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This might be a difficult topic because in truth we have not seen an over-abundance of children NPCs in MMOs, nevermind ones that speak or are part of missions. I'm mostly reminded of the tag-along I had in World of Warcraft's Children Week when I think of young characters. However, I'm most impre...

December 6th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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In the aggregate, Children's Week is one of the most entertaining annual holidays. Dragging a small child with you around Azeroth's grand vistas and dangerous places is surprisingly fun ("I want to go to the Dark Portal." "Sure, why not?"), and it's a fairly immersive reminder that the planet's con...

April 28th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week, the It came from the Blog family of guilds held its annual Running of the Orphans. As the name suggests, we ran our orphans around, completing the Orgrimmar Children's Week quests. After we picked up our orphans from the matron, we took the zeppelin from Orgrimmar to Tirisfal Glades. We...

May 7th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Today is the last day of Children's Week. After today, thousands of non-pvpers will stay out of battlegrounds for a year and most of us will have another pet or 3 in our stable. Since the pets are tradeable, my guess is that this holiday is getting more attention due to pet battles. Is that true?...

May 6th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Tonight we are at the beck and call of cheeky orphans. Tonight we will run around Azeroth with them. Tonight we will be rewarded with a tradeable, account-wide pet. Tonight is It came from the Blog's Running of the Orphans 2013. When: Tonight, May 3 at 10:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. se...

May 3rd 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's Children's Week, so it must mean it's time for It came from the Blog's annual Running of the Orphans. As the event name says, we get orphans and we run around with them while completing our orphan quests. When: Friday, May 3 at 10:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. server time) Where: M...

April 30th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Thursday, The Overachiever shows you how to work toward those sweet achievement points. This week, the children are our future, and oh, how we hate them. In the aggregate, Children's Week is one of the most entertaining annual holidays. Dragging a small child with you around Azeroth's grand...

April 25th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW Archivist explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold? Blizzard ruined my intro. I was going to talk about how appropriate it was that patch 5.1 included a scenario for warloc...

November 30th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Last month, It came from the Blog hosted the Running of the Orphans. We met outside of the orphanage in The Drag of Orgrimmar and grabbed our orphans. We then proceeded to complete all of the quests together to get the pet and achievement. First, we traveled to Thunder Bluff via the Love Zeppeli...

May 17th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Many players going for What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been leave Children's Week until last -- often not by choice. It is a truth universally acknowledged that School of Hard Knocks is the worst achievement required for any holiday meta. Even if you like PvP, competing with your region-mates for...

May 6th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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User CJGibson over on Reddit's /r/wow community made an excellent point earlier today concerning the Children's Week pets that are only available while the holiday is running. Ordinarily, it's only possible for one character to get three pets each year: one from the classic Azeroth quests (Pigle...

April 29th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Every Thursday, The Overachiever shows you how to work toward those sweet achievement points. This week, children are the future, damn them. Being the dedicated achievement hunter that I was and am (why else would I be writing this column?), I worked tirelessly on all the requirements for What A...

April 26th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments