Just two months ago World of Warcraft celebrated its 10-year anniversary. What made it a truly momentous occasion wasn’t the age of the game, but how long it has reigned as the most subscribed MMORPG in the world. Its consistent quality has been the bar for its genre for a full decade, to a point where it’s commonly been imitated, but never duplicated.
Blizzard introduced a Looking for Group documentary to look back on the 10 years of World of Warcraft, and is now rewarding those who have stuck around since the early days with something special.
Several veteran World of Warcraft players have received notification from UPS this morning that a package is on the way from Blizzard’s HQ. Following some hysteria, Blizzard posted the following comment:
As a way of thanking our loyal World of Warcraft players, we will send a physical gift to players who have been playing with us since the beginning. Players who are eligible have received an email at the address listed on their Battle.net accounts. If you did not receive that email, your account is not eligible for this gift.
These gifts were sent to physical addresses of eligible registered Battle.net accounts. To be eligible for this gift, a player must have created a World of Warcraft account within 60 days of the game’s release in America or Europe. Eligible players in America have received tracking information for the shipment of the gift.
Eligible players in Europe will receive tracking information when your gifts are sent throughout the month. If the shipping address in the email is incorrect, you will need to contact us with the updated address.
The earliest any package will be delivered is tomorrow morning, at which point the contents of it will be revealed.
World of Warcraft recently received its fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor. It has been received very positively, and points to a bright future for World of Warcraft despite its age.
Update: The item in question is a statue of an orc riding a wolf. Below you can see an image of the statue and the box it comes in (Credit: @thebl4ckd0g).