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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Blazing Hippogryph loot code from WootLoots.com

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Blazing Hippogryph
12 Days of Winter Veil is under way here at WoW Insider. That means 12 days of giveaways, 12 chances for you to win some of the awesome swag we've accumulated over the year. Whether you've been a good goblin or a naughty night elf, there's a chance that WoW Insider has a holiday gift for you this season.

We're kicking off our 12 Days of Winter Veil giveaways with a sweet piece of in-game loot: a Blazing Hippogryph courtesy of WootLoots.com. Valued over $150 by collectors, this is not a mount you'll come across often.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. ET, Thursday, December 27, 2012. You may only enter once. We will choose one winner at random and contact you via whichever method you've used to comment. Because this is a purely digital item, readers of all regions may enter for a chance to win.

Filed under: Contests

Guest Post: Getting into the WoW Trading Card Game

This article has been brought to you by Seed, the Aol guest writer program that brings your words to WoW.com.

Are you someone who plays World of Warcraft and purchases booster boxes of each World of Warcraft Trading Card Game expansion in order to get its loot cards? Do you know how to play the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game? If not, then you are one of many online gamers I've heard of who help make the trading card game a hot property but have not discovered that those cards you are packing up and burying in your apartment or house are actually a lot of fun to play with. For those of you who haven't taken a look at the trading card game at all, I'd highly recommend it.

I have been playing card games since 2003, and the WoW TCG is no exception. I spent over a year writing about the game, as well as playing and working at some of its biggest events (with a short break in 2008 to finish school). It was because of WoW TCG that I ended up getting into the WoW MMO in the first place!

The WoW Trading Card Game has been around since fall 2006 and has continued on through a transition from one company (Upper Deck Entertainment) to another (Cryptozoic). Organized play has had its ups and downs, but the game is starting to get more popular and attendance is once again picking up at events everywhere. However, a recent addition to the weekly tournament at my local comic book store mentioned that he knows plenty of people who buy the cards but never learn how to play.

Why is that?

Read more →

Filed under: WoW TCG, Guest Posts

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot

Update: Winners have been chosen and prizes have been awarded. To see the winners, refer to the list at the end of this post.

Yes, you read that title correctly! Courtesy of the ever-generous WoWTCGLoot.com, WoW.com will be giving away an assortment of prizes for the next week, including a Blazing Hippogryph. The full assortment of prizes includes:
The contest begins immediately and ends Monday, Aug. 2 at 11:59 p.m ET. On Aug. 3, winners will be announced right here on WoW.com. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. You may enter once per day each day of the contest. That means if you enter every single day of the contest, you will have seven chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random.

Good luck to all who enter!

The contest is closed and winners have been chosen. The winners are:
  • Blazing Hippogryph: Arona
  • Instant Statue Pedestals: joman and Grami_WER
  • Landro's Gift Boxes: Agrathayn, Lachdanan and gamed4y
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone for participating!

Filed under: Contests, WoW TCG

Wrathgate TCG set overviews on official site

If you're curious about the Wrathgate expansion for the WoW Trading Card Game, you can get up to three overviews of it from the official site. These overviews, written by winners of the Wrathgate contest this April, give you a sense of the place this expansion to the TCG has both in terms of the card game and the larger WoW universe. William Brinkman covers both the Argent Crusade and Flying Mounts, while David Lyons discusses how the in-game Wrathgate experience is translated to the card game. If you're a player of the TCG or are just curious about how WoW makes the transition to a different format, go give them a read.

Filed under: WoW TCG

Cryptozoic breaks open Wrathgate expansion for WoW TCG May 25th

Cryptozoic, the new publisher for the World of Warcraft trading card game, dropped us a line to let us know that they're preparing the game's newest expansion pack, Wrathgate, for release on May 25. If you've been following the trials and travails of the WoW TCG in the past few months, you know that this is a big relief and a concrete sign that the game's in good hands.

And there's loot, too!
"The 11th set in the World of Warcraft TCG, Wrathgate features 220 new cards straight from Northrend and the new Argent Crusade faction. Yes, players can recruit figures from Warcraft lore like Highlord Tirion Fordring for the battle against the Scourge. Also, players can use new Wrathgate crafting materials to forge brand new gear for their TCG heroes.

Each booster pack contains 19 game cards. As with previous sets, players have a chance to open one of three new Loot cards randomly inserted into Wrathgate booster packs. The codes on the Loot cards are redeemed for cosmetic upgrades to World of Warcraft® MMORPG characters. The loot cards in Wrathgate are Landro's Gift, Statue Generator, and Blazing Hippogryph. The latter is another TCG exclusive mount -- a flying hippogryph to set the skies on fire."
To commemorate the occasion, Cryptozoic is running a special contest, the winner of which (and a friend) will attend the internal unveiling of the expansion, hang out with its creators and maybe even eat some food here and there. Check out the contest and official rules here.

Filed under: WoW TCG

Patch 3.3.3 PTR: New mounts, models [Updated]


Patch 3.3.3 will be bringing about some welcome changes in the user interface, instances, and those pesky frozen orbs you can never get rid of, but it looks like they aren't the only things getting an overhaul. Fishing around in the PTR files found some new models as well.

Two new mounts have been added to the game files, the Blazing Hippogryph and the Wooly White Rhino. Where these mounts are obtained is currently unknown -- we'll update with more information on the new mounts as we learn more.

In addition, it looks like Anduin Wrynn finally got his wish -- a new model has been added for the young king-in-training. With more and more models getting overhauls, does this mean players of male humans might finally get rid of that funky overbite? Check out the gallery for pictures of the new mounts and models, and stay tuned for more 3.3.3 PTR info as it develops!

Update: MMO-Champion is reporting that the two mounts are TCG rewards. However, with the recent developments between Blizzard and UDE, this information may change. Keep that in mind, and we'll let you know if we hear any word from the blues about it.

Filed under: News items

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