Diablo III - Race to the Finish Contests


Starting today we will be holding our "Race to the Finish" contests for Diablo III. Each of these contest will reward one grand prize winner a Alienware X51 along with two runner-ups with a Curse T-shirt. These contests will run for one month, and end on June 15th, 2012. These contests are open to legal residents of Canada or the United States. Please make sure to check out the official rules for eligibility and more information.

Read below for information on each contest.




Diablo III - Race to the Finish: First Diablo Inferno Mode Kill
The first contest will be a challenge! Record a video of your Diablo kill in Inferno mode and post a link to your YouTube video showing the kill. The video link should be placed in the official "First Diablo Inferno Kill" thread.

All video links eligible for the contest must be posted by June 15th, 2012. The grand prize will go to the first player to record and link this video in the contest thread! We reserve the right to disqualify any player using blatant unfair tactics/exploits to defeat the boss. Good luck.




Diablo III - Race to the Finish: Complete the Set
For this contest you will need to post a video of your completed Blackthorn’s Regalia set, along with any level 60 legendary weapon. (This may not be a Quest Item). Once both the full set and the weapon are equipped, record your video and post it in the "Gear Challenge" contest thread.

All videos must be submitted before June 15th, 2012. The first player to post their video with the full set will be rewarded with the grand prize. This will also require us to verify ingame that you do have the full set.

The following items will be needed to complete this set, and be eligible for this contest.


Diablo III - Race to the Finish: Creative Machinima
Submit a creative machinima video using Diablo 3. There is no limit to what you can do, be as creative as you like! You may also enter as many times as you like, as long as each entry is unique. Post your video in the "Creative Machinima" contest thread.

All videos must be submited by June 15th, 2012. Some rules do apply, make sure to read the official rules before submitting and working on your video! Also, any post processing tools, such as Vegas, adobe premier, ect.., are allowed. However any programs that alters the behavior of the game itself are forbidden.

Comments

  • #1 Ryoc
    Diablo III - Race to the Finish: Log in...
  • #2 Dreagus
    to bad no separate solo and party contest. I want to be first solo kill :Thumbs Up:
  • #3 Yimmeryams
    Cool contests. Fun idea.
  • #4 Williamgood
    Hmm blackthorne set only?.. Well guess its better for farming than the alternatives=p.
  • #5 ballus
    Too bad I cannot log in :>
  • #6 Stormus
    I can't believe how shitty this launch has been. Race to finish? How about race to login. An embarrassment on Blizzard's part.
  • #7 Benegesserit
    even if you could log in...it's still all luck if you have many hours in a row to play

    drops and dungeon layout is all random
  • #8 swooshxx
    "June 15th"...so you're predicting Inferno Diablo killed in less than 1 month? Blizzard would need to have exaggerated Inferno difficulty if that is true, even considering that this is for "elite" players.

    I'd give it at least 45 days.
  • #9 Avernum
    They'll nerf it so it can be done by 15/6, assuming they fix the servers before lol
  • #10 Bacillb
    screenshots not enough? My comp cant fraps d3, too laggy.
  • #11 Flaks
    I'd totally apply if I had any frapsing/video editing knowledge.

    So here's an idea for a machinima if anyone wants to steal it: Lonely Island- Throw it on the ground with a bunch of Barbarian knockdowns. It'd fit better as a WoW video though. Oh well.

    Good luck to everyone. /jelly of whoever wins the alienware.
  • #12 Teahousemoon
    ..Thanks for the spoiler.. :facepalm: :d3d:

    Seriously, why would you post that right at the top? I trusted you not to post spoilers without warning. :excl: ........
  • #13 Molster
    Quote from Teahousemoon

    ..Thanks for the spoiler.. :facepalm: :d3d:

    Seriously, why would you post that right at the top? I trusted you not to post spoilers without warning. :excl: ........
    wait, what?

    If you mean diablo, that was confirmed almost a year ago back in AUG by blizzard as the last boss...
  • #14 biohazrd85
    The game is called diablo for crying out loud, doesn't take science to figure out who the big baddy is.

    Also, nice contest, shame it's USA/canada only.
  • #15 Pups
    Quote from swooshxx

    "June 15th"...so you're predicting Inferno Diablo killed in less than 1 month? Blizzard would need to have exaggerated Inferno difficulty if that is true, even considering that this is for "elite" players.

    I'd give it at least 45 days.

    If it will survive for a week or two that will be a win for Blizzard. We will see kill by the end of this week.
  • #16 swooshxx
    Quote from Pups

    Quote from swooshxx

    "June 15th"...so you're predicting Inferno Diablo killed in less than 1 month? Blizzard would need to have exaggerated Inferno difficulty if that is true, even considering that this is for "elite" players.

    I'd give it at least 45 days.

    If it will survive for a week or two that will be a win for Blizzard. We will see kill by the end of this week.

    With random loot drops, and the guarantee of gear-check, I'd be surprised if it was possible from a numbers perspective. I'm not doubting the skills of everyone's youtube heros -- I simply doubt that the game itself was designed to be beatable until more items have dropped (gems, crafting recipes/high-end sets), which won't happen in a couple weeks unless the drop rates are way over-tuned.
  • #17 RSnooks
    Is this even possible?

    What happens if nobody manages to kill Diablo by that time? Sounds like a promotional tool not an actual competition.
  • #18 Pups
    Quote from swooshxx

    Quote from Pups

    Quote from swooshxx

    "June 15th"...so you're predicting Inferno Diablo killed in less than 1 month? Blizzard would need to have exaggerated Inferno difficulty if that is true, even considering that this is for "elite" players.

    I'd give it at least 45 days.

    If it will survive for a week or two that will be a win for Blizzard. We will see kill by the end of this week.

    With random loot drops, and the guarantee of gear-check, I'd be surprised if it was possible from a numbers perspective. I'm not doubting the skills of everyone's youtube heros -- I simply doubt that the game itself was designed to be beatable until more items have dropped (gems, crafting recipes/high-end sets), which won't happen in a couple weeks unless the drop rates are way over-tuned.

    Why not to have a support team and buy everything that is possible from auction house? It could be 4 characters beating content, but hundreds of team mates working on a background just to gear up and prepare those 4.
  • #19 Foensh
    Not letting Europe participate in this contest is just because they're scared of us!
  • #20 zerohour73
    :excl:

    You should put a BIG SPOILER ALERT at the top of this page and possibly mask the contest, I like many other very long time fans and Hardcore mode players chose not to follow the announcements of Blizzard and fansites because we enjoy playing the game through to find out the lore. Not everyone is interested in learning the story before they see it unfold.

    I learned last night the story of a major lore character for the first time and was very surprised. Until I logged in and read the contest details I was not aware that this character was actually going to even be a boss (masking my own statements so others don't have their lore experience wrecked further).
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