I have seen a lot of cool events in Shroud of the Avatar. Many of which I helped create! It has been a long time since I have done anything though, and part of that is I just have not had much inspiration.
So, I came up with an idea for a bidding contest with a big payout budget, when I was tired of hitting vendors in the game.
Here’s the deal! I am looking for a full set of equipment for one of my characters. To enter the contest you must not only supply a list of the equipment you would recommend (with stats!), but please include notes as to why you are choosing each piece.
I have posted a summary piece on this in the forums over here:
WTB Heavy Armor Gaiaism Set + other items – 1 million gold bounty + Blog article | Shroud of the Avatar Forum
I will run this contest until the end of July. Meaning all entries must be submitted by July 31st, Midnight, Eastern Time.
You can PM the entries to “Sir Stile Teckel” on The Shroud of the Avatar forums or you can also email it to me using firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Equipment Contest”. Document attachments are fine (just about any format is ok).
After I have had enough time to review all of the entries, I will pick the winner and post announcements.
You are building this to sell, and deliver, on a budget!!! You can spend more than a million gold on your time and resources, but 1 million is the payout for the sale. You do not get the gold until the equipment is being delivered. Part of this is to show that as a crafter/resource gather/thief (however you would obtain the gear), what you can do for a customer based on their budget. Whoever can do the most based on that budget, is showing how far they will go to get the business!
To sweeten the pot, and because I am just having fun doing this, the winner will also receive a full sized blog post here at The Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond. [pullquote]also receive a full sized blog post here at The Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond[/pullquote] An article showcasing the final build with photos and all that good stuff!
The information you send for your entry will also be used for the article (write-ups on why you are choosing what, any photos you might include, stat information, etc). Additionally, if you’re willing there may be some interview questions.
This post will include information to where and how you can be contacted by anyone wanting to hire your services, after showing the community you are the best of the best! If you have a website, forum thread, or anything like that I will link those as well. Don’t have a website or any online presence and would like one? Maybe I can help out with that as well.
Ok, I am going to describe the “purpose” and skills being used, followed by some of my equipment thoughts. It is then your job to take it from that point.
Equipment slots to supply, include:
Weapon – Polearm
Belt for combat use
The set is to be designed with two purposes in mind.
The first is that the set should add as much strength bonus and if possible/any as much move bonus increases it can.
The character in question will be using a Belt of the Ox (Already owned), to maximize his strength and bonuses, for carrying capacity. When not in combat of course.
This leads us to our second use. Combat.
So to talk about combat lets talk about what he will have for training. Polearms, Heavy Armor, Earth, Sun, Some tactics, and a dash of wind for dash and blink are what is planned to train for now. Character training has not begun yet.
Stat attributes im most interested in:
+ to Move
– To Fizzle Chances
Increases to Earth or sun spells and attunements.
I’m primarily guessing that most of this would be made using Gaiaism. The Chest piece would need to be heavy armor as that’s the planned armor skill. Other pieces could be heavy, light, or chain, depending on what you think would make the best setup/mix, or it could be all plate or all chain.
Don’t be afraid to be creative!
Questions? I will make sure any questions sent to me are added with answers to the comments section of this post, as well as getting back to everyone. Thank you and good luck!