Pet Review – Hyenas, Freedom

August 25, 2008 at 9:01 pm (Hunter, Pets, Warcraft, World of Warcraft) (, )

I officially tested hyenas today, and my review stands.

While I wasn’t expecting a ticker-tape parade for finishing my review, however most of the reaction has not been ‘meh,’ but ‘you’re too late.’  I think I have to agree.  People looking for pet advice at this point should be watching what’s happening in the beta rather than what’s been happening.  I don’t feel too bad, I just wish I could have gotten it done a bit sooner so as to be more useful.  Soon enough I’ll feel up to messing around in beta, and give them what they want (I just wish I had kept up with the changes while I was in HI).

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August 24, 2008 at 3:25 pm (Hunter, Warcraft, World of Warcraft)

One of the fun things about having both casted and instant spells is that they pretty much hit at exactly the same time.  Add in Auto Shot and crits and it becomes really fun.  While leveling my hyena in Firewing, I happen to have an instantaneous kill.  Three shots hitting and critting within one second of eachother, and the mob instantly dying.  It was very cool.

I know others have probably had it happen on other mobs and definitely have bigger numbers to show off, but this happened 2-3 times that play session.  Three big numbers exploding over a mob followed by a death groan.  Who would have known it would make me so happy.

Also my hyena is now 70 (pic is now up).  I should be testing him tomorrow.

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Pet Review – Turtles, Hyenas

August 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm (Guide, Hunter, Pets, Warcraft, World of Warcraft) (, , )

I have updated the Pet Review with both Turtles and Hyenas.  No, I didn’t actually get a Hyena to 70 yet, but I wanted to have the review in a completed form for as long as possible before WotLK comes, or at least ‘3.0.’  Given that the last 2 pets have taken me several weeks each, I thought that to be prudent.  I have tamed a Hyena at least, and I will be testing him at 70 regardless.  If that changes the review, I’ll let you know.

So, tell all your friends the review is DONE (mostly) and that they can come here for their review needs.

I have also altered the main page slightly and moved methodology type suff to a seperate ‘Methodology’ page.  I’m going to be updating it to create several different rankings lists in the next few days, both by category, and stats.

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EBS Over

August 17, 2008 at 1:34 pm (Warcraft, World of Warcraft)

And now back to our regularly scheduled pet reviews:

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Oh Turtles, Where Art Thou?

August 17, 2008 at 10:13 am (Warcraft, World of Warcraft)

Not having internet access while trying to run a blog sux.  Also, 5 hour jet lag, packing a house, moving, unpacking a house, and watching a 2yo without a break while your wife studies for her boards exam (which she neglected for 3 weeks while on vacation).  Donny is at level 69 and primed to be leveled and tested in my next extended play session, HOWEVER, Bliz in their infinite wisdome have given me another pet to collect.  One that is only available every 2 years!?!  It’s sad that I just learned about it yesterday… So I guess Wnodis will be getting some level 64 BG experience, until I happen to win one. All this also pushes back my investigations until complete.  Grr, stupid Hawaii, why must you be paradise!

Sorry for the intermission.

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Pet Review – Gorillas

August 3, 2008 at 6:25 pm (Guide, Hunter, Pets, Warcraft, World of Warcraft) (, )

Gorillas have now been officially reviewed.  IMO they are a prime example of why pet mechanics had to change.  They are great companions that just don’t stack up against other families.

My turtle, Donatello, has been tamed in one of the most frustrating nights in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry »

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