Blizzconline kicked off today, and we received a surprising number of pet-related announcements! Though given they had Jeremy Feasel as the announcer it's not too surprising our WoW companions made an appearance.
1. Charity Pets
First up we have our charity pets!
The charity this year is Doctors Without Borders, and it's going to work a little differently this time. Instead of the traditional, buy a pet and have that available immediately in-game with the proceeds going to the charity, we have two yet unannounced goals to meet so that everyone in the game, whether they donate or not, can receive a pet.
The first goal will get everyone Bananas, a pet previously only available through WoW's Trading Card Game.
The stretch, or secondary, goal will get everyone a new pet: Daisy the Sloth, and her animation will show her hanging on your back.
2. New Pets in Patch 9.1: Chains of Domination
Storyline spoilers aside, we can expect some confirmed new pet models in the next content patch, as well as perhaps some unconfirmed ones slipping into certain screenshots?
2.1 Broker Megadungeon
The new Broker Megadungeon will feature at least three new and confirmed pets.
We have a broker cat, one that looks like a marsuul and a fel rat combined, and a golden worm that the Brokers apparently use as currency and a status symbol.
2.2 Return to the Maw
We're also going to get new rewards in the Maw, most likely in the new areas we're told we'll be getting into. This includes what looks like a gauntletted hand, as well as a pet Jeremy Feasel called the "Minion of Domination" in the top right corner.
2.3 New Zone: Korthia
Though no pets made it into the new zone announcement, I can't help but notice the adorable axolotl-looking pet in the bottom left corner of the promotional image.
In the second image we see another one in a more bluish color, with perhaps another one that moves less like a lizard and more like a small, axolotl raptor.
And that's it for now!
What do you think? Do you like the look of some of the new pets?