Mini-MFO VI (Say MOOOOO) [by jjscud]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @jjscud on Mar 14, 2006.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


Mini-MFO VI (Say MOOOOO)

Just a quick note, don't burn yourself out, a full, classic MFO is hot on this tourney's heels.


Short, short version of rules:
Kill the Cows, keep the goods! This weekend!



The rules:

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

1- Start Friday (the 18th) 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 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 one and only category is Hell Cows.

3- Thou shalt kill cows 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.
- Thy character info (class, build, level, %MF).
- ATMA readings of thy 3 rarest findings during the valid period, containing all item information, including - but not limited to - fingerprints.

- 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 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 three rarest findings to get to your final score.

6.1- If a tie occurs, cow kings items decide

6.2- 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- 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-That shalt steer clear of the Cow King

11- Thou wilt have fun!

OK, sorry, I've never seen a cow running scoresheet. I'll try and get it up in the next 24 hours. I plan to include Set and Unique Elites, jewelry, runes (with a possible point cap) and cow kings items, maybe TC3's too.

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Mini-MFO Trophey Case

From shleefin's win in the Hell SoJ hunt

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


From jrlafrance win in the NM SoJ hunt

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


From Wicket's win in the Anti-Pits

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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Im gonna enter this one do we give our character dtails now ? 😃
Technically, I only need to know who's entering but I think we are almost all interested in at least build, level, and char name.
Almarie - Pure Light Zon - 91 - around 100 mf / might try a more mf oriented gear setup
Yep, that's what I was waiting for :)
Viraya lvl 96 pure light zon, ~260 MF.

I have to blame Durf, cause I don't fulfill the other pre-reqs :wink3:

Also I am interested in a scoring sheet, especially how runes will compare with uniques.
*says MOOOOOOO*
Excellento!!! This i likey 😁 Entering with Daffy lvl ** Meteorb sorceress, MF yet to be determined. I hope she won't be the only non-lightning character entering this tourney.
I forget, is MP allowed? It's not in the rules. :rolleyes:
Ah, sorry, I was going to address this specifically.

You are not allowed to play with other players in the Mini-MFO BUT I will allow you to use two computers or some sort of user switching to have a different char open the cow portal if you've killed the king.

Edit: please excuse the brian lapse, it should be Mini-MFO VI, not XI.
In that case the items from Cow king himself should not be included, because players who can kill him will have an advantage over those of us who can't kill him. User switching is teh cheesy.
EDIT: I found the rule #10, it's said we can't kill him. Sorry for being blind.
Ill enter, although im not to sure how much time ill get to play.
Aren't rules 6.1 and 10 in conflict with each other? If we can't kill the King, how could his items be the tie-breaker?

EDIT: BTW, I'm in, not sure which character I'll use just yet though.
The cow king set items can be dropped by any cow.

I've decided to try something new (for myself, others swear by it) and run a blizz sorc.

So IceMistress, lvl 92 pure blizz sorc will be on duty again.
I'll give this a go, although i might not get too much play time :undecided:

Ill be entering a pure blizz sorc lvl 90 "Ice_Cold"
Not sure yet on the MF
I'm afraid we'll all get schooled by the Maidens-Of-The-Sparking-Stick but I'll join too, since cow running might net me some roonz/socketables/a level.

The only Hell cow runner available to me is Olena the Meteorb (edit: she's level 89). I've coded an MF pareto front optimization routine that belched out the following gear combo:
Code:
Gear            | FCR | MF  | Skill |
----------------+-----+-----+-------|
Shako        |     | 74  |   2   |
Tal's trinket   |     |     |   2   |
Suicide branch  | 50  |     |   1   |
Skullder's      |     | 111 |   1   |
Visceratuant    |     |     |   1   |
Chance Guards   |     | 38  |       |
SoJ             |     |     |   1   |
FoF ring        |     | 37  |       |
Arachnid Mesh   | 20  |     |   1   |
Charms        |     | 48  |       |
----------------+-----+-----+-------+
Total           | 70  | 308 |   9   |
----------------+-----+-----+-------+

Merc:

Stealskull 50% MF
'Treachery' Wire fleece (45% IAS! Burger time!)
Reaper's Toll

J/k about the optimization routine, I'm too lazy for that kind of stuff. I just figured out that this would be a nice MF/speed compromise.

*starts dreaming about angry cows*
*wakes up bathing in sweat, bakes hamburger out of revenge*
Also since your spells are timered isn't it better to use suicide branch on switch only for teleproting? And Occy in the main - killing slot.
Also I wouldn't like to stand near a CELE boss when it dies, your resistances seems to be week.
Of course I'll be extra-super-duper careful near any LE boss. I've picked the suicide branch because:
- +1 skills for extra power (I could use wizardspike instead to pimp my resists)
- Haven't got an oculus:cry: (my gear might seem to indicate that I do)
- Would use Tal's orb, but only in conjunction with the full set. I lack Tal's plate :cry:
- I really enjoy spamming fireballs, so hitting 63% FCR would be really nice.

I hope I didn't make you weep with my :cry:'s

Edit: Maybe I'll start an ISO thread in the SPTF. I'll keep y'all updated if something changes in my setup.
I'll enter too, I mean Moooo! :jig:

It's beef time, don't know how much time I'll have for playing but I'll try to manage...
nebux will join with Athena javazon, it's a good tourney this before buying a new game *cough* oblivion *cough*.
 
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nebux said:
*cough* oblivion *cough*.
*cough* New über-PC *cough, rattle, hack, phlegm, gargle*
SCORING

First: Items
- I wanted to include other items and runes but this is still first and formost a hunt for elite uniques. For that reason, I have cut off all other item scores at the same score as a tc87 weapon. Even with that heavy penalty I suspect they will play heavily into the results.

Second: Bonuses - bonus points will be given for finding the cow kings pieces. Their points will be the same as they are in the list below and each may only count once. That means that if you find all three cow kings set peices, your final score will be your top three items plus the bonus from the cow kings pieces (1.0 + 1.2 + 1.8) = 4 points. If you only find one or two, its the sum of the peices you do find.

Here are the item points:

1.0 Immortal King's Stone Crusher
1.0 Cow King's Hide
1.2 Cow King's Horns
1.2 Dol Rune
1.3 Dangoon's Teaching
1.4 Laying of Hands
1.6 Dark Adherent
1.6 Hel Rune
1.7 Natalya's Shadow
1.7 Credendum
1.8 Cow King's Hooves
1.9 Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer
2.0 Manald Heal
2.0 Nagelring
2.1 Gheed's Fortune
2.3 Wizardspike
2.3 Ondal's Almighty
2.3 Bonehew
2.3 M'avina's Embrace
2.4 Io Rune
2.5 Windhammer
2.5 Ethereal Edge
2.5 Angelic Wings
2.5 Cathan's Sigil
2.5 Civerb's Icon
2.5 Iratha's Collar
2.5 Tancred's Weird
2.5 Vidala's Snare
2.6 Hellslayer
2.6 Lightsabre
2.6 Viperfork
2.6 Hellrack
2.8 Gimmershred
2.8 Demon Limb
3.0 Jade Talon
3.1 Dwarf Star
3.1 Raven Frost
3.1 Sazabi's Ghost Liberator
3.1 Lum Rune
3.1 Naj's Light Plate
3.1 Naj's Puzzler
3.2 Baranar's Star
3.2 Rune Master
3.2 Tal Rasha's Guardianship
3.2 Trang-Oul's Girth
3.2 Djinn Slayer
3.2 Demon's Arch
3.2 Flamebellow
3.2 The Reaper's Toll
3.3 Bloodmoon
3.3 Taebaek's Glory
3.3 Trang-Oul's Guise
3.3 Aldur's Deception
3.5 Nord's Tenderizer
3.6 Razor's Edge
3.7 Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
3.7 Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
3.8 Nokozan Relic
3.9 Ormus' Robes
3.9 Sandstorm Trek
4.1 Harlequin Crest
4.2 Natalya's Mark
4.2 Cranebeak
4.2 Wraith Flight
4.3 Lacerator
4.3 Widowmaker
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
4.6 Eschuta's Temper
4.6 Frostwind
4.6 Messerschmidt's Reaver
4.6 Fleshripper
4.6 Thunderstroke
4.6 Gut Siphon
4.7 Ko Rune
5.0 Marrowwalk
5.0 Stormshield
5.2 Firelizard's Talons
5.2 M'avina's Caster
5.7 Horizon's Tornado
5.7 Medusa's Gaze
5.7 Doombringer
5.7 Eaglehorn
5.7 Warshrike
5.7 Leviathan
5.8 Stone Crusher
5.9 Blackoak Shield
5.9 Dracul's Grasp
6.0 Stoneraven
6.2 Fal Rune
6.6 Nosferatu's Coil
6.6 Spike Thorn
6.6 Steel Shade
6.6 Soul Drainer
6.6 Blood Raven's Charge
7.6 The Mahim-Oak Curio
7.7 Head Hunter's Glory
7.8 Ondal's Wisdom
7.8 Demonhorn's Edge
7.8 Boneshade
8.0 Steel Carapace
8.1 Giant Skull
8.1 Spirit Ward
9.2 Infernal Cranium
9.2 Arcanna's Sign
9.2 Arctic Furs
9.2 Atma's Scarab
9.2 Bane Ash
9.2 Ber Rune
9.2 Biggin's Bonnet
9.2 Blinkbat's Form
9.2 Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
9.2 Carrion Wind
9.2 Cham Rune
9.2 Crescent Moon
9.2 Death Cleaver
9.2 Death's Guard
9.2 Death's Hand
9.2 Earth Shifter
9.2 Executioner's Justice
9.2 Felloak
9.2 Gargoyle's Bite
9.2 Ghostflame
9.2 Greyform
9.2 Gul Rune
9.2 Gull
9.2 Highlord's Wrath
9.2 Hotspur
9.2 Hsarus' Iron Fist
9.2 Ist Rune
9.2 Jah Rune
9.2 Knell Striker
9.2 Lem Rune
9.2 Lenymo
9.2 Lo Rune
9.2 Mal Rune
9.2 Mara's Kaleidoscope
9.2 Nature's Peace
9.2 Ohm Rune
9.2 Pelta Lunata
9.2 Pluckeye
9.2 Pul Rune
9.2 Rixot's Keen
9.2 Sander's Paragon
9.2 Saracen's Chance
9.2 Seraph's Hymn
9.2 Steel Pillar
9.2 Stormspire
9.2 Sur Rune
9.2 Tal Rasha's Adjudication
9.2 Tancred's Hobnails
9.2 Telling of Beads
9.2 The Cat's Eye
9.2 The Eye of Etlich
9.2 The Gnasher{qlvl
9.2 The Hand of Broc
9.2 The Rising Sun -
9.2 The Stone of Jordan
9.2 Torch of Iro -
9.2 Um Rune
9.2 Vex Rune
9.2 Vidala's Ambush
9.2 Windforce
9.2 Wisp Projector
9.2 Zod Rune
9.8 Griswold's Honor
10.3 Boneflame
10.7 Griffon's Eye
10.7 Shadow Dancer
10.7 Steelrend
10.7 Templar's Might
10.9 Cerebus' Bite
11.2 Griswold's Redemption
11.3 Nightwing's Veil
11.3 Veil of Steel
14.1 Spirit Keeper
14.5 Dragonscale
14.5 Ravenlore
16.6 Death's Fathom
19.2 Darkforce Spawn
19.5 Heaven's Light
19.5 The Redeemer
23.0 Schaefer's Hammer
27.7 Astreon's Iron Ward
27.8 Death's Web
Count me in with "Breakfast", lvl 80 lightning zon (hopefully get a few levels in the process 😁)
I'm in for some beef hunting. I have a lightning zon and a blizzard sorc that can do the job, dont know yet who's getting the job.
Hrus said:
So you say I will find Jah, Ber and SoJ and I will still loose to GrisCaddy + PUL + PUL ?
And it's probable that there will be a tie with 3 x 9.2 score (even with bonus); what will decide then?
So you say I will find Jah, Ber and SoJ and I will still loose to GrisCaddy + PUL + PUL ?
And it's probable that there will be a tie with 3 x 9.2 score (even with bonus); what will decide then?
Ok I'm in with my lightning zon, looks like Cham rune is rather common, only have around 100 MF but hey runes are nice .

Good Hunting all

DX
No, I say you probably won't find a Jah, Ber, and SoJ. :wink3:

Those all show up as rarer than even a deaths web. Not to mention that the numbers are based on 0%MF and with a pile of MF, odds are you'll find several Death's Webs rather than a high rune.

What I realy want to avoid is someone finding a Ber, cracked sash and a light mana potion and beating someone that finds a Death's Web, Astreon's Iron Ward and a Schaefer's Hammer.

I'm looking at this as a hunt for EU's with some bonuses for the other items we really like to find.

Also remember that in most (mini or not) MFOs rune and rings don't count and you would lose to someone that found an IK Stone Crusher and two light potions.

Rule Update:
If after the existing scoring there is a tie and at least one of those involved in the tie have an item with a reduced score, we'll let the real scores break the tie.
I built a Javie specifically for cow hunting, but never did. This is the perfect chance!

AnyasLover Level 84 Javazon ~200 mf
Burger time! Opal, level 92 Blizzsorc. Let's show those puny zons who really rules the cow level:strong: Can't say how much MF cause I'm unsure of my setup yet, but I'll let you know
Update: Entering lvl 89 meterorb sorc, 346 MF. Happy hunting guys!
OK I'm all set got a great stony field map (2 ports from waypoint to the stones) and a great farm at the same time- the king's pen is practically buried in a corner. Decided to go all-out MF, so I'll be packing 587. One thing tho- friday is 17th. Is it a simple mistake or are we supposed to start on saturday?

Good luck to every1, 2nd place is still open:azn:
DeathMage said:
I'll give this a go, although i might not get too much play time :undecided:

Ill be entering a pure blizz sorc lvl 90 "Ice_Cold"
Not sure yet on the MF
Ill have 287 mf, good luck all 👍
That's a nice chance for build a little my pala for next MFO,
count me in with Leskoota lvl73 hammerdin.

cheers
simura
Lowest_Levelist (my Meteorb) will carry 345%MF (397%MF on switch), and merc has 145%MF for a total of 542%MF is he get the kill.

IKE (my IK WW barb) will carry around 144%MF, and merc will have 145%MF for a total of 289%MF is he gets the kill. I have a question here on switch. I have two Heart Carvers, and two unsocketed Ali Baba's. Would it be better to have the %MF from Baba's, or %find item from Heart Carver? With dual Carver's, it would put Find Item at slvl14 or 47% chance to find an item, then 144%MF for it to hopefully be of some value. Or, with dual Baba's, 91% +91% +144% = 326%? Which should I choose?
With so many corpses around, you should use dual Heart Carvers. Or maybe kill everything first using dual Ali Baba's thn switch to dual Carvers (in inventory) to hork.
Killing cows with AliBabas? That's not possible. (It's possible, but it will take enormous time)

jrla:
unique Hell Bovine, chance for Wizardspike:
1) 144MF, 14FI (47%) : 0.47 * 1/13396 = 1:28502
2) 235MF, 10 FI (42%) : 0.42 * 1/11578 = 1:27566
3) 326MF, 6FI (35%) : 0.35 * 1/10618 = 1:30337

So the best for you is 1AliBaba,1Carver

My own barbarian (used for Pit runs occasionally) uses just two +3warcry spear, so my BO is stronger. He wears more MF though and has FI 11 IIRC - with +6 from those spears.
Ah maybe i didn't make it clear. What i mean was using dual Ali Baba's in weapon switch first (he's still killing with his main weapons, only switching to Baba's for extra MF). Thus he gets the MF bonus fr Baba's initally. Then with all the corpses lying around, unequip the Baba's and equip the Carvers. Then hork.
Sounds logical to me. Possible?
It consumes too much time IMO.
I'm starting this evening, must get some useful RL work done first (sigh). Didn't obtain an Oculus in the meantime, therefore I am doomed to lose (I shouldn't blame the gear, especially with reports of someone finding Mang Song's with 'merely' 120% MF... I digress.)

I did score a better Gheed's and a 6% MFSC so I will compete with 347% MF + 50% on merc. I'll prove that meteorbs can run Cows too!

Edit: I'm such a cold bastard... forgot to wish luck. May D2's item distribution deity smile broadly on you all (and on me a little broader 😁)!
I'm gonna start now.

AJK, if you need an Occy, I can send you one, gib mail.
 
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Ok here I come!
Start: 5.50 pm Friday
End: 5.50 am Monday
Good luck everyone!
Tweety, you and other generous souls are the kind of people that make this forum so cool to visit. From the macro-MFO competition sheet it appears that you are RRM, so my vanillaness (funny, it almost reads villainess) is working against me again.
Many thanks for the offer though! 👍
As everybody ignored me, I began the butchering.

Start: Friday 1.45 PM
End: Sunday 1.45 AM

Already found one keeper, nothing fancy though

Edit: me=:dunce: , end is 1.45 AM on Monday
It has begun. *cue ominous music*
Start: today, 17.30, end: monday, 5.30.

First try: merc goes splat in 10 seconds. Oopsie! Forgot to give him the survival kit ('Treachery' Armor and Stealskull) I lent to my zealot.
Second try: my inexperience in cow running becomes obvious. I'm taking way too long (20 mins. on /players 1 :shocked: ). I did find a cracked Grim Wand from a box (yes! Ran LK for an hour yesterday without finding any).

@jjscud: Since this isn't stated explicitly in the rules: Do goodies from boxes/stashes count? I think not, but I guess it would be good if you can confirm.
Yes, they do.
i'll start now with Athena 358 MF javazon, pure cow killing girl.
i'll finish somewhere on sunday as i don't have much time to play
I have started 1.5 hours ago, still no qualifier :(.
Played for 4 hours, found 15 (lousy) qualifiers. But didn't expect these sweet skillers!

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Greed
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0x10722c4b
37% Extra Gold from Monsters
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)

Fanatic Grand Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xadc2d599
+11 to Life
+1 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)

:laugh:
Hrus said:
Killing cows with AliBabas? That's not possible. (It's possible, but it will take enormous time)

jrla:
unique Hell Bovine, chance for Wizardspike:
1) 144MF, 14FI (47%) : 0.47 * 1/13396 = 1:28502
2) 235MF, 10 FI (42%) : 0.42 * 1/11578 = 1:27566
3) 326MF, 6FI (35%) : 0.35 * 1/10618 = 1:30337

So the best for you is 1AliBaba,1Carver

My own barbarian (used for Pit runs occasionally) uses just two +3warcry spear, so my BO is stronger. He wears more MF though and has FI 11 IIRC - with +6 from those spears.
Thanks for the run-down of the number Hrus, but I have a couple of questions. The number 1/13396, 1/11578 and 1/16018...what do they represent? Then I see you multiply that number by %MF (in decimal form). What do the answers represent?

With the severe diminishing returns for FI, I'm tempted to put dual Baba's on switch, cause my FI is already at 8. I'm not sure yet.
These are odds for getting a Wizardspike from HellBovine unique boss. (with 144 / 235 / 326 MF. (0 / 1 / 2 Ali Babas +144MF from other gear)
These chances multiplied by chance for successful hork will represents the chance for getting Wizardspike from horking such a boss.
A few qualifiers so far, but not a lot yet.

This was a nice jewel though

Ruby Jewel of Truth
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0x50c5090
+40% Enhanced Damage
7% Faster Hit Recovery
Wow nice j00l

A few qualifiers to me also but not many
Thats very strange, because this just dropped for me:
Ruby Jewel of Truth
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xa493838
+40% Enhanced Damage
7% Faster Hit Recovery
Omg 2 in an hour :shocked:
If its not too late JJscud, my wife would like to enter. Shes at work with no access to the forum. Here name is DKThomas29, and if its OK, woud like to enter with Mimiess a level 90 Blizzard Sorceress with ~300%MF. Let me know ASAP please, its nearing 5PM here, and she will most likely start around 6PM.
I'm not starting yet but as most are I'm closing the signups. Here are the participants:

aman
Hrus
Tracul
jrlafrance
greenmind
AJK
HolyPade
nebux
SkaMan
tweety
DX-Crawler
ron
Skinny
DeathMage
simura
jjscud
DKThomas29

That's a nice list. Rememer to send me ATMA readouts of your top 3 plus the three cowkings set items if you find them once you're done. I'm usually a bit scarce around here on the weekend so good luck. Also remember your forum name. Thanks.
jjscud said:
Also remember your forum name.
I have to, I can't log in without it :cry:.

Progress report: Played for 6 hours and borked one of my goals, gaining XP.
I managed to teleport into a fanatic extra fast cow pack twice!
Them cows are still picking little squishy pieces of sorc from their hooves.

Found no more than three elegible goodies, so I drastically altered my setup. I sacrificed some MF to increase killing speed. I guess I was too obsessed with high MF numbers. My gear alteration resulted in me running the cow level at /players 3 in 15 mins., instead of 20 mins. at /players 1. If any of you want to make me weep, just tell me the cow clearance times of your char.

For those who might be interested, this is what I've decided:
Code:
Gear            | FCR | MF  | Skill |
----------------+-----+-----+-------|
Shako        |     | 74  |   2   |
Tal's trinket   |     |     |   2   |
Tal's Orb    | 20  |     |   1   |
Skin o/t Viperm.| 30  |     |   1   |
Magefist        | 20  |     |   1   |
Chance Guards   |     | 38  |       |
SoJ             |     |     |   1   |
FoF ring        |     | 37  |       |
Tal's Belt      | 10  | 14  |       |
Tal's Bonus    |     | 65  |       |    
Charms        |     | 62  |       |
----------------+-----+-----+-------+
Total           | 80  | 291 |   8   |
----------------+-----+-----+-------+

Merc:

Stealskull 50% MF
'Treachery' Wire fleece (45% IAS! Burger time!)
Reaper's Toll
The merc armor was an experimental shaftstop replacement. I'm keeping it! My merc kills cows like there's no tomorrow (at 6 FPA), and once the fade triggers, I can just forget about him and sort through the mess the cows leave behind.:laugh:
Ha! Reporting in:

Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 359
Durability: 38 of 55
(Barbarian Only)
Required Strength: 118
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xa4472563
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+197% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +30
3% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)

Too bad it isnt on the score sheet.
AJK, i think my time should be around yours at /p3. I guess sorcs aint built for running cows. I'm sure lightning zons run em 5 mins max at /p3?
Did some eq changes, swapped Tal's Orb and Crest out for Occy and Shako. Total MF now = 400+
I think I may be able to shave a bit of my total time. This is my first time ever running Hell cows (which explains my two entirely unnecessary deaths).
My tactic: tele around, herd cows, static a lot, appoint a volunteer to keep cows away (poor merc...), and spam meteor/fball until well done.

I know that a meteorb is a far from an optimal splat-the-cows build, but the prospect of cool jewels/charms/roonz keeps me going.

By the way, rule nr. 10: steer clear of the Cow King.
*heh,heh... steer, heh, heh*:lipsrsealed:

Edit: 1.58AM right now! *gulp!* Better get some shut-eye.
Sorry put i'm going to have to pull out of the toruney, due to lack of time available :undecided:
 
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No, Lightning zons are not able to clear Cow level in 5 minutes. they have ti walk, and they have to herd the cows. Once they herd the group they are able to kill 100 cows in few secs, but herding itself takes time. Actually I started to run with my Blizzsorc, because she is moving faster, have slightly higher MF, and most of the bosses turned out to be LE for my Zon :(

Reporting: 1 grail item for me 😁
What player setting is everyone running cows ?
we area lowed to switch chars? if so Printesa_Zapada will join here blizz sorc lvl 89 mf 400-500?
Aman, I'm running at /players 3. I can kill reasonably fast at that setting, and the chests/stashes like me more.
I've also collected a grailer, but that's easy: I've only been playing LOD for three-and-a-half months and made only one mat.

Now, if you'll excuse me: them cows are mooing, me gots some milkin' to do!
/p3 should be okay. Even with the rather high settings, S/U drops are rare (and lousy). Meteor damage of 11k+ ain't hurting them much either (i was expectin them to drop after one hit)

@Hrus: Thanks for the enlightening me. 100 cows in a few secs? Thats amazing! I gotta get myself one of those lightzons one day...
I'm running with my lighting zon at players 3. A full clear including getting the leg is about 10 minutes for me. Maybe my blizzard sorc is a bit faster, but she is in PvP gear.

I'm a bit unlucky on the Cow Kings gear, wrong green boots and a unique warhat atm.
I need a break soon, the Moooooo-oooing is nervewrecking. Lousy luck so far. :undecided:
I am having aweful luck. So far I have found the Generals Flail and a unique spear. I had to check and make sure I am playing in hell difficulty! Seriously, I have not kept one thing so far, just gold for res'ing my merc. Ah well, time to grind some more beef. Good luck fellas.
First, switching chars is just fine.

IceMistress went of and started trashing cows and trash them she did. Big cows, little cows, peasant cows, and the cow King, and on her first run too. The good news (for me) is I just checked the ilvl on an item that I thought might have been dropped by the cow king and it wasn't.

So, Shieldmaiden, lvl 98 Zon toting 406%MF is taking over my cow killing duties. Unfortunately, nothing else exciting to report yet.
Sorry guys, can't stand this for one more second. I still have found not even one useful, let alone qualifying item. My best is a Bstar that dropped while gathering the leg. I decided to use this weekend to level my blizz sorc for hell meph runs in next weeks MFO. Good luck to all who remain in Cow Land!
Well, I must say that qualifiers are really rare from those evil cows.
BUT - I got 2nd grailer 😁
And some nice charms (like +5resall SC or 7%MF SC), but nothing really uber.
Not one qualifier from about 6 hours last night, very depressing. I'll try again tonight, maybe in about 9 hours from now. I've found very few, even normal uniques! Lots of gems though. Is this typical for cows? If so, I guess the only time I'll run em again is in MFO's! :cry:
Aarrgghh. must.. stop.. mind.. from.. melting.. Captain.. Need.. More.. Power.. The.. Shields.. Won't.. Hold.. Moo.. Moo.. Moo.. *slaps self*
Excuse me, let myself go there for a moment. *regains composure*
Qualifiers are indeed rare, but I have found five (V, cinq, 101, fünf, vijf, 5) already.

Score thus far:
Best rune: Shael (just 1 grade shy of making the list..)
Best jool: a +30% ED one, plain alas.
Best charm: +86 Def, +25 Life GC

Seems like I need more luck on the charm front... Anyway, I found Griswold's Baseball Bat while I was kicking Pindle for full rejuvs, so I guess my luck lies somewhere else than at the farm.

But.. I Will Not Give Up. These cows test my faith, I shall not disappoint them!
Well I'm calling it a day. Found a lot of qualifiers and improved my score quite a bit since yesterday. Also scored a java skiller and two 6% MF SC plus my grail is 2 items smaller:cool: All in all a good beef day. GL to the rest, don't give up, these burgers will cough up something good eventually
Wow those GC's really keeps coming!

Sharp Grand Charm of Pestilence
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xf805869f
+61 to Attack Rating
+10 to Maximum Damage
+25 poison damage over 5 seconds

Steel Grand Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 41
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xb6c27800
+126 to Attack Rating
7% Faster Run/Walk

:jig: :jig: :jig:
It's a new day, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the cows are mooing. Oh wait, they're not, I've turned them into the world's largest hamburger!
I ran cows for 9 hours (!) yesterday. Today will see a little less cow action from me, lest my vocabulary reduces to cow sounds. I'm already grazing the front lawn, so I must be careful not to take it too far.

By the way, it seems that everyone but me scores cool charms! Maybe today will be my lucky day...
finished now,i'm borred killing cows but my amazon lvl up from 83 to 87.
found many gems, one P&B skiller, some runes nothing really worth????
but the most precious is a
I know what you mean, I popped open one of the chests and out came a
Well time to start my beefhunting, but dont expect much since I dont have any MF at all:grin:

DX
I am tired, so I have to finish. I didn't take this MFO too serious (I didn't want to burn out before the big MFO), but I wanted to improve my score in last few hours, because I was lucky with two semi-decent qualifiers, but couldn't get the third that would be of some value, well, I don't expect the win anyways. Going to report my finds later.

EDIT: MMMMOOOOO! I should stop saying MMMMOOO!
 
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Dammit, couldn't play today so my score is the same as yesterday. Scored 3 decent qualifiers plus two graillies, so all in all I'm not dissapointed. Will be sending you my results in about 18 hours, jjscud. Big thanks for hosting this, it was really fun
I'm gonna stop now. I found what I think is needed to win this thing, except enough Cow King stuff. Will sent results tomorrow.
That's it for this contest. I came this close to whacking the Cow King on my last run, just out of frustration. I instead killed all the cows he loved and let only him live.

Anyway, found 14 qualifiers, a lot of grailers (easy, my grail above TC45 is almost empty), and crap charms. +1 def aura skiller my (*). Can't win 'em all...
'T was a nice contest, but keeping the faith turned out to be hard sometimes.
Well, as they say in the Low Country: "Gelukkig hebben we de foto's nog!". Translation : "Pix for teh win"

- Meteorbs hate this...
- Surrounded!
- Meteorb at work.

jjscud, you'll get my score card asap.

tweety said:
I found what I think is needed to win this thing
Be afwaid, be vewy afwaid...
Finally, its over for me...
Total qualifiers 20. Only had one good qualifier, the other two was so-so. I also have X no of Cow King's set :laugh:
Best runes were Fal x3 and a Lum. Got a nice harpoonist skiller, and some other very nifty charms. A few low-level grailers too!
Got sooooooo sick with cows that on my last run, i decided to end it! No more cows for Daffy. So I slayed the blasted Cow King! (also a desperate act for another nice item). Unfortunately he dropped me crap...

jjscud, my info is in your mail. And do we have to provide screenshots for runes?
I'm done, and my results sent in to jjscud. I'm pretty disappointed in my over all drops, but I did find a couple of
Just sent my results jjscud. I didn't do very well in the qualifier department, but I didn't have as much time as I thought I'd have over the weekend either. Doesn't matter, as the main event (MFO) is just around the corner 😁
Woohoo I will win with my 2 very rare qualifiers will send result right away

DX
Hmm, I hope we don't have to send screenshot proof of runes, because my time machine just went *poof* on me. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with my finds because I'm just a poor newcomer (one EU is going to make one of my chars very happy, can't tell you which one yet though...).
My two best Ex.Uniques: Titan's Revenge | Trang Oul's claws.
One thing is for sure though, the first one to hold an auction for PGems after this tourney is gonna get rich quick.
More of the same from me. Almost killed the cow king out of frustration in the end. All I found was junk, I'm mostly frustrated because I'm still missing a cow kings item so sooner or later, I'll have to visit the cows again.

Actually I didn't have terrible luck, just no luck from qualifying items.

I found this charm:

Toxic Small Charm of Anthrax
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 55
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xa3380c0b
+312 poison damage over 11 seconds

And gambled these two amulets when my gold stash was full:

Gaean Amulet of the Squid
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x61865ca
+76 to Life
+3 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)

Wraith Mark
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xb92f0ab2
+24 to Strength
+9 to Maximum Stamina
Damage Reduced by 1
Fire Resist +28%
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
10% Faster Cast Rate
jjscud said:
More of the same from me. Almost killed the cow king out of frustration in the end. All I found was junk, I'm mostly frustrated because I'm still missing a cow kings item so sooner or later, I'll have to visit the cows again.
Luckily, I have found two missing pieces, so I am done with cows. 👋
Though the number and quality of qualifiers dissapointed me (25 qualifiers). At least in comparison to invested time (around 15 hours of intensive cowing). Also no HR for me. I already posted the best finds in IF thread.
jjscud said:
Gaean Amulet of the Squid
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x61865ca
+76 to Life
+3 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
Me got this:
Rose Branded Amulet of the Whale
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 89
Fingerprint: 0x1e3d18b1
+95 to Life
+3 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)

Might put this in as the trophy prize when I *cough* win *cough* 😁
 
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Originally posted by: @jjscud


Here are the results:

3rd Place: (tie) Skinny and tweety
2nd Place: Hrus
1st Place: Tracul



Thanks to everyone for playing. Especially with these nasty cows. [shameless plug] Make sure you join the MFO next week where you can run some decent MF'ing targets [/shameless plug]. Also thanks to all for getting your results in so quickly. I think I'll shorten up the time to get results in next time, everyone who does well has always go their results in quickly.

Big congrats to Tracul. Yep, I'm going to need a trophy.

I would also like to give honnerable mentions to dkthomas29 (the raw score from her Lo would have easily beat everyone), tweety (would have won if I had only penalized runes) and Hrus (speared on his own sword, would have won if I had halved the double point items as I usually do).

So here they are the full results.

Tracul
The Redeemer 19.5
Spike Thorn 6.6
Fal Rune 6.2
Cow King's Hooves 1.2
Cow King's Horns 1.8
Total 35.3


Hrus
Griswold's Honor 9.8
Telling of Beads 9.2
Boneshade 7.8
Cow King's Hide 1.0
Cow King's Horns 1.2
Total 29


Skinny
Greyform 9.2
Gul Rune 9.2
Crescent Moon 9.2
Cow King's Hide 1.0
Total 28.6


tweety
Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band 9.2
Crescent Moon 9.2
The Cat's Eye 9.2
Cow King's Hide 1.0
Total 28.6


jrlafrance
Carrion Wind 9.2
Vex Rune 9.2
The Mahim-Oak Curio 7.6
Total 26


nebux
Pul Rune 9.2
Highlord's Wrath 9.2
Raven Frost 3.1
Cow King's Hide 1.0
Cow King's Horns 1.2
Total 23.7


AJK
The Rising Sun 9.2
Spike Thorn 6.6
Fal Rune 6.2
Total 22.0


dkthomas29
Lo Rune 9.2
Fal Rune 6.2
Cranebeak 4.2
Cow King's Horns 1.2
Total 20.8


jjscud
Taebaek's Glory 3.3
Vidala's Snare 2.5
Vidala's Snare 2.5
Cow King's Horns 1.2
Total 9.5


SkaMan
Flamebellow 3.2
Bonehew 2.3
Hel Rune 1.6
Total 7.1


DX-Crawler
Thunderstroke 4.6
Hel rune 1.6
Total 6.2


HolyPade 0
aman 0
DeathMage 0
ron 0
greenmind no score
simura no score
 
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Gratz to the winners those are some great finds on that list I think this tourney inspired me to make a furyzon

Once again my thnx go to jjscud for organazing this :flowers:
Yay! My first tourney victory! :jig:
Congratz on the nice finds esp Vex by jrlafrance, Lo by dkthomas29, and those sweet jewelry by tweety.
I'm very honored to have participated in this historic event (tho i now suffer from cow-nightmares) :cry: Many thanks to jjscud for organizing this excellent tourneys!
Good luck everyone in the coming Magic Find Olympics. Hopefully we can see some truly incredible finds then!👍

p/s: trophy sent, jjscud!
Ahh, a very fitting trophey. Congrats again.

Daffy's Cow King's Horns
War Hat
Defense: 122
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0x7536e57c
+75 Defense
Attacker Takes Damage of 10
35% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Half Freeze Duration

Also, a second congrats to Tracul for doing this with a meteorb sorc.
Congratulations fellow cow herders! Especially Tracul, you rule for showing the blizzies and the sparkazons all four corners of the grassy field.

I can see the rune god smiled very favorably on some of you, now go and make some kewl runewords!
I didn't mention it yet, but this is my favorite piece of cow droppings:

Dracul's Grasp
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 130
Durability: 12 of 14
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 76
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0xfd1928d5
+10 to Strength
+98% Enhanced Defense
7% Life stolen per hit
+9 Life after each Kill
25% Chance of Open Wounds
5% Chance to cast Level 10 Life Tap on striking

For my zealot of course.
Congrats Tracul, great job!
jjscud said:
Also, a second congrats to Tracul for doing this with a meteorb sorc.

My performance was with meteorb also. For the most part, 2 meteors and the pile of cows was done with. Meteor damage IIRC is 14K.
Congratz to the victory Tracul, and big congratz on the Lo Thomas, really liked one myself so I can make another Grief:grin:

DX
Congrats Tracul, it seems like I have ended 2nd again, but I swear I will be the first in the next event. But I don't know yet if I will focus on Baal or 85 yet!

Or I will win them both! :evil:
Dont do that Hrus, I want to win one atleast:grin:

My biggest opportunity to win is prolly lvl 85 areas, have 0 MF on Baalruns:grin:

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Thanks guys! I hope my luck won't run out, eyeing the A5 Superuniques category :evil:
@jjscud: Any ideas for the next Mini MFO?
Of course I've got ideas.

1. Rune hunt (my pet project, countess and Hellforge would be barred)
2. Baal (seems to be the popular vote now)
3. Meph or Pindle (do a reasonably rewarding target after those nasty cows)

Those are the three ideas floating in my head right now.
Well, I tried running the RoF some time ago. It takes a bit longer than Pit and such, but it is a change when pit/tunnels are geting on my nerves.
Emmm Baal runs would be nice. A reason to participate for those in the quest for lvl 99.
Baal runs require specialized characters, or at least characters with elite gear, IMO. I can/have killed Baal (obvious by my mats/pats), but that doesn't mean they are good runners. I have tried with my meteorb, and its so slow, its not worth it, but then again, I'm inexperienced in "running" Baal, so that could be why. I think if you did Baal MFO, entrants would be fewer.
Has anyone asked why the item level on the Astreons in the first post is ilvl 99? Is that right? I didnt think there were any(or very few) ilvl 99 things found in the game. Im probably wrong but i was just wondering, thanks.


Johnson
Looks like a Hell Baal drop to me. 😃
Yeah, its a Hell baal drop. There are few ilvl 99 things if you don't run Baal. If you do run baal then they are more common. I've only got about 150 items (including lots of common items that I've never bothered to pick up) left on my ilvl 99 grail.

Edit: My ilvl 99 grail. its missing about 10 ilvl 99 items that are on other chars. (and + 3 because the cow kings items are impossible)
jrlafrance said:
Baal runs require specialized characters, or at least characters with elite gear, IMO. I can/have killed Baal (obvious by my mats/pats), but that doesn't mean they are good runners. I have tried with my meteorb, and its so slow, its not worth it, but then again, I'm inexperienced in "running" Baal, so that could be why. I think if you did Baal MFO, entrants would be fewer.
True, i guess efficient Baal runners would be blizzsorcs and hammerdin with Nigma or tele charges. IMHO tho, those that entered for the quest for lvl 99 should be planning to run Baal for a few thousand times...thus having a common goal as in a MFO Baal tourney. I don't see a reason why all of em shouldn't be joining a Baal tourney, tho i think the length of the tourney should be > a weekend :shocked:

AjustinMyJonson said:
Has anyone asked why the item level on the Astreons in the first post is ilvl 99? Is that right? I didnt think there were any(or very few) ilvl 99 things found in the game. Im probably wrong but i was just wondering, thanks.

I think there are lotsa lvl99 items in the SPF. Just look at the results of the previous MFO (not mini). And I'm sure the current MFO is also gonna bring lotsa uber lvl 99 itamz!

EDIT: @jjscud: you doing a ilvl99 grail????? :shocked: Muchos goodos luckos to you dude!
The idea of a ilvl 99 grail is brilliant! WTG jjscud!! 👍
Cool and congratz to the all winners, and look! the lucky Lo!
Thanks all and congrats to the winner! It was a great tourney, my first and it definately won't be my last.
salvo said:
Cool and congratz to the all winners, and look! the lucky Lo!
That would be my wife's find...maybe I can fanagle it away from her somehow?:shocked: