The NPC that sells the Winterspring Cub on the PTR, Michelle De Rum
, has a strikingly familiar name, doesn't she? Well if you have a strong sense of deja vu when it comes to this uniquely named NPC, it's because she's the namesake
of one of the pet collecting community's most prominent collectors: Drrum
Michelle (aka Drrum) is a long-time WarcraftPets MVP and pet collector. She maintains an awe-inspiring gallery
of all her super sized non-combat pets and matching outfits, and was featured on WoW Insider's '15 Minutes of Fame'
in October of 2010. According to Drrum's website, she accredits both WarcraftPets and WoW Insider's article for popularizing her gallery. And popular it must be, as it seems to have caught the eyes of Blizzard!
A Nod In the Right Direction
I can think of no one better suited to join the ranks of Breanni
in becoming a NPC. Drrum's gallery is not only beautiful, it's inspiring to pet collectors and all WoW players. It shows that a little bit of patience and creativity can go a long way.
With this in-game tribute, the time, energy and dedication spent on her collection will be forever and appropriately immortalized. Not only will Drrum's namesake look like her character, this NPC even has a 'Drrum-approved' matching outfit that coordinates perfectly with her frostsaber cubs.