MFO Summer 2008 Signups [by Drixx]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @Drixx on July 2, 2008.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


It's MFO Time - July 2008 signup thread

It's been about six months since the last one wrapped up, so I guess that means it's that time again! Welcome to the July 2008 Magic Find Olympics! (MFO for short). There was some discussion in another thread and I've done my best to accomidate everyone who expressed some concerns, and still remain within the frame of what jjscud began and passed on to me last year.

Without further adieu ... the MFO.


Start date: July 19 2008
End date: July 27 2008


Total time - 9 days. For the purposes of the MFO, July 19th begins at 00:00 local time for you on the morning of the 19th, and will end at 24:00 local time for you at night on July 27th. This is nine complete days.

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 -- No teams this time, unless there's a big desire for them.


Participants

Anyone who is or has been active at the SPF may enter. However, the supervisors reserve the right to prohibit entry of anyone they see unfit and to disqualify anyone who is cheating.

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

[highlight]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.[/highlight]

Allowed mods RRM, RWM, and CRM. You must post your version and 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.

-DO NOT post your finds, you may ID your finds.

-Email your findings to your area's supervisor within two days after the end of the MFO - by July 29th.

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

ex:

Title: SPF - MFO results
Forum name: Drixx

Meph
Firelizard's Talons 36.1
Eaglehorn 39.6
Eaglehorn 39.6 (example of multiple find)


...

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

-In the interest of sportsmanship, please send updates of your progress during the MFing week to your supervisor. These should be in the same format as your final results email. Supervisors will likely post updates every 1-2 days. These updates will list current order but not points.

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)
with a maximum of 3 items taken from each entrant.

Hardcore players will compete for 1st through 3rd along with the softcore players; however, they may only claim items as prizes from other HC players, and may only have items taken from them by other HC players.

Scoring

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

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

I would very much like to have a supervisor for each catagory as we have for the MFO for the last couple years. If you're interested in being a catagory supervisor, please pm me. If my box is full, my e-mail is jonathen (dot) roman (at) gmail (dot) com.

Also for those interested in what happened last time:
Progress
Results