Archive for the ‘Info Needed’ Category

Gore 5 & 6

June 1, 2007

A helpful reader (who did not unfortunately give me a name) wrote me recently to let me know that he was talking to a GM about the availability of ranks 5 and 6 of the pet skill Gore. I am not aware of any way for hunters to learn Gore 5 or Gore 6, but according to this GM, those skills are available in the game. So — if you’ve been holding out, if you just assumed everyone else knew also,  if you know the special secret and you were just waiting for the right time to tell people — if, in short, you have any information on these skills — spill it!

(Rants about the methods and knowledge levels of GMs are understandable, but discouraged. Thanks. :>)


Pet Naming Rules?

May 25, 2007

degbunke asked an interesting question in a comment down below:

This might be a litte off topic, but can you use blank space in your pet’s name, and/or capital letters? For example “My Pet” or “MyPet” instead of “Mypet”. I think I’ve seen pets with blank spaces and capitals in their names, but I’m not sure.

I’ve never played around with pet naming — my pets are generally named something simple like Cloud or Banshee — but I know they are different than character naming rules. I’ve seen pets with much more flexible names, with caps and all. Does anyone know exactly what the rules for naming your pet are?

More Info, Please!

May 15, 2007

I’m looking for info on a rare spawn crocolisk in Nagrand named Goretooth. According to Thottbot he occurs in a couple of spots, but I’m not having any luck finding him.

I’d also like to know if the Phoenix-Hawk Hatchlings in Tempest Keep can be tamed — and for that matter, what they look like. :> And similarly, can the Rabid Warhound of Shattered Halls be tamed?

If you know anything, drop me a line!


Closing Submissions: Ghost Saber Screenshots

May 10, 2007

A big thank you to everyone who has sent me screenshots of their Ghost Sabers in action! I’ve gotten a lot of really excellent pictures that I need to sort through now and get up on the site. If you have shots in progress and just haven’t sent them to me yet, please try to send them by tomorrow — I plan to start getting them up this weekend. I’m really pleased with how many people sent in screenshots and the quality of those shots. This may be something that we should do more of with other pets (although I should probably see how much work getting the pics organized and posted is first). 

Anyone Seen Hawkbane (on the PTR)?

May 6, 2007

Darsh from Garona dropped me an e-mail about Hawkbane, the level 70 King B look-alike, on the PTR:

I was messing around in Skettis, and tried to visit Hawkbane, but he’s not in the cave anymore… Either he’s been moved to a new location, is now a rare-spawn, is now spawned for a quest, or has been removed.

I noticed when I was up there that he wasn’t around, but I wasn’t 100% certain where he was supposed to be. So — has anyone else on the PTR seen him in patch 2.1? Drop me an e-mail at or leave me a comment here if you have. Thanks!

Needed: Ghost Saber Screenshots!

May 4, 2007

As you probably know, Petopia uses the WoW Model Viewer to get nice shots of creatures in the abstract, without worrying about distracting backgrounds or weird lighting conditions. But there are some pets whose true glory isn’t reflected in the model very well, such as the lovely and ethereal Ghost Saber. The viewer can show the right model but it can’t show the ghosting effect that makes the Ghost Saber so unique.


Named Windserpent in Netherstorm?

April 29, 2007

I got a report a few weeks ago about a named windserpent in Netherstorm. It was a second-hand report from a reader named Dolan — his friend had seen the creature but he hadn’t, and unfortunately he wasn’t sure of the name or exact location.