Waiting for Moonfang

I’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately, waiting for the Monstrous Spineclaw, waiting for Garnia, waiting for Zarhym… the list goes on.

It’s been two days since my first Moonfang sighting. I was excited like many for a chance at another pet as well as a more permanent version of Don Carlos’ Famous Hat companion. I had read the fight was like the Timeless Isle and Isle of Thunder rares where it’s not tied to a faction tag. Fantastic! It would also be as frequent as those on the Isle, woot! This proved true on the first night of the Faire.

At 7pm, I was ready to go through the portal, just like the other twenty odd players ready to give this new Darkmoon boss a go.

It only took a couple of minutes for her to spawn and even quicker for her to die. I was able to loot Moonfang’s Pelt which seems to be a guaranteed drop per character and an easy 10 Darkmoon tickets right there.

The video shows my second kill since the fight took a bit longer. I’ve found it is possible to avoid her Leap for the Kill ability if you’re ranged though, you just have to be on the ball.

When I looted my third Moonfang Paw (which you can see in the video) I thought it might be an idea to try my luck with another toon. This proved harder as the night wore on as less and less people turned up.

Waiting for Moonfang

I’m now up to my 13th (or so) kill with no pet to show for it. In fact, I’ve managed to get everything else several times over on a total of five toons but it’s a little annoying when you wait for her to spawn, watch her evade and reset several times because someone has kited her too far away from the clearing only to find there’s nothing to loot.

The latest set of hotfixes (7 Oct 2013) has rectified this:

Moonfang should now always drop something when defeated

Something I noticed earlier when I looted 2x Sharp Claws.

I just hope this doesn’t turn out to be another Darkmoon Eye (which I still haven’t seen in my Feasel bag).

Well, a few days to go still… hope your luck is better than mine.

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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  1. I already hate this wolf! I might just buy the pet if I don’t see it within a few more days.

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    • Same here but I really don’t want to have to buy another pet.

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  2. Geez, it was refreshing to see a group actually keep her in the right area, lol. I was in some that I swear they were trying to drag her to the carousel. Good luck!

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  3. I’m up to about 13 or 14 too – I have been growing more jealous each time some player shouts out that they won the pet, or it’s their second or third time. I know you’ll get it soon! This is just another way I get my heart broken by Blizz!

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    • Makes me feel a little better that I’m not the only one but I wish you luck with yours.

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  4. I know if I was patient I would see her… I didn’t realise it would be 3 days before I would see her! Guess I need to work on that patience thing…

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    • Sometimes I log in and it’s hard to tell how long ago she was killed since it’s a pretty common occurrence to see corpses lying around. I’m more likely to stay if I see a small group waiting although I usu. end up alt-tabbing. Last night I missed the fight by doing just that!

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  5. I’ll just mention, *really* quietly .. just a whisper really … that I got the pet on the first try :P And he’s sooooo gorgeous … he tends to do an Egbert and go for a wander, then he realises he’s gone too far and bounds back to you, leaving a rainbow of sparkles in his wake :-)

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    • I’m glad to see it happens for some although I was lucky getting my Unborn Val’kyr that first day. Yes, his animations are cute! :)

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      • Still not got the valkyr … admittedly I keep forgetting to look for it, but I did find one once and accidentally left mid-battle so lost it *sigh*

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  6. I was a bit disappointed when I found out the Shimmering Moonstone doesn’t seem to be a permanent mount. Still no pet yet here either.

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    • I was too. Hope your pet luck changes very soon.

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