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Newsletter July 3: Midsummers Ending Soon!

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Newsletter July 3: Midsummers Ending Soon!

Post by piwakawaka » July 3rd, 2017, 11:02 pm

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July 2017
Year 3, Issue 26

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Hello, Readers.

The Midsummer Fire Festival is nearly over, so make sure you get your last bonfires in before it disappears for the year.

In the meantime, the 7.3 PTR is now up, and unfortunately people are posting some atrociously spoilerish information without consideration for others. I strongly recommend using caution if you wish to browse the WoW Forums as people seem inclined to forget that the first couple of lines of text are still visible.

In other more exciting news there is already information on datamined pets floating around getting everyone excited. If you want to check out the current discussions about the pets and their potential obtainability you can check out this thread here.

I hope you all have a good week.

Piwakawaka.

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MIDSUMMER FIRE FESTIVAL

The Midsummer Fire Festival has begun in WoW and so has A3's Donation Drive for Midsummer pets! This year's event includes a brand new battle pet: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=114543/igneous-flameling so be sure to grab one for yourself, too! Midsummer donation drive pets include: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=16701/spirit-of-summer, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=85872/blazing-cindercrawler, and http://www.wowhead.com/npc=114543/igneous-flameling.
The A3 Midsummer Donation Drive also includes some non-event fiery-themed pets so that members can participate if they are having bag luck on drops or don't have the time to farm a ton of currency. Bonus donation drive pets include: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=67332/darkmoon-eye, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=96404/enchanted-torch, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=112132/firebat-pup, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=21076/firefly, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=73738/jadefire-spirit, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=115138/magma-rageling, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=71016/netherspace-abyssal, [url]http://www.wowhead.com/npc=73357/ominous-flame, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=68466/pandaren-fire-spirit, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=25706/searing-scorchling, and http://www.wowhead.com/npc=95572/shard-of-cyrukh.
Tiers for this donation drive are 0, 15, and 30. Members who contribute at least 3 pets to the drive will also have the option of choosing a http://www.wowhead.com/npc=87669/hatespark-the-tiny as their prize!

STEAM SUMMER SALE
Hey fellow A3 gamers! Don't forget that the Steam Summer sale has started! If you've been waiting on picking up a new title, now is the perfect time!
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TradeSkillMaster Workshop Sign Up
A number of our Discord members have expressed interest in learning how to use the auctioning addon TradeSkillMaster. Community Member Hollthulhu has generously offered to help those people interested with learning how to set up and use the add on.

You can find the sign up sheet here. Make sure you register your interest and what times you are available.

If you aren't sure and want to see more about the add on first the TSM website can be found here
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.

Specifications Allowed

✔ Both Factions
✔ All Zones
✔ All Pets
✔ Any Quality
✔ Any Breed
✔ Any Specifics (color, size, etc.)
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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 supply options were recently added! New options include common vendor and non-Legion pets.


There are 100's of supply options available, but below you will find the newest options added to the supply request sign-up sheet. These options are especially in need of suppliers right now.

Please note that the sign-up sheet is organized according to which expansion each pet was introduced in, not the expansion "zone" that they are found in.
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
    Sunborne Val'kyr
    Thaumaturgical Piglet
    Transmutant
    Trigger
WARLORDS OF DRAENOR
  • Blorp
    Crusher
    Empowered Manafiend
    Empyreal Manafiend
    Energized Manafiend
    Ghostshell Crab
    Kaliri Hatchling
    Nursery Spider
    Veilwatcher Hatchling
MISTS OF PANDARIA
  • Azure Crane Chick
    Bonkers
    Mountain Panda
    Pandaren Air Spirit
    Pandaren Earth Spirit
    Pandaren Fire Sprit
    Pandaren Water Spirit
    Snowy Panda
    Sunfur Panda
    Terrible Turnip
    Tiny Blue Carp
    Tiny Green Carp
    Tiny Red Carp
    Tiny White Carp
CATACLYSM
  • Elementium Geode
    Tiny Shale Spider
    Winterspring Cub
WRATH OF THE LICH KING
  • Albino Snake
    Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot
    Calico Cat
    Darting Hatchling
    Ghostly Skull
    Leaping Hatchling
    Obsidian Hatchling
    Ravasaur Hatchling
    Razormaw Hatchling
BURNING CRUSADE
  • Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Blue Moth
    Brown Rabbit
    Chuck
    Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Magical Crawdad
    Mana Wyrmling
    Muckbreath
    Red Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Red Moth
    Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Snarly
    Toothy
    White Moth
    Yellow Moth
CLASSIC
  • Ancona Chicken
    Black Kingsnake
    Bombay Cat
    Brown Prairie Dog
    Brown Snake
    Cockatiel
    Cornish Rex Cat
    Crimson Snake
    Great Horned Owl
    Hawk Owl
    Orange Tabby Cat
    Senegal
    Siamese Cat
    Silver Tabby Cat
    Snowshoe Rabbit
    Tree Frog
    Undercity Cockroach
    White Kitten
    Wood Frog
    Green Wing Macaw
    Smolderweb Hatchling
    Worg Pup
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 July 3: Midsummers Ending Soon!

Post by piwakawaka » July 3rd, 2017, 11:03 pm

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Catch Up on the Developer AMA Held on Friday, June 23
3:06 pm PDT: The AMA has ended but you can still check out the answers on the World of Warcraft subreddit HERE.
Hotfixes: June 29
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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Re: Newsletter July 3: Midsummers Ending Soon!

Post by piwakawaka » July 3rd, 2017, 11:04 pm

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Recent Actions Against Real-Money Raid Clears

We’ve recently taken action against a number of accounts that were actively participating in and/or advertising the sale of in-game raid or dungeon clears in exchange for real-world currency. Such behavior is a clear violation of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use.

As a reminder, in order to ensure fair play and competitive integrity, we’re continuing to closely monitor these and other activities that violate the Terms of Use. This includes selling in-game services for real money, exchanging accounts or characters, and other violations. This includes violations done with the intention of gaining a competitive advantage in raid progression (such as the purchase or transfer of geared characters or accounts between owners).

Note that while selling assistance with obtaining items, achievements, PvP rating, or other in-game benefits for real-world currency is against the Terms of Use, selling those things in exchange for in-game gold is perfectly legitimate. Players should not feel as though participating in a “gold run” is going to result in negative action taken against their account.

We’re disappointed to see members of the raiding community participating in behavior that clearly violates the Terms of Use, and want to be clear that such activities will not be tolerated.

Ornyx
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Re: Newsletter July 3: Midsummers Ending Soon!

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Achievements and Milestones
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Post by piwakawaka » July 3rd, 2017, 11:08 pm

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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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A3 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!
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Re: Newsletter July 3: Midsummers Ending Soon!

Post by piwakawaka » July 3rd, 2017, 11:10 pm

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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!
A3 Forum Games
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!

Help Support A3
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, less than 4% of our members have contributed to assist with operating costs. Fewer than 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 and Patreon.

For more information about donating financially please visit our Supporter's Page.
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