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Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

Post by piwakawaka » December 11th, 2017, 3:42 pm

December 2017
Year 3, Issue 49

Hello, Readers.

A3 has an amazing opportunity for our members this year. For the first time we are proud to be able to offer a Winter Veil holiday card! While we would love to make sure everyone who wants one is able to get one, supplies are limited, so make sure you get in quick.

Sign-ups will be open until the 17th of December and we welcome international participants and P.O. Boxes. If you wish to respond by sending A3 a card in return, completion of the sign up sheet will take you to a page with our return address. Any cards received in return will be shared with the community.

You can see the full post and sign up sheet here.

While you're at it, please make sure you respond to our newsletter giveaway survey. Even if you don't need the pet, we love to hear your thoughts on the newsletter, and see what ideas you have for our future. You can find a direct link to it in the Table of Contents.

I hope you all have a good week.



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Re: Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

Post by piwakawaka » December 11th, 2017, 3:43 pm

Pilgrim's Bounty DD Winner
Congratulations to @Golconda for winning this Donation Drive! Please check your forum PM's for more information on collecting your prize!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Donation Drive and congratulations to our winner!
Happy Anniversary Azeroth Adoption Agency

It's that time of year again! Azeroth Adoption Agency is celebrating its third anniversary. We have some amazing giveaways lined up for you all, so make sure you check them out!

The celebration began on December 1st, and will continue until December 30th. Prizes will be drawn the week of January 1st through 6th 2018. Winner announcements will be on January 8th.

Our Giveaways Include:
[+] Toys for Tamers 1

Autographed Hearthstone Card [75 available]
Burning Blade [25 available]
Chatterstone [10 available]
Crashin’ Thrashin’ Robot [10 available]
Findle’s Loot-A-Rang [10 available]
Flaming Hoop [15 available]
Fuzzy Green Lounge Cushion [3 available]
Hearthstone Board [3 available]
Indestructible Bone [10 available]
Leather Love Seat [15 available]
Leather Pet Bed [15 available]
Leather Pet Leash [15 available]
Moonfang’s Paw [5 available]
Moonfang Shroud [9 available]
Personal Hologram [36 available]
Pineapple Lounge Cushion [4 available]
Pretty Draenor Pearl [3 available]
Sack of Spectral Spiders [13 available]
Safari Lounge Cushion [3 available]
Snowmaster 9000 [10 available]
Spirit Wand [10 available]
Tournament Favor [2 available]
Unusual Compass [11 available]
Winning Hand [10 available]
World Enlarger [10 available]
World Shrinker [27 available]
Zhevra Lounge Cushion [4 available]
[+] Toys for Tamers 2
Blingtron’s Circuit Design Tutorial [5 available]
Crashin’ Thrashin’ Cannon Controller [1 available]
Crashin’ Thrashin’ Roller Controller [2 available]
Jewelcraft [5 available]
Leylight Brazier [6 available]
Muradin’s Favor [1 available]
Romance Novel Kit [3 available]
Sylvanas’ Music Box [1 available]
Anniversary Giveaways – 34 different giveaways including mounts, pets, pet upgrades and more!
[+] Pets
Alarm-o-Bot [3 available]
Albino Buzzard [1 available]
Alterac Brew Pup [1 available]
Ammen Vale Lashling [2 available]
Ash’ana [5 available]
Autumnal Sproutling [3 available]
Azure Whelpling [1 available]
Baby Elderhorn [5 available]
Blazing Cindercrawler [2 available]
Bloodthorn Hatchling [5 available]
Bush Chicken [2 available]
Court Scribe [5 available]
Cursed Birman [2 available]
Darkmoon Eye [5 available]
Dun Morogh Cub [2 available]
Durotar Scorpion [2 available]
Dusty Sporewing [5 available]
Elwynn Lamb [2 available]
Enchanted Broom [2 available]
Enchanted Cauldron [2 available]
Enchanted Pen [2 available]
Enchanted Torch [2 available]
Extinguished Eye [5 available]
Fel Piglet [3 available]
Feline Familiar [2 available]
Festival Lantern [2 available]
Fledgling Warden Owl [5 available]
Fossorial Bile Larva [1 available]
Frigid Frostling [2 available]
Glowing Sporebat [5 available]
Igneous Flameling [2 available]
Lost Netherpup [5 available]
Lumpy [2 available]
Lunar Lantern [2 available]
Mechanopeep [2 available]
Mojo [2 available]
Moon Moon [2 available]
Mulgore Hatchling [2 available]
Naxxy [2 available]
Noblegarden Bunny [2 available]
Plump Jelly [3 available]
Porcupette [2 available]
Razzashi Hatchling [1 available]
River Calf [3 available]
Rotten Little Helper [2 available]
Sen’jin Fetish [2 available]
Servant of Demidos [1 available]
Shimmering Wyrmling [2 available]
Spirit of Summer [2 available]
Stout Alemental [2 available]
Syd the Squid [2 available]
Teldrassil Sproutling [2 available]
Tirisfal Batling [2 available]
Transmutant [5 available]
Trigger [10 available]
Widget the Departed [2 available]
[+] Physical Items
Elekk Plushie [1 available]
Alliance Bow (large) [1 available]
Alliance Bow (small) [1 available]
Horde Bow (large) [1 available]
Horde Bow (small) [1 available]
[+] Other
Jaina’s Locket [1 available]
Touch of the Void Heirloom Trinket [5 available]
x5 Level 25 Upgrade Stones [6 available]
x5 Aquatic Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Beast Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Critter Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Dragonkin Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Elemental Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Flying Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Humanoid Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Magic Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Mechanical Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
x5 Undead Rare Quality Upgrade Stones [4 available]
[+] Mounts
Coalfist Gronnling [20 available]
Crimson Deathcharger [1 available]
Jade Panther [1 available]
Garn Nighthowl [1 available]
Mekgineer’s Chopper / Mechano-Hog [1 available]
Sky Golem [4 available]
Steelbound Harness [1 available]
Swift Springstrider [1 available]
Important! The following giveaway (BlizzStore Mounts) ends on December 20th!
[+] Choice of BlizzStore Mounts, 2 available
Armored Bloodwing
Celestial Steed
Enchanted Fey Dragon
Grinning Reaver
Heart of the Aspects
Iron Skyreaver
Luminous Starseeker
Mystic Runesaber
Swift Windsteed
Winged Guardian
Games – We’ve got five fun games for you to participate in.
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Pet Pop Quiz
  • Word Search
  • Bingo
  • Fashion Show
Social Media Giveaways – we’re going to have 12 different giveaways across our various social media platforms!
  • On Twitter we’ll be giving away a BlizzStore Pet
  • On our Patreon we’ll be giving away an Orb of Deception
  • On our blog, Reading with Leashes, we’ll be giving away a Gusting Grimoire
  • In our Newsletter, the Pawprint Press, we’ll be giving away a Purple Puffer (see entry form in our introduction)
  • and on our Discord server we’re going to give away eight different pets over the course of the four-week celebration:
    • Aqua Strider
    • Gu’Chi Swarmling
    • Elementium Geode
    • Death Adder Hatchling
    • Grinder
    • Gulp Froglet
    • Deviate Hatchling
    • Ominous Flame
    • *various amounts of each
You can find all of our giveaways here
Upcoming Donation Drives
We wanted to let you know about the next few Donation Drives (DD) coming up, in case you wanted time to prepare!

  •   Winter's Veil Pets (Dec 12 - Jan 3)
      Pet Charm Pets (Jan 7 - Jan 31)
      Darkmoon Faire Pets (Feb 4 - Feb 12)
The Winter's Veil DD will of course feature some pets specific to the holiday, but also a handful of other wintery or chilly-themed pets. Please be advised that some of the holiday pets will be excluded from the drive itself due to our current quantities of them, but you can still donate them through normal means.

The Pet Charm DD will feature all pets that can be purchased using Pet Charms. Please be advised that the Nightwatch Swooper cannot be caged and traded, so do not waste currency on this for the DD. We will also include some other pet battle obtained pets with this drive.

Finally, the Darkmoon Faire DD will feature Darkmoon Ticket and pet satchel pets.

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Re: Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

Post by piwakawaka » December 11th, 2017, 3:44 pm

Blizzard Entertainment Student Art Contests 2017
Students, get ready to show off your talents: The Student Art Contest has returned with additional categories!

Blizzard Entertainment’s university relations and World of Warcraft development teams are proud to present the seventh annual Blizzard Student Art Contest! We’re calling on college and university students to submit original artwork or animations that would be a great fit for World of Warcraft.

Show us something we’ve never seen before but that still fits within World of Warcraft. You can see previous winning submissions here.

Online submission forms available on our contests page as of October 15th and entries will be received up to 11:59 PM PST January 28, 2018.

Read the full article here

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Re: Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

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Terms of Service Violations in Antorus

As you’ve seen over the course of Legion, we’ve been consistently increasing our actions taken against Terms of Service violations used to give an unfair advantage in raid and dungeon content. These violations include selling raid clears for real money, sharing accounts between members of the same raid team, and similar behaviors prohibited under the ToS.

With Mythic Antorus about to open and the world first race ready to begin, we felt it was important to give a reminder of our stance on these issues, as well as a warning that we will be actively monitoring and taking action against those who participate in such behavior to gain an early progression advantage in Mythic Antorus.

We’re excited to see how our top players progress through Mythic Antorus in the weeks to come, and want to ensure that the experience is as fair as possible for everyone participating. Please keep this in mind as you begin to work your way through the Burning Throne, and best of luck!
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Re: Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

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Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see covered via the blog forums or by sending Jedikitten a PM!
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Re: Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

Post by piwakawaka » December 11th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Social Media
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.
Reading With Leashes
  • 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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Re: Newsletter Dec 11: Countdown to Winter's Veil!

Post by piwakawaka » December 11th, 2017, 3:49 pm

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!

A special 'Thank You' to Hollthulhu for creating the anniversary artwork!
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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