For those of you who are just scanning through this article looking for the part about the free iPad, here it is: we are giving away a High Capacity iPad 3G to one player who logs on to either Dragon Oath server today between 4 pm and midnight PST! We are also giving out one of these to the winner of our Leveling Contest, so if you have more faith in your gaming prowess than your luck, read on.
Our Leveling Contest starts today at 4 pm PST, when the Nirvana PVE Server opens to the public. Players will have one week to level their new characters as quickly as possible. The highest level player at 4 pm PST on June 10th (or the player with the most experience, in case of a tie) will win a High Capacity iPad 3G (the same model we're handing out in the random giveaway.) There will also be prizes in-game for the 2nd-10th highest level, as well as for three random players (one Level 1-20, one Level 21-40, one over Level 40.)
To reward their hard work, the winner of the Leveling Contest will also receive one of every in-game prize. For the record, that's a Black Beast mount, an Ultra Panda pet, and three fashions: Steelwall, Melancholy, and Rage Roar. These are all new Token Shop items, which you can check out here on the Dragon Oath forums.
We wanted to give the winner of the Leveling Contest something special, because the amount of effort that goes into winning this kind of contest is unbelievable. Already, people are comparing leveling strategies on the forums, forming cooperatives to help each other hunt bosses, and plotting their plan of attack. That's also why we wanted to offer in-game prizes to the 2nd-10th highest level, because to even be in the running for first is quite an achievement.
We decided to balance this, however, with consideration for our players that cannot invest the same kind of time into the game. We have plenty of players who love Dragon Oath, but who can't play more than a few hours a day because of work, limited access to the internet, or other concerns. It's because of them that we decided to give out our four random prizes, including a second iPad. That way, they can have a chance to get something special just for playing the game and supporting us as fans.
A new PVE server and a new expansion (the Path to Nirvana expansion is also being released today at 4 pm PST) would be exciting enough. The prizes are just the icing on the cake. So come join the festivities today in Dragon Oath, and you might just win something!