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LK tournament

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by ZeN, Apr 27, 2007. | Replies: 94 | Views: 7544

  1. ZeN

    ZeN IncGamers Member

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    LK tournament

    A credit ( and a honor of hosting it ) goes to tripsu if he is willing to do it.

    I hope there will be people who are interested.

    The tournament is to run LK superchests ONLY and record the amount of flawless gems you find. The purpose is threefold:

    1. Have fun
    2. Find those bers and surs
    3. Calculate ( based on your measurements ) the average number of flawless gems per run and per hour

    The rules

    1. 1.10/1.11
    2. RRM/RWM allowed
    3. Any character ( state which one )
    4. Hell difficulty only
    5. 2 campfires maps only
    6. Only drops from superchests count
    7. Measure your playing time ( including muling )
    8. 1000 runs ( or how many you manage until deadline, if it's less than 1000 )
    9. /players 8 only
    10. The deadline is 1st of July 2007 - (added per request - Hrus)

    The prize

    None, but you will sacrifice your time and body to science during that tournament.

    Code:
    [B]Name [/B]          [B]Character[/B]             [B]Runs[/B]       [B]Time [/B]     [B]Gems[/B]
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    
    Suggestions are welcomed. We will have to have at least 10 participants to have a sizable sample.

    Thoughts?

    The tornament starts as soon as we have 10 participants. The sign up will be closed by me at some point ( since there is no timeframe, I will have to decide on it arbitrary ). Join up!
    Further clarifications here (added per request - Hrus)
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 27, 2007
  2. pwangsta

    pwangsta IncGamers Member

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    [B]Name [/B]          [B]Character[/B]             [B]Runs[/B]       [B]Time [/B]     [B]Gems[/B]
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    
    I'm in. 1k can't be that hard, can it?

    EDIT: Oh dear, this Saturday? Yes, please do extend it, at least until Wednesday. I doubt I could do much of anything in the next 48 hours.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2007
  3. Phosheez

    Phosheez IncGamers Member

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    I'd do this, but I don't really collect gems and I'm doing /p5-6 runs these days to find out if the other runes can drop. The answer is....gul does but thats the only HR ive found as of yet.
  4. tripsu

    tripsu IncGamers Member

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    That all looks good to me Zen. I would suggest extending the deadline a couple days, so that people have time to get in their 1000 runs. Maybe make it 11:59 some time early next week? I know some people have more time on the weekends, and others have more time on the weekdays, so lets give both people the chance.

    I'm a little busy myself for the next couple weeks, so I certainly don't mind you being in charge of the tourney. I'm just really interested in the results.

    Thanks for giving me the credit though! :thumbsup:
  5. ZeN

    ZeN IncGamers Member

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    OK. Let's extend it till next Saturday - May 5 23:59 GMT+2.

    I will be on a business trip starting Tuesday, but it shouldn't prevent me from overlooking the procedures.
  6. noobintraining

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    Sounds really cool, ZeN. My Fishymancer would certainly be up to the task, unfortunately I'm feverishly leveling up my IK Barb.

    Best of luck to all participants!
  7. herobomberman

    herobomberman IncGamers Member

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    Code:
    [B]Name [/B]          [B]Character[/B]             [B]Runs[/B]       [B]Time [/B]     [B]Gems[/B]
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    
    well, dont think ive even done 1000 runs b4 on anything but pindle.... so here it goes.... this better get me a HR :p
  8. Atil

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    Code:
    [B]Name [/B]          [B]Character[/B]             [B]Runs[/B]       [B]Time [/B]     [B]Gems[/B]
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    
    I'll have a go over the coming week, I need to get my drop rate to an acceptable level :laugh:

    Just for clarification, is it only collecting Flawless, or would you include cubing lower quality to make Flawless?
  9. Saucy

    Saucy IncGamers Member

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    I'd like to try this. Just 1 question I haven't done that many LK runs. What do you mean by "2 campfires maps only". Are there other maps that would not be usable due to this rule?

    Saucy
  10. pwangsta

    pwangsta IncGamers Member

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    there are a significant number of LK maps w/ only one campfire, which would mean a greater number of loads for the same number of special chests, which would affect the time required in a negative way. By specifying this, at least the same number of chests are popped every run, keeping this more consistent. At least, that's the only rationale i can think of.
  11. aitrus

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    I'm confused... Why make a deadline when you have run limit? Sure, limit it so that you don't have to wait for people that will never finish the runs anyway, just not that tight.

    I would gladly join as I really want to get a hold of LK runs and this would help, but I know there is no chance I can finish 1000 runs by May 5th

    0.02
  12. Saucy

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    Code:
    [B]Name [/B]          [B]Character[/B]             [B]Runs[/B]       [B]Time [/B]     [B]Gems[/B]
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    Saucy          Meteorb               0          0         0 
    
    Ok I found a 2 fire map so I'll try this out too. Running my meteorb.
  13. Heskla

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    Code:
    Name           Character             Runs       Time      Gems
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    Saucy          Meteorb               0          0         0
    Heskla         Meteorb               0          0         0

    I will not be able to do 1000 but maybe 200-300. I hope that's a contribution to the science of LK.

    ps. Very funny, yesterday I was so close posting a Tournament like this, Pgem finding. Now I dont have to admin it, just participate! :grin:
  14. Hrus

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    seconded.
    I have no time today or on Saturday so there is no way I could do 1K runs until the current deadline. Otherwise I would join.



  15. ZeN

    ZeN IncGamers Member

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    Is this a common motion? To remove the time limit?

    The deadline was just to give some sort of timeframe. I also thought that 1000 runs over 9 days should be very very easy for everybody. OK. Let's do it. No deadline. 1000 runs and that is all.

    Hrus, can you edit my first post? If you can - remove the deadline, please. Also, add that everybody welcome to post all their runes as well, just for fun.

    Question:
    Answer ( thank you pwangsta ):

    Question:

    Answer:
    The idea is to see how many perfect gems can be found per run and per hour. To avoid results like 2.3 pgems ( for no particular reason ) we decided to count flawless and divide by 3, which is a very good estimate. Cubing up most certainly qualifies for that, but I would assume that it will be much less effective - time wise. If you choose to cube up - let me know.

    Question:
    Do we have to do 1000 runs?

    Answer:
    No. You can do as much as you can, just let me know when you are done ( we do want it finished at some point ), so I can wrap your submission. Of course, you reduce your chances of winning it. I will think of a prize, after all.

    The tornament starts as soon as we have 10 participants. The sign up will be closed by me at some point ( since there is no timeframe, I will have to decide on it arbitrary ). Join up!
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    Code:
    Name           Character             Runs       Time      Gems
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    Saucy          Meteorb               0          0         0
    Heskla         Meteorb               0          0         0
    Jaedhann       Light/ES              0          0         0
    i'll join.
  17. aitrus

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    Code:
    Name           Character             Runs       Time      Gems   Highest rune(s)
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    Saucy          Meteorb               0          0         0
    Heskla         Meteorb               0          0         0
    Jaedhann       Light/ES              0          0         0
    aitrus         FOrbBaller            0          0         0
    Joining... You can set some future date limit, like July 1st, or something. To help you with lazy ones :grin:

    Edited to add rune info as krovak suggested, hope you don't mind ZeN :wink3:
  18. krovak

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    I am now having a break from D2 (important things to do in RL), but I'd like to join roughly in a month if it is possible. I would start at the beginning of June and should be done running in ~two weeks from that time.

    And a small note. There is a considerable probability that a nice rune(let's say at least a Pul) drops during those 6000 superchest openings. It may be a good idea to add a column named "highest rune" or "highest 3 runes" to the table. Many thousands of well defined LK runs are going to be made here and it would be a great source of statistical data for the LK-drops research.
  19. Hrus

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    Code:
    Name           Character             Runs       Time      Gems   Highest rune(s)
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    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    Saucy          Meteorb               0          0         0
    Heskla         Meteorb               0          0         0
    Jaedhann       Light/ES              0          0         0
    aitrus         FOrbBaller            0          0         0
    Hrus           Blizzball             0          0         0
    Joining...
  20. Tadzio

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    Also joining.

    Code:
    Name           Character             Runs       Time      Gems   Highest rune(s)
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    Tadzio         Elisha (Blizsorc)     100/1000   7380secs  75     Ist
    ZeN            Pure Blizzard         0          0         0
    pwangsta       Pure Lite             0          0         0
    bombs          200fcr Meteorb        0          0         0
    Atil           Frenzy Barbarian      0          0         0 
    Saucy          Meteorb               0          0         0
    Heskla         Meteorb               0          0         0
    Jaedhann       Light/ES              0          0         0
    aitrus         FOrbBaller            0          0         0
    Hrus           Blizzball             0          0         0
    
    LK runs, Notes--
    (I did not keep all charm drops-- worthless charms were dropped-- and all gem drops that were not of Flawless quality were ignored)

    Session Runs
    =========================
    Runs: 0001-0022
    Session Time: 1920
    Session Charms: 5
    Session Flawless Gems: 19
    Session Jewels: 4
    Session Runes: 9
    Highest Rune: Ist

    Runs: 0023-0044
    Session Time: 1560
    Session Charms: 2
    Session Flawless Gems: 13
    Session Jewels: 6
    Session Runes: 8
    Highest Rune: Ort

    Runs: 0045-0064
    Session Time: 1560
    Session Charms: 0
    Session Flawless Gems: 18
    Session Jewels: 4
    Session Runes: 13
    Highest Rune: Dol


    Runs: 0065-0091
    Session Time: 1740
    Session Charms: 4
    Session Flawless Gems: 15
    Session Jewels: 2
    Session Runes: 15
    Highest Rune: Hel


    Runs: 0092-0100
    Session Time: 600
    Session Charms: 1
    Session Flawless Gems: 10
    Session Jewels: 1
    Session Runes: 4
    Highest Rune: Ith

    Total Runs
    =========================
    Runs: 0001-0100
    Total Time: 7380
    Total Charms: 12
    Total Flawless Gems: 75
    Total Jewels: 17
    Total Runes: 49
    Highest Rune: Ist

    Per Run 0001-0100
    =========================
    Avg. Time: 74
    Avg. Charms: 0.12
    Avg. Flawless Gems: 0.75
    Avg. Jewels: 0.17
    Avg. Runes: 0.49

    Flawless Gems Per Hour (so far): 36.6

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