WoW – Mists of Pokemon
While I have certainly harbored doubt about this latest expansion, battling companion pets topped my list of silly additions to World of Warcraft. But I had to try it out, you know, to make sure it was as ridiculous as I expected it to be. Well its not.
I took some time today and played through the first few quests, with the honest intent to then go on and level. Three hours later I finally realized that collecting pets had taken over World of Warcraft. I no longer felt the need to level a character, just my awesome pets!
Hindsight of course tells me that I should not have been surprised about my sudden devotion to pet battles as I was (am) a rabid Pokemon fan. Its like a donut enthusiast thinking they will not like donut holes.
The system is a simplified version of Pokemon. There are a ton of pets you collect throughout the land. Each has a different type, with certain types being effective against others. Only three pets are up for battle at a time and they each only 3 skills for battle. So far the pets can’t hold items, but the captured ones have a chance of being rare, uncommon, common and poor. Capturing is done in battle just like Pokemon, only in WoW we get an infinite amount of crates. No Pokeballs to carry around.
Anyway I’m totally hooked and must go collect every battle pet ever, now.