Update (8:00 PM EST): According to the official post, all US and EU emails have gone out.
Update: Added official information. EU emails are starting to go out. There are a few reports of players getting one with small lapses in their subscription.

Gift to Veteran Players: Orc Wolf Rider Mini-Statue
The first people have started receiving their veteran gifts! The statue is an orc riding a wolf; it is a miniature version of the one located outside the Blizzard HQ. Credit to @thebl4ckd0g for the picture of the statue itself and Smitti for the picture of the inscription on the base.

Anniversary Gift
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We've been secretly working on creating a one-time gift to celebrate the WoW Anniversary, and it's now on its way to players that have been with us since the beginning. Emails have been sent to North America and Oceanic players to their registered address, which will include shipment tracking info. Our players in Europe will receive a similar email, and their shipments are expected to begin in the next few weeks.

If you're an NA region player (US, Canada, Oceania, Latin America) the receipt of an email is confirmation that you met the criteria to receive an Anniversary celebration gift. Emails have not yet begun to be sent out to our European players, but we'll start sending them soon. Shipment of the gift to EU players will begin in the next few weeks.

Criteria required to receive the gift:
  • Started playing WoW within 60 days of the game launch in your region
  • A continuous subscription for all 10 years, from launch to the Anniversary

We're thankful for everyone that chooses to spend time in Azeroth with us, and hope that this small token of appreciation expresses our gratitude to those few of you that have achieved the incredible milestone of playing World of Warcraft for all these 10 years.

[Update] All notification emails have been sent to NA and EU region recipients.

Support Article
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
As a way to thank our most loyal World of Warcraft players, we are sending a physical gift to players that have stuck with us since the very beginning. Eligible players have received an email at their registered Battle.net email address. If you did not receive an email, your account does not qualify for this gift.

These gifts have been sent to the physical address associated with eligible 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 launching in the NA or EU regions, and maintained their subscription or game time for all ten years.

Eligible players in the North American region, along with eligible Oceanic players, have been sent tracking information for the gift. Eligible players in Europe will receive tracking information when their gift ships later this month. If the shipping address on that email is incorrect, you will need to contact us with your updated information.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Gift to Veteran Players: Orc Wolf Rider Mini-Statue started by Simca View original post
Comments 825 Comments
  1. Raldazzar's Avatar
    Pretty I want one. might grab on ebay
  1. BananaHandsB's Avatar
    9.6 years of loyal service. I don't expect a statue, but I woulda loved beta. Guess those extra couple months mean everything. =(
  1. mmoc041784c2d8's Avatar
    I've been a player for over 9 years, I'm glad I didn't get it, because I'm an Alliance player at the heart xD
  1. Dread Pirate Phayde's Avatar
    That's cool, I won't be getting one, perhaps a little jealous but congrats to those who are getting them.
  1. Vekrah's Avatar
    Off by 4 days here. 4 darn days. Oh well, it's very nice and congrats to those who got it!
  1. Delete Me's Avatar
    Two linked accounts, original one was started the day of release. Havent played that one in years, been playing the second linked account, off and on. No statue, though I really hate Orcs so I am OK with this, lol.
  1. Myth's Avatar
    Have had a sub since November 2004. Can't wait to get mine and even better I play Horde so it goes nicely with my other Horde items. Thanks Blizzard.
  1. mmocb3a8d17e30's Avatar
    I'm here since day one but I've frozen the account at least 3/4 times, I'm elegible anyway?
  1. Art3x's Avatar
    Any confirmation on whether it has to be an account that has been constant the entire time?
  1. Kasmyn's Avatar
    I would love to know how many they actually sent out. I missed this by a lot subbed July of '05 and I let my sub lapse a few times when I got bored with the game *coughMoPcough* :P grats to anyone who receives one A little jealous here :P
  1. Jiigeri's Avatar
    a bit over a week off from the required 60 day period. But this is awesome, congratulations to everyone who got these!
  1. mmocd12f42ecc6's Avatar
    playing since EU release day 1 but i've canceled my sub 2014 for 1 1/2 weeks because of vacation. it would be nice but i don't expect a statue.
  1. Faroth's Avatar
    Accounted started 67 days after release. D'oh!

    But my account's frozen since they had a year of nothing whatsoever to do in MoP, so that would have shot me down anyway. C'est la vie!
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    it's like the old scarabl lord only a few, who really got it, will get one. So grats to all 50 of you and to you 9-9.9 year plays...... sorry ~Blizzard
  1. Rafoel's Avatar
    I wonder how much will it cost on EBay ;p
  1. Glaziola's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raldazzar View Post
    Pretty I want one. might grab on ebay
    Go ahead its only 1600$

  1. Schmilblick's Avatar
    Alliance owned
  1. Lotharfox's Avatar
    I'm calling Horde bias! But seriously, it's nice to see Blizzard reward the long time, pretty much full length, players with something memorable, but not something that changes the game. I'm nearly a year short of earning one.
  1. Tinykong's Avatar
    Now I don't care about missing out on this for whatever reason (account created on launch day) because I don't care for gaming tchotchkes.
  1. HammondQ's Avatar
    Horde biased hunk of horseshit. Should have been something faction neutral like a hearthstone replica.

    Way to alienate half your player base. Why would an alliance player want a statue of some random orc!?

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