I realize that a lot of my recent posts have been Beta related. This is due in large part to having H DS on farm as well as the fact that I'm just loving the direction hunters are taking. No one has ever accused me of not having an opinion, or of hesitating to express it, and if I disagree with a decision by Blizz I will speak my mind. I do have to give them a huge amount of credit for what they are doing with hunters so far though. We need a few tweaks here and there but the trajectory is good. Amazing even and we all should be very happy.
K, got that out of the way. Now on to the new pets who've joined my Beta stables. Some are absolutely staying when Mop goes live. Some are definitely Beta only pets. Some are undecided. But here are the new kids for now:
Nangara: The first thing I do when MoP hits live will be to tame this tiger. I've been eagerly anticipating seeing her by my side since her gorgeous model was released at Blizzcon last year. I decided on her name a long time ago. There is a real life tigress in Nepal called Nangara who has hunted people for over ten years now. I watched a documentary on her and knew my future tiger had to have that name.
Nangara is a Bamboo Huntress found in the Bamboo Wilds of the Jade Forest. There are orange tigers all over but I had to have that particular type. If you can't tell already the bond was instant. Nangara is on track to take her place right up next to Dulcinea and Vixen as the Queens of my stable.
Rocksanne: Technically not a new pet, but she is new to my stables. Since cats lost their agi buff I needed a really good buff pet to deal with the epidemic of pre-made 85 monk gankers. A shale spider with the Kings buff plus web...plus the ability to make her Ferocity was too good to pass up. Surprisingly, I actually kind of adore her! Squees and all! Whether she makes it to live or not will depend on how the buffs are finalized but I'm enjoying her right now.
Sahar: I love this gorgeous vision of black sleekness. He is probably the most beautiful of the new MoP pets to me. The bond was instant and he will definitely have a place in my live stables.
Boarboela: I didn't want a porcupine. Then I was like, "OK I'll try out a blue one" then along came this pocket pint of sassiness and got me hook, line, and sinker. She's like my ferocious little lapdog. Who's bite is a whole lot worse than her bark. And she has an aoe stun! LOVE!! She is another definite for a live spot.
Guzou: As statues go I think he's gorgeous. As a pet? I'm still working that out. I'm trying to see him as an animated statue instead of actual beast and see if we can form a bond. With a brez (hello!! we have a brez!) he may end up too useful not to have. Time will tell what happens.
Kamehameha: His grumpy little face reminds me of the statues of Hawaiian Kings and warriors I grew up seeing so I named him after one. He has a stun that makes the target invulnerable to attack, sort of useless compared to other pet buffs, so Kam won't be hanging around for live. But at least I have a tame basilisk for a while!
Stella: 10% spell power plus water walking?? Hello OP buffs! I grew a lot more attached to her than I thought I would. She is beautiful in an eerie and strange way. I'm going to try out one of the new MoP water striders so am not sure if she will hang around but one of them will be. Water walking and a sp buff is way too good not have in your stables.
Bukko: His name is from the Old English word for He-Goat. The cool thing about Bukko is that he may actually not be brown. There's a bug that makes all goats in game appear brown and so maybe when it's fixed he'll change color? He has the pvp attack speed slow debuff, same as tallstriders and foxes. He is adorable but is a "maybe" once we know how the buffs and debuffs will be sorted out. He sure is awesome though! :)