OK FINE. I’m actually a bit jealous of Gnomeageddon’s newly purchased turtle pet spell thingamajigger. If you’re a mage, you should be jealous of every other mage who wields turtle-making powers. Don’t be afraid, there’s more of you out there than you think.
So having settled down about it somewhat during my lunch hour at work, I had quite a good amount of time to wait in line at the Taco Bell (yuck, but I had little cash on hand, and no debit card) during their lunch rush. I received my Conjured Beef and Potato Burrito after a hefty 10-minute cast time and $1.89 in reagents, and immediately found an awesome way to overhaul the polymorph system (and not with glyphs, mind you.)
Use: Sets your targetted critter to become the animal form for your Polymorph spells. (Channeled, 10 seconds)
Essentially, use of the stone will have a similar effect as hunter’s tame pet, except you can use it on critters that can be found all accross Azeroth and Outlands. It binds the targetted critter to become the form to which polymorph will change a mob. This would open up an awesome window of different types of polymorph: crabs, beetles, rats, sheeps, rams, and more!
But I can only dream, right?