I am not at BlizzCon, nor will I be at BlizzCon. (And perhaps that’s for the best — I still have tons more work to do on Petopia before Tuesday!) I just thought I’d better mention that, just in case anyone thought I’d gotten to go to BlizzCon. Not like I’m disappointed that I couldn’t or anything … *sigh*
Anyway, in the meantime, here’s a whole bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to share!
By the way, it looks like Pike has her own domain now! (One wonders what odd beast lives at the .com version of that domain … )
Znodis at The Mystic Hunter wrote a really nice summary of the considerations that go into choosing stamina or armor for your pet. (He also wrote a great summary of Brewfest that illuminates one of the several reasons I didn’t say a word about that holiday this year.)
Big Red Kitty has been keeping up the whole pets in beta movie thing. In fact he’s posted so many that I’m not going to list them. Just head over there and poke around. (He also has a really cute little rhino shirt up for sale now. What is it with rhinos? Why does everyone love them so?)
Similarly, I marked about 80 billion posts from Drotara at Less QQ, More Pew Pew to share, but rather than post them all I should probably just send you over there to read everything Drotara wrote about upcoming changes to the hunter class. Oh, and definitely check out the Lock and Load hunter podcast by Drotara and Lassirra (from The Hunter’s Mark) just as soon as it’s out. (I wish it was out now.)
Too Many Annas has a great list of resources for Patch 3.0 and WotLK. (And no, I’m not posting it just because I’m on it! *grin*)
There’s a nice, detailed article on steady shot about how to choose your pets for WotLK. The closer we get to the new pet system, the less I can decide what pets I want on which hunters, so this kind of analysis is always welcome.
Speaking of analysis, Nassira from diaries of a marksman hunter has compiled a list of pets and abilities with notes about their potential uses. “Personal opinion only,” she says, but this is the kind of structured opinion that really gets the interesting discussion ball rolling.
Speaking of the new pet system — and what else do we talk about these days? — ihlos has opened a nicely targeted blog called Big Red Rhino that focuses specifically on Tenacity pets. In addition to lots of useful info, he also is developing a section on ‘pet feats‘, equivalent to guild boss down records. When you tank a difficult mob with your pet, he want to know about it! (Personally, I think that’s pretty cool idea.)
And on a completely different topic, here we have an entrant for the most amusingly large bugged pet, courtesy of batgrl at Warcraft and Other Hooha (who had better update her FAQ about how she ended up with that domain sometime soon!).
Autumn from Grumble N Autumn has a great picture of what a ‘Dark Ranger’ undead hunter hero class might look like. This has been one of my recurring fantasies for a hero class for a long time, as it happens.
That’s it for now. Enjoy!