Patch 3.3 is here and with it, a surprise pet. No one saw this coming but some of you might find a new pet in their mailboxes when they log in after the patch. It's the Core Hound Pup which looks very cool for a vanity pet and has some neat animations.
If you're one of those who didn't get the pet, I'm afraid it's tough luck for you, unless you buy an authenticator. Yep, the pet is a sort of reward for those who use authenticators to log into WoW. I'm not sure if that's also the case for iPhone authenticators but I would assume so.
I've been known to chastise Blizzard for various reasons but this time I'm actually praising them. That's a very nice gesture they did with the new pet. And yes, even though you need to purchase an actual item in order to get the pet, the authenticator is worth so much more than its $7 price. No one has any excuse for not getting one if they live in the US especially. It's the best way of securing your WoW account from being hacked so go and get one!
Former WoW player, current Diablo 3 fanatic, I love the finer things in life such as PC games, beer and computers. While playing a good game is a spiritual experience, blogging about it is almost equally rewarding.