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Newsletter Oct 30: Happy Halloween!

Post by piwakawaka » October 30th, 2017, 11:31 pm

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October 2017
Year 3, Issue 43

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Hello, Readers.

Xu-Fu's Pet Battle Strategies has just gone live with version 2.0! The main feature so far is the ability to have your own account. It is not necessary, but will be the foundation of many awesome features. Right now, however, it gives you easier access to things like comments and automatically updating your collection.

You can use your Blizzard Battle.net details to log in, and it's built on Blizzard's security standards, so your information will be perfectly safe. Your BattleTag will be your default displayed username, so if you aren't comfortable with this, make sure you go into your profile and change it.

In other news, Blizzcon is nearly here, and it's promising to be really exciting. This time next week we could well have found out about the next expansion. The staff of A3 will be working to make sure all the interesting WoW news is available to you on our blog, so keep an eye out for that if you don't have a virtual ticket.

In the meantime, Hallow's End is almost over, so make sure you go out and grab those candy buckets for the new pet and toys!


I hope you all have a good week.

Piwakawaka.

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Re: Newsletter Oct 30: Happy Halloween!

Post by piwakawaka » October 30th, 2017, 11:32 pm

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HALLOW'S END DONATION DRIVE

The Hallow's End has begun in WoW and so has A3's Donation Drive for Hallow's End and spooky-themed pets! Hallow's End donation drive pets include: Cursed Birman, Feline Familiar, Naxxy !!NEW!!, and Widget the Departed. 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. A large list of bonus donation pets can be found in the event information post.

Tiers for this donation drive are 0, 15, and 30. Members who contribute at least 2 pets to the drive will also have the option of choosing a Grasping Manifestation as their prize!


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.

  •   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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Re: Newsletter Oct 30: Happy Halloween!

Post by piwakawaka » October 30th, 2017, 11:33 pm

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New Ways to Connect Through Blizzard Battle.net®
We’re excited to introduce an array of new social features designed to give Blizzard players even more ways to stay connected inside our games and out—all available starting today in the Blizzard Battle.net® desktop app.

The new Social tab includes the brand-new Blizzard Groups feature and hosts all of your chats, and player-to-player gifting gives you new ways to show your appreciation to your friends.

We’ve also launched some new features that let you control how you appear to the Blizzard community, including profiles and avatars that let you customize your online persona, along with the ability to appear offline—read more about all these features here.
Download the 2017 BlizzCon® Mobile App Now
Whether you’re heading to Anaheim for BlizzCon 2017 or joining us with the Virtual Ticket, be sure to download the FREE BlizzCon Mobile app, available now for Android and iOS devices.

BlizzCon Mobile is a fast and easy way to help you make the most of your BlizzCon experience with streaming events and videos, a complete interactive events schedule, hall maps, plus live streams, archived videos, and results from all BlizzCon’s thrilling esports matches.

Find out more about it here
Your BlizzCon 2017 Community Night Host…and Judges!
It’s almost time for BlizzCon, which means this year’s Community Night—featuring the Costume, Talent, Art, and Movie contests—is fast approaching. This year, we’re doing something a little different: the Talent Contest will be judged live by a trio of special guests! Here’s who we’ve got in store for Friday night.
Riddle Me This: Decrypting the Lucid Nightmare
Introduced within Patch 7.3, another series of puzzles from the Mind-Seekers, Azeroth’s enigmatic riddle-makers, put players to the test once more. Tens of thousands of players from around the world banded together to solve the puzzle in an amazing display of teamwork. At the end of their journey, they found themselves in possession of a brand new [Lucid Nightmare] mount to add to their mount collections, along with bragging rights for cracking the code. Congratulations!

In this blog, we’ll be pulling back the curtain, once again, to talk about the designs behind each puzzle and how the community went about solving them.

Read all about it here, but mind the spoilers!

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Re: Newsletter Oct 30: Happy Halloween!

Post by piwakawaka » October 30th, 2017, 11:34 pm

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From Our Members...
From @Wakamaru
The anniversary is just around the corner; only about a month away! Is anyone else excited? I know I am! The team and I have been busy crafting, farming, and saving so that we have some epic giveaways and prizes this year! Plus the return of a few old favorite games, and maybe something new. Time to start earning some of that good giveaway-winning karma!

From @Aerotsune
I couldn’t help but notice that you noticed my note. Your notice of my note has been noted.

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Re: Newsletter Oct 30: Happy Halloween!

Post by piwakawaka » October 30th, 2017, 11:36 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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  • Check out our blog for ideas on pet battles, pet collection tips, and other useful information!
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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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 Oct 30: Happy Halloween!

Post by piwakawaka » October 30th, 2017, 11:36 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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