I’m eagerly anticipating what sort of shenanigans CYMRE (and, most likely, her inseparable companion Coolidge) will get up to in a near-future episode of From Draenor With Love. Cymre turned in the first and longest list, with 15 correct answers.
I’m also looking forward to seeing how Vidyala will interpret one of TOME OF THE ANCIENT‘s charismatic characters — will the Ancient choose the irrepresible Druid, the taciturn Undead Warlock, or the indefagible Ironsally? Or a character we haven’t really met yet? Tome of the Ancient turned in the second and second-longest list, with 8 correct answers.
Well-done, both of you!
And well-done indeed to all the participating bloggers, whose tricksy hiding places stumped everyone else who went looking!
And now, the big reveal of where all those eggs were hidden!
These eggs are clearly visible in images on the site, though you may have to scroll down a very long way on the page where the egg image is found to get to it.
*Cannot Be Tamed
Evaluating Healers with World of Logs page, scroll all the way down to the DPS section at the bottom, egg image is on the right side
Introducing: Lorence, picture of “Reader Ravager” eggs from Blizzard’s 2012 April Fools joke
*Fashions by PixiGlow
Cloth: 3.1 Confetti for Spring!, picture with Scholarly Robes, third up from bottom, contains eggs
*Kamalia et alia
MOG MADNESS round 3: the Element-Tamer, in second picture of Dwarf character, belt buckle has been replaced with a Brightly Colored Egg
*Revive & Rejuvenate
R & R screenshot Gallery, egg is superimposed over moon of Stormwind screenshot, fourth from top
*Sheep the Diamond
in main header banner of site, the eponymous diamond over the wondering Tauren’s head has been surrounded with an egg — as Tome of the Ancient quipped, it is temporarily “Sheep the Egg”
*Sisterhood of Kia
scroll waaaaay down to “In Which Kia Finds Romance”, egg image and text references to egg-hunting during Noblegarden are found at very end of post
*the Wild Boar Inn
Characters page, first WoW character (Teaghan Rose Stoutheart) has egg floating over her left shoulder
*Water Bender: Shamanoholic
About page, character’s water whip is tipped with an egg
Some of these eggs are hidden in images, but much more subtly than the “easy” eggs — you will have to look more closely to find them! Others of these eggs are hidden behind links that either lead you to a page about some kind of egg or pop up a tooltip of an in-game egg. The links you’re looking for may not reference eggs directly, so mousing over everything is your friend!
in first box of right sidebar, “Please Do Not Press This Button” link leads to this confirmation page
Faces of an Amateur page (linked from “My Many Faces” in right sidebar), Kinahta the Tauren Druid’s pic is linked to this easter egg image
About the Harpy page, “nest” in “so why the harpy’s nest?” is linked to this charming drawing
*Orcish Army Knife
watch the right side of the header banner image carefully — the glow of the lantern will dim and brighten a couple of times, and then an egg will appear on the ledge directly above the lantern for a split-second before fading away again
Alterac Valley: Knowledge is Power, last picture of moon over AV has subtle bunny and egg in lower right corner
*red cow rise
Series & Resources page, “3” in “The Leatherworkers: Tier 3″ is a separate link leading to this hilarious bonus comic
*the Golden Crusade
Prospecting Rates page, “Pyrite Ore” pops up Brightly Colored Egg tooltip from Wowhead instead of the proper ore tooltip
*Tome of the Ancient
Death Series page (linked in right sidebar), picture of Coldarra, fourth from top, has egg sitting on rock in lower right corner
*Toys of Azeroth
Tiny Purple Dragon (third post of blog), “Netherwing Eggs” reference and Wowhead tooltip pop up in second sentence of last paragraph
Eggs that are only referenced in text (including alt text of images), eggs that require 1337 math skillz to find, and eggs that are hidden behind an extended series of links.
*Bubbles of Mischief
Places category page, scroll down to “Survival of the Fittest” post about the Stonetalon Pass plateau in Mulgore, alt text of aerial screenshot of the plateau reads “Mulgore Plateau – Noblegarden Egg – 2012″ and text near end of post reads “whether this is just an easter egg of sorts…” — clicking on aerial screenshot leads to this confirmation page
*I Like Pancakes
About —> Shadowmourne Retrospective (this one, linked from the About page, NOT the main “Shadowmourne” link at the top of the site) —> Sealed Chest Speech (linked in second paragraph from bottom of “Shadowmourne Retrospective” page), paragraph edited in at very bottom of Sealed Chest Speech page talks about easter eggs and links to this external blog post about gluten-free easter egg pancakes
Mists of Pandaria Links You Won’t Believe (Cause They’re LIES!), in upper right corner of image, “today’s equation (due Sunday – 4/8): (100^2)/2 + 7*sqrt(121)” solves to 577, which decodes alphanumerically to EGG
alt text of image described above reads “Achievement Unlocked! (V2lubmVy)” — clicking on image leads to this page, for which the password is “V2lubmVy” decoded from base 64 into base 10
I am very impressed by the creativity of everyone who hid eggs this year! Keep in mind that most of these hiding places were temporary changes to the sites, so while the eggs will probably still be present for another week or two, they probably won’t actually be there anymore if you come back next year looking for inspiration about where to hide an egg.