The ODA is the Online Dueling Association, formed by me and four other friends to create a Diablo 2 PvP League to promote more of GM PvP. It took a lot of structure and A LOT of organizing, but we had one season of it back in 2008. We're going to bring it up again the month of August and have a lot of prizes for the winner of the whole thing.
This was the season recap form 2008 written by Kyle, one of founders, back in 2008.
The 2008 ODA Season Recap
Champion: Smoover148 (Level 96 Hammer Paladin)
Runner-Up HungryHippos (Level 93 Trap Assassin)
Regular Season Awards
Best Dueler: HungryHippos
Defensive Character of the Year: PoonutButter
Offensive Character of the Year: LVL_Drastic
Biggest Douchebag Award: HungryHippos (68% votes)
Duelmanship Award: PoonutButter (96% votes)
After 3 months of dueling, we have our champion, Smoover148, who used a level 96 hammer paladin to take out HungryHippo's Trap Assassin (level 93). ODA champion won in a stunning 6-4 fashion since HungryHippos, who won Best Dueler and Biggest Douchebag, cruised his way to the finals. Smoover, who got finished 3rd in his division, scrapped through all of his opponents.
But the biggest story was when Smoover was down 3-1 in the finals with HungryHippos destroying him. The with 5 people watching, Smoover erased HungryHippos from that point onward with a clever use of Mind Blast and Burst of Speed.
So let me, Mike, Red, Blu, and Roahn thank all of you for your support and donations. The final prize ended up being 1402 fg, with the runner-up prize being 604. Thank you so much and see you all next year.*
*In 2009, Kyle and Blu couldn't help organize it, so we didn't do it.
The entire month of August will be the regular season, which will give you statistics that will be posted on the Standings page. So far, we have about 8 entrees on jsp, and we hope to have around 20-30 total by the start of it, which will be on August 2nd. You will duel each person twice with a best out of 7 format. You will have statistics and that will allow you to qualify for the play-offs at the end of the year. If you qualify, it will be a best out of 11 format elimination.
The game rules are as follows:
1. You are not allowed to carry any gear considered BM:
- Absorb gear (Tgods are okay for amazons)
- Modded items
2. You are not allowed to use any programs to make your character stronger
3. You are not allowed to use a town portal at any time of the duel.
4. You are not allowed to use healing potions at any time.
5. You are allowed to change gear midway through the duel to adapt to the person you are dueling.
6. You can only submit one PvP character.
7. You are not allowed to Town Guard.
8. You are not allowed to Naked Kill.
9. You are not allowed to use any shrines, throwing potions, etc to help your character through the duel.
10. You are to be at least one screen away from your opponent at all times (discourages health regeneration).
11. Your gear will be inspected before each duel.
12. If we are suspicious of you cheating, we reserve the right to give your opponent the point, game, or disqualify you from the league.
13. Trash talking IS permitted, as we love to hear people QQ.
This league is owned by me, Blu, Red, Roahn, and Kyle. We are the referees of the game and we will be watching your duels and inspecting your gear prior to each duel. If you have a question or a complaint, talk to one of us (me on this site since you don't know either of the other guys) and I will bring it up and we will talk about it.
Us 5 personally believe that trash talking is one of the funnest aspects of dueling. So you are not limited to what you have to say. Call him a "fag", "newb", "AIDS-infected trumpet", or "cannibalistic McDonald's whore necrophiliac", we don't care. So if you are easily offended, then just don't sign up.
Statistics and Standing
Kyle, one of the referees and such, has a channel bot that will only listen to himself, me, and the other guys, were we will post your scored. The channel has yet to be determined and you statistics will be as follows:
Name | # Wins | # Losses | # Kills | # Deaths | Kill % | Loss % | Kill-Death Ratio | Winning % | Total Points
A win is worth one point, and a loss is worth zero. Determining the number of players we have, we will split you into 2 groups and have the top 8 qualify in each group. In case of a tie, this will be be the tie breaker:
1. The record between you 2.
2. The # of Kills
3. The # of Deaths
4. A flip of a coin
Awards and Prizes
- 1000 forum gold (equivalent to 200 high runes)
- One fully geared character of your choice
- One blank workable account
- 2 Stones of Jordans
- Being the champion
Runner Up Prize:
- 100 forum gold (20 high runes)
- 2 Stones of jordans
End of Season Awards:
Best Dueler - Highest ranked player
Defensive Character of the Season Award - Least number of deaths
Offensive Character of the Season Award - Most number of kills
Biggest Douchebag Award - Voted
Duelmanship Award - Voted (nicest guy)
There is a reason I'm telling you about this a month early. I know that most of you guys are done playing so I wanted to give you time to quickly build a PvP character. So here is the sign-up sheet:
Username: Account Name: Character Name: Character Class: Character Type: Agree to Game Rules: (yes or no)
*ODA Approved Place Holder* Date:
That is useful for one day. After that, I will mean nothing because of the number of people that are interested in d2jsp. If you use a place-holder, I expect you to fill out the sign-up sheet by one day.
Alright everyone, sign up and let's get this going. If you have any questions, PM me or ask a question here.
I expect to have around 5 entrees from here, so I reserved them. If they aren't taken by 2 weeks, I will give them to the jsp players.
Update #1: We have 12 entrees so far on d2jsp and from online, says my friend on jsp. I will re-install Diablo 2 in 2 weeks since my friend built me an entire account