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Updates on Pets in Cataclysm Beta

September 14, 2010
We have a lot of updated information on many of the new pets from the Cataclysm beta, which will hopefully whet your appetite for the upcoming expansion!

Guild Vendor Pets
As part of the guild leveling system, guilds can unlock special items for sale by the guild vendor. The previously reported Snail Pet is no longer listed among the guild vendor's wares (hopefully it will become available by some other means). However, an Armadillo Pup has been added and the Dark Phoenix Hatchling remains available. Below are the respective guild achievements and costs associated with these pets:

As we understand the guild leveling system, the entire guild can contribute to unlocking the guild achievements. Once unlocked, any guild member (whether they contributed to a particular achievement or not) can purchase the respective rewards, provided they have the required funds (and reputation with the guild, where required).

Engineering Pets
Two previously datamined engineering pets, the Personal World Destroyer and the De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion are now showing up in the beta as recipes available from a trainer at level 475 engineering. They are currently bind on pickup, so only the engineer who creates them will be able to learn to summon them. This is only the beta, though, so it could possibly change before launch.

Archaeology Pets
It looks like there will be a few new pets attainable through the archaeology profession. Players will conduct research, digging for artifacts at various dig sites throughout the continents. Once enough study has been completed, they can "solve" their current project to piece together a surprise item, which might just include one of the following pets:

Reputation Reward Pets
The only new reputation reward pet we have seen yet is the Rustberg Gull. This pet has been updated to require honored status with Baradin's Wardens (Alliance) and 60 Tol Barad Commendations for purchase. The Horde faction associated with Tol Barad, Hellscream's Reach, does not currently have a quartermaster, but we are confident one will be added to make the gull pet available to Horde players.
Posted by Sateena
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