And the winners are...
- dlanod wins 30 days of free WoW Game Time
- Adanion wins the WoW Hoodie
- Koviko wins a video card worth up to $250!
Congrats to our winners, and thanks to everyone who participated! Winners will be contacted shortly, via the email addresses provided in their profiles.
25 man testing for Mists of Pandaria beta has finally begun, and guilds like our friends at Midwinter are streaming their raids.
While cheering the players on is exciting, it's always a little more fun when you can win something yourself! How would you like some free World of Warcraft Game Time? What about a World of Warcraft Alliance Premium Hoodie or a new video card?
One of these prizes could be yours, if you have what it takes to play, ask, answer and win the Mists of Pandaria contest on Arqade.
- The contest starts at the time this post is made and goes until the end of 25 man testing on September 11th at 11:59 pm UTC.
- To enter: Play World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta or watch streams of the 25 man beta raids and ask any questions you have about it on Arqade. Check back for answers, and answer other World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria questions yourself, because answers count too!
- Your questions can be about anything related to Mists of Pandaria - they don't have to be just about the beta raids. That is, all questions related to content that will be released with the expansion and/or released in the 5.0-series of patches are eligible. (See this answer for more info).
- Tag your question world-of-warcraft, or answer a question that is tagged world-of-warcraft.
- All Mists of Pandaria questions and answers tagged world-of-warcraft that end the contest with a score of 5 or more are eligible for the awesome prizes listed above.
- Each question you ask or answer you provide that meets the above criteria will earn you one entry into a drawing for prizes. But make sure what you post is good - because any post you make that gets closed or ends the contest with a negative score will lose you one entry in the raffle. Posts that end the contest with a score between 0 and 4 don't add or subtract entries. (For tips on making sure your question is good, see below)
- Three people will be selected to receive either
30 days of World of Warcraft Game Time, the World of Warcraft Hoodie (men's or women's) or a video card or your choice (worth up to $250).
- Eligibility: The contest is open to current and new arqade.com users. Everyone is eligible regardless of geographic location; however, we sometimes come across issues with international shipping that make it very difficult or impossible to send prizes to people who live in certain areas. If this happens to be the case, Stack Exchange will work to find a mutually agreeable solution, but we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to make international orders work.
How to make sure your post is awesome
First of all, Arqade is not a forum. Arqade is for specific, practical Q&A. If you want to chat about something, awesome - we have a chat room for that! But don’t just post a discussion thread as a question - it will get closed and you’ll lose raffle entries.
Generally, anything related to gameplay is on topic. That includes (but of course isn’t limited to!) things like:
- Puzzle solving
- Game mechanics and terminology
- Plot and characters in games
- Game-specific hardware
Some examples of things that are off topic include:
- Game development
- Game identification
- Shopping advice
For more info, check out our FAQ.
That's pretty much it. Now go for it, and good luck!