Every Thursday, The Overachiever shows you how to work toward those sweet achievement points. This week, the bear wants her balloon.
The Littlest Pet Shop
option was the clear favorite
among the choices given in a recent OverAchiever. While we've previously run a guide to Lil' Game Hunter
(the 75-pet achievement
), we haven't otherwise revisited the topic of noncombat pets in ... wow, more than two years. Suffice it to say that a lot's changed since then. For one, we get balloons now, which is Blizzard's most inspired addition to the stable of in-game pets and something that nearly caused me to wet myself when I first zoned into a heroic with an undead warrior tank running around with a balloon. The sheer incongruity of the game's skulls-a-plenty armor sets combined with a happy little balloon is still something that alternately horrifies and amuses me.
When you stop to think about it, there's something a little twisted in going about the daily WoW
routine of mass slaughter and mayhem with a balloon bobbing alongside you, but what the hell. Show me another MMORPG where you can have a balloon and
annihilate existential threats to the universe. You can't accuse Blizzard of not covering the bases.
If you're a hardcore pet collector, I could probably condense this entire guide down to "bookmark WarcraftPets.com
and just keep consulting it," but I suspect we can make this column a wee bit more helpful than that. Even if you're not a pet collector, there's one quested pet in here that I highly
advise you not to miss.
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