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Reminder: It came from the Blog's scavenger hunt is tomorrow

Reminder It came from the Blog's scavenger hunt is tomorrow
It came from the Blog is having another scavenger hunt and you're all invited.
  • When: Tomorrow, March 30 at noon EDT (9 a.m. PDT, 10 a.m. server time)
  • Where: Meet at the fountain in the Court of the Sun in Silvermoon City on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H)
  • Who: Any Horde player, but you'll have a better chance of winning if you have a mount
  • How: Just ask Tizzi or any It came from the Blog member if you aren't already in our family of guilds
There will be 10 winners. The prize for each winner will be a choice of battle pets, some donated by guildies and some extras from my collection. All you have to do is complete the scavenger hunt and show the items in a trade window to me (Tizzi). The hunt will take place in a non-flying area, so only those with ground mounts will be at an advantage.

You will need 25g (which will be provided to those that are new to the server and poor) and 37 spaces in your bags. (The list is a bit longer than usual to make it more challenging.) The items will be listed in /say at the event time, so that punctual players have an advantage. I will then repeat the list 15 minutes later in event chat.

So come have some fun and maybe win a valuable battle pet. And remember, since battle pets are account-wide, you don't have to have your main on Zangarmarsh or even in the Horde in order to enjoy them.

Please join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H) in It came from the Blog. All guild ranks can invite, so /whisper Tizzi 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.
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Reminder: It came from the Blog scavenger hunt tonight

Reminder It came from the Blog's scavenger hunt is tonight
Tonight's the night: Join us for It came from the Blog's scavenger hunt, where you will have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. The first person to return with the exact items in the list provided at the beginning of the event will have his or her choice of:
  • Over 9,000 gold! (10,000g, to be exact) donated by IcftB's sister guild The Insiders
  • One of three loot codes from Cryptozoic
  • Other prizes to be announced -- probably pets; we like pets
Each subsequent winner will be able to choose one of the remaining prizes.

Here is the schedule, including the info for the pre-event party with some WoW Insider staff.
  • When: Tonight, Friday, July 27 at 10:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. server time) for the pre-event party and 11 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. PDT, 9 p.m. server time) for the Scavenger Hunt
  • Where: The fountain at the Court of the Sun in Silvermoon City on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H)
  • Who: Any level Horde character is invited to join us, but in order to properly compete in the hunt, you should be mounted. There will be no flying, but those who are mounted and can defeat the wildlife easily will have a distinct advantage.
  • How: Just whisper Tizzi or any online It came from the Blog member for an invite.
More details including how much bag space and cash you'll need are after the break.

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It came from the Blog: Join us for another scavenger hunt

It came from the Blog Join us for another Scavenger Hunt
The It came from the Blog family of guilds is having another scavenger hunt this Friday night. There will be the normal amount of the running around and acquiring mostly useless items -- and fun, lots of fun. We'll also be throwing a pre-event party with some WoW Insider staff available to chat.
  • When: Friday, July 27 at 10:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. server time) for the pre-event party and 11 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. PDT, 9 p.m. server time) for the Scavenger Hunt
  • Where: The fountain at the Court of the Sun in Silvermoon City on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H)
  • Who: Any level Horde character is invited to join us, but in order to complete the hunt, you should be mounted. There will be no flying, but those who are mounted and can defeat the wildlife easily will have a distinct advantage.
  • How: Just whisper Roblinator or any online It came from the Blog member for an invite.
The winners of the scavenger hunt will have prizes to choose from as usual, including loot codes from Cryptozoic. The rest of the prizes will be announced the day of the event, along with how much gold and bag space you'll need. Gold will be provided as necessary.

So join us for fun and fabulous prizes this Friday night!

Please join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H) in It came from the Blog. All guild ranks 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.

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It came from the Blog: We met, we greeted, we scavenged

It came from the Blog We met, we greeted, we scavenger hunted
Last month's It came from the Blog event was our second scavenger hunt, with a meet and greet right before. We met in the Court of the Sun in Silvermoon City, enjoying the peace and quiet of an empty city. (A round of less lag for everyone!) Several WoW Insider writers showed up for the meet and greet: (Yes, I'm always there, but I answered a couple of questions too.)

Our new and veteran guildies put the WI crew through their paces. Matt answered healing questions. Anne tackled lore and roleplay questions. Elizabeth made it clear that Around Azeroth needs more screenshot submissions. And there was much rejoicing.

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Reminder: It came from the Blog scavenger hunt and writer meetup tonight

It came from the Blog Meetup
It came from the Blog events are fun. Scavenger Hunts are fun. Meeting WoW Insider writers is fun (even virtually). Mathematically speaking -- since fun is multiplicative -- we'll be having FUNx3 tonight.
  • When: 10:30 p.m. EDT tonight (7:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. server time) for the meet and greet and 11 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. PDT, 9 p.m. server) for the scavenger hunt
  • Where: Meet near the fountain in the Court of the Sun, Silvermoon City on Zangarmarsh (US-PVE-H)
  • Who: Any level Horde character. Gold will be provided to those who do not have enough. Tip: Mounted characters have an advantage, so making a death knight is a good idea if you are new to the server.
  • What: Meet and greet with several of the WoW Insider staff, then a scavenger hunt through Eversong Woods for fun and prizes
  • How: Ask any member of It came from the Blog for an invite, if you are not already in one of our family of guilds.
The list of items will not be provided until just after the event starts. I will list them in /say and not repeat them for 10 minutes so that punctual participants will have an advantage.

Your joining us is fun, by the way -- yes, I mean you particularly. So if you chat and hunt with us tonight, we'll have FUNx4. Obviously, you should join us.

Please join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PVE-H) in It came from the Blog. All guild ranks 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.

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It came from the Blog: Meet the writers, then join the scavenger hunt

Blog Gathering Image
Our last scavenger hunt was such a success that It came from the Blog is hosting another one tomorrow (Wednesday) night. (Because short notice is the best notice. Or something.) Many of our staff will be joining us as well for a meet and greet before the event.
  • When: 10:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday (7:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. server time) for the meet and greet and 11 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. PDT, 9 p.m. server) for the scavenger hunt
  • Where: Meet near the fountain in the Court of the Sun, Silvermoon City on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H)
  • Who: Any level Horde character. Gold will be provided to those who do not have enough. Tip: Mounted characters have an advantage, so making a death knight is a good idea if you are new to the server.
  • What: Meet and greet with several of the WoW Insider staff, then a scavenger hunt through Eversong Woods for fun and prizes
  • How: Ask any member of It came from the Blog for an invite, if you are not already in one of our family of guilds.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Meet some WoW Insider writers, run around searching for mostly useless stuff, earn prizes if you are quick enough.

We hope to see you there!

Please join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PVE-H) in It came from the Blog. All guild ranks 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.

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It came from the Blog: Join us for a scavenger hunt

Goblin in the Throne Room
This weekend, the It came from the Blog family of guilds will be hosting a scavenger hunt! Here are the details:
  • When: Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. server time)
  • Where: Meet at the throne room in the Ruins of Lordaeron on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H)
  • Who: Any level Horde character
  • How: Ask any It came from the Blog member for an invite, if you are not already in one of our guilds
This will be an all-levels event, as we will not be forming a raid group. However, those with mounts will have an advantage. Money will be provided for those characters short on cash. Keep paper and a writing utensil on hand in the physical world so that you can write down the scavenger hunt items.

I will be giving out the list right at the beginning of the event, so punctuality will be rewarded. I'll repeat it, of course, but I will make sure the prompt players get a good head start.

We hope to see you there!

Please join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PVE-H) in It came from the Blog. All guild ranks 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.

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Guest Post: Heroes hunting for screenshots

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

Early in August, <Hero Squad> of Bleeding Hollow (US-H) started a screenshot scavenger Hunt to distribute the five vanity items that are awarded when a Shadowmourne is created. The Shadowmourne chest contains five pretty sweet items. (Well, OK, maybe making a portal to Dalaran isn't exactly the games greatest reward.) A chance at any of these items would have most players bending over backwards, and our raiders are no different.

A few months back, the officers sat down to figure out what to do with these items. We knew that we wanted to do something fun and memorable to hand out the first items. We brainstormed about 10 different types of games but eventually decided on a screenshot scavenger hunt.

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Guest Post: The Azerothian Riddle Hunt

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

Welcome to the doldrums of summer! This miserable time of year, when we see interest in raiding melt away as the temperature rises, can be a stressful time for even a well-established guild. A good way to combat the stress is to gather the remaining troops for a bit of a morale boost in the form of a little light-hearted, fun event such as a scavenger hunt. This article provides the able morale officer with everything he or she needs to know to prepare and run one such hunt, a variation called the Azerothian Riddle Hunt.

The Azerothian Riddle Hunt combines 10 cheesy and not-quite-literarily correct rhymes with player knowledge of original Azeroth and the challenge of swift (or not-so-swift) travel around Azeroth, in order to create an event that can be both amusing and challenging. Once unraveled, each rhyme tells the player where to go to answer the question given in the rhyme's last line.

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Call for Submissions: Going on a scavenger hunt

So your guild members are sighing with pre-expansion ennui. You've squished the Lich King like a bug. Raid groups are no longer filling. Members are drifting off to other games -- "Back in a few for Cata, guys ..." What you need right now is some good, old-fashioned guild fun: a scavenger hunt!

WoW.com is accepting article submissions on in-game scavenger hunts for all types of guilds, groups and players. We're looking for lists (and details) of fresh ideas with events designed for lowbies, mixed levels, endgame raiders, crafters, PvPers, roleplayers, old-world instance runners ... Give us your most creative, engaging ideas. Be specific with instructions and goals, and include plenty of Wowhead links on items, quests, zones and NPCs.

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Enter to win 25 Creative headsets, one for each member of your raid

We've been giving away these Creative World of Warcraft wireless headsets for a while now, one per week to one lucky winner (and grats to those of you who've already picked them up). But Creative also wanted to work with us to do something really epic, something only WoW.com could put together. And so we're going for the whole enchilada: we're giving away a set of twenty-five (that's right, 25, one per raid member in your group) Creative World of Warcraft wireless headsets. This is going to be the clearest, most amazing sounding group on Vent ever -- not a single person in your raid will have to say "sorry, no mic."

So how do you win? Obviously an epic contest like this requires an epic entry, so here's how we're going to do it: after the break on this post, you'll find a list of five different riddles, each one hinting at a different place in the game.

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Filed under: Items, Fan stuff, Instances, Contests

Celebrating a guild anniversary in style

Pink Pigtail Inn has what is probably the most involved guild anniversary I've ever seen. We've seen quite a few anniversaries and events come through Guildwatch, but this one takes the cake: a huge competitive scavenger hunt, complete with out-of-game clues, banned class abilities (so teams could be balanced out), and even self-made quests involving the guild's lore. It's probably rare to find a group of officers that can be this committed to something normally considered "an RP event," but obviously it worked out, because the whole guild really enjoyed it.

The context Larisa puts this in, however, is even more interesting. According to the Daedalus Project (a series of surveys of MMO players -- we've mentioned their work before), the majority of players can't celebrate a guild's anniversary anyway, as they haven't been in their guilds for even a year yet. I've never considered it, but it's true: while we are very attached to our guildies when we do find a good guild, we aren't really attached to them for very long, relatively speaking. There are stories of guilds going on for decades, but even those guilds have players coming and going -- if your guild has the same group of people playing together for a few years, you're probably in a smaller group than you think. PPI's example is a great one for any guilds who have been around long enough to celebrate it.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Tips, Virtual selves, Guilds, Quests

BlizzPlanet is giving away some BlizzCon tix

Our good friends at BlizzPlanet have obtained a ticket to the happiest place on Earth (BlizzCon, of course -- right next to some dump called Disneyland), and they're giving it away over on their site. There are a few hoops to jump through, but then again, how much do you want to go to BlizzCon? They will have you hunting around their archives for a few things, running over to the Mountain Dew website to earn some points and take a screenshot, and even checking out some comic books over at DC (their contest is probably part of the official fansite program, which would explain why you'll be visiting lots of Blizzard's licensing partners).

Do all that stuff by June 9th, and be one of the lucky winners, and you'll pick yourself up one of three shiny tickets to Blizzard's big event in Anaheim. It looks like airfare and hotel might be on your own, but no worries -- you can eBay the goodie bag stuff and use that money to put yourself up in Anaheim for both nights. Everybody wins! Good luck -- if you end up being chosen as the winner, be sure to come say hi to us while you're there.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Odds and ends, Blizzard, Contests, BlizzCon

WoWlympics closing ceremonies today


Well, sort of. Our favorite wiki celebrates the recently concluded Olympics in Beijing by hosting a Worldwide Invitational card giveaway (which has a Beta key and Tyrael pet) called the WoWlympics which ends today at 11:00pm UTC. The contest is fairly simple -- visit their site and look for clues that jump from one page to the other. It's a fun, informative scavenger hunt that won't take ten minutes (alright, I'm lying, it took me about an hour or two because I got completely stumped with No. 2). Have fun with it and try not to cheat and look for the answers all over the web, although lore nerds might find it a real breeze. This is one of your last chances to get into the Wrath of the Lich King Beta, as well as one of the very few chances you'll get to own a dancing miniature angel, so shoot the guys over at WoWWiki an e-mail before 11:00pm UTC. Tell 'em we sent ya.

Filed under: Fan stuff, Contests, Wrath of the Lich King

WoWWiki Olympics is underway


With about a week left to go in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, our favorite wiki WoWwiki gets with the Olympic spirit and holds the WoWlympics, a scavenger hunt-type contest over at their site. With the help of Blizzard, WoWWiki is giving away five Wrath of the Lich King US Beta keys and twenty Worldwide Invitational cards which contain the codes for EU Beta keys and the Tyrael vanity pet. Both US and EU Beta keys can be converted for use between regions as necessary.

The WoWlympics kick off with Clopper Wizbang asking players to search the site for five missing items, each located on a WoWwiki page, providing clues along the way. Each item or wiki page is worth one entry to the WoWlympics sweepstakes, with a bonus three entries for finding all five -- a total of eight entries eligible for the grand draw. You've got until the 25th of August to find all five rings -- and if you're stumped, you might just need the help of a lore nerd. If you're a sucker for scavenger hunts, eager to get into Beta, or want a mini-avenging angel, head on over to WoWwiki's WoWlympics page and get started!

Filed under: Fan stuff, Contests, Wrath of the Lich King

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