When can we expect judging to be completed? I am happy you are commenting on the builds it seems as you judged them. I hope it isn't a problem that changes have been made to some builds which have been commented on.
Most likely I will be done by tomorrow. I was going to announce winners on Wednesday but that will probably be moved up to sometime tomorrow. The contest was much more competitive this time but that means I can give out a lot more prizes.
The contest was very competitive this time around. What separated the 2nd from 3rd place winners was not a whole lot in some cases, but I think keeping the top two prize tiers as is was the right thing to do. The first place winners were pretty easy to decide but there were several builds that fell in and out of the the 2nd place spots. The runner up tier was deliberately left open so that I could reward a larger section of players for exceptional effort in various aspects of their build(s). See prize selection for information on prize tier. You can find me in game or approach a DM to collect your prize. Please refer them to this thread and list the builds you are collecting your prizes for.
First Place Winners (3)
Unflinching Fletcher (10 Monk, 1 Wiz, 29 AA) 8 Legs Up on the Competition (Ranger 60 - Zen) Green Mage (38 Druid, 1 Monk, 1 Bard)
Second place winners (2)
Too Big to Fail Pariah (Barbarian 20 / Sorc 20) Wise Staff (19 Wizard, 20 Weapon Master, 1 Monk)
Runners up (in no particular order)
Always Sunny in Cania (Src 18/Druid 21/Mnk 1) The Shadow Smurf (8ftr/2mnk/50sd) Cookie Cruncher (4/6/30 Rogue/Fighter/Assassin) The Stunning Svirfneblin (Pure Level 40 Monk) Lady of Seventy Forms (9Druid/5Ranger/26Shifter) Honeydew Pawprint Tracker (60 Ranger) Almost BUR Bear (Fighter 37, Pal 2, Monk 1) Depths of Despair (Rng 26/ BG 14) Dashing Daring Dwarven Diva! (24 Bard/ 16 DD) Moogle Knight (23 Pal, 2 Bard, 15 Dragon Disciple) Black Mage (39 Wizard, 1 Rogue) White Mage (Cleric 38, Paladin 1, Monk 1) The Green Goblin (32 Barb/ 7 GDD/ 1 Sorc) Red Mage (39 Sorcerer, 1 Paladin) Harper Knight of Mystra (Ftr 4/Pal 31/Har 5) Hobbit Champion 8/2/30 Monk/Paladin/Cot Troubadour (Bard 39, Paladin 1)
For Exceptional Effort in class specific information or formatting the following players will receive an additional choice from Tier 2.
Excruciator Xiayu Bin so Bad Sabregirl Balduvard Laser Pointer Buddhamind Lythe Featherblade Vichya
The following players will receive an additional Tier 3 choice for "thematic excellence" (style points
Kratlin1000 - Green Goblin Xiayu - Moogle knight
White Dwarf (1 Sorc/9 Pal/30 WDD) Sonic King (32 Barbarian, 3 Paladin, 5 Harper) Zeus or Hades (29Sorc/10xDD/1Pal) Bugga Boo (Pure Monk)
Rewards for everybody entering a qualifying build
In addition to the above prizes each person who has enter a qualifying build in the contest will receive (everybody gets this prize including the people who won additional prizes):
6 magical nuts (under 40 level gems) (xpgem) 1 Sapphire of Sagacity (randtr011) 1 Abyssal splinter (hiv_abysplinter) 1 Hellstone (thehellstone) 1 Mindstill (mentarimindsti) 1 set of Mysterious Runestones (drackey1, drackey2, drackey3, drackey4) 1 BUR chest (dmlootbeyondultr) 250 million gold For every additional qualifying build entered a player will receive 1 BUR chest and 250 million gold