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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MMO BURNOUT: WHY I WANT AN ASSASSIN’S CREED MMO

Jul 28

I play a fair amount of single-player stuff when I’m not playing MMOs, and at the risk of outing myself as one of those infernal dudebros, I love the Assassin’s Creed franchise. And I do mean love. I’ve got an Altair poster in my office and an Ezio action figure on my desk. I even own all of the series’ portable and mobile games, the latter of which is firmly against my religion. I know that Unity had more than its share of technical issues, and I know that Ubisoft is no one’s favorite thanks to annualization and its Uplay DRM. But I can’t help it. Assassin’s Creed kicks holy ass and I want an Assassin’s Creed MMO. mapI won’t spend a lot of time delving into the series’ gameplay here except to say that it’s an incredibly addictive mixture of platforming, parkour, swordfighting, and collection minigames, with the later installments adding everything from grenades to sailing ships as the historical timeline moves forward. Visceral combat in the vein of Assassin’s Creed isn’t exactly the MMORPG genre’s forte, but games like TERA and even Age of Conan have proven that stylized action can be done on a massive scale. Parkour might be another matter because thus far few MMOs have attempted it, certainly none to the degree that Assassin’s Creed typically employs. Blade & Soul’s movement system shares some similarities, though, and Black Desert’s purportedly does too, so I wouldn’t assume that it’s impossible. notredameAn Assassin’s Creed MMO might run into trouble when it comes to world size, particularly if the designers are keen to make an open-world game that supports thousands of simultaneous users as opposed to something heavily instanced. And let’s face it, the world and its absurd level of detail — as well as the fact that basically every inch of it can be explored — is a large part of this franchise’s charm. Sure, there’s a story, and it’s got some interesting bits about secret societies, historical figures, and the like, but to use Unity as an example, I’ve already spent over 20 hours in the game since buying it on Steam last week, and I couldn’t tell you the first thing about its narrative...

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