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Newsletter Aug 21: Important Changes!

Post by piwakawaka » August 21st, 2017, 9:05 pm

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August 2017
Year 3, Issue 33

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Hello,
Readers.

With another week comes another round of news, and some of it's very important. If you are one of our pet suppliers, there is an important announcement for you regarding a change to which character you need to send pets to. If you're new and want to see what we're talking about, there's a link to the pet suppliers thread in the announcement as well.

Our pet suppliers are awesome people who make sure we continue to have a variety of pets at all times. To those of you who have been helping out with this, thank you. Your efforts are appreciated to no end.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Piwakawaka.

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SUPPLY REQUEST SUPPLIER NOTICE
Since we first started the Supply Request project we've had members mail their supplied pets to Donationbox-KulTiras. We didn't particularly care for the -KulTiras and were worried it would cause confusion, but due to server limits, this is where the character wound up. There hadn't been any feedback that it was causing a problem though, so we let it be.

Recently we've received some feedback from a couple of people that the -KulTiras had created some initial confusion. As such, we're doing away with the Donationbox-KulTias character!

From now on we are asking members to mail their supplied pets to Athree. This character is in the A3 adoption guild and is located on Bladefist. This should simplify the supply process for everyone.

Please send all supply request pets to
ATHREE
on the Bladefist server.

New Bookmark Features
The A3 site comes with a bookmark feature which allows you to add certain posts to your favorites so that you can easily find them later. Navigating to your bookmarks was hidden and confusing in the past though. We've recently added a new section to the site's sidebar though!

Now you can find your bookmarks in the site's sidebar, below your user information block. Any posts that you bookmark will appear here, allowing you to easily customize your own navigation menu. If you don't have any bookmarks, this section will be hidden.

To bookmark a post, navigate to the post you'd like to save. Locate the Tools button at the top or bottom of the post.
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Click this button to open the drop-down menu.
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Select 'Bookmark Topic'.

The topic will now be bookmarked and added to your personal bookmark navigation menu.

To remove a bookmark, find the Tools button once more and select 'Remove from Bookmarks'.
SUMPRUSH RODENT EVENTS
Alliance
WHEN
August 23rd @ 11pm ET (Time Zone Converter)

The rodents spawn for only 1 hour, so please take this into account when planning your arrival!

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LFG GROUP INFO
Members can join the group and event by locating us using the LFG feature. The group name will be "A3 Sumprush" and can be located under Premade Groups > Custom.

Friends, family and guild members are welcome, so spread the word!

OPERATION SHIELDWALL
You must have the Operation Shieldwall area unlocked to be able to see and capture the rodents. This is really simple and should only take 20 minutes or less. To unlock this area you need to pick up http://www.wowhead.com/quest=32246/meet-the-scout. This quest should automatically show up in your log when you are in http://www.wowhead.com/zone=5840/vale-o ... l-blossoms. After this quest you'll need to complete http://www.wowhead.com/quest=32247/a-king-among-men and http://www.wowhead.com/quest=32109/lions-landing. After completing this opening quest line you should have access to Lion's Landing where you can participate in the event.

PURCHASE YOUR OWN CRATE
If you would prefer to farm your own crate, follow these steps. The http://www.wowhead.com/npc=68506/sumprush-rodent is a rodent of usual size found at Lion's Landing in Krasarang Wilds. In order to have access to this rodent you must unlock Lion's Landing, farm 2000 http://www.wowhead.com/item=91877/domin ... commission's, and purchase the http://www.wowhead.com/item=92532/rodent-crate from http://www.wowhead.com/npc=67881/proveditor-grantley

Horde
WHEN
August 24th @ 11pm ET (Time Zone Converter)

The rodents spawn for only 1 hour, so please take this into account when planning your arrival!

WHERE
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LFG GROUP INFO
Members can join the group and event by locating us using the LFG feature. The group name will be "A3 Sumprush" and can be located under Premade Groups > Custom.

Friends, family and guild members are welcome so spread the word!

DOMINANCE OFFENSIVE
You must have the Dominance Offensive area unlocked to be able to see and capture the rodents. This is really simple and should only take 20 minutes or less. To unlock this area you need to pick up http://www.wowhead.com/quest=32249/meet-the-scout. This quest should automatically show up in your log when you are in http://www.wowhead.com/zone=5840/vale-o ... l-blossoms. After this quest you'll need to complete http://www.wowhead.com/quest=32250/the- ... e-warchief and http://www.wowhead.com/quest=32108/domination-point. After completing this opening quest line you should have access to Domination Point where you can participate in the event.

PURCHASE YOUR OWN CRATE
If you would prefer to farm your own crate, follow these steps. The http://www.wowhead.com/item=92527/rodent-crate is a rodent of usual size found at Domination Point in Krasarang Wilds. In order to have access to this rodent you must unlock Domination Point, farm 2000 http://www.wowhead.com/item=91838/lions ... commission's, and purchase the http://www.wowhead.com/item=92527/rodent-crate from http://www.wowhead.com/npc=67751/ongrom-black-tooth.
Fowl Play
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August 13th through September 7th

Over the next four weeks we'll be celebrating some of our favorite poultry-themed battle pets: the chickens! Participate in 3 subevents for a chance to win a http://www.wowhead.com/npc=25109/rocket-chicken, 1 of 5 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=85846/bush-chickens, or one of many level 25 Ancona Chicken Exchanges.

Scrambled Eggs Word Jumble
Solve these egg-pun-themed word jumbles for a chance to win a http://www.wowhead.com/npc=25109/rocket-chicken!
Cluckin' Mad Chicken Safari
Become one with the chickens of Azeroth and win a http://www.wowhead.com/npc=85846/bush-chicken!
Ancona Chicken Exchange
Welcome to the chicken farmer's market! Exchange your lesser, weaker chickens for our tough, well-bred chickens!

SUMMER GIVEAWAYS
Summer is wrapping up and we want to celebrate with a couple of fun giveaways!

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August 13th - August 26th
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August 13th - August 28th
A3 Members Only
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August 13th - August 26th
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August 13th - August 26th
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Giveaway

There are brand new avatars available for A3ers to use on the forum! The avatars were created by our newest team member, @Hollthulhu, and are the first group in an ongoing series. They feature some of our favorite battle pets - one from each family.
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Click here to update your avatar with one of these new cuties! They can be found under the Battle Pets category. The previous avatars can now be found under Flat Animals category.

To celebrate the new avatar series available on the A3 forum, we're having a giveaway!

Vote for your favorite new avatar and suggest an idea for a future avatar addition to enter for a chance to win a http://www.wowhead.com/npc=36482/tuskarr-kite.

August 13th - August 26th


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Re: Newsletter Aug 21: Important Changes!

Post by piwakawaka » August 21st, 2017, 9:08 pm

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Patch 7.3 New Combat Animations: It’s Magic!
With patch 7.3 on the horizon, we thought it was time to share some updates to combat animations for several casting classes. Similar to what we did with the melee classes at the launch of Legion, these updates are all about priests, mages, Restoration and Elemental shaman, and some additional refinements to Restoration druid casting animations! We’re also continuing to work on even more enhancements for additional classes at a later point in development.

Click HERE to read more.
Blizzard Battle.net Update
Blizzard have changed the name of their online service to Blizzard Battle.net. To read the full details about this change click HERE

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Re: Newsletter Aug 21: Important Changes!

Post by piwakawaka » August 21st, 2017, 9:15 pm

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Achievements and Milestones
@Piwakawaka Earned @WindedWolf81 Earned @Sandwalker Earned @Wakamaru Earned @Jedikitten Earned

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Re: Newsletter Aug 21: Important Changes!

Post by piwakawaka » August 21st, 2017, 9:17 pm

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Connecting A3ers through Discord
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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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Snapped a new screenshot/selfie you want to share? Mark it with #A3pix and it will be featured in a future newsletter!
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Have you ever said something that would sound hilarious, bizarre, or even insane out of context of pet collecting? Share it with us!

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Re: Newsletter Aug 21: Important Changes!

Post by piwakawaka » August 21st, 2017, 9:19 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/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. 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, about 4% of our members contribute to the to these operating costs and around 1% 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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