Cosmic greetings, one and all (Especially to our visitors from Marvel Heroes). This is your Raccoonatic Commander Leo Wyld.
Yes, there is a giveaway (for US players only, sorry), but, before I get to that, I will explain why am I here, what I am doing, and maybe partake in a bit of shameless self-promotion.
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I have been writing for this site for about four months now as an enthusiastic supporter of all things Rocket Raccoon. This site has articles fairly frequently (if you are a Guardians fan, please bookmark/favorite), so some of those writings may be somewhat buried. I will throw some links at you:
Introduction - This is where I introduced myself to this site and its readers.
Biography - If you don't know much about Rocket, you should really check this out (there are *some* spoilers)
Comic List - If you plan to read his comics, here is a list of his comic appearances (scroll down)
(Outdated) Marvel Heroes Review - I also did a bit not long ago about the most recent patch, this review, however, was from just before splinters were added.
And the series that gave this giveaway it's name, Flarkin' Awesome. There have been five segments in the series so far, each about a different aspect of Rocket Raccoon and the Raccoonatic fandom.
Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, and Issue 5
There have been other articles I have written. I've broken a couple news stories about Rocket's accent being dropped and the potential retcon to his origins. I don't have those links handy, but, I believe, you can do a search of the site through a search engine, or just manually go back through some older news. I am not the only writer here and there have been some great things posted here in the past that you may like to see, anyway.
So, the giveaway. A generous benefactor, who may introduce himself if he chooses, gave me a code for 2100 G's (which are the currency, bought with real money, that is used to buy things from the in-game store). This awesome site has been such a great place to write, I thought I would use this opportunity to show it off to the Marvel Heroes players.
I'm going to keep this simple. You have to be a US resident, I am told, to use the code. Sorry, that's built into the code, I have no control over that. If you do qualify, though, I am going to want you to post in the comments section and make sure to tell me your Marvel Heroes name. I guess it does not really matter what you post, but someone on forums was asking a question about which I would be curious to hear some feedback. The question, Would you ever consider prestiging Rocket to Red 60? (You know *I* am)
I want honest answers. I'm actually going to be using random.org to select a winner from the posters, so it does not have to be an answer that I like. I will leave this open for one week to give people time to enter (I will pick a winner on November 24, 2013 at noon Eastern). If you are reading this and do not play Marvel Heroes, it is free to play, so that gives you ample time to create an account and see if you would be interested in receiving some G's for it. Again, make sure to post your in-game Marvel Heroes name along with your comment. I will deliver the code by Marvel Heroes forum private message (although, I will obviously do an announcement of who won here, as well)
(P.S.: If you read any of my articles, you may see me reference the fact that Marvel is planning to retcon the fact that Rocket is a genetically modified raccoon. They want to see he is not a raccoon at all, despite the fact he, others, and the narrative specifically call him one many times in the past. Most of his fans are unhappy about this, so the Raccoonatic fandom is determined to deny such a retcon. I've been using a hashtag on Twitter to "campaign" against it: #RocketIsARaccoon. If you frequent Twitter, and agree with me on this matter, I'd appreciate if you could find a way to work that hashtag into a tweet. Also, regardless, feel free to follow me, I am Rocket Raccoon @raccoonatic )
(P.P.S.: There seems to be some confusion about the above parenthetical. The retcon I am referring to is not a variation in the cinematic universe, it is a plan to alter Rocket's origin in the 616, the mainstream Marvel comics universe)