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Goodbye Doobjanka... We'll Miss You

January 05, 2016
Goodbye Doobjanks... We'll Miss You!

It is with heavy heart that we say farewell to Curtis Mueller (a.k.a Doobjanka), WarcraftPets' community leader for the past 6+ years.

It was 2009 when Doobjanka joined the WarcraftPets team. He'd caught my eye as our leading pet collector for many months. As I got to know him, I knew he'd be the perfect candidate to lead our growing community.

Big Shoes to Fill
Throughout the years, Doobjanka has accomplished much for WarcraftPets. He initially signed on to field questions and account-related issues, but he's achieved so much more than that throughout his tenure.

Doobjanka ran our site contests, manned our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and helped manage our forums.

Later he would host our BlizzCon Meet-and-Greets solo, always eager to engage fans of the site in person. His passion for pets was grand – he could talk for hours on the subject and tell engaging stories about his adventures. He knew WoW pets like the back of his hand.

But Doobjanka's greatest legacy is something he did all on his own. In 2012, he created the WarcraftPets family of guilds. He recognized the need to bring fans of the site together in-game and took it upon himself to make that happen. Without Doobjanka, guilds like WarcraftPets, Magical Menagerie, Pet Peeves, Littlest Pet League and Dead Mole Society wouldn't exist today.

A Heartfelt Goodbye
While I'm saddened by his decision to step down, I completely understand and applaud his choice. He's ready to move on and enjoy other aspects of his life. I know that if he approaches those things with even half the enthusiasm and optimism that he brought to WarcraftPets, he'll be wildly successful.

If you'd like to say your own goodbye to Doobjanka, feel free to do so in his goodbye post in our forums, or leave a comment below. I know we'll all miss him.

New Volunteers Welcome
For the time being, I'll be covering for Doobjanka in the spare time I have. But I'd love to bring on another volunteer to take up the cup of being WarcraftPets' new community leader full time.

If you're interested in becoming WarcraftPets' new community leader, keep watching our news feed. Within the next week or two we'll post details about the position and how you can apply.
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Top RaterPhaedra 
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It's hard to imagine Warcraft Pets without Doobjanka. He was always someone I admired. His attitude towards other collectors and willingness to help left a huge imprint on me. I wish you so much luck and joy in your future endeavors!

Jan 5, 2016 at 3:07pm | Edits: 0 | Gilneas-US | Pets: 796 Compare collections | Score: 4401
Top RaterMilotha 
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Good luck in your future endeavors and thanks for all your hard work.

Jan 10, 2016 at 11:08am | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 915 Compare collections | Score: 5471
Top RaterAdumbledore 
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I hope that you and your new wife enjoy a lifetime of happiness together!  :D



Thank you for everything that you've done for our pet battling community.  The time and effort you put into everything pet-related is simply astounding and we honestly cannot thank you enough for that.  Best of luck to you and your new wife (and get her to start playing WoW soon!  Entice her with the pets.  lol).

Jan 10, 2016 at 10:16am | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-US | Pets: 944 Compare collections | Score: 5642
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I am really new to this and would not have done as much without your help. Thank you for compiling all this! Have fun in your new endeavors!

Jan 9, 2016 at 2:45pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 729 Compare collections | Score: 4176
Site MVPKhlammy 
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Thanks for everything, Doobjanka. You did so much!

Jan 9, 2016 at 11:16am | Edits: 0 | Lothar-US | Pets: 1009 Compare collections | Score: 6032
Top RaterSayulita 
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Congratulations on your good news! All the best to you and yours!

    Although I've never had direct contact with you, I appreciate the tremendous amount of work you've put into Warcraft Pets. It has meant a lot to me to have this site, it has been an inspiration to me to keep going, after guilds and guildmates gradually fell away from the game.   

     Thank you!

Jan 8, 2016 at 10:19am | Edits: 0 | Steamwheedle Cartel-US | Pets: 734 Compare collections | Score: 4386
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Thanks for everything and best of luck in whatever you choose to do in the future.

Jan 7, 2016 at 12:00pm | Edits: 0 | Trollbane-US | Pets: 982 Compare collections | Score: 5871
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Good luck with whatever it is you'll undertake next and you will be missed by the pet community.  Bye and take care :) *wave*

Jan 7, 2016 at 10:51am | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 805 Compare collections | Score: 4815
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just wanted to say, will miss you but hope your future is bright and hopefully you will be back.

Jan 7, 2016 at 6:18am | Edits: 0 | Nagrand-EU | Pets: 804 Compare collections | Score: 4673
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Whaaaat??? Awwwww :( :( :(

Though I understand that choosing RL is a priority, but I'm still a bit sad to lose such a member...

Good luck to You!

Jan 7, 2016 at 3:51am | Edits: 0 | Alonsus-EU | Pets: 780 Compare collections | Score: 4174
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While I don't know you nearly as well as many others here, I have always been so impressed by your sense of your humor, kindness, dedication and general even-keeled approach when we have interacted.


Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! My wishes for great happiness for you both, and hope to see you both in game eventually. If your future wife, ever needs a spare tank, healer or whatever to help through dungeon runs (although I'm sure she'll never run short), I'd love to help.

Jan 6, 2016 at 11:37am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 868 Compare collections | Score: 5187
Top RaterLokiluna 
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Your pet wisdom will be missed. I will rename my Panda after you, to hopefully keep your wisdom near me. And because I do not have a pet NELF. :) Have a happy healthy life friend.

Jan 6, 2016 at 3:53am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 842 Compare collections | Score: 5021
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You will be missed, Doob. ALWAYS welcome to come back if you ever wanted to.

Jan 6, 2016 at 3:49am | Edits: 0 | Gnomeregan-US | Pets: 662 Compare collections | Score: 3961
Site MVPZiboo 
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Thank you for all you've done.  You'll be missed!

Jan 6, 2016 at 1:32am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 805 Compare collections | Score: 4806
Top RaterLocalust 
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I have enjoyed picking your brain over the years in all things WoW pets, as well as other things WoW-Lore-related. Your enthusiasm was very infectious and I hope you carry the same excitement to your next endevor! 


~~Loca, simply Loca~~

Jan 6, 2016 at 12:58am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-US | Pets: 971 Compare collections | Score: 5789
Site MVPRhapture 
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I will definitely miss seeing your friendly posts and news on here.  It won't be the same without you.   I hope you still stay in the community on a casual basis, but wish you the best in whatever you do. :)

Jan 6, 2016 at 12:10am | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 1004 Compare collections | Score: 5999
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Good Luck and Best Wishes.


And a big Heartfelt Thank You for all you have done. :D

Jan 5, 2016 at 10:56pm | Edits: 0 | Crushridge-US | Pets: 909 Compare collections | Score: 5436
Site AdminQuintessence 
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It was an honor to work with you Doobjanka!


Thank you for your dedication, and for helping the community grow into the wonderful group of people that it is today.


You will be greatly missed. Don't be a stranger! Drop a few words of wisdom on the forums every now and then. :)

Jan 5, 2016 at 10:27pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 1028 Compare collections | Score: 6147
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Sorry to hear of your departure, and I hope you have lots of success in your future endeavors.

Jan 5, 2016 at 9:57pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 715 Compare collections | Score: 4023
Top RaterAmritasya 
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Thanks for all your work and inspirations!

Wishing you the very best whatever your next journey may be.

Jan 5, 2016 at 9:50pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 742 Compare collections | Score: 4437
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