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World of Warcraft is ten years old and experiencing a surge of players like they haven’t seen in years. Whether it’s because of the new expansion or just a strange MMORPG renaissance, it’s very nice for Blizzard. But they want to reward those players who have been loyal since the beginning, and the prize is quite something.

According to a post from Blizzard (that has since been taken down but not before a screenshot was captured for eternity), a physical gift is being sent to players who have been with World of Warcraft from the beginning. To be eligible, a player must have created a WoW account within 60 days of the game’s release in Europe or the US of A. Players who are eligible will have received an email at the address listed on their Battle.net accounts with the physical prize being sent to the physical address affiliated with that account. So what’s the prize?

According to one lucky winner, it’s this gorgeous statue:

WoW 10 year statue

The following plaque is at the base of the statue:

WoW 10 year plaque

For those who don’t want to squint, it reads:

The orc statue is a constant presence in our life at Blizzard entertainment. It’s where we meet to talk, to eat, to celebrate. As we celebrate ten years of World of warcraft, we present this token of appreciation to you, stalwart adventurer. Thank you for being a constant presence in our lives as we adventure together.

Such a nice present for those lucky prize winners. I can’t imagine that there are that many out there. Plenty of people have had subscriptions from the beginning, but they’ve often let them lapse for certain periods. I’m also highly skeptical that they will be shipping outside of those regions; I’m curious if anyone locally will receive this gorgeous statue. I want one, and I don’t even play WoW.

Last Updated: January 19, 2015

45 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    January 19, 2015 at 15:31

    Yeah, read about this last night, sure is an epic statue for the WoW-ers

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  2. ToshZA

    January 19, 2015 at 15:37

    A nice reward for maintaining their virgin status I’d say!

    Reply

  3. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    January 19, 2015 at 15:38

    I took a 6 month and then a 2 year break. Am I eligible?

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    • Shaun De Hoog

      January 19, 2015 at 15:53

      Nope, they mentioned need to have subbed non-stop from the beginning, so if your sub expired at any stage, you don’t get one…

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      • ToshZA

        January 19, 2015 at 15:54

        So like 5 of these exist then?

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        • Shaun De Hoog

          January 19, 2015 at 16:00

          Yeah, doubt they’ll have to give out too many…which is why they’re doing it and telling everyone. Even if it were a few 1000, it won’t even make a dent in their mountain of gold πŸ˜›

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 19, 2015 at 15:40

    Wow, just WOW

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 19, 2015 at 15:41

      DARNIT!!! Beat me to it!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2015 at 15:44

        By 70 seconds πŸ˜›

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 19, 2015 at 15:44

          FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 19, 2015 at 15:57

          HAHAHAHAHA

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      • ToshZA

        January 19, 2015 at 15:47

        That’s what she said?

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 19, 2015 at 15:48

          …. Darnit

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        • Captain JJ Saga

          January 19, 2015 at 15:48

          That is in no way a good thing.

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          • Brady miaau

            January 19, 2015 at 16:39

            What? Aaaaahnhhhh.

  5. Hammersteyn

    January 19, 2015 at 15:42

    Dota players gets a year supply of……………………..you guessed it
    http://www.bonappetit.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/ttar_cabbage_03_h_launch.jpg

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 19, 2015 at 15:43

      Bad smelling farts?

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2015 at 15:44

        XD

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    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      January 19, 2015 at 15:54

      HATS! o/

      Reply

  6. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 19, 2015 at 15:42

    Me: Hi, my name is Sir-Rants and I am a proud WoW virgin
    Random person: But you played once for a few days!
    Me: It was only a 10 day trial! It doesn’t count!!!!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 19, 2015 at 15:44

      I played all the way up to level 20. Muhahahaha!

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 19, 2015 at 15:45

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 19, 2015 at 15:46

        Hahahahahahaahaha

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 19, 2015 at 15:47

      Let me guess, you tried it ONLY once to see what the other kids were going on about and you won’t do it again? Sure, sure. I believe you.

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 19, 2015 at 15:47

        Exactly! I’m in to much cooler things! Like GW2

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        • Captain JJ Saga

          January 19, 2015 at 15:48

          Grocery Warehouse 2?
          Is that like a simulation game?

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 19, 2015 at 15:49

            Actually, you could probably make a game like that and make millions because it’s a cool “Indie” game that reminds people of the quirkiness of Theme Hospital and the likes.

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 19, 2015 at 15:51

            Of course you could.
            That said…I got Prison Architect. Man, now is that a bloody fun game. Already logged near 40 hours on it.
            When I friend of mine saw how I ran the prison though he questioned my morals. πŸ˜‰

  7. Captain JJ Saga

    January 19, 2015 at 15:45

    This is one of those games that have always been interesting to me, but which I’ve never played.

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    • Ragnar The Vengeful

      January 19, 2015 at 16:00

      Don’t support a subscription model!!! Don’t support MSSA! Don’t support EA! Don’t support DRM! don’t support premium prices!

      This message is brought to you by the Democratic Alliance.

      The Witcher is coming. πŸ™‚

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      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 19, 2015 at 16:01

        Haha. To reply to your statements.
        The subs model put me off.
        I hate the MSSA like everyone else.
        I don’t support EA.
        I avoid DRM as far as I can.
        And “AAA” is a lie.

        The Witcher is awesome.
        πŸ˜‰

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        • Ragnar The Vengeful

          January 19, 2015 at 16:07

          The subs is the reason why I avoid TESO like the plague.

          I do support EA sometimes, just like DRM. There are times when you don’t have a choice.

          That Witcher… hope it doesn’t dissapoint. I’m wary of Hype these days.

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          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 19, 2015 at 16:10

            Yes, agreed. Haven’t bought EA myself since SimCity, but I see Dragon Age Inquisition in my future.
            I’ve tried not to expect too much from The Witcher 3. Stayed away from all promotional videos (those really can hype you up). I just want something to fill my Elder Scrolls void at this stage. TESO has really hurt the Elder Scrolls series imo.

      • HairyEwok

        January 19, 2015 at 16:12

        The DA…. I thought it was the Party of RyanZA?

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  8. ter

    January 19, 2015 at 15:55

    Very nice

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  9. Captain JJ Saga

    January 19, 2015 at 15:55

    I think this is a pretty cool show of appreciation.
    One day Bethesda can issue something similar to those who didn’t buy TESO and who supported them in creating Elder Scrolls games that are actually decent.

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  10. Brady miaau

    January 19, 2015 at 15:59

    Ah yes, something to share with the Girfriend, that is for sure.

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  11. HairyEwok

    January 19, 2015 at 16:01

    10+ years of subscriptions…. R120 average on subscriptions per month = R14 400. Then theres the internet related cost which is high in SA so yeah would you say that statue is worth R80k+… I think not.

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    • PestControl

      January 20, 2015 at 07:30

      Add another ~R2700 to buy the game + expansions. That’s a lot of money.. but then again I won’t be surprised if people are selling(buying) these for R50k-R100k

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  12. Ghost In The Rift

    January 19, 2015 at 16:07

    Wonder what loyal Uplayers will get someday?

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 19, 2015 at 16:11

      Hopefully a game that doesn’t need Uplay.

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  13. Anon A Mouse

    January 19, 2015 at 16:09

    I’m pretty sure when these end up on ebay you can buy it for far less than the total amount that it would have cost to play WoW from the beginning.

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  14. Viking Of Science

    January 19, 2015 at 16:26

    And it only cost them $1800….
    If you don’t count actual purchase prices for the games and expansions

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  15. Lothy

    January 20, 2015 at 08:08

    Well considering that a 10 year sub is worth about $1800 and the fact that there is probably a handful of ppl who have subbed the entire 10 years, they could have given a better gift imo.

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  16. xcovick

    January 21, 2015 at 07:57

    Why do they have to put a fat picture facing a keyboard? no offense but is that appropriate to those you know? lol

    Reply

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