I’ve just posted a long-delayed update to Warcraft Mounts. A huge, huge thanks to everyone who wrote to ask me if there was a problem and what you could do to help. I really appreciate your thoughts and I’m sorry I couldn’t respond to all of you.
So, what was updated tonight?
So. I appear to be participating in NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month – this year.
The basic idea behind NaNoWriMo is to write a 50k word novel during the month of November. Because so many people participate, it’s a great way to keep your enthusiasm up for at least an entire 30 days – which is actually plenty of time to get a (very rough) first draft done.
… Or so I am told. I’ve never managed it myself. Which is why I’m participating this year.
During the Class Talent panel at BlizzCon today, Blizzard revealed that in the next expansion (Mists of Pandaria, aka MoP) hunters will be able to choose the pet talent tree – Cunning, Ferocity, or Tenacity – for each pet. In other words, you can have a Ferocity Bear or a Cunning Cat or … well, whatever else you like.
Now this came up as an aside while they were discussing the changes to the hunter talents and it’s not entirely clear how this is going to work out exactly. But I guess we’ll find out!
So … err … I changed my mind and decided to move the book-review type books backs to the Dark Urban Fantasy blog. I am changing a few things about the way that site works and decided that it would be easier to handle that here and pure WoW, MMO, and general tech posts here.
Sorry about any confusion!
I present for your consideration the Time-Twisted Nightsaber, a new level 85 non-elite cat that occurs in the Patch 4.3 End Time dungeon.
This cat actually represents not one but two new tameable pet looks: white with stripes and white with spots, and both of them are shiny with glowing red eyes, much like the Cursed Offspring of Har’koa.
This cat occurs in two different colors and does not switch between them. In other words, if you tame one with stripes you will always have one with stripes. The spotted and striped versions are technically different creatures (different IDs), they just happen to have the same name.