World of Warcraft turned 10 years old this past November, and to celebrate Blizzard Entertainment is sending a special gift to those who have held an active subscription since the very beginning.
Community Manager Micah “Bashiok” Whipple posted on the Blizzard’s official World of Warcraft forums today that players that have an active subscription that started within the first 60 days of World of Warcraft‘s November 23rd, 2004 launch will be receiving a special appreciation gift.
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.
As it turns out, that gift was revealed by forum user Smitti earlier today to be a statue of an orc riding a wolf. The statue is a a replica of the life-size statue that is in front of Blizzard’s Irvine, CA office. Smitti posted some additional details about the statue, claiming that it is made out of metal and that it is “about 8 inches tall.”
You can checkout photos Smitti posted of the statue and its base inscription below. Blizzard released World of Warcraft‘s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor on November 13th, 2014 and is currently available for purchase for $49.99.