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Newsletter Dec 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:09 am

December 2017
Year 3, Issue 48

Hello, Readers and Happy Anniversary!

Who can believe the Adoption Agency has been around for three years already? It hardly seems like any time at all. I have to give a shout out to Wakamaru. She is an amazing person and has put in a superhuman effort to get the anniversary and events organised and up and running. Make sure you let her know just how amazing she is if you see her about. For all the staff is there to support her and try to help as much as possible, the levels of invisible background stuff she is doing is truly phenomenal. It is fairly safe to say that were it not for Wakamaru's determination, A3 wouldn't be anything like it is today.

Make sure you go and check out all of our cool giveaways, and don't forget to respond to our own newsletter giveaway, featured below our introduction.

I hope you all have fun with our anniversary events, keep well everyone.



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Re: Newsletter Dec 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:11 am

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 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:12 am

Inside Azeroth: December Edition
Put on your dancing shoes. This month is about to get merry and ends with a fantastical light show over the cities of Azeroth!
Antorus, the Burning Throne

The Horde and Alliance continue to push further into Sargeras’ seat of power in Antorus, the Burning Throne Raid dungeon as both Mythic and Raid Finder difficulties become available.

You can find out everything happening here

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Re: Newsletter Dec 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:13 am

Blizzard Holiday Activity 2017-2018

Hey all!

Another year has flown by, and now the heroes of Azeroth are rushing from their footholds on Argus into Antorus to bring an end to the Burning Legion.

But back on Azeroth, the seasons are changing and Winter Veil is nearly here. Those old Azerothian traditions of good cheer and high spirits are starting to captivate us as we move into a colder time of year; a season where we gather together around the hearth with those who we hold closest to us - our family, friends, and colleagues.

In the same spirit, winter is nearly upon us here at Blizzard, and with it we wanted to share some notes on what you can expect from us over the next month and into the new year, especially during the holidays.
  • There will be less Blizzard employee activity across most World of Warcraft forums, especially normal Community Manager activity in General Discussion.
  • There will be reduced activity on World of Warcraft's social media platforms.
  • Customer Support staff will still be hard at work during the holidays - if you need to contact Customer Support for any reason, you will be able to do so through the Blizzard Support site. Please take note that there will still be Support staff monitoring the forums and assisting with moderation, and our Customer Support forums will remain active through the holiday season!

I'd like to remind you, and I think it's an important note, that discussions will still be monitored throughout the holidays, so please continue to share your feedback and take part in discussions while we're away!

As always, we’d like to thank everyone for their understanding as many of us step away from our keyboards and take time to travel and visit with our loved ones. We look forward to returning after the holidays in 2018, for what looks to be an epic year for World of Warcraft.

From all of us here at Blizzard Entertainment: Happy holidays, happy New Year, and we will see you in 2018!

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Re: Newsletter Dec 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:14 am

From Our Members...
Happy anniversary to everyone who has been a part of an amazing three years!
Interested in adding something to the newsletter?
Members are more than welcome to request the addition of information to the newsletter. We encourage you to share stores,
helpful resources, important information, trade requests, or to even just say hello! If you would like to include something in an upcoming newsletter please contact Wakamaru through a Private Message on the forum. Include the following:

The contents of your message
How many weeks you would like it to run (maximum: 3)

If you want your post to be featured in the next week's newsletter, it needs to be contributed by 11:59 pm ET on Thursday. All contributions must be family friendly and are subject to exclusion.
Achievements and Milestones
@Piwakawaka Earned @Sandwalker Obtained @WindedWolf81 Earned @Flameflash Earned

Want to see your achievements, milestones, or new loot here? Send them to us so they can be included!
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Reading With Leashes
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Random Reads!
Check out these other awesome posts!
Is there a tamer you just can't seem to beat? A pet you want to know more about?
Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see covered via the blog forums or by sending Jedikitten a PM!
Photos Of The Week
Featured This Week
@FlameFlash, @Sandwalker, and @Wakamaru.

Want to see your photo here? Send us selfies or screenshots of you and your getting achievements, finding new pets, or just out and about having fun!
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Re: Newsletter Dec 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:16 am

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!
Official A3 Hashtags

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 4: Happy Third Anniversary!

Post by piwakawaka » December 4th, 2017, 2:17 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 awesome anniversary art piece!
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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