BlizzCon 2010 is over and we've already reported on the big pet-related news announced during the opening ceremony. Yep... baby moonkins will soon be coming to a Blizzard Pet Store near you! But we have a bit more news to report from the show, plus pictures!
I had the privilege of attending the 2010 community summit. Several representatives from various fansites and communities were invited to tour Blizzard's HQ and mingle with key members of Blizzard's staff. I took the opportunity to ask Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street a few questions about what might be in store for pet collectors in WoW's future.
A picture of a baby seahorse recently surfaced, so I asked Ghostcrawler whether this might mean our first water-only companion. While he couldn't confirm whether the mechanic was in place for water-only pets, he did state with some certainty that a baby seahorse would be making it's way into the game at some point after Cataclysm is released.
I also asked Ghostcrawler whether we'd ever be able to name our companions, like hunters name their combat pets. He said that this was something that they've thought a lot about and, to my surprise, it's already on their to-do list. But before you get too excited, he also hinted that it will be a long, long way off. Still, the fact that they've been considering it is pretty good news for those of us who've been hoping for the feature.
Our second meet-and-greet was perhaps even more exciting than our first. Site admins Breanni (Brian), Doobjanka (Curtis), Weena (James) and Sateena (Melissa) were on hand to say hello to many fans. We were a bit better prepared this time. Each of us wore a WacraftPets T-shirt and we had a large sign to mark our location.
We encouraged all of our visitors to sign in with their WarcraftPets username. As a way of thanking those of you who stopped by and signed our guest book, we'll be sending a little something your way in the days to come. So keep an eye on your email.
Thanks again to everyone who dropped by. Your kind words and thoughtful suggestions go a long way to help us maintain and improve the site. Until BlizzCon 2011, Happy Collecting!
BlizzCon 2010 Wrap-Up
October 26, 2010