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WWI Official Contest: Day One

Discussion in 'WoW General Discussion' started by Eldorian, Aug 8, 2008.

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  1. Eldorian

    Eldorian Guest

    Alright, here's the deal. To enter for today (Friday August 8, 2008) - you simply have to put in a reply to this thread to have your name put in the hat.

    20 lucky winners will receive one of the WWI cards that were given in the goody bags in Paris. The codes on the card will give you an exclusive in game Tyrael the Archangel pet and the 2nd key is a beta code to get in the WotLK beta (at some point - can't guarantee immediate access).

    Next Friday (the 15th) we'll have a drawing. Each day we'll have a new thread for you to post in and answer and each day will be a new entry (for a total of 7 possible entries).

    Today's Topic:

    If you could create any Olympic sport and make it playable in World of Warcraft, what would it be and why?

    Edit: Just a note, Stratics staff members aren't eligible to win but are welcome to respond to the questions.
  2. Ssonic19

    Ssonic19 Guest

    Any Olympic Sport? Taekwondo.

    I studied Taekwondo for quite a few years, which might color my opinion a bit. But, that aside, I think it would be cool if they implemented it as a dynamic combat thing, instead of just right clicking to autoattack or hitting buttons to use special abilities. I don't know how that would work, but the idea seems cool bouncing around in my head there.
  3. PASmountaindew

    PASmountaindew Babbling Loonie
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    How about Curling? I know it is a winter event but I think it would be cool to see it in WoW. :)
  4. Ssonic19

    Ssonic19 Guest

    Gnome curling.

    I retract my earlier suggestion!
  5. Badminton, play as normal but you could then swap the shuttlecock for an small animal of your choice which you could control to outwit your opponent!
  6. Defeat

    Defeat Guest

    Pole vaulting the lava in MC, why.. because it would be fun to see people fail at it just like in the real olympics :D
  7. Lag

    Lag Guest

    Track, because you know hunters would win with AoC.

    Note: I already have a WWI key. Just felt like posting!
  8. haymez

    haymez Guest

    The luge. For no other reason than I like to say "luge."
  9. rendar55

    rendar55 Guest

    equestrian: see who has the best control of their mount.
  10. Starla_Rae

    Starla_Rae Guest

    I would like to see a triathlon. For Horde side it could start at undercity and go through Silverpine Forest to Hillsbrad. For Alliance it could start in Stormwind and go through Elwynn Forest to Lakeshire .. or all could compete in a semi-neutral area.

    Edit to add: Instead of cycling it could be mounted. Why? because it would be fun to have races with others across the land. I am always racing my husband to the nearest herb or mining resource to see which one of us can get it first.
  11. Kamahri

    Kamahri Guest

    I would like to see a rodeo.

    A gnome jump on a tauren, he needs to stay on the tauren for a long time.
  12. Vesi

    Vesi Guest

    Pole Vault
  13. AdianTNG

    AdianTNG Guest

    I am going to have to go with Javelin toss...but to make it interesting make it throwing them at gnomes...score obviously depends on the awsomeness of the gnomes hair color.
  14. Yitbos

    Yitbos Guest

    Serious? This is the easiest question ever....
    épée fencing.
    You'd have to throw an "n" in there to make it more wow-centric but that one pretty much writes itself.
  15. Fojos

    Fojos Guest


    Imagine a huge tauren or orc on a bicycle! It'd look awesome. This would also mean it would be possible for us to get bicycles as mounts too. ;o
  16. Kemani

    Kemani Guest

    Archery - so warlocks may feel underpowered for once.
  17. Evli

    Evli Guest

    Synchronized swimming.
    Because I'd like to see a Belf doing it with his pet.
  18. kmalfaisal

    kmalfaisal Guest

    Lacrosse, because it would be fun for wow characters to play it with leather balls lol
  19. Suldae

    Suldae Guest

    It's a winter sport, but I'd love to see Figure Skating! There's even a few frozen lakes we could practice on!

  20. keitaro73

    keitaro73 Guest

    Gnomish shot put!
  21. Zylonis

    Zylonis Guest

    There should be a Triage sport just like the first aid quest in Hammerfall! It was pretty much one of my favorite quests in classic WoW. :)
  22. Happu

    Happu Guest

    Drunken gnome wrestling. I think nothing else needs to be said.
  23. Kremen

    Kremen Guest

    Drunk female Gnomes wrestling in mud? Just because of the fact that two drunk Gnomes would wrestle in mud

    Or Gnome punting. Who can punt a Gnome furthest!? It would prove to be the ultimate test, which Race is the greatest? Who will win?
    Most likely Tauren
  24. Yilumi

    Yilumi Guest

    PvP tug of war would be awesome and a fun way for Horde and Alliance to compete without battlegrounds and zergfests. You could have two npc's, one for each side, that people have to dps/heal.

    Apparently it's an officially recognized Olympic event!
  25. Rejject

    Rejject Guest

    Soccer and or American football

    Soccer we could use a gnome for the ball Orc as goaly of course HORDE vs alli
    could play the game right in the middle of shat.

    Or American football

    have orcs and drani/dwarves as linemen night and blood elfs and wide receivers, trolls and Humans as QBs and running backs of course we would have to play Ironman football and they would play both sides of the ball

    refs could be like 70 elites so if there was a flag or a penalty they could inforce with no problem. AND OF COURSE A GNOME AS THE FOOTBALL so we can punt that little **** 50-60-70 yards, hell horde would go 3 and out just so we could keep punting LOL. :O)
  26. DarkPhantom

    DarkPhantom Guest

    ~ The Ankle Biter ~

    It will finally give gnome the chance to shine instead of always being made fun of. The object is for a gnome to bite the ankles of another race. But they have to do is without being noticed. Points are awarded based on the surprise of the victim and the facial expression. ;)
  27. Phinor

    Phinor Guest

    4 x 100 meters. Alliance vs Horde with classic races (e.g. no Draenei/Blood elves). One of each race running.
  28. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    Gnomeball. Similar to basketball... just have to keep the gnome's arms & legs tucked in, and try not to kill the ball. ;)
  29. Mithrae

    Mithrae Guest

    I'm gonna go with druid swim form, synchronized swimming
  30. Chaserx

    Chaserx Guest

    pally bubble-hearth contests imo
  31. Shiosh

    Shiosh Guest

    Sailing! how great would it be to own your own boat and sail it from place to place... no more waiting for the ships to come in! lol ;)
  32. chauronity

    chauronity Guest


    Competitive team play, like a battleground with Alliance and Horde but a ball introduced with commands like kick and pass, would be tons of fun. Soccer arena sounds great too.
  33. Lunian

    Lunian Guest

    Not a 'olympic' sport but one that is competed in by strange people everywhere... THE WELLY TOSS!

    For those that don't know it's basically a contest to see who can throw a wellington boot the furthest :D
  34. Nyaz

    Nyaz Guest

    I've never been much of a sports person, really. I get kind of bored when watching most "normal" sports, but anything from a japanese game show would be -awesome-!

    Or, as stated above, some martial art. Kendo might be cool, coming to think of it. I think that's the one where two combatants fight with wooden swords, right?
    I've always been fascinated with old-style weapon fights. (...Lightsabers, swords...)

    Actually implementing Kendo doesn't seem that hard in WoW, anyway. (I don't know how, though!)

    *Puts name in hat*
    Come ooooon, beta key!
  35. Kayhynn

    Kayhynn Certifiable
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    May 12, 2002
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    Sounds like an awesome contest.

    *tosses name in the hat*
  36. Yuk70

    Yuk70 Guest

    I would have to say Equestrian. We are on mounts most of the time.

    Have courses through all the battle grounds and you had to complete a course of jumps while carrying the flag at the same time you are trying to score points jumping hurdles and other objects while you are trying to stay alive.
  37. Jupe

    Jupe Guest

    Any sport that involves hurting gnomes

    yeah sounds evil to some, funny to some others ^^
  38. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Always Present
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    Definatly go with the Wrestling.

    One would think good idea, there's already somewhat 'unarmed' combat skill, but personally I like the idea of wearing tight women's swimsuits and rubbing up and down all over another person of the same sex.
  39. Tyrianus

    Tyrianus Guest

    I would do skeet shooting, but with gnomes instead of discs, that way we could lower the population of the annoying race.
  40. dlocscrilla

    dlocscrilla Guest


    The "grind" of baseball would be consistent with the rest of the WoW Universe

  41. boson

    boson Guest

    I second badminton, using gnomes or some sort of animal as the birdie (maybe even a bird!). You would have to run underneath the falling bird to bump it back up. It would be great!
  42. Swang

    Swang Guest

    I'm going to have to go with Boxing with mechanical toy boxers; character size or miniature.
    With a kind of duel type system, a ring or a slow debuff, to keep the boxers from roaming too freely.

    Then in the pet/MC bar have things like; Jab, Hook, Uppercut, Improved Dodge, and Improved Block. That way the dodge and block system could be applied and you'd have to not only beat the player but the system as well. Improved dodge and block could have mediocre cooldowns to keep from spamming them. Ooh, and maybe a stance system or something similar with no global cooldown to change between body and head shots.

    And if someone loses go old school mechanical toy boxer style with the head popping up.
  43. Chozei

    Chozei Guest

    How about shooting? With gnomes.

    It's all about hit chance :D
  44. poisonsmoke

    poisonsmoke Guest

    i hope i win :D
  45. montata

    montata Guest

    I would say that Curling would be great :)
  46. jgturpin

    jgturpin Guest

    Griffon Sky Raceing

    Nuff said!
  47. Serith

    Serith Guest

    Sailing would be awesome, I've always wanted some kind of water "mount", so that could be an option. ^^
  48. Jovias

    Jovias Guest

    OKay I'm sorry if this was already put in but

    Gnome Punting.

    Why, I like there voices and to hear the Whoooaaaa! when you kick them across the screen, well that'd just be something special wouldn't it?
  49. Vampyl

    Vampyl Guest

    Gnome stacking, like the cup stacking game, except, of course, with gnomes
  50. Maghica

    Maghica Guest

    *Piggie Ball*
    Each team tries to 'slap' a screaming pig into their goal!
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