Introducing the WoW Variety Show
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The WoW© Variety Show is a new three-event live broadcast coming to Twitch on August 24!

For glory and honor, a mix of renowned Warcraft Celebrity Contestants and chosen community members will go head-to-head as they compete in a triathlon of unique WoW activities. Players will have to show off their in-game knowledge, mastery of leveling, and speed in our specially-tailored segments for bragging rights over their fellow heroes and a slew of giveaway prizes. Read on for details of each event, and be sure to both register here and join the Variety Show Discord before the event goes live on Twitch!

Leveling

We’ve seen what some of our favorite friendly faces can do at max level, but now we’re taking them back to where it all began. Hosted on live servers, four Warcraft Celebrity Contestants will have exactly one hour to level a fresh character as high as possible, with a series of additional tasks and challenges to face along the way!

Scavenger Hunt

From lore to unsolved mysteries, the Warcraft universe is filled with all sorts of hidden items. Faced with riddles, puzzles, and plenty of things to find, teams of five will need to work together, making the most of their time as they scour the zones and complete as many scavenger tasks as possible! Register today to start your search, because spots are limited.

Footrace Through Azeroth

The final activity comes down to a test of speed and strategy, as players will fight without flight on a footrace through Azeroth! Grab your ground-mounts and go sign-up today. May the fastest hero win!

FAQ

Who can register?

  • The first Variety Show is limited to players from North America. Full eligibility and rules can be found here.

When does registration close?

  • Signups will be open until 11:00 am (PT) on August 15.

Who are the four WoW Celebrity Contestants?

  • The four will be revealed in the coming weeks! Make sure to follow us on Twitter to catch who will be joining the broadcast.

What prizes are being given away?

  • We will be giving away a variety of in-game goodies–Game Time, Mounts, Pets, and some special surprises–to players throughout the broadcast.

How many spots are available?

  • Spots are limited! The four Celebrity Captains will be joined by a further four registered players to join each of their teams, be sure to sign up for a chance to be selected. The Footrace Across Azeroth is open to additional players. Limiting spots allows us to ensure the best experience for everyone as we experiment with our first Variety Show.

How often will you be hosting the Variety Show?

  • Only time will tell! Let’s see how the first one goes before we plan on the second.
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  1. Vakna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkLimpan View Post
    The PDF with the rules mention a Contest realm (under #2 "Entering the Contest."), though. I'm not sure where you're getting live realms from? But it sounds like there would be more players than just the contestants that will have access to the contest realm?

    Anyway, I guess I'll watch this after the fact, since it's 2am CET (I think?) and I'll be sleeping with a much more important day on the 25th.
    I mean it literally says on the post at the top of this very thread "Hosted on live servers".
  1. Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
    Actually yes, we DID ask for stuff other than silly MDI and Pillar humping™
  1. Narzok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrLachyG View Post
    Oceania is combined with NA so we should be able to join, just fyi. but yeah it is a bit weird that they don't have a EU or Asia one
    even worse, according to someone on page 1:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ehrenpanzer View Post
    NA only.. then read the rules and see its literally only the USA eligible.. fuck Mexico and Canada I guess...
  1. enigma77's Avatar
    Interesting
  1. Loveliest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lathspell View Post
    Game developers making their own decisions instead of doing what players ask for is good. If they always did what the players want there would be chaos. No leveling, max ilvl gear from world quests, classes always getting buffed instead of nerfed to be in line and who knows what else. All these have been suggestions from players.
    Players are not one enity. Some have good ideas, some bad. They can't ALL ve wrong.
  1. ArenaDk's Avatar
    How can people hate on something that does not

    effect development#

    their game

    their money

    their fun

    their freetime

    literally doesnt has any effect on them, but its still used to cry and hate on blizzard. Tbh anyone who is negative of a community event with no draw backs, should go to a mirror, take a deep breath and ask themselfs , when they turned into such a sad sad person
  1. bloodwulf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ArenaDk View Post
    How can people hate on something that does not

    effect development#

    their game

    their money

    their fun

    their freetime

    literally doesnt has any effect on them, but its still used to cry and hate on blizzard. Tbh anyone who is negative of a community event with no draw backs, should go to a mirror, take a deep breath and ask themselfs , when they turned into such a sad sad person
    This is the wow community, and MMO-C is home to some of the biggest complainers about the game. This is a collection of people that would complain if Blizzard gave everyone Dragonflight for free "But i paid for past expansions, do i get reimbursed?" "Free expansion must mean shit game" etc.

    As for the topic, I love when community managers in games try to stir up hype. I think this is so far just a simple win for them. No extra resources spent for a little more buzz about the game.
  1. Konteil's Avatar
    this looks fun i hope i get picked.
  1. ArenaDk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwulf View Post
    This is the wow community, and MMO-C is home to some of the biggest complainers about the game. This is a collection of people that would complain if Blizzard gave everyone Dragonflight for free "But i paid for past expansions, do i get reimbursed?" "Free expansion must mean shit game" etc.

    As for the topic, I love when community managers in games try to stir up hype. I think this is so far just a simple win for them. No extra resources spent for a little more buzz about the game.
    WoW probably has the biggest following of Ex player who just stay around to confirm that they quitting was the right choice and the need validation from other for that. Atleast thats my impression.
  1. martinboy's Avatar
    I hope for Henry Cavill as one of the celebrities

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