Skip to Content
3-25-2009 @ 9:11AM
Even better is the mod Livestock. Not only helps you organize your mounts, mount/dismount and smart mount, but it also has the option to automatically summon a random pet when you move! Also has a button that is outside your normal UI to randomly summon a pet.
3-25-2009 @ 9:17AM
Livestock FTW!You can do random pets sure, but even better -- you can have it pick a random favorite pet. So pick a couple of your favorites and it'll summon one of those.I also use it for the excellent smart mounting and random mount picking. :)
3-25-2009 @ 9:46AM
True.. that is an option. But pick a favorite?!?! Blasphemy!
3-26-2009 @ 12:51AM
echoing Livestock here. I used to have a random pet summoning macro but it got silly because I only wanted certain pets randomly summoned and with the 255 character limit, you can't put 20 pets into it. Livestock lets you either flag all your pets as a possible random summons or pick a subset of what you can summon and randomizes from them. This also works with mounts. My favourite feature of Livestock is that it will automatically summon a pet for you when you dismount, zone in, whatever. I *always* have a pet out now since I no longer have to remember to pop a macro button (although I do have a macro button generated by Livestock on my button bar to summon a new random pet if I just don't like the one LS chose for me, or if I find the current one is getting in the way of what I'm doing).
3-25-2009 @ 10:37AM
It also gives you options to dismiss your pet when you go into stealth in any situation, or only if you're flagged. I'm finding out more little things you can do with Livestock all the time
3-25-2009 @ 10:57AM
I'll jump on the Livestock bandwagon. Smart random mounts allow you to one click mount in the flyability of the area you are in, and you can remove the mounts you don't like.Also, if you have a travel form (druid, shaman) and click the button when moving you can transform into that form.This was much superior to the macro I had.Also autocasts pets on the arrival from a portal/hearth/flight point.Random from all, or you can limit your pool it selects from.The onscreen buttons frees up two slots for your buttons (which is good since I prefer the original screen layout with titan over Dominoes).See no reason to go back to a macro for these. Livestock simply works better
3-25-2009 @ 11:38AM
I agree livestock i my pet and mount savior!!!You ca set all sorts of things up for random pets, random mounts etc and key bindings and extra buttons!!!I have it set to only choose between my 30 tops out of my 65 total pets. Anytime I log in, zone in, dismount it summons a random on of my favorites. SO I always have a pet out and it is easy to show off my plethora of hard earned noncombat pets.Also i used to have a random macro for mount summoning it would check to see if the location allowed flying and summon either a flying or ground mount based on conditions. Problem was in Dalaran flying is enabled and disabled a differnet way same with wintergrasp, so my macro wouldn;t work. Enter livestock with customizable and addable buttons. I choose to run with more screen real estate, I choose a hotkey for my 'smartmount' option. Simply press my chosen button(s) and voila anywhere I am it chooses a random mount based on if I can fly or not, whats more if I try to mount on my druid or gshaman but I am in combat. . . . It shifts me to travel or ghost wolf form.There is so much to do and it is fairly easy to configure. . .Want to create your favorite pets list? simply click to select or unselect, want ot desummon a pet when you are PVP or when you stealth? Set up the auto options. Since noncombat pets have no effect on gameplay the addon can do all sorts of automatic stuff with them or mounting so it is truly my favorite addon of all time for making my life easier once I spend 5 minutes to install and config.After that I simply play and a lovable pet follows my every move!!
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.