Earlier this month, World of Warcraft developers revealed that the Gnome race in the game will finally have the option to be Hunters when Legion releases. The Hunter class is available to all the other races in the game currently leaving Gnomes as the only race without the option. Luckily, the pint-sized people will be able to tame the beasts of Azeroth very soon, and they are bringing a whole new pet type with them.
The highly requested new race and class combination was rather unceremoniously announced by the World of Warcraft creative director on his personal Twitter account. The screenshot of a Gnome Hunter also included what seemed to be, at the time, the race’s starter pet; a mechanical chicken. Of course, plenty of Gnomes rejoiced in their new class option, but several Hunters were pleased to see the mechanical pet standing next to the Gnome. Perhaps, mechanical pets were being added to list of creatures that Hunters could tame.
Today, Blizzard Entertainment again confirmed the upcoming option to create Gnome Hunters, and the developer divulged details on the new pet family Gnomes will bring along with them when they can be Hunters. The new Mechanical family of pets includes rare, “hard-to-find” pets that players will have to tame in interesting ways. According to the post on the official World of Warcraft website, Gnomes and Goblins will be able to innately tame Mechanical pets; however, any Hunter can tame them after using an Engineering device.
Since Legion content is now in an alpha state, many sites have been busying datamining the upcoming content. Players got their first hint of mechanical pets from those files. For instance, there is a Wowhead entry for the Mecha-Mind Synchronization Fluid, the item likely responsible for other Hunters’ ability to tame the new Mechanical pets.
World of Warcraft, and the current expansion Warlords of Draenor, are on sale right for players looking to start their adventure, refer themselves, or catch up before Legion releases. The base game, which includes the game’s previous four expansions, is just $4.99 while Warlords of Draenor is discounted to $12.49 for the duration of the sale. Both can be purchased directly from Blizzard via the store found at Battle.net. Legion is due out during summer 2016 with the fine print confirming its launch “on or before September 21.”
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