Resurrection of old tradition

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Resurrection of old tradition

Many of the new members of SPF may not know HBeachBabe (or short HBB), one of EU here. She moved out US of A for good, and since then she never returned here.

She held two successful "Annual Explain Diablo Contest". I think it is time to resurrect this old tradition.

To those of new members, this is contest that host ask 10 questions about this game. They are not technical detail or anything you can find in the manual, but questions you always wanted to know the answer, eg. why you cannot use magic (blue/yellow/gold/green) if it is not identified, even you know what the item is; or how could berserk does magic damage? The host then make decision on who provided the best answer. It is the host decision, it is final, but host will explain why the decision was made.

I will come up with 10 question this year (it is now near financial year here).

Now I need help, HBB used to give skiller as prize. I do not have that many reserve. So what should be the prize this year? Any donation?
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

DeathMaster, I can donate price. I'll send you a PM asap so we can continue there :smiley:
 

Jaedhann

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I could donate the most rare and unique item ever found by a spf member?

Monarch
Defense: 0
Chance to Block: 42%
Smite Damage: 12 to 34
Required Strength: 156
Required Level: 54
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x38583772
Socketed (1: 0 used)
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I could donate the most rare and unique item ever found by a spf member?

Monarch
Defense: 0
Chance to Block: 42%
Smite Damage: 12 to 34
Required Strength: 156
Required Level: 54
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x38583772
Socketed (1: 0 used)
IMO, if that is the prize, it should be a trophy that travels from winner to winner. Not to stay at the first winner. I would drool that item in my stash everyday, if I'd get my hands on it :tongue:



 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

Jaedhann said:
I could donate the most rare and unique item ever found by a spf member?

Monarch
Defense: 0
Chance to Block: 42%
Smite Damage: 12 to 34
Required Strength: 156
Required Level: 54
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x38583772
Socketed (1: 0 used)
That will be something really special. I don't know if anyone is ready for such expensive prize.

Anyway, here is a bit more about the winning and prize background.

Winner will be individually decided against each question. Try to come up with something creative, and remember logical answer is always preferred. Some questions may not have logical answer, in that case, the answer should be reasonable. Crazy stuff does not count (eg. no scientology style rubbish).

For each question, the host may chose two winners. One for the first prize, one for second prize. If there is only one good answer, there will be no second prize. If there is no good answer at all, the first prize will stay, but the value of winning will be much "lower". So try to be the best.

Depending on the prize pool, the first prize winners can chose which item to take. Only if the first prize winner gave up this right, the second prize winner can chose the item. Each winner will be able to have preferred item, and hopefully there shouldn't be too many conflicts.

I will try to come up with the question list, and submit to Mod for approve for this contest.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

Okay, now after I've read that explanation, just a question about the prizes:

Have you thought that every question should have about the same prize quality? I mean, have you thought that there should be, for example a skiller, as prize in each category or have you weighted some questions as "better" ones?

Just asking this, because I could donate some skillers and other stuff also with those items I offered you in PM. btw, I pm'ed mods like you asked
 

Insane Wayne

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I remember this contest in the past. There were some interesting creative answers. I would gladly donate a Pul rune to stick in that monarch, for the enhanced uber-wastage factor. (Sorry, no Zod...)
 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I'd donate a HC Pul rune for that monarch myself. It will be interesting, but I'd agree that will be a trophy. Anyway, I thought the prize would be something useful in some degree. That monarch is a collector's item. I would love to get my hand on it.

Neksja, it is hard to make each question equally hard or same in term of difficulty. HBB used to use only skiller, which is a good points I hadn't thought before. It makes every winner equal. In the past, there are people won multiple category, so if we have same this year, we can let him/her chose better prize than skiller, that would work I think.

Give you an example (answer can be arguable):

There was a question to explain how defence works (not that simple in game reason), why your defence drops to zero if you run?

There are some very creative and interesting answer, not all very logical, but you get the picture.

Not everyone will agree on the decision, but all decisions will be reasonable (eg. I lost to the answer to explain why zerk does magic damage. I agree my answer was not creative, but I think it is more logical than the winning entry. Now I think about it, the lack of creativity is fatal for creativity contest).
 

Jaedhann

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

Hmm, maybe we could use the monarch as a sort of 'overall' price then? I can donate some 1.11b sc skillers, plain ones.
 

DeathMaster

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Re: Resurrection of old tradition

If we can get about 20 skiller in total, that will cover all individual prize. Neksja has some good "overall" prize already. However, if you wish, that uber monarch would be the uberest prize ever.

I will surely ask prize donors about each prize for each question. It is only fair everyone donated has say on how the prize to be given. I'm working on the questions now, will PM the mod.
 

RIP

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

Great tradition and idea...I had similiar idea in my mind, only problem is that i'm too lazy :rolleyes:

I can donate some skillers, if You are interested, my status is HC Vanilla only and im not trading at all :grin:
 

corax

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

good idea.
although the overall winner should get something neat like this:

corax' Cracked Sash
Defense: 1
Durability: 3 of 3


Although maybe with their own name in lieu of my own:thumbsup:
 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I have the questions ready, some are easy, some are hard.

Now the goal is to have 20 skillers for the primary prize pool. Can anyone wish to donate list how many you can spare? Neksja has the overall prize covered nicely. The uber monarch, too uber as prize, I'm sure someone would "die" for collecting it. If it was donated, I will put a Pul rune in it.

Edit: questions sent to mod for validation.
 

Jaedhann

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I can donate the following charms.
[1.11b sc rrm/rwm]
Chilling Grand Charm of Dexterity
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x4f416ce6
+3 to Dexterity
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)

Entrapping Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x50773793
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)

Fungal Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xccc49f34
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)

Fungal Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x8f7c9e67
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)

Captain's Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x868256ca
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)

Captain's Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x651e06a0
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

Ok, I have some spare skillers (as Shape-Shift and stuff) but I have no idea how much and what until I get home. Still, I'll happily leave skiller donations for others but DeathMaster, LMK if you need more skillers :thumbsup:
 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I will put this to the monarch, if it is the trophy.

Pul Rune (1.11 HC RWM)
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 75% Damage to Demons, +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
Helms: +30% Enhanced Defense
Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense

Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion

I can also make up few skillers, but mostly the less useful one. Eg. Mentalist's, Hexing
 

RIP

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

Sorry, i don't have Atma stashes or prepared readouts on this computer, but i can bring them and show them in Tuesday, if necessary :grin:
 

maxgerin

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

I can offer some...

[v1.11b RRM/RWM, SC]

Sparking Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xfba4bcc3
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)


Natural Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xbb7fd865
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)


Burning Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 55
Fingerprint: 0x522c0de6
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)


Lion Branded Grand Charm of Burning
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xc45f68be
Adds 3-7 fire damage
+1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)


Can probably add some more if needed to start the tradition. :smiley:


n00b alert:
BTW, I'm wondering ever since I saw it...how is it possible for that Shield to have 0 defense?
I think the Indestructible was from the un-socketing of a Zod rune...but how about the defense?


--maxgerin
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Resurrection of old tradition

n00b alert:
BTW, I'm wondering ever since I saw it...how is it possible for that Shield to have 0 defense?
I think the Indestructible was from the un-socketing of a Zod rune...but how about the defense?


--maxgerin
It's a bugged item that Jae found. Not socket/unsocket zod, it did spawn like that. (disclaimer, my memory can be incorrect, but that's how I remember it :scratch:)



 
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