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It came from the Blog: Join us for Caroling Carnage

Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater
This year's unique Winter Veil gift is the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater. You can wear this lovely sweater while caroling in enemy cities in order to earn this year's unique achievement: A-Caroling We Will Go. If you don't get this Feat of Strength by the second of January, then you will have received an ugly holiday sweater for nothing. (Well, almost nothing. You still get the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater achievement, but that's not as exciting.)

So the It came from the Blog family of guilds will be singing our hearts out (probably literally) in enemy cities this Friday night for our Caroling Carnage event.
  • When: Friday, Dec. 30 at 11 p.m. EST (8 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. server)
  • Where: Meet under the tree in Orgrimmar on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H)
  • Who: Any level Horde character, the higher the better.
  • How: Ask anyone in It came from the Blog for an invite to the guild, if you are not in our family of guilds already.
Warning: As our delightful singing will take place in enemy cities, we will not be welcomed as cheerfully as carolers are in shelters and assisted living facilities. There will be death -- our death -- and lots of it ... hence, Caroling Carnage.

If you decide to make a death knight in order to join us, please make sure you are welcomed into the Horde before the beginning of the event.

For one night, don't wait in those long Raid Finder or space opera queues. Instead, join us for some dangerous singing while wearing fashionably questionable clothing.

Please join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H) in It came from the Blog. All members can invite, so /whisper Roblinator or any online member. You are all welcome as long as you play by our simple rules -- basically, don't be a funsucker! Visit the guild FAQ for more details.

Filed under: Events, It Came from the Blog

The OverAchiever: Guide to Winter Veil 2010

Winter Veil 2010 runs from Wednesday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 2 this year. Unlike November's holiday, Pilgrim's Bounty, the Merrymaker meta is required for What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been. If you've already got a Violet Proto-Drake or just don't care about the meta, Winter Veil will also give you the opportunity to turn your mount into a reindeer, become a snowman with a unique dance animation, and get noncombat pets and snowballs. Of course, if Santa RNG thinks you've been bad, you'll just wind up with Coal.

Though not always. Keep at it! Even Santa RNG has a heart.

Past the cut, I've revised and expanded our 2009 guide for anyone looking to complete the meta (and earn the title) Merrymaker. Cataclysm has almost certainly affected how you'll do this holiday, but unfortunately, there's no hard information yet as to how. I doubt that Blizzard had the time to tinker extensively with Winter Veil in the crush of work surrounding a new expansion, but we'll see. As always, I'll be around as the holiday goes live to check and update the article. For the moment, I've included some commonsense speculation on likely changes (such as when an NPC's probably changed locations due to city/topography upheaval).

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Filed under: Events, Achievements, The Overachiever

It came from the Blog: Winter Veil snapshots

At the very end of last year, It came from the Blog got together to celebrate the Feast of Winter Veil. We slaughtered dragonhawks for their young in order to bake cookies. We bribed Greatfather Winter. We pretended we cared about what the real message behind the holiday was. And we threw snowballs at Cairne. But mostly, we had fun!

Upcoming for It came from the Blog: Questions about WoW.com's guild? Please see our FAQ. Enjoy the holiday snapshots below!

Filed under: WoW Insider Business, It Came from the Blog

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day three

WoW.com continues celebrating Winter Veil with our Twelve Days of Winter Veil contests. Today is day three of our countdown and we are giving away a Feast of Winterveil TCG Collector's Set to five (5) lucky winners courtesy of Upper Deck. Each Collector's Set comes with all the following goodies:
  • 10 exclusive Feast of Winter Veil cards that can't be found anywhere else and feature new content that are all usable in your favorite WoW TCG deck!
  • Two exclusive Pet mini-cards that allow players to customize their experience even more!
  • An exclusive holiday deck box featuring Feast of Winter Veil artwork
  • One Heroes of Azeroth booster pack
  • One Through the Dark Portal booster pack
  • One Fires of Outland booster pack
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), and everyone who enters must be 18 or older. To enter, leave a comment on this post before 12pm ET (noon) Friday, January 1, 2010. Please be sure to use a real email that you check often to enter, so we can contact you should you be one of the winners. You may enter only once and five winners will be selected randomly. Each winner will receive 1 Feast of Winter Veil Collector's Set with a retail value of US$25. Click here to read the official contest rules.

And if you don't win today (or even if you do!) check back later today for loot card giveaways and tomorrow for more contests -- the prizes only get better as we count down the Twelve Days of Winter Veil!

EDIT: Contest closed. Thanks everyone!

Filed under: Contests

Reminder: It came from the Blog Winter Veil event today

Don't forget! We're killing dragonhawks, baking cookies and otherwise enjoying the Feast of Winter Veil festivities tonight in It came from the Blog. As you can see, my mage who does not seem to have pants in any form is waiting patiently for the party to begin. Here are the details:
  • When: 11:00pm EST (8pm PST, 9pm Server) December 30, 2009
  • Where: In front of Silvermoon on the Zangarmarsh realm (US)
  • Who: Any level Horde character (bring your highest level for the most fun)
  • What: We will be harvesting eggs, baking cookies, kissing strangers under the mistletoe as well other holiday festivities.
  • How: Ask any It came from the Blog Lurker or Robinator for an invite to the guild.
Please see our FAQ if you have any questions.

You're all invited to join us -- hope to see you there!

Filed under: Events, Fan stuff, WoW Insider Business, It Came from the Blog

It came from the Blog: Winter Veil event

The Feast of Winter Veil ends on Saturday, but we still haven't had our It came from the Blog event. Let's remedy that tomorrow:
  • When: 11:00pm EST (8pm PST, 9pm Server) December 30, 2009
  • Where: In front of Silvermoon on the Zangarmarsh realm (US)
  • Who: Any level Horde character (bring your highest level for the most fun)
  • What: We will be harvesting eggs, baking cookies, kissing strangers under the mistletoe as well other holiday festivities.
  • How: Ask any It came from the Blog Lurker or Robinator for an invite to the guild
We will have extra eggs. So if you miss the bird-bashing in Silvermoon, we'll meet you in Orgrimmar for the bribing of Greatfather Winter.

Questions? We answer most of them in our FAQ.

See ya there!

Filed under: Events, Fan stuff, WoW Insider Business, It Came from the Blog

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day seven

WoW.com continues celebrating Winter Veil with our Twelve Days of Winter Veil contests. Today is day seven of our countdown and we are giving away a Feast of Winterveil TCG Collector's Set to three lucky winners courtesy of Upper Deck. Each Collector's Set comes with all the following goodies:
  • 10 exclusive Feast of Winter Veil cards that can't be found anywhere else and feature new content that are all usable in your favorite WoW TCG deck!
  • Two exclusive Pet mini-cards that allow players to customize their experience even more!
  • An exclusive holiday deck box featuring Feast of Winter Veil artwork
  • One Heroes of Azeroth booster pack
  • One Through the Dark Portal booster pack
  • One Fires of Outland booster pack
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), and everyone who enters must be 18 or older. To enter, leave a comment on this post before 12pm ET (noon) Monday, December 28, 2009. Please be sure to use a real email that you check often to enter, so we can contact you should you be one of the winners. You may enter only once and three winners will be selected randomly. Each winner will receive 1 Feast of Winter Veil Collector's Set with a retail value of US$25. Click here to read the official contest rules.

And if you don't win today (or even if you do!) check back later today for loot card giveaways and tomorrow for more contests -- the prizes only get better as we count down the Twelve Days of Winter Veil!

EDIT: Contest closed. Thanks everyone!

Filed under: Contests

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day eleven

WoW.com continues celebrating Winter Veil with our Twelve Days of Winter Veil contests. Today is day eleven of our countdown and we are giving away a Feast of Winterveil TCG Collector's Set to three lucky winners courtesy of Upper Deck. Each Collector's Set comes with all the following goodies:
  • 10 exclusive Feast of Winter Veil cards that can't be found anywhere else and feature new content that are all usable in your favorite WoW TCG deck!
  • Two exclusive Pet mini-cards that allow players to customize their experience even more!
  • An exclusive holiday deck box featuring Feast of Winter Veil artwork
  • One Heroes of Azeroth booster pack
  • One Through the Dark Portal booster pack
  • One Fires of Outland booster pack
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), and everyone who enters must be 18 or older. To enter, leave a comment on this post before 12pm ET (noon) Thursday, December 24, 2009. Please be sure to use a real email that you check often to enter, so we can contact you should you be one of the winners. You may enter only once and three winners will be selected randomly. Each winner will receive 1 Feast of Winter Veil Collector's Set with a retail value of US$25. Click here to read the official contest rules.

And if you don't win today (or even if you do!) check back later today for loot card giveaways and tomorrow for more contests -- the prizes only get better as we count down the Twelve Days of Winter Veil!

EDIT: Contest closed. Thanks everyone!

Filed under: Contests

WoW, Casually: A casual guide to the Feast of Winter Veil

Robin Torres writes WoW, Casually for the player with limited playtime.

Nothing says Winter Veil like a skanky santa outfit. Ho ho ho, indeed. The winter holidays in Azeroth have enough sex and violence (mostly violence) to counteract all of the feel-good, family-friendly holiday cheer going on in the real world. It's exactly what you need after going anywhere near a mall parking lot at this time of year.

In-game holidays are always good for those of us with limited playtime because the quests give good experience, fun loot and there are often entertaining stories and activities to go along with it. The Feast of Winter Veil is no exception. While it doesn't have the ridiculous xp of the Midsummer Fire Festival or Hallows End, it does have some great Achievements, virtual toys and enough xp to make it worth your while. Following is a casual player's guide to the festivities.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Events, Quests, Making money, WoW, Casually

Wowhead's 12 Killer Days of Khristmas

The Feast of Winter Veil has officially started, and Wowhead is joining in the holiday spirit. The site logo has been made a bit more festive, and the icons for items and users on the forums are now sporting a cheery holly border. They're also running a contest titled (slightly threateningly) "12 Killer Days of Khristmas." Each day between now and December 24, they're giving away fabulous prizes:

  • For phase one of the contest (12/13 to 12/18), winners get a Wowhead Prize Package, containing one of those nifty steins, a (slightly tacky, IMO) K-logo necklace by Killer, an Alienware cap, and a totally rad Wowhead t-shirt.

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WoW, Casually: December 28 to January 3, New Year's, WSG, etc.


Each week, Robin Torres writes WoW, Casually for the player who has 2 hours or less to play at a time.

I hope everyone's holidays have been relatively drama-free and that you are enjoying some downtime before the new year.

Speaking of New Year's, along with the continuation of the Feast of Winter Veil, Blizzard is hosting New Year's festivities on December 31st and January 1st. There will be fireworks, booze and revelers to blow kisses at right along side the remains of the Winter Veil activities.

Have you picked up your presents yet? The trees in Ironforge and Orgrimmar have gifts with exclamation points over them for you to take and open. They range from meh to awesome and some are even BOU for your reselling profits if you aren't into keeping the fun stuff. I was hoping to find a Dragon Kite, but that was before I discovered that it is from the TCG and not something from Greatfather Winter. Dragons are cool.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Events, PvP, Making money, WoW, Casually, WoW TCG, Battlegrounds

New fan art, wallpaper, and a call for screenshots


Blizzard has been updating the artwork on the official website again, and that means new wallpapers and shiny new fan art!

The wallpaper features artwork from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, so if you play, or are simply a fan of WoW-themed depictions, it might be time to update your desktop background.

As for the fan art, much of it is holiday and Winter's Veil-themed, which often makes for some humorous images. Aside from being ever on the lookout for new fan artwork, Blizzard is also asking for some top-notch screenshots of Auchindoun: Auchenai Crypts.

They would like to see depictions of the architecture and the scenery, in addition to combat. If your screenshots are selected, as always, they will appear in the World of Warcraft Guide, along with your character's name. For a list of banned subject matter, screenshot-taking tips, and a drop-down menu featuring every area of which Blizz is needing screenshots, visit the Screenshot Submission Form.

While you're in the mood to snap some great shots, don't forget to take some holiday-themed ones, and enter Blizzard's latest holiday contest, to win some decent prizes!

Filed under: Events, Fan stuff, Blizzard, News items, Instances, Contests, Screenshots, The Burning Crusade, Fan art

Blizzard's holiday contests

It's the time of year for goodies and cheer, and all of Azeroth is celebrating Winter's Veil. The good folks at Blizzard have kicked off two contests that will let you tap into your creative and festive self, as well as giving you a chance at some nifty prizes.

The Royal Photographic Society of Azeroth has hereby declared that they are in need of top notch screenshots featuring your WoW holiday celebrations. If you would like to brush up on the fundamentals and technicalities of in-game photography, check out our tips for taking screenshots, or read through Blizzard's guidelines.

If cooking and baking are more your style, then whip up a batch of something delicious and festive, take a photograph (or have a friend do it for you) and submit it.

As I will be preparing holiday goodies this year, I would send in my own photographs, except that the contest is only open to (most of) the United States. I will have to settle for merely munching on them, and perhaps posting one or two Well Fed Buffs, instead. Make the jump to learn about the prizes you could win, and what sorts of entries are likely to be picked.

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Filed under: Events, Blizzard, Contests

A Winter Veil recipe may be in your mailbox


Check your in-game mailboxes today. Greatfather Winter may have sent you a recipe. Deacon sent us a tip this morning saying that he got a Tailoring recipe for "some fine green winter clothes", so I ran and checked Freja's mailbox to find that she had received a recipe for Hot Apple Cider.

It looks like if you have previously completed Greatfather Winter's quest, he may have sent you a recipe that was added in Patch 2.3, just for the Feast of Winter Veil. You do not need the required skill or level to receive the recipe. Here are the possible goodies you could have waiting for you in your mailbox:
Did you get a Winter Veil gift from Greatfather Winter today?

Filed under: Cooking, Leatherworking, Tailoring, Events, News items

Happy Winter Veil's Eve!

Late tonight (or early tomorrow morning, depending how you look at it) the decorations on your server should roll out and the Feast of Winter Veil will begin in Azeroth once again. We've already seen previews of some of the new toys we'll be getting this year. We've also pondered what other changes may be unannounced this year, and we'll be able to experience everything first-hand soon.

Just as a reminder, there is one item in particular that always sells well the first few days of the holiday: Small Eggs. Today's your last chance to head out to one of the lower level zones and kill a few thousand birds (or bird-like oviparous creatures) in order to make your fortune. Remember that you'll need at least five eggs yourself in order to complete the quest that creates the clamor for these items in the first place, so even if you don't wish to make a killing on the auction house, it would probably be wise to grab some eggs before the farming gets out of control. Check out Robin's earlier article for a good tip on a farming spot as well.

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Filed under: Events, Making money

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