The adventures of a World of Warcraft alt-a-holic.

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Whelp Grinding!

I've started a new project; partly because I want a new mage for a bit of battleground fun once the patch hits, and partly because I want all of the whelpling mini pets.

Meet Cryocore. She's a frost mage and I will be leveling her by grinding on Whelplings. Here's the plan; pick up skinning, good bags, and a sturdy wand.

From level 20-29 she will be grinding on the Red, Crimson, and Flamesnorting whelplings in the Wetlands. Obtain Tiny Crimson Whelpling.
Levels 33-38 she will moving on to the Dreaming and Adolecent whelps of the Swamp of Sorrows for Tiny Emerald Whelpling.
38-45 are the Scalding and Searing whelps of the Badlands for a Dark Whelpling.
Finally there is the Azure Dragonspawn, Scalebane, Magelord, and Mageweavers of Azshara from level 55-58. The final lootable whelpling, the Azure Whelpling.

Awww, Frosty is going to have a family again.

Feral Gear Up List

Seems like this is slowly turning into a Druid blog, eh? Probably because a.) my freshly 80 Druid is my current baby and b.) seems like a lot of Druid blogs are dieing as of late. Anyways, on to the lootz! The higher in the list the better (in a blanket sense, your Druid may be a mile under the hit cap so the next one down may be a bit better for you. Use your judgement!)

The Druids are Out

in full force. I just finally got my characters copied over to the PTR, and it seems like about 50% of the other players are druids playing around with the new forms.

I couldn't resist either, of course.

First image of reference for you. Yes, that is a Tauren Bear Form next to an Amani War Bear mount. Yes, they really are nearly the same size. Yes, that is one big bear butt.

Druid Forms

I wanted to wait until all the information and screens were out before I freaked on the new druid forms. I may only have a 77 Night Elf Druid and a 30-something Tauren Druid, but I'm right there with the rest of the Druid community in our excitement. I've heard a lot of complaints about "poodles" and such, but I think the updates are amazing. The new art style meshes with WoTLK better and the faces on the cats are menacing, and bears can close their mouths. Who thought this day would come? My only complaint, I know I'm ungrateful, is that they're having us change our forms through changing our non-form hair/fur colors. I like my white haired Night Elf and my black furred Tauren, I don't like the white bear or cat, and I don't like the black cat. I wish that there was a feature that would let you decide your bear, cat, and humanoid colors separately. Oh well, I'll stop whining eventually.

I used Andrige's custom art patch for quite some time, and they were beautiful.

This pack was created due to Blizzard never listening to the constant and needed suggestion of a change to our Feral forms. Lets hope that this might give Blizzard a clue on what we truly want!

If you look at his forms, and then at Blizzards, there are some distinct similarities. I'm not saying that Blizzard actually looked at his, as I have no way of knowing, but at the very least, it's an amusing coincidence.

This image is copyrighted to Andrige, and you can find more information on his pack here.

Blizzard just released information on what bear and cat form combo you'll get with the different hair/fur colors. MMO Champion has released very nice compilation images that you will find below.

Starting on a New Server

Whether you're just rolling a new alt, or considering a serious re-roll, the prospect of starting over can be especially daunting.  I'm one of those freaks that finds it refreshing, so I have managed to collect a few tricks to getting on your feet. There are some basic things that you need on a character; bags, a mount, and gold to support any professions you may want.

Dual Boxing

Through my multiple alts, I often wondered if there was a faster way to level. Then one day, inside a truly sorry Arathi Basin match, it finally hit me. It hit me in the form of five perfectly timed Lightning Bolts.
Dual-boxing has been around for quite some time now within the WoW community. Some people are against it, saying that it gives unfair advantages within PvP. While this may or may not be true, Blizzard has clearly stated that they have nothing in the ToS against dual-boxing, and that they are not concerned with its effects in PvP.
With that out of the way, we have to wonder what the pros and cons can be to running a multi-box setup. The obvious pros to multi-boxing are; leveling multiple characters at the same time, the ability to complete difficult quests (and even instances) by yourself, and coupled with refer-a-friend two and a half times experience bonuses up until level sixty. The cons depend on what set up you chose, but a few are present no matter what; it can be difficult to acclimate yourself to controlling multiple characters, paying for multiple accounts each month, and the price of purchasing the game and any expansions for each new account.

Zhevra Mounted - The Beginning

Welcome to Zhevra Mounted, a blog all about the surly adventures of an alt-a-holic. Expect ramblings about questing, vanity pets, professions...ramblings in general. I hope to have everything up and running soon.