We've had a bundle of giveaways in the recent past. Most have been pretty successful, but there's always been the issue of making them useful and end up in a good home.
This time, I'm planning on handling things a little bit differently beyond a basic raffle. Drawing inspiration from how the Monk forum is distributing their prize, this is what I'm thinking.
There will be four sets each costing a sum of 200M to be given away. I haven't yet decided how the winners will be determined, but it likely won't be random. These sets should upgrade the recipient, but not dramatically. i.e. the prospective winner should be sitting around 120k DPS (to throw out a number) and get upgraded to 150-160k. This will be for the sake of instilling a sense of progression, not just taking someone from zero to hero overnight, and also picking winners who won't just let the gear rot.
And speaking of gear rotting, this time around, there will be a stipulation for the winners to donate their current gearset to a deserving newcomer. Therefore, we will ultimately have eight sets being given away.
The remaining 1.2b will be used for a different purpose; to make single-piece upgrades. The targeted winners for this component will be experienced and dedicated players saving up for that one piece that they really need to get them going, whether its a double crit LS mace, high-EHP witching hour, trifecta ammy, cold SoJ, or what have you. Price range per piece will likely be 150-400M, each winner will receive one piece. Naturally the winner of this portion is not going to be a newcomer. Upgrades come hard for all of us, whether it's a beginner who just dinged 60 and entered inferno, or Morpheus himself seeking out that perfect piece to upgrade his damage output without disrupting the perfect balance he has established. This portion is meant to reward the dedicated player.
This thread's purpose is discussion only. No asking to be considered for gear here.