Some developers create games. Others, such as Blizzard Entertainment and Blizzard North, create experiences that stick with us forever. Millions of gamers have commanded armies and raided dungeons across the world of Warcraft, waged intergalactic warfare amid StarCraft's galaxies, and chased Diablo into the pits of hell (or more recently, the high heavens). Some of us have spent dozens of hours playing Blizzard games, others hundreds. No matter your level of fandom, DM Press wants to hear your best Blizzard stories.
Regale us with memories of playing Warcraft 2 over Kali, the battle that claimed the life of your favorite hardcore character in Diablo 2 or 3, the Zerg build order that earned you your 15 minutes of Internet fame, the raid your coordinated in WoW, or your quest to score a copy of Blizzard's latest collector's edition box at midnight on release day. Do you prefer one Blizzard game above all the rest? Tell us why. Everyone's got a story about one Blizzard game or another, and we'd love to include yours in our first book, Stay Awhile and Listen.
To enter the Best Blizzard Stories contest, register a Shacknews.com account and submit a story of up to 300 words detailing your favorite Blizzard story in the comments section below. All entries must be received before November 11th, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Entry is limited to one story per participant. The winning entry will be included in Stay Awhile and Listen, and the winner will receive a free copy of the eBook on the Kindle, iTunes, or Nook eBook platform. Five runners-up will see their entries commemorated in the DM Press Hall of Heroes, an online gallery dedicated to the most campfire-worthy stories our readers have to offer.
Check out the official rules on the DM Press site. By entering the contest, you agree to the rules of the contest. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, and must submit stories in English. Start posting below, and have fun. If you missed any part of last week's Stay Awhile and Listen content on Shacknews, be sure to give it a read.
The winner from the Butcher contest was allaryin. Runners-up were RogerDandy, Rehevkor, happynoddle, Teiresias and darthfusion. Congratulations. Allaryin will receive a free copy of Stay Awhile and Listen when the book is released in 2013. The five runners-up will have their stories featured in the DM Press Hall of Heroes at a later date.