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Newsletter November 14: Where Once Again I fail at Intro's

Post by piwakawaka » November 14th, 2016, 12:10 am

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November 2016
Year 2, Issue 45

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Hello, Readers.
If you haven't seen it already, there was a post-Blizzcon Q&A on Friday. If you haven't seen it, especially if you weren't able to get a Blizzcon ticket, go check it out. You can find a link to the video in our Warcraft section.

There's not a lot to say this week, really. I hope you all are doing well. Please be good to each other. Make sure you find yourselves lots of pets.

Piwakawaka
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[col]Post #1: You Are Here
  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
Post #2: A3-related News
  • October Event Winner's
  • A3's 2-year Anniversary
  • Wild Pet Capture Service
  • Pet suppliers
  • Adoptions
Post #3: Warcraft
  • Find Your Friends Faster.
  • Legion: What's Next - Panel Recap
  • Blizzcon Opening Ceremony
  • Watch the Post Blizzcon Q&A
  • November 8 Hotfixes
Post #4: Blizzard
  • Blue Post: Recent World of Warcraft Account Actions
  • Increased Mythic Keystone Rewards
|Post #5: A3-related News continued...
  • Achievements and Milestones
  • Reading With Leashes
  • Photo of the Week
  • Upcoming Events
Post #6: Social
  • The A3 Network
  • Discord
  • Official Hashtags
Post #7: Conclusion
  • Thank Yous
  • Forum Games
  • Paypal
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OCTOBER EVENT WINNERS
Hallow's End + Day of the Dead DD
EHLY

There were 73 pets contributed for a total of 146 entries. The winning number was #68. Ehly took home a frighteningly adorable Nightmare Whelpling as their prize.
Pachyderms on Parade Lvl25 Exchange
[col]MEADOWSTOMPER CALF
Ehly
FlameFlash
Golconda
Jazmyne|PEANUT
Ehly
FlameFlash
Jazmyne[/col]
[col]PINT-SIZED PINK PACHYDERM
Ehly
FlameFlash
Golconda
Jazmyne|ELEKK PLUSHIE
No Entries[/col]
Terrible Turnip Tales
No Entries
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A3's 2-Year Anniversary
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December 1st through December 30th

It's almost that time again, A3ers! A3 will be turning 2 in December and we're going all out to celebrate again! This year's prizes include rare pets, mounts, toys, BlizzCon 2015 & 2016 goodies, and more! Many of the pets we're bringing you have never been available through A3 before! There are well over 100 items up for grabs this year. This is just a small preview of the items we'll be giving out in December:

Baby Winston
Crawling Claw
Hatespark the Tiny
Garn Nighthowl
JewelCraft
Ji-Kun Hatchling
Leylight Brazier
Quality Upgrade Stones
Tournament Favor
Tuskarr Kite

Much like last year, the anniversary will be packed with events. Some favorites from last year are making a return, but there are also several new events for this year's festivities. Events will include:

25 Days of Giveaways
Bingo
Crossword Puzzle
Pet Pop Quiz
Toys for Tamers
Word Jumble

Special goodies will also be featured for members who follow us on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and who hang out with us in our Discord server!

We hope you'll join us during the celebrations! Spread the news to your friends! :D
See You There!
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Wild Pet Capture Service
Above all else... A3 loves collecting pets! Collection doesn't just stop at pets that can be traded and adopted though - there are a few worlds' worth of wild pets out there waiting for collectors, too! A few of us would like to offer our love of hunting wild pets to A3 members to help them also round out their wild pet needs.

Each week (sometimes a few times each week!) we will comb zones to help members find the wild pets they are still after. We will turn a zone upside-down and inside-out looking for your pet(s) and message you once we've found them. You will then come and capture it! If you would like to take advantage of this service, but aren't available during our typical times, please don't hesitate to contact us and ask about alternative days and times.

[col]Specifications Allowed

Both Factions
All Zones
All Pets
Any Quality
Any Breed
Any Specifics (color, size, etc.)|Image[/col]
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Pet Suppliers
Do you want to help supply pets for adoption that A3 needs? We have a Pet Suppliers thread where members can sign up to sponsor certain pets they are willing to supply. When the supply of certain pets starts to run low or we have an upcoming project where we’ll need more of a certain pet – we’ll send out a notification about that pet to our suppliers! There is no guess work and no 24/7 farming because we’ll let you know when we’re in need of the pets.

There are no quotas to meet when supplying the pets that you signed up for. You can provide whatever amount you are comfortable with.

New Legion supply options were added on September 16th and new post-Legion options were added on September 26th.

For more information about the Pet Supplier project click here.

[col3]LEGION
Alarm-o-Bot
Ash'ana
Autumnal Sproutling
Baby Elderhorn
Court Scribe
Enchanted Cauldron
Enchanted Pen
Enchanted Torch
Extinguished Eye
Fel Piglet
Fledgling Warden Owl
Nursery Spider
Plump Jelly
Ridgeback Puglet
River Calf
Sewer-Pipe Jelly
Sting Ray Pup
Stormborne Whelpling
Sunborne Val'kyr
Thaumaturgical Piglet
Transmutant
Trigger|WARLORDS OF DRAENOR
Bloodthorn Hatchling
Bone Wasp
Crazy Carrot
Dusty Sporewing
Frostwolf Pup
Glowing Sporebat
Lost Netherpup
Savage Cub
Sky Fry

MISTS OF PANDARIA
Aqua Strider
Filthling
Grinder
Rodent Crate (horde and alliance)
Spawn of G'nathus

CATACLYSM
Fox Kit
Rustberg Gull|WRATH OF THE LICH KING
Ammen Vale Lashling
Dun Morogh Cub
Durotar Scorpion
Elwynn Lamb
Enchanted Broom
Mechanopeep
Mulgore Hatchling
Sen'jin Fetish
Shimmering Wyrmling
Teldrassil Sproutling
Tirisfal Batling

CLASSIC
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Adoptions
Whether entering a one-time competition or requesting your weekly pets, please remember these essential tips so your requests and entries aren't disqualified.

  • Don't forget to keep your WarcraftPets account up to date. You can find a guide on how to do this here.
  • Please remember to check what pets you have before submitting requests! Add-ons don't always display things accurately.
  • Please remember to report your request list if you acquire a pet you have requested. We've modified our system so that even if your post has already been flagged you can still report and make changes.

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Post by piwakawaka » November 14th, 2016, 12:11 am

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Find Your Friends Faster
With the release of patch 7.1, we added Quick Join for those looking to join their friends in content queues. We’ve also recently turned on “toasts” for when your friends join a queue. These toasts will appear in your chat letting you know when they are taking on content that you are eligible to join them in.
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Legion: What's Next - Panel Recap
Many new adventures lie ahead in Legion, and Game Director Ion Hazzikostas explored some upcoming content updates in the World of Warcraft: Legion – What’s Next panel at BlizzCon 2016.
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Blizzcon Opening Ceremony
The BlizzCon Opening Ceremony has wrapped, and this year’s convention is officially underway! Read on for a recap of the big moments and big news from the start of the show.
MORE INFORMATION[/b][/size]
Watch the Post-Blizzcon Q&A
Players asked Game Director Ion Hazzikostas their questions about future patches revealed during Blizzcon. Come and check out what he had to say.
MORE INFORMATION[/b][/size]
November 8th Hotfixes
Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Legion. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

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Post by piwakawaka » November 14th, 2016, 12:12 am

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Recent World of Warcraft Account Actions
We’ve recently taken action against thousands of World of Warcraft accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay, known as “bots.”

We’re committed to providing an equal and fair playing field for everyone in World of Warcraft, and will continue to take action against those found in violation of our Terms of Use. Cheating of any form will not be tolerated.

Ornyx
Community Manager

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL POST
Increased Mythic Keystone Rewards
With the release of the Trial of Valor raid instance, we’re increasing the rewards from Mythic Keystone dungeons, to keep them in line with the increased difficulty (and rewards) from the new raid. We’d like to take a moment to clarify what those changes are and when they’ll be applied.

Beginning this week, with the opening of Trial of Valor, the end-of-run chests for completing a Keystone dungeon at level 11 or higher will now give loot with a base item level of 870, up from the previous base of 865 for completing a level 10.

Additionally, if you are able to clear a Keystone dungeon at difficulty 12 or higher, your Order Hall cache for next week will contain loot with a base item level of 885. Note that this change does not apply to the cache you can open this week, which still has its base item level capped at 880 if you were able to complete a level 10 Keystone dungeon last week.

Of course, keep in mind that these rewards still have a chance to roll Warforged or Titanforged; the item levels listed above are merely the guaranteed minimum you will receive.

Rythmor
Community Manager

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Achievements and Milestones[col]Flameflash |Piwakawaka Wakamaru Jedikitten [/col]
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Want to see your achievements, milestones, or new loot here? Send them to us so they can be included!|Submit Achievements
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Reading With Leashes
Have you checked out our recent blog posts? If not, you should!

Is there a tamer you just can't seem to beat? A pet you want to know more about? Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see covered via the blog forums or by sending Jedikitten a PM!
PHOTO OF THE WEEKImage [col3]Image|Want to see your photo here? Send us selfies or screenshots of you and your getting achievements, finding new pets, or just out and about having fun!|Submit Screenshot
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Social Media
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  • Like us on Facebook! The A3 Facebook page is used as a information portal for A3ers to find news and updates about A3 as well as helpful information about WoW and Blizzard. Streaming may become apart of this resource at a later date as well.
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  • Join us on Facebook! The A3 Facebook group is the perfect place to socialize with your fellow A3ers. Post and share anything you like here, WoW-related or otherwise. Please remember to keep it reasonably clean!
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  • Follow us on Twitter! Twitter is our main social media resource. It is to post info about events, giveaways, and updates. We share and retweet posts from our members as well. We LOVE to see your achievements, new pets, screenshots and selfies! If you would like to see your WoW-related activities included in a future newsletter you can tag us in your World of Warcraft-related tweets so we can share them with the community! @A3pets.
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  • Check out our blog for ideas on pet battles, pet collection tips, and other useful information!
Connecting A3ers through Discord
[col]ImageA3 is always looking for new and interesting ways to connect with its members. One of our greatest hurdles, though, is connecting members to each other. With everyone playing on different servers, different factions, and the limitations of the friends list – many of you have probably never had a chance to connect. We hope to use the Discord App to help solve that!

The major perk of an app like Discord is that communication is live. Meaning – you can see it on the fly (assuming you are logged in). This will be an advantage over the forum or twitter where you need to check in throughout the day. It will be especially helpful with organizing groups, sharing rare spawn information with others, or just getting to know your fellow A3ers!|[/col]
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[greenbg][align=center][b][size=150]#A3achieve[/size][/b][/align][hrc=black]1[/hrc][i][size=85]Did you earn a new achievement or reach a new milestone? Mark it with #A3achieve and it will be included in a future newsletter![/size][/i][/greenbg][purplebg][align=center][b][size=150]#A3pix[/size][/b][/align][hrc=black]1[/hrc][i][size=85]Snapped a new screenshot/selfie you want to share? Mark it with #A3pix and it will be featured in a future newsletter![/size][/i][/purplebg][orangebg][align=center][b][size=150]#ThingsPetCollectorsSay[/size][/b][/align][hrc=black]1[/hrc][i][size=85]Have you ever said something that would sound hilarious, bizarre, or even insane out of content of pet collecting? Share it with us![/size][/i][/orangebg]

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Post by piwakawaka » November 14th, 2016, 12:15 am

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Thank You
Thank you to everyone to contributed to this week's newsletter! Piwakawaka (editor/contributor)
Jedikitten (formatting/contributor)
Sandwalker (copy editor)
Irayna (contributor)
OzinLA (contributor)
Wakamaru (contributor)


A special 'Thank You' to Wakamaru for creating this week's Pawprint Press header!
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A3 has a number of forum games going for members to participate in. Members are also encouraged to start any new forum games they have ideas for. Head over to our new Games forum and jump in!
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[col3]Did you know that A3 has bills? It’s true! A3 has monthly and yearly bills related to the cost of operating the Agency. We earn some funds from ads on the site but most of A3’s operating costs are paid out of pocket.

Operating costs are the costs required to run the community – these do not include the costs of sponsoring giveaways.|A3 is a volunteer operated project and we need the help of our members to keep the site online.

Currently only 5% of our members have contributed to assist with operating costs. 1% of our members have contributed more than once.

A few spare dollars here and there can go a long way!|Donations are accepted through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to donate.

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For more information about donating you can read the Can I help the Agency financially? F.A.Q.[/col3]
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