Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 38 years old. I spent about half the day thinking I was 39 until I sat down and did the math. But this is still better than last year, when I spent several months thinking I was only 36 instead of 37. Regardless, I’m getting up there.
I spent yesterday reading (In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix), playing WoW, and napping. My big accomplishment of the day: I finally got a second character to max level. Yes, I now have both a Horde and Alliance main at level 85.
This is why I’m not all that excited about the talent changes in the Mists of Pandaria expansion. Given the way I play, these are my choices, for every character from here on out.
Now admittedly I don’t vary my talent choices much right now, but at least I think about it sometimes.
I’m furiously flapping around the world (of Warcraft) right now talking to Candy Buckets to get Tricky Treats to turn in for a Feline Familiar mini-pet – all part of Hallow’s End.
And just now, the Candy Bucket at Splintertree Post in Ashenvale gave me a Sinister Squashling! I would be very excited … except that I already have a Sinister Squashling and the damned things are soulbound so I can’t send it to my up-and-coming blood elf hunter.
I was about to delete it to clear out the bag space when I suddenly remembered that as part of the BlizzCon announcement about Pokemon-style pet battles, Blizzard said that a bunch of mini-pets are going to become tradeable.
Now that may not apply to the Sinister Squashling … but just in case I think I will hold onto it for now. One bag slot is worth the possibility of my blood elf finally getting this slippery squash, I think.
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!