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Cast your vote in the Blizzard Stream Awards

Blizzard Entertainment has paired up with popular streaming website Twitch for a new contest specifically designed for streamers. The Blizzard Stream Awards are to recognize and reward streamers of Blizzard's entire stable of games, from World of Warcraft to Hearthstone and more. In order to qualify for the contest, streamers must be a Twitch partner streamer who has showcased content from one of the four Blizzard franchises between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

The contest has fourteen different categories, split into two groups -- poll categories, and data-driven categories. While the data-driven categories are based purely on data gathered by Twitch, the poll categories are up to community voting to decide. The nominees for the categories have been announced, and voting is now open -- but if you want to get your vote in, you better do it soon. Voting closes next Wednesday, February 5. Winners will be announced on February 7 on Blizzard's official site, and also on the official Twitch blog.

Filed under: Blizzard, News items, Contests

Officers' Quarters: 8 gift ideas that won't break the gbank

A gnome on a kodo mount
Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook.

The holiday season is all about giving. It's the perfect time of year to hold contests and giveaways. Doing so can be a great way to build morale in your community or attract new players. Giving gifts to your officers as a guild leader is also a heartfelt way to show appreciation for their hard work throughout the year.

However, many of the most desired items can cost a fortune in gold. For officers, manpower is often much easier to come by than raw currency. Here are eight items that make great gifts or prizes without bankrupting your gbank.

8. Discombobulator Ray

Where to get it: An engineer can learn the schematic in Gnomeregan. Wowpedia has a walkthrough. It also has a small chance (0.5%) to drop from Mekgineer Thermaplugg, the last boss of the dungeon.

What it costs: A small amount of gold for materials: bronze bars, silk and wool cloth, and jade.

Why it's a good gift: Many players don't even know this vanilla-era item exists. It has a unique and hilarious effect, and you don't have to be an engineer to use it. It's also a devastating item for low level players to unleash in PvP.

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Filed under: Officers' Quarters (Guild Leadership)

The Queue: Not what it was a moment ago

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

My original subtitle for today's edition of The Queue was "afadsgsg." Figured I should probably change it. Furthermore, I chose today's header image by going to a depth of 200 pages in our archive.

Kruphix asked:

How do you feel about sub-race options? For example, you can choose, once you pick a dwarf for your race, to be a bronzebeard, wildhammer, or dark iron dwarf. Each would have its own benefits - maybe cosmetic, maybe more practical in terms of gameplay. Different orcish clans (Frostwolf, warsong), maybe some troll tribes uniting under the horde, etc.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, The Queue

Reminder: Entries for the BlizzCon 2013 Talent Contest due August 6th

Reminder Entries for the BlizzCon 2013 Talent Contest due August 6th
If you're interested in showing your talents to the world on the BlizzCon stage, here's your reminder that the deadline to enter the Talent Contest is fast approaching. And if you've got Blizzard-themed talent to show off, don't let not having BlizzCon tickets deter you: the top four teams will get round trip airfare, hotel lodging, airport shuttle transportation, and admission to BlizzCon 2013 so they can perform their routine on the BlizzCon stage. And that's in addition to some very nice cash prizes.

Think you have what it takes? You'll have to record a 2-minute video of your talent to submit to Blizzard by August 6th. Check out the official rules and Blizzard's contest page for full details.

And, of course, good luck from WoW Insider!

Filed under: Contests, BlizzCon

Win a Gusting Grimoire pet from WoW Insider

Win a Gusting Grimoire pet from WoW Insider
The newest WoW Trading Card Game set, Betrayal of the Guardian, is almost upon us, and what better way to ring in such a magical event than with a giveaway with equally magical rewards? We've got three codes for the TCG-exclusive Gusting Grimoire pet, a floating spellbook with a mind of its own. Battle pet collectors will totes love this tome

For a chance to win, just comment on this post before 11:59 PM on February 21 and tell us your favorite spell in the game. On February 22, we'll randomly choose three winners and contact them to deliver their codes. You can only enter once. Because this is a purely digital item, readers of all ages and regions may enter for a chance to win.

Filed under: Contests

SteelSeries, J!NX, BradyGames and Epic Weapons team up for giveaway

SteelSeries, J!NX, BradyGames and Epic Weapons team up for giveaway
Game gear specialists SteelSeries are teaming up with J!NX, BradyGames and Epic Weapons in a contest to give away loot that will help players navigate the Mists of Pandaria. Included in the prize list are a World of Warcraft Wireless Gaming Mouse, a Monk Paw t-shirt from J!NX, a Mists of Pandaria Signature Series guide book from BradyGames, and the grand prize -- a replica Doomhammer weapon from Epic Weapons.

Entry is easy -- simply like Steelseries on Facebook, and play the fortune game with the jinyu to check and see if you're an instant winner. And if you don't win instantly, you'll still be entered to win the grand prize. Official rules are available via the Steelseries Facebook app. The contest runs from November 6 through November 20, so get moving and get your entries in.

Filed under: News items, Mists of Pandaria

WoW Insider announces Transmogrification Contest runners-up

Transmogrification Contest Runners up
Two weeks ago, WoW Insider began a contest challenging readers to make a transmogrification outfit centered around a single piece of gear. Since then, we've received an absolutely insane number of entries (over 400 individual outfits in total), but we could only pick three prize winners in the end.

Despite this, we thought it might be fun to show off all the contest entries. In the gallery below, you'll find the contest runners-up. These are some of the most impressive entries that for one reason or another didn't quite make the cut.

And if you'd really like to see all of the entries, we made a separate gallery for them.

Check back tomorrow to see the winners!



Filed under: Contests, Transmogrification

Transmogrification Contest: Create an outfit around a single piece of gear

Transmogrification contest Create an outfit using a single piece of gear as the theme
My favorite dress in WoW is the Arachnidian Robes. The first time I saw them was right after patch 3.0.2 had hit live servers, when achievements were added. I was storming through the front gates of Stormwind in a For the Horde raid, when I spotted a human female wearing the robes near the auction house. She must have been some sort of bank alt, because that's all she was wearing, but I was so impressed by her that I stopped to inspect her amid the battle.

I eventually tracked down the dress for myself four or five months later, but once I had it, I really had no idea what to do with it. It was pretty enough on its own to be a stand-alone outfit, and years before transmogrification, there was no compelling reason to try and match it to anything -- at least until recently, when my boyfriend followed up on a promise to take me to Serpentshrine Cavern. I had never seen the place and wanted an escort who had raided it when it was still new. While we were there, I picked up a pretty little tanking mace called Mallet of the Tides, which just so happened to match the Arachnidian Robes perfectly. Thus, a transmog outfit was born.

With that as my introduction, I decided I'd do something a bit different for this week's transmog column. Just as I did, I now want you to create a transmogrification outfit of your own that builds on or complements a single piece of gear (armor or weapon) that you like. Submit your outfit by Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. EDT and you'll have the chance to win fabulous prizes and have your outfit featured here on WoW Insider. More details after the jump.

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Filed under: Contests, Transmogrification

Mega Bloks wants fans to channel their inner Thrall

Mega Bloks has a well-known partnership with Blizzard to produce buildable block sets based on the Warcraft and StarCraft franchises. It kicked off this relationship at BlizzCon with a life-size Thrall statue made out of Mega Bloks, allowing fans to pose with the blocky former Warchief of the Horde. Now, Mega Bloks is asking fans to "channel their inner Thrall" for a chance to win a life-size Doomhammer made out of Mega Bloks. You can enter right now by submitting a photo with one (or more, ostensibly) of the following conditions:
  • Pose like Thrall (Stand proud, warrior!)
  • Pose as Thrall (cosplay)
  • Pose with Thrall (BlizzCon statue, figure, etc.)
Then ask your friends, guildies and coworkers to vote for your photo when it appears on the contest page. You can also vote for your favorite one (mine is, of course, our good friend Orkchop's) while you're there. The contest ends in a week, though, so you should probably enter it soon if you want to get your hands on that Doomhammer!

Filed under: Blizzard, Contests

Win a Mega Bloks Thrall figure from WoW Insider

Visitors to BlizzCon 2011 got an exclusive lil' Thrall figure courtesy of Mega Bloks, and if you didn't make it to the con, then you might not ever get this particular mini-World-Shaman -- that is, of course, unless you get one from WoW Insider! We happen to have five Thrall figures to give away to lucky readers. For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on this post by Friday, Nov. 11 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

There are a few rules, of course! You can only enter once, and make sure you have a valid email address attached to your profile, since that's how we'll get hold of you if you win. Only legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) can enter, and you have to be 18 years of age or older. See the complete official rules for details.

Filed under: Contests, BlizzCon

15 Minutes of Fame: Summer Games heat up summer fun and fall recruiting

From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a part of their lives. How do you play WoW? We're giving each approach its own 15 Minutes of Fame.

Work warning: Guild chatter and text in these videos contain the occasional snippet of strong language.

Summer break tugging your raiding schedule to shreds? Instead of stressing out about it, maybe it's time to shine your organizational mojo on something a little more fun: a Summer Games event. Time and Tide of Earthen Ring (EU) has done just that, building a weekend of off-season fun and games spanning multiple guilds and even both factions. This may not be the first time we've featured articles about trivia contests, funny challenges and even other special events centering on games before -- but I'm not sure we've ever seen anything as well-planned as these Summer Games.

Not content to simply entertain its own, Time and Tide opened the event realm-wide this year in a savvy recruiting move that undoubtedly raised their guild's profile and sparked plenty of interest from other players. You'll want to read our interview with GM and Summer Games organizer Firelash, if for no other reason than to snag some sweet ideas for a morale-boosting, team-bonding, raider-recruiting event of your own!

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Filed under: Interviews, 15 Minutes of Fame

Win a WoW TCG War of the Elements Epic Collection from WoW Insider

The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game's Worldbreaker block continues this month with War of the Elements, bringing the four Elemental Lords, two dragon aspects, more worgen and goblin characters, and all-new loot into play. Today, Cryptozoic Entertainment releases the War of the Elements Epic Collection, a premium package containing:
  • 6 War of the Elements booster packs
  • 1 War of the Elements playmat and deckbox
  • Collectible storage box with class dividers
  • 1 Landro's Lichling loot card
  • War of the Elements visual pocket guide
  • 5 random foil War of the Elements heroes
And Cryptozoic has given us 12 of them to give away to our readers! For a chance to win a War of the Elements Epic Collection, all you have to do is comment on this post between now and Friday, May 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. When the contest ends, we'll choose 12 winners at random.

There are some rules, of course: you must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). You may only enter once; multiple entries will disqualify you. And you must have a valid email address attached to your commenting profile, or we won't be able to get hold of you if you win. Full giveaway rules are here.

Be sure to follow the WoW TCG on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook!

Filed under: WoW TCG

Win a Razer Nostromo game keypad from WoW Insider

Patch downtime got you ... down?

Then take your chance at winning a Razer Nostromo Expert gaming keypad. With 16 programmable keys and a programmable, 8-way directional thumbpad and scroll wheel, it can switch between eight different key maps. My favorite part? It has a backlit keypad and scroll wheel for playing with the lights out. We even have some tips for keybinding if the winner plays a rogue.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 3, 2011. You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). You can only enter once. Make sure your email address is up to date, because that's how we'll get hold of you. We will pick one winner randomly. See the official rules for more details.

Good luck!

Filed under: Contests

Win loot from WoW Insider and WoWTCGLoot.com

The release of War of the Elements, the latest addition to the WoW TCG lineup, is just over the horizon. In preparation for its release, WoWTCGLoot.com has begun its presale contest -- for every piece of War of the Elements loot purchased, you are given a chance to win additional loot, as outlined in its contest rules.

In addition to that, WoWTCGLoot.com has given us some sweet loot to give away ourselves. Today, we have loot codes for one D.I.S.C.O. and one Goblin Weather Machine.
  • For a chance to win the D.I.S.C.O., simply leave a comment on this post. At 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 31, we will disable comments on this post and choose a random winner.
  • For a chance to win the Goblin Weather Machine, follow @WoWInsider on Twitter and send us a tweet telling us why you think you deserve it, in 140 characters or less! We will choose a winner tonight, March 29, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, and select a random winner.
You may only enter each contest once; additional entries may render you ineligible to receive either piece of loot.

If you don't win either of these pieces of loot, don't worry! We have more on the way in the coming days (and weeks).

Filed under: Contests, WoW TCG

Win an Assault on Icecrown Citadel Four-Player Game from WoW Insider

We reviewed it, and now it's your chance to own it! The fine folks at Cryptozoic Entertainment have provided us with ten WoW TCG Assault on Icecrown Citadel Four-Player Games to give away to you, our lovely readers. If you want a chance to get your hands on one of them, all you have to do is comment on this post between now and 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 21st. We'll randomly choose ten winners and they'll get an Icecrown game of their very own!

There are some rules, of course. The contest is open to legal residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec). You must be 18 years of age or older to enter, and you can only enter once. Multiple entries by the same individual will be disqualified. And please make sure the email address attached to your account is up to date -- that's how we'll get a hold of you if you win!

Full giveaway rules are here.

Filed under: Contests, WoW TCG

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