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Thanksgiving Give-away! (WRA-US-Horde)
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lives_this_life wrote in wow_ladies
Hi all! (This is cross-posted from the realm forums, so please forgive if you see this multiple times.)

While I try to be thankful all year round, Thanksgiving is a time to specifically acknowledge how grateful we are for the blessings that we have. I am so incredibly fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life and to have what I do. 

To that end, I'd like to go ahead and give back a little bit to a community that I adore. Sure, we all have our differences, sometimes more spectacularly (is that a word? WELP IT IS NOW! xD) than others, but at the end of the day, we're all people behind the toons. Unless some of you are robots. >.> 

In any case, I am going to be hosting a giveaway raffle thing. ALL you need to do to enter is simply reply to THIS THREAD and tell me what you are thankful for this year. :)

While you certainly could give me silly replies, i.e. "I'm happy for... uh. Stuff. And things. Monkeys, that's the ticket.", if you are going to enter, I merely ask that you please do so with the spirit that this raffle is intended with. I'm not asking much, just put a little thought into it, just take a moment to give thanks for what you have, even if it isn't very much. As we are an RP realm, IC replies are encouraged, but it is not required. 

On Wednesday, November 21st, I will draw the names of people out of a hat for the prizes and will give them out in Orgrimmar at 7 pm server time. 

Now for the good stuff! What am I giving away?
Pets! I have the following to give away:
Gregarious Grell
Eye of the Legion
Phoenix Hatchling
Fossilized Hatchling
Choice of Snarly, Muckbreath or Chuck
Two Sprite Darters - donated by Enveri of Wyrmrestaccord.org! (Thank you!)
Jade Owl pet - donated by Cailiao of Reckoning! (Thank you!)
Moonkin Hatchling - donated by Wòót of Reckoning! (Thank you!)
Dark Whelpling - donated by Automatica of Reckoning! (Thank you!)
Two Tiny Sporebats - donated by Frostfeathers of Wyrmrestaccord.org! (Thank you!)

Mount:
I will draw ONE name to receive the winner's choice in color of any one of the new JC Panther mounts. (Not including Jeweled Onyx, sorry.) If the color that you want is not available on the Auction House that night, I will have it crafted for you and deliver it within a reasonable timeframe. 

Art!:
One detailed greyscale shaded bust drawing of the winner's character of choice - donated by Enveri of Wyrmrestaccord.org!
Samples here! (Thank you!)
One waist-up digital sketch, character of the winner's choice - donated by Klimma of Wyrmrestaccord.org! (Thank you!)
Two busts or one full body line work - donated by Frostfeathers of Wyrmrestaccord.org! 
Samples: Herehere and here! (Thank you!)
One colored (with Illustrator), head and shoulders, icon - donated by Evera (Happy) of Reckoning! (Thank you!)
Samples: Here, here, here and here
One bust drawing - donated by Marius of The White Sigil! (Thank you!)
Samples here!

Happy Holidays, folks. I look forward to seeing your replies! :D
(Oh and should anyone want to contribute more prizes, please let me know! It can be in-game stuff or art or anything really. :))

EDIT: I HAVE BEEN REMINDED THAT PETS/MOUNTS ARE BOA NOW. Man, I feel like a goofus. So, if you are Alliance/other realm and you want to participate, YOU ARE WELCOME to do so. If you win, however, you will need to roll a toon Hordeside WRA and level to the appropriate level (5 for pets, I believe, and 20 for mounts, I think?) to learn your prizes!

If they are all pets and mounts, all one has to do is roll a level 1 on your server Horde-side and learn the mount or pet. Mount might require leveling to 20 to obtain it but other than that, it's not really a big deal.

OH! OH GOOD POINT.

Wow, I feel dumb. xD

But does it disappear if they delete the character? >.>; I tend to stick to one realm so I don't know these things. xD

As far as I know, no. If it goes into the shared list...I think it is safe. I don't know though.

Unless the pet/mount says its just for one character it is shared between the whole account.

You have to level the alt to level 5, I believe, so they can learn pet battling. Before that, it isn't available.

I could have sworn you have access to a full pet list for tradeable pets at level 1.

Hmm. I tried to get a pet to a friend cross server when they first came out, but wasn't able to cage it until I learned pet battles. I hadn't yet learned it on my main, so maybe that made a difference.

I think there's a difference between caging a pet and learning one. It makes sense that you need to know pet battling to be able to cage them, but learning a pet is a simple on-use thing so I don't think that's affected by whether or not you know pet battling.

There is. you can learn a pet at level 1, can cage them at level 5+

I love this idea!

Do you need some donations of pets? In my quest (read: obsession) to collect 'em all, I am abandoning many of my duplicate pets. I don't have anything rare to give away, but would be more than happy to send some Squashlings, Winter's Helper's, Dragonhawks and Cats of all kinds your way.

That's really sweet of you to offer, but I would rather give away the rarer ones mostly because I have a GAZILLION of most of the common ones myself and I reeeallly don't want this to stretch on for hours and hours and hours. xD

I really do appreciate it though, thank you!!

I think people can also make a Death Knight on the realm if they don't have one there.

I have two sprite darters I can donate.

Also, I can donate a detailed bust drawing of the winner's character of choice. I'm willing to go as far as detailed greyscale shading. People can check out my DevArt for verification that I am not a stick-figure artist, or check out these samples here.

You know where to find me. :)

I replied, but was a dink and replied with my Zangarmarsh toon instead of my WRA one. x.x

I think this is a great idea.7pm server time is 12 midday for me, which is a handy time.

I replied (Spunkii of Dath'Remar).

I posted my reply. Do we have to be present at the time of the drawing in order to win? I hope not as I don't know for sure what my work schedule will look like. :/

Also, I really enjoyed reading all of the interesting replies about things everyone is thankful for. That's a great idea for a thread even if there were no prizes. :)

I don't know how easy it's going to be to contact folks, so yeah, I would really prefer if everyone is there. Sorry. :(

I hope/think I should be able to make it, but if not, then better chances for everyone else. :) Hey, what time zone is WRA, btw? EST?

Awesome GM is awesome!!! I don't have anything super awesome to donate that I could beat losing right now but I will stalk the AHs of servers I'm on to find good deals. I found my sprite darter for 100g and my toxic wasteling for around 50g. I'm on the lookout for a few more for myself but I can't pass up good deals!!!

I have extra, lessee, sprite darter, darting hatchling, elementium geode, muckbreath, razormaw hatchling, tiny shale spider, and a BUNCH of white kittens (which are maybe not as rare as they used to be? IDK I still run into people that haven't been able to find'm). If you would like any of these to add to the donation pile let me know. :)

I am thankful to God for a big family to love and cook for. Having most of the kids home for the holidays brings the house alive. I am thankful we still have our home during this financially hard time. Everyone laughs when I say this but I totally mean it: I am thankful for indoor toilets! I am thankful for the beauty of this world that I live in. I am recovering from a broken right ankle and broken left arm, and don't get out much, but when I CAN make it out to the front porch I love to just sit and look and listen. The birds are so cheery and happy at the bird feeders, the squirrels are cute, and my little town is so peaceful and quiet, the church on the corner plays bells at 9, 12, and 5 everyday. And the sky--so blue! You can tell I have cabin fever can't you?!
Most of all, I am thankful that God loves and cares for me everyday.
Good luck to all, I hope you all get something you can use/love/freak out on! See you ingame!
Zaa, Mage Extraordinaire--Whisperwind Horde

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