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$1.8 Million Raised for Charity by Shadow and Other Community Highlights
14.03.2018 um 12:06
The World of Warcraft community can achieve great things working together. Blizzard has published a look back at community and charity achievements in 2017, including $1.8 million raised for charity by sales of the Shadow in-game pet and plush.
The World of Warcraft community accomplishes great things when they come together for a common cause. We’d like to take a moment to highlight and celebrate just some of those feats.
Shadow the Fox Charity Pet and Plush
The results are in! Your adoptions of the
the fox in-game pet and the
helped raise more than $1.8 million in support of
American Red Cross
Disaster Relief and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society’s (
) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.Through the overwhelming generosity of the World of Warcraft community, you have donated over $15 million dollars to charitable causes over the years. We thank you and are humbled by your generosity.
The Not So Elementary Art of Solving Riddles
Designing secrets that aren’t readily solved isn’t easy, particularly when you know thousands of players from around the world will join forces to unravel them.
The Secret Finding Discord Community
has convened some of the most dedicated puzzle solvers to crack a variety of in-game puzzles—each resulting in a new addition to their mount or pet collection.
Riddler’s Mind-Worm Mount:
In April 2017, players joined together to solve the riddle of the Mind-Seekers and lay claim to the Riddler’s Mind-Worm mount. Read our
Inside Look blog post
to learn more and get started on your own journey to claim this mind-bending mount.
Sun Darter Hatchling Battle Pet:
Putting their minds together, the Secret Finding Discord community discovered how to acquire the Sun Darter Hatchling in early June of 2017. Getting to the egg deep within the Cavern of Consumption will take some preparation. If you’re up to the challenge, head over
, where Nightswifty gives a full rundown.
Lucid Nightmare Mount:
Late in August 2017, players solved yet another puzzle to receive the Lucid Nightmare mount. This journey took them from Ulduar through the Endless Halls and finally into the Forgotten Crypts of Karazhan. If you want to follow their journey and collect your own Lucid Nightmare, then head over to our
step-by-step unraveling post
There’s something special about
. This non-combat companion is another discovery by the Secret Finding Discord community, but it’s going to take a bit of work to add this ghost child to your collection. Even once you find her, there’s more you’ll need to do to collect the ultimate reward from her. Learn how on
Charity Begins in Azeroth
The World of Warcraft community continued to amaze with their charitable works this past year with the Running of the Gnomes, Running of the Trolls, and Icecrown Challenge—just to name just a few.The
Running of the Gnomes
is a yearly community-run charity event held in October to raise money to benefit the Cleveland Clinic and the creators of the Tuohy Vaccine to fight breast cancer. Players create level 1 gnomes to run from Dun Morogh to Booty Bay—and have a great time doing it.If running as a short (but adorable) gnome isn’t for you, there’s also the community-run
Running of the Trolls
in June, which raises awareness and money for the
. Players begin their run from the troll starting area and make their way to Silvermoon City in the Ghostlands.Community members from
also run a different kind of race with the
to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every year players are challenged to clear Icecrown Citadel and donate toward this worthy cause.All three of these community-run charity events had a combined goal of $9,000 and raised over $22,000 for their respective charities.This is just the tip of the iceberg of what the community has accomplished together. If you want to get involved, check out the
feed or your own local community organizations.
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