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CONTEST: Build a Better Preset - Get your build in the game!
While the preset system is fantastic way to introduce the complex soul system to newer users, it is in need of an update. To ensure that they’re the very best that they can be, we need your help. We want to put your builds in the game, credit them to you, and offer you prizes to boot! In order to do this, we've prepared a form with all the required information, which will be in the next post. Dates: Contest Opens: November 22th - Today! Now! Contest Ends: December 3rdst 10 AM PST Rules:
  • You may enter as many builds as you want.
  • You can win multiple times, and all those builds will be placed into the game!
  • Some prizes can be won multiple times, but others only once. Please see the Prizes section for details.
  • Judgement will be done by the community, for the community, done with polls broken up by Calling.
    • The top builds with the most votes will be put into the game.
    • Vladd, Kervik, and Daglar may also select some builds that they find noteworthy, too!
  • You may not enter a build that someone else created.
Prizes:
  • All winners will have their build(s) added to the game as a preset!
    • Winners will be able to offer a descriptive name for the preset.
    • Your character's name and shard will be credited in the description.
  • All winners will earn a Hellbug or Ki Rin mount of their choosing.
    • Only 1 will be given to 1 character.
    • This prize can be won multiple times! If you win three times, you can pick 3 different mounts!
  • 30 Day Patron Pass
    • This prize can only be acquired once.
  • Winners will receive the prefix title "Soulmaster"
  • All participants will receive the title "the Soul Architect"
Required Information
Before we get to the form, here is an overview of all the information we need to put your build in the game! Preset Information First is the basic information that’s shown to players when they are selecting their preset. Items 1 through 9 can be found in the screenshot above as an example.
  1. 1. Preset Name: Your choice! 2. Brief Description: Describe the build overall: what it’s best used for in a short overview! No more than 250 characters. 3. Group Role: Tank, DPS, Heal, or Support 4. Souls: • Soul 1: • Soul 2: • Soul 3: 5. Key Abilities: The top 3 more important abilities that keep this build going. • Ability 1: • Ability 2: • Ability 3: 6. Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, or Advanced – keep in mind managing cooldowns, situational skills, and other traits. 7. Basics: List important facts about this build: including best stats, ideal equipment, and other key components for success. No more than 250 characters. 8. How to Play: Elaborate on the key attributes of the build (spell order, tactics, etc). No more than 250 characters. 9. Tips: Max 2 lines per point, no more than 60 characters a line • Tip 1: • Tip 2: • Tip 3: 10. Minimum Level: The build will not show up in the preset list until this level. 11. Hot Bar Layout: List each ability that should be automatically placed. For leveling builds, include abilities available at the minimum level so that a player can kill mobs, even if at level 60 none of those abilities would be present on the hotbar. • Slot 1: • Slot 2: • Slot 3: • Slot 4: • Slot 5: • Slot 6: • Slot 7: • Slot 8: • Slot 9: • Slot 0: • Slot -: • Slot =: 12. Build Specifics: Please list what soul the point(s) go to, as well as the appropriate trait name. Since presets are guided, order is very important! Even if your build is for level 60, you must fill the below information out. • Below level 50 you cannot have more points than your current level spent in an individual soul. • At and above level 50, you may have your level +1 points spent in a given soul. • Level 1: • Level 2: • Level 3 (2 points): • Level 4: • Level 5: • Level 6 (2 points): • Level 7: • Level 8: • Level 9 (2 points): • Level 10: • Level 11: • Level 12 (2 points): • Level 13: • Level 14: • Level 15 (2 points): • Level 16: • Level 17: • Level 18 (2 points): • Level 19: • Level 20: • Level 21 (2 points): • Level 22: • Level 23: • Level 24 (2 points): • Level 25: • Level 26: • Level 27 (2 points): • Level 28: • Level 29: • Level 30 (2 points): • Level 31: • Level 32: • Level 33 (2 points): • Level 34: • Level 35: • Level 36 (2 points): • Level 37: • Level 38: • Level 39 (2 points): • Level 40: • Level 41: • Level 42 (2 points): • Level 43: • Level 44: • Level 45 (2 points): • Level 46: • Level 47: • Level 48 (2 points): • Level 49: • Level 50: • Level 51: • Level 52: • Level 53: • Level 54: • Level 55: • Level 56: • Level 58: • Level 59: • Level 60: 13. Build Guide: Please include a link to a guide you’ve created that details how to use your build. Linking an offsite one is okay too. • It should include: i. Rotation(s) ii. Any recommended macros. For leveling builds, please say if a macro can only be used above a certain level. iii. Links to any recommended addons. iv. A general overview on how to best play. v. Gear recommendations. vi. Situational abilities. vii. Any other pertinent information needed to best play the build.
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