Thursday, May 5, 2011

furry friends

An unexpected change happened to the game with 4.1. I don't even remember reading about it, but pets no longer disappear when we log out or die.

Er, they do sometimes, but for the most part companion pets persist.

Which means, naturally, that we see a lot more pets in the raid. I'm changing my pets around, deciding which one I feel like for the night, or even for the fight (I like summoning my macaw when we get to the ship in Deadmines).

I've noticed that a lot of other people are doing the same. It's added a new flavor to the game, since pets are fun and seeing what other pets people have and choose is interesting. I /dance with a moonkin hatchling, cheer when someone's XT stomps a train, and click on the Wolpertinger until it makes the cooing noises.

I like it! Have your remembered to love your furry friends lately?


  1. It has some unexpected consequences. I had my guild page out, logged out and he was there when I logged back in. I dismissed him, then had one of those moments and wanted him back, but the timer had been reset from when I logged in.

  2. I was wondering why my guild page kept showing up every time I logged in even though I hadn't summoned him! I guess I should make sure to switch to another pet I like at the opportune times.

  3. Saunder, welcome back!

    I'm surprised that the guild page works like that, considering it's on a cooldown. But that's neat, cause he's still a fun guy to have running around all the time.

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  5. Thanks ;) Apparently I am more Gen-Y than I had previously figured as blogging is not a predominantly Gen-X characteristic :D

    He is certainly one of my more fun 'pets' especially for guild runs and screenshots.

    And I can't spell, hence the deleted comment. lol

  6. I've really enjoyed the change to pets! I've seen a lot more of them in raids, and have rediscovered some old favorites, myself. :)