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Join in our Trivia Lore Contest to earn awesome prizes, from WoD Beta Keys to J!NX apparel!

Over the next 10 days, we are going to give away 150 Warlords of Draenor beta keys, a number of WoW and Hearthstone themed apparel from J!NX, and mounts and pets from the in-game store. Instead of simply giving the items away to random people, we are going to hold daily trivia quizzes on the lore of World of Warcraft, each day featuring a different theme.


For the first 7 days, starting tomorrow (Wednesday the 17th of September), we will create, each day, a forum post in the Giveaways section at exactly 20:30 GMT (which means 1:30PM PDT, 4:30PM EDT, or 22:30 in Paris). The post will feature exactly 20 lore questions. Each person who is the first to correctly reply to a question will receive a beta key.

On Friday, the 26th of September, we will publish a much harder set of 10 questions (still at the same time). As it turns out, the 26th of September is also the day J!NX is unveiling their new World of Warcraft and Hearthstone collection: https://www.jinx.com/shop/coll/blizzard/srt/new/. The first winner of each question will get the prizes associated with the question (all clothes are from J!NX, of course):
  • Question 1: 3 WoW t-shirts, 1 WoW hoodie, 1 Hearthstone t-shirt, 1 WoD beta key, 2 mounts, and 2 pets;
  • Question 2 and 3: 1 WoW t-shirt, 1 WoW Hoodie, 1 Hearthstone t-shirt, 1 WoD beta key, 2 mounts, and 2 pets;
  • Questions 4 to 6: 1 WoW t-shirt, 1 Hearthstone t-shirt, 1 beta key, either 2 mounts, 1 mount + 2 pets, or 4 pets;
  • Questions 7 to 10: 1 WoW t-shirt, 1 WoD beta key, either 1 mount or 2 pets.
There are a few important rules that we need to state, which we will reiterate every day in the post we will make.
  • To reply to a question, you need to write the number of the question, followed by a fullstop, a space, and the answer itself, without typo. For example, if "Stormwind" is the answer to the question number 5, then "5. Stormwind" is the answer you should give.
  • We will run an automated script to find the winners, so typos will not be counted as proper answers.
  • You can reply to multiple questions, but you need to do so in separate posts.
  • Posts that have been edited will be disqualified.
  • If you made a typo, then make a new post.
  • If you want to make sure that you will not be missing the daily post with the questions, you should follow us on Twitter to be reminded about the contest.
  • Vlad and I are the only ones who know the questions and answers, so everyone else who works on the website can enter the contest.
UPDATE: It turns out that the Hearthstone hoodies that J!NX was planning to give to the winner are not going to be released before BlizzCon, so they replaced it with WoW t-shirts and I updated the prizes.
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How do we know if we won?

Those who won have received a message from me with their beta key. You did answer correctly to some questions, but in every case, someone beat you to it.

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Those who won have received a message from me with their beta key. You did answer correctly to some questions, but in every case, someone beat you to it.

Oh somone else answered correctly before me to the question 15? I was so sure i had it right and was first :/

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15. What is the name of the Draenor zone where Deathwing lived for a while?

Zone. You asked for a zone. The zones name was Ashran. Therefore the asnwer

15. Deathwing's Lair

cant be correct since thats only a name of his "cave". Blades edge mountains isnt correct either.

"Ashran is the same island that held Deathwing's Lair shortly after the Second War.

When Deathwing briefly relocated to Draenor in the aftermath of the Second War, the great black dragon built a new lair, Deathwing's Lair, on a rocky island a short flight east of Hellfire Peninsula and the Skeletal Coast. It served as the headquarters of Deathwing and the other dragons allied with the Horde during the Dark Portal Crisis after the Second War.

The island's original name was Ashran." <--That was not correct?

No one else answered Ashran? I am confused.

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15. What is the name of the Draenor zone where Deathwing lived for a while?

Zone. You asked for a zone. The zones name was Ashran. Therefore the asnwer

cant be correct since thats only a name of his "cave". Blades edge mountains isnt correct either.

"Ashran is the same island that held Deathwing's Lair shortly after the Second War.

When Deathwing briefly relocated to Draenor in the aftermath of the Second War, the great black dragon built a new lair, Deathwing's Lair, on a rocky island a short flight east of Hellfire Peninsula and the Skeletal Coast. It served as the headquarters of Deathwing and the other dragons allied with the Horde during the Dark Portal Crisis after the Second War.

The island's original name was Ashran." <--That was not correct?

No one else answered Ashran? I am confused.

 

 

+1 to nonparelli

 

Deathwing's Lair is not the answer, it's Ashran.

I had Ashran and Deathwing's Lair as the two possible correct answers. Someone answered Deathwing's Lair before you answered Ashran, so they got the key.

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I had Ashran and Deathwing's Lair as the two possible correct answers. Someone answered Deathwing's Lair before you answered Ashran, so they got the key.

But that is not correct as i said above. Deathwings lair is not a zone.. <_<

Saying that deathwings lair counts as a zone is like saying elwynn forest and goldshire are the same thing you know.

Even just having 2 choices for a correct answer is not right or anyway fair since you put emphasis on writing the answer correctly.

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But that is not correct as i said above. Deathwings lair is not a zone.. dry.png

Saying that deathwings lair counts as a zone is like saying elwynn forest and goldshire are the same thing you know.

Even just having 2 choices for a correct answer is not right or anyway fair since you put emphasis on writing the answer correctly.

How is Deathwing's Lair not correct?

Ashran is a name that appeared in the past year to designate what everyone who played Warcraft II (and those a bit interested in lore stuff) had known as "Deathwing's Lair" up until now. That some clueless guy wrote on wowpedia that the "island's original name was Ashran" does not change that.

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Oh sow now official WoW lore is written by some clueless guy? First of all "Deathwings Lair" can refer to ANY place where he resided. And its a SPESIFIC LOCATION, not a ZONE that you asked for. What an attitude from an admin anyways... Thought this was gonna be a cool place but nae, changed my mind. FTW people that cant admit theyve maken a mistake.

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How is Deathwing's Lair not correct?

Ashran is a name that appeared in the past year to designate what everyone who played Warcraft II (and those a bit interested in lore stuff) had known as "Deathwing's Lair" up until now. That some clueless guy wrote on wowpedia that the "island's original name was Ashran" does not change that.

so Hellfire Peninsula is also correct  answer ?

http://wowpedia.org/Deathwing%27s_Lair

 

deathwing lair ashran

http://wowpedia.org/Ashran

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Oh sow now official WoW lore is written by some clueless guy? First of all "Deathwings Lair" can refer to ANY place where he resided. And its a SPESIFIC LOCATION, not a ZONE that you asked for. What an attitude from an admin anyways... Thought this was gonna be a cool place but nae, changed my mind. FTW people that cant admit theyve maken a mistake.

Anyone can modify a Wowpedia page and this is what happened with the Deathwing's Lair article. On the 23rd of Match 2014, someone whose Wowpedia login is ReignTG decided to edit the Deathwing's Lair article and add "The island's original name was Ashran". That does not equate to "official WoW lore", which is taken from documentation published by Blizzard.

Anyway, up until WoD came, the only name we had for this island was Deathwing's Lair, because the Draenor map from the Warcraft II manual was showing only one bit of information for this island: "Deathwing's Lair". It may have been referring only to the particular place Deathwing was dwelling in on the island, but it became the general name of the island by extension.

I hope that this is enough for you to accept that Deathwing's Lair is a valid answer.

As for you calling me on my attitude, I have taken the time to review my replies to you and I see no reason for you to become so worked up.

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And one could also argue that Ashran is not a valid answer, because we only know this name from the new timeline, which is being featured in Warlords of Draenor, and it could very well be that the naming of the island has to do with the Alliance and Horde setting their Draenor base there. As far as I know, there is no evidence that this island was ever referred to as Ashran in the original timeline.

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Out of curiousity, can someone receive multiple keys from this contest?  I was kind of disheartened when I found out that the only person to comment before me on day 2's contest seems to have also won a key the first day by answering 'Thrall' to number 8.

 

Just wondering, thanks!

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Out of curiousity, can someone receive multiple keys from this contest?  I was kind of disheartened when I found out that the only person to comment before me on day 2's contest seems to have also won a key the first day by answering 'Thrall' to number 8.

 

Just wondering, thanks!

Yes, one person can win multiple keys. The rules do not forbid that. If you play another day or two, chances are high that you will get a key.

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How long do you estimate it will take to see if you won? Because I checked through and found that I was first to answer to #12 today : 3 just curious

I guess you no longer need me to answer that tongue.png

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      So we're going to be covering some Borderlands-related news here, as well as a few roundups of what's already been announced, and hopefully we'll also be doing guides when the game releases. But first, why did we pick this game as our first non-Blizzard title and what's the game actually about?

      Why Borderlands?
      Borderlands as a franchise, and the third installment in particular, seemed like a great fit for our community, with the focus on loot, endgame, character building and a lot of other RPG elements - in short, the game is basically a Diablo First Person Shooter. The new game will be much more expansive than previous entries, both in terms of gameplay content, loot, customization depth (both systemic and cosmetic) - pushing it a little bit more towards MMO territory, while still being a 1-4 player co-op game, so the WoW crowd might also get a kick out of it. With many character setups to explore across the 4 classes, an insane number of guns, shields, grenades and other items to combine into a build, there's plenty of space for guides and character optimization, so there will be a lot to cover, and hopefully we can be a resource to the general Borderlands community as well.
      Those were the reasons we thought we should cover the game, but why should you try it?
      As with Diablo, the core gameplay was already very good in Borderlands 2 and it's being significantly improved in 3. Customization depth has also been massively increased, bringing many more options and builds to the table. Co-op play is much better this time around as well, with lower level players being able to play with higher levels seamlessly. The guns and loot in general has been made even more interesting with special manufacturer perks, alternate fire on all guns and much, much more. But most of all, it's great to play it with friends and one of the best co-op games around, while still maintaining an interesting single player experience as well.

      The Basics of BL3
      We'll be covering all the new features and what you can look forward to in separate articles, including all the changes from BL2, but we also wanted to take a look at the basic info for the game in case you weren't familiar with the franchise or just wanted to know what it's really all about.
      Release date: September 13th, 2019 What is it: a 1-4 player co-operative PvE focused FPS, drop in-drop out "looter-shooter" with leveling Character builds: each of the 4 Vault Hunters (classes) has 3 skill trees and 3 different active abilities to choose from, as well as a huge amount of guns, shields, grenades and class mods, all with their own properties and stats Itemization: Loot rarity up to legendary (and beyond?), item manufacturers give unique properties to items (Hyperion guns have shields attached, Atlas guns have tracking bullets, Maliwan have different elemental properties you can cycle through, etc.), different item components (barrel, sight, etc.) change the properties of guns which takes the number of guns in the game into the billions Extremely unique weapons and items: guns with legs, grenades that split into more that then split into more etc, guns that mock you when you miss, guns with infinite ammo, guns that fire hails of bullets in a descending arc, shields that drop booster packs when you get shot, and much more Quests, experience, leveling, side-challenges that give you paragon-like points to distribute across all characters Vehicles and vehicle customization, both cosmetic and systemic (different gun turrets, wheels vs. hover pads etc.) Sci-fi/space setting, with 5 different planets to visit, your own spaceship home base A lot of humor/satire in the storyline, quests and characters A big focus on the endgame
      Stay tuned for the detailed rundown of Borderlands 3's new and returning features, and we hope you'll enjoy this addition to the site and perhaps even give the game a try. Also, here's the full gameplay reveal live-stream, in case you wanted to see more:
    • By Blainie
      We've put together a list of builds from our Path of Exile site, PoE Vault, for the new league!
      With Patch 3.7.0 hitting Path of Exile with an overhaul to the melee builds and systems, as well as the start of the Legion Challenge League, this is the perfect time to try out a new build for your favourite classes.
      As some of you may already know, we made an announcement last year in December that introduced our Path of Exile guides and news site, PoE Vault. Since then, we have made major improvements to the site, including a full rework of our database, and we are proud to once again feature its content here on Icy Veins for those of you that may have been considering giving the game a go. 
      This post contains 11 builds that have been created and updated for the latest league in Path of Exile, the Legion Challenge League, with a focus on the builds that were once again made available after the changes in Patch 3.7.0. Whether you are a new player or a returning veteran, you should be able to find a new build to try and enjoy!
      For Shadow players, despite the nerfs to the Trickster ascendancy, there are still two great builds to try this league: the Soulrend Trickster build and the Caustic Arrow Trickster build. The Soulrend skill was added in the Synthesis league and quickly gained popularity, due to the incredible survivability of the build, making it a great choice for anyone looking to start the league in cruising comfort. For the Caustic Arrow Trickster, things are definitely more focused on some excellent damage output at early levels through the constantly under-development Caustic Arrow skill. 
      For Templar players, we have three builds, each featuring a different focus between defence and damage. In the Spark Inquisitor build, we have a perfect balance of damage and defence that will excel in any league you may want to try. For those of you that are looking to head into hardcore leagues and are perhaps looking for something a bit safer, then you may want to pick up the Purifying Flame Inquisitor build instead, in which you'll find slightly slower clear times, but excellent regeneration and defensive capabilities. For those of you that are ready to wade through enemies with huge damage potential and no care for their own survival, then the Ancestral Warchief Inquisitor build is definitely one to try this league.
      For those of you that are looking to start this league as a Witch, there's only 1 build on this list for you, but it's a fantastic one! The Storm Brand Elementalist build is an excellent all-rounder, with fast clear times and brilliant mobility.
      Despite having only 1 build on this list, the featured choice for the Marauder has efficiency as its middle name. The Uber Labyrinth Farmer Juggernaught build has been designed to complete Labyrinth runs quickly and comfortably, with massive early-game potential.
      Duelists are the stars of this list and have clocked in 4 builds, all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. The Cyclone Slayer build has strong levelling capabilities and deals good single-target damage, but momentum is key, as it needs to keep killing in order to survive. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we've got a revival of instant life leech in the form of the Double Strike Gladiator build. If you're looking for strong end-game instead, the Earthquake Slayer build may be the build for you, with the potential to dominate in both softcore and hardcore, achieving excellent levels of Shaper DPS.
      The final build of the post is a brilliant all-rounder that takes shape in the form of the Cyclone Blood and Sand Gladiator build, which benefits from a variety of big buffs in the recent patches that has led to the combination of great damate output and solid defensive stats in the form of high Life, Endurance Charges, Armour and Leech.
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