It's no secret that I love Dog, the farm puppy I rescued from the fields of Halfhill in Mists of Pandaria
. I've written about Dog on a couple
of different occasions
, because he was just a really cool and unique perk to leveling reputation with the Tillers. Does Dog do anything? No, not really -- he just hangs around on the farm, responds to a few different emotes, but he doesn't actively do anything to further the game. He's just Dog, defender of the farm house, digger of holes, and overall good boy.
It was with some concern that I wondered what Dog's fate would be when Warlords of Draenor
hit -- I didn't like the idea of leaving the poor little guy behind. According to a recent tweet by Cory Stockton, that may not be a worry after all.
Either Stockton is referring to some other pooch in the game, or he's talking about our little farm buddy -- and given that Dog has never had a name beyond, well, Dog, I'm going to hopefully assume it's the latter. At the moment, the latest release build for the Warlords
beta doesn't appear to have any familiar fuzzy friends running around, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled. As one of the more pleasant memories of this expansion, I'm glad we don't have to say goodbye to Dog -- I like the idea of having a loyal buddy at my side. Even if he doesn't add anything to the garrisons themselves, it's more flavor for a system that already has flavor in spades.
If you have yet to get a Dog for your very own, make sure you take a look at the original post
on getting him on your farm before Mists
is over. With all the changes to reputation so far in Mists
, the grind should be relatively easy.