I only found out about the Wanderer’s Festival very late in the beta but I really wanted to be there for the first one on live. We happened to finish the Valley of the Four Winds earlier in the day so I was excited to be on to get the achievement and see the hatchlings. Cool was even there to experience it with me.
There are never many hatchlings around so I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get one as a lot of people had arrived before the festival had even started. I ended up doing a trial run with one of the spiny terrapins in the area to see how hard the capture would be. My first two pets didn’t go too well because they were a little low for the zone and realised it was a bad idea as it was getting really close to 9pm as my battle ended.
I was worried that my pet rez would not be up in time for the 8min CD but as I came out of the match I had a 4min wait instead. I kept a close eye on the time and stayed relatively close to the hatchling while I filled in the time with some fishing. As I counted down the last minute, I engaged the hatchling and set out to capture it – no matter the quality. It turned out to be a common one but I was amazed to capture it before my first pet died. Unfortunately, the second pet in the opposing team finished off my first and second so I was worried about my third pet dying and losing my caged one in the process.
Luckily my frog kicked ass and I managed to win. :D Just check out the levels and state of my pets when the whole thing was over.
By the time I came out of the battle, everyone had left except for a lone fisherwoman. I noticed another festival hatchling close by so I attempted another capture. It turned out to be another common variety but sadly I lost to the uncommon pet in their team.
The only thing I regret was missing out on Chen’s ballad when I went into my first battle so I missed out on his whole performance.