Monday, July 30, 2012

#46 Pets in the Beta

Alludra discusses pets in the Mysts of Pandaria beta and has a quick rundown of the battle system.

Alludra the mage here, crazy pet lady of World of Warcraft!

I am getting asked a lot of questions about the beta, and since MOP is coming out soon, I thought I would help clear some stuff up about what we know.

Pet battles are easy, fun, and totally worth the short quest chain it takes to unlock all the abilities that you will need! The beta has totally taken over my wow time, much to my raid team's annoyance. (What? Like you never forgot to gem/reforge??)

Tamable pets level by zone, this means that the higher leveled zones are going to have higher leveled wild pets, making this a viable side event to go along with leveling! But this also means the low level zones are going to be packed with people who are also starting out. (I used the beta to figure out where to go and what to do come launch! The first few days were craaaazy!)

Finally, sticking with only one pet and focusing on only it to 25 is a bad idea. You may want to pick a favorite of each type (Arcane, Beast, Critter, Dragon, Fire, Flying, Humanoid, Mechanical, Undead, Water) to be covered for any occasion. Yes folks that's 10 types! But totally worth it to be prepaired for all eventualities.

Well that's all I have time for! Now back to the beta!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

#45 Tiny Sporebat

How to get the tiny sporebat pet in World of Warcraft, and how rep grinds can be easy!

Alludra the mage here, helping you get the pets now because the battles are coming soon!

A burning crusade pet that I have a soft spot for is the tiny spore bat. You can get this guy for 30 glowcaps from Mycah the Sporeggar Quartermaster located

in Zangermarsh. You know what that means? yup, it's a rep grind!


I know I know, but hey, rep grinds are something to do right? Now the Spoeggar faction is actually quite easy to grind up. You do the quests given by the Sporeggar people in their home, which is conveniently named after them. Then I just ran the Underbog, soloing it and picking all the sanguine hibiscus that I could find, and turning stacks of five in at a time until I got exalted. There are other quests and such, but I really found this to be the easiest and most enjoyable way.

A fun bonus of running the Underbog? You gain rep via mob and boss kills with the Cenarion Expedition. Now these guys don't have a pet, but they do have a pretty nifty mount! You know, if you like that sort of thing!

Also, you might have heard me mention glowcaps? Well the Sporeggar don't take normal money, instead you have to gather glowing mushrooms from all over Zangermarsh to use as their currency. It's just a shame that you can't really grind the rep that easily!

Friday, July 6, 2012

RIFT #02 Spot

How to get Spot, an average looking kitty with such an amazing artifact lead in!

Alludra the Telarian mage here, and if you haven't been paying attention I like pets!
anyway if you see me in game then you will know that running around collecting shinies is one of my dear passions, and since it gets you pets, I see no reason to stop!

One of the cutest pets I have seeing in a while is spot! An adorable white cat with gray spots. You get this pet by completing the artifact set Rorf collection; awesome reward
No, I didn't make that up.

The items that make up this set are well worth looking up! I don't want to spoil it for you guys, because the tooltips are half the fun, but they had me laughing for a while! These awesome items seem to be mostly found in the Drought lands, a level 36-44 zone, so get back there if you passed it!

Now to actually try this fishing wait, SHINY!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

#44 Phoenix Hatchling

How to get your own Phoenix hatching, aka the original fire bird!

Alludra the mage here, helping you get the pets without all the work.

One pet I have been hearing a lot about lately is the Phoenix hatchling. It seems everyone wants this little guy lately, and I know just where to get him!

You have to go all the way to the Isle of Quel'Danas and get to the end of the 5 man instance Magisters' Terrace (MGT). He only drops off the last boss, Kael'thas Sunstrider, the man who proves that tempest keep and apparent death is merely a setback!

The great thing about the phoenix hatchling is that it drops in both normal and heroic modes, so you don't have to be content with one run a day! It actually has a fairly decent drop rate too! So it shouldn't take all that long to farm him up. According to wow head, there's actually little difference in the drop rates between the two modes.

Finally some good news!

This instance is also pretty easily solo able, you can avoid most of the trash taking on only the bosses and the mobs that you feel are necessary. Even as a mage I find it pretty easy to waltz right on through, but then, I'm not exactly known for my survival instincts!