Pre-Cata Events Begin!

After the welcomed reception (by most of the community) and popularity of the pre-WotLK events, Blizzard have decided to do the same with the upcoming Cataclysm Expansion.

Two new events kicked off today, one for the Alliance and one for the Horde. The Horde are given the chance to begin re-taking the Echo Isles just off the southeast coast of Durotar. Whereas the Alliance begin re-taking Gnomeregan in the west cliffs of Dun Morogh.

I myself have no horde characters so the Call for Zalazane’s Fall doesn’t interest me, however I am looking forward to getting home and begining my seige on Gnomereagan, especially since one of my main characters is a Gnome.

There are both achievements and possibly an overcloak (if the PTR is correct) to be had for completing the quests available. Starting with A Few Good Gnomes in Ironforge, there are plenty of quests to go through based on the surface of Gnomeregan. I can’t wait til I get my characters through the experience and do my part to get that once popular city back off those pesky lepers!

Blizzcon Pet announced!

DeathlocSo if you didn’t catch any of the news as it rolled straight off the press yesterday, Blizzard have announced the pet available to people attending Blizzcon as well as those purchasing a virtual ticket for the event.

I didn’t really see this coming. When I heard the pet was Deathwing related I couldn’t imagine what they would come up with. There already is a mini-deathwing available for people who pick up a Collectors Edition of Cataclysm, a deathwing murloc, that certainly surprised me.

I myself aren’t into vanity pets all that much. I think its nice to have an original one or something to get peoples attention etc but as a Rogue I tend not to bother with them since they kind of give away my location when stealthed :P. On my Mage however I do tend to bring one out now and then, usually my phoenix from MGT as its pretty rare, but I would love a murloc as their sounds are great! I don’t tend to spend much if any cash on virtual things as I can’t push myself to ‘waste’ my money on something I don’t have physically. I won’t be spending the £25 price tag on a virtual ticket as I don’t think the pet is worth that much and I’ll just find out all the Blizzcon news from  my favourite podcasts as well as various blog sites.

Anyone else considering this pet? Or have opinions on its looks? I like murlocs but this one isn’t really down my alley.