Its nice that we have a larger stable than during TBC for all our hunter pets. Even nicer to now have Call Stabled Pet capability to switch pets when you switch dual specs, if you so like.
I've been running Marksman for about 2 weeks now. I'm very much liking the rotation/priority. My only beef with it is that every so often, I'll end up with Chimera, Arcane, and Aimed all reaching the end of their cooldown at the same time. Means that, for instance, Aimed shot will sit for 2 GCD's during which it is ready to be fired but is lower priority and so sits. No big, but I like complaining.
Lots of forums and EJ's and Pikes say that a Wolf and the Furious Howl attack power buff is king among MM pets.
So I figure I'll leave Memphis the Raptor as my Survival pet, and go ahead and find me a wolf.
Finally, I get to raid with a dog!
And its time for some Role Play.
I can't just get any dog. No, for me, I need to go on a mission to rescue a pup from evil and give him a nice home and teach him things like "sit", "stay", and "sick balls". The kind of pup who lusts to tear the faces off of bosses during the day, and curl up on the couch with me and watch some American Idol at night.
So I set off to Mulgore. Seems those cows from Thunderbluff have been mistreating their animals and Amava is going to try to set things right.
Found the lowest level (5) Coyote puppy I could and offered him some cookies.
He was reluctant at first, but I eventually earned his trust.
And wouldnt you know it, badda bing badda boom, he's level 75. Man, these kids sure do grow up quick.
Now its time for a name.
Wanting to stick with the Native American vibe in Mulgore/Tauren lore, I went to look up various tribal translations of the name Coyote.
As it would turn out, none of them felt right when translated to Night Elf lingo.
However, a common theme in Native American legend and myths is the portrayal of the Coyote as the Trickster (aside: often depicted with disproportionately large junk, so big in fact that our little trickster sometimes wears a backpack to carry his mule. pure win) who is a master of deception, usually using his guile to get into somebody's pants (again, pure win).
And after spending a few hours to level him up to 80 grinding rhinos and elementals in Storm Peaks, the name stuck.
So lets all welcome Trickster the Coyote to the Stable. Tonight's his first raid, so we'll see how things go.