Patrannache

Last night, I wasn’t really in the mood to do much questing so I thought I’d see if I could track down Patrannache. I’d heard he was the toughest tame in Pandaria so I was up for another challenge after my first Hunter tame the other night. Now I knew his tracks would be small but I didn’t expect them to be THAT minuscule (although it does make sense when you think about it). Not only that but he tends to zigzag quite a bit along his route.

My attention peaked when I picked up his trail just outside Stoneplow. I had read that his track also runs backwards so when I found his first footprint, I was sure to zoom in to see which direction his print was facing. His footprint was headed toward Nesingwary’s Safari so I followed another track in the opposite direction. This led me to the stone path leading out of Stoneplow. Unfortunately, that’s where I lost the trail as the tracks were so hard to see (even with my environmental detail and ground clutter turned down). So I hung around the marsh area for about an hour riding around and circling back. In the meantime, I read that he walks extra slowly but I was a little unsure of his exact route – short of watching the video as I still couldn’t watch any youtube videos (for some reason) on the laptop.

After about an hour, I gave up and went to bed thinking I’d try again later. Today I logged in after watching Euphy’s pathing video on my phone and tried again – working backwards from the marsh area. No luck. The only thing I could think to do was to go back to where I’d seen his tracks last night and wait – just outside Stoneplow. OMG! I picked up another track. Geez, they are tiny!

Patrannache track

See his tiny track just to the right of me

As I zoomed in, I was able to pick up the next three tracks picking him up in my second flare attempt. Unlike Savage, Patrannache turned around while I was taming him but before I knew it he was mine.

Patrannache tame

Patrannache

Now to pick a name.

By the way, what’s with the ugly Hunter quest reward set, pls tell me it gets better by the time I’m 90.

10 Comments

  1. What a beautiful bird! I think I might have to try to tame him with my hunter, too.

    Sadly, the mail quest reward gear seems to get uglier and uglier as your level increases. My personal favorite leveling set was the very first one — the Jade Witch (Int)/Fox Grove (Agi) set from Jade Forest. I like the mauveish and whiteish versions of the Kun Lai/Townlong/Dread Wastes gear better than the green version.
    The mail dungeon gear, though, is pretty awesome.

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    • I think the main reason I like this one is because of the challenging aspect.
      Hmm, I might need to start doing the dungeons then :)

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  2. Well done on finding him! He is incredibly hard to track with his tracks being invisible in parts and such. I ran into him on live and peomptly gave him to a friend to tame but naturally when I wanted him for myself, I either don’t find tracks or lose trail… But it’s fun trying to find him, I don’t mind it taking a while.

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    • What a nice gesture. GL finding yours soon :)

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  3. He looks magnificent, congratulations!

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    • Thx Soco.

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  4. Perhaps the designers lined up their sets and concluded “We want them most satisfied when they finally reach the tier sets. They’ll be so relieved they don’t need the ugly sets any more…”

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    • Oh dear. Seems I have some work to do on my hunter then =/

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  5. Yay, you found pinky!! Congrats! =) What a royal pain in the butt that bird can be – holy moly! Those barely visible tracks were very aptly named indeed!!

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    • Thx Euphy, it sure was but I was determined to find her :)

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