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Newsletter Dec 18: Merry Christmas A3 See You Next Year

Post by piwakawaka » December 18th, 2017, 2:01 am

December 2017
Year 3, Issue 50

Hello, Readers.

With this newsletter we reach the end of the year. A3 will be taking a break over Christmas week from the 24th to the 30th. Business will resume as usual for the week of the 1st of January.

Winter Veil has started in Azeroth, and with it comes a new pet. The Globe Yeti spawns every half hour, and only spawns one at a time, so it can be a bit tricky to grab. However, making a trial character on a low population server or one of the Latin American servers may give you a better chance of snagging it. I'm sitting camping while i write this; having something to do makes it easier with the downtime. If there are a few people around, make sure you bind the macro /tar Globe Yeti to one of your keys, and go into your keybind options and set 'Interact with target' to a nearby key so you can hopefully beat out your competition. To find 'Interact with target', from the main menu go into Key Bindings, then Targeting. You'll need to scroll down a bit to find 'Interact with target', but once you're set up and know when the yeti is going to spawn you'll be good.

With Winter Veil we of course bring out our Donation Drive once again. Make sure you check it out; there is a tonne of pets on the list that are listed and aren't exclusive to the holiday.

While you're here, please make sure you fill out the newsletter feedback form below. Even if you don't need the prize pet, all feedback helps, and is greatly appreciated.

Merry Winter Veil, and Happy Holidays.



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Re: Newsletter Dec 18: Merry Christmas A3 See You Next Year

Post by piwakawaka » December 18th, 2017, 2:01 am

Newest Patreon Supporters
The entire purpose of the Azeroth Adoption Agency (A3) community is for members to help one another.
Many members donate their pets, some members donate their time, and some members donate financially to help the agency function. Donations cover the costs of running the A3 network and sometimes even fund special giveaways and prizes.

Recently one new supporter has pledged patronage to A3 through our Patreon account!


Thank you so much to all of our supporters! Without member support A3 would not be the be the great community that it is now.


The Feast of Winter Veil has begun in WoW and so has A3's Donation Drive for Winter Veil and other wintery pets! Winter Veil donation drive pets include: Lumpy and Rotten Little Helper. The A3 Donation Drive also includes a bunch of non-event winter-themed pets so that members can participate if they don't have the best of luck with RNG. Check out the information post for a full list.

Tiers for this donation drive are 0, 30, and 60. Members who contribute at least 3 pets to the drive will also have the option of choosing a Snobold Runt as their prize!

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

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Re: Newsletter Dec 18: Merry Christmas A3 See You Next Year

Post by piwakawaka » December 18th, 2017, 2:02 am

Prepare to be Merry– The Feast of Winter Veil Is Here!
‘Tis the season to eat, drink, wear gaudy sweaters, and be oh so very, very merry. The Feast of Winter Veil has begun!

When: December 16 – January 2
Where: Major Cities (with decorations throughout the world)

Raise your spirits by stepping into one of the Giant Snow Globes* found outside the Ironforge Bank, in Orgrimmar overlooking the Valley of Wisdom, or in the Broken Isles in Dalaran. You’ll take on the semblance of the true holiday spirit as one of Greatfather Winter’s helpers. Make sure you do a little /dance to share the joy with all around you.**

Read the full article (and disclaimers) here

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Re: Newsletter Dec 18: Merry Christmas A3 See You Next Year

Post by piwakawaka » December 18th, 2017, 2:03 am

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Re: Newsletter Dec 18: Merry Christmas A3 See You Next Year

Post by piwakawaka » December 18th, 2017, 2:04 am

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  • 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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Re: Newsletter Dec 18: Merry Christmas A3 See You Next Year

Post by piwakawaka » December 18th, 2017, 2:05 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!

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