MFO Summer 2015 Results [by nulio]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @nulio on Sep 14, 2015.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


2015 Summer MFO Results Thread

If you just want the final results skip the spoiler,
if you want to check the first two updates plus the
final results and have some extra info check the spoiler.


Level 85 Areas - Update 1

1.
Gripphon - 102.5
Tyrael's Might 48.2 Death's Fathom 16.8 Ravenlore 14.6 Schaefer's Hammer 11.6 Griswold's Redemption 11.3

2. Zylo - 70.5
Death's Web 27.9 Spirit Keeper 14.2 The Redeemer 9.8 Ghostflame 9.3 Executioner's Justice 9.3

3. Cyrax - 70
Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Stormlash 17 Ravenlore 14.6 Griswold's Honor 9.8 Steel Pillar 9.3

4. LiquidClear - 66.2
Death's Web 27.9 Halaberd's Reign 10.4 Stormspire 9.3 Windforce 9.3 Death Cleaver 9.3

5. Saluki - 57.2
Death's Fathom 16.8 Griswold's Redemption 11.3 Griffon's Eye 10.7 Windforce 9.3 Alma Negra 9.1

6. Grape - 38.2
Death Cleaver 9.3 Steel Pillar 9.3 The Grandfather 9.3 Horizon's Tornado 5.7 Gut Siphon 4.6

7. kestegs - 34
Shadow Dancer 10.7 Alma Negra 9.1 Marrowwalk 5 The Gladiator's Bane 4.9 Verdungo's Hearty Cord 4.3

8. thefranklin - 33.8
Windforce 9.3 Ghostflame 9.3 Eaglehorn 5.7 The Gladiator's Bane 4.9 Eschuta's Temper 4.6

9. Thyiad - 9
Soul Drainer 6.6 Shadow Killer 2.4

10. queenEm - 4.7
Thunderstroke 4.7

11. srrw - 0


Pindle+ - Update 1

1.
TheNix - 56.2
Spirit Keeper 14.2 Schaefer's Hammer 11.6 Steelrend 10.7 Halaberd's Reign 10.4 Ghostflame 9.3

2. XyleneCyanol - 34.9
The Grandfather 9.3 Blood Raven's Charge 6.7 Steel Shade 6.6 Steel Shade 6.6 Horizon's Tornado 5.7

3. maxicek - 20.9
Leviathan 5.7 The Gladiator's Bane 4.9 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8 Demon's Arch 3.3 Djinn Slayer 3.2

4. GooberGrape - 15.9
Nosferatu's Coil 6.6 Naj's Puzzler 3.1 Hellslayer 2.6 Hellrack 2.6 Immortal King's Stone Crusher 1

5. dOOmas - 3.8
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8

6. Gripphon - 0

6. Thyiad - 0


Teams - Update 1

1.
Happy Accidents (LiquidClear and Zylo) - 136.7

2. PvP N00bz (Maxicek and Gripphon) - 123.4

3. The the's (TheNix and thefranklin) - 90

4. FashionablyLate (Cyrax and Thyiad) - 79

5. The Wrath of Grapes (GooberGrape and Grape) - 54.1



Level 85 Areas - Update 2

1.
(=) Gripphon - 119.1 (+16.6)
Tyrael's Might 48.2 Death's Web 27.9 Death's Fathom 16.8 Ravenlore 14.6 Schaefer's Hammer 11.6

2. (+2) LiquidClear - 117.4 (+51.2)
Death's Web 27.9 Mang Song's Lesson 27.8 Mang Song's Lesson 27.8 Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Ravenlore 14.6

3. (=) Cyrax - 89.8 (+19.8)
Death's Web 27.9 Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Stormlash 17 Ravenlore 14.6 Cerebus' Bite 11

4. (+2) Grape - 85.4 (+47.2)
Tyrael's Might 48.2 Death Cleaver 9.3 Steel Pillar 9.3 The Grandfather 9.3 Ghostflame 9.3

5. (-3) Zylo - 77.7 (+7.2)
Death's Web 27.9 Spirit Keeper 14.2 Spirit Keeper 14.2 Cerebus' Bite 11 Halaberd's Reign 10.4

6. (-1) Saluki - 59.3 (+2.1)
Death's Fathom 16.8 Griswold's Redemption 11.3 Griffon's Eye 10.7 Templar's Might 10.7 The Redeemer 9.8

7. (=) kestegs - 49.3 (+15.3)
Shadow Dancer 10.7 Boneflame 10.4 The Redeemer 9.8 Earth Shifter 9.3 Alma Negra 9.1

8. (=) thefranklin - 48 (+14.2)
Spirit Keeper 14.2 The Grandfather 9.3 Windforce 9.3 Ghostflame 9.3 Arachnid Mesh 5.9

9. (=) Thyiad - 9 (=)
Soul Drainer 6.6 Shadow Killer 2.4

10. (=) queenEm - 8 (+3.3)
Thunderstroke 4.7 The Reaper's Toll 3.3

11. (=) srrw - 0 (=)


Pindle+ - Update 2

1.
(+1) XyleneCyanol - 63.3 (+28.4)
Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Griswold's Redemption 11.3 Griswold's Redemption 11.3 Steelrend 10.7 Templar's Might 10.7

2. (-1) TheNix - 56.2 (=)
Spirit Keeper 14.2 Schaefer's Hammer 11.6 Steelrend 10.7 Halaberd's Reign 10.4 Ghostflame 9.3

3. (=) maxicek - 43.2 (+22.3)
Death's Fathom 16.8 The Grandfather 9.3 Leviathan 5.7 Veil of Steel 5.7 Leviathan 5.7

4. (+1) dOOmas - 26.5 (+22.7)
Alma Negra 9.1 Doombringer 5.7 Griswold's Valor 4.3 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8 Razor's Edge 3.6

5. (-1) GooberGrape - 24.5 (+8.6)
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8 Nosferatu's Coil 6.6 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8 Djinn Slayer 3.2 Naj's Puzzler 3.1

6. (=) Thyiad - 2.5 (+2.5)
Windhammer 2.5

7. (-1) Gripphon - 0 (=)


Teams - Update 2

1.
(=) Happy Accidents (LiquidClear and Zylo) - 195.1 (+58.4)

2. (=) PvP N00bz (Maxicek and Gripphon) - 162.3 (+38.9)

3. (+2) The Wrath of Grapes (GooberGrape and Grape) - 109.9 (+55.8)

4. (-1) The the's (TheNix and thefranklin) - 104.2 (+14.2)

5. (-1) FashionablyLate (Cyrax and Thyiad) - 98.8 (+19.8)



Level 85 Areas - Final Update

1.
(+1) LiquidClear - 122.1 (+4.7)
Death's Web 27.9 Mang Song's Lesson 27.8 Mang Song's Lesson 27.8 Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Darkforce Spawn 19.3 (Ravenlore 14.6)

2. (-1) Gripphon - 122.1 (+3)
Tyrael's Might 48.2 Death's Web 27.9 Death's Fathom 16.8 Ravenlore 14.6 Ravenlore 14.6 (Schaefer's Hammer 11.6)

3. (+1) Grape - 100.9 (+15.5)
Tyrael's Might 48.2 Death's Fathom 16.8 Spirit Keeper 14.2 Cerebus' Bite 11 Crown of Ages 10.7

4. (-1) Cyrax - 90.1 (+0.3)
Death's Web 27.9 Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Stormlash 17 Ravenlore 14.6 Griswold's Redemption 11.3

5. (=) Zylo - 81.5 (+3.8)
Death's Web 27.9 Spirit Keeper 14.2 Spirit Keeper 14.2 Spirit Keeper 14.2 Cerebus' Bite 11

6. (=) Saluki - 59.9 (+0.6)
Death's Fathom 16.8 Griswold's Redemption 11.3 Griffon's Eye 10.7 Templar's Might 10.7 Boneflame 10.4

7. (+1) thefranklin - 56.3 (+8.3)
Spirit Keeper 14.2 Spirit Keeper 14.2 The Grandfather 9.3 Windforce 9.3 Ghostflame 9.3

8. (-1) kestegs - 49.3 (=)
Shadow Dancer 10.7 Boneflame 10.4 The Redeemer 9.8 Earth Shifter 9.3 Alma Negra 9.1

9. (=) Thyiad - 18.1 (+9.1)
Soul Drainer 6.6 Thunderstroke 4.7 Windhammer 2.5 Shadow Killer 2.4 Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer 1.9

10. (=) queenEm - 8 (=)
Thunderstroke 4.7 The Reaper's Toll 3.3

11. (=) srrw - 0 (=)


Pindle+ - Final Update

1.
(=) XyleneCyanol - 82 (+18.7)
Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Darkforce Spawn 19.3 Dragonscale 14.6 Ravenlore 14.6 Spirit Keeper 14.2

2. (+1) maxicek - 62.7 (+19.5)
Death's Fathom 16.8 Ravenlore 14.6 Cerebus' Bite 11 Cerebus' Bite 11 The Grandfather 9.3

3. (-1) TheNix - 57.6 (+1.4)
Spirit Keeper 14.2 Schaefer's Hammer 11.6 Steelrend 10.7 Crown of Ages 10.7 Halaberd's Reign 10.4

4. (=) dOOmas - 28.6 (+2.1)
Alma Negra 9.1 Doombringer 5.7 Warshrike 5.7 Griswold's Valor 4.3 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8

5. (=) GooberGrape - 28.3 (+3.8)
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8 Nosferatu's Coil 6.6 Soul Drainer 6.6 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8 Nord's Tenderizer 3.5

6. (=) Thyiad - 6.8 (+4.3)
Immortal King's Soul Cage 4.3 Windhammer 2.5

7. (=) Gripphon - 0 (=)


Teams - Final Update

1.
(=) Happy Accidents (LiquidClear and Zylo) - 203.6 (+8.5)

2. (=) PvP N00bz (Maxicek and Gripphon) - 184.8 (+22.5)

3. (=) The Wrath of Grapes (GooberGrape and Grape) - 129.2 (+19.3)

4. (=) The the's (TheNix and thefranklin) - 113.9 (+9.7)

5. (=) FashionablyLate (Cyrax and Thyiad) - 108.2 (+9.4)

Level 85 Areas

1.
LiquidClear - 122.1
Death's Web 27.9
Mang Song's Lesson 27.8
Mang Song's Lesson 27.8
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
(Ravenlore 14.6)


2. Gripphon - 122.1
Tyrael's Might 48.2
Death's Web 27.9
Death's Fathom 16.8
Ravenlore 14.6
Ravenlore 14.6
(Schaefer's Hammer 11.6)


3. Grape - 100.9
Tyrael's Might 48.2
Death's Fathom 16.8
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Cerebus' Bite 11
Crown of Ages 10.7


4. Cyrax - 90.1
Death's Web 27.9
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Stormlash 17
Ravenlore 14.6
Griswold's Redemption 11.3


5. Zylo - 81.5
Death's Web 27.9
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Cerebus' Bite 11


6. Saluki - 59.9
Death's Fathom 16.8
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Griffon's Eye 10.7
Templar's Might 10.7
Boneflame 10.4


7. thefranklin - 56.3
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Spirit Keeper 14.2
The Grandfather 9.3
Windforce 9.3
Ghostflame 9.3


8. kestegs - 49.3
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Boneflame 10.4
The Redeemer 9.8
Earth Shifter 9.3
Alma Negra 9.1


9. Thyiad - 18.1
Soul Drainer 6.6
Thunderstroke 4.7
Windhammer 2.5
Shadow Killer 2.4
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer 1.9


10. queenEm - 8
Thunderstroke 4.7
The Reaper's Toll 3.3


11. srrw - 0


Pindle+

1.
XyleneCyanol - 82
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Dragonscale 14.6
Ravenlore 14.6
Spirit Keeper 14.2


2. maxicek - 62.7
Death's Fathom 16.8
Ravenlore 14.6
Cerebus' Bite 11
Cerebus' Bite 11
The Grandfather 9.3


3. TheNix - 57.6
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Schaefer's Hammer 11.6
Steelrend 10.7
Crown of Ages 10.7
Halaberd's Reign 10.4


4. dOOmas - 28.6
Alma Negra 9.1
Doombringer 5.7
Warshrike 5.7
Griswold's Valor 4.3
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8


5. GooberGrape - 28.3
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8
Nosferatu's Coil 6.6
Soul Drainer 6.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8
Nord's Tenderizer 3.5


6. Thyiad - 6.8
Immortal King's Soul Cage 4.3
Windhammer 2.5


7. Gripphon - 0


Teams

1.
Happy Accidents (LiquidClear and Zylo) - 203.6

2. PvP N00bz (Maxicek and Gripphon) - 184.8

3. The Wrath of Grapes (GooberGrape and Grape) - 129.2

4. The the's (TheNix and thefranklin) - 113.9

5. FashionablyLate (Cyrax and Thyiad) - 108.2


Looting Rules

1. First place chooses up to 4 items from any other entrant(s), max 1 item per entrant.
2. Second place chooses up to 3 items from any entrant(s) below you in the standings, max 1 item per entrant.
3. Third place chooses up to 2 items from any entrant(s) below you in the standings, max 1 item per entrant.


- No more than 2 items can be taken from any entrant.
- If you're done picking, or don't want anything, make sure to say so in the thread so the looting can continue down the list.
- Make sure you realize the mod status of any item(s) you take.


Thanks to everyone for participating. I'm very happy with all of you for sending your results so quickly. If only I didn't need to sleep they would have been posted sooner. I hope you like seeing all the updates and I hope that there is no mistake, I couldn't check the finals results as thoroughly as I wanted to not make you wait even more.

This MFO was epic in so many levels! A tie for the first place in A85 decided by the 6th item and two Tyrael's found! A special congratulations to LiquidClear for the win decided by the photo finish - it's going down on the history books -, to Gripphon for finding his 3rd Tyrael's and to Grape for finishing his grail by finding a Tyrael's on the MFO! I hope to see all the participants - and more - for the 2016 Winter MFO.

2015 Summer MFO Sign-Up and Running Thread
 
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Congratulations to all, very epic finds there. Two Tyrael’s, wow. And LC beat both, huge congrats!!

Many thanks go to nulio for hosting the MFO and making the awesome spreadsheet which offers a very convenient way of keeping records of drops.

Originally I was not going to participate as I thought I might not have time since I’m on a visiting trip to our collaborator, but nulio claimed that was just an excuse, lol, so I signed up, and now I’m really glad I did it. Thanks again nulio.

The first 9 days were really enjoyable as I had gradual increase in scores literally everyday. Day 10 (yesterday) was miserable. I was hoping one of Pindle’s top 3 drop to increase my scores, but of course no!!!! I did grab a 14% CSD Nightwing’s in the very first run yesterday, which was a good start, then absolutely nada after that except a failed blue Dimensional Shard and a gold Glorious Axe worth mentioning, but who cares, I already had one. Overall, the drops were kind of disappointing considering I spent most of my spare time after work running Pindle with a zerker. Died 5 times, levelled from 86 (IIRC) to 91. The last death was due to falling into asleep at night. The first 4 deaths were due to unfamiliar with the playstyle, never played a zerker before (always using blizzard sorc and poison necro for MF), Gripphon just recommend zerker for items before MFO, so I respec my IK wielding barb and equipped him according to Fabian’s post. Thanks both.

Okay, nobody cares about one person’s whining. Now back on topic:

I play strictly self-found, so I won’t claim any items from other entrants, although I want that Dimensional Shard so much, but whatever :D. In this MFO, I kept every single qualifier and eventually nailed a total of 249 qualifiers (it’s a shame that I did not use run counter in this MFO, maybe next time), 23 of them are 9.3+ pointers, 12 of them are 10.7+ pointers, with Darkforce being my highest item. I have no 20+ pointers, damn you pindle!!!. If anybody wants to know, detailed counts for each drop is here (sorted by frequency):

Code:
12 Credendum
12 Immortal King's Stone Crusher
10 Laying of Hands
7 Razor's Edge
7 Shadow Killer
5 Dangoon's Teaching
5 M'avina's Embrace
5 M'avina's True Sight
5 Naj's Light Plate
5 Natalya's Mark
5 Natalya's Shadow
5 Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer
5 Sazabi's Ghost Liberator
4 Aldur's Deception
4 Doombringer
4 Flamebellow
4 Frostwind
4 Hellrack
4 Jade Talon
4 Ondal's Almighty
4 Steel Pillar
4 Steel Shade
4 Widowmaker
3 Blackoak Shield
3 Dark Adherent
3 Ethereal Edge
3 Firelizard's Talons
3 Gut Siphon
3 Lacerator
3 Medusa's Gaze
3 Viperfork
3 Windhammer
2 Arioc's Needle
2 Blood Raven's Charge
2 Bonehew
2 Crown of Ages
2 Darkforce Spawn
2 Death Cleaver
2 Demon Limb
2 Demon's Arch
2 Djinn Slayer
2 Dracul's Grasp
2 Eschuta's Temper
2 Fleshripper
2 Gimmershred
2 Griswold's Redemption
2 Harlequin Crest
2 Hellslayer
2 Horizon's Tornado
2 Immortal King's Soul Cage
2 Lightsabre
2 Naj's Puzzler
2 Nightwing's Veil
2 Nosferatu's Coil
2 Ormus' Robes
2 Rune Master
2 Spike Thorn
2 The Grandfather
2 The Reaper's Toll
2 Thunderstroke
2 Tomb Reaver
2 Wizardspike
2 Wraith Flight
1 Alma Negra
1 Baranar's Star
1 Boneshade
1 Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
1 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
1 Demonhorn's Edge
1 Dragonscale
1 Eaglehorn
1 Executioner's Justice
1 Griffon's Eye
1 Griswold's Honor
1 Griswold's Valor
1 Head Hunter's Glory
1 Leviathan
1 M'avina's Caster
1 Marrowwalk
1 Messerschmidt's Reaver
1 Nord's Tenderizer
1 Ravenlore
1 Spirit Keeper
1 Steelrend
1 Stone Crusher
1 Stoneraven
1 Stormshield
1 Stormspire
1 Taebaek's Glory
1 Tal Rasha's Guardianship
1 Templar's Might
1 The Gladiator's Bane
1 Trang-Oul's Girth
1 Veil of Steel
1 Warshrike

Finally, if anybody cares, this is the unusual haul pic for my favourite items this MFO, I know some of them are not even qualifiers, but I like them:

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ROFL! Two people with the one armor to rule them all and neither of them won! Way to go LC!

As you can see by the posted updates i had nearly no improvement over the weekend. Which was not because of a lack of running i might add.

Overall i feel like i failed to achieve my goals in this MFO. Was really aiming for Tyrael's or (more realisticly) Astreon's ward as those are the two items i'm still missing. And after second update i was hoping to break at least the 100 pts which i also didn't get.

Did run way more than i expected to. Though that may also just be because i'm used to Baals. ;) Sorc got from about 94 1/4 to 95 1/3 despite a handful of deaths. So at least the exp was good (perhaps i should've done this with a 99-toon-to-be :)).

On the upside i did get several improvements in the ethereal grail department. Regular grail is failing a bit so far, but i have yet to sort out all the qualifiers, so we'll see how much that helps.

I'll post more when i got things sorted all out (at work now), like the filled in sheet from nulio, haulpic, perfect grail improvement and #runs done.

For now congrats to the winners and many thanks to nulio for hosting (though he should've participated too :p).
 
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Just for some added context: that score puts LC at #3 all-time on the MFO score list. I haven't done a complete list, but he's definitely the only non-Tyrael's scorer in the top 6 and I think there's only one other in the top 10. It's stupid impressive and awesome.

And right after the MFO finished he logged on to Diablo 3 and carried me through some Torment 8 rifts because he's just that nice of a guy. Hail our champion! Hail the Gripslayer (on tiebreaks)!

Congrats to everyone on their finds! When people put in serious effort the MFO never fails to disappoint and this one was a doozy. Enjoy all your new toys and, again, congrats to everyone.
 
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Congrats to everyone and Xylene on winning the Pindle category.

After sitting firmly in third I and not finding any 27.9 pointers, I wasn't hopeful in moving up a spot, but had a lucky streak of Druid hats to boost the score.. Surprised to see no 27 pointers at all in Pindle though.

I am happy with my placing, but no graillers and highest rune Gul was a bit disappointing.

I'm not looting.

Thanks nulio for organising. Looking forward to Maareek's all time MFO scores thread.
 
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I guess I'll start out with a couple of shout outs related to this MFO.

#1 @Fabian
Basically for introducing us to the Telezerker. IMO it has revolutionized the MFing game to a certain extent. His original was the template I started out with, although I have at this point made my lazy-man modifications so that I don't have to switch when I tele/hork. I had a hell of a time finding an a85 runner that I actually liked playing, and I had been avoiding the Telezerker largely due to its cookie cutterness and not having fond memories of playing him... but it turns out he was the most enjoyable a85 runner I've had. It works well enough that even I can have success in spite of my general slowness of play compared to the speed demons.

#2 @Gripphon
I guess for pushing the limits of efficiency and optimization in various runs. I personally don't pay all that much attention to the finer details, but I picked up various little things watching his runs and also started paying attention to things I hadn't in the past. Also, you can laugh, but I didn't have solid horking technique before watching his Trav videos... I would click on each corpse individually. Afterwards I started doing the "circular wave" technique and my clicking finger has thanked me ever since. Also, Grip is a troll troll troll troll etc. I knew you were full of it talking about how everyone should leap frog you... Tyrael's on day 1, ridiculous.

OK, I'll talk about my journey now. I probably spent about ~100 hours at the computer this MFO, but I have to qualify that it wasn't 100% focus and speed the whole time. I did a lot of IRC chatting, checking sports scores online, browsing through music videos on YouTube, etc. Things actually started off pretty slow for me; I think as late as Sunday evening I had Halaberd's Reign as my top qualifier and still had 7.9's in my top 5. I believe it was on Monday (pre-update) that I found Death's Web and enough 9.3's to fill out the top 5. There was also a Jah rune around this time. My teammate Zylo had also found a D-Web before the first update, so I felt we were in pretty good position. Oh, and I had another Jah and an Ohm drop as well.

Shortly after sending in the first update, I found Darkforce #1. At this point I started to actually think "hey, I'm not doing too badly. Maybe I have a shot!" What would happen Thursday morning reinforced that feeling immensely.

Continuing my massive time investment, I ran across another bit of luck, with Mang's dropping. I immediately ran to irc, because when you find something you want to brag about it, and had the following exchange with Fabian: (or something like it)

Me: Gold Archon Staff! /o/
Fabian: Nice.
Me: (3 minutes after first message) I just found ANOTHER archon staff the very next run
Fabian: wait. what?

After bragging to Fabian about the first one and muling items off my character, at the end of the very next run another gold archon staff dropped. Back-to-back 27 pointers... insanely lucky. I almost felt bad, and had a little hint of "would I even believe this if someone else claimed it happened?" But it did happen. At this point I had gotten more motivation to push hard and try to win. I'm not really a competitive person, but I didn't want to put this streak of luck to waste. I added a Ravenlore to my top 5 before sending in the 2nd update.

The second update had me worried. To be honest, I expected the post to say something about #1 being out in front, considering I had 117 points which felt pretty good to me. Of course with #1 and #2 being so close, I basically felt as though it confirmed that Grip was sandbagging all over IRC, talking about how he had to be way behind and that sort of thing. I also figured Tyrael's was in the mix, because it seemed more reasonable than someone having 3x 27 pointers like me. If he had Tyrael's, his remaining 4 would be easier to improve than mine. Therefore, motivation increased again.

Almost immediately after reading the second update, Darkforce #2 dropped (ethereal, if you're interested). At this point I could only improve my score by finding another 27 pointer or Tyrael's; a tall order, but I had the weekend to give it my all.

Saturday I played a lot, no improvements. I was ready for another miracle drop on Sunday... but I fell asleep. Multiple times. I wasn't feeling great and kept falling asleep, mitigating my runs. I mean, I still ran what most people would consider a lot on Sunday, but it was my least active day of the week.

So midnight came, the MFO was over, and anxiety set in a little bit. Grip had done something like 400 runs a day, and my 4.7 point improvement didn't feel very significant and I started to think that if we were close to neck-and-neck that he probably had upgraded his top 5 more than I had. But, it turns out we tied. I "only" had 23 9.3 point or above qualifiers, significantly less than Grip, so I figured my item depth wouldn't measure up... but my 14 point finds won me the tiebreaker, go figure. Fun fact: Upon finding D-web, my first thought was "Man, I wish it was Astreon's. Then it'd be a grailer!" If my wish had come true, I would've lost due to the .1 point difference.

I set a number of different goals coming into the MFO, reasoning that it would be easier to feel good afterwards if I accomplished at least one of them.

1. Win. Obviously, though I felt it might be a fairly long shot. I had never performed well in a85 before.
2. Find my 3 grailers. Astreon's, Tyrael's, and Knell Striker (and Zod if you count runes). The first 2 still elude me, but I did manage to find the TC3 scepter.
3. Have an epic rune haul and an epic haul pic. I found 2 Jahs, so that was probably the best rune finding I've had in an MF competition. The volume didn't measure up to epic rune hauls of the past like Fabian and company. And I guess my haul pic is pretty decent (below) but it doesn't pop out. Maybe it needs a Tyrael's Might in the middle?

Happy Accidents

First off, thanks to Zylo for teaming up. I was kind of disheartened when there wasn't any enthusiasm for teams. Part of the fun of the MFO is sharing your finds with your teammates, otherwise it's just like you're keeping this big secret for 10 days. We both had D-Webs early on and both gave it a significant time investment. Wire-to-wire victory. Go Happy Accidents!


Haul pic:

Thanks to @nulio for hosting this and getting everything together. I doubt it would've happened if he didn't get the ball rolling. Also... thanks to everyone who played. Sure, the numbers aren't quite as high as they have been in the past, but we had plenty of new faces show up and put up good efforts. With some of the older players not being interested anymore, the influx of new people is needed. Old or new, it takes people to make things interesting and I felt like everyone did a great job of showing up in the thread, running, etc. MFOs have been getting farther and farther apart, so hopefully this will kick start some new interest going forward.

...that's it. Oh yeah, as far as items go: I'd like to see if anyone found a 3 socket Eth Tomb Reaver? I'm not going to loot it, but if someone found one... I'll go all nulio on you and try to trade for it. :D Other than that no items. The Tyrael's are safe.

Also, some readouts:
Code:
Darkforce Spawn
Bloodlord Skull
Defense: 385
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 14 of 20
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xcea09f80
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+159% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 10%

Darkforce Spawn
Bloodlord Skull
Defense: 611
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 11 of 11
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 96
Fingerprint: 0xd9247542
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+174% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 10% Ethereal

Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 22 - 28
Durability: 9 of 18
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xaded4f96
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to All Skills
+2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-47% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+11 to Mana after each Kill
+7 Life after each Kill

Mang Song's Lesson
Archon Staff
Two Hand Damage: 83 - 99
Durability: 22 of 26
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 34
Fingerprint: 0xb884e78b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+5 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-8% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-9% to Enemy Fire Resistance
Regenerate Mana 10%

Mang Song's Lesson
Archon Staff
Two Hand Damage: 83 - 99
Durability: 17 of 26
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 34
Fingerprint: 0x42e76187
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+5 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
-13% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-12% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-9% to Enemy Fire Resistance
Regenerate Mana 10%

EDIT: You can also see video of me finding Death's Web here. (I was streaming at the time)
 
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Congratulations to @LiquidClear and @Gripphon as well as @XyleneCyanol for their great scores and a big thank you to @nulio for hosting this shindig and the great spreadsheet.

A run down of the last ten days for me:

The Good: My Barb levels up to 94, an Ohm and I found a grailie, I'm at Grail -6 now!

The Bad: Finding 8 Wizardspikes, also having 9 unique rings (5 Nagels & 4 Manalds) and 5 unique amulets (5 Nokozans) drop.

The Ugly: Gaining a grand total of 1.4 points in 20+ hours play after the first update.

And now, the readouts:

Boneflame
Succubus Skull
Defense: 330
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0xbdd82d5b
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
15% Chance to cast level 3 Terror when struck
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+125% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +22

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 416
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0x60a6a3e9
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+172% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +35%
+12 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 18%

Schaefer's Hammer
Legendary Mallet
One Hand Damage: 100 - 272
Durability: 33 of 65
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 189
Fingerprint: 0x143f5cfb
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
20% Chance to cast level 10 Static Field on striking
Indestructible
+20% Increased Attack Speed
101% Enhanced Damage
+150 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+600 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 50 - 200 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
Lightning Resist +75%
+1 to Light Radius

Steelrend
Ogre Gauntlets
Defense: 235
Durability: 22 of 24
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 185
Fingerprint: 0x2f7536b4
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
52% Enhanced Damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+172 Defense
+20 to Strength

Crown of Ages
Corona
Defense: 356
Durability: 46 of 50
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0x72fafa4a
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+107 Defense
All Resistances +21
Damage Reduced by 14%
2 Sockets (0 used)
Congrats, everyone!

I didn't realize quite how much I was outclassed here, amazing finds!

I ran something around 25 hours I think. I did reach my goal of leveling to 90, and actually reached 91. I started at 80.

I had a lot of fun, and this gives me motivation to build a much better character for the next mfo.
 
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Huge congrats to LC, amazing score and amazing effort! Big grats also to Grip there. Well deserved spots 1&2, you did run a lot more than me. Well done Xylene the Pindle-master, grats for that victory! And thanks for my teammate GooberGrape, bronze medals are ours, yay :D

Many many thanks belongs to teh nulio too, for hosting, supervising, and most importantly keeping up the traditions! That leads also me to thank all the participants!! Without you, this would be impossible. Every single one of you equally important for the competition. I will be sure to join the up coming MFOs, if I can run even just a little bit.

As for my own journey, it kind of started nicely with finding 3 x 9.3 items right away with only little running. Found a few more of those during the weekday evenings, when I could play a hour or few. I didn't use run counter all the time, but my estimation is that it was about ~17 hours in when that golden Sacred Armor dropped, it was Thursday evening about 1,5 hours before sending the second update.

That was a turn point where from I started to run more and tried to get rid of my 9.3 pointers in top 5. These few days I found a lot less haul pic items over time, but luckily I succeeded with that goal. I expected to finish third with these points, and it seems I was right :p

Haul pic
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I'll post some read outs, and more specific data from this MFO later. I won't be claiming any items.

Oh and yes, as nulio mentioned. With finding Tyrael's I've now completed my Grail. It took little under three years total, and this last year it has been just Tyrael's missing. Super happy about finding it, as it has been the biggest goal for me in D2 along with getting that 99 level character.
 
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I'd like to congratulate the winner of each category(i'll get you next time).
I'd like to also give props to everybody who participated - GOOD JOB!.
I actually didnt expect to place 4th - so WHOO me!

Didnt have that much time to run but it was a blast.
I'll have to attend other events as well.
 
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Great work everyone, and congrats to all of the winners. RL kept me pretty busy, but I still managed to put in around 55 hours, and I'm quite pleased with my results. My main goal was to find a grailer, and with only: Mang's, Fathom, Dweb, and Tyrael's, I didn't want to get my hopes up too much. Luckily on day 2 I found a Dweb, and completed that goal. Grail -3 woot woot.

Talking to LiquidClear on IRC, and catching the occasional stream really helped to motivate me. Quite the player, quite the teammate that guy.

Thanks to nulio for hosting/organizing, and to all the participants.

Readouts:
Code:
Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 22 - 28
Durability: 11 of 18
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf9939116
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to All Skills
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-43% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+10 to Mana after each Kill
+9 Life after each Kill

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 443
Durability: 19 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0xab3134f5
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+190% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +37%
+9 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 20%

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 417
Durability: 13 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0x34749bb9
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+173% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +33%
+14 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 20%

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 443
Durability: 17 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0x64a5560f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+190% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +38%
+11 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 23%

Cerebus' Bite
Blood Spirit
Defense: 346
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 86
Fingerprint: 0x6ff74ee9
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+4 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
60% Bonus to Attack Rating
10% Life stolen per hit
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+1 to Feral Rage (Druid Only)
+137% Enhanced Defense
Ahh yeah, useless drood helmz.

Haul pic:
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First of all, this turned out to be amazing MFO, by far best one I played in. Tie for the winner, awesome stuff!

Huge congratz to LiquidClear, defeating 2 Tyrael's with no Tyrael's is really big accomplishment. Also that is very nice writeup and pictures. Happy Accidents ftw.
Congratz Grape on Tyrael's grailer :D. Areas results are overall very strong in the end thanks to big efforts from other players. Congratz Xylene on your first MFO, and win as well! Pindle didn't want to drop better stuff it seems, too bad. Nice playing everyone from both categories.

Now, about my MFO. Where to start. Ah yes, goals etc. Pre MFO-goal was to put nice amount of running into MFO (30 hours minimum, 40 hours probable), to hope for a miracle perfect Griffon's and to find decent rare boots for PvP. In the end I haven't found a single unique Griffon, found decent rare boots and have played much much more than I thought I would, pushing myself near the limits from time to time. I'm am very satisfied with how things turned out (no s... Sherlock). I played with my pitzerker I won last MFO with. First score update was no surprise to me, but second got me excited. Oh, someone else found Tyrael's and I am possibly not in the lead anymore? That is awesome. Now I have inspiration to run moar!

Day 1 of MFO
Started the running immediately after midnight until past 2 am to complete 130 runs before sleeping. I really wanted to play and it felt good to finally hit the Pit after waiting for so long.
Running was nice and I was really inspired. First happy accident happened after ~6 hours of playing time. Unique Sacred Armor dropped. My heart started to pound loudly. At first I was sure it is just Templar's (I mean, what are the odds for something else?!). But... what if? I went to Gomule immediately to see what I found. Tyrael's. I mean, WTF! Last MFO found Tyrael's at first day, and now AGAIN? I don't even even... It's like I cannot properly start MFO without first day Tyrael's anymore. As much as it was incredibly exciting to find another one, it also meant 1 thing: no slacking, this MFO we go for the kill. Goal increased from 40 hours minimum to try to hit at least 50. I mean, you gotta use that kind of luck to your advantage, right?

Got some other nice things first day of MFO. First day completed 600 pitruns and found caduceus set, legendary mallet (Schaefer's), berserker axe, sacred armor (Tyrael's), thunder maul, sky spirit, legend spike, colossus blade for a total of 8 haulpic items.

Day 2 of MFO
New big excitement today. At the same place I found Tyrael's, now Fathom dropped. Awesome, I'm having incredible start to MFO! Nothing else happened, it was a normal playing MFO day.

At second day I completed 400 runs to get to a total of 1000 and found giant thresher, dimensional shard and blood spirit for a total of 3 haulpic items.

Day 3 of MFO
Nothing happened during this day. Only drop was Succubus Skull, but apart of that... it was a waste of time.

Third day I did 250 runs to get to 1250 total and found only succubus skull, 1 haulpic item.

Day 4 of MFO
Boring boring boring day of nothing. Found only Thunder Maul and have been hitting the wall otherwise.

I did 350 runs to get to 1600 total and found thunder maul, 1 haulpic item.

Day 5 of MFO
Another big excitement day. Awesome day. Death's Web dropped in Pit 2 from a champion pack during morning. Now we talk about crazy score in here! Other than that, it was highly crowded haulpic items day where nothing quality dropped, but quantity was big. Also, from this day further I waited up until last day to find score improvement.

I did 320 runs to get to 1920 total and found unearthed wand, mighty scepter, hydra bow, ogre gauntlets, winged harpoon and war pike, total of 6 haulpic items.

Day 6 of MFO
Another incredibly boring day with nothing all along. Interesting thing is, plan was to do 350 runs and found Caduceus set at literally 350th run. Ok, at least 1 was here, better anything than nothing.

I did 350 runs to get to total of 2270 runs, found caduceus set, 1 haulpic item.

Day 7 of MFO
Not a bad day overall. Did 380 runs to get to 2650 total and found war pike, war pike, hydra bow, ogre gauntlets and giant thresher, total of 5 haulpic items.

Day 8 of MFO
Another typical day of me doing 365 runs to get to 3015 total and found myrmidon greaves, hydra bow and giant thresher, total of 3 haulpic items.

Day 9 of MFO
Weekend. I'm at 3015 runs now. Last update got me exciting since someone actually threatened my position and it was possible I don't even lead anymore. That gave me nice inspirational boost to run whenever I was free, and I had other things to do also. Now I asked myself how many runs I should aim toward the end of MFO, is it 3.7k or 4k? Decided to see how much time I will do today and will decide for tomorrow's goal.

Well, I was more busy than I thought since mister Frozzzen got me out in the city to waste my precious MFO time, but still through the night I managed to get to 3403 runs total before deciding it is enough. But it was ok day overall. Found total of 4 haulpic items: corona, legend spike, conqueror crown and glorious axe

Day 10 of MFO
Final day of MFO. It is now or never. Time to hit 4k runs today. I basically ran whole day with short pauses for stretching. I needed to give few hours of math instructions today, but they cancelled. Too bad for the money, too good for MFO. Ok, time to run whole day. And I did. Basically, from the day 5 I hunted that final, basically ANY score upgrade that will get me over the 120 points limit. Oh, what a relief it was to find that Ravenlore. It was like burden fell from my heart. 122.1 points score. Great. Now I can relax and run for the rest of the day hoping to get another 27+ pointer to beat score of my last MFO. I didn't care will I win or lose, my goal for MFO was done and I was very happy and relaxed.
But that changed when I realized that with 4k runs I wont have nice amount of 65 hours. Oh well, time to do more running, agreed. So I ran literally up to 7 minutes before the midnight. And then irc crowd convinced me MF= lasts still 6 minutes and I did another 3 runs for lulz. Ok, done. MFO over!

Last day I did total of 640 runs and found conqueror crown, sky spirit, war pike, giant thresher and mighty scepter, total of 5 haulpic items.

To sum up my MFO. RunCounter


In total did 15 more runs that are in run counter, but not registered into running since first runs are never registered. With that I did total of 4055 runs, and total playing time is: 65 hours 12 minutes
That is a record for me as a most invested time MFO.

Ok, time for haulpics finally.

Haulpics of 9.3+ pointers



Haulpics for fun











Notable finds and items:
During MFO I kept track of certain rare items that dropped. I counted total of 12 Sacred Armors, 3 Archon Staves, 3 Caduceuses and 5 Unearthed Wands. I've seen my map has certain trends of dropping some items more than the others, but could be only a rng thing. For example, amount of Diadems and Sacred Armors dropped much more frequent than the rest 10.7 pointers, especially true for Diadems which dropped at insane rate. It is like a miracle I found no Griffon's lol. Also I saw considerably higher number of Unearthed Wands than other 27 pointers. One day Hydra Bows dropped like crazy, and other day saw Berserker Axes. Well, rng thingie etc.

What is crazy unbelievable is that I found only 2 Sacred Armors in last two MFO's, and both are Tyrael's. Its like Templar's doesn't want to drop to me. Insane luck is insane, what else can I say about that.

During MFO I picked up Rals, Sols, rare rings, rare boots, grand and small charms, Pul+ runes, rare circlets, all jewels, 9.3+ pointer and useful items. From notable finds, there are some nice ones, but most are bad. Not a single good charm, again. Why do I even bother picking them up etc...

Total number of items picked up: 1243
Small charms: 200
Grand charms: 164
Jewels: 196
Rare boots: 217
Rare circlets: 50
Rare rings: 105
Ral runes: 44
Sol runes: 29

Code:
Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x8b94d1c9
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
39% Enhanced Damage

Hailstone Circlet
Circlet
Defense: 21
Durability: 32 of 35
Required Level: 63
Fingerprint: 0x34f497ea
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+22 to Strength
+47 to Life
All Resistances +10
Poison Resist +11%

Raven Hold
Ring
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x7dbcadbb
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+109 to Attack Rating
+8 to Dexterity
+58 to Mana
Fire Resist +23%

Rune Stalker
Demonhide Boots
Defense: 31
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 52
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xb87e3cfa
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+9 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +3
Cold Resist +33%
Lightning Resist +37%
Poison Resist +33%
24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 

Griswold's Redemption
Caduceus
One Hand Damage: 111 - 129
Durability: 44 of 70
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 78
Required Dexterity: 56
Fingerprint: 0xfcc31170
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+40% Increased Attack Speed
201% Enhanced Damage
+350% Damage to Undead
Requirements -20%Set (2 items): +2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)Set (3 items): Adds 10 - 20 DamageSet (4 items): Adds 10 - 20 Damage
4 Sockets (0 used)

Crown of Ages
Corona
Defense: 377
Durability: 26 of 50
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0x6b837682
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+128 Defense
All Resistances +25
Damage Reduced by 12%
1 Sockets (0 used)

Death's Fathom
Dimensional Shard
One Hand Damage: 30 - 53
Durability: 28 of 50
Required Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0xa26c3759
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Cold Skill Damage
Lightning Resist +27%
Fire Resist +28%

Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 33 - 42
Durability: 10 of 10
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 15
Fingerprint: 0xd199ee95
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to All Skills
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-48% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+11 to Mana after each Kill
+11 Life after each Kill
Ethereal

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x18f8441b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
100% Chance to cast level 51 Poison Nova when you Die
Adds 37 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+5% to Poison Skill Damage

Shadow Dancer
Myrmidon Greaves
Defense: 134
Durability: 13 of 24
Required Level: 71
Required Strength: 167
Fingerprint: 0xe12e65a7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+87% Enhanced Defense
+21 to Dexterity
Requirements -20%

Skin of the Vipermagi
Serpentskin Armor
Defense: 279
Durability: 13 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xb53543d7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+120% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +35
Magic Damage Reduced by 12

Waterwalk
Sharkskin Boots
Defense: 112
Durability: 8 of 14
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 47
Fingerprint: 0x584a5e28
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+180% Enhanced Defense
+100 Defense vs. Missile
+15 to Dexterity
+65 to Life
+40 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 50%
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist


Final words

This turned out to be by far best MFO I played in. I am very happy how things turned out, even though during MFO I complained how poorly I farm. Well, MFO is not for farming at the first place, not my kind of farming at least. Since I am close to finishing college and will probably find a job afterwards, this could be the last serious MFO I participated in. I simply lost the fire and will to play MFO's since my priorities in game go in other direction. I simply have no affinity toward MF tournaments anymore in general. But it was always fun to play MFO to me nevertheless, at least to keep tradition alive. So this could probably be a good point to retire from MFO's as serious contender and will rather enjoy the show in the future, which I already announced on irc. Or participate as a random player who possibly won't have much time to hit the serious running anymore. We shall see. As for now, thanks to @nulio for hosting this awesome MFO and other players at doing their best. It was really great to play with ya all. Also again congratz to LiquidClear for beating me at 100% of my power on penalties, all hail the new god! ^^

I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope I wrote everything right.
 
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Thanks for a good read Grip. Some great haul pics there! Great findings everyone, forgot to say that last time :)

I posted few pictures and a read-out of my new shiny Tyrael's in the new IFT thread. Now for the rest of the stuff. I ran about 2000+ runs with a Singer Barbarian and about 200+ runs with Javazon. All the haul pic items were found with Barb apart from Ghostflame. Ghostflame is the only TC87 unique from these with ilvl 85 as well.

My 215 qualifiers (there was some that were left on ground because no space in cube, but that didn't happen a lot):

Code:
3 Aldur's Deception
1 Alma Negra
4 Andariel's Visage
2 Arachnid Mesh
3 Arioc's Needle
1 Arkaine's Valor
1 Azurewrath
2 Baranar's Star
1 Blood Raven's Charge
1 Bloodmoon
2 Bonehew
1 Boneshade
4 Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
4 Bul-Katho's Tribal Guardian
1 Cerebus' Bite
1 Cranebeak
8 Credendum
1 Crown of Ages
9 Dangoon's Teaching
7 Dark Adherent
1 Death Cleaver
1 Death's Fathom
1 Demon's Limb
5 Demon's Arch
3 Djinn Slayer
1 Doombringer
1 Dracul's Grasp
1 Eschuta's Temper
5 Ethereal Edge
1 Firelizard's Talons
4 Flamebellow
2 Fleshripper
2 Frostwind
1 Ghostflame
3 Gimmershred
3 Griswold's Valor
2 Gut Siphon
2 Harlequin Crest
1 Head Hunter's Glory
2 Hellrack
1 Hellslayer
2 Horizon's Tornado
6 Immortal King's Soul Cage
2 Immortal King's Soul Crusher
2 Jade Talon
2 Lacerator
2 Laying of Hands
2 Leviathan
4 Lightsabres
1 M'avina's Caster
2 M'avina's Embrace
3 M'avina's True Sight
1 Marrowwalk
3 Messerschmidt's Reaver
3 Naj's Puzzler
6 Natalya's Shadow
1 Nord's Tenderizer
1 Nosferatu's Coil
2 Ondal's Almighty
1 Ondal's Wisdom
1 Ormus' Robes
2 Razor's Edge
2 Rune Master
2 Sandstorm Trek
5 Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer
3 Sazabi's Ghost Liberator
4 Shadow Killer
1 Spirit Keeper
2 Steel Carapace
2 Steel Pillar
2 Steel Shade
1 Stone Crusher
1 Stromspire
2 Taebak's Glory
4 Tal Rasha's Guardianship
1 The Cranium Basher
1 The Gladiator's Bane
1 The Grandfather
2 The Reaper's Toll
2 Thunderstroke
1 Trang-Oul's Girth
1 Trang-Oul's Guise
1 Tyrael's Might
1 Viperfork
2 Warshrike
1 Widowmaker
1 Windforce
5 Windhammer
8 Wizardspike
2 Wolfhowl
2 Wraithflight

I didn't spend a lot of time checking for stats when moving items to stash. Only thing that immediately caught my eye is that The Grandfather has a perfect roll (250ED). There might be some others, but at least it's not one of those I remember the stats of/or is useful in general.

Top 5 read-outs:

Code:
Tyrael's Might
Sacred Armor
Defense: 1484
Durability: 55 of 60
Required Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0xb20f1261
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+84% Damage to Demons
Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
+147% Enhanced Defense
+27 to Strength
All Resistances +23
Cannot Be Frozen
Requirements -100%

Death's Fathom
Dimensional Shard
One Hand Damage: 30 - 53
Durability: 47 of 50
Required Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0x42010ffa
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+27% to Cold Skill Damage
Lightning Resist +38%
Fire Resist +26%

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 431
Durability: 13 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0xb1a84d4d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+182% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +33%
+10 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 24%

Cerebus' Bite
Blood Spirit
Defense: 338
Durability: 14 of 20
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 86
Fingerprint: 0x1b970ae0
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
84% Bonus to Attack Rating
7% Life stolen per hit
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+2 to Feral Rage (Druid Only)
+132% Enhanced Defense

Crown of Ages
Corona
Defense: 377
Durability: 36 of 50
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0x5d188044
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
UnidentifiedIndestructible
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+128 Defense
All Resistances +28
Damage Reduced by 14%
1 Sockets (0 used)

Best runes were Gul and two Ists. 10 TC3 sets/uniques. Far too much to my taste.

Barbarians are great when it comes to competitions like MFO, but I think I'll still do all my casual MFing with Javazon (or try out Poison Nec etc.), which do find less uniques over time but more runes, charms, jewels etc because of higher player settings.

Last but not least my two favorite non-qualifiers:

Code:
Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x5e75b213
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +30

Shimmering Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xdf4422f5
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 to Life
All Resistances +5

... and one more thing. Funny fact: I found Tyrael's before my first IK maul dropped this MFO.
 
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Thanks to nulio for hosting. It is great to see this continuing. :)

Well done to all of the participants. I know it can be hard to find the time, but it's great that so many are still able to enjoy this game and find excitement in the shinies! (Sorry @Cyrax .. almost got a place further up the team list.)

Congratulations to the winners. Much deserved.
 
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I forgot to comment few things.

First of all, I'm glad we managed to make teams work. Second place is great, we did a fine job @maxicek :D
Secondly, I mentioned I found rare boots for PvP and didn't show them in hurry. I'll edit them to the post above. They are not THAT special for PvP, but they do offer nice stack I want in some situations. Too bad about to me useless MF mod, but otherwise very GG boots.

Code:
Rune Stalker
Demonhide Boots
Defense: 31
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 52
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xb87e3cfa
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+9 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +3
Cold Resist +33%
Lightning Resist +37%
Poison Resist +33%
24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

EDIT

Also some relevant items that I found:

Code:
Griswold's Redemption
Caduceus
One Hand Damage: 111 - 129
Durability: 44 of 70
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 78
Required Dexterity: 56
Fingerprint: 0xfcc31170
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+40% Increased Attack Speed
201% Enhanced Damage
+350% Damage to Undead
Requirements -20%Set (2 items): +2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)Set (3 items): Adds 10 - 20 DamageSet (4 items): Adds 10 - 20 Damage
4 Sockets (0 used)

Crown of Ages
Corona
Defense: 377
Durability: 26 of 50
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0x6b837682
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+128 Defense
All Resistances +25
Damage Reduced by 12%
1 Sockets (0 used)

Death's Fathom
Dimensional Shard
One Hand Damage: 30 - 53
Durability: 28 of 50
Required Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0xa26c3759
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Cold Skill Damage
Lightning Resist +27%
Fire Resist +28%

Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 33 - 42
Durability: 10 of 10
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 15
Fingerprint: 0xd199ee95
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to All Skills
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-48% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+11 to Mana after each Kill
+11 Life after each Kill
Ethereal

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x18f8441b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
100% Chance to cast level 51 Poison Nova when you Die
Adds 37 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+5% to Poison Skill Damage

Shadow Dancer
Myrmidon Greaves
Defense: 134
Durability: 13 of 24
Required Level: 71
Required Strength: 167
Fingerprint: 0xe12e65a7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+87% Enhanced Defense
+21 to Dexterity
Requirements -20%

Skin of the Vipermagi
Serpentskin Armor
Defense: 279
Durability: 13 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xb53543d7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+120% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +35
Magic Damage Reduced by 12

Waterwalk
Sharkskin Boots
Defense: 112
Durability: 8 of 14
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 47
Fingerprint: 0x584a5e28
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+180% Enhanced Defense
+100 Defense vs. Missile
+15 to Dexterity
+65 to Life
+40 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 50%
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
 
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Congrats LC! Nice! Impressive investment, glad you got the tiebreaker!

Gripph, Can't believe you lost by a hair. Love the classy haulpics with the sparkles everywhere! Never seen anyone actually wear a Tyreals before...

Nix: Sorry I let our team down, no Tyreals here. We were outscored by the winners on their own, let alone their teammate :(

I had a haul pic of exactly five items, but at least I found a WF! My zon can now be (more) complete. Still need a Fortitude. I found 3 runes above Lum: Ko, Lem, and Cham. So I feel I can join Gripphs greatness in a weird way, my last Cham came from the 2014 mfo. I have 3 Chams in my stash. 0 Bers and Los. Every time I saw an Io I crapped my pants (the wife was not happy with me, I play in the bed next to her) and I wanted every Ith to be an Ist.

I did 12 hours of p7 pit running, 8.5 hours of p3 pit running (both with a poison necro), and 6 hours of p1 AT running with a sorc. So in terms of time per good item, it was pretty bad. In times of time per rune, it was very bad. But I had fun:)

Thanks for hosting Nulio!
 
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Some items that someone might want, but I doubt it after looking at them:

Code:
Giant Skull
Bone Visage
Defense: 374
Durability: 25 of 40
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0x1a10cc07
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
Knockback
+273 Defense
+34 to Strength
1 Sockets 
(0 used)

Mara's Kaleidoscope 
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xeb25ff7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +21

Metalgrid
Amulet
Required Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xe196a24c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+450 to Attack Rating
+336 Defense
All Resistances +33
Level 22 Iron Golem (10/11 Charges)
Level 12 Iron Maiden (9/20 Charges)

Skullder's Ire
Russet Armor
Defense: 1032
Durability: 76 of 76
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 87
Fingerprint: 0x1e9af0ca
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+182% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
93% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Repairs 1 Durability in 5 Seconds
+60 Maximum Durability
Ethereal

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x1a3a5d41
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

Wizendraw
Long Battle Bow
Two Hand Damage: 5 - 32
Durability: 24 of 44
Required Level: 26
Required Strength: 40
Required Dexterity: 50
Fingerprint: 0x3ad93a86
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Fires Magic Arrows
79% Enhanced Damage
+58 to Attack Rating
-33% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+15 to Energy
+30 to Mana
Cold Resist +26%

Wolfhowl
Fury Visor
Defense: 336
Durability: 30 of 35
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 129
Fingerprint: 0xfc0b2230
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
+6 to Feral Rage
+5 to Lycanthropy
+5 to Werewolf
+123% Enhanced Defense
+11 to Strength
+8 to Dexterity
+9 to Vitality
Level 15 Summon Dire Wolf (8/18 Charges)

Top 5:
HTML:
Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 416
Durability: 16 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0x77fbc4e0
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+172% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +34%
+9 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 20%

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 431
Durability: 11 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0x3e3fb30f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+182% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +30%
+13 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 22%

The Grandfather
Colossus Blade
One Hand Damage: 71 - 373
Two Hand Damage: 166 - 517
Durability: 47 of 50
Required Level: 81
Required Strength: 189
Required Dexterity: 110
Fingerprint: 0xfafed2a6
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
187% Enhanced Damage
+187 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
50% Bonus to Attack Rating
All Stats +20
+80 to Life

Windforce
Hydra Bow
Two Hand Damage: 35 - 472
Durability: 31 of 55
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 134
Required Dexterity: 167
Fingerprint: 0x9e2d2cb
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Increased Attack Speed
250% Enhanced Damage
+234 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
8% Mana stolen per hit
Knockback
+10 to Strength
+5 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 30%

Ghostflame
Legend Spike
One Hand Damage: 144 - 220
Durability: 41 of 47
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 55
Required Dexterity: 57
Fingerprint: 0xe694a744
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
215% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 108 - 108 Magic Damage
11% Mana stolen per hit
+2 to Light Radius
Ethereal

Please join me in laughter that 2 of my top 5 are ilvl 85. Thank you, thank you.