According to a post on MMO-Champion yesterday evening, several World of Warcraft players received UPS tracking information on an unspecified package to be delivered from Blizzard Entertainment. An official post was reportedly made but quickly taken down, though not before it was captured by the watchful eyes of the Internet.
Despite no official announcement or confirmation from Blizzard Entertainment, various players have taken to Reddit and MMO-Champion to
complain about discuss the idea and several people appear to have actually received the gift. According to several pictures being posted, the item looks to be a bronze looking statue of an orc riding a wolf.
— Chris Cardwell (@thebl4ckd0g) January 16, 2015
The bottom of the statue also has a message that reads:
The orc statue is a constant presence in our life at Blizzard Entertainment. It’s where we meet to talk, to eat, to celebrate. As we celebrate ten years of World of Warcraft, we present this token of appreciation to you, stalwart adventurer. Thank you for being a constant presence in our lives as we adventure together.
User tsepish on Reddit took pictures of the box along with the statue and posted on imgur just hours ago. Again, no official word from Blizzard (beyond the redacted post) about specific requirements, or how many people could expect to be receiving the gift. No one has reported that they have been contacted by Blizzard, so far the only clues have been thanks to UPS package tracking e-mails. Users have confirmed that they have had small lapses in their accounts, but they all seem to have met the account creation within 60 days of launch requirement.
With only the US and Europe listed, we do have confirmed reports of shipments received in Canada but no word on whether other regions can expect to receive the token of appreciation from a company that has raked in billions of dollars from subscribers since its launch on November 23rd, 2004 in the US.