It's officially been a year today since I started this blog with my first post about using NPCScan to find silver dragons, and what an amazing year it has been! I've since posted 165 posts (probably about 85-90% of them specifically relating to rares, and I have had a blast doing so.
This blog was created specifically with the intention of helping others find rares in game, and I think I've done a decent job sticking to that theme. I've written the occasional post related to in-game holidays, mounts, and of course the WoW Ironman Challenge (which I've been quite obsessed with recently), but ultimately I try to and would like to continue trying to keep it mostly "rare" themed.
I've had a lot of fun hunting these rares down, taking screen-shots, writing about them -- and I think above all, I have really been enjoying the feedback from the community.
I've also had a lot of fun playing around with the blog itself. I'm still totally a blog noob, but I really enjoy messing around with the colors and gadgets, trying to figure out what looks best, while still making sense and not being a total eye-sore. My biggest goal recently was to make navigation a little easier, which I have sort-of succeeded at, but I'm still not done with it. My goal for the next year is to continue trying to make navigation easier, while of course adding new content.
Stats are fun. Plain and simple. Because they are so fun here are a couple of stats from my blog from the past year:
My Conclusion: People like camels. That, or I must have some really good camel screen shots or something. People just keep coming back to that one post above all others. People also like mounts, and are clearly confused as to why their NPCScans are going off for Putridus the Ancient all over Northrend and are looking for answers!
So without further adieu -- I would like to thank you, my readers for sticking around, giving your input, suggestions, helpful information and support over the past year. In celebration of my first blogiversary and to thank you all I am hosting a little contest in the "rare" spirit of my blog.
The contest is fairly simple. I want to know what your favorite rare spawn is - or the one that you will never forget finding in game, and why. You choose what you want to write about. Be creative. Yes, the rares that drop mounts are awesome (obviously -- because they drop mounts), but if you are going to choose one of them I want to know what makes that particular rare ultra-special/memorable for you. Perhaps the unique way you found it, the length of time (or lack thereof) you put into looking for it, perhaps a rare hunter pet tame got your heart racing, or maybe a certain rare just brings back some very fond memories. Whatever your reason, I want to know about it. The contest will be open for submissions for 2 weeks, and will close on June 20th 2012 at 11:59pm est. A winner will be chosen before the weekend of June 23rd.
I am giving away an in-game companion pet of your choice to the winner from the Blizzard Store.
The pet choices (as shown above) will be:
- The Soul of the Aspects
- Lil' K.T.
- Pandaren Monk
- Lil' XT
- Lil' Ragnaros
- Moonkin Hatchling
- Cenarion Hatchling
- Guardian Cub
You can leave a response to this post with your entry, you can respond with your own blog post (and then respond to this post with a link to your post) or you can email your response to evensstarr at hotmail.com. Whoever is chosen as the winner will have their entry displayed in a future post.
How Entries Will be Judged:
Entries will be judged based on creativity and content. I am not looking for a particular rare as the answer, I am simply looking for a well-thought out response, and above all I want people to have fun with this!
I will be looking forward to reading your responses, and again thanks all for the great year!