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Something Spooky This Way Comes [Contest CLOSED]

Something Spooky This Way Comes [Contest CLOSED]

Oct 1, 2012

It’s Hallowe’en in the Spiral, and the M4H team is ready with farming events, plenty of contests, and even more prizes!

 

Farming Event

Check here for full information and details on our Fall Farming Festival! Be warned – this isn’t just any old farming event. Sure, we’ll fighting baddies, getting loot, and having a blast… but we’ll also be giving away some goodies. Each session will be marked with at least one contest of some sort, so keep an eye on our Central forum, our twitter feed, and our facebook page – you never know when we might post something! Update: Our Week One Fall Farming Festival is now complete! Thanks to all who joining in on our farming session, and congratulations to those who won our contests.  Keep reading below for more information on our current contests during the month of October!

 

Weekly Contests

M4H will be giving away prizes at the end of every week in October! Sometimes this will be a contest on the weekend. Other weeks, you may want to take a few days to prepare your contest entry. During these contests, we’ll give you the contest details at the beginning of the week so that you have plenty of time to get your entry just the way you want it. Entries will be due by midnight Pacific on Saturday night, and winners will be announced on Sunday evening, along with the details of the following week’s contest.

Week One, October 1-7

Week One’s contests will be held during sessions at our farming event on the weekend. Attend the sessions to get early info on the contests and get a jump on the competition!

 

Week Two, October 7-13

We at M4H love to duke it out with bad guys and see some epic battles in action! For this weeks’ contest, we want to see you break out those artistic skills and show us two Spooky Spiral characters in battle with each other. The definition of “spooky” is up to you – whether it be Malistaire, Foulgaze, Dworgyn, or that ladybug pet that kept healing the other team in PvP – if you can make it seem spooky, feel free to include it.

We will be two categories for submissions, one for digital art, one for hand-drawn art. You may enter multiple drawings, and may enter in both categories, but may only win one prize in this week’s contests.

The winner of each category will receive a Death House, all three Hallowe’en packs, and a code for 5,000 Crowns. There will also be 1 runner up in each category who will receive one of each pack, and a code for 5,000 Crowns. All entries must be received by midnight Pacific Time on October 13th. Please email your entries to admin@mercenaries101.com  . Winners will be announced on the evening of October 14th. Update: The deadline for submitting entries has now passed! Winners have been posted here. Congrats!

 

 

Week Three Part One – Speed-based Trivia Contest

Part One of Week Three’s contest will begin on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7 pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific  At that time we will be posting the questions on this thread at Wizard101 Central – be ready to rock then (and as a hint – you may want your mount and boots of the comet equipped, because some in-Spiral sleuthing will likely be required)! The first person to respond with all answers correct will receive a code for 5,000 Crowns. The following three people to respond with all answers correct will each receive ALL THREE Hallowe’en decorating packs!

Please note that we will ONLY be accepting entries via PM on Wizard101 Central. Since entries often come in within seconds of each other, this is the best way to be absolutely sure that we are correct about the order in which they were received. If you do not already have a Wizard101 Central account and wish to participate, you may want to take the time to sign up now, before the contest. THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY HAS NOW PASSED.

 

Week Three, Part Two: Make your wizard look funny

What do you do in this contest? Well in a nutshell, you take a normal picture of your wizard and make it look not so normal  like the following picture.
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How to win:
The picture that gives us the biggest belly laugh wins. Graphical skill doesn’t matter, it is suppose to look poorly done, what matters is creativity. Basically this is the wizard equivalent of writing on someone’s picture with marker to make it look funny.

Da Rulez 
The picture must be of your wizard.
You may use any graphic program you wish.
Editing pets (or even having one in the pic at all) is optional.
Text is optional but if you choose add text it must be within the pic.
No captions, only the contents of the picture will be judged.

The deadline for this contest has now passed. Winners of this contest are posted here.

Week Four, October 21-27

Loving the Hallowe’en Haunts, but on a bit of a budget? To those of you that want to move on up in the world and REALLY get your spook on, we’ve got you covered! To show your love of all things creepy and your need for new accomodations, make your dorm look like a spooky graveyard! Email your entries to admin@mercenaries101.com. Entries must be posted by October 28th at midnight Pacific, and we will post our winners in the evening of October 29th.

Prizes: The top 3 receive each receive a death house, all three packs, and a code for 5,000 Crowns. The next two runners up will each receive all three packs and a code for 5,000 Crowns.

The Rules:

1. You can only use your dorm room.
2. Only one entry per person. All Central entries need to be posted to this thread.
3. You can post up to 3 screenshots per entry of the same room. Only the wizard entrant can take the picture, no second person shots, and no other wizards are allowed in the shot.
4. No editing your screenshots with photoshop or gimp. You can crop your photo, but do not add to it.

The deadline for this contest has now passed. Winners of this contest are posted here.


October 30-31

The final contest was help in Wizard101Central here. The winners were:

First- Ma1kavian

Second- Nightsong89

Third- Lady Joo

 

Month Long Contest

The M4H team loves to see Wizard101 players being original, creating new concepts and ideas, and enriching the game community in all sorts of ways. We’re also big supporters of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, and want to encourage people in anything that will get them imagining, writing, and improving literacy and creativity across the board.

With this in mind, our main contest this month will be a story-writing challenge! This contest is designed to get you thinking and get your creativity flowing in preparation for NaNoWriMo next month.

The guidelines:

– Please write an ORIGIN story for any cheat boss in the Spiral. We want to hear tales of how an ordinary wizard becomes a boss who loves to break the rules.
– Entries must be a minimum of 750 words. There is no maximum.
– Keep all entries family-friendly. (We’re looking at you, typical fan-fic authors. 😉 )
– We will judge based on the overall quality of story-telling, broken down into several categories, include

  • Quality of the plot
  • Depth of the character development
  • Quality of writing / use of language
  • Spelling and grammar

Please submit all entries to admin@mercenaries101.com with the title “Something Spooky Story Submission”. All entries must be received by midnight Pacific on October 27th, to allow us time to read and judge.  The Spooky Story Contest is over! Here are your winners.

Prizes for the Month Long Contest

The top three story-writers will each receive

  • a death house and additional castle space elixir.
  • all three Hallowe’en prize packs
  • 5,000 Crowns, and
  • their stories will be published on our blog.

Two runners up will each receive

  • 5,000 Crowns
  • all three Hallowe’en prize packs

What are these prizes?

KingsIsle has given us a number of prizes to give away. Here’s what you can expect!

Death Houses (with additional castle space elixirs)

Don’t be too scared, it only LOOKS dangerous. Except for when it tries to eat you. Then it really is pretty terrifying.

 

Hallowe’en Packs, including

The Spider Pack (which has interactable items)

Those with arachnophobia need not apply.

Do I have to clean it with my bare hands? Thanks but… I think I’ll pass.

Includes:

1 Spider Altar
1 Spider Porringer
1 Spider Table
1 Spider Egg Sac
1 Spider Chalice
1 Spider Vase
1 Spider Vessel
1 Webbed Haunted Imperial Shrine
1 Webbed Haunted Monk Shrine
1 Webbed Haunted Samoorai Shrine

The Graveyard Pack

Is anyone else concerned that we need a warning to keep the Undead out?

Includes:

1 Pointed Grave
1 Arched Grave
1 Angled Gravemarker
1 Elephant Gravestone
1 Crossbone Gravestone
1 Zafaria Graveyard Theme
1 Graveyard Tree
1 Customizable Gravestone Sign
1 Slanted Grave
1 Tall Grave

The Decorating Pack

Um, witchdoctor mask? I wouldn’t drink from there if I were you.

Includes:

1 Halloween Cauldron
1 Pumpkin
1 Fat Pumpkin
1 Tall Pumpkin
1 Ghost Doodle Stand
1 Ghoul Doodle Stand
1 Scarecrow Doodle Stand
1 Vampire Doodle Stand
1 Witch Doodle Stand
1 Witchdoctor Cauldron
1 Witchdoctor Mask

 And in addition to all these, plenty of codes for Crowns!

 

We look forward to seeing all of your entries for ALL of our contests over the next month! We’re going to have some fun and hope you guys do as well.

  • http://www.mercenaries101.com Katherine Light

    VERY excited for all the contests coming up! I’m not eligible but really wish I could take part in the story contest… maybe I’ll write one anyway, just for fun. :) So many possibilities for how these bosses became the way they are, these could be awesome.

    • ColinDragonFlame

      really the bosses r easy but can someone tell me how to get the boots in waterworks???

      • http://mercenaries101.com Scarlet

        You can only get your Waterworks boots by farming Sylster. Actually obtaining your boots is chance: You can get it on your first try or you could take months getting your first pair. Good luck!

  • http://duelist101.com azoresgirl

    The farming event sounds great! Just last night a friend was asking if the Krok Insect Tablet still drops in the Adept Tower. She’s desperate for one!

  • Sophia Titanheart

    I LOVE writing! Good thing I’ve been practicing writing fan-fic 😀

  • http://www.amberspyromaticguide.blogspot.com Amber Firesword

    Is it like a guide, or a personal story?

    • http://www.mercenaries101.com Katherine Light

      Not a guide – just a story, about how a cheat boss got to be the way he is. :) What happened to him to turn him from a normal wizard into a cheat boss, something along those lines. Good luck!

      • http://www.amberspyromaticguide.blogspot.com Amber Firesword

        ok thanks!

  • Psylent NIght

    Yes a story contest! 😀 Something I can really dig into!

    And a fantastic topic as well. You guys should have another story contest in the future where the mercs themselves are the subject :) Would be fun to write about all of you!

  • Paige Dreamcloud

    Just sent in my entry for the story contest! Really hope you enjoy reading it! Thank you SO much for the writing contest 😀 And good luck to all those who entered 😉

  • Osvaldo Poopy

    Hi Everyone!!!!

  • Trevor WildTail

    I don’t fully understand the topic, can someone please go in depth with it please?

    • http://mercenaries101.com Zane

      We are hosting contests and giving away prizes provided by Kingsisle. Each week we update this article with new content for that week. Just look for the current week(October 14-20) and see what contest we are holding. :)

  • Kevin

    When will the last contest be posted?

    • http://mercenaries101.com Scarlet

      Sorry, Kevin. The last contest was held primarily in Wizard101 Central. We are having more contests in November!

      • Kevin

        Ok thanks! Hope I won the writing contest! My birthday is on november 26 so hope i win the contest around then 😀

  • Kevin

    When will the month long contest scores come out?