Pet contest winners!

Hydrozoa, Brione, and Chopin

The contest is over and the winners have been selected! You all didn't make it easy with all these good suggestions, but in the end I settled on two:

  • Hydrozoa, submitted by DiscoPriest, for the full-sized fen strider pet, and
  • Chopin, submitted by Theodore J. Luckman, for the minipet.

I'll be getting in touch with each of you shortly with your code and redemption instructions for your very own sand scarabs. Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for participating!

Just for fun, I've added the complete list of submitted names after the cut.

  • BlueMeanie
  • Asphydia
  • Stewart
  • Harold
  • Princess
  • Straps
  • Gibbons
  • Peabody
  • Obnauticus
  • Slappytoes
  • Bob
  • Tentaculus
  • MrTickle
  • Octopod
  • Splat
  • Booberry
  • Hydrozoa
  • Payudara
  • Shasyth
  • Louney
  • Eloumy
  • Tripod
  • Triffid
  • Neon
  • Zangeef
  • Slenderman
  • Hiryu
  • Vincent
  • Muckwhip
  • Squishy
  • Zhat
  • Womboozle
  • Hugwuffle
  • Putreep
  • Smuckers
  • Blorgon
  • LegsyMalone
  • Utuapau
  • Timon
  • BigO
  • Tentacles
  • BlueRanger
  • TheTick
  • BlueGirl
  • Tangela
  • ThinMan
  • HunterTears
  • PaulWalker
  • Stormageddon
  • IcyCrits
  • Ivegotlegs
  • Hanar
  • Bojangles
  • Jeff
  • Fenathan
  • Chopin
  • Tentacruel
  • Cobalt
  • Indigo
  • IndigoMontoya
  • Tesla
  • Sinclare
  • Picard
  • Aragorn
  • Legolas
  • Wheels
  • KingElessar
  • Stilts
  • Beanstalk
  • Lanky
  • Astaire
  • Reginald
  • CarlMusgrave
  • Aqualad
  • BoyBlue
  • Legs
  • Dangles
  • MrDangles

Scarab contest update

Just wanted to give you a couple important updates on the "Name a Pet, Win a Pet". After getting addons sorted last night (didn't take long!) and making sure my BM spec was still intact, I set out for Zangarmarsh to tame a Fen Strider.

Mission accomplished.

Generations of striders!

So here's the important updates.

  1. The deadline has been moved up from next Friday to 11:59:59 PM EST this Friday, August 31st. If you've got the perfect name in mind but have been delaying leaving a comment... don't!
  2. I figured out what to do with the second name: one name will go to my Fen Strider pet, and the other will be used to rename Legs, the Fen Strider minipet.

Get those entries in!

Contest: Name a pet, win a pet!

It's so... glowy

I've mentioned on this blog a couple times recently how I'm looking forward to taming a water strider once two things happen: my hunter gains the ability to tame exotic pets, and Mists of Pandaria arrives. Specifically, the big, gangly fen striders from Zangarmarsh - which, come 5.0.4, will be tamable!

However, I always have a problem when it comes to new pets: naming my pets.

Meanwhile, I also have in my possession, due to picking up a Tomb of the Forgotten epic set, a couple of unscratched Sand Scarab loot cards. Can you see where this is going?

Contest time!

This contest is going to run for a little over two weeks - until 11:59:59 PM EST on August 31st, to be exact. Here's all you have to do: submit a name for my new pet water strider (specifically the blue one) in the comments on this post before the deadline. That's it!

My two favorite entries will both win a code redeemable for one Sand Scarab pet (you can click the link above to see how it looks), and then after some deliberation I'll name my Water Strider one of those names. The other name? The other one will be used to rename Legs, the Water Strider minipet!

Alright - get creative, and win yourself a new pet bug for pet battles!