Screenshot a Day – 29

As part of Tycertank’s screenshot challenge, we’ve been tasked with posting a screenshot a day based on a series of predefined topics spanning the entire month of August.

Day 29: Lucky

Owen's Wishing Well

Rumour has it if you throw a coin over your shoulder with your back turned to the Trevi Fountain in Rome, you are sure to return. I did this back in 1997 and still hope to revisit the city one day.

Owen’s Wishing Well was added as a memorial to Brian “Owen” Wicks after a visit to Blizzard Entertainment through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012. You can read about his visit in a very touching piece written by his mother called A boy and his wish. It was hard to not feel emotional when I read about his story and I really praise Blizzard for these in-game tributes since they mean so much to the individual and their loved ones.

Clicking on the Lucky Golden Coin above will give you a 10min Made-a-Wish buff. On occasion you may also find Wodin’s Mantid Shanker, a rare BoA dagger located at the bottom of the well and counts towards the Lost and Found achievement.

10 Comments

  1. Cool, I didn’t know that reference. I love you posing for the rome fountain too :) I like all these WoW-real life pics you’re doing!

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    • Thx Nav :D

      I didn’t know what the reference was either but I always wondered about the spot when I found it on the beta. I also wasn’t sure if I would be able to toss the coin backwards so I’m glad it worked. :)

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  2. I didn’t know that about the dagger.
    And the memorials really are nice, though they make me a little sad when I come across them in-game.
    Lovely shot – but how can you go wrong with Pandaren wells?

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    • Thanks. It was one of the first treasures I found and I do love these wells.

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  3. Thanks for posting this Cymre, you’re right, Blizz is really awesome to do this for the families, for the sick kids… I find it fits in with the rest of the stuff you talk about on your blog–the rare stuff, the special fun stuff, etc.

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    • Thx Anou :)

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  4. I been to that well but never knew the story behind it. I did the Trevi Fountain thing when I was eleven but so far it hasn’t worked. Still could though!

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    • Here’s to another trip to Rome!

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  5. Love this screenshot! I was just there last night relaxing and admiring how nice the well looks. I wish I had a wishing well in my backyard!

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    • That would be nice.

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