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Countdown to Burning Crusade: Burning Crusade winner


We'd like to thank everyone for helping us level up our contest skill with one final contest in our Countdown to Burning Crusade. We're happy to announce two lucky winners -- Baxmaniac is going to be the recipient of a copy of Burning Crusade for lucky comment number 260, and Kieron is going to receive a copy of Christie Golden's Rise of the Horde novel for lucky need roll number 119. Grats to Baxmaniac and Kieron, and thanks to everyone for taking part in the Countdown this month!

Filed under: Fan stuff, Contests, The Burning Crusade, Lore

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Just. One. More. Contest.

Now that the expansion is out we've been able to access the Master Contest Trainer, and in the interest of leveling up our contest skill beyond 300 we've got one final Burning Crusade giveaway for you. Plus, we had such a good time counting down to Burning Crusade that we're going through a bit of withdrawal. This contest is yet another very simple /Need roll affair, and we're going to pick one winner and one runner-up from the needy, undergeared commenters. The winner will receive a copy of Burning Crusade -- we realize many of you already pwn own the expansion, but for those who haven't or have been waiting, or who want to give the gift of WoW to a friend or S.O. (pushers!), this contest is for you. The runner-up will receive a copy of The Rise of the Horde novel by Christie Golden. You must leave your comment in this thread by 3pm EST tomorrow, Wednesday January 24 to be eligible to win one of the prizes. Good luck to everyone!

Filed under: Fan stuff, Contests, The Burning Crusade, Lore

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Machinima contest winner

We're happy to announce the winner of the Countdown to Burning Crusade grand prize machinima contest. The winner is going to be receiving a Logitech G15 keyboard and a JINX World of Warcraft hoodie for the first place entry. The prize goes to Nelson Abalos for his "Almost machinima" entry, bringing WoW into real life for the "Quest for Burning Crusade" -- the video is embedded below. We'd like to extend a big grats to Nelson for his work, grats to Myssiing our runner-up machinima contest winner, and a huge thanks to everyone who participated in our two weeks+ worth of contests here at WoW Insider during the Countdown to Burning Crusade. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Filed under: Machinima, Fan stuff, Contests, Humor, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Machinima contest runner-up

We've made it to the last of our grand prize contests in the Countdown to Burning Crusade, and it's high time to announce the prize winners. The runner-up, who will take home a JINX World of Warcraft hoodie for her efforts, is Myssiing on Stonemaul, aka photochik02, who sent in the following video pitting night elf versus blood elf in an Annie Get Your Gun-style sing-off to the death (no, to the pain!). Grats to Myssiing, and stay tuned for our first place machinima winner!

Filed under: Night Elves, Machinima, Blood Elves, Contests, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Fan art contest winners


We have our winners in the penultimate Countdown to Burning Crusade Fan art contest. Matthew Renner is going to receive the Sennheiser PC 160 noise-cancelling headset and a More Dots! t-shirt for his entry above (right-click for a high-res version) of his main character Sheltem who, "having specced 40 arcane 11 fire, procs enough ignites to know the true meaning of 'more dots.'" Our fan art runner-up, who will be rewarded with a More Dots! t-shirt, is Simon Sørensen for his rendition of a blood elf. Check out Simon's artwork after the jump, grats to both of our winners, and thanks to everyone who participated in the fan art contest. Stay tuned for our machinima contest winners!

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Filed under: Mage, Fan stuff, Blood Elves, Contests, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Lyrics contest winner

Without further ado, the grand prize winner of the Countdown to Burning Crusade lyrics contest: Josh Refenes, aka Ragbar, is going to take home the Belkin N52 gamepad and a Green Linen shirt for his entry, Soon the Crusade is Burning which spoofs "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. Click on to read the rest of the lyrics, and also be sure to check out the excellent runners-up. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Soon the Crusade is Burning
-- by Josh Refenes (aka, Ragbar)

Started out on Launch Day, Couldn't wait, install and play,
In Azeroth there's Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms too

Darnassus, Durotar, Silithus is very far
Stranglethorn, Elwynn Forest, don't forget Westfall

Level up, quest grind, AoE will save you time
Move on up, don't delay, South Park just killed boars all day

Ganked again in STV, corpse camping, let me be
My class sucks, it's not fair, I'm rolling warlock

CHORUS:
Soon the Crusade is Burning
In a few more days,
We'll waste our lives away
Soon the Crusade is Burning
Don't even try to fight it
You know you're gonna buy it

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Filed under: Fan stuff, Contests, Humor, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Lyrics contest runners-up

At long last, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Countdown to Burning Crusade lyrics contest. The grand prize winner will be announced shortly, so stay tuned -- the second place award and a Green Linen t-shirt are going to Clinton Wolf for The Holiday Forum Song, aka The First LOL, sung to "The First Noel." The lyrics continue after the jump, so click on to check out the whole piece, as well as the lyrics from several excellent honorable mentions. Thanks huge to everyone who sent in lyrics -- you made it a tough contest to judge!

The Holiday Forum Song, aka The First LOL

The first LOL
On the forums did say,
"U should stop your QQing and just lrn2play
If u lrn2play
Then u won't stay a sheep
As that POM Pyroblast makes your eyes weep.
LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL
Best lrn2play or you'll stay in nub hell."

The OP logged on,
And he saw the flame
From that level 1 forum alt trolling for game
And to his great shame,
He swallowed the bait
And there was no rogue needed to Seal this Fate.
"LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL
Post on ur main if u think ur so swell!"

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Filed under: Contests, Humor, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 11 winner


It was a heated battle, many flags capped on all sides, but we finally have a winner in the day 11 best PvP screenshot contest. Paul Kruyt sent the above Alterac Valley panorama made of 5 screenshots (you should definitely click the image for a high-res version), taken "back in the days when you could still walk over the mountains in the center of the map along 2 alternative paths." Paul is going to receive the Burning Crusade Official Strategy Guide for his effort. Thanks to everyone who sent in their PvP shots -- check after the break for screenshots from the runners-up!

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Filed under: PvP, Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Tale of Two Cities, Orgrimmar winner


We have the winning Orgrimmar screenshot from the Tale of Two Cities contest -- Nick Slabaugh sent the above shot of the moon over the city. Grats to Nick, who wins a Horde crest t-shirt in his choice of size. Check out the Ironforge winner, and click on for the Orgrimmar runner-up. Thanks to everyone who sent in your shots!

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Filed under: Horde, Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Tale of Two Cities, Ironforge winner


We still have several prizes left to give away from our Countdown to Burning Crusade, including our grand prizes. The entry deadlines have passed and we've been vigorously debating painstankingly reviewing losing sleep over oh, who are we kidding -- we've been playing too much freaking Warcraft! There's only so much contest judging you can do whilst alt-tabbed. But without further ado, we're happy to announce the winner of the Alliance portion of the Tale of Two Cities contest, in which we asked you to send your best screenshots of Ironforge and Orgrimmar -- Daniel McMahon sent the above "Lonely Ironforge" shot, taken on Blade's Edge, subtitled "Once a thriving metropolis, the city of Ironforge lies empty as warriors flock to the Outlands seeking new adventures." Grats to Daniel, who wins an Alliance crest t-shirt. Check after the break for the runners up, and stay tuned for the Horde winner check out the Horde winner.

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Filed under: Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade day 10 winner: best Caverns of Time screenshot


Your votes are in and we have a winner for the best screenshot of Caverns of Time contest: Asteroids by Michal Lisowyj is your vote for best CoT screen with 27% of the vote. Grats to Michal, who snags a 60-day game card for his efforts, and thanks to everyone for the great shots. Click on for a rundown of the votes and the runners up!

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Filed under: Instances, Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade

Send us your launch event photos

Are you heading out to brave the thronging masses at your nearby midnight launch event tonight? So are we -- so tune in late night tonight and tomorrow for some tales from our launch event experiences. If you snag any great pics from your own local launch, send them to us and we'll publish a compendium of the best Burning Crusade launch event photos. If we use your photo(s) we'll credit you and link to your site or blog, your guild's site, your Myspace page -- whatever you want us to link to, just send it along with your photos. Send your images in JPG format to countdowntobc AT wowinsider DOT com -- you can send multiple images per email, but no single email may be over 10MB in size. Please put "launch event" in the title of your email or emails, thanks!

Filed under: Events, Expansions, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 13 winner

We have a winner from the day 13 ez-mode /need roll contest -- commenter number 239, sive, is going to take the 60-day game card. Grats to sive, and thanks again to everyone who entered -- we still have a few more prizes to give away in the Countdown to Burning Crusade contest fest, including our three grand prizes. The entry deadlines have now passed, so we hope you got your entries in! Stay tuned as we announce the winners of the last few contests over the next few days.

Filed under: Contests, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Vote for best Caverns of Time pic

Put your adjudication hats on and submit your vote for the best Caverns of Time screenshot -- one lucky winner will take home a 60-day game card. Walk this way to submit your vote -- polls will be open until 3pm EST tomorrow January 16, so either get your vote in now or take a break while the expansion is installing... check after the break for a quick rundown of the seven finalists.

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Filed under: Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade

Countdown to Burning Crusade: Day 9 winner


We have our winner from the day 9 Photoshop contest. You were tasked with working your magic on this image (thanks to Basem for the screenshot!), and reader Pulse is going to take home the prize for the above "Where's Waldo?" image (click for a full-size version). Grats to Pulse, who will be the recipient of a copy of The Art of World of Warcraft.

Don't forget, the Countdown to Burning Crusade isn't over yet-- you've still got until midnight EST tonight to get us your fan art, and til noon tomorrow EST to get your machinima contest entries in for a chance to win a Sennheiser PC 160 headset and a More Dots! t-shirt, and a Logitech G15 keyboard and World of Warcraft hoodie, respectively!

Filed under: Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade

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