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STC Hub Anniversary Giveaway: One Year On

A Magical Milestone

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kabam Richard and the team for providing the prizes for this giveaway. We reserve the right to reject your entry if your name/answer is considered inappropriate (i.e. it’d break Kabam’s ToS) or you have a leaderboard ban.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!

STC Hub officially went live on January 8th 2023. Since then the humble site I built to take some load off my spreadsheets has grown to be an integral part of STC, and the community. I even managed to build some tools that are too big for the site to handle. So, I have embarked on a new project. STC Hub v2, a full fledged web app, will have faster load times and even more interactive content and tools.

STC Hub v2 is still in the early stages, but over the next year I will be streamlining & expanding on existing tools, pulling in features from other community sheets, and I may even host Impackts and Giveaways directly on the Hub.

None of that would have been possible without donations and support from the community. Thank you for the love! If you are able please take a moment to make a donation or subscribe to help ensure STC Hub continues to grow.

Now to the fun part.

For this “Magical” Milestone, Kabam has granted me the opportunity to reveal the full stats and details of the blueprints and items in the upcoming pack. You can check it out on the STC Hub: One Year On post.

In addition, the winners of the Mega and Superior pack giveaways will be gifted the pack on the day it is released. Contingent on when Kabam is available to gift it to you, but it should be shortly after the pack goes live, more details on that below.

But wait, there is more!

In addition to the early pack reveal and giveaway, I have an extra exclusive prize for the winner of the 3rd giveaway on this page.

Unlike my normal giveaways, I am not going to make these easy. Each giveaway has multiple questions, ALL questions will need to be correct to be eligible for the prize.

Also NO hints will be given, or hidden on this page. Each giveaway will require you to lookup information on STC-Hub to get the correct answers.

Good Luck!

There are three giveaways on this page – you can enter all 3 if you wish.

The questions in the giveaway are meant to be a challenge. With difficult questions comes greater odds of winning for those that get them right!

Giveaway #1: Magic Mega Pack

For a chance to win this giveaway you will need to answer questions about the blueprints in the upcoming Magic Pack. Visit STC Hub’s One Year On post to see the blueprint details.

Note: If you do not own a standard tier 9 blueprint the tier 13 blueprint will be replaced with chests and keys. Standard in this case refers to blueprints that require research scrolls to unlock.

Answer the following questions about the Magic Pack blueprints.

  1. Which blueprint is from a premium item line (ie: requires a paid worker)?
  2. Which blueprint does NOT have affinity for the Bunny Spirit?
  3. Which blueprint has the highest base gold value?
  4. What is the defense value of the blueprint that has NOT been an answer to a previous question?

Visit STC Hub’s One Year On post to see the blueprint details.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND # NUMBER ARE CORRECT.

This giveaway will run until January 8th 00:00 UTC+0 (this is when the piggy bank resets.) One entry per player only – multiple entries may result in disqualification (see the faq at the end of this post)

The winner of the Magic Mega Pack will have the pack added to their account in-game shortly after January 9th 00:00 UTC+0 (when the piggy bank resets), but it could be several hours later (ie: January 9th 15:00 UTC+0 or more). This part is out of my control, Kabam needs to gift the pack, so it depends on when they are available to do so.

Giveaway #2: Magic Superior Pack

For this giveaway you will need to use the Hero Equipment Filter tool to answer questions about the gear various heroes can equip.

NOTE: The Hero Equipment Filter tool defaults to showing ONLY the top 3 tiers, so remember to enable ALL item tiers or you will not get the correct answer for questions 1 and 2.

Answer the following questions using the Hero Equipment Filter tool on STC Hub.

  1. How many different items can an Archmage equip that have matching elemental affinity, ie: fire affinity?
  2. How many items with evasion can a Mercenary equip?
  3. Which Tier 8 item can a Velite equip that has affinity for the Christmas Spirit?

Use the Hero Equipment Filter tool on STC-Hub to find the answers to these questions.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND # NUMBER ARE CORRECT.

This giveaway will run until January 8th 00:00 UTC+0 (this is when the piggy bank resets.) One entry per player only – multiple entries may result in disqualification (see the faq at the end of this post)

The winner of the Magic Superior Pack will have the pack added to their account in-game shortly after January 10th 00:00 UTC+0 (when the piggy bank resets), but it could be several hours later (ie: January 10th 15:00 UTC+0 or more). This part is out of my control, Kabam needs to gift the pack, so it depends on when they are available to do so.

Giveaway #3: Champion Titan Soul

Yes, that is right, correctly answer the questions in this giveaway for a chance to win a Champion Titan Soul!

I am not going to make it easy to win this rare exclusive prize. In order to have a shot you will need to use the Shop Sim tool to calculate shop limits and energy caps based on various shop load outs. Good Luck!

Answer the following questions using the Shop Sim tool on STC Hub.

  1. What is the minimum energy a shop can have?
  2. What is the max number of item racks you can actually place in your shop?
  3. Without spending any Dragon Marks or Talent Points, what is the max energy you can have exclusively from Item Racks?
  4. Given a shop with a lv15 counter, 6 lv15 mannequins, 2 lv20 vertical racks, 7 lv15 shelves, 8 lv10 shelves, and 4 lv19 tables. What is the max energy you can gain exclusively from Talent Points?

Use the Shop Sim tool on STC Hub to answer the following questions.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND # NUMBER ARE CORRECT.

This giveaway will run until January 8th 00:00 UTC+0 (this is when the piggy bank resets.) One entry per player only – multiple entries may result in disqualification (see the faq at the end of this post)

The winner of the Champion Titan Soul will have the prize added to their account in-game as soon as I draw a winner, and Kabam is available to gift it to you in-game.

Good luck!

Answer Summary

Giveaway #1: Magic Mega Pack

Correct responses: 85%

  1. Which blueprint is from a premium item line (ie: requires a paid worker)?
    • Answer: The Original
    • 95% of the entries had this one right.
  2. Which blueprint does NOT have affinity for the Bunny Spirit?
    • Answer: Charlatan’s Amulet
    • 96% of entries found the correct answer to this question.
  3. Which blueprint has the highest base gold value?
    • Answer: Magician’s Hat
    • 96% of entries were correct.
    • Just about everyone got these first 3 questions correct. Only a few confused individuals or wild guessers got it wrong.
  4. What is the defense value of the blueprint that has NOT been an answer to a previous question?
    • Answer: 155
    • Only 87% of the entries had the right answer for this question.
    • This one tripped up quite a few people. The question was asking for the DEF value of the 4th blueprint in the Magic Pack. This was of course the “Hands of Sleight”. However, for the 6% that answered with the blueprint name, you fell into my trap.
      • Answers that contained the blueprint name AND 155 were counted.
    • An unexpected answer that was submitted by 3% of the entries was “41,500”. This is the merchant XP value of the item NOT it’s DEF. Since, the images are similar I did consider counting it, but NO items in the game come close to having that high of a defense value let alone a T8 blueprint. Also with only 3% of entries submitting 41,500 as an answer it was not nearly enough to consider as an alternate response.

Giveaway #2: Magic Superior Pack

Correct Responses: 67%

  1. How many different items can an Archmage equip that have matching elemental affinity, ie: fire affinity?
    • Answer: 14
    • 71% of the entries were correct.
    • The easiest way to get the answer is to:
      • disable all classes except the Archmage,
      • enable tiers 1-13, and
      • select the “Matches Hero Affinity” button.
    • The most common incorrect answer was “6”. This only counts the top 3 tiers. Since it was mentioned in several places to “enable all tiers” this was not considered as a valid alternative answer.
  2. How many items with evasion can a Mercenary equip?
    • Answer: 3
    • 77% of the entries managed to figure this one out.
    • Props to those that answered with 3, but also called out that only 2 items could be equipped. I did not take this into consideration when I wrote the question.
    • 12% answered with only the number “2”, but they were not considered correct since:
      • the majority of the responses had the expected answer,
      • a decent number called out that only 2 could be equipped at one time,
      • an equal share of responses were for “1” item, and
      • only one person made a similar argument about the previous question.
    • All together that tells me that the majority of entries understood what the expected answer was, and therefore no alternative answers were considered.
  3. Which Tier 8 item can a Velite equip that has affinity for the Christmas Spirit?
    • Answer: Holiday Ham
    • 87% of the entries were correct.
    • This one tripped up 12% of the entries who followed the pattern of the previous questions by entering a number. In this case they responded with “1”.

Giveaway #3: Champion Titan Soul

Correct Responses: 48%
Excluding alt answers: 7%

  1. What is the minimum energy a shop can have?
    • Answer: 32
    • 94% of the entries had this one correct. I am sure a handful knew this one without needing to look it up in the Shop Sim tool :).
  2. What is the max number of item racks you can actually place in your shop?
    • Answer: 86
    • 85% knew the correct answer to this one, and I am sure a good deal of those didn’t even need to use the Shop Sim tool.
    • Shops can have a max of 88 furniture. However, the game enforces 2 specific pieces of furniture to always be in your shop. One is your counter, and another is a trunk. That leaves 86 spots for item racks, bins, or up to 4 more trunks.
    • My favorite response was “344”. How they arrived at that answer has me completely stumped.
  3. Without spending any Dragon Marks or Talent Points, what is the max energy you can have exclusively from Item Racks?
    • Answer: 7740
    • 69% were able to find the correct answer.
    • To arrive at the answer for this question you needed to have the following shop load out:
      • 86 lv15 racks (does not matter which racks you use)
    • Then just enter the energy from “Item Racks” shown in the Shop Report section of the book at the top of the tool.
    • Neither the counter level, talents, or guild perks mattered for this question (could have been set to whatever value you wanted) as they do not effect the “Item Rack” energy value.
  4. Given a shop with a lv15 counter, 6 lv15 mannequins, 2 lv20 vertical racks, 7 lv15 shelves, 8 lv10 shelves, and 4 lv19 tables. What is the max energy you can gain exclusively from Talent Points?
    • Answer: 333 (crowd favorite: 295)
      • Fun Fact: This answer was a throwback to the STC 3rd Year Giveaway, where we had 3 creators giving away 3 prizes, and all the answers were the number “3”.
    • Only a mere 16% of entries managed to figure this one out.
    • The trick to this question this was the word “max” energy from talents. If you play with the tool it is easy to see that the energy from talents with guild perks is larger than the energy from talents without guild perks. Therefore the answer “should” have been 333.
    • Unfortunately, the majority of entries, 56%, got hung up on “exclusively” from talents, and chose to answer with 295.
    • Much to my displeasure, I have decided to allow 295 as a valid alternative answer given that the majority of entries came to the that result, and it is reasonable to have arrived at that value.

Winners

Magic Mega Pack: Aussie#22752

Magic Superior Pack: Dino#84699

Champion Titan Soul: axl1114#15658

Giveaway FAQ
“I entered the giveaway twice by accident!”
-I’m aware the system isn’t exactly flawless when it comes to entries – so long as they’re within a few minutes of each other I’ll just disregard the duplicate. If it’s longer than that (say a day for example) contact me before it ends so I can fix it, otherwise you’ll be disqualified.

“I’m not sure you got my entry”
-Drop a message on the STC discord with your name and I can check (note due to discord’s weird new username system I don’t accept friend requests unless you share one of the main ST discords with me. Please reach out on our discord if you need confirmation of entry.)

“What do you deem inappropriate or offensive, so that my entry is not disqualified?”
-I am aware of the subjective nature of this, and if you have to ask I am pretty sure I will find it inappropriate or offensive. Regardless of your opinion on your entry I reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason I choose, and will exercise that right as I see fit.
-A good litmus test would be whether or not you would say it in front of a group of school children, in a courtroom while on trial, or to your parents/loved ones.

“I have a leaderboad ban can I still win the giveaway?”
-No. After drawing a winner I will check if they have been banned from the game’s leaderboards, and will redraw till a winner is chosen that has not been banned.

“I entered the giveaway and won but I already bought the pack cause I thought I’d lose.”
-You’ll be given a gem equivalent amount instead.

18 replies on “STC Hub Anniversary Giveaway: One Year On”

I am curious what you mean? Usually these milestone giveaways are just a single premium worker. This time around, after some minor negotiating Kabam put up the following:

– They authorized me to reveal the contents of a pack early which has never been done before,
– they will be gifting the packs to the winners on the day the pack is released for RM players, which has never been done before, and
– they are giving away a Champion Titan Soul, which has also never been done before.

That is significantly more value than a single worker.

lol its not even a lottery cos u need correct answers. even your answers correct u get nothing. IT’S NOT GIVEAWAY!!! CLICKBAIT AND SCAM that how its call

This is so cool. I mean it took me a while to do, but adding a bit of challenge to demonstrate things you’ve created is good value all round imo

I am happy you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work to put together, so dont expect to see this style often. However, with feedback like this, I will definitely be doing more like this one in the future. ❤

Thanks, I am not sure where the idea came from, but I was working on it well after 2am my time, so sleep-deprived delusions are the likely suspect for this happy little accident. ❤

That is a good question. Many people have asked, but since that nuance is part of the question I am not going to give you an answer. Read the question carefully, and you should be able to figure out which value to use.

Oh no I did all that work and realized I had a 1 in the mannequins for guild perks the whole time. I’m so upset LOL oh well.

Cool giveaway, cool questions. I mostly wont win (never did), but I tried to anware all of the question. Good luck to all!

A suggestion if you decide to do this again in the future. When you expect the same type of answer, it’s important to use the same phrasing for the question.

How many “different” items can an Archmage equip that have matching elemental affinity, ie: fire affinity?
How many items with evasion can a Mercenary equip?

When one question includes the word different and the next doesn’t, it’s well within reason to treat the questions as expecting a different answer.

For the record I’m at least one of the people who put down “3 (but only 2 at once)” to cover my bases. I nearly did the same for question 1, but the word “different” made all the difference.

The last one made me feel robbed though, if they got it wrong they got it wrong! (or should have covered their bases like I did again)

PS: I’m guessing 344 is from somehow thinking you can have 86 of each type of furniture as baffling as that idea is.

Ooh, this looks like it was a lot of fun! Unfortunately I didn’t log into Discord for the last week or so and didn’t check updates here on the site so I completely missed it. I probably would have gotten a lot of wrong answers anyway, though. ;-) I hope you do more challenging contests like this in future! (Unless they’re a ton of work to organize, in which case I understand if you don’t!)

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