Every Friday, Kalliope features the highlights of the Petopia forum discussions that week, ranging from new pet discoveries to theorycrafting to stunning transmog sets, also providing links to the full threads.
- Mists of Pandaria
- Dire Beast list (8/12/12)
- Potentially tameable beast skins (8/13/12)
- Where the Wild Things Are (MoP rare information) (8/14/12)
- Pandaria Beast List (Report found beasts here!) (8/14/12)
- Status of all basilisks on the beta (8/15/12)
- Status of Quilen on the beta (8/15/12)
- Poll: can you see life in Fox Grove / Orchid Hollow? (8/15/12)
- Pet skins that are still untameable (8/15/12)
- General Hunter Topics
- Incomplete armour sets tracking thread (8/15/12)
- Skin Swaps! (Owls and parrots that never were… etc.) (8/16/12)
- Featured Transmogrification of the Week (8/17/12)
The new talent Dire Beast summons different beasts depending on the zone you’re in. Quivering has compiled a full list of the beasts.
Wain updated his list of potentially tameable beast skins to include the Pandaren dragons, which were flagged as beasts a couple of builds ago. Their inclusion is for completeness; it does not indicate that they will become tameable in the near future or at all.
Kalliope’s thread covers everything that Petopians have uncovered about the nine (so far!) beast rares in Mists of Pandaria. The information includes tracking info, maps, and videos and screenshots of all pets and tracks. A brief preview of Patch 5.1 announces that addition of the “missing” tenth rare beast (the dark red silkworm) and MoP’s first spirit beasts. Videos for Savage and Glimmer were added this week.
Thedoomcookie, with the help of the Petopian beta testers, lists every single beast in Pandaria in this thread, including the non-tameable beasts.
This week, Wain noted that the bookworms in the Scrollkeeper’s Sanctum in the Jade Forest have swapped from the green grub skin to the green caterpillar skin. He also reported that Siftworms and Giant Siftworms in the Arboretum are flagged as tameable, but since the correct daily was not available, he could not verify their actual tameability. In Valley of the Four Winds, Great Cliff Hawks turned white again.
Wain updated his compilation of all the basilisk skin changes on the beta with the news that Ironjaw Basilisks in the Cape of Stranglethorn are now blue with a jade crest, making the blue-skinned, orange-crested Ironjaw Behemoths unique once again. He does not anticipate any more changes to basilisks, as only three skins remain missing and they look close to the blue-crested purple skin sported by the Pandarian rare Rockhide the Immovable. This will leave the count of available basilisk skins in Mists of Pandaria at a whopping 37. Many of these color combinations had been hiding in the game files for years, but have only now gotten added to the game.
Wain reported on his master list of all quilen skin changes on the beta that the grey stone Stonebound Watcher in Vale of Eternal Blossoms can be tamed, but accessing the area requires revered status with the Golden Lotus. Plain stone quilen are abundant in Pandaria, so this does not affect their availability. Testing in the Greenstone Village and Crypt of Forgotten Kings scenarios has hit a wall due to those scenarios being locked.
Wain asked for feedback on whether players can see life in the Fox Grove and Orchid Hollow sections of the Jade Forest based on the number of quests completed. A number of phasing issues plague the area and the complete revamp of the Jade Forest may have contributed to the problem, as different players are seeing different things in that part of the zone.
This comprehensive list of all the skins in the game that cannot be tamed grew when Wain posted new combinations of moth wings and bodies. MoP marks the first expansion with moths that mix and match body and wing colors. There may only be two so far, but there’s a lot of potential, as noted by Wain‘s post.
Wain started a new compilation of existing armour sets of all types that are missing matching pieces/offpieces in the hopes that the absent/removed gear can be added to the game.
SQUEE WARNING: Wain uses WoW Model Viewer to swap skins onto different models, creating some gorgeous (and some terrifying) hypothetical beast skins. A request from Spiritbinder prompted him to try lynx skins on the frost sabre cub body. They turned out so well that Wain also tried all the druid skins on that model, with adorable results.
Every week, Wassa spotlights a random pet family, giving Petopians an opportunity to share their stories about their beloved pets with the community. The latest family selected: spiders.
This week’s featured transmogrification was designed by Neilaren.
A full index of all Petopia Forum posts recapped at the Wow Hunter’s Hall will be maintained in the Index of Petopia Forum Posts.