Apr 4th 2012 9:05AM The Phoenix Hatchling has always been my go-to pet on my shaman. Little Pheo has been at my side since early Wrath, when I discovered that he was a farmable pet. This had been shortly after I had been introduced to the world of pet collecting, and I was an addict from the start.
Pheo isn't just a bit though, he's a placeholder and a dream torch. You see, back in BC (when I began playing) I saw someone fly through Shattrath on the ever rare Ashes of Al'ar mount. I was in love from the first site of that mount (I'm also a huge mount collector). I was never able to down Kael'thas the raid boss when he was current content, thus the dream remained but a dream. Any old school runs that took place during Wrath never turned up the mount, nor has farming TK for the past several months yielded the one flying mount I've desired most over these past 5+ years. In Al'ar's place though is Pheo. He's my good luck charm and a reminder to keep dreaming. He's my little flying, burning bundle of cheer.
For my druid, who is main spec feral dps, it's a toss up between Whiskers the white rat or the White Kitten. Neither have a personalized name, but they both go well with her typical white form. In the incredibly rare event that I tank with my druid, the Baby Blizzard Bear is always toddling at her side! Nothing overly meaningful with my druid, just bundles of cuteness ; )
Mar 8th 2012 5:26PM This is just...I don't even...
So much win!
Mar 6th 2012 8:19AM It would be awesome if they added in more visual emotes to go along with the current /emotes that we have. Examples:
/facepalm should show your character actually facepalming.
/coverears should show your character covering their ears, or if in close enough proximity to the person they're targeting, cover their target's ears.
/violin would be a rather funny physical emote to have, in my opinion.
On top of the addition of more physical movements being put in for already existing emotes, there are of course a slew of other /sillythingstodo that should be added. While I can't recall any of the emotes that I've tried and found out that they in fact do not exist right this moment, there have been many over the years that I've typed and thought to myself "Why isn't that an actual emote?" In the realm of character expression, I think more is definitely better.
Besides, wouldn't it be neat to sit around in a chair and have your character /yoyo his or her spare time away?
Feb 21st 2012 2:00AM For those of you who may read this article before (if) it gets edited, Twitterland Raiding can now be found at a new URL: http://www.twitterlandraiding.com/
Don't be frightened off by the fact that it has Twitter in it's name. That's just where the idea originally started, and we've since branched out to anyone who is friendly, longing to run cross-realm raids, and are looking a good time. We've been having a blast so far : )
~ Saz of Twitterland Raiding
Feb 20th 2012 7:10PM I can't speak for the other sites, but with Twitterland Raiding there are no "mass database" shenanigans going on. It's up to the member whether or not they wish to publicly give out their Real ID. If they wish their Real ID to remain private, they may directly contact the leader of the raid they wish to attend. Raid leaders in turn are expected to NEVER share the Real IDs of the raiders with anyone, regardless if the person makes their Real ID known publicly or not. Naturally we encourage everyone, particularly those who make their Real ID public to our forums, to use an authenticator and be safe with their account.
I suspect that many are waiting for the Battle Tags to go live before joining up, which is completely fine! Once that feature is live, TLR will be naturally working that into the already established system.
~ Saz, the button pushing monkey behind Twitterland Raiding
Feb 16th 2012 5:42AM Twitterland Raiding does indeed sound like something that's right up your alley. Veemac10 has linked you the site itself and we use SleepyHams public Twitter Mumble for raids. It's proven to be a great community (the Twitter/Blogging community is full of awesome personalities) and isn't restricted to those of us who use Twitter and/or blog. Everyone's welcome!
~ Saz, the button pusher of the TLR Forums.
Feb 16th 2012 5:31AM /gasp! I'd certainly love to add this one to my collection : D
Feb 7th 2012 12:22AM This is Saz from Twitterland Raiding, just wanted to say thank you for the mention!
Jan 23rd 2012 8:44PM I am 110% behind ideas 2-6, with an emphasis on number 3.
I leave out the legendary idea mainly because I think the idea of a prestige item is a really neat idea, but I'm really not sure on how to continue to include such an item that would help resolve the drama issues that most often come with legendaries.
For number 7 I'd like to add in specifics. Give us a color wheel (much like you find in any photo editing program) so that we may choose shades of colors, allow us more freedom to play with the boarder sizes and styles (more patterns would be nice!), and of course better "clip art" for the actual tabard images would be nice.
I really, really love these ideas that you've listed out. I hope that someone at Blizzard is an avid reader of WoW Insider, sees this article, and takes a few (if not all) of these ideas to heart. I'd love to see each and every one of these implemented somehow in the future.
Jan 21st 2012 10:32AM I've tried many times on my druid to win the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby, but I have thus far failed. As of late it takes anywhere between 5-12 minutes to lose the RNG event of doom. I did however manage to win the Fishing Extravaganza down in Booty Bay a few years back on my shaman, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to gain the ring, and possibly another salty title, for my druid.
~ Salty Saz