Join me for a World of Warcraft Challenge in the lead up to Shadowlands!

Hello everyone! I’d been waiting for Blizzard to announce the date for Shadowlands for months so I could finally do an announcement of my own. I’d been wanting to complete the World of Warcraft challenge I created for a while now and realised that the lead up to Shadowlands was the perfect time to do so.

I planned it for the 1st of October and even got the first day out before Blizzard Entertainment announced that they are posponing the release of Shadowlands. In light of this announcement I chose to put my challenge on hold until a new release date was set. I knew that doing this was risky for a couple of reasons; the date could be any time and there might not be 30 days warning, and I might not be able to give other people a decent amount of pre-warning if they wanted to join me. Unfortunately it wasn’t an ideal situation and let’s face it; it’s not been an idea year. It was either wait and see or randomly pick a date and finish the challenge miles early, which considering I was aiming to countdown to Shadowlands was even less ideal.

So here we are on the 29th October and a second release date has just been given; 23rd November 2020. That means I’m going to restart this challenge on 1st November 2020.

Yeah. It’s literally just two days notice. I know, I’m sorry about that. I hope you can at least understand why I’ve chosen to do it this way. I’d love to have some of you join me even if it’s just for a day or two! 🙂 So read on to find out more!

About the Challenge

The World of Warcraft Challenge by Just Geeking By is aimed at celebrating our love for World of Warcraft. Each prompt has been designed to help guide you through the many years of memories of an MMORPG that is about to launch its eighth expansion.

I wanted this challenge to be open to all players whether they be raiders, casual, new to the game or veterans. It’s also completely open to interpretation as to how you respond to the challenge; write it, draw it, vlog it, post it on social media, whatever works for you.

All I ask is that you follow a few simple rules:

  1. Link back to this post or tag the creator, Heather of Just Geeking By. I’m @justgeekingby on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  2. Repost the full prompt list; graphic version is available below for social media.
  3. If you’re posting to social media please use the hashtag #warcraftchallengejgb
  4. Answer the tag in whichever format, and style you wish. Have fun!
  5. Please refrain from using other artists work without permission. If you need screenshots then check out my Screenshot Gallery.
  6. The whole point of this challenge is to have fun by expressing our love for World of Warcraft and sharing it with each other. Sometimes people will say things you don’t agree with and that’s ok. The world would be a really dull place if we all acted the same way.

The Prompts

Here are the prompts! I ended up making two 30 day versions because there wasn’t room to fit both races and classes into one challenge. I still ended up sacrificing on the races a bit (sorry Allied Races!) so there will possibly be a version 3 in the future if people like these ones. You’re welcome to mix and match prompts 8 – 22 so you’ve got a race and class combination, but it was important for me that people had that option. Also, these prompts (8-22) are designed to be about NPCs rather than your own characters.

There are no corresponding adjectives to allow you to interpret the prompts however you wish. You could for example choose to talk to interpret a prompt as your favourites, your dislikes, the most interesting or influential. It’s completely up to you 🙂

30 Day Prompts

Version 1: RacesVersion 2: Classes
1. Your Characters
2. Expansion
3. Questline
4. Location
5. Instance
6.Creature
7. Event
8. Leader
9. Dwarf
10. Draenei
11. Blood Elf
12. Goblin and/or Worgen
13. Gnome
14. Human
15. Night Elf
16. Orc
17. Pandaren
18. Tauren
19. Troll
20. Undead
21. Alliance Allied Race
22. Horde Allied Race
23. Raid Boss
24. Minor NPC
25. Companion Pet
26. Mount
27. Toy
28. Tier Set
29. Memory
30. / 31. Your Choice
1. Your Characters
2. Expansion
3. Questline
4. Location
5. Instance
6. Creature
7. Event
8. Leader
9. Death Knight
10. Demon Hunter
11. Druid
12. Hunter
13. Mage
14. Human
15. Monk
16. Paladin
17. Priest
18. Rogue
19. Shaman
20. Undead
21. Warlock
22. Warrior
23. Raid Boss
24. Minor NPC
25. Companion Pet
26. Mount
27. Toy
28. Tier Set
29. Memory
30. / 31. Your Choice

7 Day Prompts

After completing my first 30 Day challenge I recognised the need for a 7 Day version for people who feel that a 30 day challenge is just a bit too much. The 7 Day version is basically a condensed version of the 30 Day challenge so if you’re not sure what a prompt means take a look at the 30 Day version for inspiration 🙂

Week 1 – Your Experiences in Azeroth & Beyond

Week 2 – Favourite Classes

Week 3 – Favourite Races

Week 4 – Collections & Events

Graphics

You can use these snazzy graphics to post the prompts on social media or on your blogs. Please remember to right-click and save to your own computer as direct-linking of images on this domain is disabled.

30 Day World of Warcraft Challenge - Version 1: Races
30 Day World of Warcraft Challenge - Version 2: Classes
7 Day World of Warcraft Challenge - Version 1: Alliance
7 Day World of Warcraft Challenge - Version 2: Horde
Version 2 – Horde colours

Share your challenge!

I’ll be sharing my favourite entries throughout the challenge so please do ensure you either tag me or link back to this post in your blog posts so that I get a ping. This ensures that I actually see anyone who takes part 🙂

Over to you

I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with! I’ll be going live with my own posts every day from the 1st of November. I’m terrible at just narrowing things down to one topic/character so I’ll be talking about 3 for each prompt. In my previous prompt (Star Wars for anyone who’s interested!) I did 5 per prompt and that was just a wee bit too much, so I’m cutting it down to 3 for this one.

You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get notified of new posts as they go live.

A 30 Day challenge can sound really daunting and if you’re not sure about whether you can take it on check out my tips for preparing for a 30 Day Challenge.

Join me for a World of Warcraft Challenge in the lead up to Shadowlands!: In the lead up to Shadowlands I'm completing a World of Warcraft challenge. Care to join me? There's a 30 day and 7 day version to share your love of the game.
Join me for a World of Warcraft Challenge in the lead up to Shadowlands!: In the lead up to Shadowlands I'm completing a World of Warcraft challenge. Care to join me? There's a 30 day and 7 day version to share your love of the game.

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4 Comments

  1. I have always wanted to play WoW, but I was intimidated on where to start. This is a cool prompt for new players especially

    1. Author

      I’ve played several MMORPGs now and I know what you mean. Some of them are really newbie friendly and others, not so much. Until recently WoW wasn’t that great for new players. They’ve just put in a whole new tutorial system which we played through and it’s so much better for new players. They’ve also completely redone the whole levelling system too, so right now is probably the best time to give the game a shot. There’s a free trial you can get too, and players are always happy to give out referrals because there is a refer a friend system in place which gives us items in return.

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