Minipets are now weightless joy

One of the few parts of WoW that gives me unbri­dled geeky joy is minipets, which I’ve pro­claimed my love for in the past.

Thanks to mmo-cham­pi­on for the fol­low­ing bless­ing from heaven:

Quote from: Nethaera (Source)

We’re pleased to announce a con­ve­nient upgrade to the way that mounts and van­i­ty pets are han­dled in Wrath of the Lich King.

Play­ers will be able to “learn” a mount or non-com­bat pet much like learn­ing a spell, recipe, or new abil­i­ty, and these crea­tures will then show up on a new Pet tab with­in the Char­ac­ter Info sec­tion of the inter­face. Play­ers will be able to access and pre­view their learned mounts and van­i­ty pets through this tab.

Once learned, the pet icon or mount icon will no longer appear in bag spaces or bank spaces. This inven­to­ry space will be made avail­able once again for oth­er adven­tur­ing needs. Pets can still be set to hotkeys by drag­ging them to the hotkey bar, much like any oth­er spell or ability.

For me, this is like get­ting an addi­tion­al mageweave bag on top of my cur­rent stor­age. For my wife? A free Gigan­tique.

It’s fun­ny, I’ve read a lot of the patch notes, and I’m intel­lec­tu­al­ly excit­ed about changes to my heal­ing priest, tank­ing war­rior, my wife’s com­bat rogue and tank­ing druid… but this minipet non­sense is the first thing that I read that made me break out a “Woohoo!

(I’m laugh­ing at myself.)

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