Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Screenshot Contest: Rare Pet Prizes!

Congratulations to all you serious pet collectors on your latest 4.2 achievements and your new pet rewards! Here's hoping the fires of the Midsummer Festival bring luck to those who are still Coilfang-diving for their very own Frigid Frostling - I'm thrilled to announce Ahune finally dropped Ice Chip for me this weekend! I was so excited, I ran straight to the closet for an outfit for my screenshot.

I also have a couple outfits ready for my newest achievement pets screenshots! Time for you all to work on a screenshot of your own! Dig up some slick gear from your footlockers, closets, or the bargain basement at the Auction House... because you can win a rare pet!

Starting at today's patch until Midnight GMT, July 18th, 2011, I am holding a screenshot contest with the top two prizes being loot card pets! The first place winner will get to choose either a Rocket Chicken loot card code or the Bananas rare loot card! Second place will receive the other! Please read the contest rules before submitting an entry. Only one entry per person. Top 5 entries will be posted on my blog and website.

I've heard from lots of you regarding your collections of pets, armor, RP items, etc. What I would love to see in this contest is a single, unretouched, ingame screenshot of you posing in a fitting location, with a favorite non-combat pet, wearing an outfit of some sort (not necessarily matching, but something appropriate). Anything else goes, really! Pet/owner lookalikes, humor, adventure, seasonal, whatever inspires you. Papa Hummel-sized or traditional-sized pets will be judged equally, but please zoom in enough where both you and your pet can be seen clearly while still fitting in the frame. Also, please turn off all name tags and UI unless there's an actual reason your screenshot requires either. You may crop your image, but you must not include elements such as filters, frames, effects, cut/paste, etc. Unretouched only! Check out my old Tips & Tricks page for taking screenshots.

I'm excited to see what everyone submits! I just know there's going to be at least a few collectors that will put me to shame!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Attention Whores! Upcoming Contests!

This won't come as a surprise to anyone, but I'm a bit of an attention whore. I know, right? I ain't gonna lie, that's mostly the point of my posing and parading around the lands wearing adorable outfits that match my supersized pets. Here's a shout-out to all the other attention whores out there! This blog post is for you! Check out this recent gaga-licious vlog parody homage to attention whoring by Ember (Isolte) at Girls Do Play Wow! Awesome. 

I've had a lot of people tell me they were inspired by my gallery to pair pets or mounts with outfits in-game. Soon you'll be able to show off your talents, your love for pets and mounts, and your fashion style for a chance win a rare loot pet code! I'll be hosting a contest where you'll be asked to pair a favorite non-combat pet with an outfit of some sort (not necessarily matching, but something appropriate), and pose for your screenshot in a fitting location. Pick a favorite now, because only one entry will be allowed per person once the contest begins.

If you don't already have an outfit ready for your pet screenshot, you'll want to start collecting the pieces now! Some sets and outfits are time-consuming to collect all the pieces for, so consider this a heads up for my regular blog visitors! I'll be posting the contest rules here within the next couple weeks. The contest will be blind judged, so you'll be required to turn off names for your screenshot.

Another upcoming contest I'll be hosting is a Fan Art competition with additional rare loot code prizes. This is a heads up about the theme for regular visitors to my blog. You'll be asked to paint, draw, sculpt, sew, bake, carve, or otherwise create a likeness of your character with his or her favorite mount or non-combat pet. In order to prevent submissions of older or existing artworks, I'm requesting that the fan art include some reference to the Cataclysm expansion. For instance, your work must include an element only available since Cataclysm: either a pet, mount, scene, story, or in-game item, so start thinking of ideas now! Artistic talent will take you far in this competition, but don't let that stop you from entering if you don't happen to be mind-blowingly talented. Creativity, humor, originality will also score high marks!

Don't send in your contest entries yet! Please wait for the contests to start.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Latest Screenshots and Pet Winner!

Kim Buck is the randomly selected winner of the Lichling pet! Congratulations Kim!

My two latest screenshots are the Cenarion Hatchling and the Voodoo Figurine. 

The Cenarion Hatchling is from my friend and guildmate Zack, who made a donation in my name to the Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Relief efforts. I've been waiting a long time for a special pet to pair my Glimmering mail set with. Thank you, Zack!

I don't recycle outfits very often, but I had to for my Voodoo Figurine. The Gothic Plate set was just too perfect a match. 

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!