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We have some wonderful artwork and thought that has gone into the land of Naerath, and as a way of appreciating and exploring these works of art I thought we could have some friendly competition!  The only problem is that I don't know how difficult this will be...

The Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: Below is a square of Naerath.  The first person to find it (and post the coordinates here) before the end of the week (Sunday, April 30th) is the victor.

The Rewards: 50,000 in gold!!

 

 

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Sometimes you can take things back from the internet. :)
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Good find, Tanzer!! I got a good laugh out of this, I honestly didn't think even Dan would be able to find it that fast.  I'll ship you the reward next time I'm on (probably tomorrow, I'm on a phone right now), PM me if you want it sent to a particular alt.  Was this idea worthy of a repeat competition?

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I have a weird deviation of photographic memory where everything is saved in my head as a map... I have gone back to games after a decade and know every corner of a maze i saw once

You cant mention a spot i cant find lol

 

Send the reward to a random player that speaks on public chat

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Will do!  I guess I'll have to to try harder next week, no distinguishing features... maybe I'll name this the Tanzer Tester Contest.^_^

For the record, if I ever get sent into the Labyrinth I am dragging you with me. ;)

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17 hours ago, Hyperion said:

 I honestly didn't think even Dan would be able to find it that fast.

Well... I've actually rendered, re-rendered, edited and re-built Naerath so many times that it wouldn't be fair for me to participate either. :) 

But I do love the idea of this contest!
As a "hard" difficulty level I suggest reducing the screenshot size even further: trying to find a specific combination of trees and shadows without any buildings or additional objects may be a different challenge entirely! ;) 

P.S. Happy to facilitate additional contest rewards and replenish your gold if you contact me in PM! I do really appreciate any events like this!

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Ok, I really can't wait for a round 2 now!

Tanzer, can you find this spot? :) 

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The first person to do so will be awarded with 100,000gp and a random reward token. ;) 

P.S. If it is Tanzer again, all rewards will go into "Naerathian charity fund". :) 

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I'll be honest, this is near impossible for one reason. there is no way, to get that level of texture quality, if you zoom in at all. the resolution mapping is just too small. so im stuck searching for a specific snow pattern on a lonely tree.. but i do know the general region it's in 

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Dan, is there a consolation prize for Tanzer getting the right region on his first guess? Then the rest of us can form a search grid and canvas the area. ^_^

Btw, that is an amazing picture, but... Are those bones laying on the snow to what is presumably the south of the tree? Or is it just an elevated part of the snow drift?

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38 minutes ago, Tanzer said:

I'll be honest, this is near impossible for one reason. there is no way, to get that level of texture quality, if you zoom in at all.

What do you mean?
There was no zooming in or out involved when taking that screenshot; I logged into the game and "printscreened" a sector as it appears in the game. :)
So you should be able to see that exact set of sectors (with the central one containing a tree) somewhere on Naerath, no image manipulation involved (I'm not a complete sadist!).

28 minutes ago, Hyperion said:

Dan, is there a consolation prize for Tanzer getting the right region on his first guess? Then the rest of us can form a search grid and canvas the area. ^_^

I think it would be fair to separate rewards into 2 categories: "Tanzer's victory" and "Everyone else's". :)
Let's ask Tanzer to submit his response into PM to me directly, then everyone else can partake in this adventure too. ;)

30 minutes ago, Hyperion said:

Btw, that is an amazing picture, but... Are those bones laying on the snow to what is presumably the south of the tree? Or is it just an elevated part of the snow drift?

It's just layers of snow, no bones, I'm afraid. :)

I know this sector is quite dark and hard to find, but... that's also the hint to its presence; there aren't many dark places like that on Naerath!

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Just now, Dan said:

What do you mean?
There was no zooming in or out involved when taking that screenshot; I logged into the game and "printscreened" a sector as it appears in the game. :)
So you should be able to see that exact set of sectors (with the central one containing a tree) somewhere on Naerath, no image manipulation involved (I'm not a complete sadist!).

I think it would be fair to separate rewards into 2 categories: "Tanzer's victory" and "Everyone else's". :)
Let's ask Tanzer to submit his response into PM to me directly, then everyone else can partake in this adventure too. ;)

It's just layers of snow, no bones, I'm afraid. :)

I know this sector is quite dark and hard to find, but... that's also the hint to its presence; there aren't many dark places like that on Naerath!

so this is actually multiple sectors? not a smaller part of a single one as Hyperion suggested might make it harder?

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Just now, Tanzer said:

so this is actually multiple sectors? not a smaller part of a single one as Hyperion suggested might make it harder?

Oh, no, I suggested it, but hasn't gone as far as to do it myself. :D

It's a full-sized sector with small chunks of 8 surrounding sectors. 1:1 scale.

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1 minute ago, Dan said:

Oh, no, I suggested it, but hasn't gone as far as to do it myself. :D

It's a full-sized sector with small chunks of 8 surrounding sectors. 1:1 scale.

i'll be honest, i expected you to be a cheeky little bastard and do it inside an instance, with an inverted image...

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Just now, Tanzer said:

i'll be honest, i expected you to be a cheeky little bastard and do it inside an instance, with an inverted image...

* laughs out loud *

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20 minutes ago, Tanzer said:

so this is actually multiple sectors? not a smaller part of a single one as Hyperion suggested might make it harder?

 

19 minutes ago, Dan said:

Oh, no, I suggested it, but hasn't gone as far as to do it myself. :D

It's a full-sized sector with small chunks of 8 surrounding sectors. 1:1 scale.

That was just mean!  I had the screen on a 250x zoom trying to scope out individual trees this morning...

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1 minute ago, Hyperion said:

That was just mean!  I had the screen on a 250x zoom trying to scope out individual trees this morning...

Damn! :D Apologies for misunderstanding!

Well, hopefully this makes things a bit easier now. :) 

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One does not simply go into Tanzer! He is a snakebasket full of ash and poisonous fume. Not with an army of 10,000 could you do this!

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Wow, I cannot believe that no one has found this sector yet! :)

I'm raising the reward to 1,000,000gp!

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wth... brb blob's on the case.

 

I am betting that the sector normally has a creep on it and its icon would hide the tree perfectly but you killed it before taking the image grrr :P focusing on texture ... slowly developing a deep hatred for clouds.

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this is hard...
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