This is an idea I had, and received positive replies in the D2 lounge, so I posted a thread here.
We have a lot of themed tournaments, and while I like that, not everyone has the time to make a whole character and play through the game just for that. Instead for this contest we will have some simple challenges that anyone can do with pre existing characters.
The winner of the weekly contest shall propose the theme and rules for the next.
Here are some ideas that I had for the themes.
-Low level. Clear chaos sanctuary in hell with items that all have a clvl requirement less than 10
-Shopper. You are allowed one round of shopping at each merchant. Then go kill hell ancients.
-Tank. Sit in the middle of De Seis gang for 1 minute without moving your mouse, and don't die.
-Gloamkiller. Kill a gloam infested area ( like Plains of Despair ) with -70% LR.
And many more that you can think of on your own.
Lord of Pain
Kill Hell Duriel on players 8, using only one piece of equipment.
No mercs, but summons can be used.
One piece of equipment applies to everything. Inventory, charms, potions, scrolls, whatever. You can only pick one.
You can use any thing to get to Duriel's room, the restriction is only for Duriel himself.
HC or SC are both fine, though I suggest SC. Use S&E to avoid death.
Arrows and bolts don't count towards items used
You can use iron golems, but whatever is used would count as an item used.
No prebuffing with better equipment allowed.