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MFO Winter 2005 Signups [by Gabriel74]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @Gabriel74 on Jan 18, 2005.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


It's time;MFO Everyone's invited

It has been a long time since one was held here, and I love them, so here goes.


A few beginning words to introduce people to the idea of a MFO (Magic Find Olympics). This is a way to have a competition based on the ability to find elite uniques and elite sets from certain Hell difficulty areas. It is a really fun way to do some grailing, leveling, or just playing when perhaps the spark has ended with a high end character.

Things you should understand. You may lose some of your qualifying items. This must be understood from the start. If you sign up for Baal, and a windforce drops, you have to understand that you may lose it. No begging, whining, pleading. Though it would be impossible to really know, I have to add that not including something in your list of what dropped during the MFO, to make sure an item would be safe, would lack honor.

Much like Vegas, if you can't afford to lose it, don't gamble.

These are INCREDIBLY fun. Win or lose, you will have fun if you participate.




Start date: Jan 29 2005 when a.m. strikes your local
End date: Feb 6 2005 when a.m. strikes your local

Time


The contest will last only one week.

The contest will run Jan 29 2005 Saturday a.m. to Feb 6 2005 Sunday a.m. whenever Sunday a.m. strikes your location.

The Categories

If there is insufficient interest in a category (my discretion), it will be withdrawn.



All of these are 1.10
- 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, Worldstone Keep all levels, Throne of Destruction (not including minion waves))

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, who are counted for those categories.

Any drops from chests are not allowed, they must come from the baddies you are hunting, and only those you are hunting.

Summary of rules:

-All intending participants must register their interest in this thread before the competition commences. 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.

- DO NOT identify Elite set/unique items.

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

- DO NOT post item details.

- Email your findings to me (*e-mail redacted* - Pb_pal) by Tuesday after the MFO.

Things to include in your e-mail:
-Your forum name
-The category and your top 5 items for each category you entered.
ex:
Forum name: Gabriel74
Meph
Firelizard's Talons 36.1
Eaglehorn 39.6
Eaglehorn 39.6 (example of multiple find)
….
Baal
Verdungo's Hearty Cord 4.1
Eschuta's Temper 4.4
Cranebeak 4.5
...
Note: I'll ask for ATMA dumps for the winners items.

-If you quit or drop out, please send me a courtesy e-mail saying so. Don’t assume I will have read your post saying you have dropped out.

-Only elite unique & set items dropped by the specified monsters for each category shall be counted towards the results.

- Entrants should email the details of their finds to me on a semi regular basis if they want to be included in the rankings which will be updated daily. In the interest of sportsmanship, I encourage you to update your findings at least a few times before the end. (Only relative rank will be displayed)

- Each player's elite items should NOT be identified and should be sent to the winner unidentified.


Prize distribution

1st Place - picks 5 items from ANY other entrants (max 2 per entrant). Doesn't have to be the highest ranked item the player found.
2nd Place - picks 3 items from ANY other entrants ranked below you (max 2 per entrant)
3rd place - picks 2 items from ANY other entrants (max 1 per entrant)

Note: I am allowing the winners to pick an item from an entrant who has already had an item(s) taken. So potentially, one entrant could have 5 items taken from them if the winners each take items from them alone.

Scoring - The system is based on the relative rarity compared to the most common item from a given enemy in each category.

Baal
Level 85 Areas
Mephisto
SuperUniques


Questions should be posted here. I have one request. I would like to join and run Baal, because of the ethics of being the administrator of a competition I would be in, I ask that someone (preferably someone familiar with MFO's) offer to administer the Baal category, thus all finds and winners and prizes would go through them.

There are lists of how much each item is worth for each creature who can drop it. Patience, I am trying to figure out how to link them here.
 
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See further on for my actual entry.

Sorry!
Good idea, running an MFO here right after one at the other place. That way, those who competed in the last one will be too burned out to participate (except strijdje, or course).

I will not be participating, however, as I am too burned out.

btw, the links to the scoring don't work.

crg

silospen said:
Yes! Been waiting for one of these!

Not sure what information you want from me, but i'd like to take part.

Ill be using

BlueSteel Sorceress

Any other details?

Category(s) is necessary, your character doesn't matter.
@CRG I had three reasons for doing it.

First, there is a two week break, I figured with how much all of those people play that would be enough in between.

Second, Chase really wants to compete, bad.

Third, I need to level my paladin and running Baal is the best way to do that, and I love MFO's.


And I know that the links don't work, I am trying to figure that out. I am not the most internet savy individual around, if you know how to get those links from the other place to here, I would appreciate the info. Otherwise, I will have to find another way to get scoring lists available.
I'd like to enter for baal and the SU's if enough people do. its been a while since i MFO'ed, so just a few questions:

  • Can they be run with more than 1 character?
  • Do we have to declare all uniques, or just elite uniques? for example if i find war travs, do i have to declare them and see if the winner(s) want them, or can i keep quiet about them?
  • i know it gets asked every time, but why cant we identify them? It'll take willpower if i find a very useful very rare item that i cant identify for a week.
  • hello Mum!
  • What if we are unsure if it was a boss/minion who dropped the item, or just a stray monster who got in the way? Would we be allowed to enter it if we are not sure (providing that the item droped in with other items where it is not clear which particular monster dropped it, not just half a screen away)
I think thats all.
👍
Hooray! Finally someone willing to host it! GG Gabriel! I may host the Baal contest if you wish. You can point me directions later. Sign me in for Meph and A5SU. Some corrections to add:

- Level 85 areas: Any monster in these areas. Except Baal's and Diablo's minions, who are counted for those categories.

If there is no Diablo category, you might want to re-phrase it, or even re-think it.

3rd place - picks 2 items from ANY other entrants (max 1 per entrant)

Might as well state "ranked below you"
I'm in.

Baal and act 5 SU.
ricrestoni said:
Hooray! Finally someone willing to host it! GG Gabriel! I may host the Baal contest if you wish. You can point me directions later. Sign me in for Meph and A5SU. Some corrections to add:

If there is no Diablo category, you might want to re-phrase it, or even re-think it.

Might as well state "ranked below you"
Good point consider it done.

I took out the Diablo category because there seems to be little to no interest in it, I don't know about the Chaos Sanctuary minions, are they the same as regular lvl 85 area guys, drop wise, if so then I would take that caveat out.

I would appreciate your running the Baal Category. Thanks
This sounds really Kool..

I'm in.

Meph and SU's
How many catagories can you enter into?

I assumed only 1, but people seem to be putting 2 down...
silospen said:
How many catagories can you enter into?

I assumed only 1, but people seem to be putting 2 down...
Enter as many as you would like. You may want to take a few things into consideration.

1. You may want to devote all of your time to one in order to maximize your drops.

2. You may get sick of one and may want another to shake things up. It really depends on your style
Can I re enter myself then?

Silospen - Running

Level 85 areas
Act 5 SU's

Cool.
farting bob said:
Can they be run with more than 1 character?
Yes, because what matters is the drops, not the character.

Do we have to declare all uniques, or just elite uniques? for example if i find war travs, do i have to declare them and see if the winner(s) want them, or can i keep quiet about them?
I would do it this way: If you find a very useful unique/set and keep it, you gotta put it in the MFO stash. Odds are that it's not gonna be taken anyway, but I think you should be honest with what you find. Personally, I'm gonna put all sets/uniques in the stash. Again.

i know it gets asked every time, but why cant we identify them? It'll take willpower if i find a very useful very rare item that i cant identify for a week.
Because there are people around going for an unidentified grail. Wouldn't want to mess up their chance at a really rare unique/set you managed to find, while they didn't.
Rares may be identified.

What if we are unsure if it was a boss/minion who dropped the item, or just a stray monster who got in the way? Would we be allowed to enter it if we are not sure (providing that the item droped in with other items where it is not clear which particular monster dropped it, not just half a screen away)
I don't think that's possible for most catagories. But for Pindle it is... yet in terms of drop rate, there would be either no difference, or actually a worse chance for the goodies.

I think thats all.
👍

I hope so too.

*RTB is gonna run Meph till he drops.*
Hmm, sounds cool, and as I finally have a Pat, I might just enter. One question tho (for the moment !). What are the numbers after the names as quoted below (36.1,39.6 etc ?) Oh, and also, how do you know the names if you haven't ID'd them ? Would I have to find the names out another way (presumably by looking up the name of the Elite Unique Matron Bow for example) ?
Gabriel74,


I just finished a MFo at another site and am preaty burned out of doing meph runs. I am here if you need some help running one of the other categories, i wouldn't mind helping, espcially sense there is the ability here for a lot more people to enter than there was at the other site..Cryist
I'm gonna go for one category this time.

- Mephisto
Thanks RTB, helpful as always :)
Does anybody have the full list and scores that gab is looking for that they can post a link to?
Shade made one, i am sure that is the one gab is going to use, and i think it's still here some where..
cryist said:
Shade made one, i am sure that is the one gab is going to use, and i think it's still here some where..
Here is Shade's list for area 85 (that's all I have). The full list is somewhere in the forums.


Immortal King's Stone Crusher 1.0
Dangoon's Teaching 1.3
Laying of Hands 1.4
Dark Adherent 1.6
Natalya's Shadow 1.7
Credendum 1.7
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer 1.9
Arioc's Needle 2.3
Wizardspike 2.3
Ondal's Almighty 2.3
Bonehew 2.3
M'avina's Embrace 2.3
Shadow Killer 2.4
Windhammer 2.5
Ethereal Edge 2.5
Hellslayer 2.6
Viperfork 2.6
Hellrack 2.6
Gimmershred 2.8
Demon Limb 2.8
Jade Talon 3.0
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator 3.1
Lightsabre 3.1
Naj's Light Plate 3.1
Naj's Puzzler 3.1
Tal Rasha's Guardianship 3.2
Trang-Oul's Girth 3.2
Baranar's Star 3.2
Rune Master 3.2
Djinn Slayer 3.2
Demon's Arch 3.3
Flamebellow 3.3
The Reaper's Toll 3.3
Taebaek's Glory 3.3
Trang-Oul's Guise 3.3
Aldur's Deception 3.3
Bloodmoon 3.3
Nord's Tenderizer 3.5
Razor's Edge 3.6
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge 3.8
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8
Ormus' Robes 3.9
Sandstorm Trek 3.9
Harlequin Crest 4.1
Natalya's Mark 4.3
Cranebeak 4.3
Tomb Reaver 4.3
Wraith Flight 4.3
Lacerator 4.3
Widowmaker 4.3
Andariel's Visage 4.3
Verdungo's Hearty Cord 4.3
Griswold's Valor 4.3
Immortal King's Soul Cage 4.3
M'avina's True Sight 4.3
Eschuta's Temper 4.6
Frostwind 4.6
Messerschmidt's Reaver 4.6
Fleshripper 4.6
Gut Siphon 4.6
Thunderstroke 4.7
The Gladiator's Bane 4.9
Marrowwalk 5.0
Stormshield 5.0
Firelizard's Talons 5.2
M'avina's Caster 5.2
Medusa's Gaze 5.7
Doombringer 5.7
Eaglehorn 5.7
Warshrike 5.7
Leviathan 5.7
Stone Crusher 5.8
Nightwing's Veil 5.8
Veil of Steel 5.8
Arachnid Mesh 5.9
Blackoak Shield 5.9
Dracul's Grasp 5.9
Stoneraven 6.0
Nosferatu's Coil 6.6
Spike Thorn 6.6
Steel Shade 6.6
Soul Drainer 6.6
Blood Raven's Charge 6.7
Horizon's Tornado 6.8
Wolfhowl 7.3
Arkaine's Valor 7.8
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8
Ondal's Wisdom 7.8
Boneshade 7.9
Demonhorn's Edge 7.9
Steel Carapace 8.1
Giant Skull 8.1
Spirit Ward 8.1
Alma Negra 9.1
Death Cleaver 9.3
Executioner's Justice 9.3
Gargoyle's Bite 9.3
Ghostflame 9.3
Steel Pillar 9.3
Stormspire 9.3
The Grandfather 9.3
Windforce 9.3
Earth Shifter 9.4
The Cranium Basher 9.4
Griswold's Honor 9.8
Heaven's Light 9.9
The Redeemer 9.9
Boneflame 10.4
Halaberd's Reign 10.4
Crown of Ages 10.7
Griffon's Eye 10.7
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Steelrend 10.7
Cerebus' Bite 11.0
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Templar's Might 12.0
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Dragonscale 14.6
Ravenlore 14.6
Azurewrath 15.6
Death's Fathom 16.8
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Schaefer's Hammer 23.1
Astreon's Iron Ward 27.8
Mang Song's Lesson 27.8
Death's Web 27.9
Stormlash 34.0
Tyrael's Might 96.4


Gabriel, what about the 2-of-a-kind issue? (Might Scepter, Spiral Helm, Thunder Maul, etc) You can go normal points (chance to find one unique of that kind), double points (chance to find THAT specific unique), or small bonus of 0.1 (as I decided to do on the mMFO).

My e-mail is my forum name @ig.com.br so you can give me directions on how to help on Baal category.
I registered for the other site's MFO last week but didnt get any time from RL to run.

I will sign up for this upcoming MFO, but will lose the 29,30th to being out of town.

Sign me up for Baal and Meph categories.

Best Luck to all.
 
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I wanted to just be able to post links, but I guess I will just copy and paste the lists.

Baal

Tyrael's Might - {qlvl 87} 844.8
Death's Web - {qlvl 74} 231.0
Astreon's Iron Ward - {qlvl 68} 230.4
Mang Song's Lesson - {qlvl 86} 230.4
Darkforce Spawn - {qlvl 72} 172.2
Earth Shifter - {qlvl 77} 153.6
The Cranium Basher - {qlvl 85} 153.6
Death's Fathom - {qlvl 81} 140.9
Templar's Might - {qlvl 82} 105.6
Griswold's Redemption - {qlvl 44} 97.7
Griswold's Honor - {qlvl 44} 94.7
Crown of Ages - {qlvl 86} 93.9
Griffon's Eye - {qlvl 84} 93.9
Shadow Dancer - {qlvl 79} 93.9
Steelrend - {qlvl 78} 93.9
Death Cleaver - {qlvl 78} 76.8
Executioner's Justice - {qlvl 83} 76.8
Gargoyle's Bite - {qlvl 78} 76.8
Ghostflame - {qlvl 70} 76.8
Steel Pillar - {qlvl 77} 76.8
Stormspire - {qlvl 78} 76.8
The Grandfather - {qlvl 85} 76.8
Windforce - {qlvl 80} 76.8
Griswold's Valor - {qlvl 44} 39.8
Immortal King's Soul Cage - {qlvl 37} 39.8
M'avina's True Sight - {qlvl 21} 39.8
Natalya's Mark - {qlvl 22} 38.7
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge - {qlvl 50} 32.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian - {qlvl 50} 32.6
Stormlash - {qlvl 86} 32.5
Schaefer's Hammer - {qlvl 83} 30.5
Dragonscale - {qlvl 84} 19.5
Ravenlore - {qlvl 82} 19.5
Heaven's Light - {qlvl 69} 18.6
The Redeemer - {qlvl 80} 18.6
Azurewrath - {qlvl 87} 14.9
Spirit Keeper - {qlvl 75} 13.7
Nightwing's Veil - {qlvl 75} 12.0
Veil of Steel - {qlvl 77} 12.0
Boneflame - {qlvl 80} 11.0
Halaberd's Reign - {qlvl 85} 11.0
Giant Skull - {qlvl 73} 10.7
Spirit Ward - {qlvl 76} 10.7
Steel Carapace - {qlvl 74} 10.6
Cerebus' Bite - {qlvl 71} 10.6
Alma Negra - {qlvl 85} 8.8
Stone Crusher - {qlvl 76} 7.6
Demonhorn's Edge - {qlvl 69} 7.6
Boneshade - {qlvl 84} 7.5
Ondal's Wisdom - {qlvl 74} 7.5
Arkaine's Valor - {qlvl 85} 7.4
Head Hunter's Glory - {qlvl 83} 7.4
Wolfhowl - {qlvl 85} 7.0
Horizon's Tornado - {qlvl 72} 6.5
Blood Raven's Charge - {qlvl 79} 6.5
Soul Drainer - {qlvl 82} 6.3
Nosferatu's Coil - {qlvl 68} 6.3
Spike Thorn - {qlvl 78} 6.3
Steel Shade - {qlvl 70} 6.3
Gut Siphon - {qlvl 79} 6.1
Fleshripper - {qlvl 76} 6.1
Frostwind - {qlvl 78} 6.1
Messerschmidt's Reaver - {qlvl 75} 6.1
Leviathan - {qlvl 73} 6.0
Medusa's Gaze - {qlvl 84} 6.0
Stoneraven - {qlvl 72} 5.8
Dracul's Grasp - {qlvl 84} 5.7
Arachnid Mesh - {qlvl 87} 5.6
Blackoak Shield - {qlvl 67} 5.6
M'avina's Caster - {qlvl 21} 5.5
Doombringer - {qlvl 75} 5.4
Eaglehorn - {qlvl 77} 5.4
Warshrike - {qlvl 83} 5.4
Firelizard's Talons - {qlvl 75} 5.0
Marrowwalk - {qlvl 74} 4.7
Stormshield - {qlvl 77} 4.7
The Gladiator's Bane - {qlvl 85} 4.7
Taebaek's Glory - {qlvl 55} 4.5
Trang-Oul's Guise - {qlvl 32} 4.5
Tal Rasha's Guardianship - {qlvl 26} 4.5
Trang-Oul's Girth - {qlvl 32} 4.5
Aldur's Deception - {qlvl 29} 4.5
Thunderstroke - {qlvl 77} 4.5
Lacerator - {qlvl 76} 4.5
Widowmaker - {qlvl 73} 4.5
Cranebeak - {qlvl 71} 4.5
Tomb Reaver - {qlvl 86} 4.5
Wraith Flight - {qlvl 84} 4.5
Eschuta's Temper - {qlvl 80} 4.4
Verdungo's Hearty Cord - {qlvl 71} 4.1
Andariel's Visage - {qlvl 85} 4.1
Harlequin Crest - {qlvl 69} 3.9
Sandstorm Trek - {qlvl 72} 3.7
Ormus' Robes - {qlvl 83} 3.7
Razor's Edge - {qlvl 75} 3.4
Nord's Tenderizer - {qlvl 76} 3.4
Naj's Puzzler - {qlvl 43} 3.2
Naj's Light Plate - {qlvl 43} 3.2
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator - {qlvl 34} 3.1
Bloodmoon - {qlvl 69} 3.1
Demon's Arch - {qlvl 76} 3.1
Flamebellow - {qlvl 79} 3.1
The Reaper's Toll - {qlvl 83} 3.1
Baranar's Star - {qlvl 70} 3.1
Rune Master - {qlvl 80} 3.1
Djinn Slayer - {qlvl 73} 3.1
Lightsabre - {qlvl 66} 3.0
Jade Talon - {qlvl 74} 2.9
Demon Limb - {qlvl 71} 2.6
Gimmershred - {qlvl 78} 2.6
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer - {qlvl 34} 2.6
M'avina's Embrace - {qlvl 21} 2.5
Ondal's Almighty - {qlvl 55} 2.5
Hellrack - {qlvl 84} 2.5
Viperfork - {qlvl 79} 2.5
Hellslayer - {qlvl 71} 2.5
Ethereal Edge - {qlvl 82} 2.4
Windhammer - {qlvl 76} 2.4
Shadow Killer - {qlvl 85} 2.3
Bonehew - {qlvl 72} 2.2
Arioc's Needle - {qlvl 85} 2.2
Wizardspike - {qlvl 69} 2.2
Credendum - {qlvl 39} 1.7
Natalya's Shadow - {qlvl 22} 1.7
Dark Adherent - {qlvl 39} 1.6
Laying of Hands - {qlvl 39} 1.4
Dangoon's Teaching - {qlvl 55} 1.3
Immortal King's Stone Crusher - {qlvl 37} 1.0



And to answer the previous question, the numbers are the accompanying points per item. Top five items added together = your score.
Here are the points for the Level 85 areas


Immortal King's Stone Crusher 1
Dangoon's Teaching 1.3
Laying of Hands 1.4
Dark Adherent 1.6
Natalya's Shadow 1.7
Credendum 1.7
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer 1.9
Arioc's Needle 2.3
Wizardspike 2.3
Ondal's Almighty 2.3
Bonehew 2.3
M'avina's Embrace 2.3
Shadow Killer 2.4
Windhammer 2.5
Ethereal Edge 2.5
Hellslayer 2.6
Viperfork 2.6
Hellrack 2.6
Gimmershred 2.8
Demon Limb 2.8
Jade Talon 3
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator 3.1
Lightsabre 3.1
Naj's Light Plate 3.1
Naj's Puzzler 3.1
Trang-Oul's Girth 3.2
Tal Rasha's Guardianship 3.2
Baranar's Star 3.2
Rune Master 3.2
Djinn Slayer 3.2
Flamebellow 3.3
The Reaper's Toll 3.3
Demon's Arch 3.3
Taebaek's Glory 3.3
Trang-Oul's Guise 3.3
Aldur's Deception 3.3
Bloodmoon 3.3
Nord's Tenderizer 3.5
Razor's Edge 3.6
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge 3.8
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 3.8
Ormus' Robes 3.9
Sandstorm Trek 3.9
Harlequin Crest 4.1
Natalya's Mark 4.3
Tomb Reaver 4.3
Cranebeak 4.3
Wraith Flight 4.3
Widowmaker 4.3
Lacerator 4.3
Andariel's Visage 4.3
Verdungo's Hearty Cord 4.3
Immortal King's Soul Cage 4.3
M'avina's True Sight 4.3
Griswold's Valor 4.3
Eschuta's Temper 4.6
Messerschmidt's Reaver 4.6
Frostwind 4.6
Fleshripper 4.6
Gut Siphon 4.6
Thunderstroke 4.7
The Gladiator's Bane 4.9
Marrowwalk 5
Stormshield 5
Firelizard's Talons 5.2
M'avina's Caster 5.2
Medusa's Gaze 5.7
Nightwing's Veil 11.4
Veil of Steel 11.4
Doombringer 5.7
Warshrike 5.7
Eaglehorn 5.7
Leviathan 5.7
Stone Crusher 5.8
Arachnid Mesh 5.9
Blackoak Shield 5.9
Dracul's Grasp 5.9
Stoneraven 6
Steel Shade 6.6
Nosferatu's Coil 6.6
Spike Thorn 6.6
Soul Drainer 6.6
Blood Raven's Charge 6.7
Horizon's Tornado 6.8
Wolfhowl 7.3
Arkaine's Valor 7.8
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8
Ondal's Wisdom 7.8
Boneshade 7.9
Demonhorn's Edge 7.9
Steel Carapace 8.1
Giant Skull 8.1
Spirit Ward 8.1
Alma Negra 9.1
The Grandfather 9.3
Death Cleaver 9.3
Windforce 9.3
Ghostflame 9.3
Executioner's Justice 9.3
Stormspire 9.3
Gargoyle's Bite 9.3
Steel Pillar 9.3
The Redeemer 19.5
Heaven's Light 19.5
Griswold's Honor 9.8
Halaberd's Reign 10.4
Boneflame 10.4
Steelrend 10.7
Griffon's Eye 10.7
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Crown of Ages 10.7
Cerebus' Bite 11
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Templar's Might 12
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Dragonscale 14.6
Ravenlore 14.6
Azurewrath 15.6
Death's Fathom 16.8
The Cranium Basher 18.6
Earth Shifter 18.6
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Schaefer's Hammer 23.1
Mang Song's Lesson 27.8
Astreon's Iron Ward 27.8
Death's Web 27.9
Stormlash 34
Tyrael's Might 96.4
Here is Meph's list

Stormlash - {qlvl 86} 237.1
Spirit Keeper - {qlvl 75} 98.9
Arkaine's Valor - {qlvl 85} 54.1
Head Hunter's Glory - {qlvl 83} 54.1
Horizon's Tornado - {qlvl 72} 47.4
M'avina's Caster - {qlvl 21} 39.9
Doombringer - {qlvl 75} 39.6
Eaglehorn - {qlvl 77} 39.6
Warshrike - {qlvl 83} 39.6
Firelizard's Talons - {qlvl 75} 36.1
Azurewrath - {qlvl 87} 26.4
Naj's Light Plate - {qlvl 43} 23.2
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator - {qlvl 34} 23.0
Heaven's Light - {qlvl 69} 17.3
The Redeemer - {qlvl 80} 17.3
Demonhorn's Edge - {qlvl 69} 13.3
Boneshade - {qlvl 84} 13.3
Ondal's Wisdom - {qlvl 74} 13.2
Alma Negra - {qlvl 85} 9.8
Cerebus' Bite - {qlvl 71} 9.7
Verdungo's Hearty Cord - {qlvl 71} 7.3
Andariel's Visage - {qlvl 85} 7.3
Wolfhowl - {qlvl 85} 6.4
Soul Drainer - {qlvl 82} 6.3
Nosferatu's Coil - {qlvl 68} 6.3
Spike Thorn - {qlvl 78} 6.3
Steel Shade - {qlvl 70} 6.3
Blood Raven's Charge - {qlvl 79} 5.9
Naj's Puzzler - {qlvl 43} 5.6
Stoneraven - {qlvl 72} 5.4
Marrowwalk - {qlvl 74} 5.4
Stormshield - {qlvl 77} 5.4
The Gladiator's Bane - {qlvl 85} 5.3
Lightsabre - {qlvl 66} 5.3
Dracul's Grasp - {qlvl 84} 5.3
Arachnid Mesh - {qlvl 87} 5.2
Blackoak Shield - {qlvl 67} 5.2
Hellrack - {qlvl 84} 4.4
Viperfork - {qlvl 79} 4.4
Hellslayer - {qlvl 71} 4.4
Eschuta's Temper - {qlvl 80} 4.3
Thunderstroke - {qlvl 77} 4.1
Shadow Killer - {qlvl 85} 4.0
Harlequin Crest - {qlvl 69} 3.6
Demon's Arch - {qlvl 76} 3.5
Flamebellow - {qlvl 79} 3.5
The Reaper's Toll - {qlvl 83} 3.5
Baranar's Star - {qlvl 70} 3.5
Rune Master - {qlvl 80} 3.5
Sandstorm Trek - {qlvl 72} 3.5
Ormus' Robes - {qlvl 83} 3.5
Razor's Edge - {qlvl 75} 3.2
Nord's Tenderizer - {qlvl 76} 3.2
Credendum - {qlvl 39} 3.1
Natalya's Shadow - {qlvl 22} 3.1
Bloodmoon - {qlvl 69} 2.9
Djinn Slayer - {qlvl 73} 2.9
Jade Talon - {qlvl 74} 2.7
Demon Limb - {qlvl 71} 2.5
Gimmershred - {qlvl 78} 2.5
Windhammer - {qlvl 76} 2.4
Ethereal Edge - {qlvl 82} 2.2
Bonehew - {qlvl 72} 2.0
Arioc's Needle - {qlvl 85} 2.0
Wizardspike - {qlvl 69} 2.0
Dark Adherent - {qlvl 39} 1.5
Laying of Hands - {qlvl 39} 1.3
Dangoon's Teaching - {qlvl 55} 1.2
Immortal King's Stone Crusher - {qlvl 37} 1.0
cool always wanted to compete in one of these.
Baal
lvl 85 area

can i run ALL the lvl 85 areas or just one?
And finallyAct V super uniques

Stormlash - {qlvl 86} 34.0
Death's Web - {qlvl 74} 27.9
Astreon's Iron Ward - {qlvl 68} 27.8
Mang Song's Lesson - {qlvl 86} 27.8
Schaefer's Hammer - {qlvl 83} 23.1
Heaven's Light - {qlvl 69} 19.5
The Redeemer - {qlvl 80} 19.5
Darkforce Spawn - {qlvl 72} 19.3
Earth Shifter - {qlvl 77} 18.5
The Cranium Basher - {qlvl 85} 18.5
Death's Fathom - {qlvl 81} 16.7
Dragonscale - {qlvl 84} 14.5
Ravenlore - {qlvl 82} 14.5
Spirit Keeper - {qlvl 75} 14.1
Nightwing's Veil - {qlvl 75} 11.3
Veil of Steel - {qlvl 77} 11.3
Griswold's Redemption - {qlvl 44} 11.3
Cerebus' Bite - {qlvl 71} 10.9
Crown of Ages - {qlvl 86} 10.7
Griffon's Eye - {qlvl 84} 10.7
Shadow Dancer - {qlvl 79} 10.7
Steelrend - {qlvl 78} 10.7
Templar's Might - {qlvl 82} 10.7
Boneflame - {qlvl 80} 10.3
Halaberd's Reign - {qlvl 85} 10.3
Griswold's Honor - {qlvl 44} 9.8
Death Cleaver - {qlvl 78} 9.3
Executioner's Justice - {qlvl 83} 9.3
Gargoyle's Bite - {qlvl 78} 9.3
Ghostflame - {qlvl 70} 9.3
Steel Pillar - {qlvl 77} 9.3
Stormspire - {qlvl 78} 9.3
The Grandfather - {qlvl 85} 9.3
Windforce - {qlvl 80} 9.3
Alma Negra - {qlvl 85} 9.1
Giant Skull - {qlvl 73} 8.1
Spirit Ward - {qlvl 76} 8.1
Steel Carapace - {qlvl 74} 8.0
Boneshade - {qlvl 84} 7.8
Demonhorn's Edge - {qlvl 69} 7.8
Ondal's Wisdom - {qlvl 74} 7.8
Arkaine's Valor - {qlvl 85} 7.8
Head Hunter's Glory - {qlvl 83} 7.8
Wolfhowl - {qlvl 85} 7.2
Horizon's Tornado - {qlvl 72} 6.8
Blood Raven's Charge - {qlvl 79} 6.7
Soul Drainer - {qlvl 82} 6.6
Nosferatu's Coil - {qlvl 68} 6.6
Spike Thorn - {qlvl 78} 6.6
Steel Shade - {qlvl 70} 6.6
Stoneraven - {qlvl 72} 6.0
Dracul's Grasp - {qlvl 84} 5.9
Blackoak Shield - {qlvl 67} 5.9
Stone Crusher - {qlvl 76} 5.8
Leviathan - {qlvl 73} 5.7
Doombringer - {qlvl 75} 5.7
Eaglehorn - {qlvl 77} 5.7
Warshrike - {qlvl 83} 5.7
Medusa's Gaze - {qlvl 84} 5.7
M'avina's Caster - {qlvl 21} 5.2
Firelizard's Talons - {qlvl 75} 5.2
Marrowwalk - {qlvl 74} 5.0
Stormshield - {qlvl 77} 5.0
The Gladiator's Bane - {qlvl 85} 4.9
Gut Siphon - {qlvl 79} 4.6
Thunderstroke - {qlvl 77} 4.6
Fleshripper - {qlvl 76} 4.6
Frostwind - {qlvl 78} 4.6
Messerschmidt's Reaver - {qlvl 75} 4.6
Eschuta's Temper - {qlvl 80} 4.6
Griswold's Valor - {qlvl 44} 4.3
Immortal King's Soul Cage - {qlvl 37} 4.3
M'avina's True Sight - {qlvl 21} 4.3
Verdungo's Hearty Cord - {qlvl 71} 4.3
Andariel's Visage - {qlvl 85} 4.3
Lacerator - {qlvl 76} 4.3
Widowmaker - {qlvl 73} 4.3
Natalya's Mark - {qlvl 22} 4.3
Cranebeak - {qlvl 71} 4.3
Tomb Reaver - {qlvl 86} 4.3
Wraith Flight - {qlvl 84} 4.3
Harlequin Crest - {qlvl 69} 4.1
Sandstorm Trek - {qlvl 72} 3.9
Ormus' Robes - {qlvl 83} 3.9
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge - {qlvl 50} 3.8
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian - {qlvl 50} 3.8
Razor's Edge - {qlvl 75} 3.6
Nord's Tenderizer - {qlvl 76} 3.5
Bloodmoon - {qlvl 69} 3.3
Aldur's Deception - {qlvl 29} 3.3
Taebaek's Glory - {qlvl 55} 3.3
Trang-Oul's Guise - {qlvl 32} 3.3
Demon's Arch - {qlvl 76} 3.2
Flamebellow - {qlvl 79} 3.2
The Reaper's Toll - {qlvl 83} 3.2
Djinn Slayer - {qlvl 73} 3.2
Baranar's Star - {qlvl 70} 3.2
Rune Master - {qlvl 80} 3.2
Tal Rasha's Guardianship - {qlvl 26} 3.2
Trang-Oul's Girth - {qlvl 32} 3.2
Naj's Puzzler - {qlvl 43} 3.1
Naj's Light Plate - {qlvl 43} 3.1
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator - {qlvl 34} 3.1
Jade Talon - {qlvl 74} 3.0
Demon Limb - {qlvl 71} 2.8
Gimmershred - {qlvl 78} 2.8
Hellrack - {qlvl 84} 2.6
Viperfork - {qlvl 79} 2.6
Hellslayer - {qlvl 71} 2.6
Lightsabre - {qlvl 66} 2.6
Ethereal Edge - {qlvl 82} 2.5
Windhammer - {qlvl 76} 2.5
Shadow Killer - {qlvl 85} 2.4
M'avina's Embrace - {qlvl 21} 2.3
Bonehew - {qlvl 72} 2.3
Ondal's Almighty - {qlvl 55} 2.3
Arioc's Needle - {qlvl 85} 2.3
Wizardspike - {qlvl 69} 2.3
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer - {qlvl 34} 1.9
Credendum - {qlvl 39} 1.7
Natalya's Shadow - {qlvl 22} 1.7
Dark Adherent - {qlvl 39} 1.6
Laying of Hands - {qlvl 39} 1.4
Dangoon's Teaching - {qlvl 55} 1.3
Immortal King's Stone Crusher - {qlvl 37} 1.0
To answer a few questions.

You can run any and all lvl 85 areas that you want.

In order to know what something is w/o identifying it, easy, when you are transferring your items from your character to the ATMA stash you will no doubt be using to keep your MFO finds separate, ATMA will tell you what the item is.
you can run all of em :)
count me in, i might not get much time to play though.

baal - blizz/fb sorc
lvl 85 areas - blizz sorc
Sounds like fun! Count me in for:

Mephisto
Act 5 SU

And now to level up the character I will be using.
Cheers, and best of luck to the participants...
Hmm... although I just did some hundred Pindle runs, I'm tempted. I think a couple of my chars could use a few more levels. But I think I'll concentrate on only one category this time.

It's a shame I don't have a character cabable of running Baal (fast enough to my liking), so I'll have to go with:


Toppo

Level 85 Areas



(Will probably be using a few different characters for my runs: Hammerdin, Blizzsorc, Skelly/Bonemancer and maybe even level my IK WW/Conc Barb a little)
Well I'm in on this forum aswell.

Forum Name: DX-Crawler
Category: HC Baal hell

If there are enough interest for a HC category. otherwise I have to skip or get my SC Hammerdin up enough to run some area.

Thanks Gabriel for this one

DX
I'm pretty much burnt out from the MFO at the other other place (not to mention my char lost a lot of exp for it) so I'm out for this one. Good luck to all of you guys :)

Gabriel74: I can help you with the running results for a few categorys if you like to take the load off you (and maybe give you more D2 time).
I'm in! Please put me down for:

Meph
A5SU

assuming that rl doesn't get in the way (it can do that when you have a baby in the house!).

I'll have to do a bit of experimenting with ATMA to start using the stash properly though - I've always just made mules up till now.

Thanks for running it for us!
Just so you know, when you ask for Cain to ID your stuff, he only IDs stuff in inventory and in the cube. Stash keeps it unID'd. But a cube in the stash won't prevent he itens inside from being ID'd as well.

@Gabriel: I suppose your lists of points are final (and an indirect answer to my previous question), right?
I'm in

Baal and Level 85 Areas
@ Ric. I just figured that there are several items that have the same score, and that with top five being counted the liklihood of a tie was small, and there was a tiebreak provision. In all, I just figured it was easier.

Also, if you are willing, I will just consider you in charge of the Baal category. I will go through and find everyone who has entered, but when the MFO actually starts, I will just refer questions, updates, rulings, winner decision, prize etc. up to you.

@Sunbearie, if you really want to help, you could do the same for Act V superuniques? No pressure, as I only absolutely NEED someone to do Baal, but if you are willing to help I won't turn you away. :xsmile4:
Current sign-ups

Baal

Farting Bob
Tweety
vajurewi
Gabriel74
Corax
Shermo
DX-Crawler (HC)
necrolemming
Bammy


Meph

vajurewi
Ricrestoni
HDCrash
RTB
SuperSavage
Boddah_Khan
Mad.as.a.meataxe


Lvl 85 areas


Silospen
Corax
Shermo
Toppo
Bammy


Act V super uniques


Farting Bob
Ricrestoni
Tweety
HDCrash
Silospen
Boddah_Khan
mad.as.a.meataxe
Sign me up for Mephisto

I have a really nice map and character. takes +-3 minutes for a run.
Gabriel74 said:
@Sunbearie, if you really want to help, you could do the same for Act V superuniques? No pressure, as I only absolutely NEED someone to do Baal, but if you are willing to help I won't turn you away. :xsmile4:
No problem :) I can handle the Act V superuniques. I've heard organisers get a serious case of item envy and I'm curious to see how it feels like. sunbearie at yahoo.com is my email for details
 
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Thanks Gabriel. I really needed the fix.

I'm in for memph and Act V SU's

Here is the point list Gabriel was trying to get to.
Diablo
Baal
Level 85 Areas
Mephisto
SuperUniques

It should be the same as shades. Except I broke Baal & Diablo apart. Although Big "D" doesn't seem a popular target.
ricrestoni said:
Gabriel, what about the 2-of-a-kind issue? (Might Scepter, Spiral Helm, Thunder Maul, etc) You can go normal points (chance to find one unique of that kind), double points (chance to find THAT specific unique), or small bonus of 0.1 (as I decided to do on the mMFO).
Gabriel, i think you missed out completely of what ric has got to say, if you look closely to yours (or chases) lists you have in some of them the above mentioned items regularly listed, as they should be, but with doubled points attached to it. so, these items are spired helms, mighty scepters and thunder mauls (50% of each to spawn). please do consider it, although it's open for a debate. i can not think you slipped it over just like this.


this is just a reminder for you gab, nothing else, ok.


Some of you might remember that here at the spf mfo's, we went for the regular, halved scores in the end. it's up to you in the end, i only tried to refresh this matter.








peace, NSK factory, and don't forget biscuits for smut
Just a quick question. I noticed on the lists that there are no amulets or rings. So these are just counted as a bonus right?
Sign me up for Meph, and Baal! Meph will be ran by a Lightning sorc with full tals (used by my little brother, who's 10 year old (he=king at mephing)), and Baal by a (suprise, surprise) Hammerdin, piloted by me.
Hi guys,

I am interest in joining, allthough i shouldn't as my TWD chars are badly underplayed as it is. I will join a HC category, but i have no char that can easily run Baal (only entry so far).
For now: Act V SU HC, but I'll go through my existing stash and see if i can equip one of my chars in a way that's good enough to handle Baal.

Update will follow later,

Gouda
dude.. that's in my vacation :D

Sign me up for hell baal then.

Should have lots of time, even though my baal runster does not have a lot of mf she should find something :p
Thanks for the clarification - sign me up please ...

Davemetalhead
Act V SU's
Level 85 Areas
Sign me up for the level 85 areas with my FO/FB sorc.

-Cattleya
Im in :D

Hell Baal for me, please
I wondered what could cause a thread to become such a huge size so quickly :)

Anyway... to the people administering this time: (edit: and others too)

If you'd like a copy of my Java program which takes a full list of items and weeds out the best five and their scores, I think I still have it lying around on my HD. It'll need some updating to split Diablo and Baal up but that's a 10 minute job. If you're interested, PM me and I'll sort it out tonight when I get back from work :)

(edit: I'll fix the program up for anyone who's interested since Gabriel has cleverly inserted the clause 'only send your top 5'. :) But then again the admins may find it useful to catch anyone who slips through.)

As to the MFO, I still don't have a high level character... I'll see what I can do about leveling and sign up a tiny bit later if I can reach Hell and be effective.
Ha! I am IN!

Hell Baal, and Act 5 SU for me. Been awhile since we have done an MFO, and I am not in the loop, so I don't know this "other" site.
Hehe, sounds more like...

A professional Bass fishing tournament than the Olympics!

Count me in for Meph.

Gewürtztraminer
Ah dang it I finally get a weekend when I can play some major hours with my D2 characters and the MFO is setup for a week later.

Oh well I guess another MFO passes me by.

Good luck everyone and I hope all your drops are green and gold.
I've been looking forward to this for a while.

I'm in for:
Hell Baal
Lvl 85 areas.
I'm in for baal and pit run. this is my first mfo and i shall win! lol...
So, for the 2 base item uniques, are we definitely having the score for each? in a previous MFO i got a mighty scepeter, which was in the top 10 for that category of items, but had the score been halved (as it should have been) it would have been outside the top 20.
Current sign-ups said:
Baal
Farting Bob
Tweety
vajurewi
Gabriel74
Corax
Shermo
DX-Crawler (HC)
necrolemming

Act V super uniques
Farting Bob
Ricrestoni
Tweety
HDCrash
Silospen
Boddah_Khan
mad.as.a.meataxe
Now that is where i expect my name to be at the end of this MFO, topin both categories!
I am going to ask the other guys that are administering portions of the Olympics their opinion, then we will clarify the points thingy.
I'm in.

Meph
Lvl 85

I'll have to check out my chars to see who's up to the challenge!
Ah, that sounds like fun. My new HC sorceress is level 47 now, so if I keep up her current pace she should easily be able to run Mephisto and the Ancient tunnels... So I'd like to sign up for TC85 areas and Mephisto please!
Count me in, running Hell Baal.

If I can get my Hammerdin to lvl 98 by then I may swap out some exp-ing gear for some more MF.......
 
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You allrea answered my question gab, thanks..
Current sign-ups

Baal

LprMan
ron
Farting Bob
Slartibartfast
Tweety
vajurewi
Gabriel74
Corax
salvo
Shermo
jjscud
DX-Crawler (HC)
necrolemming
Bammy
grogs
Masas

Meph

vajurewi
Aramis_11x
Gaz
Masas
Illiana
Chase_Encode
Ricrestoni
Gewürtztraminer
HDCrash
RTB
SuperSavage
Boddah_Khan
Mad.as.a.meataxe


Lvl 85 areas

Davemetalhead
Cattleya
Silospen
jjscud
salvo
Aramis_11x
Illiana
Corax
Shermo
Toppo
Bammy


Act V super uniques

Chase_Encode
ron
Davemetalhead
Gouda (HC)
Farting Bob
Ricrestoni
Tweety
HDCrash
Silospen
Boddah_Khan
mad.as.a.meataxe


Individuals administering different areas.

Baal-- Ricrestoni
Meph--Cryist
Act V superuniques--sunbearie
Lvl 85 areas--Gabriel74
Since I'm the only one running Baal in HC, I will change my category and join Gouda killing act5 SU instead.

DX
I would wait a bit and see if i can join you killing Baal instead. Potentially a more rewarding target! Unfortunately i haven't had time to asses my Javazon who is my best bet so far.
Other options; A rather weak (equip) zealot and a trapper.

Gouda
Javazon can be very powerful running Baal. I played with pure Lightning but she died in act1 hell in the underground passage.

She was very good at killing things but she was very weak if something would hit her

Ok I wait a bit and see what category I will participate in

DX
Is everybody signed up that wants to be signed up?

*yes, this is a bump*
Oh, if i can find a good meph map before the sign up deadline, i will do meph as well with a fishy (decision made much easier with the find of a +2 necro skills, teleport charges ammy yesterday :) )
tweety said:
Is everybody signed up that wants to be signed up?

*yes, this is a bump*
I'm not as I'm not sure how far I'll get in the time... :)

I'll tentatively suggest Hell Meph, since my build is more oriented towards his slaughter. Just another 12 Acts to go :D
Time to get a move on then... I think there should a be a low level MFO. say max Ilvl is 50? sounds like fun and available to everyone, even without uber killing speed and MF.
tweety said:
Is everybody signed up that wants to be signed up?
obviously not, here, i kick in at lvl 85 areas for now, might add one more later on, you know







edit: hi bob, hi shade, how are u guys?


peace, NSK factory, and don't forget biscuits for smut
farting bob said:
Time to get a move on then... I think there should a be a low level MFO. say max Ilvl is 50? sounds like fun and available to everyone, even without uber killing speed and MF.
great idea bob, thats something i do want to host after i retire from the navy.
factory said:
edit: hi bob, hi shade, how are u guys?
*waves to factory in the absence of the waving smilie*

Nice to see you around again :)
The winning player shall be determined by the five highest-ranked items they find during the week.
Just out of curiosity, does this mean that your final score is the sum of the five?

I'm guessing it is but we've done it both ways in the mini-mfo's.
factory said:
edit: hi bob, hi shade, how are u guys?
*waves at monitor, hoping telepathy gives factory the messege*
Im alright, life isnt as bad as i thought a couple of days ago so things seem on the up.
OMG Bob, what a great idea! I have two barbs who aren't quite good enought to compete in an MFO running Baal or Act V SU, but they both are quite capable of running NM! Very good thought!
jjscud said:
Just out of curiosity, does this mean that your final score is the sum of the five?

I'm guessing it is but we've done it both ways in the mini-mfo's.
Yes, it is the sum of the five top items.
I would like to sign up for the Level 85 Areas also. It was good to me last time.

grim
Gabriel74 said:
Yes, it is the sum of the five top items.
Can you clarify something for me please ? If someone is running say Meph and the level 85 areas, is it the top 5 items from both combined ? Or the top 5 from Meph and the top 5 from the level 85 areas ? I assume it's the latter, as in this case for instance, Meph is far, far more likely to drop Uniques than in the 85 area's, so anyone just running the 85's will be at a disadvantage compared to those running both ...
You enter a category. So in your example it would be Level 85 areas and Memph. You report your top 5 for each category. They are not combined, averaged or anything. You enter a category, so that you can compare apples to apples. You win or lose based on your top 5 in that category.
 
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chase_encode said:
You enter a category. So in your example it would be Level 85 areas and Memph. You report your top 5 for each category. They are not combined, averaged or anything. You enter a category, so that you can compare apples to apples. You win or lose based on your top 5 in that category.
That's what I figured ... so it means keeping any stashes seperate ...

Thanks for that ...
Since I hardly have time in that period, I won't join officially, but I will compare my finds during these days with the rest. (and post them here if anybody is interested...)

Grr pIER
I'm not sure how much time I'll have (as usual), but I'll sign up for the:

Act V SU's

TYG
My sorc has defeated Nightmare Baal at level 65... She will do some levelling till 75 or so and then she will proceed to Hell difficulty. I'm pretty confidant I will be able to run the areas that I signed up for!
During the last few hours I finally found a way to run Meph without too much costs. So I'll join the crowd running Hell Meph as much as time permits ;) Maybe I'm lucky, hehe.
Pindal!!!!!!
Rock on guys... enjoy yourselves. Winners of past MFO here are some of the immortals, you may soon join their ranks w/ a solid performance :xsmile3:
farting bob said:
Oh, if i can find a good meph map before the sign up deadline, i will do meph as well with a fishy (decision made much easier with the find of a +2 necro skills, teleport charges ammy yesterday :) )
scrap that, i wont be doing mph. decided not to spread myself top thin. I'll just do SU's and baal.
its still open for sing ups. i don't want any one to get left out. Cryist
Count me in for meph.
Boddah_khan said:
Sounds like fun! Count me in for:

Mephisto
Act 5 SU

And now to level up the character I will be using.
Cheers, and best of luck to the participants...
Sorry for this, but would it be possible to change my categories? I'm going to go for Level 85 areas and Act 5 SU instead of the above categories. Thanks, and cheers!
Man I had a Killer seed for this , 1 tele and I was at Mephs front door.....Sadly enough i MP with a buddie and lost it. Typical me, I didnt write the seed down so now its gone :( I've been re-rollon hell so much its not even funnie.. Now that I think about it I think the maps keep gettin worse instead of better. lol
Alright, we're down to five days left, give or take. Make sure you continue to ask questions if you need anything clarified, now is the time. Also anyone who thinks there are already enough people, do not be scared off. Sign ups are still open until Friday-5 pm. (look at the time it says on this post, my clock says 7:30ish in the am. You should be able to figure out when 5pm is where I am from that.)


I haven't touched D2 in a week, I will be ready to put many hours into Baal.
Bah. I shall whack pindle for a few hundred runs.
Hey, Gabriel, please sign me up for lvl 85 Areas and take me off Meph. I guess I will focus on these particular 2 (85 and Pindle).
*major bump*


sharpenin' up heh, i know you guys, anyway gab how about those lists and the double - 50% items feature going? i hope you have put those lists in a big elaborating machine and it didn't spit the results out yet, c'mon guys i can't belive i'm the only one aware of this matter. maybe shade could give you a hand with it, i don't know.








peace, NSK factory, and don't forget biscuits for smut
factory said:
*major bump*


sharpenin' up heh, i know you guys, anyway gab how about those lists and the double - 50% items feature going? i hope you have put those lists in a big elaborating machine and it didn't spit the results out yet, c'mon guys i can't belive i'm the only one aware of this matter. maybe shade could give you a hand with it, i don't know.

peace, NSK factory, and don't forget biscuits for smut
Sorry factory, but i don't quite understand your point. Are you saying that gab will have far too muh work on his hands?
Sorry if these are slightly noobish questions:

Gabriel74 said:
The contest will last only one week.

The contest will run Jan 29 2005 Saturday a.m. to Feb 6 2005 Sunday a.m. whenever Sunday a.m. strikes your location.

So if I understand this correctly it's actually running for 8 days? That is to say from midnight Friday to midnight the following Saturday.


Can people select from the entire list of what we find (ie non-elites) or only from qualifying elites? Also I notice that third can select from anybody whereas second can only select from those below them. Is this the case?

Thanks for your help. Looking forward to competing (well actually it's a good excuse to look for the elusive HoZ and have some fun at the same time :) )

Oh, and while I think about it, do ethereals count?
mad.as.a.meataxe said:
Sorry if these are slightly noobish questions:

So if I understand this correctly it's actually running for 8 days? That is to say from midnight Friday to midnight the following Saturday.
well yes i guess so... personally i'ma always a bit confused with that am/pm stuf and such so i'm not really 100% sure yet :p
mad.as.a.meataxe said:
Can people select from the entire list of what we find (ie non-elites) or only from qualifying elites? Also I notice that third can select from anybody whereas second can only select from those below them. Is this the case?
You only need to keep your qualifiers apart and as such it would be logical for people to only choose from qualifiers (no need to worry about that herald if you find it ;)
mad.as.a.meataxe said:
Oh, and while I think about it, do ethereals count ?
yep
 
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i'd like to sign up in mephisto category

Forum name Caspervc ( Frozen Orb//Chain lightning sorc)
any annoucement about mfo? i cant connect to internet very oftenly, can somebody pm me? i registered my fishy for baal and area 85

thanks
If you want, i'll email you any important info, Salvo.
Haven't been playing much d2 lately. MFO might spark interest again.

I'd like to sign up for Lvl85 Areas.
I agree with factory, points of the following items should be halved:


Nightwing's Veil 11.4
Veil of Steel 11.4
The Redeemer 19.5
Heaven's Light 19.5
The Cranium Basher 18.6
Earth Shifter 18.6


Unique Thunder Maul is just as rare as unique Berzerker Axe for example, but thunder mauls give double points just because there is 2 of them

We have had this problem in so many MFO's already, why no-one fixes it?
Because there are two of them, they are both twice as rare. Makes sense to me. :rolleyes:
This is the most updated list of entrants. Please make sure you are on and in the right spot. If there is a problem, let me know.

Current sign-ups

Baal

LprMan
ron
Farting Bob
Slartibartfast
Tweety
vajurewi
Gabriel74
Corax
salvo
Shermo
jjscud
DX-Crawler (HC)
necrolemming
Bammy
grogs
Masas

Meph

vajurewi
aidennz
Aramis_11x
Gaz
Masas
Cormallon
Illiana
Chase_Encode
caspervc
Gewürtztraminer
HDCrash
RTB
SuperSavage
Mad.as.a.meataxe


Lvl 85 areas

Davemetalhead
Cattleya
Ricrestoni
Boddah_Khan
Silospen
yashugan_
jjscud
factory
Grimfeng
salvo
Aramis_11x
Illiana
Corax
Shermo
Toppo
Bammy


Act V super uniques

Chase_Encode
TenYearsGone
sam_manzanza
ron
Davemetalhead
frosty
Gouda (HC)
DX-Crawler (HC)
Farting Bob
Ricrestoni
Tweety
HDCrash
Silospen
Boddah_Khan
mad.as.a.meataxe



I think we have a great turnout. Remember sign-ups end on Friday. When signups close I will post a thread with the lists as well as info on how to contact the individual running your category. Then we will begin our ritual slaying of our various targets. Hope everyone enjoys.
I understand your point but it just feels odd that unique thunder maul gives so much higher points than other TC87 non-class specific weapons, after all they are about as hard to find
Could I possibly enter myself in Meph as well as the Su's and Level 85 areas?

Thanks
I see theres some big competition in the bala category. grogs, tweety, lpr and Dx, all i know are runnign him alot for lvl 99 at the moment. with the combined amount of runs from everyone, thats gotta give some good items.
Bring on the weekend!
Add me in for Meph, please :)

If I get there. It is Hell, right? I'm a lot closer to Normal Meph :D But then I have time, still...
OK, Gabriel, so it is the halvened value of the problem items? I still say, give them an extra 0.1 for the extra rarity.

Anyway, i am going to be your host for Baal competition, so all your results for that category must be sent for

my forum name @ig.com.br

And I will try to update it every other day, at least.
Gah... Sometimes I wish I could put real life on hold. :D I will have a lot less time on my hands then I had anticipated, so I'll only have time for one category I think. I'll drop the level 85 areas and focus all my energy on Mephisto.

On the bright side, my sorceress has defeated Hell Meph for the first time today, so getting to Meph won't be a problem. Now all I need is a good map seed, and I'll be ready to go!
I should be offended, as I am also in the hunt for the whole lvl 99 thing, right behind DX. I don't think it is neccessarily down to them. If I had a glove, or a trout, I would demand satisfaction after slapping you across the face.
I'm pretty much burned out on MFing at the moment, so I'd like to withdraw from the only section I was in (A5SU).
Sorry :rolleyes:
Sign me up for Hell Baal and Act 5 superuniques. I don't know where I'm going to get the time to do this, so I'm just hoping that Baal drops me a couple of Tyrael's on the first run so I can stop running him. As for Pindle, he can't drop Tyrael's so a few Death's Fathoms/Webs will do. :)

Now I'm off to try and roll a good Baal map (and a good pindle map ;P).
Damn, I have to stop practicing. So far I have found two wolfhowls, a flamebellow and a Kira's Guardian.

I can't wait for the weekend when I can start properly.
heh, i think i'll keep on practising. 20 baal runs and i've picked up nothing, nada.
another day and a half left here on the west coast still to sign up, we don't want any body left out..
 
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7 hours left until as GMT +11 blokes can get into it. hoping to go for another 3 day MF marathon over the weekend. sleep some. then do it again.
This sounds like fun. Signups are open until 5p on Friday?

Put me down for the Meph category, even though I haven't spent a single minute MFing in 1.10 yet.

Um... how hard can it be? :p
and less till us GMT +12 people can (daylight savings makes it GMT +13) :D
ted, i see you goin' like there's no tomorrow in a couple of days :lol: , who's gonna stop you then?



anyway, gab, i like to extend my application to hell baal also, just in case something not from this world happens in the areas, ok. so it's lvl85 areas and hell baal for me.








peace, NSK factory, and don't forget biscuits for smut
Hey and my first tourney of any kind... decided to go for lvl85 areas and Meph. Hope I can keep up with the rest of the guys&gals =) Happy hunting all !
6 hours left, the tension is building.. Im planning on using my fartarian on pindle running, with a reasonable 231%MF (on switch) so hope to get style points from it :)
already started running for 2 hrs.
Well I guess this is probably the last possible second for me to join. I'll just be running Baal. Happy hunting everyone.
I have 8 hours left here. (Indiana)......I'm ready to put a hurtin on Meph and Pindle...... where is that damn time machine I built????
factory said:
ted, i see you goin' like there's no tomorrow in a couple of days :lol: , who's gonna stop you then?


peace, NSK factory, and don't forget biscuits for smut
Thanks! Luck to you, and to everyone.

Oh, and I get off work tonight at midnight (still 7 hours from now). Is that good timing or what?
Any chance you'd allow one more to enter? I've got a bunch of spare time, and have been working on my Hammerdin's Baal-ing technique...

If I can get in, I'd like to enter the Baal and Pindleskin categories...if not, maybe next time then :)

edit:

I'm in the Eastern US, so I still can't start running for 4 and a half hours :(
Ray, your post is at 4:20p and the official cutoff is 5p, so my totally unofficial opinion is that you are in.
I just want to wish everyone good luck! Quite a turnout this time around. I would have joined, but I wouldn't be able to MF anything...unless I went the entire week or so with zero sleep.

May all your green and gold drops be elite.
Hurray! I'm starting the runs! Long live MFO! Long live GMT +2! Long live the queen! :scratch:
Hmmm I find it kinda funny that Kira's Guardian isn't considered elite at tc 72 and with a much lower chance to drop then alot of the elites on the score board. But I'm not complaining it means no one can take mine off me. :D
well due to unforeseen circumstances screwing with me my strafer only just made it to the Pit. was hoping for RoF but oh well. pit will do.
first run and i already picked up an item on the list. yay me, running with about 300 MF takes 5-7 mins depending on boss packs on p5.


good luck everyone!...well actually no, bad luck j00 f00!

also im about to start sporting a special MFO avatar. yay
It looks like I may be the first to say that I have a qualifier - for the SU category. It sure ain't going to win me any prizes, but I'm on the board!
ive got an item from the score card, in one run. going to really start my MFO career soon.
156 (i think) Pindle runs has got me not ONE SINGLE unique item. And one rubbish set item. Damn you pindle - Damn you!

Does Mf actually affect that guy?
silospen said:
156 (i think) Pindle runs has got me not ONE SINGLE unique item. And one rubbish set item. Damn you pindle - Damn you!

Does Mf actually affect that guy?
I got 1 item from baal on the list (not a MFO winning item though..) and none from pindle.
So far, of the 13 hours ive had of saturday, ive done 5 hours of pindle and 2 of baal. Thats over 50% of the time ive spent playing D2. if i keep that up i'll have played more than strooje!
 
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Hey, sorry for the impolite question. I have read some posts at the beginning, but I can't figure out in how far you may lose items (like described in the first post)... What's up with that? That was what kept me from participating... :(
i dont understand, are you asking about the giving items to the winners if they decide they want some of your finds?
Gabriel74 said:
Things you should understand. You may lose some of your qualifying items. This must be understood from the start. If you sign up for Baal, and a windforce drops, you have to understand that you may lose it. No begging, whining, pleading. Though it would be impossible to really know, I have to add that not including something in your list of what dropped during the MFO, to make sure an item would be safe, would lack honor.
This... oO
Yes, basically if you find some nice items but dont win, then the winner is allowed to pcik any item from any competitor in that category to keep. you then must give that item up. So basically if you find a item you desperately dont want to lose, then dont enter mention it in the MFO, and although you wont get any points for it, you cant lose it then.
The winners get to pick items which has been found by anyone. All items which you find and the winners don't pick are yours.
Lol, than your best items will automatically be lost, if you lose! ^^ But I guess that's the competition... But it could be too hard with some uber items... :/
Me and corax were discussing if you dfound a tyraels, but didnt win the MFO (somehow..) could you give the tyraels up? it would take some serious will power to do so.
Reborn2k said:
Lol, than your best items will automatically be lost, if you lose!
Not so... there are more than 10 people in each category, and the winner may request up to 5 items in total. 5 people aren't loosing anything to the winner, perhaps even more.

But indeed someone finding Tyraels Might and is not automatically the winner may have to give it away. I'm prepared for this (hmm, in the Meph category I can't find Tyrael's, hehe). I'm quite sure I won't win because I don't have as much time as some of the others here, but every item I could keep in the end will be an improvement for me (I had 4 elites before the MFO started). Oh, and I found my first item to be counted a few minutes ago... although it's not a very high ranking one.
@ the management: im sorry, but please drop me from the SU catagory. I only have time to focus on one catagory as it turns out. And Baal is my target. I have one qualifier so far I think.

I found my first High Rune ever from Baal last night.
Actually not from Baal, but from one of the minion packs.
What's everyone doing with the uniques and sets that aren't qualifiers? There are some very desirable exceptional items (HoZ, Arreat's, etc.) that wouldn't earn any points towards the MFO. Should these items, if found, be put into the MFO stash as well so that the winners have the option to pick them? So far I'm picking up every unique/set and putting it in the stash, so I have stuff like Isenhart's Case and Cathan's Seal in there.

A5SU (aka Pindle) update:
Six qualifiers so far, but I still need that big ticket item.

Baal update:
Yet to start. :p
I'm collecting these, too (in fact I really hope for a HoZ oder Guardian Angel). But since you don't have to report these you could keep them (at least that's my understanding). Same goes for high level rings / amulets. They aren't on the lists, too, and therefore are yours.

I'm now up to 3 qualifying items, still no great ones though. If drops continue at this rate, I'll have a full set of five soon :D
silospen said:
156 (i think) Pindle runs has got me not ONE SINGLE unique item. And one rubbish set item. Damn you pindle - Damn you!

Does Mf actually affect that guy?
300 and 3 low qualifers, still waiting for a big one. I expect myself to hit about 1.2 k runs over the week . Something decent better drop.
I'm sitting at about 200 Pindle/Eldritch/Shenk runs with 2 qualifiers and 2 other EU's from Pindles garden which unfortunetly don't count.
I also have about 50 pit runs, with only 1 qualifier. I'm going to keep running P/E/S until I get bored/level, whatever comes first, then switch to the pits until the same thing happens. Cheers, and good luck to the competitors!
I guess I'm lucky because I have 9 qualifiers from about 400 Pindle runs, but there's I haven't gotten any EU that I didn't already have. Ironically, I've gotten three TC 3 grailers (Rixot's, Pluckeye, Hand of Broc) that are probably a lot more rare than most of the qualifiers. From the looks of things, a score of ~50 will take the Act 5 superunique category.
I did 250+ Pindle runs last night and got 1 middle of the pack qualifier...

I had so many good items drop, but they were the wrong color :(

Corona, T. Maul, Sacred Armor, Scourge, Hydra Bow, Colossus Blade, Laquered Plate...just to name some

I've gotten a few decent exceptional uniques/sets for the MFO stash, but nothing spectacular...

edit:

I almost forgot...I also found a Gnasher from Pindle...DAMN YOU!!
:rant:
Ray Patean said:
I did 250+ Pindle runs last night and got 1 middle of the pack qualifier...

I had so many good items drop, but they were the wrong color :(

Corona, T. Maul, Sacred Armor, Scourge, Hydra Bow, Colossus Blade, Laquered Plate...just to name some

I've gotten a few decent exceptional uniques/sets for the MFO stash, but nothing spectacular...

edit:

I almost forgot...I also the a Gnasher from Pindle...DAMN YOU!!
:rant:
Don't remind me, I was sick of seeing blue and yellow Thunder mauls, monarchs and scourges drop.

edit: ehhhh................ something half decent dropped. :p
Cormallon said:
Not so... there are more than 10 people in each category, and the winner may request up to 5 items in total. 5 people aren't loosing anything to the winner, perhaps even more.

But indeed someone finding Tyraels Might and is not automatically the winner may have to give it away. I'm prepared for this (hmm, in the Meph category I can't find Tyrael's, hehe). I'm quite sure I won't win because I don't have as much time as some of the others here, but every item I could keep in the end will be an improvement for me (I had 4 elites before the MFO started). Oh, and I found my first item to be counted a few minutes ago... although it's not a very high ranking one.
Eh... losing an item would be bad, but there's another reason why I can't seem to participate here: I like to find every item my chars use by myself. Hence I don't trade and don't like to receive free items. Imagine I could then take a pick of some items... If I could take a great weapon for example, it just wouldn't make me happy, because I haven't found it by myself. Wierd, but the truth! :D
Look at it this way. The winners may not want your items, or any items at all. The risk of winning or losing items just adds to the fun.

Pindle has dropped 21 greens or golds. Three are very low quality qualifiers and 2 are even the same item.

Anyway, I'm wasting valuable time by posting here.

Good Luck Everybody!
Reborn2k said:
Eh... losing an item would be bad, but there's another reason why I can't seem to participate here: I like to find every item my chars use by myself. Hence I don't trade and don't like to receive free items. Imagine I could then take a pick of some items... If I could take a great weapon for example, it just wouldn't make me happy, because I haven't found it by myself. Wierd, but the truth! :D
You could always decline to take items if you win; in fact, this is quite common. The winners of the MFO's usually already have the nice items so they don't need to take stuff from everyone else. Those who don't win rarely lose the uber items, because they never found the uber items to begin with (hence them not winning :p).

@lemming: I know the squirrel won the last MFO with 550+ for baal, but the runner up had less than 60. The A5SU winner for that MFO had around 50, and the third place person had 38 IIRC. With that said, a Stormlash or Schaeffer's (34 and 27 points respectively) could easily be a category clincher.
Hehe, I don't know if I have ever had so nice MFO start as now :D If I just could keep on running as much as today...
 
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550 points? thats just crazy.

I gained 30 million xp yesterday, with one death from dolls. So thats about 70 runs. Also levelled my sorc from 83-87 on p1/8/3 baal runs.

12 qualifiers, but they're all crap. They don't call him the cheapest of them all for nothing
I dont give a hoot if I win this anymore, I dont care if every good item I find gets claimed. Baal dropped me a Ber rune within the first 10 runs. My first High rune ever. I hope its not illegal posting this here, I don't see runes on the list anywhere. I am just too excited to worry about it. Hope you guys understand, and good luck to all!
ron said:
I dont give a hoot if I win this anymore, I dont care if every good item I find gets claimed. Baal dropped me a Ber rune within the first 10 runs. My first High rune ever. I hope its not illegal posting this here, I don't see runes on the list anywhere. I am just too excited to worry about it. Hope you guys understand, and good luck to all!
Posting this isn't illegal :D

Big congrats on Ber rune! CoH maybe?
Thanks! I can't quit smiling! I have to look at what runewords I can make with my new treasure. I have never had the need to look at what high runes were required for top end runeword items. Im not much of a window shopper. If I can't afford it, I don't even bother looking.

I know enigma is jah, ith and ber, but the chances of me finding a jah are....well I guess as likely as me finding a ber. Chains would be pimp on my javazon, but I just don't know. I think I will just keep it in my stash and look at it for awhile before I decide what to do.
farting bob said:
Yes, basically if you find some nice items but dont win, then the winner is allowed to pcik any item from any competitor in that category to keep. you then must give that item up. So basically if you find a item you desperately dont want to lose, then dont enter mention it in the MFO, and although you wont get any points for it, you cant lose it then.
Folks, I just have to say I would be seriously miffed if anyone did this. Now admittedly I would never know (obviously) but isn't the whole point of this forum that it is based on trust? I'm in exactly this position now - I've found something that I would hate to lose but I went into the competition knowing that this could happen. Now I'm going to be running as much as I can (for a married man with a baby) to try to keep it but if I can't win I won't have any qualms about giving it to the winner. I'll be pretty sad but them's the breaks. I'll also state for the record now that I won't be taking any items from anyone since I don't trade but obviously I'll still send them to others. I just wanted the fun of the competition and a good motivation to look for stuff. Just my 2c.
Bah - I really can't see how some of you peeps can do 100's of runs - I burn out after about 20 of 'em :( So far, no decent drops at all - still, I'm innit for the fun, I know there ain't no way I'm gonna win ....
One lucky drop may grant you victory, and that may happen anytime... I'm hoping for that, too ;)
Guess I'll post and note that I have found 27 qualifiers so far in the meph category some low some high but I'm definatly not done yet.
Gasp.... I have just 9 (and three of these being the same item, waahhh), and I'm tired now. Tomorrow will be another day with new finds, hehe.
27 Qualifiers? That's insane! I have found about 6 or 7 today and I was pretty pleased. Must... run...more... :lol:
I really dont think ive got enough commitment this time round. after my late night session i havent played mcuh today, and cant seem to enjoy pindle any more, maybe its the thousadns fo runs that i was doing recently that caused it.
Still Ze'hero from pindy

but 2 from meph!

Edit: Make that 3!

Edit - Why isn't there any Jewelery allowed? Just found my first SOJ!
6 qualifiers for the lvl 85 area.


i havent MF'ed in ages so its alot of fun.
the problem being im finding alot of jewelry and charms. grrrr.

why isnt Kira Guardian in that list? or jewelry? any particular reason?
Jewelry has (historically speaking) been disallowed because it's kinda fuzzy to draw the Normal/Excep/Elite lines - only Elite items are allowed, but which jewelry is Elite? So that's that one...

Kira's Guardian is, pedantically, Exceptional. Circlet is just Circlet, but Coronet upgrades to Tiara upgrades to Diadem (in gambling at least). So Diadems are allowed but not Tiaras - I think.

But then, I'm not 'the authority' here so it's an open issue. :)

As to my finds - I haven't got there yet, so none. :D But then, I get the first-drop bonus of nothing-below-rare-except-bloody-failed-sets! *mutters Lesser Invokation of l337z0r-it4m-findz0ring*
Quick question guys. Pindle's Mlvl is 86 right.... so what are the Mlvls of his minions???? And its the same for Eldridge too..isn't it??? I'm asking because I am running Meph/pindle/eldridge all at teh same time. So I jsut get a big ass stash at the end and am trying to seperate teh items by Ilvl. Help needed. Please asn Thank you.

-Crash
Meph dropped 10 qualifiers this afternoon.

[lie]

Either 10 IK Mauls or 10 Stormlashes... can't remember which. :p

[/lie]


Edit: Back in the early days of the MFO (1.09), Chaos came in second place twice. He found and lost an IK Soulcage and a Windy. That is the example I intend to follow. Holding back a choice item because you are afraid to lose it is weak and should not be condoned. What is more important to you, honor, or a pattern of dots on a computer screen?
Better pray its IK mauls - Otherwise you're losing a stormlash :p!
Yeah, and then I'd have to find some way to console myself with the other nine. Wah!
silospen said:
Just found my first SOJ!
I can join you in that club now. :D

Meph just gave me my first SOJ now. 👏
 
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aidennz said:
I can join you in that club now. :D

Meph just gave me my first SOJ now. 👏
Feels good that you don't have to declare it to the MFO, doesnt it? Its all mine! Muwhahah!
Exactly what I was thinking. :p
Hey - Congrats to the Ber and the SOJ's!

Me - well I've run pindle for +8 hours today and I have a wife and two kids. Tomorrow we have company so I won't get to play much. Pindle dropped 39 Greens or Golds, not including jewelry. It was belt night. 9 of the 39 were crappy belts of some sort. Hey, can I put three of the same belts in the cube and upgrade them? Only 4 were qualifiers out of the 39 and they were all low level stuff.

Interestingly from reading my previous posts, it looks like pindle only dropped about 10 green/golds in my last 4 hours of playing. My luck can only get better. And I added about 100 MF onto my sorc throughout the day.

Good Luck
TenYearsGone said:
Hey - Congrats to the Ber and the SOJ's!

Me - well I've run pindle for +8 hours today and I have a wife and two kids.
Me too, But shes playin Too :)
HDCrash said:
Quick question guys. Pindle's Mlvl is 86 right.... so what are the Mlvls of his minions???? And its the same for Eldridge too..isn't it??? I'm asking because I am running Meph/pindle/eldridge all at teh same time. So I jsut get a big ass stash at the end and am trying to seperate teh items by Ilvl. Help needed. Please asn Thank you.

-Crash
Pindle and minion = mlvl 86
eldridge = mlvl84
Memph = mlvl 87

eldridge and Pindle + minion are the same category, so no need to seperate them unless you are doing it for your own reasons.
Disco-neck Ted said:
Meph dropped 10 qualifiers this afternoon.

[lie]

Either 10 IK Mauls or 10 Stormlashes... can't remember which. :p

[/lie]


Edit: Back in the early days of the MFO (1.09), Chaos came in second place twice. He found and lost an IK Soulcage and a Windy. That is the example I intend to follow. Holding back a choice item because you are afraid to lose it is weak and should not be condoned. What is more important to you, honor, or a pattern of dots on a computer screen?
knowing my luck i'm going to pull a Chaos and find say a Tyreal's and then have someone beat me by a hair.

picked up a few more qualifiers so now the lowest ones have been dropped.
good luck everyone!
Well, if you aren't a forum legend, you would be after that!

As for the Ber and SoJ people, very nice finds. Not quite in the same class, but Meph did drop me my first rainbow facet: lightning, 5/5. Like runes and jewelry, not a qualifier, so no worries that someone might poach it.
Well mephs coming up dry at the moment it's been over 100 runs since my last elite unique dropped. :(
Well about 100 Meph runs and I have 16 qualifiers uncluding a couple really good drop right here:

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 29 of 40
Required Strength: 58
Required Level: 41
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x3c2a5d3b
+100% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
Damage Reduced by 20%
Adds 6-22 cold damage over 4 seconds
8% Life stolen per hit
8% Mana stolen per hit

15% Slower Stamina Drain

A PERFECT GAZE!

Also this:

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x80c087f8
Adds 17-45 fire damage
100% Chance to cast Level 29 Blaze When You Level Up
+3% to Fire Skill Damage
-5% to Enemy Fire Resistance
It's sunday morning and I just started running Meph again, but I won't have much time during the day. No elites yet, but a Guillaume's Face ... I looked for that forever when playing my bowazon. Duh.
ron said:
I dont give a hoot if I win this anymore, I dont care if every good item I find gets claimed. Baal dropped me a Ber rune within the first 10 runs. My first High rune ever. I hope its not illegal posting this here, I don't see runes on the list anywhere. I am just too excited to worry about it. Hope you guys understand, and good luck to all!
Well ron, your in luck, you get to keep the rune, they dont' count, only elite uniques. and congratz on finding that rune..
i do have what looks like the first MEph category relative rankings.

1. Chase_Encode
2. Disco_neck Ted
3. Aidennz
4. SuperSavage
5. Gewürtztraminer
6. Cormallon


Good luck hunting and keep sending those up-dates and i'll post then as soon as i can..Cryist
It seems like Meph is feeling very generous right now... I keep finding items I didn't have already, and some of those I'm even sure I can keep! :D Like this one:

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xdc08d39d
Adds 17-45 fire damage
100% Chance to cast Level 31 Meteor When You Die
+4% to Fire Skill Damage
-4% to Enemy Fire Resistance

Now I'm not all that pleased about the when you die effect, because I'm playing hardcore, but still a nice find! Also got a better Ravenfrost (19 dex) AND my first Tal's ammy, so it doesn't really matter if I win this contest or not... I'm already happy. 👏
I ran the Mausoleum for a while, but I wasn't even seeing the base items I needed. So, I ran her up the Pit. It's a lot more dangerous, but at least elite items are dropping. So far no qualifiers. I'm wondering if her ~250 MF is going to cut it. Oh well, at least she's leveling nicely!

I just messed up my map by clicking the wrong difficulty. I guess that means its time for bed. Too bad, though. The Pit was close to the Outer Cloiser WP.

-Cat
39 qualifiers from baal, and they're all crap. argh! Highlights of the day were an ethereal yellow caduceus and three plain archon staves.
Seems to be a bad day for running Meph. He drops only things I already have, and only two low level elites (average says I should have got 4 elite drops for the number of runs I did). A Duriel's Shell though, perhaps I should count that one as success :scratch:
Raise a hand if you think I'm crazy! *raises a hand* While running meph for good qualifiers I just found my 6TH MARA'S KALEIDOSCOPE! While only 21 res it's my first one from meph! (Found 1 from baal, 1 from some pack in Act 2 Hell Palace, 2 From Pindle and gang, 1 from something in frigid highlands (probably an archer of some sort). I don't really care that much if I lose after this find.
Well, my weekend has finished which means so has most of my MFOing as RL gets in the way on weekdays. Ran Pindle for about 12 hours yesterday and 17ish today. That's a lot of runs. On the plus side my Zon has gone from lvl 84 to half way to 92. xp is very slow now. Have found 24 qualifiers so that's not too bad I guess. Highlight that I get to keep is my first Maras which I was pretty happy with. Lowlights has been collecting the entire Isenharts set three times (not on the same drop obviously :) ).
Ive found sigons set twice so far, and isenhearts at least once. ive got a couple of mid rank items for pindle, not done much baal, but have 1 reasonable item so far, and lots of low ranked items.
I've had 6 naj's circlets so far.

Pindle dropped me the second green item ive seen from him since the start - A Beserkers hatchet. Great. Is that counted? :lol:
 
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I seem to be getting more experience then items this time around. 5 qualifiers so far for Act 5 SU and 3 for lvl 85 areas. I think I'm way behind the competition :p. Cheers!
found some 7 qualifiers from out of about 100 meph runs

my sorc kicks ass (lvl 90, orb/chain ligtning, 439 MF)
I think i would have enjoyed running meph instead of baal, but its too late to switch now, so im stuck with the lord of destruction for a week.
hehe that's your own choise :) :howdy:
i'm happy you aren't running mephisto, cause you are so DII addicted that i would have no chance :lol:

found 3 more qualifiers.. with some middle class
I just woke up. From Midnight Friday to Midnight Satuerday, I did over 500 Meph/pindle/eldridge runs.
I can post this so you all can cry/laugh at/with me. Meph dropped me a valor sometime late last night. (remeber the "late" part) I was so freakin excited. Never got a Valor of Meph before. So I kept runnin untill my stash was full. I didn't fine anything else worth it in that ste of runs. So I load Atma's start transferin my stuff.....Then my power flickers, because we got 4 inches of snow yesterday and some nasty wind. Anyway, My comp reboots.......I'm like "OhNo" I load atma's.....Load MFO stash.....Look franticaly.....and.....It's gone :(
I lost my fukin valor due to uncontrolable weather conditions. Now I called my D2 item insurance agent.. He said ..tough... act of god....I cried :( Oh well All in good fun......thats what I keep tellin my self.


Back to runnin more later
-Crash
hmmm too bad for you! it reall sucks!

A tip : buy a laptop... :) you can play at least 3 hours without power :D
And the valor isn't on your character?

9 qualifiers for Meph. Greedy bastard.
Well, a lot of luck in the last hours since I posted. I"m up to 11 qualifiers for Pindle, one of which is fairly high. Level 85 areas are still at only 3 qualifiers, since I'm just abusing pindle for now. Cheers!

Edit: Make that 12 qualifiers :p
Only found 3 qualifying items from Baal in 25-30 runs. Plan on majorly ramping up the number of runs I do in the next few days.
I have been so looking forward to this MFO and kicking the crap out of Baal. But, I kid you not, at almost the same time as the start of the MFO, I got sick. I still have a fever and have gone through more than one box of kleenex. I have yet to do one Baal run. I hope I will have time to do some. This sucks.

Congrats on the Ber etc.

Keep sending updates, I have only recieved two for the lvl 85 areas, I will post a relative ranking as soon as I get a few more updates.
Gabriel - we all appreciate your efforts here. Get well soon and go kick some Baal arse!
Ditto, what he said..

I have a new list out and the Meph category is heating up and every one is real close. i've received 10 up dated from to following entrants and their relative ranking is this..

1. Aidennz
2. Chase
3. no forum name yet
4. DNT(Disco Neck ted)
5. Masas
6. no forum name yet
7. Caspervc
8. Gew(Gewurtztraminer
9. cormallon
10. Meataxe(Mad.as.a.meataxe)

next up date mite be untill 31 jan 05

keep it up people this category was won by me in another MFO my score was 192.9 points that is what it's going to take to win this category.. Cryist
Get well Gabriel. You are going to need your strength soon.

Over 5 runs I averaged my memph time and came out with 44 sec. I'm happy with that! Although, I'm sure over a longer run time it is more likely at around a min. Memph has been rather nice so far....but I'm hoping for some more good stuff.

Pindle is stingy as usual and running Thresh wasn't much help either. I have yet to get one qualifier for the SU's yet! I will run them until I get 5 so that the winner will have something to choose from.


edit:
cryist in MFO begin thread said: Plz let us that are admin the areas post here said:
Need more sleep you do. :D
porabbly, i was up untill 2 am playing poker with the guys..
I have found 34 qualifier in Baal category. Nothing uber has dropped yet

e-mailed my top 5 to ricrestoni so he can post the current standings :)
Yeah! Found a SoJ off of memph. My second self-found ring.

Nothing else for the top 5 though.

Good luck all.
congratz on the soj!

may all drops be elite and gold! (or green)
Aarrrgghhh, this is terrible - I can't believe how lousy my luck has been ! So far I've found just 5 qualifiers in the Level 85 areas, the highest scoring only 4.3 :mad: The act 5 SU's are a little better, but then I would think so too, considering how many times I can run them compared with the LV85 areas ...
I have managed to find a few golds and greens, including 2 Dwarf Stars (which I didn't have before), just no decent qualifiers ...
I have a qualifying item, after about ten attempts to retrieve Khalim's damn Brain (CI Flayers = mobbage, if that's even a word).

Plus Meph has very kindly rearranged his Durance to make it more comfy for my Sorc, as the WP is right around the corner from the Durance 3 entrance.

Thus you shall all know fear. In theory :)
 
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Up to 18 qualifiers from pindle now for the A5SU category, but my top 5 hasn't changed since last night. This means either:

a) I already have five Stormlashes

or

b) all the qualifiers are crap

I wonder which it is... :scratch: I hope sunbearie updates with the rankings soon, I want to know where I'm ranked before moving on to baal runs.
Stupid pindle. Not one single Unique and 2 set items after 2 days. Whats that about?
The kind of uber drops that are going to win me this competition. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/aidennz/Screenshot009.jpg
(I don't have my photoshp installed so I couldn't resize it manually and they automatically resize pics that are to bigl but there thing sucks at it you can still see the drops though)
Ok, Its been the weekend and I've only gotten three updates from participants :)

This means that either
1) Pindle gives crap (not surprising)
2) Some people can't get me. Please email me at [email protected]

To date, I've only recieved updates from three people.
In order of 1st to 3rd:

mad.as.a.meataxe
kabal
Davemetalhead

Lots of zon items for some strange reason :lol:
I just got home from a weekend out of town, but I still have an hour of six this sunday for some serious Pindling. Expect some results from me soon.
silospen said:
Stupid pindle. Not one single Unique and 2 set items after 2 days. Whats that about?
Tough luck there, silopen. Its too early to give up though...

kabar said:
I wonder which it is... :scratch: I hope sunbearie updates with the rankings soon, I want to know where I'm ranked before moving on to baal runs.

To be a little non-discreet, with a stormlash, you would be at the top of the table I believe.
It could be a Stormlash + 17 IK mauls or something like that. :p But I agree that it would be hard not to be in first with 5 Stormlashes.
It's been 9 hours of meph running since I got a new item for my top 5. I'm seriously thinking of giving up on him and stopping now. :(

I've found 70 qualifiers from him so far.
Sunbearie - I just sent you my first update.

I think I've gone blind. I've run Pindle for 14-15 hours this weekend and I only got 9 qualifiers out of 70 greens/golds (not including jewelry). Yesterday's luck of just finding low level belts finally broke, thankfully!

With the workweek coming up, I hope to find time to improve my scores, but it'll be tough. I'm sure I'll get an hour or two here and there though.
aidennz said:
It's been 9 hours of meph running since I got a new item for my top 5. I'm seriously thinking of giving up on him and stopping now. :(

I've found 70 qualifiers from him so far.
I agree, you should stop now. :D

I'm hot on your tail. I've ran him for 6 hours so far and I upped my score by .9 points. I'll give it another couple hours and then read a book. My mind is going numb.

- Chase
Only found 3 qualifiers in ~12 hours of Pit runs. One is pretty alright ;) But I did find this beauty.

http://www.freewebs.com/grimfeng/Screenshot002.jpg
41 qualifiers from meph so far, but I had too get rid of 2 after accidently deleting them (bonehew, IK maul) Those are 2 really crap items anyway.

I have 2 of my top item which is strange but also awesome at the same time. :)

Heres another good drop that doesnt count: My third from meph.

Skullder's Ire
Russet Armor
Defense: 649
Durability: 89 of 90
Required Strength: 97
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xda94d1d3
+166% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
+60 Maximum Durability
+1 to All Skill Levels
112% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Repairs 1 durability in 5 seconds
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Skullder's Ire
Russet Armor
Defense: 702
Durability: 55 of 90
Required Strength: 97
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xe7347c71
+188% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
+60 Maximum Durability
+1 to All Skill Levels
112% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Repairs 1 durability in 5 seconds

EDIT: OMG 2 SKULLDERS IN LIKE 3 RUNS!
Your link just sends you back to this page. :( btw, what is it.
I'm stunned... I was running meph for about 4 hours per day (rest goes to family, 2 year old child ...) and found 17 qualifiers which is quite right according to the drop calculator and my settings. How could you get 70 or even 45?
I guess it's time for plan B ... hope for sheer luck and a Stormlash to drop ;) According to my available time and the average drop chances I'll be at around 40-50 at the end of the MFO.
Well, after another day of Pit runs, I've found one qualifier. It's the first EU I've ever found. :)

So, @1 qualifier per 2 days, I should have 4 qualifiers by the end date. Isn't that a happy trend! I've switched my rouge's equipment, so she's actually being useful now and can take out FI/CI without much help from me and TK. I also borrowed my enchantress's memory staff, and ES has made the runs much safer. The extra Mana pots are a small price to pay. Now, if only I could get some green and gold drops! There have certainly been some frustrating yellow drops...

The good news is she is now Level 82, up 6 levels from the start of the MFO. So, even if I don't have anything else to show for it, there is that.

If I don't find anything tomorrow, I will send the score from the one item for the rankings. (Hmm... I wonder where I will be...)

-Cat
Cormallon said:
I'm stunned... I was running meph for about 4 hours per day (rest goes to family, 2 year old child ...) and found 17 qualifiers which is quite right according to the drop calculator and my settings. How could you get 70 or even 45?
I guess it's time for plan B ... hope for sheer luck and a Stormlash to drop ;) According to my available time and the average drop chances I'll be at around 40-50 at the end of the MFO.
How did I get 70? By running an average of 10 hours a day thats how. :eek:

I've run him a total of about 25 hours. Also having about 600% mf helps.

(I'm on holiday so I have plenty of time.)
31 baal runs today, again with nothing remarkable.....

I now have 44 qualifiers, I must get something good soon. right? right?
damn. i really need to knuckle down and get running. i havent MF'ed all day due to the prescence of my gf and the illness of my mother.
Well, I only have 17 qualifiers, But I've found lots of charms to play with after the tournament. yippee.
Hi everyone,

no qualifiers yet,

but........

I have tried out running Baal with my Javazon, and it actually does work out, unless there are a lot of gloams about. So I was registered in the act V SU category, but since i was the only HC entry there decided to switch to baal.
Still need to fine tune my equipment, since i am running at about zero MF. I'll try switching out my armor for a plain old 4 perf topaz armor.

My map is decent, with a turn around the corner for my first descent, and a second walk through two chambers to get to the throne room.
So if still possible, i would like to switch my entry to Baal so there will be some competition between the HC players.

Gouda
 
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Only managed 200-250 Pindles tonight finding two more qualifiers. Was okay I guess - better than my first four and a half hours yesterday which netted no qualifiers whatsoever! Rather annoyingly died twice so only gained about quarter of a level. I don't bother trying to get my body back as it means I have to fight through all the undead in Pindles Garden and risk dying again with no gear to protect me.

I did forget to mention finding a 15/34 jewel yesterday which I was pretty pleased with - I'm thinking it can take up one socket in my IK Barbs IK Crusher. No odd side goodies today unfortunately. Time for some sleep - my shoulder feels like it's been beaten - who says computer games can't be bad for you? :)
got to lvl 84 on Pit runs. found a 29 res maras. yay. no more qualifiers though
*sad*
Gouda I switched entry to act5 SU so no need to switch to Baal category

Found 4 qualifiers at the moment but no real biggie yet

DX
Allright act V SU it is then!
I'll start setting up my usual shenk eldritch pindle triade.
Update semi soon i hope. I have a distinct feeling i'll be home sick from work soon!

Gouda
Still no potential winning items from pindle, and baal seems pretty safe from me, i just seem to rather run pindle, and so baal hasent been killed (for MFO at least) since sunday morning. I think i'll just forget about him and hope to score big on act 5 SU's.
Spent most of the night Pindling (Hooray for days off work). After several cups of coffee, and close to 700 pindle runs, I'm up 5 qualifiers. One is a repeat, and one is a potential winner (Heres hoping). Th rest are mediocre score wise. I have never had this much luck pindling, although I have never really stuck to it this long. I think I'm going to start on the pits soon, see if my luck holds up there. Cheers!
I feel I'm losing ground by working. I have 9 qualifiers in Pindle and a couple are ok, but I know I'll need better to win. I'll run him tonight, but that won't be for another 8 hours!
I still have 0. You're beating me....:cry:
Im sure your just waiting for the right time to launch a uber comeback, scoring 5 stormlashes in 5 consecutive pindle runs.. Thats my plan anyway.
Half-day update:

Well, it's roughly halfway through the day and since I have the first half of the week off work, I can devote time to smacking down Meph.

Thus far - 10 qualifiers, one of which I accidentally identified because I didn't realise it was Elite (<base item>, that's Exceptional, right? Oh ****, no it isn't...) - since I have now found a second one of 'it' I've made good that error, I think.

Other noteworthy stuff: Meph is helpfully supplying me with the tools of his own downfall. He was kind enough to lob me a Goldwrap (replacing my triple-resist belt temporarily), a Gull (pity it doesn't score anything - it's now on my switch, awaiting a 4-Ist shield *cough*neverhappen*cough*), and Hotspur (which is only marginally more common than an SoJ!!!).

Actually high-end-but-not-qualifying drops: Ethereal Bartuc's (screw you, you floating bastage... anyone got a heap of Zods spare?), Hone Sundan (yay!), Griswold's Armour (I wasn't sure if this was Elite either, but it obviously isn't).

Full details of some of the more interesting finds, along with any others I get later, will be in the Item Find thread (later). I'll send an email update later too, just to get my name in the standings... somewhere.
I just put up an update for lvl 85 areas standings in the other thread. Keep sending updates.
edit - oops I'm not in the level 85 competition
Just had the first 600 or so Pindle runs. No items that are going to be in my top 5 I hope. I did get a grailer in the form of Hotspurs, so I'm not complaining. The good qualifiers will drop eventually, although I have to cut down on sleep a little bit.
They will? I think i'm >1000 without a single uniqe. This has to be some kind of record.
Well, Pitstop-Pete (Hammerdin) and KrackerBarrel Kate (blizzsorc) have been busy this weekend in respective areas (pits, ancient tunnels, and mausoleum). They have accomplished levelling and that is about it; one noteworthy-- Pete found his first Serraph's Hymn and a strange Metal Grid ammy, both off Meph and BOTH at same time and BOTH at exact moment he lvled to 89.... was a really happy moment for Pete and his sidekick. Kate however has only found 3 of the 4 facets (need lightning to finish that grail) and not much else. Tried to use other chars but these two are just too good to pass up with MF gear and higher levels.

Happy Hunting all... and congrats to those that have found so much joy in a game like this =)
Good going, everyone. Some nice rune finds!

So far Meph has dropped 21 qualifiers, and that is after a disgusting amount of play time. I knew it was going to be tough to take my hastily converted assassin up against people with designated MF chars (and who have loads of free time) but that should make me the plucky-underdog-who-pulls-out-a-last-minute-victory-in-some-unlikely-fashion, right?

Unless it means I lose-but-learn-a-valuable-life-altering-lesson. Hmmm.


Edit: wasted close to 2 hours looking for a better map and in the end had to settle for one that was about the same as before. Lesson: be happy with what you have.
up to 11 pincdle qualifiers now, with 1 pretty damn good item dropping about 10 minutes ago (shame since i would love to use this item on the character who found it, but alas, i must wait, and if i lose, stand a big risk of having to give the item away since its very rare)
argh, i cant take this pressure!
Are you running with your blizzard sorc?
Most of the time im using her, but i get bored and switch to some other characters (inc fartarian :D ).
Baal dropped me nice non-qualifier

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x2652a5cb
+20 to Mana
Adds 1-12 lightning damage
Increase Maximum Mana 25%
+1 to All Skill Levels

My 7th

Only one decent qualifier today, now I have 41 qualifying items
 
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Well, to this point I have done roughly 700 Meph/Pindle/Eldridge Runs.

Pindle suxx and so does his little brother Eldridge....My qualifiers arn't to bad but theres always room for improvment. I have a couple in the top 12, but still lookin for more.

-Crash
A couple in the top twelve!!! You should be a shoe-in I would think. How about sending Sunbearie an update so we can see where we're at against you. And you too FB!!!

Edit: Oh, and if Pindle/Eldridge have given you two in the top twelve they definitely don't suxx!
No, im saving it all for the end. surprise you all (or more likely finsih ouside the top 3 and end up losing some good items)
I'm done running for today. No update of my score though, I found 5 qualifiers but all were in the 10 lowest items category, and four of them even duplicates of things I already found earlier. I suppose Meph has to pay for this ... or he's just collecting points for that uber drop tomorrow.
From the other MFO thread:

farting bob said:
I think most people want to wait until the end, or until they find a good item or 2 before showing how good they are doing.

Hmm, thats no fun. Please reconsider that. The fun in the MFO imho is the competition and constantly seeing changes in the rankings. People collecting stuff and just sending a list when the 8 days are over spoil the fun for most of the others, I think. If you want this kind of game, consider a lottery.
farting bob said:
No, im saving it all for the end. surprise you all (or more likely finsih ouside the top 3 and end up losing some good items)
Spoilsport! You're safe from me at least as I don't intend taking anything from anyone regardless. I only do self-found so this is just for fun and the competition. I'd guess there's others here the same though they might leave mentioning it till after the end just in case... :D
Cormallon said:
From the other MFO thread:



Hmm, thats no fun. Please reconsider that. The fun in the MFO imho is the competition and constantly seeing changes in the rankings. People collecting stuff and just sending a list when the 8 days are over spoil the fun for most of the others, I think. If you want this kind of game, consider a lottery.
Agreed Cormallon! Knowing someone is above you gives you that extra bit of incentive to just try and find the time for that extra 10, 100, 1000 runs :)
mad.as.a.meataxe said:
A couple in the top twelve!!! You should be a shoe-in I would think. How about sending Sunbearie an update so we can see where we're at against you. And you too FB!!!

Edit: Oh, and if Pindle/Eldridge have given you two in the top twelve they definitely don't suxx!
I never said what said what List they are from now did I? :)
What would be the surprize in that. They all might be from Mephs list or from the SU list or even maybe 1 from both........ then again...... they all might be jsut the 12th one too......

Man, the suspence is killin you isn't it???? :lol:

Good Luck all...... Oh and by the way I have over 400 set/uniques thus far in my MFO stash which I am going to be giving away, minus grail items of course.
I jsut cant figure out how to do it... I'm thinkin of a Trivia question and the winner get the whole thing.
Just a thought, but what do you all plan to do with your stashes after the mfo????

-Crash
mad.as.a.meataxe said:
Spoilsport! You're safe from me at least as I don't intend taking anything from anyone regardless. I only do self-found so this is just for fun and the competition. I'd guess there's others here the same though they might leave mentioning it till after the end just in case... :D
Agreed

And if someone has 2 items in the top 12, I should quit now. You really shouldn't post that becuase it will discourage others. I'm in 3rd place now and now I know I probably don't have a shot in hell of getting to the top. So why continue. Post your score with Sunbearie, but don't tell us what you got, unless its a non-qualifier.

TYG
HDCrash said:
Just a thought, but what do you all plan to do with your stashes after the mfo????

-Crash
Most of the stuff is grail for me as I had only done around 100 pindle runs in total before starting the MFO (till I found a IKSC and promptly stopped MFing and started on my IK Barb). Needless to say I've done a few more runs now! Somewhere around 3000 at last count. However those items that aren't grail I'll look at giving away. I have a few things there that I know some folks would like to get their hands on.
FB is a partypooper!! </chanting>

Now send in your score, or are you ashamed of your finds :)
TenYearsGone said:
Agreed

And if someone has 2 items in the top 12, I should quit now. You really shouldn't post that becuase it will discourage others. I'm in 3rd place now and now I know I probably don't have a shot in hell of getting to the top. So why continue. Post your score with Sunbearie, but don't tell us what you got, unless its a non-qualifier.

TYG
well if 1 person finds a top 5 item, then with 4 other average items, they will easily beat 2 top 12 items. (presuming that 1 of them is 11th or 12th, or he would have said top 10, not 12)
And ok, ill consider sending in my score to see how it matches up.
End of Monday, just about (I may do a couple of runs later but it's close enough for me to have sent off a mail update).

So here's a quick tally of where I've gotten to:

Level progression: 80 - 83 (currently halfway to 84)
Qualifiers obtained from Meph: 21
Qualifiers accidentally identified: 2 (dammit)

Best rune from Meph: Shael (twice)

MF items obtained from Meph currently in use: Gull, Goldwrap, Chance Guards

Most irritating death en route: TPing into 3 regular Maulers right next to the WP. And then being clubbed to death. That was embarrassing... so I went back and smacked 'em with a few Blizzards :D Then I got my body back, along with half the exp I lost. Yay!

Anyway, I can now almost run Meph without needing mana potions. I'm just a teeny bit short though... I need about, say, 30 more mana. I'm loath to use my 145 stat points that I have saved up though.

Good luck to you all!
TenYearsGone said:
Agreed

And if someone has 2 items in the top 12, I should quit now. You really shouldn't post that becuase it will discourage others. I'm in 3rd place now and now I know I probably don't have a shot in hell of getting to the top. So why continue. Post your score with Sunbearie, but don't tell us what you got, unless its a non-qualifier.

TYG
Who's to say that I am just messin with ya??? MAybe I dont have crap...er.. I mean maybe all I have is crap. But if you quite now you'll never know if you could have won do you???? But if you want to quite thats kool too, less competion..:) But then you'll jsut be kickin your self if you do so.....

Com'on man.... The head game is part of the game....
HDCrash said:
Who's to say that I am just messin with ya??? MAybe I dont have crap...er.. I mean maybe all I have is crap. But if you quite now you'll never know if you could have won do you???? But if you want to quite thats kool too, less competion..:) But then you'll jsut be kickin your self if you do so.....

Com'on man.... The head game is part of the game....
You may be right that the head game is part of it. But it's one thing to say 'hey, I just found a great item' leaving it to the imigination on how good it is. Vs. 'Hey, I found 2 top 12's' and you can count there points.

Regardless, I won't quit. It's not in my makeup. RL may limit my time, but that was to be expected during the workweek. I wanted to make a point and I think I did. And FB's been around long enought to not take it too personally.
Point taken. nuff said.
-Crash
they should be. ive been doing all i can to increase fun speed and MF because im not first in my category yet.

found a few more qualifiers and im having alot of fun.

do you have to keep all the qualifiers you find seperate for the winners to pick through or only the top 5?
Tonight was first real chance to do any MFO.
Im in the Meph and Baal categories, so my fishy picks up his posse over at Pindle then Meph and Baal.

makes me wonder why I never enter the Pindle category - cuz all you nuts can do 10K runs on him thats why - but he's given me Medusas Gaze and Doombringer just for coming to the party.

Meph has been STINGY.

On the other hand, Mr. Baal and Co. have coughed up a green troll belt, 2 unique scourges, and a Demon Crossbow.

....things that make you go hmmmm
it helps if you dont let on with what you find. that way people will still try to compete.

for instance if i came in and announced i found 4 tyreals and a stormlash then nobody in that category would bother.
Well, today has gone a lot better that the first two days. I've found 4 qualifiers which bringing the total to 5. The first one remains the best of the bunch by a good margin, however. For the record, pit runs are a lot more fun when you actually find stuff. :D

-Cat
 
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Sportsmanship is the main reason to report your finds. Only relative rank is shown, and moving up or down the ladder can really motivate people to do "just another 10 runs and then I'll stop". Until they have done about 20 just another 10 runs. :D

About 2.5 hours of memph runs and I've yet to get anything to bump the top 5. Did only a hours worth of pindle runs and still have yet to get a qualifier. I swear he hates me. :cool:
Well, My Magic find olympics started off last night by me hitting nightmare on my sorc with the near perfect map. As I hadn't written down the map seed, i then proceeded to spend the rest of the night looking for a new map, and as a result, mephisto runs were taking 5 minutes instead of 90 seconds. Hopefully tonight will go better.

As far as score goes, I managed to better my score by 0.9, but I can still be beaten by any one of the top 11 items. that sucks.
Sense my last post i finallyt figured out who my no names were, and have had a lot of up-dates. So far 15 of 18 people have given me a list of items that they have found. The standings have also changed a bit.

Finnaly after an hour of reading updates i have made a top ten list.

1. HDcrash
2. Masas
3. Aideenz
4. Chase
5. Illiana
6. DNT
7. Supersavage
8. RTB
9. Gaz
10. All the rest

"Quoting this from Sunbearie"
Other things to consider:
1) There are still 3 other unranked contestants!
2) Getting super-rare items(stormlash, Spiritkeeper, Valor etc) might not win you the contest! Its consistency that wins the race! Don't be discouraged if you haven't found them.
3) A difference of +/-1 could likely mean a change in your ranking.


Keep sending me up-date and i'll post as soon as i can. The race is still to close to say that the top ten will be the top ten when i post tomarrow's updated.. Cryist
Woohoo, I have my name on the list. Now all I have to do is Find one decent item and I might keep it there.
Um, yikes... guess I have to do a lot more runs! Mind you yesterday's performance was only 'average' at best... Ah well. Watch out Mephy, here I come!
I ran pindle for 1-2 hours last night and found my 10th qualifier, but it didn't hit my top 5. Hence, my total points stay the same. Tonight and tomorrow I'm out after work and might not get to play at all. I'll see if I can squeeze some late night runs in, but I doubt it.
ehh........ I had a change of mind. :p Maybe a miracle will happen. :D
Let me just say this. I think it is poor sportsmanship to not send in updates. And, if I were in a category where someone took one of the top three spots who had never updated ever, I would be pretty pissed.

The rules told everyone to update. I haven't sent Ric an update, but I have posted that I have not been able to run. I am just barely starting to feel better. Hopefully I will get some time the second half of this week.

Anyway, posted a new lvl 85 area standings. Still only have five people who have sent me updates.

And to answer a question that was asked a page or two ago. The items that the winners will get to pick from are out of the five qualifiers you send in. If you want to put the rest of the EU's that you find up for picking, you can.
Half-day update...

So, I now have 35 qualifiers from Meph and have hit Level 85. With luck I'll be at least halfway to 86 by the end of the day.

*looks at stash, checks item rankings, grins evilly*

Nicest find: Not a qualifier, interestingly, but Meph finally coughed up an Oculus. This cuts the time on my Meph runs down considerably - I'm now using Oculus/Lidless Wall for damage and Gull/Rhyme for the fatal blow. Oh, and the Uniques mentioned there were all from Meph. :)

And in his continuing spirit of generosity in the MF department, he kindly gave me a complimentary Gheed's Fortune as well. :D

There are a couple of other nice non-qualifiers I'll post in the Item Find thread... right now, actually. *wanders off to Item Find thread*
Im disappointed :(

50 more Baalruns today on p3 and got only 6 (!) crap qualifiers. My necro has almost 500% MF when Baal dies. I guess I just have to keep on trying...

But of course, his minions gave me rare sacred armor, rare bloodlord skull and other annoying stuff. Oh and Baal gave me failed set giant thresher

Bleh :p
Gabriel74 said:
Let me just say this. I think it is poor sportsmanship to not send in updates. And, if I were in a category where someone took one of the top three spots who had never updated ever, I would be pretty pissed.
Well, on that note, could you remove me from the pindle category. He is just irritating me too much.

Plus the reason i haven't send any lvl 85 updates in is because i havent started them, yet! So don't anyone get worried on my behalf.
I'm even more dissapointed :( :(

I'm well over 1K Pindle runs and still nothing to show for it. Just to illustrate some of my luck, I got one drop with two yellow ogre gauntlets, I had four drops in which one of the two items was unique and the other was a TC87, one time it was an unearthed wand.
Even Pindles minions are feeling sorry for me, because two of my top five items were dropped by them.

Luckily there is still plenty of time and all that MF equipement has to pay up in the end, right? :)

No action from me in the Baal category, untill I find a Stormlash from pindle.
I won't take you off pindle. You may change your mind in three days and find something good. If you just don't run him then you'll be stuck with sending in what you have now, which may be nothing, I have had that happen to me before, it is why I don't run lvl 85 areas.

If you don't want to do pindle anymore just don't, but there is no reason to drop out, there is no difference between dropped out and found nothing, except you can change your mind and run some more with the one.
gab, i have been nailed down by the flu these days and have a ton of work to do left, notice the common faith we had (various illnesses). anyway i did a couple of pit?!? runs today and felt completely empty, i'll try tonight to kick in a few more to just ignite the machine as i simply can't run atm. indeed i'm still in the contest and i wish to honor it till the end. when i'll have five qual's i'll send it your way immediately. i got to increase the rate of runs in the second half of the weekend or else...



so, basically, although handicapped, the mfo starts now for me indeed








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Gah, the mf gods can be so cruel... After loads of runs with useless non-qualifiying items, Mephy dropped 2 uniques, 3 sets and a rare... Guess what quality the scourge was? Yup, that was the rare! (*Cries*) One of the uniques was a Skin of the vipermagi, which is quite possibly my favourite armour of all time. I had 2 already, both with only 21 resist all. Wanna guess what the resistance percentage was? Yup, 20%. Doh!

Ah well. My non elite grail is filling up nicely though. Added a nice ethereal Shaftstop, the Catts eye and Saracens chance amulets, and found a 35 life large charm.

I am up to 34 qualifiers now, but unfortunately none of the recent finds could improve my top 5. Must...run...more...
Well, with almost no time to play during the week due to work, expect my ranking in the Meph category to keep slipping.

However, being in GMT -7 means the rest of you will have to worry about my finishing sprint in a big way. ;)

It ain't over until it's over!
I ran for a few more hours last night bringing my total to 30 hours and 14 hours running since a new item was added to my top 5. :(


Illiana said:
Guess what quality the scourge was? Yup, that was the rare!.

I had a rare earth spirit drop in the very beginning of the event every other item that dropped with it was unique (the unique earth spirit is second on the list)
71 qualifiers now, still nothing worth over 8 though. I'm getting a bit annoyed.

I did find two things for my grail though, chromatic ire and the unique bastard sword. (yes, the unique bastard sword)
Got another 400 or so runs in last night and this morning (before work :) ) on Pindle for 2 qualifiers. Pindle finally dropped me a skiller (druid elemental) after giving me complete dross in charms for so long. That was about the highlight really - bleah. Oh, and I finally made lvl 92 with my zon after dying once with about 2 runs to get there. If I thought levelling was slow to 92 it pales in comparison with what it is like now. I can sympathise to some extent with those doing the 99 quest.

Well over 3000 runs now, probably around 3500 I think (give or take a few hundred). Wifey is talking divorce :( - jks (though she is not very happy at the moment cos of D2)
End of Tuesday for me.

Level progression: 83-86
Qualifiers found from Meph to date: 45

Item of the day: Oculus. I said I found one earlier - I've since found two more! Like buses... well, not down here where we don't have buses, but you know the saying, right? :)

Anyway, I'll send off an email update to cryist shortly. Surely I must be on the top ten by now... maybe... if I'm really lucky... perhaps?

Anyway, more Mephing from me tomorrow.
 
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You know what that means. It's time to give up running and let me win the pindle category :p . I'm considering leaving the level 85 areas, and just focusing on Pindle for the rest of the week. He drops better (Never thought I would say that) and is less boring. Cheers!
what do they say about buses?
made another level with my amazon in the pit. died for the first time to lightning guys in the monastery swarming me, -25 res hurts.
also made a lvl in the WSK running baal with my werebear who packs 400 MF or so. didnt find even a single rare though so gave up.
there you go, i just racketed five crapastic qualifiers for the areas, i sent the details to gab, the one thing that conforts me is that anything will drop from now on, has massive chance to be better that what i already got, heh.








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You wait around for ages with none turning up, then three come along at once! :)
and then none of them stop right?

i swear im going to cry. my rare sacred armour count is 8. 3 rare hydra bows. 1 rare archon staff. its not fair. *goes to cram even more MF onto his zon*
Originally I wasn't even intending to run Pindle as anything more than a fun sideline. My intention was to run Meph while looking for a HoZ with my sorc. I thought "I'll just run Pindle a few times with my zon first as a warmup" and promptly found an item I would dearly love to keep so felt obliged to do everything I could to keep it. In an ideal world I'd be running Meph now instead. I think maybe in future I should just play as a non-competing participant where I can compare my score to others for the fun and motivation but not have to give anything away at the end. Though I guess if everyone did that it would kinda destroy the point (though I guess they'd at least have bragging rights till the next MFO).

Edit: I must say I haven't found Pindle boring at all. I average about 30 secs a run and it's like watching a pokie machine where you see all the stuff that you want to fall into place go whizzing by. I've seen many white/yellow elites of all sorts fall and you say to yourself "if only it had dropped gold" and think maybe next time and try again. Wifey hit the wall when I tried to squeeze in one more run before coming to help her with something. My "it's just 15 seconds" didn't seem to wash with her - she's a most unreasonable woman! - jks. I was the unreasonable one but it is VERY addictive.
I like the competition the MFO fosters. normally i only MF for a few runs then go do something else. But i've found a few items, like grailers, that id hate to see taken off me so ive been running for ages, thinking if i dont get better stuff ill lose my other stuff, so it keeps me going for hours.
Is there anything more heartbreaking than finding a Horizon's Tornado from pindle in the MFO? I've found a half dozen rare unearthed wands and cadeceuses, but I think I died a little inside when that unique scourge turned out to be a Horizon's. :(

Practicing with my PvP characters instead of pindle running probably cost me a few hundred runs, so I'm at about 1500 runs now with 20-something qualifiers. I've yet to start running baal but I figure I'm only a Tyrael's or two behind the current leader, so no worries. :p
I know the feeling. "Just one more pindle run, what can it hurt" *5 hours later*. I have two items which I would really like to keep. The rest is going into a large giveaway. Anyways, all we can do now is wait and see if someone comes along to snatch the win (Hooray for last minute suprise items). Cheers!
You're not supposed to share your finds until the end, even if it's one not likely to garner a win. It makes some people feel hopeless, and they stop running. Cheers!
That's assuming that he's referring to finding it in this MFO. Personally I've had so little experience with elites that I didn't even know there were two unique scourges!
there aren't stormlashes are legends, like santa, the tooth fairy and dental hygiene.
.... And your sense of humour ;)
I'v received a few up dated, and will post then later tonight and hope that i get some more up-dates from the other players. at this point all i can say is that this is turning out to be a tought competition, right now there is no clear leader, and a top item find by any one will put you at the top of the list. Cryist
Heh, I must confess I have done a chuckle at times over your continued efforts to find one while all the time denying their existence.
Ok, it's official...... Meph and Pindle have ran out of items..... all I am gettin is blue crap mixxed in with some green crap and a few orange peices of crap.......
I am well over 2500 runs and am starting to get burnt........My zon has a whole new Meph skinned wadrobe and my sorc has a closest full of pindleskin pants......and eldridge shoes... I am thinkin I am pretty much done running, I might do a few runs here and there but nothin like I have been for tha last couple dayz......
Im gonna focus on my new pally or my new IK barb.... If I ever found a ripcracker I want to build a Monk so bad.... I think it would be kool.. Limit him just to leather armor, because Monks cant wear all that heavy EQ. Maybe a Pally Monk.. seems fitting or a Barb Monk.... Maybe someone will trade me a Cracker... since I will never find 1......

Anyway Good LUck to all and I hope all your drops are better than Mine

-Crash
Don't give up - they're just building you up to give you an uber-drop! You know it!!!
its similar to how people hunt for big foot, the loch ness monster and a straight navyman (aussie joke). i will search until i either prove its existence or i get consumed by the big cat of victoria ( gg aussie myth)


the way i figure it Stormlashes are rather like bigfoot and live just behind rocks, bushes and in out of focus areas.



wow. meph has taken up crafting
Oh I'm not givin up ...just not running half as hard as I was...... My hand is stuck in the form of my mouse...You know how hard it is to go to the bathroom with your hand stuck to the grip of a mouse???? My wife is gettin tired of me washin the walls off.....:)
 
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Well with some running last night, I almos managed to couble my score with just one find, so that was nice.

I also found 2 perfect Facets, one fire and one cold. And I clicked nightmare by mistake again so I had to find a new map. it's not perfect, but it could be a whole lot worse, only 19 teleports from waypoint to stairs.
HDCrash said:
Maybe someone will trade me a Cracker... since I will never find 1......
When the MFO is over and you still haven't found one, you may have this one (it's not the best possible though ;) )

Ribcracker
Quarterstaff
Two-Hand Damage: 54 to 143
Durability: 27 of 130
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 31
Staff Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 59
Fingerprint: 0xf264e85c
+15 to Dexterity
+100% Enhanced Defense
+203% Enhanced Damage
+30 to Minimum Damage
+65 to Maximum Damage
+100 Defense
+100 Maximum Durability
50% Increased Attack Speed
50% Faster Hit Recovery
150% Damage to Undead
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
Finally managed to find something to up my score. Also got my sorc from ** to 89 doing only memph runs. :cool: Still happy with the SoJ and +1 trap 28 life skiller. I just hope I don't come in fourth like the last time around.
There has been a few changes, the top 2 stayed the same, but they better watch out, becuase we have a few new faces that broke into the top ten and a few that fell to the bottom. Here is the new list.

While i was updating this list Chase sent in another update to me and jumped right into 2nd place and knocked Masas to 3rd and Silospen to 4th.


1. HDcrash
2. Chase
3. Masas
4. Silospen
5. Aideenz
6. Shade
7. Illiana
8. SuperSavage
9. DNT
10. Gaz
11. RTB
12. Gew
13. Aramis_11x
14. Cormallon
15. Caspervc
16. Meataxe, Dontfret,Vajurewi

This time i listed everyone, so you know where you stand and what you need to do to win.

Chase you got lucky with your up date, you jumped from 5th to 2nd, the biggest Advances were made by Silospen and Shade, from unranked to ranked. Just remember that if you want to keep your new found items you need to knock the top 3 contenders off the top.

I have yet to receive any data from the bottom 3. Just submit when you have a chance to [email protected]
cryist said:
Just remember that if you want to keep your new found items you need to knock the top 3 contenders off the top.
It's so harsh :cry:
Well the mfo is pretty much over for me, RL kicks in tomorrow until after the weekend. Annoyingly I found 5 TC3s and no TC87s.

I picked up a rixots keen from the pits, it's ranked just below a schaeffers. And also a hsarus iron fist, slightly more rare than a spirit keeper.

3 grail items and 90 ish qualifiers, but ultimately a disappointment. Can't wait for the MFO to be over so I can get some good drops again.
Can't say as I'm having much luck with qualifiers either, however I have now found my first ever Occulus, my first T-Gods and my first 2 Rainbow Facets, so it's not all bad ...
Well I got home late last night and could only keep my eyes open for about an hour or so. So Pindle it was, but he didn't even drop a qualifier.

I started a separte stash for the MFO and I counted the green/gold belts that have dropped. I think I got 9 different belt and dupes of many of them. None of them qualifiers. I haven't checked any items with my grail, but I expect I won't need any low or mid-level belts.

Everytime I load up the game (every 30-40 seconds or so), I see my new Poison Dagger Mancer right next to my MF Sorc and I just can't wait to play him. Only 4 more days!

Oh, and one last thing. This is the MF Olympics, it's the MF Marathon or MF'athon.
Did about 150 player 8 baal runs by now...

The finds are pathetic... really miserable.

I have 29 qualifiers now, none of them even remotely exciting... in fact... except for 5 or 6 of them i would not even bother picking them up usually :p

Oh well, at least i'm getting some good xp this way.
And the week is not yet over so there is still plenty of chance for finding a few decent items
I ran the Pits last night for about three hours without finding a qualifier. When I went to throw the collected mess into my stash I found many of my files deleted. AND MY BACKUP DISK IS ASKING TO BE FORMATTED!!!Thankfully the MFO stash is intact. Not so lucky for my Trade and Self Found Grails. I spent the rest of the night downloading all my email attachments and recovered much of the highend items I traded for as well as the "Wedding Gift" stash. Then I need to check my trade It will be some work, but hopefully I will have my grail back more or less. I can chalk up the Self Found grail though. :(

As far as the MFO goes, I'll email my findings to Gab tonight.
D2 gods hates me to, hours was spent for nothing... :(
(quite discouraged)
salvo said:
D2 gods hates me to, hours was spent for nothing... :(
(quite discouraged)
tell me about it............. :mad:

Seen enough yellow monarchs to start ranting when Pindle drops another one again. Not to mention the rare sacred armours he drops just to taunt me.
Not a bad night in terms of enjoyment though the results were average. Pindle was dropping quite freely (though without any great quality) for about a two hour period. At one stage I was getting a green/gold about every three runs and he was even nice enough to drop two qualifiers in the same drop at one stage. Plus he had a rune phase where he dropped an amn, 2 dol's and 2 io's in the space of about ten runs. It didn't last of course but was nice while it did. Not sure how much I did today as other rl stuff stopped my progress at times. Probably about 400 runs. Two late deaths which were very frustrating pretty much returned my xp to where it was when I started after managing to get to half way to 93. Grrrr.
Treasure class armo78 contains Balrog Skin (Arkaine's), Hellforge Plate (Naj's Light Plate), Troll Nest (Head Hunter's Glory), and Crusader Gauntlets (no Unique/Set).

So what do I get from Meph?

Grim Hold
Crusader Gauntlets
Defense: 126
Durability: 36 of 54
Required Strength: 151
Required Level: 57
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x908dde2d
+4 to Dexterity
+84% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +10%
Level 3 Multiple Shot (9/27 Charges)

^*%*%*^%^&%*%^*%*%^&^&&^%*&^%!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh well.

Anyhow - half day report:

Qualifiers from Meph: 63

Best drops: TGod's Vigor (from a stash near Meph), Ormus' Robes (from Bremm, so non-qualifying).

Just hit level 87, finally, so I'm going to have a brief break before making Meph pay dearly for those triple-durability Crusader Gauntlets.
I had quite a good night yesterday and found some good qualifiers from Pindle. I should be a bit higher on the list now.
A few 5 hour marathons to go before the big marathon on saturday.
Heheheee :D

I just sent my current top 5 to ric, lets see if I can get back to the top spot. If not, then I know bit better what jjscud has found

No more MFing today, I must practise some C++ programming for tomorrow
Yikes!

I had a good find during lunch yesterday, but then I ran for five hours last night and didn't find a single thing that could break into my top five.

The good news is the exp is paying off quite well and I'm hoping to get under 100 items on my grail by the end of the mfo.

edit: If you can narrow down what I've got then I can narrow down what you've got that could narrow down what I've got. :scratch:
Hey there! Yesterday got my first qualifier for 85 areas, and a grail one! So the game has started!

Pindle has been a good friend, but Eldricht is a real mother! :)

Back to the temple and the tunnels!
I'm cursed. Today I got the lowest number of green/gold per 50 runs since the MFO started. And nothing to improve my score, only really low end stuff, I now have 5 times the same set item, and most others at the lower end at least twice. Meph simply HAS to drop something from the upper end soon or I'll loose my faith in statistics ;)

Therefore ... no update sent today, and most likely i'm now the proud owner of the last rank. Bummer.
Hehe, I know how you feel Cormallon. In a way I'm pretty much in the same situation right now... Only low end qualifiers, so I fear this will be the second day where I cannot change my top 5. :mad: Worst of all is, that the armour rack left of Mephy has dropped 2 Cerebus' bites for me. Both would improve my top five, but they weren't dropped by Meph himself.

On the other hand, I do seem to be having lots of luck where the non-elite items are concerned: found myself a Thundergods vigor, Oculus, Arreat's face, Titan's revenge, Skullders (my first... Woohoo... Doesn't seem to be helping much, but at least my sorc can equip one now :D ) and last but not least: my first Herald of Zakarum! When the mf olympics are over, I'm going to start a nice little hammerdin.

38 Qualifiers in stash now.
 
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Felling good. Some nice drops today - hoping to have moved up slightly. I seem to be having better luck than usual, so :p! ;)
pff almost 200 /players 8 baal runs and still only 30 qualifiers :scratch: what the hell am i doing wrong?

and of those 30 none is above 10 points... and that in the baal category, go figure...
PSYCH!!!!

well in an entire day of MF'ing ~18 hours i found not a single green/gold even after cranking my MF up another 50-70 or so with charms. not even isenharts BP, but i did find lots of yellow elites. damn sacred armours..grrrr
Wednesday update.

Level progression: 86-87
Qualifiers from Meph: 69

Despite getting 24 more qualifiers today my score remains unchanged. A nice find however did make that slightly more palatable - my sorc is now sporting a Mara's Kaleidoscope. +9 all skills in total, hurrah!

Also, got a higher-than-normal rune from Bremm, in the form of an Io. By 'higher than normal' I mean of course that whenever Meph has dropped a rune, it's pretty much always been an El.

If only those Crusader Gauntlets had been a Balrog Skin, today might even have been profitable. Oh well.

Since I'm working the next three days, expect my updates to be more sporadic than they have been.

Good luck!
Well since I found out im in 8th and I had found almost 3 times better exceptionals than elites as well as knowing I'm not graduating high school.

How does this work... email all finds to cryist? or should I wait till its over...

D2 career is finally coming to a halt one of these days
Well, next to no time to run right now. Work, work, work. Did find an hour or so last night to make some gear changes, which seem to be working out, and in the process of testing, I found 3 qualifiers in the first 4 runs. Alas, another 20 or so runs produced nothing, and all 3 finds were guano.

Looking to climb the ladder a bit in the next few days, but it is a bit disheartening to see people with 3-4 times as many qualifiers. Aieee!
it would appear my itemless run is over. after about 5 more hours this morning i found 3 isenharts breastplates in the same run. *goes insane*
Just found a HoZ - felt happy until i realised it wasn't elite...then i realised that you'd never take it off me, NEVER!

Yeah, its 2 am here. I've got to get up in about 6 hrs.

The running spree continues.
This is an early up-date for me tonight, and there has been some new developments.(Yesterdays rank). For 1 it's my birthday(39), 2 i'm going to an 8 pm show.

1. HDcrash(1)
2. Silospen(4)
3. Chase(2)
4. Masas(3)
5. Aideenz(NC)
6. Shade(NC)
7. Illiana(NC)
8. SuperSavage(NC)
9. DNT(NC)
10. Gew(12)
11. Gaz(10)
11. Caspervc(15)
13. RTB(11)
14. Aramis_11x(13)
15. Cormallon(14)
16. Meataxe, Dontfret,Vajurewi

The biggest Advance was made by Caspervc from 15th to Tied with GAZ.
Every one keep in mind that i haven't had a up date from quite a few of you for a couple of days, so i expect rankings to change in the next few days.

Don't give up. Only 50 points seperate the top 8 contenders. Also any one in the bottom 8 could easly jump up into the top spots with a good find or two. Just remember that if you want to keep your new found items you need to knock the top 3 contenders off the top.

I have yet to receive any data from the bottom 3. Just submit when you have a chance to [email protected]
I haven't been running as much the last couple of days. Hopefully I can spend some more quality time in the Pit over the next couple of days. I have found one more qualifier, which made it into my top 5. My first S/U TC 87! 👏

-Cat
Uhh, so now im 3rd in Baal category?

Duh, it seems I must find something really good now

I can do quite much running today and tomorrow. Saturday is a different thing, I hope I can do reasonable amount of runs then

Wish me luck :D

edit: Maybe I should do my runs with cheesadin from now on, he is bit more powerful and wears more MF against minions than my necro :scratch:
Yay for second!

Unfortunatly I have a rowing race on saturday - so MFO time will be limited. Thankfully, lectures are non compulsary....so..:D
Cheesadin is what got me up into first place. Unfortunately Baal has not been so kind lately, coughing up only 2 qualifiers in ~2 hours of runs yesterday. Neither one made my top five.
Managed to get a few Pindle runs in tonight raising my total qualifiers to 41 I think. The rune theme continued from yesterday with today's offering being a Lem. I've suggested Vex, Jah and Ber to Pindle but he's not forthcoming as yet :). Had roleplaying tonight so not able to do as much as I had hoped.

Sunbearie is funny - I had wondered when I saw the scores posted.

Don't know whether I'll be able to get much more in now as I have a LAN session on Saturday that I have to prepare for - My character needs to me in Act I, NM and is currently at the last waypoint in Act I, Normal :(. Plus I need to actually do some Meph running to find 5 qualifiers so someone has something to pick from. It would just be rude to not do any.
I'm up to 71 qualifiers from Pindle and still only in 5th place. Got a peak at the scores yesterday and you guys have some pretty nice items, but there is still time for me to catch up.

I have pretty good items myself, but I already have them all. The good thing is that if I don't win its not that hard to give up anything. Not that I care too much anyway about a few items more or less.
71? Wow, I'm only at 34, and I thought I was getting better then normal drop frequency. Quality over quantity, though :p .I'm still running pindle constantly, so nothing new to report in the level 85 areas. It's probably going to stay that way. Cheers!
Damn, you saw the scores tweety? that doesnt seem fair since you know how much you need to move up, i dont know if its 1 point or 30 points. Hmm..
Anyway, cant be helped, just me missing out again.
Got a few more qualifiers, up to 23 now from pindle, which isnt that many but somehow i'm in 3rd from them. only 1 of those new ones makes my top 5 though, so probably little change in my position.
So I have the most qualifiers by far, but I'm still in 5th place, life is not fair :(. I will get you all anyway, beware.

FB I could give you the scores if I remember them, just drop me a PM. It would be unfair if everybody else knows them and not you.
I didn't see the scores. It would probably be best to stop spreading them around. They were edited out for a reason. Cheers!
I start to hate meph (8 TC 3 found so far). Dammit, can't he drop an item of equal rarity (something like an azurewrath or 3 :uhhuh: ). Anyway I just found Horizon's (Hurray, lotsa points! Boo, not a Stormlash!), and another Lich Wand (Damn rare-ish names, I have some Storm Lash belts, and Death Cleaver hatchets if anyone needs any).
 
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nothing extraordinary to report atvm, i just sent gab the update for areas. i'm up to 15 deeds aka qual's.








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I would appreciate if anyone who did see the scores would keep them to themselves. That is all.
Masas, even though you are particapting in 2 categories, you shouldn't post any finds, I just hope gab dosen't disqualify those to items..
Finally my faith in statistics got justified :) I don't expect to be last in the next ranking anymore.
Ye gods! Didn't you only start a couple of days back? How many hours did you run for those? My 41 qualifiers would be from about 36-38 hours of running. Mind you I suppose you could carry significantly more MF than me - I only run around 450. How much MF do you folks carry for Pindle and do you bother frigging around letting the mercenary get the final shot in? That's too much like tedium to me - I'd rather get it over with quickly.
I have about 560MF on pindle runs, and my merc gets the kill whenever he's CI and quite a few times when he's not, but my merc has only got 70ish MF.
That was in about 30 hours of running.
I think I have about 650-700 MF and when the merc gets the kill thats about 250 more. I play with a blizzard sorc and the merc only gets the kill when Pindle is CI, which is about 15% of the time. Runs are about 20-25 seconds each, when pindle is not CI I never see those guys in the garden stand up.
Hmm, seems I am significantly outclassed! Guess that's what comes of using a cow-runner for a pindle-runners job (not that she's got to being a cow runner yet given that she hasn't Mat'd - hey, she's only lvl 92 - you can't rush these things :) ). How far off your grail are you tweety? I would have thought with that sort of turnover there wouldn't be a lot that you don't already have.

Edit: Oh and do you run him on P1 or higher? I've been doing P8 to maximise minion drops though I don't think I've had much from them to be honest.
I do P3, since it means i can still kill pindle very quick with blizzard, but i get some EXP from him and it improves minions chances. I sometimes run him at P8, but the difference for me between P1 and P3 is only 3-4 seconds a run.
I've been running at P5. Nice balance of speed and experience. With my venomancer, I can get the runs down to 45 seconds wearing about 350% MF. I think I need to make a blizzard sorc, judging by the others posts, though ;) . Cheers!
I was thinking exactly the same thing. However it is kinda ironic that two of the less efficient builds are currently 1 & 2. However looking at Tweety's numbers it's hard to see it lasting. Just based on raw quantity he has to find a fair quantity of good stuff.
I do players 1, its a competition, so no leveling is involved now. At higher player setting I think it takes my merc too long to kill CI Pindle, which I think wastes too much time. I did get at least 1 of my top 5 items from a minion though.

I also do some runs with my LF zon for a little variation, almost as fast, but a little less MF.

I still need 16 items for the grail, the problem is that the more items you have the more duplicates you find. All my top 5 items I already have, but I still need a lot of the more common TC87's.
What are your top 5? I would presume Tyrael's and Azurewrath would be two - what are the other three? And if you're in a generous chatty mood which 16 are you missing? I presume you're completely self-found as I wouldn't think a trading grail would be that hard to achieve (give or take an item or two).
Well, it seems that my luck has finally returned... Today I found two items for my top 5. Woohoo! I hope I can move back to the top 5, or maybe even top 3... We shall see!
I was saying that the top 5 of my MFO results are all items I already have, so I cannot tell what they are.

Of the 16 items I'm still missing from the grail there are 2 TC 3's, the gloves and scepter, 1 Cow King set item, 2 of Griswolds set, and the rest are some TC 87's like Tyraels, Astreons, Grandfather, Steelpillar etc.
Of the lower TC's I only need a Giant Skull and Stormlash.

Its all self found, which makes it practically impossible to get a complete grail, but a few other people are very close so it should be possible. Strijdje is probably the only one that completed a self-found grail, but he's not of this world.
A few dozen runs last night, another 4 or 5 qualifiers. Some nice finds that don't count though, like a homunculus, and high stats on some qualifiers that didn't make the top 5.

Did get 1 new item in my top 5, but it isn't going to rocket me up the ladder or anything. Maybe keep me from slipping down any further... maybe not.
This is not the average diablo week of course :)
The last few months have been spend with running Baal a lot, but the drops you get from him are way less. You do have the possibility to get a Tyraels though. You can run Pindle all you want but you wont complete the grail with that, the other two items Azurewrath and Arachnids are easy to find though.

Of course you need 20.000 runs to get a Windforce on average, but in those 20.000 runs you get quite a few of the other TC 87's as well. There are always items that will elude you forever, so it can take ages to get the last one. It would be about time for me to get a Grandfather, I have about 8 of those green things already.
Only? :)

Anyway, a brief update although it's not much:

Today I've been at work for nine hours, then when I got back I haven't done a whole lot. Bleh.

I did however run Meph a handful of times just before going off to shunt trolleys, thus taking my qualifiers up to 71 (of course, both qualifying items dropped in the same drop...), but I don't think it's made a difference to my score - unless I've horribly, horribly undervalued the only new item I added today, which I doubt.

I'll try to squeeze in a few more runs before going to sleep tonight, but any updates probably won't happen 'till tomorrow afternoon.

Good luck everyone!

edit: Masas: I know what you mean about Meph's fondness for TC3s. Recently he added Arctic Furs and Hsaru's Buckler to the list of low-end items he's dropped me. I have now officially stopped picking up any gold-coloured Axes, Breast Plates, and am even contemplating ignoring Yew Wands as I have tons and tons of them dropping from him.

But then I am a compulsive hoarder so I pick it all up sometimes anyway :D
Damn Boddah, you're too good. You must have the luck of the gods cos I thought I had a pretty competitive score. Guess you deserve my goodies though I'm gutted. Well done!

Edit: Not to imply that the rest of you folks couldn't pass both of us :)