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Newsletter December 12: That Anniversary Buzz

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Newsletter December 12: That Anniversary Buzz

Post by piwakawaka » December 13th, 2016, 1:03 am

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December 2016
Year 2, Issue 49

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Hello, Readers.

It's great to see just how much enthusiasm we're getting for our Anniversary, and the Discord server has been busily humming with ideas for even more games that can be used in the future. It's good to see some old faces come back, so whether you've just come back from a hiatus, or have just been lurking the forums, welcome! It's lovely to see you.

I hope you all have a wonderful time.

Piwakawaka
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[col]Post #1: You Are Here
  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
Post #2: A3-related News
  • A3's 2-year Anniversary
  • Wild Pet Capture Service
  • Pet Suppliers
  • Adoptions
Post #3: Warcraft
  • Live Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas
  • A New Hero: The Rise of College Esports
|Post #4: A3-related News continued...
  • Achievements and Milestones
  • Reading With Leashes
  • Photo of the Week
  • Upcoming Events
Post #5: Social
  • The A3 Network
  • Discord
  • Official Hashtags
Post #6: Conclusion
  • Thank Yous
  • Headers and Quotes
  • Paypal
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Re: Newsletter December 12: That Anniversary Buzz

Post by piwakawaka » December 13th, 2016, 1:04 am

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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.

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Both Factions
All Zones
All Pets
Any Quality
Any Breed
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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
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  • 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
  • Mr. Grubbs
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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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Re: Newsletter December 12: That Anniversary Buzz

Post by piwakawaka » December 13th, 2016, 1:05 am

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Live Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas
Last Wednesday Blizzard held another Q&A. A large chunk of this one is class issues, as this is the hot topic of the moment. Another Q&A will be happening sometime after the holiday period.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koeJfQHmDEs
A New Hero: The Rise of College Esports
Blizzard have also just released a documentary on their Heroes of the Storm channel.

In 2015, Heroes of the Dorm shocked the world as the biggest collegiate tournament on National Television. The following year, the Heroic Four aimed to take the spirit of competition to higher heights. This is their story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WrSY6ZGZMs

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Re: Newsletter December 12: That Anniversary Buzz

Post by piwakawaka » December 13th, 2016, 1:06 am

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Achievements and Milestones[col]WindedWolf81 Earned Jedikitten Earned Piwakawaka Earned Flameflash Earned |Sandwalker Earned OzinLA Earned [/col]
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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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Post by piwakawaka » December 13th, 2016, 1:06 am

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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]
Official A3 Hashtags
[orangebg][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][/orangebg][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][bluebg][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][/bluebg]

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Re: Newsletter December 12: That Anniversary Buzz

Post by piwakawaka » December 13th, 2016, 1:07 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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