Mystery Trip scoring is almost finished. I made a second pass over all of the screenshots yesterday. I've asked fellow officers to look over my scoring to check that everything looks good to them, so the final results should be posted to LJ within the next few days, with Tuesday May 28 as the latest. Thank you for your patience and thanks to everyone who participated :D
One of the coolest new changes to the PVP system involves a rework of Conquest points and Rated RBGs - specifically, it is now possible to earn Conquest points from LOSING a rated battleground! In fact, the "Losing Random RBG" group has become popular on the BattleTag networking addon OQueue, as many find it a more reliable and easier way to farm Conquest than Arena! Think of it as a 10-player "regular" battleground with guaranteed Conquest reward (note: flag-carry maps are excluded, we just requeue if we get those.)
I'd like to set up a date to try out a prospective weekly DotA random RBG run. We could do one this Friday and/or Saturday around 4pm ST and go for like an hour or two so people can try it out. Since you can basically go #yolo and still get points there is no requirement for specific PVP gear, experience, or addons, though of course any such is welcome.
Who's excited? :D If you'd like to be on the interest list please post in the comments and/or add me via battletag: Karastrasza#1401.
- Current Mood: cheerful
- Current Music:Charlie Parker with Strings
In the meantime, please consider signing up for Kah's scavenger hunt and attending Eliina's DK darts and the party on Saturday! :D
I have received email submissions from Rosz and Tisane so far - if you have sent me an email submission but you are not Rosz or Tisane, please let me know.
Other submissions have all been through LJ so those should be fine :)
I am leaving for a trip tomorrow night and may not have enough time to tally up points to announce a winner before I leave. However I will make sure that Ana has the prizes so once I'm able, I can tally up points and announce winners next week. (I should have a fair amount of downtime while at my husband's parents' house and will have a laptop and ipad, though I probably won't be able to get on WoW)
The submissions so far have been great you guys! Thanks for participating :)
Who? DotA toons of any level
What? corpse-crashing cannon contest
Where? Darkmoon Faire
When? Saturday 5:45 server (post-scavenger hunt, pre-party)
Why? Haven't you always wanted to be a chalk outline? Also, prizes: EYE OF THE LEGION PET and ROYAL SATCHELS
Whisper Eliina for an invite. Blast out of the cannon and attempt to be the closest to land on Eliina's corpse on the boardwalk. Everyone will get a chance to scout my corpse's location prior to jumping but only two attempts at landing on me (one entry per DotA member--your closer attempt will count). Once you press the extra action button to end your cannon flight, hands off! Don't move until I announce the screenshot has been taken.
1st place: eye of the legion pet + royal satchel
2nd place: royal satchel
DotA anniversary things (overview)
mystery trip 2013 (enter by Thursday @ 11:59 p.m.)
scavenger hunt (Saturday 4:15-5:30; sign up by commenting)
8th anniversary Tuesday post (share screenshots/memories)
This is a reminder post for many things :D
Also Mystery Trip prizes have been updated and finalized!
Grand prize of course is still your choice of color (not Onyx) of Panther mount.
Second prize is a Swift Lovebird thanks to a wonderful anonymous donation!
Third prize is a Pandaren Water Sprite pet thanks to another donation!
Anniversary Festivities Timeline!
All times are in US Pacific time
Thursday @ 11:59pm = Mystery Trip deadline (Details)
Saturday @ 4:15pm = Guild Scavenger hunt! (Please sign up so Kah can guess how many to expect)
Saturday @ 5:45pm = TBD Guild Event to start off the party (info to come from Eliina soon)
Saturday @ 6:00pm = Guild party at Darkmoon Island! (There will be overlap with the previous event :) Details)
Share your DotA memories and screenshots on this 8th anniversary Tuesday post
I've updated the original post. Please have your screenshots submitted by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, May 9.