This is the gold mine right here. Literally. The WoW Gold Pig blog is running a contest for 500,000 WoW Gold. We ve gotten wind of it, thanks to tips (and tweets) from the community, and so went further to fish out more info about it.
Apparently, the contest goes like this: you register, you enter a name for their WoW Gold Pig Twitter mascot and, if your entry is chosen, you win 500,000 in-game gold for World of Warcraft. Easy as pie, yes?
We got in touch with their representative Nick Gardner, and here's the lowdown on this contest.
QJ: Hi Nick. First things first, who are you and what do you do?
Nick: I m your friendly neighborhood blogger at WoWGoldPig.blogspot.com. When I'm not doing that, I'm usually raiding or otherwise lounging around somewhere in Azeroth...
QJ: Can you walk us through the contest?
Nick: Sure. The contest you are referring to is called Name Twitter Pig . To join, just visit our blog site, enter a winning name for Twitter Pig and walk away with half a million WoW Gold. It couldn't be easier.
QJ: That sounds pretty simple. However, the maximum amount of gold a World of Warcraft character can hold is 214,748 gold, 36 silver and 47 copper. How is the winner supposed to collect it all?
Nick: That's the best part of the contest! Initially we struggled with that limitation as well, and almost settled for a measly 50,000g giveaway. But we really wanted the community to have some fun with this promotion.
And since community is such a big part of online gaming, we decided it to let the winner nominate ten (10) WoW characters. Each character will receive 50,000g. So the winner will be in a position to gift gold to guild mates, friends, family, or simply store it on alts.
QJ: Do contestants have to buy anything?
Nick: There s no purchase necessary. Just good old fun for everyone!
QJ: How did the Twitter connection come about?
Nick: We are all active members in multiple online communities and games. And we particularly like the real time aspect of Twitter. It's fun to participate and it's different than a blog site, which feels more like a turn based form of community. Twitter's WoW community is large and robust and we want to be part of it. This contest is just one example of how we try to contribute to the community. It's fun!
QJ: I guess fun is the operating word on WoW Gold Pig?
Nick: You betcha.
And so went our little chat. If you re a World of Warcraft gamer, don t miss this chance and join the contest today. For more on the contest details, just head to the source linked below.