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Know Your Role Guide Contest

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Dash » January 31, 2017 12:33pm | Report

Now that changes in Update 2.0 have been out for a while giving folks a chance to get familiar with the new changes of the game, we thought it'd be a great time to do a contest! It's pretty simple, all you have to do is update or write a guide for one of the three roles as well as have it fit the current Update of the game, simple as that! The contest will run about 4 weeks. At the end we'll select a total of 6 winners and they'll get some pretty cool prizes!

Contest Categories

As stated above we'll be separating the guide contest into the 3 meta roles, (1) The Captain, (2) The Carry, and (3) The Jungler. If you are writing a guide for a hero that can fulfill multiple roles, as long as each role is fully explained and has a provided build for that role, you can win any of the categories (pretty sweet right?). In case you need a refresher, here's a quick break down of the roles.

The Captain

(Goal: Protect the Carry)

The captain is the leader and shot-caller of the team. This role’s job is directing real-time team tactics and, most importantly, protecting your carry from harm. And while we deserve any jokes at our expense about another name change (RIP roamer), the choice of “captain” isn’t just cosmetic. We have a long-term vision for how the captain will play a unique in-game role on a team, with a markedly different mindset, options and incentives.

This role is for those who like to lead, absorb damage and shield allies from harm.

The Carry

(Goal: Secure Kills)

The carry is the team’s gold-hungry playmaker. This role usually has the player in lane to earn money faster and build items quicker — all for the express purpose of killing as many enemies as possible . The carry is the most dangerous team member, but it’s also the most fragile. As such, the carry should always be in close proximity to the captain or a turret cannon. If the carry is alone or positioned too far forward, it likely won’t end well.

This role is for those who hit hard and secure kills.

The Jungler

(Goal: Menace the Enemy Carry)

The jungler prowls the area beneath the lane, looking to threaten or ambush out of place enemies. The jungler is halfway between the captain and the carry — durable enough to offer some protection and hard hitting enough to stand and fight — but with neither as a specialty. The jungler is most effective when breaking through the enemy front line and creating chaos (or death) for the enemy carry.

This role is for those who like to get in the enemy’s face .

The Goods!

Our 6 winners will get the following prizes!
  • An Epic Mystery Key
    • Each chest contains at least six cards including one hero, one skin and 20 Opals guaranteed
  • As well as 3000 ICE!
But that's not all!
  • We'll also give 10 random participants 1000 ICE!
    • All you have to do is vote, comment, write a guide or build, and you're automatically entered for a chance to win.

What Will the Guides be Judged On?

Build Quality - a good guide needs a good build

What would a good guide be without a good build? If you don't buy any items you probably aren't going to do very well! So first thing's first, tell us what to buy! (under the Items tab) of your guide.

Purchases tell your readers what order they should buy their items in, it’s pretty nifty.

Depth of Information - now tell us how to play!

What order do you level your skills in? Do you wait for a certain moment to use a skill? How do you play against this hero or that hero? All these little details should not only teach beginners the basics, but teach experienced players little tips and tricks they may not have known before. We've jotted down a list of common topics to touch on in a guide below.
  • Skill order
  • How to use your skills effectively
  • First purchase
  • Build order and how to counterbuild
  • Tips and tricks
  • Matchups and synergy
  • Other game concepts such as team fighting, jungling, pushing, map objectives, etc

Formatting and Readability - add some polish

If your guide has typos everywhere and all the text is in bright blue it might be a little hard to read. We're not saying that every guide writer should be Rembrandt, but take some time to proofread and add some formatting to your guide to help readers quickly find important information. Below are some coding help threads, and please feel free to PM us or leave a comment if you want any more help!
Now, all you have to do is get started!

Fine Print

  • To qualify for the guide contest your guide must fulfill the following:

  • 2500 characters - not words, characters, includes bbcode

  • Guide text is completely up to date and reflects the current game state

  • Any rule breaking or funny business (vote cheating, spamming the same comment on every guide, etc) will get you disqualified, we will check

  • You will be contacted via the email associated with your VaingloryFire account if you win. You'll be be required to provide your IGN.

  • Prizes will be delivered in game so IGN is required.

  • Contest and giveaway closes February 21st at 11:50pm PST (GMT -8)

  • Winners of the guide contest will be announced February 28th, 2017

  • Contest and giveaway is worldwide

  • Winners will have 7 days to claim their prize, after which their prize will be forfeit.
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Quote | PM | +Rep by IVGFX » January 31, 2017 1:59pm | Report
Let's do dis. ICE ICE BABY...woohooo!!!

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Skarious » January 31, 2017 2:12pm | Report
Wow! :D But my english is bad, can I writte ir in Spanish?

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Quote | PM | +Rep by LilWolfPup » January 31, 2017 2:22pm | Report
3 Questions: 1) Do we just post the guide and you'll check it?
2) How do we vote?
3) Do old guides count?
Region: NA

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Quote | PM | +Rep by derpdachow » January 31, 2017 2:46pm | Report
Yeah, what do they do, I just uploaded one that I personally liked, will they check it orrrrrr

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Quote | PM | +Rep by FlamingLizard324 » January 31, 2017 3:17pm | Report
How do you turn in our guide

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Dash » January 31, 2017 3:20pm | Report
Hey @Skarious,

Our team is primarily english based speakers. However, if you write your guide in clear enough Spanish we will do our best to translate it to English.


1.) It can be a new guide or update an old guide make sure fits the guidelines and we'll count it as an entry, make sure it's 2500 characters and it’s posted between today January 31st thru February 21st.
2. ) Just by guide voting on the site (the thumbs up and thumbs down on the top right of the guide page)
3.) You can update your old guide for sure, make sure it reflects the current patch of the game :)
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Quote | PM | +Rep by BurningHell » January 31, 2017 3:41pm | Report
So do we comment something specifically? Or just comment.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by MistahStephens » January 31, 2017 6:01pm | Report
Dunno who I'm gonna make a guide for, but I will. Eventually.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Dakota » January 31, 2017 6:30pm | Report
Can I just do a guide to a build for blitz mode not really saying that it would work out on any other modes?

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