Tome of Polymorph: White Polar Bear, Monkey, and Porcupine

New Polymorphs for Mages

You might already know there are several new items available for nearly every class but of 7.0.3 Mages can now add a monkey AND a white polar bear to their available Polymorphs!

Tome of Polymorph: Monkey is dropping from Hozen mobs in The Jade Forest.

Tome of Polymorph: Monkey

Tome of Polymorph: Polar Bear Cub from Arctic Grizzly in Dragonblight.

Tome of Polymorph: Polar Bear Cub

Tome of Polymorph: Porcupine from Pandaren porcupines.  I suggest the Needleback Porcupines here in the Dread Waste.

Tome of Polymorph: Porcupine

This is a replacement to the removed glyph Charred Glyph that used to modify your polymorph to the porcupine prior to 6.0.2.

Goodbye My Sweet Howl Bomb

PVP Pet Battle

Lot’s of changes coming to pet battles. I haven’t had time myself but I believe the changes can be tested right now on the beta or PTR. Personally I’m really interested in how we’ll be handling these changes especially for to the Pandaren Water Spirit. Whirlpool and Geyser will now share the same ability slot. SO no more Howl Bomb /cries.

You can read the up coming on the changes yourself in the blue post on the official World of Warcraft forums “Legion Pet Battle Tuning “.

What are you going to miss the most?

I’m super bummed about the changes to Graves as well. I only recently managed to get my Graves pet, free once you hit level 20 playing Heroes of the Storm. I had been told he was awesome in PVP pet battles which I had not had much luck winning at all!! So if like me, your still working on your PVP pet battle achievements I suggest taking advantage of Graves while you can! I’ve found I win 2 outta 3 battles using the following strategy.

PVP Team:
Fiendish Imp: Burn then Nether Gate.
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling: Thunderbolt then Decoy.
Graves: Grave Destruction, Bonestorm, IF the current opponents pets is low health use Scull Toss till it dies. Rinse & Repeat.

FYI: Doing PVP pet battles currently counts towards the Draenor pet battle monument achievement too!

What PVP team have you found successful quite often?

One more thing, the Pet Charms awarded from completing the Draenor pet battle dailies are being reduced to roughly HALF of what’s being awarded now.


I love Blizzard 50% Sales!

I hate when I’m going thru my battle pets and I see pet’s I once owned but are long gone now like the Mini Diablo, Panda Cub, Zergling, and Netherwhelp! Or the Vampiric Batling which can NEVER be replaced since it was from an event long ago.

OR pet’s that I simply missed the opportunity to get like Mini Thor. My daughter surprised me with StarCraft® II for my birthday =)

But now thanks to the heads-up from Cymre I am now the proud owner of not only Mini Thor but also Zeradar from the Legacy of the Void™.

[tweetherder]It’s time to bring the thunder with your new Mini Thor![/tweetherder]

StarCraft® II

From: Breanni
Subject: Power Overwhelming!


I’ve never seen a pet with such overwhelming power before! I tried to ask it where it came from and what it wants, but all it said was “THE MERGING IS COMPLETE” and then started assaulting nearby squirrels.

A hero of your stature would surely know some tricks to contain this magical monstrosity!


I first purchased the standard copy of Legacy of the Void™ which qualified me to then purchase “The Complete Trilogy” package at a discounted $40 instead of the $99.99 all together I spent about $75 for the Digital Deluxe copy of both Wings of Liberty® and Legacy of the Void™ including all the goodies. StarCraft® II is on sale thru May 18th!

Now I at least have hope to one day get the Fetish Shaman from the Diablo® III DD copy when it comes on sale again. Now if only Blizzard would offer sales on the older expansions as digital deluxe packages … not likely.

World of Warcraft: Gold Guide

Do you take advantage of the WoW Tokens?

I didn’t for quite some time, but I have learned the error of my ways! So these last six months I’ve kept my $30 and instead bought tokens for my game time.

With Legion just around the corner I’ve been pushing to finally save my first 1M gold (I’m slightly more than 50% of the way now) so when I hear about an easy gold making guide I rush out to check it out! Ok, so here’s an easy way to make gold flipping Alchemical Catalysts and True Iron Ore to Make Draenic Philosopher’s Stones in only a few minutes. Great for when your short only a few thousand gold to buy your next WoWToken.

Don’t have alchemy? Try this tailoring gold making guide, flipping Windwool Cloth.

Don’t have tailoring? Here’s a leatherworking gold making guide, flipping Exotic Leather.

Transmog 2.0 | Legion

There’s a fairly new addon available at curse called Legion Wardrobe and if you haven’t seen it have a look at Asmongold’s & Cyrme’s videos below.

Asmongold – Legion Video – How to get an Early Start on Legion’s New Transmog Wardrobe System.

Cymre – A look at Legion Wardrobe and the new title for transmog. – This addon allows you to see all the pieces you’ve collected before prepatch 7.0 hits live servers.

How to Take Good Screenshots?

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If your a regular visitor to my blog then you know I love screenshots! I’ve been asked more than a few times how I take my screenshots so I thought I’d write up a quick post giving some simple tips.

  1. How do you take a screenshot?
  2. How do you turn your UI off to take a screenshot?
  3. How do you turn player names off or on?
  4. Where are my screenshots being saved?

Q. How do you take a screenshot?
A. I press the “Print Screen” button my keyboard, actually my button says “Prt Scr”on my keyboard.

Q. How do you turn your UI off to take a screenshot?
A. Hold the ALT key down and press Z to turn your UI Off or On.

Q. How do you turn names off?
A. Goto your Interface settings (press Esc) and look for Names. Uncheck the box beside “My Name”. You’ll notice you can also turn “Titles” “Guild Names” and “Friendly” or “Enemy” Players names On or Off by adding or removing these checks.

Q. Where are screenshots saved?
A. It’s been my experience that by default WoW adds a new folder into the install folder named Screenshots. For example C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/Screenshots

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Additional Tips for Taking Good Screenshots

Get your Limited Edition World of Warcraft Cups Set of 4 from Amazon today!Get an engineer to make you Ornate Spyglass. This item can be used by anyone not just engineers. You can take some amazing self shots if you use the spyglass then use the sit emote then stand up emote.. It then allows you to zoom in on your character without him or her fading away up close.

I use PaintShop Pro to edit my screenshots but you could easily use any graphics software including the free program Gimp. If your taking screenshots in World of Warcraft you you may want to adjust the Brightness/Contrast about 25%  if your screens seem a little too dark.

And for even more suggestions check out this Blizzard Watch Guide for several awesome tips on polishing your screenshots!

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