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Mystery Trip 2016

Hi everyone!

To celebrate our 11th birthday, we'll be hosting another mystery trip!

Choose six screenshots from the mystery trip gallery to copy. Put your character in similar clothes with similar mounts/pets/accessories, get into the same (or a similar) pose, and snap a screenshot. Email the screenshots to officers at dota-guild.com with your character name. We'll score the screenshots by accuracy, award points, and then will announce the winners within a few days!

The screenshots

ALL CRITERIA
Location:
Location must match the screenshot. You may get half points if the location is very similar.
Pets: For pets, any pet that has a similar effect (e.g. fiery or spectral, or both are cats, or both are cute elementals) will score full points. A pet that is otherwise similar (e.g. in color) will award half points.
Gear: We understand that a lot of gear is specific to a certain armor class or a certain class in game. There are a variety of things you can do to get full points for gear even if you aren't the same class or can't wear that armor. Color is a big factor. If someone is wearing raid tier gear, you could also wear some raid tier gear from a similar raid. Screenshot armor has a long cape? You should have a long cape. Color and "essence" of the armor are more important than directly having the same armor. Make sure glows are represented as well. If you make an effort at all, you'll get half points. If you get pretty close or have some of the armor exact, you'll get full points.
Pet Location: In some screenshots, the pet's location will be worth a point. Just get the pet to roughly the same place.
Effects: Some screenshots may show an effect that is gained via a spell, toy, or a buff/debuff that can be obtained in that area. If you don't have the exact item to make that happen, don't worry about it. Just be creative trying to re-create the same effect in order to get full points. For example, one year we had a screenshot that used a toy that created music notes. One person didn't have the toy, but used a singing sunflower pet to make music notes to get full points.

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The Library
Location: 1 point
Pet: 1 point
Pet location: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Total: 4 points

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Prayer
Location: 1 point
Pet: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Pose: 1 point
Total: 4 points

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Mushrooms
Location: 1 point
Effect: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Total: 3 points

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Graveyard
Location: 1 point
Pose: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Total: 3 points

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Bedroom
Location: 1 point
Pet: 1 point
Pet location: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Total: 4 points

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In a Tree
Location: 1 point
Pet: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Pose: 1 point
Total: 4 points

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Snow
Location: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Pose: 1 point
Total: 3 points

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Crystals
Location: 1 point
Accessories: 2 points (1 point for the 3 rays, 1 point for the dead boar)
Action: 1 point (1 point for having the three rays roped in)
Total: 3 points

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Lake
Location: 1 point
Pose: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Effect: 1 point
Total: 4 points

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Two Worlds
Location: 1 point
Gear: 1 point
Pose: 1 point
Total: 3 points


How does the mystery trip work?
Once all the submissions have been received, officers will award points for screenshots. Point values are listed under the cut above.

When do my screenshots need to be submitted by?
Please submit your screenshots by midnight on May 20th, to officers at dota-guild.com

What can I win?
We'll have a host of Hexweave Bags (30 slot bags!) available for the winners.
1st Place: 4 hexweave bags
2nd Place: 2 hexweave bags
3rd Place: 1 hexweave bag

Comments

allurien
May. 11th, 2016 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: But I'm not max level?
Heya!

You'll actually be able to do this at your level! :) We've made sure that there are at least 6 or more items in the list that can be completed by lower level players.

As for the pets, you can just go with whatever you have that's close-ish! We know that not everyone has access to some of the rare pets and gear, which is why we give options for alternate items, and we definitely take that into account when scoring. You can find more details on that in the original post too. It's all about getting it as close as you can. :)

Most of the fun of Mystery Trip is having reasons to explore the world and find new random places you didn't know about, so I hope you'll give it a shot!
lesterley
May. 12th, 2016 12:46 am (UTC)
Re: But I'm not max level?
Ah, that's good news! Thank you for clarifying that, Allurien.

I remember playing this game years ago when the game world was considerably smaller and enjoying it quite a bit. I'm looking forward to trying again.

Leslee

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