Post-Stable-Wipe Taming Spree

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Post-Stable-Wipe Taming Spree

Unread post by Rhyela » Sat May 05, 2012 9:32 pm

I cleaned out about five slots on Rhyela tonight. I abandoned some duplicates; I didn't really feel I needed two wind serpents, so I let Celeborn (Hayoc) go. I really didn't need three spirit beasts, and I've never been terribly fond of Loque anyway, so off he went. I completely adore Vulkoor (black Madexx), so I never used Deathbelle (blue Madexx), so she was let go. I think I actually had two stable slots already available, so that brought my total to five.

I looked on Petopia to see if there was anything I haven't tried that I might be interested in, and got a short list. First I went to Outland where I tamed fel boars and ravagers. None of them clicked for me, so I let them all go. I then headed to Zangarmarsh and grabbed a green nether ray, and hung onto it until I went to Blade's Edge and grabbed one of the aether rays. I also tried some of the spiky raptors, but they have this odd little graphical glitch on their throats that I can't un-see.

While there, I stumbled upon a chimaera that I immediately clicked with. I never even thought to try taming one of the yellow ones, I was always dead-set on the green one. However, what I failed to notice is that their eyes are green, and the body color matches my current transmog set quite well. So yeah, instant bond.

Finally, I went to Dragonblight to try a mastiff, and tamed a black one. I then decided to try a brown one, too (I wanted to name it Murphy, which made me think of Murphy Brown, and a brown dog would be better suited for that name). I went to EPL and got myself a brown one. However, when I glanced at its portrait after taming, I could have sworn it said "Doug" instead of "Dog", so that's what I named it.

The nether ray reminded me of how an old guildy used to make fun of my nether ray mount, calling it a UFO all the time. So now, that's what I think of when I see them. My brain flicked to Martian, so I took one letter out and named him Martin.

I tamed many creatures, but three stuck. The chimaera I will definitely keep, but only time will tell if I will keep the other two. And, oddly enough, my chimaera is the one I can't think of a name for. I was thinking something alone the lines of something poisonous or venomous that's yellow, but I don't know why since his ability is frost and electric. >.> I suppose it's because he tried to shoot a poison bolt at me before he was frozen in my trap. :)

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Unread post by Vephriel » Sat May 05, 2012 9:52 pm

Ooh, great picks! I'm trying to do a stable clean out myself, but it's so difficult. I managed to choose one of my Madexx colours, and released a couple pets that weren't used often, but I'm having a lot of trouble choosing between some of my duplicate families.

You have such adorable naming conventions! <3 Martin is too cute. The chimaera looks awesome with you, I'm sure the perfect name will settle in on its own. :) And mastiffs, hee! Love their jowls. ^_^

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Unread post by Wassa » Sat May 05, 2012 9:55 pm

I looked up yellow venomous snakes and found the Eyelash Viper or Bothriechis schlegelii, which can come in a bright yellow color. It's named after the German ornithologist, Hermann Schlegel. Maybe the name Hermann or Schlegel might work?

There is also the yellow-bellied sea snake or Pelamis platura.

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Unread post by Sesamee » Sat May 05, 2012 10:44 pm

I really like Platura for your Chimera. It's a beautiful sounding name. I love it when people put thought into naming and choose cool interesting names for their pets! :D

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Unread post by Melentari » Sat May 05, 2012 11:06 pm

Oh, hey, those chimaeras actually have eyes after all! I've never seen their eyes until your screenshot. XD

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Unread post by Ziarre » Sun May 06, 2012 1:53 am

Yeah, the eyes are more apparent on some colors.
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Unread post by Rhyela » Sun May 06, 2012 1:57 am

I ended up naming my chimaera Rimebane, after Veph gave me a few suggestions in the naming sub-forum. :)

http://forums.wow-petopia.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17780

Thank you for the suggestions here, too!!!

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Unread post by Tårnfalk » Sun May 06, 2012 4:31 am

Yay for the new pets. Adoring the Mastiff. I found a whole new love for them after Norrathia tamed a red one. They have such personality!

I also like the Netherray :D The color you choose is a rare seen color and he fits with you :D

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Unread post by Rhyela » Fri May 11, 2012 1:00 am

I've been using Martin quite a bit, and I'm surprised at how much I like him! He's so cute tanking those big fire giant guys in Hyjal for the Firelands dailies. :)

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Unread post by Finduilas » Fri May 11, 2012 5:31 am

It's nice to see some "uncommon" pets tamed and given some love. I have the green chimera on Findu and absolutely love her, I always have the impression the green and yellow ones are more rare than Nuramoc.

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Unread post by Rhyela » Sat May 12, 2012 12:26 am

I actually saw another hunter with a yellow chimaera immediately after I tamed mine. But yeah, I think it's the only other one I've seen.

So, as it turns out, Martin truly is a UFO! :P I thought he looked adorable with his little fins sticking out while we were falling. :3

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Unread post by Sylvian » Sat May 12, 2012 1:47 am

Nice!
Its kinda hard sometimes to clear out old friends.
I removed my red chimera when I started a spirit beast spree. I didn't know they were available in yellow. SO many pets so little space. ><
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Unread post by Rhyela » Sat May 12, 2012 2:45 am

Oh my, I just got an idea for my next signature..... :D

And it's okay, I had forgotten that the Outland chimaeras come in white. :lol: I saw them in WMV tonight and was like, "Oh yeah!" :lol: We have so many beasts to choose from these days that it can be easy to forget certain skins/colors.

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Unread post by Tårnfalk » Sat May 12, 2012 3:14 am

Rhyela wrote:I actually saw another hunter with a yellow chimaera immediately after I tamed mine. But yeah, I think it's the only other one I've seen.

So, as it turns out, Martin truly is a UFO! :P I thought he looked adorable with his little fins sticking out while we were falling. :3

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heheh i love that :D

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Unread post by Karin » Mon May 14, 2012 3:29 am

Why don't we have UFO's that look like that? That would be epic. I know we already have nether rays as mounts but not as UFO's.

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Unread post by Rhyela » Mon May 14, 2012 10:16 pm

Here's the signature that I mentioned above:

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I always tend to make them taller than they are long, so they're not quite as big as most people's, but oh well. :) And is it just me, or does Martin look extremely happy in that sig? :lol:

Edit: I'm trying out the name Marvin instead of Martin. I used to like Marvin the Martian from Looney Tunes, and it hit me all of a sudden so I figured I'd try it out. I can always change it back if I don't like it.

I don't know why, but I'm totally loving this guy. His personality is that he is kind of the underdog. He's not as big and ferocious as some of Rhyela's other pets, so he feels like he has to always give 110% to prove himself. Rhyela doesn't feel that way, of course, she loves her companions no matter what. But, that doesn't stop him from trying. He's always so proud when he helps defeat an enemy, especially the bigger ones. Oh, and apparently he loves to skydive.
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Unread post by Tårnfalk » Wed May 16, 2012 10:00 am

I loove that sign.. soo cute !

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