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
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  1. mmocbd24f84edd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xlich View Post
    Hello, i have make ticket to Blizzard to ask if i will getting on or not.

    Here are few things from my account.

    I start to play on 5.5.2005. (because i could not get CE in my country so i need to order one form Ebay.)
    From then till now i have not stop playing but i have few skipped days in payment.
    This is log how much i have not have active account (in days) 3, 1, 4, 2, 3, 1, 2, 1, 3, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 5, 8, 3, 1, 1, 11, 1 - 76 day total
    As you can see i have only one time 11 day of not activate account and only due to shortage of prepaid in my country (this was 2005). All other days are here because i have activate prepaid when i have see that my game time has expired.
    Few other things about account.
    on this account i have all WoW CE, All Diablo III CE and all Starcraft 2 CE games. ( I know that is not the question of what is on account for this gift but i only want to point that I consider myself a veteran and a fan).

    And this is response that i got from Blizzard.

    " Hey there,

    Your account does not meet the conditions for the gift unfortunately. The first condition is that it is activated within 2 months of your regions launch, your account was activated after this.

    The next condition is no more than 60days unpaid since then till now. Your account only has around 44 paid months out of a possible 120 since launch, so more than 2 montsh (60days) has been unpaid.

    Unfortunately this means you will not get the gift.

    I hope this clears things up and I wish you all the best. "

    I do not know what to say to this answer but I feel very disappointed.

    Oh yes and just to point out that when i start to play 2005 i was playing on modem for one and half year and my monthly bill only for Internet was around 60 Euros.

    Sorry for my bad english
    That reply actually clarifies quite a bit in terms of eligibility and small subscription lapses.
  1. krockett's Avatar
    I wonder how they handle someone with a recurring subscription via credit card since day one, but had to create another email because they were hacked. Their records should indicate as much.
  1. Drusin's Avatar
    I will never understand why people come on MMO-Champ and tell people to quit crying. Are these people new here? Most threads origins lie in something someone doesn't like and they come here to complain about it.
  1. HavocR88's Avatar
    Spend €1720,- on WoW since started playing, and all i got was this lousy mini-statue
  1. roostah's Avatar
    are the exact rules of getting this somewhere?

    any estimate on how many they have sent out?

    got mine this friday =)

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