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The perfect World of Warcraft selfie could win you a trip to Blizzcon

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OMG SELFIE

My recent trip to America was a bunch of fun. I learnt a lot about ‘MURICA, but what my trip taught me more than anything is that the selfie is here to stay. The number of people wielding selfie sticks was too damn high! It’s a weird cultural phenomenon that’s snuck its way into gaming over the years too. Blizzard for example added an actual selfie camera and hipster filters to their long running MMORPG World of Warcraft earlier this year. Thought it was useless? Think again, it could win you a trip to Blizzcon!

Here’s the announcement and a ridiculously cute video for the competition made by Carbot Animations (via Blizzard):

Prepare yourselves for a scavenger hunt like no other! Your World of Warcraft character is at the center of the frame, and all you need to do is find the location shown in the image featured here each week, take a screenshot of your in-game character replicating the picture, and submit it to be entered to win big prizes!

A trip for 2 to Blizzcon isn’t the only prize on the line. There are Battle.net Balance codes, Blizzard Gear, and even an iPhone 6 up for grabs too. If you’re interested in entering, here’s this week’s first location:

SELFIE

I know there is a general, unspoken consensus that the selfie is the worst thing to ever happen to humankind. A potential trip to Blizzcon though? Holy crap I would gladly take a million digital self-snaps if it meant standing a chance to attend Blizzard’s annual event! All I need now is an actual World of Warcraft subscription…

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Last Updated: May 19, 2015

36 Comments

  1. Not even for Blizzcon would I reduce myself to that

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    • Pariah

      May 19, 2015 at 10:09

      All the upvotes for you, good sir.

      Hammer, get your powers over here, son.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 19, 2015 at 10:14

        Even 9gag has a selfies section…. Dafuq is wrong with this world….

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        • Pariah

          May 19, 2015 at 10:18

          That is a long, long list.

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        • Pariah

          May 19, 2015 at 10:18

          That is a long, long list.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 19, 2015 at 10:18

          Yeah, I stopped reading that site ages ago, so much wrong with the world.

          Yes, there are quite a few funny things, but most of it make my head hurt from all the facepalming

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 19, 2015 at 10:20

            Luckily it’s all grouped into it’s own section, I missed the memo where they turned into Facebook

          • Krabby Paddy

            May 19, 2015 at 10:37

            Lowest common denominators got hold of it.

        • Krabby Paddy

          May 19, 2015 at 10:35

          9GAG … sigh. Was good once upon a time.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 19, 2015 at 10:17

    • Nahuel Graziani

      May 19, 2015 at 10:24

      It’s an in-game screenshot. What’s the biggie?

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      • Pariah

        May 19, 2015 at 10:25

        *in-game selfie

        There we go. That should answer your question.

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        • Nahuel Graziani

          May 19, 2015 at 10:27

          Yeah, with the S.E.L.F.I.E camera toy.

          Honestly don’t get the negativity. People have been screenshotting their characters in different poses since vanilla.

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          • Pariah

            May 19, 2015 at 10:30

            Sure, but the selfie in real life is a blight upon humanity. It’s now found its way into gaming, and that’s a terrible thing to consider. It starts with WoW, but where does it go next? It’s a virus that has no antibodies, no cure.

          • Nahuel Graziani

            May 19, 2015 at 10:36

            Narcissism has been around way before the selfie was even a thing. 🙂

          • Pariah

            May 19, 2015 at 10:38

            I know. Sadly though, more tools are created every year that enable and assist in that endeavour. It’s just really frustrating. Is it too much to ask for some sanity? XD

          • Hammersteyn

            May 19, 2015 at 10:44

            Like the selfie stick….

        • hairyknees

          May 19, 2015 at 10:49

          You don’t have to use the in-game selfie cam 😉 screenshot is all you need

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  2. Hammersteyn

    May 19, 2015 at 10:13

  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 19, 2015 at 10:13

    • Admiral Chief

      May 19, 2015 at 10:18

      NO, then I won’t be able to play Witcher!

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 19, 2015 at 10:18

      Eskom might be onto something, if it was planet wide…

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  4. Ottokie

    May 19, 2015 at 10:24

    As a WOW fan, it makes me feel like I died a little inside when WoD released… (F5 for pic)

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  5. Thats_how_I_Troll

    May 19, 2015 at 11:29

  6. Ranting Raptor

    May 19, 2015 at 11:35

    No

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  7. Ch33seWh33L

    May 19, 2015 at 11:38

    And with true Blizzard Fashion (And the reason why I check these kind of things, cause my prize was revoked in 2013 when I won Double Tix to BlizzCon with their Intel Competition)

    OFFICIAL RULES – WORLD OF WARCRAFT SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT
    1. Eligibility. BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION
    (REFERRED TO HEREIN AS “SPONSOR”) IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST. THIS
    CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA
    (EXCLUDING QUEBEC), AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BELARUS, BULGARIA, CROATIA,
    CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ITALY, NORWAY, SERBIA,
    SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, THE UNITED KINGDOM, HONG KONG, SOUTH KOREA,
    MACAU, TAIWAN AND THAILAND; (B) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR
    COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START
    DATE FOR THE CONTEST; (C) HAVE AUTHORIZED ACCESS TO A FULL BATTLE.NET
    ACCOUNT REGISTERED ON BLIZZARD’S BATTLE.NET SERVICE THAT IS IN GOOD
    STANDING AND WHICH REMAINS IN GOOD STANDING THROUGHOUT THIS
    CONTEST; AND (D) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATES OF ARIZONA,
    NORTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, CONNECTICUT, OR MARYLAND IN THE UNITED
    STATES; OR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA (“ENTRANTS”)

    as per documentation /

    http://corp.wishpond.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/WoW-Selfie-Contest-Official-Rules_20150506_final_lj.pdf

    I’ll take my#selfie and go sit in my Corner now.

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  8. xcovick

    May 21, 2015 at 06:37

    This selfie thing sometimes interest me but also sometimes irritate me. Time comes for the right move and maybe you would do it with all your dedications!

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