I am kicking around the idea of leveling my hunter first in Warlords. Now, my hunter is usually my 2nd or 3rd alt I level up. In Cata, I think he was second, along with my DK who I slowly leveled with mining until it was “his turn”. I think he was second in Mists too. It’s all kind of fuzzy now. Anyways, with the new tamable hunter pets announced, I was thinking I need those sooner than later. I was also thinking, hey, my hunter does not have a signature pet! This should change.
I usually stick to tank pets, but you don’t really need a tank pet now that any pet can be any “role”. My hunter, Thaylen is usually a survival hunter. He has BM as an offspec, more so he can get those exotic pets. Although, BM was pretty fun during Mists. He even tamed one of those spirit beasts from Cata, the owl from hyjal. That might be his signature pet if he was a BM. Either that or Gojira, his purple corehound from Azuremyst Isle.
Now, I don’t go totally crazy like most hunters and try and tame everything. I do have my share. Which you think would make it easier to narrow down one pet to be my signature pet, right? Nope. Not even close. In fact, the 3-5 pets I keep with me changes all the time. I like to have at least 1 “PvP” pet (one that has a decent crowd control ability). For a while I had “Lovebites” (named after the Def Leppard song) who had 2 excellent PvP abilities. A stun and a sting that made it impossible for a player to stealth for a period of time. It was great for rogues and druids. Well, they nerfed that ability so now Lovebites has been just a friend I take out now and then.
I also have a cool cat, Hysteria (named for another Def Leppard song :p). He would probably be my signature pet if all I did was PvE. Of course, then there is Coroná, the awesome turtle from Tanrais who’s sea blue coloring reminds me of the water (and Corona commercials–hence the name!). I love that turtle. So, the problem is me, and my inability to commit to a signature pet. With these new pets though, a clefthoof or a talbuk, I could totally see myself having one of those as my main. At least for Warlords.
How about you? Do you have a signature pet or are you as crazy as I am and keep switching? Feel free to let me know in the comments down under!