How to tame a Fel Wolf in Tanaan Jungle

Aug 26

I hope you like wolves, because we’ve got another one for you to tame. Big congratulations to Qraljar on the Petopia forums for winning the contest to be first to discover how to tame a fel wolf! Somehow this little guy stayed hidden for the majority of the PTR, but the contest ran by Petopia got everyone out hunting for it. The prize was a Corrupted Hippogryph mount. Fel wolves throughout Draenor are classed as aberrations, not beasts, so normally they aren’t available for taming. However, there is a special way to temporarily make a Felbound Wolf tameable. It’s a brand new taming challenge! The Felbound Wolf uses the same model and visual effect as Gara, but it’s green instead of purple. It’s also a part of the Wolf family instead of Spirit Beasts, meaning all hunter specs can enjoy it. The challenge requires use of your full hunter toolkit, but if you’re having trouble doing it solo you can always ask a friend to help you out. Here’s how it’s done. Easier said than done. Anaara is an elite with almost 5 million health, and she has many abilities aimed specifically to counter hunters. We need to kill her because she drops the Vial of Fel Cleansing. She only drops one per kill, so if you’re doing this with a friend you’ll need to kill her multiple times to get everyone a vial. Respawn time on her is about 5 minutes. She can be found on the southern coast of Tanaan Jungle, directly south of Fang’rila. I did it as Beast Mastery, but any spec should work. Just make sure you take the Spirit Bond talent so you have constant healing (Lone Wolf wouldn’t be ideal). Choose a pet that brings the buff most suited to your spec. She does both melee attacks and ranged attacks, but her ranged attacks hurt less. Keep her at range using abilities like Concussive Shot, Ice Trap, and Binding Shot. She will cast Soothe Pet on your pet, and then focus on you. Both Master’s Call and Bestial Wrath break your pet out of this, so it’s advised to hold onto it until your pet is soothed. If you use MM or...

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i just realized… i’m the target demographic!

Aug 26

I read blogs. I read the WoW subreddit on Reddit. I look at my guild roster at all the inactive accounts. I see all the gnashing of teeth and the wringing of hands. So why am I still logging on 3-5 nights a week? 1) I decided early on in the expansion that I was going to pace myself. I remember in the first few weeks after the expansion was released that I was completely overwhelmed with all the stuff to do. At the time, I was super busy in real life, so I couldn’t throw myself into the game and inhale all the varied activities. So I decided then to pace myself – tackle one thing, then move onto the next. So I leveled my two raiding toons and geared them up. When raiding dried up, I moved on to making gold. When that stabilized, I went to pet battles. Now that I’m reaching my pet battling goals, I’m going to start working on filling up my Toybox. Because of this measured bit-by-bit approach, I have not run out of things to do. 2) I can only play for 1-1.5 hours at a time. I never have a chance to get bored. My Garrison routine on 5 characters takes me about 40 minutes. Then I only have 20-40 minutes left to fill up. Its easy to do that without getting bored. I can go catch some wild pets, run an LFR heroic, do a Garrison Campaign mission, etc… This pretty much makes me the target demographic for the current expansion. 3) I’m now playing for free With three max-level Garrisons and an enchanter, my passive gold-making is about 8-10k per week with zero effort on my part. That more than pays for a monthly WoW Token. With no actual money at stake, why not keep playing? 4) I don’t miss raiding Don’t get me wrong, I love raiding. But it is only one of the myriad of available activities, and I’m content to busy myself with other things while I patiently wait for raiding opportunities to happen again. 5) I’ve been through this before In late Burning Crusade, my guild went through a dead period. People stopped logging...

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Latest free Witcher 3 DLC gives Geralt more sword flair

Aug 21

Geralt is already pretty handy with a sword; he can slice somebody in two faster than you can say “hold up, why is still so awkward to apply blade oils in this game”? But this new (and free) Witcher 3 DLC reportedly gives him some even fancier moves. The fifteenth freebie DLC release from CD Projekt Red adds “a pack of all-new combat finishers” with which to flamboyantly dispose of despotic demons. Or mangy monsters. Or whatever. If you’ve not installed any of the free DLCs for The Witcher 3 before, GOG’s announcement provides the easiest method of doing so through both GOG Galaxy and the GOG site itself. “A) If you’re using GOG Galaxy: –Select The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from the sidebar to open its game page. –Click on the drop-down labeled “More”, (located next to the PLAY button) and choose “Configure”. –The Configure page will feature all available DLCs listed towards the bottom. –Select each DLC that you want to install, and GOG Galaxy will do the rest. If you want to remove the DLC from your game, simply uncheck the selection box. B) If you’re using the website: You can download installers for each DLC pack manually. Simply head to the Library section of My Account, locate The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and download the files you want. Afterwards, run each one as if you were installing a game or patch.” You’ll also need to have signed up for the free Witcher 3 DLC package to begin with,...

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Knights of the Old Republic 2 gets a major update on Steam

Aug 21

Obsidian’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 has received a substantial update today, courtesy of Mac publishers Aspyr Media. As well as making the game available to Mac and Linux folks, they’ve added a bunch of features PC players can enjoy as well. The game should now have native widescreen support, as well as resolution options all the way up to 5K (assuming you’ve got the monitor for it, or can downsample.) Knights of the Old Republic 2 will also now support gamepads, so you won’t need to set up Xpadder just to use your favourite controller. In terms of Steam bits, the game now has Workshop support. This includes an easy way to install the popular ‘Sith Lords Restored Content Mod,’ filling in some of the parts of the game that were missing at launch (because Obsidian were forced to ship too early by publishers LucasArts.) Steam achievements and Steam cards cloud saves [edit: sorry, no cards, I got a little over-excited there] are part of the package now too. In conjunction with this update, Knights of the Old Republic 2 has 25% off its $10 USD asking price until 28 July....

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