Status Update (1)
Somebody sent me a Blood Boil pet! I logged on to my mage after about a week off, and found it in the mailbox along with a note saying thanks for giving them a portal. Unfortunately I was mass-opening mail and by the time I realised what it was, I had deleted the message. So if you read this, thank you!
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This pet goes straight into the journal when earned, so make sure you have room for him. I foolishly interacted with the orphaned hatchling while I had 1000 pets in my journal; got quest credit but received no pet. Had to submit a ticket and get a GM to award the pet to me.
Not sure he counts as a beetle, I think that's just the way Apocalypse works. If the pet that cast it isn't alive and active when the timer runs out, it will just miss.
I really love this pet though - especially to accompany my gnome characters. It looks great, and has cute puppy-like idle animations. It must also be one of the very few pets that aren't reskins of another npc, and the only one I can think of that doesn't come from the Blizz store.
Blizzard is unable to "tune" anything these days. Instead of the old method of slight tweaks and extensive testing, they now make massive sweeping changes, nerf or remove things that have been fine for years, and generally act like they don't think anything through.
Phew, that's a relief. ;)
I thought epic pets were a terrible idea two years ago, and nothing has changed my mind. Especially at 200 charms per stone - what the hell?
Hah. Bodhi Sunwayver = Patrick Swayze (Bodhi was his character in Point Break). :D
That archaeology pet looks cool too. Wonder if it's based on the Graves model - looks a bit like him.
Another valkyr is cool I guess, and another abomination. I know it's early days still, but has anything been revealed yet that actually has a new model, and isn't just a recolour?
Also a little surprised at the Murkidan clone - would go against their precedent regarding murloc pets.
I'm sure there will be lots of actual new pets to come - fingers crossed anyway. :)
Likier - not everybody in the world (or on this site) is Christian. These holidays are also the time for some other celebrations, both religious and secular. :)
Happy Holidays everyone, and a pet-tastic New year!
Love these write-ups. How do you decide which pet to feature next, do you take requests? If so, I would like to nominate my favourite mechanical pet - Stonegrinder! :)
Oh man, doesn't he just look like the coolest murloc yet?!
I wonder if "murkmorphosis" will actually turn him into a murloc demon...
"Collecting Graves requires a bit of time investment!"
Try "a hell of a big time investment"
New rare pets - quite cool. New rare pets using mega-common skins - not so cool...
Disregard what Mydoc is saying below.
You do not need any rep to learn a "caged" version of this (or any other) pet. Nothing hidden, if it doesn't say "requires xxx", you will be able to use it.
Not sure why he keeps posting this on multiple pages, but it isn't true.
Can anyone confirm or deny what Mydoc is saying? I'm looking at a "caged" one on the AH right now and it says nothing about requiring the rep to learn. I don't want to to buy it if I'll be unable to learn it.
This is a cool thing. Thanks to those involved for doing this (even though I can't benefit or contribute, I like the idea).
Bit of a shame the first comment was a "complaint" but oh well. :)
This little guy has to be one of my favourite pets. I don't think I've ever seriously battled with him, but he looks great running around after me. :)
Anyone else think they missed a trick with this one by not making it look like a miniature Iron Juggernaut? That model looks great and is clearly mechanical, unlike this one which just looks like a regular Azeroth scorpion.
A nice pet, and of course I bought it, but I wish Blizz didn't always stiff their European customers on the exchange rate. $10 US should be just a little over 8 euros not 10, and in sterling should be £6.41 not £9!
A little discrepancy in prices would be OK, but jacking up the price for their European customers by almost 25%, and for their British customers by almost 50%, is more than a bit cheeky!
There is no cow level.
Love the look of this guy, but really wish there was some way to buy only the in-game pet. I have literally zero use for a stuffed toy animal, and can't really justify £22 just for the digital version. :(