Update (4:30 PM EST): Added today's hotfixes.

Blizzard Sending Gift to Veteran Accounts
It looks like Blizzard is planning to send some kind of gift players that have had an account for ten years. A few players have received a notification that a package from Blizzard will be arriving tomorrow. There was a support article about the gift that was taken down shortly after it was posted.

We don't know if the requirements from the support article are the only requirements. So far, all of the people that have received a notification have been subscribed almost all of the full ten years.

If you think you are eligible and haven't received a notification, don't worry! This hasn't been officially announced or confirmed yet. The only shipment notifications that have gone out are from UPS. Blizzard has not sent any emails yet.

If you happen to receive the gift, be sure to post some pictures of it in the comments!


Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Tenth Anniversary Physical Gift
As a way of thanking our loyal World of Warcraft players, we will send a physical gift to players who have been playing with us since the beginning. Players who are eligible have received an email at the address listed on their Battle.net accounts. If you did not receive that email, your account is not eligible for this gift.

These gifts were sent to physical addresses of eligible registered Battle.net accounts. To be eligible for this gift, a player must have created a World of Warcraft account within 60 days of the game's release in America or Europe.

Eligible players in America have received tracking information for the shipment of the gift. Eligible players in Europe will receive tracking information when your gifts are sent throughout the month. If the shipping address in the email is incorrect, you will need to contact us with the updated address.

Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - January 15
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Class
  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Protection
      • Reduced the damage of Seal of Truth for Protection Paladins by 80%. Protection Paladins should primarily use Seal of Insight for defensive value.
      • [Currently in Testing]Seraphim now grants 750 of each stat for Protection Paladins (down from 1000).

Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Garrison Campaign
    • Garrison Campaign quests can now be found in the quest log under the "Garrison Campaign" category.

Bug Fixes
  • Classes
    • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Fixed an issue in in which glyphs could cause crowd controlled (cc'd) targets to have Damage Over Time spells (DoTs) removed which would cause stored Soul Swap DoT's to be removed from Warlocks.
  • Garrisons
    • Invasions
      • Corrected a bug in which Horde players weren't receiving credit toward the "It's an Invasion!" and "Invasion Specialist" Achievements for completing the introductory invasion quest.
    • Buildings
      • Mine
        • Miners now continue working after midnight instead of taking an unscheduled coffee break.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Sending Gift to Veteran Players started by chaud View original post
Comments 1348 Comments
  1. roahn the warlock's Avatar
    maybe at the 15 mark TBC people will get something *shrug*
  1. geppo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jsutan View Post
    This is really the best post in this 50+ page comment thread and I hope more people read it. Thank you for posting this, it confirmed that I'm getting one!
    So, did you have some pause in your subscription?! Details, gogo!
  1. medvedev's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Geish View Post
    It's not a veteran reward, it's a trailblazer reward and 60 days is too relaxed. Even guys who came 30 days after launch were coming to a whole different world than the first dayers with empty ah, no guilds, thottbot missing lot of the quests etc.
    lol yep playing vanilla isn't exclusive and nostalgic enough so now the day one's are the only "real" players.
  1. Bristae's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goron24 View Post
    Total BS honestly. $5 says they are only sending it to people that haven't lapsed in playing for f'in 10 years. You'd have to have spent $1800 (not including store stuff or game purchases) on WoW in order for that to happen and by the looks of the other comments if you lapsed once at all you aren't eligeable. That's total crap, total and complete crap. There are few IF any that have NEVER let their WoW sub drop for at least a month in 10 years. What a great scheme blizzard you cheap bastages
    I'm sorry.. what did you say again? All I heard was "Wahhh Wahhh Wahhh I'm not getting one and it is not fair.... WAHHHHH!"
  1. Kiera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyrican View Post
    blizzard has not sent a single email to anyone for this gift.

    UPS tracking also does not send emails out if you have not registered for their service and even then it can not be expected as a yes/no sign if a package is underway right now...
    This. Blizzard has not sent out any emails yet. We have no idea what their criteria are for sending the gifts either, other than what was stated in the post that has now since been removed.

    My husband has a Day 1 account, never had a lapse in his sub, and has not received an email from Blizzard. But searching for a package via the UPS site based on the instructions posted a few pages back is showing that he is getting a package today from California!

    I also have a Day 1 account, but my sub lapsed for a little over a year due to RL a few months after Panda, I have not received an email from Blizzard, and according to UPS there is no package coming to me from California :*(

    However, other people have posted here saying that they have accounts that were created within the 60 day window based on the now deleted Blue post, and had spotty subscription over the years and they have UPS confirmation of a package- so who knows what the criteria were.
  1. Listrata's Avatar
    Someone on wow forums has posted a link to their gift....
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15700316233

    Bronze orc riding wolf
    http://imgur.com/cLWO2T8
  1. Kalyissa's Avatar
    Should have done everyone who was at launch week and has an active account now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listrata View Post
    That's actually quite ugly
  1. Normercy23's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyissa View Post
    Should have done everyone who was at launch week and has an active account now

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    That's actually quite ugly
    Translation; "I'm not getting one"
  1. Kiera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Listrata View Post
    Someone on wow forums has posted a link to their gift....
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15700316233

    Bronze orc riding wolf
    http://imgur.com/cLWO2T8
    That's cool! Grats to those who get it I would have preferred a female NE on a nightsabre myself ;-)
  1. Sellest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Normercy23 View Post
    "I let my subscription lapse for 14 months because I had to bail my brother out of jail for selling a protected species of sea turtle out of my parents basement.. but I guess Im not loyal enough for Blizzard!"
    I dropped my subscription 3 times - 1st time I was saving our galaxy from ancient threat. Took me a while to travel on the edge of Milky Way and back. 2nd time I was on tour with my super awesome rock band and my credit card expired.. and there was no internet . 3rd time I was in hospital when I fought pack of wild wolves attacking kids on children playground with my bare hands. Guess I am not loyal enough QQQQQQ



    Your turn now mate
  1. Kalyissa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Normercy23 View Post
    Translation; "I'm not getting one"
    Yeah Launch player but missed most of mists due to real life
  1. Nefs's Avatar
    The veteran gift is a orc riding an wolf?

    I was hoping for something more...rewarding for the 10th years of playing.
  1. Normercy23's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sellest View Post
    I dropped my subscription 3 times - 1st time I was saving our galaxy from ancient threat. Took me a while to travel on the edge of Milky Way and back. 2nd time I was on tour with my super awesome rock band and my credit card expired.. and there was no internet . 3rd time I was in hospital when I fought pack of wild wolves attacking kids on children playground with my bare hands. Guess I am not loyal enough QQQQQQ





    Your turn now mate
    I concede your superiority. You are loyal in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefs View Post
    The veteran gift is a orc riding an wolf?

    I was hoping for something more...rewarding for the 10th years of playing.
    Depending on the rarity it may actually be QUITE rewarding.. if you get my meaning.
  1. Bristae's Avatar
    Woot!!! it is in my local depot. Now to wait until it opens so I can go pick it up.
  1. Pendra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nefs View Post
    I was hoping for something more...rewarding for the 10th years of playing.
    You did not play the game for 10 years to get a reward, did you?

    Congrats to everyone who will receive a statue!
  1. baskev's Avatar
    sigh....dodnt have my original account anymore....and i hate this...
    so if you where lucky and had the money for wow 10 years ago ( or where old engouh) you get something...but if you are like me and started and original start tbc you screwed...saying 8/9 years of wow you less then 10 years....
  1. Normercy23's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristae View Post
    Woot!!! it is in my local depot. Now to wait until it opens so I can go pick it up.
    Nice, mine is en route. We should do a informal poll to see how few are still around from launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baskev View Post
    sigh....dodnt have my original account anymore....and i hate this...
    so if you where lucky and had the money for wow 10 years ago ( or where old engouh) you get something...but if you are like me and started and original start tbc you screwed...saying 8/9 years of wow you less then 10 years....
    Yes... 8-9 years of WoW , you less than 10. (I think thats how YOU say it)
  1. Kiera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sellest View Post
    I dropped my subscription 3 times - 1st time I was saving our galaxy from ancient threat. Took me a while to travel on the edge of Milky Way and back. 2nd time I was on tour with my super awesome rock band and my credit card expired.. and there was no internet . 3rd time I was in hospital when I fought pack of wild wolves attacking kids on children playground with my bare hands. Guess I am not loyal enough QQQQQQ



    Your turn now mate
    What? Where in the hell do you live?
  1. Bristae's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendra View Post
    You did not play the game for 10 years to get a reward, did you?

    Congrats to everyone who will receive a statue!
    Nothing wrong with a statue! Especially if you are a collector of things like that. I collect a lot of Warcraft based stuff. I have all the books, a few of the statues, Megablok sets, and I even have two FigurePrints of two of my toons. So I am super stoked to be getting a possible rare statue.
  1. jsutan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by geppo View Post
    So, did you have some pause in your subscription?! Details, gogo!
    I didn't post my details because it doesn't really help anyone speculate. Playing since launch, active since launch, no lapse in subscription, still playing the same account from vanilla, no major infractions, one account merged into my battle.net account that was originally a self boosted RAF that I currently use to crz swap. Probably doesn't clear up the mystery.

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