Archive for October 12, 2012

Hatchling shows affection

Serpent Racing

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After becoming revered with the Order of the Cloud Serpent, I was able to start my training for the Sky Race. Sadly in the beta, I only managed to race my serpent once before I became exalted. Today I managed to get both achievements for my serpent racing. I admit coming first was easier than I expected. In one of my trial runs I missed getting credit for the 6th checkpoint so I had to loop back to get it only to find I still came in first place.

Hatchling grown

Hatchling shows affection

First Place

The two achievements I managed to get were How To Strain Your Dragon and In a Trail of Smoke.

This also meant that I could purchase 2 more JC panther recipes leaving the Jewelled Onyx Panther at exalted.

Strong Trap

Strong Traps

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This won’t be news to a lot of people but for those who aren’t up to date with their Pet Battles info, we were supposed to have stronger traps after a period of time. During the beta, players were asking where their stronger traps were but after the latest batch of hotfixes, they can now been seen in-game.

Players are now able to obtain Pristine Pet Traps and Strong Pet Traps from the achievements Pro Pet Crew and Going to Need More Traps. Considering you only needed 50 successful captures for the strong version, this has been a  welcome addition indeed.

Strong Trap-info

Strong Trap

My captures started out well, the first three only missed once but then the number of failed captures started to increase to 4 or 5. Still it’s nice to see a stronger looking trap for those blues and greens you’ve been seeing during battles.

Brewmoon Festival

Four Scenarios

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Over the last couple of days, we’ve tried a few of the scenarios. A few were familiar but so far my new favourite is the Crypt of Forgotten Kings. It looks suspiciously like the Tomb of Conquerors I explored only a few days ago.

The first one we tried was Thunderpaw Refuge. I remember we managed to get a few of the achievements at the end very easily – without even knowing what they were. Yesterday was no different.

Thunderpaw Refuge

Next came the Brewmoon Festival which bugged for us the first time we tried it on the beta. Thankfully, it went without a hitch this time ’round.

Brewmoon Festival

Brewmoon Festival

The third one was Unga Ingoo – my favourite from the beta. The boss made such an amusing entrance it was hard not to love it. In fact, for me it was one of the most memorable things about the place and you end the scenario by trying some of the beer you were trying to protect.

Spill No Evil

Next up was Crypt of Forgotten Kings, one of the new ones we had yet to try. How could you not love it with that Star Wars reference? No doubt Cymre Jones will be back to uncover what else is hidden in the Crypts.

It's a Trap!

Crypt of Forgotten Kings

Funnily enough, even though you can do these scenarios with no set roles, we find it easier just to go in as Disc/Prot – although we’ve had a couple of instances where we’ve had two healers in the trio so in the last scenario, both priests went shadow. Of course you can do it as is but it just takes a bit longer :P

The fact they are so varied, short and fun it makes a nice diversion to what you may normally be doing. Although the 463 items you may get from the bag make a nice perk too :)

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