Friday, May 27, 2011

A Few More Gallery Images

This post I'm showcasing a few more early screenshots from my gallery. I'm also giving away a Landro's Lichling code.

My first fishing reward pet was Muckbreath. Before I had so many armor sets cluttering my pack, I'd carry around a fishing outfit to wear as I fished, Muckbreath at my side. The blue overalls always look great with a Crochet Hat, but the Conjurer's Shoes look like thigh-high fishing waders! 

My Mana Wyrmling was purchased from an exotic vendor in the Outlands. I paired him with the Lofty plate set.

For some odd reason, Willy is known by a few different names. He's a delightful chap with one eye. So as a nod to his condition, I wear a Noble's Monocle, which always looks great with a black suit.

I updated the screenshot of my Captured Firefly when I put together my Ornate plate set with Cloudkeeper Leggings. I love the silver and gold together on both armor and pet!

My Sprite Darter Hatchling is still one of my favorite pets. I just adore the detail and the colors. An Elegant Dress really brings out the shimmer in her wings and dorsal fin.

My very first pet, the Crimson Whelpling, matches my Bloodlust mail armor beautifully. I wear a Flame Tabard to pick up the bronze hues of his wings.

If you know which robe I'm wearing in the screenshot of my Smolderweb Hatchling (below), leave a comment below and I'll pick a random person to email a code for the Landro's Lichling pet.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Revisiting My Gallery

So many of you emailed me asking about matching my armor sets in my screenshots. I'm a warrior, so I'm very lucky that I can wear most non-class specific armor from cloth to plate. But there's a wonderful variety of clothing and sets in the game, so chances are if you want to dress to impress, you'll be able to collect some gorgeous sets no matter what your class. On my gallery website, if you click on a smaller photo, it will take you to a large image where I list the name of the pet or mount featured, the armor I'm wearing, and the location of the screenshot. If you have any specific questions about something I'm wearing or where to get it, leave a comment! I'll be happy to answer. Leave a comment anyway, I love hearing from you!

I've decided to feature a handful of old screenshots per week on my blog, starting with some of my older gallery images. If I can remember details, I'll talk about how I got the pet or mount, the armor, and how or where I set up the screenshot.

I started collecting pets shortly after I began playing WoW. But when I bought my first trading card game pet "Bananas", he came with a free stack of Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuits. I was so enamored with my baby gorilla (who was quite rare at the time) I decided to find a little outfit to wear when showing him off. That was just over 3 years ago and the rest is history! The Aboriginal Skins were just right, so I decided to capture a screenshot in Stranglethorn Vale with a nice jungle backdrop. I thought I had a nice little collection of pets at the time, so I decided to dress up and pose with each one after feeding it a biscuit.

My next screenshot was of my favorite pet at the time, Peanuts. I chose the Blood Knight set because it reminded me a bit of a circus. I rounded up the set from the auction house over a period of a few days. Waiting for Peanuts to show off his trick was the most complicated part of this shot.

It took me ages to fish up Mr. Pinchy out of the lakes of Terokkar Forest, but when I finally got him I was ready for a screenshot with one of the prettiest armor sets in the game. The Engraved set. I set up a screenshot near the tidepools in Azshara. I love the low-rise leggings and hip belt of this set, not to mention the vibrant colors. 


I had a few of the Boneshredder fur pieces already before I got my Tranquil Mechanical Yeti. As soon as I finished the set, I took this screenshot in the cave in Alterac Valley. 

This pet is a crafted Engineering item.

I would love to know if there's anyone else out there dressing up with or without their special pets or mounts. If so, post a link or send me some of your screenshots! If not, start thinking about it. I'll be holding another giveaway contest in the near future!

Friday, May 13, 2011

My Latest Screenshots

Now that the launch of my blog has passed, I've gotten back to work on my pet collection and screenshots. Like many of you, I've recently acquired several new pets with the patch. My latest screenshots are ScooterWolvar Pup, and my newest and favorite, Legs.

I want to take a minute to thank my friends, as always, for helping me gather pieces of gear for my in-game hobby. I had to gather up the Brood of Nozdormu plate armor for my Legs screenshot and set. I got plenty of help from friends and guildies, especially Theus, Michael, Kushiel, Ryoshi, Shunai, Adam, and Sylvern!

I'm trying to find the cloak my NPC is wearing to complete my matching set. As soon as I get my hands on it, I'll get my Winterspring Cub screenshots done. If anyone recognizes that cloak, drop me an email! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

First things first. The lucky winners of the egg hunt giveaway are:

Amy Carlstrom - El Pollo Grande
Micki McClain - Robotic Homing Chicken

Thank you to everyone for hunting and entering, and congratulations to the winners!

Many of you have commented on the portrait I painted of Drrum and the cubs for my blog header. I have re-styled the high-resolution artwork to make it suitable for use as a desktop wallpaper. Feel free to help yourself to this image here. Desktop use only, please!

Back to archeology 4.1 pet chasing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pet & Mount Loot Card Giveaway Has Ended!

Entries are now closed.

I want to take a moment to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this celebration giveaway. I wish I had loot cards to send out to every single person who entered, but unfortunately there were many hundreds of entries and only two cards. 

I'll be announcing the winners on May 5, 2011(sorry, you'll have to wait!), but I want to express my most sincere appreciation to everyone who visited my blog and website, celebrated with me, and entered the giveaway. Thank you especially to all the people who sent such wonderful comments either ingame or along with their entries. I can't begin to tell you how much fun I've had hearing from WoW players all over the world. 

The week was so much fun for me that I've decided I will be running more contests and giveaways in the future. I hope you'll bookmark my blog and visit again, even if you're not one of the lucky recipients of my first giveaway. Please don't hesitate to leave a comment for me with ideas and suggestions!