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Speed through Pet Battle achievements with Disciplinary Action

Taking Disciplinary Action with battle pets
Blogger and WoW artist Disciplinary Action has taken on the task of writing an idiot's guide to certain aspects of pet battles. Her guide sets out to provide a quick and dirty route to getting your hands on some of the achievements associated with pet battles, and does a great job.

She started with three level one pets, and spent some gold at the Auction House to get herself some level 20 ringers, then managed in the space of two days to get four pets from level 1 to level 25 -- not including the two level 20 pets -- as well as getting Continental Tamer, Taming Azeroth, which awards the title Tamer, and to make considerable progress towards the completion of World Safari, which awards the title Zookeeper. She already had two L25 pets, from a previous bout of battling.

Of course, with the seasonal elements of World Safari, she wasn't able to complete it within the space of two days. But by making wise choices she was able to progress on it while also dealing with the other taming-related achievements.

How did she do it? Do have a look at the blog post for all the details, especially the section on leveling three pets to 15 in an hour. There are several other hints and tips, but some key elements are laid out below. Bear in mind that you can't learn a caged pet of a level higher than your highest pet. Don't get carried away on the Auction House!
  • Pick up two level 20 battle pets from the auction house (as long as you have a L20+ pet already), and use their strength to carry low-level pets through levels up to 15, then commence hunting for taming achievements.
  • Use resources such as PetBattleArena or Wowhead's Battle Pet Map to maximize your pet gathering efficiency.
  • Collect as many zone-specific pets as possible while moving through the world for Continental Tamer to contribute to World Safari.

Mists of Pandaria is here! The level cap has been raised to 90, many players have returned to Azeroth, and pet battles are taking the world by storm. Keep an eye out for all of the latest news, and check out our comprehensive guide to Mists of Pandaria for everything you'll ever need to know.

Filed under: News items, Mists of Pandaria

Moving desktop wallpaper brings tranquil WoW scenes to life

Moving desktop wallpaper brings tranquil WoW scenes to life
How many times have you run across various areas of Azeroth and snapped a screenshot for your desktop wallpaper? I've got an astonishing number of screenshots taking up space on mine -- and while some are dedicated to various articles, others were taken specifically to create desktop wallpaper. WoW's full of pretty scenery and tranquil vignettes that have little to do with murdering internet dragons, like the shot of Grizzly Hills shown above.

But what if that tranquil scene of Grizzly Hills were actually in motion? Discopriest over at Disciplinary Action asked herself that question and embarked on a quest to create moving wallpaper, scenes from WoW brought to life and ready to stick on your desktop. Disciplinary Action has the full instructions to download and implement Grizzly Hills onto your desktop, but Discopriest's gone one step further and is now asking for feedback and screenshot submissions for more moving bits of scenery. Have a favorite spot to hang out? Send Discopriest a still, and maybe you'll see it in motion as well.

I love the creativity involved with this whole process. Unfortunately, the Grizzly Hills desktop doesn't seem to work correctly on a setup with more than one monitor like my own. But it's still an incredibly creative way to implement WoW on your computer with a little more flair than your average screenshot. I hope we'll see some scenes from Pandaria some time in the future.

Filed under: Arts and Crafts

Sunday Morning Funnies: Sweeps

Sunday Morning Funnies is your weekly list of WoW-related web comics.

We're back for another week of chuckles and intrigue and cliffhangers!

A special thanks to reader Moeru, who found the archives of the Equinox comics using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. I hope this helps you, Michael! But seriously, if any of you haven't read through these archives, they're worth it!

Now, for the trivia questions:
  1. What's going on in the picture above?
  2. Who is wearing a monocle?
  3. Name a typical video game move (bonus points if it is a WoW move) that works like PPPP.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Middle-up

It's the last Sunday before Christmas, but whether you celebrate it or not, we'll have a treat for you next week on the 26th! Several comic artists are collaborating on a Secret Santa (or Greatfather Winter?) swap. They each have the name of another comic but do not necessarily know who all is participating and don't know who will be drawing their comic. This should be a blast!

Incidentally, if you emailed me and entered as a participant but did not receive my reply email, email me again or check your spam folders.

Enough business; here is the list! It even features several new comics:

Filed under: Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Change is good

It's super secret Santa time! The suggestion was put forth by Azarizotza last week in the comments section, and there seems to be some support for the plan. So, if you run a comic that gets featured here from time to time and you would like to participate, shoot me an email by 8:00 p.m. EST December 18. I'll shuffle the names and email them back out. Edit: If you don't have my email from our gallery correspondence, you can always use the WoW Insider tipline.

Now, for the list: GU Comics has a slew of WoW-related comics this week:

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: A long wait

With Cataclysm descending on Tuesday, excitement is mounting. To help you cope with the anticipation, this week's list of comics is extra long! As always, post your tips in the comments section.
I missed Arena-Inside last week (sorry!), so we have some catching up to do. In descending order:
  1. Once a Hunter, Always a Hunter...
  2. She Brought Her Paper of Pain
  3. A Cataclysmas Carol
  4. King's Orders
  5. Expect the Unexpected!
  6. Too Much?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Magic carpet

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans out there! I will keep this short so that you can get back to your feasting.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Hack kak

Comic news Skoteinos wrote:

We started an opinion blog that we've introduced a World of Wordcraft Crossword into and thought it'd fit in with the Sunday Funnies theme nicely. Right now we're planning one a month and they need to be printed out to be played, but if people seem to like it and it's popular enough, we'll [do] our best to do them weekly or bi-weekly with associated word searches every other week. We'll also look into investing the money in a program to make them playable online if the demand is there.

Check it out!

The comics

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: So long


Comic news: Slash AFK posted the following on last week's list:

Slash AFK will be updating (starting this Monday, Nov. 1) seven days per week for two weeks with a BlizzCon comic series I'm doing based off our trip.

So that's ... /does hard math ... 14 days straight of one comic per day, plus a HUGE special comic on the 14th?

What have I gotten myself into? o_o

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Speedy


Comic News:
The Daily Blink is back!
Away at BlizzCon notices:

Filed under: Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Hazardous flying

Comic news brief:
Looking for Group made #400! Congrats!

I accidentally got behind on Complex Actions, so there are a few extras for those of you who hadn't checked on your own.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: The late edition

Comic news: Disgraph is back!

Slash AFK sent me (slightly NSFW?) love! For Amanda Miller... <3. For reasons that are definitely not biased, this is Totally Comic News.
Featured comment from last week's list: Disgraph said:

Oh, hey. So I noticed this guy started updating again: http://disgraphtdwarf.net Something about a new web address or other such nonsense.

Frankly, it's about time. I was getting tired of Disgraph being such a bum and falling off the face the earth. Although I have to admit, the author seems very familar ...


Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

Sunday Morning Funnies: Stylin'

Comic news: Congratulations on your 100th comic, Away From Reality!

Tokkar is ill. We wish you well!

Out of World has started a new chapter. Also, there are two new comics on the list this week, so keep an eye out.

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Filed under: Humor, Comics, Sunday Morning Funnies

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