Especially curious about Stunted Direhorn and Zandalari Hatchling. Figuring out if the raid pets come from mobs or bosses would be neat too.
Plan is to have bonus rolls work for raid boss pets. Currently 2 of those and one pet on raid trash. Currently plan is that they will drop as normal loot and on bonus rolls. Stunted Direhorn is not 5.2 anymore, most likely 5.3 at this point. We have a cool replacement though! That was just a scaled down direhorn, no wonder it looked good! Shooting for a custom model in 5.3.0 Front Page
Are you serious? I don't really care about pets, and while some of them look cool, I'll be mad as hell if I coin a boss that drops a weapon/ trinket/tier and I am greeted by a combat pet. Yes, I imagine I can cage and sell it for a LOT of gold, but gold is easy come easy go, and an actual piece of gear esp. on 10 man difficulty is a lot bigger deal than something that sits in my spellbook not being used, I look at once a week at most, or I can sell for gold that I could get in some other way. If they do this it should ask you if you want the pet included in the coin roll loot table, or make it from LFR gold bags only.
This is coming from someone who loves dinosaurs and/or gold, but I know I'd be mad if I got a pet instead of an actual usefull power-enchancing piece. I like mounts, but I hope they let us have some sort of option on this, as I really don't care about pet battles, period.