D3 Scavenger Hunt - Real Contest

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This looks pretty cool! RL and web clues that you can hunt down. Each one you solve gets you an entry into the contest for lots of nifty RL stuff, including real weapon models.

https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/22551250/the-legendary-hunt-begins-10-15-2018

I am not eligible due to the laws in my state, but for those of you who are, good luck! I am probably going to solve the clues anyway just for fun.
Hmm, getting 500 error when trying to read the page.
10/15/2018 02:33 PMPosted by eurodude
Hmm, getting 500 error when trying to read the page.


same
Yeah I just refreshed and it seems they took the News post down for now. Odd. Maybe it was not meant to go live today? I would ask Nevalistis but she is not at work today.

Did a bit of digging....there were some initial errors that need to be fixed.

Hmm...will update when I hear more. There IS going to be a cool contest though.
Time to visit GameStop and see what they’ve heard of this. Only 2 sponsors, only 2 possibilities on who’s putting out physical clues...Blizz and GameStop
10/15/2018 03:14 PMPosted by xxJohnDeerxx
Time to visit GameStop and see what they’ve heard of this. Only 2 sponsors, only 2 possibilities on who’s putting out physical clues...Blizz and GameStop


I THINK there is one still near me actually... Benefits of living near a University.

Prizes as far as I know:

7 Grand Prize Winners will receive a "real life" version of one of the following 7 Legendary weapons from Diablo III:

The Witch Doctor's Sacred Harvester
The Necromancer's Scythe of the Cycle
The Barbarian's Oathkeeper
The Demon Hunter's Kridershot
The Monk's Fleshrake
The Wizard's Wand of Woh
The Crusader's Johanna's Argument

Other pieces of treasure to be awarded

10 Diablo Switch Bundles
50 Copies of Diablo III Eternal Collection for the Nintendo Switch™
50 Cute But Deadly Colossal Diablos
100 "Pin of Sin" Diablo Pinnys from the Pinny Arcade
Straight up AWESOME rewards!!!!
Looks like the News article is back up and teh first clue is out?

News on this website https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/22551250

Clue on Twitter (no account needed) https://twitter.com/Diablo/status/1051993808240406528

I don't see a cipher but maybe I am blind.
That was a fun one, Confusing but fun!
The news article is back up! :)
I completely don't understand
For those seeking more power, I suggest to Stop playing Games and scan the horizon. For Woh, great times are upon us.
Had issues with Firefox, somehow it was linked to another account that Ive NEVER had or seen.
Chrome works fine
Yeah, contest is pretty buggy for me, too. Or at least stand to be a bit more intuitive. I'm assuming I figured out clue #1 since the item field is highlighted, but I never saw any sort of code entry or "CONGRATS YOU FOUND TEH THING!" screen.
The first clue is referencing the blog post, link can be found in a photo. There's a second code on the gamestop diablo switch bundle page.
10/15/2018 06:27 PMPosted by MissCheetah
Looks like the News article is back up and teh first clue is out?

News on this website https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/22551250

Yeah, read the article, clicked on the thing to start the hunt, confirmed I'm old enough to take part and was then presented with this...
http://ximg.co.uk/images/2018/10/16/d3_loot_hunt.jpg
...and it's at that point that I lost all interest in taking part.
Having a real life Wand of Woh must feel amazing.
Wiz community remembers. Wiz community always remembers.
10/16/2018 12:44 AMPosted by Meteorblade
10/15/2018 06:27 PMPosted by MissCheetah
Looks like the News article is back up and teh first clue is out?

News on this website https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/22551250

Yeah, read the article, clicked on the thing to start the hunt, confirmed I'm old enough to take part and was then presented with this...
http://ximg.co.uk/images/2018/10/16/d3_loot_hunt.jpg
...and it's at that point that I lost all interest in taking part.


It uses the oauth system which, if I understand it correctly, does not share your password so it does not jeopardize account security. That said, you are likely not eligible anyway. The rules limit the contest to only a few countries, and not even every state in the US can take part due to state laws.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS CONTEST IS LIMITED TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND MEXICO: (I) WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
, (II) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATES OF NORTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, CONNECTICUT, OR MARYLAND IN THE UNITED STATES, OR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA, AND (III) HAVE A VALID BATTLE.NET ACCOUNT AND TWITCH ACCOUNT IN GOOD STANDING (“ENTRANTS”). IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF THESE AREAS AND/OR OTHERWISE DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE.
10/16/2018 12:44 AMPosted by Meteorblade
and it's at that point that I lost all interest in taking part.


Good for you. Not many will bother reading the fine print and even less understand that these "contests" are nothing more than information farms.

You are better off joining your local printing club and using their 3d printer to make your own stuff. And it will give you more of a feeling of accomplishment than rolling a dice for a toy you might get and definitely be underwhelmed by.
10/16/2018 09:19 AMPosted by MissCheetah
That said, you are likely not eligible anyway.


Do you have access to information that the rest of us don't?

Because I sure can't tell if he's likely not eligible from looking at his post. Rather the opposite.

He speaks English better than most so must be from NA, educated and adult.

Out of 50 states, ten provinces and a number of territories, five are ineligible. That's a very small percentage.

He passed all the checks up until allowing the contest people to sell his info to third parties.

Sorry, Cheetah, but you make no sense on this one. I'm not sure why you said what you did.

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