Yes, we're sorry to say that cool as it may be, pet breeding with hybrid offspring is (unfortunately) not coming in WoD. [Insert "Awwww..." here.]
Did you pick up on the clues?
- April Folson, the person we "interviewed." A.F. = April Fool's.
- Our eighth new species, the Weighted Companion Cube, was a callback to our very first April Fool's joke in 2008.
- The date of the post. That was probably the most obvious clue.
Was any of it true?
Yes! In last year's interview with Cory Stockton, Cory did state that pet breeding of some sort is possible down the road, hence the inclusion of pet gender. To learn more about pet gender, check out our Guide to Pet Breeds.
We can only hope that if and when pet breeding comes, it's something truly spectacular... Carpnado would make a nice addition to WoW (though Nat Pagle may not agree).
A Special Thanks
Once again, we'd like to extend a special thanks to Drrum (known in WoW as Michelle De Rum) for providing us with all of the incredible hybrid pet artwork. She is truly a master of her craft. Our joke wouldn't have been possible without her extraordinary design work and wonderful sense of humor.
You can enjoy more of Drrum's creativity at her Gallery of Pets and Mounts.
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