Seeing as though I have yet to step foot into Cataclysm (sad year...not just day, but thus far year) you all get a video of the new cute little Panther Cub that should be released in 4.1 instead of some random screen shot of mine. I do hope that they fix his clawing tick a bit though. The Nightsaber Cub looks a bit noisy as well yet. Ah well, they're adorable and that's all that matters.
So where are we in the epic tale that I was telling along with giving you all massive lists of all the adorable pets we can hoard? Ah right. Deathwing went "Zomg it's too hot in here! PEACE OUT SUCKAS!!" and burst through his prison beneath the floors of the world and destroyed Azeroth as we knew it. Lava began to flow, Booty Bay got hit by a giant tidal wave and some how lived to tell the story, everyone went "ZOMG APOCALYPSE!!!1!", Chicken Little ran around clucking about how the sky was falling while wearing a saucepan for a helmet, and the two main cities of the Horde and Alliance saw a major make-over in the span of a night (man those peons work fast). Once all the major chaos was over with, everyone came out of hiding and the leveling began. That one noob yelled "DING!!" every time he managed to kill some monsters and somehow eventually gained enough combat experience achieve level 85 heroic-ness, much to the annoyance of everyone around him. He must have made a lot of fries...
With Cataclysm came the implement of a few new factions. These factions decided that once they deemed you trust worthy, should baby sit their pets - permanently. Unfortunately this isn't a paying gig for us, but instead we must pay THEM for the job. Us collectors can't really complain though, what cute little buggers they are! Not to mention, one of the new additions sings. Can't go wrong with a bit of entertainment while you slaughter pixel beasts, right?
Here's the list of companion pets thus far offered up in Cataclysm. Expect this list to be added onto in the future.
Fox Kit - Tol Barad Peninsula, Baradin Fox
Tiny Shale Spider - Crumbling Depths, Deepholm, Jadefang, 1 in 1
Tiny Flamefly - SEVEN! YUP! (Alliance)/Not Fireflies, Flameflies (Horde), Burning Steppes, (Cataclysm is not required for this quest)
Armadillo Pup - Guild Vendors, your guild must have the feat: Critter Kill Squad, and you must have an exalted reputation with your guild.
Dark Phoenix Hatchling - Guild Vendors, your guild must have the feat: United Nations, and you must have an honored reputation with your guild.
Guild Herald (Alliance) - Guild Vendors, your guild must have the feat: Profit Sharing, and you must have an exalted reputation with your guild.
Guild Herald (Horde) - Guild Vendors, your guild must have the feat: Profit Sharing, and you must have an exalted reputation with your guild.
Guild Page (Alliance) - Guild Vendors, your guild must have the feat: Horde Slayer, and you must be honored with your guild.
Guild Page (Horde) - Guild Vendors, your guild must have the feat: Alliance Slayer, and you must be honored with your guild.
Rustberg Seagul - Tol Barad Peninsula, Baradin's Wardens Quartermaster, requires honored with Baradin's Wardens (Alliance)
Rustberg Seagul - Tol Barad Peninsula, Hellscream's Reach Quartermaster, requires honored with Hellscream's Reach (Horde)
Withers - Darkshore, Apothecary Furrows (Horde)
Incoming Pets 4.1
Landro's Lil' XT - TCG "Worldbreaker" more info coming soon
Nighsaber Cub - TCG, "Twilight of the Dragons" Coming July 2011
Panther Cub - more info coming soon
Winterspring Cub - Vendor, Michelle De Rum, Everlook Winterspring, must be exalted with the Wintersaber Trainers/Complete the dailies for 20 days to earn the mount, after which you can then purchase the pet [source].
Scooter the Snail - more info coming soon
Instead of having some cheesy closing as per usual, I'll instead tack on another Youtube video. I give you the gal who wrote the Plants vs Zombies song, singing said song! She gets +10,000 cool points for having a cat named Metroid, plus she's adorable as all get out.
Have a terrific weekend hoarders!