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[Holiday Contest] The Best, the Funniest, and the Geekiest Responses

Thank you to everyone who submitted an answer for our holiday giveaway! We got a staggering 188 responses to the question! 22 people submitted the right answer and showed their work. We took a random drawing from those submissions, and Dagudagr from the EU server was the winner! There were some really funny, interesting, and geeky submissions and we wanted to share them with all of you.

Most Technical

Vraha, from Southeast Asia, had the most technical answer. He included the correct answer as well as this clarifying statement:

Now, depending on the range of Ringo, he will take either the full damage (634) or only the splash damage (116)”

Quite true! However, we did mention that it critically striked, which implies that it had to be within nine meter range (as the crystal damage portion does not crit).


Ade0n, from Europe answered:

All HP! one shot one kill^^”

Oops, I think he was confusing Glimmershot with Kestrel’s Ultimate 🙂


Just2Strong4You, from North America, wanted to share his life story with us:

I FORGOT TENSION BOW! Tension bow affect is used IN Kestrel’s Glimmershot. +180 true dmg, leading to a total of 540 in HUGE numbers with an exclamation point at the end. gg, watch this all be for nothing lmao >.<. Btw there may be a miscalculation for shield value so it may actually be 512. If 512 is this answer and nobody else gets it, give me the credit por favor. Thx for all the vg insight and im totally done with this, my brain hurts.”


SirYe, from North America, blew our minds with his answer:

public class abilityDamageCalculator
    private static KeyboardReader reader = new KeyboardReader();
    private static double wpF, cpF, pierceF, finalCalc, critPlus = 1.5;
    private static boolean tensionBow;

Yes, he wrote a JAVA program to solve the problem! View the full code here.


Batmang, also from North America, couldn’t quite come up with the right answer. So instead, he left us this:

“John Cena. She’s about to end that heroes like with one hit. ?”


MATR1X, from North America, took the cake with this one.

The answer is “not 124 😉” because “I extrapolated the data from the website, (MLA citation: “Broken Myth.” Broken Myth. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.) On the bottom of the Reindoge giveaway, one mistakenly put the answer on the bottom. And I quote, “p.s. the answer is not 124 ?.” Given this statement, I have come to the conclusion that the answer is, “not 124 ?.” Thank you.”


Lastly, TeeZeeMee astounded us with his meme-ful answer:

“over 9000!”  

His work?

“because Goku”


We would like to thank all of our readers who took the time to do some math, have some fun, and make this contest a success. We’ll definitely do this again! I really enjoyed it and hope you all did too. Happy Holidays!


  • Reply
    Dec 21, 2015 6:12 pm

    That moment when you forgot to send in your answer and you got it right ;-;

  • Reply
    Dec 21, 2015 6:07 pm

    Well done SirYe!

  • Reply
    Dec 21, 2015 5:33 pm

    Whoa SirYe wrote a Java program lmao. Surprised a lot of ppl got it correct and kudos to their work!

    Love the new UI btw.

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