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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:23am 30/11/10 | 9 Comments
You know what people need more of during an earth-shattering cataclysm? Pets. Lots and lots of pets.

At least that's what Blizzard believe as they've confirmed two new pet additions of the World of WarCraft pet store with the arrival of Lil' Ragnaros and the Moonkin Hatchling (who is a charity pet, so purchasing him is a good karma move). Both pets can be picked up for US$10, but make sure you want them and that they're going to a good home. And remember, they might be cute now, but they grow up - don't dump them post-Xmas like so many douche-bags do every year.

Check out each pets descriptions from Blizzard below.
Ragnaros, the dread master of all fire elementals, will return in Cataclysm to avenge his defeat in Molten Core. And what better way to head into battle than with a miniature version of the firelord himself following at your beck and call? Lil' Ragnaros, just like his full-scale namesake, burns with constant fury (not to mention flames that serve as a handy cooking fire) and comes equipped with the legendary hammer Sulfuras. And as a being of pure elemental fire, he has no need to walk from place to place -- he just submerges into the magma below the world's surface when you start walking and reemerges when you stop.

The googly-eyed Moonkin Hatchling, which comes in unique Horde and Alliance versions, will occasionally plant flowers at your feet, and happily /dances with any willing partners. Like last year's Pandaren Monk, the Moonkin Hatchling has a soft spot for helping children. For every Moonkin Hatchling adopted from November 29 through December 31, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 50% of the $10 USD purchase price to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We're less than a week away from the official launch of Cataclysm, so stay tuned to AusGamers for more through the week. We have a few cool surprises in store.



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Raven
Posted 01:05pm 30/11/10
So Blizzard still make a killing off the purchase of this pet, and MAW get a bit to try to justify it? GG :(

I reckon the idea of being able to buy a pet and have the proceeeds go to charity is a fantastic idea, even though I was never a pet hoarder. Gimme a Samurai Pizza Cat pet with cost going to a charity I support and I'd buy one :)
Jim
Posted 01:41pm 30/11/10
So Blizzard still make a killing off the purchase of this pet, and MAW get a bit to try to justify it? GG :(
how is that trying to justify it?

they've been selling items without the proceeds going to a charity for ages, how come here you leap to the conclusion that when they do give some of it a charity, it's somehow to justify selling the item?
deeper
Posted 02:22pm 30/11/10
wow lover jim
Jim
Posted 02:27pm 30/11/10
dude, it's WoW
TicMan
Posted 02:37pm 30/11/10
I'd buy more stuff like this if some of the proceeds went to charity (and being a stingy f*** if I got a receipt so I claim on tax if its > $2).

ps: back to my routing problem jim%!@%
ravn0s
Posted 03:36pm 30/11/10
rev evil will be all over this s***
Reverend Evil
Posted 07:13pm 30/11/10
I bought both pets for both accounts. Charity or not I still would have got them.
E.T.
Posted 07:59pm 30/11/10
Are you able to kill someone else's pet in WoW?
Griefer's will have a field day if you can.
Khel
Posted 10:22pm 30/11/10
Nah, theres two types of pet, these are just non-combat vanity pets, they're just fancy little fun things purely for show.

Theres theres combat pets, like the animals hunters can tame, or the demons warlocks can summon, and those are the ones players can kill (or be killed by).
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