Well, in some ways its hard to believe I’ve been doing this for an entire year, in other ways it feels like it’s been way longer. I started getting into some theorycraft and just researching my character in general, posting my findings on my guild’s forums. Shortly after that I got into the wrath friends and family beta and started seeing the changes to pets and saw the awesome direction they were going in with pets. That inside knowledge, coupled with a reawakened desire to use my pet to tank 5-mans, (I had liked the idea before, but never thought it possible) got me started writing this blog.
I knew nothing of the blogging world at the time, I had no interest in them at all. But then I was looking up how hit chance worked for pets and landed on 35 Yards Out . I suddenly realized that wow blogs could be very informative, and decided to put all the stuff I was researching out there for anyone to find. My lack of knowledge of the hunter blogosphere only sped me towards deciding on the name of my blog, Big Red Rhino, completely unaware of the thousand pound gorilla in the other side of the room. I started checking out mania’s blogroll, I was familiar with her site (what hunter doesn’t love petopia?) and soon realized my faux pas. But by then I was very attached to my name, and I wasn’t about to change things.
And the rest most of you already know. I have been lucky to have found a great community based around a love for tenacity pet’s and their great abilities for tanking, soloing, and aoe grinding. Oh, and let’s not forget pvp! 🙂 I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next patch and expansion, alot is changing. It may be that changing up the focus and idea behind this site will be the natural course of things, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the changes bring. Depending on how reaching the changes are, we may need to change the scope here.
Frankly this has been something I have been toying with for awhile now anyways, regardless of the possible ‘choose your own tree’ change. I really love all the pets, even if tenacity pets are far and away my favorite. One idea i’ve had is to include the other families, but to avoid the subject of raid dps, focusing more on all pets in terms of soloing, grinding, tanking, pvp, etc. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the idea.
What I’m really looking forward to is getting into the friends and family beta for cataclysm and sharing all the news here on the site. There will be an abundance of changes to the hunter in general, and I am very eager to get my hands on them asap. I’ll be sure to have spoiler warnings for those who like to be surprised 😉
I’d like to thank all of you who follow the site, and also to those who post in the forums. Cheers!
Let the Hunt begin!