Petopia Updated for Patch 5.0

Petopia is theoretically updated for Patch 5.0.4 now, although I am already aware of a whole bunch of fiddling little issues I need to fix. Still, it should cover the basics. At least long enough for me to log in and tame a fen strider …

(If you see an error, please post a comment in the Corrections thread on the forums.)

Sadly, Warcraft Mounts is not updated yet. That’s next on my list.

And may I say again that I owe a huge debt to the entire Petopia community for gathering and organizing so much data! And especially to Wain for making sure I actually did something with all that data, even if he had to do it for me. <grin>

Followup to the Followup

Pro tip: Do not post a nice *Updated* notice on your website and then disappear for a month.

So recovering from this damned surgery is taking me much longer than I anticipated … and it’s mostly my fault. The surgical incision is healing up nicely – no trouble there – but I keep doing stupid things that end me up back in bed for days at a time.

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Surgery Followup

Warning: This post gets just a little graphic when discussing the details of my surgery.

As I mentioned in my last post, I was scheduled for surgery at the end of June to remove the cancerous tumor in my leg. I thought the couple of you who were interested might want an update.

(That’s gentle sarcasm, by the way. I was blown away by how many people commented, posted, and e-mailed with their kind thoughts and well-wishes. I’ve tried to take a pretty equanimous approach to this whole cancer thing, but when it gets overwhelming I take comfort from all the wonderful, generous people who have sent their support.)

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MoP: New Pet Families

I had intended to post something cute about porcupines until I was distracted by silkworms, but the most recent beta build (15689) is so full of amazing hunter pet news that I’m just going to skip all the adorable and go straight to the awesome.

New pet families. Fen Striders. Basilisks. Goats. Quilen. Plus Cranes and Porcupines, which were probable shoe-ins for new pet families.

But in case you missed the important part, let me repeat:

Basilisks. Fen Striders. Goats.


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