laughing my butt off [updated!]

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#1 Unread post by Flyra » Sun May 22, 2016 2:31 am

After having a huge clear out of my stable I decided to fill it with pets I've never really given a chance to before. I'd thought about taming a Gazelle as I'm a big fan of Stags in general so as I was mooching around Org I decided to take a quick trip to Mulgore to "suss" them out. I don't know if anyone else gets this but before I tame a pet it has to feel right. I'd bumped into a few Gazelles already and wasn't really bonding with them - until I met Bandi.

As soon I landed next to him he immediately stepped up to me and chomped down on my face before trotting off, which I thought was a funny coincidence. It felt like I'd been chosen. I hit tame. Now, when you tame these Gazelles, I'm not sure why but instead of getting annoyed and pumelling you with their hooves they just leg it. Which I already knew - thanks to Petopia - so I was well prepared. But I was not prepared for how funny it actually is.

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"Come, journey with me across Azeroth my fallow!"
"NO."


It's like they haven't yet accepted their transformation from Critter to Beast and would rather be thunked by newbie Tauren in their homeland than fight HC Archimonde.
Anyway, as soon as I tamed him (and he came running back from the otherside of Azeroth) I decided to take some *awesome* and *dramatic* screenshots of my new friend.

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"Hey durr"

After messing that up I decide I could at least make use of their special ability Grace, which causes them to rear. I had some warcry/into battle-esque shots in mind but-

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JUST LOOK AT THAT CHEEKY GRIN. Bandi obviously thought it would be hilarious to try and coerce me into giving him a piggy-back ride.
So finally I thought well at least we could have a little cheer together and-

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"Dance with me Bandi!"
"mom get off of my LEG" *SCREAMING*


So that's what I did this morning. When I saw that last screenshot my jaw hit the floor. I'm pretty chuffed. :oops:


~~~ UPDATE ~~~

The reason Bandi became Bandi is actually down to this weird character I see in him? He was originally supposed to be called Bandit. I'd envisoned having a tiny stabby deer running around doing my dirty work, which is why I picked a Gazelle for my stable. Turns out Bandit just does not "fit". In person he's like a bumbly little puppy. Also he has bandy legs so it's quite fitting really... >_>
I haven't used him in combat at all yet, well not intentionally, he's become my companion when I'm doing dailies in lower level zones (where he won't be in danger, he's like my baby). Most of time I can just one-shot everything but occasionaly he'll be able to charge at an already dying NPC and fly-kick them in the face with his hoof before prancing off like he didn't do anything.

I have been using him to collect loot with the Fetch glyph though. Here he is in action: [warning: extreme cuteness]

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I also really enjoy having him run alongside my bigger mounts, he seemingly gets all tangled up underneath them. He's like a mouse annoying an elephant.

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If you look closely... is that... a smile?

He's even caught the interest of the other hoofed creatures I own.

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90% sure they're gossiping about me


Well, so far it's been a blast. Not sure whether to turn this whole post into a pet journal of sorts (I'm not sure how they work), will post future updates probably for more awesome screenshots :D

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#2 Unread post by Vephriel » Sun May 22, 2016 2:41 am

Oh my god, this is wonderful! :lol: Bandi is too cute! I've missed these personal taming stories, we used to share them a lot as a community but at some point that began to taper off (I'm guilty of it as well). Thanks for sharing, those screenshots are fantastic! :)

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#3 Unread post by Wain » Sun May 22, 2016 4:37 am

Those shots are brilliant :D
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#4 Unread post by Dewclaw » Sun May 22, 2016 7:44 am

Those are too cute. :)

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#5 Unread post by zedxrgal » Sun May 22, 2016 2:26 pm

Love this!!!! What an adorable tame!! Such personality he has!!! Thank you for sharing. :hug:

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#6 Unread post by Rhyela » Sun May 22, 2016 11:15 pm

Aww, how awesome! Such a cute story, and cuter gazelle!

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#7 Unread post by s1ncer1ty » Mon May 23, 2016 2:45 pm

All I can picture in my head now are those screaming goat videos... especially the ones spliced to pop music.

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#8 Unread post by Flyra » Tue May 24, 2016 12:03 pm

I am so glad you all like them :D
Vephriel wrote:Oh my god, this is wonderful! :lol: Bandi is too cute! I've missed these personal taming stories, we used to share them a lot as a community but at some point that began to taper off (I'm guilty of it as well). Thanks for sharing, those screenshots are fantastic! :)
I've missed them as well! I remember coming on here a few years ago and reading all the stories and updates and I loved them. It's really sad to see some of the posts on the first page dating back to last year :( . I have so many stories to tell about my new pets but I don't wanna be the only person posting and end up flooding :lol:
s1ncer1ty wrote:All I can picture in my head now are those screaming goat videos... especially the ones spliced to pop music.
Omg that's exactly what I was thinking. I absolutely live for those vids.

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#9 Unread post by Rhyela » Tue May 24, 2016 2:23 pm

I feel the same way, Flyra. I used to type up these huge stories, but I fear they are annoying or that no one really cares, so I just keep things short and simple these days.

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#10 Unread post by zedxrgal » Tue May 24, 2016 3:42 pm

Love the new update. I personally do not mind the long cute taming /pet stories. Keep them coming

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#11 Unread post by Rhyela » Tue May 24, 2016 4:53 pm

Awww! That first pic in the new update is adorable!!! Bandi sounds like he has loads of personality, which feels odd to say when we're talking about bundles of pixels but...it's true! ^.^ And heck, if you do a journal in the same style as your first post here, I'd love to read it! I love the pics and the captions. I think we could all use more stories like Bandi's around here. :D *peer pressure*

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#12 Unread post by Vephriel » Tue May 24, 2016 5:07 pm

Aww, I love the update! :D And I agree, I'd love to see these sort of threads make a comeback on the forum. :) I'm not sure if we all just collectively got shy or lost motivation at the same time, but no one really talks about their pets like they used to and it's refreshing to see stories like Bandi. :') I might try to dig up some inspiration for some of my newer pets soon myself.

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#13 Unread post by Kalliope » Tue May 24, 2016 7:26 pm

He's so cute! I love that he has so much personality.

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#14 Unread post by zedxrgal » Tue May 24, 2016 8:34 pm

Flyra wrote:

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Funny after looking at this again right now the above SS's struck me as really funny. The look on your girl's face is like
"Really Bandi? Can't be serious for one moment to take a nice SS can you?" :lol:

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#15 Unread post by Mozag » Wed May 25, 2016 2:22 am

Bandi is too cute, seriously. The gossiping picture had me in stitches. :lol:

I miss these posts too, I feel that once we made the decision to lump them all in one big thread, people eventually stopped posting their stories. Maybe because it started to feel a little impersonal? Anyway, we should all collectively start again - hopefully Legion will give us the energy boost we need!

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#16 Unread post by zedxrgal » Wed May 25, 2016 1:54 pm

I think part of it, at least for me, is I wasn't taming anything new. :? I don't think any of my girls currently have a WoD pet anymore. Wait. Fib. Alliance main has the worm from the Gorian Proving Grounds but that's it. I had a really hard time bonding with anything in WoD so my poor girls haven't had any new beasts since I want to say early MoP. :(

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#17 Unread post by Flyra » Thu May 26, 2016 6:44 am

Rhyela wrote:I feel the same way, Flyra. I used to type up these huge stories, but I fear they are annoying or that no one really cares, so I just keep things short and simple these days.
I was really shy about posting on here and was worried it would be too long but I enjoyed making it so much I thought if people weren't too keen at least I'd have fun going over my adventures :lol: I think from the response to this post it's safe to assume these kinds of stories are something that has been missed and will be welcomed back. I'd absolutely love to see all of your stories. Heck, I've even been lurking through a lot of older posts to find some to read.

zedxrgal wrote:Funny after looking at this again right now the above SS's struck me as really funny. The look on your girl's face is like
"Really Bandi? Can't be serious for one moment to take a nice SS can you?" :lol:
I burst out laughing at this. It also looks like her eyes are pointing in different directions, one at the camera and one glaring at Bandi and you should totally go pet hunting! (or all of you? :p) It's really really odd how refreshing playing a hunter can be when you have a new pixelated animal. I've really been enjoying rep grinding and dailies now that it feels like I'm going on an adventure with a pal.
Mozag wrote:hopefully Legion will give us the energy boost we need!
I always tend to get an influx of new pets during expansions. I think other than there being new creatures to tame you tend to be out in the world more. Even though I have bonded with some pets I specifically went hunting for, most of the time I was initially pleased then ended up growing bored (I released my Ban'thalos and the tiger SBs). I found that with most of my keepers I had originally "bumped into" them during questing. E.g I wasn't too keen on any of the MoP rares but when I accidentally stumbled into Bloodtooth he immediately became my main companion and even replaced my Terrorpene (even though he's hardly as cool as some of the other turtles).

WoW is also a game that keeps you incredibly busy. It's hard to find time to fly out to some place when you've got a raid and dailies to do and alts to level etc etc. So for those reasons I get why these posts have unfortunately become scarce. :cry:

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#18 Unread post by Suicune » Thu May 26, 2016 2:07 pm

Ha! Cute post! I think that was the Gazelle I had wanted to tame- I might on my new hunter, since she has a fresh stable, just waiting to be filled! I always like reading taming stories, and do miss coming here on a regular basis. We had a great community here, and I think at one point, when the site started gaining new members (which is NOT a bad thing!), personalities started clashing, and there was just a general lack of the closeness the community once had. I got nostalgic reading wayyyy, way back to older posts, and decided to add my voice to those who miss the way things used to be years ago! It is refreshing to still see quite a few faces from back when I used to post often.
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#19 Unread post by Mĭrya Namárië » Fri May 27, 2016 3:03 pm

This is soo cute!! Keep it up. Even though i dont play anymore i love post like this.. makes me miss my pet journals :D

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