Somehow this is the first time I've gotten my hands on World of Warcraft's version of Pokemon. This short video will give you a basic overview of what the next few months of PC gaming hold for me.
You can capture them, heal them, eat them should you run out of food (probably not that last one). Since I was a pet collector before Pandaria dropped I've already got a massive stable of fighting furry and scaly things to choose from.
I did manage to hop into Pandaria proper this morning, participating in a few story quests. None were quite as entertaining to me as standing on the riverbank in Goldshire, watching my Mini-Diablo kill a squirrel.