Slow and Steady

This is the third time I’ve entered a Tyrael’s Hilt giveaway but I had never come this close to winning before. The last one was run by WoWHead so you can imagine the number of people in the running for that one. However, I still came out with a small runner up prize which was unexpected.

So for Navi’s Moving House Giveaway, I couldn’t believe such an awesome prize was up for grabs again, especially since it’s been on my Ultimate Wish List for so long. I spent a good number of hours looking for all 16 clues but there was a bit of a mixup with my answer to the second question. It didn’t help that I was missing two of the clues so I thought the last question asked

“Five who __ __ favourite NPC in WoW”

I had picked five of the eight names (derived from the first question) and tried to figure out the favourite NPCs for the blogger names I had chosen. Funnily enough I had Navi’s favourite NPC correct which meant I would have been the first one to give her the correct two answers but since I submitted five NPC names, it didn’t count. It was only later that I realised that the second question started with ‘Who’ and not ‘Five’.

In the end I managed to come up with the second correct answer by ~1am last night. I’m told it was within half an hour of both Arv and Luxy but the draw was due to happen early this morning so with only three names in the running, there was a really good chance of winning. As these things go, I ended up coming second so a big grats to Arv for winning the Grand Prize.

I’m sure he’ll have his levelled up in a day :P

Riding Turtle

Since my name was drawn second, I won the TCG Riding Turtle from the Heroes of Azeroth Expansion leaving me three to go for Mount Parade. I did wonder if this was any different to the Sea Turtle you can fish up but it appears to be the same other than the colour. One advantage is the fact that you can ride it at any level so it’s great for twinks who can use it to cross water at a speed advantage but on land your movement speed would be the same as walking. I don’t mind though since it still counts towards my achievement.

Riding Turtle

Riding Turtle

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

Three to go… which will they be?

16 Comments

  1. Gratz! It has such a cute face!

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    • Thx. I thought the same thing :)

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  2. Omg! I am so gutted I missed this contest!! It was only a short one.

    I have always wanted one of these turtles, like Luxy said it has such a cute face!… compared to the new ones with the Panda faction.

    I also think the colours of the riding turtle is a lot nicer than the sea turtle. I love that pose on the first screenshot haha!

    Big gratz!

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    • It really was a short one. I agree with you though, the colours are much nicer on the riding one – less frostbite perhaps.

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  3. Well that’s certainly a great consolation prize! But it doesn’t compare to Tyrael’s Hilt.
    Better luck next time ^^ Wish I’d seen the competition!

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    • It’s always nice to win something. Hopefully next time will be my day. Four times the charm? :P

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  4. That turtle really is much cuter than the sea turtle and I’m so impressed you guys managed to defeat that contest!

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    • It is isn’t it. The sea turtle looks quite aggressive in comparison. Grats and I’m sure you’ll get a hilt at some point Cymre.

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      • Thx Erinys :D

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    • Thx Tome. I spent a lot more time on it that I had anticipated. :P

      I’m a big fan of natural looking colours even though I love blue. The sea turtle just leaves me feeling cold!

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  5. I am glad they look different. Grats and thanks for playing !

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    • Thx to you :)

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  6. Gratz!! Those turtles are so cartoon looking they can’t help but be cute — I’m still at least 30 mounts away myself.

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    • You can do it! As the title says, slow and steady :)

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  7. Grats on the mount! I like the green one better, it doesn’t look like it’s sick like the blue one.

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    • Especially in winter. I don’t need to feel colder than I already do :P

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