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Naming Your Battle Pets In World of Warcraft

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by diablo343

I’ve been a proponent of naming all of my pets. Now, I currently have 486, so I haven’t named every one of them. What I have been able to do is name all of my level 25 pets, to which I currently have 140. WoWScrnShot_102013_125040To name this many pets, I’ve had to employ a number of techniques for original names. Here is a few I use.

  • Clever Names – These are names that it might take the average player a few seconds to notice a relation between the name and pet. Examples: Bat named Man, Sandy Petrel named Gulliver and Westfall Chicken named Chauntecleer.
  • Pop Culture References – These are the most common of my names. They’re pets named after video game characters, actors, musicians, songs, ect. Examples: Emerald Turtle named Trejo, Proto-Drake Whelp named Protoman and Arcane Eye named Leela.
  • Podcasters – I’ve named quite a few pets after some of my favorite podcasters. Examples – Harpy Youngling named Freck, Little Fawn named Randy (Sklar) and Scourged Whelpling named JRY.
  • Pornstars – It’s no secret, I’m a fan of boobies. Therefore, I’ve named a number of my pets after some of my favorite pornstars. Examples: Anubisath Idol named Talore, Mr. Grubs named Couture and Nexus Whelpling named Poppens.
  • Random Words – This is my favorite. I was at my parents’ house a couple weeks ago and I was getting behind in naming my pets. So as we sat there talking, I was naming pets after random words that came up in conversation. Examples: Lil’ Bad Wolf named Seven, Mini Mindslayer named Thick and Snarly named Rock.
  • Comedians – I’m a huge comedy nerd, so I’ve named a few after some of my favorite stand-up comdeians. Examples: Chrominius named Demetri, Ghostly Skull named Leary and Harbinger of Flame named Benson.
  • Way Too Common – These are names that are obvious. I try to avoid them, but sometimes it easier to give in and just use them. Examples: Darkmoon Blimp named Goodyear,  Crow named Murder and Kun-Lai Runt named Smash.
  • Related Named Pets – These are groups of 2-5 pets that all have related names. Examples – My group of Pandaren Spirits are named Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde, I have an H.P. Lovecraft team (see photo above): Death Talon Whelpguard named Nyarlathotep, Snake named Yig and Tiny Bog Beast named Yog Sothoth and have three pets named after the hosts of The Caustic Soda Podcast: Stone Armadillo named Toren, Tideskipper named Fulghum and Wolpertinger named Leeson.

My Average Day

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , on October 1, 2013 by diablo343

I log in as my Druid and check the mailbox. I collect the unsold items and money from the last time I played. I check for a pet XP buff and if I don’t have one present, I use a biscuit and equip my Safari hat. If I have less than 3 biscuits left, I grab the beast of fable quests and defeat them as I go, if I still have plenty I head for my first stop.

The Thundering Pandaren Spirit Tamer is stop #1. I use this strategy on him. Usually choosing a pet at or below level 23.

The next stop is Courageous Yon and this strategy. I use two level 24 pets, if I have them, or one that’s 23 or below.

Then I’m off to the Burning Pandaren Spirit Tamer. He goes down with this strategy. This one occasionally has to be tried more than once, depending on whether or not Harbinger of Flame‘s Jab misses at all. Slotting in one level 18 to 23 pet as my third.

Now I take the short flight to Seeker Zushi and take him out like this. Using most pets above like level 5 as my carry pet.

After this I head in the direction of Aki the Chosen and Derfus’ strategy for defeating him. Another level 23 or lower pet gaining a big chunk of XP here.

Southward I travel to Mo’ruk and defeat him like this. This strategy allows for any level pet to be used. Then it’s onward to Jade Forest…

…and Hyuna of the Shrines. She’s defeated with this strategy. Once again, any level pet works here.

Either after defeating her or Nutin, the last and in my opinion hardest of the Beasts of Fable, I’ll hearth back to the shrine and turn in my quests and take the portal to Stormwind. In a normal day I will get one class specific Flawless Battle-Stone and every other day I get a pet.

I hit the auction house and list anything that didn’t sell from the previous day and any pets I may have acquired from today’s rounds. The Pandaren Spirits sell well on my server, netting me around 1500-2000g. The Pandas will typically bring in around 500-800g. Then I check for any pets I don’t own. I have a list in Auctionator that searches for ones I’m missing and a note pad on my desk with the lowest price I’ve seen them listed for. Occasionally, I’ll find a deal that I can’t pass up. For example, today I got Lumpy for 700g. According to my notepad, the previous lowest price I’ve seen him for was 3500g. On most days this will be the end of my Warcraft day.

If I want to play some more, there are a number if things I might do. First of which would be switching to my Mage, currently level 87, and go around and level a few lower level pets on the tamers in Outland. Then either quest with him or go to the more difficult tamers, the ones in Northrend and Cataclysm zones, the ones that are harder to carry pets on.

I’ll also work on collecting more Raiding With Leashes pets. I have most of them, but duplicates sell pretty well, and it helps me afford some of the higher priced pets I’m missing. While running these old raids, I only collect green gear, cloth and money. The green pieces get disenchanted and sold as materials and the cloth gets turned into bags and listed.

P.S. While writing this, I sold a Sunfur Panda for 900g.

How Come? (Pet Edition)

Posted in WoW with tags , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by diablo343

How come…

When I’m playing as a class with a pet (Hunter, Mage, Warlock, Death Knight) and I die, my pet disappears.  But when I kill an enemy that has a pet their pet stays and continues to attack me?

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