Blog Team

Azeroth Adoption Agency’s blog, Reading with Leashes, takes a small army to maintain, much like the agency itself. In the tabs below you can find out more about all of our wonderful blog team members, and see which articles they typically write.

Please note that the information below pertains only to their blog responsibilities and does not include all of the hard work they put into other areas of the agency. For more information on who does what in the larger scheme of things, please visit our Staff Page on the Main Site.

JedikittenSandwalkerWakamaruPiwakawakaFlameflashGuest Authors

jedikitten_blogJedikitten is the blog’s Chief Editor. She is in charge of approving, formatting, and scheduling all articles.

She also writes for the following categories:

Recent Articles by Jedikitten:

Blizzcon 2017: Overwatch Summary

Blizzcon has come and gone and with it lots and lots of amazing announcements. On the Overwatch front, a new hero was announced, in addition to a new map, new skins, a new character short featuring Reinhardt, and an update on the Overwatch League. New Short: “Honor and Glory” This new animated short features Reinhardt and is just amazing. Be […]

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Blizzcon 2017: E-Sports Round-Up

With the end of Blizzcon comes the crowning of the Champions of Blizzard, from the Overwatch World Cup to the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship. Many amazing matches were played throughout the weekend and, at the end, those left standing were exhausted but exhilarated. The winners are as follows: Overwatch World Cup 1st place – South Korea 2nd place […]

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200th Post & Summer Giveaway!

Hi all, Jedikitten here! In honor of our 200th blog post, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone involved with the blog for all their hard work and dedication, especially Flameflash, Sandwalker and Wakamaru, without whom none of this would be possible. I am also eternally grateful to our past authors Piwakawaka, Astrae, Lunadaat and Smadronia, who helped […]

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New 7.3 pets: Raiding with Leashes V achievement!

Hey A3ers! Check it out! There’s a new Raiding with Leashes achievement coming in Patch 7.3! The pets for this achievement (Raiding with Leashes V: Cuteaclysm) will come from the following raids: Bastion of Twilight (3 pets) Blackwing Descent (3 pets) Throne of the Four Winds (2 pets) Firelands (4 pets) Dragon Soul (3 pets) Once you’ve collected all of […]

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Blizzcon 2016 Opening Ceremonies Recap

This year’s Blizzcon was full of huge milestones for the company and its games. The weekend opened up with a video montage showing the history of the company and the people involved for the past 25 years, ending with a hopeful “looking forward to the next 25 years with you”. Mike Morheim, President & CEO of Blizzard, gave the opening […]

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Sandwalker is our Copy Editor, this means he is our grammar guru, making sure that our articles are spick-and-span and ready for Jedikitten to format and publish.

He also writes for the following categories:

Recent Articles by Sandwalker:

Caturday – Halloween

It’s that time of year again, when Linus spends yet another cold night out in the pumpkin patch, kids canvas the neighbourhood for free candy, and black cats get their moment in the moonlight. Yes, it’s Halloween (which is not particularly celebrated here in New Zealand — if we see even one trick-or-treater, it’s a miracle), so here are a […]

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Postcards from Outland – Shadowmoon Valley

Shadowmoon Valley Shadowmoon Valley in Outland is wildly different to its counterpart in Warlords of Draenor. Instead of a lush twilight-lit pastoral landscape, with an ancient orc burial ground in the centre, and the magnificent edifice of the Temple of Karabor at the eastern edge, Outland’s version is mostly a blasted wasteland of rock and fel-green lava, dominated by the volcano […]

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Repping with Leashes – The Shado-Pan

The Shado-Pan The Shado-Pan are a small faction of pandaren warriors who dedicate their lives to the protection of Pandaria from the influence of the physical embodiments of negative emotions, the Sha. Since the mists shrouding the continent dissipated their job has become much harder due to the unleashing of the Sha upon Pandaria in nearly every area, promulgated in […]

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Throwback Thursday – Pepitoz: The World of Warcraft Story

Pepitoz: The World of Warcraft Story World of Warcraft has a long history, and many things have been added or removed, keeping the game ‘fresh’. Also keeping the game fresh (and the developers busy) is the WoW community. Some of the more talented people of the community have, over the years, created works of art based on our favourite Azerothian game, […]

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Postcards from Outland – Toshley’s Station

Toshley’s Station Did you notice the title graphic? That’s right, for the next few months, we’ll be featuring bucolic locations throughout Outland, from the sweeping plains of Nagrand, to the fel-infused barrens of Shadowmoon Valley, to the intensely purple remnants of Netherstorm. Our first foray into Outland visits the small Alliance settlement of Toshley’s Station, inhabited entirely by gnomes (which […]

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wakamaru_blogWakamaru is our web admin, in charge of keeping the behind-the-scenes stuff (plugins, themes, etc.) of the blog up-to-date.

She also writes for the following category:

Recent Articles by Wakamaru:

Fantastic Pets and Where to Find Them – Fel Flame

Fel Flame Born from demonic magic, these petulant little entities corrupt everything they touch with foul energies. Family Fel Flame Available Breeds: H/H, , H/S Abilities Slot 1: Burn Flame Breath Slot 2: Immolate Scorched Earth Slot 3: Conflagrate Immolation Colors / Sizes The Fel Flame comes in only one color and one size. Special Interactions / Animations None Location(s) Shadowmoon Valley […]

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Blizzcon 2017: Heroes of the Storm Summary

The release of Heroes of the Storm 2.0 saw the highest player engagement ever – even higher than at the launch of the game. In 2017 a total of seven new battlegrounds were added, doubling the number originally available. The developers also gave us some completely new battleground mechanics, including payloads in Hanamura and passive environmental interactions such as conveyor […]

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Blizzcon 2017: Starcraft II Summary

With Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty having been released July 27th, 2010 and its final expansion, Legacy of the Void, being released on November 10th, 2015, many Starcraft II fans have been wondering what’s next for their favorite real-time strategy video game. With so many favorite characters now removed from the camping aspect of the game (via death or story […]

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Blizzcon 2017: World of Warcraft Q&A

World of Warcraft Q&A Originally posted by Blizzard Entertainment Q: Warfronts: What is their availability, is it like invasions? Or something we can access whenever we want? What are the rewards for Warfronts? A: War is hard, so there will definitely be some downtime between Warfronts. Looking towards more of an event based system – build up, have it, then […]

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Fantastic Pets And Where To Find Them – Void Shardling

Void Shardling You have the odd feeling that it wants to kill you. Family Void Shardling Available Breeds: H/H, , H/P,  P/B, S/B, B/B Abilities Slot 1: Water Jet Ice Lance Slot 2: Frost Nova Frost Shock Slot 3: Geyser Tidal Wave Colors / Sizes The Void Shardling comes in only one color and one size. Special Interactions / Animations None Location(s) […]

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Piwakawaka writes for the following categories:

Recent Articles by Piwakawaka:

Blizzcon 2017: World of Warcraft Summary

Battle for Azeroth With the immediate threats over, the Horde and Alliance turn on each other, fighting for control of a dying world. With the battle of Lordaeron, and the burning of Teldrassil, the Horde gain control of Kalimdor, the Alliance gain control of Eastern Kingdoms, and they face off against each other across the vast ocean. In the effort […]

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Blizzcon 2017 Schedule

With only a few days left until Blizzcon, it’s time to look at the schedule and plan what you’re wanting to watch. Naturally, everyone wants to watch the major ‘what’s next?’ panels but this year, with the addition of all the artist and costume panels, there’s an awful lot to look at. If you’re a fan of Blizzard’s world building […]

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Blizzcon 2017 Virtual Ticket

The Blizzcon Virtual Ticket is now available! And this year it has been revamped and upgraded. If you go to the Blizzcon website the first thing you will notice is it now has a completely new look. It has been upgraded and reworked for ease of viewing. You can even favourite streams you want to watch, so as they become available to […]

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Undocumented Changes to Prestige Pets

After the release of Patch 7.3, a change to Prestige Pets has come to light. Thanks to Eggs (EU) and Gráinne of Warcraft Pets, word has started getting out about the ability to purchase the prestige pets on your opposite faction. The pets cost 500 gold each and require only that you have unlocked the pet on one character, and […]

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Creature Feature: Snowy Owl

Creature Feature – Snowy Owl Snowy Owl Possible Breeds: P/B, S/B, B/B Lvl 25 S/B Stats: Health: 1384 Power: 257 Speed: 322 Abilities Slot 1: Peck Quills Slot 2: Shriek Cyclone Slot 3: Nocturnal Strike Predatory Strike With winter and Christmas we, of course, end up with the appearance of the Snowy Owl. One of the wild pets required for […]

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flameflash_blogFlameflash writes for the following category:

Recent Articles by Flameflash:

Repping with Leashes – Order of the Awakened

Order of the Awakened The main point of getting these guys done is just so you can fly in Warlords content. Fortunately, you only need them at Revered but if you want to press on, making sure you ignored all of the rare items around the world is essential. That’s because the quest they give you, called “Unseen Influence” given by Dawn-Seeker […]

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Repping with Leashes – Hand of the Prophet & Vol’jin’s Headhunters

Hand of the Prophet & Vol’jin’s Headhunters Welcome to Tanaan Jungle, or World Quests 1.0. After the introduction quests here, it’s time to start repping up so you can fly. Sadly, neither of these faction-related factions actually offer pets, but they do offer transmog, toys and a mount. The quest to fly will help you get around Warlords content though, […]

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Repping with Leashes – The Saberstalkers

The Saberstalkers If you want to fly in Draenor, these are one of three factions you’re going to need to get to Revered. Of the three, in my opinion, they’re one of the most straightforward, just because it involves just ‘killing all the things,’ similar to the Sha’tari Defense and Laughing Skull. If you want to go slower, but still […]

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Repping with Leashes – Sha’tari Defense / Laughing Skull

Sha’tari Defense/Laughing Skull It’s two for one time at Repping with Leashes! Well, actually it’s Horde v Alliance again for Warlords content. Like I’ve mentioned before, Warlords loves the rep grind aspect and these two garrison Trading Post related reputations are no different. Now that we’re in Legion, not having a trading post, in my opinion, would be folly so if you […]

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Repping with Leashes – Council of Exarchs

Council of Exarchs After reviewing the starting faction Horde-side with the Frostwolf Orcs it’s only reasonable to now hop over the faction divide and take a look at the Council of Exarchs. Welcome, then, to the pristine version of Shadowmoon Valley! Unlike Horde-side, I was able to hop onto an alt who completed only Shadowmoon Valley, so this gives Horde players […]

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Astrae | LunadaatSmadronia | Tinibree

Astrae
Lunadaat
Smadronia
Tinibree