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Unlocking the Pet Menagerie in WoD

Gotta catch 'em... uh, what?

Gotta catch ’em… uh, what?

Because, you see, what the World (of Warcraft) needs more of is Battle Pets. So, so many Battle Pets.

Master Rokk here. I’ll freely admit that I’ve done my fair share of pet battles. Many of those battles were for leveling pets because I get these headaches when I see achievements that are almost but not quite finished. Also, a leveled battle pet can sell for a couple hundred extra sheckles than your basic level one pet. Not to mention using pet battles as a way to level characters when the process of questing is about as satisfying as making out with your sister – sure you get to second base, but at what cost? AT WHAT COST?!

So, yeah, pet battles.

This expansion being the World of Garrisons, and Blizzard finding some sick amusement in encouraging characters to be the shut-ins the players running them have become, of course they’re going to have some kind of pet battle function associated with the garrison. Because obviously.

Kephas has created a video that shows you the easiest way to unlock the pet menagerie in your garrison. So for all you Ash’s and Brock’s and various poke-battlers, check out the video and let your pet freak flag fly!

Apparently once you level this thing up, your battle pets can walk around your garrison. As if there wasn’t enough poop issues with followers, guards, workers, and only like two outhouses. It’s a good thing you can’t tame a full-sized mammoth is what I’m saying here.

Making Gold With Battle Pets in WoD

When cuteness kills.

Behind that cute smile lies a beast that will eat your skin.

Master Rokk here. Today’s topic is somewhat foreign to me, both in the “making gold” and the “battle pets” sense. Here in the World of Garrisoncraft I can send followers out to bring back gold for me. Sure it’s not a fortune, but it’s not like I’m spending money on gear repairs. And battle pets? The only battle pets I need are affectionately known as Mister Fist and Mister Feet, with Sir Headbutt thrown in the mix should the need arise.

But Zumio, he’s got a plan. And color me shocked, it involves the garrison. But it also makes a nice chunk of change, and therefore it is worth a listen. Or watch, since he made a video outlining his strategy.

Oh, and Happy New Year.

Rokk Talk – Busy Weekend

The Main Monk was busy on Halloween weekend.

  • He got his Leatherworking up to 325, which was the goal. At 325 he could make the bind on pickup chest piece, Primalstorm Breastplate, for his new transmog set. It was the final piece that he needed to complete his look at Robin, the Boy Wonder.
    Holy Cornball, Batman!

    Holy Cornball, Batman!

    Needless to say, Rokk made this look his own.

    Rokk the Robin, Tweet Tweet Tweet!

    Rokk the Robin, Tweet Tweet Tweet!

  • Rokk faced off against the Cataclysm Pet Masters and defeated them. Goz Banefury was the most frustrating, and there are currently talks to build the Battle Pet army to cover contingencies such as needing an actual variety of pets to beat the Battle Pet Tamers.

  • With Blizzcon 2014 coming this week, and Warlords of Draenor coming next week, it’s going to be a very interesting time in the near future.

    TGIF – Dinosaur Pet and Mount Farming


    While transmog farming doesn’t overly appeal to me, pet farming tends to be a little more enjoyable. I don’t know why. Maybe I’ve just gotten lucky when I’ve been hunting for companion/battle pets. But this one I had no idea about. In fact, I didn’t even know the Isle of Giants existed at all. I decided to take a trip there just to see what it looked like. (It looks like giants, genius — Editor)

    Now the strategy was to kill the humanoid lizard men. Of course, once I got there and managed to aggro a few of the actual elite dinosaurs, I noticed I was picking up bones. Turns out that by killing dinos, you can actually get yourself a dinosaur mount of your very own. Not great for selling, but if you’re going to be on the island anyway it might not be a bad idea to take a shot at some of the other creatures that roam the land.

    In conclusion: if you are on the Isle of Giants, KILL ALL THE THINGS!!1!

    Easy Timeless Chest Loot

    A few weeks ago I took Herculees to Timeless Isle for the first time. I didn’t know much about it except that it was where the cool kids were hanging out, also epic gear fell like rain. Seriously, the stuff was just laying around waiting to get scooped up. I did a cursory search on the Internet to see if Blizzard had truly given up on equipping characters and just said “please wipe your tears away with this purple gear.” It turns out that Timeless Isle was the place to get gear, it was in fact just laying around (in chests), and that I should expect to die alot.

    I downloaded locations for the Timeless Chests spread out across the island. With a little bit of hustle, I managed to get to most of them (while dying a few times – even the damn mobs were elite). I picked up quite a few pieces of purple loot, and amassed a few thousand Timeless Coins. I had no idea what I was going to use them for (damn funny money), so I ignored the cash (?!?) and sorted through my epics (!!!). Luckily most of them were plate, and since 90% of the classes I play are Death Knights, that’s a smackload of win.

    Then I cam across this video.


    I had maybe 5500 Timeless Coins, enough for eleven keys. But with the coins I picked up during my chest opening spree, I probably ended up with closer to twenty keys. And after the smoke had cleared, I ended up with about two hundred Timeless coins, no Pet, and four epic pieces of gear.

    Leather pieces of gear.

    Go figure. I just happen to know a guy who may need an epic shirt.