Put Your Manners Back In

I can’t help thinking of Tom Cruise when he said this to one of our Australian journalists once but the theme applies.

I let a lot of things slide in this game but there are times when I guess you catch me on a off-day and it annoys me more than usual. Why do people think it gives them a free pass to act like shitheads sitting behind a monitor just because the other person can’t see them. Yes, it’s just a game and you may never run into them again but I still try to act the way I do in real life – which includes not stealing things from other people (quest items or nodes) – especially when it’s clear you’re fighting the mobs right by the object. It’s even more disappointing when you see this from players of the same faction. While killing one of the Zandalari Warbringers in Jade Forest, a Blood Elf Paladin on a yellow panther tried to aggro the nearby elite pterodactyl into Cool’s consecrate so thank you for showing how efficient a combo we are together.

Zandalari Warbringer--kill

The other day I spotted Moldo-One Eye just as he reached the end of his path to turn around. It’s not too often that I see him without being in combat or dead so I swooped down and tagged him, aggroing a thundermaw at the same time. About two seconds later, an Alliance hunter landed to watch my progress.

Being close to the stream, a crocodile decided to join the party as well but it didn’t pose too much of a problem, especially as a hunter. By this stage, (as I hadn’t wiped) the other hunter attempted to aggro more mobs onto me – but failed. About a minute later, I had killed Moldo without incident so was feeling pretty good about a toon I haven’t been playing that much. I am slowly getting back into it though and trying survival again!

Then there are the ones you’ve known for years who aren’t afraid to speak their mind in-game but when it comes face-to-face, you’re lucky to even get a word out of them – this includes asking them a direct question.

As I finished my random dungeon for the day, I was left with more material for this post. Cool and I are used to tank/heal’ing our way through stuff but on occasion we’ll go in as double DPS. When the queue popped I saw the loading screen for Scholo. Not a big deal, right? Well, I guess it was for the tank who proceeded to go straight through the gate and aggro the boss. As a result, I was pinned between two sheets of ice at the top of the stairs and eventually died and so did Cool after a while. Once the fight was over, I saw a couple of them run off to continue pulling so I released but was called away to do something for a minute. Cool on the other hand refused to release and lay on the floor waiting for a rez.

By the time I came back I saw this:

“that’s what you get for not even trying”

“priest”

“get your fingers out of your ass and do something”

I was going to retort with something like ‘maybe one day you’ll know about responsibility’ or ‘did you not notice the bit when I was pinned in the ice’ but I could hear that Cool was getting riled up by what had been written. He told me he was going to tank asking me to go discipline. By this stage, I had tried to kick the tank once but it didn’t go through. A couple of minutes later, as we passed Jandice and the Bone guy, he made some other ‘choice’ wise-ass comments since Cool was now tanking and he couldn’t grab the aggro back from him. From there he stated he would just stop playing and just let us keep going while he had a smoke (this was after we had pulled the whole room mind you). After that, the kick went though and he was gone, the healer by that stage was going to let him die anyway. I guess that’s what you get for a DK called Pothead. Honestly, I wonder how old these guys are sometimes, he sounded like a real asshat. Maybe he was just young but is that a valid excuse?

I guess all I’m saying is, can’t we all be a little bit nicer to each other and treat each other the way we’d like to be treated? The world would be such a nicer place to live which is one reason why I follow the Dalai Lama on Twitter.

Pet Additions – 5.2

With 23 new pets to collect, this is bound to keep us occupied for a while. This is more of a reference post as I work my way through the list.

Beasts of Fable

Four pets may be obtained from the new elite battle pet quest.

Red Panda
Red Panda (Beast) – the reward from Beasts of Fable. Can you believe how cute I am? Me neither.

Mountain Panda
Mountain Panda
(Beast) – reward from Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies. Cousin to the Snowy Panda, Mountain Pandas reside in the lower regions of Kun-Lai Summit.

Snowy-Panda
Snowy Panda
(Beast) – reward from Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies. The white fur of the Snowy Panda allows it to hide in the snowbanks of Kun-Lai Summit.

Sunfur Panda
Sunfur Panda
(Beast) – reward from Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies. These cuddly rascals enjoy basking in the sun, sleeping in the sun, and napping in the sun.

Fishing

Four fish pets have been added which are non-tradeable and have very low drop rates – much like the Sea Turtle. To find out more, check out Catching Tiny Carp at El’s Extreme Anglin’ for a more detailed summary.

Tiny Blue Carp
Tiny Blue Carp
(Aquatic) These little guys only live in the clear, magical waters of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
Location: Open water in Vale of Eternal Blossoms (~150 casts)
Fishing Skill: 710 (Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, +75 Lure, Jeweled Fishing Pole)

Tiny-Green-Carp
Tiny Green Carp (Aquatic) – It is believed that the green colouration and stripes on the tiny green carp serve as camouflage in the waters of The Jade Forest, Valley of the Four Winds and the Krasarang Wilds.
Location: Open water in Yan-Zhe river, Valley of the Four Winds (266 casts)
Fishing Skill: 710 (Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, +75 Lure, Jeweled Fishing Pole)

Tiny Red Carp
Tiny Red Carp (Aquatic) – The red scales of these fish are believed to be a warning to predators of the Townlong Steppes and the Dread Wastes that their flesh is toxic.
Location: Open water in the Fields of Niuzao pond, Townlong Steppes (raining – not sure if this makes a difference)
Fishing Skill: 785 (Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, Heat-Treated Spinning Lure, Jeweled Fishing Pole) – 3.5hrs

Note: The red carp took a lot longer than 3.5 hrs to fish up. I tried a couple of different spots but ended up fishing in Niuzao pond once I had bumped my fishing skill up to 785. Over two days, I was down to my last Heat-Treated Spinning Lure when it started raining. I managed to fish it up with 8mins to spare on the lure. El’s Extreme Anglin’ recommends a fishing skill of 725 for this spot.

Tiny White Carp
Tiny White Carp (Aquatic) – These hardy fish can survive in a wide range of climates, from the snow capped mountains of Kun-Lai Summit to the temperate, salty waters of the oceans around Pandaria.
Location: Right next to the Shado-Pan Monastery, Kun-Lai Summit
Fishing Skill: 780 (Heat-Treated Spinning Lure, Jeweled Fishing Pole) over several hours

Note that all four appeared as double loot when fished up (the local fish in slot one and then the Carp pet in slot two).

Isle of Giants

Spectral Porcupette
A Spectral Porcupette will be the reward for farming up 999x bones and completing A Large Pile of Giant Dinosaur Bones.

Four different dinosaur pets have a small chance to drop from Zandalari Dinomancers on the island.

Zandalari Anklerender
Zandalari Anklerender (Beast) – These tiny minions of Zandalar are adept at stowing away within the cargo holds of enormous Zandalari warships.

Zandalari Footslasher
Zandalari Footslasher (Beast) – Even at this size, these raptors can eviscerate an entire cow in less than 10 seconds.

Zandalari Kneebiter
Zandalari Kneebiter (Beast) – This unique raptor was born on the island of Zandalar and transported here along with the rest of the Zandalari army.

Zandalari Toenibbler
Zandalari Toenibbler (Beast) – These adorable beasts are both cuddly and huggable, provided you do not enjoy having a face.

Isle of Thunder

There are four wild pets from the Isle of Thunder and one drop from a named mob:

Sunreaver Micro-Sentry
Sunreaver Micro-Sentry
(Mechanical) – drops from the Haywire Sunreaver Construct on The Lightning Isle. Loyal to the Sunreavers from creation, these pint sized constructs can still pack a punch.

Electrified Razortooth
Electrified Razortooth (Elemental) – Lightning can be seen flowing across it’s body, teeth to tail.

Elder Python
Elder Python (Beast) – These snakes have been known to swallow gnomes in one gulp.

Swamp Croaker
Swamp Croaker (Aquatic) – Probably best not to touch it.

Thundertail Flapper
Thundertail Flapper (Elemental) – Touched by lightning, these dangerous rodents should be kept at a safe distance.

Throne of Thunder

Mumper has stated that bonus rolls work on boss drops, including LFR:

Living Sandling
Living Sandling
(Elemental) Drops from trash before the Council.
Born of sand, these dangerous creatures can form and disperse in the blink of an eye.

Ji-Kun Hatchling
Ji-Kun Hatchling (Flying) Drops from Ji-Kun.
Deadly offspring of the Ancient Mother, Ji-Kun Hatchlings are considered sacred treasures in many cultures.

Son of Animus
Son of Animus (Mechanical) Drops from Animus.
Forged in the Throne of Thunder, these tiny creations are servants of the great Dark Animus.

Misc

Gusting Grimoire
Gusting Grimoire is from the latest TCG expansion – Betrayal of the Guardian.

Spawn of G'nathus
G’nathus
is an elite in Townlong Steppes, and now he can drop Spawn of G’nathus.

Sadly Pierre was bumped from 5.2 so we’ll have to wait a little longer to see him on live servers.

Phew, I’d say that’s enough to sink your teeth into.

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