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Mini-MFO V (The Hunt for the SoJ) [by jjscud]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @jjscud on Feb 6, 2006.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


Mini-MFO The Hunt for the SoJ

Sorry it took so long, but life is unpredictable.

Short, short version of rules:
Kill Andariel over the weekend and keep all unique/set jewelry. Add points to see who wins.


The rules:

0 (the implied rule) - If thou reads this, THOU MUST BY ALL MEANS TAKE PART ON IT!

1- Start Friday (the 10th) whenever you want and ends 60 hours later (2 1/2 days).
Examples:
Start 8:00 AM Friday, End 8:00 PM Sunday
Start Noon Friday, End Midnight Sunday
Start 7:59 PM Friday, End 7:59 AM Monday

2- No subscription fee! The winner(s), there may be two, will add to the Mini-MFO trophey case.

2.1- SPF Members only. As a member of the SPF, thou must fulfill at least one of the following pre-requisites:

- Post an intro thread
- Frequent EMB
- Blame Durf

2.3- The categories are Hell Andariel and Nightmare Andariel. Thou shalt clearly state which one(s) thou competest at by posting it properly at this thread.

3- Thou shalt kill Andariel in your category(ies) until thy eyes melt, and horde thy spoils.

4- Thou shalt NOT post your findings prior to the ending.

5- Thou shalt, when it is over, send to jjscud at yahoo.com the following:

- Thy forum name.

And for each category:

- Thy character info (class, build, level, %MF).
- ATMA readings of thy 5 rarest findings from Andariel during the valid period, containing all item information, including - but not limited to - fingerprints. Only set and unique rings, amulets and charms are valid entries, so thou knowest.
- Thy total points, added properly as explained below.

5.1- Thy info MUST be sent up to 36 hours after the end of the competition.

6- The competitor who gets the highest score wins. Rarity shall be measured by a list for each category where each valid item is followed by a number that indicates how rare it is (the bigger the number the rarer the item). Add the value of thy five rarest findings to get to your final score for each category you play in. Do NOT mix different categories!

6.1- If a tie occurs, the competitor who found the most SoJs wins

6.2- On a second tie, rarest find unties, then second, and so forth up to the 5th.

6.3- If the tie persists, then it is a draw.

7- No items shall be claimed from winners at this edition. Finder's keeper's, if thou preferest.

8- Thou shall NOT identify the items thou intendest to apply to thy victory. ATMA is reserved to give thee the pleasures of thy finding, not Deckard Cain. IDed items willl NOT be accepted as valid entries.

8.1- Optional rulings shall be reserved for MAC users and other special cases.

9- Doubts, subscriptions and further suggestions shall be posted in this thread for everybody's knowledge.

10- Thou wilt have fun!

11- Also, bragging rights to the player that finds the most Carthan's Seals.

What will it take to win? Here's a link to the first Hunt for the SoJ.

_____________________________________

Trophey Case

So far, I've only ran one Mini-MFO and Wicket won so here it is:

WICKET's Astreon's Iron Ward
Caduceus
One-Hand Damage: 136 to 158
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Dexterity: 70
Required Strength: 97
Required Level: 66
Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xd45c19ff
+268% Enhanced Damage
Damage Reduced by 7
Adds 80-240 magic damage
10% Increased Attack Speed
Adds +62 Damage
160% Bonus to Attack Rating
150% Damage to Undead
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slows Target by 25%
+2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
 
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SCORING:

Hell Andariel

6.3 Manald Heal
6.3 Nagelring
6.8 Gheed's Fortune
9.4 Dwarf Star
9.4 Raven Frost
11.6 Nokozan Relic
23.2 The Mahim-Oak Curio
31.3 Carrion Wind
46.4 Atma's Scarab
46.4 Crescent Moon
46.4 Highlord's Wrath
46.4 Saracen's Chance
46.4 The Cat's Eye
46.4 The Eye of Etlich
46.4 The Rising Sun
77.4 Seraph's Hymn
93.9 Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
187.8 The Stone of Jordan

1.0 Cathan's Seal
2.3 Angelic Halo
9.0 Angelic Wings
9.0 Cathan's Sigil
9.0 Civerb's Icon
9.0 Iratha's Collar
9.0 Tancred's Weird
9.0 Vidala's Snare
62.8 Arcanna's Sign
62.8 Tal Rasha's Adjudication
62.8 Telling of Beads


Nightmare Andariel

3.5 Manald Heal
3.5 Nagelring
5.9 Nokozan Relic
11.8 The Mahim-Oak Curio
23.5 The Eye of Etlich
104.2 The Stone of Jordan

1.0 Cathan's Seal
2.3 Angelic Halo
9.0 Angelic Wings
9.0 Cathan's Sigil
9.0 Civerb's Icon
9.0 Iratha's Collar
9.0 Tancred's Weird
9.0 Vidala's Snare
62.8 Arcanna's Sign
62.8 Tal Rasha's Adjudication
62.8 Telling of Beads

Please note that the scores for the SoJ are doubled from ATMA's rarity list. It is the Hunt for the SoJ after all.:wink2:
I guess I'm in! I'll be slaughtering NM Andariel.
I think I will join, but I have to blame durf, because I don't fulfill the 1st or 2nd subscription pre-requisities.

I am not sure what category, I think I have to go through my stashes if I really need something that Hell Andy can drop and NM can't. Even Hell Andy can't drop Ormus Robe (blizz Ormus is on top of my to-find list along with HRs and grailers) :scratch:

EDIT: And chance of wining such a rare Personalized Trophy is motivating to me.
jjscud said:
8- Thou shall NOT identify the items thou intendest to apply to thy victory. ATMA is reserved to give thee the pleasures of thy finding, not Deckard Cain. IDed items willl NOT be accepted as valid entries.
Why don't we just quit with this, it's just silly. Also, I won't be participating, as I don't like the rule about not getting other peoples items.

I do however wish every participant some luck, after all, it 'll be needed.
I will also join in on this quest for the elusive SOJ. I will be killing NM Andariel.
-Six
That rule is to prevent cheated items, no?

I would join but I've got no time! College inscriptions and all x.x
Hrus said:
EDIT: And chance of wining such a rare Personalized Trophy is motivating to me.
Sorry Hrus, the winner gets to add to the Trophey Case, not take from it.

nepeta said:
Also, I won't be participating, as I don't like the rule about not getting other peoples items.

Your choice of course, but I've had enough of all winners passing on items, and all the mods just make this a bigger mess.

Edit: Oh, and I will of course be joining, I haven't decided if Dara will defend her title in NM or if I will run a new char in Hell.
count me in for SOJ. NM Andy here i come.
i need to stop when i'll find a SOJ?
I'll be joining, gonna go with NM Andariel.

Edit- Changed my mind, going with NM.
My first tournament! I'm going with Hell Andariel, instead of NM. Don't want to lose my nice meph map 👍
Whats da incentive for this MFO? And what do the winner need to contribute (not that i'm gonna win or anything)?
Count me in on NM Andy.

Oh, and I wish all other participants good look too.
It will be Hell Andy for me. In need of Shaftstop, BK ring and Gore Rider
I didn't see it in the rules, but is MP allowed?

I'm in either way, not sure where yet.
Tracul said:
Whats da incentive for this MFO? And what do the winner need to contribute (not that i'm gonna win or anything)?
It seems most people around here don't need any incentive for MF type tourneys. Almost all prizes are usually turned down so I'm just skipping that whole mess. The Trophey that the winners will contribute can be anything they like, a cracked sash, something from the tourney, i.e. a carthan's or manald heal, or something of value, its entirely up to the winner. I only ask that they do personalize it.

jrlafrance said:
I didn't see it in the rules, but is MP allowed?

No, not for the andy runs.
jjscud said:
Please note that the scores for the SoJ are doubled from ATMA's rarity list. It is the Hunt for the SoJ after all.:wink2:
What exactly is "ATMA's rarity list". I can't seem to find it anywhere within ATMA.
Under ATMA you select Utility | Drop Calculator | 1.10

And then you can set it up to show drop by monster and select Andariel (Boss, Hell or NM) and the items you want to view. Carthan's is the most common jewelry piece at 1/169 so it gets 1 point, all other rarities are divided by 169 to get their points.
I'm in for NM Andy. Hmm. I guess that means I need make a MF character that isn't restricted in their runs. :laugh:
jjscud said:
Please note that the scores for the SoJ are doubled from ATMA's rarity list. It is the Hunt for the SoJ after all.:wink2:
It's lists calculated based on the odds given in the drop calculator for ATMA. (ATMA doesn't actually make the list.)
Bah what the hell! I'm in! Hell Andariel.
Well, my wife just reminded me we're going to her parent's house for the weekend. So I guess I'm pulling out. Sorry about that!
 
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Uh.. I waited for this one... but I have to run in MFL II, no chance to participate here :(
count me in for hell andy. when do we start?
NM Mef for me, sounds fun 😁

Playing HC.

shleefin said:
when do we start?

First page says the 10th or up to jjscud.
You'r evil, jjscud. I guess that I'll play. Hell Andariel for me.

SuperSavage said:
NM Mef for me, sounds fun 😁

Um, Supersavage, I believe this is an Andariel tourney, not a Meph slaughter.
wow i smoke way too much... sorry :( NM Mef for me!
Argh... MF tourney!!! MUST RESIST MUST RESISSSTT....1!1!one!
I"M IN!
I'll slaughter hell andy
Sounds fun... Count me in! :prop:

Hell Andariel, for me 😁

Edit:
Question - Will drops from monsters in her room count?
Question - Are runewords from RWM allowed? Insight, spirit etc.
Subscription list:

Hell Andy:
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA


NM Andy:
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)


not decided:
jrlafrance
jjscud
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[B]Subscription list:[/B]

[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade

[U]not decided:[/U]
jrlafrance
jjscud

Count me in, NM Andy.

BTW, thanks for the list, Hrus.
You did it again Super..

And count me in for Hell Andariel ;D
Im in as well. Hell Andariel.

Can we use more then one character to run?
I'll definitely find time to do this... NM Andy.
SeDnA said:
Question - Will drops from monsters in her room count?
Nope

SeDnA said:
Question - Are runewords from RWM allowed? Insight, spirit etc.

Yeah, they're fine.

Limpo said:
Can we use more then one character to run?

Yes, that's fine.

Edit: Oh and thanks for the list Hrus. I'm going to go with Hell Andy, I still need BKWB and SoJ.
ooo.. 2 characters eh? :D Gale and my windy(or hammerdin.. can't decide :p)
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[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA
Limpo
jjscud

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade
adny

[U]not decided:[/U]
jrlafrance

EDIT: I was just trying if the forum is OK now, bit no, it isn't :(
Count me in for NM Andy. I think I've found a good map, tell me if you think so too. From waypoint lvl2, it takes me 8 teleports to stairs to lvl3. From lvl3 it takes me 2 teleports to lvl 4. I thought it was pretty good. What kind of maps to you all have?
i still need to find one today, but until i have one that get me to andy in 5-7 tele i don't start
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[B]Subscription list:[/B]

[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA
Limpo
jjscud

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade
adny
jrlafrance

[U]not decided:[/U]
put jrlafrance in NM team
i think mine is 3 and 3 respectively. 1 more tele on level 4 (skip all the fallens in middle room)..but i do alot of running, don't wanna waste the charges.
jrlafrance said:
Count me in for NM Andy. I think I've found a good map, tell me if you think so too. From waypoint lvl2, it takes me 8 teleports to stairs to lvl3. From lvl3 it takes me 2 teleports to lvl 4. I thought it was pretty good. What kind of maps to you all have?
My sorc just got to Act 5 normal last night, so I don't have a map yet. 😃 I once had a map that was 2 teleports to Cat 3, and 1 teleport to Cat 4. I was so mad when I messed that up by hitting the wrong difficulty. Normally, I look for a map with less than 6-7 total teleports from the WP to the Cat 4 door.
So, is this our oficial start and end time?

1- Start Friday (the 10th) whenever you want and ends 60 hours later (2 1/2 days).
Examples:
Start 8:00 AM Friday, End 8:00 PM Sunday
Start Noon Friday, End Midnight Sunday
Start 7:59 PM Friday, End 7:59 AM Monday

so... we can start anytime friday after 12pm tonight and from that start time you have a total of 60 hours or 2 1/2 days to finish your runs for finds? 👍
 
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SuperSavage said:
So, is this our oficial start and end time?

1- Start Friday (the 10th) whenever you want and ends 60 hours later (2 1/2 days).
Examples:
Start 8:00 AM Friday, End 8:00 PM Sunday
Start Noon Friday, End Midnight Sunday
Start 7:59 PM Friday, End 7:59 AM Monday

so... we can start anytime friday after 12pm tonight and from that start time you have a total of 60 hours or 2 1/2 days to finish your runs for finds? 👍
Exactly.

Also, I will take registration through midnight GMT Tomorrow (Friday). About that time I will list the final entrant list.

Good Luck!
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[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA
Limpo
jjscud
Jackalope

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade
adny
jrlafrance

[U]not decided:[/U]
aw... and the one weekend I cant be there... so sad. Well good hunting and if you get too many SoJs just pm me and Ill make 'em disappear. ;)
i dont know if this was mentioned, but are we allowed to post items we find, even if they eventually count towards our score?
4- Thou shalt NOT post your findings prior to the ending.

If its a good item or something you want to post thats NOT counted toward score you can feel free to though. 👍
thx, but i doubt hell andy is gonna drop anything that good 👍
Okay then i'll be the first....
Start 11.30 AM Friday, End 11.30 PM Sunday

Good Luck everyone!!
I'm already 45 min in.

Start 12.00 AM Friday, End 11.30 PM Sunday
Gotta ID it on da spot anyway, but what a suprise!
Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 62
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0xcf7435ef
135% Extra Gold from Monsters
40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Reduces All Vendor Prices 11%

Perfect MF, too bad i had to leave my previous 38MF behind.....Nice finds after 1.5 hours of Hell Andariel tho
As I remember, Hell Andy is quite good about giving out gheeds. If anyone is in need of a few gheeds it may be worth not carrying one to simplify picking up new ones. Personally I'm thinking about carrying a 25ish gheeds so thatI get some benefit but I still wouldn't mind dropping it.
Almost done with first session tonight, dropped me some upgrades for support:

Chance Guards
Chain Gloves
Defense: 27
Durability: 10 of 16
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xc412aa90
+22% Enhanced Defense
+25 to Attack Rating
+15 Defense
200% Extra Gold from Monsters
40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius

was using 33's :laugh:

EDIT: heres something I've never seen before.... 3 set amulet in a single drop.
i'll start today at 12:00 GMT until sunday 12:00 GMT
If its not too late I would like to take part in the MFO also. I will be running Hell if thats ok. I will be running with my Meter/orb sorc. I will start tonight sometime and end sunday night.
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[B]Subscription list:[/B]

[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA
Limpo
jjscud
Jackalope
bladejj

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade
adny
jrlafrance

[U]not decided:[/U]



Added bladejj to the Hell Andy list.

I'll be starting now and finishing late sunday. Good luck everyone, I see a lot of SoJs coming our way! :fortuneteller:
Only one worthy qualifier so far... beware y'all peps 😉

-sal
Starting now, 10:00 AM PST, ending 10:00 PM Sunday. Good luck everyone!
I was starting fe minutes ago. I found 3 qualifiers, but they are all indentified, can we just pass this ridiculous rule?

... OK I will try not to ID them...
They were all crappy anyways.
Me too IDed few beginning q and fortunately they are all low ones as well
g luck
Yeah fine, I was already considering it anyways.

Consider the archaic, yet traditional, rule wiped. You can ID stuff with Cain and/or scrolls.
well that's not fair, but i like it
 
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Starting at 2 pm Eastern to end at the same time Sunday.
Actually, ID'ing stuff takes time. The more efficient option is still to not ID it. It may satisfy someone's curiosity but it is in no way unfair (that I can see). I would even call it a disadvantage if you insist on ID'ing everything.
I'll be starting probably late tonight so like.. 9:30pm EST.. :p I just wish I didn't have to work :(
starting now at 3 pm EST, so that means ending at 3 am monday morning?

good luck to everyone!
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[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA
Limpo
jjscud
Jackalope
bladejj
Manolios

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade
adny
jrlafrance

[U]not decided:[/U]

Late entry for hell Andy here. I think I still have time to register, I'm sure someone will tell me if I'm too late. I'll start at 1PM PST ending at 1AM Monday morning. Good luck all. 😃
well i'm an hour in and already andy has stunned me with a truely incredible find:

Shimmering Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 39
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x928ec63e
+20 to Life
All Resistances +4

THANKS!
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[U]Hell Andy:[/U]
Tracul
Hrus
DementiaMaster
schleefin
Quickdeath
salvo
SeDnA
Limpo
jjscud
Jackalope
bladejj
Manolios

[U]NM Andy:[/U]
Sixwonton
nebux
TraxisX
Horobi
Cattleya
SuperSavage (HC)
HolyPade
adny
jrlafrance

Ok, this is final.

Good luck all.

Edit: Nice find schleefin, you could probably trade that for just about every ring and amulet Andy can drop.
Argh i'm breaking to sleep. Damn Andy yoooouuuu!!!! Stubborn.........
/end rant
I don't see a need to post my start time/end time since I won't have 2.5 days for this weekend anyway. I'll just post my finds on Monday.
I think I have lost one muling pile of items, don't know where they disappeared, but I lost Arreat's and eth Ginther's Rift (eth. grail). It's not good, though I was able to find another 2 Arreat's.
Skullder's Ire
Russet Armor
Defense: 692
Durability: 90 of 90
Required Strength: 97
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x2a0e6b44
+184% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
+60 Maximum Durability
+1 to All Skill Levels
113% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Repairs 1 durability in 5 seconds

THANK YOU Andariel, its about time. No SoJ,BKWB, TR ammy yet tho...
@Hrus: Wat happened?
I have no idea, I hope I just placed the items in the wrong stash, but I couldn't find them anywhere. Is there any way how to make a report from all stashes in Atma?
Aperently Andy wants me to Mf some some. I've also fond a skulders and, in one drop, War Travs and a gheeds.
make a flavie report for all stashes and one for each one and you'll find the eth Ginter somewhere
Ehh, just found it, yes it was in a wrong stash.
*laughs at Hrus's noobness...*
*...and runs away b4 getting hit with thrown SoJ's*

Begining to get frustrated. She's not dropping any unique rings/ammy for 20 runs now...set drops were crappy. Any tips? (I know i'm a competitor, but i just want a SoJ/BKWB/Mara's :cry:)
Tip: Keep running...
Tracul said:
*laughs at Hrus's noobness...*
*...and runs away b4 getting hit with thrown SoJ's*

Begining to get frustrated. She's not dropping any unique rings/ammy for 20 runs now...set drops were crappy. Any tips? (I know i'm a competitor, but i just want a SoJ/BKWB/Mara's :cry:)
*laughs at Tracul's noobness...* :hide:
Andy can't drop Mara's
Sent my result to jjscud as i don't have any spare time tomorrow and going to take weekend walk now...

total time: 3 hour
total qualifier found: 21

good luck all

-sal

PS: be affraid... :evil:
Hrus said:
*laughs at Tracul's noobness...* :hide:
Andy can't drop Mara's
I knew it, i knew it.....:banghead: 💫
 
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SoJ's hide from me like HoZ's do - -"
1 unique ring found so far.. 4% manald.. my best drop came from a unique monster.. Jalal's mane.. also found The Atlantean, skull collecter, Swordguard, Bloodfist, Etheral Biggons Bonnet :)cry:)
I won't have anymore time to run Andy, so I sent my results. Let me know if you (jjscud) received it.

I don't know exactly how much time I spent running her, probably ~5 hours or so. During the 5 hours, a total of 49 qualifiers were collected, which included 2 unique charms, 10 set amulets, 4 unique amulets, 17 set rings (13 Cathan's Seal), 16 unique rings.

Good luck to the rest of you.
i did some more runs today and after fuìilling a stash with rings and amy i lost electricity in my house. after few min i have restarted windows but my char can't play
unable to enter the game bad generic file

how i hate this as i'm follow unid rule so i don't even know if there is a SOJ
anyone know something about
finished and sent the info to jjscud
still 6 more hours for me to slaughter Andy!
Wanted to share this...
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/6702/2uniquesoutofchest0dv.jpg
Nice stuff drops out of chests too! Open all of em!
Btw the itamz were Swordguard and eth Gorefoot...

@Hrus: Got me-self a Ginther's from Andy. Grailer item?

EDIT: Got me-self A LOT of nice pics also for da art exhibition :cool:
I'm done. Results sent in. Stopped 5 hours ahead because I have an essay to complete x.x
jjscud said:
Yeah fine, I was already considering it anyways.

Consider the archaic, yet traditional, rule wiped. You can ID stuff with Cain and/or scrolls.
Was browsing through the thread whn i found this post. Erm i think this rule has a purpose, and its not to irritate the participants. What if someone already has an SoJ/BKWB from Andy way way back and reports it here?
Certainly not accusing that any participant here would do that, just what if? To be on the safe side, all my jewelry are still unIDed 😁
If we can't trust each other, what's the point? Besides, since this rule has been in place forever, I'm betting a lot of people already have stashes of unIDed items. Okay, probably not SOJs and BK rings, but you get my point...
Well there is nothing that can stop someone from cheating if that person wants to cheat.
I used not to ID normal items often, but everytime I find unique ring or amulet (or Legendary Malet or Scourge), I am too curious and ID immediatly.
All my unique jewelry for this tourney is Identified, I hope it's OK.

BTW, I am tired of Andy, I will try my luck in one last session and stop running her, despite I have around 12 hours left.
Alright, didn't get enough time as I thought I would but it happens.

Heres a nice HC circlet for level 30:
Bramble Visage
Circlet
Defense: 27
Durability: 96 of 105
Required Level: 30
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x9e3323f6
Damage Reduced by 3
Fire Resist +39%
Lightning Resist +33%
30% Faster Run/Walk
+2 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)

email sent jjscud.
Time's up! 14 Cathan's rings found! Hope i'll get the bragging rights for that!
Best find was Blinkbat's Form, checked ATMA and found out that its even rarer than HoZ (from Hell Andy that is).

email sent to jjscud (at) yahoo.com
Send my results to jjscud.

Tracul: I think you will not get the bragging rights for 14 Cathan's.
Owww...dang, :cry:
Well, I've had enough of Andy for the time being. I've sent off my final results. The first runs were certainly interesting, seeing as I started them at level 39 with negative fire and lightning resists. My sorc looks a lot more like a proper character now after all of those runs. 😃
my results are sent. i was surprised...to say the least. i will probably be running andy a little more now. :wink2:
It seems the D2 gods was not smiling on me at all this weekend. Ring and amulets were almost non existent.

But....

Doom Brand
Stalagmite
Two-Hand Damage: 75 to 107
Durability: 84 of 90
Required Dexterity: 35
Required Strength: 63
Required Level: 49
Staff Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0xbc012e74
+39 to Mana
Adds 1-29 lightning damage
+1 to Fire Mastery (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Meteor (Sorceress Only)
+1 to Cold Mastery (Sorceress Only)
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 100%
411% Damage to Undead
+252 to Attack Rating against Undead
5% Chance to cast Level 3 Lightning on attack

Dread Weaver
Stalagmite
Two-Hand Damage: 75 to 107
Durability: 25 of 30
Required Dexterity: 35
Required Strength: 63
Required Level: 60
Staff Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0x105c04a5
+12 to Energy
Cold Resist +27%
Adds 35-125 cold damage over 10 seconds
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+3 to Meteor (Sorceress Only)
+1 to Shiver Armor (Sorceress Only)
150% Damage to Undead

Great Wyrm's Amulet of the Bat
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 66
Fingerprint: 0xb3420652
+73 to Mana
4% Mana stolen per hit

Pestilent Grand Charm of Sustenance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 37
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0xfb2104d8
+29 to Life
+100 poison damage over 6 seconds

and some other very nice grail fillers.
Results sent.

I was also suprised and happy with the results. Especially all the class specifics I found including...

HoZ
Homunculus
Arreat's Face
Oculus
Arm of King Leoric

I had fun running Andy but I am glad to be done with her for now. That room is suprisingly dangerous for an act1 area. I actually had a couple deaths from blindly teleporting into her lair and right onto a nasty bosspack or two of Tainteds and/or Zombies. I'm looking forward to the results, good luck to everyone. 👍
My results have been sent in, and I'm quite pleased. Here are some totals:

Set rings: 10
Set amulets: 7
Unique rings: 4
Uniqui amulets: 1

Like shleefin said, I've never run Andy myself, and even though I only did NM, the amount of finds was amazing. As far as grailers goes, these are a coulpe that stood out for me:

Ribcracker
Quarterstaff
Two-Hand Damage: 55 to 147
Durability: 25 of 130
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 31
Staff Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x32ad102f
+15 to Dexterity
+100% Enhanced Defense
+216% Enhanced Damage (not great, but a grailer)
+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

Hone Sundan
Yari
Two-Hand Damage: 104 to 212
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Strength: 101
Required Level: 37
Spear Class - Normal Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x3a8b77e2
+192% Enhanced Damage (not bad)
+20 to Minimum Damage
+40 to Maximum Damage
45% Chance of Crushing Blow
Repairs 1 durability in 10 seconds
Socketed (3: 0 used)

Great tourney jjscud, thanks for hosting! Good luck to everyone! 👍
Sent my results. Nothing major, though.

Best find would be TC3 for grail:
Hotspur
Boots
Defense: 10
Durability: 6 of 12
Kick Damage: 3 to 8
Required Level: 5
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x9370e65c
+15 to Life
+12% Enhanced Defense
+6 Defense
Fire Resist +45%
+15% to Maximum Fire Resist
Adds 3-6 fire damage

Thank's jjscud for running the Mini-MFO! 👍

What next....? :wink2:
Wow, guys, so far the results are astounding. Unfortunately for myself, I had some stuff come up and wasn't able to run very much, but my results are in.:wink3: I did however continue my streak of finding grailers almost exclusively in tourneys, I got a Biggins Bonnet Saturday night.


I still need results from the following.

Quickdeath
jackalope
bladejj
sixwonton
Horobi
adny


Edit: While we're waiting, I'm open to suggestions for the next mini-MFO. I think I like doing this in out of the way places (No Meph or Pindle) but even then, if that's what everyone is interested in we'll do it.
 
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TC3 contest maybe? but we must provide few awesome prize for the winner
jjscud said:
Edit: While we're waiting, I'm open to suggestions for the next mini-MFO. I think I like doing this in out of the way places (No Meph or Pindle) but even then, if that's what everyone is interested in we'll do it.
I think I am not going to do a large protion of MF-runs without being able to get some grailers again.
Runs that could interest me are Pindle, any 84/85 lvl area, Chaos Sanctuary, Cow level, Baal. Maybe Countess...
jjscud said:
Edit: While we're waiting, I'm open to suggestions for the next mini-MFO. I think I like doing this in out of the way places (No Meph or Pindle) but even then, if that's what everyone is interested in we'll do it.
These have both been mentioned but I really like these ideas.

Cowathon:Scores for rarest items, possibly runes. Special bonuses for finding pieces of the Cow Kings set.

TC3athon:Most TC3s collected wins. Special bonuses for the rarest ones (Torch of Iro, Bane Ash, Knell Sriker, Sanders Cap, possibly others).

I like the idea of running not so standard areas and I think both of these would give good excuses to help fill in some grails.

Edit:Removed redundant redundancy.
a non standard area is good to start as i got borred in after 1k rund on NM andy.
3 tele kill andy repeat.
maybe some high lvl areas WSK, River of Flame no pits as everyone is doing those etc. a bit more chalenging
Why not pits? Area is wide, many monsters (thus takes quite a time to run) and unique drops are rare.
I suggest a Facethon, involving running Hell Duriel hehehe! Points given to diff facets of diff quality.
I think a COWathon would be cool. I haven't done cows all that much, but normal or NM cows with the goal of Cow King set could be interesting.

Another idea is A1 normal SU, in search for TC3's. I ran them a long time ago, with little success, but that was before I "really" knew how to play this game.

Another idea is Hell Duriel (as advised by Hrus in his MF guide) and/or hell meph+counsel members on level 3 (this gives you 4 decent chances) for facets.

I'm anxious to see the results for the Mini-MFO!
Some people may not have their cow portals active in their MF characters eg me 😁 coz i've gotten bored of it and just whacked the cow king for fun. Kinda restricts the participants IMO.
@jrlafrance: Me too!
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I'm anxious to see the results for the Mini-MFO!
Feel free to post your results and brag, shame yourself, scare everyone, etc. The rules only stated no posting results during the hunt and I won't post final results until I have everyone's or the deadline, but I will bet my best find that the winners are already in.

Here's mine:

11.6 Nokozan Relic
31.3 Carrion Wind
46.4 Eye of Etlich
46.4 Crecen Moon
62.8 Telling of Beads

Total: 197.9

I really thought this would be the tourney for the +1 skills rings but the both continue to elude me.
No +1 rings on my side either.
Score:
46.4 Atma's Scarab
46.4 Crescent Moon
23.2 Mahim Oak Curio
23.2 Mahim Oak Curio
31.3 Carrion Wind

Total: 170.5

Best finds: 40MF Gheeds, Skullders Ire, Blinkbat's Forum, Bonehew + many other not-so-useful uniques.
Checked the previous Hunt for SoJ...best find there was a BKWB. Hope this time there'll be a SoJ.
I'm sure there will be...:hide:
i died four times, all preventable except when a fanat/might/cursed andy OHKO'd me....75% block my bum bum.. andy herself wasnt that bad, but that room can spawn like 4 or 5 boss packs sometimes, usually tainted and ghouls. fanat/might/cursed andy and like 20 tainted was not uncommon at all. merc died a lot, even with 85% poison resist.

with that aside, IMO andy could give mephy a run for his money when it comes to finding useful exceptional and lower TC elite uniques. i found like 3 shaftstops, a half dozen bonehews, 35% vipermagi, shako, and my first ever gerke's sanctuary :rolleyes: plus a lot more i'm forgetting and, of course, jewlery :wink3:
PMs sent to those who haven't sent in thier results. We'll have the final results in 24 hours one way or another (I hate dragging this part out).

Tracul said:
Checked the previous Hunt for SoJ...best find there was a BKWB. Hope this time there'll be a SoJ.

Did I mention astounding results.😁

@shleefin - I agree, I could consider running Andy for a couple weeks for the jewelry and some other goodies. As I mentioned before, I got War Travs and a Gheeds in the same drop, plus most of the other normal MF'ing goodies (Skulders, Shako, 2x Oculus etc.)
Well, I honestly thought I had a good chance at winning, but seeing just those first 2 results tells me otherwise. Here's why I thought I might win:

1. SoJ = 104.5 (second, but first self-found!!!)

2. Mahim = 11.8

3. Vidala’s = 9

4. Vidala’s = 9

5. Tancred’s = 9

Total Points = 143.3

I was running NM Andy, so my drops were limited.:sad2:
OK then, here are my results for Hell Andy:
SCORE: 497,4
The Stone of Jordan - 187.8
Seraph's Hymn - 77.4
Seraph's Hymn - 77.4
Seraph's Hymn - 77.4
Seraph's Hymn - 77.4

Total value: 2823,6
Items count: 300

98 Cathans.

I would be really dissapointed if that's not enough for winning.
Wow, I really suck. 😁

Eye of Eltich 23.5
Mahim-Oak Curio 11.8
Tancred's Weird 9.0
Tancred's Weird 9.0
Manald Heal 3.5

TOTAL: 56.8

Just watch out, though. Next time Doiof won't start her runs at level 39, and I'll actually find some MF equipment for her. :evil:
Damn hrus, how many runs do you think you did?

I'm really dissapointed I missed this tourny, as I was away for the weekend :( Definately interested in another mini-MFO, something like a baal-a-thon or perhaps a CS/Diablo run tourny would be cool...
I estimate it was around 1500 P3 runs.
well i may as well post mine...

The Stone of Jordan 187.8
The Stone of Jordan 187.8
Bul Kathos's Wedding Band 93.9
Tal Rasha's Ajudication 62.8
Atma's Scarab 46.4

total: 578.7

:hide:
Ouch... 4 Seraphs and a SoJ? How many runs, and how many time? This is awesome.
adny said:
I'll definitely find time to do this...
Well, I did... about 3-4 hours 👅

Seeing the results of all of you, and with my best item being vidala's snare, I think you can disregard my results 👅
 
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Ahh, schleefin, Congrats. 2SoJs and BK ring, nice. I hope I still have bragging rights for the Cathan's count...
@Hrus: WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! And you'll get the Cathan's bragging rights for sure...
@schleefin: WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
@jrlafrance: Not that high on the score, but finding a SoJ merits a WOWWWWWWWWW!!! too...

Congrats on the finds guys. I guess fishymancers suck at running Andy (or is it my luck?). A rough estimation on time per run and no of runs would be nice guys.
I guess mine was around total 12 hours, 4 mins per run.
I can't remember how much time I spent doing those runs. I think it was about 3-5 hours. Anyhow, each run took ~30-40 seconds.

Carrion Wind
Ring
Required Level: 60
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x8c043443
+133 Defense vs. Missile
9% Life stolen per hit

The Rising Sun
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x2008636c

Atma's Scarab
Amulet
Required Level: 60
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0xe5a93264

Arcanna's Sign
Amulet
Required Level: 15
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x435a36e5

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x77889b7a

Total Points: 31.3 + 46.4 + 46.4 + 62.8 + 187.8 = 374.7
Holy CowKing!

That's some great scores guys. I was feeling good (not great though) about my 201.8 til I saw what I was up against. My hat's off to you guys. 👍

My finds were...

31.3 Carrion Wind
31.3 Carrion Wind (second)
46.4 Cats Eye
46.4 Cats Eye (second)
46.4 Crescent Moon

with only 22 Cathan's collected.

I did probably 500-600 runs and they took about 50-70 seconds with my blizzsorc. I didn't want to reroll my map since I have a great Meph/Baal/Ancient Tunnels/Cows map with her so I took a few extra teleports on each level of the catacombs.

Looks like I'm going to have to find a more comfortable chair for the next one. 😁
I'm not sure what Hrus' final score was, but I came up with 49x(something).

Anyway, I didn't have a whole lot of time maybe a total of 4 hours spread over the weekend. I didn't time my runs either, but I'll say 2 minutes and estimate around 200 runs.

When the Stone of Jordan fell, I didn't take a screenie, but should have. 2 unique rings fell, and on set. I only saw one unique though, picked it up, then the set ring, and saw a unique still on the ground. I figured my stash was full, and I hadn't picked up the first one. So I looked in my backpack, and there was still room, so picked the other one up too! Was I surprised and pleased when I looked in ATMA!
didn't keep track. i found most of that on friday actually, bul kathos's was first followed shortly after by a tal's ammy. then the soj dropped later friday night and my jaw hit the floor. i ran a little on saturday, but not much maybe an hour or so. the second soj came 6pm on sunday and after that i just threw in the towel, even though i had 9 hours left..after all, i was thinking i had blown out everybody. hrus, i had no idea you were so close.. congrats to hrus though for finding an amazing 98 cathan's seals! i only had 25...

these runs have been more than i even dreamed. i just doubled my soj count in 48 hours! unbelievable!
I was doing about 25-30 runs/hr. (I find that more useful to keep track of than time per run since I have to take lots of micro-breaks for my wrist.) Over about 10-12 hours that puts me in the range of 300 runs. My real handycap was the lack of MF. I started with 31%, and managed to get it up to 116% by the end. I'm guessing that is way below everyone else. I also learned too late the difference that /p3 makes over /p1 with Andy. (Not that I could have upped the players setting immediately anyhow, but I could have done it sooner.)

I'm pretty happy with what I found. Since this was the official restart of my SC grail, I put a nice dent in the low-end items, and found some stuff I'd never seen before. I found a Suicide Branch early on that made teleporting and fireballing a lot faster. I used to run Andy a lot, and she seemed a lot nicer with the jewelry than I remember. I picked up my first Mahim-Oak, and my second Eye of Etlich (7s cold, which isn't too shabby.) I've been questing Doiof to get her level up, so she can return latter to get the SoJ Andy owes her. 😁
Sorry Hrus, I didn't see your SCORE at the top.

But OMG, 98 Cathan's out of 300 (I'm assuming 300 jewelry)?!?!😲 Thats horrible odds right there.

Just as a side not, my Meteorb sorc had somewhere in the range of +550MF (lots more on switch), plus my merc had ~150. I did take the time to kill all the monsters in all the rooms, so that added to my run times. I found several ethereal items, and a few grailers. All runs were done at /p8.
 
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Originally posted by: @jjscud

Ok here are the official results, still no response from 3 contestants but I'm fairly convinced that if they had found anything like others had, they would have reported in right away.

Sorry, this is the lazy version, the winners have reported thier finds and I don't have finds together with scores so all you're getting here are scores.

First lets have an SoJ count, while 0 SoJ's were found in the previous Soj hunt, we had a whopping 6 found over the weekend in the hunt.

Nightmare results:

NoName - 25.1
TraxisX - 28.5
SuperSavage - 50.6
Cattleya - 56.8
HolyPade - 107.8
nebux - 121.7

and the winner in the NightMare category with an SoJ

jrlafrance - 143.3


Hell Results

Limpo - 25.3
Jackalope - 102.2
Salvo - 118.6
Tracul - 170.5
jjscud - 197.9
manolios - 201.8
SeDnA - 374.7 (SoJ)
Dementiamaster - 437.2 (SoJ)
Hrus - 497,4 (SoJ)

and as you may have already guessed, the winner in the Hell category with 2 SoJs

shleefin - 578.7

Lastly, I didn't get results on Carthans from everyone but I'm fairly comfortable saying Hrus won that with 98 Carthan's Seals.

Thanks for playing, it was nice to see this SoJ hunt actually won by SoJs.

Winners (jrlafrance and shleefin) you can send me your trophey to be added to the Mini-MFO trophy case (Yes, I do have an ATMA stash called Mini-MFO_Trophey_Case). It can be whatever you want, a nice find from the mini-mfo, one of you're carthan's, or a cracked sash you picked up a year ago, whatever, but please personalize it. ([email protected])

Thanks again, I've got the next Mini-MFO narrowed to two options, look for that in a month or two.
 
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3rd place for Hell category, not bad at all. I'm satisfied. Besides, the SoJ alone was worth it.
I'm looking for/thinking of something to personalize for the trophy case. I'll get back to you soon. Very fun tourney, I had a good time!
Stash sent jjscud, with my personalized item!
Ok, to close this out, here are the tropheys sent in by the winners:

From jrlafrance for the NM win:

Lowest_Levelist's Lightsabre
Phase Blade
One-Hand Damage: 97 to 128
Required Dexterity: 136
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 58
Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xd632ed85
+182% Enhanced Damage
+10 to Minimum Damage
+30 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1-200 lightning damage
Adds 60-120 magic damage
6% Mana stolen per hit
+7 to Light Radius
20% Increased Attack Speed
Ignore Target Defense
25% Lightning Absorb
5% Chance to cast Level 17 Chain Lightning on attack

and from shleefin for the Hell win

Scintillating Jewel of Freedom
Required Level: 26
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 66
Fingerprint: 0x4e12151c
All Resistances +15
Requirements -15%

These will be on display again in a month or two with the next mini-mfo.