Monday, December 24, 2012

#63 Blizzard Store

A sale is going on at the blizzard store until January 1st! Now's the best time to get that pet lover that pet they have been eyeing on the cheap! 

Alludra the Mage here helping you get the pets for your eventual takeover of Azeroth!

It's Winterveil! You may be looking for that perfect gift for that special pet collector. So if you are looking for a special gift for a friend, look no further then the blizzard pet store.  Why? Because they are all half off until January 1st!

The plushy pets an the Cinder Kitten are not included in the sale.

Remember, before you buy one of these cute little guys, head on over to the armory and make sure the recipient doesn't already have the pet you are thinking of gifting. I mean, if you have the tools, why not make sure you are completing their collection? 

Monday, December 17, 2012

#62 Blackwing Lair

More on old raids and new pets! This week we trek into Blackwing Lair, home of many beasties that were, before 5.1, completely unsoloable!

(Image incoming due to stupid low drop rate on *one* pet!)

Alludra the Mage here helping you find all the cool pets!

Let's talk about more raid pets! This time in Blackwing Lair, which is a bit more tricky to solo!

BWL is another raid that requires an attunement. Don't have it? kill mobs outside the BRS portal until they drop the quest giving item 'Blackhand'sCommand' then run upper black rock spire and complete the quest by touching the orb behind the last boss.

I have found that currently you need to do this to zone in. If you try to use the portal to the raid at the end of the instance, you will have to be in a raid group.

Okay we are now what?

The Broodloard Lashlayer, you know that fun boss just after the suppression room, drops the Death Talon Whelpguard.

And finally, Chromaggus drops Chrominius. Make sure you pick up some hourglass sand. Trust me on this.

Razorgore is still tricky, but thanks to Blizzard is now totally soloable. You just have to drop the mind control to kill the mobs. It's time consuming, but you can do it! me on the hourglass sand...yeah...

Monday, December 10, 2012

#61 Molten Core

Pets are in raids now! But don't worry! You can totally solo Molten Core!!

Alludra the Mage here, helping you build your ultimate pet battle team!

So we can get pets in the wild, we can buy pets, and win them as prizes but now pets are found as boss drops! More specifically, raid boss drops!

Don't worry guys, these aren't exactly bleeding edge raids, in fact I'm talking about Molten Core.
There are three pets in the molten core, and sadly they aren't a guaranteed drop! So you might have to pull out those alts, luckily, the place is easily solo able on a level 85.

So who are you looking for? Well you want to start with Magmadar who drops the Corefire Imp, a humanoid pet!

Next I like to drop in on Golemagg the Incinerator, who has the elemental Ashstone Core.

Finally it's over to the Harbinger of Flame who drops another humanoid, Salfurion Harbinger!
   (Edit: I seem to have gotten these two reversed, the Sulfirion Harbringer drops the Harbringer of    
    flame! Totally my mistake, make fun of me at will!) 

If you are worried about mechanics of these fights, Blizzard assures us they have done what they can to make these raids more soloable, and by taking the 'be in a raid' requirement off these guys and letting you skip a fair amount of trash, I'm finding molten core a fun easy jaunt that takes under 30 minutes.

Unless I get lost. ...I tend to get lost a lot...

Unfortunately you still need to get attuned to the raid, so have fun running that last BRD.

Monday, December 3, 2012

#60 Battle Stones

Battlestones! What are they, where do they come from? Why don't I have more yet??


Alludra the Mage here dropping in from the sky to steal that pet!

5.1 has dropped. This patch has been a pet battler's dream with tons of new pets, new quests, and the best part pet battle stones!

These stones come in two types, polished battle stone and flawless. The polished battle stones will upgrade your pet to green quality, while the flawless battle-stones will upgrade your pet to rare quality!

Sounds awesome right? Well there's also the catch that most of these flawless battle stones are family specific, annnd they aren't that easy to find.  You see you can get them in battles if your team takes down pets with higher levels or they can be found in the satchel of goods from battle trainer dailies. Personally I haven't found one yet, but I've got patience.

I do hear that you can 'farm' up the stones you want in wild battles by picking the type of pet you want the stones for by battling them specifically, but as I said, I haven't gotten one myself so I am not sure how this works in action.

What I can say after buying over priced rocks on the AH and turning my gray minfernal into an amazing rare powerhouse is that they are totally worth it for those rare spawn pets whom you just can't seem to find a rare of!

But that still leaves a lot of my pets out in the cold so if you'll excuse me I have a lot more battling to do!