For the past three weeks, I’ve been down to my last three items – the Ordon Death Chime, Warning Sign and the Spineclaw Crab. A couple of days ago, Cool and I were killing Flintlord Gairan when the Death Chime happened to drop – just not for me. This has happened on several occasions with the Ruby Droplet, Gulp Froglet, Pristine Stalker Hide and Sunset Stone all examples of non ‘group loot’ items. This is especially frustrating when I’ve been consistently trying to farm these drops for months on end.
When the Ordon Death Chime dropped, I said we should both forward a ticket and ask for a transfer. Both tickets would specify the rare in question, item and timestamp of the kill. After patiently waiting two days for a response, I wasn’t quite expecting the letter I received. Here’s the jist – the GM couldn’t just transfer an item in another person’s bag (which I completely understand) and went on to say this person should have sent them a ticket instead. Um, he did that already. When I reopened the ticket to state just that, I logged in to find the item sitting in my mailbox after all. Note that I have five and a half pages of unsold items, ‘already known’ mounts and restoration items (amongst the original ticket response) which is why I missed it the first time. This just shows it can be done and more importantly give credit which wasn’t always the case.
After speccing over to Disc for Downfall, I hoped Jakur would spawn while I waited for the queue to pop. When he finally did, I was eager to pull him even though it takes me a while to kill him in this spec. I’m not sure if that was the key to getting the item I needed (as I usually go shadow for speed) or it may have been due to my smart heals being tossed around to random hordies in the vicinity. I’d like to think they felt so grateful they gave my a little bit of their collective luck. Either way, I walked away with the last Warning Sign I ever want to see – warped or otherwise. My addon logged 143 kills but that’s not an accurate number since I only reinstalled the addon fairly recently.
I wondered if my luck would last for the Spineclaw Crab since it’s the last drop I needed for this monster of an achievement. Part of the problem was getting the Monstrous Spineclaw to spawn in the first place. I knew this would be another grind so I specced back to shadow and saw him twice within an hour.
After another day of coast farming, I was hoping to say I had completed the achievement but there’s no way to tell how long this will take so here I am…