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Raiding the Screenshot Folder

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

With over 1500 screenshots saved to my WoW/Screenshots folder over the last 5 years, I decided to go back and pick out a few I haven’t yet shared on Mend Pet.  I’ve narrowed it down to 1% of my most interesting shots and posted them in chronological order!

Since it’s such a giant list of images, I’m adding a click-through for once.  So click and enjoy!

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Blood Queen Chandelier

Monday, March 15th, 2010

I don’t know who her decorator is, but I love what they’ve done with the place!

It’s amazing how much beautiful scenery is missed by never looking up or down.  Make sure you take some time to get a good look at new places!

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The Gift of Ideas: My Favourite Pet

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Syrana of Sideshow & Syrana has given me a wonderful Christmas present… a free blog topic!  The trend was originally sparked byTamarind at Righteous Orbs.  Here’s the idea:

I notice that it’s a season for gift-giving, mulled wine, the warm fuzzies and what not … and, putting aside my bah humbug inclinations, I got to thinking, well, how can we can spread a little festive love around here? And, given how connective blogs are and how much we like tagging each other to write things, I came up with a Cunning Plan…

It’s basically a blog-content gift exchange (and it really needs a catchier title), and here’s how it works. If you’d like to play, leave me a comment and in return I’ll give you a subject, or ask you a question … and then you go away and blog about it. It doesn’t have to be a whole blog post, this is meant to be low pressure gift-exchange, but, you know, a comment or a paragraph, or a corner of a post (or a full post, if you want to really indulge me, or feel inspired). And if I suggest something crap or boring in which you have no interest, you can look at it as the equivalent of a pair of novelty socks, say “thank you very much, Tam” and throw it away entirely, and I’ll pretend not to notice and make a mental note not to get you novelty socks next year….

And then, if you feel like it, you can throw it open on your own blog, inviting people to comment if they’re will to blog on a subject of your choosing….

If you’d really like, you can comment here and I’ll try my best to come up with a topic for you to write about.  But I warn you – I’m hardpressed to come up with my own topics, so you might not like what you get!

Anyway, here’s my response to Syrana’s query, “Regardless of min/max optimal raid DPS etc, what is your favorite pet that you have tamed?”

It’s a tough question.  Unlike some raiding hunters, I’ve built a strong bond with each and every one of my pets.  They’re like another part of my character, and I tend to bring them all out in rotation so none of them gets bored sitting in the stables too long!

But right now, if I had to pick a favourite (don’t tell the others!), it would probably be… Ambrose.

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Did I mention Ambrose is a daddy?

If you don’t recall, back in patch 3.0 (shortly before Wrath of the Lich King hit shelves) Hunters were given quite a work-over.  Pet talents, pet classes, and a slew of new breeds to tame!  When I saw Moths were part of that list, I was so excited.

I’d remembered the Shimmerwing Moths from my first time in Netherstorm.  They were such a shocking electric blue that I was mesmerized at the sight of them.   And now I could have one of my very own!

So while some headed to various vendors or trainers the day the patch hit, I was right away on a flight path to Netherstorm.  I’d picked out a name (originally inspired by Ambrosius the dog from Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), and had my dear Fiddlesticks parked away in the stables.

Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to play much with Ambrose.  While leveling from 70-80, I was using my Gorilla, Hanno.  Once I hit 80 and began raiding he saw a bit of action, but with the dominance of the wolf nowadays, Ambrose only accompanies me for dailies, farm content and heroics.  Of course, he also tends to be the one by my side while I hang around town.

I still get whispers asking, “Where did you get that beautiful pet?” And it always makes me grin.  What a beauty!

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Pimp My Ram!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Inspired by a short Twitter exchange with Psynister, I decided I’d like to share my favourite mounts.

Starting with this guy:

How can you NOT love the ram mount?  He goes “Maaaaa!” He has a little grin!  He’s got curly horns!  He gallops!  Sure, the epic ones are a bit creepy with their magical glowy devil eyes… but look at that face!

The one thing I was always jealous of the Alliance for was the ram.  You can imagine how excited I was the first year they did Brewfest and I realized I could get one of my very own!

And the minute my Dwarf Hunter hit 20?  I bought EVERY available ram mount.  They’re so cheap now anyway… and how can you choose?  They are all perfect.

Next up:

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I busted by butt for this guy.  Back when the level cap was 60, I was not a raider.  I was a PVPer.  I was hooked on Alterac Valley and Arathi Basin!  Back then, this guy required a buttload of gold and Exalted rep with the Frostwolf Clan.  And of course, right before I had saved up enough gold to buy it, they went and changed it to AV marks and I had to start my grind all over again.

But in the end, I got him.  And I still love when he comes up as my random mount.

As you’ll see, I have a thing for white mounts.  I just loved the way this guys hooves and horns had that glowy purpleness to them.  Another grind, yes, but worth it.

My Snowy Gryphon.  Like I said, I have a thing for white mounts!  Another thing I was jealous of the Alliance for, and I was so excited to finally get my hands on one!

*bok bok bok* he says!  Having never gotten a chocobo mount before, I was pretty excited to finally pick up this guy.

And finally:

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Of course, my racial mount.  While I don’t ride him very often, I feel good when I do.  Just makes me want to call someone “mon”, you know?

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Brajana’s FigurePrint!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Look what I’ve got!  Yep, my dear boy got me my very own FigurePrint for my birthday.  He had it made on my actual birthday though, so while that was nearly 2 months ago, I just got from him last weekend.  Still… worth the wait!

While I do prefer bows, and I loved my Siren’s Cry… I must admit my newly acquired (at the time, at least) Death’s Head Crossbow has a pretty cool look, and came out really well!  Look at those teeth!  Rawr!

Even her earrings have holes in them.  This thing has super detail, and I’m really happy with it!  I just wish I could take the cover off so I could get pictures without all that glare.  Oh well!

Thanks sweetie!

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Also, TROLL FEET PRIDE!

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Close up!