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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.

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Recent Articles by Jedikitten:

BlizzCon 2018: Overwatch Summary

BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremonies saw the premiere of a new short, Reunion, featuring Jesse McCree and a host of other new interesting characters, including Ashe, B.O.B., and Echo, an interesting omnic/AI appearing character. Following the short, hero 29 was announced: Ashe. Ashe will be a medium to long range DPS hero, and her ultimate is one unlike any other; B.O.B. […]


BlizzCon 2018: Heroes of the Storm – What’s Next?

The End of Snowballing Blizzard has stated that their major goal in 2019 for the Heroes of the Storm game would be to implement changes to encourage closer matches and avoid the snowball effect. In order to do this, they will be making adjustments to slow down snowballing. These changes will include: Removed all Experience earned from destroying a Fort […]


BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Q&A

This year’s BlizzCon World of Warcraft Q&A was hosted by Scott Johnson, host of The Instance podcast and recent recipient of a Podcaster Hall of Fame award. Panelists included Alex Afrasiabi (Senior Creative Director), Ion Hazzikostas (Game Director), John Hight (Executive Producer), and Chris Robinson (Senior Art Director). Some questions were submitted by players via the forum here; however, most were […]


Summer Blog Break

Hello, dear readers! The Azeroth Adoption Agency blog, Reading with Leashes, will be taking a brief break during the summer months of July, August, and into September, to both prepare for, and participate in, the Battle for Azeroth launch. We thank you for your continued patronage! We just wanted to let you know we haven’t gone anywhere; we’re still here, […]


Strategy Spotlight – Beasts of Fable: Ti’un the Wanderer

Beasts of Fable Ti’un the Wanderer This month’s strategy is for the Beast of Fable Ti’un the Wanderer, found in Pandaria, in the southeast corner of Townlong Steppes. The Beasts of Fable were the first major pet battle ‘bosses’ that had the Elite buff, which was a new tactic for pet battlers to work around. After completing the initial quest, which requires you to beat […]


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.

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Water Walking and the PTR

With the Water Walking debate still in full voice, I thought I would wade into the PTR and check out this new mount equipment myself. The first thing I did was copy over my main character, who is level 120, is Exalted with the Anglers, and has the Azure Water Strider mount. In his mailbox was a mail from our […]


Repping with Leashes – Mount Roundup

Mount Roundup At this time, nearing the end of Legion, we have covered all the mounts obtainable through reputation (that I’m aware of), aside from the basic Horde/Alliance faction mounts, in which case one just has to be Exalted with each Horde/Alliance faction (Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, Stormwind, Ironforge, etc.). There’ll be more mounts to come in Battle for Azeroth, so in the […]


Postcards from Azeroth – To Argus: Azsuna

Azsuna Azsuna was formerly a night elven homeland before it was devastated firstly by the ruling Queen Azshara, and then by the Great Sundering caused by the original Well of Eternity’s destruction. Prince Farondis, the ghost of whom adventurers must help as part of their questing, could see what Azshara’s pact with the Burning Legion was doing and thought destroying […]


Caturday – Star Wars Cats

Once again, May brings the 4th, and so it’s a thinly-veiled excuse to rummage around for Star Wars-related cat pics. Here are a few that were carefully handpicked from the tree of the Internet, as opposed to mechanically harvested en masse. [click image to view full-size]


Postcards from Azeroth – To Argus: Auberdine

Auberdine Auberdine (not to be confused with a large purple vegetable with a similar name) was once the primary settlement in the grim, mist-shrouded area known as Darkshore. It was populated mostly by night elves, although an occasional dwarf or gnome could also be seen. For travellers, it was the first port of call on Kalimdor when coming from Teldrassil. […]


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

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Recent Articles by Wakamaru:

Fantastic Pets and Where to Find Them – Restless Shadeling

Restless Shadeling These creatures are silent, save for the occasional sigh of otherworldly despair. Family Restless Shadeling Available Breeds: , H/S Abilities Slot 1:  Shadow Shock Arcane Blast Slot 2: Plagued Blood Death and Decay Slot 3: Death Coil Phase Shift Colors / Sizes The Restless Shadeling comes in one color and one size. Special Interactions / Animations None Location(s) […]


Fantastic Pets and Where to Find Them – Stowaway Rat

Stowaway Rat In the lean times when adrift at sea, the sight of a rat was a welcome one. Family Stowaway Rat Available Breeds: , H/B, P/B, S/B, B/B Abilities Slot 1: Scratch Comeback Slot 2: Flurry Poison Fang Slot 3: Stampede Survival Colors / Sizes The Stowaway Rat comes in two colors (black and brown) and one size. Special […]


Fantastic Pets And Where To Find Them – Black-Footed Fox Kit

Black-Footed Fox Kit Often it is red-footed after it catches its prey. Family Black-Footed Fox Kit Available Breeds: , B/B Abilities Slot 1: Bite Flurry Slot 2: Crouch Howl Slot 3: Leap Dazzling Dance Colors / Sizes The Black-Footed Fox Kit comes in only one color and one size. Special Interactions / Animations None Location(s) Highmountain and Stormheim (Broken Isles); […]


Fashion Friday #32 – Leather

Fashion Friday This week’s Fashion Friday transmog is a dark grey and purple set with green highlights for Alliance and Horde Havoc and Vengeance Demon Hunters. If you have a piece of armor you would like to see turned into a functional transmog you can tweet it to us @A3pets or A3 members can post it in the Fashion Friday […]


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 2019: World of Warcraft – Shadowlands Deep Dive

The World of Warcraft Deep Dive focused on four aspects of the Shadowlands expansion Covenants New levelling flow Classes Torghast and the Maw Covenants You quest through four zones, learn about the four covenants, make a choice of which covenant to join at level 60. Kyrian – Spirit Guides Necrolords – Defenders Night Fae – Shepherds of Cycle of life and death […]


Blizzcon 2019: World of Warcraft – Shadowlands Expansion

In the World of Warcraft mythos, the Shadowlands are where souls go after their mortal bodies die. Spirit healers identify souls that need to pass across to the realm of the dead, and that soul is then escorted by a winged bearer to stand in front of an ancient being called the Arbiter. The Arbiter judges the souls brought before her, then […]


BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft – What’s Next?

With the release of Battle for Azeroth, and patch 8.1 already up on the PTR, there was a quick review of what we will find in the 8.1 patch and a teaser cinematic Blizzard have announced a release date for 8.1: December 11. In patch 8.1 we will be getting: New Warfront: Darkshore Assaults: Horde and Alliance NPC’s begin attacking the […]


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 […]


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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Memories of Teldrassil

Memories of Teldrassil I’ve been avoiding spoilers pretty heavily, so all I really know is what was announced at Blizzcon: Teldrassil burns soon™. Since Battle for Azeroth is still in alpha, this news gave me flashbacks to Cataclysm and all the changes to the world that happened then. My personal assumption is that at the base of Teldrassil we’ll have a member of the […]

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Repping with Leashes – Argus Adventuring

Argus Adventuring First off, I’m going to strongly recommend you go out and finish all the quests. There aren’t as many as you’d find with some of the other factions but you do manage to get everything unlocked that you’ll need questing-wise for both Alliance allied races that way. You’ll end up somewhere in the vicinity of Honored when you […]

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Repping with Leashes – The Nightfallen

Nightfallen Back in my day, you had to grind through the emissaries or world quests to raise your reputation enough to keep going with this faction. Well, good news, everyone! That wall is now gone! So the first thing I would recommend to you is to go and quest through the zone. At this point there’s quite a bit of content, […]

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Repping with Leashes – Valarjar

Valarjar The final faction for the Legion leveling experience brings us to Stormheim and the Valajar. If you aim for the questing achievement of the zone which is Vrykul Story Bro, like with the other leveling factions, you’re well on your way to unlocking all the reputation vendor items. At Honored you’ll be able to quickly grab the Vrykul Toy Boat. Remember the Paper Zeppelin Kit? […]

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Repping with Leashes – Highmountain Tribe

Highmountain Tribe To start your quests in Legion for the Highmountain Tribe, naturally, it’s a good idea to go ahead and have the plan of getting Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, which will nicely familiarize yourself with the zone. We’ll be paying a visit to Ransa Greyfeather once at Revered for the Baby Elderhorn. If that’s all you’re here for, it’s pretty straightforward in Legion to […]

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Creature Feature: Rotten Little Helper

Creature Feature – Rotten Little Helper One look at this small, grinchy menace in a Santa suit, and you may rethink including him in your pet battle lineup – but don’t be too hasty! Today we are going to get in the festive mood, and take a look at the Rotten Little Helper! You can acquire this nasty little creature during […]


Creature Feature – Terky

Creature Feature – Terky In celebration of the first non-armored murloc attainable in-game, this month’s creature feature will be taking a look at Terky! If you haven’t found yours yet, you need to head to the Riplash Ruins in Borean Tundra. In a well-hidden underground cave, there is a small egg on the ground that you can loot to obtain. […]


Creature Feature: Nether Faerie Dragon

Creature Feature Nether Faerie Dragon Hi all, and welcome to the first month of Creature Feature! Every month I will be doing a spotlight on a different battle pet. Today I will be focusing on the Nether Faerie Dragon. Since it’s my favorite pet to battle with, I thought it would be appropriate to start with this little cutie! As […]


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Postcards from Azeroth – Ironforge

Hi again, everyone! This time I am checking out Ironforge, the capital city of the Dwarves! It is a circular cavern carved into the mountains of Dun Morogh, with a massive forge at the center. Old Ironforge, a series of caverns below the city, features a monument to the previous ruler, King Magni Bronzebeard, who is now immortalised as a […]


Postcards from Azeroth – Thunder Bluff

Heyo, everyone! This time I am in Thunder Bluff, located in the far north of Mulgore, among the sprawling flatlands of the Golden Plains. It comprises four towering buttes. The only access from the plains below is via elevators leading to the large central butte, which is connected to the others by large wooden bridges.Thunder Bluff’s central hub is divided […]


Postcards from Azeroth – Stormwind

Hi again everyone! This time I am in Stormwind City, located north of Elwynn Forest on the Eastern Kingdom’s northwest coast. It is the capital city of the kingdom known as Stormwind and the largest human city of Azeroth. The city is a marvel of human design and engineering. In Stormwind you can find Rabbit, Rat, Squirrel and the hard-to-find (at […]


Postcards from Azeroth – Orgrimmar

Hey, Everyone. I went to Orgrimmar this time. Orgrimmar is a capital city that is found at the northern edge of Durotar. The imposing city is home to Warchief Vol’jin. In Orgrimmar you can find a few pets. At the vendor Xan’tish you can buy Black Kingsnake, Brown Snake and/or Crimson Snake for 50* silver each. Paul North at the […]


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Throwback Thursday – May 5, 2016

Hello A3ers! Smadronia here, apologizing for the noticeable absence of my Throwback Thursdays. I became ill in mid-February and ended up having surgery in late March. It took me a while to recover, and while I did, Sandwalker was kind enough to post a guest Throwback. I’m back now, but sharing the writing with him, since he enjoyed doing them. […]


Throwback Thursday – February 25, 2016

The Ashbringer. To new players, the Ashbringer might only dredge up memories of “that weapon Paladins are going to get in Legion.” Older players, especially those who played during Vanilla and Wrath of the Lich King, might think otherwise. References to the Ashbringer started in Vanilla, prompting people to speculate for years about it. So, what is the Ashbringer? Well, it’s […]


Repping with Leashes – Nat Pagle

With all of last month’s talk about The Anglers of Pandaria, it made me feel weird to not talk about Nat Pagle. I mean, Nat’s been in the game as long as I’ve played, and, well, if you fish, you probably know Nat. Back in Vanilla WoW, you went to see him out in Dustwallow Marsh to learn to fish, […]


Throwback Thursday – February 11, 2016

Ahh, love. Can you feel the love in the air? Or is the only love you’re feeling your Creepy Crate burping for the 47th time today? Well, don’t fret. Even if Valentine’s Day out of Azeroth isn’t great, you can enjoy Love is in the Air in Azeroth. Or on Draenor. Or even Outland. WoW’s comic contest has run for […]


Throwback Thursday – January 28, 2016

Hello again! I hope your January is going well. Have you ever heard of Paul and Storm? No? Yes? In case you’re unfamiliar with one or both, Paul and Storm are a pair that create funny, usually geek-related, songs. They’re not mega popular like Weird Al’s parodies, but in some geek circles they’re highly regarded. And, many years ago they […]


Repping with Leashes – The Anglers

Ahh, fishing. You either love it, or hate it, within WoW. Personally, I like it, but I know it’s not for everyone. Sometimes it can be soothing to go out to a remote location, fish and listen to music. For some, I think they’d rather go to the dentist and get worked on without anesthetic. Today we’re delving into reputation […]


Throwback Thursday – January 14, 2016

Hello hello! Hope you had a good New Year’s, and if you made any resolutions, I hope they’re going well. If your resolution is to read more Throwback Thursday posts, then you’re in luck! I don’t know how long you’ve been playing, but hopefully it’s been long enough to participate in an expansion launch. They’re a lot of fun, even […]


Throwback Thursday – December 31, 2015

Holy cow, the end of the year is upon us! Did you survive the holidays? I did, which kind of surprised me. Now that they’re over, I think I’ll make myself a night New Year’s Eve dinner, and watch a movie. I’m thinking about cooking up some red snapper. Ahhh, a red snapper. Mmmmm, very tasty. What’s in the box? […]


Repping with Leashes – The Sporeggar

The Sporeggar: curious fungus-like humanoids that live out in Zangarmarsh in Outland. Has anyone else wondered why there’s no one like this in Draenor? Maybe they developed after the world split up, but still, it’s not like Garrosh and Kairoz went thousands of years back in time. I’m getting off topic. The point? The Sporeggar have a pet. A tiny […]


Throwback Thursday – December 17, 2015

Hello hello! This week we’re going way back, to the first few months of World of Warcraft. Would you believe that, when the game launched, you couldn’t turn off your helm or cloak graphics? Seems crazy, doesn’t it, especially with the Blizzcon announcement of being able to turn your shoulder graphics off when Legion comes out. That was the case, […]


Throwback Thursday – December 3, 2015

Hello, A3ers, and all other folks reading this. Are you ready to go back in time? As long as you didn’t start singing the Pitbull song, I think we’re all good. It was this week five years ago that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was released. Yup, Deathwing had had enough, and began wreaking havoc on Azeroth on December 7, 2010. […]


Repping with Leashes – The Kalu’ak: Part III

Dragonblight, and the end is in sight. Well, not really, since once you’re done, you’ll have to do dailies until you’re exalted, but at least the non-repeatable quests are nearly done. All the Dragonblight quests require level 71, which you should be if you were crazy enough to start the quests at 68, instead of higher, like most bored collectors […]


Throwback Thursday – November 19, 2015

Back in 2002, Apple tried to get people to drop their PCs and switch over to the Mac. They offered up a bunch of “Switch” ads and videos, featuring average users talking about some problem they had on a PC. Here’s an example. And, like anything put out on the Internet, it was parodied mercilessly. Parodies sprang up right and […]


Repping with Leashes, Special Edition – The Kalu’ak: Part II

Editor’s note: Welcome to a special edition of “Repping with Leashes”! Normally this will be a once a month feature, but this month you get an extra article! Enjoy! Click here for The Kalu’ak: Part I! And now, on to Repping with Leashes – The Kalu’ak: Part II… HOWLING FJORD So, why skip Dragonblight and go to the other end of […]


Throwback Thursday – November 5, 2015

BLIZZCON! Hello A3ers and other folks reading this! This week, I’m down in Anaheim, picking up my badge for Blizzcon 2015. This is my seventh Blizzcon, and I thought it would be fun to dig into past Blizzcons. After all, if you can’t be there, why not enjoy the wackiness that’s gone on over the years? This will be a […]


Repping with Leashes – The Kalu’ak: Part I

Hello, and welcome back to Repping with Leashes, where we explore the reputations that reward you with pets. This month? Let’s go to the land of snow and rock, known as Canada. *squints at cue cards* Sorry, that’s Northrend. Man, I need my eyes checked. Northrend. It’s much like Canada, in that it’s cold and gets snow. However, unlike Canada, […]


Throwback Thursday – October 22, 2015

So, have you ever gone to solo Molten Core, hoping to get a pet to drop, or the very last piece of your Felheart set to drop, like that hat you spent eight months trying to get, but Garr was a jerk and never gave it up? Sorry, injecting some personal rage there. But anyway, you’re in guild chat, or […]


Throwback Thursday – October 8, 2015

Leeeroooooooooy Jenkiiiiiiiiiiins! You’ve probably traveled to Upper Blackrock Spire to kill whelplings and get the Jenkins title in the past, and maybe someone around you has charged into a boss a little early, yelling Leeroy, but are you aware of where it all came from? My guess would be yes. Still, isn’t it fun to revisit old WoW things? And […]


Throwback Thursday – August 27, 2015

Wow, where has the time gone? It seems like only last week I was writing up the August 6th #tbt, and now we’re at the end of the month. Sorry I missed a couple of them. I hope the first didn’t send you into withdrawal. I was away from my computer (and my battle pets) getting married and showing family […]


Throwback Thursday – August 6, 2015

Welcome to Throwback Thursdays! If you don’t know what a Throwback Thursday is, or #tbt as it’s often called on social media, it’s when people post something from the past. Most of the time you’ll see photos posted for #tbt, often with the accompanying hashtag, but not always. Here at the Azeroth Adoption Agency, we enjoy Throwback Thursdays, and want […]


Repping With Leashes – An Intro

If the pet collecting bug has hit you, then you’ve probably discovered that a select few pets are obtained only through reputation vendors. That can really suck, especially when you to go grab the pet, and the vendor looks at you as if you’ve been scraped off the floor at the Stormstout Brewery and thrown in with the flying beer […]


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Blizzcon 2017: Hearthstone: What’s Next?

With the Blizzcon opening ceremony came the announcement of the new Hearthstone expansion – Kobolds and Catacombs, an expansion that seeks to bring us back to Dungeons and Dragons. It comes out in December. They kicked off their panel with the trailer, this time in red/blue 3D for a bit of fun. It was always going to be a treasure […]


Blizzcon 2017: Blizzard App

The goal of the team is to bring people together to play games with friends. Which is why they’ve done a full overhaul of the launcher to include a social tab, which finally keeps chat history. But in addition to that, they created groups, which is intended to be a Blizzard-wide guild or clan, to bring people together no […]