Contest: Free Archon Set - Come Play

  • #1
    Contest: Free Archon Set
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    Contest also here: http://us.battle.net...opic/8769577414

    I decided to put together an Archon set with the following stats:

    At paragon 0 (meaning fresh level 60 wizard):

    216,564 unbuffed DPS
    319,281 unbuffed EHP

    294,197 DPS buffed with Force Weapon, Sparkflint, Pinpoint Armor
    328,945 DPS buffed with the above and also Glass Cannon

    715 unbuffed resistances to all elements (644 with Glass Cannon)
    3,372 unbuffed armor (3,034 with Glass Cannon)

    Fully buffed (including Glass Cannon) when in Archon form:

    328,945 DPS
    515,438 EHP (594,679 with dodge)

    Other specifics:
    HP: 47,132
    Damage reduction: 85.24% (83.27% with Glass Cannon)
    Life steal: 2.6%
    Life per kill: 1,655
    Movement speed: 24%

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    Now with all that out of the way, here are the items in question that provide those stats:



    Mempo of Twilight, Vile Ward, Tal Rasha's Allegiance, Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit, rare bracers, rare gloves, rare ring, Zunimassa's Pox, Zunimassa's Trail, The Witching Hour, Inna's Temperance, rare sword, Triumvirate

    So who's going to get all of these items (gems included), absolutely free?

    Free.

    Completely free.

    Who?

    The one who makes the closest guess to what I spent to put together this set (without gems) is the winner.

    What is this set, with all 13 items, worth in total?


    I don't want to know what the Mempo is specifically worth, or the Triumvirate. Tell me collectively what everything is worth. This is a great way for newer players (or lazy players) to practice price-checking via the AH. What better way to progress than to do and learn things yourself?

    I overpaid a little on some items, but managed great deals on others, so the number should be fairly "market level." Closest number wins. I have a screenshot of my AH history as proof when the time comes.

    Leave your guess and your battletag.

    To be eligible:

    - No purchase necessary
    - North American server
    - One guess only, but you are free to edit your "guess" post.
    - You must main a wizard, e.g. most of your play time should be logged on your wizard compared to the other four classes. This is not for people "converting" to a wizard solely for this contest. I will judge based on profile, kills, gear and paragon level, but you can argue against me/attempt to convince me if you wish and I'll look further.
    - You must have a fresh wizard, not a paragon 100 one crawling around Inferno.
    - You must have
    - You must be an active wizard and not a loser :)
    - You must use this set yourself (i.e. do not give the set to your needy friend).
    - You must not sell this set for profit. I will keep track of your battletag and I will be watching you and the items via DiabloProgress and D3up. Don't mess with my generosity. When the time comes and you want to upgrade individual pieces, I will understand. Point is to use and learn from the gear set.

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    EXPIRES ON FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 - 10 p.m. EST (barring an unforeseen world catastrophe).

    I reserve the right to change the rules of eligibility at any point in time. Sorry for inconveniences.

    Also my friends list is hovering around 97, 98/100. So please don't add me unless it's unrelated to this event and you actually have something important to tell me. Sorry for inconveniences again.


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    Video demonstration of the gear set on MP8 (bear in mind I'm PL100), but MP6-7 will be super easy with this set.


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    CURRENT CONTESTANTS & ESTIMATES - Updated 5/10/13, 2:36 a.m. EST:

    Google Docs

    If you tried to participate and don't see yourself on this list, either you didn't qualify or you did not provide a valid guess. You're free to argue your point of eligibility though, and I'll see what I can do for you :)
    Blizzard Entertainment - Diablo III Community MVP
  • #2
    ...the cool boys play on Europe. ;'(
  • #3
    Quote from Hadley88

    ...the cool boys play on Europe. ;'(


    This man speaks the truth. :(

    But this is by far one of the best giveaways I've seen so far. Your target winner and your way to get to him is quite unique man. Excellent work.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #4
    This is cool Jaetch!
    I would suggest that people PM you rather than post here.. as some might be really lazy and just take an average of all the previous posters estimates...which would defeat the purpose of your competition.
    You could then just edit the first post with a list of the battletags that have sent you estimates so far?
  • #5
    Quote from CheehC

    This is cool Jaetch!
    I would suggest that people PM you rather than post here.. as some might be really lazy and just take an average of all the previous posters estimates...which would defeat the purpose of your competition.
    You could then just edit the first post with a list of the battletags that have sent you estimates so far?


    I will not tell anyone whether or not they're close to the actual number. So even if someone decides to base a guess off of someone else, they could be getting closer or farther from it. Up to them.
    Blizzard Entertainment - Diablo III Community MVP
  • #6
    I don't qualify but I'll guess 1 bil.
  • #7
    To be eligible:

    - No purchase necessary,
    (But I already bought Diablo III)

    - North American server
    (http://us.battle.net...twentysix-1510/)

    - One guess only, but you are free to edit your "guess" post.
    (724,455,414 gold)

    - You must main a wizard, e.g. approximately 80% of your playtime is on your wizard (80% is arbitrary, but basically most of your play time should be on a wizard).
    (85%)

    - You must have a fresh wizard, not a paragon 100 one crawling around Inferno.
    (Paragon level 26, but that's only like 10% to 100 right?)

    - You must have
    (11,675)

    - You must be active in the wizard community. If not in the past, it's not too late to start now.
    (I'm a lurker, but if you'd like to hear about my not-so-awesome Disintegrate build I'm more than happy to tell you how to run away while Crystal Shell recharges.)

    - You must use this set yourself (i.e. do not give the set to your needy friend).
    (Would absolutely use it myself)

    - You must not sell this set for profit. I will keep track of your battletag and I will be watching you and the items via DiabloProgress and D3up. Don't mess with my generosity. When the time comes and you want to upgrade individual pieces, I will understand. Point is to use and learn from the gear set.
    (Comes with my own personal stalker? Yes please... I can always use more friends :))
  • #8
    I'm likely on the very edge of not qualifying for this (37k lifetime elite kills, paragon level 56, about 50% played time on my wiz which is my new main after switching from monk), but hey seems like a fun game. I'll throw a guess out there and if you wanna award it to someone more deserving that's cool too. I haven't been very fortunate with drops though so even with as much playtime as I have my gear is far from fantastic, I haven't gotten the few lucky drops i need to kit myself out, so this would still be put to good use!

    My estimate is EDIT: 364,500,500

    And my profile is http://us.battle.net...ile/bcons-1648/
  • #9
    I got you guys :)

    Added video demonstration of the gear. Still uploading/rendering, so wait for it.
    Blizzard Entertainment - Diablo III Community MVP
  • #10
    Gosh I wish you were on EU :( That crit mempo is sexy. Anyways just for the sake of guessing - 475M
  • #11
    Nice effort. Good luck to all who participate!
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  • #12
    Nice giveaway! Sadly a lot of us play on EU xD anyway good luck to everyone who participates. :)
    "More, I could be so much more!"
  • #13
    I wish i mained my wizard now
  • #14
    that's a nice giveaway, but there is somthing clunky about eligibility, if you want a fresh 60 wiz, and aomeone that played 80% of is play time on a wiz, how can he have 40k elites kill I mainly played wizard yet I only have 12k on paragon 21...


    so I don't know if i'm eligible i'm a paragon lvl 21 wiz with 90%+ played on wizard, (353hours closest is 59 with DH) and 12k elites kill




    i'll guess 200 million?
  • #15
    Quote from Adkhean

    that's a nice giveaway, but there is somthing clunky about eligibility, if you want a fresh 60 wiz, and aomeone that played 80% of is play time on a wiz, how can he have 40k elites kill I mainly played wizard yet I only have 12k on paragon 21...

    so I don't know if i'm eligible i'm a paragon lvl 21 wiz with 90%+ played on wizard, (353hours closest is 59 with DH) and 12k elites kill


    <40k means less than 40k

    you are eligible :)
  • #16
    Ill guess 1.35 Billion.... how long will this give away go on?

    us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Swoosh-1236/hero/3842623
  • #17
    I'm super interested in this contest!
    Thank you for this!
    I hope I can pass for eligibility, I'd really like to get some real wizard farming goin' on

    My guess is 495,000,000 Gold
    your set has so much sexy All Res :)

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/DarkOni-1596/hero/30040696
    ^My Profile^
  • #18
    main witch doctor, but making wizard my main, hope I might still qualify? 340,000,000 is my guess
  • #19
    Quote from Adkhean

    that's a nice giveaway, but there is somthing clunky about eligibility, if you want a fresh 60 wiz, and aomeone that played 80% of is play time on a wiz, how can he have 40k elites kill I mainly played wizard yet I only have 12k on paragon 21...

    so I don't know if i'm eligible i'm a paragon lvl 21 wiz with 90%+ played on wizard, (353hours closest is 59 with DH) and 12k elites kill

    i'll guess 200 million?


    @Adkhean - Gotta provide your battletag to participate! And I never said you had to be fresh as in paragon 0 fresh. And 40K elite kills is sort of arbitrary, but I based it on what I see amongst most active wizards.

    @Nh1211 - Same goes for you.

    @Onibuki - Looks like you main a barb to me :/
    Blizzard Entertainment - Diablo III Community MVP
  • #20
    I'm a paragon 36 wiz with 12,631 EK (total of 21,689 EK on all chars). I've spent 304 hours and 18 minutes on her (but sadly it says 58% of total playtime on all chars... closest is barb with 21%).... so do I still qualify, Jaetch? She is clearly my main whatever the percentage stats say....

    Anyway just for guessing purposes, I'd say 814,250,000 gold.

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