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Newsletter Oct 2: Exciting Changes For Blizzard Battle.net!

Post by piwakawaka » October 2nd, 2017, 1:47 am

October 2017
Year 3, Issue 39

Hello, Readers.

You may have noticed recently that the Battle.net app has acquired, among other things, a chat history, with messages being stored for 28 days, and emoji support (for the full change log click on what's new, found in the drop down by the Blizzard logo, at the top left of the screen). Hot on the heels of these changes has been the announcement of the Blizzard Battle.net App. A snippet of the announcement, and a link to the full announcement, can be found in the Warcraft segment of the newsletter.

With this app you will now be able to add new friends on the go, talk to your friends whenever you want, even if they're in other guilds, and quickly check what games your friends are playing. The article also says you can use QR codes. I don't know about anyone else, but I never got the hang of those personally.

On your friends page you will find in the top right corner the little Add Friends symbol. This takes you to the options to either add someone's BattleTag, or add by code. Selecting Add by Code then gives the option to either scan your friend's code, or display your own. You will also be given friend suggestions based on who else you have friended.

In the middle tab is your message history; nothing much to say there. On the right is a panel with the ability to adjust your status, control your notifications, and under Accessibility is a text-to-speech option.

With all this newness, it is a good time to remind you to be courteous to your friends. If they have the Busy symbol up, respect it. Don't expect your friends to drop everything just to join you. We would also like to remind our members that this does not necessarily mean our staff will be faster to respond to applications to our guild. All of our staff and our members have real lives, so be respectful of their availability.

I hope you all have a good week.



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The Brewfest has begun in WoW and so has A3's Donation Drive for Brewfest pets! Sadly, there were no new goodies for this year's festivities. Brewfest donation drive pets include: Stout Alemental. The A3 Brewfest Donation Drive also includes some non-event brew-themed pets so that members can participate if they don't have the time to farm a ton of currency. Bonus donation drive pets include: Skunky Alemental, Lil' Leftovers, and Enchanted Cauldron.

Tiers for this donation drive are 0, 10 and 20. Members who contribute at least two pets to the drive will also have the option of choosing a Ghost Shark as their prize!

Although you are welcome to send us Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm and Wolpertinger pets from Brewfest, they are not part of the donation drive. We are very well stocked on Pachyderms and overstocked on Wolpertingers.

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.)

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.
  • Alarm-o-Bot
    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
  • Blorp
    Empowered Manafiend
    Empyreal Manafiend
    Energized Manafiend
    Ghostshell Crab
    Kaliri Hatchling
    Nursery Spider
    Veilwatcher Hatchling
  • Azure Crane Chick
    Mountain Panda
    Pandaren Air Spirit
    Pandaren Earth Spirit
    Pandaren Fire Spirit
    Pandaren Water Spirit
    Snowy Panda
    Sunfur Panda
    Terrible Turnip
    Tiny Blue Carp
    Tiny Green Carp
    Tiny Red Carp
    Tiny White Carp
  • Elementium Geode
    Tiny Shale Spider
    Winterspring Cub
  • Albino Snake
    Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot
    Calico Cat
    Darting Hatchling
    Ghostly Skull
    Leaping Hatchling
    Obsidian Hatchling
    Ravasaur Hatchling
    Razormaw Hatchling
  • Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Blue Moth
    Brown Rabbit
    Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Magical Crawdad
    Mana Wyrmling
    Red Dragonhawk Hatchling
    Red Moth
    Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling
    White Moth
    Yellow Moth
  • Ancona Chicken
    Black Kingsnake
    Bombay Cat
    Brown Prairie Dog
    Brown Snake
    Cornish Rex Cat
    Crimson Snake
    Great Horned Owl
    Hawk Owl
    Orange Tabby Cat
    Siamese Cat
    Silver Tabby Cat
    Snowshoe Rabbit
    Tree Frog
    Undercity Cockroach
    White Kitten
    Wood Frog
    Green Wing Macaw
    Smolderweb Hatchling
    Worg Pup
Whether entering a one-time competition or requesting your weekly pets, please remember these essential tips so your requests and entries aren't disqualified.

  •   Remember to keep an active level 20+ character attached to your site profile. It is a good idea to log in to this character before posting adoption requests to refresh your armory information.

      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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Blizzard Battle.net Mobile App Now Available!
If you've ever wanted to see what games your friends are playing while you’re headed home on the bus, or quickly add a new friend you've met out on the town, now you can with the Blizzard Battle.net mobile app. Available for iOS and Android, the Blizzard Battle.net mobile app brings social features from the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app to your phone.

The Blizzard Battle.net mobile app is starting to roll out now globally on the App Store and Google Play Store—head over now to download, and check back shortly if it’s not available in your region.

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World of Warcraft - 2017 Year In Review
Blizzard have just released a review of what's been happening in World of Warcraft.

In Remembrance: The Harvest Festival Has Arrived
The yearly Harvest Festival is now underway in Azeroth. This is a solemn time when the Alliance honors Uther the Lightbringer by lighting a candle at his tomb in the Western Plaguelands, while members of the Horde show their respect to Grommash Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.

To commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies, feasts are also held outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar in honor of these fallen heroes.

When: September 29–October 6
Where: Outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar

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Post by piwakawaka » October 2nd, 2017, 1:50 am

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New Blue – Welcome Ythisens!
Hey guys!

Please join me in welcoming Ythisens to the North American World of Warcraft Community Team!

Ythisens comes to us with over a decade spent in Azeroth across multiple characters (though he’s always been drawn to his Paladin), and he would like you to know that he firmly believes Garrosh did nothing wrong.

Aside from actively supporting Horde genocide, Ythisens will be joining me here on the forums in his day-to-day, as well as working on collecting player feedback and helping get that to the development team.

Super happy to have another Blue here on the forums as we march towards the stronghold of the Legion!

Welcome Ythisens!

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Facebook Group
  • 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!
  • 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
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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Did you earn a new achievement or reach a new milestone? Mark it with #A3achieve and it will be included in a future newsletter!

Snapped a new screenshot/selfie you want to share? Mark it with #A3pix and it will be featured in a future newsletter!

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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Post by piwakawaka » October 2nd, 2017, 1:53 am

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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