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Newsletter Nov 6: Blizzcon Edition

Post by piwakawaka » November 6th, 2017, 11:52 pm

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November 2017
Year 3, Issue 44

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Hello, Readers.

There's great excitement in the air. Blizzcon has been and gone and with it the reveal of the next expansion. You can find links to Blizzard's own overviews in our Warcraft segment, and our blog will be covering the major announcements, although some patience will be required for us to get the panels appropriately written up, edited and posted.

There have been a few interesting tidbits creeping out of the panels, however. For example, there are going to be some major improvements to how we interact socially within World of Warcraft. As you can see in our A3 News and Info, you can have Battle.net social groups, but they're going to be expanding on this in World of Warcraft. They have announced that we will be able to make social groups. Each group is specific to whichever character you will be on, however all characters will have access to any Blizzard Battle.net groups you have as well.

Another major announcement was that level scaling is going to be applied across the entire world. It will work a little differently to Legion scaling -- Vanilla content will be capped at 60, for example, and, depending on what zone you're going to, the starting level of the creatures can be higher or lower. The welcome bear in Western Plaguelands, for example, will always be a thing if you're a level 10 newbie.

Personally, I'm just glad I need never quest in Hellfire Peninsula again.

Oh, and they announced the scaling tech will be rolling out with 7.3.5.

Hope you all have a good week,

Piwakawaka.

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Re: Newsletter Nov 6: Blizzcon Edition

Post by piwakawaka » November 6th, 2017, 11:53 pm

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Official A3 Battle.net Group
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With the updates to the Blizzard Battle.net app and the feature of the app in a Blizzcon 2017 panel, we've been asked if we have an official A3 Battle.net group. We didn't, but we do now! All A3 members are welcome to join the group if they would like to.

Please keep in mind, however, that the A3 Discord server will remain our primary social hub. We're able to do far more with the Discord server than we are the Battle.net group. Still, the group is a great option for those of you who want more ways to keep in touch or who aren't interested in downloading Discord.

Join The Official A3 Battle.net Group
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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.

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 Nov 6: Blizzcon Edition

Post by piwakawaka » November 6th, 2017, 11:53 pm

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Blizzcon 2017
Blizzcon has been and gone, and you can find a brief wrap up of the days' events here and here.

There have been some major announcements for World of Warcraft
Meanwhile you can find a proper overview of the latest World of Warcraft news here
This Month in WoW®: November 2017
Prepare your appetite for a cornucopia of events this month –- BlizzCon 2017, Pilgrim’s Bounty, and World of Warcraft’s 13-year Anniversary are all ahead. Check out the details of what's happening here

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Re: Newsletter Nov 6: Blizzcon Edition

Post by piwakawaka » November 6th, 2017, 11:54 pm

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From Our Members...
From @piwakawaka
This month several of our A3ers are participating in National Novel Writing Month GO GUYS GO!!!! I'm five days in, two and a half days behind and already panicking. Hope you're all doing better. I blame Blizzcon.
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Re: Newsletter Nov 6: Blizzcon Edition

Post by piwakawaka » November 6th, 2017, 11:55 pm

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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!
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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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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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Re: Newsletter Nov 6: Blizzcon Edition

Post by piwakawaka » November 6th, 2017, 11:56 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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