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World of WarCraft
Legacy Name: World of WarCraft

The Nostalgic Velosotor
Owner: Nidoqueen

Age: 7 years, 4 months, 2 days

Born: July 31st, 2015

Adopted: 7 years, 4 months, 2 days ago

Adopted: July 31st, 2015

Pet Spotlight Winner
November 3rd, 2018


  • Level: 2
  • Strength: 10
  • Defense: 13
  • Speed: 10
  • Health: 11
  • HP: 11/11
  • Intelligence: 0
  • Books Read: 0
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Unemployed

It was a world I felt truly immersed in, enraptured by millions of new encounters and endless possibilities within. I could be anything I wanted here and the skies were my only limits. The troubles of reality dissolved into nothingness whilst I conquered all Azeroth had to offer with vigor and tenacity. I healed, I tanked, I destroyed all that lie in the way of my virtual glory. With invisible goals to achieve I no longer had to think about never being accepted or not being adequate enough in the eyes of my superiors. There was nothing I couldn't do and when I ran out of things to do I gave myself even more.

My journey began on September 13, 2005 as a Troll Shaman named Gypheous (who is now a female Troll named Wîntersprîng). When I reached level 60 I became exalted with Orgrimmar before I achieved max riding. I was a mere level 39 when a Human Mage unlocked the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, dying multiple times on my trek through Un'Goro and Silithus. It was there that I witnessed a Tauren Warrior who took on two Anubisath Guardians while the server crashed several times. I also witnessed a Hunter pet bring in the infamous Hakkar debuff which rendered Orgrimmar helpless for an entire hour and forty-five minutes. There was a time my team got trapped in Warsong Gulch for three or four hours because a Gnome Rogue used a flying hack to cap two flags before being disconnected with the third flag. After a couple of hours slaughtering each other we eventually just sat down in the middle of the field and partied.

Battling for Blacksmith in Arathi Basin meant more than just being another point, but a lookout for incoming enemies from across the map. Alterac Valley matches could easily last an entire week or more and having Warlord and High Warlord gear and title with matching black war mount or Frostwolf Howler was a great honor. If you managed to get your hands on a Legendary weapon, people all over the server knew your name. There were no Heroic nor Mythic encounters as achieving an entire successful raid of forty individuals at max level was our Mythic achievement equivalent. Boss fights which had to be executed with uniformity and little error taking up to ten or fifteen minutes, requiring special elemental resistance gear ranging from fire to nature. A raid group with gear, skills, knowledge, and unity which could quell Ragnaros' fiery wrath deep within the confines of Molten Core or slay the Troll god Hakkar to free the Gurubashi Tribe from his cruel intentions. Being exalted with a faction took weeks, even months to accomplish and having epic mount movement meant something.

Soon came brand new adventures with each new expansion which set its bar higher with every release. I collected forty-three mounts before the achievement system was introduced October 28, 2008. The achievement system which forever changed World of WarCraft for the better. I remember my first exotic pet, an albino Devilsaur named Ian (after Dr. Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park) and how much more fun and challenging it became to acquire newer, more unique exotic pets. There were dungeon and raid achievements, and so much more. Finally I could keep track of everything I was achieving without having to write it all down.

At long last my World of WarCraft was taken away from me when my computer Skeletor died. No longer could I focus the negative energies of depression on something more lighthearted and fun. Skeletor left me in May of 2017 and I have been without World of WarCraft since September of 2017. After 12 long years I sadly had to quit my wonderful journey against my will, losing myself to depression for a while. It's not all bad, however, as I still have my memories from this wonderful game. I could spend hours writing about the endless encounters I've had on Azeroth, possibly even days or weeks or months. My main character does have over three-hundred-seventy-five days /played after all and let's not forget all of my other treasured characters.

Click the corresponding images to see information on each expansion.

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DISCLAIMER: This pet is purely an information page for the game World of WarCraft, a Blizzard production. I do not own anything on this page and all credit goes to Blizzard unless otherwise stated.

Footnotes: World of WarCraft is not meant to represent any one faction. On a favorite pet name thread someone mentioned they looked more Horde oriented and that was probably because of their former minion, as I play primarily Horde characters (it was a placeholder minion until I figured out what minion to get for them). I chose the Nostalgic Velosotor because it looks like the Fossilized Raptor Mount you can obtain from Archaeology, who looks like the Fossilized Raptor Hatchling Companion.

Release Date: 23 November 2004

A World Awaits...

Descend into the World of WarCraft and join thousands of mighty heroes in an online world of myth, magic and limitless adventure. Jagged snowy peaks, mountain fortresses, harsh winding canyons. Zeppelins flying over smoldering battlefields, epic sieges--an infinity of experiences await. So what are you waiting for?

Embark on Epic Quests

unravel the continuing story of WarCraft as you engage in hundreds of custom quests--with more being added all the time. Face the mighty Dragon of Blackrock Spire; cleanse the Undead from the looming ziggurats of Stratholme and much, much more.

Form Powerful Alliances

Play solo or enlist fellow heroes to join forces with you as you negotiate the vast, battle-scarred landscape of a world at war.

Engage an Ever-Changing World

Blizzard's dedicated live team creates a constant stream of new adventures to undertake, lands to explore, and monsters to vanquish. The epic quest never ends.

Indulge In "Seamless" Beauty

Explore expansive environments that are in a word: legendary. The World of WarCraft graphics engine renders the game universe seamlessly--so you spend your time adventuring, not waiting.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 15 January 2007

Official Expansion to the Game of the Year!

You've taken Azeroth by storm. Now a dark frontier awaits. Beyond the Dark Portal, the sinister agents of the Burning Legion have renewed their demonic crusade to consume the magic of the universe and lay waste to all in their path. From the black horrors of Hellfire Citadel, to the opening of the Dark Portal itself--an infinity of new experiences await.

Pilot Flying Mounts

Navigate the shattered skies of Outland astride netherdragons, wyverns, and other flying mounts. Many of Outland's most remote and dangerous regions are accessible only by air.

Battle to Level 70

Continue your rise to power all the way to level 70. Then unlock a world of new possibilities, piloting flying mounts, exploring the fabled towers of Karazhan, battling in the Caverns of Time and much, much more.

Master Two Bold New Races

Whether embracing the mystical energies of the blood elves or unleashing the light-given power of the draenei, new realms of power and possibility await.

Seize the Dark Frontier

Explore the entire new continent of Outland--the shattered remains of the once beautiful orc homeworld, Draenor.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 13 November 2008

The Lich King Awaits...

You've turned the tide against the demonic evils of Outland. Now the Lich King Arthas has set in motion events that will lead to the extinction of all life on Azeroth. With the undead legions of the Scourge threatening to sweep across the land, you must strike at the heart of the frozen abyss and end the Lich King's reign of terror for all time...

Rise as the Death Knight

Master the necromantic powers of the Death Knight--World of WarCraft's first Hero Class. Create a new Death Knight character with a starting level of 55 and break the chains of the Lich King to forge your own destiny.

Battle to Level 80

Power your way through new quests and dungeons as you seize ever greater abilities. Assault the terrifying Wrathgate, war in Lake Wintergrasp, uncover the secrets of Dalaran reborn, and much more.

Brave the Lich King's Domain

Discover the harsh, icy continent of Northrend, the bleak heart of the Lich King's empire of undeath.

Lay Siege to Your Enemies

Command mighty siege engines to bombard your enemies and lay waste to destructible buildings in your path.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 7 December 2010

A New Age has Begun

You've toppled the undead armies of the Lich King and brought Arthas to his knees. Now the breaker of worlds, Deathing, has burst forth from the heart of the Maelstrom and unleashed his rage upon the land and sea. Azeroth has been changed forever, and you must enter the elemental planes in an epic quest to stop the Destroyer from shattering the world itself.

Discover a World Transformed

Return to Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms to find them scarred by Deathwing's rage. From the devastated Badlands to the broken Barrens, the transformed lands of Azeroth host new quest lines, new enemies, and new rewards.

Level 85 Awaits

Rise to new heights of power as you enter the elemental plane of Deepholm, defend the Abyssal Maw from a horrific Kraken, save the fabled World Tree from utter destruction, and much more.

Battles as Worgen or Goblin

Rend your enemies as one of the shapechanging Worgen, or torment your foes with the Goblins' lethal ingenuity.

Conquer the Elemental Planes

Enter the primordial spaces beyond Azeroth and explore the vast realms of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. The timeless prisons of the Elemental Lords await you.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 25 September 2015

Unlock The Mysteries of Pandaria

You've ended Deathwing's destructive rampage and saved the dragonflights from extinction. Now you must unlock the mysteries of the lost continent and discover the dark secrets of Pandaria's past. Explore ancient kingdoms hidden since before the Sundering, plunder vast treasures from the depths of forgotten vaults, and rise to defend Pandaria from the shadow of a long-buried evil--before it's too late.

Master the Path of the Monk

Learn the mystic powers of the Monk, World of WarCraft's newest playable class. Destroy foes with the Windwalker's devastating attacks, replenish allies with the Mistweaver's spiritual energies, and shrug off enormous damage with the Brewmaster's unyielding strength.

Battle to Level 90

Ascend to new heights of power as you explore the verdant reaches of the Jade Forest, war with the terrible Yaungol on Kun-Lai Summit, and unlock the secrets of the Mogu'shan Vaults.

Unleash the Mighty Pandaren

Set out as a member of the enigmatic Pandaren--World of WarCraft's first neutral race--and join the ranks of either the Horde or Alliance as you enter the conflict brewing on Pandaria's shores.

Discover a Lost Continent

Explore the ancient kingdoms of Pandaria and mount your defense against a newly awakened evil stirring in the continent's dark corners.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 13 November 2014

Carve a Path Through History

It is the era of an Old Horde, forged with steel rather than fel blood. A union of great orc clans, the Iron Horde, tramples the planet Draenor beneath terrifying war machines. Azeroth falls next. Worlds uncounted will follow. You must mount a desperate charge on Draenor--savage home of orcs and adopted bastion of stoic draenei--at this pivotal moment. Your allies are legends from across time; your fortress a foothold in an alien land. Lead the armies of one world against another...before the future itself is unmade.

Heroes Reborn

With Warlords of Draenor, Classic Warcraft races sport higher detail, updated animations, and new visuals that reflect the soul of their original models: teeth, bones, beards, 'hawks, and all. Look ready for action. Be ready for action.

Level 90 Character Boost
Arise a Champion

Opposing the Iron Horde are the heroes of Azeroth--at the heights of power they've always been destined for. Even if you're new or returning to the game, Warlords empowers you to boost one of your characters to level 90 and master new abilities at the gateway to Draenor, so that you can charge into grand combat right away. Play the races and classes you've always wanted to try, wage war alongside your friends, and take your place among WarCraft's finest.

Take Command on Draenor

To clash with the greatest army Draenor has ever known, you'll need your own forces and your own fortress. Construct a mighty garrison: an enduring home base integrated seamlessly with the world, not a hiding spot far from the action. Customize it with specialized structures like farms, stables, armories, workshops and more. Establish trade routes and unlock new quests, gear and pets to support your war for Draenor. Recruit stalwart followers to man your base, and send them to loot dungeons, fulfill missions, and craft items, even if you're offline. Tame a deadly realm, and build an unbreakable monument to victory.

Story, Heroes & Villains
Journey to a Mythic Time

Before the orcs first invaded Azeroth, the Iron Horde rose to dominate a historic age. Only the heroes of past and present still defy the warlords of Draenor. Through a refined, flexible questing system, you'll meet storied heroes and villains in battle without slowing your exploration of a forbidding land. As you and your allies win victories, you'll be duly rewarded--any quest can randomly award bonus rare or epic items. Stand beside legends. Break the tide of steel.

Brave a Savage World

Draenor is a land of magma and metal, stone and steam. City-forges wrap her twin moons in smog, and wheels deform the earth. Vicious saberon, winged arakkoa, spike-skinned gronn, and more unusual creatures rule the edges of the world, feasting on anything they kill. Enigmatic draenei refugees have built a coastal foothold into a glimmering state replete with the libraries and worship-halls of their timeless civilization. Meanwhile, the Iron Horde's slaves labor on engines of war pointed at the draenei and worlds beyond. Kingdoms, clans, tribes, men, women, children--all are tense as coiled muscles.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 30 August 2018

Kingdoms will burn

The Burning Legion surges into Azeroth in countless numbers while the warlock Gul’dan seeks the hidden remains of Illidan the Betrayer--the final component in a ritual to summon the Dark Titan Sargeras. As your world crumbles beneath the invasion, you must take up ancient artifact weapons of unbridled power and forge a forbidden pact with the vengeful demon hunters of the Illidari. For only you and your accursed allies can end the Legion’s apocalyptic ambitions and prevent Azeroth from falling beneath the Great Burning Shadow.

New Adventures Await

Wield a mythic weapon

Arm yourself with an Artifact of immense power--a customizable weapon steeped in legend that only a hero of your caliber can master. As your character’s strength grows, hone your Artifact into an instrument capable of destroying the forces of the Burning Legion.

Join Illidan’s immortal army

Master the infernal rage of the legendary Demon Hunters of the Illidari, World of Warcraft’s newest hero class. Wreak Havoc, dispense Vengeance, and stalk your prey with Spectral Sight--then assume your demonic form to unleash a frenzy of devastating attacks.

Battle to Level 110

Travel to the Broken Isles in search of the Pillars of Creation, powerful relics used to shape Azeroth. Explore all-new zones as you grow in power. Traverse the shattered remnants of an ancient night elf civilization, brave the Emerald Nightmare, and descend into Helheim to face Helya, cursed ruler of the vrykul underworld.

Command the resistance

Take charge of your Order Hall, a base of operations and rallying point for heroes of your class. Strategize with your comrades, rally new recruits, and send your most trusted followers out on class-specific missions to prove your order’s might.

Boost to Level 100 instantly

Join the battle ready for action. Advance a new or existing hero to level 100, then seek out other like-minded champions to stand against the demonic hordes.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Release Date: 21 August 2018

Declare Your Allegiance

Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion's crusade--but even as the world's wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove the hardest to mend. In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion sets off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth's heroes must set out on a journey to recruit new allies, race to claim the world's mightiest resources, and fight on several fronts to determine whether the Horde or Alliance will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.

Early access to Allied Races

Pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth and begin your quest to recruit four new playable Allied Races. Heroes of the Horde can enlist the Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne, and champions of the Alliance can add the Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves to their ranks.

Explore two fabled kingdoms

As a champion of the Horde, travel to the empire of Zandalar to persuade the trolls to lend their naval might. As a defender of the Alliance, venture to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore, and rally its inhabitants to fight for your cause. Quest through 10 new levels to the new level cap of 120--then continue to grow in power through new World Quests, raids, dungeons, and more.

Plunder the islands of the Great Sea

Set out on Island Expeditions and conquer an ever-changing array of enemies, environments, and objectives. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders--or enemy players--to collect each island’s resources and fuel the war effort.

Charge into a Warfront

Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Capture resources to build your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to objectives, and fight the enemy commander to claim victory in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.

Infuse your armor with titanic might

Seek out Azerite, an invaluable new resource that has emerged in the Legion’s wake. Imbue the Heart of Azeroth--a legendary neck piece entrusted to each hero by Magni Bronzebeard--with Azerite to customize your armor with new powers and traits.

Boost to level 110

Enter the raging conflict between the Horde and the Alliance prepared to survive on the front lines of a vicious new war.

DISCLAIMER: This pet is not intended to recruit anyone into playing. This section is dedicated to the descriptions written on the backs of the game boxes.


Pet Treasure

Ice Stone


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Death Knight Legeica Figurine

Graveyard Irion Figurine

Pre-Owned 7463 Figurine

Difficult to Obtain Dragon Gem

Leafeather Moondust

Leafeather Starlight Circlet

Leafeather Moon-Kissed Lock

Leafeather Orb of the Night

Leafeather Pauldrons

Leafeather Brassiere

Leafeather Bikini

Leafeather Legwraps

Leafeather Heirloom of the Stars

Enchanted Spring Leaf of the Sun Lord

Crown of the Sun Lord

Hair of the Sun Lord

Sun Lord Orb of the Dawn

Pauldrons of the Sun Lord

Armor of the Sun Lord

Cloak of the Sun Lord

Kilt of the Sun Lord

Heirloom of the Sun Lord

Trunk of the Elven Kingdoms

Pet Friends

Rest in peace, Lord Vol'jin

The Soulflayer, the Blood God

Loa of Death

The horror of the Old Gods

The Turncoat Tauren

ALL the Quests!!

By the light of Elune

Remember the Sunwell!

Comes in orange, green, or grey!

The best friend who drifted apart.

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