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WarcraftPets Needs Your Help

December 01, 2010
WarcraftPets Needs Your Help
No, It's Not Your Interwebz — It's Us
My apologies to everyone for the periodic slowdowns that have been plaguing WarcraftPets for the past week. Since The Shattering went live, we've been hammered by nearly 4 times the traffic and our site can't handle the increased load.

We're currently working with outside experts to implement upgrades in a rushed effort to help restore normal functionality. Weena and I are also making some internal changes to decrease load time. I have no ETA on when the site will be back to 100%, but our goal is before Cataclysm hits.

We have 18 more new pets ready to launch in less than a week. As high as our traffic is now, it's about to soar even higher. You should be able to use this site with ease — that's my top priority.

We Need Your Support
This is the first time we've ever needed to hire outside experts and it's a costly endeavor. Donations have always been useful to cover our expenses, but we need them now more than ever.

We'll gladly accept any amount, but if you donate $30.00 or more, your account will be upgraded to Site MVP Site MVP status. It's our way of thanking you for your contribution. MVP comments and profiles are shown in green and really stand out. Mention your username and we'll be happy to make you a full-fledged MVP.

Make a donation with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Goal:  $1,000
Raised:  $2,620.44

Thanks a million for your support. You're part of an elite few — the pet collectors, obsessive and proud. WarcraftPets wouldn't exist without you. With your help, I know we'll get through these growing pains.

Happy Collecting,


—Brian Brolin, Site Director
Posted by Breanni
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Landro's Lil' XT Pre-Sale and a Great BIG Thanks!

December 03, 2010
A Great BIG Thanks!
First, a Great BIG Thanks!
We have the BEST fansite community around, bar none! Through your donations, not only did you help us meet our monetary goal for stabilizng the site, but your generosity has exceeded our needs by MORE THAN DOUBLE! That means we can do some even cooler things in 2011. We can't thank you enough.

Note that if you donated $30 or more and your account was not upgraded to MVP status, please contact us and we'll get you upgraded shortly thereafter.

Landro's Lil' XT Pre-Sale
So how can we give a little back to our amazing community?

On Saturday, December 11th, WarcraftPets is partnering with WoWTCGLoot to offer you a chance to get Landro's Lil' XT sooner than everyone else, 3 days before Worldbreaker's street date.

We'll have approximately 400 codes available to collectors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Their purchase price will be less than $10 each. Simply check this news page on December 11th for the link and you'll be able show off your Landro's Lil' XT that same day! We'll have more details next week.
Posted by Breanni
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World of Petcraft #3

December 05, 2010
Enjoy our monthly web comic created for WoW pet collectors! We feature a new World of Petcraft strip on the first Sunday of each month. This month's comic features Quintessence and Sateena.

World of Petcraft #3

About the Artist
Meaghan McLaughlin is an aspiring artist and the author of "Nerds Illustrated." You can enjoy more of her work here.
Posted by Breanni
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A Cataclysmic Wave of New Pets!

December 07, 2010
A Cataclysmic Wave of New Pets!
Cataclysm has arrived and with it comes a veritable flood of NEW pets!

19 NEW Pets Added!
In addition to the 6 new pets we've added in the past two weeks, we've added a total of 19 more new companions that are available in Cataclysm!

Curious and ready to get your feet wet with some hardcore collecting? Information on where and how to obtain each of the new pets is included in their pet profiles. So be sure to check them out and don't forget to rate your fav's!

» New Pets in Cataclysm

It's Easier Than Ever to Manage Your Collection!
What's more exciting than 19 more new pets to snag? How about a completely revamped method of tracking your pet collection! Weena and Breanni have been hard at work redesigning the way you update and manage your collection here on WarcraftPets. With tabs to sort your wanted, collected and excluded checklists, it's easier than ever to update your collection... and just in time for Cataclysm!

As always, we welcome your feedback and hope you enjoy these changes.

Go, Go, Go!
Each companion is ready and just waiting to be added to your collection. So what are you waiting for? Dive right in!
Posted by Quintessence
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Landro's Lil' XT - On Sale Now!

December 11, 2010
Landro's Lil' XT - On Sale Now!
That's right! Landro's Lil' XT, the lovable knock-off of Lil' XT who's sold at the Blizzard Pet Store, has just been added to WarcraftPets! But what's even more exciting is that you can get your own Landro's Lil' XT right now!

Landro's Lil' XT Pre-Sale
WarcraftPets has partnered with WoWTCGLoot to bring you a chance to purchase Landro's Lil' XT a full 3 days before Worldbreaker's street date. This is the latest TCG loot pet and it can be yours today for only $9.95!

» Buy Landro's Lil' XT Now!

We have only 400 codes available to collectors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once we're sold out, additional codes won't be available until the release of Worldbreaker, so buy now and be the first on your server to sport Landro's Lil' XT!
Posted by Breanni
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New Pet: Fox Kit

December 12, 2010
Fox Kit
NEW Pet!
Blizzard has done it again! A hidden gem came with the release of the expansion — the Fox Kit!

This companion is a Bind on Pick Up drop from the Baradin Foxes on Tol Barad Peninsula (Note: this area is a different area than the Wintergrasp-like PVP zone, however some player-vs-player encounters may still occur.) It has the same model and color as its larger counterpart. If the mood strikes, it will even do a dance! Go Fox Kit, go!
Posted by Quintessence
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Happy Holidays & Twitter Giveaway

December 22, 2010
Happy Holidays and Twitter Giveaway
Season's Greetings!
The holiday season is upon us and all of us at WarcraftPets wish you and yours the very best. It continues to be our pleasure to bring you the latest and greatest pet-related news, plus a place to track and discuss your amazing companion collections.

In that spirit, our friends at WoWTCGLoot have provided us with several loot codes to give away to you, our loyal fans! We've got a Tuskarr Kite and several Landro's Lil' XTs, among a few other goodies.

Twitter Holiday Giveaway
Logon to Twitter and follow us @WarcraftPets as we ask some fun-filled trivia questions and give away some cool "holiday" loots to all of you festive collectors.

The giveaway will begin at 1:00 PM EDT tomorrow (Thursday). All of the answers to the trivia questions can be found right here on our site. The first correct answer wins. Be sure to tweet your WarcraftPets username along with your answer. One prize per member.

Good luck!
Posted by Breanni
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