed items then your mf is working.

Not a bad first day i would say. Takes me a while to run the pit as I need to gather up some skellies first. 5 qualifiers on the first day. Is this good? I would imagine it has been like 20 runs or so.
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Those dry spells are very common,ive had a 200 run dry spell with pindle.
Chain of Strength said:
I did 121 runs and I've not gotten a single set/unique. All that drops is 1-2 rares. I'm running act5SU. any suggestions?
I did 162 runs before I got a qualifier from Pindle. Just keep plugging away, something will eventually drop. AJK once said 3 P's for Pindle running and I can't remember them but he just takes Patience.
I was out for most of yesterday so was only able to get a few runs in. Not the best of starts 😃

On Friday i found a (v1.07) rack that is dropping Balrog Skins, so my time will be divided between that and the Baal runs. As such, i'm probably not going to be making much of a challenge in this MFO*.

*unless luck happens to be on my side and i find a few Small Charms of Determination.

Small Charm of Determination
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 75
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xol3m3tg1
+100 will power over 9 days

:laugh:
Got off to a good start on baal did a solid 150 baalruns the first 24 hours, not sure how many hours though are rather close to lvl 96 now.
Hmm around 30 qualifiers I think but nothing really spectacular sofar

DX
I've been running Andariel instead of Baal it seems...

SoJ
Ravenfrost
Seraph's Hymn
Metalgrid

Perhaps I'll have to go and ask the stout lady for that sacred armour?
Found a qualifier on my very first run, and and have found a grand total of [highlight]2[/highlight] (teh same item, twice) qualifiers since. :rolleyes: Looks like I'm starting to lock up that last place finish real good. I was however glad to accept the unique Gilded Shield that good ole uncle Mephy decided to offer up.
update: 10 q so far, goodluck everyone
I was away at a family party all yesterday and this morning, so I have only just started. Swapped a few items to maximise MF. A couple of low qualifiers so far, plus a nice Tiara:

Stone Circlet
Tiara
Defense: 49
Durability: 25 of 25
Required Level: 69
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xd1498efa
+18 Strength
+42 To Attack Rating
8% Life stolen per hit
7% Mana stolen per hit
+2 to Amazon Skill Levels

And it's a pity Jewelry doesn't count:

Wisp Projector
Ring
Required Level: 76
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x6b3dacf7
18% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
13% Lightning Absorb
10% Chance to cast Level 16 Lightning on striking
Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13/13 charges)
Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11/11 charges)
Level 2 Oak Sage (15/15 charges)

Happy hunting everyone.
Well Pushkin has squeezed a grand total of ONE qualifier from Memphy. Ruuny who has at least 50% more MF has yet to find anything from the area 85 areas that qualifies. If he doesn't pull his socks up soon, I will withdraw him and concentrate on Memphy.
Well I've gotten only 3 or 4 qualifiers in each cat. Meph & Act 5's. Meph has been kind enough to drop me 2 Rainbow Facets though which I never find. Nice timing Meph!!
what MF should I be running act5SU? maybe thats why im failing with rares.
Zounds. 150 Baal runs in one day? Maybe when I retire someday..........

Ran some lvl 85 areas yesterday, and did one Baal run. Two qualifiers for me.

Those that can play 16 hours a day will win this one, but I'll see what I can do, and maybe knock out some more grailers.
Played a good bit yesterday, 123 runs worth of killing Baal (maybe somewhere like 100 with S&E, muling, and too many deaths). 16 qualifiers, nothing spectacular, although I have to adamit, my lvl99 grail is picking up quite a lot of new items!
 
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started out decently i should say. but what hell of a competiton here at areas, let me tell you, impressive at most. Don't call me crazy, but for the title here i think it'll be neccesary the armor itself, and you know which one i'm talking about right?


anyway, here's a little gem, literaly, dropped down in the pits

Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xedc8a9bb
+38% Enhanced Damage
15% Increased Attack Speed
Chain of Strength said:
what MF should I be running act5SU? maybe thats why im failing with rares.
Just keep at it. Act 5 SU (and the level 85 areas) can be very streaky. I think I remember one MFO where some poor participant didn't get any qualifiers from Pindle until near the end of the MFO.
Unfortunately i am going to have to drop out of the MFO.

A little earlier i started experiencing problems with my Diablo installation, it was complaining about missing DLL's. I've no idea why this suddenly happened but the result was a clean install. During the video test i then i had problems with my video card drivers. For some reason my system is crashing every time the test is run.

Once i have rectified that problem, i am going to stick with version 1.07 for the time being. As such, i'm not going to be able to take part in this MFO.

Good luck to everyone, I wish you the best of luck.
Grrrr. 270 Tunnels runs and still no qualifier. Normally I get one quafifier in 17 runs and IIRC my largest streak without a qualifier was around 80 runs.

:hang: :hang: :hang:
270 runs is quite a strecht, the drop gods must be saving for something...

Deadbob: run a scandisk and make sure your HDD isn't corrupt somewhere, I found D2 to be very sensitive for it. Don't drop out of the MFO :p

As for moi, Could've run NM Mephisto for the same items, only faster :p Still, some nice by-catch though, but nothing that couldn't have come from NM Mephi either ^^
Hrus said:
Grrrr. 270 Tunnels runs and still no qualifier. Normally I get one quafifier in 17 runs and IIRC my largest streak without a qualifier was around 80 runs.
Remember that theory about drops depending on calendar date? I did 200 and found only 4 qualifiers. :rolleyes:
Cormallon said:
Remember that theory about drops depending on calendar date? I did 200 and found only 4 qualifiers. :rolleyes:
I think you may be on to something here. I personally have also noticed that as im nearing leveling up the drops seem to get stingier. I could be paranoid though but the drops seem to be best right at midway through a level.

@team gib itamz: its alright guys. whereas I have about 70 qualifiers for meph nothing is all that great. Ive also logged 625 runs in about 8 hours of running maybe. Keep at it. And my zealer just leveled to 90 yay and I have no idea where to put the points. Defiance for 15% more def seems boring, meph is usually dead before he can do much of anything
Ran Meph for a total of 22 hours over the course of the last two days. Might not be able to run at all tommorow, so I would barely keep up to 12 hours per day. Total of runs should be around 2200 (maybe little more, maybe little less) and total of qualifiers is 171. Had some decent finds.

Good luck to everybody ;)
Well, I wouldn't say my runs are going great, though I'm up to 17 qualifiers so far. I did find an HoZ, which was cause for some excitement until I checked and saw that its drop probabilities were almost the same as a Death's Fathom.

Oh well, I had a long dry steak (about an hour and a half) so I switched maps and got a qualifier on my first run. I think I'll definately try this map for a bit (even if it was a crummy qualifier).

I also found a Cat's Eye, took a look at the stats and swapped it with the Highlords Wrath I was wearing. I'm quite happy with the increased foot speed (about 80 FWR now).
I have a question, if someone passes on prizes than does the next person get to pick that amount. Example, first place passes on prizes does second place still pick 3 items or do they pick 4?
Phosheez said:
I have a question, if someone passes on prizes than does the next person get to pick that amount. Example, first place passes on prizes does second place still pick 3 items or do they pick 4?
naw, it would be like 7 right? :jig: j/k

its too bad failed items do not count.

Fool's Legendary Mallet
One-Hand Damage: 50 to 110
Durability: 94 of 130
Required Strength: 189
Required Level: 61
Mace Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x9050691
150% Damage to Undead
+49 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+1617 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)

If only I had just a little bit more MF on. Coulda been something nice.
Finally got a bit of time today to run Meph. So far I've got 269 runs total and have collected 1/3 of all unique items and nearly half of all set items. My highest rune is Hel. I have found 31 qualifiers with Dangoon's Teaching being my most common qualifier. Too bad that's only 1.2 points 😃
First leaderboard in the Mephisto competition:

Ohomemgrande
LORD NIKON
Phosheez
mwints
Atil
Arfurala


There has been some luck, some unfortunateism as well, next update in a couple of days...
Hrus said:
Grrrr. 270 Tunnels runs and still no qualifier. Normally I get one quafifier in 17 runs and IIRC my largest streak without a qualifier was around 80 runs.

:hang: :hang: :hang:
Bah same bad luck here,500 runs done and only 16 gualifiers. Normal would be something like 32.:sad2:
Grr, two bumps in the MF road thus far.
- Didn't have too much time to play over the weekend.
- Tunnel runs are boooooring.

Switched toons. Pit runs with my lightsorc. Elliptical sentences.
My gear: 4-piece Tal's, PTopaz Shako, double faceted Whistan's guard. Total MF: ~330
Avg light damage: 7.5k lightning, 3.6k Chain. But this is coupled with -30% enemy light. res.

I like doing these Pit runs much better than the tunnels, and I've gotten four (lousy) qualifiers in the Pits in a few runs versus none in tens of Tunnel runs.
I know that tens of tunnel runs mean nothing, but I at least want to have a bit of fun during the MFO.

I'll send along an update when I find my fifth qualifier.

Edit: Fixed CL damage.

Edit2: I found three (!) qualifiers in my last pit run. Let's see if anyone can beat that record!
Any chance of getting some updates off the Baal runners soon? I've only had 3 so far, 1 of them about dropping out, so there doesn't seem like much point in putting the rankings up ATM:tongue:

As for me, my finds off Meph so far have been terrible, so I'm going to have to try and roll another map after losing my last one:undecided:
With regards to Colony's bad luck losing his map, here is a trick (without the need to use -seed) how to keep your map after a misclick (works on Windows systems, dunno about Mac variants):

1) Make sure you open some other program before you start D2 (Windows explorer is fine)

2) IMMEDIATELY after you recognize you chose the wrong difficulty, use ALT-TAB to switch tasks to something else

3) Bring up Task-Manager (right click on taskbar will give you a menu containing an option to launch Task-Manager)

4) Kill the game.exe task

5) D2 should be gone now. Restart the game, open your char at your desired difficulty, and all should be well again.

The key is to kill the game before it gets a chance to save your new map and settings.
colony said:
Any chance of getting some updates off the Baal runners soon? I've only had 3 so far, 1 of them about dropping out, so there doesn't seem like much point in putting the rankings up ATM:tongue:
Sorry Colony, I'll send in my update tomorrow night.

As for runs, it's definately not the number that's killing me. Am 3/4 of the way to lvl 96 (180 odd runs since Sunday), Baal is not being generous however........ Loads of qualifiers - still nothing worth noting.
Let's see some updates if possible!
Started running now. FINALLY got all the stuff I need to to finish done (working a good deal for 2 weeks). 6+1/2 days left. Don't worry everyone else who's running Baal; I should hit 1000 runs so there will be some competition.

Psst @ everyone else in my category.

Real (wo)men run Baal. Tele = nothx
 
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Hey, Ohomemgrande,

yo see what happened to colony? He said he gonna win Meph category. Well, the Penguin mafia bust a cap on 'im and he loose his good Meph map. Terrible things can happen in this' days... burn yo tongue with yo coffee, loose yo car keys in yo fridge...

So I want yo to think carefully about being first in this category after day 4 updates, cause the Penguin mafia aren't playin' around.

(Nobody should take this post serious :p )
LORD NIKON said:
Hey, Ohomemgrande,

yo see what happened to colony? He said he gonna win Meph category. Well, the Penguin mafia bust a cap on 'im and he loose his good Meph map. Terrible things can happen in this' days... burn yo tongue with yo coffee, loose yo car keys in yo fridge...

So I want yo to think carefully about being first in this category after day 4 updates, cause the Penguin mafia aren't playin' around.

(Nobody should take this post serious :p )
Good thing I live in New Mexico--the penguins won't stand up to the heat. But to be safe, I'll watch my rearview mirror as I run away with this category!

-Jason
Act5SU Update

1. DarkChaos
2. Colony

Apparently everyone but Colony is so afraid of DarkChaos and his HC self found grail, they haven't sent in updates. 😁
:( Looks like a slow MFO so far, with minimal people sending updates for the categories...

I am interested to see the A85s though
Update-wise its slow, but it will pick up. I'm also looking for the Alvl 85 updates. I've sent one in already and should be sending another tonight with a notable improvement.

I'm up to 30 qualifiers now and while I would be horrified to become the posterchild for superstition, my current map is already feeling a bit stale to me and I'll probably roll another one tonight.

Edit: recent finds, Eth Hone Sudan and a Fal Rune.
Time for an incredibly detailed Baal update:

1 - DarkChaos
2 - Nepeta

I'm still having trouble getting into this properly, I haven't been able to manage a session of Pindle runs lasting more than an hour so far:sad2:
Almost ....

Dire Cloak
Sacred Armor
Defense: 871
Durability: 54 of 60
Required Strength: 232
Required Level: 66
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xab0167c0
+2 to Life
+14 to Mana
+45% Enhanced Defense
Poison Resist +23%
Attacker Takes Damage of 6
17% Faster Hit Recovery
im dropping out of the MFO. My mom just informed me that school starts in 2days. And i got 250failed drops in a row. I'd rather run bosses and get better odds then that. Have fun everyone else!
DarkChaos said:
:( Looks like a slow MFO so far, with minimal people sending updates for the categories...

I am interested to see the A85s though
I only have 7 qualifiers and the average score for them is well below 10 points. So there it is for me. I had lotsa time over the weekend for this and sad to say that i did expect more than just the 7. During the week i should have very limited time and will be happy if I get 1 qualifier a night.
I'm done for today. A85 scores sent. I think my brain has melted.
I'll give my brain a chance to solidify over the evening and then go at it again...
The score is far from great (12 qualifiers), but the race is not over yet :)
Hmm seems like my mail to colony arrived too late to be on the update table

DX
Stat. Mode On: Meph is dropping me a qualifier currently at a rate of 1 every 9.818 runs.

Stat. Mode Off: He is also disposing of items mainly from Mephisto's Big Bag O' Crap.

(Found a Skullder's Ire and Stealskull though so only War Traveller to go and my list of Things I Must Find In D2 Before I Die will be complete).
poop, there went 1/4 of our team. I guess ill have to pick up the slack and get first by so many points they have to give me twenty for winning meph category
Phosheez said:
...and get first by so many points they have to give me twenty for winning meph category
I must have missed the news about Hell freezing over :wink3:
Phosheez said:
I guess ill have to pick up the slack and get first by so many points they have to give me twenty for winning meph category
Not if I have anything to say about it 👅
The Penguin mafia agrees with Ohomem.

I've clocked another 12 hours of runs, bring it to a total of 34 hours so far, with 250 qualifiers

BUT

I'm going to run for another 25! hours before I call it a day :E

HOLD ME!
send in the report at areas, while beein' away the entire day due to a business trip, i got to catch up the pace a bit at once
Chain of Strength said:
im dropping out of the MFO. My mom just informed me that school starts in 2days. And i got 250failed drops in a row. I'd rather run bosses and get better odds then that. Have fun everyone else!
Are you sure about that, 250 failed drops in a row is extremely unlikely. Most rares are not failed uniques but just rares. Pindle may be a bit stingy but since there's only three items he is unable to drop, he basically has the highest unique to failed unique ratio of any boss or SU, except Baal.

A failed Unique is a triple durability rare. There are only two reasons to see these from pindle. Either an Arachnid Mesh, Tyreals Might, or Azurath was selected to drop OR the item selected does not have a unique version (like Archon Plate). The second is far more likely BUT probably still less likely than actually getting a unique. (Actually, a third option does exist, the unique may have already dropped in the game and cannot drop a second time in the same game but this is virtually non-existant while Pindleing.) Double durability blue can also drop, there are failed set items. Due to the low qlvl of most set items, this is almost always simply because there is no set peice of the sepcific item type.

As for the school thing, that's a bummer.
Here is an example of a failed unique due to the fact there is not a Unique Lacquered Plate:

Beast Shell
Lacquered Plate
Defense: 524
Durability: 141 of 165
Required Strength: 208
Required Level: 62
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x28ae6792
+4 to Dexterity
+5 to Mana
Damage Reduced by 3
Fire Resist +24%
Attacker Takes Damage of 2

Just wish I could land a set one though...

I'll send in my update to Cattleya this evening after I've finished running for the evening. Nothing spectacular though.
 
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With Chain of Strength out, I've asked HapyHrt to join team Gib Itamz. We've only got 5 teams and its early in the week so hopefully this down't bother anyone. If anyone does have a problem with this, please let me know (Especially, the remaining members of Gib Itamz).
I have sent off my Update sorry its been a bit late had some RL problems so I have not been able to play much but nows all sorted so hopefully i can get a few solid days playing good luck everyone
jjscud said:
Are you sure about that, 250 failed drops in a row is extremely unlikely. Most rares are not failed uniques but just rares. Pindle may be a bit stingy but since there's only three items he is unable to drop, he basically has the highest unique to failed unique ratio of any boss or SU, except Baal.
I interpreted his statement to mean 250 runs without any qualifiers. (Failed runs, not failed sets/uniques.) 😃
Ok so here are the current standings.

Lvl 85 Areas

factory
Naab
Corrupted
Salvo
jjscud
AJK
RKC
Cormallon
Thadar
Thyiad

Top scores are very close, no one has taken a commanding lead. Come one Thyiad, you can still do it.
Day two was quite similar to day one. Very few qualifiers, but Maphezto coughs up another HoZ. Also improved my best r00n find from Thul to Shael. :rolleyes: Tuesday see's me having a day off work, hopefully I can waste a good portion of it with mf runs. I should have my first update sent by Tuesday evening, assuming that I can get 5 qualifiers by then.
psst... Guys running Baal... I hope you guys have a lot of qualifiers. 150 runs done (15/hour including muling off). A lot of good stuff including Maras + Metalgrid (pity they don't count) as well as an eth Gargoyle's + Veil of Steel on the way down. Will send my qualifiers after another 150 runs.
jjscud said:
With Chain of Strength out, I've asked HapyHrt to join team Gib Itamz. We've only got 5 teams and its early in the week so hopefully this down't bother anyone. If anyone does have a problem with this, please let me know (Especially, the remaining members of Gib Itamz).
Sounds good to me. Welcome hapyhrt and hopefully your finds will be better than mine. That is to say, they better be cause meph can only drop so much :) Also, im getting jewelry like crazy from meph, same with tc3's. This is insane. Unfortunately I was id-ing everything up until yesterday night so a drop screen like people did for last tourney wont look as nice. Just sent an update in. Prolly put in another couple hours tonight of running. Dont see much running getting done tomorrow as I have to work for 11-11.5 hours. Yuck. Also.....i think my eyes are starting to bleed.
jjscud said:
With Chain of Strength out, I've asked HapyHrt to join team Gib Itamz. We've only got 5 teams and its early in the week so hopefully this down't bother anyone. If anyone does have a problem with this, please let me know (Especially, the remaining members of Gib Itamz).
I've got no problems with it at all! Welcome to the team HapyHrt!

@jantia: I've done probably probably near 150 runs myself, with 28 qualifiers! :neener:

Non-qualifier wise, I've found HoZ, Tancred's Hobnails, an eBA, 191%ED Hone Sundan, WWS, and you're gonna di with this one......7 Cathan's Seals!!!:hide:

EDIT: update sent to colony.
oh you're sending an update at 150? I probably should too. I have 27 qualifiers. Most of my good itamz dropped from his minions. Now to figure out my top Five. what settings are you running at? I just go players 1; I tried a few at players 8 and IMHO its not worth it (checked drop calc)

edit: I got more green ORNATE plates than Breast plates. (2 to 1 :))
Pfft, p8 is where it's at!

(At least for those of us desperately scrambling towards 99)

Baal qualifiers so far: 69

Been neglecting Pindle... I upped my score since the last update so I guess I shall send it in tonight as well to see where we all stand!
OMG DC 69 qualifiers, hmm y dont you go and run pindle for awhile, until Sunday evening or something:grin:

DX
jantia said:
oh you're sending an update at 150? I probably should too. I have 27 qualifiers. Most of my good itamz dropped from his minions. Now to figure out my top Five. what settings are you running at? I just go players 1; I tried a few at players 8 and IMHO its not worth it (checked drop calc)

edit: I got more green ORNATE plates than Breast plates. (2 to 1 :))
Well, I'm not quite the hacker that DC is, so I do the first 2 waves @/p8, next three @/p5, then Baal @ /p3. One of my qualifiers has been from the minions, all others from Baal himself.

:::echoes what grogs said:::
Can some one tell me how sucky I am and confirm that my 11 qualifiers sux majorly in Alvl85 running? I know it is taking me a while and I knew I was not going to win, but still. I see all these high numbers for qualifiers and I am sure its due to running meph and baal where more than one can drop in 1 run.

@ Gabriel74 : because of my snafu and forgetting to attach the file, is this why i am not on the list? let me know as I will be sending another update tonight.
monsinour said:
Can some one tell me how sucky I am and confirm that my 11 qualifiers sux majorly in Alvl85 running?
Well, I'm one of those that have been struck by a streak of extremely bad luck. I have only 6 qualifiers after 270 runs. Usually I get about 1 per 20 runs, I should have 12 or so by now. Well, maybe the game just absorbs MF for a while and then coughs up a Tyrael's ... one attempt it already made, giving me a rare sacred armour. Just keep running, the drops will come sooner or later.
Gabriel74 said:
Ok so here are the current standings.

Lvl 85 Areas

factory
Naab
Corrupted
Salvo
jjscud
AJK
RKC
Cormallon
Thadar
Thyiad

Top scores are very close, no one has taken a commanding lead. Come one Thyiad, you can still do it.
taking the early lead? k00l i should say as i know it's very dificult to catch up later toward the end of the competition at least from my experience. but i also know that this is stuff for the one who plays the most time obviously, so i'm destined to fade down that rank list there
Sent my rather ordinary results thus far to Colony...... I have a ways to go to catch DC me thinks:undecided:

jantia said:
what settings are you running at? I just go players 1;
/p8 for the minions /p3 for Baal himself (Baal gives the same exp on any player setting 3 - 8). There isn't much of a slow down for me in run time, around 3.5 minutes sees me done.

It's worth it if you are heading for 99 to kill the minions (all waves) at /p 8, when I did my 99 run, I had to do an additional 500 runs because I killed the first 2 waves at /p1......
grogs said:
It's worth it if you are heading for 99 to kill the minions (all waves) at /p 8, when I did my 99 run, I had to do an additional 500 runs because I killed the first 2 waves at /p1......
Does that mean another 99?

Well, I sortof had a crummy night last night, in fact if you take away my first run of the night and my last, it was terrible. Happily, those runs won't be taken away so we'll see how it goes.
Never say never jjscud ;)

I do like this char and I'll nearly be a third of the way there after the MFO........
Thanks fellow olympians! :flip:

Hopefully I'll be able to help out the team. I've completed 1000 pindle runs so far and I am averaging a qualifier ever 40 runs to this point. Not many updates from other A5SU, so it's hard to judge my progress. Green and gold drops for Gib Itamz!!
monsinour said:
@ Gabriel74 : because of my snafu and forgetting to attach the file, is this why i am not on the list? let me know as I will be sending another update tonight.
Nope, I got the file with the attachment. But as my reply e-mail, I just need you to type your five highest with their value and the total. No hablo xls files. Just put it in your email.

Thanks.
 
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Gabriel74 said:
Nope, I got the file with the attachment. But as my reply e-mail, I just need you to type your five highest with their value and the total. No hablo xls files. Just put it in your email.

Thanks.
Email sent with "top 5" ( man i suck,well my MF sucks really ) and point totals. Let me know if this is what you needed.
okie I may reveal my running aswell, clean throne on p1 waves on p8 and Baal on p1.

DX
Real life has prevented me from playing much. Not to mention, I'm just not much of a runner to begin with. Mind you, I'm not dropping out. I just don't hold very high expectations, with the competition. I may have some more time, later in the week.

Just thought I'd update.........
[highlight]Act5SU Update[/highlight]

1. DarkChaos
2. Colony
3. Hapyhrt
4. Skinny
5. Saucy

DarkChaos is holding on to his lead for now, but more contenders are showing up to challenge him. 😃
I could swear on my life, that maps determine the items taht are dropped; at least the base quality. (Note I have never used the seed command so that can't be it). I have 4 green Ornate plates and 1 gold one. I also have alot of duplicate uniques.

I'm thinking of rerolling my Baal map until I get one which drops sacred armor. :D
Aarghh, spent the better part of this day running the Pit, but no goodies for me.
This game is testing my patience...

Anyway, I rerolled my map into this one. Phear me!
Cattleya said:
Act5SU Update

1. DarkChaos
2. Colony
3. Hapyhrt
4. Skinny
5. Saucy

DarkChaos is holding on to his lead for now, but more contenders are showing up to challenge him. 😃
Tee hee, I haven't even sent my updated score! I'd rather not send in the updated just yet, so I can see how others are faring compared to me.
AJK said:
Aarghh, spent the better part of this day running the Pit, but no goodies for me.
This game is testing my patience...

Anyway, I rerolled my map into this one. Phear me!
I'm a little confused AJK... are you trying to find a map that requires you to backtrack? Or are you only doing boss packs?

As for me, another 100 runs or so, and nothing good. I might just reroll my map too. :idea:
Ok, here's the first team update. Team ITAM is looking to run away with it, though they are the only team with all members reporting in.

1. ITAM (DarkChaos, NIKON, Corrupted)
2. Iron Wolves (Salvo, Nepeta, Colony, Hamburger)
3. Gib Itamz (Phosheez, jrlafrance, HapyHrt, Hrus)
3. Leftovers (Billybgame, Jackalope, Saucy, Ohomemgrande)
5. Zealots (jjscud, Drixx, Gabriel, Atil)
jrlafrance said:
I'm a little confused AJK...
I tend to have that effect on people sometimes...
jrlafrance said:
are you trying to find a map that requires you to backtrack? Or are you only doing boss packs?
I'm only doing boss packs (and the little critters that dare stand in the way). The map you saw allows me to nuke all boss packs on the first level in a reasonably short amount of time, because they're packed close together. It's the most compact map I've rerolled thus far.
I think my team's name is "Iron Wolves"... I proposed it, nepeta seemed ok with it, no feedback from salvo or colony tho...but it's better than "X", so there!

Go team!!!!!!!!!
AJK said:
I tend to have that effect on people sometimes...

I'm only doing boss packs (and the little critters that dare stand in the way). The map you saw allows me to nuke all boss packs on the first level in a reasonably short amount of time, because they're packed close together. It's the most compact map I've rerolled thus far.
I'm assuming you also do the lower level... :rolleyes:
There's a lower level too?! :shocked:

Lame joke. Anyway, total nuke time (inc. second floor): between 2 and 2.5 mins.
That's on /P1. Since bosses always drop one goodie. Right?
Correct, however their minions also can possibly drop from the covetted TC87. With atleast a p2 the no drop chance has gone down steadily.
Rong! The drop chances are only altered on every other number you add to the /players setting. Players 2 is exactly the same as Players 1, dropwise. Just as Players 4 is the same as Players 3.

On the sidenote, sadly, I didn't have enough time to quest my Blizzsorc last weekend. I've only got to Hell act 3 by now, any way. Too bad I didn't get her started earlier, it would have been interesting to enter this MFO.
Haven't sent my update yet on the Lvl85 areas. Going is so-so. I'm alternating between the Tunnelsw/ my Blizzy and the Pits w/ the IK Barb....My top two items as of right now are the same, as are the bottom two. I think progress is OK for only Tuesday. This dropped in the tunnels today....my 2nd highest rune drop from a monster ever.

Gul Rune
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 20% Bonus to Attack Rating
Helms: +5% to Maximum Poison Resist
Armor: +5% to Maximum Poison Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Poison Resist

Required Level: 53
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Iron Wolves FTW! We're gonna pwn the [blib] [blib] out of the [blib] nah that's just childish. We're ARE roll, and hopefully we can keep those evil ITAMzers at bay a little :p

edit: gonna=ARE of course :p

*stuffs tongue back into mouth
Finished the 37 hour murdering spree, for a total of 59 hours and 337 qualifiers over 4 days. Had some more decent finds and I hope my luck will improve just a bit tommorow.

And I need another 1000 qualifiers :p
Another day of runs and I seem to have got my enthuiasm for mindless Pindle running back, you can have Meph though Nikon, the penguin mafia have left me enough hints that it isn't worth the effort:wink3:

I got lots of finds that normally I'd be quite happy with, but from what I can tell looking at the A5SU rankings, just aren't going to be good enough this time round. Still 120 hours to go until 23:59 on the 13th though, and if I cut down on sleeping I could be in with a chance:rolleyes:

Baal rankings for those interested:

1 - Darkchaos
2 - Jantia
3 - Nepeta
4 - DX
5 - Grogs
6 - Jrlafrance
7 - RKC
And that is without my latest update. Woot!
 
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San said:
Rong! The drop chances are only altered on every other number you add to the /players setting. Players 2 is exactly the same as Players 1, dropwise. Just as Players 4 is the same as Players 3.

On the sidenote, sadly, I didn't have enough time to quest my Blizzsorc last weekend. I've only got to Hell act 3 by now, any way. Too bad I didn't get her started earlier, it would have been interesting to enter this MFO.
Ahem... if you check this thread you will notice that the odds of no drop decrease dramatically when players 2 is ran as opposed to players 1. Check the excel spreadsheet for all the math involved. Specifically the countess portion as we are all concerned with acquiring runes.

SO feel free to kill unique bosses and their minions on players 2.
DarkChaos said:
And that is without my latest update. Woot!
Yeah, mine too.... :hide:
monsinour said:
Ahem... if you check this thread you will notice that the odds of no drop decrease dramatically when players 2 is ran as opposed to players 1. Check the excel spreadsheet for all the math involved. Specifically the countess portion as we are all concerned with acquiring runes.

SO feel free to kill unique bosses and their minions on players 2.
Hey, look what was posted in this handy dandy thread that someone recently linked to:

Humphrey said:
I've just read the first three pages, and there is a problem with Table A. It shows different drop rates for each players setting, but p1+2, p3+4, p5+6, and p7+8 are the same for drops, as the extra players are unpartied. I think the table shows partied players not /p8 settings. However the hitpoints are the same for unpartied and partied players. So if I'm correct that whole section needs redoing, as the calculations will be wrong. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

So, again, unpartied players only count as 1/2 (always rounded down) a partied player and no-drops are based on partied players so p1, p3, p5, and p7 are the only settings that change no-drop chances in a single player game.

Check Hrus's MF Guide under section "5. Number of players" for more info.
yeah mine too... :hide:

Anyways, I tried a few runs on p3 and it just wasn't worth it (esp as I don't care about exp) so I've gone back to only players 1.

Also running has it's benefits. In addition to the gargoyles/Veil of Steel, I found a Dracul's grasp, Andy's Visage and a Hellslayer. Normally I run past everything, but sometimes I have to kill things on my way down because they block up the entire way.

lmk when you guys send in your next updates.
Well i didnt get many qualifiers tonight, which is fine as I was not looking to get many. I switched to questing mode and LOL found a damn qualifier that wont count, see item find thread. I think I am up to 14 total qualifiers. I will run some more tomorrow and send in my update then.
Update for the Mephisto competition #2

Ohomemgrande
LORD NIKON
Phosheez
Hamburger
mwints
Atil
Colony
saucy
Steven Q Urkel
Arfurala
Thyad (no update)
DeePee (no update)
Gabriel (no update)

Wil Thyad, DeePee and Gabriel please report to the head nurse? I must say some people have some nice items, while others still need to sacrifice a couple of virgins to the D2 gods. And that's not goats gentlemen!
I think i have to drop out o this one.My monitor got broken yesterday and i dont know when im gettin a new one.:(
Finaly got time to get some runs in. 13 qualifiers so far. Nothing exciting. Should be good enough for dead last.
I couldn't do many runs yesterday, just a small improvement. I'll do a few more this evening and send an update when I'm done for today.

From the results posted thus far, Meph seems to be in dropping mood ;) I get the impression that Meph went through the alvl85 areas and took all items away. My drop rate is still bad, although it starts to get a bit better. Only one grailie during these runs ...
A little delayed I reported in for the first time. Ph3ar my 14 qualifiers. I died for the first time this MFO too. Was cursed and teleported into a bunch of Hrus' avatars which were enhanced by Might and Fanaticism. Instant death.
:rolleyes:

I died once too. Quite painful at lvl 96.
My luck didn't turn much, I got a low number of qualifiers according to runs done. I sent my first result yesterday, but those few IK Mauls will probably not give me a high position... If I don't count Sunday, when I didn't get a qualifier despite a good time invested, I have played only one day so far...
If my top 5 have not changed, should I even bother with an update? The 3 new qualifiers I got yesterday did not change my top 5 so I didnt bother sending in an update. Here's to tonight!

*kneels down on a pentagram rug*
*whispers something unintelligable...please*
Cormallon said:
From the results posted thus far, Meph seems to be in dropping mood ;) I get the impression that Meph went through the alvl85 areas and took all items away. My drop rate is still bad, although it starts to get a bit better. Only one grailie during these runs ...
Obviously Meph has been nice to me so far. ☀

I have spent ~6.5 hours so far in this tourney and have collected nearly 50% of a grail so far. I'm averaging 1 qualifier every 8.5 runs or so and probably seeing 1.25 gold/green every time I go to the Durance. I started running at /P1 with an average of ~50-52 seconds/run (including muling, etc). I did a batch of /P3 runs which added ~10 seconds/run. I'll have to look a bit closer at my drop rates to see if it's worth it. The main problem with /P3 is that I have to pay some attention to my merc.

Oh yeah, watch out everyone 'cause I upgraded my War Travelers and added another 4% MF 😁 I think I can realistically improve about 3 of my scoring slots by the end of the week.

@Cormallion - I've noticed that my drop rates have decreased in the last day so maybe Meph is running out of presents and the L85 areas will return to normal soon.

-Jason
Ohomemgrande said:
@Cormallion - I've noticed that my drop rates have decreased in the last day so maybe Meph is running out of presents and the L85 areas will return to normal soon.
No, that's just me syphoning away everything ;)
LORD NIKON said:
No, that's just me syphoning away everything ;)
You must be cause I havent gotten jack since sunday. Though I have seen more than my fair share of gold flail's. It'd be nice if they were double uped....
Cormallon said:
From the results posted thus far, Meph seems to be in dropping mood ;) I get the impression that Meph went through the alvl85 areas and took all items away. My drop rate is still bad, although it starts to get a bit better. Only one grailie during these runs ...
Someone must be taking them, my drops last night were terrible. I'm going to be really dissapointed if I don't walk away with multiple grailies, I didn't get a single one last MFO.
I didn't get a chance to play at all last night, but the next two night, I don't have anything planned after work till bedtime (roughly 5-6 hours), so that will be some quality time for me. I won't have much time this weekend though, so my push starts tonight!
Atil said:
...so only War Traveller to go and my list of Things I Must Find In D2 Before I Die will be complete.
Yay me :jig: My six year quest is finished (Sod the grail and level 99, I went for simple, yet surprisingly hard, things to complete).
OMG>> I lost TWO maps in the space of ONE hour. And the first one was dropping some nice stuff, and the second one was dropping a lot of jewelry. ARGGHSLSLKJSDLFKSDFDFSDFSDFSDF.

*looks for new map.
 
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Think my Baal is Broke He is only dropping yellow items and Healing Potions :cry:
nepeta said:
Update for the Mephisto competition #2
Thyad (no update)
Wil Thyad, DeePee and Gabriel please report to the head nurse? I must say some people have some nice items, while others still need to sacrifice a couple of virgins to the D2 gods. And that's not goats gentlemen!
I sent you an email on Monday at 10.20 pm. Resending now.
Well, 380 runs done. L85 area drops are getting more frequent, now they have to increase in quality, too. Had three (!) blue sacred armours today, and at least half a dozen gray legendary mallets.
RKC said:
Think my Baal is Broke He is only dropping yellow items and Healing Potions :cry:
I think Pindle is too. My score hasn't changed in two days. I just keep telling myself patience and persistance, patience and persistance...
HapyHrt said:
I think Pindle is too. My score hasn't changed in two days. I just keep telling myself patience and persistance, patience and persistance...
bugger that i am rerolling my maps until i find one that will Drop only Unique sacred armours:grin:
I have a bad luck this MFO. Today - 8 qualifiers from 300 runs. I am used to get twice that number. And only one medium drop today, otherwise it's all crap. After 2 hours of MFing without any qualifier, the Dongoon's Teaching doesn't make it better!
Looks like a rather dull MFO for many folks... or perhaps some are bluffing? :evil:
Kefir-Tribe said:
Looks like a rather dull MFO for many folks... or perhaps some are bluffing? :evil:
I think the only people finding itamz are team I.T.E.M. (but personally, I think they are all haxxorz). 😆 :shocked: :lipsrsealed: (Did I say that out loud?)
jrlafrance said:
I think the only people finding itamz are team I.T.E.M. (but personally, I think they are all haxxorz). 😆 :shocked: :lipsrsealed: (Did I say that out loud?)
Get it right! It's The (Ant)Arctic Mafia... ITAM

😃
DarkChaos said:
Get it right! It's The (Ant)Arctic Mafia... ITAM

😃
Haha! Sucked you into my trap! (notice he didn't deny being a haxxor!). :hide:
That's it for today. My last run bumped my lightsorc into lvl. 91.
I've sent in my updated score. I hope it's enough to bump me up a few places (unless my enemies find itams at the same rate as me).

I also wish Isenhart were never born...
jrlafrance said:
Haha! Sucked you into my trap! (notice he didn't deny being a haxxor!). :hide:
Uh-oh, he is on to us!

*DC adamantly denies that team ITAM are haxxors!*


On-topic: I shall send an updated score either today or tomorrow. Looking good right now :)
The same here, I keep running but D2 god seems enjoy teasing me with those blue and yellow elite stuff
Ok so here are the current standings.

Corrupted
factory
Naab
jjscud
dkthomas29
Hrus
Salvo
Kefir-Tribe
AJK
Cormallon
Monsinour
RKC
greenmind
Thadar
Thyiad

edit: Just so you know, several of you are separated by a matter of a couple points. So, despair not, keep running.

Wow. Better get running fellas, Corrupted sent in quite the update. And keep up the good work Thyiad.

On a side note. Sorry to those running the categories I am signed up in. I will send updates tonight.
Sorry, my update finally sent for lvl 85. Got bored so have rerolled my tunnel map. Took a break and tried Pindle---1st run, a CoA. Yet to find any grailers which is disappointing. Continued GL all!
Now completed 1,560 Pindle runs and sent updated score, however it only increased by 0.3 since Monday :sad2:

I rerolled a couple times by accident and landed one that was dropping rare and white scouges and death fathoms, however accidently hit nightmare once and lost it. :banghead:

Sorry team Gib Itamz not sure I'm helping you very much, but it sure isn't for not trying.
ZOMG I STILL CAN"T FIND A MAP THAT WORKS AFTER I LOST TWO REALLY GOOD ONES.

33 REROLLS AND COUNTING.

/vent

anyways, luckily I got a few more nice things before I lost my two maps. I think I boosted my score by a significant amount.
I chose the wrong time to lose my internet.. Lets wake up tomorrow and try and get 5-600 runs in
I chose the wrong time to lose my internet.. Lets wake up tomorrow and try and get 5-600 runs in
Well, apparently the praying works. I had a wonderful set of runs and actually changed my top 5. Well i changed the bottom entries on the list of top 5s and I am sure that I am not moving up in the list. I am happy that I am not at the very bottom of the list of competitors. I surely did not expect to win, but atleast i am competitive. Sending my new update.

*kneels down on the rug again*
*whispering, again........please*
 
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Gabriel74 said:
Ok so here are the current standings.

Corrupted
factory
Naab
jjscud
dkthomas29
Hrus
Salvo
Kefir-Tribe
AJK
Cormallon
Monsinour
RKC
greenmind
Thadar
Thyiad
Bummer. 10th? After sending my third update, I expected a ranking around 5th or such, from my experience with former MFOs. Well, well ... guess I have to abandon sleep and do more runs ;)

I wonder what Corrupted may have found ... the Tyrael's that has been placed there for me? Gib Gib .... 😁
Meph is surely running out of gifts. Last night's runs were horrible--only 3 qualifiers in ~120 runs. (Based on past performance, I should have seen 12-15)

On the bright side, I did see my first yellow scourge of the week. On the brighter side for everyone else, it was just yellow :wink3: And best of all, I didn't see any green military picks. Those things have been dropping like flies...

Maybe today will go better. Maybe everyone else will catch up to me now. Maybe not.

-Jason
Infernal Cranium
Cap
Defense: 179
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 5
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xfde6bb40
All Resistances +10
20% Damage Taken Goes to
Tancred's Hobnails
Boots
Defense: 3
Durability: 9 of 12
Kick Damage: 3 to 8
Required Level: 20
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x5615835d
+10 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 25%

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
30% Faster Run/Walk
+10 to Strength
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

(from the Pit's toy box)
salvo said:
Infernal Cranium
Cap
Defense: 179
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 5
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xfde6bb40
All Resistances +10
20% Damage Taken Goes to
Blinkbat's Form
Leather Armor
Defense: 39
Durability: 21 of 24
Required Strength: 15
Required Level: 12
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xb86f464b
+25 Defense
+50 Defense vs. Missile
Adds 3-6 fire damage
10% Faster Run/Walk
40% Faster Hit Recovery
I didn't get to play as much as I wanted last night. :sad2:

my last 20 or so runs only produced blues and yellows, very discouraging. I might reroll my map...
factory wins the TC3 competition.
(for now... Just wait until I get that cap from Sander)
AJK said:
factory wins the TC3 competition.
I don't know about that.


Knell Striker
Scepter
One-Hand Damage: 15 to 28
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Strength: 15
Required Level: 5
Mace Class - Normal Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x1856c0eb
+15 to Mana
+75% Enhanced Damage
+35 to Attack Rating
Fire Resist +20%
Poison Resist +20%
150% Damage to Undead
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
Biggin's Bonnet
Cap
Defense: 17
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 3
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xc74b668e
+15 to Life
+15 to Mana
+30% Enhanced Damage
+30 to Attack Rating
+14 Defense

GGNOREKTHXBAI

@Jrlafrance

Definately a good idea. I hung to the (il)logical thinking that maps don't affect drops and went SIXTY runs without a qualifier. I am on my fifth map (lost two accidentally, rerolled two others) and my top 10 have all come from two of the maps. Incidentally, Baal is dropping jewelry like none other for my latest map, so I'm going to excuse the lack of good qualifiers. Trust me, there are definately good and bad maps.
TC3 ?

Infernal Cranium
Cap
Defense: 189
Durability: 11 of 12
Required Level: 5
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xd579afd
All Resistances +10
20% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+184 to Defense (Based on Character Level)
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Death's Guard
Sash
Defense: 22
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 6
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xc4f73564
+20 Defense
Cannot Be Frozen

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
All Resistances +15
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
jantia said:
Definately a good idea. I hung to the (il)logical thinking that maps don't affect drops and went SIXTY runs without a qualifier. I am on my fifth map (lost two accidentally, rerolled two others) and my top 10 have all come from two of the maps. Incidentally, Baal is dropping jewelry like none other for my latest map, so I'm going to excuse the lack of good qualifiers. Trust me, there are definately good and bad maps.
Map seeds do not have an effect on maps unless you are using the -seed command. If you are not, there are too many pseudo-random happenings that roll differently every time, and affect the rest of the game in a way that is seemingly completely random.
That is probably true, but seriously, I swear to god maps have an effect on what base items are rolled. There is a reason why some maps result in a lot of unique/green double axes, while others choose to roll a lot of green/unique breastplates. You can also see it in the normal items. Take a lot at all the items that drop (easy to do when you're baaling). You'll notice that the same item types appear over and over.

And no, I have never used the seed command. What exactly does it do anyways?
The -seed switch sets the random seed of the game to whatever the seed was in the command line. You will notice that many things are not random because the game does not continuously generate new random seeds in the way it does when there is no -seed switch. The map, of course, will be set to your seed, as well as drops -- you will likely see a pattern of drops, and often they will be actual dupes of each other (same fingerprint) if you do the exact same thing each time you enter the game. Gambling and vendors, as well as cubing, are also impacted in the sense that the random-ness is gone. Ask RTB for more info (and perhaps the algorithms)!

Also, staying on one map is completely random. A few months back I had a period of 1.5 months of no good finds at all, but I stuck with the Tunnels map... and after that the drops improved and I started seeing dual TC87 class-specs per day and such. D2 does a good job of mimicking random 😃

EDIT: As you probably know, the use of the -seed command is not condoned here at the SPF... in fact, it is practically hacking because you can get dupes dropping in the game and it alters the game.
I'll trust your "self-found HC Grail" knowledge, but the MFO really makes me think that base drops depend on the map. Reason, not only do I see duplicate (not in fingerprint though obviously) uniques/sets, I also see numerous magical/normal versions of the same base item type. Are you sure you haven't noticed something like this?
I have indeed noticed this, many times... I used to think like you, until I became skeptical and now I don't believe that stuff anymore. It's just luck. There have been times when I have found both Thunder Mauls within minutes of each other, and a host of other blue or failed set Thunder Mauls, as an example, but in the end it is pretty random. The patterns are all in your minds, people!
Meh I've had quite a few things that make me thing this way (in this MFO).

BTW I hope everyone else gets some runs in while I'm distracting DC from running'

/takes one for the team (aka burned out from bad drops and taking a break)

Also, DC when are you sending in your latest drops?
I did kind of want to see how my previous score stacked up against all of you, but I suppose I'll send my updated scores right now (after breakfast actually)... both Baal and Pindle. Score went up since the last update quite a bit for both.

EDIT: Sent updated scores.
DarkChaos said:
EDIT: As you probably know, the use of the -seed command is not condoned here at the SPF... in fact, it is practically hacking because you can get dupes dropping in the game and it alters the game.
Actually it is condoned here, as long as you do not play in a game with the -seed command active. You must simply restore the map, exit d2 immediately and completely and then start d2 up again normally.

There was a push to completely ban it recently but, as with HF rushing, RRM, RWM, and even ATMA, its been accepted to some degree and now the whole mp/trading pool is tainted with it. Forcing a nearly universal restart will never fly, so it continues to be aceptable, even if its frowned upon by many.
Alright. I'm going to eat and then I'll send my new scores too. Mine have improved quite significantly despite my troubles with finding a "good map" and my SIXTY BAAL RUNS dry streak. I was kinda interested in seeing if my old score would be beaten, but I'm more considered with catching you (hehe GIB tyraels). I think I've got at least 600 runs left in me.
DarkChaos said:
I suppose I'll send my updated scores right now both Baal and Pindle. Score went up since the last update quite a bit for both.
HapyHrt said:
sent updated score, however it only increased by 0.3 since Monday
**goes dejectedly back to work praying that little gremlins get into DC's computer and gorge themselves on green and gold**
 
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Improved my score a bit, update sent to gabriel
[highlight]Act5SU Update[/highlight]

1. DarkChaos
2. Colony
3. Hapyhrt
4. Skinny
5. Saucy

No changes in the ranks, but the 2-5 spots have tightened up a bit since the last update.

(Now, everyone go find Sur runes to taunt DC with.)
Does that one include my latest update, Cattleya? (sent it around 20 minutes ago)
Cattleya, you mean that Colony is .1 point away from DC right? (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). So that DC should run only pindle unless he wants to lose right? I mean DC has practically won the Baal category. I (was) second with only 5 points (gogo 5 * IK mauls). right? (goes off babbling)

Edit: sent items update
Here's the team update, ITAM still has the lead but a couple other teams have closed the distance. Untimately, the only way to beat them in the team score is to beat them directly.

1. ITAM (DarkChaos, NIKON, Corrupted)
2. Iron Wolves (Salvo, Nepeta, Colony, Hamburger)
3. Gib Itamz (Phosheez, jrlafrance, HapyHrt, Hrus)
3. Leftovers (Billybgame, Jackalope, Saucy, Ohomemgrande)
5. Zealots (jjscud, Drixx, Gabriel, Atil)


Hmm, just checked, there is no actual change in ordering as of yet.
@DC: Yes, that included your update
@janita: Um, of course that's what I meant. No wait. I meant the DC should be running Coldcrow. That's what I meant. She drops all the Sur runes.
Well my play time is so far about an hour a night thanks to RL.
My area 85 necro has so far found nothing :embarassed:, so I think I will withdraw from that one.

I have three (very poor) qualifiers for Memphy at the mo. Guess I am staying at the bottom of that table. :rolleyes:

Oh I so suck at this. Next time I am booking a week off and playing solid.
Next update sent.

Well, concerning the 'map determines drops' topic I could add to the rumour: I compared my finds so far with my finds in the spring MFO (same map, same runner), and I tend to get the same items. Only 2 grailies so far, all others I had on this map in prevous sessions.
After another long dry set of runs, I made some arrangement in charm section and get around 20 more MF. Things become a lot better immediately. Better quantity and quality too. New update sent to Gabriel.
Well it has been a day and a half or so since I sent my last update:wink3:

I'm sending another in a minute though, just for all you 3rd-5th placed people:grin:

I haven't spent as long today on runs, but I expect I'll spend a bit more time at the weekend on it
Sheesh! The kid's in first place and concerned if his last update was included in the latest standing? Sounds kinda paraniod to me DC! :badteeth:

:::taunts DC<<<start running Coldcrow, start running Coldcrow>>>/end taunt:::
If one more gold saber drops I may have to give this game up and start playing checkers.
Can the supervisor for a5SU's PM me with their e-mail and/or instant message contact info? Much appreciated.
pquote=
Marvel]
@DC: You've been lucky with me left aside for this MFO. I know you wanted me on the team but another time might fit a bit better, still need to grab a few more runes ^^.

for me its allways MFO days =)

Good luck everyone.
Next time I shall not join unless you are on my team. 😃
[/QUOTE]
Thyiad said:
Well my play time is so far about an hour a night thanks to RL.
My area 85 necro has so far found nothing :embarassed:, so I think I will withdraw from that one.

I have three (very poor) qualifiers for Memphy at the mo. Guess I am staying at the bottom of that table. :rolleyes:

Oh I so suck at this. Next time I am booking a week off and playing solid.
Ack, you cant quit Thyiad! That would put ME at the bottom of the table. Oh the pain... :cry:
/needs Baal update :greedy:

No its just that I'm rather happy with my last score and I'm needing to know if that means I'm getting closer to DC or if he really just is hax/I've been overtaken at second/I underestimate everyone else's drops.
Only one qualifier tonight. Booo. The qualifier was a *********. Friggin awesome!!! There is no way I can win my group so I am going to end up losing my freshly found *********. Friggin Boooo!!!! Well maybe the points for my Top 5 have increased enough so that I might be able to atleast pic a prize.

Can i see an updated table for the aLvL85's please? Thanks in advance.
uh, i just send in the levels updated of mine, not a brilliant improvement i should say. i'm going very slow atm and got to gear up a bit as i'm going away on sunday, you know, one week of mediteranean <--- and not one week of mfo, you b., ok,
 
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The TC3 guys from a couple of pages back are going to lynch me if they knew how many I left on the ground...

Not to mention the four HoZes (HoZs? HoZii?) I've found. Mephisto makes baby Nikon cry :cry:

*hides*
I'm at work, so there isn't going to be a lvl 85 update for at least 10 hours. That being said, tonights update will probably be the last one, with the last couple days in the dark, so if you want to see where you stand, better get me an update in the next 10 hours.
LORD NIKON said:
The TC3 guys from a couple of pages back are going to lynch me if they knew how many I left on the ground...

Not to mention the four HoZes (HoZs? HoZii?) I've found. Mephisto makes baby Nikon cry :cry:

*hides*
4 HoZs???? I think I'm going to be sick.

I've found a few decent items. Certainly several useful items that are safe based on my 5 qualifiers. Will post those in the Item Find thread when the MFO is over.

But seriously, 4 HoZs, I'd glady find one.

[/jealous rant]
Gabriel74 said:
I'm at work, so there isn't going to be a lvl 85 update for at least 10 hours. That being said, tonights update will probably be the last one, with the last couple days in the dark, so if you want to see where you stand, better get me an update in the next 10 hours.
Work? Work? come on. we need our updates!! Come on everybody, lets go storm Gabriel's job and get him fired so we can have our updates! 😁 :flip:

Just a joke, so put your pitchforks and torches down.
HoZ ... one of the missing items in my grail. Sigh.

I got a rainbow Facet yesterday.... poison/die. I already have such a facet, I'm missing 5 of the others. But if I ever get the Trang's set completed, it might become useful.

Speaking about sets: I got quite a few exceptional Sazabi set items. I'm missing a few thingies from other sets.

I got a good collection of Cathan's Seal. Missing Telling of Beads (ok first is ring, latter is ammy.... but nevertheless).

I found just a single green breastplate. Yay.

Highest rune thus far is SOL. I'm not impressed.
Latest Baal update:

1 - Darkchaos
2 - Jantia
3 - Nepeta
4 - DX
5 - Grogs
6 - Jrlafrance
7 - RKC
8 - Gabriel

Still no change in the rankings from before, but you've all got work to do:wink3:

So far I've had no updates from lachen, billybgame and omgwtfbbqpwned.

jantia said:
No its just that I'm rather happy with my last score and I'm needing to know if that means I'm getting closer to DC or if he really just is hax/I've been overtaken at second/I underestimate everyone else's drops.

DC uses his hax in the same way strijdje did I think, making 1 day last for 36 hours:tongue:
Meh and I thought I was getting pretty lucky. I guess I'm going to need teh uber sacred armor drop to beat out DC. I'm slowing down, which isn't good either

/looks for a map that drosp sacred armors.

anyways, as long as I come in second, with what I've found, I'll be all set to finance my next pvper.
Just about 3 days left. I think I have another 30-50 hours left in me...
mwints said:
4 HoZs???? I think I'm going to be sick.

I've found a few decent items. Certainly several useful items that are safe based on my 5 qualifiers. Will post those in the Item Find thread when the MFO is over.

But seriously, 4 HoZs, I'd glady find one.

[/jealous rant]
And I found two more today. Might need to film "The HoZrush" :badteeth:
Cormallon said:
HoZ ... one of the missing items in my grail. Sigh.

I got a rainbow Facet yesterday.... poison/die. I already have such a facet, I'm missing 5 of the others. But if I ever get the Trang's set completed, it might become useful.
I've found 3 rainbow facet's so for this MFO ice, fire and posion I think they were. That's 3 more then I've ever found before.
On the subject of HoZ, I am catching up to NIKON... he is at 6 and I am currently at 4. :wink3:
DarkChaos said:
On the subject of HoZ, I am catching up to NIKON... he is at 6 and I am currently at 4. :wink3:
Noooooo... don't take them all away ....


Just kidding....


EDIT: My drops are weird. Not because I find too extraordinary things, but still... you'll see when we're finished.
Sent my final result to gabby, only a little improvement but so far I've seen every single elites base item.
Found a Steel Pillar at the door of the throne room, seems like a lame repetition of the Windforce of a year back... Whatever :p
[highlight]Act5SU Update Time[/highlight]

1. DarkChaos
2. Colony
3. Hapyhrt
4. Skinny
5. Saucy
6. Drixx

Still no word from the following people:
Chain of Strength
Jackalope

No changes in the rankings, but Drixx is now on the board nipping at Saucy's heals. I think DarkChaos is a cyborg. :wink3:
Cattleya said:
I think DarkChaos is a cyborg. :wink3:
Yes, he is...

DarkChaos said:
Just about 3 days left. I think I have another 30-50 hours left in me...
How the hell do you want to manage to play for 50 hours in 3 days? Unless you are a cyborg? I myself have planned 25 hours for last three days...

The good thing is that you don't compete in my category :rolleyes: . Condolences to everyone in Baal and Pindle category 😁

EDIT: I got myself some nice qualifiers today, few more runs and I will sent an update to Gabriel. I am looking forward the current standings of lvl85 areas category!
/note to self

Next MFO enter in whatever category DC doesn't.

/second note to self

kill something if another yellow sacred armor drops

/third note to self

a dry period of three hours is not a good way to catch DC

/fourth note to self

Do not sleep
I propose a ban on cyborgs! on jantias too, it reads in the fine print ;)

And I do wonder, why it seems so hard distinguishing lower from upper case... :)
Done for today, update sent.

I've got a dry streak again, only one qualifier in 80 runs. My new personal goal: reach my score from the spring mfo ... two days to go, but my two kids and a party on sunday limit my time... we'll see.
DarkChaos = cyborg,
Bots = not allowed,
ergo,
DarkChaos = not allowed.

See, I've eliminated the tough competition. Can I have a cookie now?

Anyway, on a more serious, and depressing, note: my copy of diablo is colorblind. I've seen sacred armors, legendary mallets, coronas, unearthed wands drop. Grey, blue, yellow, white, ... , WRONG!

*AJK sacrifices a goat*
 
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Banking sleep allows one to go for 40 hours straight ^^
I've changed startegies. Running minions and Baal @ /p1. Much faster runs, plus seems like I'm getting more drops from Baal himself (although nothing from minions).

I basically have 3 nights left, for about an average of 3 hours each (I don't think it'll be enought). :sad2:
Just lost ANOTHER map. Oh well maybe I can break my dry streak.

@Nepeta.

I think the rest of us are pretty close (corrupted said all of us have to do some work) so no worries.

/grumbles

edit: ended my dry streak on a good note. Too bad it doesn't add to my point total
DarkChaos said:
Banking sleep allows one to go for 40 hours straight ^^
Not married then? :wink3:
Atil said:
Not married then? :wink3:
Not married, no school, no tan...
DarkChaos said:
Just about 3 days left. I think I have another 30-50 hours left in me...
Mmmmm.... I think I can get in 25 odd hours till shut down, but me thinks I'll have to find that Tyrael's to get close to you:grin:

As an update, I've hit level 96 and there has been no improvement on my score...... I cannot believe how hard it is to get the last 3 items in my grail:hanky:
jrlafrance said:
Not married, no school, no tan...
I resent that. Hell, I'm probably more tan than you...
colony said:
So far I've had no updates from lachen, billybgame and omgwtfbbqpwned.
/sneak in
I had to drop out before it started cuz of a dead HD. My name got removed from the Meph category, but somehow remained in Baals, so don't worry 'bout me. Good luck guys and gals! (someone knock DC off of a leader position :p )
/sneak out
DarkChaos said:
I resent that. Hell, I'm probably more tan than you...
psst: Bot's don't get tanned. I'm sorry; don't shoot the messenger. Their skin remain a fetching metallic shade year round though, if thats any consolation. I imagine they have some problem with rusting though....


/end bad smack talk
My drops have been quite strange as well cormallon. I cant say right now what they are but....I'll probably be making a nice post in the giveaway thread.
@Nepeta: no updates from me because my score hasnt changed since monday. Havent been doing tons of runs and nothing to report. hopefully ill be sending an update in on sat and sunday
jjscud said:
Scoring

The system is based on the relative rarity compared to the IK
Stonecrusher, the most common elite set or unique.

Meph (csv File)
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but, Heaven's Light and The Redeemer seem to be scored wrong in the Meph list. In the drop calculator, they are slotted between Demonhorn's Edge & Azurewrath but in the score sheets, they are scored lower, between Verdungo's Hearty Cord & Cerebus' Bite.

Is there something I'm overlooking?? (Won't affect my score but someone might care about this).
-Jason
Woo... I have two days to run Baal. :D

Jet lag should help. :D

Gogogo Tyreal's.
Ohomemgrande said:
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but, Heaven's Light and The Redeemer seem to be scored wrong in the Meph list. In the drop calculator, they are slotted between Demonhorn's Edge & Azurewrath but in the score sheets, they are scored lower, between Verdungo's Hearty Cord & Cerebus' Bite.

Is there something I'm overlooking?? (Won't affect my score but someone might care about this).
-Jason
Almost each MFO, there was a debate about how to assign scores to the unique items of the same base type with the same rarity. (Thunder mauls, Mighty Scepters, Spired helms...) Some said that it doesn't matter what thunder maul you will find, the score should be the same like for the other TC87 weapons, others (like me) say that the chance to get Cranium Basher is twice greater than other TC87 weapons...
This time the first way was used... I remember that we had also made a small correction once with a different scores for uniques of the same base type with different rarity. For example the Templar's Might was 10.7 (like others TC87), now it's again 12 and Tyrael's Might was 85.6 (now it's again 96.4). - lvl85 areas scoresheet used.


Gabriel!!!!!! UPDATE!!!!!!!
Last update sent to colony, but only increased my score a little bit. :sad2:

Two more days left to make something of this MFO... ☀

EDIT: I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm tired of all these crappy drops... :rant:
Baal = teh sux

Its a little depressing sometimes ( I had 2 * 3 hour + dry streaks) especially when you see yellow archon staffs/caduecus/sacred armors.

For me, all the rare stuff came from his minions, while all the "useful" items came from baal.

edit: by rare I mean rare uniques. btw, anybody else have the sneaking suspicion DC has found a Tyraels?
He has found one (a month or so ago). Not even DC can be lucky enough to find 2 in the space of a month.:badteeth:
Well, time for me to basically sign off. I'm leaving on vacation in a couple hours and will have limited Internet access.

Please, Please get your final results in quickly to your supervisors. I know we're all excited to see how the categories turned out, I'm fairly certain there are some impressive results.

Thanks to everyone for participating and escpecially to the supervisors.
Uhm, we got until tonight right?
Until tomorrow night.
Got a new monitor and hopefully im on track again.Before it blew up i did 927 tunnel runs and got 34 gualifiers.
 
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Until tomorrow night.
Spl(10)endid.
nepeta: Any chance of an update for Mephisto? Or are you leaving us in suspense until Monday?
I ran the Pit with my sorc and got bored.
I'm now running the dark underground with my shiny new Pit Whirler.
He has a Tomb Reaver and a lot of anger against demons+undead (also 268% MF).
He already horked a second-place qualifier for me, so I'll keep playing with him 'till the bitter end.

Edit: *hork* Hey, a 40%ED ruby jewel. Good barb.
Yay! I managed to squezz out clean six hours to play, I thought I have no more chances, six hours could change the tide.
jantia said:
Baal = teh sux

Its a little depressing sometimes ( I had 2 * 3 hour + dry streaks) especially when you see yellow archon staffs/caduecus/sacred armors.

For me, all the rare stuff came from his minions, while all the "useful" items came from baal.

edit: by rare I mean rare uniques. btw, anybody else have the sneaking suspicion DC has found a Tyraels?
Although I can't reveal my finds... I just have to say that one single Tyrael's, even with no other items found, would beat my current score.
A Mephisto update wouldn't add much, if anything, as I'm not getting very much updates. Perhaps tonight I'll have some more, but changes are sparse.


Did I mention B is a big B?
is it just me, or do the minions drop all the high TCs? Because I get lots of useful mid level elite/high from baal but four of my top five have been from minions? I've SSed the last two because I'm worried about being accused of just running alvl 85...

Just checking if other baalers are getting similar results.

Edit: Checked drop calcs, it seems somewhat understandable (I think). Also, I think I pwn the TC 3 comp:

Rixot's Keen
Short Sword
One-Hand Damage: 11 to 20
Durability: 13 of 13
Required Level: 2
Sword Class - Normal Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xd670f926
+100% Enhanced Damage
+5 to Minimum Damage
+25 Defense
+2 to Light Radius
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)

@DC

Thats a relief. Only have to find a Tyraels. ^^;;
Oh, and btw, you won't be collecting items from us SC people will you (in the extremely slim chance you actually win)?
mah i don't know really, what it started briliantly, it turned out crapastic at most for the last couple of days. no help actualy from the RL side, 'cause it really struck a deal here. I read you there cormallon, i would like to see what will the our "veterans" rankings look like in the end, maybe a handicap start will do the trick :azn: . BAh, tonight it's the last evening for me, leaving tommorow, so i'll try to pull out something, damn, deeds deeds


with all due respect to DC and all others contesters, but i think the real competition it's at lvl85 areas, amazing, too bad the updates are missing for the daily or hourly surpassing, you know. the title is definitely up!
I wanted to be in the a85s but committed to a team... big regrets now seeing as the competition there is much harder. :(
nepeta said:
A Mephisto update wouldn't add much, if anything, as I'm not getting very much updates. Perhaps tonight I'll have some more, but changes are sparse.
Dang, I thought I would have gone up a bit.

At least this will not be taken from me :laugh:

It looks nice but I have no idea what to do with it.
Err, I was just thinking, forgive me if this has already been asked before, but why doesn't unique (set) jewelry (rarer than an IK-maul) count for points?
This drop:

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x790e06b4
Lightning Resist +35%
Adds 1-30 lightning damage
20% Increased Attack Speed
+1 to All Skill Levels
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
31% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)

would have given me 15.6 points...
Well, at least it can not be stolen from me :)
Bah.. the last five runs gave me:

hydra bow - blue
legendary mallet - white
archon staff - blue
bloodlord skull - blue
ogre gauntlets - blue
sacred rondache - blue

I don't have to tell you that NO green/gold item dropped, do I?

... and countless blue phase blades during the last days.
Couldn't agree more AJK.......this would've helped me mucho, crap roll and all

Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Ring
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xb2ccefae
+50 to Maximum Stamina
3% Life stolen per hit
+1 to All Skill Levels
+0 to Life (Based on Character Level)

Where's the alvl 85 updates?
Wait till you see what jewelry I got to drop.... Baal = hell andy.
hepcat said:
Where's the alvl 85 updates?
See post #202 for an answer.

In other news: My number of qualifiers now exactly equals my score.
Cormallon said:
I don't have to tell you that NO green/gold item dropped, do I?
Welcome to Thyiad's world.
AJK said:
In other news: My number of qualifiers now exactly equals my score.
I'm hoping this means you've found exactly 5 IK Mauls????
[highlight]Act5SU Update Time[/highlight]

1. DarkChaos
2. Colony
3. Hapyhrt
4. Skinny
5. Saucy
6. Drixx

Still no word from the following people:
Chain of Strength
Jackalope

I figured I should get in one last update before the official one. As you may have noticed, I just did a copy/paste of the last one. So, yet again, everyone manages to hold onto their spots.
I just found my first high TC item but discovered that it actually is worth less points then many of my "****ty-unique-I-just-pick-up-because-it's-a-qualifier" items. I'm confused about the scoring sheets.
Kefir-Tribe said:
I just found my first high TC item but discovered that it actually is worth less points then many of my "****ty-unique-I-just-pick-up-because-it's-a-qualifier" items. I'm confused about the scoring sheets.
They're based on relative rarity, which not only depends on the TC, but also on the rarity of the base item. Class specifics are rarer than non class specifics. There's a very nice thread here if you have a lot of time to read through it all:

http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=392254

Edited out the bit that's wrong
 
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I just found my first high TC item but discovered that it actually is worth less points then many of my "****ty-unique-I-just-pick-up-because-it's-a-qualifier" items. I'm confused about the scoring sheets.
I know what you mean. I spotted a TC87. I wooted (will I be spanked for using woot as a verb?).
It didn't make my top 5. And my top 5 made me rank ninth...

OMG! Blizzard nerfed the score sheets!

Edit: Colony spake. I was too late...
Last Baal update before the end of the MFO and it's the same as last time:

1 - Darkchaos
2 - Jantia
3 - Nepeta
4 - DX
5 - Grogs
6 - Jrlafrance
7 - RKC
8 - Gabriel

Still no results from Billybgame and omgwtfbbqpwned.
Got myself some problems. I was going to spend an entire day running Baal, but I think I have to fix this first.

I am resigning from this MFO. Good luck to the rest of you!
Woo, hoo, I get some decent wireless connection here. Not quite as nice as home, and probably only in the evenring but its better than I though.

I was hoping to run tonight, but it look like everyone else here wants to go see "The Deviil Wears Prada", how about that for a tradeoff.👅

@Cattleya: Chain of Strength resigned

As for the high TCs with low scores. Well, to be specific, in a past MFO I found a IKSC, I knew it was tc87 and highly sought after so I got all excited. Turns out about a third of the tc87 unique armors. The really scary thing is, the Set MF has better returns at high MF points so for most of us, the are even more common, or actually, since the base (IK MAUL) is a Set type, the high tc uniques are even more rare compared to the IK Maul.

got to go, off ot the movie.👅 👅
I know it has been more than 10 hours, could we get a little Alvl85 update?

Oh wait, did somebody actually storm Gabriel's office?

Only a few new qualifiers, but my top 5 have not changed.
Just started into the last day. Improved my score by 1.1 points, woot ...

I'm off to a party this afternoon, but maybe I'll be back soon enough to do some more runs. 2 blue legendary mallets, one blue sacred armour within 40 runs. Haven't seen a caduceus in ages.
Last one before the end:

Ohomemgrande
LORD NIKON
Phosheez
Hamburger
Atil
Gabriel
Saucy
Arfurala
Steven Q Urkel
DeePee
Colony
Thyad

Phosheez is inching in on LORD NIKON, while Hamburger seems not to have given up yet for the third spot. One or two good finds, and things 'll get very interesting. Atil might still be in for the prizes but he'll need a big one. After that, there's only 1 item for the competitors to save them from oblivion...


To all Mephisto runners: Could you please send your last e-mail titled: "FINAL MFO results [nickname] [version/mod]". In it, I'd like the top 5 as usual, but a list with all other qualifiers as well, for looting purposes. Thanks in advance.
Well, I think I might actually have five qualifying drops - providing eth items count. Ah, do they? *cross fingers*

@Nepeta - thanks for clearing that up, thought they would but the way my mfo luck runs ...:rolleyes:
Hey, on the final update, we send the top five items themselves right? (not just a list)
jantia: You do not send the items, just name and numer (of points scored).

Thyad: Why would ethereal items not count? They do.
@jantia: Though I can't find it in the current MFO rules, in the final result mail there should be Atma readouts of your top 5 items included.
[trashtalk]
wehhhe you better bring out your multiple tyrales might if you wanna win Baal category becasue my luck have turned drastically resign or be defeated:grin:
[/trashtalk]

eeer good luck all the last shivering hours

DX
nepeta said:
Last one before the end:

Ohomemgrande
LORD NIKON
Phosheez
Hamburger
Atil
Gabriel
Saucy
Arfurala
Steven Q Urkel
DeePee
Colony
Thyad
Hey, where am I? :sad2:
nepeta said:
To all Mephisto runners: Could you please send your last e-mail titled: "FINAL MFO results [nickname] [version/mod]". In it, I'd like the top 5 as usual, but a list with all other qualifiers as well, for looting purposes. Thanks in advance.
From the signup thread:

jjscud said:
technicaly, only your top 5 items are required for the picking. Many people offer up all thier finds.
I read this, you could post the other qualifiers, but you don't have to, or may keep parts of the others for yourself, correct ?
It seem's you are correct Cormallon. Thanks for grabbing me by the tail so early :)

mwints: you got banned, silly. That 'll teach you for sending so few updates!
And with my sincere appologies for being so careless as to exclude mwints from the previous update:

Ohomemgrande
LORD NIKON
Phosheez
Hamburger
Atil
Gabriel
Saucy
mwints
Arfurala
Steven Q Urkel
DeePee
Colony
Thyad
I hope all the A5SU runners are having the same luck I am. Nothing of mid point level is dropping and in the last 920 Pindle runs I have gotten 8 qualifiers. That is one qualifier every 115 runs. For the last couple days of the competition, that is not what I was hoping for. It got so bad last night I even ran Shenk and Elditch for a while. I will only be able to complete about 100 or so more runs until the end of the competition. I would love to improve me score, even if it's minimal. ...Pity party over...
Thank you nepeta!

hmmm, maybe I shouldn't have been so eager to see that update. It's a little depressing. But I have 2 improvements so far today and I should have a few more hours of running before today is over.
My MFO is finished. I still have time left, but I have completed what I set out to do.

I managed 1000 Mephisto runs and found 100 qualifiers (I like round numbers :laugh:). I have a reasonable score, but I will not win. I had 693 MF.

My best, non-elite finds were Skullders, War Traveler (I dropped a second one quite soon after finding the first one, with 49 % MF), Wisp Projector and an Ohm Rune. I have now finished farming Mephisto in SC, as I have found everything I want from him, and will move Christof to The Pit to level to 91 (maybe 92) and then retire him.

Big thanks to jjscud for organising, nepeta for supervising and everyone who entered and posted. I will close with this:

After receiving one too many blows to the head, Christof started seeing double
LOL tho u shouldnt have shown ur finds yet.😁
 
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edit out link RQ

@DX

so.. how many do I have to dupe to win this?
I will send my Final update of my items a little later on 2nite I have to go too work i hope that is ok
0:09 HKT now. Just sent my final report to nepeta. I tried to work hard in this MFO but RL was just too busy and I didn't have much time to play, I only have 45 qualifiers.

Gull
Dagger
One-Hand Damage: 2 to 19
Durability: 0 of 16
Required Level: 31
Dagger Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x533a1b01
-5 to Mana
+1 to Minimum Damage
+15 to Maximum Damage
106% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
15% Increased Attack Speed
Socketed (1: 1 used)

My zealot gained a level (now level 90). He have this in his weapon slot and basically used smite against Meph, ignoring all other monsters around, unless they are really getting in the way. With the help of charms and other MF items on himself (Goldwrap and PTopazes in helm and armor), he has about 200MF.

Best non-qualifier: Stormlash (See page 1 of thread)👍
Best rune: Pul

Other notable non-qualifiers (I didn't have all these before the MFO): Titan's Revenge, Death's Set, Razortail, Shaftstop, Rockstopper, Bloodtree Stump, Blackhorn's face, Skull Collector, 20 Dex Raven Frost, Metalgrid, Cresent Moon...

After running Mephisto exclusively for 9 days, I probably won't run him again in a short while (short being about a month here), since I have found Titan's and Razortail I guess I could start working on my LF zon again.

Again thanks jjscud for organizing the MFO, and really appreciate nepeta's updates.
jantia said:
edit out link RQ

@DX

so.. how many do I have to dupe to win this?
Atleast 3

but not sure if that will help against DC

DX
Hey i think i found a mistake in the a85 scoring,Earth shifter and cranium basher are worth 9,3 points there but im pretty (atma calc told me so) sure that they shoukld be worth something like 18 points.
Naab said:
Hey i think i found a mistake in the a85 scoring,Earth shifter and cranium basher are worth 9,3 points there but im pretty (atma calc told me so) sure that they shoukld be worth something like 18 points.
Scores for all unique items, where there are two different uniques of the same base type (like Thunder mauls, Mighty Scepters, Spired Helms) are halved. It isn't a mistake and I have already explained it in this thread....

Your Earth Shifter will not help you to win, muhehe :badteeth:
My time's up, I start and finish with my local time.
From my experience on this MFO, I conclude map does affect item type drops. I got 4x Mavina's Embrace from the same spot, that's no mere coincidence I believe.
Final result sent to gabby.

-sal
Hmm, i really thought id jump up at least one place with last nights finds. Thats discouraging, especially since most of my top 5 also happen to be grailers. Good bye items, I knew you for a short time. Though, I may not have to worry about that, I have some non-top five items that, though I really dont wanna part with, will probably be far more desireable. We shall see. And i completely agree with salvo on map seed determining drops to an extent. I think some people are gonna be quite mad/amazed at my finds. :runs away: I'm not a haxxor I swear.
Hrus said:
Scores for all unique items, where there are two different uniques of the same base type (like Thunder mauls, Mighty Scepters, Spired Helms) are halved. It isn't a mistake and I have already explained it in this thread....

Your Earth Shifter will not help you to win, muhehe :badteeth:
Bah last mfo, they were 18,1,why change the rules?And i didnt find 1, i just noticed it, because i found CB from pindle last mfo.
My time ran out some time ago, and I ate, watched some TV and am now in the process of getting my Zon to lvl 95. I think if I don't finish it tonight I won't be able to get it to it for some weeks and I'm so close.

After that, its time to

a) organize my mules (yes I don't use stashes for storage)
b) send my scores
c) finally host Salvo's giveaway (so sorry)*
d) cube up all my flawless gems (4*mules full)
e) craft 40 *amulets
f) reroll my Baal GCs
g) sleep? nah...

*btw, where do people usually upload flavie reports to?
sent my final results to colony

@Jantia think the normal way is at freewebs.com

DX
There is nothing more frustrating than getting your top 5 early in the week, then doing many,many fruitless runs thereafter trying to better the score. I'm sitting on the same top 5 since Tuesday.

And the really frustrating part is that my score still blows. Well I've got 10 or so hours to go, but it's not looking good.
hepcat said:
And the really frustrating part is that my score still blows. Well I've got 10 or so hours to go, but it's not looking good.
Join the club :cry:...
Maybe we should just pop over at the EMB and drink ourselves retarded instead.
jantia, did you get your 1000 runs done as planned? I'm still operating, but I'm not going to get anywhere near 1k :p
So its over. Well I think I did halfway decent. I would expect to be in the middle of the pact due to my incredible luck in finding items. I prolly made half as many runs as the winner of my category. It is hard to do fast runs as a skelliemancer. I will send my final results to my supervisor. The email will include ATMA's of my top 5 and a Flavie of my MFO stash. I will offer up anything I have found ( cept the mal ) for those who want to pick from me. I am sure I will have my limit reached when peeps are selecting prizes from me.

Skelliemancer is heading back to his homeland, golds and greens packed away. His minions are carring the trunks full of yellows and blues. His merc is gladly carring all of the jewelry that was found and looking for a pawn shop along the way. The 50K is just not enough to compensate for all the monsters innards that are covering his armor.
I'm throwing in the towel. 2 of my scores improved slightly. But I've seen enough of Meph.

Final results sent.

Some non qualifiers: Titan's Revenge, Arreat's (yep, another one), Stone of Jordan, Metalgrid, several grailers and several very useful qualifiers below my top 5. But I'll reveal those after the results. 😁
10 hours, 43 minutes to go!
Ah... finally...

lvl 95

@Nepeta.

I actually think I might have gotten close.

I went from lvl ** (I think) to lvl 95 (30 runs short at midnight) on solely 1 player baal runs (other than maybe 20-30 ones on p3/5/8). I died once (IM grr..)

err.. I can't wait so here is a SS of my non-qualifying goodness (I've been organizing my items for Screenshots for a while)

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5273/screenshot073vi6.jpg

The Gargoyle's bite (eth) and Thunder Maul (earth shaker) were both dropped by normal monsters on the way down to the throne.

And here is my version of green isenhart cases

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/5695/screenshot075zb6.jpg

And about maybe 4 or 5 more I didn't pick up.
I'm done. The last 50 runs gave me: nothing. I'm not in the mood to see more blue high end items.

800 runs done, 26 qualifiers. Points: .... oh wait, that comes later ;)

Remarkable: Not a single duplicate amoung the qualifiers. 2 Gheeds (low end).

Most common: Isenhart's case (x6)

Highest rune: Dol

Grailies: 3

Thank you all for the competition, and jjscud for the organization :flowers:
My time is done. Already sent update to nepeta. Hope he likes it :p

I'd like to thank jjscud for hosting, DarkChaos and Corrupted for having me on their team and the other competitors for giving me a run for my money.

Now I just have to wait.
 
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I am done too. Time is up. Fortunatly I got an item that improved my score in last 60 minutes, which didn't happen since friday (though I found almost the same number of qualifiers on saturday and sunday as in all previous week). The improvement was tiny though, so I guess I will not be the first this time...

Anyways, 2809 Tunnel runs, 122 qualifiers...

Now waiting for final results... impatiently.
Hrus said:
Anyways, 2809 Tunnel runs, 122 qualifiers...
I'm doomed.
Lucikly for me, I don't have anything in the top-5 that I really don't want to lose. My 'happy happy item' lies comfortably outside the danger zone.
My stats:

Number of runs done: lots
Number of qualifiers: 43
Most common itam: Dangoon's teaching (4). Strangely no green ogre mauls found at all...
Avg. Pit run time with light sorc: A wee bit over 3 minutes.

As seems to have happened with my mortal enemies, err.. colleague item runners, I managed to squeeze in the highest amount of runs over sat/sunday, but didn't break my friday evening score...
I'm done.

number of tunnel runs: x
number of pit runs: 1,5
number of qualifiers: 27

*preparing "show-off" screen shot*
6.5 hours left. 2900+ runs done. I wish I knew how close I was to lord nikon. Though it probably doesnt matter. At this point Id need a really good item to change my score at all. Im prolly push it to somewhere around 3100 runs. Amazingly enough I still enjoy running meph, im nuts i tell you. Im more bothered by the fact that im using my time running someone that cant give me too many more grailers....good luck to those who still have time left
Sent in final updates Great contest can't wait for the next one
I'm finished too. Mailed my final report to Colony, and awaiting final updates for the Mephisto competition. I'm not going to make a gloatshot, that's wannabe with my items :p Now good night, I'm done for ^^
Well my MFO is over. I will email results tomorrow night. Don't worry anyone in the Memphy category - *you* won't be at the bottom of the table. LOL.
Sent my final updates.

RKC: I haven't recieved your update yet, could just be hotmail being slow though I suppose

Thyiad: I'd put good money on myself to come last for Meph, I didn't spend nearly as much time there as I wanted to
colony said:
Sent my final updates.

RKC: I haven't recieved your update yet, could just be hotmail being slow though I suppose

Thyiad: I'd put good money on myself to come last for Meph, I didn't spend nearly as much time there as I wanted to
damm sorry colony dont worry about it my baal score has not changed hotmail being a bit buggy 2nite
5 hours left but I am bored. Final results sent to Colony and Cattleya. Eagerly awaiting the final results!
Still a couple hours left for me. I've gotten quite a few qualifiers since my last update to Cattleya, and have upped my score a good bit. I doubt anywhere near #1, but hopefully not dead last, heh.
Well, I'm done. Still a couple hours I could run, but I have to work early tomorrow. I'll be sending Cattleya my final score in a few. Hasn't changed since my last update though.

Completed 3000 runs (mostly Pindle and then a couple hundred Eldritch and Shenk each)

43 Qualifiers (1/69.8 runs)

Most common items were Dark Adherent and IK Stone Crusher at 3 each

Highest Rune: Pul

My happiest find occurred on run #2052 was not a top 5 qualifier but made my sorc purple :flip:
Ok, that's it, it's over.

Did something over 1k runs(I don't count runs, how do you do it?)(I do know an aproximate number because i use LR charges, so I repaired them something like 15 times maybe...) and got 91 qualifiers.

Cheers everyone! This was fun.

Never did run Hell Meph seriously before, got a lot of items I didn't have ^^
Hamburger said:
I don't count runs, how do you do it?
I have a mechanical counter. Press a button after each run.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! While trying to take screenies of my loot two of my ammys/rings dissapeared. So I warn the rest of you about dropping more than 32 items. Luckily after taking the screenie I did force quit diablo and didnt lose anything. Beware the squid will eat your finds.
I've got 2.5 hours left, so I'm going to make the most of it. Starting now...
Well, that's it for me, a few hours earlier than usual, due to being out on the east coast at the moment. My score hasn't improved since thursday. 👅

A few basic stats:

Runs completed: ? who knows, I don't count runs (wierd isn't it)
Qualifiers: 77
High rune: Fal
Most common qualifier: Naj's Puzzler (5)
Grailies:2 (If I'm able to hang on to them)
Non qualifying goodies: HoZ, Eth Hone Sudan, War Travelers, Arm of King Leoric, I think there's more but I've fogotton it.
Most frustrating item: two tripple durability rare Mythical Swords
I'm done. I managed to get just of 1000 Meph runs for the week. I ended up with 93 qualifiers out of 1149 green/gold drops. My score was stagnant most of the week until last night where I picked up slots 3 and 4 within about 10 runs of each other.

Most common qualifier: Dangoon's Teaching (9)
Most common item: Tancred's Crowbill & Isenhart's Case (23)
Grail complete: 63.96%
TC3's: 7
Highest Rune: Hel
Notable finds: 4 rainbow facets (5/5 lightning), HoZ, Eschuta's Temper, Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band, Gheed's Fortune, Highlord's Wrath, & more. This made a large dent in my grail.

Now to wait for the final scores...
-Jason
Hoping others in lvl 85 had the same kind of luck as me.....none.

Total Qualifiers: 34
Highest Rune: Gul (also Lem, Ko, Lum, Io)
Total runs: 500 or so Tunnnel runs
Best Non-Qualifier: BK ring
TC3s: 1 (Pelta Lunata)

Did improve my score by 5 points today, but it won't be enough. Did get one for the self-found grail today though.
I have to say, yesterday added leaps and bounds to my score!

Total runs: 550 (including S&E, deaths, muling saves)
Total qualifiers: 63
Most frequent drop: Cathan's Seal (14)
Most frequent drop (non-Cathan's): Tancred's Skull (7)
Highest Rune: Hel

Went from clvl90 to clvl 93.5 (obviously would have been more with fewer deaths, probably 8). I did learn a lot of new techniques though, and only had one death while I was lvl 93 ( I couldn't get my body back, so that hurt).

Anyway, I don't think I came in second or third, so that sucks (I never intended on finishing first with DC running Baal also).

I enjoyed this for the most part. I've never run Baal before, and my hammerdin did alright. Baal being the easiest part of the whole run kinda sucks, but that's life sometimes. I had the most difficulty with the third wave, and not sure why. My merc did the most there, and I swigged the most potions there also (mostly purples). Lots of fire damage, I guess.

Good luck to everyone else, I'm looking forward to the results!
 
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Good morning everybody, here's a small epilogue from your Mephi sup :)
Would:
Gabriel,
Steven Q Urkel,
DeePee

and Thyad
be so kind as to send in their results fortwith for processing? Already got the rest, great work guys, I'd never have thought I'd get them so quick. Well, as I'll hopefully not needed in function anymore, I'll lay down my cap, shoulder pads, sabre and company provided sunglasses, take my bows and say good riddance -ey, bye ;) It's been a lot of fun supervising this tourney, it's nice to see the updates coming in and hear people complain all day about not finding stuff and all that. You've been great for the most part (as soon as I get those final reports that'll include the aforementioned members ^^), all praise to the participants! jjscud, do we really have to return the corvette? I was only just getting used to the added attraction :x

I love you all,

nepeta
stat for salvo,
total Qualifier: 51
run done: ~1k
Highest rune: Ko
Most frequent: mavina's embrace & demon limb 4x each
Ok im done too,not very good mfo for me.

Tunnel runs done:1600(was planning 2k, but comp didnt allow it)
Gualifiers: 74
Best non qualifiers:eth Hoz,homonculus,war travelers,perf cold facet,gore riders,seraps hymn,carrion wind.
Nr of grailers:0
Didn't count my runs, roughly 80-90 hours spent running p7 pits. 108 Qualifiers.
Phosheez said:
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! While trying to take screenies of my loot two of my ammys/rings dissapeared. So I warn the rest of you about dropping more than 32 items.
Ehm, did they really disappear? As in you can't pick them back up?
I thought Diablo won't display more than 32 names when pressing Alt. The items should be still there.
*mumbles something about Cows' heavy item spam...*

By the way, some more stats of my Pit adventures:
- Highest rune found : Shael :lipsrsealed:
- No. of grailers found : 3 (wonder what'll be left of them after looting...)
- No. of deaths: Too many. (grrr. archer packs...)
Corrupted said:
Didn't count my runs, roughly 80-90 hours spent running p7 pits. 108 Qualifiers.
Really? I got my 122 qualifiers from about 55 hours... And I usually get more qualifiers than that. (Last MFO I got 150 qualifiers from less number of runs)
I must say that that was the most disappointing set of Baal runs I've ever completed.

~400 runs completed, moved to 96 1/2.... Interesting fact: Number of TC 87 items = 0...... Highest rune = Ohm

All in all, I'm pleased with 2 things, the Ohm, and the speed in which my Hammerdin runs Baal, who knows, another run at 99 may be on the cards.

Gratz to the winners
Hrus said:
Really? I got my 122 qualifiers from about 55 hours... And I usually get more qualifiers than that. (Last MFO I got 150 qualifiers from less number of runs)
Yup, I know your runs are more productive in terms of S/U's than mine 'cause I play p7 nearly-fullclears, spending 4-5 minutes a run. (I like r00nz and other stuff that comes with it.)
Corrupted said:
Didn't count my runs, roughly 80-90 hours spent running p7 pits. 108 Qualifiers.
Uh, abandoned sleep? 9-10 hours per day is way beyond my ability. I have my job during the week, I have my family. My 800 runs took about 24 hours playtime, and I thank my wife that I got the time after work and at the weekends while she cared for the little ones (5 months and 3 1/2 years old).
Holidays. :badteeth:
Cormallon: Don't boast a life, it's worth no points :p
Still waiting for final results from Gabriel, RKC and Billybgame. Didn't expect to have got so many of them that quickly:shocked:
So, I am on pins and needles. About when can we expect results? Is it going to be in a new thread?

@ the aLvL85's : I am seeing many more qualifiers from the rest of you than I. Am I the only one who ran the pits on /P1? Did running on higher players setting get you more drops? I dont think I could have made as many runs at a higher players setting. It took me a while to clear the area on /p1 and I still got some decent drops. I guess higher players setting would = more drops. Oh well, maybe by the next MFO I will have a sorc or hammerdin and will be able to run at higher player levels.
No p1 all the way for me.
So, when will we see the final results? When everybody has reported in? Or is there a date?

monsinour said:
@ the aLvL85's : I am seeing many more qualifiers from the rest of you than I. Am I the only one who ran the pits on /P1? Did running on higher players setting get you more drops? I dont think I could have made as many runs at a higher players setting. It took me a while to clear the area on /p1 and I still got some decent drops. I guess higher players setting would = more drops. Oh well, maybe by the next MFO I will have a sorc or hammerdin and will be able to run at higher player levels.

According to the expertise the best thing to do for set/unique items is to just kill champions/bosspacks at p1. Full clears and higher player settings are better if you're after runes, charms, gems etc. as well.
Well, I just sent in my final tally to Gabriel. I must say that you folks wow me. I just posted a new topic and would love folks to drop in and give a little write up for us.

Your knowledge and experiences could help a lot of us out. 😃


Thadar
monsinour said:
Am I the only one who ran the pits on /P1?
I did tunnels, on P1. A lot depends on your map. I have a map where 4+ boss packs spawn quite close to the stairs, and I run only these boss packs and don't bother with the 2 or 3 packs elsewhere deeper in the tunnels. I can kill these 4 packs in under 2 minutes.

I know Hrus has an even better map, doing complete clears in 1 1/2 minutes or such, but I don't want to reroll mine.... it drops a blue sacred armour about every 100 runs or less, which seems to be above average... someone calculated you need an average of 60.000 runs for Tyrael's, and with my 100 runs per blue you end up at about 20.000 runs for that ultimate armour 😁

Well, 100 runs take me about 3 hours, 600 hours to do 20k runs. I can play perhaps about an hour per day on average, so I need about 2 years of only tunnel runs ... no chance. Only pure luck will allow me to complete a grail.
Kefir-Tribe said:
According to the expertise the best thing to do for set/unique items is to just kill champions/bosspacks at p1. Full clears and higher player settings are better if you're after runes, charms, gems etc. as well.
See the other thread about my feelings on this matter. It will also clue you in on what my top find was and where it came from.
Sent Final baal Run update sorry for the lateness Hotmail being buggy 😃
Sent my final update. Only had 3 more qualifiers drop for me that replaced the others I had. One of them has poofed from existence though... I have no idea what happened to it. I put it in my stash and it's gone :(

I really wasn't able to play much, about 20 hours total ... the surgery and resulting recovery really did a number on me :(
 
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Drixx said:
Sent my final update. Only had 3 more qualifiers drop for me that replaced the others I had. One of them has poofed from existence though... I have no idea what happened to it. I put it in my stash and it's gone :(

I really wasn't able to play much, about 20 hours total ... the surgery and resulting recovery really did a number on me :(
I am actually amazed that you found time to participate at all. I would suggest a honorable mention prize to those participants who are short by 1 organ. Keep recovering and getting better.
monsinour said:
I am actually amazed that you found time to participate at all. I would suggest a honorable mention prize to those participants who are short by 1 organ. Keep recovering and getting better.
I agree entirely. Drixx roxx :laugh:
I thought you had a couple of extra days, Drixx.

EDIT: Results sent to Nepeta. That should give him a bit of amusement. Looking forward to the update, when he's stopped giggling. 😁 Bottom of the table, here I come ...
My best qualifier score was a tie (2 items) of 9.3 ... so I didn't find anything super great I'm afraid. Next time the MFO comes around I'll do much better. I had never actually run pindle at all before, so doing thousands of runs was a learning experience. Very rarely see a unique from him, but often times see the base items I wanted. Can't tell you how many Colossus Blades and Legendary Mallet's I saw, never mind scourge's.
Thyiad said:
I thought you had a couple of extra days, Drixx.
I had to take them before the MFO started. Didn't find a whole lot heh... bunch of small qualifiers those 2 days.
Mailed the final results for the Mephisto category to jjscud. Now all wait and cross your fingers.
Waiting for a final from Corrupted, then I can send the LVL 85 results in to jjscud for final posting.
Gabriel74 said:
Waiting for a final from Corrupted, then I can send the LVL 85 results in to jjscud for final posting.
You might have to wait while he and DC finish duping their I.T.A.M.z... 😆 😆
jrlafrance said:
You might have to wait while he and DC finish duping their I.T.A.M.z... 😆 😆
I finished all mine yesterday! :wink3:

I was under the impression that Corrupted did send in his results though...
DarkChaos said:
I finished all mine yesterday! :wink3:

I was under the impression that Corrupted did send in his results though...
I got a prelim, I haven't gotten a final.? Maybe he just needs to resend, don't know what happened to the email.
I did, i'll send it again right now.

Done.
I've had all the results except Billybgame's now, so you lot shouldn't have too long to wait for results:grin:
In the non-qualifier division, I think I came out fairly well. Also managed to get my sorcy up to level 90, my first ever character to hit that level.


But as for the mfo,

:rant:

I played for a couple hours every night except for Friday. Found less than 30 qualifiers total. :sad2: And the ones I did find were not impressive at all. Not a single tc78 in the bunch, and the only tc75's I found were the junky ones. I did much better the last time around. I think I'm through with Meph as far as the mfo goes, though. There's only so many "Frosted_Flakes was slain by an evil force" instances that I can tolerate......grrrrrr.
Steven Q Urkel said:
In the non-qualifier division, I think I came out fairly well. Also managed to get my sorcy up to level 90, my first ever character to hit that level.


But as for the mfo,

:rant:

I played for a couple hours every night except for Friday. Found less than 30 qualifiers total. :sad2: And the ones I did find were not impressive at all. Not a single tc78 in the bunch, and the only tc75's I found were the junky ones. I did much better the last time around. I think I'm through with Meph as far as the mfo goes, though. There's only so many "Frosted_Flakes was slain by an evil force" instances that I can tolerate......grrrrrr.
Dude, what is that 1337 itam known as "key" in your screenie? Is it the key to the secret duck world?

On a more serious note, I would rather have your non qualifiers as opposed to mine. Seriously, there are 2 HoZes there. I would take 1 if you really dont want it.
I have sent lvl 85 areas off to jjscud. So, shouldn't be too long now.

*throws bone to expectant masses*

edit: On a side note, this has probably been my worst MFO to date. Sorry to my team.
Gabriel74 said:
I have sent lvl 85 areas off to jjscud. So, shouldn't be too long now.

*throws bone to expectant masses*

edit: On a side note, this has probably been my worst MFO to date. Sorry to my team.
Hey Gabriel, how about a little meat on that bone? where was the last update before the weekend?
I've heard from everyone except for Jackalope at this point. (I am also waiting for a piece of information from Drixx.)

I haven't heard anything from Jackalope throughout the MFO. Did anyone else hear anything or did I miss a post where Jackalope dropped out?
I think those slacking with turning in their results should be racked, quartered, and fed at stakes to the Bnet rabble :x
agreed.

/need results \

Zomg my prize stash being locked to my characters is making them crazy. I have a rebellion on my hands.
jantia said:
agreed.

/need results \

Zomg my prize stash being locked to my characters is making them crazy. I have a rebellion on my hands.
HAH! Mine have decided to die instantly at the sight of any new monsters they encounter. I am hearing this whine from my HD, I think its my characters.

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