After reading Erinys‘ post about the hopling pet, I knew I would be be able to do this soon as the natural progression for Chen’s storyline led us into the dungeon of Stormstout Brewery. The best part is, you can do the achievement on either difficulty so I was eager to get another pet for my ever-expanding collection.

Auntie Stormstout

Auntie Stormstout turns into a vendor once you accept her quest. All you need to do is buy Ling-Ting’s Favourite Tea which allows you to see Golden Hoplings for 5mins. Between the two of us, we managed to find all 30 by consuming only two teas each.

The Hoplings are tiny though and tend to hide in corners or behind barrels, etc. You can even find one or two outside leading to the upper levels. Turning friendly nameplates on helped a lot as this is what you’ll be looking for…

Golden Hopling-size

Golden Hopling

Once we managed to get all thirty, we received the achievement – Ling-Ting’s Herbal Journey with the Hopling as a reward. Just in time to keep my little friend company. :)

Ling-Tings Herbal Journey

Hopling

That currently brings me to 274 unique pets :)

Oh and I forgot to mention that I missed my 500th post milestone a couple of days ago. Better late than never right?