Crafty WAR marketing reveals the "Rosetta Bones," hints at upcoming contest

Seraphina Brennan
S. Brennan|06.10.09

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Crafty WAR marketing reveals the "Rosetta Bones," hints at upcoming contest

First it was a movie and a box of hair dye that announced the coming of the Choppa and Slayer in Warhammer Online. Then it was the infamous "violent valentine" cards that announced the Night of Murder event coming to WAR. Now... now we have blogs receiving bones with glyphs and letters on them. You have to hand it to Mythic's marketing department. They have some pretty inventive ways to do announcements, one has to admit.

This announcement however, is pretty big. In conjunction with the release of the Land of the Dead, blogs all about the blogosphere will be getting "Rosetta Bones." These bones will feature different symbols on their faces, each linked with a letter of the alphabet. The bones will also be accompanied with a map that points out special tomb unlocks, a flag to show which version the bones belong to (Europe or North American audiences will be getting different bones) and a parchment page containing storyline clues for what will be occuring in the future.
So what will these rosetta bones unlock? Well, Tomb of Knowledge's letter seems to say that five blogs will be recieving encoded cartouches that this bones will decode. Wait a second, does that say Massively.com will be getting a cartouche? And if you are one of the first 1,000 people to decode it and enter the code into your Warhammer Online account that you'll get a special Scarab Amulet?

We better get out our Indiana Jones hats! We have bones and a cartouche coming! Keep your eyes peeled, and get ready to decode!
The sands of the Tomb Kings are coming as the final release in the Call to Arms live expansion, the Land of the Dead approaches! Massively has your back with coverage from Mythic Entertainment at Games Day '09, so get your WAAGGGHHH ready for RvR mayhem as Massively re-arms for WAR!
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