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New (Pet?) Models in Cataclysm Beta

July 06, 2010
Bush Chicken
UPDATE: Mastiffs, monkeys and foxes have been confirmed as new tameable hunter pets. Hopefully there will be vanity pet versions, as well!

Cataclysm is now in closed beta testing. Since the non-disclosure agreement has already been lifted, there are dozens of new models to check out at MMO-Champion! Which of these many colorful and exotic creatures will become new vanity pets is still a mystery, though we can guess (and dream!):

  • The Mechanical Rabbit will most likely be a new engineering-crafted critter.
  • It looks like the Skeletal Raptor Pets fit the bill for the skeletal T-Rex mentioned at BlizzCon 2009 as a potential pet obtainable through the new archaeology profession.
  • We speculate that Mastiffs will be the Worgen racial vanity pets and Monkeys will be those of the Goblins.
  • The Mist Foxes and Snails are simply beautiful and would make wonderful new companions.
  • Deep Sea Murlocs - creepy yet, erm, cute? Still... MUST HAVE AS PETS!!
  • If Blizzard finally works out the kinks for water-specific companions (remember the Baby Shark from WotLK beta that never panned out?), that would open the door to many more potential pets, such as Sea Serpents, Sea Horses and Sting Rays.
  • Finally, very close to my bird-loving heart are the Sea Gull, Raven and ...gasp... BUSH CHICKEN!! Oh please let it be so... *faints*
Posted by Sateena
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Win a Hippogryph on Twitter!

July 18, 2010
Win a Hippogryph on Twitter!
One of our members was kind enough to donate some extra TCG loot our way, including the adorable Hippogryph Hatchling. So we thought we'd have some fun and give it away through Twitter!

The contest will consist of two questions provided by our loot donor. Since no one but her (and us) know the correct answers, the chances of winning are largely random. But if you know your vanity pets, you'll have a slight edge.

To Enter:
To enter the contest, simply follow us on Twitter (@WarcraftPets) and watch our Twitter feed this Tuesday (July 20th).

Q1 - The first question will be posed around 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST). The first person to answer correctly will win 50x Papa Hummel Pet Biscuits and 50x Sandbox Tigers.

Q2 - The second question will be asked around 2:00 PM EST (11:00 AM PST). The first person to answer correctly wins the grand prize—a Hippogryph Hatchling!

To be eligible for a prize, be sure to use the hashtag #WPContest in your response, and also your WarcraftPets username. Finally, we're accepting only one reply per question. If you forget your WarcraftPets username or the hashtag, you may resubmit your reply but you may not change your answer.

Good luck, and we'll see you in the Twitterverse!
Posted by Breanni
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The Warcraft Syndicate - Interview with Breanni

July 19, 2010
Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of joining The Warcraft Syndicate's 33rd podcast with Gillrisper and Stacalm. I had a lot of fun with these guys — let me tell you, they really know how to put on a show!

This episode featured:

  • A discussion of the Real ID forum debacle
  • Notes on the latest BlizzChat Developer Chat
  • Disappointment with the new holiday boss loot system
  • And an interview with WarcraftPets founder, Breanni (that's me!)

Check out the episode and discover why more and more WoW players are tuning into The Warcraft Syndicate!

» Episode #33 – Lint Collector
Posted by Breanni
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Mini Thor and Starcraft II are Here!

July 26, 2010
Mini Thor
After 12 long years, Starcraft II is finally here! EU players are already enjoying the sequel and tomorrow it'll be available in the US. As a longtime fan of the original Starcraft, I'm totally stoked! In addition to being psyched to tear it up as Terran, Protoss and Zerg, there's another reason for us pet collectors to be excited...

NEW Pet! Those of you lucky enough to get your hands on the Starcraft II Collector's Edition will also be able to enjoy the new Mini Thor pet. Attaining this pet also unlocks a new related achievement, Collector's Edition: Mini Thor!

Mini Thor is keyed to a player's account, just like the various WoW collector's editions. This means players must install the actual collector's edition in order to receive the pet. So be sure to get your copy!
Posted by Breanni
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