3.30.2013

cuteness overload

Kaleb helped me get the best thing in the world tonight. After months of watching for the rare guy to spawn, I finally have the Panflute of Pandaria. I've already had some fun with it :) It has a 15% chance to drop off Moldo One-Eye in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

You may be wondering, why is this the best thing in the world? Well, when you play the flute it will cause nearby critters to follow you for 15 minutes! Its cooldown? ONE MINUTE. *dies* They do disappear when you mount up, but that is the price you pay for cuteness. As far as I can tell, there isn't a limit on how many critters will follow you, but I only tried it a few times.

thank you sooooo much :)
Look at all the butterflies! Eeeee!

3.26.2013

Pajama Transmog Featurette‏

Ailsi and Skold leveled to 90 together a few weeks ago and are now well on their way to obtaining all of the epic gear through loads of dungeons, raids and pajama parties. Okay okay I'm kidding about the pj parties, but you can't honestly tell me that these two gear sets don't look like pajamas--because it's all I can think about when I see them. Ailsi has them transmoged, but Skold doesn't like green so she's just modeling them for this blog.

pretty Ailsi
Though it is hard to see in this screenshot, Ailsi is wearing a cool little eyepatch. It is the Netherstrom Eye Patch and can be obtained from doing the quest "Sabotage the Warp-Gate!" in Netherstrom. Both ally and horde can do this quest. Aside from the eye patch, the mantle is the only other thing that is not part of the Embrace of the Viper set. The Broadleaf Mantle can be obtained from doing the Alliance quest "The Lost Gem" in Ashenvale. Though not a perfect match for this set, it is the best I've seen for it yet. Horde can get these shoulders (Manager's Mantle) from the quest "Management Material" in Ashenvale.

Embrace of the Viper-Purple and gold leather Set-Drops off bosses in Wailing Caverns*except gloves
Chest~Armor of the Fang~42% chance to drop off Lord Pythas.
Waist~Belt of the Fang~28% chance to drop off Lady Anacondra.
Legs~Leggings of the Fang~29% chance to drop off Lord Cobrahn.
Feet~Footpads of the Fang~21% chance to drop off Lord Serpentis.
*Hands~Gloves of the Fang~2% chance to drop off the Druids of the Fang

probably one of my favorite screenshots
silly Skold
Arachnidian Regalia (Recolor)-Green, gold and purple cloth Set-Drops off bosses in Wailing Caverns
Though there are quite a few different pieces of gear that this set is interchangeable with, I'm just going to go through the set I have, which is the above set. I didn't do any farming for this set as I was lucky enough to find it all ridiculously cheap on the auction house...I'm not really surprised at the prices either. There is a teal sister set to this one that is prettier and also cloth, but lacks a helm and shoulders. The following items in this set have a terrible drop rate of .5% or less from the Burning Crusade dungeons and raids: Eldr'naan HoodEldr'naan ShoulderpadsEldr'naan JerkinEldr'naan Pants, Eldr'naan Boots, and Eldr'naan Gloves. The Hibernal Sash has a .1% droprate off mobs in the Badlands. You are better off checking the auction house to see if anyone is selling them.

love the design on the back, and you can barely tell that the legs are open on the sides
These sets make me giggle, but I love the detail in them. The purple set is my favorite out of all three. I wish I would have gotten the teal set instead of this one, I think I would have played around with transmogging that one. Hope everyone is having a wonderful time in WoW! Posts to come will include, screenshot of the week, top 5 favorite dungeons and something about daily quests--maybe.
~N

3.12.2013

Cinder Kitten Winner AND Beasts of Fable rundown

The little cinder kitten that needs a home goes to Geezix. You should have received your kitten already :)

In really tiny print you can see, #4 wins!
Thank you to everyone who participated :) After thinking about this for a week, I've decided that my favorite pet family is the Aquatics. I love how their abilities differ so much from pet to pet. Take for example a mirror strider, an emerald turtle and snarly (a croc). All aquatic but all very different. The mirror strider has a heal, a weather buff and is hella awesome against elementals with pump and water jet. The turtle has a nice defense ability, a heal, and has something to kick butt against flyers, critters, undead and elemental--talk about well rounded. Finally, the croc is more like a beast, but he also has abilities that are good against elementals.

This week I will do a quick rundown of the Beasts of Fable. You aren't able to do the "Beasts of Fable" quest until you have beaten Aki the Chosen. Which means you need to have beaten all the other tamers on Azeroth. Once you've done all that, horde can get the quest from Gentle San in Shrine of Two Moons and alliance can obtain the quest from Sara Finkleswitch in Shrine of Seven Stars. As long as you have a team of 25s defeating the beasts of fable won't be too bad. After reading my other posts, you all probably know that my preferred method is to use the +50% attack pet vs the opposing pet. That goes for this as well, but you might not always have three of that pet family. In which case I try to use at least two +50% attack and maybe one +33% defense. There are ten beasts of fable in all and they are level 25 and have 4000-4400 health. The good news is that there is only one of them and three of you. Sometimes it only takes one of your 25s to beat them. I'd just like to point out that I used the level 25s that I had available to me, which is why sometimes the team make up isn't quite perfect. For example, I'd ideally like to use three mechanicals on the beasts but since I only have two I made adjustments. It is also entirely possible to do this quest with whatever level 25 team you have, it just might take a little bit longer and be a bit harder. Good luck!!

Skold hanging out with Nitun the Midnight Plunderer
Nitun of the Jade Forest (56,29) Critter level 25
I used two beasts and a humanoid to defeat him. Sometimes it just takes those two, sometimes this critter can be quite the jerk so you do need your third to get the last hit or two in. One of the harder beasts of fable, imo.

Ka'wi the Gorger of the Jade Forest (48,71) Critter level 25
You can defeat him quite fast if you get lucky with your hits, since he is a critter I used two beasts and a humanoid to defeat him.

Skitterer Xi'a of Krasarang Wilds (36,37) Aquatic level 25
Since I only have one level 25 flyer, I bring a flyer and two magic--since the magic have the defense buff against aquatic.

Greyhoof of Valley of the Four Winds (25, 78) Beast level 25
To defeat Greyhoof I use  Two mechanicals and a flyer.

Lucky Yi of Valley of the Four Winds (39,44) Critter level 25
Since this is the third critter I've encountered on the Beasts of Fable quest I use the same team as Nitun. Two beasts and a humanoid.

Skold again chilling with No-No under her umbrella. 
No-No of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms (11,70) Aquatic level 25
Use the same team as you do for Skitterer Xi'a. A flyer and two magic. Just want to say that this little one is probably the cutest you get to battle ^_~

Gorespine of the Dread Wastes (26,50) Beast level 25
Same team as the other beasts already defeated at this point--two mechanicals and a flyer.

Ti'un the Wanderer of Townlong Steppes (72,79) Aquatic level 25
Same team as the other aquatics already defeated by this point--a flyer and two magic.

Kafi of Kun-Lai Summit (35,56) Beast level 25
Again, as a beast you'll want to use two mechanicals and a flyer. I found this to be another hard one. He hits like a truck and can stun so be prepared for that.

Dos-Ryga of Kun-Lai Summit (67,84) Aquatic level 25
Unlike the other aquatics, the team of a flyer with two magic doesn't work the best; I realized this after using that team for the fourth time. It is doable with two magic, but the spell that Dos-Ryga favors is a dragonkin spell so it eats up the magic pets. If you can, use three flyers. If not, just use whatever you have that isn't magic or elemental.

Mozi, the Red Panda
Why do this quest? Simply because you get a super adorable Red Panda the first time you do it!! After that it becomes an account daily quest where you are awarded the Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies which has a chance to contain one of three other pandas, fun silly items, and battle stones. If the pandas aren't enough, I hear that the bag has a pretty large chance to drop those battle stones. The pandas in the bag are able to be traded once equipped and put in a box so that is a bonus if you get multiple drops of the same one. The Red Panda however, is not able to be traded. I hope this guide and the other pet battle guides in this series were helpful.

~Nichole

3.05.2013

Grand Master Pet Tamers Pt. 2+Giveaway now OPEN

This is the fourth and final installment of my Pet Battle blog series. All of the following teams are level 25. I  hope these posts have been helpful to you. Make sure you check out the end of the post for the giveaway. One lucky winner will walk away with a super adorable cinder kitten.

Remember to refer to the "My Pet Battle Team" tab above if you are wondering why I'm using a specific pet.

Pandaria
Courageous Yon of Kun-Lai Summit (35.8, 73.6)
He's a little bit hard to find because he's in a cave. Yon's team is composed of a flyer, a critter and a beast so you'll want to bring a magic, a beast and a mechanical

Wastewalker Shu of the Dread Wastes (55.0, 37.6)
Bring an aquatic, a flyer and a mechanical to beat Shu's team. He has an elemental, an aquatic and a beast. 

Mo'ruk of Krasarang Wilds (62.2, 45.8)
This silly hozen has a flyer, a beast and an aquatic. You'll need a magic, a mechanical and a flyer to defeat this team. 

Hyuna of the Shrines in The Jade Forest (48.0, 54.0)
She has the same team make up as Mo'ruk--a flyer, a beast and an aquatic. So bring your magic, mechanical and flyer team. 

Seeker Zusshi of Townlong Steppes (36.2, 52.2)
Zusshi has a critter, an elemental and an aquatic. Make sure to bring a beast, an aquatic and a flyer

Farmer Nishi of the Valley of Four Winds (45.0, 43.6)
Bring two aquatics and a mechanical to this battle to defeat Nishi's team of two elementals and a beast. 

Aki the Chosen of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms (67.6, 40.8)
Aki is the last Grand Master Pet Tamer. Her battle is very hard. She has a critter, a dragonkin and an aquatic. You will need a beast, a humanoid and a flyer. This battle is hard solely because of the dragonkin's weather ability Call Lightning. Pretty much if you don't get the first or second hits in (hopefully big hits) you might not do very well the rest of the match... but if you have the team above you should be alright. I won't lie though this is, and for good reason, the hardest Grand Master. 

Spirit Tamers
Burning Pandaren Spirit found in Townlong Steppes (57, 42.2)
This team is composed of an elemental, a dragonkin and a flyer. Bring an aquatic, a humanoid and a magic

Flowing Pandaren Spirit found in the Dread Wastes (61.2, 87.4)
You'll want to bring a flyer, a beast and an aquatic to defeat the Flowing Pandaren spirit's team of an aquatic, a critter, and an elemental. 

Whispering Pandaren Spirit found in the Jade Forest (28.8, 36)
This team is made up of a critter, a dragonkin and an elemental. You'll really be glad you leveled that humanoid up ;) Anyway, you will want a beast, a humanoid and an aquatic.

You have a chance to get this pet in a Sack after completing the Whispering Pandaren Spirit's quest daily
Thundering Pandaren Spirit found in Kun-Lai Summit (64.8, 93.6) 
Bring an aquatic, a beast and a mechanical to defeat the Thundering Pandaren Spirit's team of an elemental, a critter and a beast. 

Darkmoon Faire
We all know that the first full week of the month, the Darkmoon Faire comes to Azeroth. Jeremy Feasel comes with the fair and has a daily pet battle quest for you. His team is composed of a mechanical, a beast and a magic. You will need to bring an elemental, a mechanical and a dragonkin to beat him. This battle is very very hard. The beast hits like a truck...oh and he throws bananas. 

Cinder Kitten Needs Home

And now for the part everyone has been looking forward to--the giveaway. It will be conducted through the comment section of this blog. To enter, answer the following question: "Which pet family is your favorite and why?" 

The contest will go from 3/5/13 to 3/12/13 with the winner being announced Tuesday evening. Only one entry per person, US realms only with an active World of Warcraft subscription. I will be using the WoW /roll system to find the winner based on the number of entries. One lucky winner will get to take home the super adorable cinder kitten. 

Good luck!
~Nichole