Monday, November 10, 2008

Vanity or Utilization

The age old hunter question. It seems to be that with the recent changes to pets
and the system used [post 3patch], choosing the pet that is right for you becomes
even more excruciating of a decision - at least for me personally. Every day I read
more and more about the new pets, and I get further excited for the patch. Do I
stick with my original plan to use my Gorilla to level? Or do I venture for
another pet? The gorilla is a super efficient way to level even with the recent
changes to his thunderstomp. The +15k armor he has isn't too bad either. But to be
perfectly honest, I hate the way he looks. Nothing about him is cool at all. Maybe
if they added a little animation of him picking his nose - that might cool it up
a tab - but I doubt it. On the other hand I would love to have a war wolf from
hellfire ramps, he would match my mount. I could ride my pet! Now THAT is awesome.
My current wolf, Buffdingo, honestly looks plain and boring. The war wolf is a
vast improvement graphically but unfortunately it's still a wolf. Don't get me wrong,
the wolf party buff is only useful in solo play anyway [it will not stack with
other +ap buffs] so this would make him a strong candidate for my leveling pet. The
trade off is faster single target killing vs the gorilla's great AOE ability not
to mention armor out the wazoo. Another tempting choice would be the new spirit
cat, Loque'nahak. Not only are cats boss dps [even with the recent nerf to rake
damage], but he looks nothing short of amazing. The list goes on; Should I get a
Core Hound for his drippy goodness? With the removal of caster stats, maybe a
badass looking stealthy spider from Blades Edge? Of course, some of the new pets in Northrend look amazing too.

I am at a loss.

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