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12-04-2009 @ 11:01AM
Maybe I'm just a sore loser, but there's no actual relic in that Wintergrasp photo (the big sphere that appears during the actual Battle).Our guild worked it's ass off to get the actual relic in that shot during a Horde-controlled Wintergrasp battle as Alliance.Grats anyway to the winners.
12-04-2009 @ 11:07AM
In case you're wondering, the Relic looks like this: http://ui10.gamespot.com/1961/wowscrnshot112409225808.jpg
12-04-2009 @ 1:39PM
Yeah, we fought like hell to get our screenshot with the actual titan relic. Looks like these guys waltzed in there after a little VoA and threw up a smokescreen which apparently served to fool some people. The numbers issue is a valid point as well. Why declare these parameters only to completely disregard them in choosing a winner? Might as well eat some alphabet soup, sneeze on your desk, and armory whatever comes up. New headsets for Lesthrase!
12-04-2009 @ 2:13PM
@Emerald - I know on my server anyway, it is...nigh impossible to take a photo of that relic thing, because we win all the freaking time. So it's never really up. The best my guild could do was take a screenshot of where the relic was at, along with the busted out wall behind it - kind of annoying, but frequently found on servers with lopsided populations.The thing that bothers me, and I guess I'm not the only one that feels this way, is that there is pretty obviously people missing from those screenshots - the one at Thunderfall has maybe 12-13 people, that's it. As someone that managed to wrangle 25 people from location to location (which was fun, mind you, and a nice break from raiding Trial of the Grand Round Room™) in an effort to follow the rules, it's sort of disappointing to see that the winners don't even have the full amount of people required in the screenshots.
12-04-2009 @ 2:35PM
@Shade: Please see my linked screenshot above. It is not only possible, but fairly easy on any server of any population with a 25-man raid group prior to the start of any Wintergrasp battle regardless of faction.---------------------You know what? I'm going to be a jerk about this. Many people put a lot of time and effort into this, and it's BS that invalid entries were not only considered, but won the contest.The winners for the 25-man Creative Headset giveaway posted on 12/04/2009 on WoW.com are, in fact, invalid based on the criteria given in the official rules. Please take immediate and appropriate action to either:1) Provide correct, valid, complete, and timestamped (due to the passage of the submission date) entries from the winning party or2) Issue a retraction and conduct another random drawing among the remaining qualifying submissions in accordance with the original published contest rules and regulations.The criteria the winning entry screenshots failed to meet includes:1) "What your guild/raid will need to do is a) get your guild or raid together, all 25 members. And then b) go and find all the places and take screenshots of your guild there (you can hit "Print Screen" to save a screenshot, and it shows up in the "Screenshots" folder of your WoW install)." (from original post) Twenty-five raid members are not visible in multiple screenshots, in particular the image at Thunderfall but in others, as well.2) "Only entries with the correct screenshots will be included in the random drawing." According to the winner announcement, the correct screenshot for 1. was: "It's the Titan Relic you have to capture in Wintergrasp, inside the innermost room of the fortress" The Titan Relic is not visible in this image.
12-04-2009 @ 3:01PM
The winning guild did send us a screenshot with the relic included, but they sent us a few screenshots of each place (the guildleader wanted to be cautious and make sure he had done it right), and this one was the better picture.The point of this post is not to pout or question the winners that we chose (which, despite your worries, were chosen according to the rules of the contest, which I personally set out and worked on a long time with our legal team -- I know them well). If you didn't win, I'm sorry -- 25 headsets is a big giveaway, but obviously it's not one for every single one of our readers. There will be other contests.I'm sorry you didn't win, and I'm glad your guild worked hard together on this contest -- maybe it will help you in future endeavors. But these are the winners and that's the way the world is.
12-04-2009 @ 3:26PM
Not here to pout; I appreciate the explanation.Cheers.
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