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Goofy Stag. Oh wait, I can give you a ride now!

I was able to log in briefly this morning.  I logged in all my characters in the two realms I play most to activate the cross realm pet feature.  Since I don’t have a sparkle pony or anything, I didn’t get any real big shiny. However, my level 73 druid had done the Winterspring cub quest from Winterspring to get that mount and my level 60 druid now has that available without having to do the 20 day long quest to get it.  Yay.

I chose my talents from the new trees somewhat wily nily and ended up paying to reset after finding I had chosen unwisely.  See the new tab/page above for World of Warcraft links for help making the choices before you spend gold on a reset.  Will deal with my glyphs when we return.

I took a screenshot of the new Druid Travel form the “stag”.  It looks like a monster antlered reindeer with bells and runs with a sort of bunny hop motion.  So much for swift.  I can choose a minor glyph that allows you to ride on my back. Useful for?  Take care and safe travels!


Coming Tuesday August 28 Patch 5.0.4 A World of Changes

Less than a month before Mists of Pandaria is released the latest patch throws the game into a vast sea change.  Here is a list from WOW Insider detailing the big changes coming up:

The talent changes have been what I’ve been most interested in.  I did not know that Druids were picking up a new class specialization, Guardian.  This explains the INSANE NUMBER OF STINKING BEAR TANKS!

All class and talent changes that have been going on in the Mists of Pandaria beta will be available in WoW with patch 5.0.4. Because of this, all players will have their talent points refunded upon login on Aug. 28. Many of the old talents have simply been rolled into new character abilities, and new spells will be learned automatically, without having to visit a trainer. For druids, this means that your fourth class specialization, Guardian, will now be in effect.

Glyph changes will be rampant as well explaining why my glyphs have not been selling on the auction house.

No actual Pandaria content will be included, just UI and other systemic changes.

I’ll add games guides and tips from other sites here as I find them.

I will try to see in advance what the new Monk character needs and get it in the bank.  Also will make sure there are sufficient bags ready for new Pandas.  Yo ho!