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WarcraftPets Security Updates

June 06, 2010
WarcraftPets Security Updates
WoW fansites across the board are being targeted more than ever before by spammers and hackers intent on causing trouble. To our knowledge, our system has never been compromised, but one can never be too careful. Therefore we've begun adding additional layers of security to further safeguard your data.

In order to make these updates possible, all site members are required to relog into their accounts. Additionally, members now have the freedom to reset their passwords as often as they like. This may be done from the Account Management page.

As an added precaution, we suggest that you change your password on ANY WoW fansite to something DIFFERENT than the one used for your WoW account(s) or Battle.net account.

Major props to Weena for his work to implement these updates.
Posted by Breanni

WarcraftPets Trivia Contest

June 13, 2010
WarcraftPets Trivia Contest
Put on your thinking caps, boys and girls! You'll need them if you want to win big in WarcraftPets Trivia Contest! To compete in this contest, you'll need to answer 15 questions that test your knowledge of companion pets and WarcraftPets.com!

First, second, and third place winners will be chosen randomly from those who submit the highest total of correct answers. Think hard and you could win some INCREDIBLE prizes!



Sponsored by WowTCGLoot.com, this contest is sure to make you think! Submissions must be received no later than Friday, June 25th at 11:59 PM, so enter now!

P.S. Don't share your answers, or you could hurt your own chances to win.
Posted by Breanni

Midsummer Updates and New Frostling Pet

June 21, 2010
Frigid Frostling
UPDATE: It looks like our precious Scorchling isn't gone for good. He'll be returning at some point down the road with some elemental friends in tow.

According to Blizzard:

[I]n this case, the Scorchling will return elsewhere along with some friends representing the remaining elements.

So rejoice, pet collectors! The Scorchling will be back!

Midsummer Fire Festival is here at long last! And with it comes some good news and some bad.

The Good: NEW Pet!
This year, killing Lord Ahune grants players access to an all-new companion, the Frigid Frostling! Farming for this pet will be a little different than past seasonal farming.

For starters, it's now much easier for players to access seasonal bosses. Via the Dungeon Finder tool, players can select the seasonal boss and instantly teleport to that boss' dungeon. The first time the boss is defeated each day, it drops a special bag (very similar to the way a Random Heroic Dungeons award Emblems of Frost). This bag has a chance to drop the rare boss loot, such as companions and mounts.

Early reports indicate that the drop chance for our new friend is approximately 1 in 20 (about 5%).

The Bad: Bye Bye Scorchling
It appears as though the Scorchling pet that so many of us were waiting to farm has been pulled from Ahune's loot tables. While a small number of players claim to have seen this pet continue to drop, Blizzard says otherwise:

I'm afraid that the Scorchling does not appear to be available this year, folks. I cannot say for certain whether or not it will be made available in the future; however, we encourage you to share your thoughts on the Suggestions forum if you would like to see the Scorched Stone be obtainable in some other way.

We remain hopeful that the Scorchling, much like the Spirit of Summer, will become available by some other means in the future.

A special thanks to the folks at MMO-Champion for helping us with the Frigid Frostling's picture. You guys rock!
Posted by Breanni

MVP Spotlight Salute!

June 27, 2010
MVP Spotlight Salute!
In an effort to show our continued appreciation to our many Site MVPs, in our sidebar we've replaced the Pet of the Day feature with our new MVP Spotlight Salute! This new feature will randomly shine the spotlight on a different WarcraftPets MVP each day.

The lucky MVP's favorite pet (avatar) is shown, as is the total number of pets collected. Clicking on the favorite pet will bring up the MVP's profile, where you can learn all about the payer behind the green star. What's more, this player is shown on every page of our site!

Want to be an MVP?
Head on over to our support page to learn how you can join the ranks of our site MVPs. Not only will you have the chance to help one of your favorite websites, but you'll also give your growing pet collection a little more exposure. It's win-win!
Posted by Breanni

3 Critical WoW Security Tips

June 29, 2010
Security Notice
It isn't hard for someone to "spoof" (imitate) what appears to be a legitimate email address of a WoW-related website. I, myself, just received one from support@warcraftpets.com (which is not even a valid address) asking me to verify my WarcraftPets account. Yep.

With Cataclysm approaching, there's been a rise in the number of emails being sent by both Blizzard imitators and WoW fansite spoofers. The gold sellers are just itching to get into your account — don't make it easy for them.

Follow these 3 tips and you'll never have to worry about your account being hacked.

Breanni's Top 3 Security Tips

  1. Always err on the side of caution. If it looks suspicious, it's probably malicious.
  2. Never click a link in ANY unsolicited WoW-related email.
  3. Get an authenticator — it's worth its weight in gold and it unlocks the super-incredible Corehound Pup. A great deal, all the way.


In closing, I'd like to remind everyone that WarcraftPets DOES NOT send unsolicited emails. You will NEVER receive an email from us regarding your account, unless you did something to initiate the email, such as creating a new account or resetting your password.

Be cautious. Be secure. Happy Collecting.
Posted by Breanni

Contest Winners and Trivia Answers

June 30, 2010
We wrapped up our Trivia Contest this past Friday night. Nearly 2,500 people entered. Of those who entered, 168 answered all 15 questions correctly. So about 6.5% of you really knew your stuff! Very nice!

We randomly selected our winners from among those 168 vanity pet virtuosos. Please join us in congratulating our three lucky winners:

  • 1st Place - Cassie A. won our grand prize of an X-51 Nether-Rocket X-TREME, plus 50 pet biscuits, with her awesome display of brainpower!
  • 2nd Place - Gwen B., who showed some serious arcane brilliance, won our second place prize of 50 pet biscuits, a set of Series 2 FigurePets, and a Spectral Tiger Cub.
  • 3rd Place - Steve K. scored a perfect 15 and won our tertiary prize of 50 pet biscuits and the adorable Bananas.


Curious about how well you scored?

Check out the trivia answers and find out! We hope you had fun with our latest contest. Our thanks to everyone who participated.
Posted by Breanni

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