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Note: Feel free to discuss the contest, but please do not give away the answers.


Frequently Asked QuestionsEdit

When will we announce the winners?Edit

Soon. Check the Main page and the WoWlympics pages for news. EMAILS HAVE GONE OUT!

Will there be another contest?Edit

Yes. Though we will try and vary the contest styles, expect a return of this style at some point. The feedback on this contest has been fantastic. Next time, we'll make sure various search engines don't have such an easy time of it ;)

How do I know my mail was valid/received?Edit

The only required information was the answers, your real name and the region you play in. All other information, such as phone numbers and adresses were completely optional. If your mail for some reason didn't come through to the contest mailbox, you should have received an error message.

DiscussionEdit

Past discussion archived to WoWWiki talk:WoWlympics/Archive01

AddressEdit

Is the address truly required or is it just an extra precaution. Also, how much are the taxes to be charged and how are they to be delivered.

Thanks,Nuggen (talk) 08:35, 25 August 2008 (UTC)Nuggen

No address required - that is a separate method of entry. No taxes either o_O Kirkburn  talk  contr 22:34, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Winners?Edit

When are the winners going out? I know the competition ends at 23:00 GMT tonight, but when will we know who's got the pets/Beta keys?

Thanks, Tiffpietiff (talk) 11:21, 25th August 2008 (UTC)

Probably right at 23:00 GMT. Which is in approximately twelve hours, if I understand the time conversion right.... --Joshmaul (talk) 11:43, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Not long now... --Utahcarol (talk) 21:51, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

It will take a short while after the contest ends to pick winners. We'll try and be as quick as possible. Kirkburn  talk  contr 22:33, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Important question Edit

I have posted my e-mail with the correct answers 2-3 days ago but my brother unaware of that has posted a second e-mail.Will i be disqualified or something? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Enhunters (talk · contr).

No, you won't. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 15:36, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Prize info? Edit

If you win will there be infomation how to get the pet and how to get the beta? Like links etc.

EU vs US Edit

If I am a US user, do I have a chance to win the 20 EU keys? -Grudge

Tyrael code is international and betakey can be swapped by blizzard. CogHammer Ose talk/3721 17:02, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh no Edit

I found all the items and sent the email but forget to put my real name. Can I re send it again? Also I forgot to put if im with EU or US. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jace Young (talk · contr).

Yes, resend, mentioning what you did and with the correct information. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 18:30, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, that was fast.

Winners? Edit

Will winners get announced here at website or only get mail? And have mails been sent out yet? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chieffy (talk · contr).

The winners will be announced here and will receive an e-mail. The e-mails should be sent out in the next 3-5 days. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 22:17, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Announcing Winners Edit

So, it's past 23:00 UTC - I know, as stated above, that emails will be sent out within 3-5 days, but will the winners be announced sooner?

You know...like...tonight?

Oh, go on. You know you want to.

Tiffpietiff 23:40, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Huh, it's not past 23:00 UTC, see my signature. Weird that yours is different. In any case, no, winners won't be announced quite that quickly. Kirkburn  talk  contr 22:52, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

A quick question. How will you guys know if some jerks cheated and created multiple e-mails and sent in their answers so they have a higher chance to win? We didn't need to include any important information, just the region where we play, and our answers.

Krazykushluk, 00:45, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

If you read the complete rules it says you have to add your name region phone # and address also if blizzad is part of the contest they might crosscheak the entry emails with wow account emails.Mithos244 (talk) 13:41, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I hate to ask... Edit

I know this is going to drive you guys nuts, but could we get an estimate on when the winners will be posted? anxious, you know?Grudge (talk) 03:11, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

#Winners? --k_d3 03:26, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I hope I win :P Edit

I want to get into beta soooo bad, I hope I win!--Keldelis (talk) 04:33, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Good luck, personally already in the beta but I really would like that very rare Tyrael :P --Mera LaCroisadeEcarlate (talk) 08:59, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Good luck, indeed! I'm really eager to do some beta testing, and after being left out of the BC beta, I'm really hoping I can snag a beta before everything interesting has been tested, taken apart, and put back together. WoWWiki-Suzaku (talk) 12:36, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Good luck. I sent in the same answer on four and five by accident. ha ha. :P But, yeah. Good luck on getting into the beta. --Elpercy (talk) 15:16, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Claiming the keys Edit

What happens if my subscription runs out and I've won a key. Do I keep it or will you give it to somebody else? Kwaliti (talk) 14:23, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

You can give it to me. :P--Keldelis (talk) 16:24, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

you keep it, u can give to someone else or get account back up and use yourself Kibane (talk) 04:00, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Aw manEdit

Well,I did a stupid and didn't read the official rules page,so I sent in my e-mail (Only sent one) without a Phone Number or address,so am I disqualified,or is there something I can do this late in the process?XLS723 (talk) 14:28, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

As it has been said multiple times on this page already, you do not need to enter any more information than the answers, your name and your region. CogHammer Ose talk/3721 14:45, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

/Sigh Edit

Well, I odubt I got one, No email has been sent to me, so i guess that I'm not getting one, unless they aren't giving them out until a later date... /sigh --Keldelis (talk) 16:29, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Winners haven't been chosen yet, please be patient. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 16:30, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Ah, ok.--Keldelis (talk) 23:09, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

End Contest Awareness Edit

Admins, please check for multiple accounts with the same address or something.

  • I don't want another WoWHead cheating thing again...

Frostworn1822 (talk) 16:36, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Out of patience Edit

Oh god, i cant wait to announce winners i cant sleep.Wish luck to all u guys. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Enhunters (talk · contr).

Good luck to you too =P Kibane (talk) 04:04, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Tell usss pleeeease.... Edit

I keep checking my email like a derranged zombie! I probably won't win, but I just can't give up hope!!I wanted to do a WOTLK beta blog soo badly.....WowMoogar (talk) 20:50, 26 August 2008 (UTC) WowMoogar

Congrats to the winners! Edit

I never win contests, especially ones where there's as many people as there probably are in this one. Congrats to the winners! Tehpopa (talk) 21:22, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


I really want them to tell us who the winners are now to put my mind at rest. XD Hellzbane (talk) 23:18, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

No kidding! But hey, if they take 2 days to do it, and weed out cheaters, I am fine with that. Tehpopa (talk) 00:13, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

So what about early entries? Edit

On the early day of the entries, all you had listed on the main contest page was to email:

The page names, Your real name, WoW Region

So what happens to the people who entered with that format during the first day of the contest before you removed that part of the page and added the phone number and address? (Myself, my friends, guild mates and people on a forum I frequent) --Benjaminmin (talk) 09:06, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Omegasupreme: Yeah I would really like to know this. Me and other people from my guild just submitted the answers, name and server, because that was all that was said to be required at that time. So does that mean we dont get a chance to win, or simply that if we get drawn, you will mail us asking for this information?

This was not changed. See the final version of the page, before the info was removed - [1]. The address/phone number was for an alternate method of entry, you need not worry about it. Kirkburn  talk  contr 09:39, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Email Issues with the events email (events@wikia.com) Edit

There appears to be some mail issues with the events at wikia.com e-mail address. After submitting my five items to it on the 24th of August, received this today. And chances if it happened to me, then it has happened to others which means we've missed out even though we've submitted as per the rules of the competition:

The original message was received at Sun, 24 Aug 2008 17:44:48 +1000 from mail02.syd.optusnet.com.au

  ----- Transcript of session follows -----

... while talking to mail.wikia.com.: DATA <<< 450 Server configuration problem <events@wikia.com>... Deferred: 450 Server configuration problem <<< 554 Error: no valid recipients Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours Will keep trying until message is 5 days old Zebulin01 (talk) 02:57, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Well it will try for at least 2 days more ;) --SFSig-2009 08:38, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
We have not drawn winners yet, so straggling emails will probably still be counted. Apologies if this issue affected you. In the event it doesn't get through, there isn't much we can do. However, there will be more contests. Kirkburn  talk  contr 09:41, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Glad to see it wasn't just me having issues with wikia's mail server yet again. I had the same problem, with a warning coming back a few days after i first entered (let Kirkburn know already). With that leaving me with the email eventually returned on the 24th, i immediately sent it again from my registered email address, via an alternative address. So it should have gone through fine, before the deadline and better be valid :/ --   21:19, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Email issue Edit

I emailed the site from an email address that was not registered to a wikia account because I did not think it was required to be so. However, after reading the rules/regulations it appeared that it was required (which I realize now it is not after reading this page), so I changed my wikia account's email address to the one I sent the email with and resent the email. However, I did not receive the confirmation email to change my account's email address to the new one until after I resent my entry email. Everything is all set now and the email address that I sent the entry email with is my registered wikia one. Should I be all set or will anything I have done screwed up my entry (i.e. sending two emails)? Tjagolf33 (talk) 14:33, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I too didn't realize you needed a WoWWiki account when I made my submission. I just created this account and it uses the same email address that I used to make my submission. I hope I'm not too late. --Talwynn (talk) 16:51, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I messed up as well. I've changed emails 3-4 times since I started using WoWWiki and therefore did not have an email flagged to an account. I re-submitted my entry in a vain hope that a late entry might be considered in this scenario with an explanation, but if it isn't, Oh well. Sorry for any inconvenience caused (i.e, multiple entry). It was unintended.

AHeys (talk) 15:58, 27 August 2008 (UTC)AHeys

I did the same thing.. but i just made a wiki account with my email i used.. will it count? --Briez (talk) 16:59, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Same thing for me as well. Any idea? Midzilla (talk) 18:37, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

--As they've said many times in the above edits, you do not need a WoWwiki account to enter Dead Fox (talk) 19:44, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

--I realize that they have said this, but that does not answer my question as to whether the multiple emails that I sent because of the misleading directions in the rules & regulations will screw up my entr (i.e. disqualified for multiple entries or something). Tjagolf33 (talk) 21:49, 27 August 2008 (UTC)


In which case "The authorized Wikia account holder will be deemed to be the entrant for Entries submitted via email." "The authorized Wikia account holder will be deemed to be the entrant for Entries via the solution of the challenges on Wikia’s Wowlympics challenge page." Are VERY misleading. People reading the rules would assume Wikia Account = The same thing as having a Wikia Flagged Email. AHeys (talk) 19:48, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Ignore the suggestion that you need to have a WoWWiki account. You don't. Apologies if the rules were misleading - it's the first time we've done a contest like this here :) Kirkburn  talk  contr 02:37, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Winners? Edit

Will there be any announcements on when the winners are drawn...and can you give us they`r name? So we know if we won or not Geibi (talk)20:26 27 August 2008

the answer to your question appears several times on this page ... Mera LaCroisadeEcarlate (talk) 13:25, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

eta? Edit

almost 2 days now since contest ended. wtb eta for drawings, plllllllls :D —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arsi (talk · contr).

Soon. --k_d3 19:00, 27 August 2008 (UTC)\
Ok, I just looked up Soon. Made my day --Sharrow (talk) 20:17, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Hmm Edit

Can you guys just announce when you start handing out keys? You said two days yet there's nobody that has said "OMG I GOTS A KEY!!!" Would just like to know when your handing them out so I can spam refresh on my yahoo page :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nixxiom (talk · contr).

Fear not. We'll be very loud about when we've announced winners. --k_d3 18:59, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Forgot Edit

Hi! While reading the Official Rules i discovered that i need to send my phone number, adress, name and playing region, i just sent the pages where the things were, my real name and my playing region... do i need to resend it?

That's all the rules originally asked for. I certainly hope the changes to the submission rules won't nullify previous entries, that's not entirely fair. WoWWiki-Suzaku (talk) 22:06, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
If you scroll up, and read some of the discussion, there are numerous things about your problem. --Grudge (talk) 22:09, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I forgot to put my phone number/ adress in the email Edit

I just my real name and Us wow Am I screwed? and the locations —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Brazil201 (talk · contr).

Everyone who is about to ask about email, scroll up and read. -- Grudge (talk) 22:27, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

E-mails to the losers? Edit

Will the people who didn't win get an e-mail telling them that they lost? Seldo (talk) 02:21, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

No of course ... Mera LaCroisadeEcarlate (talk) 13:23, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Drawing winners Edit

An update on this: emails will be sent out, only to the winners, in the next 24 hours. You will need to reply to this quickly. Once we have replies we'll send you the prize (key by email, card by post), and if you need it, info on how to swap regions. Kirkburn  talk  contr 02:35, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for answering my question Kirkburn. Seldo (talk) 02:43, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
So are you going to announce on the site the winners? --Grudge (talk) 03:17, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, once they've all replied and got their prizes. Kirkburn  talk  contr 04:56, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Reply to this drawing winners article? O.o If so, this is my post. --Cheesemonkey994 (talk) 09:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
No, silly :P Reply to the email quickly if you get one. Kirkburn  talk  contr 09:31, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Ooooooh, I getcha, If I do get one, I'll reply Lightning fast! --User:Cheesemonkey994 09:37, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Winners Edit

Have all the winners been elected? Just thinking, Have all the emails been sent? Hcasquet (talk)

No, please stop asking. We will announce when that happens. Kirkburn  talk  contr 08:04, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to bother, Kirkburn, just been thinking about it. Hcasquet (talk)
Heh, I just keep getting asked :P Kirkburn  talk  contr 09:12, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Emails Edit

You guys say that we have to respond to the email if we win. Do we have to include anything specific in that email back to you all or just type out that 'yes' we received the email and thanks for letting us take part in the competition?

Maybe it says it in the e-mail they send you. I hope I see replies to them in my future. :3 --Cheesemonkey994 (talk) 10:27, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, the email will explain all. And no, they have not gone out yet. Kirkburn  talk  contr 11:58, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for keeping us up to date on all this Kirkburn. While I know I'm not lucky enough to win this as I've spent my last luck winning blizzcon tickets, your posts on here keep me from continuing to check my email every 2 minutes. Thanks! Tehpopa (talk) 12:24, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
I also check my e-mail alot, I really do hope I get one of the beta keys. (I'm very unlucky, never won anything XP) I'll have to congratulate whoever does win. --Cheesemonkey994 ( 13:26, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
I hope I get in too; I did the BC one, I have my fingers crossed for this one! --Joshmaul (talk) 13:36, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
I think we are all in that same boat, I have been very unlucky with these contests myself. I am really wanting to get in to beta. --Rüin (talk) 14:36, 28 August 2008 (UTC)-(Rüin)
I hope I win, as this will be my only chance to play Wrath untill December due to the fact I am leaving for Boot camp in a week and a half. Iwishiknew (talk) 14:48, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
You know the beta is for testing, right? It's not your chance to play the expansion before it's released. User:Gourra/Sig2 14:53, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, the beta is for testing the expansion. By playing it. Before it's released. So, your comment makes no sense. . . Aaronomus (talk) 17:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes but it is still the only chance I can play wrath, in any form, testing or not, untill December. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Iwishiknew (talk · contr).
There's a pretty good chance that the expansion will not even be out at that time, so don't get our hopes up. User:Gourra/Sig2 15:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
According to the expected profits for the forth quarter (October-December) released by Blizzard, Wrath should be coming out during that time. In otherwords, most likely while I am in bootcamp or MCT. Iwishiknew (talk) 16:15, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I hope I win I just want the mini tyreal I LOVE DIABLO brazil201

Indeed, it would be nice to win. I intend to re-roll Death Knight tank for my guild, so it would be awesome to do my part in ironing out the bugs for my new class :P AHeys (talk) 15:18, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
It must be said, (since I find it necessary to add to this discussion) that I am disgusted with some people who make it into the Beta. People who are far too inexperienced, and only play the Beta to get to play WotLK early. People who give no feedback whatsoever. Next time, I would like Blizz to actually have a /played requirement for Beta opt-ins (or something thereof). Tiffpietiff (Tiffpietiff) 5:55, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Was that ... aimed at me? If so, a little uncalled for, don't you think? If not, please disregard.AHeys (talk) 17:08, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't think it was. Anyway, I don't think Blizzard cares about stuff like that Tiff. They want all kinds of players. Tehpopa (talk) 19:03, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

How soon to replyEdit

Hi, Really sorry about the annoyance but how fast exactly do u want us to reply? Nuggen (talk) 13:53, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Nuggen

The email will say, plus it's mentioned on the contest page: 72 hours. Kirkburn  talk  contr 14:07, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

So, how many people entered? Edit

How many emails did you recieve for the wowlympics, out of interest? Would just like to gauge my chances on this ticket. It seems to me it would be a bit like winning the lottery in all honesty.

I'm going to assume at least 25,000. But that could be way under, or way over. Competitions that require effort are usually skimmed over by the general masses. But since it's WoW ... I'm going to go ahead with thinking that that would be about right. The fact it's taken them a little past their estimate for sending out the rewards tells me they probably got more interest than they were counting on. Either way, it was a fun romp through WoWWiki :P. AHeys (talk) 17:19, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Judging from the numbers from contests on sites like tentonhammer, which for instance had around 5000 entries for their WWI postcard contest, (providing premium members 100 entries each) and the fact that you just had to hit submit to be added to the contest, I would say that a number close to 8000 entries would be close to a reasonable assumption for this contest just for the fact that at most people got 8 entries rather then 100, but this site is probably far more viewed than ten ton hammer. This is just a guess though. Noban (talk) 18:01, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Before the Winners are said... Edit

Before the emails go out, the winners are decided, and all the craziness of people yelling out that they got a key I personally think that all of us should take the time to thank the WoWwiki team for hosting this contest. The Wrath of the Lich King beta sign up was cool and all but the chances to win were so low that it was almost depressing. But here at WoWwiki you guys have given the people that REALLY want to get into the beta an increase in their chances to receive a key and I'd just like to say "Thanks" for doing that. Although I'm pretty sure I will not win a key (very unlucky), I believe that the contest was a great idea and a great way to draw more people to this lore rich website. Most people will say that I'm just saying this to make the WoWwiki guys say: "hey this guy is nice, lets give him a free key!" The truth is I'm not. It's like I said above: Just thanks for increasing the chances of the people that really want to get into the beta. I'm not a greedy person. If you win or not I believe that everyone should at least say thanks to you guys for providing this opportunity for us.

Thanks WoWwiki and congratz to whoever wins a key later today! :) Nixxiom (talk) 00:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I have to second the notion and definitely say THANKS! Not just for the ciontest but for all the informatin that I have used on this website that has helped me while I play WoW

WowMoogar (talk) Moogar


Yes, thank you, very much. You guys did a great job. --Grudge (talk) 20:06, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. This was great fun, and a great use of the site. Excellent work, and I can't wait to see the next one. Tehpopa (talk) 20:26, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Seconded and approved. --Joshmaul (talk) 20:27, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, thanks for making the contest. I was addicted before and now it's the only thing I look at on the internet anymore. Hope to see another contest soon. Seldo (talk) 20:29, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree with everything said above.XLS723 (talk) 20:43, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely signed. It was fantastic fun and I really appreciate the efforts. I recently signed up here as well so if I get a key I'll definitily use it to update the wiki if I notice something important which isn't recorded. Beyond that the contest was just awesome and I wish all of you luck. I propably won't win it, but one can always hope! :) TheDesertDragon (talk) 20:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Damned Brown-Nosers ... Joking :P. Agreed. It was a fun half an hour to an hour of increasing our chances to get into the beta. Thanks WoWWiki team. Hope to see more in the future. AHeys (talk) 20:55, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm glad that somebody came along and thanked the WoWWiki guys for pulling this off. Nixxiom's post was heartwarming, and I can only do my best to echo it. Pwnerpwner 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, you guys rock. Thanks for doing this contest, I know there are 25 people out there that are rerally happy right now. Are we going to get a list of who they are? Meh whatever. Thank you for doing this contest, it must take a lot of patience to sort through all those emails... tyvm guys Dirgelicious (talk) 21:22, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree. I feel sorry for the guy going through all of those emails. But, I really did like this contest thing, and as it's been said before, I'm looking forward to another contest somewhat like this. :P --Elpercy (talk) 21:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, definitely. Thanks for the work and time spent putting this contest together. You guys did a great job and made the scavanger hunt fun enough that I will have still enjoyed it even if I don't win :D Tjagolf33 (talk) 21:33, 28 August 20

There isn't so much to say except that it was great and i really hope that we'll have many more contest like that in the future and most important THANKS guys!


Thanks for your reply Pwnerpwner. Appreciate it. I just was reading through the stuff and thought: "Why isn't there a thank you thread yet?" I just figured someone would have made one before me but it's okay. At least now WoWwiki is getting the thanks they deserve. :) Nixxiom (talk) 00:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Good Luck to everyone, and ty Wowwiki for everything that guy who first posted this said =P out of all the contests i did for beta (one other) this one was the best. Kibane (talk) 22:37, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks to the WoWWiki Staff! Edit

As the subject line states, I would like to thank Kirkburn, Doug, and everyone else on WoWWiki for this contest, and selecting me as a winner. Also I would like to congratulate the other winners.

Finally, I have a question: About 7 minutes after I received the notification, I also received a beta key from WoWExpansionBeta@blizzard.com. Are these two e-mails related, or are they completely different keys? (my guess is they are different, as I won one of the WWI cards)

Once again, thanks and congratulations to everyone involved!

EDIT: Looks like that second one I got was a fake. Sorry, but I have no second key to pass out :( FastFoodJesus (talk) 00:50, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I have been invited to the beta 2 weeks ago and I could say that the email title is "Wrath of the Lich King Beta Invitation!" and sender is WoWExpansionBeta@blizzard.com, so you invitation is maybe not a fake, if you are really scared of, show the corps message to Blizzard's customer service forums they will tell you quickly. --Mera LaCroisadeEcarlate (talk) 01:41, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Can I has the 2nd one? :3

Nixxiom (talk) 00:48, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on your Beta Prize!!!! Kibane (talk) 00:22, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Lol that was what I was going to say Nixxiom - Grudge (talk) 00:22, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Lucky sonova ... Congratulations man. Have fun in the beta :). AHeys (talk) 00:31, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

So all of them have been sent? or are they still sending them? Kibane (talk) 00:29, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Probably all sent out. Congratulations to the winners. Best luck next time for the rest of us :P. Lets hope for a similiar competition soon :D. AHeys (talk) 00:32, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Very big congratulation, remember tell us everything about it. ;P Hellzbane (talk) 00:33, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I don't think they are done yet. Cause if you read the green text it says they will make an announcement when they are finished.

Nixxiom (talk) 00:50, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I don't think they'll be doing them one at a time. They're probably just tired and forgot to update it :P. AHeys (talk) 00:40, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Awwww no 2nd key?  :( Nixxiom (talk) 00:52, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Been trolling the official forums, found out it's actually likely that the email is not fake, just that Blizz is having issues. And sadly, my fiance has an account, and she'll kick my sphincter if I get two keys and don't give her one :P FastFoodJesus (talk) 01:11, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


I hope that they are still passing them out or atleast mention who won so i can stop refreshing my email and checking this article =P maybe i watch some beta vids rofl Kibane (talk) 00:54, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

3 contests and the opt-in and not a single key,I must have used my luck up on something else.T_TXLS723 (talk) 01:06, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah same. I've wanted to get into the beta since I first heard about it but as I stated above: "I'm extremely unlucky." If a beta key swings my way I will literally do a back flip! Just the only dumb thing in my opinion is how there's only like... what? 10 people that actually seem to be in the WoWwiki community talking on here. When I say that I mean people actually discussing the competition, congratulating the winners, ect ect. The Friendly-group if you will. Most of the people that signed up for this competition wouldn't care at all if WoWwiki got shut down tomorrow. They just want the key. Although I do thank WoWwiki for giving us the chance to get one I think they should look at the actual members of their community first or people that want to be apart of the community other then some random dude that made an account to win a key. To be honest I made my account when this competition arose, but that dosn't mean I never came to this website. WoWwiki has always been my main source of WoW lore. On it almost every day. I just didn't know anything to talk about that isn't already an article so I never made an account.  :) I just read and nod my head at what others have written on WoWwiki. I thought the lore richness was great, but so far I've seen that the admins and community are even better. Nixxiom (talk) 01:11, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Er... If they did this competition, it's likely they read about it here and then did it. It's fairly doubtful many others just happened across it. You had to know a lot of the lore to even compete, which also meant less competitors ... Most people who did the competition would be frequent visitors. I know you're disappointed you didn't win, we all are, but don't let disappointment turn into bitterness. AHeys (talk) 01:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

If you look through other forums that talks about this competition I'm sure you will find people giving out the answers. Also, I'm not mad cause the invites aren't even all out yet. Wasn't it like if you had found all the items you had 8 chances to win? So doesn't that mean they are going to send out invites 8 times, just narrow it down each time depending on who found how many items? Nixxiom (talk) 01:30, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Amen, Nixxiom! WoWWiki's been helping me with talent spec decisions since the day I started playing, and I'll be using it for a long time! FastFoodJesus (talk) 01:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Aww...I didn't get one...I was gonna make a DK in the test.....

  • cry
  • cry
  • cry
  • cry

Dirgelicious (talk) 01:16, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Who else got one? --Joshmaul (talk) 01:17, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I think I got one Goudah (talk) 01:30, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Gratz Goudah! --Mera LaCroisadeEcarlate (talk) 01:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean you think? 0.o Nixxiom (talk) 01:34, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I saw briefly that someone got an email from WoWExpansionBeta@blizzard.com while I was trying to post. You got the same email I did. It's legit, but unrelated to the contest. It seems Blizz did indeed send another wave of keys in the opt-in, but they're having issues. Blue post on the problem. Hope that helps! FastFoodJesus (talk) 01:36, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Edited spelling, I misspelled beta. Also, I'd like to clarify that I received two different emails: one from Blizzard containing a beta key, and one from WoWWiki notifying me that I won the drawing for a WWI card. Although they both involve my entry into the beta, they are completely unrelated.FastFoodJesus (talk) 05:00, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

sure thats it is a key from the contest? Just wondering cause only one Person said he won so far. Can any Admin pls tell us if you send any mails yet?

WoWExpansionBeta? Edit

The contest just ended and if from what I heard, the emails have been starting to go out. I checked mine and found an email from WoWExpansionBeta. I did all the checkings of the site on a computer that will never see the light of WoW on it, and it's the legit sign-up site for the beta. Trouble is, the key isn't 'valid'. Was this the email Wikia sent out or is it a well-timed scam sent to wikia-contest contestants? Would like to know so I don't pester Blizzard about a key I didn't win. ^^ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aynie (talk · contr).

You'll get an email from wikia first. If you got an email from Blizz, that's something else entirely. Like another Blizz opt-in wave going out. Make sure it actually IS an email from Blizz, though... My beta key came from "WoW Expansion Beta <WoWExpansionBeta@blizzard.com>" https://beta.worldofwarcraft.com/expansion/ is the address you should use to check if your key's legit. --k_d3 01:39, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I have been invited to the beta 2 weeks ago and I could say that the email title is "Wrath of the Lich King Beta Invitation!" and sender is WoWExpansionBeta@blizzard.com, so you invitation is maybe not a fake, if you are really scared of, show the corps message to Blizzard's customer service forums they will tell you quickly. --Mera LaCroisadeEcarlate (talk) 01:44, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Question. Edit

So far one person has said that he received an email from WoWwiki that gave him his beta key. Congratulations FastFoodJesus! However, I just have a question. Ok, before the contest was over there was a discussion about how if you found three items it gave you three chances to win, but if you found all five you got five chances to win plus three more since you found all the stuff. So is WoWwiki gonna send out beta keys eight times but just narrow down the people as they go?

Example: - Joe finds two items cause he is a dummy and Bill finds three items.

-A wave of beta invites go out but neither get one. Now Joe only has one more chance to get a key and Bill has two. ANOTHER WAVE of keys are sent out but neither get one... now Joe is eliminated and Bill has once chance left... Dun Dun Dun!!! Another wave of keys, another wave of keys, another wave of keys, etc etc.-

Is that how it's gonna be like? Just without the dramatic music? Nixxiom (talk) 02:09, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

We have not sent out keys yet, as far as I know.
If you found all 5 items, we put your name in the hat 8 times. If your name gets pulled, you're ineligible to win any other keys. --k_d3 02:12, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks dude! :D Also, the keys aren't out yet...? How do you explain Jesus up there then? 0.o Nixxiom (talk) 02:15, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Random Blizzard drawings are random. As far as I know another wave of opt-in invites went out this evening. --k_d3 02:16, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Alrighty then. He just said that he was a winner and I got confused thinking that you guys were already sending out the keys and such. That means there is still hope for me to win something for the first time ever! *Happifase* Nixxiom (talk) 02:24, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
You haven't drawn winners yet ... and it's 3:30 AM GMT? Go to bed, you mad people! :P AHeys (talk) 02:27, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I know this is sad, but is there any chance they're coming out in the next few hours? If not, I'm going back to bed :) Tehpopa (talk) 03:28, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Incredibly enough... they just went out! Go check your inboxes. --k_d3 03:30, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Winner emails sent out Edit

As of a couple of hours ago, emails have been sent to the winners! (While I was asleep). There was a minor hiccup for a couple of them, but that has been sorted now. Check your inboxes! If you are a winner and have questions, I would direct them to the address you got the email from.

Thanks to everyone for taking part, and thanks for all the kind messages - we absolutely want (and plan) to do something like this again :) For those interested, we had well over 13,000 entries :O Kirkburn  talk  contr 03:29, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Ahh well, I didn't win this time. Congratulations to the winners! And thank you Wowwiki for such a fun contest =). Arakdian (talk) 03:39, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I didn't win either, but I also wanted to add that the competition was fun. I do hope that another competition will also use a similar clever theme as I enjoyed taking part despite not winning. Chuffy (talk) 06:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Have the keys also actually gone out or just e-mail telling the person they won? Goudah (talk) 03:40, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Just the emails. The keys themselves haven't been sent yet, to my knowledge.FastFoodJesus (talk) 05:05, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Congrats winners! Really wish I'd won... Oh well. If any of the winners just want the Tyreal key and not the beta key, please give me a shout... :) AlexW573 (talk) 04:04, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Likewise. *grin* --Joshmaul (talk) 04:16, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Do emails take awhile to travel?Edit

Hi, This is going to sound extremely noobish but do emails take awhile to travel? I'm amazed there hasn't been a burst of comments here. Nuggen (talk) 03:52, 29 August 2008 (UTC)Nuggen

Very rarely, only when the email servers are buggy. I'm guessing there hasn't been a burst of comments since there are only 25 winners. AlexW573 (talk) 04:05, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, if everyone who took part commented here, the page would have thousands of sections. :P I have not heard that there has been any trouble getting word out. Kirkburn  talk  contr 04:06, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

No Mini Tyreal for me Oh well maybe there another contest for 1 some where I will not give up till i get 1

Any possible chance? Edit

This is my 7th WotLK beta entry, and still did not win. I guess this goes to show you that I am VERY unlucky. Hurry up, November! *By the way, I would be a valuable member of the beta testing environment, not to screw up. (Would I?)

  • I really want to make this the best expansion ever.

Maybe the not-winners still have a chance, if someone doesn't reply within 24 hours :P Frostworn1822 (talk) 05:02, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Isn't it 72 hrs? :O --Alteir (talk) 11:12, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I think it's just a really low chance in any of the contests. The best chance by FAR was Diablofan.com's (~300 entries, 20 winners). Either that, or both of us are really unlucky :P AlexW573 (talk) 05:21, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I really want to play it to. The expansion is going to be amazing, better then BC was if you ask me. Grudge (talk) 05:42, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I hope so, they've had even more experience :) AlexW573 (talk) 05:54, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Didn't get one, apparently. /cry. Never, ever trust your gut feeling... oh well, any idea on how many of the winners that's replied to the mails so far? --Alteir (talk) 06:07, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Winners Edit

Da darn darn, checked my e-mail so much, didn't win :/

Yeah, you and me the same. Oh well, congrats to those who do win. And to those who didn't, keep in mind, it's a game, and it'll be out before all that long too. --Teamster (talk) 06:49, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Same here. :P Still got a hope to win one of the WoW opt-in keys though. Hmmm it seems lke the release date is the 4th of November if play.com is correct. XD Here: Play.com's WoTLK Hellzbane (talk)
Me neither, but I did get an Opt-In invite today, so that kinda makes up for it :D No pet though :( Dinnerbone (talk) 13:11, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Opt-in invite? They're sending more invintations?

They already did. But as always, I'm not good at random rolls ;P
Rednave (talk) 13:41, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
-; oh well no beta for meh lol --Briez (talk) 15
31, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, still, congratz to the people who won beta keys, I hope they have fun in the beta =D. For everyone out there who didn't, though, keep in mind the 72 hour deadline for replying. Pwnerpwner (talk) 17:15, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Can't imagine how could anyone not reply to that e-mail o_O Anyway, I would like to know how they've checked if someone send multiple mails, because I don't think they'd notice if my whole town send them answers... not that they did ;P Rednave (talk) 23:41, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Guess it time to buy a Mini tyreal on ebay Edit

Pet colelctor and love diablo Now time to shell out 500 bucks Brazil201 (talk) 14:05, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Lol, 500$? Is it really worth it? Rednave (talk) 16:09, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Well the fact people are paying like 1000 for blizzcon tickets or w/e I will hope there more contest that award mini tyreals. It the 1 rare pet I really want cuz i love diablo. But Ill keep trying and hoping but cash seems to work alot better than luck Brazil201 (talk) 16:14, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

If you really want to buy a tyrael pet, I have one I may be able to sell to you for cheaper than what you can find on ebay, most likely. Reply and maybe give me an email address to contact you by if you are interested. Almaen (talk) 10:12, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

About the winners... Edit

How many of the lucky dogs have replied to their emails as of now? --Alteir (talk) 00:04, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Bet everyone, just admins are slacking... Rednave (talk) 23:27, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
I would love to give you an update - but the guy in charge of that is currently at PAX. We've got a live blog going on here. Kirkburn  talk  contr 07:14, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Very special thanks Edit

I would like to say "thanks" to hosters of this contest. I learned to write programs which scan whole wiki. I learned how to make Web requests and how to use regular expressions in .net framework. Ultimately my program can now scan WoWWiki completely in less that 24 hours. Yeah, and don't I deserve beta key for all this? I still haven't got one... Dlougach (talk) 18:31, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

LOL! Ever heard about Google? It does the same in 0.12s :P And finding by the clues was much more fun. Anyway, writing some program wasn't purpose of this contest so why would you deserve that key? From what I see in your "thanks" you should see specialist... Rednave (talk) 23:22, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Don't be so mean. He learned how to do something cool and useful. He's joking about the key. Almaen (talk) 20:29, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

WWI Card Mailing Date Edit

I received a winner's notification last week and replied appropriately the same day. I'm curious as to when you plan on sending the WWI cards out in the mail, if you haven't already. Thanks for the help! --Volcanon (talk) 19:10, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Just stopping by to request an update. Has anyone received their WWI card in the mail yet? It's been almost 2 weeks since I received my winner's notification via email, but the card hasn't arrived yet. Thanks. --Volcanon (talk) 22:41, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Any new newsEdit

Emails have been sent out but winners have yet to be announced...any news on this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shiftey (talk · contr).

I will post them later today. Almost everyone responded :) Kirkburn  talk  contr 08:53, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Winners Edit

Will you be posting the list of winners on the main page or here? I want to screen cap my name in the list to show off my awesome luck. I also wanted to confirm my winning as I have yet to receive anything in the mail. I assume it will show up today. I've been anxious as hell to confirm if I had won. Could you let me know? My name is Jarod Nandin. Kazrakon (talk)


Sign your posts, please. Category for questions regarding winners is somewhere above, aside from that there's a note in the very first post--Maibe (talk) 19:13, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
I've never posted before, so I'm learning. Is this better? Kazrakon (talk)
Yes, i case of doubt, ask the mods :) --Maibe (talk) 21:41, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

About the winners Edit

Is it just me or do I only see 24 names posted? Does this mean that someone didn't reply and there still is a chance for us unlucky people? Katylia (talk) 22:57, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

yes there is i guess =P Kibane (talk) 23:40, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
This true :P We've actually ended up with two US beta keys (not cards) left over, so I'll do another pick for them tomorrow. Kirkburn  talk  contr 20:15, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Awesome. That means I still have a chance... Too bad I can't get Tyreal though. I woulda really liked him. Katylia (talk) 01:53, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

So that means everybody who didn't win, has a chance to win (a)

Hey Kirk... Did you pick the other winners? If so, have they been notified and added to the list *yadda yadda*? Katylia (talk) 11:16, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

The Prizes Edit

Are the prizes in the mail? If not, when will you be sending them out? I have yet to received mine. Thank you for your time and thanks again for this awesome contest! Kazrakon (talk) 00:18, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I haven't received mine either. I'd rather have them scratch off the codes and email them to me at this point, because I'm so anxious. I TRUST YOU WoWiki!!! :) --Volcanon (talk) 18:17, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Hopefully you have received them by now! If not pester the guy who emailed you, or ping me on my talk page :P Kirkburn  talk  contr 19:15, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Answers?Edit

I am still wondering what all the answers where. Could someone tell me know that the contest is over. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joke shack (talk · contr).

First off, it would help if you signed your comment. Second, I'm going to leave the choice to reveal the answers up to the admins (Kirk! :D )because it was their idea and whatnot. Have a nice day. Katylia (talk) 11:15, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Fair point! I've added the answers to the page :P Kirkburn  talk  contr 19:18, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
I got mine in the mail on Thursday! Thanks again! I'll post links to pics. :D Kazrakon (talk) 05:22, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Still Waiting...Edit

For Kirk to update us on the two extra US beta keys that he said were "left over" from the orignal prize pool. Have the winners of those been picked? Or are they still sitting in limbo? Any answer about this would be useful so I can find out if I need to keep watching my e-mail like a hawk or I can go back to checking it once a week. XD Katylia (talk) 19:08, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey, sorry about this - still not picked! Other things keep stealing away time :( Kirkburn  talk  contr 19:16, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
It's ok. Just glad to know that you're still there and haven't disappeared. Guess I still need to keep an eye on the e-mails then if they haven't been picked yet. Katylia (talk) 23:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Picked one now? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Madisonen (talk · contr).

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