Daily Archives: October 19, 2011

Not The Sort of WoW Travel Poster I Had in Mind

Some email subject lines do not communicate their content as well as others.

So when I see something like, “2-Day WOW Sale ends TODAY!” in a subject, my mind is not conditioned to expect this:

WOW, it is a cruise ship!

On the other hand, it is something of a travel poster.  I don’t think Royal Caribbean (who hosted us on the Freedom of the Seas a few years back) is going home with a sparkle pony based on this, but it was amusing to get in a serendipitous sort of way.

But YOU could win a Sparkle Pony, just go read up on the contest!

Still, after posting the first travel poster contest entry from Jazzy, four more entries have shown up in my inbox… not including this one.  The contest is on!

The First Entry in the WoW Travel Poster Contest… For Real This Time!

My nag on Monday got at least one person going, as we now have an official entry in the WoW Travel Poster Contest.

Yesterday afternoon, Jazzy sent me this (click to biggify):

Blue water, white beaches... goblins carefully out of sight

This pretty much what I gave as an example, a beach in Tanaris.

I might have chosen a spot that pulled the palm tress in closer.  And, given the tropic topic, I might have gone with “Visit Sunny” or the ever popular “Visit Exotic.”  Also, I would have turned off names… you can see them above the crabs when you zoom in close.

On the flip side, the fonts are clear, and I very much like the way Tanaris was written out.  The subject is a nice beach.  I feel like it might be some place like this:

I put this picture on my credit card

And there is a very nice soft focus effect.  It isn’t cranked up to the “Kirk leers at Yeoman Rand” level (you need special lighting for that), but it is noticeable and it works.

All in all, a very solid entry.

And, more importantly, Jazzy has a sparkle pony headed her (his?) way unless you can do better.

I would like to thank Jazzy for the entry and apologize for holding that entry up for public scrutiny.  My hope is that this will get a few more people going on entries.  And, if nothing else, Jazzy will get a couple extra points toward getting at least one of the companion pet codes for being first.