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Celebrate WoW's Brewfest IRL With the Tankard O' Terror

| 22 Sep 2009 21:26
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Have you found that drunken ram riding and wanton slaughter just aren't enough to properly celebrate Azeroth's Brewfest? Why not celebrate the holiday in real life with this two-liter replica of the in-game Tankard O' Terror beer stein?

I really want to meet the man who decided that of all the World of Warcraft merchandise out there, the one things that we were missing were beer steins. I want to meet him, and I want to hug him, because I love these things. I've got a Horde stein here on my desk (despite my allegiance to the Alliance - I have to admit it just looks better) but sadly, would never drink out of it. It's for admiring, not for imbibing!

Not so with the Tankard O' Terror. This replica of the in-game item (dropped by Coren Direbrew in Blackrock Depths) is pretty beastly: It weighs over 4 lbs (1.8 kg), stands 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm) tall, and holds two liters (1/2 a gallon) of your brew of choice. Does it do 171.5 DPS, buff your Agility by 47 and Stamina by 37? Well, it doesn't say on the site, but let's just assume it does.

"The Tankard O¹Terror is truly massive in size, weight and capacity, and will be a lot of fun for World of Warcraft enthusiasts," said Jerry Bennington, president of 3 Point Entertainment - the company behind Taverncraft. "There¹s never been anything quite like it, and I¹m confident players will enjoy using their tankards to celebrate alongside their in-game characters."

Sadly, though I'm sure Mr. Bennington meant well, he's not entirely correct. Since the in-game Brewfest ends October 3rd, if you're looking to get your stein and celebrate by getting smashed in real life alongside your WoW character, you're out of luck: For the moment, the manufacturers are only taking preorders - the real things won't ship until mid-November. Still, you could always get one in preparation for next year, right?

Or better yet, since they're non-unique, one-handed items - not to mention that at $40, they're less than half the price of their more ornate, decorative cousins - get two and dual-wield. Yes, you heard me right: Dual-wield a total of four liters of your alcoholic brew of choice.

It's so pure I think I'm going to cry.

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