A new contest inside the “Demeure de l’Étrange”.


I have the pleasure to present to you today the 5th edition of the « Demeure de l’Étrange » (House of Curiosities) contest!

Reminder – « Demeure de l’Étrange » : what is it ?

In this contest you will run through a very unusual house which has been transformed into a gigantic playground. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to find the hidden Treasure Chests, « Roar ! » signs & 2 special platforms in the yard.
I must warn you, it will not be easy! It will be like running through a Super Mario Bros game where you use patience and precision to jump from platform to platform.

New in this edition:

The house used for this contest was completely remodeled over the last weeks. The “Demeure de l’Étrange” is already open and you now can meet the many challenges this house contains.

The yard has been remodeled and you’ll have to find the ways to reach the 2 special platforms in that messy place.

Inside the house, knowing how to jump is essential. You will have to thwart the this strange house’s many traps and climb as high as you can to find the 7 Treasure Chests. You will also have to keep your eyes open to find the 7 “Roar! Signs” hidden amongst the scenery.

You now know what to look for, so good luck!

~Yao

CONTEST RULES

♦ What do you need to find in the house ?

  • 2 Special Platforms(*) in the yard
  • 7 Treasure Chests
  • 7 “Roar! Signs”.

♦ Address 

Server: Sirannon
2 Cypress Road, Niniach (Belfalas)

♦ Dates:

From 10/21 to 11/3:
Draw will be made on Monday 4th with participation received until Sunday 3rd 11:59 pm (EDT).

♦ Rewards
A draw will be made on the full entries. When filling the participation form, you’ll be able to choose which rewards you’re interested in.

  • Draw 1 : a Minas Morgul Expansion Pack (Standard Edition)
  • Draws 2-5 : 4 x 500 LotRO Points Codes

GENERAL RULES

New in this edition – Special Yard Platforms 

The house’s yard is once again in play. For this edition, your participation must include the following two screenshots in order to be validated.

You will have to reach (like my character) the following two platforms:

Note: I do not require you submit screenshots identical to mine, just that your character is on the same platforms as those shown above. The standard rules regarding screenshots also apply.

Please DO NOT :

  • Send multiple entries
    (For instance : do not send me 3 chests found on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 9 on Saturday, etc… Only one entry per person allowed)
  • Send an entry with several names on the screenshots.
    (I don’t want to see a hobbit in the first screenshot and a dwarf in the second !!)

Screenshots Rules

How to take a screenshot?
Simply press the “Print Screen” key on your keyboard once in game. The photo will go directly to the My Documents -> The Lord Of The Rings Online folder. Then drag them into your participation form.

Accepted screenshots
The ideal screenshot:

A photo of your character within one meter of the chest/sign, with the bubble of your character on the screen and the mini-map which can be seen.
Some chests/signs made it difficult to take pictures, so use the “*” key to switch to subjective view.
Needed on the screenshot: the chest/sign, morale bar of your character with the name on it, the mini-map .

The rejected Screenshots
UNACCEPTABLE SCREENSHOTS

All screenshots must include the game information (character name and minimap).
To « reach a chest / Roar! Sign » means your character must be on the same platform as the chest/sign (less than a meter away). Any further and the shot will be refused.
Remember, your character must be able to « touch » the chest/sign with his or her own hands….

Good luck everyone and have fun !

=> Results Here <=

~Yao
D&Co du Milieu

6 Comments

  1. This was both challenging and fun! Good work with all the interesting and creative obstacle courses.

    Out of mild curiosity, how long did it take you to set everything up?

    Foxlocks
  2. Yeah I figured it must have taken a while. Stuff like that takes a lot of planning and testing.
    I’m just glad I was finally able to finish it! Getting to the second platform in the yard was especially tricky for me, but I eventually made it!
    I think this version of the house is a bit more challenging than the last one, but I still had fun doing it.
    Congrats on making all the obstacles difficult but still enjoyable. 🙂

    Foxlocks
    1. The creation of this house always takes me a lot of time.
      I try to have a theme for each room, which forces me to group some decorations.
      Then I have to create the jumps, test them, etc …
      Once the jumps are created, I still have to check that there are no unwanted ways to avoid some of them.
      The hardest part is then to know if I should decrease or increase the difficulty.

      FYI, I reduced by three times the difficulty of this house. :p

      Oay

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